PUBLISHED: 18:29 17 January 2019 | UPDATED: 18:57 17 January 2019 Jessica Hill Shout About Suffolk's Paddy Bishopp and Toby Durrant Archant Paddy Bishopp is a highly accomplished entrepreneur who has co-founded a string of businesses in Suffolk, including the multinational coffee chain Paddy & Scott’s. But at school? He “couldn’t be put in a classroom”. “I really struggled academically, I find it very hard to be put in a box, I’m very free thinking which sadly didn’t develop in education in the 1990’s,” says Mr Bishopp, who lives near Framlingham. “I attempted university and realised that it just wasn’t what I wanted.”Mr Bishopp, 46, has co-founded the Suffolk Business Start Lab, to support start up entrepreneurs in Suffolk, along with Toby Durrant - who, like him, is a highly successful entrepreneur who didn’t exactly thrive in the traditional school environment. “I … [Read more...] about How Paddy & Scott’s was born, and why you need failure to grow a business
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0 Have your say AFTER a family holiday trip which left 17-stone Joanne Collins too embarrassed to go swimming, she embarked on a journey of weight loss. Now six-and-a-half stone lighter thanks to The 1:1 Diet from Cambridge Weight Plan, she is celebrating helping more than 250 people lose nearly 100 stone since she swapped careers from a hotel manager to a CWP consultant. The 48-year-old from Sarisbury Green said: ‘I decided to lose weight after a horrid trip to Centre Parcs with friends and family where I was too embarrassed to go swimming as I was over 17 stone.‘I lost six-and-a-half stone with The 1:1 Diet from Cambridge Weight Plan in six months about three years ago and now I have been a full-time consultant for 20 months and believe I have helped over 250 people lose nearly 100 stone.’The-mother-of-two, who has one-to-one private clinics at the House of Trinity Salon, recently won two company awards and will be rewarded with … [Read more...] about This is how one woman from Sarisbury Green lost six and a half stone – now she wants to help you
Yes, despite what so many people say there are only 4 ways to grow any business!Four important questions which focus on the acquisition, maximization and retention of your customers. Don't get me wrong, there are a number of answers to each of the questions – a number of multiple strategies which you can implement in your business – however when you peel back the layers you'll always arrive at these 4 important questions.#1 How do you increase the number of customers?This is where most businesses tend to spend their time – in attracting new customers through the front door of their businesses. My question for you is this; What are the various strategies you're currently using in order to attract new customers to your business? And more importantly, are they working?The first and number 1 low cost/ no cost strategy for increasing the number of customers is, of course, referrals. 86% of my business comes from referrals. Was it always the case? Of course not but, we've … [Read more...] about How to grow your business: Are you asking these 4 vital questions?
Joyce M. Rosenberg, Ap Business Writer Updated 7:56 am PDT, Wednesday, September 12, 2018 In this Sept. 7, 2018, photo Soyini Chan-Shue poses for a portrait at City Safe Partner's office in New York. Although Chan-Shue easily delegated work to police officers when she was a sergeant in the New York City Police Department, it was hard to relinquish tasks to employees of the security firm she now owns. “It can be nerve-wracking to give my staffers the autonomy to make decisions I formerly made, but I realized that I can't effectively grow my business if I don't,” says Chan-Shue, CEO of City Safe Partners. less In this Sept. 7, 2018, photo Soyini Chan-Shue poses for a portrait at City Safe Partner's office in New York. Although Chan-Shue easily delegated work to police officers when she was a sergeant in the New York ... more Photo: Mary Altaffer, AP … [Read more...] about Delegate, delegate? It’s not so easy, business owners say
Me and my health: Chef John Whyte on his lifestyle BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The 46-year-old is head chef at the Armagh City Hotel and lives in Lurgan, Co Armagh, with his wife Colette and their three sons, two dogs, one cat, a python, a tarantula, a gold fish and a budgie. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/health/me-and-my-health-chef-john-whyte-on-his-lifestyle-37302969.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article37302967.ece/fe0a9/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-09-11_lif_43966265_I1.JPG Email The 46-year-old is head chef at the Armagh City Hotel and lives in Lurgan, Co Armagh, with his wife Colette and their three sons, two dogs, one cat, a python, a tarantula, a gold fish and a budgie. Q: Do you take regular exercise and if so, what? A: In the last five years I have completed three Belfast marathons and two half marathons with my wife Colette, raising funds for Cancer Research and Marie Curie. When I started out, I'd run for 30 seconds and walk for 30 seconds. It … [Read more...] about Me and my health: Chef John Whyte on his lifestyle