Midlands Engine: The Challenge Ninder Johal, who joins Saf as his guest talks about the business landscape in the English Midlands. Both men have an Asian heritage, but they share their passion for Birmingham and the surrounding area that is now home. They address some telling questions such as whether Birmingham is the UK’s second […]
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From the Front Line In a special hour-long conversation Saf meets acclaimed war reporter Lynne O’Donnell, who talks about her experiences working in some of the world’s biggest trouble spots including Afghanistan and Iraq. She shares her fears of the knock-on impact of the war in Ukraine and the conversation explores leadership, diversity and education.
The Business of Cyber Security Most businesses hold personal data and a lot of it. This includes data about employees, contractors and customers. Keeping this safe is a must as Safaraz Ali discusses with his guest Chris Woods from the CyberQ group. The cost of not doing so can be devastating both financially and reputationally.
Staying Cyber Safe Safaraz Ali is joined by Chris Woods from the CyberQ Group to talk about keeping safe in the digital world. This is a must listen for tips about how to avoid being another victim of cybercrime. The conversation is full of practical tips that lift the lid on the myth that cyber
Notable Networking for Extroverts and Introverts Safaraz Ali has been bringing people together for two decades with different networking initiatives. He is joined by Dr Richard Fallon, a scientist by training but now running a business that brings people together. He has set up and leads the technology supply chain that supports the technology sector
Technology, not for Technology’s sake Dr Richard Fallon has a PhD in photonics so who better to join Saf to throw light on technology? They talk about the transition of Birmingham and the West Midlands from one built upon traditional heavy engineering to innovative enterprises based upon the use of technology. He tells Saf that
Getting from Giving Safaraz Ali is in conversation with Paul Cadman, Professor of Entrepreneurship at Birmingham City University, on the topic of ‘Giving Back and the importance of ‘Corporate Social Responsibility.’ Paul is recognised for his charitable fund raising for many good causes including St Basil’s that works with homeless young people and ‘Acorns’ that
Winning with Awards Veteran business journalist Jon Griffin joins Safaraz Ali for a journey down memory lane and a look to the future. Jon, who spent many years as Business Editor with the Birmingham Mail, reflects on changes that have seen the business landscape change almost beyond recognition. More Canny Conversation Podcasts Safaraz Ali and
Easing the Growing Pains There is no shortage of business start-ups. But many unfortunately fail. Ninder Johal and Safaraz Ali have both successfully run and grown businesses. They talk about why many do not get beyond the nursery slopes and what qualities are needed to scale up. They discuss the support that is available and
The Power of the Spoken Word Safaraz Ali is joined by journalist and broadcaster Tony Adams to discuss the power of the spoken word and in particular the power of radio. Saf talks about his eclectic tastes in radio and his enthusiasm for grass roots community stations. They talk about how radio has changed and