The Facts Behind Stroke Attacks

The Facts Behind Stroke Attacks

In previous BW columns, I’ve written about how work-stress caused the stroke which I suffered in December 2013, the general dangers of work-stress and the importance of maintaining a proper work-life balance, especially in business sectors where having that balance is...
Family cycling passion puts the drive into BikeStow

Family cycling passion puts the drive into BikeStow

Mother and son Julie and George tell Jon Griffin how a love of cycling inspired a family business It started out purely as an enjoyable pastime and an attempt to make life easier for a family of enthusiastic cyclists – and now it’s a growing business attracting...
How one man’s X-ray vision targets smugglers

How one man’s X-ray vision targets smugglers

Michael Lamb shares the Syentium story with Jon Griffin. Michael Lamb is in splendid form on his home turf…humorous, knowledgeable, articulate and candid. An afternoon in his delightful Edwardian home on the outskirts of Worcester city centre involves discussion...
Rob brushes aside the Pandemic with recruitment drive

Rob brushes aside the Pandemic with recruitment drive

Rob Hackles tells Jon Griffin how his business plan survived Covid. Rob Hackles is in candidly reflective mood in his Redditch office as he ponders the past 18 months. “I was wondering at the start of lockdown ‘am I still going to have a business this time next year?’...
Riding with mates on a cycling trek of a lifetime

Riding with mates on a cycling trek of a lifetime

Jenny Price and Sarah Watmore tell Jon Griffin how the Pyrenees spawned a new business. Jenny Price and Sarah Watmore are – in the nicest possible way – something of a double act. Firm friends and business colleagues, they are both huge cycling fans as well as...
Bringing Broadband Up To Speed

Bringing Broadband Up To Speed

For a man preoccupied with the latest developments in 21st century technology systems, Dan Jones’ ancestral history marks quite a contrast to today’s ever-changing IT world. The engaging telecommunications specialist is a direct descendant of the Burmans,...