Paul is a Kent based businessman and former ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’. He is also a business angel investor helping local start-ups. Actively involved in the community especially higher education and local regeneration. He is a Regional Committee Member of FSB & President of Kent Deaf Children’s Society.
With eight years of experience as a public relations consultant and a prior career in marketing for companies including ICI, Jules created Pressup in 2005 to hone her expertise to a local client base across Kent.
Martin is the founder of SupplyMyBusiness.co.uk, a website that brings the businesses of Kent together to do actual business whilst at the same time promoting its members sales and marketing activities to the wider Kent business community.
As a co-presenter Martin brings with him a wealth of business experience from start-up’s, having been employed as a consultant on the government’s Start-Up Loan programme, to multinational corporates working in global Advertising agencies and for Unilever.
After many years in the ‘corporate world’ in Retail HR, Jo Dodds started her own home based business in August 2005 publishing a local community magazine in Hythe, Kent. She expanded the business over the following three years to include, at one stage, eight local magazines. She did this mainly through business networking: connecting with local business people, getting to know them and helping them to achieve their business goals (and not necessarily through advertising in her magazines!).
In these days of portfolio careers Jo’s focus is now in two areas. One is back to her roots in HR with specialisms in social media, employee engagement and wellbeing. In this guise she hosts the Engage for Success and the Digital and Social Media Leadership Forum podcasts.
The other is in working with home based business owners and entrepreneurs helping them to improve their Productivity, Organisation, Wellbeing, Energy and Resilience (their POWER) to enable them to ‘Live More’, to do more of what they want to do. Here, she also has her own podcast ‘POWER to Live More’.