Take a look through our weekly features and opinion pieces, including insights into some of the most exciting companies in the North, as well as interviews with the people who run them.

Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith is PPC Manager at Glowworm Digital, paid search specialists. She shares the two-way benefits allowing staff to work flexibly can have - and that it's not just for parents. After all, she argues, a relaxed and comfortable employee is a more productive one.

This week's Where We Work takes a closer look at the Colony Coworking space in Ancoats, Manchester.


Sometimes referred to as the digital capital of the North, people in Leeds know the city is overflowing with creative potential. The decision by Channel 4 to move their national HQ there brings with it opportunities for workers and challenges for the council.

Richard Maddock, BBC Radio 5 Live

Richard Maddock is BBC Radio 5 Live’s commissioning editor, based at MediaCityUK. He joined the BBC in 2013 after 20 years in commercial radio at Bauer Media.

As part of our weekly My Startup feature, we look at some of the best startups from entrepreneurs in the North of England. This week, it's Broadstone, a temporary staffing platform that leverages AI and machine learning to match job seekers with some of the UK's largest employers.

Jon Dutton, Chief Executive of Rugby League World Cup 2021, takes us through a week in his working life - a particularly significant week where the hosts for the tournament are announced.

With continual pressure being put on companies to address gender inequality in the workplace, research shows that we are making progress, albeit slow.

Keith Austin, CEO of Event Marketing Solutions (EMS), describes how face-to-face engagement with customers, fans and consumers is still the best way to grow any business – including one as enormous as Manchester United.

Each Thursday on Where We Work, we'll be taking a closer look at some of the best workspaces from across the North. This week, it's The Treehouse Suite in Manchester.

Lawrence Jones

Lawrence Jones MBE founded hosting company UKFast alongside his wife, Gail, in 1999. In this week's What I've Learnt, he gives us a little more information into the life and times of a global business leader.


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