Bang the Drum is hosted by Emma Sheppard, a freelance journalist specialising in all things small business. She writes regularly for The Guardian, The Times, Sifted Magazine and more.
The first episode (“Cash is King”) is available now, and looks at what SME businesses can do to protect and strengthen cash flow amid some of the toughest economic challenges many have ever faced.
From there, the following episode will analyse the tools and technology available to SMEs, plus how they can stay on top of their finances and business responsibilities. Other topics discussed will include the positive change that comes with integrating diversity and inclusion strategies, how to grow your workforce, and how to manage different cultures. The series will consist of 12 episodes, with new ones set to be released every three weeks.
Bang the Drum is available to stream on all major podcast platforms - and was produced in partnership with Cue Podcasts, a UK-based production company specialising in branded podcasts. The team at Cue have previously worked with SailGP, Roc Nation, VICE, Samsung, Halifax, and more.
Shaun Staff, Head of External Communications at Azets said:
We developed Bang the Drum in recognition that SMEs are often under-served and undervalued - despite providing economies with a healthy supply of new skills and ideas that make marketplaces more dynamic. We work with ambitious companies and business owners every day, and want to create content that can be enjoyed by the SME community. Bang the Drum tackles broad business issues and offers practical insights from business leaders. We’re excited to welcome so many industry heavyweights as guests, alongside our esteemed host Emma Sheppard.
Niall Killeney-Taylor, Head of Production at Cue Podcasts, said:
We are thrilled to be working with the Azets team on this brand new podcast series. One that we know will challenge big topics, lead listeners down a path of discovery, and answer many of the questions the SME community needs.
Azets is an international outsourcing, compliance, and advisory group supporting more than 120,000 clients through its network of 7000+ people in 165 offices across Europe.
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