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Chattin' with Z

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Yo everybody! Chattin' With Z began in lockdown as a project to speak to local business owners coasting Covid. Season 1 we focussed on Business in and around Edinburgh to discuss how they have dealt with the lockdown eraSeason 2 is focussing on people from all over the country with various backgrounds and interests

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Yo everybody! Chattin' With Z began in lockdown as a project to speak to local business owners coasting Covid. Season 1 we focussed on Business in and around Edinburgh to discuss how they have dealt with the lockdown eraSeason 2 is focussing on people from all over the country with various backgrounds and interests

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Chattin' with Z

Latest release on Aug 06, 2020

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Rank #1: Nabila Tejpar, Rally Driver - BRC

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Nabila Tejpar is one of a handful of woman competing in a sport dominated by men and then factor in that she is the only Asian female rally driver in Europe!!  I randomly came across Nabila's Instagram account and I had to get on her on the show to chat about her journey into racing and her career so far. 

check out her social media on the link below:
https://www.instagram.com/nabila.tejpar/
https://www.nabilatejpar.com

Aug 06 2020

42mins

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Rank #2: Gail Porter

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An impromptu podcast with the awesome Gail Porter - we chat about her TV career - dealing with Alopecia - what she's been upto the last while and hanging out with a voodoo master! 

Its a long one but a good one... Enjoy!

Jul 24 2020

2hr 4mins

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Rank #3: James Glen Car Sales

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Episode 12 was a bit of a selfish one for me as its car related! but much fun!!

Stephen and I chat about the beginnings of the family business - how the car sales game has evevolved over the years and the new Covid world of car sales.

We happened to chat about Bounce Back Loans on offer from the government and a few days later (pre podcast going live) somebody tried to abuse the system and buy a car using a loan under the garage name!! 

Enjoy!

https://www.instagram.com/jamesglen_cars/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPTnCp_FPp8

Jul 15 2020

47mins

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Rank #4: Muse Hair Salon, Edinburgh

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Scott has been under huge demand from his clients who have been looking forward to getting an appointment soon to get their hair cut or coloured... its been a huge deal for many of his clients and people up and down the country! with no clarity or hope until very recently Scott gives us an insight into how opening up looks and the way forward for keeping his business alive and his clients happy. 

We made a recording focusing on the business itself but also found ourselves making a separate recording discussing the dynamics of family run business - thats one for a mother day. soon. 

https://www.instagram.com/musehairedinburgh/

Jul 04 2020

41mins

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Rank #5: Keep Edinburgh Thriving, Edinburgh

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Robbie Allen had been working in the marketing sector for many years when suddenly Covid-19 stopped his business in its tracks - with no income coming in and a wealth of marketing experience Robbie pivoted toward an entirely new direction and embraced the challenge ahead.  What started with an empty box has gown arms and legs and is now serving locals as well as the corporate world.  

Robbie and Robyn tells us how they went from their usual working life to something new and challenging.

https://www.instagram.com/keepedinburghthriving/

Jul 02 2020

59mins

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Rank #6: The Oz Bar, Edinburgh

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With the latest news that the hospitality sector can reopen into July we have a catch up with Tom Ponton and how it looks for his bar on Candlemaker Row.  Tom is calling for clearer communication from the government so that he can make the bar environment as safe as possible. 

Jun 29 2020

30mins

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Rank #7: Emro's Jukebox, Belfast

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Emily Rose Conlon set up a business based around the wedding industry - Providing music and make up.  With Covid completely shutting this sector Emily Rose came up with an absolutely fantastic pivot... have a listen and enjoy!

https://www.instagram.com/emily_rose_music/

Jun 25 2020

1hr 2mins

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Rank #8: Gold Brothers, Edinburgh

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Episode 7 we have a chat with Galab Gold one of the Directors of the family run business 'Gold Brothers'  

One of the key players in the retail tourist market and based in the Old Town it was a good insight into how its affected their business model and how it looks with re-opening and welcoming tourists back.  

Jun 24 2020

1hr 3mins

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Rank #9: Edinburgh Larder, Blackfriars St.

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Hello everybody... Episode 6 is with Eleanor Cunningham of the Edinburgh Larder.  We have a great insight into Eleanors journey from the creative world to setting up the Larder and The Edinburgh Food Social.  Eleanor hasn't been able to reopen during lockdown as she has not felt the Larder would be able to deliver the quality on a delivery basis.  With lockdown easing Eleanor and I discuss how reopening the doors look and how to maintain high quality for take away and delivery basis.  Enjoy. 

Jun 16 2020

45mins

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Rank #10: Energy Gym, Edinburgh

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Gyms have been one of the biggest industries affected by the Covid virus and with social distancing in place its going to be tough to implement and keep safe.  Siobhan Melandri one of the the founders of Energy Gym gave an incredible interview with a clear in-depth understanding on how she feels they can re-open and keep everybody as safe as possible.  The bonus was understanding that Energy Gym isn't just your standard gym - they have a real focus on community projects and involving our youth.  Enjoy.
https://www.instagram.com/crossfitskirmish

https://www.instagram.com/energygymedinburgh/

Jun 08 2020

1hr 16mins

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