Business owners go on air to talk about life as entrepreneurs

Word Worker press release

A popular Cirencester business networking group hit the airways when some of its members teamed up for a show broadcast on local Corinium Radio.

Virginia Stourton, founder of the networking group Rekindle the Spirit, is also a director of the community radio station. During the group’s monthly meeting she donned her reporter’s hat and interviewed six business owners.

She quizzed them on what inspired them to become entrepreneurs and turn their backs on life as employees.

The show, called Minding Your Own Business, was broadcast online at Corinium Radio, and can still be heard on ‘listen again’ at http://www.coriniumradio.co.uk/

Lorna Stevens, director of Big Yellow Marketing Communications, has run a number of successful businesses, at one stage giving a successful Dragons Den type pitch in front of three of the UK’s biggest referencing companies. She said: “I sold this over three years ago and then started Big Yellow.  I was always destined to be my own boss.”

Magician Richard Parsons said he’d gradually switched from running another business to becoming a fulltime magician.

Photographer Lis McDermott, of Headshot Diva, has a background in education but turned her passion for photography into a business.

Also interviewed were Ellen Roome, of The Finance Roome; Toni Ryder, of Not Just Bouquets and Lindsey Green, of Hot In Glos.

Virginia, who is also a director at Corinium Radio, said: “I’m a big supporter of entrepreneurs who have a great business idea and go all out to make it succeed. Rekindle is all about bringing businesses together and sharing ideas and being supportive, and I wanted to bring a flavour of this to my show on Corinium Radio.”