Podcast Interview With Rebekah + Jon Johanson: Lines & Current Jewellery

Had the absolute pleasure of chatting to the power couple behind Lines And Current a minimal jewellery brand making waves in Northern Ireland and beyond.

Rebekah and Jon Johanson run their own online gig - on their own terms - while juggling life with 4 kids.

In today's show, we get to chat about entrepreneurship, how to balance hectic seasons and the importance of storytelling in business.

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Matthew Thompson
Podcast Interview With Tea Master Oscar Woolley From Suki Tea

Meet Bill Wolsey, the Belfast-born man who has built a hospitality empire with some of the most noteworthy and memorable establishments in the UK. 

In this honest, casual conversation, Bill shares about the lessons he’s learnt along the way, how Beannchor balances creativity with profitability and how he juggles a large portfolio while prioritising family.

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Matthew Thompson
Pursuing Your Dreams: A Podcast Interview With Jude Henderson From OutsideIn

Meet Jude Henderson…The Comber woman who packed in her Corporate job to pursue her dream and passion.

Jude now works for OutsideIn, a street-wear brand that bridges the gap between society and homelessness through their unique wear on share one model.

In this interview we caught up with Jude to chat about the transition from a comfy steady job to start-up life, how to keep moving slowly towards your goals and why the big picture matters.

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Matthew Thompson
Podcast Interview With Linzi Rooney, The Creative Entrepreneur Behind Born And Bred/Studio Souk

Meet Linzi Rooney…The photographer who became a silversmith before founding a creative charity and opening a shop in George Best City Airport.

Our interview with Linzi Rooney was as diverse as her experience and passions.

Tune in for a fun, energetic conversation about creativity, making money as an artist, life in the departures lounge and the importance of supporting quality, local goods

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Podcast Interview With Bill Wolsey: Owner of The Merchant Hotel, Bullitt, Little Wings, Dirty Onion and Much More.

Meet Bill Wolsey, the Belfast-born man who has built a hospitality empire with some of the most noteworthy and memorable establishments in the UK. 

In this honest, casual conversation, Bill shares about the lessons he’s learnt along the way, how Beannchor balances creativity with profitability and how he juggles a large portfolio while prioritising family.

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Matthew Thompson
Podcast Interview with Nancy Brown: The Innovative Coach Your Business Has Been Waiting For.

Q: What do you get when you cross a New Yorker, creativity, entrepreneurship and resilience?

A: Nancy Brown. 

Really enjoyed this chat with a personal mentor and friend of mine.

We dive deep into the importance of work-life balance, how to bounce back after a freak accident and how getting better quality sleep could take your business to the next level.

Hope you enjoy.

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Podcast Interview With Simon Worthington, Editor Of Turf & Grain Magazine

Meet Simon Worthington, the EY accountant with the coolest hobby ever: founding, running and editing the beautiful Turf & Grain magazine.

Turf & Grain is a super-high-quality magazine that features in-depths interviews with noteworthy indiviudals across the whole island of Ireland.

Each issue is based around a theme. Last time it was ‘Makers’ and documented the stories of local craftsmen and women who are creating incredible things.

The magazine is a work of art and often feels more like a published book rather than a magazine… That’s all down to Simon’s absolute obsession with quality, slow-cooked journalism and creating something that is beautiful to showcase just how great this part of the world is.

In this interview we sat down with Simon at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast (where he does a lot of his work for Turf & Grain) to hear his story, how he manages to this while working for EY and how he balances the business side with the creative.

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Matthew Thompson