Business Diaries’ latest episode with Chris Pollard. A review of 2022

  • December’s Business Diaries episode is a little different. Your usual hosts, Lisa and Islay, are joined by Chris Pollard to reflect on the stories shared by our storytellers throughout the year.

    We took the opportunity to play a little game with hashtags as we considered some of the key themes raised by our storytellers and looked back on stories that left their marks on our listeners and us. The twist is to think of which story is best described by the different hashtags.

    So that you can take part in the game, here are the hashtags we chose.


    And here is a reminder of our storytellers
    Amba Kali
    Martin White
    Linda Garcia
    Katrina Festorazzi
    Jemma Fairclough-Haynes
    Alice Yeates
    Hilary Lees
    Jay Sahota

    Can you guess which hashtag relates to which guest’s story?

    To sum the conversation up, we decided to share our positive hashtags for the new year. Chris’ aspiration is all about #community #volunteer and how to #helpothers, while Lisa’s is a reminder of a #hopeful year ahead. Lastly, Islay left us with a #takeaction cue to #startsmall and an affirmation #icaniwill.

    We are so grateful to our storytellers for sharing their experiences and lessons learnt so we can be inspired.

    We are taking a short break at the start of 2023. Not for long, because we love sharing stories from business owners and getting to know them through the challenges and ups and down they have experienced.

    Whilst we are away, please revisit some of the stories shared in the previous episodes and follow us on social media @thebizdiaries

    We both wish you every success in 2023 and we will see you later in the year when we return.

    Lisa and Islay

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