Episodes

In episode #13 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Paul North, MD & Founder of Illuminis Insight Software.

Listen as Paul introduces their revolutionary ‘Octelas’ business intelligence software; explains what ‘data democracy’ is; and talks through the success they’re already experiencing following the Growth to Green business programme via Cranfield University.

Chris also quizzes Paul on his Pavarotti’esq tenor singing; as well as his competitive sailing which has seen one or two soggy conclusions.

In episode #12 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Chris Kirby, CEO of Tomorrow’s Journey.

Listen as Chris explains his vision of a neutral network for new mobility; how they’ve identified a gap in the B2B market; and how they’ve successfully navigated their first round of funding.

Chris also talks through his career journey to date; lessons learned along the way; and how the basics of opening a door once eluded him.

In episode #11 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Stuart Pringle, Managing Director, Silverstone Circuit.

Listen as Stuart talks all things Formula One and it’s future at Silverstone; the British Racing Drivers Club; and how, through the brand and heritage of Silverstone, it will soon be turned into one of the UK’s leading family destinations.

Stuart also reminisces on his earliest memories of motorsport; and about his career journey from Captain of a Royal Tank Regiment in the British Army, through to becoming MD at the home of British motorsport.

In episode #10 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Sally Povolotsky – Vehicle Development Director at Uniti.

Listen as they discuss all things electric and autonomous vehicles; geo-fencing; and how Uniti are embracing tech to shape the future of transportation.

Sally also discusses life working in the Silverstone motor-sport and business region; life at home; and how she shares Chris’ approach to social media.

In episode #9 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Ben Rossiter-Turner and Darren Kirk, from Virtually Entertained.

Listen as we discuss all things Esports, Sim Racing, Virtual Reality, and Live Broadcasting.

We also talk through their careers to date, and how they’ve ended up with some very famous clients, including the likes of McLaren, Petronas, Nissan, and Toyota. 

In episode #8 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Roz Bird, Commercial Director of MEPC Silverstone Park, and Chair of the Silverstone Technology Cluster.

Listen as Roz shares her vision for the ‘High Growth Corridor’; her experiences working alongside both Silverstone, Cambridge, and Oxford based businesses; and how her direct engagement with the government is starting to pay off.

Roz also shares what life is like living on the coast; her family life; and how a bad back nearly caused a stir in the Far East.

In episode #7 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Arno van Rooyen, Managing Director of Velocity IT. 

Listen as Arno talks all things process automation; digital transformation; business optimisation; and about his free download ‘Before Unleashing The Bots’.

Arno also talks about his life growing up in South Africa; his love of sport; and his journey from Southern Hemisphere to Northern.

Inside Silverstone John Kensett

In episode #6  your host, Chris Broome, interviews John Kensett – Partner, Intellectual Property & Patent Attorney.

Listen as John explains the process you need to follow to protect your businesses IP; why it’s important; and the actions leading brands are taking to ensure consumers are not mislead into purchasing inferior products.

John also explains his career to date; family life; and about his passion for amateur dramatics.

Inside Silverstone - Mike Dempsey

In episode #5 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Mike Dempsey, MD & Simulation Expert, at Claytex.

Listen as Mike talks all things F1; NASCAR; simulations; automotive modelling; and virtual reality.

Mike also explains his career to date; business lessons learned along the way; and why he chose to join the Silverstone business region.

Inside Silverstone - Mike Hayward

In episode #4 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Mike Hayward, Partner, Transport & Regulatory solicitor, at Woodfines LLP.

Listen as Mike explains how to ensure your business keeps its commercial vehicles (and drivers) on the road; explains some of the common pit-falls to watch out for when it comes to transport law; and the reasons why Woodfines committed to a membership within the Silverstone Technology Cluster.

You will also find out about Mike’s career to-date; his passion for supporting the next generation; life living and working in South Northamptonshire; and how a multi-pack of Twix chocolate bars nearly caused a scene in court.

Inside Silverstone - Tristan Allen

In episode #3 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Tristan Allen, Partner & Innovation Consultant at room44.co.uk.

Listen as Tristan discusses the future of innovation; how brands are attempting to evolve beyond the next 12 months; and how he helps businesses approach understanding what their end customer actually wants.

You will also find out about his career to-date; ranging from confectionery, automotive, and a brief stint as a chicken farmer. We also talk through life working in South Northamptonshire, and how it differs to his life growing up as a surfer on the south coast.

Inside Silverstone - Jean-Philippe Launberg

In episode #2 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Jean-Philippe Launberg, Managing Director of AutoStrat Consulting.

Listen as Jean discusses his thoughts on the future of electric and hybrid vehicles, and how advances in technology will lead to better driving experiences.

You will also find out about his global career working alongside some of the worlds biggest vehicle manufacturers; about his life in native Brazil; and why he moved his family to the United Kingdom.

Pim van Baarsen - Inside Silverstone

Welcome to the first ever Inside Silverstone podcast! Episode #1 sees your host, Chris Broome, interview Pim van Baarsen, CEO of the Silverstone Technology Cluster.

Listen as you learn what the Silverstone Technology Cluster is; who it serves; and their plans for the future.

You will also find out about life within the Silverstone business community; and how firms are commercially connecting to like-minded peers inside and outside of the region.

 
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What are we trying to achieve in the podcast?

  • A Silverstone business-focused podcast covering all things tech, engineering and innovation
  • Interviewing business owners, thought leaders & high-tec talent
  • Sharing knowledge, insight, and best practice

This podcast will appeal to listeners who would like to:

  • Learn more about the Silverstone high-growth region
  • Connect commercially with like-minded peers
  • Gain insight into how the leading experts succeed & lessons learned along the way
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