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TECH CLIMBERS31 Oct 2022
Tech Climbers launch eventLaureece Nuttall

Last month saw the official launch of Tech Climbers 2023 in the Liverpool City Region. It was great to see entrepreneurs, investors, and partners coming together in one room at such an exciting time for tech investment in the region. Here are our top 5 takeaways from the panel....

Intellectual Property31 Oct 2022
Using Intellectual Property to safeguard your businessLaureece Nuttall

Does the thought of navigating the world of intellectual Property (IP) fill you with dread? Do you have a niggling worry about cease-and-desist letters dropping through the door? Are you making the most of the commercial opportunities of IP?

Energy6 Oct 2022
How to recharge your leadership batteriesLaureece Nuttall

How has your 2022 been so far? Whether it's been a roaring success or a bit of a rollercoaster, as we head into the last quarter, your leadership batteries might be a little depleted.

Saying NO30 Sep 2022
The power of saying ‘no’ and why it mattersKat Jones

We all like to say ‘yes’. It feels agreeable and collaborative. It’s part of human nature and it’s important for leadership. It can open new opportunities and make people happy. Throw ‘no’ in the mix and many of us struggle, in both personal and professional scenarios.

B Corp Blog30 Sep 2022
What I wish I had known before applying to be a B CorpLaureece Nuttall

So you want to be a B Corp? Fantastic. From the outside looking in, it looks little daunting…. But who better to offer words of advice, inspiration, and a touch of caution, than those in the Gather community who have been there and done it?

Launch28 Sep 2022
Could you top the Tech Climbers list 2023?Laureece Nuttall

Tech Climbers mission is to showcase trailblazing businesses in high growth regions. This month sees the official launch of Tech Climbers 2023 in the Liverpool City Region. So what's Tech Climbers all about? How can you get involved? And how do you get a place at the launch event on the 6 October? We grabbed a chat with Anna Heyes at Active Profile to get the lowdown...

Shift banner6 Sep 2022
Six ways Shift will transform your businessKat Jones

Our next Shift programme kicks off in November and applications to join us are now open. It’s an online course that empowers you with the insight, tools, and confidence to take your business to the next level.

Jaime Mora6 Sep 2022
Case Study: Mulberry WorkshopKat Jones

Mulberry Workshop design and manufactures bespoke furniture, structures, and products. They have lots of ideas for growth but needed some help to find clarity and develop a plan of action. We caught up with founder Jaime Mora to hear how the Gather one-to-one service helped.

Grace Marshall Stage6 Sep 2022
Is it time to change our relationship with struggle?Kat Jones

At our recent leadership gathering author, coach, and all-round productivity ninja Grace Marshall led a fascinating session about struggle. How we’re programmed to see it as a battle and a fight, how our obsession with perfection gets in the way of progress, and how struggle could actually be where the magic happens. It’s the subject of her new book and we caught up with Grace to hear more about it…

Professional PIC1 Aug 2022
Case study: AgendaatKat Jones

Now that events, parties and weddings are firmly back in the diary, we met up with founder of Agendaat, Maya Al Mezal, to find out how Gather has helped her develop her vision for a new online platform that works to support make up artists globally.

Holiday mode airplane1 Aug 2022
Make holidays work for you – and your teamKat Jones

Sun, sea, sand, sneaky email checks, and secret slacking... sound familiar? When you're leading a business, it can be hard to take a proper break. The guilt, the worry about ongoing projects, the addiction to alerts, emails, and progress reports.

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Insight: How breathing can help you manage stress and improve resilienceKat Jones

At our recent leadership gathering, Rose Long delivered a workshop on the power of breathing. In just a short session we learned some invaluable techniques and why breath plays such a vital role in managing stress and boosting resilience. We caught up with Rose to find out more and to pick up a few tips…

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What do global trends like climate and innovation mean for your business?Laureece Nuttall

No business exists in a vacuum. More so than ever we're affected by – and can affect – global challenges. At our recent Leadership Gathering an expert panel discussed what global challenges like climate and innovation mean for businesses.

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Business Growth in the Decade of PurposeLaureece Nuttall

Purpose driven growth. Is it really possible? How easy it to achieve? Is becoming a B Corp worth it? At our recent Leadership Gathering we got together an expert panel to give us their take on these questions and more.

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Case study: AgentKat Jones

Since 2006 Agent have been on a mission to do good things with good people. We caught up with CEO Paul Corcoran to hear about how the team is evolving, the continued success of Agent Academy and how the Hive programme has helped them grow.

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Leading connected and authentic teamsKat Jones

Meaningful connection is key to a well-functioning team. It's all too easy to become fragmented when everyone is focused on individual goals, to become blinkered when deadlines loom, and to become detached when challenges arise. But when everyone is communicating authentically in a psychologically safe environment, the whole team – and business can thrive.

Beyond image14 Jun 2022
Beyond: Sustainable growth on your termsKat Jones

We're over 6 months into Beyond, Gather's bespoke programme for ambitious leaders. But what’s it all about? We caught up with Project Director Claire Lewis to get the lowdown and how to apply for those final spaces.

Exhibition 29 Jun 2022
Case study: Liverpool4UkraineKat Jones

We've all been shocked, angered, and moved by the conflict and humanitarian crisis that continues to unfold in Ukraine. It's inspiring to see the creative community come together to stage an exhibition of work by Ukrainian artists across the Baltic Triangle to support the artists and showcase their talent. We caught up with photographer Jon Turton, and Baltic Triangle area partnership director and Studio Manager of Space by Liquid, Jake Nolan, to hear all about it:

Olivia with laptop4 May 2022
Case study: Girls in MarketingLaureece Nuttall

With an ever-growing community, a following of 170K+ on social media, and a thriving e-learning platform, Girls in Marketing are making a big impact. We caught up with founder Olivia Hanlon to hear about their mission to support aspiring marketers, their future plans, and how Gather has helped them prepare for growth.

Diversity Blog 229 Apr 2022
Diverse hiring: where to post your jobs and how to attract the right candidatesLaureece Nuttall

How can we connect better with the right talent and start to drive positive change? Here are some tips.

Creativity29 Apr 2022
It’s time to prioritise creativityLaureece Nuttall

Brilliant for our mental health and invaluable in the workplace... how can we prioritise creativity and get better at it.

TGBF4 Apr 2022
The Good Business Festival Round-UpLaureece Nuttall

3 days. 70+ Sessions. 60+ Global Brands. 6 Boroughs. 9 Venues. All where leaders, business owners, and students gathered together at The Good Business Festival to listen to key speakers discuss and engage in topical issues. Two weeks on from The Good Business Festival (TGBF), the Gather team and partners reflect on what resonated with them from the festival…

R&D Development4 Apr 2022
R&D tax relief: Making the most of it and big changes aheadLaureece Nuttall

Research and Development (R&D) tax relief is back on the agenda thanks to Rishi Sunak’s recent Spring Statement. But what exactly is it? Are you making the most of it? And what changes are afoot?

92 Degrees4 Apr 2022
Case study: 92 DegreesLaureece Nuttall

92 Degrees have come a long way since opening its first coffee shop and roastery in Liverpool back in 2015. We caught up with Head of Brand Julia Auchey and Head of Marketing Olivia Murphy to talk B Corps, beans, and how Shift has helped the team evolve.

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The importance of community and how to grow yoursKat Jones

When you're a leader it can sometimes feel like you're an island – managing a business, navigating challenges, and making the big calls when it matters.

TGBF March Square28 Feb 2022
7 reasons why you should go to The Good Business FestivalKat Jones

Heard about The Good Business Festival? Had your interest peaked but not sure what it's really all about? Wondering whether it will be a good use of your time?

Lorna Davison Redwigwam28 Feb 2022
Case study: RedwigwamKat Jones

Redwigwam are a Liverpool tech business disrupting the world of recruitment. We caught up with CEO and Founder Lorna Davidson to see how Gather has helped the business grow and her thoughts on flexible working post the pandemic.

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Case study: Sood MarketingKat Jones

Sood Marketing is an agency focused on making a difference: to their clients, the young people of St Helens and their community. We caught up with founder Paalan Sood to hear about how Gather has helped him become a better leader and shape the future of the business.

2022 Trends2 Feb 2022
Trends to look out for in 2022Kat Jones

If there’s one thing 2021 taught us, it’s to expect the unexpected. But even in times of flux, it’s key to look ahead. So what might the next 12 months hold? Let’s take a look at some trends to watch out for…

Balanced Team2 Feb 2022
How to create a balanced teamKat Jones

Successful football squads aren’t packed full of flair players, orchestras won’t work without a brass section, a bee colony only needs one queen – for a team to work, you need the right balance. In well-performing teams, you'll usually find that each member has clear strengths and clear responsibilities that complement others. So when you’re building a business it’s important to consider not just individual talent but the balance of your whole team.

Learning and Beyond 019 Dec 2021
What if you could learn something new every day?Kat Jones

It's been quite a year. We've all probably learnt a lot about our business, about our teams, and about epidemic curves. But how has your professional learning been? As we look ahead to a new year, thoughts often turn to fresh goals and personal development, but it can be hard to keep the momentum up as life kicks in. The key could be to make learning part of your everyday routine.

Cop 269 Dec 2021
COP26 takeaways: what does it mean for you?Kat Jones

25,000 politicians, business leaders and activists descended on Glasgow to try and move forward action on Climate Change.

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Get support: the LCR Finance HubKat Jones

Across the City Region there’s a huge ecosystem of support for businesses. But what exactly do they do? And how can they help you? We’re going to introduce you to some of them, first up, we caught up with George Wright and Lynsey Barnes from the Liverpool City Region Finance Hub which covers Halton, Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral, the six boroughs of the Region.

Farm Urban 013 Dec 2021
Case study: Farm UrbanKat Jones

Climate Change has never been more pressing, the green economy has never been bigger, and sustainable food production has never been higher up the agenda. Farm Urban are a Liverpool enterprise determined to play a part in delivering food for the future for everyone.

Coaching 01 0129 Oct 2021
Executive Coaching: put your own life jacket on firstKat Jones

As a leader it's easy to get caught up in looking after the team, focusing on the business, getting drawn into the day to day. But who is looking after you? Who is making sure you're in the best position to steer the ship?

Productivity 01 0129 Oct 2021
Ten tools that will make you and your team more productive and collaborativeKat Jones

A productive and collaborative team: it’s the dream. A dream that – whether you’re back in the office full time or trying to make a success of hybrid working – is not always that easy to achieve.

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Creative answers to inclusion and diversity challenges with Poke MarketingKat Jones

Poke Marketing is a creative agency that look at things a bit differently. We sat down with founder Andrew Binns to hear about their approach, their experience with Gather, and how they are using creativity to support diversity and inclusion in a male-dominated environment.

B corp digest 0129 Oct 2021
Will COP26 accelerate the B Corp revolution?Kat Jones

COP26 is upon us. World leaders are descending on Scotland to reach new agreements on how to tackle climate change. It's a pressing, it's urgent, and it's nearing the top of everyone's agenda. Climate change isn't something governments can thrash out over a couple of single malts while the rest of us carry on regardless, it's something we all need to play our part in – on an individual and corporate level.

Beyond campiagn monitor 0128 Sep 2021
Beyond: Sustainable growth on your termsKat Jones

Beyond is Gather’s brand-new programme for ambitious leaders. But what’s it all about? We caught up with Project Director Claire Lewis to get the lowdown:

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Make Thread: shaking up the fashion industryKat Jones

The way the world does business is changing. The impact of climate change, government net-zero pledges, and purpose-driven consumers mean sustainable and ethical business practices can no longer be consigned to a paragraph in a strategy doc.

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Lessons leaders can learn from a great summer of sportKat Jones

Against all odds we had a great summer of sport. Football almost came home, the Olympics and Paralympics were a huge success, and British tennis got a star that keeps on rising in Emma Raducanu.

Liverpool Net Zero 0128 Sep 2021
Is your business on track for a net-zero future?Kat Jones

With a summer of fires and floods, and COP26 soon kicking off in Scotland, the challenges of climate change are hard to ignore.

Failure26 Aug 2021
How to master failure and why it’s importantKat Jones

No one likes to fail – and it can be even harder to face, let alone embrace, when you're a leader.

Hybrid working26 Aug 2021
Managing in a hybrid worldKat Jones

Management can be tough. Navigating relationships, juggling priorities, maintaining a culture, working through challenges. Throw in a global pandemic and it gets a whole lot tougher.

Emails26 Aug 2021
Tips will help you banish email stressKat Jones

The little red number that haunts your phone, the incessant pinging, the constants alerts. Emails, emails, emails. Many of us feel overburdened, overwhelmed, and stifled by them. What should be an effective and easy communication tool has become a source of stress and anxiety.

Alignment26 Aug 2021
Let’s Gather: AlignmentKat Jones

All businesses are different. They have different challenges, different team dynamics, different opportunities. There's no blueprint for success, but there is an approach that will benefit everyone: alignment.

Authority 0 130 Jul 2021
Could your business benefit from more distributed authority?Kat Jones

Leaders lead and teams follow. It’s the natural order of an organisation. But is it the best way to a smooth and successful business? Maybe not.

Subscription economy 0 130 Jul 2021
The subscription economy: pandemic trend or long-lasting growth sector?Kat Jones

With success stories like Peloton, Harry’s, and Birchbox, the subscription economy has been steadily growing over the past few years, but this growth has dramatically accelerated over the pandemic. Enforced changes in buying behaviour has seen consumers looking online not only to buy their pre-pandemic brands but also looking at new ways to buy and new brands that can help them buy in better ways.

Lets Gather Empathy30 Jul 2021
Let’s Gather: EmpathyKat Jones

Integrity, good judgment, discipline, communication, there are lots of things we need to work on to be better leaders. But one trait that can be overlooked is empathy. Often dismissed as a 'softer' skill, it can play a key role in helping you to build a successful business.

Snapify case study30 Jul 2021
Case Study: Snapify MarketingKat Jones

Hear how Gather helped Snapify Marketing has helped Director Ross Hetherington take time away from the business to focus on their future direction.

Gen Z5 Jul 2021
Forget millennials – is your business ready for Gen Z?Laureece Nuttall

It feels like we’ve been talking about millennials for, well a millennium, but there’s a new generation on the block, in the market, and in the workplace.

Team5 Jul 2021
How to get a great workplace cultureKat Jones

A Deloitte study found that 94% of executives and 88% of employees believe a distinct culture is important for the success of a business.

Meeting5 Jul 2021
Let’s Gather… CommunicationLaureece Nuttall

We do it every day, running a business relies on it, it's the key to maintaining relationships, but communication can be a tough skill to master.

Yozu Casestudy30 Jun 2021
Case Study: YozuKat Jones

Yozu are a tech firm who solve complex issues for businesses who want to operate better. Since attending several of Gather courses Paul and the team have established a solid platform for future growth.

Kat28 May 2021
Meet Kat, our new project managerSarah Goulden

The Gather team is growing, so we thought we’d introduce you to one of the new faces you’ll be seeing at our programmes and events. Fresh from circumnavigating Scotland in a classic sports car and wading through snowy peaks, Kat Jones has joined us as our new Gather Project Manager. Let’s find out a bit more about her…

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Play your partKat Jones

Gather is a place for the digital, creative and tech community to connect, unite and grow. It’s about practical support and advice but also about connecting with like-minded leaders who face the same challenges as you. The challenge of racial diversity – or lack of it – in our sectors is a challenge we need to tackle together.

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Let’s Gather: ProductivityKat Jones

It can seem like a real battle to make the time we have count. So how can you be more productive? Get more from less time? Feel like you’ve won the day? Check out some top tips.

Coaching culture28 May 2021
What a coaching culture can do for you – and your businessKat Jones

Coaching isn't a new phenomenon, but more and more businesses are looking to embed it in their culture. Taking it beyond one-off development sessions to something that impacts the whole company, not just leadership teams.

TGBF Launch Event Festival Movement14 May 2021
The UK’s first mask-free eventLaureece Nuttall

Two weeks on from the UK’s first mask-free event we reflect on what that means for the future of in-person events...

Gather Digest 4 Imagery Collision Conference29 Apr 2021
The best bits of Collision ConferenceSarah Goulden

When a conference is called 'The Olympics of tech' and boasts speakers including Nicole Kidman, David Beckham, Chelsea Handler and Liam Payne, you know it's not your average conference. Check out the best bits...

Gather Digest 4 Imagery Lets gather clarity29 Apr 2021
Let's Gather: ClaritySarah Goulden

As leaders we face vital decisions each day – in an increasingly unpredictable world. So how can we make sure we have the clarity to be smart and strategic?

Gather Digest 4 Imagery Corporate Governance29 Apr 2021
Why you should care about corporate governance…Sarah Goulden

Boards, shareholders, compliance – probably not the things that made you start your business, get you out of bed in the morning, or give you a kick when you talk about them over dinner. But while corporate governance might not be the most glamorous side of your business, it has the potential to make or break it.

Gather Digest 4 Imagery Tech for Good29 Apr 2021
Tech for Good: The Rising Balance Between Purpose and ProfitSarah Goulden

The world has changed – and will undoubtedly continue to do so. A new focus on balancing purpose and profit was already emerging, and in the wake of a global pandemic will arguably become even more relevant.

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Case Study: AskEddiSarah Goulden

Find out how Gather gave askEddi the support and space to not just weather the pandemic but pivot their business to take advantage of new opportunities.

Gather Digest 3 Kenyons2 Mar 2021
Case Study: KenyonsSarah Goulden

Hear how Gather helped Kenyons weather the storm of the pandemic and reflect on the future of the business.

Case study Uniform2 Mar 2021
Case Study: UniformSarah Goulden

Hear how Mettle and Shift helped the board at Uniform take stock, move with the market, and find new frameworks for strategic thinking.

Gather Digest 3 Integrity2 Mar 2021
Let’s Gather: IntegritySarah Goulden

Buzz word or vital leadership trait? Integrity is more than a 'catch-all' for good leadership, it's a quality that's more important than ever...

Lets Gather Resilience2 Mar 2021
Let’s Gather: ResilienceSarah Goulden

It's something we've all shown to navigate the past year and it will be key to taking on the challenges ahead. So what is resilience? And how can we get more of it?

Innovation in times of crisis2 Mar 2021
Innovation in times of crisisSarah Goulden

For many of us success over the past 12 months has been keeping our heads above water, but if you've steadied the ship there are lessons we can learn from crisis innovations.

Gather Digest 3 Gender Diversity2 Mar 2021
Play your part: Gender equalitySarah Goulden

How can we challenge the lack of diversity in our sectors? Check out the first in our series of blogs looking how we can all play our part.

Gather Digest 3 Top 10 podcasts2 Mar 2021
10 books and podcasts that will change your lifeSarah Goulden

Fresh insight, new ideas, the sound of Antarctic seals... check out ten podcasts and books that will (possibly) change your life and (definitely) help you and your business.

Business for good2 Mar 2021
Business for good: can you be profitable and ethical?Sarah Goulden

Conscious consumers are on the rise and employees are looking for the places they work to align with their values. So, should businesses be shifting their focus to do more 'good'?

Gather Digest 1 Remote working28 Jan 2021
Has the novelty of remote working worn off?Sarah Goulden

Whether it’s embraced or enforced, remote working isn't going anywhere. Martina Gobec shared her tips for keeping your team engaged, motivated and thriving.

Gather Digest 1 MGISS28 Jan 2021
Case study: MGISSSarah Goulden

Find out how Gather has helped one Liverpool tech company find their path to growth and secure valuable innovation funding.

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2021 Survival GuideSarah Goulden

Is it goodbye tricky 2020, hello sunny uplands of 2021? Choppy waters are undoubtedly still ahead, but there are steps you can take to better navigate the coming months.