Small Business Base Camp Interviews Episode 4

Tuesday June 9, 2015

Business Bunker LogoAt Kent 2020 Paul Andrews and Jules Serkin, assisted by Phil Thorne on the sound desk, welcomed seasoned adventurers into the Base Camp to share their small business knowledge with the new recruits in a pop-up Business Bunker on our stand. We're not only here to help you with your accounts. We're here to make sure you have everything you need to make your small business a success. It was so busy, and the interviews are so packed with information, that for the first time in ages Paul and Jules actually lost their voices!

The interviews will be released, 3 per week, on the Business Bunker Show every Tuesday from 1pm for the next month, starting on 19th March with show 225.

You can download or stream the fourth set of interviews. They make up the second half of the show, but you really should listen to the whole thing. It's an excellent show.

In episode four we hear from Duncan Simmons of Metro Bank and Hugh Furness of Post and Packing Ltd.

Duncan Simmons

Local Director of Metro Bank

Duncan calls you to join the banking revolution and talks about the difference that Metro Bank is making to small business in Kent. He also explains what a Challenger Bank is, the very different approach to customer service, the advantages of their cutting edge technology mixed with traditional face to face service. Rapidly growing throughout the South East of England, Metro Bank is part of a new generation of banks, better suited to the landscape of the small business jungle that RIFT explorers call home. Like RIFT Accounting, Metro Bank understands the needs of small businesses and takes them to heart in everything it does. They're here to help you knock down all the obstacles standing between you and your small business dreams.

Pop into one of their stores and find out what it's all about.

Metro Bank's commitment to unparalleled levels of service and convenience extends to the way they think about Commercial Banking too. By being open 7 days a week, 362 days a year, early and late, we offer unique advantages and expertise to serve your commercial banking needs. Whether the goal is working capital, commercial mortgages or expansion funding, we have a host of ways to help with your business needs.

Hugh Furness


Hugh is the owner of Post and Packing

Hugh talks about the how he set up Post and Packing, the very first walk-in mailroom for retail and business customers, and how it fills a gap left by the changes in Royal Mail Services. Since the relaunch of Post and Packing in May 2012, the business has gone from strength to strength. The new Owners have restored and expanded the services offered for both the local residential and business communities and Hugh talks about how they have found, to their delight, that they have found themselves at the heart of the community.

Post and Packing is a Kent based independent postal retailer serving the local residential and business communities and offers a wide range of postal and courier services, which include private and business post box rentals with your own mailing address; mail and order fulfilment; storage and archiving; E-shop drop; discounted parcel rates; advertising opportunities in the shop for local businesses and for residents selling items.



You can see all the pictures from our day at Base Camp over on our Face Book page.

Check back next week for the next exciting installment of RIFT Small Business Base Camp!

MD Jane Ollis and Senior Accountant Chris Gaze are regular monthly guests on the Business Bunker. Check our RIFT On The Radio page to download past shows and see the schedule for upcoming slots.

Call us on 01233 653006 and see how we can help you today.



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