Podcasts by Bangor Business School

Penny For Your Thoughts Podcast

Dive into the dynamic intersection of academia and industry with 'Penny for Your Thoughts,' the podcast from Bangor Business School.  Join us as we blend cutting-edge academic research with the seasoned insights of industry leaders, offering our podcast community a unique blend of expertise and perspective on crucial business topics. Whether you're a business enthusiast or keen on understanding dynamics across a broad range of business topics; from leadership to entrepreneurship or finance and economics, this podcast offers a wealth of knowledge tailored just for you. 

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Meet the Podcasting team

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Darren Morely

Darren Morely is our Business Link Manager here at Bangor University. He's spent years working with businesses and has industry knowledge from across multiple sectors. He brings a different dynamic to the team asking questions that everyday businesses may want to know. As well as hosting our podcast, Darren works daily on developing links with businesses and creating short courses that will help businesses and the wider community.
Dr Steffan Thomas - Bangor Business School

Dr Steffan Thomas

Steffan has worked in radio, television, and the music industry however it was whilst researching for his PhD in Business Management and Marketing that he became interested in the use of digital marketing to support distribution. Steffan is interested in working with SME organisations, and over recent years has supported a number of businesses to improve their digital presence in a number of sectors such as dental, veterinary, hospitality and tourism. Steffan currently teaches a range of modules including Foundations of Marketing and Digital Marketing and is supervising several PhD students within the College of Arts Humanities and Business.

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Dr Georgina Smith

Georgina is a Lecturer in Marketing at Bangor Business School. She has a particular interest in social marketing, behavioural decision-making, and the influence of emotion on behaviour. Much of her research is into the differential decision-making processes followed when people engage in health-related and pro-social behaviours such as blood donation, sunscreen use, and high-calorie snack consumption. Georgina currently teaches on a number of modules, including Brand Management, Global Brand Management, and International Marketing Communications.

Clair Doloriert - Senior Lecturer at Bangor Business School

Dr Clair Doloriert

Dr Clair Doloriert is an Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management scholar, whose research interests span contemporary topics including employee engagement, knowledge management and autoethnography. She has won several awards for both teaching and research and became a Bangor University Teaching Fellow for her contribution to innovation in teaching in 2017 and is passionate about improving management and leadership practice through her teaching and research practice.

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Nicola Kirby

Nicola Kirby is the Learning Technologist for the Bangor Business School with many years’ experience working in HEIs, developing innovative e-learning materials. Nic currently supports our distance learning MBA programmes with managing VLE content and running online invigilated examinations. She facilitates assessments at our partner institutions in Singapore and China. Nic also supports the Business School’s marketing team as well as recording and editing our podcast.

Industry Speakers

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Siobhan Johnson

Episode one of series two sees Siobhan Johnson join us. Siobhan Johnson runs her Anglesey-based HR consultancy and is a vastly experienced Human Resources and Organisational Development professional with a demonstrated history of working in social housing, and within private sectors, both in Wales and across the UK. She is skilled in HR Consulting, Coaching, Culture Change, Facilitation, and Leadership and Management Development. She is a successful human resource professional and a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.  

Claire Quinton Tulloch

Claire Quinton Tulloch (First Bus) 

Claire Quinton Tulloch joins us for Episode Two, in our second series of Penny for your Thoughts. Claire is a highly experienced marketing and communications professional with over 15 years of senior experience in industry. Her current role is as Public Relations Manager with First Bus – one of the largest regional bus operators in the UK and over 12,800 employees. Her previous experience includes Frontier Public Relations where she was a Senior Consultant and Group Head of Public Relations for Marshalls. Claire's passion lies in exceeding client expectations and crafting compelling narratives that truly connect with target audiences. She holds an MA in Business and Marketing from Bangor Business School (2009).  

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Lisa Kelly Roberts (John Kelly Construction Services Ltd)

Lisa Kelly Roberts is the Strategy Manager for John Kelly Construction Services Ltd, an award-winning Ynys Mon based SME, founded in 2008. Prior to taking on the role at John Kelly, Lisa spent over a decade as an educator at Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan. She is a graduate of Bangor University having completed both her Masters in Education and her BSC in Psychology at the institution. Lisa is now near to completion with a DProf in Business at Aberystwyth University. Within her strategy role at John Kelly, Lisa focusses on quality, innovation and strategic change.

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Catherine Hughes (CEO of British Nordic Walking)

With over 17 years of experience in the fitness and wellness industry, Catherine is as passionate about promoting Nordic Walking as a full body workout in the great outdoors. As the CEO of British Nordic Walking CIC, she leads the only Nordic Walking Instructor training body in the UK endorsed by INWA, the International Nordic Walking Federation. She is driven by the mission of helping communities set up Nordic Walking groups and professional fitness instructors expand their offering to clients. She brings diverse perspectives and experiences to her team, as well as a commitment to inclusivity, sustainability, and social impact


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