Making Connections with Lisa Harper of Triple Three Solutions

On this weeks The SKoop, I spoke to Lisa Harper and we found out a little more about the woman behind the glasses. We talk about HR and the role of a freelance HR Advsisor, networking, local relationships and of course, Stockport and how a Black Country girl has made home in the North West.

Andy McAnally is a lifelong resident of South Stockport and has set up The SKoop during spring 2020 as a way to draw on the awesome community spirit in the area. The SKoop is for residents and business owners in Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Bramhall, Hazel Grove, Marple and Stockport.

The SKoop is recorded and produced by Strength In Media.

If you enjoy The SKoop, please leave us a 5 Star review on Apple podcasts and share with your network, to help other people find us too.

While it will always be free to listen to, it is not free to create The SKoop and if you would like to show your gratitude and buy us a coffee, please visit www.buymeacoffee.com/theskoop

Trims and Training with Liz Anderton from Eclectic Hair & Beauty

On this week’s The SKoop, we talk to local hairdresser and business owner Liz Anderton. Liz has been in business in Bramhall, Hazel Grove and Cheadle Hulme for many years and her business has blossomed in that time.

This week, we talk about following your passions, the importance of teams and how staying local.

You can find all of Liz’s contact details in our own directory at www.theskoop.co.uk

Andy McAnally is a lifelong resident of South Stockport and has set up The SKoop during spring 2020 as a way to draw on the awesome community spirit in the area. The SKoop is for residents and business owners in Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Bramhall, Hazel Grove, Marple and Stockport.

The SKoop is recorded and produced by Strength In Media.

If you enjoy The SKoop, please leave us a 5 Star review on Apple podcasts and share with your network, to help other people find us too.

While it will always be free to listen to, it is not free to create The SKoop and if you would like to show your gratitude and buy us a coffee, please visit www.buymeacoffee.com/theskoop

Hardware & Networking With Athina England of Infinite Tech Solutions

On this weeks The SKoop, we discuss computers and technology, how infinite have supported many local businesses through a global pandemic despite being less than a year old, how technology has actually benefited a lot of people in the last year and as always, I ask Athina exactly what  it is about Stockport she holds so dearly.

Andy McAnally is a lifelong resident of South Stockport and has set up The SKoop during spring 2020 as a way to draw on the awesome community spirit in the area. The SKoop is for residents and business owners in Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Bramhall, Hazel Grove, Marple and Stockport.

The SKoop is recorded and produced by Strength In Media.

If you enjoy The SKoop, please leave us a 5 Star review on Apple podcasts and share with your network, to help other people find us too.

While it will always be free to listen to, it is not free to create The SKoop and if you would like to show your gratitude and buy us a coffee, please visit www.buymeacoffee.com/theskoop

More Than Just Skin Deep with Amy Lamb of AL Medical and Wellness.

Amy is back to BAU this week as full service resumed on Monday.

On this weeks The SKoop, we discuss the synergy of medical aesthetics and phsycological wellbeing, work life balance and how running a small business can both help and hiner the process and how important a helpful husband can be and as always, we talk about Stockport and the community as both business owners and residents.

Andy McAnally is a lifelong resident of South Stockport and has set up The SKoop during spring 2020 as a way to draw on the awesome community spirit in the area. The SKoop is for residents and business owners in Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Bramhall, Hazel Grove, Marple and Stockport.

The SKoop is recorded and produced by Strength In Media.

If you enjoy The SKoop, please leave us a 5 Star review on Apple podcasts and share with your network, to help other people find us too.

While it will always be free to listen to, it is not free to create The SKoop and if you would like to show your gratitude and buy us a coffee, please visit www.buymeacoffee.com/theskoop

Sending Smiles in the Post with Michelle Parr of SmileyHiley

When Michelle couldn’t find her perfect wedding invites, she decided to use her card making hobby to make her own. She had often made handmade cards for family and friends and puts her creativity down to a childhood spent watching her mum create displays at the primary school she worked at.

Now, the business is much more than cards, it’s crafting, giftware and all things smiley! Michelle’s motto, “sending smiles in the post” is a true representation of SmileyHiley, whether it’s a card for any occasion, craft kits for children (or adults), craft workshops, printed cards or giftware each piece is made, packed, sent and received with a smile. And what Michelle loves most is that often, her wares bring smiles to many as children enjoy creating cards and gifts from her kits before passing them onto someone else.

Michelle was born and bred in Bramhall, went to school in Cheadle Hulme and left for the Big Smoke in her twenties to chase a career, but says herself she didn’t know her neighbours, yet here, at home, the community is all important to both Michelle and SmileyHiley.

Andy McAnally is a lifelong resident of South Stockport and has set up The SKoop during spring 2020 as a way to draw on the awesome community spirit in the area. The SKoop is for residents and business owners in Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Bramhall, Hazel Grove, Marple and Stockport.

The SKoop is recorded and produced by Strength In Media.

If you enjoy The SKoop, please leave us a 5 Star review on Apple podcasts and share with your network, to help other people find us too.

While it will always be free to listen to, it is not free to create The SKoop and if you would like to show your gratitude and buy us a coffee, please visit www.buymeacoffee.com/theskoop

Recruitment Without the BS with Rebecca Maloney of Block IT Recruitment

Rebecca has worked in and around recruitment for the best part of 30 years and puts her success down to more than just being good at her job.

Rebecca loves recruitment because she likes to help people and see them flourish, both her clients finding the right employees but also the recruits being the right fit and finding the right employer. Having spent some time working with candidates and coaching them to be in the best position to be employed, she understands her role from both sides and knows the candidate is just as important as the recruiter.

As much as this ethos, Rebecca puts a lot of her success down to networking. Within a week of deciding to go on her own, she had googled Stockport Networking and hasn’t looked back since. Rebecca’s sees networking as more than just trying to get the next sale. Its building relationships and again having the opportunity to help others. Networking is collaboration and if it doesn’t directly bring her any work, it helps her do her job better as she has a greater network of contacts to liaise with meaning she can find the right clients and the right recruits.

Stockport born and bred, Rebecca is ambitious yet down to earth, loves the SK postcodes, the people and the community.

Andy McAnally is a lifelong resident of South Stockport and has set up The SKoop during spring 2020 as a way to draw on the awesome community spirit in the area. The SKoop is for residents and business owners in Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Bramhall, Hazel Grove, Marple and Stockport.

The SKoop is recorded and produced by Strength In Media.

If you enjoy The SKoop, please leave us a 5 Star review on Apple podcasts and share with your network, to help other people find us too.

While it will always be free to listen to, it is not free to create The SKoop and if you would like to show your gratitude and buy us a coffee, please visit www.buymeacoffee.com/theskoop

Inclusion & Diversity with Lorna Chudleigh of Inspired People Network.

Lorna has had a diverse career, from studying Speech and Language Therapy, through sales, Recruitment and Talent. Lorna now works for herself, helping businesses create the right teams, through looking for and finding the right mix of talent.

Lorna has a specific interest in inclusion and diversity and believes it’s an integral part of the talent equation as a diverse team will most often create more efficient business solutions for both business and customer. She has also engaged in International Women’s Day for the last 3-4 years and has presented on Unconscious Bias to senior business leaders.

Lorna grew up in Nottingham, but she has grown fond of Stockport and the SK community, acknowledging the bond and togetherness within the area, particularly over the past 12 months, as well as enjoying the location and proximity to both town and countryside.

Andy McAnally is a lifelong resident of South Stockport and has set up The SKoop during spring 2020 as a way to draw on the awesome community spirit in the area. The SKoop is for residents and business owners in Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Bramhall, Hazel Grove, Marple and Stockport.

The SKoop is recorded and produced by Strength In Media.

If you enjoy The SKoop, please leave us a 5 Star review on Apple podcasts and share with your network, to help other people find us too.

While it will always be free to listen to, it is not free to create The SKoop and if you would like to show your gratitude and buy us a coffee, please visit www.buymeacoffee.com/theskoop

If It’s Digital, Ask Anna with Anna Rogers of Digital Annie

Anna Rogers of Digital Annie

Working in the corporate banking world, took it’s toll on Anna so when she hit burnout, she took a year out. During that year, she took up crochet, planned events in the charity sector and was reading herself to restart as a consultant, once again with corporate clients in mind. At this time however, her father took ill and coincidentally he was knee deep in admin and paperwork at the time. This made Anna take note and this is when Digital Annie was born.

Anna has a vast array of roles within Digital Annie, but essentially she is an expert in Digital Marketing and specialises in Facebook.

In this episode, we talk about social media strategies and batching content, Friendly Fridays and the importance of CPD and learning through coaching, reading and listening.

Anna tells us just what she loves about Stockport. The location, the proximity to both City and countryside and of course, the community and the importance of that to local business and residents.

You may also enjoy episodes with Westfield Coaching, Hanniah Is Social and Vicki G Social

Andy McAnally is a lifelong resident of South Stockport and has set up The SKoop during spring 2020 as a way to draw on the awesome community spirit in the area. The SKoop is for residents and business owners in Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Bramhall, Hazel Grove, Marple and Stockport.

The SKoop is recorded and produced by Strength In Media.

If you enjoy The SKoop, please leave us a 5 Star review on Apple podcasts and share with your network, to help other people find us too.

While it will always be free to listen to, it is not free to create The SKoop and if you would like to show your gratitude and buy us a coffee, please visit www.buymeacoffee.com/theskoop

A Dance Everyday Keeps the Dr Away with Chloe Senior of Kinetic Dance and Wellbeing

Since she was 2 years old, Chloe has loved dance, drama and the arts. A childhood of multiple dance classes a week and further education in Musical Theatre and Performance, however after completing her degree, she realised she maybe loved dancing more than she did performing.

At this point, Chloe was introduced to Community Dance where she started her career with  a project in Croydon.

Fast forward a few years and like many, Chloe has moved up north for love but has brought her first love with her as well as falling for Stockport.

Now offering online community dance, fitness and wellbeing sessions, utilising her experience as a performer and dance teacher, she has established a strong local community as well as clients from further afield.

Chloe also uses her skills as a Dancer and teacher  to support Stockport Without Abuse and offers a monthly charity dance class for them https://www.facebook.com/Stockport-Without-Abuse-101681941522593/

Andy McAnally is a lifelong resident of South Stockport and has set up The SKoop during spring 2020 as a way to draw on the awesome community spirit in the area. The SKoop is for residents and business owners in Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Bramhall, Hazel Grove, Marple and Stockport.

The SKoop is recorded and produced by Strength In Media.

If you enjoy The SKoop, please leave us a 5 Star review on Apple podcasts and share with your network, to help other people find us too.

While it will always be free to listen to, it is not free to create The SKoop and if you would like to show your gratitude and buy us a coffee, please visit www.buymeacoffee.com/theskoop

A Design For Life with Chloe Quinn of Chloe Q Studio

Chloe has always wanted to be a graphic designer. Since she realised at around 11, it’s all she has ever wanted to do. She left school straight for Art College and then straight into a job in graphic design.

With 20 years’ experience in the industry, including 7 years self-employed, Chloe has really nailed down her niche and has a passion for layout design, nod to her previous role at the M.E.N.

Andy McAnally is a lifelong resident of South Stockport and has set up The SKoop during spring 2020 as a way to draw on the awesome community spirit in the area. The SKoop is for residents and business owners in Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Bramhall, Hazel Grove, Marple and Stockport.

The SKoop is recorded and produced by Strength In Media.

If you enjoy The SKoop, please leave us a 5 Star review on Apple podcasts and share with your network, to help other people find us too.

While it will always be free to listen to, it is not free to create The SKoop and if you would like to show your gratitude and buy us a coffee, please visit www.buymeacoffee.com/theskoop