Pets Win Prizes with Helen Speigel Photographer

Helen has always worked with animals, as a veterinary nurse, medical rep for veterinary pharmaceuticals and now in her role as a photographer.

With a clear passion for animals and photography, she uses her passion to provide her clients with lasting memories of their pets and families.

In this weeks The SKoop, I spoke with Helen about transitioning from employee to business owner, community and how it’s one of Stockport’s great strengths and how relationships and recognition both help businesses grow.

Helen is another local business owner who has moved into the area, has grown to love Stockport and has come to think of it as home.

You can find all of Helen’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.

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People and Numbers With Sarah Harkness of In Accountancy

Sarah Harkness went from providing local businesses with strategy and marketing strategy to MD of an accountancy firm. While she talks about waking up to find that she was MD one morning, her story suggests it was a natural progression.

Sarah clearly has a passion for helping and people, and combines the 2 through her previous coaching role, nurturing clients and colleagues.

In this weeks SKoop, Sarah and I discuss numbers, people, networking and supporting local charity.

While not born and bred in Stockport, Sarah has made a home in Stockport and genuinely loves the area and the community.

In Accountancy

The Hannah Whitley Foundation

St Ann’s Hospice

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

The Proof is in the Reading with Karen Jones of The Perfect Copy

In this week’s The SKoop, I spoke to Copy Editor and Proof Reader, Karen Jones.

We talk about the difference between Copy Editing, Editing and Copywriting, Six Degrees of Separation and again we talk about networking as a vital marketing tool.

Having grown up in North Wales, Karen knew the area before moving to Stockport when she married. 37 years later, she is still here as a resident and business owner and says of the area, it’s the people and the community that have kept her here.

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 Year For Change with Jacqueline Eyre of Eyre Therapy

Jacquie Eyre is a Cheshire born and bred councillor and author. Starting early with the mindfulness of her Karate training, followed in her 20’s with holistic health practices and finally culminating now she is 2 years in to her self-employed journey treating clients through all wellbeing treatments.

In this week’s episode with Jacquie Eyre, we spoke about Karate, structure & discipline, marketing mistakes and the release of her first book in January this year.

We also discussed the importance of talking and how Jacquie loves the weather in Stockport and 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

Does What It Says on the Tin with Julie Elder of Totally Holistic Health

On this week’s The SKoop, I spoke with Julie Elder about Health and Wellness through Holistic treatments, including Yoga, massage and kinesiology, going self-employed and stepping out of the corporate rat race and the act of intentional relaxation to benefit your mental health and set you up for the day.

Of course, we also talk about Stockport, the community and the support of local small businesses and the networks available.

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

Let Me Tell You A Story with Gillian Walsh of GW Brand Photography & Gillian Walsh Photography

In this week’s First Birthday special, I spoke to another birthday girl and following on from the 6 month special where I was interviewed myself, this week you’ll hear from my partner and local brand photographer, Gillian Walsh.

In this week’s The SKoop, we spoke about Work Life Balance, Telling the story of your brand identity through brand photography and how the people of Stockport and the North West inspire pour local businesses.

GW Branding Photography

Contact Gillian Walsh Photography

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

Sales and Leadership with Gilly Thompson of Thompson Training and Development

Gilly Thompson Sales and Leadership Coach
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Gilly Thompson runs a Sales and Leadership Training Academy, based in Wilmslow, SK9. She works with businesses of all sizes and specialises in enabling sales teams and leaders to be effective and thrive.

In this weeks The SKoop, we talk about Sales and Leadership Training, Legacy, local clients and networks and business support.

A great interview this week and an opportunity to get to know Gilly and how she can perhaps help your small business grow.

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

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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