Listen to Episode Five of the Talking Future Podcast
Posted on the 30 September 2020
We’re excited to bring you a new Talking Future podcast episode.
Created by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, Talking Future focuses on the lives and work of North East entrepreneurs, their views of the future and how they are innovating as they plan ahead.
In our fifth episode of Talking Future, Yvonne Bell speaks to Laura Weaving of Duo Global Consulting, about creating a workplace that works, understanding staff motivations and behavioural drivers, and how COVID has reshaped company culture.
About Laura Weaving
Before launching DUO in 2014, Laura set up and managed several other high growth international businesses, providing her with the understanding that, in order to drive strategic change that has lasting impact, it's essential to activate change at every level.
This ethos runs throughout DUO’s work. As MD of the business, Laura not only leads DUO’s vision and growth strategy, but she delivers strategic insight for DUO’s clients, helping businesses off all sizes create sustained cultural change.
About Yvonne Bell
Yvonne Bell comes from a background in transport, where the Bell family company spans 4 generations.
During her career, Yvonne spent most of her time in the Mercedes Truck, Van and Car franchises, mainly heading up the marketing function and generally steering the company through the growth that, by the time it was sold in 2017, meant it covered the North East Region from Teesside up to North Northumberland with a staff of almost 200.
Outside of business, she has always been keen to get involved in other things such as community and Hospital radio presenting, local magazine editing, audio editing for a local historical Trust and being instrumental in the setting up a local gym specifically for wheelchair users.
As a long-time member of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, she was pleased to be asked to take a seat on the board a few years ago where she is able to offer her own business experience to other members.