In Conversation With - Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce

Last updated 10th of February 2021

Author Lisa Hartwell

Secrets of the South West’s Business Leaders: “In Conversation With” Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce

We’ve teamed up with Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce to create “In Conversation With” a new podcast featuring personalities and business leaders from across the South West region.

Hosted by Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce CEO, Stuart Elford, the new podcast includes interviews with some of the region’s leading lights in business as well as well-known local personalities.

Each episode will feature two interviews. In “Chamber Chat”, Stuart talks with well-known local personalities such as Pete Goss, David FitzGerald and Luke Pollard MP to find out more about them as people and discuss the most important issues facing our region. 

Meanwhile, “Chamber Made”, sees Stuart chatting with members of Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce about their businesses, how they got started, the highs and lows and their plans for the future.

This series of podcasts is recorded and produced by us at our Plymouth production centre. Fresh Air Studios CEO, Paul Philpott, explains the inspiration for the new podcast and why we’re happy to be involved: "This region has a wealth of business expertise, firms that have diversified in the face of adversity, companies that are innovating every day, and our fair share of entrepreneurs, too – all with exciting and interesting stories to tell. 

“We are really excited to provide a new source of inspirational business content, and some great interviews with 'the powers that be' where they have the opportunity to face some challenging questions."

Stuart Elford added: “We’ve had a lot of fun interviewing some of the region’s biggest names and learnt a lot about how they operate and a few of the secrets of their success.

“Fellow business owners will be listening to what drives them and no doubt a few episodes will strike a chord!”

You can listen to the podcasts and subscribe at any time by searching for ‘Devon Chamber In Conversation With’ wherever you listen to your podcasts. Or find them on Apple iTunes Podcasts: or Spotify:

Episode One is already available and features interviews with Johnny Mercer MP and Howard Davies from Salcombe Distilling.


Want help creating a podcast for your business or organisation. Call us now on 01752 229246 for a no-obligation chat.

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