Welcome to Bang the Drum, the chart-topping podcast championing ambitious SMEs and entrepreneurs, brought to you by Azets

Bang the Drum is hosted by Emma Sheppard, a freelance journalist specialising in all things SME. You’ll find Emma’s work in The Guardian, The Times, the FT’s Sifted Magazine, and others.

Each episode, Emma is joined by specialist advisors and inspirational business leaders to tackle a range of topics and share their experiences and insights.

We’ll discuss the challenges and triumphs that entrepreneurs know are all part of starting, running and growing your own business.

Bang the Drum has featured at #1 in the Apple Podcast charts for Management podcasts and #19 in the Apple Podcasts charts for Business podcasts.

Listen, subscribe, rate and review, and share Bang the Drum with others who you think might enjoy it.

You can contact Bang the Drum at podcast@azets.co.uk.


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Meet the Host - Emma Sheppard

Emma Sheppard is a freelance journalist specialising in all things small business. She writes regularly for The Guardian, The Times, Sifted Magazine and more.


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And joining Declan to debate all of this are Blick Rothenberg’s Reward Services Partner Stuart Hyland and Azets’ Group Chief People Officer Claire Jepras.

Check the episode here