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Welcome to the Azets podcast Bang the Drum

Available to stream now on all major podcast platforms, including Apple and Spotify.


Bang the Drum invites Azets specialists and industry leaders to discuss broad business topics that encourage growth, highlight challenges, and provide practical advice for ambitious SME owners and entrepreneurs.

It’s 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.

Bang The Drum takes a deep dive into what SME businesses must do to protect cashflow amid some of the toughest global economic challenges many will ever face.

The podcast is available to stream now on all major podcast platforms, including Apple and Spotify. Make sure to follow and subscribe on your favourite player, leave a review and share it with others who you think might enjoy it. You can contact Bang the Drum at

Episode 5 - 'Green, green growth'

Episode five of Bang The Drum, the Azets podcast championing ambitious SME owners and entrepreneurs, is live!

In this episode, host Emma Sheppard is joined by Paul Clifford, Regional CEO at Azets, and Andrea Hartley, CEO of creative social and environmental impact consultancy Skating Panda.

They discuss the importance of ESG and sustainability for SME business leaders; some of the low-cost, high impact initiatives that can be used; and how to turn being good to the #environment into profitable #growth.

Download a guide on how to make your business more sustainable


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Episode 9: When to sell your business (and when not to)

In this episode we consider the key considerations for if and when to sell your business, including knowing your population of potential buyers and the number you are willing to sell for, as well as the key tax and legal considerations.

Joining Decan to discuss all of this is Blick Rothenberg’s Corporate Tax Partner Rob Goodley and our guest Phil Ives from Bean Partners, who is himself a serial entrepreneur.

Check the episode here