Hi – great to talk to you again. It feels like a lot has changed since we last posted an episode of The Growth Business. Restrictions are easing and for a lot of us it has been a busy time getting ready to re-open closed offices, shops and trading spaces.

I’m going into the office briefly this week which will feel odd after months at my kitchen table. But I think we have proved beyond doubt that it is possible to connect with customers wherever you are – especially if you are set up to tap into your digital connections. Social media has been invaluable for keeping us connected as have the networking groups we belong to.

That’s where my guest comes in. Maggie Berry is the European lead for the group WEConnect International who bring together women owned businesses with leading international companies to promote supplier diversity in procurement. Maggie is passionate about promoting opportunities for all which is timely.

PLUS as Maggie point out – it seems madness in the current climate for any supply chain to rely heavily on one big global supplier rather than several smaller ones.

I hope you enjoy our chat and if you want to connect with Maggie she can be found on Linkedin here and at WEConnect here  and here