Business First Radio



You will find regular podcasts from and relevant to the Northern Ireland business community on businessfirst radio.


  • Roisin Boyle, Find insurance

    04/03/2014 Duración: 09min

    Roisin Boyle from Find insurance on the value of selecting the right insurance broker for your business.

  • Richard Ramsey on PMI

    14/10/2013 Duración: 01min

    Richard Ramsey on PMI

  • Leading Governance 2013 Conference the future for boards, Belfast

    09/10/2013 Duración: 08min

    In this podcast, Gavin Walker speaks with Joy Allen, Managing Director of Belfast-based Leading Governance on the importance of effective governance which has grown to be one of the most important issues in the business world, and is now part of most major decisions. They also discuss the upcoming Governance Conference to be held in Belfast on November 12 2013

  • Foundation Degree: the student's perspective

    02/10/2013 Duración: 07min

    In this podcast, Gavin talks with Mandy McLaurin, Visitor Information Advisor with North Down Borough Council. Mandy completed the Foundation Degree at the Bangor Campus of SERC before going on to achieve a BSc in International Hotel and Tourism Management at University of Ulster.

  • Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

    13/06/2013 Duración: 08min

    Gavin Walker talks to Nicola Murphy at Action Renewables about how RHI can benefit your business and their conference on the topic in Belfast on June 20 2013.

  • Auto-Enrolment

    06/06/2013 Duración: 07min

    Gavin Walker talks with Geoff Clarke, Managing Director, Xafinity in Belfast, about Auto-Enrolment and Xafinity's free seminar in Belfast on June 11 2013

  • Foundation Degrees

    07/03/2013 Duración: 08min

    Interview with Patricia O'Hagan Core Systems, Belfast

  • Deloitte's TMT 2012

    07/02/2012 Duración: 13min

    Gavin Walker talks to David Crawford, TMT Partner at Deloitte in Belfast, and Paul Lee, who headed up the report. Headline predictions include The number of £65 “smartphones” in use will reach 500 million. The number of apps available will surpass two million by year-end 2012, double the total as of December 2011. The volume of data sent between devices via short-range wireless connections, bypassing the Web, will double in 2012.

  • Norothern Ireland Planning needs serious review

    06/12/2011 Duración: 13min

    In this podcast Gavin Walker talks to Dr Philip Griffiths, Associate Head of School at the University of Ulster - School of the Built Environment. Philip talks about the need for the Executive to develop a radical approach to planning taking advantage of the knowledge available at the School - a UK leader in the sector

  • Bank of Ireland Enterprise Week November 2011

    21/11/2011 Duración: 07min

    Gavin Walker talks with Pat Byrne, Regional Manager, Bank of Ireland in Northern Ireland, about the upcoming Enterprise Week and Agri Food Seminar

  • SunflowerFest 2011

    29/07/2011 Duración: 13min

    Gavin Walker talks to Michael Magowan, the man behind the successful SunflowerFest in Hillsborough about his plans for this year, how business can benefit from being involved...and why he invites 1000's of people onto his beautiful farm every August!

  • Export First

    30/06/2011 Duración: 14min

    Launch of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce exporting initiative at the Stormont Hotel, Belfast

  • Mourne Seafood Bar, Dundrum

    06/06/2011 Duración: 06min

    Gavin Walker enjoys a memorable afternoon at the Mourne Seafood Bar in Dundrum. After a short review of the meal, gavin talks with head chef Wayne Carville about local produce, training staff and a new cookery school opening in July

  • businessfirst radio visits Bank of Ireland in Bangor

    25/05/2011 Duración: 05min

    Bank of Ireland Branch Manager Carol McDonald and clients Ceramica Tiles and Style World Boutique, talk to Gavin Walker about what Enterprise Week means to them

  • Pat Byrne: Bank of Ireland Enterprise Week

    18/05/2011 Duración: 09min

    In this programme, Pat Byrne, Regional Manager(NI) for Bank of Ireland, talks to Gavin Walker about the bank's Enterprise Week across the branch network throughout Northern Ireland, May 20-27 2011

  • Are you sharing the eBay success?

    04/04/2011 Duración: 12min

    In this programme Gavin Walker talks with serial entrepreneur, Michael Hughes - who was trained by eBay as an Education Specialist and was its first five star instructor in these islands - on how your business can become an established an successrful eBay exporter.

  • Javier Bacher

    30/03/2011 Duración: 12min

    Gavin Walker speaks with cognitive psychologist Dr Javier Bajer and asks him to explain his definition of leadership as'the ability to create movement and deliver value.'

  • Stephen McGowan on Creative Industries in Northern Ireland

    11/03/2011 Duración: 10min

    March has been designated Creativity Month throughout Northern Ireland. In this this 10 minute podcast Stepeh McGowan, Head of Creativity and Innovation at DCAL talks about the value of the sector to Northern Ireland's economy

  • Shoud your business become a generator of electricity?

    02/03/2011 Duración: 09min

    In this programme, Gavin Walker talks with Ruth McQuigan, managing director of Horizon Renewables about the Renewable Obligation Certificate Scheme

  • Deidre Bounds talks to businessfirst

    23/02/2011 Duración: 12min

    Deirdre Bounds has been voted as one of northern England’s top 100 entrepreneurs, she is recognised as being in the top 50 influencers in the region, is the Woman of Achievement in Yorkshire 2010. She talks to Gavin about keeping business simple and focussed - and the importance of finding our niche.

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