We care about your business as much as you do. That’s why at the heart of Padua Communications we want to give back and support the small business community where we can.
As we left the last national lockdown amid fears of a recession, the Federation of Small Business (known as ‘FSB’) asked Nicky Rudd, Managing Director and Founder of Padua Communications, to feature as part of their ‘First Voice’ series. The series featured interviews with experts sharing their business knowledge.
Padua Communications was founded during a recession, and this opportunity allowed Nicky to chat about how she manages her time, business and recommendations for those starting in business.
Nicky’s advice to anyone just starting or considering starting a business is: “Do it but spend some time on building your brand…Spend time thinking about what you want your business to be over the next 3-5 years. Try and picture where you want your business to be. Don’t be put off by competitors or try and be like everybody else. Find your own voice, story and customer set.”
You can watch the full interview below:
We also joined local businesses in the Hampshire area on #Hampshireday2021, an FSB Hampshire, Dorset and Isle of Wight campaign, celebrating local businesses in the Hampshire area, with over 20 businesses from a variety of sectors, sharing what they love about Hampshire.
Interviewed on Evolve to Succeed podcast
Earlier this year, Nicky Rudd, Managing Director and Founder of Padua Communications joined Warren Munson, founder of the weekly Evolve to Succeed Podcast. The podcast invites entrepreneurs and business leaders in a variety of sectors to explore the link between personal and business success. Warren was curious about the challenges Nicky faced setting up Padua Communications.
Nicky’s answer was “I simply love Hampshire because it has the best of all worlds – from the sea, countryside, cities and people. There’s a great network of businesses, a huge talent pool of experience and opportunities for young people – and lots of collaboration with a perfect work vibe, which helps with the work/life balance. It’s a lovely place to live and work and I feel very blessed!”
FREE advice to SMEs
Padua Communications is focused on helping SMEs and hosts a monthly ‘Link & Learn’ event offering free marketing, PR, Communication and PR advice. Each month covers a chosen topic with specialist speakers – Mailchimp for October, Google Ads for November and Planning for 2022 in December.
You can enrol for one, or all, of our Link & Learn events, which offer the opportunity to network with other business owners and ask any marketing questions you may have.
You can also watch our past Link & Learn sessions on YouTube – and if there’s a particular subject you’d like to hear about, please let us know.