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Stew & Cocoa S2 Episode 1 with The Movement Centre & The Inspirational Leader Award

Toni Camisotti
over 3 years ago by Louise Hall

Stew & Cocoa S2 Episode 1 with The Movement Centre & The Inspirational Leader Award

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Welcome to Season 2 Episode 1 of the Stew & Cocoa podcast! 

After a short break, we’re back with a new direction centred around the launch of our new award, the Inspirational Business Leader Award. We’ll be interviewing 10 business leaders in the construction industry, hearing their nominations for the beacons in our industry who have shown inspiration and innovation during the pandemic and rewarding the winner with £1,000 for their chosen charity, plus we’ll donate £2,500 to our partner charity, The Movement Centre (TMC).

In this podcast, Toni Camisotti speaks to two key figures at TMC - Helen Knight and Jack Mantle - about the launch of our award, who TMC are and what makes them different, how they’ve dealt with the challenges of Covid-19 and the innovative things they have done as a charity, interfacing with the NHS (which has been a blessing and curse) and how that can be improved, and what the award means to TMC.

The Movement Centre is a charity that provides a specialist therapy called Targeted Training, a life changing therapy that develops functional skills required for head control and sitting, and where possible standing and walking in children with cerebral palsy and other problems of movement control.


Granite Search presents ‘Inspirational Business Leader’ Award

The Award:

2020 has so far been a challenging year and when the country went into lockdown on 23rd March, our industry resembled a Sergio Leone movie, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly…

Some have not covered themselves in glory whilst others in our industry have shone like a beacon and separated the great leaders from the lesser, over the past 16 weeks, the Owner of Granite Search, Toni Camisotti has been hosting our Stew & Cocoa podcast which has run in tandem with our new suite of products and services highlighting all of the above. We’ve seen how major UK financials have responded positively, how the market has reacted to government policy and shone a spotlight on the ugly world of insolvency practice. We’ve had mixed reviews as well, but the reoccurring theme was the request to hear more about the good stuff that’s genuinely making a difference…

To that end, to support our partnered Charity, TMC we are going to be presenting a Leadership Award for inspiration and innovation over this year. And this will be the theme of our podcasts moving forwards. 10 interviews between now and Christmas with industry figures who will be invited to nominate their ‘Inspirational Leader’ and why. The Podcast with the most likes and shares for their nomination will win a £1000 donation to a charity of their choice as well as a £2500 donation presented to TMC.


We will be interviewing 10 Executives who will nominate their chosen Leader, (You can propose yourself, individuals within your businesses, clients or consultants or public sector leaders). The criteria are those who since lock down have provided innovation, inspiration or genuine ultruism in policy decisions effecting any of their stakeholders. To nominate someone please submit to and make sure you watch their podcast on either YouTube or Spotify ‘Stew & Cocoa’.


The winner is the podcast with the most likes and comments and will be announced Friday December 18th 2020 .



In challenging times, Granite Search offers ‘stew and cocoa’ to the front line in construction's response to Covid 19. Toni Camisotti - Owner & Director at Granite Search - talks with industry leaders in the construction space about their thoughts on managing through the current coronavirus crisis, where the industry will be headed as we start to move out of the crisis, what the future looks like operationally and commercially for construction businesses, and any advice they have for business leaders on managing the crisis effectively.