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Stew & Cocoa S3 Episode 1: Toni talks with John Wicks, Co-Founder & Director of Copper Projects - Stew & Cocoa Podcast

Toni Camisotti
over 2 years ago by Toni Camisotti

Stew & Cocoa S3 Episode 1: Toni talks with John Wicks, Co-Founder & Director of Copper Projects - Stew & Cocoa Podcast

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Welcome to Season 3 of the Stew and Cocoa podcast. 

In this season, we’re exploring the impact of Covid-19 on the labour market. 

In the first interview of the season, we’re starting strong with John Wicks, Co-Founder and Director of Copper Projects, currently attached to the freehold of Sugar Island, an incredible development in East London. We discuss how the pandemic affected his involvement in the development, his thoughts on complying with IR35, and the biggest challenges he’ll face over the next 12 months. 

If you want real insight into how a company has stayed strong throughout the pandemic and possibly emerged stronger, then you won’t want to miss this one. 

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A lot’s changed in Construction recently. The IR35 deadline’s been and gone. The whole world's emerging out of lockdown all at once. Demand is booming, materials prices are rising exponentially and wage inflation is on the horizon. Whilst the social world returns to something resembling normal, are we walking back into a totally different workplace to the one we left? 

As we enter our third season of the Stew & Cocoa podcast, we've got a lot to look forward to. 

The show features lively conversations with a hand-picked roster of construction industry leaders. We'll explore how their roles have changed over the last year, the challenges they've faced, the creative solutions they've had to employ to overcome them and how the new working environment will continue to evolve. 

  • How have they dealt with the pandemic? 
  • What challenges have they faced and innovations offered to meet them over the past year? 
  • How has the combination of the demand for post lockdown flexible working and new IR35 legislation influenced their talent attraction strategy? 
  • What can we do to make work better than it was before? 

We know now that good candidates are already in short supply. Our aim is to help the market back on its feet as quickly as possible, at the same time showcasing businesses leading the way in their return to work strategy, boosting their employer branding credentials in the process. 

Our goal is to inspire our audience with real stories of growth, adversity, success and failure. We aim to be entertaining, informative, and motivating in equal measure.