If you’ve just started a business and wonder who you can turn to, this episode of Suffolk Money Podcast may just give you the answer. This week Colin speaks to Nick Pandolfi, who after a long and varied career in the media, is now part of the team at MENTA; a non-for-profit organisation that works with entrepreneurs and growing businesses, offering help, support, advice and training.
Nick begins by talking about his education at drama school in London, which led to roles on stage as well as in television and film. After a brief spell in the States, he returned to Suffolk and took his first role on the air waves, with Radio Suffolk. Presenting local radio turned out to be a great fit, giving Nick the opportunity to be himself and to learn more about Suffolk. Nick went on to work for a variety of radio stations, including Liberty, SGR Radio, Heart and finally Town 102. It was here on his breakfast show that Nick first met Colin, our local money expert.
Presenting a breakfast show six days a week naturally comes with enormous challenges. By 2017 Nick was ready for a change and joined MENTA, to help with marketing and media engagement. Nick is now focused on helping start-ups and established businesses improve the promotion of their brand, products and services through Social Media as well as traditional media.
The evolution of MENTA is one of Suffolk’s biggest success stories. It was started in 1984 by a small group of business people who saw a need for business support, training and coaching and it has been at the forefront of helping local businesses grow ever since. Not only does it provide a wide range of cost-effective business services, but also the facility for co-working and collaborative workspaces, with sites in Haverhill, Brandon as well as Bury St Edmunds.
For more information about MENTA please visit https://www.menta.org.uk