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Episode 8 | Celebrating Black history month

Throughout October we are celebrating Black History Month. Join Mike Raphael, Trudy Beharry and Jadene Aderonmu to hear how they navigated being black whilst growing up and forging careers in the UK. This podcast will make you laugh and cry, and highlights the diversity of experience of black people in the UK.

Recorded 21st September 2021

Episode 7 | Is low-code the future?

Local authorities across the UK have begun exploring the benefits, but few are currently making the most of low code platforms. Mike Holmes joins Matt Culpin to discuss the benefits of low code platforms in the public sector and examine the considerations and requirements of widely adopting and integrating a low code approach. An insightful discussion for anyone considering the adoption of a low code platform.

Recorded 21st September 2021

Episode 6 | World Youth Skills Day

Acknowledging World Youth Skills Day, our latest podcast highlights the importance of technical and vocational educational training, and equipping young people with the skills they need for the future. Jake Wilkins, ServiceNow Administrator, joins the podcast to discuss his journey going through the Midlands youth initiative, Digisheds, and subsequently joining Methods in 2020.

Recorded 6th July 2021

Episode 5 | What does Pride mean to me?

June is a month of celebration of the LGBTQ+ communities, attracting millions of people around the world who participate in parades, marches, parties and also protests. In this special episode, the panel discuss ‘what does Pride mean to me?’. From community, celebrating diversity, to being your authentic self, Pride means different things to different people, and we all have reasons to be proud of who we are and how we express that.

Recorded 7th June 2021


Episode 4 | Accessibility

To mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), Methods  ‘Accessibility’ podcast explores the misconceptions surrounding accessibility; after all, we all want to complete a task without encountering a barrier in any form, and therefore accessibility issues impact everyone. The panel discuss how organisations can prioritise accessibility and provide practical examples. There is also a transcript available here.

Recorded 27th April 2021

Episode 3 | Earth Day 2021 : Behaviour change to tackle climate change?

To mark Earth Day 2021, Sarah Tulej (Sustainability Consultant), Suzanne Maxted (Business Architect at Methods) and Hannah Pinnock (Design Strategist at Methods) talk about how we can use behaviour change to tackle the climate crisis. They discuss how the UK government have used strong messaging during the pandemic to change people’s behaviour, and question why the same can’t be done for climate change. They discuss the importance of public sector organiations making it easy for citizens to make ‘the green choice’, and how companies ‘should’ pay for the impact they have on the planet. An inspiring listen!

Recorded 20th April 2021

Episode 2 | Resilience

To mark International Women’s Day, Alison Palmer, Sarah Rudston and Hannah Pinnock explore the problematic theme of resilience, and what it really means today, given the seismic shifts we’ve experienced as a result of COVID-19. From learning from their own experiences, through to breaking down the perception of how people expect you to be ‘resilient’, how can your actions and behaviours impact your emotional awareness and intelligence?

Recorded 4th March 2021

Episode 1 | The next decade of digital transformation in the public sector

Mark Thompson, Strategy Director at Methods and Professor at Exeter University, joins Hannah Pinnock, Design Strategist, to discuss the Future of Digital Transformation. Looking at the biggest game changers over previous years, and how covid-19 has driven acceleration with increased investment in IT and digital, Mark reflects on spend control, before asking, “is it about just technology, or should we start to think about how we can re-architecture and re-design our services for a cloud based world?”.

Recorded 14th December 2020