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Published: April 20, 2022 | Updated: April 21, 2022

Groundbreaking BCP business & work TV show to launch – and we’re proud to be a part of it!

Three 20-minute pilot episodes of Working Live! are to be broadcast on May 4, 6 and 9.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

It’s coming soon to a screen near you…

A new video magazine programme aimed at the BCP business community – and also those transitioning jobs or looking to regain employment – is launched next month.

Three 20-minute pilot episodes of Working Live! are to be broadcast on May 4, 6 and 9.

They will be delivered through workinglive.co.uk and also simulcast on LinkedIn and Facebook.

Catch-up viewing will be available from the following day on the website.

The programmes are being delivered by Bournemouth-based Limetools Ltd, in association with BCP Council, using a dedicated studio in Southcote Road, Bournemouth.

The company is headed by John Dale, a former award-winning programme-maker with the BBC, ITV and Channel Four.

The ground-breaking project is funded by BCP Council’s ARG Stream 3 Bounce Back Challenge Fund Grant Scheme.

Dorset Biz News is the editorial partner in the Working Live! project providing journalism and inspiring case studies.

The pilot project is being watched closely by other local authorities as an example of best practice, as well as the government.

If successful, funding could become available for a year-round series of Working Live!

Several local businesses and cluster organisations are supporting the concept through an Editorial Advisory Group, contributing ideas and providing feedback.

All the presenters of Working Live! – including anchor presenter Lucy Ellis, pictured –  are passionate entrepreneurs who own and run their own successful businesses in the region.

Each 20-minute episode will feature interviews, case studies, studio discussions and video packages.

Topics due to be covered include:

  • Employment and apprenticeships
  • Wellbeing
  • Happiness in the workplace
  • The power of collaboration
  • Managing cyber security
  • Net Zero on low budgets.

Viewers will be able to share their views through live voting and opinion exchange using a wide range of video conferencing platforms as well as more traditional TV phone-in contributions.

It’s hoped that, in time, Working Live! will become an authoritative source of information and material, providing a valuable insight into the BCP world of work.

The project also aims to widen the information flow to ease employment issues and support the local economic bounce back.

John Dale said: “When we moved our business to this area, we were surprised at the strength of the networks.

“‘Word of mouth’ is increasingly important not just in sales, but in recruitment, research and development (R&D) and product design.

“Working Live! explores how we can widen that viral conversation to include everyone interested in work in the BCP region, across sectors and including those transitioning careers and talent just starting out.”

To access Working Live! visit workinglive.co.uk and register.

The developer of Working Live! – Limetools Ltd – designs and builds behaviour change programmes in areas of high organisational risk.

Its recent clients include BAE Systems, the Cabinet Office, European Commission, European Business Incubation Network, the MOD and Santander.