Smith Goodfellow MD, Cathy Barlow appears on Leaders Council podcast

By Jen Heil | December 13, 2021

SG’s Managing Director, Cathy, was recently invited onto The Leaders Council podcast to talk about the challenges the business has faced over the last couple of years and how we’re looking to the future. The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is currently in the process of talking to leadership figures from across the nation to understand what it means to be a leader in Britain and Northern Ireland today.

The host, Scott Challinor, asked a series of questions about leadership and the role it has played in Cathy’s career to date. Challinor commented: “Hosting a show like this, where you speak to genuine leaders who have been there and done it, either on a national stage or within a crucial industry sector, is an absolute honour.”


Lord Blunkett, chairman of The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland said: “I think the most informative element of each episode is the first part, where Scott Challinor is able to sit down with someone who really gets how their industry works and knows how to make their organisation tick. Someone who’s there day in day out working hard and inspiring others. That’s what leadership is all about.”


It’s been a challenging period for leaders across all sectors, having to find new ways of working, identifying opportunities for their business to adapt and pivot in the face of significant changes. Reflecting on the opportunity to participate, Cathy said: “It was an honour to be invited to speak with Scott on the Leaders Council podcast and to share some of the ups and downs we’ve faced in recent years. It was important to me to take the opportunity during this conversation to acknowledge the tremendous contribution of my team, who have worked incredibly hard supporting each other and the business through some very difficult times. I am proud to lead this business and the awsome team that makes it what it is.”


You can listen to the podcast in full here and have a read of Cathy’s bio on the Leaders Council website.

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