Diary of a CEO: July to September 2020

Rachel Murphy

by Rachel Murphy
08 October 2020

2 mins read

Welcome to Rachel’s latest instalment of Diary of a CEO.

Listen as Rachel updates on the crazy last few months and gets honest about what an acquisition really entails!




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What went well?

01:20 A scientific approach to bidding and remote pitching

03:43 Difrent’s acquisition by The Panoply Group

07:04 Face-to-face meetings with staff and clients

08:15 Watching Nic Carney and Merissa Brown at the Socitm graduation and Rachel’s relationship with Socitm’s, Nadira Hussain



Group picture of Difrent's Senior Leadership Team wearing masksImage: Group picture of Difrent’s Senior Leadership Team wearing buffs. From top left to right: Steve Dhillon, Rachel Murphy, Nic Carney, Charmaine Coleman. From bottom left to right: Randal Whitmore, Zoë Gould, Daniel Leakey


What hasn’t gone well?

09:40 The pandemic rages on and thoughts on building award-winning Home Testing service

10:40 Personal challenges with family members passing from Covid19 and illnesses (To donate to Rachel’s fundraising for cancer treatment in the USA click this link)

13:55 Difrent’s Founder, Steve Dhillon, left the company

Focus for the next three months

15:18 Moving out of London after 20 years

16:00 Hiring permanent talent for Difrent and building relationships within The Panoply Group

16:45 NHS Jobs going live and new projects and new clients

17:30 Speaking events including joining Matt Hancock at GovTechSummit, MOD, how it’s all about people talking to people, and managing energy

22:10 Summing up the next few months



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Recorded by Rachel Murphy — Difrent CEO
Recorded and edited by
 Jo Brown – Difrent Marketing Manager

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