We've just had Christmas and New Year is on its way but did you realise we're now in Twixtmas. For those that don't know that's the time inbetween Christmas and New Year...
Whilst it can prove a bit of a limbo between festive partying one group is trying to promote the 5 days of Twixtmas and get people using them more productively. To explain more Sue Dougan was joined by Val McKie who's involved in the campaign.
Sue Dougan sits down with Peter Tatchell, founder of the Peter Tatchell foundation, to find out more about his life, career, and hear his musical favourites. Peter has been a campaigner for human rights, democracy, LGBT freedom and global justice since 1967 and is a member of the queer human rights group OutRage!, and the left-wing of the Green Party.
New research has found that businesses are losing out on billions of pounds every year by not creating products and services for disabled people. The report by the Extra Costs Commission claims that the oversight is costing businesses up to £420 million a week in lost sales. To find out more, Matt Cox spoke to the chair of the commission, Robin Hindle Fisher.
Former chaplain Richard Gamble wants to build a national prayer landmark, akin to other UK landmarks such as the Angel of the North or Stonehenge. Many of these represent key moments in history such as military victories or to show off art and culture, but Richard wants to build one for prayer, representing a million answered prayers. He’s managed to raise just over £47,000 and is now launching a competition for the best design for the monument, which he wants to build next to a motorway.
Tuition fees are increasing for students, low-income families are losing grants, more competition for jobs, high house prices - what does all this mean for kids out there with big dreams? And what do they think of their chances in a post Brexit Britain? Joining Georgie Frost today are three young men who are helping shape the next generation of business. Adam Bradford is an award winning social activist, Louis Howell is a Youth and Community Trainer, and Jacob Sarkil is former young mayor of Lewisham and a youth leader and social entrepreneur.
Sarah investigates why the financial sector has few women in top positions and looks into the companies that have signed up for the women in Financial Services Charter. To go through this issue, Sarah is joined by Jane Platt from NS&I, Melanie Seymour from Women in Banking and Finance and employment lawyer, Gillian Howard.
Time once again for the Consuming Issues news review, with Georgie Frost and Share Radio's Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher. And today, the pound is rallying behind the news that Theresa May will be the next PM, as David Cameron heads to his last PMQs. And on the subject of the pound, travelers exchanging currency at the UK's regional airports are apparently getting less for their pounds than those using London terminals. And bad news for London, as Cambridge is named best place in the UK to work. All this and more, on Consuming Issues, every day from 9am to Midday, right here on Share Radio.
eSolidar is an online, global market place that allows charities to raise funds and awareness through sales and auctions. Described as one of the most outstanding digital initiatives for social good, the company has been growing rapidly and is now looking to the UK for expansion. Linda Lewis went along to their UK headquarters in London to find out how they work. First Broadcast: 10/07/16
On Shop Floor, in association with the Inspirational Development Group, Nick Peters analyses the effect of Brexit on Microbusinesses with Tony Robinson OBE in this time of uncertainty. Kate Jacobs, Editor of HR Magazine, explains how HR departments can provide a vital role in leadership for businesses in the post-Brexit climate. Despite these unsteady times Charlotte Cassedanne, Communications Manager at Power to Change, says Business Communities can unite others and have a positive impact on local people. Charlotte Hollins, who runs the community business Fordhall Farm, explains the story behind the farm and the financial obstacles she had to face to make the it a success. Finally, Kirsten Samuel, Managing Director of Kamwell, highlights the impact of men's mental health problems, particularly suicide, on businesses.
With less than a week to go until the EU referendum Linda Lewis meets Will Moy, Director of Full Fact, and his team in action. Fact-checking as an industry is growing, and Britain is in the lead when it comes to finding innovative ways to pay for it. Will explains why it was important to set the company up, and how they work with journalists, academics and political parties on a daily basis to deliver accurate facts and figures.