This year is set to be a Happy Halloween for retailers as ghoulish celebrations increase. Retailers forecast to get £330m boost from Halloween as pumpkins, decorations and costumes in demand. Last year Halloween even apparently overtook Valentine's Day as the third biggest retail event as fake blood and pumpkin sales jump 3000% since 2001. To find out more, Georgie was joined on the line by Tomasz Dyl, Managing Director of GottaBe.
What does your voice say about you, specifically in the workplace? And how important is the way we use our voice-boxes? In business we usually get things done by talking. But how well are you doing this? From the board room to the shop floor, the way we speak and how it is received by others is a big deal because it’s ultimately how we get things done. To find out more, Georgie was joined in the studio by Kate Laws at Connor, and Business psychologist Alan Robertson, co creator and developer of VoicePrint.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Kevin Pratt, Web editor MoneySuperMarket.com. Today they discuss the big story that Britain’s economy grew by 0.5% in the three months after the Brexit vote. Elsewhere, drivers are facing rising insurance bills, while over two and a half million renters could be at risk from faulty gas appliances. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Thought about starting your own business? Don't know where to start? Well we think we can give you a helping hand. To help talk you through how to create your own plan - we have the 'start-up coach himself', Carl Reader. And talking through how she started her own dog walking business, the Ministry of Dogs, Alison Williams talks about her experiences and the joy of owning your own business.
On October 27th 1986, the London Stock Exchange swept away centuries of tradition, and ushered in the modern, global City of London. It was called Big Bang. In light of the 30-year anniversary, Brian Tora, Associate at JM Finn & Co., talks about the changes that were brought to The Square Mile.
Would you rather brave the high streets or shop from the comfort of your own home as the Christmas rush looms. If you are heading out, how can you make a potential headache an enjoyable experience and what makes the perfect shopping trip? UK consumer finance expert Jasmine Birtles tells us how.
Once again it's time for this week's edition of Moneywise. This week writer Tom Wilson and deputy editor Helen Knapman join Georgie Frost to discuss the value of houses. The question is, how can you boost maximum profit in order to get the best sales. Plus, we find out about inheritance tax, where the promise by the government to raise the threshold was hailed as a progressive step, as well as hearing Tom’s product pick of the week and the results of their latest poll.
With Halloween is now just days away. And the fruit most commonly known for the scare fest is the pumpkin. But they are not just getting attention for the night of ghosts and ghouls. Today is national Pumpkin Day where people across the world enjoying cake, pie, cookies, bars, pudding, coffee, smoothies, breads, muffins, soups, cheesecake and more, all made with delicious pumpkin. To find out more, Georgie spoke to Mark Bachelor, from Pick Your Own Pumpkins, who works on Beluncle Farm in Kent.
Despite a housing crisis, over 600,000 homes empty in England, with more than 50,000 in London alone. With average house prices at the level they are that works out at a staggering £132billion worth of property - according to research by charity Empty Homes. To find out more, Georgie spoke to Nick Kalms, co-founder of YouSpotProperty.com.