Linda Lewis meets the team behind Robomagic, an independent music company with the desire to make the lives of established and aspiring artists fairer and more equitable at its core. Rob Hallett, CEO and founder, explains how he set up the company, their future plans, and the Fold Festival, produced and curated by Nile Rodgers, which is being put on in conjunction with the company.
Linda Lewis meets two Americans who've come up with a drink they describe as a 'mini bottle of goodness', a hydration boost with a concentrated shot of vitamins, minerals and electrolytes. Douglas Wolfson and Sanam Petri tell their exciting story.
Linda Lewis meets the father and son duo behind Ajuve- a new online platform intended to help businesses and individuals resolve legal disputes over contracts quickly and cheaply. The young CEO Alex Bargate explains how the company works and how, with the help of his father Quentin, they set it up.
Pavegen are a company who have come up with revolutionary technology that transforms the power of people's footsteps into energy. Linda Lewis meets the CEO Laurence Kemball Cook, who reveals how the company has teamed up with Tribal Planet in Silicon Valley to turn the data from footsteps into a 'digital currency' which people can spend using their mobile phone.
Linda Lewis visits the people behind Cauli Rice an innovative range of low carb, low calory rice made from cauliflower which available in supermarkets. About a year ago Gem Misa was one of the finalists slightly nervously lined up to pitch their business idea to Richard Branson in the annual Virgin competition for start-ups and new businesses. An advertising campaign was part of their prize, Cauli Rice got a lot of media attention. And not long afterwards their innovative range of low carb, low calorie rice made from cauliflower was launched in supermarkets and online.
Since then, co-founders Gem Misa and her husband Jamie have raised more investment, won more prizes and are already planning various new flavours and business extras, such as a subscription service for people watching their weight who want their low carbs delivered straight to the door in a regular order. With sales soaring, they've also opened an office in Battersea, South London.
As exam season draws closer and closer, a free new app is bringing a fresh new approach to studying and revision. Gojimo have over 160,000 practice questions on all popular subjects and offer tutoring via instant messaging, available 24/7. Linda Lewis meets the founder, George Burgess, and the young team behind Gojimo on Company Casebook who explain how it all started.
Linda Lewis heads over to Snact this week, a company that makes fruit jerky from surplus fruit. She meets founders Ilana Taub and Michael Minch Dixon, asking them how they set up the company. The pair convey their passion for cutting food waste, their aim to collect unwanted fruit from markets and suppliers, and turn it into something that people would want to buy.
To celebrate Share Radio going national, Morning Money brings you a quick edition of Linda Lewis's look into the history of digital radio, and the launch of the new D2 platform across the UK. Linda talks to Ford Ennals, CEO of Digital Radio UK, Paul Eaton Director of Digital Radio at Arqiva, Matt Deegan, Station Manager at Fun Kids and Gavin Oldham, Managing Director of Share Radio, to find out what the launch of this new digital platform means for radio across the UK.
Ford Ennals, Paul Eaton, Gavin Oldham, Matt Deegan
To celebrate Share Radio going national, Linda Lewis looks into the history of digital radio and what the launch of the UK's second national DAB multiplex means for the UK. Linda talks to Ford Ennals, CEO of Digital Radio UK, Jimmy Buckland, Director of Strategy at UTV, Matt Deegan, Station Manager at Fun Kids, Kevin Bennett, Chief Operating Officer at Premier Praise, Ed Vaizey, Minister for the Digital Economy and Share Radio Managing Director Gavin Oldham to find out what this new digital multiplex means for the UK's radio and radio as a whole.
Ford Ennals, Jimmy Buckland, Matt Deegan, Kevin Bennett, Ed Vaizey, Gavin Oldham
The Bank of England Museum houses gold bars, bank notes and a whole host of exhibits charting the Bank's role at the heart of Britain's financial system stretching back over 300 years. Linda Lewis has been along to meet the curator Anna Spender and find out what's on offer to visitors.