John Timpson, the chairman of key cutter and shoe repair business Timpson, claims hiring good people is the key to a successful business. Timpson told delegates at Retail Week Live: “What’s absolutely essential is great people. I don’t want people who can fix shoes or cut keys; I want personality. You can’t put a spark into a grumpy cobbler,” he said. He joined Nigel Cassidy to discuss more.
According to a new PwC report, 61% of the UK financial services industry believe they could lose as much as 40% of their revenue to standalone FinTech firms. So, what can the financial services industry do to keep up with the ever-evolving fin-tech scene?
Today, President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping will be meeting at Trump's Mar-a-lago resort in Florida to perhaps set the tone or one of the world’s most important bilateral relationships. So, what can we expect from the meeting and what does it mean for trade between the US and China?
Today on the agenda, Georgie and David Braithwaite from Citrus Financial discussed how drivers of up to 10 million older diesels facing fees of up to £20 per day to drive into urban areas. Plus they look into the UK's most popular takeaway: Chinese, followed by Indian and then fish and chips. All these stories and more on The News Review.
In a lookthrough of the latest political headlines, Billy Bambrough, Editor of Verdict.co.uk discussed Boris Johnson saying evidence suggests the Syrian government was responsible for a deadly gas attack on its own people. Plus US President Donald Trump is to meet China's President Xi Jinping this week in a "crunch" trade summit. And the Labour party has been accused of being "too lenient" over a decision to extend the suspension of Ken Livingstone.
Nigel Cassidy joined Georgie Frost to discuss the main market headlines of the morning, and it's all about the housebuilders: We've heard from Bovis, Galliford Try, McCarthy & Stone and Telford. What have they said?
According to a new report released by the Forum of Private Business and Clifton Asset Management small business owners are facing a retirement 'time bomb'. The report shows a bleak outlook for small business owners - particularly those aged 50+ - and their financial security. So what should small business owners and entrepreneurs be doing to secure their funds for later life?
From tomorrow, many employers will be affected by the introduction of the apprenticeship levy. For some, this is a major opportunity to up-skill the UK workforce, for others it just might be another tax on business alongside business rates bills, auto-enrolment pensions and rising minimum wage rates.
According to the latest British Retail Consortium and Nielsen shop price index, global food commodity costs have risen, however intense competition between retailers is keeping the increase low at one per cent. So, what's contributing to this fierce competition between food retailers and what do the figures mean for consumers?
According to EY's latest Fraud Survey, senior managers are failing to set the right tone on business ethics. 51 per cent of respondents to the survey still perceive that bribery and corruption is still a major issue within business. So why are senior managers failing to set the right tone?