Would you take your to work for a day? New research has shown our canine colleagues can improve staff wellbeing and productivity. One report says workers become less stressed and more trusting with each other after playing with a dog. And it’s proven to work! Nestlé began allowing its 1,000-plus employees to bring their dogs into its headquarters well over a year ago and so far 56 staff have joined the Nestlé’s Pets at Work programme. Award winning journalist Donna Ferguson joins Georgie.
We continue are coverage of Mental Health Week. This time, we focus on how mental health issues are dealt with in the workplace. Jayne Carrington is a director of 'Rehab works' which trains Line Managers, to help encourage people to spot signs joined Georgie.
Thirty-five million pounds is spent every year and over 100 operations take place every day removing decaying teeth from children resulting in the missing school according to the local government association. A third of 12-year-olds are too embarrassed to smile because of the state of their teeth. Dental health professionals are hoping to improve this by highlighting three key messages for National Smile Month. Dental surgeon Steve Williams spoke to Georgie.
Each year in the UK, more than half a million people take the plunge and start a business of their own. Some businesses survive, but we know that many don't. The rewards can be great but success requires careful planning. But even then, the best laid plans can't prevent all bumps along the road - be they staffing, taxes, money, or personal problems. So where do you turn if you do hit problems in the early years? Frank O'Keeffe, Mike Jupp and Robert Ferguson join Georgie to share with us their highs and the lows
Mike Jupp, Frank O'Keeffe aka "Mister Taco", Robert Ferguson
Eating insects for nourishment is not a novel idea and has never became common in Modern Europe…until now perhaps? There is a need, as by the year 2050, the planet's population is estimated to be around nine billion people, so we'll need to find another source of protein other than animals and food stuffs like beans cheese and eggs. One company that is currently doing just that is from France and called Jiminis. It's appearing at the Good Food Show which starts Friday 20th for the weekend and it's highlighting fresh healthy ingredients. Constance Deseine, Director of Sales for Jiminis joins Georgie Frost to explain all.
Share Radio's senier analyst Ed Bowsher joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, tobacco giants looking for triumph in court, financial problems in the NHS leading to poorer care, Vauxhall car woes and much more. Consuming Issues goes out with Georgie Frost every day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
The price of education in the UK continues to make headlines. Students are having to pay extortionate prices for university. They are leaving with a mountain of debt. And with prices looking likely to increase in the autumn of 2017, under new Tory legislation, is there a cheaper way to learn new skills without paying over the odds? Well, one-way people are doing it is by turning to digital tools, and apps rather than pay for expert advice or services. In fact, over 40% have done this, according to Halifax Insurance. Georgie Frost was joined by Dr Kairen Cullen, and Educational Psychologist.
Do you consider yourself to be an ethical consumer? Do you always check where something has come from and who made it? But who are the most ethical shoppers? The young? Well, no. Is there gap between genders? No. It's those in middle age according to a new study who are more likely to buy Fairtrade and organic goods at supermarkets too. Georgie Frost speaks to Professor Kevin Morrell, of the Warwick Business School.
Do you have money worries? Is it affecting your state of mind? Personal debt for many is spiralling out of control with the levels topping £180bn in Britain. That's more than the annual budget for the NHS. Well one organisation is looking to help those who are in trouble by offering free debt advice and management plans. Jane Clack from PayPlan speak to Georgie Frost about how serious the debt in this country is, and how to overcome these issues.
Joanna Faith, editor of YourMoney.com joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, unemployment figures have dropped by two thousand, are pensions safe after the BHS crash, people not knowing the price of their mortgages and much more. Consuming Issues goes out with Georgie Frost every day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.