Now the cynic might say, who would want to sponsor the Olympic Games, what with doping scandals, corruption, venue deficiencies and the Zika virus. Whatever the true ideals of the movement, the Olympic brand and its many parts aren’t seen as trustworthy. So will any of that rub off on the prominent brands that are paying untold millions to be there? Izzy Pugh, Director of Culture at Added Value, a strategic brand consultancy, talks to Share Radio to discuss the games and the brands involved.
Prime Minister Theresa May has met with senior ministers to discuss a new economic and industrial strategy. Post-meeting, we learned Britain will continue to seek investment from around the world,
In a statement, a spokesperson said the discussion "...underlined that Britain is open for business, we continue to seek investment from around the world and we will continue to be a strong advocate for free trade."
Share Radio was joined by James Frayne, director of policy issue consultancy Public First to discuss further.
Commercial businesses in the South East and London came under attack from fraudsters in the first half of 2016 to the tune of £84.1m, according to new research.
KPMG's Fraud Barometer shows a 585% increase in the value of prosecuted fraud against commercial businesses in the region, as prosecuted fraud against financial institutions and investors fell.
Hitesh Patel, head of forensic at KPMG explained further.
Retail sales volumes have declined more rapidly in July than at any time in the last four years, according to a survey by the CBI. The British Retail Consortium said jobs were being shed in the months leading up to the referendum. To analyse the findings of the survey, Richard Perks, Retail Analyst at Mintel, joined Nigel Cassidy and Paul Sedgwick.
Tesla's CEO, Elon Musk, has published the second part of his self-titled "masterplan", in which his ongoing attempt to buy solar panel company, SolarCity, has generated significant attention. Is this a sign that we could be on the verge of an energy system revolution? Share Radio’s Joe Aldridge has been speaking with The Memo's Senior Tech Reporter, Oliver Smith, to find out.
It’s a month since the UK voted to leave the EU, and data from the Markit PMI shows that the UK business economy has sunk to its lowest level since April 2009. But what should we make of this? Joe Aldridge has been hearing from Scott Bowman, UK Economist at Capital Economics.
A string of possible business projects, including the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, will need to be decided on by new Government Ministers, as Brexit opens up new policy options, including a possible industrial strategy. But what will it look like? James Frayne, a former senior civil servant in government, discussed on Share Radio.
In the wake of the referendum there is a huge amount of uncertainty in many areas, not least regarding exports, trade agreements and the single market. As deputy Chief Executive of the London Chamber of Commerce, Peter Bishop oversees 5000 trade enquiries, 12 trade missions and 140,000 export and import documents a year. Peter gives Share Radio his view on the potential implications on trade in light of the EU Referendum.
Was it a surprise that Mark Carney decided to stick with the 0.5% interest rate? Dr Howard Archer, Chief European & U.K. Economist at IHS Markit gives us his insights to the BoE interest rate decision.
Alan Miller, Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer at SCM Direct, joined Share Radio Morning Money’s Directors’ Briefing sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise to look at the aftermath of the decision to freeze some property funds after Brexit. But has this guidance come too late?