Business confidence is perhaps the key to any successful company, without confidence faith can be lost by staff and consumers alike. Xero, a cloud accounting software company for small businesses has published a small business confidence report today suggesting that irrepressible optimism is the primary trait for successful businesses. Co-founder of household brand Green and Black's and serial entrepreneur Josephine Fairley spoke to Nigel Cassidy to discuss the findings.
Charles Woodburn will replace Ian King as chief executive of BAE Systems. He's currently BAE's chief operating officer, but will take up the position on the 1st of July. Woodburn joined the firm in May 2016 with 20 years of international experience in senior management positions in the oil and gas industry. Howard Wheeldon, aerospace expert and Founder of Wheeldon Strategic, joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss the company and the change of CEO.
Unite Group, a leading provider of student accommodation in the UK, has released its full year results. So, what are the numbers showing and what is the company up to at the moment? Joe Lister, Chief Financial Officer at Unite Group, joined Nigel Cassidy on Share Radio Breakfast to give us the low-down.
The banking results season is underway. HSBC reported on Tuesday, Lloyds and Metro Bank on Wednesday, and RBS will be reporting on Friday. So how is the industry looking? Paul Sedgwick, Head of Investments at Frank Investments, joined Nigel Cassidy on Share Radio Breakfast to discuss.
Inequality is on the rise, with the difference in financial fortunes between low and high income families becoming starker over the past year, according to Aviva's latest Family Finances Report. At the same time, families are also facing increased financial pressure from stalling incomes and savings, combined with rising debt and inflation fears. To talk through these findings, Alistair McQueen, Head of Savings and Retirement at Aviva, joined Share Radio Breakfast.
The four indices had each closed at record highs every day for the past four trading days — a feat last achieved in June 1995, according to FactSet data. But the risk-on rally came to an end on Thursday as investors appeared to pause and take stock as they awaited more details on Donald Trump’s tax policies. To get a sense of the market mood at the end of another trading week, Nigel Cassidy was in the company of top Share Radio Breakfast analyst Chris Bailey of Financial Orbit.
Warm Up are big in underfloor heating. The NW London- based manufacturing company have made and sold more than 2 million systems installed in over 20 years of trading.
Their multinational EU staff in London and the favourable unified regulations for what they sell are all thanks to the EU single market. Joining Nigel Cassidy is Warmup’s Chairman, Andrew Stimpson.
Companies vying to build nuclear power stations in the UK have been told they must offer lower electricity prices than that approved for the Hinkley Point plant last year. Government officials have indicated that future projects will be expected to deliver a discount of at least 15-20% on the price of electricity from the £18bn Hinkley plant in Somerset - a settlement widely criticised for its high cost. To discuss this further, Dr Jenifer Baxter, Head of Energy and Environment at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, joined Nigel Cassidy on Share Radio Breakfast.
Yesterday brought the latest UK inflation figures, which came in at 1.8% - the highest for two and half years. Right on cue a report has been released by GfK, a market research institute, looked into consumer attitudes to prices. They asked about views of how prices have developed over the last 12 months, and expectations for the next 12 months. Joining Nigel in the studio is Joe Staton, Head of Market Dynamics at GfK to give his analysis.
Rolls-Royce has recorded a £4.6bn loss as the aero-engine firm absorbs the effect of its £671m settlement with regulators for past bribery and corruption. It is also battling a weaker pound. Alongside this Rolls-Royce reported plans to launch its first fleet of crewless ships by 2020. The move has been criticised by workers' unions and analysts, who have voiced concerns over the impact on jobs and the reduction in protection from privacy. Joining Nigel Cassidy to discuss the trials and tribulations of Rolls-Royce is Gaurav Sharma, Business Editor with the International Business Times.