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Nigel Cassidy

High street footfall is falling annually by 3.1%

Nigel Cassidy
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High street footfall is falling annually by 3.1%
It seems consumers tightened their purse strings at the start of this year. According to the latest figures, January sales failed to stop spending on clothing falling at the fastest pace in nearly five years. Visa's UK Consumer Index says face-to-face spending on the high street recorded an annual fall of 3.1 per cent last month. Nigel Cassidy was joined by Diane Wehrle, Marketing and Insights Director at Springboard to discuss further.
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Diane Wehrle


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Nigel Cassidy

Weak pound helps UK profitability climb by 5.5% to £116 billion

Nigel Cassidy
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Weak pound helps UK profitability climb by 5.5% to £116 billion
UK plc has posted positive results in turbulent times, as revenues climb to new records and profitability improves. That's according to new research from the Share Centre. Revenues climbed by 5.5% to £116bn, a fourth quarter record for companies, helped by the weak pound. Gavin Oldham, founder of the Share Centre sat down with Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss more.
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Gavin Oldham


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Nigel Cassidy

Is the rise of budget supermarkets killing off our high-end supermarkets like Waitrose? Fraser McKevitt of Kantar Worldpanel gives his analysis

Nigel Cassidy
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Is the rise of budget supermarkets killing off our high-end supermarkets like Waitrose? Fraser McKevitt of Kantar Worldpanel gives his analysis
Supermarkets, everyone has their favourite. However some new players in the market have definitely shaken things up. We've seen the rise of 'budget' supermarkets such as Aldi and Lidl becoming the new popular way to shop, Aldi recently overtook Co-op to become the UK's fifth largest grocer. So where does this leave the more 'high-end' supermarkets such as Waitrose? It was reported yesterday that Waitrose is planning to close some of it's stores, so could this mean the beginning of the end of the 'middle-class' supermarket? Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar Worldpanel gave Share Radio his analysis.

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Nigel Cassidy

Making equity equitable for high-growth businesses

Nigel Cassidy
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Making equity equitable for high-growth businesses
Despite innovations in finance, banks are still the primary source of funds for business. But for the crucial high-growth sector, equity finance can be a better choice - the question is, how do you get your hands on it if you're in the regions? A report from the Institute for Public Policy Research has looked at how to make equity more equitable. Share Radio's Peta Fuller reports.
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Izzy Hatfield


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Juliette Foster

Michael Holmes, spokesperson at The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show and head of National Custom and Self Build Association and Russell Quirk from emoov.co.uk on the 'broken' housing market

Juliette Foster
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Michael Holmes, spokesperson at The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show and head of National Custom and Self Build Association and Russell Quirk from emoov.co.uk on the 'broken' housing market
The government is promising to fix what it calls the "broken" housing market by building thousands of new homes and helping first time buyers. Amongst the many proposals is a three-billion pound fund to get small companies building in England. It's thought that around 60 per cent of new homes are being produced by just 10 larger firms. Share Radio's James Brydges spoke to Michael Holmes, spokesperson at The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show and head of NaCSBA (National Custom and Self Build Association) and Russell Quirk, the founder of the online estate agent emoov.co.uk.
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Michael Holmes, Russell Quirk


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Juliette Foster

Michael Downs, Head of Telecoms Security at Positive Technologies discusses how companies should secure themselves from cyberattacks

Juliette Foster
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Michael Downs, Head of Telecoms Security at Positive Technologies discusses how companies should secure themselves from cyberattacks
One of the largest investments a mobile phone operator makes is on their network. Network builds and maintenance run into billions of pounds as these companies seek to maintain service levels, or improve their geographical reach and speeds. However the underlying software and signalling protocols they run on can often be flawed, leaving them open to attack from outsiders. Juliette Foster was joined by Michael Downs, Head of Telecoms Security at Positive Technologies, to explain more about the risk to operators from such vulnerabilities.
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Michael Downs


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Juliette Foster

Does the UK's national infrastructure need urgent investment?

Juliette Foster
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Does the UK's national infrastructure need urgent investment?
John Feeney, Managing Director, Commercial Real Estate at Lloyds Banking Group, joined Juliette Foster on Share Radio Breakfast to talk about the call from top business leaders for urgent infrastructure investment. Industrial strategy is a hot topic at the moment, and infrastructure seems to be at the heart of it. So how is the UK's national infrastructure fairing up against that of other developed countries?
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John Feeney


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Juliette Foster

What does the Year of the Rooster mean for 2017’s business landscape?

Juliette Foster
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What does the Year of the Rooster mean for 2017’s business landscape?
The Year of the Rooster is upon us, but what does this mean for investment strategies, the markets and industries? Sarah McAllister, Founder of Feng Shui Agency, joined Juliette Foster on Share Radio Breakfast to give her insights on the significance of the Year of the Rooster, and what it means for the business landscape in 2017.
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Sarah McAllister


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Juliette Foster

Leaked Guardian report reveals EU will be damaged by bad Brexit deal

Juliette Foster
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Leaked Guardian report reveals EU will be damaged by bad Brexit deal
A leaked report seen by the Guardian says The European commission’s Brexit negotiators must strike a workable deal to protect the City of London. The financial centre is seen as critical to the economic health of other countries in the EU. It comes as the governor of the bank of England Mark Carney claimed there were greater short-term risks to the continent than there were to the UK. Share radio's James Brydges spoke to Nicolas Veron, Senior Research Fellow at Bruegel.
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James Brydges, Nicolas Veron


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Juliette Foster

Cebr's Vicky Pryce on what to expect from the BoE interested rate decision

Juliette Foster
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Cebr's Vicky Pryce on what to expect from the BoE interested rate decision
Will solid data be enough for the Bank of England to raise interest rates later? The Bank is expected to keep rates at 0.25 percent, as the economy defied the uncertainty that followed the Brexit vote. BOE Governor Mark Carney will announce his decision at mid-day. Share Radio's James Brydges spoke to Vicky Pryce, from the Centre for Economics and Business Research, who explained why she believes that rates will be left where they are.
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James Brydges, Vicky Pryce


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