Dave Birss works in the corporate world, helping companies find new ways of coming up with ideas – and following them through. He's worked as a musician, a poet, and as a presenter; as well as for some of London's biggest marketing and advertising agencies. He's billed as an expert in creativity, and also writes. Sue Dougan finds out more in the latest episode of Track Record.
Multi-property owner, Laurence Lameche, maintains that you don’t need a mortgage to buy property. He’s worked in sales and as a London bus tour guide, turning his hand to many jobs before focusing on property – and how to own it without a huge outlay. He’s just published a book, How I Bought Three London Properties For A Football Ticket, and he’s this week’s guest on Track Record.
Self-made millionaire and OBE, Charlie Mullins, is the founder and director of Pimlico Plumbers, London's largest independent plumbing company. After his recent revelation that he plans to run for London Mayor, we bring you our Track Record with him from 2016.
Liam Howley is marketing director at Music Magpie - a company specialising in repurposing and the trading in of CDs, DVDs, and electronic hardware. With a background in sales and finance, Liam joined the company several years ago and now heads the marketing team.
On this edition of Track Record, sustainable business growth expert and author, Royston Guest. He’s founded and run his own businesses as well as working in consultation with well known names such as Harrods, DHL and Santander. He started off in construction as a building apprentice and is the author of Built To Grow, on making a sustainable business model.
Joining Sue Dougan in this edition of Track Record is Anne O'Rourke, the managing director of one of the biggest care organisations in the UK: Caremark. Anne has founded and run her own businesses in the past, as well as working in recruitment. She is in charge of over 100 franchises, which operate according to Caremark standards. By 2035, it is estimated that 24% of the population will be over the age of 65 – that’s more than 17 million people.
On this edition of Track Record: Leadership and executive coach, Michael Banks. He's well known for working with leaders and management teams in the US, particularly with American Express. He has just written a book about his experiences in needing a new kidney - which he credits with throwing new light on his personal and business life. He's also a noted speaker and writer.
On Track Record today Sue Dougan speaks to former senior buyer for B&Q and founder of Crimson Bear, Paul Johnson. Paul's career has included spells with Spicers, Carphone Warehouse and Maplin before co-founding Crimson Bear, a firm that sources high-end radiators and heating solutions for the home from across the world.
You can hear an extended version this Saturday from midday, or available as a download from the Share Radio website.
YouTube says its paid the music industry $1bn (£794m) in royalties this year. But that's still not enough according to record companies. They say YouTube does not pay a fair rate to musicians and record labels, and is slow to police illegal and pirated material uploaded by its users. Nine of the 10 most-watched clips on YouTube are music videos, topped by Psy's "Gangnam Style." James Brydges has been finding out more from music law expert Elliot Chalmers.