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Nigel Cassidy

The Edinburgh tech company making waves on an international scale

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The Edinburgh tech company making waves on an international scale
Leah Hutcheon is the Founder of Appointedd, an Edinburgh based online booking specialist. She joined Share Radio Breakfast to talk about her company, which from nothing has built its way to international status, having won investment along the way. They are announcing a new US partner on Monday.
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Leah Hutcheon


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Nigel Cassidy

Consumers are paying the price for warehouse shortfall

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Consumers are paying the price for warehouse shortfall
A major new report on the UK logistics sector has urged for land to be set aside for industrial space by the government, warning that a growing shortfall could crush out online retailers. More than 18million sq. ft. of new industrial space is needed annually to satisfy exponential e-commerce growth and demand from parcel delivery firms, says City law firm Addleshaw Goddard. A massive shortfall could see consumers having to pick up the tab for the higher cost of industrial space for retailers and couriers. To discuss this further, Leona Ahmed, Head of Real Estate at law firm Addleshaw Goddard, joined Share Radio Breakfast.
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Chris Bailey, Leona Ahmed


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Nigel Cassidy

Why have sherry sales more than halved over the past decade?

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Why have sherry sales more than halved over the past decade?
David Richardson, Regulatory & Commercial Affairs Director at The Wine and Spirit Trade Association, joined Share Radio to discuss the fall in sherry sales and what can be done about it. We started by asking him when consumption started to decline.
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Louise Cooper, David Richardson


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Nigel Cassidy

Pharmaceutical drugs price hike: other reasons beyond profit?

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Pharmaceutical drugs price hike: other reasons beyond profit?
Pharmaceutical companies are in the news again being accused of unreasonable price hikes. This time it's Actavis UK, who have been accused by the NHS of overcharging for a "lifesaving" drug by raising the price more than 12 thousand percent. This follows similar situations such as Pfizer being charged a record 107 million dollar fine for allegedly overcharging for an epilepsy treatment, and the Martin Shkreli scandal, when the U.S. Pharmaceutical Executive bought the rights to Daraprim, and raised the price more than 50-fold. Share Radio's Matt Cox has been investigating these price hikes. He spoke to Dr Amit Roy pharmaceutical analyst and founder of independent investment research firm Foveal.
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Matt Cox, Dr Amit Roy


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Nigel Cassidy

Does the future of green energy lie in the hands of billionaire private investors?

Nigel Cassidy
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Does the future of green energy lie in the hands of billionaire private investors?
High profile executives, including Microsoft's Bill Gates and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, are investing one billion dollars in a fund for clean energy tech and addressing climate change. They're being joined by others such as Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Alibaba chairman Jack Ma. They hope to increase financing to emerging energy research, and help hit emissions goals set in the Paris Summit. Dr. Charles Donovan is Director of Imperial College London's Centre for Climate Finance, and he joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss.
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Matt Cox, Dr Charles Donovan


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Nigel Cassidy

Oxfam names Bermuda as world's worst tax haven - Timon Molloy from Money Laundering Bulletin joined us to discuss

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Oxfam names Bermuda as world's worst tax haven - Timon Molloy from Money Laundering Bulletin joined us to discuss
Bermuda is considered the world’s worst corporate tax haven, according to a report released by Oxfam. The report also names and shames three other territories, which, like Bermuda, are under UK sovereignty: Cayman Islands, Jersey and the British Virgin Islands. Timon Molloy, Managing Editor of Money Laundering Bulletin, joined Share Radio to discuss this. We started by asking him if we have learnt anything new from this report.
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Emma Wall, Timon Molloy


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Nigel Cassidy

SIPRI's Aude Fleurant on the increase in arm sales in the UK

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SIPRI's Aude Fleurant on the increase in arm sales in the UK
New figures show that the arm sales industry in the UK last year increased 2.8%. BAE Systems, the biggest manufacturer here in the UK and third biggest worldwide saw sales rise to 25.5 billion dollars, in part from Typhoon combat aircraft exported to Saudi Arabia. Share Radio's James Brydges has been speaking to Aude Fleurant, from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, that compiled the figures.
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James Brydges, Aude Fleurant


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Nigel Cassidy

UK retailers to be hit by post-Black Friday returns

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UK retailers to be hit by post-Black Friday returns
Vicky Brock, CEO of industry consultant Clear Returns, joined Share Radio to talk about UK retailers being asked to brace themselves for a surge of returned goods, as shoppers regret their Black Friday purchases.
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Louise Cooper, Vicky Brock


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Sarah Lowther

Can we achieve gender equality in management roles in the next decade?

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Can we achieve gender equality in management roles in the next decade?
The UK economy is going to need two million new managers by 2024. But if we are to see gender balance at work then, 1.5 million of those new managers will need to be women. The figures come from the Chartered Management Institute, which is launching a new initiative to redress that imbalance in the workplace. Men outnumber women in management roles three to one, and the Institute says it’s time to campaign for what it calls "gender parity". Patrick Woodman, Head of External Affairs at the Chartered Management Institute, joined Share Radio Breakfast to give more details on the issue.
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Chris Bailey, Patrick Woodman


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Nigel Cassidy

Apple are the UK’s coolest brand – but what makes a cool brand?

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Apple are the UK’s coolest brand – but what makes a cool brand?
Every year since 2001, the British public and a self-appointed CoolBrands Council have voted for the UK's coolest brands. Apple tops the list with the Glastonbury Festival in second. But is this list anything to go by, or is it just a gimmick? Adrian Day, a brand and communications consultant, who’s also Non-Executive Director of Adrian Day Advisors, joined Share Radio to discuss the concept of a cool brand.
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Rachel Winter, Adrian Day


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