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.
British brewery and pub operator Marston's has released its preliminary results. Profits before tax underline £98 million, up 7%, and the group posted statutory figure of £80 million, compared to the £31.3 million recorded in the previous year. CEO Ralph Findlay joined Share Radio to discuss the group's results.
Andy Scott, Economist at HiFX, joined the programme to share his view on the Autumn Statement. We started by asking a comment on Hammond's pledge that Britain will have to borrow £122 billion more over the next five years than it planned before June's Brexit vote.
Snapchat is going for a share float, and it could be the largest technology listing in years. Social media platform's owner Snap, is said to be testing the water for a valuation of between 20 to 25 billion dollars. Since it started in 2012, the company has experienced phenomenal growth. It now has more than 100 million daily active users, of whom some 60% are in the key 13-24 age bracket that advertisers are so desperate to hook. But will fickle young users stay loyal if something new comes along, and are they the most lucrative market to tap for advertising? Share Radio's Matt Cox spoke to Leslie Pfrang, Partner at Class V Group, which works to prepare companies when going public and handling the IPO process, to discuss what Snapchat's move means for the IPO market.
Consumers have spoke out against Toblerone and parent company Mondelez after they announced they would be changing its distinctive triangular chocolate chunks to combat rising costs. Share Radio's Matt Cox spoke to John Bradley, a former Marketing chief at Cadbury and author of the book "Cadbury's Purple Reign: The Story Behind Chocolate's Best-Loved Brand", to discuss why a company might be tempted to meddle with its brand.
Our focus on how business operates in the UK is inevitably focused on those firms we can see, such as quoted companies and well-known names on the high street. But what of home businesses? Vonage UK, the internet telecoms provider, has produced a report entitled 'The Heart of Home Business Britain', which shows the massive impact of home businesses on the UK economy. Simon Burckhardt, MD of Vonage UK, spoke with Share Radio Morning Money.
Until today, one of the UK's leading engineering industry recruiters was called Matchtech Group. Some would say it describes what it does: matching jobseekers with employers in aerospace, automotive, energy and other similar fields. But its all change from today, Matchtech group is to be called "Gattaca Group". So why the new name?
Group Chief Executive Brian Wilkinson joined the Morning Money team to explain.
Mercia Technologies is one of the leading investment companies in UK technology, with a model to provide, where needed, early stage businesses with capital, infrastructure and management support. On the day of the release of their full year results, company CEO, Mark Payton, joined Share Radio Morning Money’s Directors’ Briefing sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, to assess the numbers.
Majestic Wine’s retail business Managing Director, John Colley, and Group Chief Financial Officer, James Crawford, joined Nigel Cassidy and Louise Cooper to discuss their company’s full year results to March 2016. After the recent acquisition of Naked Wines, how did the pair assess the performance and what does the future hold?
The Harry Potter franchise has become the gift that keeps on giving for Bloomsbury Publishing, with the recent launch of a new illustrated range helping to drive book sales. And elsewhere, Bloomsbury is expanding in the digital publishing space to deliver long-term growth. Nigel Newton, CEO of Bloomsbury Publishing, joined Share Radio upon the release of the company's full year results.