This week on Shop Floor, in association with the Inspirational Development Group, Nick Peters looks at the role of unions in business with Tony Devlin, National Officer for Unite the Union, and Luke Primarolo, Regional Officer for Unite the Union. Guy Standing, Professor of Development Studies at SOAS, discusses zero-hour contracts and the rise of a new social class, the precariat, whose working lives are filled with uncertainty and doubt. Craig Preston, Managing Director at IDG, explains why businesses should nurture their staff's passions in order to learn new skills about leadership and teamwork.
Tony Devlin, Luke Primarolo, Guy Standing, Craig Preston, Jake Meyer, Giles English
JustLoans Group is an alternative lender aiming to disrupt business banking. Founded by serial entrepreneur John Davies who's been involved in the lending industry for over thirty years since 198, the company only lends to SMEs and they've developed a fintech platform which gives initial lending decisions in ten minutes. Linda Lewis finds out why their CEO is on a mission to disrupting business banking.
Sue Dougan and Sarah Alcock start the programme by exploring Scottish food with Adam Waugh from Mac and Wild. Food writer Oliver Rowe talks about seasonal foods and how to make the most of them, while Charlie Jacoby, Royal historian and writer, reveals what the Royals like to eat. Joudie Kalla talks about her new book, 'Palestine on a Plate', and what dishes are cooked in the holy month of Ramadan.
Sarah Alcock, Adam Waugh, Oliver Rowe, Charlie Jacoby, Joudie Kalla
Growth is expected to slow to 4.1% this year, according to the latest ICAEW Economic Forecast for Q2. Stephen Ibbotson, Director of Business at the ICAEW, who are a leading organisation for chartered accountants in the UK, joined to looks at the numbers and discuss the implications it will have.
Linda Lewis meets two Americans who've come up with a drink they describe as a 'mini bottle of goodness', a hydration boost with a concentrated shot of vitamins, minerals and electrolytes. Douglas Wolfson and Sanam Petri tell their exciting story.
Linda Lewis meets the father and son duo behind Ajuve- a new online platform intended to help businesses and individuals resolve legal disputes over contracts quickly and cheaply. The young CEO Alex Bargate explains how the company works and how, with the help of his father Quentin, they set it up.
Nick Peters opens the programme discussing M&S' new summer advert with Brand Consultant Adrian Day, together they look at the company's new approach to recover and grow the M&S clothing brand. Colin Williamson explores how the world of journalist is changing after CityAm's new strategy to tear down the editorial and commercial divide; while Sam Scott, Head of Video at The Drum, explains their latest series, Cliche Killers- a satirical take on the Top 12 cliches in advertising.
Many of us probably like to think we have a novel in us, but for most, it remains just a dream. But how easy is it to get your novel - or a work of non-fiction - published and can you make money from it? Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Nick Barreto, co-founder of digital publisher Canelo, author Dawn Reeves, and Mindy Gibbins-Klein, founder of The Book Midwife and Panoma Press Publishing, about how to make money from a novel or non-fiction book.