Alistair McQueen is head of Savings and Retirement for Aviva plc. He's been with the organisation in its various incarnations since joining the then Commercial Union as a graduate trainee. He's a self-confessed savings geek, and urges us all to start on a pension plan if we haven't already. He's happy to confess his big business bloopers in this edition (sending confidential information in 'all-staff' email by accident!). Away from the business, he's a keen singer and runner.
Nosh Detox is a company producing freshly made, non-pasteurised juice diets, detox and nutritional plans across Europe and the US. But it also has quite a unique backstory. Former lawyer Geeta Sidhu-Robb set up the business after retraining as a food technician and nutritionist to find a way of treating her ill son. Focusing on allergy free foods, nutrition, diet and organic produce she aimed to find an alternative to the drugs and steroids being suggested by his doctors. Geeta spoke to Share Radio's Melanie Wray to tell the story.
It seems young women appear to have the magic touch when it comes to starting successful businesses. According to new research, 'young businesses' run by those women under 35 are three times less likely to make a loss than those owned by over 55's. To get the inside story Sue Dougan was joined by Bianca Miller, Apprentice finalist and founder of The BE Group.
Sue Dougan is joined in the studio by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss the results of the Bank of England's stress test as well as the lack of support for young women looking for jobs. Plus could a new, less harmful cigarette from Philip Morris replace it's conventional products? All these stories and more on The News Review.
Sue Dougan and Sainsbury's Magazine's editor-in-chief Helena Lang speak to blogger Alan Spedding about the tastes of Cumbria, cook and writer Meera Sodha about vegetarian Gujarati foods, Scott Hallsworth whose the founder of Kurobuta, and Lily Simpson from The Detox Kitchen.
Helena Lang, Alan Spedding, Meera Sodha, Scott Hallsworth, Lily Simpson
On Share Food with Sainsbury's Magazine Sue Dougan and digital editor Lisa Harris start the programme with...mussels! They speak to Robin Dunlop about how he started his business and his inspirations behind Mussel Men. Elizabeth Newman, Head of BWS at Sainsbury’s, discusses why rosé wine sales are doing so well. Meanwhile Ross Shonhan, founder of Bone Daddies, talks about his passion behind the ramen dish and Faizan Iqbal, of JAN, gives us a taste of Caspian cuisine.
Lisa Harris, Robin Dunlop, Elizabeth Newman, Ross Shonhan, Faizan Iqbal
Tony Wheeler, Co-Founder of Lonely Planet, joins Sue Dougan on the programme this week. He tells Sue how he set up the company with his wife Maureen. Speaking of his adventures all over the world, Tony shares some of the tracks that accompanied him along his travels.
Lisa Harris, Digital Editor, joins Sue Dougan on this week's programme with Sainsbury's Magazine. Sue and Lisa look at the power of turkey and why it's such a versatile ingredient with Amir and Limor Chen, founders of Strut and Cluck, ahead of their restaurant opening in Shoreditch. Scandinavian duo, David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl, founders of Green Kitchen Stories, head off to the test kitchen at the Sainsbury’s Magazine office to discuss their new smoothie recipe book, Green Kitchen Smoothies. Sam Clark shares the story of his restaurant- Moro- which focuses on a blend of Spanish and North African cuisine; while Rich Havardi, co-founder of Nama Foods, and John Tabatabai, of Rawligion, explain the why raw food is highly nutritious and why ‘clean eating’ has become so popular.
Lisa Harris, Amir Chen, Limor Chen, David Frenkiel, Luise Vindahl, Sam Clark, Rich Havardi, John Tabatabai
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
Italian-born entrepreneur, Paola Diana, talks about her life in Italy before founding Nanny & Butler, Sigillus and A.M.O.R.E– a portfolio of companies that offers invaluable services, ranging from quality child care and household help to luxury experiences and curated matchmaking events. Paola also lists her favourite tracks and talks about her new book which was recently published in Italy.