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.
Cigarettes are being sold in the UK in standardised green packaging with explicit images from today, under new rules designed to cut the number of smokers. It comes after the world's four largest tobacco firms lost a legal challenge against the Government's new plain packaging rules at the High Court on Thursday. Ben Southwood, Head of Research at the Adam Smith Institute, discussed tobacco legislation and the changes to e-cigarettes.
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.
The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) has teamed up with Royal Mail to create an initiative called CommonwealthFirst, which aims to support SME trade to the Commonwealth. Oliver Everett, CEO of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, talked about the initiative and what it offers.
In line with Local Business Week, a new research study has revealed how organisations can go about improving knowledge based worker productivity. Karen Plum, Director of Research at management consultancy, Advanced Workplace Associates, discussed the results of the study on Share Radio Morning Money.
There's been more pain for UK plc's, with profits from investments in quoted companies at their lowest for nine years. We know this from the latest quarterly Profit Watch survey from The Share Centre, and its Chairman, Gavin Oldham, explained the findings to Nigel Cassidy.
The annual Queen’s Awards recognise British firms that have excelled in exporting, social or environmental good works, or innovation. Condeco, a workplace management company, has won a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category, and the company’s EMEA Managing Director, Debra Ward, discussed their success.
The annual Women in the World Summit is due to meet in New York, in the hope of celebrating female icons and leaders from sectors ranging from artists to activists. But is enough being done? Matt Cox spoke to Fiona Reynolds from Investment firm PRI, who explained the issues facing women in business, and what can be done to remove hurdles facing them.
Uday Dholakia, Chairman of the National Asian Business Association, joins Nigel Cassidy and Sara Sjölin to talk on the back of the Asian Business Awards. Uday discusses the awards and looks at who’s been recognised from Asian business in the UK. He also talks about the budget and gives his take on Brexit.
For three years, Houston PR has been collecting jargon and buzzwords. The company writes to correspondents and editors in the UK and the US once a quarter, asking them to identify the words and phrases that annoy them the most. Hamish Thompson, Managing Director at Houston PR, joined Nigel Cassidy and Louise Cooper to reveal the most annoying jargon.