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

Nigel Cassidy
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Share Radio Breakfast

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

Big Sofa announces Aim flotation - CEO Simon Lidington discusses the company's strategy

Nigel Cassidy
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Share Radio Breakfast

Big Sofa announces Aim flotation - CEO Simon Lidington discusses the company's strategy
Big Sofa, a technology company of just over thirty people, is preparing to float on Aim, the debut investment market, and may begin trading next week. The founders apparently started the business seven years ago travelling the UK, interviewing consumers to get some insight into customer behaviour. They quizzed people on a large inflatable sofa, and videoed the results, believing the insights they got were better than those from more conventional research. But it was all a bit laborious transcribing the content, so today Big Sofa uses clever software that mines all the info. Simon Lidington, CEO of Big Sofa, joined Share Radio to discuss.
Guests:

Rachel Winter, Simon Lidington


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Nigel Cassidy

Pharmaceutical drugs price hike: other reasons beyond profit?

Nigel Cassidy
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Share Radio Breakfast

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

SMEs hopeful over revenue and hiring growth in 2017

Nigel Cassidy
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Share Radio Breakfast

SMEs hopeful over revenue and hiring growth in 2017
A study of how small and medium sized businesses are feeling about the future suggests revenue and hiring will accelerate in the next 12 months. That’s been revealed in an SME Growth tracker by Capital Economics. Zamir Cajee, an Amazon Marketplace user and online retailer, was involved in the survey and he joined to discuss the findings.
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Sara Sjölin, Zamir Cajee


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Nigel Cassidy

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

Nigel Cassidy
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Breakfast

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.
Guests:

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

Nigel Cassidy
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Breakfast

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.
Guests:

Emma Wall, Timon Molloy


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Nigel Cassidy

IMF head Christine Lagarde stands trial over payout to tycoon

Nigel Cassidy
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Share Radio Breakfast

IMF head Christine Lagarde stands trial over payout to tycoon
Head of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde is appearing in court today charged with negligence and misuse of public funds. Lagarde is under fire for a massive government payout to tycoon Bernard Tapie from her time as French finance minister. Share Radio's James Brydges has been finding out more.
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James Brydges


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Nigel Cassidy

What can we learn from how Flying Tiger Copenhagen trade?

Nigel Cassidy
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Breakfast

What can we learn from how Flying Tiger Copenhagen trade?
There are only eleven shopping days left until Christmas and it's already apparent who some of the winners and losers might be on our high streets. But if the queues around their stores are anything to do by, one of the festive winners may be Flying Tiger Copenhagen, until recently known as Tiger. Flying Tiger stores sell everyday home and kitchenware, stationery and toys, often with a Scandinavian design twist. The first UK store was in Basingstoke, and now the company counts 80 stores in the country, 600 stores across 29 countries. What can we learn from how they trade? Philip Bier heads Tiger’s business in the south-east of England, and he joined Share Radio to discuss.
Guests:

Emma Wall, Philip Bier


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

Nigel Cassidy
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Breakfast

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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“Once again we are reporting record results” – Gabriel Pirona on Photo-me Int’s half-year results

Nigel Cassidy
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Breakfast

“Once again we are reporting record results” – Gabriel Pirona on Photo-me Int’s half-year results
Gabriel Pirona, Group Finance Director at Photo-me International, the instant service equipment group, joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss the company’s latest interim results. Once again the results were positive and Gabriel reflected on the performance.
Guests:

Sara Sjölin, Gabirel Pirona


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