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Nigel Cassidy

Marston's profits rise - CEO Ralph Findlay on their last preliminary results

Nigel Cassidy
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Share Radio Breakfast

Marston's profits rise - CEO Ralph Findlay on their last preliminary results
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.
Guests:

Louise Cooper, Ralph Findlay


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Nigel Cassidy

HiFX Economist Andy Scott on the Autumn Statement

Nigel Cassidy
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Share Radio Breakfast

HiFX Economist Andy Scott on the Autumn Statement
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.
Guests:

Louise Cooper, Andy Scott


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Nigel Cassidy

Chris Justham on the City's reaction to the Autumn Statement

Nigel Cassidy
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Share Radio Breakfast

Chris Justham on the City's reaction to the Autumn Statement
Chris Justham, Relationship Manager for Seven Investment Management, joined Share Radio to discuss the City of London's reaction to the Autumn Statement. We started by asking him about Hammond's growth predictions being cut as a result of the Brexit vote.
Guests:

Louise Cooper, Chris Justham


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Nigel Cassidy

Is insurance heading towards a digital transformation?

Nigel Cassidy
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Share Radio Breakfast

Is insurance heading towards a digital transformation?
It seems that in spite of the UK's leadership in so many financial and techie areas, it's taking a long time to drag insurance into the cloud-based, digital age. It could be because of regulation and worries about security but insurance remains a very traditional industry with much processing and record-taking still carried out on paper. Unsurprisingly, the financial service technology provider FIS wants to change all this. It has just asked 500 global insurance companies about their attitudes to industry innovation. Share Radio's Presenter Nigel Cassidy spoke to Martin Sarjeant, Risk Solutions Chief at FIS, to find out more
Guests:

Emma Wall, Martin Sarjeant


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Nigel Cassidy

Tom Floyd of Foenix Partners on the Autumn Statement, US Federal Reserve's rate rise, the Italian Constitutional referendum, and Europe's elections

Nigel Cassidy
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Share Radio Breakfast

Tom Floyd of Foenix Partners on the Autumn Statement, US Federal Reserve's rate rise, the Italian Constitutional referendum, and Europe's elections
Tom Floyd, Senior Sales Trader at corporate forex broker Foenix Partners, joined Share Radio to look ahead to the Autumn Statement. He talks US Federal Reserve's Chair Janet Yellen indication that interest rates could rise "relatively soon", whilst also looking ahead to the Italian Constitutional referendum and Europe's elections.
Guests:

Emma Wall, Tom Floyd


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Nigel Cassidy

Does the UK need to focus more on local infrastructure?

Nigel Cassidy
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Share Radio Breakfast

Does the UK need to focus more on local infrastructure?
As projects like Crossrail and HS2 are going ahead, some analysts are expecting an array of further building projects to be announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond, setting bigger budgets for local infrastructure in this week's Autumn Statement. Share Radio's Matt Cox spoke to Richard Threlfall, Partner and UK Sector Head for Infrastructure, Building and Construction at KPMG, who started by explaining why people are eyeing local infrastructure so closely.
Guests:

Emma Wall, Richard Threlfall


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Sue Dougan

Track Record: Peter Tatchell

Sue Dougan
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Track Record

Track Record: Peter Tatchell
Sue Dougan sits down with Peter Tatchell, founder of the Peter Tatchell foundation, to find out more about his life, career, and hear his musical favourites. Peter has been a campaigner for human rights, democracy, LGBT freedom and global justice since 1967 and is a member of the queer human rights group OutRage!, and the left-wing of the Green Party.
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Peter Tatchell


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Nigel Cassidy

Could Brexit affect the freedom of movement of UK airlines?

Nigel Cassidy
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Share Radio Breakfast

Could Brexit affect the freedom of movement of UK airlines?
There was a slide in pre-tax profits from EasyJet yesterday. Airlines are concerned the triggering of Article 50, the mechanism which formally starts Brexit negotiations with Brussels, could put the Open Skies agreement at risk. Carriers such as Ryanair and IAG, the owner of British Airrways, have urged the UK government to preserve the agreement, or otherwise, risk hurting UK airlines. Share Radio's Matt Cox heard from Aviation Industry Commentator Julian Bray to find out more about Open Skies and why there is so much concern.
Guests:

Louise Cooper, Julian Bray, Matt Cox


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Nigel Cassidy

Is cyber crime outpacing the UK's response?

Nigel Cassidy
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Share Radio Breakfast

Is cyber crime outpacing the UK's response?
Experts in the field of cyber crime will gather today at the Cyber Security Summit in London to debate the biggest threats towards Britain and businesses. To find out more, Share Radio's Matt Cox spoke to Cal Leeming - he became the UK's youngest convicted hacker, arrested when he was just 12 years old. Leeming is now a security advisor, and has spent the last eight years working as a software engineer and systems architect in Silicon Valley.
Guests:

Louise Cooper, Matt Cox, Cal Leeming


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Nigel Cassidy

Snapchat's IPO: Will youngsters stay loyal to the platform?

Nigel Cassidy
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Share Radio Breakfast

Snapchat's IPO: Will youngsters stay loyal to the platform?
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.
Guests:

Louise Cooper, Leslie Pfrang, Matt Cox


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