Linda Lewis meets David Bide and the team behind Armadillo Lighting, who are specialists in industrial lighting. For two decades they've been illuminating big venues from football stadiums to hospitals. The team also discuss with Linda how LED lighting has been opening up even more possibilities for innovative design on large projects.
Veevers Carter are one of the top floristry design firms in the country, providing huge displays for big ticket corporate events, including the Chelsea Flower Show. Linda Lewis meets the founder Ming Veevers Carter and her husband Mark Beever, who also runs the sister company Event Concept, at their warehouse in South London. The firm have built up a formidable reputation, and a multimillion pound turnover, producing bigger and more complicated floral and architectural artistry for large corporate events at the Natural History Museum, the V&A and various celebrity clients.
Nick Peters speaks to Debbie Morrison of ISBA, which represents British advertisers, about how advertising agencies must be much more transparent in their dealings with brands. Nick also discusses with Ian Barber, of Advertising Association, that the industry needs to persuade society of the value advertising delivers, to counter growing public and political mistrust. While, Marketing Week Magazine journalist, Mindi Chahal looks at the reasons why UK companies lag behind their US counterparts when it comes to customer service.
Sacha Romanovitch joins Sue Dougan for this week's Track Record. As the first female CEO of Grant Thornton, Sacha looks back at her career and explains why her family values are so important and keep her grounded in her work life. She talks to Sue about her favourite songs that paved her career path.
Sue Dougan is joined by Lisa Harris, digital editor for Sainsbury's Magazine. Together they speak to Katie Caldesi on the country's passion with Italian food, from Parma ham to Arborio rice; Richard Johnson, from British Street Food, explains why street food has become so popular and how its sellers can launch their business literally from the back of the van. Paul Turner speaks of his family-run butcher’s shop in Aldershot and how his unique sausage recipe is available nationwide, while ex-Masterchef winner Tim Anderson looks at fermented food and why its health benefits are making headlines.
Lisa Harris, Katie Caldesi, Tim Anderson, Richard Johnson, Paul Turner
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