Commuting to work is getting easier! Active Commuting manufacture purpose-built portable pods, which combine changing rooms, showers and bike storage. Linda Lewis speaks to founder Andrew Rechten about the company’s growth, how they started and how they encourage workers to maintain a healthy lifestyle by cycling or running to work.
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.
Sue Dougan and Sarah Alcock, Digital Editor at Sainsbury's Magazine, meet Lisa Roukin who explains how she overcame her eating disorder and became a chef and teacher. Naved Nasir, Executive Chef Dishoom, and Sameer Taneja, Chef at Talli Joe, talk about the undiscovered dishes of the Indian cuisine, while food writer and journalist Xanthe Clay takes five ingredients and explores how they can be used in everyday meals. Lucy Bee, founder of Lucy Bee Coconut Oil, talks about her company and how they aim to make sustainable and healthy products based on coconut oil.
Sarah Alcock, Lisa Roukin, Naved Nasir, Sameer Taneja, Xanthe Clay, Lucy Bee
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.
Each year in the UK, more than half a million people take the plunge and start a business of their own. Some businesses survive, but we know that many don't. The rewards can be great but success requires careful planning. But even then, the best laid plans can't prevent all bumps along the road - be they staffing, taxes, money, or personal problems. So where do you turn if you do hit problems in the early years? Frank O'Keeffe, Mike Jupp and Robert Ferguson join Georgie to share with us their highs and the lows
Mike Jupp, Frank O'Keeffe aka "Mister Taco", Robert Ferguson
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.
The financial services industry is the perfect target for a cyber-attack, a report from lobby group, TheCityUK, has warned. Marcus Scott, Chief Operating Officer at TheCityUK, told Sarah Lowther and Chris Bailey why the banking and financial sector need to be more resilient to cyber-attacks.
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.