Adam Cox talks to Emily Harper from art-K, which runs immersive art programmes for children aged 6-16. They talk about the importance of art in children’s development, and how art-K has had to adapt to continue bringing their creativity into people’s homes during the current pandemic.
Adam Cox is joined by Biomedical Engineer, sustainability advocate and surrogate entrepreneur, Karl Ahmed, to talk about the sudden spike in UK BBQ sales. They discuss the trends in BBQ sales and the environmental impact that traditional BBQ coals and charcoals can have. Karl also gives advice on alternatives to have a more environmentally friendly BBQ season.
Adam Cox is joined by Joshua Burke, CEO of Bongo’s Bingo. They discuss why Bingo is traditionally seen as a pastime for the elderly, and how Bongo’s Bingo is doing things differently. Joshua explains what the experience economy is and why it’s growing so fast; as well as the move towards people preferring to spend their disposable income on experiences, rather than material goods.
Adam Cox is joined by Andrea Reynolds, CEO and Founder of Swoop Funding, as they discuss the challenges facing small businesses when it comes to accessing finance. Andrea talks about the different types of funding options and how they have evolved over the last decade. From peer to peer platforms, to loans and grants, Andrea talks about the ways in which entrepreneurs can grow their businesses without the hassle of dealing with individual lenders.
Research from British Business Bank has revealed that the majority of small businesses don’t like the idea of borrowing money to grow their enterprise. Former Dragon’s Den investor, Piers Linney, joins Adam Cox to discuss ways to scale and grow your small business, and how to seek advice on external funding.
Adam Cox talks to Garry Sidaway, Senior Vice President of NTT Security, about a recent report into global cyber security trends. The report reveals that many businesses would rather pay a ransom to a hacker than risk a fine for data misuse. They discuss the trends across the world and how businesses need to be prepared for various threats. Garry also shares a few tips for how companies can be one step ahead of the hackers.
New research from the Mental Health Foundation has revealed that millions of teenagers in Britain worry about their body image. Friends and social media seem to be causing teenagers to worry or feel ashamed about their bodies; leading more than a third to develop a negative relationship with food. In this episode, Adam Cox talks to Dr Antonis Kousoulis, Director at The Mental Health Foundation, and Frances Shillito, an eating disorders advisor, to find out more - and to find out what it is that parents and schools should be doing to help.
New research reveals that nearly a third of Brits say that they fear the dentist’s chair and 79% say they are put off receiving dental advice as a result – which could explain why nearly 100,000 fewer people visited the dentist last year. Fear is just one of the reasons why we are avoiding the chair, with time and cost also stopping 1 in 7 of us from taking a visit. So, Are we risking our oral health by not taking more regular visits to the dentist?
Earlier I spoke to dentist Cathal Hayes and the CEO of Centre for Dentistry who carried out the research Lisa Riley.
In this episode, Adam Cox talks to fashion sustainability expert and founder of Nothing to Wear, Cyrine Joaristi. Cheap production lines and social media influencers have created a perfect storm of fashion waste, resulting in 10 billion pounds worth of clothes sitting unworn in British wardrobes. With the clothing industry now sitting in second place for most polluting industry in the world, the consequences of throwaway fashion are real and damaging. How can we as consumers help turn the tide?
Thanks to the internet and social media, we are more connected than ever – so why is it that loneliness remains a growing issue? Joining Adam Cox to discuss this is leading psychologist, Dr Linda Papadopoulos. Could it be that modern technology is actually to blame for rising feelings of solitude and inadequacy – and could “old” media, like radio, be the cure?