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.
There's been more pain for UK plc's, with profits from investments in quoted companies at their lowest for nine years. We know this from the latest quarterly Profit Watch survey from The Share Centre, and its Chairman, Gavin Oldham, explained the findings to Nigel Cassidy.
According to research by business banking market research and analysis firm, East & Partners, four-fifths of Britain's major companies have taken steps to hedge against the risk that a vote to leave the European Union will knock more than 10% off the value of sterling. In contrast, 83% of small and medium-sized firms think sterling will be unharmed by a vote for Brexit. Simon Kleine is the Head of Client Services at East & Partners, and he discussed the findings.
Uday Dholakia, Chairman of the National Asian Business Association, joins Nigel Cassidy and Sara Sjölin to talk on the back of the Asian Business Awards. Uday discusses the awards and looks at who’s been recognised from Asian business in the UK. He also talks about the budget and gives his take on Brexit.
Bircham Dyson Bell has released its latest findings on entrepreneur optimism, showing high figures of positivity. But what's behind this? Stuart Thomson, Head of Public Affairs at Bircham Dyson Bell, joins Sandra Kilhof and Mark Johnson to offer his views.
Alliance Pharma is a UK based speciality pharmaceutical company and with the release of their half year results, CEO John Dawson joins Sandra Kilhof and Mark Johnson to reflect on the company's performance.
The latest survey on the availability of external finance to the nation's small and medium sized businesses has just been released. Share Radio's Mark Johnson spoke to Shiona Davies, Director at BDRC Continental, about what the survey told us.