A recent campaign, The Wall of Answered Prayer, was launched at the beginning of April to raise £45,000 to build a Christian symbol equivalent to the Angel of the North. Campaign founder Richard Gamble says this will be a national prayer landmark representing a million answered prayers. He tells Marc Shoffman how he came up with the idea, the course of the campaign so far and how the money will be used.
Linda Lewis heads over to Snact this week, a company that makes fruit jerky from surplus fruit. She meets founders Ilana Taub and Michael Minch Dixon, asking them how they set up the company. The pair convey their passion for cutting food waste, their aim to collect unwanted fruit from markets and suppliers, and turn it into something that people would want to buy.
From Libya to Daesh, and the debate over the future of Trident, there always seems to be money for war. But are there better ways to spend it? Marc Shoffman speaks to Andrew Smith, from the Campaign Against Arms Trade, looks at whether action against military spending is necessary, while Shuaghan Dolan, from Conscience, explores how the government could deal with global issues such as Isis. Reverend Mark Woods, contributing editor of Christian Today, also explains whether you are pacifist if you are religious.
According to a recent research by the Pew Research Center being an atheist remains one of the biggest liabilities that a presidential candidate can have. Half of American adults say they would be less likely to vote for a hypothetical presidential candidate who does not believe in God. So how big an issue is religion when it comes to choosing a Presidential candidate? Marc Shoffman is joined in the studio by Christian author Steven Sylvester, Chartered Psychologist and Author of DETOX YOUR EGO, and Ben Ryan, from Christian think tank Theos, over the phone.
This week Nick Peters focuses on pay and productivity on Shop Floor, in association with the IDG. Nick discusses with Ian McVey, UK Manager at Qualtrics, why levels of productivity are so low in the UK. How can companies keep up to date with with performance, happiness and training of their workers? Sussex-based Dinamiks may have the answer as Nick talks to the co-founder Shirley Barnes. He also looks how the National Living Wage with Charles Cotton, Performance and Reward Specialist at CIPD, and how it will affect small businesses and the self-employed with Microbusiness Champion, Tony Robinson OBE. Nick Peters looks back at some of the issues covered on the show with Lance Gerrard-Wright from IDG.
Shirley Barnes, Charles Cotton, Tony Robinson OBE, Ian McVey
Founded by brothers David and Matthew Farr, Nip Nip Cycling provide a mobile bicycle repair service for large offices in the City. They also do repairs at their Service Hub in Southwark, which is also a training centre for homeless people supported by the St Mungo's charity to learn bike repair skills.
Nick looks at brands, the stories behind them, what happens when they go wrong and how a good story can influence the lives of millions for the better. To talk about brands and PR nick talks to Russell Parsons, of marketing week, Andrew Caesar-Gordon, of Electric Airways and Chris Brown from Liverpool vision.
Russell Parsons, Andrew Caesar-Gordon, Chris Brown
Rita Lobo discovers how church groups are working together to tackle the lack of shortage of homes in London. Reverend Graham Hunter of the Citizens UK charity, explains how they have written a housing manifesto ahead of the Mayoral elections, and Michael Robson, chief executive of Andrews Estate Agents, are supporting a social impact project, Project 70, to solve this growing issue.