Religions such as Judaism and Islam have strict rules on modesty when it comes to men and women in the way they dress and look. This has given rise to a whole industry around modest fashion. Marc Shoffman speaks to Anas Sillwood, who runs modest fashion webstie Shukr Clothing, about the teachings in the Muslim faith about modesty. Rabbi Benjy Rickman and his wife, Emily, also explain how modesty plays in the Jewish faith.
On this week's Shop Floor, in association with the Inspirational Development Group, Nick Peters looks at how Plant Manager John Reid saved Michelin plant in Dundee from failing. Grant Jamieson, MD of Winkworth Machinery, explains why there is a large leadership gap in the manufacturing industry, while Martin Campbell of Credit HQ discusses their recent survey on how much difficulty late payment can cause to small businesses. Finally, Mike Beesley, RSG’s Managing Director, explains how dangerous it can be to let a moaning culture develop in the workplace.
John Reid, Grant Jamieson, Martin Campbell, Mike Beesley
Linda Lewis meets the father and son duo behind Ajuve- a new online platform intended to help businesses and individuals resolve legal disputes over contracts quickly and cheaply. The young CEO Alex Bargate explains how the company works and how, with the help of his father Quentin, they set it up.
Copywriting Expert, Nick Parker, joins Nick Peters explaining the new phenomenon of artisan craft based advertising, questioning why it has become so popular in today's corporate and technology-led society. John Donovan, GumGum's UK Vice President, looks back at some iconic ads of the 70s and 80s and debates how they would perform in today's media environment, while Paul Drake, Director of D&AD, discusses his new scheme, New Blood Shift, which aims to recruit more young people from more diverse backgrounds into the creative industries.
This week's Shop Floor, in association with the Inspirational Development Group, focuses on the expanding world of business and how it affects its employees. Nick Peters also looks at the pressures of middle management and why BAME workers with degrees are more likely to be unemployed than white workers. Nick is joined by Douglas Rushkoff, Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at City University New York; Penny de Valk, Managing Director Penna Talent Practice; Natasha Owusu, from the TUC, and Maxine Hurley, Member Engagement Manager at ENEI.
Douglas Rushkoff, Penny de Valk, Natasha Owusu, Maxine Hurley
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
What about investment in the Fairtrade industry? Are there special funds and how are they structured? Dana Roelofs is the Business Development Manager at 'Incofin Investment Management', a Belgian based Impact Investor that advises the Fairtrade Access Fund, which operates in Latin America and Africa. She described how the fund works to our reporter Patrick Jones.
Sarah Pennells is joined over the phone by Russ Mould of AJ Bell Investment Directors and Robert Lockie of Bloomsbury Wealth Management to discuss stock markets, how to get involved with investing if you're new to the markets, and where to go for advice, only on Share Radio.
Sarah Pennells is joined by four money experts from Equiniti, WEALTH at work, Money Advice Service and Aurora Financial Solutions, to talk about employee share schemes They discuss what they are, how exactly they work and who can benefit from them on Your Money, Your Future.
Phil Ainsley, Jonathan Watts-Lay, Andrew Johnson, Daren O'Brien