From a visit to Disneyland by Shanghai’s mayor in 1990, to Tuesday’s opening of the $5.5 billion joint venture. Shanghai Disney Resort has been more than 25 years in the making. But what impact will it have? Travel journalist and author, Sarah Tucker, discussed the theme park's affect on the Chinese tourism industry.
This week on Shop Floor, in association with the Inspirational Development Group, Nick Peters looks at the role of unions in business with Tony Devlin, National Officer for Unite the Union, and Luke Primarolo, Regional Officer for Unite the Union. Guy Standing, Professor of Development Studies at SOAS, discusses zero-hour contracts and the rise of a new social class, the precariat, whose working lives are filled with uncertainty and doubt. Craig Preston, Managing Director at IDG, explains why businesses should nurture their staff's passions in order to learn new skills about leadership and teamwork.
Tony Devlin, Luke Primarolo, Guy Standing, Craig Preston, Jake Meyer, Giles English
JustLoans Group is an alternative lender aiming to disrupt business banking. Founded by serial entrepreneur John Davies who's been involved in the lending industry for over thirty years since 198, the company only lends to SMEs and they've developed a fintech platform which gives initial lending decisions in ten minutes. Linda Lewis finds out why their CEO is on a mission to disrupting business banking.
Linda Lewis meets the founders of The Inner Circle - an online dating platform for connecting 'successful singles around the world' with an app, a website and regular social events. They won first prize for best niche dating app at the European Dating Awards in May and theit co-founder, David Vermeulen, was voted entrepreneur of the year. Linda finds out how the company is planning to expand in other cities in Europe and the US.
How are advertisers deliberately deceiving consumers? Chris Daly, Chartered Institute Marketing Chief Executive, explains how this phenomenon occurs and why it can't be easily spotted. Nick Peters looks at the role of affiliate marketing and how it has become a huge business with Kevin Edwards, Global Client Strategy Director at Affiliate Window, while Mark Finney, of ISBA, explains the threat of ad fraud, the scale of this organised crime and how it's costing advertisers billions of pounds every year.
Chris Jones, CEO of English Athletics, joins Sue Dougan on this week's Track Record. From teaching to becoming the head of one of England's most important sporting organisations, Chris shares his musical choices and his previous experiences in his sporting career. He also explains why athletics is currently booming since the London 2012 Olympics.
Growth is expected to slow to 4.1% this year, according to the latest ICAEW Economic Forecast for Q2. Stephen Ibbotson, Director of Business at the ICAEW, who are a leading organisation for chartered accountants in the UK, joined to looks at the numbers and discuss the implications it will have.
Matthew Cook is joined by Murray Stassen, Deputy editor of Music Week,discussing the current debate surrounding copyright laws. John Telfer, the new director of BMG Brazil and Co-Founder of Basement Music, discusses the company's development. Matt also discusses the European Copyright Law with Nathalie Vandystadt, the European Commission spokesperson for the Digital Single Market. Frey Lindsay looks at Elvis Costello's ban from Saturday Night Live as an example of how interpretation can lead to something one didn't think was possible.
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 two Americans who've come up with a drink they describe as a 'mini bottle of goodness', a hydration boost with a concentrated shot of vitamins, minerals and electrolytes. Douglas Wolfson and Sanam Petri tell their exciting story.
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