BillHub is a fin tech company that provides a platform for sending, spending and managing household bills between housemates. Bill payers can also take photos of their bills using a mobile phone and upload them to the hub. Founder James Harrison meets Linda Lewis and explains how the company aims to provide a product for the ‘generation rent’. BillHub, he says, aim to be transparent, safe and secure product for all.
Sue Dougan is joined by Sharon Richey, CEO of BEcause Experiential Marketing, in this week's Track Record. Originally from South Africa, Sharon looks back at her childhood and her career into business and entrepreneurship. She tells Sue about her attempt to organise a beer festival in her family home and how, subsequently, acquired the name ‘The Shebeen Queen’ at the tender age of sixteen.
We all know that there aren't enough women taking up careers in science and technology, often referred to as STEM. But what's being done to improve this and what kind of jobs are available, if it's an area you're interested in? Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Benita Mehra, President of Women in Engineering Society, who explains why so few women go into engineering. Anne-Marie Imafidon, Co-founder of Stemette, and Stella Tournier, WISE member STEM Role Model, discuss whether girls are not encouraged enough to take engineering or science subjects at school (or are they not interested?). Meanwhile Sophie Graham, National Careers Service Adviser, looks at the academic route into engineering or science if you decide you want to come to it later in life.
Benita Mehra, Stella Tournier, Sophie Graham, Anne-Marie Imafidon
Sue Dougan and Lisa Harris, digital editor at Sainsbury's magazine, get ready for summer with some tasty and refreshing ingredients. Stephen Hargreaves, from Cure and Simple, talks about the hand-curing process that preserves their meats to dispatch to their customers. Food writer, Helen Graves, gives a taste of the Greece by describing the Kalamata olive harvest; meanwhile Myles Donneky, Grey Goose Brand Ambassador, teaches us how to make Vodka Cocktails for the summer. Sarah Alcock, digital content editor, and Ben Tish, chef and patron of the Salt Yard Group, discuss what makes a good British BBQ and his latest recipe book, 'Grill Smoke BBQ'.
Lisa Harris, Stephen Hargreaves, Helen Graves, Myles Donneky, Ben Tish
And we're back for round two of This is Money's Brexit Special, presented in partnership with NS&I. This week, we're going to be taking a closer look at how the referendum will be affecting your own personal finances. We'll also be looking at migration, travel costs, and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney's attempts at reassurance. But it's not all Brexit! Life does, after all, go on. We'll be taking a look at the ins and outs of buying a 2nd-hand car, wonder if the millennials will be able to survive the coming economy, and there'll also be a quiz for keen-eared listeners.
This is Money, presented by Georgie Frost in partnership with NS&I
What do you look for in a new job?
Work life balance; decent pay; a supportive environment; a good pension scheme?
What about free lunch; on site gym; mini golfing; slides instead of chairs?
Recently though we've seen places like John Lewis, Caffe Nero and Zizzi roll back on theirs - citing the minimum wage increase as a factor.
But how important are they anyway? Very according to Perkbox - who specialise in, helping employers and "invest in employees’ happiness"
Robotics and autonomous systems are generating an increasing number of benefits for our society. But are robot’s faithful servants or existential threats? That's the subject being debated at the Royal Academy of Engineers, as part of the first UK Robotics week. On the panel is Dr Alan Winfield, Director of the University of the West of England’s Science Communication Unit, and he spoke to Sarah Lowther.
Aerospace and defence companies may have to press the restart button on their strategies, as Brexit may cause nations to scale back arms buys and reduce collaboration. For more, independent defence and aerospace specialist, Howard Wheeldon, joined Nigel Cassidy and Chris Bailey.
On this week's Shop Floor, in association with the Inspirational Development Group, Nick Peters looks at presenteeism- people who turn up to work but are not fully engaged in their tasks- with Professor Derek Mowbray of the Management Advisory Service. Michelle McQuaid, psychologist and writer, explores the concept of grit and how it can be applied to the workplace; meanwhile Tony Nevin, Director of Employee Benefits at Mazars, discusses how the Employee Value Proposition can be used as a tool to recruit new talent in businesses. Craig Preston, Managing Director at IDG, expresses his opinions on Brexit and looks over the some of the topics that were covered on the programme this month.
Professor Derek Mowbray, Michelle McQuaid, Tony Nevin, Craig Preston
Pockit is a Digital bank alternative for low income, under served bank consumers in the UK. They've already got over 60,000 customers and are processing more than a quarter of a million transactions every month. Linda Lewis meets its founder, Virraj Jatania, who explains how the company works, how it was set up and their company values.