POD is a firm with a mission: to change the way people eat on-the-go, selling healthy fast food to busy office workers. The company was set up by Tim Hall and Kate Skerritt and they opened the first branch in 2005 in the City of London. Now under a new management team Linda Lewis looks at their ambitious plans to expand the business beyond their current 22 branches, but still keeping to the ethos of using innovative ingredients and unusual recipes.
Tech Camp is a school for children that teaches youngsters from the age of nine how to code and get them hooked on science. The school was set up over ten years ago by Tom Ward, who worked previously as a teacher and electrical engineer. He talks to Linda Lewis about the school's mission to 'inspire tomorrow's inventors' and their courses. From building robot arms to designing computer games, the school prides itself in teaching advanced tech skills to young people before they enter the competitive industry.
Sue Dougan speaks to Rob Hallett, former president of international touring at AEG Live, who looks back at his journey in the music industry and his collaboration with a variety of artists including Michael Jackson, Duran Duran and Justin Timberlake. Now the CEO of Robomagic, a global network of independent promoters, who advertise national and international tours for A-list artists. Rob shares his favourite tracks, including David Bowie and Leonard Cohen, that paved his career in the music industry.
How well do nations, islands and cities compare when it comes to its ability to conceal transactions, or the real ownership of assets? As the Panama Papers affair plays out, Nigel Cassidy spoke to Berlin-based Nicholas Shaxson who’s the author of Treasure Islands, a book about the use and abuse of tax havens, about those who are most secretive.
Money20/20, a big technology in finance event, is taking place in Copenhagen, looking at how payments and financial services can combine in mobile technology. Michael Rolph, Co-Founder & CRO of Yoyo, a mobile platform that merges payments, loyalty promotions and discovering new events, joins Share Radio to talk about his company and the Money 20/20 event.
The financial results of Swedish holding company, Industrivarden, are due for release. The group controls more than half of the Swedish stock exchange and is just emerging from the country’s biggest corporate scandal in decades, which led to the replacement of the group’s former Chief and Chairman. Ahead of Industrivarden's earnings, Share Radio’s Nigel Cassidy heard from Albin Ranner, Head of Market Surveillance at the Swedish Shareholders Association, who can be credited with bringing the scandal to light.
Oliver Smith, Senior Tech Reporter at The Memo, joins Nigel Cassidy and Emma Wall to discuss the launch of a new Tesla. The electric car maker has unveiled the Model 3, which is the lowest-cost vehicle of its range to date. So will the vehicle appeal to new types of customers? And could it boost interest in other electric vehicles?
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.
From a food stall in Borough Market to a multimillion pound business. Love Taste make making frozen smoothies which are sold in cafes, restaurants, gyms and health clubs across the UK and also supplied to sports teams. Their drink mixes have also recently been launched in Sainsbury and exported to countries overseas. Linda Lewis spoke to owner Richard Canterbury about the company.