It seems people are getting increasingly concerned over the ethical credentials of their food as sales of Fair Trade produce rose for the first time since 2013. This week is the first of Fair Trade Fortnight which aims to raise awareness of the situation for farmers globally and what consumers can do to help them. Joining Georgie Frost for the launch of the week was CEO of the Fairtrade Foundation Mike Gidney.
Now are you a female entrepreneur? Or an aspiring one? It's been reported that female entrepreneurs contribute £3.5 billion to the UK economy, and it's on the rise. So what's stopping you? Female entrepreneur Joanna Wood spoke to our reporter Anviksha Patel about how much the demographic of entrepreneurship has changed, and why so many women are going at it alone. Joanna began by explaining how she started her own business.
Georgie was joined by two young entrepreneurs who's aim is to help corporations make a social impact by helping fledgling businesses in Africa. University friends Tom Fairburn, and Toby Hanington, decided to give up their well-paid city jobs to do this and in March 2016 they launched The Baobab Network.
Georgie Frost was joined by journalist Rosie Taylor this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed the news that from today, drivers face losing their licence if they're caught using their phone at the wheel within two years of passing their test - so anyone caught doing so will now get a 200 pound fine and six penalty points. Plus they look into why a woman has ended up with a criminal record after she found £20 on the floor and put it in her pocket. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Pancake day has been and gone, but the British freerange egg industry has narrowly avoided being splattered.
Millions of UK eggs will temporarily lose their free-range status after hens were forced to spend weeks inside barns as part of emergency bird flu measures.
Consumers will see a special sticker on egg boxes, telling them whats happened, but if the situation happens again, free range egg producers could go out of business.
Share radio's james Brydges has been speaking to Andrew Joret chairman of the British Egg Industry.
In a landmark legal battle surrounding intellectual property, retail giants Argos have lost a case against an American company, Argos Systems, over their website domain name. So, could the outcome change the regulations relating to domain names? Elizabeth Ward, Owner and Managing Director of Virtuoso Legal, the firm that represented Argos Systems and won the case for them, joined Share Radio Breakfast to talk more about the case.
New research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) suggests that older workers in the UK are 'bracing themselves' to continue working until they are 70-years-old. So are employers prepared to meet the needs of a maturing workforce? Charles Cotton, pay and reward adviser at the CIPD, discussed further on Share Radio Breakfast.
The House of Lords is set to give the Government its first defeat on the Article 50 Brexit bill, and it's over the issue of protecting the rights of EU nationals. Keir Starmer has warned Labour has no prospect of election victory unless it changes direction. So is this sounding like more opposition against Jeremy Corbyn? Moving to the US, Donald Trump has laid out a series of promises in his first speech to Congress. Georgie Frost was joined by Billy Bambrough, Editor of economics and business website Verdict.co.uk to discuss all this and more political headlines of the morning.
Joining Georgie Frost to discuss the latest market headlines was Share Radio's very own Nigel Cassidy starting with this morning's company announcements - we've heard from ITV and Man Group this morning. Also the main news, Sir Phillip Green, the former BHS owner says he'll pay up to £363 million to sort out the retailer's pension scheme. The chain went bust last April leaving 11,000 staff out of work - and a £571 million pension black hole.
Donald Trump's given his first address to a joint session of Congress, where he set out in greater detail his plans to cut spending and boost the economy. So what is Trump's plan of action? Chris Bailey, Founder of Financial Orbit, joined Nigel Cassidy on Share Radio Breakfast to discuss this and more.