Welcome to today's edition of The Apprentice Investor. Regular listeners to the show will know that our Apprentices are five members of the Share Radio team who've each been given fifteen thousand pounds of virtual money to build individual share portfolios. They have a minimum of eight stocks, which they've been buying and selling through The Share Centre. So, six months into the year how are those portfolios looking? Are they in Grade A condition or languishing in Minus territory? Apprentices Ruby Johnson and Matt Cox have joined me in the studio and standing by with observations and advice is Share Radio's Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher.
On this week's show, Chris Bishop Managing Editor of Forbes Africa discussed South Africa avoiding a credit downgrade to junk status. Chris will also look at South Africa's political landscape and Telcom while he also looks at Muhammad Ali's legacy in Africa.
EU transport policies are imposing staggering costs on taxpayers and consumers for very little benefit, according to a new study from the Institute of Economic Affairs. Dr Richard Wellings, Head of Transport at the Institute of Economic Affairs and one of the authors of new IEA report, 'STUCK IN BRUSSELS: Should transport policy be determined at EU level?', joined to explain.
It’s the start of financial planning week, and more than 30 financial planning firms from across the UK have signed up to provide free initial advice during the event, which is spearheaded by professional membership body, The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. Martin Bamford, Managing Director & Chartered Financial Planner at Informed Choice, joined to discuss.
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.
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.
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.
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.