We've been talking a lot this month about New Year's resolutions and people making changes for the better. Many of us want a new job to ensure that 2017 is a good year. But change can be scary- and research has found that fear and finances are holding us back from making a change. To find out more about switching careers Georgie Frost spoke to head coach at Careershifters Natasha Stanley and reporter Sara Macham who successfully made the switch to journalism.
In his new year speech, the labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he understands the lack of trust in politicians and the EU that led to the Brexit vote. Trust, in politics, economists and business, has perhaps never been such an important issue as it is today - nor indeed perhaps so low among the general public. But where has this lack of faith come from? And what can be done to get it back? According to my next guest it's not just our actions that can cause distrust- the language we use is as important. John Blakey is a CEO Coach and author of The Trusted Executive - Nine leadership habits that inspire results, relationships and reputation.
London's premier position in the financial markets has, at least in part, been built on easy access to Europe. So will London will remain a major financial centre once we leave the EU? Financial lobby group The City UK has released its key priorities for this transition and its director of Policy and Strategy, Gary Campkin, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher on the line.
It's time to check in with part 2 of Track Record. Discussing his career and favourite tracks today is Mike France, who's the co-founder of the premium watch brand Christopher Ward in conversation with Sue Dougan.
Donald Trump held his first formal news conference since July last night. In it he addressed claims that Russia has salacious information on him, and also his plans to separate himself from the Trump business organisation. For more on Trump's comments, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined on the line by Chris Gilson, the Managing Editor of the LSE US Politics Blog.
How do you make financial decisions? A recent survey found that only 8% of us speak to a financial advisor about financial decisions. To find out more about this Georgie Frost was joined by Steven Cameron, Penions Director at Aegon.
Most of us would admit it's much harder to get ourselves of bed and out the house when it's cold, dark and damp outside. But do you belong to the 54% of Brits who say they get less work done during the winter months? That's a statistic published today by industry body British Summer Fruits from a survey it carried out into how the seasons affect productivity. Georgie Frost was joined on the line by Dr Christy Fergusson, the UK's leading food psychologist behind Channel 4's Secret Eaters.
Retailers released a torrent of Christmas results today with M&S turning the tide on clothing sales. Also:
- Asos bags 36% revenue jump
- Weak pound helps Primark parent company
Richard Hunter, Head of Research at Wilson King Investment Management, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to talk through the results.
Nandini Ramkrishnan, Global Market Strategist at JP Morgan, joined Share Radio Afternoon to discuss the markets reaction to Trump's Press conference, his first as President-elect. She talked on the FTSE being down after a 12 days of gains, the longest ever winning streak for the index, Carney's view that Brexit is no longer the main risk to UK’s stability, and German GDP growth accelerating to a five-year high of 1.9 percent.