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.
Linda Lewis meets Simon Gosling, Managing Director of Energy Net, a conference company which has been producing events and investment summits for Africa for nearly 20 years. Simon explains his latest initiative, Off the Grid Club, which aims to connect poor areas of Africa to the electricity grid. Linda also meets the supporters and founder members, taking part in the Off the Grid Club, such as the Solar Turtle Company.
Nick Peters speaks to Dilesh Bhimjiani, Co-Founder of Viva, about Alitalia's re-branding strategy- 'Made of Italy'- and why, after years of decline, this is the company's first step towards financial recovery. Nick also looks at the marketing phenomenon of the Smiley with Matt Winton, Marketing Director of the Smiley Company.
Sarah Pennells conducts an hour-long special programme on Brexit and the long term consequences that are much harder to predict. Rodney Hobson, Author of 'Shares Made Simple', Broadcaster and Financial Writer, and Justin Urquhart Stewart, Co-Founder of Seven Investment Management, look at the how the markets reacted in the immediate aftermath of Thursday's results. Employment lawyers Gillian Howard and Melanie Stancliffe, from Irwin Mitchell, look at how workplace rights will be affected; while Poppy Trowbridge, Consumer Affairs Correspondent for Sky News, and Mark Weedon, from Property Partner, look at the consumer aspects of Brexit. Jennie Kreser, Partner in Pensions Law at Silverman Sherliker, focuses on pensions and whether they will change.
An increasing number of people are signing up for subscription boxes - paying a monthly fee for a whole range of things to be delivered to their door. But, are they good value or just a waste of money? Sarah Pennells is joined by Sue Hayward, a consumer expert, who explains the idea behind subscription boxes. Emma Saitch, from Birchbox, and Ian White, from Love Lula, tell Sarah how one can tailor what's in their subscription box, while Alice Hughes, blogger and journalist, looks at beauty boxes and the products that go unused. Alun Johns, from Pomora, explains what people get by subscribing and what they wouldn't get in the shops.
If you're trying to save money on your holiday accommodation, what are the options? And what do you have to think about if you want to use Airbnb? Sarah Pennells speaks to this week's Young Money Champion, Rachel Healy, about how Airbnb works, meanwhile David Weston, of B&B Association, debates whether it would be cheaper to stay in a B&B. Will Coldwell, Journalist at The Guardian and Guardian Travel, also tells Sarah why he's concerned about organisations such as Airbnb.
On Share Food with Sainsbury's Magazine Sue Dougan and digital editor Lisa Harris start the programme with...mussels! They speak to Robin Dunlop about how he started his business and his inspirations behind Mussel Men. Elizabeth Newman, Head of BWS at Sainsbury’s, discusses why rosé wine sales are doing so well. Meanwhile Ross Shonhan, founder of Bone Daddies, talks about his passion behind the ramen dish and Faizan Iqbal, of JAN, gives us a taste of Caspian cuisine.
The Entrepreneur Show takes a look at interesting businesses and talks to the people behind them. Whether you already run your own business or are thinking about taking the plunge, we'll bring you everything you need to guide your business from concept to success.
The votes are in, and Britain is to leave the European Union. Don't Panic, though, because if you want to understand what this means for you and your finances, this is the only podcast for you. What is a technical recession? Will this mean less migration to the UK? How much will French strawberries cost next week? The answers start here. The team from Financial Website of the Year This Is Money, Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce have been preparing for months the definitive guide to a pre- and post-Brexit economy, and along with Financial Broadcaster of the Year Georgie Frost, they're on the case unpacking the fallout of this, the most historic day in the UK for decades.
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Colin Bloom, Presenter of Share Politics, joined Nigel Cassidy and Chris Bailey to bring the latest from Westminster as David Cameron announced his resignation. What does it mean, was it expected and who’s next in line?