The UK's housing market isn't functioning like it should, with too few affordable properties for sale or rent. As well as that, the market is vulnerable to shocks and political pressure, like the London mayoral election results and Brexit. Ryan Prince is VP at Realstar, a private renting company, and he gives his take on the state of the market.
The Greek Parliament has approved controversial new pension and tax reforms demanded by the country's creditors to unlock a further loan to the country. And the issue is to be discussed later today at a meeting of Eurozone finance ministers. Nick Malkoutzis, Editor of the economic analysis website MacroPolis, discusses.
Marc Shoffman speaks to Carrie Pemberton Ford, Director of Research for Cambridge Centre for Applied Research in Human Trafficking, and Rabbi Lea Mühlstein of Jewish Social Justice campagn group, Tzelem. The guests discuss what each of their groups aim to raise awareness of human trafficking and ways in which it can be tackled.
On Shop Floor, with the Inspirational Development Group, Nick Peters speaks to Simon Biltcliffe who runs his company, Webmart, on the principles of Marxism and Capitalism combined. Nick also discusses with Nadim Choudhury, Head of Career Development at the Institute of Financial Services University College, the latest CIPD report on job satisfaction. Peter Bregman, CEO of Bregman Partners in New York, explains how to get more out of your day, while Daniele Fiandaca, Co-Founder of Creative Social, discusses his recent article on creative and time-saving ways to make your business and workers more efficient.
Linda Lewis meets David Bide and the team behind Armadillo Lighting, who are specialists in industrial lighting. For two decades they've been illuminating big venues from football stadiums to hospitals. The team also discuss with Linda how LED lighting has been opening up even more possibilities for innovative design on large projects.
Veevers Carter are one of the top floristry design firms in the country, providing huge displays for big ticket corporate events, including the Chelsea Flower Show. Linda Lewis meets the founder Ming Veevers Carter and her husband Mark Beever, who also runs the sister company Event Concept, at their warehouse in South London. The firm have built up a formidable reputation, and a multimillion pound turnover, producing bigger and more complicated floral and architectural artistry for large corporate events at the Natural History Museum, the V&A and various celebrity clients.
Nick Peters speaks to Debbie Morrison of ISBA, which represents British advertisers, about how advertising agencies must be much more transparent in their dealings with brands. Nick also discusses with Ian Barber, of Advertising Association, that the industry needs to persuade society of the value advertising delivers, to counter growing public and political mistrust. While, Marketing Week Magazine journalist, Mindi Chahal looks at the reasons why UK companies lag behind their US counterparts when it comes to customer service.
Sacha Romanovitch joins Sue Dougan for this week's Track Record. As the first female CEO of Grant Thornton, Sacha looks back at her career and explains why her family values are so important and keep her grounded in her work life. She talks to Sue about her favourite songs that paved her career path.
As part of Dying Matters Awareness Week, Sarah Pennells and her guests look at the legal and financial aspects of funerals and why those arrangements can still be a taboo subject. Poppy Mardall, from Poppy's Funerals, and Gemma O'Driscoll, Funeral Director at G.E O’Driscoll & Daughters, discuss different types of funerals available and how funeral directors can offer help and support. Toby Scott, from the Dying Matters Coalition, explains how you can take part in the debate, and Rod Smith from Stone King Solicitors and part of the Law Society Wills and Equity Committee looks at wills and how to take care of them.