This is 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 their individual share portfolios. They have a minimum of eight stocks which they've been buying and selling through The Share Centre. So...are our financial novices in line for a June windfall...or is financial disappointment lurking around the corner? Apprentices Alexi Philips and Olivia Demetriades are in the studio along with Ed Bowsher, Share Radio's Senior Analyst.
A growing number of us are travelling abroad without travel insurance. New figures show its as many as a quarter of us, with young people less likely to pay for the safety net when they go abroad. There's a small chance that a natural disaster or medical emergency is not going to ruin on your trip but is it really worth paying for? Daisy Parker from Abta spoke with Georgie.
This is Conversations From Africa, Share Radio's weekly look at major news from across the African continent with Chris Bishop, Managing Editor of Forbes Africa Magazine & Share Radio reporter Patrick Jones.
On today's show: A new policy for Uber in South Africa which was met with uproar from regular cab drivers, violence erupting in South Africa's Parliament due to the Economic Freedom Fighters, news of changes to interest rates in South Africa, news of a possible arrest for the Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, a look at the Zimbabwe Flag movement & much more!
Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, David Cameron and George Osborne warn a Brexit vote will cause a recession, shopping bills to rise by 200 pounds per year if we leave the EU, Ryanair to cut fares down to big profits and is cash being overtaken by debit card as the most popular method of payment. Consuming Issues goes out with Georgie Frost every day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
What's the secret that keeps the Beauty industry glowing when other sectors wrinkle?
The Beauty UK Trade Fair was in Birmingham over the weekend, experts and industry professional gathered to see the latest products and developments inside the sector.
Matt Cox has been looking at the Beauty industry's market defying growth at times, and asking how robust it really is underneath the face-mask.
He spoke to retail analyst and expert Rodney Hobson to find out more...
In the first edition of Inside Music where Presenter Matthew Cook and Co host Gareth Varty, Accounts Manager at PRS For Music, take look into the inner workings of the music industry. Matthew Cook speaks with Deputy editor of Music Week, Murray Stassen, and Contributing Editor for Music Business Worldwide, Rhian Jones. And of course, throughout the show they showcase the unsigned SoundCloud artist of the week, featuring Ancient Underground a creation by Canadian Born Daniel Harvey.
Marc Shoffman focuses on the ongoing issue of tax avoidance after it was revealed that the Church of England is investing in Google. The 2015 annual report from the Church Commissioners, which is the investment arm of the Church of England, revealed Alphabet Inc, parent company of the search engine, was among its top 20 holdings. Edward Mason, Head of Responsible Investment for the Church Commissioners, Toby Quantrill, Principal Adviser for Economic Justice at Christian Aid, and Mark Harper, Adviser for Trinity Wealth Management, join Marc to discuss this issue.
On this week's Shop Floor, in partnership with the Inspirational Development Group, Ken Cowen, founder of the charity The School of Hard Knocks, explains how young men and women who have been neglected by society are given a chance to regain esteem and drive, to help them get a job. Nick Peters discusses the importance of Inclusive Leadership, a new Inspirational Development Group workshop, with Senior IDG Consultant, Johanne Malin. Paul Harris, Co-Founder of Bright HR, explains why many HR policies are not beneficial to employees; and Katie Jacobs, Editor of HR Magazine, looks back at the evolution of HR and the publication in the last 25 years.
French company Evaneos started in 2009 and are the first online platform to connect travellers directly to local experts, namely 650 local travel agents in 150 destinations. The company creates tailor-made travel itineraries and operate in a number of European countries, including the UK where they launched last year. Linda Lewis speaks to founder Eric La Bonnardière to find out more about the company’s history and development.