It seems a number of Hedge Funds are investing in "tiny satellites", which have the ability to take high frequency images of "economically sensitive" spots. To find out more, Joe Aldridge has been speaking with Stuart Martin, CEO of independent innovation and technology company, Satellite Applications Catapult.
Nick talks to Richard Mackinnon about his report, Evidence Matters…Employee Engagement, the Emperor’s New Clothes?, and why it’s important to engage employees to create greater productivity, and whether this works, Tomorrow's Company about business ethics and visits two very charitable individuals in Bognor Regis.
Richard Mackinnon, Laurie Fitzjohn-Sykes, Danny Dawes, Samantha Staniforth
Linda meets the team at LimitEar, A UK company which makes equipment to protect headphone and earpiece wearers from lasting damage and hearing loss. With more and more people using headphones on the move, they’ve developed a smartphone app called HearAngel that monitors how you listen and alerts you to overexposure.
Linda visits Beauty Boulevard, a company based in Lincoln. Paula Short and Rachel De Caux started off by setting up their own beauty salon. A few years later they decided to look for new products to sell, and found Glitter Lips, which are now stocked in more than 500 shops around the country.
Nicola Mendelsohn, vice president for Facebook EMEA, said last week video content on Facebook is growing more quickly than the company ever anticipated – in one year, video views on Facebook have gone from one billion to 8 billion. And what goes for ordinary people goes double for brands. Nick discusses this with Moz, whose company offers brands and publishers their own video feeds. Plus, have you ever sat in business meetings playing BS Bingo? Ticking off all the clichés your colleagues around you are using? Hamish Thompson created the prbuzzsaw.com web site, where PRs can paste their copy and get it scanned for BS PR buzzwords.
A report published this week by Amnesty International has described the torture of thousands of Syrian civilians suspected of not supporting Assad's regime. The human rights charity estimates that more than 17,700 people have died in detention since the start of the conflict, or 10 people a day. To discuss the report, Colin spoke with Kristyan Benedict, Amnesty's Syria Campaign manager.
It's been two weeks since the Bank of England cut interest rates to a historic low of just 0.25% and some banks and building societies have wasted no time in cutting the interest rates on their accounts. So can you get any kind of return on your savings? How do you know if your account is paying a terrible rate and who is paying the most? Sarah's joined by Sally Francis of MoneySavingExpert and Hannah Maundrell, editor at money.co.uk.
To get the most out of retirement, financially and in terms of what you do, it's really worth planning for. Not just how much you put into your pension, but when you retire, how you retire and how much money you'll need. When should you do this kind of planning, do you need professional advice or can you work it all out yourself? And what are your options if you've not yet thought about your retirement?
These days investing is about far more than stocks and shares. You can invest in bamboo forests, car parking spaces, wine, or you can invest directly in small and growing companies. But should you? Sarah goes through the pros and cons of alternative investments with David Thorpe of What Investment, financial journalist Martyn James and Bruce Davis of Abundance Investment.
As thousands of students prepare to start university in a few weeks' time, Sarah looks at student bank accounts. What are the best accounts, where can you find the best perks and what should you do when you graduate? With Young Money Champion Amelia Murray, Bronni Hughes from Student Money Saver, Andrew Hagger of Moneycomms and David Crawford, head of current accounts at RBS/Natwest.
Amelia Murray, Bronnie Hughes, Andrew Hagger, David Crawford