Whisky is probably the best known of Scotland's manufactured products. Exports have increased by 87% in the past decade and it contributes over £4.25 billion to the UK economy, making up a quarter of all its food and drink revenues.
Scotland main producing area is Speyside and from today the 17th 'The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival' celebrates the national drink until the 2nd of May.
So how much impact does one product like this have on the local and national economy?
Georgie speaks to James Campbell, Chairman of 'The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival
We all know that life can throw up all sorts of issues that we have to face - both personal and professional. But how do you manage these and even become stronger and more successful as a result? Today we're bringing you the first in an occasional series looking at how leading business people have overcome adversity and used to it forge forward. Georgie speaks to Carole Gaskell, Founder and Managing Director of Full Potential Group and her husband Peter Maul, who is also company secretary
If you think getting a mortgage is difficult, try doing it when you are over fifty. When it comes to mortages, banks can often be reluctant to lend to people who will retire before their mortgage term ends…But there are some steps you can take. Georgie speaks to Joanne Atkin, from What Mortgage
It seems we are getting better as putting money away for a rainy day.
Savings levels in Britain have risen over the last six months, according to new research from National Savings and Investments - also known as NS&I.
The Autumn 2015 NS&I savings survey has found saving levels have increased over the 2015/16 financial year and that women continue to outpace men in the terms of savings.
Georgie speaks to Chris Dowsett from NS & I @nsandi
This is our regular Investment Trust Show in association with Henderson Global Investors. Each week, we discuss the major issues, factors and news that impact on Investment Trusts. In this weeks edition we'll be focusing on investing in Europe. Joining Ed Mitchell of Investment Perspectives in the studio are Rory Stokes, Assistant Fund manager at T-R European Growth Trust PLC and Share Raido's Senior Analyst, Ed Bowsher.
Eight leading economists have weighed into the referendum debate, arguing that the UK would be economically better off outside the EU.
One of those economists is Ryan Bourne, Head of Public Policy at the Institute of Economic Affairs. He joins Ed Mitchell of Investment Perspectives to discuss further.
A group of eight leading Economists led by Professor Patrick Minford and Dr. Gerard Lyons have recently launched a campaign, Economists for Brexit which makes the economic case for leaving the EU.
To examine their economic arguments Ed Mitchell is joined by John Springford, Senior Research Fellow at the centre for European Reform.
You've heard of fintech, but what about fashion-tech? Clothing store, Topshop, has launched a new scheme aimed at fashion technology start-ups. It partnered up with corporate innovation specialist and early stage investor, L Marks, and Matt Cox spoke to Liberty Mawhood, Chief Operating Officer at L Marks, about the scheme.
The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday, moving the focus to the next Federal Open Market Committee meeting in June. But the latest FOMC statement is little changed from the last one, and provides no strong clue about the likely decision at the June meeting. So when can we expect an interest rate hike? Richard de Meo, Founder & MD of corporate forex broker Foenix Partners, offered his views.
We all know weddings can cost a packet for the couple tying the knot, but did you know that on average it costs the guests even more? That's according to research by Hitched.co.uk. The average amount of money spent on a wedding -from sending out the invitations to jetting off on the honeymoon- is a staggering £36,000. Caroline Hendry, editor of Hitched.co.uk, joins Georgie Frost