This week Ed Bowsher finds out about a new peer-to-peer lending platform called Octopus Choice, talks to the CEO of a medical device business raising money on the VentureFounders platform' and takes a quick look at a business called Loopeze that offers an innovative way to dispose of female sanitary products.
Share Senior Ed Bowsher joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss why many women lack the confidence to ask for a pay rise. Plus, he takes a look at the big stories of the day #jobs figures #women pensions #Metro #retail
The Baltic Dry Index continues to move in a positive direction. The Index, often used as an indicator for the general health of the shipping sector, had its lowest point in February, but has been climbing back ever since. Matt Cox spoke to Robert Merrylees, Policy Analyst at The UK Chamber of Shipping, about the situation.
With the structure and financing of Network Rail currently being discussed and investigated, this year’s annual Rail Freight Group Conference was moved forward by two months so the industry could get together to discuss and respond. Maggie Simpson, the Rail Freight Group's Executive Director, joined to discuss why the 24th annual event is so critical.
Could the same traits that drive your career success also be keeping you from being happier? Simon was joined by author, Raj Raghunathan to talk about his new book, 'If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Happy?'
The world's financial markets got off to a wobbly start earlier in the year as fears over the health of the global economy - and China in particular - punched a hole in the value of sectors that traditionally perform well. However it wasn't all bad news as biotechnology companies held their ground and they've continued to go from strength to strength, delivering impressive returns to investors. Carl Harald Janson is the manager of the "International Biotechnology Trust" and he joins Juliette Foster in the studio.
Investment Perspectives: What is fact and what is fiction? That question has never been more pertinent as the UK weighs up the arguments ahead of the In/Out referendum on June 23rd. Rathbones, the UK provider of personalised investment management and wealth management services, has published a new report that specifically looks to address five myths around key areas of the Brexit debate: immigration, trade, financials, public finance, and foreign investment. Share Radio's Michael Considine discussed some of them with Ed Smith, Asset Allocation Strategist at Rathbones and began by asking him whether the arguments against immigration stood up to investigation.
For those who've yet to decide which way they're going to vote in the EU referendum, the claims and counter claims from the rival camps are probably about as helpful as driving through fog without lights or a Sat Nav. So have George Osborne's Treasury backed findings made the road ahead any clearer....or worse? Juliette Foster is joined in the studio by Professor John Weeks, Share Radio's regular economics commentator.
Jonas Gutierrez has been given his due by a tribunal for being illegally dismissed on the basis of a cancer diagnosis. Compensation will be coming later, but in the meantime, what does this mean for disability discrimination in the future? Kevin Charles of Crossland Solicitors joins Georgie Frost to unpack what effect this might have.