As the pensions regulator launches an investigation into the collapse of BHS, which has a £571 million hole in its pension fund, The Huffington Post’s Jack Sommers talks about whether this will become a political issue. Jack also discusses the Junior Doctors strike and the MP vote against the attempt to force the government to allow 3000 unaccompanied child refugees into the UK from Europe.
Good afternoon and welcome to 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 own individual share portfolios. They have a minimum of eight stocks, which they've been buying and selling through The Share Centre. So are those portfolios bulging with profit...or debt? Apprentices Olivia Demetriades and Valsa de Winter are in the studio along with Ed Bowsher, Share Radio's Senior Analyst.
This is Conversations From Africa with Chris Bishop, Managing Editor of Forbes Africa Magazine, & Share Radio's Patrick Jones.
This week we return to the 'Once Empowered, Always Empowered' landmark court case for South African mining, the ex-finance minister for South Africa and his new job, the strength of the rand and how it manages to remain a bastion among emerging market currencies, Starbucks finally coming to South Africa & more.
Agriculture remains one of the most divisive issues in the ongoing debate over Britain's membership of the EU. As the European Parliament Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development meets to discuss policy, Share Radio's Robert Van Egghen investigates how Brexit might affect British farming and farmers.
UK consumer confidence fell in the first three months of 2016, according to the latest Consumer Tracker from business advisory firm, Deloitte. To discuss the findings, Ben Perkins, Head of Consumer Business Research at Deloitte, joined Nigel Cassidy and Chris Bailey.
This week's Shop Floor, in association with the Inspirational Development Group, focuses on the expanding world of business and how it affects its employees. Nick Peters also looks at the pressures of middle management and why BAME workers with degrees are more likely to be unemployed than white workers. Nick is joined by Douglas Rushkoff, Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at City University New York; Penny de Valk, Managing Director Penna Talent Practice; Natasha Owusu, from the TUC, and Maxine Hurley, Member Engagement Manager at ENEI.
As exam season draws closer and closer, a free new app is bringing a fresh new approach to studying and revision. Gojimo have over 160,000 practice questions on all popular subjects and offer tutoring via instant messaging, available 24/7. Linda Lewis meets the founder, George Burgess, and the young team behind Gojimo on Company Casebook who explain how it all started.
Nick Peters bring you Marketing Watch from Advertising Week Europe in London. Nick looks at the highlights of the biggest marketing and advertising event with Maisie McCabe, deputy editor of Campaign Magazine; the changes in the industry with Kathleen Saxton, Founder & CEO at The Lighthouse Company and Co-Producer of Advertising Week Europe; and whether this should be a cause of concern with Pippa Glucklich, the CEO Starcom Mediavest. He is also joined by Michael Litman CEO Burst Insights.