Margrethe Vestager, the European commissioner for competition, is expected to charge Google over its Android mobile operating system. Matt Cox spoke to Taj Dhunay, CEO and Founder of The App Developers, an android and IOS app creation and consultancy firm, who explained how Google dominates the market.
Kicking off the news of the week, Share Senior Ed Bowsher joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss Osborne's impending Brexit warning, to wonder where all the shoppers going from the high street have gone, and why so many Britons are living at home.
A recent campaign, The Wall of Answered Prayer, was launched at the beginning of April to raise £45,000 to build a Christian symbol equivalent to the Angel of the North. Campaign founder Richard Gamble says this will be a national prayer landmark representing a million answered prayers. He tells Marc Shoffman how he came up with the idea, the course of the campaign so far and how the money will be used.
This week Nick Peters visited Sandhurst where Shop Floor partners, the Inspirational Development Group, bring clients to the Academy to delve into their exclusive relationship with the Military Academy. Major General Paul Nanson explains how trainees are carefully selected and bring out their leadership potential; while Lieutenant Colonel Lucy Giles talks about the changes of the role of women cadets. In the second half of the show, IDG Founder and Chairman Stephen Bennett, explains analyses the role of leadership in the world of business; and Patrick Thomson, Senior Programme Manager at The Centre for Ageing Better, questions whether older workers being pushed out of the workforce.
Lucy Giles, Paul Nanson, Stephen Bennett, Patrick Thomson
Linda Lewis heads over to Snact this week, a company that makes fruit jerky from surplus fruit. She meets founders Ilana Taub and Michael Minch Dixon, asking them how they set up the company. The pair convey their passion for cutting food waste, their aim to collect unwanted fruit from markets and suppliers, and turn it into something that people would want to buy.
This week Nick Peters focuses on advertising and marketing. He speaks to Matt Winton, Head of Marketing at Smiley & Co, on the smiley and how it has developed into a world-famous brand and a cultural icon in the world of technology, fashion and music. Ahead of the fourth annual Advertising Week Europe event this week, Rebecca Eaves, Director at Advertising Week Europe, talks about the current state of advertising and how it’s contributes to the UK and EU economy.
With the state pension age changing, it can be tricky to find out how much you can get. Is it giving women a better deal? Malcolm McLean, a consultant with the actuary firm Barnett Waddingham, Harry Rose, the editor of WhichMoney, and John Shearer, from The Pensions Advisory Service, discuss whether the new state pension will affect carers. Sarah will also look at what are the changes for women who take time out of the workplace to bring up their children. She also speaks Lin Phillips from WASPI who are campaigning for the government to offer concessions to women caught out by these rises who didn't get enough notice.
Malcolm Mclean, John Shearer, Harry Rose, Lin Phillips
Sarah Pennells is joined by Amelia Murray, Senior Personal Finance Research Journalist at The Telegraph and Anna Bowes, Director of Savings Champion, where they look at the worst ISA season yet. Together they discuss what an ISA season is, ISA rates, whether they are better than ordinary savings accounts and why banks and building societies abandoned them.
Sue Dougan is joined by former journalist Abigail Austen who looks back at her fantastic career and musical favourites, including Aretha Franklin and Sammy Davis Jr. Abi discusses her new book, Lord Robert's Valet, based on her unique experiences as a senior advisor to the US army; her wedding next year and how she's been a catalyst for change in the media.
Sarah Pennells is joined by Irina Iovita, Chief Operating Officer at Commuter Club, and Megan French, Consumer Writer from Moneysavingexpert, where they talk about how one can cut the costs of one's commute. Is it worth starting work later to save money on transport fairs? Do employers offer their staff season ticket loans? Sarah also discusses other alternative and efficient ways to get to travel to work.