There's been more pain for UK plc's, with profits from investments in quoted companies at their lowest for nine years. We know this from the latest quarterly Profit Watch survey from The Share Centre, and its Chairman, Gavin Oldham, explained the findings to Nigel Cassidy.
Marc Shoffman discusses the month of Ramadan with Financial Journalist, Amina Zafar, who explains what challenges Muslims face when fasting. Tufail Hussain, Islamic Relief Deputy Director and Head of Fundraising, looks at the campaign behind the charity’s bus adverts and explains how Muslims work out their Zakat. He also talks about Islamic Relief’s projects and how they are monitored.
Shop Floor, in association with the Inspirational Development Group, opens with an insight into the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. Lord John Browne, QE Prize Trustees and former Chief Executive of BP, explains what the award represents for the profession and why there needs to be a social change to encourage children to become engineers. Neil Pickering, Industry and Customer Insight Manager at Kronos, analyses how British businesses can avoid wasting over £60 billion a year on unnecessary admin, while Leeson Medhurst, Head of Workplace Consultancy at 360 Workplace, explains why office space can affect a company's productivity.
Lord John Browne, Neil Pickering, Paul Jackson, Leeson Medhurst
Emma Alleyne and Francesca Gubbay have come up with a labeling kit like no other. Stamptastic helps to stamp children's clothes, instead of ironing or sewing labels that would otherwise go missing. The two mums from south west London meet Linda Lewis explaining how their company has rapidly grown and why, after winning a series of local business awards, they are pitching their idea to Sir Richard Branson in the annual #PitchtoRich #Voom competition.
Pavegen are a company who have come up with revolutionary technology that transforms the power of people's footsteps into energy. Linda Lewis meets the CEO Laurence Kemball Cook, who reveals how the company has teamed up with Tribal Planet in Silicon Valley to turn the data from footsteps into a 'digital currency' which people can spend using their mobile phone.
Copywriting Expert, Nick Parker, joins Nick Peters explaining the new phenomenon of artisan craft based advertising, questioning why it has become so popular in today's corporate and technology-led society. John Donovan, GumGum's UK Vice President, looks back at some iconic ads of the 70s and 80s and debates how they would perform in today's media environment, while Paul Drake, Director of D&AD, discusses his new scheme, New Blood Shift, which aims to recruit more young people from more diverse backgrounds into the creative industries.
Robyn Sinclair, UK Marketing Director at YTKO Group, joins Sue Dougan on this week's edition of Track Record. From Oasis to Neil Diamond, Robyn shares her nostalgic tracks and looks back at her career.
Ever thought of turning your hobby into your dream job? From baking to arts and crafts, Sarah Pennells looks at what financial aspects one should consider when thinking of setting up a business. Kerry Ann Duffy, a photographer specialising in weddings and portraits, Bethany Armitage, from Make it Betty, and Helen Reed, founder of The Wool Kitchen, share their stories on how they set up their businesses. The guests explain what financial support they received and how they made their way into their dream career.
Sarah Pennells explores the definition of robo-advice, its pros & cons, and why more and more companies are using them when giving advice about your money. Keith Churchouse, from Saidso, and Jason Butler, founder of Bloomsbury Wealth Management, explain what happens if a customer is wrongly advised. Michelle Pearce, from Wealthify, looks at how customers pay when using this type of service, while Lesley James, from Simplified Money, defines what kind of help robo-advice actually offers to customers.
Keith Churchouse, Jason Butler, Michelle Pearce, Lesley James