Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Russell Quirk, CEO of eMoov estate agents. On the agenda today, they discuss the big story of the day, Ofcom has told BT it must be partially broken up as it's not doing enough to meet competition rules. Elsewhere, Black Friday has helped the boom for shops and online retailers as Visa says Brits spent more than £2billion pounds on its cards dduring the American phenomenon. All these stories and more on The News Review.
The UK economy is going to need two million new managers by 2024. But if we are to see gender balance at work then, 1.5 million of those new managers will need to be women. The figures come from the Chartered Management Institute, which is launching a new initiative to redress that imbalance in the workplace. Men outnumber women in management roles three to one, and the Institute says it’s time to campaign for what it calls "gender parity". Patrick Woodman, Head of External Affairs at the Chartered Management Institute, joined Share Radio Breakfast to give more details on the issue.
British telecoms regulator Ofcom is preparing to go to the European Commission to try to force BT to legally separate its networks division Openreach. It comes after months of talks failed to deliver a voluntary agreement. Dave Millett is the Founder and Managing Director of telecoms broker Equinox, and he joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss the latest developments.
Gooch & Housego is involved in photonics technology. Its expertise extends from research through the development of prototypes to volume manufacturing, and enables innovation and effective manufacturing in the aerospace & defence, industrial, life sciences and scientific research sectors. On the day of the company’s latest interim results, its CEO Mark Webster joined Share Radio.
James Rickards is the Chief Global Strategist at West Shore Group and a New York Times best seller. His new book "The Road to Ruin" is the third volume of a projected quartet. This book argues how 'the elites' are planning the next financial crisis. So just who are these elites, and how are they linked to the international financial system? James joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss his stance.
Eckoh plc is an AIM-listed global provider of secure payment products and customer contact solutions. And on the day of the company’s unaudited interim results for the six months to September 2016, CEO Nik Philpot joined Share Radio to discuss the figures.
Paul Fineman, CEO of IG Design Group, joined Share Radio Breakfast on the day his company released its half year results. IG Design Group innovates, manufactures and sources core products for celebrations, stationery and creative play. In 2016, over 80 million crackers, 750 million stickers, and nearly 850 million metres of giftwrap were sold. So have the company had a party so far this year?
A tax break given to Boeing to develop a new airliner has been ruled a banned subsidy by the World Trade Organisation. The decision saw both Boeing and European rival Airbus claiming a victory in the long-running battle between the plane-makers. The WTO said Washington State gave the plane-maker a prohibited subsidy by halving the tax rate in an inducement to develop the company’s 777X airliner there. For more, Howard Wheeldon, of Wheeldon Strategic, joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss.
In a big week for banks, we'll get a much-awaited snapshot of how well our best-known banks may hold up if there's another economic downturn, with the reveal of the Bank of England's "stress tests" results. Meanwhile, a conference being held in the City of London will hear that investors can use simple techniques to pick out the higher quality banks for themselves. Share Radio Breakfast's Nigel Cassidy has been hearing from Bruce Packard, a banking industry specialist from the Lafferty Group, who will lead the conference debate.
There are calls for Ofgem to look at how to better protect energy consumers from their supplier going out of business. It comes as 160,000 energy customers face uncertainty, after GB Energy Supply was forced to shut down. USwitch is calling on the regulator to look at how suppliers can cope with fluctuating wholesale energy prices more effectively. James Brydges spoke to Claire Osborne, an energy expert from USwitch, about the increase in wholesale prices.