Every week on the Entrepreneur Show we speak to people behind interesting businesses.
This week we speak to a full-time Santawrangler who represents 40 Santas.
Catherine Harvey is the company director of HireSanta.
To find out more about her business Jinan Rahma spoke to Catherine and started by asking about the nature of the business.
How much would it cost to buy all the items listed in the 12 days of Christmas?
That's a partridge in a pear tree, doves, hens, calling birds, gold rings and 7 days more worth or items.
Simon spoke to Rosie Bullard, portfolio manager and partner at James Hambro & Partners to find out.
Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio podcast, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. It’s the last episode of the year and we’re looking back on the biggest financial stories we’ve seen in 2016- the year of the unexpected. In June in a poll defying result Britain voted by 52% to leave the EU. Since then Brexit has been a nearly constant presence in the headlines being blamed for everything from disappearing marmite to an abandoned sequel to the Mrs Brown’s Boys film. The surprises didn’t stop with Brexit though. Across the pond billionaire TV personality Donald Trump beat the odds to win the US Presidential Election. Looking back on the year Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce. Also on the agenda they look at the ongoing woes of Britain’s housing market, the never ending story of the new plastic fiver and the third big surprise of 2016, Leicester City winning the Premier League.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Retail expert Vix Leyton. Today on the agenda, they discuss our shopping habits despite a turbulent economic year, fire-prone tumble dryers and give a reasonable excuse for late tax returns you may avoid a fine. All these stories and more on The News Review.
On the Travel Guide we like to take a look at some of the most popular holiday destinations- and speak to a local to get the insider's gen.
This week, Olivia Demetriades spoke to Winston Wong, a guide from Tours By Locals in Vancouver and started by asking what he'd do if he was in the city for a day.
Adventure travel is booming- with many people choosing to take active holidays over beach breaks.
To find out more about the rise in adventure travel Simon and Sarah were joined by Simon Grove- head of product at Explore- a company that runs small group adventure holidays.
This week on The Share Radio Travel Guide Simon Rose was joined travel journalist and author Sarah Tucker. They look at plans to revamp London's Stansted Airport, where people are planning to go this Christmas break. adventure and an insider's guide to Vancouver
Confidence in the UK's economic situation continued to dwindle in the face of uncertainty, but overall it remained resilient at the end of the year.
This is according to the latest GfK barometer, which found that consumer confidence did not deteriorate further following November's sharp drop, instead managing to move up one point to -7.
However, it seems we are more concerned about the economic outlook next year, with expectations for 2017 at their weakest since June's Brexit vote.
As always when we discuss consumer confidence, Simon was joined live in the studio by Joe Staton, head of market dynamics, at GfK.
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