In 2015, during London Technology Week, Wayra UK launched startupDNA, the first research study to reveal the social makeup of Britain’s start-up ecosystem. The Diversity Tech Summit is designed to bring together key individuals to pursue a diversity agenda and meet the challenges outlined in the startupDNA executive summary. Danny Bartlett, from Wayra UK, joined Share Radio to talk on the summit.
How does religion fit in the EU Referendum? Lord William Wallace, from Christians for Europe, and Adrian Hilton, Co-chair of Christians for Britain, join Marc Shoffman to discuss what role faith should play throughout the campaign. How big a factor should Christianity play when people come to vote?
Matthew Cook and Murray Stassen, Deputy Editor at MusicWeek, debate the latest story surrounding musician Ed Sheeran after two US musicians are suing him for an estimated $20m (£13.8m) for similarities of over his single 'Photograph'. Frey Lindsay presents the music industry anecdote of the week, while Adam Edelshain, Senior Manager at PwC, discusses the last PwC report, which suggests an impressive forecast for the UK media and entertainment industry.
This week on Shop Floor, in association with the Inspirational Development Group, Nick Peters looks at the role of unions in business with Tony Devlin, National Officer for Unite the Union, and Luke Primarolo, Regional Officer for Unite the Union. Guy Standing, Professor of Development Studies at SOAS, discusses zero-hour contracts and the rise of a new social class, the precariat, whose working lives are filled with uncertainty and doubt. Craig Preston, Managing Director at IDG, explains why businesses should nurture their staff's passions in order to learn new skills about leadership and teamwork.
Tony Devlin, Luke Primarolo, Guy Standing, Craig Preston, Jake Meyer, Giles English
JustLoans Group is an alternative lender aiming to disrupt business banking. Founded by serial entrepreneur John Davies who's been involved in the lending industry for over thirty years since 198, the company only lends to SMEs and they've developed a fintech platform which gives initial lending decisions in ten minutes. Linda Lewis finds out why their CEO is on a mission to disrupting business banking.
Linda Lewis meets the founders of The Inner Circle - an online dating platform for connecting 'successful singles around the world' with an app, a website and regular social events. They won first prize for best niche dating app at the European Dating Awards in May and theit co-founder, David Vermeulen, was voted entrepreneur of the year. Linda finds out how the company is planning to expand in other cities in Europe and the US.
How are advertisers deliberately deceiving consumers? Chris Daly, Chartered Institute Marketing Chief Executive, explains how this phenomenon occurs and why it can't be easily spotted. Nick Peters looks at the role of affiliate marketing and how it has become a huge business with Kevin Edwards, Global Client Strategy Director at Affiliate Window, while Mark Finney, of ISBA, explains the threat of ad fraud, the scale of this organised crime and how it's costing advertisers billions of pounds every year.
Chris Jones, CEO of English Athletics, joins Sue Dougan on this week's Track Record. From teaching to becoming the head of one of England's most important sporting organisations, Chris shares his musical choices and his previous experiences in his sporting career. He also explains why athletics is currently booming since the London 2012 Olympics.
A new study by the Institute of Inertia has shown that half of British parents don't have life insurance and that over three quarters would be able to pay the mortgage if the main breadwinner dies. Sarah Pennells is joined by Emma Thomson, Head of Customer Care at LifeSearch, Andrew Jenkinson, Director of Drewberry Insurance, and Anna Sofat, from Addidi Wealth. Together they guide listeners through the maze of insurance and explain which policies are need and what to look for if you're going to buy one.