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
If you're close to retirement, or thinking of setting up a pension pot, where do you start when it comes to choosing a private pension? Lorna Blythe, from Royal London, explains to Sarah Pennells what pensions are and how they work; Danisha Chada, a chartered and certified financial planner with Smith and Williamson, looks at how much help could a pension company give to its individual customers, Alan Chan, from IFS Wealth and Pensions, explains what the first steps are when taking out a pension for the first time.
Sarah Pennells looks at credit card surcharges and why we still have to pay an extra 2.5% interest fee. This week's Young Money Champion, Amelia Murray, explains what the credit card charges are and why they are being changed this year. Helen Saxon, from Moneysavingexpert.com, debates whether credit card rewards are worth considering after cash back offers and loyalty incentives were reduced. Richard Koch, from the UK Cards Association, explains what further changes are being introduced next month.
Sue Dougan and Helena Lang, Editor-in-Chief for Sainsbury's Magazine, have a varied line up of guests this week. They start off by speaking to Rebecca Dunphy, from Spit and Sniff, about exciting new wines you can include in your meals; food and travel writer Katy Salter tells us what ingredients to bring back in your suitcase when you go on holiday; nutritionist and former model Rosemary Ferguson talks about the benefits of juicing, despite some health benefits and Catherine Hanly, founder of Hot Dinners, tells us about London's exciting new restaurants.
Helena Lang, Rebecca Dunphy, Katy Salter, Rosemary Ferguson, Catherine Hanly