Whisky is probably the best known of Scotland's manufactured products. Exports have increased by 87% in the past decade and it contributes over £4.25 billion to the UK economy, making up a quarter of all its food and drink revenues.
Scotland main producing area is Speyside and from today the 17th 'The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival' celebrates the national drink until the 2nd of May.
So how much impact does one product like this have on the local and national economy?
Georgie speaks to James Campbell, Chairman of 'The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival
We all know that life can throw up all sorts of issues that we have to face - both personal and professional. But how do you manage these and even become stronger and more successful as a result? Today we're bringing you the first in an occasional series looking at how leading business people have overcome adversity and used to it forge forward. Georgie speaks to Carole Gaskell, Founder and Managing Director of Full Potential Group and her husband Peter Maul, who is also company secretary
If you think getting a mortgage is difficult, try doing it when you are over fifty. When it comes to mortages, banks can often be reluctant to lend to people who will retire before their mortgage term ends…But there are some steps you can take. Georgie speaks to Joanne Atkin, from What Mortgage
It seems we are getting better as putting money away for a rainy day.
Savings levels in Britain have risen over the last six months, according to new research from National Savings and Investments - also known as NS&I.
The Autumn 2015 NS&I savings survey has found saving levels have increased over the 2015/16 financial year and that women continue to outpace men in the terms of savings.
Georgie speaks to Chris Dowsett from NS & I @nsandi
We all know weddings can cost a packet for the couple tying the knot, but did you know that on average it costs the guests even more? That's according to research by Hitched.co.uk. The average amount of money spent on a wedding -from sending out the invitations to jetting off on the honeymoon- is a staggering £36,000. Caroline Hendry, editor of Hitched.co.uk, joins Georgie Frost
Joining Georgie Frost today on the Consuming Issues News Review, Deborah Hargreaves, founder of the High Pay Centre. Top on the agenda, BHS crisis, state pension, US interest rates and Facebook. Consuming Issues goes out with Georgie Frost every day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio
Britain’s high streets has suffered some major blows and so have the employees - the collapse of Austin Reed puts a further 1,000 retail jobs at risk, on top of the 11,000 under threat at BHS. So, where does this leave workers? Georgie speaks to our regular expert on employment law - Beverley Sunderland from Crossland Employment Solicitors
The average UK office worker sits 10 hours each day, with almost 70% of sitting taking place at work and 73 per cent only leaving their desk for toilet or tea breaks. And new scientific findings indicate we may be at risk of multiple health risks. Gavin Bradley, Founding Director of Active Working CiC, runs an event that is happening on Friday - 'On Your Feet Britain' in order to inform on the health risks of sedentary working cultures .
With the ever-rising cost of house prices, more of us are renting and for longer. So, what’s the best advice for renters? Plus, holidays and travel insurance…What are the best deals out there? Georgie speaks to Sam McFaul from Money Saving Expert
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