Business confidence is perhaps the key to any successful company, without confidence faith can be lost by staff and consumers alike. Xero, a cloud accounting software company for small businesses has published a small business confidence report today suggesting that irrepressible optimism is the primary trait for successful businesses. Co-founder of household brand Green and Black's and serial entrepreneur Josephine Fairley spoke to Nigel Cassidy to discuss the findings.
Charles Woodburn will replace Ian King as chief executive of BAE Systems. He's currently BAE's chief operating officer, but will take up the position on the 1st of July. Woodburn joined the firm in May 2016 with 20 years of international experience in senior management positions in the oil and gas industry. Howard Wheeldon, aerospace expert and Founder of Wheeldon Strategic, joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss the company and the change of CEO.
Unite Group, a leading provider of student accommodation in the UK, has released its full year results. So, what are the numbers showing and what is the company up to at the moment? Joe Lister, Chief Financial Officer at Unite Group, joined Nigel Cassidy on Share Radio Breakfast to give us the low-down.
The banking results season is underway. HSBC reported on Tuesday, Lloyds and Metro Bank on Wednesday, and RBS will be reporting on Friday. So how is the industry looking? Paul Sedgwick, Head of Investments at Frank Investments, joined Nigel Cassidy on Share Radio Breakfast to discuss.
Figures show that £10.9 billion was lost in the UK through cybercrime over a year and today we're being warned about ransomware, which is being used more and more by hackers. Despite this being a frequent type of cyber threat, new research has shown that 3 in 5 UK adults have never heard of ransomware. So would you know what to do if this happened to you? David Mole, security expert at Kaspersky Lab, joined Share Radio Breakfast to tell us more about the matter.
Share Radio Breakfast turns its attention to businesses who are fully committed to community work. This year will be the 30th anniversary of the Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards, which celebrates so called responsible businesses of all sizes and sectors. This year, the organisers are calling for firms to apply who run community programmes. To tell us more, Florelle Adat, project lead on the Lord Mayors Dragon Awards, joined Nigel Cassidy.
Today, leaders in the Northern Powerhouse debate will be gathering at the UK Northern Powerhouse International Conference. So what are the issues on the agenda? And what does the Northern Powerhouse mean for UK business and what can the Government do to help businesses embrace the opportunities?
Jeremy Cook, Chief Economist at World First, joined Nigel Cassidy to discuss. And Jeremy started by explaining exactly what the term Northern Powerhouse means.
Inequality is on the rise, with the difference in financial fortunes between low and high income families becoming starker over the past year, according to Aviva's latest Family Finances Report. At the same time, families are also facing increased financial pressure from stalling incomes and savings, combined with rising debt and inflation fears. To talk through these findings, Alistair McQueen, Head of Savings and Retirement at Aviva, joined Share Radio Breakfast.
Petra Diamonds, a leading independent diamond mining group and supplier of rough diamonds to the international market, has released its latest interim results. So what’s the future looking like for the company? Jacques Breytenbach, Chief Financial Officer of Petra Diamonds, joined Share Radio Breakfast to give Nigel Cassidy the lowdown.
The latest Rightmove House Price Index is out and it's showing that house prices have seen the lowest annual increase since 2013. So what does this mean for Britain's 'broken housing market'? James Lockett, Head of Communications of eMoov, joined Nigel Cassidy on Share Radio Breakfast to shed some light on the matter.