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Ian King talks to the son of The Wombles creator about the enduring appeal of the childrens' show and Icelandair is the latest airline to bounce back from Covid.
On today's episode, Ian King speaks to the chief executive of Centrica - the parent company of British Gas - about prepayment meters. He also discusses record profits posted by Shell amid the cost of living crisis. And Ian finds out all about the latest technology unveiled by Samsung.
Ian discusses the biggest day of strikes in a decade, as teachers are among the half a million workers walking out. Details on UK house prices as they fall for a fifth consecutive month plus the Emirates search for cabin crew, as airlines look to overcome a labour shortage.
Ian King looks into a gloomy outlook for the UK, as the IMF says its economy will fare worse than any other developed country this year.Shanti Kelemen, Chief Investment Officer at M&G Wealth joins Ian to talk about the turn to so-called digital wealth management.And on the final day of Veganuary the Founder of Meatless Farm, Morten Toft Bech discusses the growing demand for plant based foods with Ian.
Ian King speaks to the CEO of the London Technology Club about why it's a challenging time for global investment in the sector. Plus, hear from the chief executive of Airtel Africa about how population growth is expected to affect business. And more on the bakery chain that's promising the most lavish doughnuts London's ever tasted.
In today's episode, Ian King speaks to the chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturing and Traders about the decline in vehicle production in the UK. He also chats with the head of spirits giant Diageo about their latest sales figures - and why people are choosing premium drinks. And find out about how fans of The Walking Dead are being invited to take a stake in the popular franchise.
The latest UK Purchasing Managers Index survey has been shared and Chris Williamson, Chief Business Economist at S&P Global Market Intelligence joins Ian King to look over the findings.The managing director of ThinCats, Ravi Anand speaking with Ian about alternative funding for small and medium businesses. And Anna Chapman, Vice President for Marketing at Just Play Products in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa speaks from this year's toy fair at London's Olympia.
A warning from the CBI, growth for management consultancies and sustainable chocolate bars. Ian King speaks to the Director General of the CBI about what he wants to see from the government to generate growth. He chats to James Cadbury about the future of chocolate and finds out more about an investment into a luxury watchmaker. Ian also speaks to the founder of Electric Noir, Nihal Tharoor to find out whether AI computer games are the next big thing.
Ian King unpicks the latest retail figures from the Office for National Statistics which show how spending habits changed in December. Ian speaks to the chief executive of Aviva about insurance for British businesses during the tricky economic period. And Sky's Ed Conway has more from Davos as the World Economic Forum draws to a close.
The chief executive of the Crown Estate speaks to Ian King about the change in direction for the royal purse. Ian discusses trends in exports with William Bain from the British Chambers of Commerce. We hear more from the World Econmic Forum in Davos which is focusing on addressing the current energy and food crises, as well as high inflation. And businessman, entrepreneur and television personality Steven Bartlett also joins Ian in the studio to discuss his new start up fund.
Ian King gives his analysis on the latest inflation figures and hears about some good news from Davos on investment into battery manufacturing in Britain. Ian also takes a look at trends in global venture capital with Conor Moore from KPMG. He finds out what job are most in demand from LinkedIn's Josh Graff. The Chief executive of Currys, Alex Baldock also speaks to Ian about their results over Christmas.
Ian King discusses the latest labour market figures with Santander's Chief UK Economist, Victoria Clarke. He finds out more about how the World Economic Forum is going in Davos, by chatting to Sky's Economics and Data Editor, Ed Conway who's there. There's also news about the state of China's economy and a new survey from PWC which highlights what challenges businesses could face in the future.
With house prices starting to fall in recent months, Ian King speaks to Tim Bannister from Rightmove about the market. He's also joined by the Global Head of Commodities Research at Goldman Sachs who has more on what investors can expect from the next year. There are going to be more jobs at M&S and Ian also looks ahead to the Davos summit.
Among Ian King's guests are: Sky's Economics and Data Editor, Ed Conway, and Chief Economic Strategist at Netwealth, Gerard Lyons, who've been crunching the latest GDP numbers; former Trade and Investment Minister Lord Price talks about WorkL, a platform which aims to make people happier at work; and there's Michael Ward, MD at Harrods, discussing how it's welcoming back Chinese visitors, after the country opened its borders.
Among Ian King's guests are: Catherine Pierre, UK Head of Commercial Banking at JP Morgan, talking about their research into mid-sized UK companies; Arsenal's chief executive, Vinai Venkatesham, is speaking about celebrating football through art; there's Chief Executive of Detected, Liam Chennells, discussing their business verification platform; plus Gavin Jackson, Chief Executive of Oxbotica - the Oxford-based specialist in autonomous vehicle software; and Herman Claesen, from BAE Systems, has the latest on Tempest - a joint programme to build the next generation of fighter jets.
Among Ian King's guests are: Paul Martin from KPMG talking about retail sales; David Flandro from broker Howden about the sharp rise in the cost of reinsurance; City AM's editor Andy Silvester explains why the paper's going digital-only on Fridays; and the Sonova Group's Martin Grieder talks about speech-enhanced hearable technology
Among Ian King's guests: Cara Haffey at PwC on government changes to support on energy costs; Trevor Hope, from Gresham House Ventures, talks about investors backing small or emerging companies; and the Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Torsten Muller-Otvos, as they report record sales.
Ian speaks to Amazon VP Aaron Rubenson on the future of Alexa. Plus, with many people examineing their family trees to see if they qualify for an EU passport, Armand Arton from the Passport Index explains where you are allowed to travel
With the rise in food prices reaching a record annual rate in December, Ian is joined by Helen Dickinson from the British Retail Consortium. Plus, as the Consumer Electronics Show gets underway in Las Vegas, he speaks to Nakal Duggal from wireless tech giant Qualcomm – and Chintan Patel from Cisco discusses the 40th birthday of the internet.
Rolls-Royce Motors hands its 1,200 employees at Goodwood in West Sussex the biggest single pay award in the history of the plant. Plus, Ian King speaks to the executive director of Waitrose, James Bailey, as we see a surprise fall in retail sales last month. And we speak to the mince pie maker producing about 150 million of them as costs continue to soar.
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