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The Ian King Business Podcast

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Catch up on the day's big business and economics stories Monday to Friday with Sky News' business presenter Ian King. Reports, discussion and interviews from the heart of the City and beyond.
82 Episodes
Ian discusses the travel sector's hopes that the government's about to announce a big relaxation of Covid travel rules for people living in England.Other guests include the founder of Urban-Air Port, which is working on a global network of flying taxis, and a boss who says a four-day working week is the future.
A new defence alliance that could be a big financial blow for France - as Britain, the U.S. and Australia work more closely and share nuclear submarine secrets. Ian King also speaks to the chief executive of fast fashion brand, ASOS to find out what it's doing to be more sustainable. And find out what the future of Artificial Intelligence technology means for us over the next few years.
As the economy continues its post=pandemic bounce back, Ian is joined by Ed Conway to discuss the latest inflation figures. Plus, Goldman Sachs  International Chief Executive Richard Gnodde joins Ian in Birmingham where news of a new Goldman Sachs branch has created a buzz. West Midlands Mayor Andy Street joins them to discuss what this means for the city and its expanding financial services sector.
The number of people in employment in the UK has returned to pre-pandemic levels and hear from the Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer as he addresses the TUC annual congress in central London.
Ian King speaks to the director-general of the UK's biggest business organisation, the CBI, about fears over further tax hikes. Plus, hear from the chair of Maritime UK for London International Shipping Week, about how it plans to bounce back from Covid. And the executive chairman of advertising agency S4 Capital to reveal how half-year revenues have risen.
Ian King speaks to the chief executive of BGC Brokers as the firm pays tribute to its workers who died in the 9/11 terror attacks 20 years ago. Plus, hear from the chief executive of British Marine on the first day of the Southampton Boat Show. And the chief executive of Glenmorangie joins the show to talk about its new innovation distillery - a playground for whisky makers.
Ian King speaks to the chief executive of the Road Haulage Association about how lorry shortages are creating severe supply issues ahead of Christmas. Plus, hear from the chief executive of the UK's second largest private provider - Spire Healthcare - about its half-year pre-tax profits. And the chief executive of Lloyd's of London joins the show to discuss how it's doing following the coronavirus pandemic.
Ian King speaks to the deputy director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies about how Boris Johnson's proposed tax changes will impact the economy. Plus, hear from the head of research at Zoopla about how rent rises have reached record levels for the first time since 2008. And the CEO of travel firm, On the Beach, joins the show to talk about how it's offering free covid tests to customers who make bookings this month.
Ian King is joined by several guests as he looks at the government’s package of changes to social care. He also speaks to Helen Wylde – the Managing Director of Lumo – which is starting a new train service between London and Edinburgh on the east coast mainline next month. Also on the programme is Oliver Ripley, Chief Executive and co-founder of Habitas – which says it can develop a new hotel in less than 9 months.
Ian King speaks to the CBI's Chief Policy Director Matthew Fell, after its warning the shortage of workers affecting supply chains across Britain could last up to two years. He also chats to the green entrepreneur Jo Bamford, who’s launching a new hydrogen investment fund, and looks at the food-sharing mobile app OLIO, which is aiming to reduce food waste.
Ian King speaks to the chief executive of baby goods retailer, Jojo Maman Bebe, about why it's had to hike prices. Plus, hear from the vice president of sustainability and mobility at BMW about its plans to make cars kinder to the environment. And the FA's director of women’s professional football joins the show to discuss the super league's biggest broadcast deal ever.
Ian King speaks to the chief executive of The Gym Group about how it now has more members than before the pandemic. Plus, hear from the chief executive of the world's largest spirit company - Diageo - about its new immersive experiences. And the chief executive of Battleface insurance joins the show to discuss its policies for space tourists.
On the Ian King Business Podcast we hear about why house prices have made an unexpected rise; the UK economy grows at the fastest rate for 7 years; and analysis of whether equities face a correction
Ian speaks to an international law firm about the future of Afghanistan and its economy under Taliban rule. Also, there’s analysis of recent supply chain issues, with a focus on the shortage of lorry drivers. And the founder of an Estonian company making Covid protection products talks to Ian about its future, as it launches in the UK.
Ian speaks to the NatWest chief executive after it became the latest big bank to resume paying dividends.Also, dairy giant Arla on the struggles which have forced it to cut back on milk deliveries to supermarkets, and online housing portal Rightmove reports an increase in revenue not only from last year but the year before.
Ian King speaks to the chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders about how a combination of staff and supply shortages is threatening the revival of UK car production. Plus, hear from the CEO of the world's biggest spirits company - Diageo - about sales growth. And the president of P and O Cruises discusses the return of international cruises.
Ian King speaks to the chief marketing officer at British American Tobacco about how companies could stop selling cigarettes. Plus, hear from the chief executive and co-founder of Music Magpie about the firm's recent profits. And the CEO of Yela talks about how we can enjoy one-to-one digital experiences with our favourite celebrities.
Ian King speaks to Zoopla's head of research about how house prices hit a new high last month. Plus, hear from Britishvolt's founder and CEO about how plans for a huge electric car battery "gigafactory" in the UK are underway. And the co-founder of tech start-up - Sproutl – discusses opening up gardening to a whole new generation with an online marketplace.
On today's episode, Ian King speaks to the chief executive of the British Meat Processors Association about new self-isolation rules. We also hear from an industry expert about how many people are really returning to the office. Plus Ian speaks to the Competition and Markets Authority about the roll out of infrastructure for electric vehicles.
Ian King speaks to the chief executives of the Food and Drink Federation and the British Retail Consortium about supply problems for retailers, we hear from a British economist who explains what levelling up really means, and the boss of Raleigh UK talks about how electric cargo bikes could become a thing of the future.
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