On The Money

Declan Curry brings you lively analysis of the big business stories that are making the headlines.

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The future of energy
Will the lights go out? Can we produce enough of our own energy in our own homes? And is fracking a dream come true for all our energy needs? Declan Curry explores the future of energy with Angela Knight, chief executive of Energy UK and James Smith, former UK boss of Shell; now Chair of the Carbon Trust. Also on the programme Jim Skea, Professor of Sustainable Energy at Imperial College London, Ann Robinson, director of consumer policy at Uswitch and Dr Bob Middleton, chief executive of LoCO2 Energy. We also hear from Dr Richard Smith, Head of Energy Strategy at National Grid and Bill Bullen managing director of energy company Utilita.
Dátum: 2014-08-31 Idő: 11:15:00
The future of food
What is happening with food prices and how do we keep a lid on them? What new foods will we eat in the future? And as the world population keeps getting bigger how do we grow enough food? Declan Curry looks at the future of food with Kate Allum chief executive of First Milk, Kevin Brennan chief executive of Quorn Foods and Richard Clothier managing director of Wyke Farms. Also on the programme Sophie Tranchell managing director of Divine Chocolate, Neil Sanderson managing director of Florette UK, Sean Rickard, independent farming economist and Professor Charles Godfray, director of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food.
Dátum: 2014-08-24 Idő: 11:15:00
The future of flight
How can airlines cut the cost of flying? What will the next generation of planes look like? And as computers control more of the flight are we ready to catch a plane without a pilot on board? Declan Curry looks at the future of flight with Robin Southwell, UK president of plane maker Airbus, Christian Schindler UK director at the German airline Lufthansa and racing for the stars Karin Nilsdotter, chief executive of Spaceport Sweden. We also hear from the boss of Birmingham Airport, Paul Kehoe and travel expert Simon Calder.
Dátum: 2014-08-17 Idő: 12:29:00
The future of retail
We're doing more of our shopping on the Internet - and on our mobiles. Thousands of stores have closed. Declan Curry looks at the future of the High Street with a host of retailers. Joining him are the boss of B&Q Sir Ian Cheshire, ASOS's chairman Brian McBride and Mark Price managing director of Waitrose. Also on the programme Jacqueline Gold, boss of high street retailer Ann Summers, Bill Grimsey who ran Iceland and Wickes and Neil Turton chief executive of convenience chain Nisa. And exploring the mind of the consumer David Roth from retail consultancy The Story and Rory Sutherland from the advertising agency Ogilvy.
Dátum: 2014-08-10 Idő: 11:33:00
The future of the Internet of Things
The age of the Internet of Things is coming - 50 billion interconnected objects, from cows to coffee machines. Declan Curry looks at the future of this growing industry with Phil Smith chairman of the UK Technology Strategy Board and chief executive of Cisco. Also on the programme; Ronan Dunne chief executive of the mobile provider O2, expert in wireless communications Professor Mischa Dohler from King's College London and Matthew Bailey entrepreneur and co-founder of The Ground Truth Foundation. Declan looks at where the skills gap is in digital Britain, building the 5g network and what the Internet of Things will mean for business and consumers.
Dátum: 2014-06-29 Idő: 12:13:00
Shopping, entrepreneurship and an ex Olympian
On this week's show we hear from PY Gerbeau, former chief executive of the Millennium Dome and serial entrepreneur. Shop Direct chief executive Alex Baldock outlines the importance of retail to the economy. We're also joined by the UK boss of Airbnb, Even Heggernes. He tells us how important it is to learn from past failures. And Emma Jones, founder of small business network Enterprise Nation, tells us it's more insecure now to have a job, than to start your own business.
Dátum: 2014-06-01 Idő: 20:57:00
Gems, fashion and squeezed suppliers
Are diamonds an entrepreneur’s best friend? This week Declan talks to diamond retailer Vashi Dominguez. And two months on from the Boohoo IPO, how is the online fashion retailer faring as a public company? We hear from its chairman Peter Williams. Maggie Pagano, business writer at the Independent, gives her thoughts on high street firms squeezing their suppliers. Plus former Bank of England monetary policy advisor Dr Andrew Sentance gives his reaction to ex-colleague Charlie Bean's comments that interest rates are likely to settle at 3% in a few years' time.
Dátum: 2014-05-25 Idő: 21:11:00
Beads, bobbles and the building blues
Declan Curry talks to: John Mills, founder of the JML shopping empire; Bill Westwater, chief executive of revolutionary washing machine manufacturer Xeros; Tom Riordan, chief executive of Leeds City Council; and Simon Walker, director general of the Institute of Directors. Plus Jeff Fairburn, chief executive of Persimmon Homes, who responds to claims that the housing market is heading towards bubble territory.
Dátum: 2014-05-18 Idő: 20:18:00
The finance of football
On the last day of the Premier League season, Declan talks football and money. Where does the money come from? What's the price of relegation? And do clubs need a sugar daddy.... or mummy? Answering those questions is a packed panel featuring: Steve Parish, executive chairman of Crystal Palace; Trevor Birch, the former chief executive of Chelsea who brokered the Abramovich deal; Erik Samuelson, chief executive of AFC Wimbledon; Roger Blitz, leisure industry correspondent at the Financial Times; and Rob Wilson, football finance specialist at Sheffield Hallam University. And reporters Orin Gordon and Tony Bonsignore head out to Milan and Burton-upon-Trent respectively.
Dátum: 2014-05-11 Idő: 21:12:00
Sofas, storage, and the road to success
Declan Curry talks to Nicholas Vetch, co-founder of Big Yellow storage company, and Rohan Blacker, co-founder of Sofa.com. Meanwhile troubleshooter Lord Digby Jones and Metro business editor Jayne Atherton share their views on Pfizer's proposed takeover of AstraZeneca. And finally reporter Tony Bonsignore travels to south west London to meet a chaffeur company that aims to give ex-servicemen a way into the job market.
Dátum: 2014-05-04 Idő: 21:32:00