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20060225Whether you're in business or not, Evan Davis will grab your attention on the week's hot business topics.
20060304Evan Davis presents the business magazine. Guests talk about the things that are important to companies and their customers - the people, the products and the relationships.
20060311Evan Davis presents the business magazine. Guests talk about the things that are important to companies and their customers - the people, the products and the relationships.
20060318Evan Davis presents the business magazine. Guests talk about the things that are important to companies and their customers - the people, the products and the relationships.
20060325Evan Davis presents the business magazine. Guests talk about the things that are important to companies and their customers - the people, the products and the relationships.
20060603Evan Davis presents the business magazine. Guests talk about the things that are important to companies and their customers - the people, the products and the relationships.
20060610Evan Davis presents the business magazine. Guests talk about the things that are important to companies and their customers - the people, the products and the relationships.
20060617Evan Davis presents the business magazine. Guests talk about the things that are important to companies and their customers - the people, the products and the relationships.
20210610Evan Davis chairs a discussion providing insight into business from the people at the top.

Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show

20210617Evan Davis chairs a discussion providing insight into business from the people at the top.

Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show

20210624Evan Davis chairs a discussion providing insight into business from the people at the top.

Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show

Business Gurus2019110720210821 (R4)Do business gurus really hold the secret to success? Peter Drucker, Michael Porter and Gary Hamel are some of those who've found fame and influence via best-selling business books. But can following their lead transform a company - or are they really just selling themselves? Evan Davis and guests assess the pros and cons of buying from the ideas merchants.

Lynda Gratton, professor of management practice, London Business School, CEO The Hot Spots Movement

John Kay, economist, author and consultant

Eddie Obeng, founder and director of Pentacle

Producer: Julie Ball

Editor: Hugh Levinson

Do business gurus really hold the secret to success and can they transform companies?

Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show

Business Language2021070820210710 (R4)Why do company leaders so often rely on the use of jargon, hype and obscure words when trying to communicate with the public? Corporate-speak is easy to spot. For example, a company mission statement will claim it has a 'unique' purpose to be a 'force for good. ' Using exactly the same words as dozens of its rivals. So why did this happen? Are business schools and consultants to blame - encouraging the use of needlessly complex language? And does clotted language signal muddled thinking? Evan Davis and guests explore the problem and suggest some solutions.

Laura Brown, author of 'The Only Business Writing Book You'll Ever Need'

Philip Collins, author and founder of the writing company, The Draft

and Rory Sutherland, Vice-Chairman of the ad agency Ogilvy

Producer: Lesley McAlpine

Why have business jargon and corporate-speak come to dominate how companies communicate?

Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show

Evan Davis chairs a discussion providing insight into business from the people at the top.

Carbon Labelling2021071520210717 (R4)Should consumers be told the carbon footprint of the products they buy? And if so, how? In recent years, a shift in customer attitudes towards climate change has caused businesses to up their game when it comes to showcasing the environmental impact of products. But just how transparent it this? How much do buyers want to know about how sustainable their shopping is? Evan Davis and guests discuss the highly complex issues around carbon labelling and how best to communicate sustainable business practices.

Emma Keller, Head of Sustainability UK & Ireland, Nestle

Barry Clavin, Ethics and Sustainability Reporting Manager, Co-Op

Hugh Jones, Managing Director, The Carbon Trust

Producer: Lucinda Borrell

Sound: Neil Churchill

Production Coordinators: Iona Hammond and Siobhan Reed

Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show

Evan Davis chairs a discussion providing insight into business from the people at the top.

Clinical Trials2021072220210724 (R4)The extraordinary success of the creation of vaccines for Covid-19 has made the business of clinical trials look simple. But appearances can be deceptive and it usually takes many years and costs hundreds of millions of pounds to bring a new drug, therapy or medical device successfully to market.

Evan Davis and his guests discuss how the economics of commercial clinical trials now look for companies in the light of such a disruptive event as the pandemic. How far is greater collaboration - with start-ups partnering with big pharma and research companies - changing the way in which trials operate? And will new tech developments - like the greater, tailored use of Artificial Intelligence, digital data and advanced statistical techniques - make the process cheaper and quicker - while compromising neither safety nor patient confidentiality?

Those taking part are:

Nuala Murphy of the executive team at Icon plc, a Dublin-based clinical research organisation which last year worked with Pfizer/BioNTech on their Covid-19 vaccine;

Houman Ashrafian, managing partner of the biotech team at SVHealth Investors, a venture capital firm with offices in London and Boston; and

Avideh Nazeri, vice-president in the UK for clinical development, medical and regulatory affairs at the Danish-headquartered integrated pharmaceutical company, Novo Nordisk.

Editor Hugh Levinson

Clinical trials have barely changed in decades but will Covid-19 transform the business?

Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show

The extraordinary success of the creation of vaccines for Covid-19 has made the business of clinical trials look simple. But appearances can be deceptive and it usually takes many years and costs hundreds of millions of pounds to bring a new drug, therapy or medical device to market.

Evan Davis and his guests discuss how the economics of commercial clinical trials now look for companies in the light of such a disruptive event as the pandemic. How far is greater collaboration - with start-ups partnering with big pharma - changing the way in which trials operate? And will new tech developments - like the greater, tailored use of Artificial Intelligence and Complex Cell Models - make the process cheaper and quicker - while compromising neither safety nor patient anonymity?

Dismissing Staff2019111420210814 (R4)What are the rules when people have to lose their jobs? It's always a difficult situation - which is why it's often handled badly. Evan Davis and guests ask if there is a better way of doing it.

Angela O'Connor, Founder and CEO, The HR Lounge Consultancy

Sian Keall, Partner, Employment Law, Travers Smith LLP

Kate Griffiths-Lambeth, Group HR Director, Charles Stanley, Wealth Managers

Producer: Julie Ball

Editor: Hugh Levinson

What are the rules when people have to lose their jobs? Evan Davis and guests discuss.

Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show

Ramping Up Capacity20210603How can businesses cope with supply shortages? Car factories across the world have had to shut down because they can't get hold of enough silicon chips. And as many economies bounce back post-Covid, other industries are facing similar problems. How can enterprises plan both for sudden falls and surges in demand and how quickly can supply chains cope? Evan Davis and guests discuss.

Guests:

Dr Andy Palmer, CEO of Switch Mobility

Maureen O'Shea, Leader of Supply Chain and Operations Management for KPMG

John Neuffer, President and CEO of the US Semiconductor Industry Association

Producer: Lucinda Borrell

How can businesses - like carmakers short of chips - cope with supply shortages?

Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show

Ramping Up Capacity2021060320210731 (R4)How can businesses cope with supply shortages? Car factories across the world have had to shut down because they can't get hold of enough silicon chips. And as many economies bounce back post-Covid, other industries are facing similar problems. How can enterprises plan both for sudden falls and surges in demand and how quickly can supply chains cope? Evan Davis and guests discuss.

Guests:

Dr Andy Palmer, CEO of Switch Mobility

Maureen O'Shea, Leader of Supply Chain and Operations Management for KPMG

John Neuffer, President and CEO of the US Semiconductor Industry Association

Producer: Lucinda Borrell

How can businesses - like carmakers short of chips - cope with supply shortages?

Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show

Rolling Out Electric Vehicles2021070120210703 (R4)Electric vehicles are a hot topic. Nissan has announced it will construct a factory to produce EVs, while the government says no new vehicles running on petrol or diesel will be sold after 2030. The electric transport sector will play a crucial role in tackling climate change. But are we on track to hit these targets? Can EVs deliver the same reliable service as combustion engine vehicles and reduce "range anxiety"? Does the rolling out of this transition have consumers convinced? Evan Davis and guests discuss.

Lex Hartman, CEO, Ubtricity

Toddington Harper, CEO, GridServe

Tanya Sinclair, UK & Ireland Policy Director, Chargepoint

Producer

Lucinda Borrell

Evan Davis and guests explore how to roll out electric vehicles across the country.

Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show

Evan Davis chairs a discussion providing insight into business from the people at the top.

Sound Of The Suburbs20210610For years the suburbs have been seen as places to live, from which you can commute to a big city to work. But has the pandemic pushed the economic pendulum in the other direction? With more people working from home and cities becoming quieter, could this lead to a revival of the suburban economy? Evan Davis explores the national picture and hears from entrepreneurs in Denton, Greater Manchester, who have helped revive its struggling town centre, encouraging people to spend money locally.

Guests

John Spencer, Chief Executive of BizSpace

Yael Selfin, Chief Economist of KPMG in the UK

Producer: Lesley McAlpine

Has the pandemic pushed the economic pendulum back to the suburbs?

Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show

Sound Of The Suburbs2021061020210807 (R4)For years the suburbs have been seen as places to live, from which you can commute to a big city to work. But has the pandemic pushed the economic pendulum in the other direction? With more people working from home and cities becoming quieter, could this lead to a revival of the suburban economy? Evan Davis explores the national picture and hears from entrepreneurs in Denton, Greater Manchester, who have helped revive its struggling town centre, encouraging people to spend money locally.

Guests

John Spencer, Chief Executive of BizSpace

Yael Selfin, Chief Economist of KPMG in the UK

Producer: Lesley McAlpine

Has the pandemic pushed the economic pendulum back to the suburbs?

Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show

The Future Of Cruises20210617For nearly 20 years, the cruise industry experienced huge growth. Then a pandemic hit. After a year of forking out for boats docked in port and devastating headlines chronicling outbreaks early on in 2020, what does this mean for the future of cruises? How are they restarting, what barriers are they facing and - most importantly - how do they convince customers that they are indeed safe?

Guests

Dr Jennifer Holland, Lecturer in Tourism, Suffolk Business School

Ben Bouldin, Vice President, EMA, Royal Caribbean Cruises

Following the pandemic, what is the future of the cruise industry?

Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show

The Future Of Money20210527The pandemic has given a nudge to the decline of cash. If that is the past - what is the future for our payments system? Could it simply be cards linked to bank accounts, handled via apps? Or could we be approaching a pivotal moment when the exciting (or maybe alarming) world of crypto and digital currencies take over? Central banks around the world are pondering this very question and are poised to launch their own digital currencies. Evan Davis and guests look into the future of money.

Guests:

Professor Catherine Mulligan, visiting lecturer at Imperial College, London and director of D-Central Lab at Lisbon University,

Marcus Hughes, European managing director for Coinbase, a crypto trading platform

Paige McCartney, senior business reporter at the Nassau Guardian

With the use of cash in decline, will digital currencies be the way forward?

Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show

The Purple Pound20210624The spending power of disabled people and their families - the so-called purple pound - is valued at £249 billion a year. So is there a competitive business advantage in designing accessible goods and services? Evan Davis and guests discuss, with examples ranging from haircare products to hotel rooms.

Sam Latif, Company Accessibility Leader at Proctor and Gamble

Robin Sheppard, Co-Founder and President of Bespoke Hotels

and Gavin Neate, Chief Executive and Founder of Neatebox

Producer: Lesley McAlpine

Sound: Andy Garratt

What is the business case for desiging accessible goods and services for disabled people?

Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show

The Purple Pound2021062420210828 (R4)The spending power of disabled people and their families - the so-called purple pound - is valued at £249 billion a year. So is there a competitive business advantage in designing accessible goods and services? Evan Davis and guests discuss, with examples ranging from haircare products to hotel rooms.

Sam Latif, Company Accessibility Leader at Proctor and Gamble

Robin Sheppard, Co-Founder and President of Bespoke Hotels

and Gavin Neate, Chief Executive and Founder of Neatebox

Producer: Lesley McAlpine

Sound: Andy Garratt

What is the business case for desiging accessible goods and services for disabled people?

Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show

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20091017 (R4)
4/9. Evan Davis talks to his guests about workplace issues that matter. Rptd from Thu Televised on the BBC News Channel at 9.30pm

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