Inside Business [Radio Ulster]

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2015071920170220 (RU)Wendy Austin hosts commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2015072620170327 (RU)Wendy Austin hosts commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2016011020160111 (RU)A look ahead to the big issues facing the economy during 2016.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2016011720160118 (RU)Wendy Austin and panel discuss the business of higher education.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2016012420160125 (RU)Wendy Austin with commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2016013120160201 (RU)Wendy Austin with commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2016020720160208 (RU)Wendy Austin and guests look at the threat of cyber-crime.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2016021420160215 (RU)Wendy Austin presents a look into the world of recruitment.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2016022120160222 (RU)Wendy Austin and guests discuss manufacturing and energy.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2016030620160307 (RU)Inside Business looks at fashion and we hear from Cathy Martin on Belfast Fashion Week.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2016031320160314 (RU)Inside Business is at the Titanic Exhibition Centre at IFEX.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2016032020160321 (RU)Inside Business looks at the chancellor's recent budget.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2016040320160404 (RU)How are the new 'supercouncils' working out one year on?

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2016041020160411 (RU)Wendy Austin and guests discuss architecture.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2016041720160418 (RU)Wendy and guests discuss inventors and innovators.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2016042420160425 (RU)Wendy Austin with commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2016050120160502 (RU)Wendy Austin presents a debate on the aerospace industry in Northern Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2016052220160523 (RU)Wendy Austin and guests discuss changes in career.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2016052920160530 (RU)Wendy Austin has analysis on tourism and travel, both leisure and the corporate market.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2016060520160606 (RU)Wendy Austin with commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2016061920160620 (RU)Wendy and guests discuss whether it's better to leave or remain part of the European Union

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2016070320160704 (RU)Inside Business is at Catalyst Inc, the renamed Northern Ireland science park.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2016071720160718 (RU)Wendy Austin and guests look at the business of immigration.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2016072420160725 (RU)Wendy and guests dicuss the best way to manage your money.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2016073120160801 (RU)Wendy and guests discuss the effect that winning an award can have on a business.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2016091120160912 (RU)John Campbell asks: 'Where now for exporters in the changing economic landscape'?

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2016091820160919 (RU)On Inside Business this week we're delving into the business of recycling.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2016101620161017 (RU)Inside Business looks at the problems facing the construction industry.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2016102320161024 (RU)Inside Business examines mergers, acquisitions and takeovers.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2016103020161031 (RU)Inside Business examines cyber crime and ways to increase online security.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2016121120161212 (RU)The business focus this week is on exports.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2017021220170213 (RU)Wendy Austin with commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

20170219Wendy Austin and guests discuss the music industry in Northern Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2017040220170403 (RU)A look at how Brexit may affect business in Northern Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2017072320170724 (RU)Another chance to hear from Donegal's Sir Gerry Robinson.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2017102920171030 (RU)Wendy Austin presents a debate on the global challenge of Brexit with a panel of guests.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2018052020180521 (RU)Wendy Austin speaks to some local entrepreneurs in one of Belfast's newest tech spaces.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2018061720180618 (RU)Wendy Austin with commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2018090220180903 (RU)Weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy in NI.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2018111820181119 (RU)There's been no other topic of conversation, but Brexit, since last Tuesday afternoon.
We speak to BBC NI's Business and Economics editor John Campbell, Angela McGowan who's the director of the CBI in NI, Conall Donnelly the Executive Director of Northern Ireland Meat Exporters Association

We also hear from Marianne Hood, Chair of the Institute of Hospitality Northern Ireland and borders expert Lars Karlsson.

Wendy speaks to business guests about the possible impacts of the draft Brexit deal.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2019022420190225 (RU)What could happen to agri-food in Northern Ireland post Brexit?

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

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Richard Morgan and guests talk sustainable business and will the streaming bubble burst?

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

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2020041720200418 (RU)Richard Morgan reports on stories behind the headlines at Stormont, Westminster and Dail.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2020050120200502 (RU)Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy here.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2020050820200509 (RU)Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy here.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2020051520200516 (RU)Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy here.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2020052220200523 (RU)Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy here.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2020052920200530 (RU)Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy here.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2020060520200606 (RU)Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy here.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2020061220200613 (RU)Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy here.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2020061920200620 (RU)Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy here.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2020062620200627 (RU)Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy here.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2020070320200704 (RU)Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy here.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2020071020200711 (RU)Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy here.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2020071720200718 (RU)Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy here.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2020072420200725 (RU)Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy here.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2020073120200801 (RU)Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy here.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2020090420200905 (RU)Weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy in N Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy here.

2020091620200918 (RU)Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy here.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2020092320200925 (RU)Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy here.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

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Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

12/09/202020200911Weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy in N Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2019 Invent Award Winners2019101320191014 (RU)Overall winner Lewis Loane invented Signal Optimiser - a product which improves the sound quality between guitars and amplifiers.
John McElhone's company Cropsafe was the Agri-Science winner.
Liz Gilligan from concrete Jungle won the Engineering category.
They're joined by Elaine Smith who's Director of Innovation Community at Catalyst

Invent looks for innovations that have the best commercial potential in young start-ups.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

An insight into what's really happening in business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

2019: The Year In Business20200104What did 2019 bring us, and what do we have to look out for in 2020?

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy here.

27/06/20162016062620160627 (RU)Reaction to the EU referendum result within Northern Ireland's business community.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

29/02/20162016022820160229 (RU)The focus is on 'Brexit', should the UK stay in the EU or leave?

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Agri-food Balmoral Show2016051520160516 (RU)Inside Business is at the Balmoral Show taking a business eye view of the election results

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Alastair Hamilton, Chief Executive Of Invest Ni.2018110420181105 (RU)We talk to Alistair Hamilton Chief executive of Invest NI. Appointed 10 years ago, he's one of the highest paid people in the public sector and has a challenging set of targets to meet at a time of local stalemate and global change. We'll look at Invest's priorities,exports, how Brexit might affect FDI, might it make for better support for indigenous companies - and what keeps him awake at night. Alistair Hamilton on Inside Business today.

Wendy speaks to Alastair Hamilton about how things work in public sector business.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Alternative Finance20170306A look at what the election result might mean for businesses seeking finance.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Apprenticeship Week 202020200208Richard speaks to guests about Apprenticeship Week.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

An insight into what's really happening in business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Autmn Statement2016112720161128 (RU)Wendy Austin and guests discuss what the chancellor's autumn statement means for NI.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Automation And The Future Workplace2018030420180305 (RU)What do the advances in automation hold for the future in Northern Ireland?

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Belfast And Nashville - The Business And Economic Links2018050620180507 (RU)Wendy Austin and guests explore the business links between Belfast and Nashville.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Belfast Region City Deal2018102820181029 (RU)Belfast Region City Deal is quite a deal - even just in terms of its partners - six councils...Antrim and Newtownabbey, Ards and North Down Belfast , Lisburn and Castlereagh, Mid and East Antrim, Newry and Down, working in partnership with Queen's and Ulster Universities, Belfast MET, Further Education colleges and the NI Civil Service.

What's it all about? How much will it cost? What will it mean for the region? Can it really create up to 20,000 new jobs and a ten-year programme of inclusive economic growth? And why are Derry and Strabane pursuing their own City Deal?

Wendy asks these questions to Belfast Lord Mayor Cllr Deirdre Hargey, Ulster University Vice Chancellor Paddy Nixon, Paul Swinney Head of Policy and Research, Centre for Cities and financial journalist Paul Gosling.

Wendy Austin speaks to guests about what a city deal would mean for Belfast and why.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Big Data Comes To Belfast20191026Wendy attends the Big Data Belfast Conference.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy in NI.

Brexit2016110620161107 (RU)Wendy Austin and guests are in Newry to discuss Brexit.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Brexit And Migrant Workers20170326Wendy Austin and guests discuss the effects of leaving the EU on people working here.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Brexit And The Impact On East-west, North-south Trade20191102What are the implications for business and East-West, North-South trade if the current withdrawal agreement goes ahead? Giving their view is John McGrane who's the CEO of the British Irish Chambers of Commerce in Dublin; George Fleming, Chairman of Fleming Agri products; the Head of External Affairs at the Federation of Small Businesses, Roger Pollen; and John Martin who's Policy Manager at the Road Haulage Association.

What's the future for NI trade if the current withdrawal agreement goes ahead?

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Brexit And The Irish Border2018042920180430 (RU)Wendy Austin and guests discuss issues surrounding the border.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Brexit Negotiations2017062520170626 (RU)This week's Inside Business looks at Brexit negotiations.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Brexit Strategy2016090420160905 (RU)Julian O'Neill speaks to finance minister Mairtin O Muilleoir about the Brexit vote.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Brexit? What Will It Mean For Us?2018101420181015 (RU)The moment of truth for Brexit has arrived - or is fast approaching at any rate. More than 800 days have passed since the UK voted to leave the EU and yet a deal - if there is indeed to be one - is still not nailed down. Hard border, frictionless border, Irish Sea border. Northern Ireland is the sticking point. And in the midst of all this, business is trying to figure out just what to plan for. We speak to Guy Lougher the head of a team advising companies on Brexit for the international law firm Pinsent Masons, Douglas Alexander - former cabinet minister and now senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of government, Professor David Paton of Nottingham University Business School and a member of Economists for Free trade, Seamus Leheny from the Freight Transport Association and John Campbell - BBC Northern Ireland's economics and business editor.

Julian speaks to guests about the impact of Brexit on business here.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Business And Religion2018012120180122 (RU)Wendy Austin and guests discuss the business of religion in the UK, Ireland and beyond.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Business And The General Election2017060420170605 (RU)Inside Business looks at what the priorities be for the new government.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Business Beyond Belfast2017111920171120 (RU)Wendy hosts commentary and analysis on economic development outside of Belfast.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Business Of The Arts In The North West2019030320190304 (RU)We're in Derry/Londonderry's Millennium Forum looking at theatre, and the whole business of the arts with a focus on the North West. As we were hearing on last week's programme these are challenging times for companies here, but for those in the arts, with government subsidies decreasing and budgets tightening all round, its a tough gig. So, how do you keep the show on the road if you're a small theatre company, or keep the house lights on?

We travel to Derry/Londonderry to find out how the business of the arts can thrive.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Business Post-election2017022620170227 (RU)Wendy Austin and guests discuss how business might be affected post election vote..

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Can Your Business Manage With Brexit?2019012020190121 (RU)It's been quite a couple of weeks politically, but for most companies none of that's going to put bread on the table so what can they do? And if all fails and there is a no deal Brexit - might it be a good deal for Britain, but a bad deal for Ireland, north and south? Wendy asks Arnold Dillon, John Campbell, Roger Pollen and Juliana Ayton.

We speak to guests about the implications of Brexit on businesses in Northern Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Catalyst Belfast Fintech Hub2018111120181112 (RU)Remember that Northern Bank - you know the one - now Danske of course. It's beside Belfast City Hall on the corner of Donegall Square and Howard Street and in the last few months the ground floor has been transformed from a banking hall into a trendy, techy space, full of bright coloured furniture and young entrepreneurs in black t shirts.

Its aimed at keeping budding fintech companies in Northern Ireland and giving them a community, nurturing a growing cluster of early stage technology companies in the finance space.

Wendy speaks to David Allister Head of Digital Partnerships & Alliances at Danske Bank, Elaine Smyth, Head of Programmes at Catalyst

And three of their early fintech hub tenants, Mel Morrison, CEO at Bluesona, Conor Logue, from Finmondo and Cormac Quinn from Loyalbe digital loyalty cards.

Wendy is in the new home for Fintech companies, Danske Bank, speaking to guests.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Charities And The Third Sector2017061120170612 (RU)Inside Business looks at the third sector and its constant search for new income sources.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

China - The New Frontier?2017120320171204 (RU)Wendy looks at the importance of business coming in from the east.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Commercial Property And City Investment2017110520171106 (RU)Wendy Austin and guests discuss what sort of commercial development NI needs.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Coronavirus: Effect On Ni Tourism Industry2020042420200425 (RU)This week, Richard Morgan discusses the effect of coronavirus on the NI tourism industry.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy here.

The Northern Ireland tourism industry is a big driver for the economy - employing 65,000 people and generating £1 billion in revenue last year. What effect will the coronavirus have on this industry as we head into peak holiday season? To discuss, Richard Morgan is joined by the Economy Minister Diane Dodds; John McGrillen, Chief Executive of Tourism Northern Ireland; Joanne Stuart, Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Tourism Alliance; Janice Gault, Chief Executive of the NI Hotels Federation; and Terry McCartney, owner of the Belmore Court Hotel in Enniskillen.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Creating A Healthy Business2017101520171016 (RU)Is your company getting its head around its employees' state of mind?

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Creating Better Workplaces2019011320190114 (RU)Why is it important to have a good workplace environment?

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy in NI.

Cruises: Titanic Belfast2017071620170717 (RU)Wendy Austin is at Titanic Belfast.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Cyber Crime2017051420170515 (RU)Inside Business looks at cyber crime and asks how companies can stay ahead of the hackers.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Deal Or No Deal2017070220170703 (RU)Inside Business looks at Stormont and the ongoing power-sharing talks.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Economic Outlook 20172017011520170116 (RU)Wendy Austin and guests discuss the economic outlook in Northern Ireland for 2017.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Education And Skills2017090320170904 (RU)Wendy and guests discuss education skills, apprenticeships and work readiness.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Election Fallout And The Chancellor's Budget2017031220170313 (RU)The election is over, and where are we now?

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Enterprise Culture Northern Ireland2018100720181008 (RU)What are the greatest barriers and challenges they face - and how do new ways of working - like the growth in co-working spaces - help in generating enterprise and helping start-up companies get support and formulate ideas? Lets talk to some of those who know - Paddy Graham is with the Business Growth Fund - he's an investor, Micheal Thomson is the Owner of Mike's Fancy Cheese, Roseann Kelly, Chief Executive of Women in Business NI and Michael McQuillan, Chief Executive of Enterprise Northern Ireland.

Wendy speaks to guests about enterprise culture in Northern Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Entrepreneurial Spark2017020520170206 (RU)Wendy and guests are at Belfast's Hub pursuing the entrepreneurial spark.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Family Business - The Next Generation2018051320180514 (RU)Wendy Austin and guests looks at the importance of keeping business in the family.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Filling The Northern Ireland Skills Gap20191130This week, Wendy speaks to industry experts and asks how do companies get and retain skilled staff? Giving their thoughts are Graeme Wilkinson, Director of Skills NI, Department for the Economy; Caroline Willis, Finance Director at Shelbourne Motors Ltd; Keith Kilpatrick, Director of Curriculum at Southern Regional College; and Philip Dowds, Founder and Managing Director of OKTO Technologies.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Food And Animal Health Outside The Eu2017100820171009 (RU)Wendy Austin hosts commentary and analysis on business and the economy in NI.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Foyle Port - Gateway To The North West - Its Plans And Challenges2018021820180219 (RU)Wendy Austin and guest are at Foyle Port.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Gb And Ni Industrial Strategies2017061820170619 (RU)This week's Inside Business looks at industrial strategy.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Gdpr And The Implications For Businesses And Organisations2016092520160926 (RU)
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Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Wendy Austin and guests discuss the importance of face-to-face contact in a digital age.

General Election And Your Pension2017050720170508 (RU)Inside Business looks at how the upcoming general election could affect pensions.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Gin And Whiskey2018092320180924 (RU)Is Gin and Whiskey the big business? How has it all become so popular? And will it continue? Wendy speaks to Michele Shirlow the chief executive of Food NI, William Lavelle of the Irish Whiskey Association, Phil Ervine from Taste and Tour NI and hot from their various stills: Jarlath Watson from Echlinville Distillery, Barbara Hughes co-founder of Hughes Craft Distillery and Joe McGirr from Boatyard Distillery.

With a record amount of gin sold in the UK last year, what's driving this "ginaissance"?

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Great Northern Ireland Companies2018072220180723 (RU)Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy in NI.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Hard Brexit2017012220170123 (RU)Wendy Austin discusses Brexit, including the possibility of a hard border on the island.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Hospitality Exchange Northern Ireland 20182018102120181022 (RU)We are at the hospitality exchange Northern Ireland's annual get together for the industry from hotels to B&B, pub, restaurant, museum, airline or coffee shop...it’s taking place in an atmosphere of real growth in the hotel sector - you couldn't miss the cranes in the skies in Belfast, but its driven real growth right across the region... and then there's the food offering - who'd have thought Northern Ireland would be in the top three in the world? We speak to Shauna Froydenlund, Andrew Webb, Rajesh Rana and Sarah Duignan.

Wendy speaks to guests at the Crowne Plaza in Belfast at the annual Hospitality Exchange.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Housing2017040920170410 (RU)Wendy Austin and guests discuss housing in Northern Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

How Can Ni Encourage And Nurture New Businesses?2019061620190617 (RU)John Campbell speaks to guests about what it takes to keep start-ups going.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

How Can We Tackle Plastic In Business?2019010620190107 (RU)Wendy speaks to guests about the scale of plastic use in the world and what should we do?

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

How Can Wettackle Plastic In Business?20190106
How Do We Staff Our New Hotels2018042220180423 (RU)Wendy Austin and guests the surge in NI's hotels and ask how they are to be staffed.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

How Do You Improve Diversity In The Workplace?20190624Wendy is back talking diversity in work and what companies are doing to improve theirs.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

How To Be A Good Board Member20191214What makes a good board - how do you go about finding and appointing the right people?

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

How To Handle Redundancy2019100620191007 (RU)It has been a tough couple of weeks for jobs here, so we are looking at redundancy, and how to cope with it.

More than 1,300 people lost their jobs in Northern Ireland in the last couple of weeks with Wrightbus, Thomas Cook, and more redundancies flagged up in west Belfast at Caterpillar. Once the reality has sunk in - what can those involved do? What are their rights, and who's there to help them?

After the recent job loses here, we are looking at redundancy, and what to do next.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

An insight into what is really happening in business and the economy in NI.

In Conversation With Stephen Martin2018031120180312 (RU)Wendy Austin is in conversation with Belfast-born Stephen Martin.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Innovation Nation 20182018093020181001 (RU)With Brexit six months and about as many miles away, it's a great time to show how organisations can use the latest innovations and technology to drive their businesses, and to shine a light on the burgeoning tech scene in this whole area. Wendy goes to Newry to speak with local businesses about the prospects here under the back-drop of Innovation Nation 2018 in Newry.

Wendy is at the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre in Newry talking to local businesses.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Inside Business At Ifex2018032520180326 (RU)Wendy is at the Titanic exhibition centre for Ireland's largest food exhibition.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Interview With Sir Gerry Robinson2017042320170424 (RU)Wendy Austin talks to Sir Gerry Robinson, one of Donegal's most famous sons.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Invest Ni Chief On The Agency's Ambitions, On The Flybe Collapse And On The Coronavirus20200307Presenter Richard Morgan speaks with new Invest NI boss Kevin Holland about his plans and ambitions for economic development and investment attraction to Northern Ireland. Daniel Donnelly from the Federation of Small Businesses discusses the implication of Flybe's collapse and Coronavirus fears for NI business. And Economics and Business Editor John Campbell previews the forthcoming budget.

Richard Morgan speaks with Invest NI's new boss about NI's economic development.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy here.

Is Devolution Good For The Economy?2017092420170925 (RU)Wendy and guests discuss whether devolution has helped or hindered regional economies.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships2017012920170130 (RU)Wendy Austin and guests discuss Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Logistics2017052120170522 (RU)Inside Business looks at logistics and the upcoming challenges for the industry.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Looking At Women In Tech, And The Coronavirus20200215The technology sector is big business, but less than 20% of people who work in this industry in the UK are women. Why is that the case? Are young women put off the idea of pursuing a career in the sector? Do companies need to do more to achieve gender balance? Also, we'll be talking about the impact coronavirus has been having on business and economies in Asia and further afield.

The gender imbalance in technology, & the impact coronavirus has been having on business.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Mediation2017031920170320 (RU)Wendy Austin and guests discuss mediation and how it works in the business world.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Movie Industry With Mark Huffam2017010820170109 (RU)Wendy Austin talks to film and TV producer Mark Huffman.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

'mumpreneurs' - Starting A Business With A Young Family2018072920180730 (RU)Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy in NI.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

National Living Wage2016100220161003 (RU)Six months on, what has been the effect of the national living wage? With Wendy Austin.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Ni's Transport Infrastructure2018090920180910 (RU)The way ahead for NI's transport infrastructure.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland - The Hub For Modern Tech Companies?2019012720190128 (RU)We speak to guests about why digital businesses are finding their start-up in NI.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy in NI.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland Small Business Conference 20192019092220190923 (RU)Did you know SMEs make up 99% of the private sector? They contribute 75% of private sector turnover - that's significantly more than in the rest of the UK. Here to share their insight are Roger Pollen of the FSB, consultant Simon Haigh, digital specialist Emma Gribben and Newry BID manager Eamonn Connolly.

Wendy is at the Small Business Conference in Newry to find out what challenges they face.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Office Space2017052820170529 (RU)Have we got enough good office space? A look at how the shortage is being addressed.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Outlook For The Year Ahead2018010720180108 (RU)Wendy and guests reflect on 2017's economic challenges.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Preparing Businesses For The Workforce Of The Future2019060220190603 (RU)Wendy speaks to guests about the changes companies should make for the future workforce.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Weekly insight into what is really happening in business and the economy in NI.

Primark Fire: The Aftermath2018091620180917 (RU)We discuss the battle that Belfast city centre faces after the ruins of the Primark fire.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Queen's New Computer Science Hub2017041620170417 (RU)Inside Business visits Queen's University's brand-new computer science hub.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Research And Development - What Does It Mean For Business?2018062420180625 (RU)Wendy asks how important research and development is for business innovation.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Review Of The Year 20182018121620181217 (RU)Wendy speaks to Gordon Milligan Chair of IoD Northern Ireland, Darragh McCarthy Founder and CEO of FinTru, Richard Kirk Regional Director of Institution of Civil Engineers and Neil Gibson Chief Economist in Ireland for EY, Gavin Killeen of Nuprint Technologies Ltd, Steve Clarke Head of Communications at TerraCycle Europe.

Wendy speaks to guests about the business of infrastructure in 2018.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Room At The Inn? Ni Hotel Expansion2017102220171023 (RU)Wendy Austin is at the Crowne Plaza Hotel for the Hospitality Exchange.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Routes Europe Conference2017043020170501 (RU)This week's Inside Business is at Routes Europe.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Sir John Parker - A Lifetime In Industry2017123120180101 (RU)
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Wendy Austin is joined by Sir John Parker to talk about his life in industry.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Wendy Austin is joined by businessman Sir John Parker, former boss of Harland and Wolff.

Small Businesses2018020420180205 (RU)Small businesses in Northern Ireland are responsible for almost 75 per cent of private sector turnover, and employ more people than larger firms and the entire public sector combined. On Inside Business this week, we look at the challenges small businesses face and their importance to the local economy. We're joined by Tom Verner of The Momentum Group, Joan McCoy from White Ink Architects, Michael Wallace of Stairlift Solutions, Roger Pollen of FSB NI and Prof Mark Durkin from Ulster University Business School.

Wendy Austin and guests discuss the challenges faced by small businesses.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Social Enterprise And The Northern Ireland Economy2019092920190930 (RU)In one way, social enterprises are like any other business - they make money from selling goods and services in an open market, but rather than making a profit for their owners or shareholders instead they reinvest those profits to create social change, improve communities and enhance people’s life chances.
Harry McDaid is the Chief Executive Officer at the Ulster Community Investment Trust; Colin Jess, Director at Social Enterprise NI; Seamus O'Prey, Chief Executive Officer at Ortus and Aoife Hamilton who's Policy and Information Manager with Employers For Childcare.

What is a social enterprise and how are they different from other businesses?

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Weekly insight into what is really happening in business and the economy in NI.

In one way, social enterprises are like any other business - they make money from selling goods and services in an open market, but rather than making a profit for their owners or shareholders instead they reinvest those profits to create social change, improve communities and enhance people’s life chances.
Harry McDaid is the Chief Executive Officer at the Ulster Community Investment Trust; Colin Jess, Director at Social Enterprise NI; Seamus O'Prey, Chief Executive Officer at Ortus and Aoife Hamilton who's Policy and Information Manager with Employers For Childcare.

Social Enterprise In Northern Ireland2018022520180226 (RU)Wendy Austin and guests discuss socially responsible business.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Sport And Business2016061220160613 (RU)Wendy Austin looks at the business of sport ahead of Euro 2016 and the Olympics.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Surviving A Pr Disaster2018012820180129 (RU)Wendy Austin hosts commentary and analysis on business and the economy in NI.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

The 2018 Year Of Infrastructure - How We're Shaping Things For The Future2018070820180709 (RU)Wendy speaks to leading figures in NI infrastructure and looks at 2018's key developments.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

The Bombardier Decision - Fall-out And Implications2017100120171002 (RU)Wendy Austin and guests discuss whether Bombardier has a future in Northern Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

The Brexit Deal2017121020171211 (RU)Julian O'Neill and guests discuss the Brexit breakthrough and what it means.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

The Brexit Debate Is Back In Business.2019060920190610 (RU)John speaks to Lorraine Nelson, Associate Director of the Tax group at Grant Thornton, Conall Donnelly, Executive Director of Northern Ireland Meat Exporters Association, Gina Miller, Co-Founder of SCM Direct and Founder Centrum Campaign Limited and David Shiels, a Policy Analyst with the Pro-Brexit Think Tank Open Europe.

*Listeners to Radio Ulster DAB will hear live coverage of the Cavan v Armagh Ulster SFC semi-final replay & All-Ireland qualifiers.

Our Brexit expert John Campbell presents this week's Inside Business.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Weekly insight into what is really happening in business and the economy in NI.

The Budget - Implications For Ni Business And Economy2017112620171127 (RU)Wendy Austin and guests discuss the budget and what it will mean for businesses in NI.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

The Business Of Artificial Intelligence2017073020170731 (RU)Artificial intelligence and how it may affect our lives.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

The Business Of Children And Young People2017070920170710 (RU)This week's Inside Business looks at the business of children and young people.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

The Business Of Giving20191221Philanthropy has been a part of business forever - some businesses anyway! We've got used to billionaires like Warren Buffet or Bill and Melinda Gates giving away massive amounts - but that's America - tax breaks and all that - what makes a company here go down the route of giving away some of its profits - what's in it for them, for their owners and or staff? And what can be the benefits for the recipients?

It's Christmas, so we're looking at philanthropy and the business of giving.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

The Business Of Health And Medicine2018011420180115 (RU)Wendy Austin and guests discuss the challenges facing health and medicine in NI.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

The Business Of Housing2019020320190204 (RU)Well the figures show prices continuing to rise in the housing sector, and no slowdown in demand but there is something of a question mark as to whether that's going to continue. We speak to Ben Collins, the Chief Executive of Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations, Conor Mulligan the Director of Lagan Homes, Mark Graham, the Chief Executive of Co-ownership and Terry Robb, the Managing Director of Personal Banking at Ulster Bank.

We speak to guests about why housing is uncertain and how to get on the property ladder.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy in NI.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

The Business Of Infrastructure2017091020170911 (RU)We look ahead to the 2018 Year of Infrastructure.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

The Business Of Weddings2018120220181203 (RU)It's all about the biggest day of your life - your wedding day. But why is it so expensive and what do people really want from this day? Wendy speaks to Margaret Connolly Author at Wedding Journal, Julie-Anne Robertson Owner of Event Planners NI, Liz Doyle Managing Director of The Fine Dining Club, Rachel Morgan Owner of The White Gallery Boutique and Simon O'Neill from Oasis Travel Portfolio Suite.

Wendy speaks to guests about the wedding business and why it's so expensive.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

The Cost Of Being In Business Today2018120920181210 (RU)We speak to Alan Lowry, Managing Director at Environmental Street Furniture and Federation of Small Businesses, Claire Stewart, Partner at Cartmill Stewart and Co Chartered Accountants, Aymeric Peurois, Restaurant Entrepreneur and Founder and Director of Mamie's in Covent Garden, Tony Price, Partner at PWC, and Naomh McElhatton, Director of Digital Education at Smart NI and House of Comms (UAE) about the art of business.

We ask guests from the business industry what the greatest challenges are for businesses.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

The Eu Summit - Where We Go From Here2018070120180702 (RU)Wendy discusses how the uncertainty of Brexit will affect local businesses.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

The Financial Crash, Ten Years On2017091720170918 (RU)The causes and consequences of the 2007/08 financial crisis.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

The Future Of Broadband2018041520180416 (RU)Wendy and guests discuss what the future holds for broadband provision in NI.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

The Future Of Retail20191123We're looking at Northern Ireland's grocery industry today.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

The Future Of The Car Industry2018112520181126 (RU)Do people still want to own a car or just use one? If you can pay monthly and just keep getting a new car - what does that do to the second hand market? Is the push for public transport starting to kick in with big rises in passenger numbers on buses and trains? And where does this all leave Northern Ireland's love affair with four wheels? Wendy speaks to Stephen Latham, Head of Operations at National Franchised Dealers Association, Erin Baker Editorial Director of Auto Trader, Maria McCarthy, Motoring Journalist and Caroline Willis, Finance Director of Shelbourne Motors.

Wendy speaks to guests about the future of the car industry and what could happen to it.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

The Gaming And Video Game Industry20200118The gaming industry now accounts for more than half of the UK's entire entertainment market. Games NI, the industry body, represents some 12 companies here already.
This week, Wendy Austin speaks to local industry experts and discusses the growing success of the video game industry and its future potential for jobs and the economy in Northern Ireland.
In studio are Stephen Downey, Founder of Outsider Games and Chair of Games NI; Rory Clifford, Interactive Manager at NI Screen; Kevin Beimers, Director of Italic Pig, and legendary game designer John Romero.

What is Northern Ireland's slice of the global 2.5 billion dollar gaming market?

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

The gaming industry now accounts for more than half of the UK's entire entertainment market. Games NI, the industry body, represents some 12 companies here already.
This week, Wendy Austin speaks to local industry experts and discusses the growing success of the video game industry and its future potential for jobs and the economy in Northern Ireland.
In studio are Stephen Downey, Founder of Outsider Games and Chair of Games NI; Rory Clifford, Interactive Manager at NI Screen; Kevin Beimers, Director of Italic Pig, and legendary game designer John Romero.

The General Election - Implications For Business And The Economy20191207Joining Wendy on the programme this week are Neil Gibson, Chief Economist at EY Ireland; Roger Pollen from the Federation of Small Businesses, Gordon Milliken, Chair of the IOD NI; and our very own Economics and Business Editor John Campbell, to examine the implications the UK General Election will have on the NI economy.

What are the election issues which could influence businesses and the economy in NI?

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

The Movie Industry2016071020160711 (RU)Wendy Austin looks at the local movie industry.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

The New Ni Executive - Pressures And Priorities20200125What business can we expect from the new executive?

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

The Northern Ireland Budget2018021120180212 (RU)With no budget set for Northern Ireland, what's next? Wendy and guests discuss.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

The One Year Countdown To Brexit2018040820180409 (RU)John Campbell is gauging opinion in Dublin, with less than a year to go to Brexit.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

The Performance Of The Ni Manufacturing Sector2017111220171113 (RU)Wendy looks at the state of Northern Ireland's manufacturing industry.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

The Rural Economy - Challenges And Opportunities2017121720171218 (RU)Wendy Austin and guests discuss Northern Ireland's rural economy.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

The Spirit Of The National Trust20181223The Christmas Season is upon us and we have a special guest, Hilary McGrady, the Director General of the National Trust. This year she gained the title and what does she have to say for the organisation? We also speak to Tammi Peek, who works at the National Trust's Mount Stewart and we have a chat with some National Trust members and visitors to Mount Stewart.

Wendy speaks to the director general of the National Trust, Hilary McGrady.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Tourism2016112020161121 (RU)Wendy Austin presents commentary and analysis on all things tourism.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Trade Missions2018031820180319 (RU)Wendy Austin and guests explore Northern Ireland's efforts at international business.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Trump Presidency: Economic Implications2016111320161114 (RU)Inside Business examines how Trump's victory in the US election will affect Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Uk - Eu Trade Talks20200229Presenter John Campbell discusses the UK and EU commencing trade negotiations, the implications for business in both Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Joining John in the studio is Pamela Dennison from the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport and manager of Antrim-based Dennison Transport. Jonathan Walsh the Director of Fortior Insight, Professor Alan Winters Director of the UK Trade Policy Observatory and a former Australian trade negotiator Dmitry Grozoubinski.

Presenter John Campbell discusses with guests the UK and EU beginning trade negotiations.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

With Brexit 'done', Where Do We Go From Here?20200201The UK has now left the EU. It's a big political moment but, in practical terms, what will it mean for businesses in Northern Ireland? This week John Campbell is joined by David Phinnimore, Professor of European Politics at Queens University; David Henig, former UK government official who worked extensively on trade and investment issues; and Mary Murphy, lecturer in politics at University College Cork and her book 'Europe and Northern Ireland's Future' was published in 2018. They will be discussing the question of what happens next?

The UK has left the EU and today John Campbell is asking the question: what happens next?

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy here.

Women Entrepreneurs2016120420161205 (RU)Wendy Austin and guests discuss female entrepreneurs.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Women In Leadership2018061020180611 (RU)Wendy Austin examines the status of women in leadership roles.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Work In The Future2016100920161010 (RU)Wendy Austin looks to the future for the world of work and the challenges that lie ahead.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Year Of Food And Drink2016121820161219 (RU)Wendy Austin and guests talk about Northern Ireland's year of food and drink.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

03Beltech 2019 "intelligent Software"2019041420190415 (RU)Wendy speaks to Maria McKavanagh, Chief Operating Officer at Verv and VLUX.io, Sunil Sharma, Managing Director of Techstars Toronto, Kathryn Harkin, Senior Team Manager at Allstate, Rachel Gawley, Lead Researcher at PwC, Tom Gray from Kainos and Callum Chace, writer and speaker on Artificial Intelligence on people and societies.

Wendy speaks to top experts from the BelTech event about intelligent software.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

05The Business Of The Outdoors From Montalto House In County Down2019042820190429 (RU)Wendy speaks to the experts, Averil Milligan, Keith Crawford, Horticulturalist and BBC Radio Ulster gardening expert, Dr Barbara Erwin, Owner of Foliage Works/Chair of NI Flower and Foliage Association and David Wilson Managing Director at The Montalto Estate about all the different aspects to the outdoor business industry and why it remains as popular as ever.

We speak to guests about how big the outdoor business is in 2019.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

0620190506The super-councils have new powers on planning, economic development and community investment, and they are all going about it slightly differently now that we've got city region deals, pending city deals and plans for a growth deal among the different regions. But how is it all working four years on?

Wendy speaks to guests about the super-councils within district councils in NI.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy in NI.

0730 Years Of Business In The Community, But What Constitutes A Responsible Business?2019051220190513 (RU)Wendy speaks to guests with years of experience in business due to community connections.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy in NI.

08The Business Of Golfing At The Open Championship 20192019051920190520 (RU)We speak to John Bamber, Chairman of The Open Championship Committee, Royal Portrush Golf Club, Murray Bell, President of Causeway Coast and Glens Chamber of Commerce, Wilma Erskine, Secretary Manager, Royal Portrush Golf Club, John McGrillen, Chief Executive of Tourism NI, Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, Executive Director of Championships at the R&A and Jim Stewart, Owner of Connisseur Golf Tours. We ask them how much impact this Championships will have on the North Coast?

We are at the Royal Portrush Golf Club talking Business ahead of The Open Championships.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy in NI.

14The Angel Investors Of Ni2019063020190701 (RU)Wendy speaks to angel investors in NI and asks what they look for and why they invest.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Weekly insight into what is happening in business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

15Travel And Tourism, Home Or Away?2019070720190708 (RU)We speak to guests about travel and tourism in NI and people, here, travelling abroad.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Weekly insight into what is happening in business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

1615/07/20192019071420190715 (RU)Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy here.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

16What Does It Take To Be A Great Ni Firm?2019071420190715 (RU)Weekly insight into what is really happening in business and the economy in N Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

17How Is Productivity In Ni?2019072120190722 (RU)Wendy speaks to guests about productivity in NI and why we're at the bottom of the list.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

18The Retail Industry In Ni2019072820190729 (RU)Weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy in N Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Wendy discovers the artisans, the small producers and craft creators in Northern Ireland.

23Apprenticeships, Degrees And Jobs2019090120190902 (RU)What's next for students after they get their exam results?

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy here.

24Finding The Talent For Ni Manufacturing2019090820190909 (RU)Manufacturing remains a key sector of our economy, employing around 90,000 people. That's the highest level in 10 years. It's also supposed to be an important part of our economic future. Advanced Manufacturing was a key plank of Stormont's planned industrial strategy. Like any sector, if it's to thrive it has to keep attracting talent, but with one estimate suggesting only 6 % of young people see it as a career, it faces a stark problem. And then there are the number of women working in the sector - just around 1 in 5 of the total. So what can be done about that?

How can we attract more young people and women into the manufacturing sector here?

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

25Ni Agri Food And A No-deal Brexit2019091520190916 (RU)The idea of an all-Ireland food standards zone as part of a Brexit solution has remained at the top of the political agenda this week. It would mean Northern Ireland continuing to follow EU rules after Brexit as a way to prevent checks at the border. The Prime Minister's advisor has discussed the idea in Brussels - and it hasn't been ruled out by the DUP. It just emphasises how the food and agriculture industry has become central to the Brexit debate. It's food companies who would face some of the highest tariffs if there's no deal. Food products would also be hit with new and significant non-tariff barriers to trade with the EU. So how prepared is the industry?

What are the implications for our agri-food sector if there's a no-deal Brexit?

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Weekly insight into what is really happening in business and the economy in NI.

The idea of an all-Ireland food standards zone as part of a Brexit solution has remained at the top of the political agenda this week. It would mean Northern Ireland continuing to follow EU rules after Brexit as a way to prevent checks at the border. The Prime Minister's advisor has discussed the idea in Brussels - and it hasn't been ruled out by the DUP. It just emphasises how the food and agriculture industry has become central to the Brexit debate. It's food companies who would face some of the highest tariffs if there's no deal. Food products would also be hit with new and significant non-tariff barriers to trade with the EU. So how prepared is the industry?

46Does Northern Ireland Have The Skills For The Future World Of Work?2019021020190211 (RU)A recent survey suggested more than half of adults here lack the required skills to prepare themselves for the future world of work, and underlines that a third of employers are not intending to provide the kind of training which would mitigate that shortfall. Wendy speaks to guests about whether or not that survey is true to reality here.

We speak to guests about whether people in NI have the skills to forge ahead of the game.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

47What Makes A Great Company?2019021720190218 (RU)Wendy speaks to Howard Hastings, Paddy Doody, Tracy Hamilton and Tom Gray.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

50Women In Leadership Conference 20192019031020190311 (RU)We speak to Sophie Cornish, Lisa McLaughlin, Sue Black, Clare Guinness, Gordon Milligan and Becca Hume about why it is important to have women in business, what are the struggles they face and how important events like the Women in Leadership Conference are nowadays to help women succeed in business.

We are at the Women in Leadership Conference on International Women's Day.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

51What Does Brexit Really Mean For Businesses In Northern Ireland?2019031720190318 (RU)Businesses must face into the changes they need to make, but how can they prepare?

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

52Is Your Business Prepared For Brexit?2019032420190325 (RU)We speak to Jennifer McKeever, Managing Director of Airporter, Nick McCullough Managing Director of DFDS, Philip McAleese, Co-Founder and CEO of See.Sense and Richard Kennedy, Group CEO of Devenish. We ask them what they have done for their businesses to be ready for Brexit and what they think will need to happen post-Brexit.

Wendy speaks to business guests about how they have prepared for Brexit.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

53Brexit And Border Business2019033120190401 (RU)Wendy speaks to Colm Shannon, Chief Executive of Newry Chamber of Commerce and Trade, Aidan McKenna, Regional Director of North East & North West for Enterprise Ireland, Paul Vallely, Managing Director of Kukoon Rugs, Joris Smet, Director of Smet Building Products Limited and Dr Adele Bergin who was behind this week's report from the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin.

Wendy speaks to guests in Newry about Brexit and the border for business.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

54Is A Lack Of Political Progress In Ni Hurting The Business Industry?2019040720190408 (RU)It's been over two years since NI had a working government - has this affected businesses?

Weekly commentary and analysis on business and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Your weekly insight into what's really happening in business and the economy in NI.