The Ian King Business Podcast

The Ian King Business Podcast

By Sky News

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.


Retail sales, energy price cap and Marriott

Ian King looks at retail sales after they unexpectedly fell 2.3% in April due to the wet weather.Household energy bills will also drop this summer after the energy regulator announced it's lowering the price cap by 7%.And the chief financial officer of Marriot International, Lenny Oberg, talks about what she wants to see from the next government. 
24/05/2422m 14s

Aviva, National Grid and Bloomsbury

On today's episode Ian chats to Aviva's chief executive Dame Amanda Blanc, who's calling for a decisive general election result, because businesses need certainty.The boss of National Grid joins the show after it announced plans to raise 7-billion pounds from investors to double spending on the electricity network over the next five years.And the founder of Bloomsbury Publishing speaks to Ian, about posting the best results in its 38-year history.
23/05/2417m 25s

Yellen, Cazoo and cross-border banking

On today's episode, the US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen tells Sky News there's a chance G7 nations will support Ukraine's war effort by using billions of dollars in loans linked to seized Russian Assets. Hear the latest on the future of online car retailer Cazoo after it falls into administration putting 200 jobs at risk. Plus Ian speaks to the Bank of England's executive director about the future of cross-border banking.
21/05/2419m 31s

Commercial property, Body Shop auction, and Sainsbury's AI

On Ian's show, Mark Allan, CEO of the UK's biggest listed commercial property company Land Securities, talks about valuations beginning to stabilise. Colin Godfrey, Chief Executive of Tritax Big Box REIT, discusses the company's merger with UK Commercial Property REIT.And, there's Ruth Mortimer, Global President at Advertising Week Europe. 
17/05/2415m 45s

EasyJet boss to step down, new rental homes, and cloud software demands

On Ian's show, EasyJet boss Johan Lundgren talks about predictions of a record summer and why he's stepping down. Helen Gordon, Chief Executive of Grainger, discusses being on course to deliver 1,000 new rental homes this year in Birmingham, Bristol and North London.And, there's Steve Hare, chief executive of Sage, talking about a rise in profits and demands for its services.
16/05/2414m 29s

Economic threats, record used car sales, and a large investment in the UK

On Ian's show, Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JP Morgan Chase, urges a collaborative approach to tackling economic challenges posed by China.Robert Forrester, Chief Executive of Vertu Motors, discussing its record revenue following a bumpy year. And there's Daniel Pell from Workday talking about investing in its UK operations. 
15/05/2417m 32s

Wage growth, Chinese Electric vehicles, and urban regeneration

On Ian's show he talks to Victoria Clarke, UK Chief Economist at Santander Corporate Investment Bank, about wage growth. Sky's Economics and Data Editor Ed Conway discusses the US increasing tariffs on Chinese Electric Vehicles.And there's Odisseas Athanasiou, Chief Executive of Lamda Development, talking about Europe's largest urban development project.
14/05/2418m 14s

Decarbonising transport, tech investment, and mining takeover

On Ian's show he talks to Lynn Calder, the chief executive of Ineos Automotive, about decarbonisation in transport.Bas Burger, chief executive of BT Business, is discussing the economic impact of deferring tech investment.And there's Janet Mui, head of market analysis at Brewin Dolphin, giving us her analysis of the markets including the latest from mining giant Anglo American - which has rejected an improved takeover approach from rival BHP.
13/05/2419m 35s

UK out of recession: What's next for the economy?

As the latest GDP figures show the UK economy's emerged from its shallow recession, Ian King hosts a special edition of his business show.To analyse what the numbers mean, he's joined by Shevaun Haviland, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, Vivek Paul from BlackRock Investment Institute and Interactive Investor's Victoria ScholarPlus Lucian Cook from estate agents Savills is here to discuss the impact of the economy and interest rates on the property market.
10/05/2424m 39s

Interest rates, watches and weapons

Barclays Chief UK Economist Jack Meaning, talks to Ian King about interest rates.Ian is also joined by Rachel Winter, Partner at Killik and Co to discuss all the latest from the markets.And we hear about Watches of Switzerland buy-out of Italian jewellery brand Roberto Coin for 104 million pounds
09/05/2418m 24s

Recession, oil and an economic boom

Ian King talks to Craig Beaumont, Chief of External Affairs at the Federation of Small Businesses, about the UK coming out of recession.Sky's economic and business editor Ed Conway joins Ian to talk about Russian profits from oil and gas. And Khanh Vu, Co-manager of the VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund speaks to Ian about Vietnam's growing geopolitical influence.
08/05/2424m 34s

Tech start-ups, new cars and an enterprise award.

Ian King talks to Alex Kendall, co-founder of British driverless car start-up Wayve about their new investment. Gerald Chappell, Chief Executive and co-founder of Abound also joins Ian to discuss their latest financing. And Mark Crabtree, Managing Director of sound-engineering firm AMS Neve reveals they've been awarded the King's award for enterprise.
07/05/2423m 17s

Goldman Sachs removes bonus cap, demand for gold and Novo Nordisk forecasts

Ian King looks at news that Europe's biggest company, Novo Nordisk, is once again raising its sales and profits forecasts for the year.John Reade, the chief market strategist of the World Gold Council joins Ian to discuss why demand for gold has has enjoyed its best start to a year since 2016 .And Pandora's chief executive Alexander Lacik speaks to Ian after the world's largest jewellery producer said sales will be better than expected this year.
02/05/2421m 19s

House prices, electric vehicle chargers and store advertising

Ian King discusses Nationwide's figures showing a surprise fall in UK house prices, down for the second month running. He's also talking to a company that's installed its first Electric Vehicle charge point powered from a street cabinet. And Ian speaks to the founder of a new platform that claims to give retailers a better deal when it comes to advertising
01/05/2417m 52s

Commercial property values, Whitbread job losses, and HSBC boss steps down

As commercial property values fall by less than expected during the last year, Ian is joined by Grosvenor's Chief Executive, Mark Preston. Plus, Premier Inn owner Whitbread looks to expand hotel business, and HSBC's chief executive resigns after nearly five years in the role.

Profit warnings, motor insurance rises and the mental health of CEOs

Ian King discusses profit warnings - as nearly one in five UK listed companies have issued one in the last year. He's also talking about the average cost of comprehensive motor insurance as it's risen by a third over the past year. And a mental health clinic which specialises in the treatment of businesspeople say it's seen a spike in referrals of CEOs.
29/04/2415m 33s

Defence, NatWest and cannabis

On today's episode of the Ian King Business podcast, the founder of Argonaut Capital, Barry Norris, discusses what Rishi Sunak's planned increase in defence spending will mean for the industry.NatWest's become the latest bank to report a sharp drop in profits. And this week saw one of the biggest deals yet in the cannabis sector, when Curaleaf Holdings completed its takeover of smaller rival Northern Green Canada.Ian speaks to Curaleaf's chief executive.
26/04/2420m 19s

Tesla, Ryanair and Lloyds

On today's episode, Ian King reveals Tesla's plans to introduce new vehicle models before the second half of next year as Elon Musk's company reports a dip in sales and net profits.He gets reaction from Daniel Ives, Managing Director at Wedbush Securities.Lloyds Banking Group also reports a dip in profits.Plus, Ryanair's chief executive Michael O'Leary announces plans to boost traffic.
24/04/2422m 9s

Primark, Borrowing and FTSE highs

Associated British Foods, the parent company of Primark, has reported pre-tax half-year profits jumped 37% in the six months to March. On today's episode, Ian King looks at what that's done for its share price.Meanwhile, he digs into the markets after a record-high FTSE close of 8,023.Plus, a blow for the chancellor after government borrowing came in higher than forecast.
23/04/2420m 50s

Asda growth dips and Thames Water invests

On today's episode of the Ian King Business Podcast, Asda's chief financial officer Michael Gleeson responds to a 2.2% like-for-like sales growth - a slow-down of the 2.8% reported in the previous quarter.Underlying profts rose, though.Thames Water's promised to invest £1.1 billion in its network over the next five years.Plus EY share their new spring forecast.
22/04/2421m 15s

Middle East tensions; anti-sexting campaign

How have the markets reacted to Israel's attack on Iran? Ian's joined by Sophie Lund-Yates, lead equity analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown to assess the impact.He's also chatting to the boss of Dutch telecoms firm KPN, which has launched a major campaign against the sending of unsolicited sexual images.
19/04/2424m 4s

Car insurance, Hipgnosis and EasyJet

The average cost of car insurance in the UK is now more than £900 according to one comparison website - that up 43% over the space of one year. Ian's joined by Steve Dukes, Chief Executive of to discuss what it means for premiums and payouts.Music investment company Hipgnosis has agreed to a 1-point-1 billion pound takeover by Alchemy Copyrights. The fund owns 138 catalogues with more than 40,000 songs by artists including Blondie and Red Hot Chili Peppers.And Security giant Cisco is teaming up with the design team at McLaren F1 on building and upgrading their cars - hear from Jeetu Patel, Cisco's Executive Vice President and General Manager.
18/04/2417m 27s

Inflation, AI and Kitchenware

As inflation drops to a two-and-a-half year low, Ian discusses what it could mean for interest rates with Kathleen Brooks, research director at XTB.He's also joined by Kriti Sharma, chief product officer of legal tech at Thomson Reuters - which is launching a new generative AI assistant for the legal profession.And warnings of the risks of so called "forever chemicals" have led to a surge in demand a new non stick kitchen pan that's made without them. Shiza Shahid, co-founder of Our Place - the company behind the product - explains why.
17/04/2416m 30s

Wages, Innovation and Tech

As wages continue to rise more rapidly than expected Ian's joined by James Reed, chairman of the employment agency, Reed Group to discuss how hopes of an imminent cut in interest rates have been dampened.Erin Platts from HSBC Innovation Banking tells Ian that UK start-ups raised less money from venture capital during the first three months of this year than in any quarter since the early days of the pandemic.And Jonathan Satchell, CEO of Learning Technologies Group talks to Ian about ensuring that employers get the best out of their workforce.
16/04/2426m 16s

Oil prices, Inchcape and Hometree

Global oil prices dipped slightly this morning despite rising tensions in the Middle East. Ian's joined by Henry Allen, macro strategist at Deutsche Bank to discuss what it means and the likely impact.International motor dealer Inchcape has sold its UK retail operations for £346 million to the US motor dealer Group 1 Automotive.Plus, as more of us look to decarbonise our homes, Ian speaks to residential energy services company Hometree Group as it takes on market leaders Homeserve and British Gas. The company's chief executive Simon Phelan explains their ambitions.
15/04/2418m 45s

GDP, Motor finance and BP

Newly released figures suggest the UK will be out of its technical recession early this year, following two quarters in a row of negative growth in late 2023.Ian discusses the latest ONS figures with Victoria Clarke, chief UK economist at Santander Corporate and Investment Banking.The financial regulator's written to providers of motor finance reminding them they must maintain adequate financial resources. It's carrying out a review of discretionary commission agreements on car loans - a practice banned in 2021.Plus the state-owned oil company of Abu Dhabi has reportedly looked at BP as a possible takeover target.
12/04/2415m 54s

Viasat, The Night Time Economy and Mimo

As global satellite giant Viasat opens its new international headquarters in London, Ian King is joined by the company's President Guru Gowrappan.Britain's night time economy has struggled to recover since the pandemic but one entrepreneur is betting on its revival. Mexican-Japanese restaurant brand Los Mochis will tonight open a 14,000 square foot site at Broadgate Circle in London. Ian speaks to its founder Markus Thesleff.Plus Mimo - a financial management software company - says it's raised more than £15 million to support its launch. Henrik Grim, co-founder and chief executive of the company explains what they hope to achieve.
11/04/2418m 10s

Tesco, Shipping and JustPark

On today's show Tesco reports a sharp rise in annual profits. It posted an adjusted operating profit of £2.83 billion for the year to the end of February - up 11% on the previous year.  Ian King speaks to Andrew Gossage, chief executive of homewares supplier Ultimate Products about shipping costs in light of recent attacks in the Red Sea from Houthi militants.  Plus, British parking app JustPark is to launch in the United States and Canada after merging with a leading US provider. The app's founder  Anthony Eskinazi, explains the significance of the deal.
10/04/2418m 17s

Helium and Ultimate Products

On today's episode Ian chats with Bo Sears from US-based company Helix Exploration about the value of Helium. Also on the show is Andrew Gossage from Ultimate Products after they reported pre-tax profit of £9.5 million for the six months to the end of January. 
09/04/2410m 46s

John Lewis, Natural Gas and Diamonds

On today’s episode, Ian King talks to the Business editor at the Sun Ashley Armstrong about the news that the John Lewis Partnership has appointed former Tesco chief executive Jason Tarry as its next chairman. Also, Ian speaks with Marco Alvera from Tree Energy Solutions about new investments in Electric Natural gas which could help speed up a transition towards net zero. And William Lamb from Lucara Diamond joins the show to talk about why diamond prices have taken a hit. 
08/04/2423m 59s

Worries over Thames Water, record sales at Travelodge, profits up at Lloyd's

Ian King's been speaking in detail with Thames Water's chief executive Chris Weston about the company's financial status, after shareholders refused to inject new funds into the company.Jo Boydell, CEO of Travelodge, discusses their record annual sales which topped 1 billion pounds.And Lloyd's of London has also reported strong results - Ian talks to chief executive, John Neal.Plus there's a roundup of the markets with Rachel Winter, Partner at Killik & Co.
28/03/2421m 51s

Confidence up, 'green' fashion, and flotation hopes

Ian King speaks to Hann-Ju Ho, senior economist at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking about rising UK business confidence.Cecilia Parker Aranha, the CMA's Director of Consumer Protection, talks about a crackdown on so-called 'greenwashing' by major fashion retailers.And could 2024 be the year more European companies come to the market? Ian's discussing that with Jos Dijsselhof, chief executive of SIX Group, owner of the Swiss and Madrid stock exchanges.
27/03/2420m 54s

Shipping, construction and Wood Group results

Peter Aylott, Director of Policy at the UK's Chamber of Shipping talks to Ian King about the bridge collapse in Baltimore - caused by a ship colliding with the structure.David MacKenzie,from engineering and architecture consultancy, COWIfonden also talks about issues for the construction industry surrounding that incident.And, Ken Gilmartin, Chief Executive of Wood Group joins Ian to discuss the company's efficiency plans for the future.
26/03/2418m 17s

Regulators probe tech giants, OakNorth profits up, Merlin sees record sales

Ian King speaks to Rishi Khosla, the chief executive of challenger bank OakNorth about its rise in profits.Jay Wright, the CEO of Virgin Wines, talks about their strong earnings.While global resorts giant Merlin Entertainments reports record sales - we hear from chief executive Scott O'Neil.And with a roundup of the markets is Russ Mould, Investment Director at AJ Bell.
25/03/2419m 2s

Post Office, JD Wetherspoon and art

The latest on the Post Office as the chairman of the Land Registry Neil Sachdev is reportedly being considered as a potential replacement for Henry Staunton.Ian's also joined by the boss of pub chain J.D Wetherspoon Tim Martin after announcing an increase in pre-tax profits and an increase in like-for-like sales. And hear from James Ryan from Grove Gallery who are hoping to attract art buyers and investors at this years Ideal Home Show in London. 
22/03/2420m 34s

Apple, interest rates and pensions

Ian's joined by Rebecca Klar, technology and policy reporter at The Hill to talk about the news that the US Government is suing Apple accusing it of maintaining an illegal monopoly on smartphones. Hear the latest as the Bank of England votes to keep interest rates unchanged for another month at 5.25%.Also why thousands of women may be entitled to compensation after the pension age was increased. Ian finds out more with economist France Coppola. 
21/03/2416m 1s

Inflation, Greggs and David Lloyd

Ian reacts to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics which showed inflation fell to 3.4% in February down from 4% the month before. Also Greggs becomes the latest company to suffer from IT issues forcing something of it's stores to briefly close. And the CEO of fitness chain David Lloyd Leisure joins the show to talk about their new investment in spa retreats.
20/03/2423m 39s

Unilever, Bank of Japan and Trustpilot

As consumer goods giant Unilever announced it's to cut around 7,500 jobs across its global operations, Ian King speaks to Terry Smith who is the company's tenth-biggest shareholder.Ian also discusses the Bank of Japan raising interest rates for the first time since 2007 with Izumi Devalier, Head of Japan Economics at Bank of America Global Research. And the chief executive of Trustpilot joins the show to talk about its return to profit.
19/03/2423m 20s

Manufacturing and house prices

Ian King speaks to Fhaheen Khan from Make UK about new research that's shown manufacturers are facing the prospect of two years of "anaemic growth". And Tim Bannister from RightMove joins the show to talk about new evidence of a revival in the housing market.
18/03/2424m 7s

GDP up, supermarket real estate, and cashierless stores

Ian King speaks to a UK economist at Deutsche Bank about the latest growth figures. Plus, we hear from the Atrato Group about investing in supermarket real estate. And the co-founder of Autonomo joins the show to discuss the firm's software, allowing retailers to create cashierless stores.
13/03/2419m 8s

Unemployment, vet treatments and climate change

Ian King speaks to the operations director at Manpower UK about latest growth and earnings figures. Plus, we hear from the chief executive at the Competition and Markets Authority about how pet owners may be overpaying for medicines. And the boss of Genuit discusses how it's looking to reduce the impact Britain's homes and built environment have on climate change.
12/03/2418m 12s

UK recruitment, Britain's boardrooms and high street gaps

Ian King speaks to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation's deputy chief executive about how activity across the UK is continuing to weaken. Plus, we hear from the chair of the Parker Review about how Britain's boardrooms are becoming more ethnically diverse - but are not yet hitting set targets. And the co-founder of developer Oru Space discusses its aim to convert a former BHS department store.
11/03/2417m 55s

Heat pump policy, sexism and the city and the Oscars

Ian is joined by Sky's Business Correspondent Paul Kelso as plans to impose targets for electric heat pump sales on gas boiler manufacturers could be confirmed as early as next week. He also speaks to Mims Davies, the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, as ministers call for businesses to improve menopause support in the workplace. Plus advertising and the Oscars.
08/03/2415m 8s

Budget, AstraZeneca and Beazley

Sandra Horsfield from Investec talks to Ian King about reaction to the Chancellor’s budget.Astra Zeneca's UK President, Tom Keith-Roach joins Ian to talk about a planned major investment in the UK.And Adrian Cox, Chief Executive of Beazley Group talks about record reported profits.
07/03/2422m 52s

Consumers, China and Foxtons

Ian King talks to Karen Johnson, from Barclays about consumer card spending which grew just 1.9% year-on-year in February. Helen Qiao, from Bank of America Global Research comes on to discuss China’s growth target. And Guy Gittins from Foxtons Estate Agents, talks to Ian about profits at the estate agent.
05/03/2423m 6s

The Daily Telegraph, the Budget and productivity

Ian has the latest developments at The Daily Telegraph with Sky News' city editor Mark Kleinman. He also speaks to David Livingstone, Chief Client Officer at the Wall Street banking giant Citi, about the Budget. And Zig Serafin, Chief Executive of Qualtrics talks to Ian about making businesses more productive.
04/03/2423m 39s

Introducing… Electoral Dysfunction

Today, something different – we're bringing you the first episode of an exciting new podcast from Sky called Electoral Dysfunction.Beth Rigby. Jess Philips. Ruth Davidson.With polls suggesting trust in politicians is low, three political powerhouses unite to unravel the spin and explain what’s really going on in Westminster and beyond.Every week, they will examine our political leaders and their policies – how they’re written, and how they’re sold to voters – as we prepare for a general election. With so much at stake, they will work out which politicians are coming out on top and who is having an Electoral Dysfunction – and what it all actually means for you.Here's the first epsiode. For more, follow Electoral Dysfunction now wherever you listen to podcasts.Warning: some explicit language.
01/03/2450m 31s

The London Stock Exchange, frozen food and Trainline.

David Schwimmer, the chief executive of the LSEG, joins Ian to discuss the London Stock Exchange.Stéfan Descheemaeker, Chief Executive of Nomad Foods speaks to Ian about the business and sales of frozen good. Ian is also joined by Jody Ford, chief executive of Trainline.
29/02/2423m 0s

The rapid rise of AI, mortgage interest rates and commercial property values

Ian King speaks to Sage's chief executive about the launch of an AI product that it claims will revolutionise accounting. Plus, hear from Skipton Building Society about how customers appear to be riding out the challenges of higher interest rates. And the boss of Derwent London joins the show to discuss a recent downturn in commercial property values.
28/02/2418m 12s

Grocery inflation, Bank of Ireland and the World Mobile Congress

Ian King looks at grocery price inflation which has fallen to a two year low, according to research published today.With shares of Bank of Ireland rallying yesterday after a sharp sell-off on Monday, Myles O'Grady, Chief Executive joins Ian on the show.Barcelona is Ryuji Wakikawa, Vice President of the Research Institute of Advanced Technology at SoftBank, and Ian discuss the Mobile World Congress, the annual gathering of the world's tech and telecoms companies.
28/02/2420m 26s

Investigation into housebuilding and a slow down in job vacancies

After the Competition and Markets Authority begins an investigation into eight of Britain's biggest housebuilders, Ian is joined by its Chief Executive, Sarah Cardell to discuss why. He also speaks to Andrew Hunter from the jobs search engine Adzuna about its monthly report into the number of vacancies in the UK.
26/02/2418m 5s

Energy prices fall, consumer confidence and mergers and acquisitions

As household energy bills are set to fall in April, Ian talks to Sky's Business Correspondent Paul Kelso. He also speaks to Bill Winters, the Chief Executive of Standard Chartered, about its $1bn share buyback. Plus, Erik Hirsch, Co-chief Executive of Hamilton Lane, a leading private markets investment firm.
23/02/2417m 4s

Good news for Lloyds and the ME Group

Ian King speaks to the chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group who says he sees business and consumer confidence returning as the bank announces record profits plus good news for the vending equipment company, ME Group - best known for its Photo-Me photo booths
22/02/2415m 26s

Borrowing, Heathrow and business optimism

On today's episode, Ian King discusses the government's record financial surplus last month with economist Simon French.He also speaks to the chief executive of Heathrow Airport about their latest figures.And optimism among British businesses is on the up - Ian chats to the Boston Consulting Group about their annual survey.
21/02/2420m 56s

Football finances, Barclays and infrastructure investment

On today's episode, Ian King speaks to the former chief operating officer at Barclays to discuss the bank's latest results.He also discusses finances in football's Premier League with our city editor, Mark Kleinman.And Ian chats about the need for more investment in infrastructure to achieve the UK's net zero targets.
20/02/2415m 4s

A crackdown on fire and rehire, Currys takeover, and Wizz Air.

Ian King speaks to the business minister Kevin Hollinrake following new plans to crack down on companies that fire and rehire workers on less favourable terms. He's also discussing Currys as shares surge after a Chinese e-commerce giant is confirmed as the latest would-be buyer.Plus - the Managing director of Wizz Air is on as the company grows its fleet to 200, claiming its new aircraft makes it the youngest in Europe.
19/02/2417m 33s

Travel money, artificial intelligence and the green economy

On today's episode, Ian King speaks to the UK Sustainable Finance and Investment Association, after a u-turn by Labour on its main environmental policy.He also discusses how artificial intelligence can help finance firms become more efficient.And Ian chats to Richard Wazacz from the international currency giant Travelex about its latest results.
08/02/2418m 53s

Housing, jewellery and wind turbines

On today's episode, Ian King speaks to the chief executive of Pandora about the jewellery firm's latest results.He also discusses a merger between housebuilder Barratt Developments and its smaller rival Redrow.And the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering's been awarded to two pioneers of wind power - Ian chats to the chairman of the foundation about green energy.
07/02/2418m 31s

Retail sales, venture funding and cyber attacks

On today's episode, Ian King speaks to the British Retail Consortium about their latest figures showing the state of retail sales in the UK.He also discusses venture funding with Hector Mason, a partner at Episode 1 Ventures.And with cyber-attacks becoming more common, Ian chats to Jeetu Patel from tech firm Cisco about how firms are staying safe online.
06/02/2415m 36s

Fashion, the tourist tax, and European investment

On today's episode, Ian King speaks to fashion designer Sir Paul Smith about plans for a so-called tourist tax.He also discusses Kurt Geiger's latest results with chief executive Neil Clifford.And European investors have the highest return expectations for the UK - Ian chats to Chris Brett from CBRE.
05/02/2418m 16s

Water bills, a chemical giant's demerger, and electric boat racing

Emma Crosby fills in for Ian King on today's podcast. Emma is joined by David Henderson, the chief executive of Water UK, which represents the water companies, to talk about a rise in water bills. Dr Ilham Kadri, the chief executive of Syensqo - who was formerly the head of Solvay - discusses the chemical giants demerger.And chief executive at E1, Rodi Basso, speaks about the launch of the electric raceboat championship this weekend.
02/02/2420m 1s

Interest rates, Polestar without Volvo, and Phoneix Group overachieves

Ian speaks with Sky's Economics and Data Editor, Ed Conway, about the The Bank of England saying inflation could ease to its 2% target within a few months - despite it keeping interest rates on hold again at 5.25%. Swedish carmaker Volvo said today it will stop providing funding to its electric vehicle start-up Polestar - we discuss this with Jim Rowan, Chief Executive of Volvo Cars.And, Andy Briggs, Chief Executive of Phoenix Group - the UK's biggest long term savings and retirement business, talks to Ian about it hitting their 2025 target for new business cash generation two years early.
01/02/2420m 36s

Microsoft, weight loss drug sales, and GSK profits surge

In today's episode, Ian King speaks with Dan Ives - managing director of the brokerage and advisory firm Wedbush Securities - to discuss Microsoft's revenues and AI.Ian Johnston, global pharmaceutical correspondent at the Financial Times, discuses sales of popular weight loss drug 'Wegvoy', made by Novo Nordisk - as they say their sales almost quadrupled last year.And, Ian discusses GSK's operating profit of £8.8billion for 2023 with strong selling medicines including its HIV and shingles medication.
31/01/248m 30s

Grocery price inflation, shares of Diageo fall, and HSBC is fined

Figures show grocery price inflation continued to fall this month, but at a slower pace than in December, Ian is joined by Fraser McKevitt - Head of retail & consumer insight at Kantar. He also speaks to Debra Crew - the Chief Executive of spirits company Diageo - after a drop in its sales and profits. Plus, HSBC is hit with £57m fine by the Bank of England over deposit protection.
30/01/2417m 13s

Ryanair, profit warnings and the housing market

On today's episode, Ian King is joined by the chief financial officer of Ryanair to discuss their latest results.He also speaks about profit warnings issued by listed companies.And Ian's joined by Zoopla's Richard Donnell to discuss the housing market's strong start to the year.
29/01/2417m 17s

Rising consumer confidence, CityFibre sales increase, Hitachi talks renewables

On today's show, Ian King speaks to Joe Staton, from the German market research company GfK, about a rise in consumer confidence.CityFibre's Chief Executive, Greg Mesch, reports on their annual sales.And Claudio Facchin, chief executive of Hitachi Energy, has the latest on overcoming potential barriers to the rollout of renewables.
26/01/2418m 1s

US economic growth, Foxtons results, car market boost

On today's show, Ian King has the latest figures showing surprisingly strong growth in the US economy.Ian also talks to Guy Gittins, Foxtons chief executive, about the estate agent's performance and expectations for the future.And Emma Butcher, from The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, discusses the recent revival in car production and the wider motor industry.
25/01/2414m 52s

Royal Mail reforms, Co-op expansion, and London beats the best

In today's episode, Ian King discusses Ofcom's plans for the future of Royal Mail, and what it means for customers.Chris Hayward, policy chairman at the City of London Corporation, talks about research showing the UK capital's the world's top global financial centre.And he's joined by Kenyatte Nelson, Co-op's chief membership and customer officer, to delve into their proposals to expand their retail business.
24/01/2414m 58s

Tech start-ups, IPO listings, and public borrowing

On today’s show, we've got the latest reports about potential cutbacks at fund manager abrdn.Ian King speaks to Carina Namih, partner at Plural, about a new €400 million fund to back the next generation of start-ups.Yoko Spirig, co-founder and chief executive of Ledgy, discusses research showing almost three-quarters of UK tech companies would prefer to launch their initial public offerings in the UK over any other destination.Plus there's the latest on UK public borrowing figures, and trading updates from Primark's owner Associated British Foods.
23/01/2414m 37s

Growth forecasts improve, accounting rules, and young investors

On today's show, Ian King speaks to Peter Arnold, chief economist at the EY ITEM Club, about their forecasts for the UK economy.The chief executive of the Financial Reporting Council, Richard Moriarty, is discussing new rules for directors, after complaints they will harm the UK's competitiveness.And Myron Jobson, senior personal finance analyst at Interactive Investor, talks about why younger private investors have been outperforming their older peers.
22/01/2417m 8s

Tata Steel, Centrica and retail sales

On today's episode, hear the latest news on Tata Steel which has confirmed it plans to close blast furnaces at its plant in Port Talbot, South Wales - with 2,800 people losing their jobs. Ian also looks at the latest retail sales for December which showed a 3.2% drop. And hear from the boss of British Gas as the chief executive of Centrica, Chris O'Shea, is on the show to talk about what to expect from our energy bills this year.
19/01/2418m 18s

Curry's shares surge and women's health and the economy

On today's episode Ian speaks to Curry's chief executive Alex Baldock after figures revealed their shares have surged after saying their profits this year would be better than expected.Also a new report has been published at the World Economic Forum in Davos that says improving women's health could boost the global economy. Ian speaks to the President of Ferring Pharmaceuticals Per Falk.
18/01/2423m 57s

Shock increase in inflation and supply chains

On today's episode Ian looks at the news that inflation rose to 4-percent in December, the first time it's risen since February last year.As attacks on ships in the Red Sea continue, some are stressing the importance of building resilience into supply chains, in particular to vital goods like medicine. Ian speaks to the Minister for Industry and Economic Security Nusrat Ghani.
17/01/2424m 29s

Wage growth and company insolvencies

On today's episode Ian King looks at the UK labour market as wages grow at their slowest pace in nearly a year. Also why company insolvencies in England and Wales are expected to hit a 30-year high - Ian chats to Matt Ingram from Kroll. Plus hear from Ryanair chief Michael O'Leary who has insisted passengers are safe on its fleets of Boeing aircraft.
16/01/2422m 27s

Look ahead to the World Economic Forum and Germany's economy shrinking

On today's episode Ian King looks ahead to the 54th World Economic Forum in Davos and what will be high on the agenda for business and political leaders. Also find out how a surge in demand for short term credit has helped pawnbroking services. Ian speaks to Peter Kenyon, Chief Executive of Ramsdens Holdings.
15/01/2420m 48s

Economy, ATMs and AI

The UK economy returned to growth in November. The Office for National Statistics said that GDP was estimated to have grown by 0.3% following a fall of the same amount in October. Ian King is joined by Sky's Economics and Data Editor Ed Conway. Visits to cash machines fell last year, according to figures from Link, the UK’s cash access and ATM network. John Howells speaks to Ian King about the trends they are seeing. And according to a new IBM study, large UK companies appear to be lagging behind their international peers when it comes to the deployment of artificial intelligence. Ian speaks to the firm's AI Transformation Leader for UK and Ireland, Michael Conway.
12/01/2417m 9s

A Christmas boost and the Suez Canal

On today's episode - Windward's boss talks to Ian King about how it's benefitting from less ships using the Suez Canal, to avoid Houthi attacks. And find out which retailers enjoyed a surge in Christmas sales.
11/01/2411m 49s

Sainsbury's, sustainability, and insolvencies

On today's episode, Ian King discusses which retailers have had the most successful Christmas trading period. He also speaks about sustainable food with the owners of Clipper Tea and Whole Earth peanut butter.And with statistics due out next week, Ian speaks to the chief executive of Co-operatives UK about the number of insolvencies expected across the UK.
10/01/2421m 33s

Boeing, YouGov and IFS' new boss

On today's episode, Ian King speaks to John Grant, chief analyst at the aviation analytics firm OAG about problems amounting for Boeing, as its 737-Max 9 jet's continue to be inspected.Plus, hear from YouGov boss Steve Hatch about their latest acquisition. And global cloud enterprise software company IFS' new chief executive joins Ian for a chat.
09/01/2418m 13s

Barclays cuts, optimism and Rolls-Royce

On today's episode, Ian King speaks to our city editor, Mark Kleinman, about how Barclays is understood to be in the process of removing 5,000 roles from its global workforce. Plus, hear from Deloitte's chief economist about how optimism among finance leads is rising. And Rolls-Royce says it had "extraordinary sales" last year - with electric vehicles helping the surge.
08/01/2413m 16s

Floods, cars and coal

Ian King is joined by Mark Shepherd, from the Association of British Insurers to discuss the impact of the widespread flooding disruption. Mike Hawes, from The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders talks to Ian about car sales. And Randall Atkins, from Ramaco Resources discusses a new discovery at a coal mine in Wyoming.
05/01/2420m 39s

House prices, darts and business confidence

Ian King talks to Patrick Farrell from Charles Stanley about business confidence. Rightmove's property expert, Tim Bannister discusses house prices with Ian. Paddy Power, from Paddy Power, and Matt Hobbs, director of research at Prostate Cancer UK join Ian to discuss the real winner of last night's World Darts Championship.
04/01/2422m 18s

Christmas shopping, bubble tea, and the FTSE's anniversary

Ian King talks to Fraser McKevitt, from Kantar about supermarkets' profits over Christmas.Mark Makepeace - the founding Chief Executive of FTSE International - discusses the 40th anniversary of the launch of the FTSE 100 with Ian.And Chief Executive of Gong cha, Paul Reynish talks about the continued success of the Bubble Tea market.
03/01/2423m 48s

Manufacturing, furniture and discount shopping

Ian King welcomes in the New Year by speaking to investment expert Russ Mould about the latest downturn in British manufacturing.He also discusses trading with the chief executive of the furniture retailer The Cotswold Company.And discount retailers Aldi and Lidl have posted record Christmas trading results.
02/01/2414m 34s

GDP, retail and house prices

On today's episode, Ian King speaks to Simon French, from Panmure Gordon about fears of a recession and improved retail sales.Richard Donnell - Executive Director of Research at Zoopla - discusses a pick-up in housing activity.And Ian interviews Amine Raji, the founder and chief executive of, about a device that can detect bacteria in food, drink, and cosmetic products.
22/12/2323m 44s

Government borrowing, media merger and Christmas shopping

Ian speaks to a guest from the Institute of Chartered Accountants as government borrowing is higher than expected with interest payments on the national debt hitting a monthly record. He also discusses the possibility of a big media merger as the Chief Executives of Warner Bros Discovery and Paramount Global meet for talks and Ian speaks to the world's largest logistics company about Christmas shopping and deliveries.
21/12/2318m 12s

Inflation, listing and Gresham House

There's been a suprise and siginificant drop in inflation, the Financial Conduct Authority lays out plans to shake up the UK's listing rules to make it more attractive for international businesses to list here, and one of the UK's leading alternative investment managers Gresham House has been delisted.
20/12/2317m 59s

Business growth, energy prices, AI contracts

Join Ian King and guests as the energy price cap is set to be lifted to help suppliers recover a record £3bn of bad debt accrued through unpaid gas and electricity bills, the industry regulator has announced.He's also discussing new business activity figures, generative AI, and he's joined by 2-times world Darts champion Garry Anderson.
15/12/2327m 8s

Interest rates, Currys and FIFA

As the Bank of England holds the base rate of interest steady at 5.25% Ian speaks to Gurpreet Gill of Goldman Sachs Asset Management.FIFA has announced a record-high year for the amount of money spent on agents - with English teams spending by far the most. Our sports correspondent Rob Harris has more.George Lagarias Chief Economist at Mazars Wealth Management discusses the latest news from the markets.
14/12/2321m 13s

Pensions triple lock, GDP and wine

After the economy showed an unexpected month-on month contraction for October, Ian King discusses the current outlook with Melissa Davies, Chief Economist at Redburn Atlantic.A report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies recommends the triple lock on pensions be scrapped - saying it should instead be linked to earnings. Ian speaks to the report author Jonathan Cribb.And the cost of opening Europe's largest fine wine storage facility has hit profits at Berry Bros & Rudd. The company's chief executive, Emma Fox joins Ian on the programme.
13/12/2316m 10s

Wages, unemployment and mid-contract price rises

Ian King discusses the latest wages and employment data with Simon French, Chief Economist and Managing Director at Panmure Gordon.Mid-contract price rises linked to inflation for mobile, broadband and TV plans could be banned under new proposals from the regulator. Ofcom wants wants payment increases to be spelt out when you first agree to the deal. Ian speaks with Richard Tang, Chief Executive of Zen Internet to find out what it means for the industry.And Unilever says it's "surprised" and "disappointed" by an allegation it's been misleading shoppers with its environmental claims. The competition watchdog is investigating the company for exaggerating how "natural" its products are.
12/12/2315m 19s

Boots, mortgages and starting salaries

On today's episode, Ian King speaks to the managing director of Boots UK about its new concept store. He also discusses starting salaries with the chief economist at KPMG. And interest rates are falling on a two-year fixed mortgage.
08/12/2317m 10s

Spending, Soames and the Science of Failing Well

In today's episode, Ian King discusses the new president of the CBI - Rupert Soames - with Sky's city editor Mark Kleinman.He also speaks about spending figures released by the British Retail Consortium.And Ian welcomes Profressor Amy Edmondson onto the show to discuss her latest book - 'Right Kind of Wrong: The Science of Failing Well'.
05/12/2323m 31s

Telegraph Media Group, house prices and economic decline

Ian King speaks to Sky's Mark Kleinmen about some breaking news over the future of the Telegraph.Rightmove's Property Expert Tim Bannister shares his insight into the housing market and its future. And Ian is joined by Paul Watters, head of corporate credit research at S&P Global.
04/12/2324m 20s

COP 28, Castore and the Markets

Ian King speaks to Coen van Oostrom - the founder and chief executive of property developer Edge, about reducing emissions.Founder of sportswear brand Castore Tom Beahon talks to Ian about the company being valued at £950million.And George Largarias -- Chief Economist at Mazars Wealth Management discusses latest developments in the markets
01/12/2321m 20s

Alistair Darling, Robinhood and the markets

Former Chancellor Lord Alistair Darling has died, Ian King is joined by David Smith, Economics editor of The Sunday Times to discuss his work. The trading app Robinhood launches in the UK, its co-founder anc chief executive, Vlad Tenev discusses the move.Scott Douglas, Director at the corporate finance advisors Centrus joins Ian to speak about the markets.
30/11/2312m 45s

Brand prices, Amazon shop and newspaper sale

Ian King speaks to CMA chief executive Sarah Cardell as the body has accused branded goods' suppliers of contributing to higher price inflation. Amazon's UK country manager John Boumphrey also speaks, as the tech giant launches an in-person pop up store in the run up to Christmas, where shoppers can buy quality returned products for the first time. And there's an update on the sale of the Telegraph and Spectator newspapers - Sky News City Editor Mark Kleinman speaks on this.
29/11/2317m 18s

Green aviation, stocks and deep tech

On today's episode, Ian discusses the first flight to travel from London to New York powered only by plant-based fuel, such as cooking oil.He also talks to Dr Jeremy Silver, Chief Executive of Digital Catapult, about deep tech.And speaks to Guy Ellison, Head of Listed Equities at Investec Wealth and Investment about three major US stock indexes being on track for the best monthly performances in more than a year.
28/11/2325m 6s

Global Investment Summit, Rightmove shares

On today's episode, Ian King talks to the Investment Minister, Lord Johnson - as Rishi Sunak hosts The Global Investment Summit at Hampton Court Palace in London.Another guest is Russ Mould - Investment Director at AJ Bell - who discusses some of the other top business stories making the headlines.
27/11/2321m 0s

Nissan boost, Boots deal, green trucks

On today's episode, Ian discusses the news that Nissan is making a big investment in its Sunderland plant - which the Prime Minister's hailed as a 'massive vote of confidence' in the UK.He also looks at a deal between Boots and Legal & General, and speaks to the boss of lorry maker Scania.
24/11/2320m 32s

Tax cuts, Vodafone acquisition and Black Friday

Ian King is joined by Economics and Data Editor, Ed Conway, to discuss yesterday's Autumn Budget and the news that business activity has risen this month.He also speaks with Eamonn O'Hare, one of the founders of Zegona - a UK-listed business set up to invest in telecoms assets - which is buying Vodafone's Spanish business for 4.3 billion pounds.And as Black Friday looms, value-for-money car brand Dacia is shutting down its entire online sales for the day to prove it's just a gimmick. Brand director Luke Broad tells Ian King why.
23/11/2318m 14s

Tax, universal credit and national insurance

Ian King looks at the Chancellor's Autumn Statement. Richard Hughes, Chair of the Budget watchdog, the Office for Budget Responsibility, or OBR speaks about the Autumn Statement and the economic outlook.Dr Sai Shivareddy, Chief Executive of tech firm Nyobolt reacts to the announcements. Ian King is also joined by Steve Hare, Chief Executive of the FTSE100 accounting software company The Sage Group.
22/11/2321m 45s

Borrowing less than expected, job security fears, and AO World's results

On Ian's show there's Trade Policy Minister, Greg Hands, talking about a potential new trade deal with South Korea - and they touch on government borrowing, as well as the Autumn Statement and tax cuts.The UK workforce doesn't apparently feel secure in their jobs - Ian speaks to Vikram Jain from the management consultancy JCURV about that research.John Roberts from AO World discusses their results, and explains what's driving their profits.And there's John Wyn-Evans from Investec Wealth and Investment with a look at the markets.
21/11/2326m 42s

OpenAI drama, Italy's public debt, and Huel sales surge

On Ian's show - the drama at OpenAI, one of the hottest tech companies on the planet.Isobel Asher Hamilton, from The Daily Upside, talks us through that sacking of CEO Sam Altman - who's now been snapped up by Microsoft.There's also a focus on Italy's public finances and the country's credit rating - Ian speaks to Angelica Donati at Donati Spa.And James McMaster from Huel - the sustainable nutrition brand - discusses their recent results, off the back of a surge in sales.Plus there's analysis of the markets by Haig Bathgate from investment advisors, Atomos.
20/11/2323m 50s

Retail sales fall and latest on Manchester United takeover

Ian King looks at the latest retail figures which fell last month to their lowest level since 2021 - he gets the view of Victoria Clarke from Santander CIB.And there's Specsavers Chief Executive, Dame Mary Perkins, speaking about their call for a change in rules to allow more home visits.
17/11/2321m 55s

Sweet deal for Hotel Chocolat and Investec profits

In today's epsiode, Ian King looks at the 534 million pound takeover of Hotel Chocolat by confectionary giant Mars.Plus Ian speak with Investec's Chief Executive after it reported a jump in half year profits.
16/11/2316m 52s

Wage growth and investment in the commercial property sector

In today's epsiode, Ian King looks at wage growth figures. Plus he speaks to the CEO of Britain's biggest property company, which predicting investment in the sector will revive next year.
14/11/2323m 33s

David Cameron and business confidence

Ian King speaks to an expert about business confidence in the UK which fell last month to its lowest level. Plus, we hear about David Cameron's history with Grensill Capital.
13/11/2318m 49s

Economic growth and NatWest's de-banking row

Ian King speaks to the chief economic strategist at Netwealth about the latest GDP figures. Plus, we hear from our city editor Mark Kleinman, about the former head of NatWest who's losing out on 10-million pounds of a potential payout.
10/11/2316m 13s

AstraZeneca profits, Wizz Air boost and Auto Trader shares

Ian King speaks to a pharmaceuticals analyst at Shore Capital about drugs giant AstraZeneca. Plus, hear from the chief executive and Founder of Wizz Air about summer trading and its record passenger numbers. And the CEO of Auto Trader joins the show to discuss its latest shares.
09/11/2319m 22s

M&S boost, Norse Atlantic and Smiths News

Ian King speaks to a retail analyst at Peel Hunt as Marks and Spencer reveals stronger-than-expected profits. Plus, we hear from the chief executive of Norse Atlantic about the first profitable quarter in its history. And the CEO of Smiths News joins the show to discuss its latest profits.
08/11/2318m 37s

The King's Speech, UK retail and consumer spending

Our business correspondent, Paul Kelso, joins the show as he takes us through the King's Speech, which laid out the government's plans for the coming year. And hear from the chief executive of department store Fenwick about retail sales.
07/11/2315m 44s

Ryanair profits, world travel and the King's Speech

Ian King speaks to Ryanair's group chief financial officer about its latest results. Plus hear from Thomas Cook's chief executive about global tourism post-Covid. And the government's expected to announce annual North Sea oil and gas licensing rounds as part of the King's Speech.
06/11/2316m 30s

Manchester United, crypto fraud and cyber security.

an King talks to Sky News' city editor Mark Kleinman about the future of Manchester United. He also speaks to the founder and chief executive of Venrai, Jason Tuicker Feltham about Sam Bankman-Fried - who's been found guilty of crypto fraud.And Mary Aiken, Professor of Cyberpsychology at Capitol Technology University, Washington is interviewed about cyber security.
03/11/2322m 22s

Rates, employment and Peruvian trade

Ian talks to Elizabeth Martins, senior economist at HSBC, about the Bank of England keeping interest rates the same.Taimur Hyat, Chief Operating Officer at PGIM, is interviewed by Ian about the strength of the jobs market.Meanwhile, Peruvian Minister of Foreign Trade, Juan Carlos Mathews, discusses a Peruvian trade delegation in the UK trying to grow trade here.
02/11/2318m 50s

A Morrisons departure and the demand for reading

Ian King speaks to chief executive of Morrisons - David Potts - as he prepares to step down this month after nine years. And best-selling author, Sir Ian Rankin, joins the show to discuss new research which suggests that half of us feel that reading a book is the best way to relax, but struggle to find the time.
01/11/2314m 52s

Ticket offices U-turn, the Locator app and BP results

Ian King speaks to the Rail Delivery Group about a government U-turn to close most ticket offices across England. Plus hear from the founder and chief executive of the family locator app Life360, which can send notifications to family members and emergency services. And BP has reported it's missed profit expectations in the three months to the end of September.
31/10/2311m 16s

Pensions, strikes and graduate jobs

Eleven years since auto-enrolment was introduced in the UK - Smart Pension has joined forces with Mercer - the global retirement solutions giant.Ian speaks to representatives from both organisations.He also discusses a survey published today, suggesting this summer's graduates will have had a tougher time finding a job than this time last year.
30/10/2318m 2s

Airfare rises, tech earnings and fantasy fiction boom

Emma Crosby speaks with Heathrow's Chief financial officer Javier Echavey over potential airfare rises. CNBC's senior technology correspondent Arjun Kharpal gives his thoughts as big tech companies see record earnings. And book publisher Bloomsbury's Chief Executive Nigel Newton speaks as a boom in fantasy fiction leads to record profits.
26/10/2315m 56s

Extreme weather bills, big revenue for big tech and recycling bikes

The recovery operation after Storm Babet is expected to cost more than £500m - Emma Crosby talks to Sarah Aspinall, Head of Communications at the Association of British Insurers. She also speaks to Daniel Ives, Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst at Wedbush Securities about revenue growth at both Microsoft and Google in the last quarter exceeding expectations. Plus, Chris Allen from Decathlon UK on how unused bikes can be recycled.
25/10/2318m 14s

Business activity decline, job figures and house building

Emma Crosby's joined by Chris Williamson, the Chief Business Economist at S&P Global Market Intelligence as British businesses report another decline in activity. Ian Humphreys, the CEO of Brickflow, also speaks as leading industry figures call for reforms to kickstart housebuilding.
24/10/2316m 31s

Oil, shoplifting and Vistry job cuts

Emma Crosby is joined by Olivia Gallarati, who's an oil markets analyst at Energy Aspects.Chris Noice from the Association of Convenience Stores speaks to Emma about shoplifting.And Vistry announces job cuts after a slump in demand.
23/10/2322m 9s

Retail sales, borrowing and AI

On today's episode of the Ian King Business podcast, economist Simon French looks into how the unusually warm weather in September led to a larger than expected fall in retail sales.Elsewhere, consumer confidence in the UK has suffered its biggest monthly drop since March 2020 - the month of the first Covid-19 lockdown.Ian also looks at UK government borrowing, and the artificial intelligence company behind the chatbot ChatGPT is reportedly in talks with investors about a possible sale of employee shares.
20/10/2318m 56s

Inflation, a Shell deal and EE branches out

The rate of inflation remaining unchanged at 6.7% features on today's episode of the Ian King Business podcast, where the chief executive of Saxo UK Charlie White-Thomson discusses its potential impact on the next interest rate decision.Premier Inn owner Whitebread continues to see strong demand and remains confident about the outlook, in its figures for the six months to August.And mobile phone operator EE has announced a shift from traditional telecoms services with a new digital platform.
18/10/2320m 46s

'No scope' for tax cuts, wage growth slows and Rolls Royce

On today's episode of the Ian King Business Podcast, the director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies Paul Johnson suggests the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has no scope for unfunded tax cuts or spending increases – either this year or next, as he prepares to deliver his Autumn Statement next month, against the backdrop of a pending General Election.There's confirmation of job cuts at Rolls-Royce, first reported by Sky's city editor Mark Kleinman.And Ian explores the rapid rise of Fintech in Africa.
17/10/2321m 3s

Israel, spending and The Telegraph group

As the conflict in the Middle East enters its second week, we hear from the US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen about military support for Israel. Lisa Hooker from PWC talks about consumer confidence in the run-up to Christmas with Ian. And, Andrew Noble, from Par Equity, discusses venture capital investments.
16/10/2323m 15s

Microsoft, Farage and the IMF

As the UK competition watchdog gives the green light for Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard, Ian King is joined by the CMA chief executive, Sarah Cardell.Sky's Economics and Data Editor Ed Conway speaks with the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt as he attends the IMF-World Bank meeting in Marrakesh.Sophie Lund-Yates at Hargreaves Lansdown speaks to Ian about the latest from the markets.
13/10/2320m 45s

Israel, the ex-Barclays boss, and a GDP bounce-back

On today's episode, the head of the International Monetary Fund Kristalina Georgieva, warns that the Israel-Hamas war is threatening an already murky global economic outlook. Ian King is joined by Sky's Economics and Data Editor, Ed Conway from Marrakesh.Former Barclay's chief executive Jes Staley says he'll appeal a decision handing him £1.8million fine and banning him from the City. Regulators say he misled them about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein. Sky's Business Correspondent Paul Kelso has the latest.Plus, Ian is joined by Chris Beauchanp, Chief Market Analyst at IG Group to discuss the latest on the stock market.
12/10/2319m 8s

Israel, AI and energy bills

As Israel strikes back at Hamas, Ian King looks at what the economic effects of the war might be for the region. Lucile Cornet, partner at Eight Roads Ventures Europe joins Ian to discuss why the rapid advance of Artificial Intelligence is being embraced by young workers.And Ian speaks to Gwenaelle Avice Huet, Executive Vice President of Europe Operations at Schneider Electric, the French energy solutions giant about energy bills.
11/10/2323m 57s

Israel, inflation risks and grocery prices

Ian King talks to George Lagarias from Mazars about the economic risks from the unrest in the middle east. He also discusses the fall in grocery price inflation with Tom Steel from Kantar. We also hear all the latest markets analysis from John Wyn-Evans, from Investec.
10/10/2315m 0s

Oil prices, Metro Bank and trends in the metal markets

Ian King talks to William Jackson at Capital Economics about the economic impact of what's happening in Israel. He's also joined by Sky's City editor Mark Kleinman as shares in Metro Bank rise after securing a new financing deal. And he discusses trends in metal markets with industry minister Nusrat Ghani and Jakub Stausholm from mining giant Rio Tinto.
09/10/2322m 4s

House prices, Merlin Entertainments and Europe's busiest airport

Ian King speaks to the head of UK Residential Research at the real estate consultancy, Knight Frank, about house prices - which have fallen for a sixth month in a row. Plus, hear from the boss of Merlin Entertainments about its plans to launch augmented reality games at its attractions - based on hit TV shows like Paw Patrol and Squid Game. And the board member of IGA Istanbul Airport joins the show to discuss its latest ambitions.
06/10/2317m 0s

Metro Bank, rental prices and artificial intelligence

On today's episode, Ian King speaks to Rightmove's director of property science about rental prices reaching record highs. He also discusses Metro Bank, which is looking to raise hundreds of millions of pounds of new capital. And he chats to the chief executive of Sana, which is an AI-powered learning platform.
05/10/2317m 18s

Food inflation, Aston Martin and car dealerships

Tesco predicts that food inflation will continue to fall, as it announces a big rise in profits.Ian speaks to the Executive Chairman of Aston Martin, as the British luxury car manufacturer bids for overall victory at Le Mans for the first time since 1959And the chief executive of Vertu, Robert Forrester discusses car dealerships.
04/10/2319m 54s

Decarbonisation, cyber attacks and childcare support

As energy industry leaders meet in Abu Dhabi to discuss the acceleration of decarbonisation, Ian King is joined by BP's former Chief Executive, Bob Dudley.The Premier of Bermuda joins Ian as the territory investigates a major cyberattack on its government's IT systems.And Ian speaks to Check Warner, co-founding Partner at Ada Ventures about plans to help female entrepreneurs with the cost of childcare.
03/10/2322m 46s

Wages, water bills and Dame Sharon White

In today's episode, Ian King discusses a potential boost to the living wage, which is due to be announced at the Conservative Party conference. He speaks to the chief executive of Water UK about proposals which could increase our water bills. And the chair of the John Lewis Partnership, Dame Sharon White, will step down when her five year term comes to an end.
02/10/2316m 32s

Economic growth, Philips and the NFL in Britain

On today's episode, Ian King talks to Rupert Thompson, Chief Economist at Kingswood Group about the UK economy. He also discusses Dutch company Philips' move into healthcare tech. And Ian asks Chris Miller, Global Managing Director of the ticket resale company, Viagogo if the NFL has finally cracked the UK.
29/09/2322m 31s

Power cuts, Poundland and public borrowing

On today's episode, Ian King speaks to the director of corporate affairs at the National Grid about the prospect of power cuts. He also discusses Poundland's profits and its new board. And Ian chats to the Institute For Fiscal studies about a predicted rise in public borrowing.
28/09/2316m 56s

North Sea Oil, wine and the Sunshine State

On today's episode, Ian King discusses the development of Rosebank - the UK's largest untapped oil and gas field. He also speaks to the Mayor of Jacksonville about investment in Florida. And Ian chats to the chief executive of Chapel Down, the UK's biggest winemaker about its profits.
27/09/2316m 58s

High speed rail, airport scanners and water bills

On today's episode, Ian King speaks to the chief executive of construction firm Mace about reported plans to axe part of the HS2 rail line. He also discusses the water regulator's orders to cut bills in England and Wales as a punishment for underperformance. And Ian chats to Paul Keel, whose company Smiths Group has posted record earnings.
26/09/2315m 8s

HS2, Auto Strikes and Nigerian Investment

On today's episode, Ian discusses reports the Prime Minister is planning to scrap part of the HS2 high-speed line in the north of England. He also speaks to a reporter in Michigan, where vehicle workers have been on strike over pay and conditions. And the Nigerian Stock Exchange is carrying out a number of roadshow events in the United States and the UK to encourage investment.
25/09/2316m 8s

Microsoft gaming takeover approved, retail sales recover, interior design tech platform

Ian King's show looks at the biggest gaming deal in history - he's speaking to Sarah Cardell from the Competition and Markets Authority about their approval of Microsoft's takeover of Activision Blizzard.There's analysis of the latest retail sales figures by John Stevenson from Peel Hunt.And Sashola Prestcote and Stella Pozzi, the co-founders of InteriorNet, talk about their interior design platform, aiming to tap into the new generation of home decor enthusiasts.
22/09/2318m 10s

BoE rates on hold, Murdoch retires at 92, profits up at JD Sports

Ian King has all the detail behind today's Bank of England decision to keep the base rate on hold - and speaks to Rob Wood from Bank of America.Matthew Garrahan from the Financial Times discusses the retirement of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch at the age of 92.Plus there's Shirine Khoury-Haq from the Co-operative Group talking about their latest results.And Régis Schultz from JD Sports reacts to better-than-expected sales.
21/09/2321m 1s

Shock inflation fall, interest rate predictions, and climate handbrake turn

Ian King has the latest analysis on the shock fall in inflation with our Economics and Data Editor, Ed Conway.But what does that mean for interest rates? We get the view of Melissa Davies from Redburn Atlantic.Ian's also speaking to Mike Hawes from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders about reports of a delay on the ban on new petrol and diesal cars.And there's analysis of the markets from Rachel Winter, Partner at Killik and Co.
20/09/2321m 18s

Co-op bank bid, farmers plea for support, and ex-BoE governor on inflation

Ian King's speaking to Guy Singh-Watson from Riverford about an appeal for supermarkets to treat farmers more fairly; former Governor of the Bank of England Lord Mervyn King talks about inflation; there's also Colin Hunt from Allied Irish Bank, as well as Rich Wagner from Cashplus Bank; and we get analysis of the markets from Dr Jimmy Muchechetere from Investec Wealth and Investment.
19/09/2321m 17s

Liz Truss makes first major speech on the economy since leaving office, recession fears and software company Bango has had a good year.

Ed Conway joins Ian King for analysis of former Prime Minister Liz Truss' speech on the economy - her first since leaving office.Ian also talks to Sir Martin Sorrell about recession fears making advertising clients nervous and Paul Larbey, Chief Executive of Cambridge-based software company Bango discusses a rise in sales.
18/09/2323m 27s

Job losses at Tata Steel despite government rescue, US car makers go on strike and a takeover of Everton Football Club

Britain's biggest steelworks is to receive 500 million pounds in government support - but at a cost of thousands of jobs. Ian King is joined on the programme by Gareth Stace, Director General of UK Steel. The Financial Times' Motor Industry Correspondent, Peter Campbell discusses the walkouts among US car makers in one of the sector's biggest pay disputes in decades. And - a takeover of Everton FC has been announced.
15/09/2320m 53s

UK chip designer floats on the NASDAQ, a setback for John Lewis and a rise in private Healthcare

All eyes will be on Wall Street this afternoon, as the UK-based chip designer - Arm Holdings - returns to the stock market. Ian King is joined by Senior Technology Reporter, Arjun Kharpal from CNBC to discuss its significance. Ahead of an ECB decision on interest rates today, he's also joined by Sphia Salim of Bank of America. While Justin Ash, Chief Executive of Spire Healthcare discusses the demand for private healthcare.
14/09/2317m 49s

BP chief executive resigns, UK economy contracts and Go Pro launches a new camera

Following the shock resignation of BP chief executive Bernard Looney, Ian King speaks with the firm's former head of strategy, Nick Butler to find out what it will mean for the business.The UK economy shrank by 0.5% in July according to official figures. Ian discusses the reasons why with the head of Saxo UK, Charlie White Thomson.He also speaks with the founder of Go Pro about their latest product launch.
13/09/2316m 51s

Wages, groceries and the future of The Telegraph

On today's episode, Ian King speaks to the head of retail at Kantar about prices at the supermarkets. He also discusses how wages are outstripping inflation for the first time in two years. And Ian speaks to our city editor Mark Kleinman about the future of The Telegraph.
12/09/2317m 10s

BMW, Wilko and growth in the health and beauty sector

Ian King and Sky's business correspondent, Paul Kelso talk about confirmation BMW will build its next-generation electric Mini in Oxford. A rescue deal to buy some Wilko stores has collapsed, Ian speaks to Julie Palmer, Regional Managing Partner at the corporate rescue and recovery practice, Begbies Traynor Group about what this means for employees.Andy Lightfoot, Space NK's Chief Executive joins Ian to talk about the company's performance and plans.
11/09/2323m 20s

Cleaner energy, Zopa Bank and City of London recommendations

Ian King speaks to the chief executive of Scottish Power about why there’s been a blow for ministers and their plans for a greener UK. Plus, hear from the chief executive of Zopa Bank about its planned expansion. And chairman of the policy committee at the City of London Corporation joins the show to discuss a package of reforms and initiatives that could apparently boost the UK's GDP by 225-billion pounds.
08/09/2317m 57s

Aldi announcement and a new era for Vauxhall

Ian King speaks to Aldi's UK and Ireland chief executive about its new target of opening another 500 stores. Plus, we hear from Vauxhall's managing director as the firm's plant in Ellesmere Port becomes the first in the UK to solely manufacture electric vehicles.
07/09/2315m 44s

NatWest's new chairman and TRG results

Ian King speaks to our City Editor, Mark Kleinman, about who's potentially being lined up as the new chairman of NatWest Group. And the chief executive of The Restaurant Group joins the show to discuss its latest underlying earnings.
06/09/2313m 49s

Wilko rescue, retail figures and commercial broadcasting

Ian King speaks to our City Editor Mark Kleinman about Wilko's latest lifeline. Plus, hear from the director of insight at the British Retail Consortium about UK sales and consumer confidence. And the chief executive of STV Group joins the show to discuss its latest profits and why it's a tough time for commercial broadcasters.
05/09/2317m 31s

Fuel prices, ATC failure and Belvoir results

Ian King speaks to an oil markets analyst from Energy Aspects about the latest fuel prices. The chief executive of UK letting and estate agents firm - Belvoir - joins the show to discuss its pre-tax profits. And we hear how last week's failure at National Air Traffic Control affected Ryanair.
04/09/2314m 54s

NatWest, housing demand and sustainable bottles.

Ian King looks at half-year results from NatWest and the ongoing fall out after Nigel Farage claimed his bank account was shut. The Executive Director of Zoopla joins Ian to discuss how the increase in interest rates is impacting the housing market, and the Chief Executive of Frugalpac Malcolm Waugh discusses the sustainable bottling company with him.
28/07/2323m 29s

British Gas, US Central Bank and Barclays

Ian King looks over the latest results for companies - particularly in the energy sector. He's joined by Andrew Bell, Chief Executive of Witan Investment Trust to discuss the change in interest rates at the US Federal Reserve. And Nick Luff from RELX talks about their analytics business and ongoing recovery from the pandemic.
27/07/2322m 35s

NatWest CEO resigns, Lloyds profits and Rolls-Royce shares surge

Ian King reports on the fall-out of Coutt's closure of Nigel Farage's bank account which has resulted in some changes to the sector and a big meeting at the Treasury this morning. Meanwhile, the chief executive of Lloyds banking group Charlie Nunn joins Ian to discuss half-year profits.
26/07/2324m 42s

Unilever profits rise, increase in consumer confidence, and telecoms jobs axed

Ian King discusses the latest figures from the company behind Marmite and Dove soap, Unilever with Charlie Huggins, Manager of the Quality Shares Portfolio at the investment service, Wealth Club. He's also joined by Lisa Hooker from PwC who unpicks data from their consumer confidence survey. And Jo Robinson from EY-Parthenon examines rising profit warnings from UK companies.
25/07/2324m 20s

Ryanair profits, AI and a boost for Welsh whisky

Ian speaks to Ryanair's chief financial officer about a surge in profits after a strong Easter.Plus, we discuss artificial intelligence and how among the many activities tipped to be disrupted by AI, is foreign language learning.And why producers of single malt Welsh whisky have received a huge boost.
24/07/2322m 31s

Good weather helps boost retail sales, and AI warning for firms

On Ian King's show - all the latest business stories including:David Dagger from the Institute of Customer Service talks about the dangers of companies using AI to handle customer engagement.Anthony Impey from Be the Business explains why small firms in the UK lag behind their G7 counterparts on productivity.Lexi Novitske from the African tech growth fund, Norrsken 22, has details on attracting interest from investors.Plus Bill Dinning at Waverton Investment Management analyses the markets for us.
21/07/2322m 25s

Watchdog warning over supermarket pricing, and firms struggle with skills shortages

On Ian King's show - we've got the latest on soaring supermarket prices...Sarah Cardell from the Competition and Markets talks about their review of food inflation among the big grocery chains, and concerns that consumers may struggle to compare prices; there's also Charlie Kerr from With Intelligence talking about its future within the asset management industry; Micha Kaufman from Fiverr discusses how firms are trying to fill skills shortages; and we've got Janet Mui from Brewin Dolphin with all the latest market analysis.
20/07/2322m 57s

Insolvencies on the rise, and boosting skills to target net zero

Ian King's show has all the top business stories and analysis.Tim Symes from the law firm Stewarts talks about a rise in insolvencies; Chris O'Shea from Centrica discusses net zero targets; and Andrew Bud from iProov discusses his app which could cut queues at Eurostar.
18/07/2323m 41s

Confidence boost for British business, and tech start-up helps pinpoint places

On Ian King's show: Rachel Barton from Accenture speaks about their new survey suggesting UK companies are considerably more confident than their European counterparts; Chris Sheldrick from What 3 Words tells us about their latest deal with the Mongolian government; and there's Julien LaFargue from Barclays Private Bank with the latest from the markets
17/07/2325m 14s

Microsoft and Activision Blizzard - and Ford's latest electric car

A deadline is extended for Microsoft's multi-billion dollar takeover of the games publisher Activision Blizzard. Also - how a multi-million pound takeover of the firm behind Franco Manca and The Real Greek will affect the UK restaurant chains. And a new 2-billion-dollar agreement encorouaging investors to reduce carbon emissions - following Joe Biden's visit to the King.
14/07/2314m 40s

Economy dips, gigafactories and watches

On today's episode, Ian King takes us through the economic picture for May, which reveals a contraction in part down to the King's Coronation Bank Holiday.The chief executive of Wood Group tells us how the British firm intends to lead the transition to green energy.And how the results from Watches of Switzerland show luxury goods remain one of the most robust sectors in the global economy.
13/07/2316m 53s

The Bank of England has a warning for home owners but insists it's not like it was in 2008

We hear from the governor of the Bank of England who warns nearly a million mortgage holders will see their monthly repayments jump in the coming years but it says the number of households with high mortgage burdens remains well below the 2008 peak
12/07/2314m 27s

Wage inflation, cricket and business and pensions plans

As wages continue to grow at a record pace and the average pay excluding bonuses rises, Ian talks to Raoul Ruparel from the Centre for UK Growth at Boston Consulting Group. He's also joined by Nottinghamshire and England cricketer Stuart Broad, who discusses his career as a small business owner. Plus, what do the Chancellor's plans to reform the pensions industry mean for investors? Ian talks to Michael Moore from the British Venture Capital Association to find out.
11/07/2317m 30s

Thames Water secures cash from shareholders and BT's searching for a new chief executive

Thames Water secures 750-million pounds extra from shareholders. BT confirms it's looking for a new chief executive after Philip Jansen said he intends to step down. And new research suggests details of more than a third of all global mergers and acquisitions leak
10/07/2319m 27s

Company flotations, government bonds and online safety

Ian King speaks to the CEO of money transfer platform CAB Payments about its debut on the London Stock Exchange. Plus hear from a chief investment officer at M&G about the value of government bonds or gilts. And the chief executive of UK company Element joins the show to discuss the Online Safety Bill.
07/07/2317m 51s

Currys results, digital transformation and startup struggles

Ian King speaks to Currys' CEO about a dip in its latest profits and sales. Plus, we hear from the Chair of UK Finance about why we should be accelerating the transformation of our capital markets. And venture capital firm Balderton joins the show to discuss its launch of a well-being platform.
06/07/2317m 20s

AO results, top 1000 world banks and Leicester City fine

Ian King speaks to the chief executive of AO World about how the online electrical goods retailer has returned to profit. Plus, we hear from the editor of The Banker to discuss its annual Top 1000 World Banks ranking. And find out why Leicester City are going to be fined up to 880-thousand pounds by the competition watchdog.
05/07/2319m 5s

Sainsbury's, ActiveOps and Thincats.

Ian King speaks to the chief executive of Sainsbury's about passing savings onto customers. He also finds out about software that automates workflow processes by chatting to the chief executive of ActiveOps. He also looks at issues faced by small and medium-sized enterprises in accessing financing.
04/07/2326m 22s

Fuel prices, SEC Newgate's $100m boost and the power of AI

Ian King speaks to the chief executive of the Competition and Markets Authority about supermarket fuel prices. Plus, we hear from the boss of communications firm SEC Newgate, which is to receive $100-million in new equity. And the CEO of the Management Consultancies Association joins the show to discuss artificial intelligence.
03/07/2318m 38s

UK avoids recession, house price warning, carbon capture

The UK has avoided recession.Emma Crosby's sitting in for Ian King, and is joined by a leading economist as revised GDP figures show slight growth for the first quarter of the year.Plus she's talking to he boss of Nationwide as the building society warns continued mortgage rate hikes are threatening a 'significant drag' on the housing market, and hear from the Icelandic company turning carbon dioxide into stone.
30/06/2347m 29s

The future of Thames Water, the rise of AI and global monetary policy

Ian King talks to correspondent Ashna Hurynag about the future of Thames Water and Wei Li, from BlackRock discusses predictions for global monetary policy. He also interviews the Chief Executive of Ceres Power - Phil Caldwell about the London Stock Exchange and Michael Sugden, Chief Executive at VCCP talks about AI in advertising.
29/06/2335m 49s

Government prepares for Thames water collapse, Net Zero targets at risk, and the ECB considers interest rates

Emma Crosby talks to business correspondent Paul Kelso about the crisis at Thames Water and interviews CNBC correspondent Annette Weisbach about discussions at the European Central Bank over interest rates. She also talks to chief executive of Devant - Richard Bremer about European Union plans on road safety.
28/06/2345m 16s

Mortgages, interest rates and women in business

After the Bank of England raised interest rates to 5%, Ian King analyses the impact on mortgage customers with Simon French from Panmure Gordon and Polly Gilbert, managing director of mortgage broker Tembo.There’s a focus on female owned business with Winnie Chiu, president of Dorsett Hospitality International, and on women in engineering with Dr Hayaatun Sillem, Chief Executive of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering & Royal Academy of Engineering.Ian's also in conversation with former Apprentice star Susie Ma, about why she took full control of her Tropic Skincare business – after buying out Lord Sugar’s 50% stake. Ian’s also joined by Neil Wright, managing director of TensCare, to talk about expanding its services from providing pain relief for women in childcare.
23/06/2340m 7s

Interest rates, sustainable finance and the future of ethical chocolate

Ian King speaks to Sanjay Raja, Chief U.K. Economist for Deutsche Bank Research about interest rates; Allan Wilen, Economic Director at Glenigan about the construction industry. He also interviews Douglas Lamont, Chief Executive of Tony's Chocolonely about ethical chocolate and Matt Gudinski, Chief Executive of Mushroom Group talks about 50 years of working in the music industry
22/06/2353m 11s

Inflation rate stays the same, rebuilding Ukraine and cybersecurity

After UK inflation remained at the same level in May, Ian King’s reflects on the figures with HSBC economist Liz Martins.Managing Director for Operations at the World Bank, Anna Bjerde, speaks about how the rebuilding of Ukraine can be managed and financed.Parker Conrad from HR platform Rippling discusses how companies like his support businesses with their payroll, Paul Reilly from Raymond James talks about changes in the wealth management sector, while the financing of house building is tackled by Newstead Capital’s Simon Champ.Jamie Moles, Senior Technical Manager at cybersecurity firm ExtraHop, takes us through what’s going on at the Infosecurity Europe conference and Eric Dresselhuys, chief executive of the energy storage specialist ESS, talks innovations in renewables.
21/06/2341m 47s

Grocery inflation eases, fixed rates rise, and fintech in Africa

Ian King's speaking to Hortense Mudenge, from Rwanda Finance Limited about the fintech boom in Africa; Ray Boulger at John Charcol about mortgage rates; Kevin Craven from ADS is speaking from the Paris Airshow; and Dr Jack James Marlow at Skyrora talks about 3D printing and space launches. Plus there's Alicia Forry at Investec, Darran Garnham from Toikido; and Sally Cope at Tourism Australia
20/06/2344m 49s

Mortgages, the boss of Vodafone and more overseas investment for the north of England.

The average 2 year fixed rate mortgage rises to more than 6-percent, the CEO of Vodafone UK chats about why he wants to merge with rival Three and why the North of England is becoming increasingly attractive to overseas investors
19/06/2324m 26s

Tesco on inflation, Gogglebox and beer sales

On today's episode, Tesco's chief executive Ken Murphy says he believes we're past the peak in inflation, and has denied profiteering from higher food costs as quarterly sales rise.Ian King discusses all that with the head of UK equities at Investec Wealth and Investment, Guy Ellison.ITV confirms it's 'actively' looking into buying the production company behind Gogglebox.And Heineken, the world's second biggest brewer, credits a partnership with UEFA for helping to grow sales.
16/06/2348m 50s

Economy returns to growth, AI and Barbie.

The UK economy returns to growth in April, helped by shopping and nights out. Shell to cut spending in the coming years, while giving more to its shareholders. Find out why Generative AI could add more than 4 trillion dollars to annual global productivity. And from toy to screen, Ian's speaking to the Chief Executive of Mattel about Barbie: The Movie.
14/06/2354m 14s

Calls for Britain to become a global tech leader, HSBC unveils new banking plans and students want more technology taught in school.

Rishi Sunak calls for Britain to become a global leader in business technology investment, as London Tech Week gets underway. A rebrand for the former UK arm of Silicon Valley Bank, as HSBC unveils its new tech banking plans. And new research suggests students want a wider range of technolgy subjects at school - including Esports.
12/06/2338m 3s

Windfall tax, a UK GDP forecast and why is the Vodafone-Three merger taking so long?

Following the news that the windfall tax on oil and gas companies will be scrapped if wholesale costs fall below a certain level, Ian discusses the government’s plans with David Waterhouse, chief executive of Offshore Energies UK, and National Gas chief executive Jon Butterworth.Vicky Pryce, independent member of the British Chamber of Commerce’s new economic advisory council, talks about forecasts for UK GDP.Adobe’s Anil Chakravarthy outlines what his company’s doing with artificial intelligence, analyst Paolo Pescatore details why he thinks the merger between Vodafone and Three is taking so long, and Euronext’s Stephane Boujnah discusses the challenges of operating stock exchanges in the EU.
09/06/2340m 55s

Controls on crypto adverts, space-comm and Wizz Air

Ian King speaks to Sheldon Mills of the Financial Conduct Authority as the regulator tightens controls over how crypto assets are marketed.He also speaks to Liz Steward of BAE Systems ahead of the Space-Comm Expo at Farnborough this week.And as Wizz Air announces a net loss of more than €535million for the year to March, Ian is joined by the airline's chief executive, Jozsef Varadi.
08/06/2346m 59s

Inflation, Telegraph sale and AI

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is warning the UK will have one of the highest inflation rates in the G20 this year. Ian King speaks to the chief economist at the OECD, Clare Lombardelli about the likely impact.The founder of meal subscription service, FoodHak shares how the company is incorporating AI into its business model.And as Lloyds bank prepares to sell off the Telegraph and Spectator Magazine, Ian speaks to Sky's city editor Mark Kleinman who broke the news.
07/06/2326m 42s

A new business council, digital trade and NatWest

Ian King speaks to the head of the British Chambers of Commerce about a new business council that will rival the CBI.He's also joined by the Secretary general of the International Chamber of Commerce UK, Chris Southworth, ahead of a meeting on Digital trade taking place today.And as NatWest acquires a major stake in financial technology business, Cushon, Ian catches up with its chief executive and founder.
05/06/2331m 52s

Cars, cruises and the cost of a house

Today on the Ian King Podcast, Wilfred Frost speaks a senior economist at Nationwide about house prices. He also discusses the difficulties in the car market due to supply chain issues with Autotrader's chief executive. And could sustainable cruise ships transform the industry? Wilfred speaks to the executive chairman of MSC Cruises about becoming more energy efficient.
01/06/2340m 31s

Burgers, books and mortgages

On today's episode, Wilfred Frost sits in for Ian King. He discusses the removal of mortgage deals and the impact on house buyers. Wilfred also speaks to the chief executive of Bloomsbury Publishing about record book sales. And it's been a Hollywood fairytale for Neat Burger - hear from boss Zack Bishti.
31/05/2344m 2s

The price of food, bosses pay and bowling

Wilfred Frost stands in for Ian King and talks to Stuart Rose, the head of Asda, about hopes that food inflation in the UK might have peaked. Marta Krupinska, co-founder and chief executive of Curate, and UK Lead at Google for Startups discusses carbon extraction with Wilfred and Chief Executive of Hollywood Bowl, Stephen Burns, is interviewed about his company's pre-tax profits.
30/05/2342m 47s

Inflation, debt, retail and AI

Ian King hears from Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, who says the government will do whatever it takes to bring down inflation, even if that means a recession. He also speaks to Nick Harding, the Chief Executive of consumer lender Fluro as analysis by PwC shows that total household debt in the UK has exceeded 2-trillion pounds for the first time.Ian also explores stronger than expected retail sales last month and asks if it is possible to regulate AI.
26/05/2344m 58s

Migration, Energy and AI in the workplace

Ian King looks at the latest net migration figures which have been published by the Office for National Statistics.Plus, household energy bills change from July - we hear what it means for firms with Sky's business Correspondent Paul Kelso.And the CEO of one of the world's biggest online learning platforms Coursera joins Ian to discuss Artificial Intelligence in the workplace.
25/05/2343m 22s

The Podcast Show, M&S and Inflation

Ian King's at the Podcast Show in north London finding out about the thriving sector and where it goes from here. Plus, there's been a fall in inflation. Ian dissects what it means with Ivestec Economist Sandra Horsfield. Ian also speaks to special guests including Tim Burgess from the Charletons and Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt.
24/05/2351m 13s

Borrowing, groceries and the avoidance of a UK recession

Ian King speaks to a retail analyst from Kantar about grocery inflation. Plus, hear from senior figures from the Bank of England who have been questioned by ministers in the House of Commons. And Sky's Economics Editor Ed Conway tells us about the International Monetary Fund's dramatic upgrade of the outlook for the UK economy.
23/05/2349m 17s

Record fine for Meta, Ryanair profits and house prices

Meta, the owner of Facebook and Instagram, has been fined $1.3billion by the European Union's privacy regulators for sending user information to the US.Ryanair's Chief Financial Officer, Neil Sorahan, joins Ian to talk about their profit report and upcoming plans. And Ian talks to Tim Bannister, Rightmove's Director of Property Science, about asking prices for properties coming to market hitting an all-time high this month.
22/05/2331m 25s

PM at G7, boost to the UK's chip industry, and Nationwide's cash handout

Ian King's speaking to Scott White from Pragmatic Semiconductor; Debbie Crosbie, the Chief Executive of Nationwide; Mark Ashton, the Chief Executive of Ipswich Town; CEO of Orbital Witness, Will Pearce; and there's analysis from Financial Markets Commentator, Neil Collins.
19/05/2341m 33s

Water firms apologise, BT shrinks workforce, and Royal Mail in the red

Ian King's speaking to Rain Newton-Smith from the CBI; the chair of Water UK, Ruth Kelly; Holly Bishop, Chief Operating and Commercial Officer at NME Networks; Ruth Mortimer, Global President of Advertising Week Europe; Nick Burns, the Chief Executive of Reward Gateway; as well as Investec's Group Chief Executive, Fani Titi.
18/05/2342m 39s

Labour's planning reforms, post-Brexit trading, and the energy windfall tax

Ian King's speaking to Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer about his vision for reforming planning laws; there's also Brian Gilvary, the chairman of Ineos Energy; Inmarsat’s Chief Executive, Rajeev Suri; JD's chief executive Regis Schultz; Sage's CEO Steve Hare; GXO Logistics' chief investment officer Mark Manduca; and analysis of the markets with Victoria Scholar from Interactive Investor.
17/05/2344m 40s

Food summit, jobless rate rises, and Vodafone cuts workforce

Ian King's speaking to Andrew Opie at the British Retail Consortium about today's summit looking at food inflation and supply issues; there's Chris Gray, Director at ManpowerGroup UK, react to rising unemployment figures; Jaeger Glucina, who's the MD of AI company Luminance, talking about law-focused Artificial Intelligence; and there's analysis of the headlines from The Times' Economics Correspondent, Arthi Nachiappan.Also on the show: Arsjad Rasjid from Indonesia’s Chamber of Commerce and ASEAN’s Business Advisory Council talks about the country's economic growth; and the chief executive of Land Securities, Mark Allan explains why it's had to write down the value of its assets.
16/05/2341m 14s

The economy shrinks, a software tycoon extradited and a new boss for Twitter

Ian King speaks to James Stafford from Eurovision sponsor TikTok and Barak Eilam from global enterprise software provider NICE. And our correspondent has the latest on the extradition of businessman Mike Lynch.
12/05/2348m 1s

Rail services, rental markets, and rates

Ian King speaks to Liz Martins, the Head of Economics at HSBC UK Commercial Banking. Also on the show: Sky's Tamara Cohen has the latest on Transpennine Express after the government decided not to continue its contract and Ian speaks to the chief executive of Grainger about the outlook for the rental market.
11/05/2333m 19s

Green investment, all change at Royal Mail and bubble tea

Ian King speaks to Esme Harwood from Barclays about consumer spending, which looked pretty subdued before the Coronation weekend. Also on the show: the latest from Royal Mail, where the chief executive looks set to leave, and why bubble tea is turning into one of Taiwan's biggest exports to the UK.
09/05/2348m 54s

Shell results, cyber security and sustainable travel

Ian King speaks to an energy economist as oil firm Shell reports better than expected profits. Plus, hear from the chief executive of the Norwegian cybersecurity firm Promon about the latest breeding ground for hackers. And the chief special adviser to the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Tourism joins the show to discuss global tourism.
04/05/2335m 49s

UK listing rules, house prices and Pandora sales

Ian King speaks to the chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority about its proposal to simplify the UK's listing rules. Plus, hear from Zoopla's executive director about latest housing trends. And the CEO of Pandora, the world's biggest affordable jewellery retailer, joins the show to discuss its latest results.
03/05/2341m 2s

Boost to business confidence, Greene King profits soar, and the power of AI

Ian King speaks to the National Chair of The Federation of Small Businesses about a rebound in confidence. Plus, hear from Greene King's chief executive about its latest results. And an AI expert joins the show to discuss concerns that technology is distorting the benefits of exercise.
02/05/2343m 28s

Gambling regulations, electric refuse lorries and Klarna

Sarah Cardell, the Chief Executive of the Competition and Markets Authority talks to Ian King about why they blocked Microsoft's takeover of Activision Blizzard. Neil Banbury, the UK General Manager of the gambling operator, Kindred Group, discusses regulation of the gambling industry.Ian also interviews Sebastian Siemiatkowski, the chief executive of Klarna, about the company's products, plus Chief Operating Officer at Biffa, Maxine Mayhew, reveals more details about plans to convert the first ten of its 2,900-strong fleet of diesel lorries to electric
27/04/2348m 32s

Microsoft shares, bio gas and hospitality

Dan Ives, who's Managing Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst at Wedbush Securities talks to Ian King about a surge in Microsoft shares. Plus James Pirie, Vice President for Planning and Logistics at Arla discusses a possible scheme to help farmers convert million of tonnes of cow dung into biogas.Ian's also joined by Pano Christou, the Chief Executive of Pret-A-Manger about how changing work patterns in London have affected their business and Pamela Harper from luxury goods maker Halcyon Days talks about opportunities offered by the Coronation.
26/04/2342m 2s

Food inflation, bakery prices, train ticketing

Fraser McKevitt, Head of Retail and Consumer Insight at Kantar talks to Ian King about grocery prices and developing trends in our shopping habits. Plus, chief executive and co-founder of GAIL’s Bakery, Tom Molnar discusses how the rising price of flour has affected his business. Ian's also joined by the boss of train ticketing app Seatfrog, which has raised 6 million pounds in its latest funding round, and Mark Preston from commercial property group Grosvenor talks about diversifying its portfolio.
25/04/2347m 14s

Ian King discusses sustainability in business from The Guildhall to mark the start of City Week

Ian King speaks to Maurice Button, the Chairman of City Week about what business is doing to support decarbonisation and he discusses the digital assets in the financial services sector with Barney Reynolds, from the law firm Shearman and Sterling. Giulia Carbone, from the Natural Climate Solutions Alliance at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development talks about the voluntary carbon market and Lord Browne of Madingley, the former Chief Executive of BP, who's now the Chairman of BeyondNetZero talks about his reaction to the Just Stop Oil Protests.
24/04/2350m 22s

Pensions pressure, electric cars and AI ethics

The government may have to raise the state pension age to 70 by 2050 due to pressure on the public finances. Ian King is joined by Carl Emmerson, Deputy Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies - who says nine in ten workers are saving less than needed for a decent standard of living in retirement.Ian also speaks with the editorial director at Auto Trader, about demand for electric vehicles, and the head Salesforce about ethical considerations of generative AI.
20/04/2341m 33s

Inflation, cyber crime and self-driving grocery delivery

As the rate of inflation has eased slightly but still remains above 10%, Ian is joined by KMPG's Chief Economist Yael Selfin to discuss the official figures. He also talks to Alex Kendall - the chief executive of the UK-based autonomous vehicle group, Wayve - about Asda beginning what it claims is the UK’s biggest trial to date of autonomous grocery home shopping delivery. Plus government minister Oliver Dowden, who is warning the UK is facing cyber threats from Russian-aligned groups.
19/04/2345m 19s

Unemployment rate grows, the rise of AI and the future of digital currencies

As unemployment figures unexpectedly rose, Ian is joined by Raoul Ruparel, Director of the Centre for Growth at Boston Consulting Group, to analyse what it means for the UK economy.Expedia’s chief executive and vice chairman Peter Kern discusses how his company is using AI to help people decide where to go on holiday, there’s more on the technology with Dr Rasmus Rothe, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Merantix, to look into the impact it could have on the world and Tony Bates, Chief Executive of Genesys, who talks about how call centres are using AI.Marion Laboure, Macro Strategist at Deutsche Bank, discusses payment trends and the rise of digital currencies and the state of the steel industry’s scrutinised with Billington's Chief Executive Mark Smith.
18/04/2335m 55s

Financing Tech, Argentinian Malbec, and Sustainable Aviation

Today sees the start of a summit on the future of the finance and the technology sector. Argentina is marking the 13th annual World Malbec Day, celebrating one of its biggest exports - and the UK aviation industry has pubished its Carbon Road-Map - in which it sets out how it hopes to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
17/04/2340m 40s

BAE Systems and Microsoft team up, Superdry shares plunge and solar energy

The UK's biggest defence contractor, BAE Systems, has signed an agreement with Microsoft with the aim of supporting its work on digital defence. Ian King is joined by the Chief Information and Technology Officer at BAE Systems, Julian Cracknell to learn more about the collaboration.After shares of Superdry fell by 18-percent Ian and Lead Equity Analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, Sophie Lund Yates discuss what's behind the drop and what options the retailer faces now. And Ian speaking to Jina Kwon the UK General Manager of Otovo, a Norwegian company that runs on online marketplace, connecting homeowners with local, vetted, and approved installers of solar panels.
14/04/2345m 16s

Strikes hit economy, Tesco's profits and AI acting

On today's episode, Ian King takes us through the Office for National Statistics' GDP figures which suggest widespread public sector strikes led to a flat-lining of the UK economy in February.Tesco sees more than a billion pounds wiped off its pre-tax profits for last year, as it warns of 'unprecedented' inflation.And what would advancements in AI technology mean for the acting industry? Actor David Menkin shares his thoughts.
13/04/2343m 27s

Biden's business boost, low cash demand and Argentina is sued

On today's episode of the Ian King Business Podcast, the Head of Federation of Small Businesses Northern Ireland discusses what impact Joe Biden's focus on the industry will have during his visit. With the reliance on cash diminishing ever further, the people who print banknotes De La Rue issue a profit warning. And one of the architects of a successful claim against the Argentinian government discuss their business lawsuit win.
12/04/2342m 41s

CBI Director-General fired, Greggs’ sustainability and Michelin stars

Ian King and Business Correspondent Gurpreet Narwan discuss the CBI dismissing its Director General, Tony Danker following an investigation into claims of workplace misconduct.The Chief Executive of Greggs, Roisin Currie, joins Ian to talk about the company's sustainability, future and food inflation. And Ian talks to Clare Smyth and Jean-Philippe Blondet about the Michelin star system for restaurants.
11/04/2346m 48s

Consumer confidence, post-Brexit trade and Easter eggs

On today's episode, Ian King speaks to Jacqueline Windsor, the head of retail at PwC, to discuss an improvement in consumer confidence over the past few months.He also discusses the UK's post-Brexit trade agreement with the chairman of Marks and Spencer - and whether it'll be good for business.And Easter is always a big time for the chocolate confectionary sector - Ian speaks to the co-founder of Hotel Chocolat about the food and drink industry.
06/04/2341m 20s

Google employees revolt, M&S chair wants company law change, and the UK’s mental wellbeing

Ian King is joined by Unite’s Matt Whaley, who discusses a demonstration by Google employees, following the tech giant’s announcement it would make 10,000 employees around the world redundant, plus there’s an interview with Marks & Spencer chairman Archie Norman, who believes company law is stuck in a 40-year time warp.AXA UK and Ireland chief executive Claudio Gienal is on the podcast to talk about statistics which claim almost half of the UK population is currently noy in a positive state of mental wellbeing, while Accesso’s CEO Steve Brown talks about his company’s financial results in a sector which focuses on entertainment venues and Quantexa’s Vishal Marria reveals how the analytics business has held a value of over $1billion.
04/04/2335m 36s

Updated UK economy figures, a new trade deal, and Spain’s economic situation

Liz Martins, UK Economist at HSBC, joins Ian King to discuss figures from the Office for National Statistics, which showed the economy performed better than expected in the final three months of last year.Spain’s deputy Prime Minister and economy minister Nadia Calvino Santamaría discusses how the country’s performing economically, while Marco Forgione, Director General at The Institute of Export & International Trade, talks about the UK becoming a member of the Indo-Pacific trade bloc.Michael Kovacs, a founding partner at Castleforge, discusses the latest developments at Winchester House in London, plus there’s detail on how Luxembourg is moving towards sustainable finance with Nicolas Mackel, Chief Executive of Luxembourg for Finance, and Michael Rouse, from InPost, joins Ian to outline the company’s latest figures.
31/03/2340m 39s

UK energy sector plans, start-ups and a music takeover

Ian King is joined by Steve Scrimshaw, Vice President of Siemens Energy UK & Ireland, to discuss the government's plans to drive what it hopes will be a revolution in the UK's energy sector.The chief executive and co-founder of BrewDog, James Watt , speaks to Ian about an investment comeptition being launched.And Jeremy de Maillar, Chief Executive of Zound, Industries discusses the takeover of the UK music brand Marshall Amplification.
30/03/2342m 48s

UK pension funds, boom in English sparkling wine and beauty tech

Ian King speaks to Andrew Carter, the Chief Executive of Chapel Down, about the boom in English sparkling wine showing no signs of slowing down.He also discusses the Bank of England's calls for tighter regulation on UK pension funds.And he chats to Guive Balooch at French cosmetics giant L'Oréal about its new device aimed at helping people with limited hand and arm mobility apply lipstick without help.
29/03/2332m 17s

Expensive sugar, William Hill fines and digging deep into AI

On today's episode, Ian King speaks to the head of retail and consumer insight at analysts Kantar which reports supermarket inflation hit 17-point-five percent in the month to 19 March.Ian also takes a look at the Gambling Commission's biggest ever penalty, handed to three businesses owned by the William Hill group.And hear how one tech start-up is hoping to get to uncover the ever-growing fake pictures developed by artificial intelligence.
28/03/2342m 43s

Payments, fourth airline for the Gulf and CVC screens rival offer for Cineworld assets

Ian King discusses a planned fourth major airline for the Gulf with aviation industry veteran Tony Douglas, who was previously CEO of Etihad.He also talks to our City Editor, Mark Kleinman, following reports Cineworld has been approached by the buyout titan CVC Capital Partners about a takeover of parts of the struggling group.
27/03/2336m 20s

Results, retirement and sustainable burgers.

Ian King delivers some new figures which shows growth in the economy. He finds out about the age discrimination within recruitment by speaking to Lyndsey Simpson from 55/Redefined. Paul Keel, the Chief Executive of engineering firm the Smiths group also joins Ian to discuss their record sales growth. And he finds out more about our attitude to sustainable eating, with the co-founder of Honest Burgers, Tom Barton.
24/03/2349m 59s

Interest rates, F1 and Lloyd's of London.

Ian King looks ahead to the prospect of another rise in interest rates. He's joined by the Team Principal of the Red Bull Formula One team, Christian Horner to discuss the sport's growing popularity. Ian also discusses how the global insurance industry's been impacted by the invasion of Ukrai
23/03/2348m 35s

Inflation, Openreach and Four Seasons.

Ian King examines the latest inflation figures with Sky's business correspondent, Gurpreet Narwan. Ian speaks to chief executive of Openreach about government targets to deliver nationwide superfast broadband by 2030. Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves joins Ian to chat about the economy and a very important chess mach. He also discusses post-covid recovery within the hospitality industry with the President of Operations at the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts company.
22/03/2340m 55s

The UK's role in the global financial sector, living pensions and foam.

Ian King finds out about a plan that's published today that aims to reinvigorate the UK's role as a global financial sector. He's joined by Andy Curran, the Chief Executive of Standard Life and Katherine Chapman, Director at the Living Wage Foundation to discuss pensions, following last week's budget. Ian speaks to the deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia about mining. And the Chief Executive of Zotefoams shares his business success.
21/03/2351m 37s

Credit Suisse takeover, housing prices and internet on Mount Snowden

Ian King dissects the takeover of Switzerland's second biggest bank, Credit Suisse and asks what it means for the financial world. Ian's joined by the Director of Property Science at Rightmove, Tim Bannister to look at the housing sector. He also finds out how internet’s become available at the summit of Mount Snowden.
20/03/2343m 8s

US bank crisis, Uber's childcare trial and electric vehicle charging

Ian King is joined by banking sector consultant James Edsberg to discuss the US banking crisisSarah Hesz, Chief Commercial Officer at Bubble, and Uber’s UK General Manager, Andrew Brem discuss the ride sharing firm more to provide free childcare to all drivers. And Ian talks to the Co-founder of Kerbo Charge, Michael Goulden, as the company aims to make it easier for everyone to charge an electric vehicle at home.
17/03/2342m 15s

Budget analysis, Credit Suisse fallout, and SVB takeover

Ian King rounds up the Budget with Shevaun Haviland from the British Chambers of Commerce, and Sandra Horsfield at Investec.He also speaks to Fahad Kamal at Kleinwort Hambros about the fallout following troubles at Credit Suisse; Ian Stuart from HSBC talks about their takeover of Silicon Valley Bank; Mark Kent from the Scotch Whisky Association describes the impact of alcohol duty; Charles Bligh from Restore speaks about IT recycling and record management; and Andrew Bell from the Witan Investment Trust discusses how the war in Ukraine's affected markets.
16/03/2346m 28s

Childcare support, pensions reforms, and duty-free shopping

Ian King speaks to Nicholas Lyons, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, about reforms he reckons are needed to boost investment; there's Scott Parsons, from Westfield UK, on the benefits of duty-free shopping; James Turner from Prudential discusses their new focus on Asia and Africa; and Lisa Edgar at Saga talks about pensions reforms.
15/03/2343m 32s

Banking stocks, job vacancies, geothermal power

Ian King has the latest on the markets' reaction to the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, and government stats for unemployment and vacancies.Plus John Carroll at Santander is discussing how international trade is helping UK firms; Jason Cheng from private equity firm Kerogen Capital talks about geothermal power; Rachel Barton from Accenture has the latest figures on UK business confidence; and Dr Ilana Wisby from Oxford Quantum Circuits talks about quantum computers.
14/03/2348m 33s

HSBC buys SVB for a pound, energy-efficient homes, and hair-styling technology

Ian King examines the deal to save the UK arm of Silicon Valley Bank - and speaks to James Edsberg, a banking sector consultant, and one of SVB's customers, Richard Adey, from the British e-scooter manufacturer Taur.There's also news from British start-up Intrinsic - and their Chief Executive, Mark Dickinson - after it secured 7 million pounds of investment; and we have updates Sarah Willingham from bar chain Nightcap; plus Sarah Boyd at Sephora UK, as the beauty retailer returns to the high street; Jordan Rosenhaus from the modular housebuilder, TopHat, talks about building highly energy-efficient homes; and Jeroen Temmerman from GHD explains the latest hair-styling technology.
13/03/2341m 11s

A return to economic growth, the appetite for more debt, and how automation could battle food shortages

With the economy returning to narrow growth, Ian discusses Britain's stupendous levels of borrowing with S&P Primary Credit Analyst Frank Gill and GDP figures with Victoria Clarke, from Santander Corporate and Investment Banking. Also on the show: Samay Kohli from GreyOrange explains how warehouse automation could help reduce shortages of food and veg.
10/03/2344m 21s

Energy giant attacks windfall tax, the UK's booming space sector, and teaching kids to code

Mark Boggett from Seraphim Space discusses why Britain's space sector is attracting more investment than any country other than the US and China. Also joining Ian on today's show are Jette Nygaard-Andersen from the gambling firm Entain and brickmaker Forterra's chief executive, Stephen Harrison.
09/03/2347m 5s

Encouraging women into tech, the rise of female entrepreneurship and Wagamama owner's troubles

In an episode marking International Women's Day, Ian King speaks to Emma-Lou Montgomery, Associate Director at Fidelity International; the chief of Adobe's UK business Suzanne Steele; and Jane Geraghty from the world’s largest branding agency Landor & Fitch. Also appearing is Andy Hornby, chief executive of Wagamama owner The Restaurant Group, after it announced plans to close more sites.
08/03/2347m 32s

Ex-offenders in the workforce, STV's unexpected growth, and the biggest tourism fair is back

Standing in for Ian King, Wilfred Frost speaks to Tony Simpson from Sodexo about how ex-offenders can help fill more than a million vacancies, STV chief executive Simon Pitt explains why his company is making more programmes for other broadcasters, and Johannes Reck from the travel unicorn Get Your Guide discusses the return of the ITB tourism fair in Berlin
07/03/2345m 34s

A new fintech hub in Leeds, Addison Lee's plans for an all-electric fleet, and what makes the image of a tech CEO?

A new national hub for fintech in Leeds could battle the misconception that the UK financial services sector is all about the City of London and Canary Wharf – Ian speaks to its chair, Charlotte Crosswell. Also appearing are Liam Griffin from Addison Lee, and Oliver Montague, whose company Swytch converts pedal bicycles into electric bikes.
06/03/2348m 18s

Stock market blow, opioid crisis and the Black Founders Fund

Ian King speaks to AJ Bell about how more British companies are listing on the US stock market. Plus, hear from the pharmaceutical company Indivior's chief executive about efforts to tackle an opioid crisis. And find out more about the Black Founders Fund - a scheme aimed at tackling the lack of black talent in tech start-ups.
03/03/2341m 50s

London Stock Exchange profits, music streaming and private healthcare

Ian King speaks to the chief executive of the London Stock Exchange Group about its latest profits. Plus, hear from the CEO of French-based music streaming company Deezer about why it's looking to increase its presence in Britain. And Spire's chief exec joins the show to discuss private healthcare in the UK.
02/03/2343m 46s

Shop price inflation reaches a record high, UK house prices fall and young people urged to consider farming careers.

Ian King speaks to the British Retail Consortium as shop price inflation reaches a record high as consumers are warned prices are unlikely to drop again for months, UK house prices record their first year on year fall in nearly three years and young people are urged to consider careers in farming.
01/03/2342m 35s

Brexit, public borrowing and a post-pandemic London

Rishi Sunak's been in Northern Ireland where he's trying to convince politicians there to sign up to his new EU trade deal. Plus, hear from the deputy director of the IFS about pre-Budget predictions on public borrowing. And the chief executive of Derwent London joins the show to discuss how the return to workplaces is slower in the capital than in other UK cities.
28/02/2356m 40s

Energy prices, regional disparities and referee bodycams

Ian King speaks to our business correspondent about the new energy price cap and what it means for households. Plus hear from EY's UK chief economist about how cost of living pressures are expected to intensify regional divisions. And the CEO of bodycam maker Reveal Media joins the show to discuss why the technology is going to be trialled in grassroots football.
27/02/2339m 38s

War in Ukraine, women in the workplace, and the merchandise industry

As Ukrainians mark a year since Russia's invasion, Ian is joined by Ukraine's Deputy Economy Minister, and the Chief Executive of the Ukrainian steelmaker Metinvest, owners of the Azovstal steel mill in Mariupol which was besieged by Russian soldiers last May. He also speaks to the Chief Executive at Allbright and the Chair of Going Plural about widening career opportunities for women. Plus he looks into a new global platform and service for the merchandise industry.
24/02/2339m 26s

Senior banker predicts 'mild recession' and Scottish Power bucks the trend

Ian King interviews Charlie Nunn - the Chief Exec of Lloyds Banking Group who's told Sky News that he is still expecting to see a mild recession in the UK this year, and Scottish Power's Chief Executive Keith Anderson joins Ian King to discuss the fact his company hasn't reported bumper profits.
22/02/2327m 2s

UK economy narrowly avoids recession, sales of used cars plummet, and we discuss tackling music piracy

Wilfred Frost stands in for Ian King this week and discusses the UK avoiding a recession by the thinnest of margins. He also talks to Auto Trader’s commercial director Ian Plummer about figures suggesting the current global economic difficulties are now hitting the used car market. And with The Brit Awards celebrating the best of music, Wilfred talks to one British company aiming to lead the way in combatting piracy
10/02/2344m 7s

Shares in AstraZeneca jump, funding drive for more solar and BAT close to selling Russian business

Ian King talks to Neil Shah, Director of Research at Edison Group; Michael Bonte-Friedheim from the energy funding group NextEnergy Capital; and Kingsley Wheaton, Chief Growth Officer for British American Tobacco.
09/02/2333m 31s

Electricity demand soars, Pandora's strong results and flexible childcare in an app

On today's episode, Ian King examines the International Energy Agency's belief that a surge in demand for more elecitricty could be met from low emissions sources.The chief executive of the world's biggest jewellery company, Pandora, comments on an exceptionally strong 2022.And there's support from one of the largest pension funds on the planet for a British flexible childcare app.
08/02/2340m 56s

BP profits, digital training and Manchester's regeneration

On today's episode, Ian King picks through BP's annual underlying replacement cost profit which has come in at 23-billion pounds for last year - a record high.US networks giant Cisco has announced plans to train 10 million people in digital skills.And Ian's joined by journalist turned communications professional Andy Spinoza, who discusses 40 years of regeneration for Manchester in his new book.
07/02/2346m 33s

The Wombles celebrate a birthday and Icelandair bounces back after covid.

Ian King talks to the son of The Wombles creator about the enduring appeal of the childrens' show and Icelandair is the latest airline to bounce back from Covid.
03/02/2335m 30s

Prepayment meters, Shell's record profits, and the latest smartphone

On today's episode, Ian King speaks to the chief executive of Centrica - the parent company of British Gas - about prepayment meters. He also discusses record profits posted by Shell amid the cost of living crisis. And Ian finds out all about the latest technology unveiled by Samsung.
02/02/2342m 15s

The biggest day of strikes in a decade, house prices and Emirates search for cabin crew.

Ian discusses the biggest day of strikes in a decade, as teachers are among the half a million workers walking out. Details on UK house prices as they fall for a fifth consecutive month plus the Emirates search for cabin crew, as airlines look to overcome a labour shortage.
01/02/2338m 13s

Predictions for the UK economy, digital investing and Veganuary ends

Ian King looks into a gloomy outlook for the UK, as the IMF says its economy will fare worse than any other developed country this year.Shanti Kelemen, Chief Investment Officer at M&G Wealth joins Ian to talk about the turn to so-called digital wealth management.And on the final day of Veganuary the Founder of Meatless Farm, Morten Toft Bech discusses the growing demand for plant based foods with Ian.
31/01/2348m 8s

Tech investment, population growth and 'luxurious' doughnuts

Ian King speaks to the CEO of the London Technology Club about why it's a challenging time for global investment in the sector. Plus, hear from the chief executive of Airtel Africa about how population growth is expected to affect business. And more on the bakery chain that's promising the most lavish doughnuts London's ever tasted.
27/01/2322m 29s

Cars, spirits and The Walking Dead

In today's episode, Ian King speaks to the chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturing and Traders about the decline in vehicle production in the UK. He also chats with the head of spirits giant Diageo about their latest sales figures - and why people are choosing premium drinks. And find out about how fans of The Walking Dead are being invited to take a stake in the popular franchise.
26/01/2344m 11s

Private sector economic activity, alternative business funding and toy trends

The latest UK Purchasing Managers Index survey has been shared and Chris Williamson, Chief Business Economist at S&P Global Market Intelligence joins Ian King to look over the findings.The managing director of ThinCats, Ravi Anand speaking with Ian about alternative funding for small and medium businesses. And Anna Chapman, Vice President for Marketing at Just Play Products in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa speaks from this year's toy fair at London's Olympia.
24/01/2346m 57s

A warning from the CBI, growth for management consultancies and sustainable chocolate bars

A warning from the CBI, growth for management consultancies and sustainable chocolate bars. Ian King speaks to the Director General of the CBI about what he wants to see from the government to generate growth. He chats to James Cadbury about the future of chocolate and finds out more about an investment into a luxury watchmaker. Ian also speaks to the founder of Electric Noir, Nihal Tharoor to find out whether AI computer games are the next big thing.
23/01/2347m 37s

Retail figures are down, Davos draws to a close, virtual reality and the metaverse.

Ian King unpicks the latest retail figures from the Office for National Statistics which show how spending habits changed in December. Ian speaks to the chief executive of Aviva about insurance for British businesses during the tricky economic period. And Sky's Ed Conway has more from Davos as the World Economic Forum draws to a close.
20/01/2348m 43s

The Crown Estate, Davos and Steven Bartlett

The chief executive of the Crown Estate speaks to Ian King about the change in direction for the royal purse. Ian discusses trends in exports with William Bain from the British Chambers of Commerce. We hear more from the World Econmic Forum in Davos which is focusing on addressing the current energy and food crises, as well as high inflation. And businessman, entrepreneur and television personality Steven Bartlett also joins Ian in the studio to discuss his new start up fund.
19/01/2347m 45s

Inflation, batteries and Currys

Ian King gives his analysis on the latest inflation figures and hears about some good news from Davos on investment into battery manufacturing in Britain. Ian also takes a look at trends in global venture capital with Conor Moore from KPMG. He finds out what job are most in demand from LinkedIn's Josh Graff. The Chief executive of Currys, Alex Baldock also speaks to Ian about their results over Christmas.
18/01/2346m 45s

Employment figures, Davos and Ramsdens

Ian King discusses the latest labour market figures with Santander's Chief UK Economist, Victoria Clarke. He finds out more about how the World Economic Forum is going in Davos, by chatting to Sky's Economics and Data Editor, Ed Conway who's there. There's also news about the state of China's economy and a new survey from PWC which highlights what challenges businesses could face in the future.
18/01/2350m 12s

Teacher strikes, Marks and Spencer and house prices

With house prices starting to fall in recent months, Ian King speaks to Tim Bannister from Rightmove about the market. He's also joined by the Global Head of Commodities Research at Goldman Sachs who has more on what investors can expect from the next year. There are going to be more jobs at M&S and Ian also looks ahead to the Davos summit.
16/01/2351m 24s

Surprising GDP figures, helping workers become happier, and the return of Chinese tourists

Among Ian King's guests are: Sky's Economics and Data Editor, Ed Conway, and Chief Economic Strategist at Netwealth, Gerard Lyons, who've been crunching the latest GDP numbers; former Trade and Investment Minister Lord Price talks about WorkL, a platform which aims to make people happier at work; and there's Michael Ward, MD at Harrods, discussing how it's welcoming back Chinese visitors, after the country opened its borders.
13/01/2320m 19s

Business leaders are downbeat, software for self-driving cars, and celebrating football through art

Among Ian King's guests are: Catherine Pierre, UK Head of Commercial Banking at JP Morgan, talking about their research into mid-sized UK companies; Arsenal's chief executive, Vinai Venkatesham, is speaking about celebrating football through art; there's Chief Executive of Detected, Liam Chennells, discussing their business verification platform; plus Gavin Jackson, Chief Executive of Oxbotica - the Oxford-based specialist in autonomous vehicle software; and Herman Claesen, from BAE Systems, has the latest on Tempest - a joint programme to build the next generation of fighter jets.
12/01/2345m 17s

Mixed picture on Christmas sales, insurance costs rise, and the latest speech-enhancing tech

Among Ian King's guests are: Paul Martin from KPMG talking about retail sales; David Flandro from broker Howden about the sharp rise in the cost of reinsurance; City AM's editor Andy Silvester explains why the paper's going digital-only on Fridays; and the Sonova Group's Martin Grieder talks about speech-enhanced hearable technology
10/01/2343m 30s

Industry leaders demand more energy relief, record sales at Rolls-Royce, and the UK's first space launch

Among Ian King's guests: Cara Haffey at PwC on government changes to support on energy costs; Trevor Hope, from Gresham House Ventures, talks about investors backing small or emerging companies; and the Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Torsten Muller-Otvos, as they report record sales.
09/01/2339m 13s

Amazon on the future of its Alexa service, house prices fall yet again, and how powerful is your passport?

Ian speaks to Amazon VP Aaron Rubenson on the future of Alexa. Plus, with many people examineing their family trees to see if they qualify for an EU passport, Armand Arton from the Passport Index explains where you are allowed to travel
06/01/2342m 53s

Food inflation hits record high, the internet turns 40 and world tech comes together in Las Vegas

With the rise in food prices reaching a record annual rate in December, Ian is joined by Helen Dickinson from the British Retail Consortium. Plus, as the Consumer Electronics Show gets underway in Las Vegas, he speaks to Nakal Duggal from wireless tech giant Qualcomm – and Chintan Patel from Cisco discusses the 40th birthday of the internet.
04/01/2348m 23s

Rolls-Royce pay award to avert strikes, retail sales fall and mince pie maker deals with soaring costs

Rolls-Royce Motors hands its 1,200 employees at Goodwood in West Sussex the biggest single pay award in the history of the plant. Plus, Ian King speaks to the executive director of Waitrose, James Bailey, as we see a surprise fall in retail sales last month. And we speak to the mince pie maker producing about 150 million of them as costs continue to soar.
16/12/2248m 14s

Nurses on strike, interest rates rise and the champagne house making bubbly for astronauts

Ian King looks at the latest as tens of thousands of nurses walk out over pay - in one of the biggest strikes in the history of the NHS. Plus, a look ahead to the Bank of England's announcement on interest rates. And Ian speaks to the firm designing bottles for champagne made to be drunk in space.
15/12/2252m 4s

Real-term wages fall again, rail strike chaos and the road to net zero emissions

The UK has recorded its second largest fall in real wage growth this year, with the unemployment rate rising slightly. Plus, the latest as rail workers begin the first of six planned walkouts over the Christmas period. And Ian King talks to Lord Browne, who chairs General Atlantic's BeyondNetZero, about confronting the challenges posed by climate change.
13/12/2249m 26s

UK economy rebounds, National Grid brings back coal-fired power stations and affordable skiing

Ian King looks at the UK economy rebounding in October more strongly than expected. Plus, National Grid has issued start-up instructions to bring two old coal-fired power stations back into operation to allay concerns over a possible supply shortage. And Ian speaks to the co-founder of Maison Sport, Nick Robinson, who's hoping to make personalised skiing instructor services more affordable.
12/12/2248m 37s

Financial sector shake-up, theatres deal with cost-of-living crisis and a boom in men's make-up

The UK's financial sector's in for a shake-up, as the chancellor unveils plans to rip up red tape and replace a number of EU regulations. Plus, Ian King speaks to the executive director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Catherine Mallyon, as theatres cope with the cost-of-living crisis. And Danny Gray, the founder of War Paint, talks about his men's make-up brand as the global market for the products was estimated to be worth £874m last year.
09/12/2244m 53s

Rents up as house prices fall, profits for Sports Direct's owner and how Uber's helping veterans into work

A look at house prices as they see their most widespread fall since May 2020, while rents are likely to continue to go up. Plus, Ian King talks to the chief executive of Frasers Group after the Sports Direct owner saw a jump in profits, bucking the downturn in retail sales. And the head of Uber UK speaks to the show about why it's helping military veterans transition into flexible civilian work.
08/12/2254m 59s

Global turbulence, retirement and bugs turning food waste into pet food.

Ian speaks to Standard Chartered about how investors are changing their strategies to cope with global turbulence, he discusses how a large proportion of older Britons have no pension savings at all, he talks strikes and how bugs are being used to turn food waste into sustainable dog food.
07/12/2238m 34s

Rail strikes, Christmas dinner and Munro

Sky's business presenter looks at food inflation and how it could impact celebrations this Christmas. Plus, the co-founder of tech company Nothing joins Ian to discuss their expanding business.Also find out more about a new car manufacturing venture in Scotland and hear from a trustee of the match funding platform, Big Give.
06/12/2248m 16s

Rail strikes, the boom of food delivery services and a major US pizza chain comes to UK

Ian King analyses the latest situation around rail strikes across the UK, hearing from the general secretary of the RMT union, Mick Lynch.Uber Eats’s Senior Director and General Manager, Matthew Price, talks about an increase in restaurants joining the platform since before Covid, while Chris Patnoe, Accessibility and Disability Inclusion Leader at Google, talks about the company’s first dedicated accessibility R&D centre in the UK.America’s third largest pizza chain, Little Caesars, has announced plans to launch in the UK and its Chief Development Officer Jeremy Vitaro joins Ian to discuss that, and cloud software firm WANdisco’s chief executive and founder David Richards explains why his company’s switched to a permanent four day working week.
02/12/2241m 53s

Electric vehicles, Garnier and Huel

Sky's business presenter speaks to the chair of Ford, Tim Slatter, about a huge investment into the manufacturing plant on Merseyside. Ian King also looks at how one innovator is helping cement producers to cut down on their carbon emissions.Ian also speaks to Garnier's global brand president, Adrien Koskas about how the beauty retailer is changing its ways to become more environmentally friendly. And find out how plant-based company Huel managed to secure a huge investment.
01/12/2248m 25s

Travelex, Impax Asset Management and the Regulators' Pioneer Fund.

Sky's business presenter is joined by the Chief Executive of Travelex to discuss their results after a tricky few years. Ian King finds out more about online wholesale marketplace Faire and discusses overseas investment in science and innovation with government minister George Freeman. He's also joined by Swedish tech entrepreneur, Konrad Bergström who's behind the electric boat company, X Shore.
30/11/2248m 54s

Sizewell C, post-pandemic travel, and Ford.

Sky's business presenter Ian King has the latest on the future of Britain's long-term energy security and takes a look at the travel sector's bounce back from the pandemic. Ian also finds out more about Ford's electric car fleet and discovers how gaming and hospitality are coming together in a new business venture.
29/11/2248m 22s

China protest, Cyber Monday and Diamonds.

Sky's business presenter considers what affect China's covid lockdown policies and subsequent protests have on the global economy. Ian King also takes a look at the housing market in a conversation with Zoopla's Executive Director for Research. Ian discusses a busy Black Friday and Cyber Monday with the President of e-commerce retailer Spotify.He also chats to a diamond mine owner based in Botswana about the changing industry.
28/11/2247m 16s

Spending season, Primark investment and low carbon building.

Sky's business presenter, Ian King sits down with Barclaycard's head of payments to discuss one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. He'll also find out more about low carbon building practices which has attracted billions in venture capital funding this year. And Primark's going to be investing millions of pounds into its UK stores.
25/11/2240m 56s

Strike action escalates, tech-innovation in sport and how theme bars are moving into F1

As strikes hit the UK at schools, universities and among postal staff, Royal Mail’s chief executive Simon Thompson joins Ian to discuss the latest on negotiations with the Communication Workers Union.TensCare managing director Neil Wright discusses the natural pain relief company’s decline in profits, while Antonio Cacorino from APEX talks about why he’s among the investors of TMRW Sports, co-founded by golf stars Tiger Woods and Tiger Woods.The man behind theme bars ping-pong chain Bounce, Adam Breedon, chats about the launch of F1 Arcade, which includes 60 motion simulators.The new director of the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Dr Lucy Sutherland, also joins Ian.
24/11/2244m 35s

UK economy continues to contract, energy efficiency and powering electric vehicles

Ian King reflects on the latest PMI data suggesting UK economic activity continued to contract with Chris Williamson, Chief Business Economist at S&P Global Market Intelligence.Stena Line’s chief executive Niclas Martensson talks about plans to establish a major freeport in Holyhead, while Alex Dacre of Marlowe discusses his company’s work on helping businesses comply with rules.Ian also explores the future of energy and power, with Worcester Bosch chief executive Carl Arntzen and Trevor Jackson from MAL Research and Development, which claims to have found a way to power electric vehicles with aluminium-air.
23/11/2235m 54s

Government borrowing figures, pork factory to come to Rochdale and how product shortages are affecting electrical goods

Ian King is joined by Nomura’s chief UK and Euro area economist George Buckley to discuss the latest government borrowing figures, before Danish Crown’s Jais Valeur discusses major investment in a pork processing facility in Rochdale.Severn Trent Water’s chief executive Liv Garfield talks about plans to offer 500 work experience placements for children each year.Jonathan Murphy discusses Assura’s reaction to the autumn statement, as a company which runs GP surgeries, primary care and healthcare buildings, while AO World’s John Roberts reflects on how global economic pressures are impacting the electrical goods sector.
22/11/2224m 13s

Surprise appointment at Disney, new focus at Canary Wharf and the Prime Minister addresses the CBI's conference in Birmingham.

Disney has unexpectedly fired its chief executive overnight and replaced him with his predecessor - Ian King discusses the latest developments with Simon Lapthorne, senior research analyst with Investec. Canary Wharf Group are developing further leisure opportunities - Ian King speaks to Shobi Khan, the chief executive of Canary Wharf Group about what people can expect when they visit the area. And the Prime Minister addresses the CBI annual conference in Birmingham.
21/11/2251m 25s

Alcohol banned at Qatar’s World Cup stadiums, Autumn statement reaction and entrepreneurs

Alcohol will not be sold at stadiums for this year’s World Cup in Qatar. Ian King is joined by Sky News' Sports Correspondent Rob Harris to discuss the decision and its implications. Ian King looks at the impact of the Autumn statement, and talks to Imogen Bachra, Head of UK Rates Strategy at NatWest about it. The impact on tax, energy and so-called Solvency II rules are also looked at.While Hannah Seal, a Partner at Index Ventures talks about a call out for the next generation of entrepreneurs.
18/11/2248m 23s

Record high inflation, the energy crisis and missed bills

Ian King speaks to Paul Dales, Chief UK Economist at Capital Economics about inflation hitting a 41 year high. While Jane Shoemake, a Client Portfolio Manager at Janus Henderson discusses the record energy prices that have led to a big rise in dividends paid out by oil companies in the third quarter.And the acting President and Chief Executive of Intrum, Andres Rubio, joins Ian King to talk about people missing bill payments as a result of inflation and economic uncertainty.
16/11/2242m 56s

Pre-budget warnings, eco tech and a local dining campaign

Ian King speaks to the President of the CBI, Brian McBride, ahead of Thursday's budget.Lee Sutton, Chief Executive of the renewable energy products supplier Myenergi talks about eco tech on Energy Day at the COP27 Summit.Ian King is also joined by Lucy Taylor, OpenTable's Vice President for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. They discuss the impact of difficult economic times on the restaurant trade and a campaign to tackle it.
16/11/2242m 9s

House prices fall, UK connectivity and Klarna's expansion

Ian King is joined by Timothy Bannister, the Director of Property Science Innovation at Rightmove after a monthly fall in house prices.John Dickie, Chief Executive of Business LDN joins Ian King to speak about the UK's connectivity, and the calls for cost-neutral measures.And Klarna's Chief Executive, Sebastian Siemiatkowski talks about the site, known for its 'Buy Now, Pay Later' option, expanding into price comparison.
14/11/2244m 9s

The UK economy, Black Friday and cryptocurrencies

Today, Ian King discusses the latest GDP figures - which show the UK could be heading for a recession. He also speaks to the Vice President of eBay about shopping trends around Black Friday. Plus, hear from the chief executive of Coinbase, a crypto exchange service, about its rival FTX.
11/11/2244m 6s

Car sales, hospitality boost and gaming success

Ian King speaks to the chief executive of Autotrader about the demand for vehicles. The CEO of bar group Nightcap joins the show to discuss all things hospitality post-pandemic. Plus, hear from the entrepreneur behind Games Workshop - who's just been given a knighthood.
10/11/2245m 57s

US midterms, new monorail and revamped travel

Ian King speaks to the chief global strategist at Principal Asset Management about America's midterm elections. Plus, hear from the managing director of Alstom UK and Ireland about a major monorail project in Egypt. And the vice president of marketing at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority joins the show to discuss how the travel sector is rethinking its tourism strategy.
09/11/2243m 36s

Food inflation, cyber ransoms and the space industry

Today, Ian King speaks to the head of consumer insight at Kantar about rising prices in the supermarkets. He also discusses what businesses can do to avoid being a victim of cyber ransoms. Plus, hear from a firm who helps support early stage space tech companies launch their own satellites.
08/11/2242m 9s

Cop 27, Ryanair profits and the limits of AI

Ian King speaks to the chief executive of Green Lithium about plans to build a large-scale refinery on Teesside for electric vehicles - as this year's Cop 27 climate summit gets underway. Plus, hear from Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary about the airline's pre-tax profits. And the co-founder of LatticeFlow joins the show to talk about how the platform automatically finds and fixes artificial intelligence data and model errors.
07/11/2245m 18s

Recession warnings, electric vehicle charging and Duolingo

Ian King reflects on yesterday's decision from the Bank of England to raise interest rates with Wei Li, the Global Chief Investment Strategist at BlackRock.Erik Fairbairn, founder and CEO of Pod Point, speaks about charging points for electric vehicles.Chief Executive of the global language-learning app, Duolingo, Luis Von Ahn talks to Ian King on the digital skills gap.
04/11/2245m 53s

Interest rates, trade with Gulf nations and the UK tech sector

Ian King is joined by Stephen Bird, chief executive of Abrdn, the global investment company, Bev White, Chief Executive of Nash Squared discusses the UK tech sector and Ramy Jallad, chief executive of the Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone joins Ian King to talk about trade with Gulf nations.
03/11/2246m 41s

Britishvolt secures funding, eyes turn to US Federal Reserve and the rise of sustainable aviation fuel

The electric vehicle battery startup Britishvolt secures extra funding to help avoid the immediate threat of administration - Ian King speaks to the firm's chief executive Graham Hoare. All eyes are on the US Federal Reserve as the world's biggest central bank prepares to raise interest rates again. Plus, the owner of British Airways is looking to agricultural and food waste to make new jet fuel. Ian speaks to Sarah Ellerby, the chief executive of Nova Pangaea Technologies, which is powering the move.
02/11/2234m 15s

Gilts, the Autumn Statement and productivity

In today's episode, Ian talks to Schroders' chief economist, Keith Wade, about UK government bonds. He also looks at how UK productivity might be improved, and learns that a new Elizabeth Line station at Bond Street has the potential to increase financial activity in London's West End.
01/11/2242m 47s

Mortgage rises, carbon accounting and energy prices

In today's episode Ian King chats to Richard Donnell, Executive Director for Research at Zoopla about recent mortgage rate rises. He also discusses carbon accounting with Sweep's co-founder and Chief Executive, Rachel Delacour.
31/10/2243m 37s

Twitter takeover, Amazon shares and Gymshark's success.

Wilfred Frost steps in for Ian King for today's podcast and discusses Elon Musk's 44-billion-dollar takeover of Twitter. He also sits down with the founder of Gymshark to hear how he went from working out of his garage to opening a flagship store in central London. And Wilfred will speak to the CEO of NatWest about the country's economic and political stability.
28/10/2225m 10s

End of an era for Ford, struggling airport passenger numbers and a commitment from one of the world's biggest banks.

Wilf Frost steps in for Sky's Ian King for today's business podcast, where he speaks to the boss of Heathrow Airport, which is still struggling post-pandemic. He also sits down with the head of Bank of America, who tells him he's "committed" to the UK, despite recent political and economic turmoil. And there's also news that the UK's most popular car is going to be axed.
26/10/2242m 6s

Liz Truss's 'economic experiment', businesses call for stability and borrowing hits £20bn

Ian King speaks to Gerard Lyons, one of the economists who warned Liz Truss of the dangers of the "economic experiment" that led to her downfall as PM. More from the British Chambers of Commerce as businesses brace themselves for a recession, higher interest rates and rising energy bills. Plus, higher interest payments on the national debt meant the government borrowed more last month than expected.
21/10/2248m 50s

Food prices surge, Netflix recovers, electric Rolls Royce

On today's episode, Ian and guests discuss the new inflation figures - which are back in double digits following a steep rise in the cost of food.Also, find out why Netflix has had a good summer, and the boss of Rolls Royce tells us about the carmaker's commitment to going green.
19/10/2246m 58s

A mini-budget overhaul, hydrogen heating and whisky woes

On today's episode, Ian King delves into the fall out of new Chancellor Jeremy Hunt tearing up Liz Truss' economic and tax plans with the British Chambers of Commerce.He pays particular attention to the impact of cancelling the planned freezing of alcohol duty, with the chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association Mark Kent. And Ian asks why some of the biggest names in the energy sector are teaming up to tackle the lack of choice for future home heating.
18/10/2245m 37s

Chancellor home early amid mini-budget pressure, Royal Mail jobs at risk and how the Royal Mint's diversified

Ian King is joined by Sky's deputy political editor Sam Coates to discuss the latest in Westminster as pressure grows on the chancellor and his mini-budget. Royal Mail announces a consultation on job cuts that could see thousands of roles cut by the end of August next year. Plus, Ian speaks to the chief executive of The Royal Mint, Anne Jessopp, as it completes a three-year transformation, culminating in a 45% jump in full-year profits.
14/10/2251m 22s

Pressure on PM over mini budget, business confidence falls and the rise of investing in art

As the prime minister faces tough choices over the mini budget, Ian King talks to Simon French, chief economist at investment bank Panmure Gordon. Meanwhile, the latest Trade Barometer from Santander suggests that business confidence has fallen for the first time since Autumn 2020. Plus, more on how art as a form of investment is growing in popularity - Ian speaks to Tamer Ozmen, the founder and chief executive of Mintus, an online art investment platform.
13/10/2248m 45s

GDP unexpectedly falls, Bank of England stands firm and consumer confidence drops

As the fallout to the Chancellor’s mini-budget continues, Ian King’s joined by the Financial Times’ global pensions correspondent Josephine Cumbo, the Sunday Times’ associate editor Oliver Shah and Paul Dails – the UK chief economist at Capital Economics – to discuss the Bank of England’s latest moves, and an unexpected drop in GDP during August.We also drop into the Treasury Select Committee to hear what industry experts think of the current situation (with Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies and Professor Jagjit Chadha, Director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research) and look at consumer confidence with PwC’s Lisa Hooker.Ian also speaks to Dr Hemmel Amrania, who talks about a new breast cancer diagnosis tool.
12/10/2247m 9s

A warning over public finances, unemployment falls and the sale of wonky veg is on the up

Ian King has the latest as the government's warned about a £62bn black hole in the public finances. He also speaks to Matthew Percival, director for skills and Inclusion at the CBI, after its figures showed three quarters of businesses were affected by labour shortages in the last year. Plus, Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar, speaks to Ian about rising grocery prices and how consumers are cutting costs.
11/10/2248m 40s

House prices, smart energy and an update from the Maritime industry

New research by Oxford Economics suggests house prices are currently over-valued by around 30 percent, and are likely to fall. Andrew Goodwin, Chief UK Economist at Oxford Economics joins Ian King to discuss the outlook.Smart phones, smart speakers, smart watches... but what about smart energy? The Irish firm GridBeyond is a company focusing on just that - Smart energy - which is where devices are used to improve energy-efficiency – their Chief Executive and Co-founder, Michael Phelan talks to Ian about the company.Before the pandemic, the maritime industry contributed £116 billion to the UK economy, up 35% on a decade earlier. Marking the start of Maritime UK Week Sarah Kenny joins the podcast – she’s the chair of the industry body Maritime UK.
10/10/2247m 12s

Pound pressures, house prices, flying cars

On today's episode, Ian looks at efforts to stabilise the pound, while Halifax reveals falling house prices.Plus hear about the non-alcoholic spirit-maker cashing in as people cut down on the booze, and an all-electric flying car that's bound for Europe.
07/10/2246m 20s

Energy supplies, the price of gold and the Great British Pub of the Year

On today's episode, Ian King speaks to an energy expert about fuel prices increasing and warnings about gas supplies. There's also a discussion about how investors are staying away from gold. And he chats to a teacher-turned-landlord, whose pub has just been named 'Great British Pub of the Year'.
06/10/2238m 50s

Business leaders' recession concerns, insurance, and the shoemaker breaking America.

Global chief executives say they're concerned about a looming recession, one of America's fastest-growing insurers - Lemonade - launches in the UK, and Ian speaks to the head of shoemaker Kurt Geiger, as sales are predicted to top a hundred million dollars in the U.S. this year.
04/10/2213m 40s

A U-turn on tax cuts, women in tech and how restaurants are coping with the energy prices.

The government’s scrapped plans to slash income tax for the country's highest earners and the markets have responded to the move. Ian King also finds out more about representation in tech and hears how a company are making tequila more sustainable.
03/10/2249m 44s

House prices, Citroen and a more sustainable London marathon.

The housing market responds to economic turmoil, a new concept car from Citroen and how a tech partnership with the London marathon will help the event become more sustainable and inclusive.
30/09/2242m 37s

The government defends its mini-budget, a look at Salesforce stock and the success of open source software.

The Prime Minister makes no apology for her plans to cut tax, a look at why Salesforce stock has fallen despite a jump in revenue, and a chat with the boss of a medical cannabis company and find out more about Finland's first unicorn company.
29/09/2248m 12s

UK's tax plan criticised, food inflation's hit its highest rate on record, and driverless technology

The Chancellor's being urged to re-evaluate his mini-budget with a warning the measures will increase inequality across the UK, data shows the cost of food is at record levels, and a company claims an industry first in driverless cars.
28/09/2239m 33s

Continued mini-budget fallout, tidal power and business solutions to wildfires.

Mortgage lenders react to the new chancellor's mini-budget, a look at how the pound is performing, an analysis of NASA's asteroid hit and a start-up that's tackling wildfires.
27/09/2251m 9s

The pound plunges against the dollar, Italy moves to the right and a huge investment in Electric Vehicle chargers.

The pound has fallen to an all-time low against the dollar, Giorgia Meloni looks set to become Italy's new prime minister and millions of pounds to help create thousands of on-street Electric Vehicle chargers by 2030.
26/09/2245m 43s

Fracking ban lifted, UK wine and Italy's upcoming election

Ian King is joined by Christian Lawrence, Senior Market Strategist at Rabobank, to discuss the US Federal Reserve last night raising its main policy rate.On the day the ban on fracking in the UK is lifted Ian King speaks to Sky's Climate change and energy correspondent, Hannah Thomas-Peter.Ian King also speaks to one of the co-owners of UK wine business Nice Wine.And Lorenzo Codogno, economist and visiting professor at the London School of Economics' European Institute, joins to discuss Italy's election on Sunday.
22/09/2242m 17s

Govt offers energy support for firms, Sterling drops over UK debt, but it might benefit UK tourism industry

On the Ian King Business Podcast: the government announces an energy support package for businesses to get through the winter - there's analysis from Sky's political correspondent Ali Fortescue and reaction from the British Chambers of Commerce; the pound falls to a new 37-year low as UK debt rises - we get the thoughts of Elsa Lignos from RBC Capital Markets; Patricia Yates from Visit Britain talks about why the weak pound might benefit the UK tourism industry; and Josh Emden from the Institute for Public Policy Research says retrofitting homes with better insulation and heat pumps could create millions of jobs and save households money
21/09/2241m 37s

The future of fibre broadband, Brits head to dentists in Turkey and the insurance impact of the war in Ukraine

Sitting in for Ian King, Wilfred Frost talks fibre broadband with the chief executive of telecommunications company Vorboss, Tim Crewick.He also speaks to Turkish dentist Onur Okay about the number of British people heading there for their care.A winner of the Bold Awards, Mursal Hedayat, discusses her online language school and how her price celebrates female entrepreneurship, while Gerard Grech from Tech Nations talks about the impact people from outside the UK are having on the country’s tech firms.John Neal joins from insurance firm Lloyds of London, which is setting aside £1.1bn to pay claims related to the war in Ukraine.
08/09/2229m 57s

Our new PM, soaring energy prices and full-fibre broadband

Ian King speaks to the director of policy and public Affairs at the British Chambers of Commerce about the challenges facing the next Prime Minister. Plus, hear from the CEO of NextEnergy Capital about the soaring cost of wholesale gas. And the chief executives of Giganet and Cuckoo join the show to discuss the roll-out of full-fibre broadband.
05/09/2240m 14s

Going nuclear, slowing footfall, Surrey whisky

Today Ian's catching up with the Nuclear Industry Association after Boris Johnson's backing for a new power station at Sizewell yesterday.Also, more evidence of shoppers tightening their belts, but we also hear from a travel company who say rising bills doesn't seem to be putting us off booking holidays.And find out why the Surrey gin belt is turning its hand to whisky.
02/09/2247m 16s

Energy promises, US stocks, parcels boom

On today's show, Ian chats to a business boss about the struggle to pay surging commercial energy bills - as the chancellor insists no one should be cut off.Also, US shares experienced their weakest August performance since 2015, there are signs the UK's housing market is slowing, and hear from the boss of a parcel service which is expanding.
01/09/2246m 37s

Sky blockbusters, funding the BBC and C4, and ITV's streaming platform

Ian King is at the Edinburgh TV festival - he's speaking to Phil Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts and Head of Entertainment at Sky about spending on big blockbuster TV shows like "House of the Dragon". There's also Kevin Lygo, Managing Director of Media and Entertainment at ITV talking about its new streaming platform, ITVX. Plus we have Baroness Stowell, the Conservative chair of the Communications and Digital Committee in the Lords, and a former BBC Executive discussing the future financing of the corporation. And there's Ian Katz, Chief Content Officer at Channel 4 speaking about the broadcaster turning 40.
25/08/2250m 36s

Profits at the banks, takeaways and electric motors

There's good news for two of the UK's biggest banks - Sky's Ian King sits down with the bosses of NatWest and Santander to discuss their profits for the first half of the year.He's also speaking to the managing director of Taco Bell about trends at the takeaways, and the founder of a Norfolk-based electric motor manufacturer.
29/07/2245m 55s

Strong profits for energy firms, an airline and a global drinks giant.

Today's been a busy day for company results and Sky's Ian King sits down with the chief executive of Diageo, which has reported a 21-percent rise in full year sales, to 15-point-5 billion pounds. He'll also speak to the boss of Etihad Airways, after the airline enjoyed a record core operating profit of 296-million-dollars for the first six months of the year.
28/07/2231m 15s

Heathrow, HS2 and an online fashion retail start-up.

On today’s episode, the CEO of Heathrow airport speaks to Ian King about their latest results and passenger experience. Guests from Unilever and EasyJet also join Ian to talk about their businesses and we find out more about HS2 and Turkey’s most successful start-up.
26/07/2242m 51s

Ryanair returns to profit, cut price eCommerce software, Santander talks digital platforms

Ian King speaks to Ryanair's Chief Financial Officer - who's warning of a "fragile" market in air travel, despite returning to profit for the first time since the pandemic; there's also the Business Minister talking about the government's software scheme "Help to Grow"; and Santander launches its new Navigator digital platform to help UK firms expand globally.
25/07/2223m 26s

UK minerals, Jubilee sales, and 'unwinding' from the office

On today's episode, Ian King is joined by Pensana Metals chairman Paul Atherley who's announced plans to build the second-largest magnet materials refiner outside China, in East Yorkshire. It's part of a new minerals strategy for the UK.Also today, Platinum Jubilee celebrations fail to turn drops in retail sales, positive.And hear more about the new immersive experience helping busy office workers unwind.
22/07/2242m 16s

A June record for UK government interest payments, European gas supplies and the cost of living

In the latest episode, Ian King brings us the latest on government borrowing and catches up with the head of European gas at Energy Aspects, James Waddell, to discuss demand for the energy supply, after Russia turned taps back on having closed Nord Stream One for repairs.Sky’s political correspondent Tamara Cohen talks to Boris Johnson’s cost of living tsar, David Buttress, in Downing Street.
21/07/2240m 13s

Inflation figures, Volvo Cars and the impact of the Farnborough Airshow

On today's episode, Ian looks at rising inflation figures. Plus, he speaks to the chief executive of ADS, the trade organisation for companies in the UK aerospace, defence, security and space sectors, which runs Farnborough Airshow. Finally, we hear about Volvo Cars reporting a boost in profits.
20/07/2242m 39s

Cyber attacks, vertical airspace and Welsh whisky

On today's episode, Ian speaks to the chief executive of the cybersecurity company Darktrace. It’s revealed its customers have seen a rise in cyber attacks this year of nearly 50% - rising to 138% in government related sectors. Plus, he explores one of the main themes at this year's Farnborough Airshow – that’s electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft.Finally, we hear why a shared loved of rugby is helping Welsh whisky's growing popularity in France.
19/07/2245m 40s

Working through a heatwave, P&O update and marking 10 years since London 2012

As the UK prepares to experience possible record breaking temperatures, Ian King discusses worker’s rights with Cate Walter from Rhino Safety Limited.He also talks to Brian McNamara, chief executive of Haleon – the company behind brands like Sensodyne toothpaste – about the firm’s stock market debut.P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow discusses how the company is doing now, after laying off 800 staff in March, while London 2012 board member Sir Keith Mills reflects on 10 years since the Olympics.
18/07/2238m 54s

Semiconductor shortages, Klarna's valuation and tax cut proposals

Ian King speaks to Bosch's Global Chief Executive, Dr Stefan Hartung about what prompted an investment in semiconductor production.Klarna's Chief Executive, Sebastian Siemiatkowski, talks about the companies plunge in valuation. And Shadow chancellor, Rachel Reeves reacts to the Conservative Leadership contest and the candidates focus on tax cuts.
13/07/2228m 48s

More tax cut promises, small businesses and data privacy

Tax continues to dominate the Conservative leadership candidates campaigns.Ian King and Oliver Prill, the chief executive of Tide look at the issue of small business owners who are increasingly struggling with rising costs.And US tech company Ketch has found people are looking at how businesses handle data when buying from them.
12/07/2236m 21s

Tax promises, Sri Lanka protests and 5 Guys success

Ian King looks through the candidates who have announced plans to stand for leader of the Conservative party, with taxes dominating campaigning so far. Thousands of protestors have occupied the President and the Prime Ministers official homes in Sri Lanka over the economic crisis there. And Ian King speaks to John Eckbert, Chief executive of Five Guys UK about its response to the pandemic and new story openings.
11/07/2233m 39s

Tax cuts, public finances and the economic fallout of the PM's resignation

Ian King speaks to an FX strategist at Nomura Securities to discuss the economic impact of Boris Johnson's resignation as Prime Minister. Plus, hear from the director-general of the CBI about how the UK’s public finances are "on an unsustainable path in the long term". And the chief executive of the tax advisory group Blick Rothenberg joins the show to talk about the "biggest personal tax cut in a decade".
08/07/2242m 38s

DHL jobs, labour shortages and the return of music festivals

Ian King speaks to the boss of DHL parcel UK about how the German logistics company is creating 3-thousand 500 UK jobs. Plus, hear from the CEO of employment website Indeed about the impact of labour shortages. And the chief executive of AEG European festivals joins the show to talk about whether music festivals could once again stimulate the economy following the pandemic.
05/07/2245m 0s

Banks in robust health, 3D printers making nutrition products, and an invention to get us drinking more water

Ian speaks to The Banker’s Joy Macknight to look over how the rude health of banks, despite the past few years of Covid, while Ian Lance from Redwheel discusses equity markets.Alan Vey from blockchain company Aventus Network talks about how the EU will regulate crypto.Charlie Jardine from EO Charging explains how charging points for electric vehicles are changing, Melissa Snover from Nourished talks about how 3D printers are producing bespoke protein bars, and we find out from Rebecca Taylor how her ‘hydracup’ will help people keep track of how much water they are drinking.
04/07/2239m 51s

Electric cars, start-up investments and post-Covid holidays

On today's episode, Ian explores the push among global carmakers to get customers to buy electric vehicles.Plus, he speaks to the co-founder of Entrepreneur First, which invests in start-ups rather than companies that are already up and running. Finally, we hear about how attitudes to holidays have changed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
29/06/2241m 15s

National lottery ticket sales, future entrepreneurs and hospitality sector recovery

Ian King speaks to Sam Smith, the chief executive of finnCap, who are supporting an initiative to educate children on entrepreneurships.Camelot's chief executive talks through their ticket sales with Ian King, and speaks on the decision by the Gambling Commission to revoke their National Lottery licence. While issues with the hospitality sector following the Covid-19 pandemic are explored with the Managing Director of the Campari Group UK who have backed a industry training scheme
28/06/2249m 38s

Small businesses more concerned than ever about future and the possibility of air taxis

Ian King is joined by Sukh Chamdal to discuss his Cake Box company, after a successful year, while Kelly Devine from Mastercard discusses research which claims small and medium businesses are more concerned than ever about the future of their firms.Ian also talks about air taxis with Corvin Huber, chief executive of Skyroads.
27/06/2222m 42s

Retail sales fall, investing in Rwanda, and carbon capture plant opens

Ian King talks to: Erin Brookes from Alvarez and Marsal about the fall in retail sales as shoppers cut their spending on food; the Chief Executive of Rwanda Finance Limited about investing in the country; Tata Chemicals as it opens the country's biggest carbon capture plant; and Saudi Arabia's Industry Minister - as international relations with the country begin to thaw
24/06/2225m 54s

UK’s economy grows, Zoom’s future and Sussex wine

In the latest episode, Ian King catches up with the latest on negotiations with RMT members on the second day of rail strikes.Chris Williamson from S&P Global Market Intelligence joins Ian to discuss figures which show the UK’s economy continues to grow, while Zoom’s CIO advisor Magnus Falk discusses the company’s future – which is being used less since people returned to offices following the worst of the Covid pandemic.Kalibrate’s Oliver Shaw talks about concerns people have about switching to electric cars, International Women in Engineering Day is celebrated – and after Sussex wine was given protected designation of origin status, Ian speaks to the founder of the Rathfinny estate.
23/06/2241m 40s

Rail strikes, inflation increases and transforming the City of London

Ian King assesses the latest inflation figures with Santander UK’s chief economist Victoria Clarke, and gets an update on the latest rail strike situation.The City of London’s Chris Hayward discusses a vision to transform the financial district to include more festivals, music and art, while Sift’s Tonia Luykx talks about online scammers who are using ‘content fraud’ to swindle customers on seemingly trustworthy sites.Among the other guests, founder of glamping company The Pop Up Hotel Mark Sorrill talks about the return of Glastonbury.
22/06/2244m 6s

Businesses hit by strikes, profits up at Telecom Plus, and plants replacing plastic

On the Ian King podcast: we have the government's take on today's rail strikes along with updates from Network Rail and the chief executive of UK Hospitality, Kate Nicholls; Andrew Lindsay, the chief executive of Telecom Plus, speaks about surviving in the energy sector; and Julia Hawkins of Phoenix Court Group talks about investment in high growth businesses
21/06/2237m 48s

Summer travel disruption, London tech week and a new metaverse platform

Samantha Washington speaks to Robert Hentschel, Chief Executive of motorcycle brand Norton about its new bike launching.Simi Lindgren, Chief Executive of Yuty, joins Samantha to talk about the tech start up making waves in the beauty industry.And the founders of Metropolis World's first metaverse city, Celeste, talk about the launch set for July.
17/06/2248m 8s

The man taking a fight to Apple and the government’s digital strategy

Samantha Washington sits in for Ian King in today’s episode – but Ian makes an appearance to discuss the government’s digital strategy with minister Chris Philp.After chancellor Rishi Sunak launched a review of the UK’s advanced computing, IBM UK and Ireland CEO Sreeram Visvanathan speaks to Samantha.She also catches up with Andrew Williams from Halma, a “group of life-saving technology companies”.Consumer campaigner Justin Gutmann comes on the show to talk about suing Apple for £768m over a software update which effectively slowed down older iPhones.Following a warning that food prices could rise 15-percent this summer, James Walton, Chief Economist at the Institute of Grocery Distribution, joins Samantha – who also discusses digital security with Fran Rosch from ForgeRock.
16/06/2235m 25s

Royal Mail, reading surge and the so-called Blue Economy

Sky's Ian King finds out about Royal Mail's new parcel hub in Warrington. He'll also speak to the chief executive of Bloomsbury Publishing to see how the pandemic surge in reading continues and there'll be more on the so-called Blue Economy.
15/06/2232m 15s

Unemployment figures, whiskey crowdfunding and post-pandemic office spaces

On today's episode, Ian explores the latest unemployment figures.Plus, a look at how drinks companies are using crowdfunding to see growth. We also hear from the chief executive of a company that’s been looking at how the pandemic has forced employers to reconsider the number of days they ask employees to go into the office, as well as the kind of facilities they want to provide.
14/06/2241m 33s

The UK’s economy, London Tech Week and the so-called ‘Wirecard scandal’

On today's episode, Ian looks at the UK’s economy as official figures show it contracted by 0.3% in April. The director-general of Britain’s biggest employers’ group, the CBI, reacts to the data. Plus, what can be expected from London Tech Week? Finally, we hear from a journalist involved in the Wirecard scandal in Germany.
13/06/2246m 59s

Britain’s banks no longer “too big to fail”, McDonald’s teams up with Meta

In the latest podcast, Ian King catches up with Ross Mould from AJ Bell to discuss the Bank of England’s resolvability assessment of UK banks that they’re no longer “too big to fail”.He speaks to Christine Trodella from Meta about the Facebook company teaming up with McDonald’s and looks into whether football clubs are making as much money from fans as they could with Neil Joyce from CLV consultancy group.Ian’s also joined by a pizza restauranteur who’s turning one of his sites completely plant-based and to the chief executive of sneaker company LOCI.
10/06/2239m 23s

Fuel prices reach another unwanted landmark, interest rate analysis and investing in holiday homes

In the latest episode, Ian King looks at rising fuel prices, as the average cost of filling up a family car with petrol rose above £100.He speaks to George Buckley, the chief UK economist and co head of European economics at Nomura, to analyse interest rate rises.Ian also catches up with Euan Blair to discuss his Multiverse business, talks to the CEOs of Tate & Lyle and Norcros, and looks into whether a new way to buy a holiday home abroad.
09/06/2241m 8s

The economic outlook, supply chains and which airline say it’s on course for a record summer?

On today's episode, Ian explores the economic outlook and supply chains. Plus, the chief executive of Wizz Air talks about the airline’s latest figures. Also, how businesses are trying to do more for less, as budgets come under pressure.
08/06/2250m 29s

Rising fuel prices, four-day working weeks and hear from one so-called ‘unicorn’ start-up business

On today's episode, Ian speaks to Sky’s business correspondent about rising fuel prices. Plus, how dozens of companies are trialling a four-day working week. Finally, the chief executive of one company, which is among the so-called ‘unicorn’ start-up businesses, talks about its progress so far.
07/06/2248m 2s

Cost of living crisis, legal trouble for Elon Musk and Chelsea Flower Show

Sky's Ian King unpacks the Chancellor's multi-billion-pound support package to help households with the cost of living. He'll also speak to the new headline sponsor of this year's Chelsea Flower Show and Elon Musk is being sued by investors in Twitter.
27/05/2241m 22s

Auto Trader profits, tech funding and a whisky revival

On today's episode, chief executive of Auto Trader Nathan Coe discusses what effect offering free advertising during the coronavirus pandemic has had on profits.New research from Google reveals the future growth of impact technology companies is being threatened by dwindling funding for early-stage start ups.And Ian's joined by one of the founding members of new trade body, the English Whisky Guild.
26/05/2237m 37s

Windfall tax, water affordability and formula shortages

On today's episode, Ian King's joined by the chief executive of SSE Alistair Phillips-Davies who explains the impact any possible windfall tax could have on future investment.Sky's Paul Kelso also has the latest from the World Economic Forum in Davos.Severn Trent has posted a rise in profits, as it reveals how it intends to help people pay their water bills.And Ian hears from the British company sending baby formula to the US.
25/05/2246m 26s

Grocery inflation, Elizabeth line opens, wine fit for a President

On today's episode of the Ian King Business Podcast, Sky's Paul Kelso reports from the World Economic Forum in Davos where the war in Ukraine is top of the agenda.Supermarket prices are rising at their fastest rate for 13 years, with products like dog food and fresh beef all on the rise.Elsewhere the first passengers have travelled on the Elizbeth line, London's newest rail network. And Darius Pommier, of Chateau Darius, joins Ian to discuss how he's hoping to modernise the image of his wine.
24/05/2243m 55s

Zelenskyy addresses Davos, and how one burger company is cutting carbon emissions

In today's podcast, Ian King speaks to the chief executive of Honest Burgers about how the company's cutting carbon emissions.Ukraine's President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, has addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos - urging businesses to stop dealing with Russia.And Ian discusses the number of refugees displaced by the conflict seeking employment in the UK.
23/05/2249m 21s

Former BoE governor attacks central banks, and retail sales rise, but confidence plummets

On the Ian King Business Podcast: retail sales rise but consumer confidence plummets - hear from the former Bank of England governor Mervyn King who blames central banks for fuelling inflation; analysis of cryptocurrency markets following a stablecoin collapse; and former Rugby World Cup winner Will Greenwood talks about celebrating young sporting talent
20/05/2241m 23s

Pubs, grub and music

Sky's Ian King speaks to the boss of Young's - which owns more than 200 pubs and hotels - about the company's post-Covid recovery.He looks into the meat-free food industry as California-based Impossible Foods launches in the UK.And the boss of Hipgnosis Songs talks to Ian about an increasing number of older music artists selling the publishing rights to their songs - for millions of pounds.
19/05/2230m 26s

Inflation hits 40 year high - who's hurting the most? And could upskilling tackle labour shortages?

On the Ian King Business podcast we have the latest assessment about inflation - reaching a 40 year high - and ask if it'll get worse; there's also Planet Organic's CEO about the impact of rising costs on their prices; the chief executive of Zilch talks about expanding into the US; and discover why Legal & General is investing £4bn in the West Midlands
18/05/2242m 3s

Wages fall sharply, investing in Andorra and Vietnam, and recycling cans

On today's Ian King Business Podcast: inflation pressures continues after a sharp fall in wages; Taavet Hinrikus talks about his startup helping boost routine testing at home; the world's biggest maker of aluminium cans discusses recycling; we look at investment opportunities in Andorra and Vietnam; and review the biggest business stories of the day
17/05/2243m 15s

Rising energy bills, Ryanair losses and supply changes

Energy regulator Ofgem is warning of "tougher" times as it considers shaking up the price cap. Plus, hear from Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary about airline trade ahead of a potentially busy summer schedule. And the boss of Make UK joins Ian to discuss changes within the supply chain as manufacturers try to cut down costs.
16/05/2243m 14s

Westfield's Covid-19 recovery, so-called workflow solutions and digital fashion

Ian King speaks with Scott Parsons, the UK Chief Operating Officer of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, about the recovery of its shopping centres following the Covid-19 pandemic.Bill McDermott, the Chief Executive of software company ServiceNow, speaks about a rise in so-called workflow solutions following the pandemic.Ian King also looks at a metaverse fashion event taking place for Mental Health Awareness Month.
13/05/2243m 42s

UK’s economy shrinks, recruitment issues and autonomous ships

After the UK’s economy shrank and GDP showed growth of just 0.8%, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak reacts to the figures. Ian is joined by the Lord Mayor of London, Vincent Keaveny, to talk about the Net Zero summit while Yarden Gross, the co-founder & Chief Executive of Orca Artificial Intelligence, discusses ships which use AI to navigate. Ian also catches up with restauranteurs to analyse recruitment issues in the sector and we look into why an increasingly large number of entrepreneurs are selling their businesses.
12/05/2246m 5s

The cost of living crisis, remote working roles and tackling scam reviews

Ian King looks are the issue of the cost of living, including the impact the war in Ukraine is having on food security.#Areas across the UK are seeing an inrease in remote working roles. Ian is joined by Charlotte Holloway, UK&Ireland Government Director at Zoom - and Rosie Freshwater, Co-Founder of RUME2 - a co-working, meeting and event space.Peter Muhlmann, CEO of Trustpilot shares how they are combating fake reviews online.
11/05/2248m 38s

Digital health, payments infrastructure and a new tech unicorn.

Monique Fayad, Chief Executive of Trellus Health speaks to Ian King about their work as a technology platform working to improve digital health.Ian King also looks at the payments infrastructure business Paddle today becomes the UK's latest tech unicorn - a start-up valued at more than $1billion.And hear from FD Technologies, whose software and data analytics services are used by Wall Street's biggest banks and a number of Formula One teams.
10/05/2227m 1s

A rescue deal for McColl's, decision intelligence and Quorn announce a deal with KFC

After going into administration on Friday, rescue talks continue for a buyout of McColl's, with Morrison leading the way. Ian King speaks about the rise of decision intelligence with the chief executive of Pyramid Analytics.As Quorn announce a deal with KFC Quorn's Chief Executive, Marco Bertacca shares what that means for them and Europe's food options.
09/05/2250m 41s

Stock markets in turmoil, a rescue deal for McColl's and the rise of the smart bus

In today's episode, Ian King looks at the markets reacting to rising interest rates and soaring inflation.He's also joined by Sky's city editor Mark Kleinman, who has all the latest on Morrisons proposing a last-ditch rescue deal for McColl's Retail Group.Plus, more on Zeelo, the UK-based smart bus platform bought last week for $100m.
06/05/2249m 47s

Interest rates, international travel and the inflation of milk

On today's episode, Ian King discusses the Bank of England's interest rate decision and what that means for families across the UK.He's also joined by the chief executive of Trivago, Axel Hefer, who speaks about the optimism around international travel.And the price of milk is on the rise as a result of higher supply chain costs and the conflict in Ukraine.
05/05/2243m 48s

EU's planned Russian oil ban, soaring shop prices and Crossrail gets a launch date

On today's episode, Ian King has the latest from the European Commission President on plans for a 'complete' ban on oil imports from Russia in the latest round of sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine.He's also joined by the Chief Executive of the British Retail Consortium Helen Dickinson, after figures reveal shop prices are at their highest level in a decade. And Crossrail - which will be known as the Elizabeth Line on London's transport network - finally gets its opening date.
04/05/2241m 48s

BP's quarterly results, buying Amazon businesses and cultural funding

Ian King and Russ Mould, Investment Director at AJ Bell discuss BP's quarterly results, which are the best in a decade.Ian King also speaks to Nick Tuzenko, the founder and MD of Accel Club. Accel is part of what's being described as the new tech gold-rush by buying successful Amazon businesses.One business is focusing on boosting funding in the culture sector. Artiq, has grown to one of the biggest art agencies in Europe and Katie Terres, COO, shares why they're focusing on culture in the workplace with Ian King.
03/05/2241m 42s

Moroccan energy link, Natwest's profits double and London's super sewer

Sky's Ian KIng speaks to the chairman of the company behind the world's longest undersea cable, bringing low-cost clean energy to the UK.He explores NatWest's profits with chief executive Alison Rose as the bank sees them double in the first quarter of the year.And tunnelling for London's 'super sewer' is finishing up - Ian talks to Sir Neville Simms from Thames Tideway about the huge project.
29/04/2242m 10s

Meta shares, economic crime and Heineken takes on the small screen

Sky's Ian King discusses a jump for Meta's shares after the social media company reported better than expected earnings.He speaks to the chair of the Treasury Select Committee about the government's new Economic Crime Plan.And Heineken strikes a deal with Emmerdale and Coronation Street for its non-alcoholic beers to be served in the Woolpack and Rovers Return.
28/04/2241m 5s

Russian gas, pubs' pandemic recovery and giving tech a longer life

On today's episode, the head of European Gas at Energy Aspects James Waddell talks us through the consequences of Russia turning gas supplies off to other European nations having done so with Poland and Bulgaria.It's over their refusal to pay for it in roubles, at the request of Vladimir Putin.Also today, Ian hears indication the pub industry is bouncing back from lockdowns and about the high street names looking to cut electronic waste.
27/04/2245m 13s

Twitter takeover, airport profits and City week

Sky's Ian King looks at Elon Musk's deal to buy Twitter and what it might mean for the social media platform.John Holland-Kaye joins him to discuss Heathrow Airport's profits - or lack of - as it continues to recover from Covid restrictions.Plus, Ian speaks to Luke Ellis from Man Group, as City week gets underway.
26/04/2240m 17s

Macron's re-election, another jump in house prices and businesses supporting Ukraine

Sky's Ian King looks at what another five years of Emmanuel Macron as president will mean for France's economy. He speaks to Tim Bannister from Rightmove about another record-high for house prices.And one of Poland's best-known entrepreneurs explains why he thinks businesses aren't doing enough to help Ukraine.
25/04/2238m 59s

Retail slump, private equity attacked, pandemic cruises

On today's show, Ian discusses the latest evidence from retail sales figures that consumers are tightening their belts.Plus, why a union's accusing private equity firms of 'plundering' Britain's high streets, and the boss of one travel company explains how the sector's sailing on from the pandemic.
22/04/2246m 56s

Sport stars back Chelsea FC bid, Tesla shares jump and the Chancellor is in Washington.

Sky’s Ian King gets an exclusive from our city editor, Mark Kleinman about the famous sports stars backing one of the bids to takeover Chelsea FC from Roman Abramovich. He’ll also get some analysis on the rise of Tesla’s sales.
21/04/2239m 42s

Netflix shares plunge, hunt for permanent employees and the future of the Metaverse.

Netflix shares plunge as it loses subscribers for the first time in more than a decade and Sky's Ian King speaks to recruiters about why more employers are looking for permanent staff, despite worries about the economy. He'll also be discussing the future of the Metaverse, with a man who's been developing it for more than a decade.
20/04/2239m 26s

Sri Lanka asks the IMF for help and what's next for Elon Musk and Twitter?

After Sri Lanka asked the IMF for financial help, Ian King speaks to Murtaza Jafferjee, chair of the Advocata Institute and elected director of the Colombo Stock Exchange. Elon Musk's proposed takeover of Twitter is discussed with Dan Ives, managing director of equity research at investment firm Wedbush Securities, and Christian Verhounig joins Ian to talk about Ambassador Cruise Lines - the first British cruise line to launch in the UK in more than a decade.
19/04/2228m 41s

Russian gas switch-off, Chelsea FC sell-off, and impacts from inflation

Ian King looks into how Europe's coping with turning off Russian gas supplies, there's a deadline looming for Chelsea Football Club, and he asks what real-world impact rising inflation has
14/04/2224m 47s

Rising inflation, Flybe’s future and an app allowing workers to access wages early

Ian King looks at the annual rate of inflation shooting up to a fresh 30-year high of 7% in March. He discusses the figures with Santander UK’s chief economist.Plus, hear from Flybe’s chief commercial officer, more than two years since the airline went into administration.The co-founder and chief executive of Wagestream also discusses the app. It allows workers to access their salary at any time of the month for a fee.
13/04/2247m 22s

Warnings for Ukraine's economy, UK growth and more on the sale of Chelsea

Forecasters have warned Ukraine's economy will shrink by almost half this year as the Russian invasion and the impact of a “deep humanitarian crisis” takes its toll. Ian King also talks to experts about the UK economy slowing more sharply than expected in February and Sky's City Editor, Mark Kleinman has an update on those bidding to buy Chelsea FC.
13/04/221m 55s

Job vacancies, supply disruption and Ukraine book appeal

Ian King speaks to the CEO of the employee benefits provider Unum UK about how vacancies have risen to a record high. Plus, hear from the founder of supply chain risk management company, Interos, about how the war in Ukraine has caused major disruption. And chair of literacy charity Bookmark joins the show to discuss how it's trying to supply 5,000 book boxes to Ukrainian children arriving in the UK.
12/04/2242m 26s

French election to kick off, hydrogen industry talks energy plan and the rise in cyberattacks

Sky's Ian King takes the temperature in Paris ahead of this weekend's presidential election first round. The hydrogen industry welcomes the government's energy strategy. Plus, we look at why UK companies are facing 29% more cyberattacks than before the war in Ukraine.
08/04/2244m 36s

A nuclear future for Britain, Ukraine conflict sparks costs crisis in Africa and the breastfeeding app on the rise

Sky's Ian King looks at the prime minister's promise for cheaper energy bills as the government announces its major new investment in nuclear power. Also, the other parts of the world facing potential humanitarian disasters as a result of the Ukraine crisis. Plus, he speaks to Chen Mao Davies, the chief executive of LatchAid, the breastfeeding app that's secured £1m to expand.
07/04/2248m 17s

A rise in National Insurance, the future of fracking and labour shortages in the food and farming sector

On the day National Insurance contributions rise, Ian analyses the impact with Hannah Essex, Co-Director of the British Chambers of Commerce. He also looks into labour shortages in the farm and food industry with Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, Neil Parish, and after the government ordered a review into the latest science on fracking, Ian talks to Stephen Bowler, chief executive of IGas Energy. Plus the latest on Ukraine's access to medicine and the cruise industry.
06/04/2240m 38s

Momentum for services sector, Channel 4 privatisation and fresh supply chain issues

Sky's Ian King looks at fresh figures which show growing momentum for the UK's services sector as it continues to recover from Covid-19.He's also joined by the founder of Enders Analysis, Claire Enders, to discuss the government's plan to sell Channel 4.And the boss of Quixant speaks to Ian about how supply chain issues are causing problems for the gaming and broadcast sectors.
05/04/2243m 4s

The impact of banning Russian gas, keeping Ukrainians connected and the electric Lotus SUV

Sky's Ian King looks at what a ban on Russian gas might mean for Europe's economy. He also speaks to Aleksander Komarov, the chief executive of Kyivstar, Ukraine's leading mobile operator. Plus, more on Lotus unveiling the Eletre - the car it's billing as the world's first electric hyper-SUV.
04/04/2248m 5s

Sanctions against Russia, Heathrow losses and inclusion in the financial services sector

Sky's Ian King has a look at the various sanctions being imposed on Russia after troops were moved into the Donbass region.He also speaks to the chief executive of Heathrow Airport as it becomes the only European hub to see a fall in passenger numbers last year.And there's a push for the financial services sector to better promote inclusion in the workplace.
23/02/2242m 10s

Russia tensions push up oil prices and more female representation in the FTSE

Sky's Ian King looks at the impact tensions between Russia and Ukraine are having on the price of oil and explores sanctions being considered by Western countries; he explores the sharp increase in female representation in the UK’s richest firms; and why big changes in the insurance sector could unlock billions of pounds of investment in long term infrastructure projects.
22/02/2245m 13s
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