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.


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.
22/03/23·40m 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.
21/03/23·51m 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.
20/03/23·43m 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.
17/03/23·42m 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.
16/03/23·46m 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.
15/03/23·43m 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.
14/03/23·48m 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.
13/03/23·41m 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.
10/03/23·44m 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.
09/03/23·47m 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.
08/03/23·47m 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
07/03/23·45m 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.
06/03/23·48m 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.
03/03/23·41m 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.
02/03/23·43m 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.
01/03/23·42m 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.
28/02/23·56m 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.
27/02/23·39m 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.
24/02/23·39m 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.
22/02/23·27m 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
10/02/23·44m 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.
09/02/23·33m 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.
08/02/23·40m 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.
07/02/23·46m 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.
03/02/23·35m 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.
02/02/23·42m 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.
01/02/23·38m 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.
31/01/23·48m 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.
27/01/23·22m 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.
26/01/23·44m 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.
24/01/23·46m 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.
23/01/23·47m 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.
20/01/23·48m 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.
19/01/23·47m 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.
18/01/23·46m 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.
18/01/23·50m 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.
16/01/23·51m 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.
13/01/23·20m 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.
12/01/23·45m 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
10/01/23·43m 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.
09/01/23·39m 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
06/01/23·42m 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.
04/01/23·48m 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.
16/12/22·48m 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.
15/12/22·52m 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.
13/12/22·49m 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.
12/12/22·48m 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.
09/12/22·44m 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.
08/12/22·54m 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.
07/12/22·38m 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.
06/12/22·48m 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.
02/12/22·41m 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.
01/12/22·48m 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.
30/11/22·48m 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.
29/11/22·48m 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.
28/11/22·47m 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.
25/11/22·40m 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.
24/11/22·44m 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.
23/11/22·35m 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.
22/11/22·24m 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.
21/11/22·51m 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.
18/11/22·48m 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.
16/11/22·42m 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.
16/11/22·42m 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.
14/11/22·44m 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.
11/11/22·44m 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.
10/11/22·45m 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.
09/11/22·43m 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.
08/11/22·42m 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.
07/11/22·45m 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.
04/11/22·45m 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.
03/11/22·46m 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.
02/11/22·34m 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.
01/11/22·42m 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.
31/10/22·43m 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.
28/10/22·25m 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.
26/10/22·42m 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.
21/10/22·48m 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.
19/10/22·46m 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.
18/10/22·45m 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.
14/10/22·51m 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.
13/10/22·48m 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.
12/10/22·47m 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.
11/10/22·48m 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.
10/10/22·47m 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.
07/10/22·46m 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'.
06/10/22·38m 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.
04/10/22·13m 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.
03/10/22·49m 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.
30/09/22·42m 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.
29/09/22·48m 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.
28/09/22·39m 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.
27/09/22·51m 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.
26/09/22·45m 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.
22/09/22·42m 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
21/09/22·41m 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.
08/09/22·29m 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.
05/09/22·40m 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.
02/09/22·47m 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.
01/09/22·46m 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.
25/08/22·50m 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.
29/07/22·45m 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.
28/07/22·31m 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.
26/07/22·42m 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.
25/07/22·23m 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.
22/07/22·42m 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.
21/07/22·40m 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.
20/07/22·42m 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.
19/07/22·45m 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.
18/07/22·38m 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.
13/07/22·28m 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.
12/07/22·36m 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.
11/07/22·33m 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".
08/07/22·42m 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.
05/07/22·45m 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.
04/07/22·39m 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.
29/06/22·41m 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
28/06/22·49m 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.
27/06/22·22m 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
24/06/22·25m 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.
23/06/22·41m 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.
22/06/22·44m 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
21/06/22·37m 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.
17/06/22·48m 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.
16/06/22·35m 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.
15/06/22·32m 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.
14/06/22·41m 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.
13/06/22·46m 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.
10/06/22·39m 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.
09/06/22·41m 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.
08/06/22·50m 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.
07/06/22·48m 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.
27/05/22·41m 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.
26/05/22·37m 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.
25/05/22·46m 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.
24/05/22·43m 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.
23/05/22·49m 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
20/05/22·41m 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.
19/05/22·30m 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
18/05/22·42m 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
17/05/22·43m 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.
16/05/22·43m 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.
13/05/22·43m 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.
12/05/22·46m 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.
11/05/22·48m 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.
10/05/22·27m 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.
09/05/22·50m 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.
06/05/22·49m 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.
05/05/22·43m 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.
04/05/22·41m 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.
03/05/22·41m 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.
29/04/22·42m 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.
28/04/22·41m 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.
27/04/22·45m 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.
26/04/22·40m 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.
25/04/22·38m 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.
22/04/22·46m 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.
21/04/22·39m 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.
20/04/22·39m 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.
19/04/22·28m 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
14/04/22·24m 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.
13/04/22·47m 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.
13/04/22·1m 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.
12/04/22·42m 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.
08/04/22·44m 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.
07/04/22·48m 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.
06/04/22·40m 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.
05/04/22·43m 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.
04/04/22·48m 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.
23/02/22·42m 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.
22/02/22·45m 13s

Rising house prices, the lottery license and Australia reopens its borders

Sky's Ian King speaks to Tim Bannister from Rightmove as house prices see their biggest monthly increase; Justin King from Allwyn speaks to Ian as they launch a bid to take over the National Lottery license from Camelot; and Covid restrictions in Australia are lifted to allow a return of international tourists.
21/02/22·45m 34s

Wage growth, record fuel prices and a virtual fashion week.

Saima Mohsin (who steps in for Ian King) speaks to the boss of job site Reed, as wage growth in the UK struggles to keep up with increasing inflation. She'll also hear how record fuel prices are having an impact on industry and will find out more about the world's first virtual fashion week.
15/02/22·44m 17s

Ukraine impact, Chiltern Railways and the Super Bowl

Geopolitcs expert Matt Oresman speaks to Saima Mohsin (who steps in for Ian King) about how stocks and oil prices have been affected by concerns that Russia could invade Ukraine without warning. The chief executive of Chiltern Railways explains how they've managed to cut CO2 output with a new train. And a look at the benefits and drawbacks of businesses buying Super Bowl advertisements.
14/02/22·47m 12s

Economic growth, airport terminal to reopen and rising e-cigarette sales.

Sky's Ian King delves into the latest GDP figures for the UK economy. Gatwick Airport's announced it plans to reopen its South Terminal nearly two years after it was mothballed to save costs. He'll also be speaking to the world’s second-largest tobacco company about rising sales of e-cigarettes.
11/02/22·39m 41s

Relx results, business optimism and strong luxury watch sales

Ian King speaks to the chief financial officer at Relx about its latest results. Plus, hear from the head of corporate client banking at JP Morgan UK to discuss why some midsize business leaders are optimistic for the year ahead in the post-Brexit era. And the CEO of Watches of Switzerland joins the show to talk about its boost in revenue.
10/02/22·19m 37s

Apprenticeships, finance shakeup and Brexit disruption

Ian King speaks to the chief executive of Mace about how the construction industry is creating opportunities for young people. Plus, hear from the head of policy and advocacy at the Finance Innovation Lab to discuss a proposed shake-up of the way financial policy and regulation are made in the UK. And the head of European policy for Logistics UK joins the show to talk about a damning report which suggests the only clear impact of Brexit so far is increased costs, extra paperwork and border delays.
09/02/22·44m 4s

Oil company profits, electric car sales and Google is sued

Ian King looks at BP's highest annual profit in eight years, the group says it made 9-and-a-half billion pounds last year. He also speaks to Mikael Lindahl Chief Executive Price Runner's the Swedish comparison site, who are suing Google in a 2.1 billion Euro lawsuit.Plus hear about the rise in electric car sales which have become the second hand car of choice for many drivers.
08/02/22·44m 11s

Energy supply, National Apprenticeship Week and women in tech

Ian King looks at the energy supply crunch in Europe, Asia and the US. He speaks to the chief executive of Crescent Petroleum, the Middle East's oldest private oil and gas company, which has become one of the first businesses in the industry to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations.He also speaks to Northern Rail this National Apprenticeship Week to find out what action’s being taken to attract more young people. Plus, hear from a board member at the Institute of Directors who discusses the need to encourage more women to get into tech.
07/02/22·46m 32s

Energy bosses talk rising prices, the billions spent on DIY and a net zero whiskey brand

Sky's Ian King speaks to the chief executives of Centrica and Octopus Energy. He also looks at how the pandemic's got homeowners spending big on DIY - that's £40bn on home improvements in the past year. Plus, more on the whiskey brand pursuing purpose as well as profit.
04/02/22·47m 9s

Cost of living crisis, Matt Hancock on cryptocurrencies and Meta shares slump

Sky's Ian King looks at the cost of living crisis with UK inflation at a 30-year high. He also speaks to former health secretary Matt Hancock about concerns surrounding cryptocurrencies. Plus, more on Meta's shares slumping by more than 20% in after-hours trading.
03/02/22·47m 53s

Levelling up, high street price rises and growing pressure to pump more oil to boost COVID recovery

Sky's Ian King looks at the government's plan to "level up" Britain and improve the economic prosperity of regions outside of London. He also speaks to British Retail Consortium chief executive Helen Dickinson as shoppers are hit by the highest price rises in almost 10 years. Plus, a look at the pressure facing the world's main oil-exporting nations to pump more to help the global economic recovery from the pandemic.
02/02/22·47m 35s

Virgin Money on rising interest rates, house prices boom and fresh investment in e-scooters

Sky's Ian King speaks to the chief executive of Virgin Money as interest rates could be raised this week. He also looks at Nationwide data suggesting the housing market has had its strongest start to the year since 2005. Plus, the growing confidence in e-scooters as they see fresh investment.
01/02/22·46m 50s

Ryanair's COVID turbulence warning, a bumper year for tech and the rise of NFTs

Sky's Ian King speaks to Ryanair's chief financial officer Neil Sorahan about more potential COVID disruption. He also looks into tech IPOs raising £6.6bn in 2021. Plus, the rise of non-fungible tokens and an artist selling digital art to raise money for charity.
31/01/22·44m 4s

Apple profits, online ordering and holiday bookings

Sky's Ian King looks into record profits for Apple in the last quarter of 2021. He speaks to the boss of a Belgian start-up looking to make online ordering more straight-forward. Plus, travel experts predict this weekend could be the busiest in more than two years for holiday bookings.
28/01/22·39m 45s

Businesses set for a boost as coronavirus restrictions lift in England.

Ian King speaks to bosses at Diageo and EasyJet to find out how relaxed coronavirus rules in England will help their businesses. He'll also be chatting to an electric bike company who's hoping to capitalise on people returning back to offices.
27/01/22·39m 25s

Canary Wharf, travel and mental health in the office

Ian King speaks to Citi's chief executive in Europe about the global bank's refurbishment of its Canary Wharf headquarters. Plus, hear from Wizz Air bosses about the current state of the travel industry. And the CEO of AXA UK speaks about how businesses can support their workers deal with mental health conditions.
26/01/22·43m 6s

Levelling up, green mortgages and meal deliveries

Ian King speaks to the chief executive of Legal and General about claims the UK is going backwards in its efforts to level up Britain. Plus, hear from the CEO of mortgage firm Lend-Invest about how it's reached two billion pounds worth of assets under management. And the UK general manager of food delivery app Getir joins the show to discuss its recent campaign with Spurs.
24/01/22·40m 5s

Gigafactory investment, Covid travel and a cashless future

Ian King speaks to Britishvolt's executive chairman to talk about how plans for a new electric vehicle battery gigaplant in Northumberland have been boosted by fresh investment. Plus, hear from the CEO of tech company Zamna about software it claims will help speed up the airport process when going on holiday. And the chief executive of the UK's largest cash machine network joins the show to discuss how we're losing interest in cash.
21/01/22·39m 41s

Inflation, technical debt and non-invasive face lifts

Ian King looks at rising UK inflation, which has hit its highest level in almost 30 years. He speaks to two economists who offer their analysis of the reasons behind the increase. He also explores the findings of a new report which shows three quarters of UK companies are struggling to keep up with the pace they’ve set over the last two years - and they don't have a strategy to deal with it. They now find themselves in what's been described as 'technical debt'.Plus, hear from the founder of a company which combines exercises and skincare for a non-invasive face lift.
19/01/22·47m 18s

Employment figures, Christmas trading and driverless cars

Ian King analyses the latest employment statistics with a chief economist at the Institute of Directors. He also looks at Christmas trading figures with the chief executive of Hotel Chocolat after the retailer saw a boost in sales over the festive period. Plus, hear from the founder of UK self-driving start-up, Wayve. The company’s raised nearly £150m to scale up its technology.
18/01/22·41m 48s

Covid self-isolation rules, offshore wind farms and house prices

Ian King explores the change to coronavirus self-isolation rules in England and the impact on businesses. He also speaks to Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon about the development of offshore wind farms. Plus, hear from Rightmove’s director of property data who discusses the rise in the number of people enquiring about homes.
17/01/22·44m 25s

Economy bounces back, Facebook faces a lawsuit and shares in Currys slip

Ian King looks at the latest GDP figures from the Office for National Statistics for November and finds out more about a multi-billion pound legal claim that's being launched against Facebook in the UK.
14/01/22·41m 4s

Retail high, Ovo cuts and India's trade deal

Ian King speaks to the website and magazine editor of Drapers - as well as the head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar - about the companies which have issued profit upgrades thanks to strong Christmas trading figures. Plus, hear from Sky's city editor about how Ovo - the UK's third biggest gas and electricity firm is expected to axe over a quarter of its workforce. And the international trade minister joins the show to discuss a potential UK-India trade deal.
13/01/22·42m 5s

Refurbished devices, JD Sports sales and Garnier's no rinse conditioner

Ian King speaks to the CEO of tech firm Back Market about demand for refurbished devices. Plus, hear from the executive chairman of JD Sports about how it's issuing a profit upgrade following better than expected Christmas sales. And the global brand President of Garnier joins the show to discuss its new hair product which will save around 100 litres of water per tube.
12/01/22·41m 32s

HS2 trains, retail sales and Bolt's announcement

Ian King speaks to the chief executive of HS2 trains about how its engines will be powered using zero-carbon electricity. Plus, hear from the CEO of the British Retail Consortium about Christmas sales. And the chief executive of taxi app Bolt joins the show to discuss the firm's latest investment.
11/01/22·41m 59s

Cladding concerns, roaming charges and a Rolls Royce record

Ian King speaks to the executive chairman of the Home Builders' Federation about how ministers are calling for developers to fix dangerous cladding. Plus, hear from the chief commercial officer of mobile at Virgin Media O2 about how many phone users face roaming charges when heading to Europe this year. And the boss of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars joins the show to discuss the firm's record annual sales.
10/01/22·43m 37s

House prices boom, a Nasdaq lift-off for Virgin Orbit and a boost for Jamaica's tourism industry

Reaction as the UK's house price boom continued in 2021, with the biggest annual rise in nearly 20 years. Ian's been speaking to Virgin Orbit chief executive Dan Hart, who's ringing the opening bell at the Nasdaq exchange.Plus, why Jamaica's predicting a strong winter tourist season despite the pandemic.
07/01/22·48m 16s

Electric car sales boom, the 'great resignation' phenomenon and could pet food go vegan?

The latest as new figures show a boom in the sale of electric cars over the past year.Ian speaks to Atif Sheikh, the chief executive and founder of consultancy businessfourzero, about the millions who walked away from their jobs in 2021 as they reappraised their lives in the pandemic.And as many go meat-free for Veganuary - one pet food maker is hoping dogs can change their diet all-year round.
06/01/22·46m 24s

Supermarkets Christmas sales, staff shortages and young people's job prospects.

Tesco have emerged as an early winner from the Christmas sales period. While Iceland is reporting one in 10 members of staff are self isolating due to Coronavirus. On today's episode Ian King speaks to Richard Walker, Iceland's Managing Director.And new research suggests that many young people are worried about their future job prospects.
05/01/22·48m 46s

Covid staff shortages, foreign takeovers shake-up and an alcohol-free brewery

All the latest as a rise in Omicron coronavirus cases hits the return to work with staff forced to isolate.Ian speaks to business minister Lord Callanan as new rules which make it harder for foreign takeovers of UK firms, considered key to national security, come into effect.Plus, more on Nirvana Brewery - the UK's only dedicated alcohol-free brewery.
04/01/22·48m 9s

Retailers' Christmas cheer, hospitality gloom

There's a bit of Christmas cheer on the high street, as retail sales pick up pace. In today's episode, Ian's speaking to the managing director of Harrods.But it's another story for hospitality firms, with the chancellor cutting short his US trip for crisis talks with the industry as the spread of Omicron hits takings.Plus hear from a Bristol-based electric plane manufacturer.
17/12/21·42m 58s

New Moderna vaccines, inflation surges and a Currys slowdown

Ian King speaks to the chief medical officer at Moderna about tweaking the company's coronavirus vaccine for Omicron. Plus, he speaks to HSBC about inflation hitting a 10-year high and the chief executive of Currys, after the retailer announced it's seen a slowdown in store sales in the lead-up to Christmas.
15/12/21·42m 18s

Energy funding, Octopus investment and Purplebricks 'blunder'

Ian King speaks to business minister, Lord Callanan, about 285 million pounds of government funding aimed at helping to support more renewable energy projects. Plus, hear from Octopus Energy about how it's riding out the storm of rising wholesale prices. And Alisha Butler of Phoenix Solicitors - a legal firm in Wirral - joins the show to discuss claims being made against the online estate agency Purplebricks.
13/12/21·40m 5s

Slowing growth, LV future, Welsh whisky

In today's episode, Ian's studying the latest GDP figures, which show some 'bumps in the road' to recovery.He's also asking why firms don't do more to plan for the departure of their top bosses, and he's joined by the chief executive of a Welsh distillery which is launching a new charity whisky.
10/12/21·44m 17s

Plan B, Ofgem errors, Tipalti funding

On today's business podcast, Ian King asks how people - and companies - across England are responding to new Covid restrictions.He also explores a report which says Ofgem's failures have let energy customers down.Ian also speaks to the Chief Executive of financial tech company Tipalti after its value has increased - four times what it was worth a year ago.
09/12/21·24m 44s

TUI, customer service and pandemic preparedness

On today's business podcast, Ian King covers how TUI, Europe's biggest tour operator, says that it expects bookings for next summer to return to pre-pandemic levels.He also explores how hostility against customer-facing staff is apparently getting worse as Christmas approaches.Ian also questions how governments and health authorities can prepare for future pandemics.
08/12/21·47m 54s

Travel restrictions, broadband boost and hybrid working.

Today Sky's Ian King speaks to the travel industry to find out the impact of the reintroduction of coronavirus restrictions. He'll also hear from Virgin Media O2 about its broadband speed plans for millions of customers. And he'll ask whether hybrid working is here to stay.
07/12/21·41m 56s

Economic recovery, US trade tariffs and TFL funding.

Today Sky’s Ian King is in conversation with the chief economist at the CBI to discuss the UK’s economic recovery, which is predicted to slow down. He’ll also speak with Lord Gerry Grimstone from the department of international trade about US tariffs on British goods.
06/12/21·40m 50s

Bounce-back fraud, Turkish inflation, Glorify funding

Today Ian's in conversation with the head of the National Audit Office, as the government comes under fire for failing to prevent billions of pounds worth of fraud in its bounce-back loan scheme. He's also discussing Turkey's mounting economic woes, and he's chatting to the British entrepreneur whose Bible app has the backing of Hollywood and the Archbishop of Canterbury.
03/12/21·42m 35s

House prices, methane and deep tech

On today's episode, Ian King speaks to Robert Gardner from Nationwide about rising house prices. He'll also be discussing deals made at the Cop26 climate conference to cut methane emissions. And Bristol is hoping to become a world-renowned city for so-called deep tech.
01/12/21·40m 28s

Face masks, Twitter and the supply chain crisis

Ian King speaks to the chief executive of the British Retail Consortium about the effect mandatory face masks will have on business. He's also discussing the resignation of Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, and the implications that will have on the social media firm. And DHL Express chief executive John Pearson speaks about globalisation and how that's affected supply chains.
30/11/21·38m 52s

Black Friday, car production and vegan buns

Ian King speaks to the chief executive of Barclaycard to discuss whether or not shoppers are willing to splash the cash on Black Friday following a surge in inflation. Plus, hear from the chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders about an "extremely worrying" fall in demand for UK cars. And founder of Benji's Buns joins the show to talk about his start-up business, which aims to raise awareness of the physical and mental health issues around food.
26/11/21·31m 18s

Skills shortages, chemical rocket engines and hospitality

On today's business podcast, Ian King explores the warning from the governor of the Bank of England that firms are facing stiff competition to recruit staff in the run-up to Christmas. We hear from a British nuclear fusion company which has just tested its first launch-capable, high-power chemical rocket engine. Ian also focuses on how restaurants and hotels across the country are hoping a busy festive season will give them a big boost, with just a month to go until Christmas.
25/11/21·47m 10s

Oil prices, record investments and podcast hosting

On today's business podcast, Ian King explores the move countries are taking to try and reduce the wholesale cost of oil. Brewin Dolphin reveals it's attracted a record amount of money from clients over the past year. And Podimo, the Danish audio subscription service, secures new investment as it looks to the future.
24/11/21·41m 55s

Vaccine profits, lottery highs and four-day weeks.

On today's episode, AstraZeneca's chief executive Pascal Soriot tells Ian King poorer countries will be spared its decision to start making profit on its coronavirus vaccines. Ian also finds out what's driving a rise in lottery ticket sales, and he hears from the company making a four-day week work.
23/11/21·38m 25s

LV's future, Christmas sales and new takeover bids.

On today's episode, as insurer LV goes up for sale Ian King speaks to the company's chief executive about what happens next. And analysis reveals the businesses hoping for a strong Christmas.
22/11/21·15m 27s

Government borrowing's up, profits at Nationwide soar, and the early start to Christmas shopping

Ian looks at the latest government borrowing figures - and discusses why they're higher than expected. He talks to Nationwide as half-year profits more than double, and retail sales return to growth - as shoppers start their Christmas spending early. We also have the boss of advertising giant, Clear Channel, and the chief executive of Material Evolution, which is behind sustainable concrete
19/11/21·35m 33s

HS2 plans, finnCap sales and Land Securities' recovery

Ian King speaks to the chief executive of West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce about the high-speed rail project HS2. Plus, hear from the chief executive of investment bank, finnCap, about its latest sales. And the chief executive of the UK's second biggest listed commercial property firm, Land Securities, joins the show to talk about its Covid recovery.
18/11/21·43m 1s

Inflation rise, Amazon vs Visa, and cutting some Slack

Ian King speaks to the head of economics at the British Chambers of Commerce about the latest inflation figures. Plus, hear about why Amazon has decided to stop accepting payments made with UK-issued Visa credit cards from January. And the CEO of messaging service, Slack, joins the show to talk about how the firm's fared since its takeover by cloud-based software giant Salesforce.
17/11/21·45m 48s

YouTube, Kew Gardens, and artificial intelligence

On today's episode, Ian King discusses YouTube's decision to remove its "dislike" feature, with the aim of reducing stress and embarrassment for creators.He's also speaking about the new investment in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew, and is joined by the chief executive of an artificial intelligence company that automates repetitive computer tasks.
15/11/21·38m 12s

AstraZeneca, Toshiba, and happy staff

Today Ian's discussing Covid vaccine maker AstraZeneca's decision to move away from its at-cost model, and will now aim to make a 'modest profit' from the jabs.He's also considering the break-up of Toshiba, and is joined by the maker of an app which aims to make employees happier.
12/11/21·46m 17s

Economic growth slows, greener airlines and China's 'Singles Day'.

The UK's economic growth slows sharply between July and September, as the supply crisis takes it toll. Ian King also speaks to the chief of United Airlines about plans for a low carbon future. And find out about Singles Day in China - a kind of 'anti-Valentine's Day' which has become the world's biggest shopping day.
11/11/21·35m 31s

Google ruling, car manufacturers swerve green deal and M&S shares surge.

The Supreme Court hands down its judgment in a case brought against Google for collecting web browsing data from iPhone users. Shares in Marks and Spencer surge as the retailer provides more evidence of its turnaround and some of the world's largest car manufacturers fail to sign a global deal to cut new vehicle emissions by 2040.
10/11/21·39m 56s

Covid-19 treatments, nuclear funding and a new rival delivery service.

Ian King speaks to Pfizer's UK boss about the multiple treatments its producing to fight Covid-19. The founder of a new rapid delivery service speaks to Ian on the day it launches in the UK and hear from Rolls Royce on the funding it's received to build mini reactors.
09/11/21·42m 15s

Transatlantic travel, skills shortage and cricket goes green.

Flights between the UK and the United States return - in a major boost for transatlantic trade, and tourism and Ian King finds out how the West Indies cricket team aims to go green - and offset its carbon emissions.
08/11/21·47m 31s

Interest rates analysis, record house prices and broadband goals

Ian King speaks to the UK bosses of three major banks about unchanged interest rates. Plus, hear from the chief executive of property firm - Shaftesbury - about house prices hitting an all-time high. And the chief executive of CityFibre joins the show to talk about the roll-out of full fibre broadband.
05/11/21·43m 12s

Interest rates, mining sustainability and Wizz Air profits

Ian King speaks to the chief European economist for PGIM Fixed Income ahead of the Bank of England's decision on increasing interest rates. Plus, hear from the chief executive of engineering firm - Weir Group - about how prepared they are for a low-carbon future. And Wizz Air's chief executive joins the show to discuss its latest quarterly profits.
04/11/21·39m 59s

Net zero plans for financial firms, cloud tech and construction's carbon footprint

Ian King speaks to Accenture's chief executive for the UK and Ireland about the Chancellor's net zero plans for financial firms. Plus, hear from the president of software company VMware about how it's been spun off as a standalone business from Dell. And the chief executive of Mace joins the show to discuss the carbon impact of construction companies.
03/11/21·38m 46s

Deforestation pledge, renewable energy and Google's carbon footprint

Ian King speaks to Sky's Adam Boulton about a pledge made by world leaders to end deforestation by the end of the decade, and how much of a difference this will make. Plus, hear from Google's president of E-M-E-A Business and Operations about how it's aiming to operate on carbon-free energy alone by 2030. And the president of The Rockefeller Foundation joins the show to talk about how it's helping to raise funds for renewable energy projects in developing countries.
02/11/21·46m 23s

Climate, travel and tourism

Ian speaks to Michael O'Leary, the chief executive of Ryanair, about what he expected to see coming out of COP26. He's also joined by Rita Marques, Secretary of State for Tourism in Portugal, and Yuthasak Supasorn, Chief Executive of the Tourism Authority of Thailand as holidaying abroad makes a comeback.
01/11/21·47m 16s

Retail sales, digital health and AI crime-fighting

Figures out this morning show retail sales fell again in September. It's all likely to heighten concerns that the UK's economic recovery is slowing down. Ian speaks to Erin Brookes who leads A&M's European retail practice. The founder of digital healthcare company, Babylon, talks to Ian about trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Plus, KPMG enlists an AI software company to financial fraud and money laundering.
22/10/21·47m 37s

Energy price cap, New Zealand deal and home fitness

The boss of Scottish Power calls for the energy price cap to be scrapped as wholesale costs continue to soar - Sky's Ian King chats to Keith Anderson.Ian also looks into the UK's new free trade deal with New Zealand with the help of Sky's business correspondent Paul Kelso.And hear how one company is trying to keep up with the booming home fitness market.
21/10/21·35m 43s

Inflation, recycling mobile phones and trading digital assets for whisky

As inflation figures are released a business group warns they don't reflect reality because of last year's Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.Sky's Ian King speaks to the Royal Mint about how they're recycling old mobile phones for gold.And the whisky producer Glenfiddich puts a number of expensive bottles on a marketplace that trades using digital assets.
20/10/21·41m 34s

Green investment, the music industry and Virgin Media's merger with O2

The government announces new grants to encourage a switch from gas boilers to cleaner heat pumps, just as Boris Johnson tries to attract investment in green businesses.Sky's Ian King also speaks to the head of UK Music as the industry counts to cost of the Covid pandemic.Plus, he discusses the impact of Virgin Media's merger with O2.
19/10/21·46m 5s

Electric boost, food waste, and 'buy now pay later'

Ford announces a £230 million boost to their factory in Merseyside. Stuart Rowley, President of Ford of Europe maps out the company's plan for operations in the UK.Ian also speaks to Sodexo's Director of Corporate Responsibility - Claire Atkins-Morris - about the hospitality company's pledge to reduce food waste by 50%.Plus, Klarna's Chief Executive - Sebastian Siemiatkowski - explains how the 'buy now pay later' industry is getting ahead of UK regulators.
18/10/21·47m 39s

Energy crisis, bereavement leave and Ikea investment

Calls for more energy companies to be regulated like banks, to prevent another crash. Ian also explores how employers are being urged to review their bereavement leave policy as part of this year's Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.We also hear from the chief executive of Ingka Group which owns IKEA about investment in the home furnishing company's online business.
15/10/21·46m 17s

Football ambitions, green flying and Christmas worries

The ongoing shortage of HGV drivers has been affecting supply lines at UK ports, as the pre-Christmas trade rush gets underway. Ian is joined by Gary Grant, founder of the toys retailer, The EntertainerAndrea Radrizanni, the owner and chairman of Leeds United, talks about how much investment is needed to fulfil their European football ambitions.Plus, how can aviation be more green? The Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce, Warren East, explains.
14/10/21·46m 46s

BIG IDEAS LIVE: Final Thoughts

Concluding the Big Ideas Live event in South Yorkshire, Sky News presenters Samantha Washington, Ian King, Trevor Phillips and economics and data editor Ed Conway share their final thoughts on the day's discussions.#BigIdeasLive
12/10/21·17m 31s

BIG IDEAS LIVE: The Future of the North

In the penultimate session of 'Big Ideas Live' from Rotherham in South Yorkshire, Sky News presenter Trevor Phillips is joined by a panel to discuss the levelling up agenda.They look at regional identity and examine whether pride can drive growth.On the panel are the political journalist and the author of 'Broken Heartlands' Sebastian Payne; the chief executive of First Direct, Chris Pitt; the founder of Northern Power Women, Chris Roche; the Conservative MP for Bolton West, Chris Green and the vice chancellor of Leeds Trinity University, Professor Charles Egbu.#BigIdeasLive
12/10/21·45m 25s

BIG IDEAS LIVE: The Future of Green Growth

In this session of Big Ideas Live from South Yorkshire, Samantha Washington and guests examine how established businesses can build back green.What could the climate conference in Glasgow in November deliver to support businesses?On the panel are Diane Gilpin from the Smart Green Shipping Alliance; Ash Amirahmadi, the managing director of Arla Foods; the Sheffield area co-ordinator for Friends of the Earth, Lindy Stone and the economist Vicky Pryce.#BigIdeasLive
12/10/21·46m 45s

BIG IDEAS LIVE: Mark Carney interview

Sky News presenter Samantha Washington interviews the former governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney at the 'Big Ideas Live' event in South Yorkshire.They discuss the challenges facing the UK and world economies, and the promise of the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow in November.#BigIdeasLive
12/10/21·17m 15s

BIG IDEAS LIVE: The Future of Jobs

Sky News presents 'Big Ideas Live' from Rotherham in South Yorkshire which explores the challenges facing the economy as we come out of the coronavirus pandemic.Ian King hosts the first session which looks at the world of work and asks where the new jobs will be created and in what kind of industries.Joining Ian for the discussion are: the chief executive of Siemens UK, Carl Ennis; chief executive of Punch Pubs and Co, Clive Chesser; President of the CBI and founder of Cobra beer, Lord Bilimoria and the chief executive of One Million Mentors, Alveena Malik.#BigIdeasLive
12/10/21·50m 53s

British trade, Black Business Awards and Bitcoin

British trade with the European Union has seen a sharp fall, caused by a combination of Brexit and the pandemic. But it's clear British businesses still want advice about how to trade with Europe. Ian is joined by Astrid Geeraerts head of investment at Flanders Investment and Trade.Black British Business Award winner Gareth Dauley talks about his success in the STEM category.Plus, tech company Azteco claims it can now make it easier to buy Bitcoin from more than 700 retailers across the UK and Ireland.
08/10/21·39m 25s

Russian gas, tech bounce-back and worker shortages

Gas markets swung sharply yesterday after President Putin said Russia was prepared to increase production to stabilise what he called a 'speculative craze'. Sky's Ali Fortescue and Diana Magnay have the latest from Westminster and Moscow.Elsewhere, UK tech firms show resilience in the post-pandemic recovery. Ian is joined by Erin Platt, Executive Vice President for Europe at Silicon Valley Bank.Plus, shortages of skilled workers are providing a major headache for UK businesses. But what's the situation like elsewhere?
07/10/21·44m 27s

Stocked shelves, regulation tech, and a construction crisis

Despite supply chain issues across the retail sector, Tesco says it has managed to keep its shelves stocked - and the supermarket giant has reaped the rewards. Ian is joined by Financial Analyst at AJ Bell - Danni Hewson.A new sector - regulatory technology - has emerged to help businesses meet compliance requirements. Passfort Co-founder Donald Gillies explains how the company raised $16.2million from investors.Plus, the construction industry warns of a labour shortage crisis as leaders come together for the UK's Construction week conference.
06/10/21·46m 21s

Facebook down, car sales plunge and diversity in finance

Ian King is joined by Tech Editor at Business Insider, Shona Gosh, to discuss the Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp blackout. Mike Hawes, Chief Executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, explains the dramatic 35% plunge in car sales last month. Plus, what more needs to be done to help achieve true diversity and inclusion in financial services?
05/10/21·33m 20s

Tory party conference, relaxing coronavirus travel rules and the future of a supermarket giant.

Ian King speaks to a former chancellor as we look to the future following the end of furlough. The managing director of Manchester Airport tells Ian how the relaxation of travel rules can give a much needed boost to aviation. We discuss the future of Morrisons, after this weekend's takeover auction and Ian speaks to three female entrepreneurs forging ahead in the tech industry.
04/10/21·45m 9s

Business confidence plummets and VAT blues for hospitality

Ian's investigating why confidence in the economy among directors has 'fallen off a cliff' after the optimism seen in the summer.He also hears from a hospitality boss who says the VAT rise is another hammer blow to the industry. Plus, why £5bn is being poured into London's West End.
01/10/21·45m 59s

Furlough ends, business recovery, electric Rolls Royce

As the government's furlough scheme comes to an end, Ian examines the uncertainty facing more than a million workers.He also hears from the CEO of Rolls Royce Motors, after it began testing its first fully-electric vehicle. And as the country is gripped by fuel and gas crises, how is the water regulator responding?
30/09/21·46m 19s

Food shortages, e-scooter boost and James Bond star talks UK cinema

As supply chain issues continue, the owner of Europe’s largest vertical farm tells Ian how his approach has helped to avoid any disruption. Meanwhile, the government’s responded to reports it's about to oust China from a project to construct a new power plant in Suffolk. Former Conservative leader Sir Ian Duncan Smith discusses the matter.Plus, James Bond star Daniel Craig shares his desire to see the film give UK cinema a huge boost following a troubled time during the pandemic.
29/09/21·38m 21s

Supply crisis, oil price surge and the hunt for Greenland metals

Fuel prices have reached their highest level for eight years, amid a growing supply crisis. Ian discusses the ongoing situation with Tevin Tobun, CEO of GV Group, which makes 21 million food deliveries a year. Meanwhile, the global price of oil is also surging. Analyst Amrita Sen explains why the commodity has soared to its highest price since 2018.Plus, the hunt for rare metals in Greenland has sparked the interest of Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos. Ian speaks to the CEO of GreenRoc, a mining company also joining the search.
28/09/21·47m 47s

Petrol panic, tax plans, and sports injuries

The fuel crisis continues.Ministers have met with the industry after panic buying emptied most UK petrol stations, and a possible cabinet meeting could authorise the use of the army to drive tankers. Ian King talks to Chris Noice from the Association of Convenience Stores, and Rod McKenzie from the Road Haulage Association.Plus, a new initiative aims to reduce the incidence and impact of sports injuries - like concussion - in children aged 11 to 18.
27/09/21·49m 23s

How the energy crisis impacts data, restaurant bill changes

As the energy crisis rumbles on, Ian's finding out how data centres - for whom electricity is their biggest cost - are being hit, and how that could affect consumers.Plus, the Federation of Small Businesses demands more help for exporters, and a long-delayed rule change on tips for waiting staff finally comes into force.
24/09/21·44m 46s

Energy price cap, businesses go digital and a pet reference platform

Six energy companies have now folded as the energy price crisis rumbles on - are more to come? Ian King speaks to Sky correspondent Tamara Cohen about the possibility of an energy price cap hike.Plus, Mastercard launches a mentoring service to urge small and medium sized businesses to go digital and reap the rewards. And, PetsScore announces a pet referencing platform to allow pet owners to rent properties from landlords more easily.
23/09/21·50m 11s

Food supply crisis, the return of theatre and Pret a Manger expands

Issues in food production and supply are widespread - and with energy costs likely to stay high - just how bad could things get this winter? Ian King is joined by the President of the Farmers Union, Minette Batters, and the CEO of the Food and Drink Association, Ian Wright, to discuss.Plus, the future of theatre remains uncertain post-Covid, and 'Pret a Manger' announces 200 new stores in the UK and plans to move into 5 overseas markets.
22/09/21·28m 6s

Energy emergency, electric taxis and Britain's newest bank

With the Business Secretary telling Sky News the Government could make emergency loans to suppliers suffering from rising energy prices, Ian King speaks to Gareth Stace of UK Steel about knock on effects to other critical industries.Plus, Addison Lee CEO Liam Griffin announces the taxi firm will be fully electric by 2023 in a huge investment pledge.Recognise Bank becomes one of the first to receive its full banking license post-pandemic as Ian speaks to their founder, Jason Oakley, about the impact of Covid-19 on their target market of small businesses.
21/09/21·45m 57s

An energy crisis, the return of print newspapers and a booming tech sector

Surging wholesale gas prices means a number of suppliers are on the brink of collapse - and consumers are facing ever higher prices. Industries that produce fertiliser and carbon dioxide - essential for food supply - are shutting down factories. Ian King finds out more with Greg Jackson, chief executive for Octopus energy.Plus, an ex mixed martial arts fighter turns his hand to fintech, and Mastercard launches its carbon calculator to urge consumers to make better choices.
20/09/21·52m 5s

Travel hopes, retail slump, four-day week

Ian discusses the travel sector's hopes that the government's about to announce a big relaxation of Covid travel rules for people living in England.Other guests include the founder of Urban-Air Port, which is working on a global network of flying taxis, and a boss who says a four-day working week is the future.
17/09/21·45m 5s

A new defence alliance, fast fashion and the future of AI technology.

A new defence alliance that could be a big financial blow for France - as Britain, the U.S. and Australia work more closely and share nuclear submarine secrets. Ian King also speaks to the chief executive of fast fashion brand, ASOS to find out what it's doing to be more sustainable. And find out what the future of Artificial Intelligence technology means for us over the next few years.
16/09/21·43m 52s

Inflation, massive cyber IPO and Christmas supply worries

As the economy continues its post=pandemic bounce back, Ian is joined by Ed Conway to discuss the latest inflation figures. Plus, Goldman Sachs  International Chief Executive Richard Gnodde joins Ian in Birmingham where news of a new Goldman Sachs branch has created a buzz. West Midlands Mayor Andy Street joins them to discuss what this means for the city and its expanding financial services sector.
15/09/21·49m 4s

More people are in work, it's the TUC annual congress and cyber security

The number of people in employment in the UK has returned to pre-pandemic levels and hear from the Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer as he addresses the TUC annual congress in central London.
14/09/21·44m 19s

Tax rise fears, London International Shipping Week and advertising revenue

Ian King speaks to the director-general of the UK's biggest business organisation, the CBI, about fears over further tax hikes. Plus, hear from the chair of Maritime UK for London International Shipping Week, about how it plans to bounce back from Covid. And the executive chairman of advertising agency S4 Capital to reveal how half-year revenues have risen.
13/09/21·43m 3s

Remembering 9/11, Southampton's boat show returns and Glenmorangie's new distillery

Ian King speaks to the chief executive of BGC Brokers as the firm pays tribute to its workers who died in the 9/11 terror attacks 20 years ago. Plus, hear from the chief executive of British Marine on the first day of the Southampton Boat Show. And the chief executive of Glenmorangie joins the show to talk about its new innovation distillery - a playground for whisky makers.
10/09/21·48m 16s

Lorry shortage crisis, Spire Healthcare profits and Lloyd's of London back in the black

Ian King speaks to the chief executive of the Road Haulage Association about how lorry shortages are creating severe supply issues ahead of Christmas. Plus, hear from the chief executive of the UK's second largest private provider - Spire Healthcare - about its half-year pre-tax profits. And the chief executive of Lloyd's of London joins the show to discuss how it's doing following the coronavirus pandemic.
09/09/21·44m 49s

Tax changes, rental rises and the travel firm back in business

Ian King speaks to the deputy director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies about how Boris Johnson's proposed tax changes will impact the economy. Plus, hear from the head of research at Zoopla about how rent rises have reached record levels for the first time since 2008. And the CEO of travel firm, On the Beach, joins the show to talk about how it's offering free covid tests to customers who make bookings this month.
08/09/21·45m 10s

The future of social care, and a new London to Edinburgh train service

Ian King is joined by several guests as he looks at the government’s package of changes to social care. He also speaks to Helen Wylde – the Managing Director of Lumo – which is starting a new train service between London and Edinburgh on the east coast mainline next month. Also on the programme is Oliver Ripley, Chief Executive and co-founder of Habitas – which says it can develop a new hotel in less than 9 months.
07/09/21·38m 17s

Stark warnings about worker shortages, and a new hydrogen investment fund

Ian King speaks to the CBI's Chief Policy Director Matthew Fell, after its warning the shortage of workers affecting supply chains across Britain could last up to two years. He also chats to the green entrepreneur Jo Bamford, who’s launching a new hydrogen investment fund, and looks at the food-sharing mobile app OLIO, which is aiming to reduce food waste.
06/09/21·33m 5s

Why retail prices are increasing, BMW goes green and women's football

Ian King speaks to the chief executive of baby goods retailer, Jojo Maman Bebe, about why it's had to hike prices. Plus, hear from the vice president of sustainability and mobility at BMW about its plans to make cars kinder to the environment. And the FA's director of women’s professional football joins the show to discuss the super league's biggest broadcast deal ever.
03/09/21·32m 11s

Gym membership surge, space travel insurance and whisky experiences

Ian King speaks to the chief executive of The Gym Group about how it now has more members than before the pandemic. Plus, hear from the chief executive of the world's largest spirit company - Diageo - about its new immersive experiences. And the chief executive of Battleface insurance joins the show to discuss its policies for space tourists.
02/09/21·35m 59s

Surprise rise in house prices and the UK economy looks strong

On the Ian King Business Podcast we hear about why house prices have made an unexpected rise; the UK economy grows at the fastest rate for 7 years; and analysis of whether equities face a correction
01/09/21·40m 8s

Afghanistan’s economy, supply chain issues and the future of firms inventing Covid protection products

Ian speaks to an international law firm about the future of Afghanistan and its economy under Taliban rule. Also, there’s analysis of recent supply chain issues, with a focus on the shortage of lorry drivers. And the founder of an Estonian company making Covid protection products talks to Ian about its future, as it launches in the UK.
31/08/21·46m 37s

NatWest dividends, milk deliveries, Rightmove revenues

Ian speaks to the NatWest chief executive after it became the latest big bank to resume paying dividends.Also, dairy giant Arla on the struggles which have forced it to cut back on milk deliveries to supermarkets, and online housing portal Rightmove reports an increase in revenue not only from last year but the year before.
30/07/21·45m 3s

Hope for holidays, keeping up spirits and car production shortages

Ian King speaks to the chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders about how a combination of staff and supply shortages is threatening the revival of UK car production. Plus, hear from the CEO of the world's biggest spirits company - Diageo - about sales growth. And the president of P and O Cruises discusses the return of international cruises.
29/07/21·44m 0s

Cigarette debate, Music Magpie profits and how you could meet your celebrity hero

Ian King speaks to the chief marketing officer at British American Tobacco about how companies could stop selling cigarettes. Plus, hear from the chief executive and co-founder of Music Magpie about the firm's recent profits. And the CEO of Yela talks about how we can enjoy one-to-one digital experiences with our favourite celebrities.
28/07/21·46m 42s

House price surge, gigafactory plans and a gardening generation

Ian King speaks to Zoopla's head of research about how house prices hit a new high last month. Plus, hear from Britishvolt's founder and CEO about how plans for a huge electric car battery "gigafactory" in the UK are underway. And the co-founder of tech start-up - Sproutl – discusses opening up gardening to a whole new generation with an online marketplace.
27/07/21·36m 6s

Electric vehicles, staff shortages and the return to the office

On today's episode, Ian King speaks to the chief executive of the British Meat Processors Association about new self-isolation rules. We also hear from an industry expert about how many people are really returning to the office. Plus Ian speaks to the Competition and Markets Authority about the roll out of infrastructure for electric vehicles.
23/07/21·45m 34s

Fears over food shortages, levelling up and ecargo bikes

Ian King speaks to the chief executives of the Food and Drink Federation and the British Retail Consortium about supply problems for retailers, we hear from a British economist who explains what levelling up really means, and the boss of Raleigh UK talks about how electric cargo bikes could become a thing of the future.
22/07/21·28m 34s

UK spending review, Brexit overhaul and the legal sector

Ian King speaks to research economist at the IFS - Ben Zaranko - about latest figures on government borrowing. Plus, hear from Tina McKenzie from the Northern Ireland Federation of Small Business to discuss the UK's potential showdown with the European Union over post-Brexit trading arrangements. And DWF's chief executive, Sir Nigel Knowles, joins the show to talk about what's going on in the legal sector right now post-pandemic.
21/07/21·27m 7s

Nightclub U-turn, new HMV stores and easyJet want Covid-19 testing to end

Ian King speaks to the owner of the biggest operator of nightclubs in the UK about the financial impact of government rules barring customers who've not been double-jabbed, Easyjet's chief executive wants an end to Covid-19 testing if people are fully vaccinated, and the chief executive of HMV talks about its plans to open new stores.
20/07/21·41m 49s

Covid-19 restrictions ease, oil production to rise and how the pandemic’s hit the cruise sector

As most of England's coronavirus restrictions are eased, Ian explores the impact on various sectors. He speaks to the chief executive of the country's biggest nightclub operator, REKOM UK about how sites are planning to welcome customers back. Ian also covers the decision by countries making oil to increase production from next month to try to keep a lid on prices.
19/07/21·46m 57s

Bank of England QE, South African unrest, Open golf

Today Ian's joined by Lord Forsyth, the chair of a committee which claims the Bank of England has become addicted to quantitative easing, and needs to provide better justification for continuing with the policy. Also on the show is Investec CEO Fani Titi to discuss economic consequences caused by recent unrest in South Africa, and Victoria Lajer from Stanley Gibbons, which has taken delivery of the world's most valuable stamp.
16/07/21·44m 58s

Inflation surge, net zero targets and gender parity

Ian King speaks to chief economist at Panmure Gordon - Simon French - about how inflation is on the rise as recovery from the Covid crisis keeps pushing prices up. Plus, hear from Katy Taylor - chief customer officer at Go Ahead's Northumberland Park bus garage - about how the firm's buses and trains will move to electric or hydrogen by 2035. And co-founder of The Pipeline - Baroness Margaret McDonagh - joins the show to discuss how the pandemic has pushed back gender parity by years.
14/07/21·40m 54s

Living with Covid-19, the Daily Mail's future and why Theo Fennell's taken back control

Ian King speaks to the chief UK policy director at the CBI - Matthew Fell - about how businesses will adapt to a 'new normal' once lockdown restrictions lift on July 19th. Plus, hear from Douglas McCabe - an expert in tech and publishing media from Enders Analysis - about how the family which founded the Daily Mail is considering making a bid to take the company private. And jewellery designer Theo Fennell joins the show to discuss why he's taken control of his company for the first time in 40 years.
13/07/21·41m 8s

Euros aftermath, bookies' disappointment and lifting lockdown

Ian King speaks to Claire Walker - co-executive director at the British Chambers of Commerce - about how the expected lifting of lockdown on July 19th will impact the future of business. Plus, hear from the spokesperson for Paddy Power - Rachael Kane - about how millions of pounds were wagered on the result of Sunday's Euros final. And sales director for Heineken's Star Pubs, Mick Howard, and London Chamber of Commerce's Chief Executive, Richard Burge, join the show to discuss the impact of the tournament on the economy.
12/07/21·25m 50s

Economic growth is mixed, surge in holiday searches, and turning research into a successful business

Ian King looks at the latest UK economic growth figures, he talks to the travel sector after a surge in bookings, and discusses how to turn university science research into a successful business
09/07/21·42m 6s

Football's coming home, the travel industry hopes for a lifeline and there's a shortage of lorry drivers.

The travel industry hopes for a lifeline - as there's talk about quarantine free travel for fully vaccinated people and the Road Haulage Industry says an extension to drivers' hours is just a sticking plaster and won't tackle a shortage of workers.
08/07/21·43m 56s

Questions about whether rules were bypassed for Greensill Capital, skip Covid-19 queues at the airport, and Tinie Tempah talks business

The National Audit Office tells Ian King about their investigation into Greensill Capital and the collapsed lender, we speak to Heathrow's Chief Executive John Holland Kaye about a trial of new fast track lanes for fully vaccinated arrivals, and the rapper Tinie Tempah explains why he's investing in a web browser
07/07/21·41m 38s

Vauxhall at Ellesmere Port, Facebook helps businesses and an overheating housing market

On today’s business podcast, Sky’s Ian King looks at what an announcement from Vauxhall could mean for Ellesmere Port, he speak to the head of Facebook across the UK and Europe about how social media can help small businesses and Wales looks to crack down on second homeowners.
06/07/21·41m 7s

Lifting England’s lockdown, Morrisons bidding war and cryptocurrency in Europe

On today’s business podcast, Sky’s Ian King speaks to industries waiting for details of England’s final step out of lockdown, another firm considers a bid to takeover Morrisons and one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges is given a license to trade in Germany – the first in Europe.
05/07/21·41m 25s

Job vacancies, commercial space flights and vodka

In today’s business podcast, Sky’s Ian King talks to the employment minister about the UK’s highest number of job vacancies since before the pandemic, Richard Branson is set to go into space this month and ahead of England’s match against Ukraine tomorrow, Ian takes a look at the country’s national spirit.
02/07/21·40m 28s

Climate disclosure, Nissan 'gigafactory' and accessible cereal boxes

On today’s business podcast, Sky’s Ian King reacts to breaking news as the Chancellor announces companies will have to declare their environmental impact, he also looks at the announcement from Nissan of a new 'gigafactory' in Sunderland, which could result in 6,000 new jobs across the UK and Kelloggs starts a new initiative to make its cereal boxes more accessible for partially sighted people.
01/07/21·44m 27s

Changes to business support, a higher demand for tech and shifting away from coal

On today’s business podcast, Sky’s Ian King hears about how changes to coronavirus support are set to impact companies, as well as taking a look at a growing demand for technology and a bid to make coal history.
30/06/21·42m 38s

Securing the UK's car-making future, execs to bypass quarantine and the stamp duty holiday deadline

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders launches a new strategy to secure the future of the UK's car-making industry. On this episode, chief executive Mike Hawes joins Ian King.And as the clock ticks towards the end of the stamp duty holiday, research suggests there's no sign of the market slowing down.Plus, the business lookahead to Euro 2020 as England face Germany at Wembley.
29/06/21·40m 46s

Lockdown support 'flashpoint', Burberry shares tumble and what next for sustainable travel?

The Federation of Small Businesses is warning of a 'flashpoint' on Thursday when coronavirus business support, including full furlough, comes to an end. Chairman Mike Cherry and Kate Nicholls, from UK Hospitality, are among Ian's guests.Also today, Burberry's shares tumble after its chief executive unexpectedly quits.
28/06/21·41m 10s

Foreign holidays, Covid legal action and Tropic Skincare

Bosses from two of the UK’s top travel firms react to changes made to the travel list, theatres join legal action against the government over coronavirus rules and Sky’s Ian King speaks to the founder of the UK's fastest growing skincare brand.
25/06/21·41m 6s

LCF failures, junk food adverts banned and a boost for car sales

MPs have described the collapse of London Capital and Finance as one of the largest conduct regulatory failures in three decades, the government announces a ban on junk food adverts and Catherine Faiers from Autotrader talks to Sky's Ian King about a boost in car sales.
24/06/21·44m 1s

Who would buy Channel 4, a shake-up of the leasehold market, and a global threat to cotton.

As the government looks for buyers for Channel 4, we'll hear from a media analyst on who might be interested. Plus the competitions regulator explains who'll benefit from a clampdown on freeholder charges - and a cotton expert tells us how global heating is threatening the industry.
23/06/21·40m 42s

Morrisons takeover latest, lower government borrowing and Andy Murray's new investment

Ian King takes a look at the latest in the Morrisons takeover bid and how it's affected trading. The government's borrowing is lower than it was last year - but is still at its second highest level. And tennis number one Andy Murray talks about how the rapper Pitbull encouraged him to invest in an organic sports drink.
22/06/21·45m 45s

Lockdown hit to theatres, Morrisons takeover approach, fitness mirrors

How the freedom day delay is hitting the theatre industry: Ian hears from the boss of Sadler's Wells about the need to get back to full capacity.Plus, reaction as Morrisons rejects an approach from a U.S equity firm, and VAHA chief executive Valerie Bures-Bönström on the interactive mirror which acts as a personal trainer.
21/06/21·46m 26s

An economy bounce back, Carnival is back off - and the business of football

A leading business group is forecasting the UK economy could bounce back from Covid-19 sooner than expected, and Ian King is joined by the CBI's chief economist.Also today, the coronavirus pandemic forces the cancellation of Notting Hill Carnival for a second year.And as England and Scotland meet in Euro 2020, Ian asks whether fans still trust the businesses behind football.
18/06/21·28m 8s

The furlough scheme, eviction ban and traffic light travel

On today's episode, Ian King discusses the extension of the eviction ban on commercial tenants. He also speaks to the Institute for Fiscal Studies about the implications of the furlough scheme, and how tech jobs are on the increase.Plus, hear from the chairman of Brentford Football Club, Cliff Crown about life in the Premier League.
17/06/21·47m 2s

Inflation rates, quantum computing and coronavirus restrictions

Ian King discusses the rise in inflation in the UK, the new post-Brexit trade deal with Australia, and support for the hospitality sector as lockdown restrictions are extended. Plus, hear from a company which is developing quantum computers which are able to perform calculations faster than supercomputers. The Virgin Orbit project is also discussed.
16/06/21·44m 24s

Covid-19 restrictions, online car auctions and the rise in restaurant meal kits

Ian King speaks to a range of sectors to discuss a possible delay in the easing of coronavirus restrictions in England, including the wedding industry. Plus, hear from a company that's raised almost £50m to fund the expansion of its used car online marketplace, allowing people to sell their car through an auction to more than 3,000 dealers. The rise of restaurant meal kits due to coronavirus restrictions is also explored.
14/06/21·38m 53s

G7 - Protests, ambitions and expectations

World leaders are gathering in Cornwall for the start of the G7 where they're expected to commit to providing one billion Covid vaccine doses to the rest of the world. Climate change is also high on the agenda.On this edition, Ian King discusses the impact the global meeting could have on the local economy, and he'll look at the state of post-Brexit 'Brand Britain'.
11/06/21·45m 45s

Sausage war, climate targets and space scientists

Ian King speaks to chief executive of the British Meat Processors Association - Nick Allen - about the increasing tension between the EU and UK around the moving of goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland. Plus, hear from chief executive of DS Smith - Miles Roberts - about new climate targets being announced by the FTSE 100 packaging and paper business. And transport secretary Grant Shapps joins the show to discuss the UK space industry.
09/06/21·48m 38s

Travel chaos, 1,000 new jobs and vegan trainers

Ian King speaks to the chief executive of On The Beach, Simon Cooper, and the president of Turismo de Portugal, Luis Araújo, about Brits rushing back to the UK after the country was removed from the government's green list. Plus, hear from SureScreen Diagnostics director, David Campbell, about how the UK Covid test maker is buying a new manufacturing centre - creating 1,000 new jobs. And founder of new London based brand Loci, Emmanuel Eribo, joins the show to discuss vegan trainers.
08/06/21·44m 56s

Foreign aid cuts, G7 tax deal and new digital currencies

Ian King speaks to the former chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee - Richard Ottaway - as the government faces rebellion over a cut to international aid. Plus, hear from George Dibb - head of the Centre for Economic Justice at the Institute for Public Policy Research, and Morgan Schondelmeier from the Adam Smith Institute. They discuss the merits of the G7 corporate tax deal and whether or not it goes far enough for big businesses. And the deputy governor of the Bank of England for Financial Stability - Sir Jon Cunliffe - joins the show to talk about the potential for new digital currencies.
07/06/21·46m 29s

Criticism about new travel restrictions for Portugal, G7 targets tech firms avoiding tax, and giving textiles a 21st century twist

The travel industry counts the cost of tourists fleeing Portugal, G7 urged to tackle tax avoidance by tech firms, and the British company taking textiles and giving it a 21st century twist.
04/06/21·41m 46s

Changes to quarantine-free trips, saving the pub industry, and Tesco loses a legal battle

The travel industry waits for changes to quarantine-free holiday destinations, MPs say restrictions must be eased on the 21st of June to save the pub industry, and Tesco loses a key legal case over equal pay.
03/06/21·41m 29s

Food crackdown, social care app and Wizz Air losses

Sky's Emma Crosby speaks to the chairman of Spoon Guru - Andy Clarke - about whether or not big retailers are doing enough to make our food healthier. Plus, hear from the chief executive of Birdie - Max Parmentier - about its start-up app which aims to help carers provide more efficient and personalised care for elderly people. And Wizz Air chief executive - József Váradi - joins the show to discuss the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
02/06/21·41m 32s

Covid-19 restrictions, eviction bans and Salesforce's record revenues

Sky's Emma Crosby speaks to CEO of the British Beer and Pub Association, Emma McClarkin, about how the spread of the Indian Covid-19 variant could delay the final lifting of restrictions on June 21st. Plus, hear from Melanie Leech - the Chief Executive of the British Property Foundation and Peter Bell - the Founder of the Commercial Tenants Association. They'll be talking about eviction bans which were put in place to protect tenants. And President and Chief Revenue Officer of Salesforce - Gavin Patterson - discusses the US tech giant's latest revenue report.
01/06/21·46m 3s

Rolls Royce goes up a gear and Britain's youngest billionaire

The Rolls Royce with a 20 million pound price tag and Ian King sits down with Britain's youngest billionaire to discuss his video conferencing app that changed his life in just two years.
28/05/21·47m 0s

Good news for a famous food company and why the coronavirus pandemic may have helped boost business for a pet shop giant.

Ian King speaks to a business looking to benefit from the potential building of the UK's largest battery gigafactory in Sunderland - after it emerged Nissan is in talks with the government over this. He's also speaking to the chief executive at Tate and Lyle as a move to healthier eating has bumped up profits and he chats to a boss at Pets at Home as a boom in pet ownership during the pandemic sends revenues soaring.
27/05/21·23m 27s

Challenging times for food to go retailers, Legoland investment and a new Icelandic airline.

It's been a tough time for food to go retailers over the past 12 months and Ian King finds out more about a new, low-cost Icelandic airline. He also sits down with a director of Merlin Entertainment to hear about its 20-million pound Legoland investment.
25/05/21·37m 41s

Powering the electric revolution and a new economic strategy for the UK

The CBI sets out a new UK economic strategy following the shocks of Brexit and the pandemic and Ian King speaks with the chief executive of energy regulator, Ofgem, to find out how it's powering the electric revolution.
24/05/21·46m 59s

Retail sale rise, London Tube extension and Nationwide's profits

Ian King speaks to the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, about plans to extend the Northern Line Tube service. Plus, hear from PwC's Leader of Industry for Consumer Markets, Lisa Hooker, about figures which suggest retail sales are on the rise. And Nationwide's Chief Executive, Joe Garner, joins the show to discuss how the Covid-19 pandemic helped boost profits.
21/05/21·44m 48s

EasyJet disappointment, rail shake-up and Kingfisher update

Ian King speaks to EasyJet boss Johan Lundgren who’s questioning the government’s reasoning behind amber list countries. All change! Hear from the general secretary of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers - Mick Lynch – about how Britain’s network is facing its biggest shake-up in a generation. And in his first broadcast interview, Kingfisher's chief executive Thierry Garnier talks about a strong rise in sales during the Covid-19 pandemic.
20/05/21·43m 4s

Inflation soars, lockdown hits pubs and some Bank of England jobs move north

Jumps in the price of energy and clothing have led to a big increase in the cost of living, as the Office for National Statistics says UK inflation doubled to 1.5% last month. Ian is joined by HSBC Economist, Liz Martins.Also in today's episode, pub group Marston's slumps to a pre-tax loss after lockdown and Ian discusses why the Bank of England and several media organisations are moving some roles to Leeds.
19/05/21·40m 10s

Unemployment falls, reaching net zero and new streaming giant

Ian King speaks to Ruth Gregory from Capital Economics about a fall in unemployment between January and March this year. Plus, hear from the chair of the Carbon Trust, Baroness Brown of Cambridge, about how the cost of decarbonising the economy could be done much cheaper. And the president of Discovery International - Jean-Briac Perrette - joins the show to discuss the $43bn merger that could help create a new streaming giant.
18/05/21·42m 50s

Covid-19 restrictions ease, foreign travel restarts and the future of cinema

As coronavirus restrictions ease further Ian King speaks to Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary about foreign travel restarting under the government's traffic light system. Plus, hear from the managing director of Odeon Cinemas, Carol Welch, about the future of the big screen. And Sunny Jouhal, general manager of the London Eye, joins the show to talk about an expected surge in demand for UK tourist attractions as more people plan staycations over the summer.
17/05/21·45m 49s

Pubs are opening again, why good business pays and diversity on company boards

Monday sees the opening of pubs and the restart of international travel. Ian King talks to a pub Landlord and Fionn Hart from Flipdish, an app which helps pubs and restaurants remain Covid compliant.He also speaks to David Tyler, the Chairman of Domestic and General and former chairman of Sainsbury's - he's an advisor to the campaign "Good Business Pays" which is trying to get suppliers paid on time.He'll talk to John Hitchcox, Chairman of Yoo Capital, which is behind the £1.3 billion regeneration project of Olympia in west London.Elsewhere - Ian chats to Steve Hare, Chief Executive at Sage, one of the UK's biggest software companies, after it reported a 30% fall in half year operating profits to £203million.And he also takes a look at the history of company boards with the renowned economist and author Dambisa Moyo.
14/05/21·40m 28s

HS2, the opening of the economy and Premier League broadcasting rights

Ian speaks to the boss of HS2 as the biggest tunnelling machine used on the British rail network starts work. He also speaks to former City minister Lord Myners as David Cameron faces questions from MPs about his lobbying efforts. He'll have more on the story of Premier League clubs agreeing to renewing a deal for broadcasting rights to show matches for the next 3 years. Elsewhere - ahead of the next big easing of lockdown in England, Ian chats to a boss at Hilton Hotels as holidays can take place again. As well as holidays we will be able to go indoors at a pub - Ian is speaking to the founder of a brewery and the President of Ford in Europe talks to Ian on electric cars.
13/05/21·45m 29s

Mixed news on economic growth, but the travel sector's starting to take off.

Ian King speaks to the Chief Executive, Centre for Economics and Business Research about the UK economy, after latest figures showed it shrank 1.5% in the first quarter of this year. He'll find out why the boss of one of the world's biggest travel group's putting on more flights to Portugal.
12/05/21·47m 6s

The Queen's Speech, firms listing on global stock markets and a major live music event

The British Chambers of Commerce discusses the impact of policies set out in the Queen's Speech, how the BRIT Awards will look, considering coronavirus restrictions and analysis of a so-called 'SPAC' - which is being deemed by many as the 'hottest ticket in town' when it comes to companies listing on global stock markets.
11/05/21·27m 49s

Reopening the economy, fuel pipeline's hit with a cyber attack and a new mental health app

Ahead of the next big easing of lockdown in England, Ian speaks to Vue cinema chief executive Tim Richards to discuss the impact. He also speaks to chief oil analyst Amrita Sen as the most important fuel pipeline in the US is hit by a cyber attack and the Bank of England thinks the UK will have its strongest growth for more than 7 decades as the economy recovers from the Covid crisis. Ian's joined by UK Financial Services Managing Partner Anna Anthony. Plus, he speaks to the founder of a new app targeted at young people to help mental health.
10/05/21·47m 15s

Restarting foreign travel, green electricity, wedding industries

Ahead of the publication of the government's international green list, Ian's guests include easyJet's chief executive John Lundgren, Maria Elena Rossi from the Italian National Tourist Board and Brenda Collin, executive vice president at Preferred Hotels & Resorts. He's also discussing low-carbon energy, and how restrictions on weddings have hit the jewellery industry.
07/05/21·44m 18s

Vaccine patents, state of the economy and a permanent Covid memorial

Ian King speaks to the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry about suggestions Covid vaccine patents should be suspended to speed up the manufacturing process; Economics Editor Ed Conway looks at the Bank of England's revised forecast for GDP growth; and Ian hears about a bid to build a permanent memorial for victims of the pandemic.
06/05/21·39m 42s

A boost for Boohoo, tickets for nightclubs and a growing popularity for veganism

Ian King explores a boost in profits for online retailer Boohoo, he speaks to a firm helping nightclub owners prepare for a return to the dancefloor and asks what impact a shift to stock vegan products has on smaller firms.
05/05/21·41m 14s

India trade deal, purpose-built Uber cars and outdoor advertising

Ian King talks to guests on the UK's new post-Brexit trade deal with India, a new partnership between Uber and Arrival to design purpose-built electric cars for ride-hailing drivers and he explores how the pandemic has affected outdoor advertising revenue.
04/05/21·50m 58s

House prices jump, Barclays boost and AstraZeneca profits up

Ian King speaks to Nationwide's chief economist Robert Gardiner about a jump in house prices. Plus hear from The Times banking editor Katherine Griffiths about Barclays’ biggest quarterly profits in 13 years. And Hannah Kuchler, the global pharmaceuticals correspondent for the Financial Times, joins the show to discuss drugmaker AstraZeneca’s sharp rise in profits - and it’s not because of the Covid-19 vaccine.
30/04/21·40m 58s

Heathrow's warning, Biden's economic plan and insect pet food

Ian King speaks to the chief executive of Heathrow, John Holland Kaye, about the airport's £2.4 billion losses during the pandemic. Plus, we hear from Joe Sternberg, from the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal here in London, about President Biden's $4 trillion economic plan. And founder of Aardvark pet food, Hugo Walters, explains why the company wants to feed insects to household pets.
29/04/21·46m 8s

Back to work, self-driving cars and the Freemasons' annual report

Ian King speaks to the chair of Tesco and the Covid Recovery Group, John Allan, about a plan set out by Britain's most powerful businesses to help the economy recover from the pandemic. Plus, hear from the chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, Mike Hawes, about how self-driving cars could be allowed on UK motorways by the end of the year. And Doctor David Staples - chief executive of the United Grand Lodge of England - talks about the Freemasonry organisation publishing its first ever annual report.
28/04/21·44m 7s

BP bounces back, HSBC profits and summer holidays abroad

Ian King speaks to BP's chief executive Bernard Looney about bouncing back from the Covid-19 pandemic. Plus hear from chair of Hays Travel, Dame Irene Hays, about going abroad this summer, and Energy Transitions Commission chair Lord Turner's discussing decarbonising the economy.
27/04/21·45m 12s

A business rebrand, music royalties and free business advice

Ian is joined by the chief executive of Standard Life Aberdeen, as it rebrands to ABRDN. He also speaks to the chief executive of PRS Music about streaming revenues, and the boss of what has become Europe's biggest flower delivery business. Plus we hear from a not-for-profit collective which is offering advice and support to small firms.
26/04/21·39m 41s

Summer aviation, buy-now-pay-later and sensor tech

As India formally joins the 'red list', Ian is joined by Willie Walsh - the CEO of British Airways' parent company - to discuss the future of global aviation. He also speaks to the chief executive of Klarna and the founder of Internet of Things company InfoTech. Plus, city editor Mark Kleinman has news of a development at Manchester United.
23/04/21·45m 11s

BoE and climate, fintech, rocket fuel

Catch up with news and interviews on the Bank of England's plans to tackle climate change, the fintech industry's warning to the Treasury that it cannot rest on its laurels and the the space entrepreneur refining rocket fuel from polystyrene.Plus Ian and guests review the day's business pages in the newspapers and assess the global markets.
22/04/21·46m 24s

Super League, banking operations and stadium app

Catch up with news and interviews on the collapse of the European Super League, the review on bank ring-fencing rules and the app aiming to get fans back into stadiums with Covid Certificates.Plus Ian and guests review the day's business pages in the newspapers and assess the global markets.
21/04/21·45m 56s

Super League, green jobs, coach travel

Catch up with news and interviews on proposals for a European Super League, the latest unemployment figures, why green jobs could replace roles lost because of Covid and how the coach travel industry can become more environmentally friendly. Plus Ian and guests review the day's business pages in the newspapers.
20/04/21·41m 3s
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