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14
MAR

Internships

For many graduates an internship has become the default route to full-time, paid employment. But getting a good placement is competitive and in some cases poorly paid or unpaid. What does this mean for social mobility and diversity in the workplace? Evan Davis and guests discuss the pros and cons of internships.

GUESTS

Sarah Churchman, UK Head of Inclusion, Diversity and Wellbeing, PwC
Amalia Illgner , Freelance journalist and a former intern
Oliver Sidwell, Co-founder, Rate My Placement
28
FEB

Magazines

There are more than two-and-a-half thousand consumer and business magazine titles on sale in the UK. What is the appeal of magazines and how does the business endure in spite of falling advertising revenues and declining circulation figures?

GUESTS

Wolfgang Bau, President, Conde Nast International

Terri White, Editor-in-Chief, Empire Magazine

Rebecca McGrath, Senior Analyst, Media, Mintel
21
FEB

Are auditors fit for purpose?

What's the point of an audit if it fails to detect when a company's about to go under? The sudden collapse of BHS, Carillion and Patisserie Valerie has dented public confidence in the firms that audited them and prompted calls for a shake-up of the audit industry. Would more competition in the sector, which is dominated by four big players, drive audit quality up? Do accountants need to be more robust in challenging company figures?

Joining Evan Davis for The Bottom Line:

Bill Michael, UK Chairman and Senior Partner at KPMG.
Jac Berry, Audit Partner and UK Head of Quality at Mazars
and Christopher Humphrey, Professor of Accounting at the Alliance Manchester Business School
31
JAN

The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things promised to revolutionise the way we live and work but what has it delivered and what more is it capable of doing? Join Evan Davis and guests as they discuss The Internet of Things.

GUESTS

Kevin Ashton, Author who coined the phrase the Internet of Things

Caroline Gorski, Global Director of R2 Data Labs, Rolls Royce Plc

Paul Beastall, Head of Strategy, Cambridge Consultants
22
NOV
2018

Business in the era of #MeToo

Has the #MeToo movement made businesses change the way they deal with sexual harassment and gender equality claims in the workplace? Does the law around non-disclosure agreements - often used to hush up this kind of behaviour - need to be changed? Evan Davis and guests discuss.
GUESTS

Samantha Mangwana, Employment Lawyer, Partner, CM Murray

Zelda Perkins, Campaigner and Theatrical Producer

Octavius Black, CEO and Co-founder, TheMindGym
15
NOV
2018

Super-premium drinks

There has been an explosion in the number of craft ale breweries and small-scale gin distilleries in recent years. The so-called super premium alcohol sector is growing. Why are these drinks popular among consumers? Is this a passing fad or is the drinks business facing fundamental change? Evan Davis and guests discuss.

Guests:

Tina Warner-Keogh, partner and co-owner of Warner Edwards Gin Distillery
Laura Edwards, general manager at Meantime Brewing Company
and Andrew Geoghegan, global consumer planning director at Diageo
01
NOV
2018

The Experience Economy

There is some evidence to suggest we are falling out of love with buying material things. Instead, we want to splash out creating memories that last a lifetime. What does the growth of what's known as the experience economy mean for businesses? Evan Davis and guests discuss.

Guests

Tristram Mayhew, Group Chairman, Go Ape!
Myf Ryan, Chief marketing officer Europe, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
Nick Johnson, Founder and co-Director, Market Operations
25
OCT
2018

Plastics

Plastic is arguably one of the world's greatest inventions. Its' qualities allow it to be used in everything from food packaging to clothes and cars. But discarded plastic clogs up our rivers and oceans threatening marine life creating a consumer backlash. So what can the industry do to restore its reputation and how? Evan Davis and guests discuss.

GUESTS

Lubna Edwards, Global Sustainability Director, Klockner Pentaplast

Roger Baynham, Managing Director, Philip Tyler Polymers and Chair of the Recycling Group, British Plastics Federation

Adrian Griffiths, CEO and Founder, Recycling Technologies.
18
OCT
2018

Shortages

No supply chain is immune from disruption and shocks. From extreme weather to strikes and cyber crime, what causes a supply chain to fail? Join Evan Davis and guests.

Guests

Tim O'Malley, Managing Director of Nationwide Produce
Richard Oldroyd, Regional Managing Director of Persimmon Homes
Liam Fassam, Associate Professor of Supply Chain Geography and Research Director at the University of Northampton
04
OCT
2018

Rewriting the rules of Business

Business has undergone seismic changes over the past decade; do the rules of business need to be re-written? If so, who should write them and what should they say?
Evan Davis and guests discuss.

GUESTS
Ian Taylor, Chairman, Vitol
Dame Helena Morrissey, Head of Personal Investing, Legal & General Investment Management
Wendy Tan White, Partner, BGF Ventures
26
JUL
2018

The Festival Business

There are thousands of festivals in the UK each year and millions of us go to them. But as an organiser how do you make any money? Do logistics and the British weather make them a risky business? Every year festivals get cancelled and some cease trading. Profit margins are tight, say organisers, and set-up costs are high. A big festival may have to pay more a million pounds to secure a top headline act.

Evan Davis and guests discuss mud, music and hard cash.

Guests:
Syima Aslam, co-founder and director of the Bradford Literature Festival
Ian Stockley, chief executive of the Bath Festivals.
Simon Taffe, co-founder of the End of The Road Festival.
19
JUL
2018

Advertising

The UK has been a global leader in the Advertising Industry since the end of the last century. But like many businesses it's now facing disruption from technology. Pop up banners on the internet and social influencers are cheaper and more immediate. Evan Davis and guests discuss whether a data driven approach to advertising will eventually kill creativity.

GUESTS

Sir John Hegarty, Co-Founder BBH

Rohan Midha, Managing Director, PMYB

Rory Sutherland, Vice-chairman, Ogilvy

Producer: Julie Ball.

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