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20081122

Evan Davis discusses shop displays and the challenges of doing business in Europe.

20081122

Evan Davis discusses shop displays and the challenges of doing business in Europe.

20090131

Evan Davis presents the business magazine. He to Manchester to meet the CEOs of some of the biggest businesses in the north west to find out how they are coping during the now-official recession. His guests include Geoff Muirhead, the CEO of Manchester Airports Group, John Nichols of Nichols, the makers of soft drink Vimto, Nick Johnson from property developers Urban Splash and Minara Cook, the founder of Minara Foods. They discuss whether air travel can be improved in these tough times and debate whether corporate memory can be handed down through the generations to help businesses survive the economic downturn.

Evan Davis and guests discuss whether air travel can be improved in these tough times.

20090131

Evan Davis presents the business magazine. He to Manchester to meet the CEOs of some of the biggest businesses in the north west to find out how they are coping during the now-official recession. His guests include Geoff Muirhead, the CEO of Manchester Airports Group, John Nichols of Nichols, the makers of soft drink Vimto, Nick Johnson from property developers Urban Splash and Minara Cook, the founder of Minara Foods. They discuss whether air travel can be improved in these tough times and debate whether corporate memory can be handed down through the generations to help businesses survive the economic downturn.

Evan Davis and guests discuss whether air travel can be improved in these tough times.

20090207

Evan Davis presents the business magazine. Entrepreneurs and business leaders talk about the issues that matter to their companies and their customers.

Evan Davis presents the business magazine.

20090207

Evan Davis presents the business magazine. Entrepreneurs and business leaders talk about the issues that matter to their companies and their customers.

Evan Davis presents the business magazine.

20090214
20090214
20090221
20090221
20090228

Evan Davis discusses whether hedge funds have contributed to the economic crisis and whether they should be allowed to trade without being regulated. Hugh Hendry, one of the UK's most outspoken fund managers, offers his thoughts.

Plus Gordon Frazer, head of Microsoft UK, and Jasmine Montgomery, of Futurebrand, discuss the future of computing and the real value of a brand.

Evan Davis presents the business magazine and debates the merits of hedge funds.

Evan Davis presents the business magazine. Entrepreneurs and business leaders talk about the issues that matter to their companies and their customers.

Evan Davis presents the business magazine.

20090228

Evan Davis discusses whether hedge funds have contributed to the economic crisis and whether they should be allowed to trade without being regulated. Hugh Hendry, one of the UK's most outspoken fund managers, offers his thoughts.

Plus Gordon Frazer, head of Microsoft UK, and Jasmine Montgomery, of Futurebrand, discuss the future of computing and the real value of a brand.

Evan Davis presents the business magazine and debates the merits of hedge funds.

Evan Davis presents the business magazine. Entrepreneurs and business leaders talk about the issues that matter to their companies and their customers.

Evan Davis presents the business magazine.

2009030720090309

Evan Davis challenges his guests on the art - and the complications - of pricing. For once, as recession gloom deepens, bosses of big business discuss the upturn, whenever that might come.

Evan meets Sir Moir Lockhead of FirstGroup, one of the world's biggest transport companies, Christina Domecq of leading technology company Spinvox and Tom Purves, chief executive of Rolls Royce Motor Cars.

Evan Davis challenges his guests on the art - and the complications - of pricing.

Evan Davis presents the business magazine. Entrepreneurs and business leaders talk about the issues that matter to their companies and their customers.

Evan Davis presents the business magazine.

2009030720090309

Evan Davis challenges his guests on the art - and the complications - of pricing. For once, as recession gloom deepens, bosses of big business discuss the upturn, whenever that might come.

Evan meets Sir Moir Lockhead of FirstGroup, one of the world's biggest transport companies, Christina Domecq of leading technology company Spinvox and Tom Purves, chief executive of Rolls Royce Motor Cars.

Evan Davis challenges his guests on the art - and the complications - of pricing.

Evan Davis presents the business magazine. Entrepreneurs and business leaders talk about the issues that matter to their companies and their customers.

Evan Davis presents the business magazine.

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20090321
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20090328
20090328
20090604

Evan Davis presents the business magazine. Entrepreneurs and company bosses talk about the issues that matter to their companies and their customers.

Evan Davis presents the business magazine.

20090604

Evan Davis presents the business magazine. Entrepreneurs and company bosses talk about the issues that matter to their companies and their customers.

Evan Davis presents the business magazine.

20090618
20090618
20090625
20090625
20090702
20090702
2009070920090711

You're at the top of your company, but you're the person with least control over your time. PAs, PRs, your spouse - all these people are battling over your diary. So can you, when you're a chief executive, carve out a piece of the day for yourself or are you at the mercy of others from the moment you get up?

Evan Davis discusses this with his three big business guests: Nikki King of Isuzu Trucks, Samir Brikho of AMEC and Gavin Slark of the BSS Group.

He also finds out how possible it is to plan for the long term when everyone is pressurising you for short term results.

Evan Davis presents the business magazine. Entrepreneurs and company bosses talk about the issues that matter to their companies and their customers.

Evan Davis presents the business magazine.

2009070920090711

You're at the top of your company, but you're the person with least control over your time. PAs, PRs, your spouse - all these people are battling over your diary. So can you, when you're a chief executive, carve out a piece of the day for yourself or are you at the mercy of others from the moment you get up?

Evan Davis discusses this with his three big business guests: Nikki King of Isuzu Trucks, Samir Brikho of AMEC and Gavin Slark of the BSS Group.

He also finds out how possible it is to plan for the long term when everyone is pressurising you for short term results.

Evan Davis presents the business magazine. Entrepreneurs and company bosses talk about the issues that matter to their companies and their customers.

Evan Davis presents the business magazine.

20090716
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Evan Davis and his guests discuss managing the expectations of customers and shareholders, and meetings - what makes them effective, and who needs to be in the room?

His guests are Andrew Cosslett, chief executive of Intercontinental Hotels (owners of chains including Holiday Inn), Allan Cook chief executive of international defence and aerospace company Cobham, and leading architect Rafael Vinoly.

2009092420090926

Evan Davis and his guests discuss managing the expectations of customers and shareholders, and meetings - what makes them effective, and who needs to be in the room?

His guests are Andrew Cosslett, chief executive of Intercontinental Hotels (owners of chains including Holiday Inn), Allan Cook chief executive of international defence and aerospace company Cobham, and leading architect Rafael Vinoly.

20091008
20091008
20091015

Evan Davis presents the business magazine. Entrepreneurs and company bosses talk about the issues that matter to their companies and their customers.

Evan Davis presents the business magazine.

20091015

Evan Davis presents the business magazine. Entrepreneurs and company bosses talk about the issues that matter to their companies and their customers.

Evan Davis presents the business magazine.

20091022
20091022
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Evan Davis presents the business magazine. Entrepreneurs and company bosses talk about the issues that matter to their companies and their customers.

Evan Davis presents the business magazine.

*20090528

Evan Davis presents the business magazine. Entrepreneurs and company bosses talk about the issues that matter to their companies and their customers.

Evan Davis presents the business magazine.

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01/10/200920091003

Evan Davis asks his panel of top business guests about discipline at work - whether they like running a tight ship or prefer letting spirits run free - and tries to shed some light on the mysteries of profit margins.

His guests are Robert Polet, chief executive of the Gucci Group, Garry Watts, chief executive of SSL International, whose brands include Durex and Scholl, and Paula Bell, finance director of technology and engineering group Ricardo.

Evan Davis asks guests about discipline at work and the mysteries of profit margins.

01/10/200920091003

Evan Davis asks his panel of top business guests about discipline at work - whether they like running a tight ship or prefer letting spirits run free - and tries to shed some light on the mysteries of profit margins.

His guests are Robert Polet, chief executive of the Gucci Group, Garry Watts, chief executive of SSL International, whose brands include Durex and Scholl, and Paula Bell, finance director of technology and engineering group Ricardo.

Evan Davis asks guests about discipline at work and the mysteries of profit margins.

02/07/200920090704

You spend your life trying to get to the top in business. Then, when you do, you get driven to meetings, enjoy a wonderful expense account and all the perks of the job. But how do you stay in touch with the people on the shop floor? Evan Davis asks his top-rung guests to divulge how much time they spend with those on the bottom rung, and how important they think it is for the success of their business.

Evan's guests are Carolyn McCall, chief executive of the Guardian Media Group, Patrick Dempsey of Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants and Peter Taylor, managing partner of leading private equity group Duke Street.

Evan Davis asks business leaders about their contact with their employees.

02/07/200920090704

You spend your life trying to get to the top in business. Then, when you do, you get driven to meetings, enjoy a wonderful expense account and all the perks of the job. But how do you stay in touch with the people on the shop floor? Evan Davis asks his top-rung guests to divulge how much time they spend with those on the bottom rung, and how important they think it is for the success of their business.

Evan's guests are Carolyn McCall, chief executive of the Guardian Media Group, Patrick Dempsey of Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants and Peter Taylor, managing partner of leading private equity group Duke Street.

Evan Davis asks business leaders about their contact with their employees.

04/06/200920090606

Evan Davis and guests consider whether we have entered a new era of austerity. Are we growing vegetables in our gardens at home, instead of dining out at expensive restaurants? Are we turning up our noses at gas-guzzling cars, not just because we can't afford them, but because they offend our new sensibilities of prudence and caution?

Evan talks to Dr Shumeet Banerji, chief executive of management consultants Booz and Co, Rita Clifton, chairman of Interbrand London, and hedge fund manager Hugh Hendry, founder of Eclectica Asset Management, about whether they believe we are in for a long, hard slog or if they can see light at the end of the economic tunnel.

They also discuss the subject of consultants; with two of them on the panel, Evan quizzes them about why they have such a bad name. Is there really any justification for highly-paid senior executives to pay someone else to help them make their decisions?

Evan Davis and guests consider whether we have entered a new era of austerity.

04/06/200920090606

Evan Davis and guests consider whether we have entered a new era of austerity. Are we growing vegetables in our gardens at home, instead of dining out at expensive restaurants? Are we turning up our noses at gas-guzzling cars, not just because we can't afford them, but because they offend our new sensibilities of prudence and caution?

Evan talks to Dr Shumeet Banerji, chief executive of management consultants Booz and Co, Rita Clifton, chairman of Interbrand London, and hedge fund manager Hugh Hendry, founder of Eclectica Asset Management, about whether they believe we are in for a long, hard slog or if they can see light at the end of the economic tunnel.

They also discuss the subject of consultants; with two of them on the panel, Evan quizzes them about why they have such a bad name. Is there really any justification for highly-paid senior executives to pay someone else to help them make their decisions?

Evan Davis and guests consider whether we have entered a new era of austerity.

07/02/200920090209

Evan Davis presents the business magazine.

07/02/200920090209

Evan Davis presents the business magazine.

08/10/200920091010

Stephanie Flanders asks her panel of top business guests about the fine art of salesmanship. Now we can all bypass those eager shop assistants and go online, are salesmen on the way out - or just getting a makeover?

And training on the job - we've all done it, but does formal training pay dividends in the end?

Stephanie is joined by Marko Ilincic, managing director of Lego UK, Michelle Feeney, chief executive of St Tropez and Grant Hearn, chief executive of Travelodge.

Stephanie Flanders asks her panel of business guests about the fine art of salesmanship.

08/10/200920091010

Stephanie Flanders asks her panel of top business guests about the fine art of salesmanship. Now we can all bypass those eager shop assistants and go online, are salesmen on the way out - or just getting a makeover?

And training on the job - we've all done it, but does formal training pay dividends in the end?

Stephanie is joined by Marko Ilincic, managing director of Lego UK, Michelle Feeney, chief executive of St Tropez and Grant Hearn, chief executive of Travelodge.

Stephanie Flanders asks her panel of business guests about the fine art of salesmanship.

11/06/200920090613

Evan Davis tests his three guests on the tricky business of succession: is there an ideal time to choose who is going to take over from you, or is it better to hang on until you're pushed? Following recent events in Downing Street, Evan finds out whether businesses can manage handovers any better than politicians.

He also asks the chief executive of Pizza Hut UK whether size matters. Can big ever be too big? In this recession, should companies become leaner and meaner to survive the bad times?

Evan's guests are Jens Hofma, chief executive of Pizza Hut UK, Chris Hyman, chief executive of Serco and Harriet Green, chief executive of Premier Farnel.

Evan Davis asks his guests if businesses can manage succession any better than politicians

11/06/200920090613

Evan Davis tests his three guests on the tricky business of succession: is there an ideal time to choose who is going to take over from you, or is it better to hang on until you're pushed? Following recent events in Downing Street, Evan finds out whether businesses can manage handovers any better than politicians.

He also asks the chief executive of Pizza Hut UK whether size matters. Can big ever be too big? In this recession, should companies become leaner and meaner to survive the bad times?

Evan's guests are Jens Hofma, chief executive of Pizza Hut UK, Chris Hyman, chief executive of Serco and Harriet Green, chief executive of Premier Farnel.

Evan Davis asks his guests if businesses can manage succession any better than politicians

14/02/200920090216
14/02/200920090216
15/10/200920091017

Evan Davis presents a special edition of the business magazine from the University of Derby. He asks his panel of guests about the role played by lawyers in business and how we can fill the hole left by financial services in the UK.

Evan is joined by:

Ian Livingstone, life president of Eidos Interactive, the company that produced Lara Croft, one of the best-selling video games of all time

Colin Walton, chairman of Bombardier Transportation, who runs the only train factory left in the UK

David Gold, senior partner at Herbert Smith, one of Britain's leading law firms.

Evan Davis presents a special edition of the programme from the University of Derby.

15/10/200920091017

Evan Davis presents a special edition of the business magazine from the University of Derby. He asks his panel of guests about the role played by lawyers in business and how we can fill the hole left by financial services in the UK.

Evan is joined by:

Ian Livingstone, life president of Eidos Interactive, the company that produced Lara Croft, one of the best-selling video games of all time

Colin Walton, chairman of Bombardier Transportation, who runs the only train factory left in the UK

David Gold, senior partner at Herbert Smith, one of Britain's leading law firms.

Evan Davis presents a special edition of the programme from the University of Derby.

16/07/200920090718

It's the end of term and summer is here, so what advice would Evan Davis's successful business guests give to youngsters just leaving school now?

Entrepreneur James Dyson took five years to develop the bagless vacuum cleaner, Martha Lane Fox went on a 'crazy journey' to set up lastminute.com, and Adrian Ringrose still isn't sure he has grown up, even though he is chief executive of a company with 50,000 employees. Evan asks them all about creativity in business and how important it is.

Evan Davis presents the business magazine.

16/07/200920090718

It's the end of term and summer is here, so what advice would Evan Davis's successful business guests give to youngsters just leaving school now?

Entrepreneur James Dyson took five years to develop the bagless vacuum cleaner, Martha Lane Fox went on a 'crazy journey' to set up lastminute.com, and Adrian Ringrose still isn't sure he has grown up, even though he is chief executive of a company with 50,000 employees. Evan asks them all about creativity in business and how important it is.

Evan Davis presents the business magazine.

18/06/200920090620

Guest presenter Stephanie Flanders discusses the future of the airline industry with Stelios Haji-Ioannou, chairman of Easygroup Ltd and founder of Easyjet, Lord Digby Jones, business entrepreneur and former director of the CBI, and Steve Ridgway, chief executive of Virgin Atlantic Airways.

They discuss the cost conundrum of trying to predict the economic future when buying new aircraft, and reveal whether they have cut back on their personal air travel as environmental concerns get stronger.

The panel also ask if machines are taking over the industry; from computer check-ins and check-outs to automated phone services, it is becoming harder to deal with real people. It might be cheaper for companies, but Stephanie asks if the benefits really get passed onto the consumer.

Guest presenter Stephanie Flanders discusses the future of the airline industry.

Evan Davis presents the business magazine.

18/06/200920090620

Guest presenter Stephanie Flanders discusses the future of the airline industry with Stelios Haji-Ioannou, chairman of Easygroup Ltd and founder of Easyjet, Lord Digby Jones, business entrepreneur and former director of the CBI, and Steve Ridgway, chief executive of Virgin Atlantic Airways.

They discuss the cost conundrum of trying to predict the economic future when buying new aircraft, and reveal whether they have cut back on their personal air travel as environmental concerns get stronger.

The panel also ask if machines are taking over the industry; from computer check-ins and check-outs to automated phone services, it is becoming harder to deal with real people. It might be cheaper for companies, but Stephanie asks if the benefits really get passed onto the consumer.

Guest presenter Stephanie Flanders discusses the future of the airline industry.

Evan Davis presents the business magazine.

21/02/200920090223
21/02/200920090223
25/06/200920090627

Evan Davis asks his guests about their personal style of management. Does the TV image of the short-tempered, blunt-speaking boss reflect what goes on in the boardroom? PY Gerbeau, chief executive of X-Leisure and the man who saved Disneyland Paris and the Millennium Dome, admits to shouting sometimes, while David Roche, president of Hotels.com, can't remember the last time he raised his voice. And John McLaren, an investment banker turned thriller writer, recalls how different the Japanese business style is from the UK and US way of doing things.

Also, Evan asks his guests whether discounting really gives people a better deal.

Evan Davis asks his guests about their personal style of management.

25/06/200920090627

Evan Davis asks his guests about their personal style of management. Does the TV image of the short-tempered, blunt-speaking boss reflect what goes on in the boardroom? PY Gerbeau, chief executive of X-Leisure and the man who saved Disneyland Paris and the Millennium Dome, admits to shouting sometimes, while David Roche, president of Hotels.com, can't remember the last time he raised his voice. And John McLaren, an investment banker turned thriller writer, recalls how different the Japanese business style is from the UK and US way of doing things.

Also, Evan asks his guests whether discounting really gives people a better deal.

Evan Davis asks his guests about their personal style of management.

28/02/200920090302

Evan Davis presents the business magazine and debates the merits of hedge funds.

28/02/200920090302

Evan Davis presents the business magazine and debates the merits of hedge funds.

28/05/200920090530

Evan Davis presents the business magazine.

28/05/200920090530

Evan Davis presents the business magazine.

31/01/200920090202

Evan Davis and guests discuss whether air travel can be improved in these tough times.

31/01/200920090202

Evan Davis and guests discuss whether air travel can be improved in these tough times.