The Bottom Line with Evan Davis

The Bottom Line with Evan Davis

Insight into business from the people at the top. Evan Davis meets influential business leaders for a round table conversation about the issues that matter to their companies and their customers. The BBC produces two radio versions of this programme - one for the UK audience that can be heard on BBC Radio 4 on Thursday evenings at 20:30 GMT, and one for the international audience that can be heard on BBC World Service on Fridays at 22:06 GMT.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • Recalls 24 Jul 14

    Thu, 24 Jul 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Faulty airbags, mis-labelled horsemeat burgers and exploding dishwashers. What is the process for recalling defective items and how quickly must manufacturers and distributors act to protect consumers’ health and safety? Evan Davis and guests discuss the logistics of product recalls and the impact it can have on the reputation of a company. Guests: Gerard Bos, Customer Relations Manager for UK and Ireland, Ikea Chris Dee, Chief Operating Officer, E.H Booth Vince Shiers, Managing Director, RQA Global

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  • Location, Disaster, Location 17 Jul 14

    Thu, 17 Jul 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Civil war in Sierra Leone, political unrest in Ukraine, the Japanese tsunami and Hurricane Sandy on the east coast of the US - three guests tell Evan Davis how they led businesses through periods of unexpected and extended turmoil. Guests : Peter Kaye, Director of Business Development, Pilgrims Group Bryan Disher, Ukraine Country Manager, PWC Mary Bahsoon, Co-owner Bennimix

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  • Second hand trade 10 Jul 14

    Thu, 10 Jul 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    How much profit is there to be made from what others throw away? Making money from old phones, engines and plastic bottles is the topic for Evan Davis and guests. Guests Charlo Carabott, co-founder & CEO Mazuma Mobile Matt Bulley, managing director Caterpillar Reman Europe Chris Dow, Founder & CEO Closed Loop Recycling Producer : Rosamund Jones

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  • Mental Health 03 Jul 14

    Thu, 3 Jul 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Would you tell your boss you had depression? Worried you'd be judged as weak or unable to cope? In this edition of TBL, three successful business leaders talk openly about what it's like to experience severe mental illness whilst running their companies and explain the benefits of going public about mental ill health. Guests: Lord Stevenson of Coddenham, entrepreneur and former Chairman of HBOS and Pearson; Andrea Woodside, Founder, Minding Work Limited; and Charlie Mowat, Managing Director, The Clean Space

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  • Single Product Companies 26 Jun 14

    Thu, 26 Jun 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Can you conquer the world by selling only one product? Not every company wants to diversify. Some prefer to do one thing and do it well, rather than risk diluting the brand so Evan Davis and guests discuss the risks and rewards of focusing all energies on a single product range. Does it make good business sense to put all your eggs in one basket? Guests: Vince Gunn, Managing Director, Crocs Europe Carolyn Komminsk, Head of Creative, Maclaren Bill Noble, Managing Director, WD40 Company

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  • The Muslim Pound 19 Jun 14

    Thu, 19 Jun 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    How big is the market for halal - not just food, but holidays, fashion and music too? How are Muslim consumers best served? Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs who think they know the answer and asks how much can established companies learn from them. Guests : Shelina Janmohamed, Ogilvy Noor Elnur Seyidli, HalalBooking.com Shazia Saleem, ieat foods

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  • Sex and Drugs 12 Jun 14

    Thu, 12 Jun 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    So how do you market products that many people disapprove of? These companies, selling drugs and sex toys, are testing our morals and the regulations set up to protect them. Evan Davis discusses with his guests : Jean Rasbridge, founder E Cigarettes Direct Andy Williams, co-founder Medicine Man Denver Neal Slateford, co-founder LoveHoney

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  • Bitcoin 05 Jun 2014

    Thu, 5 Jun 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Bitcoins, computer-generated crypto-currency, are the subject for discussion. What can you buy with them, how did the bitcoin craze begin and does the world really need another currency? Evan Davis's guests are from new companies hoping to cash in - one trades bitcoins, another stores them and the third enables you to spend them online. Contributors are: Marc Warne, Bittylicious Nicolas Cary, Blockchain Moe Levin, Bitpay

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  • Cyber Security 31 May 14

    Sat, 31 May 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Can businesses be protected from Hackers? Many companies now feel besieged by constant attacks and few haven't been targeted. In the first of the award-winning series Evan Davis and guests discuss the anatomy of a cyber attack. Guests Richard Knowlton, Group Corporate Security Director, Vodafone Rashmi Knowles, Chief Security Architect, RSA Seth Berman, Executive MD, Stroz Friedberg Producer : Sally Abrahams

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  • Serving the super rich 27 Mar 14

    Thu, 27 Mar 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    What do the seriously wealthy do with their money? How do they preserve or spend their multi-million or even billion pound fortunes? Evan Davis meets the people helping the world's wealthy elite manage their lives, invest their money and donate to good causes Guests: Richard Wilson, CEO, Billionaire Family Office Karen Clark, Director and Head of Private Clients, SandAire Lucy Challenger, Manager, Bespoke Bureau Producer: Sally Abrahams

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