Thu, 29 Jan 15
29 days remaining
As part of Health Check Wales, Wales@work looks at how the private sector is involved in the Welsh NHS. Brian talks to a Welsh surgeon who thinks Wales should follow England's example and use companies to provide healthcare. A senior member of the British Medical Association tells Brian why she disagrees. Our healthcare business of the week was started by a Wrexham man after his own life-changing experience. Moving on from health, Brian hears about a new online house-hunting website, and how to stand out from the crowd when looking for work.
Thu, 22 Jan 15
22 days remaining
As oil prices plummet, David Cameron has suggested businesses pass on fuel savings to their staff in their wages. Brian gauges business reaction to this idea and looks at the bigger picture. Our business of the week is Taskforce Paintball in the Vale of Glamorgan. The founder Annette Gee is also a role model for the government's Big Ideas Wales programme for young entrepreneurs. Brian discusses youth entrepreneurship with one of the scheme's mentors and a 20-year-old who is about to launch his business. And finally, he hears why companies like Google are offering their staff classes in meditation.
Thu, 15 Jan 15
15 days remaining
Top financier Lord Davies of Abersoch talks to Brian about bringing more jobs to Wales - and how the nation's "prehistoric monsters" need to change their attitudes to getting more women on company boards. Brian also chats to businesswomen and a gender pay gap expert about whether firms should be forced to recruit more female directors. Our business of the week is online health start-up Nudjed - they've used the Silicon Valley "lean start up" technique to create their website. Brian explores how different companies could use this method to save time and money when developing ideas.
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