Thu, 21 May 15
26 days remaining
New Wales Office minister Lord Bourne talks to Wales@work about promoting tourism and the Welsh economy - and he tells Brian cutting VAT on tourism is a "non-runner". Brian also speaks to the US ambassador about the controversial TTIP trade deal being negotiated between America and Europe. Our business of the week is Complete Background Screening, which is fast developing from its base in the former mining village of Ynysybwl. Brian then talks to another growing company about how it's coped with rapid expansion. The founder of our business of the week was inspired to start her company by a news report, so Brian and guests discuss ways of developing that killer idea - and whether anyone can be creative.
Thu, 14 May 15
19 days remaining
Last week's General Election delivered a surprise result - what does it mean for the Welsh economy? Brian Meechan discusses budget cuts, economic growth, the EU referendum and help for small businesses with a panel of guests: Peter Midmore, Professor of Economics at Aberystwyth University; Gareth Jenkins, managing director of FSG Tool and Die and Chair of the Engineering Employers Federation in Wales; Dr Sarah Lloyd-Jones, director of the People and Work Unit, a charity which focuses on education and training and preparing people for work; and Dan Munford, who campaigned against the UK joining the Euro and is managing director at retail consultancy and events company Insight, based in Welshpool.
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