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13/01/2013

In this week of Oscars, BAFTAs and trouble on the high street we discuss the state of cinema and the British film industry with Rupert Gavin, Chief Executive of the Odeon and UCI Cinemas Group. And we hear from a successful shoemaker who is managing without the shops.

Catherine Owens founded Amber & Jade, designing and making large size women's shoes. As we continue to hear of retail closures she'll tell us how she's more likely to sell to her customers over a glass of wine in a private members club than on the high street.

And Steve Hawkes puts the biggest business stories of the week under the spotlight with the latest on Jessops, jobs and the EU.

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Sun 13 Jan 2013 20:00

Rupert Gavin, Chief Executive of Odeon and UCI Cinemas

Rupert Gavin, Chief Executive of Odeon and UCI Cinemas

Rupert Gavin is Chief Executive of Odeon and UCI Cinemas Group, Europe's largest cinema chain.

 

He started out as a writer in radio, theatre, film and music, going on to hold various positions in the marketing and advertising industry. Rupert then held senior positions at Dixons, British Telecom and the BBC.

 

Rupert is also an Advisory Director for the Ambassador Theatre Group, the largest theatre group in the UK, and is Chairman of his own West End production company.

Catherine Owens, Founder and Managing Director of Amber & Jade

Catherine Owens, Founder and Managing Director of Amber & Jade

Catherine Owens is Founder and Managing Director of Amber & Jade, designing and selling large size women's shoes.

 

Catherine was previously a micro-biologist in a brewery, but decided she wanted a new challenge.

 

Wearing a size 10 shoe herself, Catherine struggled to find shoes on the high street, so began designing her own shoes. Today, Amber & Jade sells women's shoes online to customers world-wide.

 

In her spare time, Catherine is a keen triathlete.

Steve Hawkes, Business Editor at the Sun

Steve Hawkes, Business Editor at the Sun

Steve Hawkes is the Business Editor at the Sun.

 

Steve has held various positions at UK newspapers including Retail Correspondent at the Times, City Reporter at the Evening Standard and Deputy Business Editor at the Daily Mirror.

 

Steve joined the Sun as Business Editor at the height of the banking crisis in 2008.

 

A career highlight was Steve's application to be the Governor of the Bank of England in 2012.

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