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Tuesdays 16:00-16:30
Intelligent and entertaining conversation about business, money, technology and workplace issues.

Presented by Heather Payton, each programme picks up on trends and returns to stories that have moved out of the headlines.
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Tuesday 27 May 2003
Harrods, one of Britain's oldest grocers
One of Britain's oldest grocers

Corporate Longevity

The vast majority of new companies fail in the first five years – a sobering thought for anyone comtemplating starting a business. But a few companies have survived for centuries, and are still alive today. So is there such a thing as a secret recipte to long-term business success? And what lessons can the young companies of today learn from these corporate survivors?

Guests:

Peter Day
BBC Business Correspondent& presenter of BBC Radio 4's In Business

Tracey Maris
insolvency specialist within Grant Thornton's Recovery & Reorganisation practice

Stuart Burnett
partner, The Shore Porters' Society (established 1498)

John Sunderland
Chairman, Cadbury Schweppes plc

Arie de Geus former Head of Group Planning at Royal Dutch/Shell& author of The Living Company

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