The Business

The Business

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The Business Saturday 12 June 2021

The Business

The Business

A weekly look at the world of business and personal finance with Richard Curran

Brown Thomas and Arnotts

Brown Thomas and Arnotts

Brown Thomas and Arnotts could be changing owners. The Weston family who own Selfridges Group may be considering a sale after being approached by a potential buyer with an offer of over £4bn. What could this mean for their Irish assets? We're joined by retail consultant and former marketing director at Arnotts, Eddie Shanahan.

Customers Behaving Badly

Customers Behaving Badly

A video of a woman spitting on a security man after being ejected from Harrods went viral this week. According to researchers anger is on the rise, so are businesses seeing more people throwing a strop in the shop? Liam Geraghty has been hearing about the messers to the more menacing customers.

Julie Ennis of Sodexo

Julie Ennis of Sodexo

Julie Ennis knows all about customer service. Just days before the pandemic, she took on the role of CEO of Corporate Services UK and Ireland for Sodexo, a company that does full workplace services for other companies. They work for the likes of Microsoft, Pfizer and even schools. She joins us.

Work from Home

Work from Home

This week Facebook announced it would allow staff to work from home permanently, with employees allowed to clock in from different countries. With a return to the office coming for Irish workers later this summer, where does working from home stand? We're joined from Cork by John Riordan of Shopify and chairman of Grow Remote.

The History of the Labour Movement

The History of the Labour Movement

The Government is putting in place legislation on greater sick pay leave, to be phased in by 2025. The move has been broadly welcomed by unions representing workers. It's another long awaited move on the history of workers rights as historian Niamh Puirseil explains.

School Trip Memories

School Trip Memories

As school tour season reaches its peak, it's big business for some companies. We're joined by 2FM's, Aifric O'Connell to talk about the most memorable school trip moments.

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