Episode 68: 23rd May 2019

This week we look at the rising tide of climate change, postboxes for parcels, business history bulletins and discover that sometimes retail delivers rich rewards as we feature Julian Richer of Richer Sounds.

Friday 24th May is Youth Climate Strike Day and we decided to get down with the kids this week and focus on the topic of climate change which is ever more important as the younger generation put the subject very firmly on the agenda. Greta Thurman, climate change activist launched the Fridays For Future movement in an attempt to get people and businesses to focus their attention on the future of the planet. Whilst larger companies often find it easier to identify where they can improve their green credentials, Tracy unearthed a couple of articles specifically  aimed at small businesses: Six Ways Small Business Can Fight Climate Change and the FSB Climate Change and Resilience.

In other news we look at tax avoidance, new Royal Mail initiatives and personal and economic well-being.

If you are interested in find out more about the history of business, you might like to take a look at Taylor Francis Online. Presuming you can understand the titles,  some of the articles provide plenty of bedtime reading here.

And our featured business person this week is English retail entrepreneur, philanthropist and author of The Richer Way and The Ethical Capitalist. All round good egg Julian Richer of Richer Sounds. With 53 stores nationwide and a personal wealth of around £160m he’s a man who values the input his staff make to the business and, it seems rewards them generously.

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