Episode 97: 30th December 2019

We wrap up the year, nay the decade, with News Year’s honours, lost brands, the changing face of the high street and great business ideas for anyone looking for their next business venture.

As 2019 draws to a close we take time to reflect on the world of business from 2010-2020 and take a stroll down Memory Lane (or should I say High Street?). Lost staples such as Tie Rack, Blockbuster and Barratts shoes have all fallen victim to changing demands and market forces according to an article from the BBC, and we take time to reflect on how this has produced the retail offering we now know.

Tracy discovers it is all change at the Bank of England as new Chairman Andrew Bailey is announced as the person who will replace Mark Carney in 2020 and we take time to look at his experience and suitability for the post.

We also take a look forward rather than backwards and Tracy found an interesting article about new business ideas for the coming decade on webmarketing123.com. If you have green fingers you might like to grow cannabis vertically or perhaps, if you prefer something more organic you might start mining asteroids for the mineral properties.

Our profiles this week take a look at two female power houses who may not be familiar to many of us and it wouldn’t be New Year without a couple of Dames.

Made a Dame in the New Year’s honours list (and hopefully not suffering from having her address leaked) is former head of Ofcom and now Chair of John Lewis Retail Group Sharon White. Her story is both fascinating and inspiring and she is held in very high regard from her peer group and in this bumper special

With a CV that reads like a who’s who of  economics Dame Nemat Talaat Shafik has held positions as Deputy Managing Director of the IMF, Deputy Governor of The Bank of England and amongst other things has been Director of the London School of Economics since 2017. Egyptian born Shafik became the youngest ever Vice President at the World Bank at the age of 36.

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