The daily drama of money and work from the BBC.
Beauty costs: How do you create a beauty empire? With Marcia Kilgore
Perhaps you have heard of Marcia Kilgore, or maybe not, but if you’re a woman, a beauty junkie, or just love shoes, you are likely to have heard of one of the five multi-million dollar companies that she has launched over the last two decades.
Marcia is the brains behind the beauty brand BlissSpa, the spa brand Soap&Glory, shoe phenomenon FitFlop, bath and body range Soaper Duper and most recently, Beauty Pie - an affordable luxury make-up and skincare range.
She tells us why she became a serial entrepreneur, and how her career started in a one bedroom-apartment in New York City.
Producer and presenter: Izzy Greenfield
(Image: Skin lightening products. Credit: Getty Images)
Business Daily Meets: Krept
UK-based rapper Krept grew up in a culture of gang violence, but has carved out a career for himself as a successful musician and entrepreneur. As one half of rap duo Krept & Konan, his songs, like Waste My Time, G-Love and Freak of the Week, have been streamed millions of times.
Recently Krept – real name Casyo Johnson - has opened a restaurant in south London where he grew up, and the new father has even developed a skincare range for babies.
He tells Dougal Shaw how he juggles the worlds of music and business.
Producer and presenter: Dougal Shaw
(Image: Krept. Credit: BBC)
Growing opposition to mining in Panama
We look at growing opposition to mining in Latin America. The region is a leading producer of copper, silver, iron and lithium. But the environmental and social impact of mining have sparked protests in many countries and several governments have taken action.
Costa Rica outlawed open pit mining in 2002 and in 2017 El Salvador became the first country in the world to ban all metal mining. Earlier this year, Honduras banned open pit mining and there are also calls for a mining moratorium in Panama and I start my report by visiting that country’s largest ever mine, which began operations three years ago.
In this episode Grace Livingstone visits Cobre Panama, an enormous copper mine built in tropical forest on the Caribbean coast of Panama. We also hear from the people who farm the land close to Panama's mines and get the views of local politicians and experts on whether this kind of mining should continue.
Presenter / producer: Grace Livingstone
Image: Cobre Panama mine; Credit: BBC
Napping on the job
Deborah Weitzmann explores whether a quick nap break at work could make us all more productive.
We head to Beijing where an employee tells us about her lunchtime ritual of napping beside her colleagues, and we’ll discover how the pandemic may have helped squash the stigma of sleeping in Western workplaces.
Kate Mulligan, the boss of RestSpace, a company that designs innovative spaces to help people nod off at work, shows us their sleep pods. Also, Dr Guy Meadows, co-founder and clinical director at Sleep School, tells us practice makes perfect when it comes to napping.
Presenter / producer: Deborah Weitzmann
Image: RestSpace sleep pod; Credit: Kate Mulligan
Floriade: Was it worth it?
Floriade is one of the world's biggest gardening and horticulture expos - and it has cost taxpayers in the Dutch city of Almere nine times as much as originally budgeted.
So why did organisers go ahead with the project, and was it still worth it – despite hugely disappointing visitor numbers?
Matthew Kenyon talks to advocates and critics of an event which may be the last of its kind in the Netherlands.
Presented and produced by Matthew Kenyon.
(Image: Floriade. Image credit: BBC)
Business Daily Meets: Mathieu Flamini
International footballer Mathieu Flamini started a biotech company when he was still a professional player. Speaking to Sam Fenwick, Flamini reveals what he learnt from top football managers and how that knowledge has helped him perform in the boardroom.
The former Arsenal, AC Milan and Olympique de Marseille player tells us he grew up by the sea and constantly seeing plastic washed up on the shore made him aware of sustainability and climate change. He says as a youngster he had two ambitions in life, to play professional football and become an environmentalist.
In 2008, while still playing top flight football, Flamini co-founded, GFBiochemicals. It produces a chemical called levulinic acid which can be used to replace oil in a range of household products. The industry is worth billions of dollars.
Producer / presenter: Sam Fenwick
Image: Mathieu Flamini playing for Arsenal in 2016; Credit: Getty
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