Insight on radio listeners, suits, accounting and Heathrow for marketers and entrepreneurs
Radio retains popularity and listening hours
According to RAJAR, 89% of the adult (aged 15+) UK population tuned in to their selected radio stations each week in the first quarter of 2019 (48.9 million adults). That equates to about 21 hours of live radio per week. In terms of location, most listen at home (59%), on the move (24%), or at work/elsewhere (17%). Social Media is popular among all ages for updates on presenters and radio stations.
BBC Radio Four’s (R4) morning Today Programme has recovered listeners, following a Brexit overload. In Q12019, R4 listeners rose to 7.32 million on average per week.
Moss Bros improve sales with summer season yet to come
Tailoring and suit hire experts Moss Bros are looking forward to a bumper year, with an increase in first half sales (up 1.5%), with the weddings, proms, Uni Balls and Ascot season yet to come. The retailer puts the sales increase down to increased store momentum and ecommerce, Singh (2019). The positive news follows a series of profit warnings, McCarthy (2019). Subject to verification by Unidays, students can gain a 15% discount from the retailer, find out more here.
Xero grows clients in the UK
Xero have grown subscribers in the UK by 48%, reaching 463,000, Warrington (2019). Xero serve SME customers with accounting software in 180 countries with 1.8 million subscribers. Xero have offices around the world, with headquarters in New Zealand.
Heathrow to charge £10-15 for car drop-off by 2022
Like London, Heathrow is to create an ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ), to reduce congestion and air pollution around the airport. The fee will apply to those parking and those picking up or dropping off (subject to emission standards). This will apply to private hire cars and taxis, but not black cabs. The money raised from the ULEZ charge will be invested in electric charging points and sustainable transport infrastructure.