Tavistock Talks

Tavistock Talks

Tavistock Talks is the financial public relations podcast, hosted by Tavistock Communications, discussing key trends in the City and in business. Each episode features industry experts breaking down the details of their sector and its relation to current affairs.


July 20, 2023 17 mins
David Cracknell and James Laing meet for our newest Market Share episode, dedicated to covering the politics and economics of the day.

David and James provide an update on the economic landscape now that the worst of the inflation spike is hopefully behind us; they also discuss what’s going on with the continued lack of M&A activity in London and go on to cover Jeremy Hunt’s recent Mansion House speech, persistent competition ...
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Heather Armstrong, Lulu Bridges and Katie Hopkins meet to discuss their view of the market from their position on Tavistock’s TMT team. The conversation covers what themes we are seeing in the London market this year as well as the obstacles and challenges facing the FTSE when competing with the Dow Jones in the US. The team also consider what we can expect from the rest of 2023.
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Heather Armstrong meets with Emily Jack, Head of Schools, and Jenny Cater, Volunteer Attraction & Engagement Manager, to introduce Bookmark Reading Charity, Tavistock’s charity partner for 2023.

Emily and Jenny explain why Bookmark’s fight to improve children’s literacy is so crucial; they also share their own inspirations for joining the organisation and how you too can get involved.

To learn more about Bookmark Reading Charity,...
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David Cracknell and James Laing meet for our new series of Market Share podcasts dedicated to covering the politics and economics of the day.

This episode sees David and James look back over the first few months of the year: how the SVB crisis differed from the 2008 financial crash and whether the government has done enough to prevent another major economic collapse; the status and progress of IPOs and M&A activity; and the cruc...
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Tavistock’s David Cracknell speaks to Robert Watts, Editor of The Sunday Times Rich List, ahead of the 2023 edition in early May.

Robert gives a fascinating insight into the production of the supplement, how to get in the list and how to stay out…plus an exclusive small hint at what we can expect to see in the Rich List 2023.
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Tavistock’s David Cracknell meets with their newly appointed non-executive director, James Laing, for the first in a series of quarterly podcasts dedicated to covering the politics and economics of the day.

This first episode of Market Share sees David and James look back over 2022, as well as forward to 2023. Their conversation covers whether the British economy was going pear shaped before the Truss & Kwarteng mini budget and ...
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Tavistock’s David Cracknell meets with The Sunday Times’ Economics Editor, David Smith, to discuss whether there is light at the end of the political tunnel. Their conversation covers the effects of the biggest UK recession in 300 years, whether the recent budget will help the Tories get ahead in the polls, and if its smart party policies or “mood music” that decide elections.

David Smith has been Economics Editors of the Sunday ti...
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Jade Davenport and Simon Hudson discuss the unique challenges facing the African continent following the ESG Africa Conference, the voices that were missing from this year’s inaugural event, and whether there should be a ‘one-size-fits-all’ set of reporting standards for companies, wherever they are in the world.
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March 25, 2022 11 mins
James Verstringhe and James Whitmore, Directors on the Tavistock Property Team, talk all things MIPIM following their return from the world’s leading real estate conference in Cannes.
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February 7, 2022 11 mins
In this episode of Tavistock Talks, Heather Armstrong and Charlie Baister discuss the London IPO market, its successes, and future opportunities, with host David Cracknell.
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November 3, 2021 7 mins
In this first introductory episode of Tavistock Talks, David Cracknell, with Tavistock Chairman, Jeremy Carey, and CEO, Jos Simson, discuss the financial public relations industry, its evolution through the years, and its role in modern business.
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