An insight into the way businessmen weigh the claims of profits and conscience on the balance sheet when they stand to make a lot of money from a new product which has certain risks attached. Eventually they must decide whether to take the product, in this hypothetical case a cosmetic product, off the market and close a factory with the subsequent loss of jobs or accept the possible risk of a life or two.
Taking part are:
Moderator Paul Sieghart
Sir Adrian Cadbury, Chairman Cadbury Schweppes
Sir Antony Part, Chairman Lucas Industries.
Tom McNally, Labour M.P.
Dame Elizabeth Ackroyd, The Consumers Association
David Taylor, M.D. Wilkinson Sword
plus a sales director, a finance director and an advertising executive.
Programme 6 in the Business Decisions Series.