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  1. December 30, 2013

    New Year Honours: Women recognised

    Karren Brady, David Cameron’s small business tsar, has become a CBE, writes Jim Pickard. The vice-chairman of West Ham...

  2. October 9, 2013

    Non-executives’ contribution ‘can be a constraint’

    New non-executive faces and a fresh approach to decision-making in the boardroom are needed if businesses are to switch from...

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  1. The UK Entrepreneur of the Year

    Growth of start­-ups accelerates and the big increase means UK entrepreneurs are provi...
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  1. October 8, 2013

    ‘Entre-tainment’ plays role in making business more popular

    Britain now has more businesses than viewers of Dragons’ Den, the television show in which would-be entrepreneurs pitch for...

  2. July 26, 2013

    Between risky and reliable

    This month I watched the series finale of the British version of The Apprentice. In the US, where it originated, the show is...

  3. April 17, 2013

    Your Questions Answered: employee disappointed to find job has changed

    We recently advertised a job and successfully appointed a new member of staff. However, a few dramatic events have meant...

  4. April 12, 2013

    Lord Sugar wins constructive dismissal case

    Lord Sugar, Labour peer and host of the BBC show The Apprentice, has won a constructive dismissal claim brought against him...

  5. April 8, 2013

    Amscreen monitors to track ad audiences

    Amscreen, a digital outdoor advertising company owned by entrepreneur Lord Sugar is rolling out image recognition technology...

  6. March 1, 2013

    Sugar resigns from YouView

    Lord Sugar, star of the The Apprentice, is normally the one doing the firing. But it was the celebrity entrepreneur who was...

  7. January 10, 2013

    Clegg sees ‘sombre’ outlook for 2015 poll

    Nick Clegg on Thursday gave the bleakest assessment yet by a senior minister about the likely economic outlook at the next...

  8. November 23, 2012

    Matchday, 2012

    Seventeen minutes into last weekend’s derby match between north London neighbours Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, the crowd...

  9. September 14, 2012

    The Diary: Sarah Sands

    Feminism, like childbirth, is something that women discover for themselves. The other day, the Evening Standard co-hosted...

  10. August 24, 2012

    Women still reluctant to start businesses

    Two separate reports suggest that many women are still unwilling to become entrepreneurs – in spite of government...

  11. August 24, 2012

    Commons urged to view Virgin rail decision

    The decision to strip Sir Richard Branson of the West Coast rail franchise looks set to be debated in the House of Commons...

  12. July 25, 2012

    YouView promises £50,000 channels

    Lord Sugar, chairman of YouView, has promised that content owners will easily be able to create a channel over the internet...

  13. July 4, 2012

    YouView internet TV meets Olympic deadline

    YouView, the internet TV service backed by important UK broadcasters and broadband providers, has finally launched with an...

  14. June 1, 2012

    Dragon Hilary switches channels

    Hilary Devey, the millionaire businesswoman from Dragon’s Den, plans to cash in on the rising popularity of reality business...

  15. May 27, 2012

    YouView trials enter final stage

    YouView, the much-delayed internet TV venture by some of the UK’s biggest broadcasters and broadband providers, will finally...

  16. April 6, 2012

    Picture remains fuzzy on YouView

    It is the project that its backers promised would “change the way you watch TV for ever”, offering viewers a choice of live...

  17. March 30, 2012

    Miliband lists Labour donor meetings

    Ed Miliband has released a list of 43 meetings he attended with Labour donors since his election as party leader 18 months...

  18. March 15, 2012

    ‘Superwomen? It’s absolute bull, frankly’

    I chose the perfect morning to visit Karren Brady in her sparkling glass-walled chief executive’s office at Upton Park, home...

  19. February 10, 2012

    Revenue in the dock after Redknapp case

    It is now the turn of Revenue & Customs to find itself in the dock after Harry Redknapp, the Tottenham Hotspur manager,...

  20. December 8, 2011

    ‘Reality TV can stop you being taken seriously’

    Winning the first television series of The Apprentice proved a double-edged sword for Tim Campbell – it opened doors but...

  21. FT Alphaville

    September 21, 2011

    Knife-catching - The Director's Cut

    Following Monday’s disappointing trading update, Ocado chairman Michael Grade waded into the market and bought stock. And...

  22. FT Alphaville

    August 19, 2011

    Le grande Apple [updated]

    (Graphic via Scott Barber at Reuters) Yup. Apple is the same size as entire eurozone banking sector – as measured by the...

  23. FT Alphaville

    August 15, 2011

    Celebrity knife catching with Lord Sugar

    In the next episode Donald Trump backs up the truck and buys BofA. ...

  24. July 19, 2011

    Virgin bridges generation gap

    A change of generations at Sir Richard Branson‘s Virgin Group, which announced chief Stephen Murphy, a 17-year Virgin...

  25. June 22, 2011

    Sugar’s TV role is to ruffle feathers

    From Mr John Armitt. Sir, Alan Sugar’s recent comments may be unconstructive, but that does not make them inaccurate. It is...

  26. June 16, 2011

    Sugar fires broadside at engineers

    Britain’s engineers have blown a collective fuse after Lord Sugar, one of the country highest profile business people,...

  27. Westminster Blog

    June 8, 2011

    Labour's attempts to re-engage with business

    We wrote this morning about Labour’s attempts to reach out to business through two separate initiatives. John Denham,...

  28. June 5, 2011

    Rich friends scarce after poll defeat

    When Labour was in power, many of the most powerful business leaders in Britain beat a path to its door. Now in opposition...

  29. May 13, 2011

    Sugar and spite and all things trite

    The Apprentice returned this week (BBC1 Tuesday and Wednesday) alongside its attendant consolation programme with the weekly...

  30. April 15, 2011

    Breakfast with the FT: Piers Morgan

    “I know what you did this weekend,” I say, as I slip into the window seat opposite Piers Morgan at Asiate, the Mandarin...

  31. March 24, 2011

    BSkyB warms to YouView internet TV project

    British Sky Broadcasting has joined a new advisory board for YouView, the internet-television joint venture it has heavily...

  32. March 9, 2011

    House of Lords reform moves into sight

    Long-overdue plans to turn the House of Lords into an elected chamber will be unveiled within the next two months and could...

  33. March 7, 2011

    Top job for Sugar as delay-hit YouView

    Lord Sugar has been installed as chairman of YouView after a series of delays to the internet-television joint venture. Kip...

  34. January 4, 2011

    Book bonanza

    Bloomsbury had a busy holiday season. Late last week, it appointed a new non-executive director, Ian Cormack, who comes from...

  35. December 16, 2010

    Jeers at Sports Direct’s Ashley are turning to cheers

    Last week, the Daily Star named Mike Ashley “Plonker of the Week” for refusing to explain why he’d sacked the Newcastle...

  36. December 7, 2010

    Brulines buys Sugar’s Amscreen M2M

    Amscreen M2M, a data monitoring and collection company owned by Lord Sugar and his son Simon, has been bought by Aim-traded...

  37. November 29, 2010

    The abseiler and the turkey magnate

    Bernard Matthews and John Whittaker are close to opposites. The Norfolk turkey farmer, who died last week at 80, was an...

  38. November 24, 2010

    Recruitment News November 25: Apprentice-watch, part 2

    ● Apprentice-watch Oops. My praise in last week’s column seemed to give the kiss of death to Sandeesh Samra’s chance of...

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