Search for Alan Sugar and
    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...

    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...

    Search for Alan Sugar and