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    1. May 17, 2015

      Co-op link with Labour fragile despite annual meeting victory

      The Co-operative party’s historic link to the Labour party is under pressure even after it defeated an attempt to cut its...

    2. May 16, 2015

      Labour funding boost as Co-op votes to continue political donations

      The Labour party is to continue to receive money from the Co-operative Group after members voted to keep a near century-old...

    1. April 22, 2015

      Pace $2.1bn takeover extends tax inversion deals

      Pace, the world’s largest maker of TV set-top boxes, has agreed a $2.1bn takeover by Arris, a US networking equipment maker...

    2. April 9, 2015

      Co-op vote could end support for Labour MPs

      Financial support for prominent Labour MPs including shadow chancellor Ed Balls, Stella Creasy and Chris Leslie could be hit...

    3. April 9, 2015

      Co-op Group emerges from ‘rescue’ phase

      Britain’s newly slimmed-down Co-operative Group has returned to profit as it looks to draw a line under the most turbulent...

    4. February 19, 2015

      Allan Leighton vows to end Co-op’s ‘underdog’ status

      Allan Leighton, the retail turnround specialist, has vowed to take the Co-operative Group “back to the future” as its first...

    5. February 19, 2015

      Centrica’s improbably threadbare robber baron

      If Centrica is a profiteer, as enemies have claimed, it is not a very successful one. The energy company made a £1bn...

    6. February 17, 2015

      Pandora: ring pull

      Behold the ring. A symbol without beginning or end. Understandably a popular choice for those professing fealty. Pandora,...

    7. February 17, 2015

      Pandora’s jewellery earnings charm the market

      Shares in Pandora, the jewellery brand famed for its charm bracelets, rose more than 18 per cent on Tuesday after full-year...

    8. February 3, 2015

      Co-op set to recruit Allan Leighton as chairman

      The Co-operative Group is set to recruit Allan Leighton, who helped turn around supermarket group Asda, as its first...

    9. August 12, 2014

      Jeweller Pandora to sell Disney charms

      Pandora is to offer silver and gold charms of Mickey and Minnie Mouse after the Danish jeweller signed a partnership with...

    10. April 24, 2014

      Pace positions itself for video streaming

      The revival of Pace, the maker of television set-top boxes that has overcome a range of problems in recent years, picked up...

    11. March 31, 2014

      Entertainment One appoints business guru Allan Leighton

      Critics accuse her of swearing, bullying and encouraging children to demand chocolate cake for breakfast, but Peppa Pig...

    12. February 10, 2014

      Pace jumps on ‘hidden gem’ hopes

      Nine months after Pace named former Asda boss Allan Leighton as chairman, shares in the set-top box maker had slumped 80 per...

    13. November 15, 2013

      Jeweller Pandora charged over profit warning

      Pandora has been charged by the Danish fraud squad with failing to inform investors quickly enough about a surprise profit...

    14. September 12, 2013

      UK Royal Mail privatisation has been on the cards for 20 years

      Ministers have been eyeing privatisation of Royal Mail for more than two decades. If the latest attempt is successful, Vince...

    15. April 18, 2013

      Puma poaches Pandora chief for top job

      Puma has lured Bjorn Gulden from Danish jewellery maker Pandora to take over as chief executive as the German sports goods...

    16. December 14, 2012

      The Pace of transformation may be too hot

      A strategic purchase is one where a company overpays; a Transformational Deal is one where its directors admit they would...

    17. December 10, 2012

      Pace bids for Google set-top business

      Pace, the UK maker of TV set-top boxes, has stepped forward as the first public bidder for Google’s set-top box business,...

    18. November 6, 2012

      Pandora product swap starts to pay off

      Pandora, the Danish jeweller, raised its sales and profit guidance for the year, suggesting it had won back some of its...

    19. October 16, 2012

      Leighton returns as Matalan chairman

      Allan Leighton, the former Asda chief executive, is returning to the value fashion sector less than a year after the...

    20. October 8, 2012

      More luck than judgment

      I am a great believer in luck,” wrote Thomas Jefferson, “and I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it.” Most...

    21. September 26, 2012

      More BSkyB independent directors to quit

      BSkyB has announced that two of its independent directors are to leave by the end of year as it embarks on a further...

    22. August 7, 2012

      Pandora profits fall less than expected

      Pandora, the Danish jeweller, suffered less than analysts expected in the second quarter as it sought to freshen up its...

    23. April 16, 2012

      Pace optimistic on financial position

      Pace said it has had an “encouraging” start to trading in 2012, indicating that the set-top box manufacturer may be starting...

    24. April 2, 2012

      Two more executives go at Pace

      Two more senior executives have left Pace, bringing to five the number of top-level managers to have been axed from the UK...

    25. March 25, 2012

      Red-letter day for once revered institution

      Privatising Royal Mail will be one of the stiffest tasks in the 500-year history of the world’s oldest postal service. In...

    26. March 4, 2012

      Pace tries to shake off year of troubles

      When Pace, the television set-top box maker, appointed Allan Leighton as chairman last May, the veteran turnround specialist...

    27. February 24, 2012

      Pace

      Nineteenth-century UK industrialist Titus Salt was not averse to trying but failing. Witness his efforts to clean up...

    28. February 24, 2012

      Finance director latest departure at Pace

      A third senior executive has left Pace in less than three months, as the beleaguered set-top box maker attempts to recover...

    29. February 22, 2012

      Edinburgh Woollen Mill rescues Peacocks

      Edinburgh Woollen Mill, the UK retailer that bought Jane Norman out of administration, has acquired almost 400 Peacocks...

    30. February 21, 2012

      Edinburgh Woollen Mill makes late Peacocks bid

      Edinburgh Woollen Mill, the UK retailer that bought Jane Norman, has returned to the auction of Peacocks as an 11th hour...

    31. February 21, 2012

      Pandora shares tumble on product swap

      Shares in Pandora suffered their worst fall in six months after the Danish jeweller said it would allow retailers to swap...

    32. February 5, 2012

      Thrifty music lovers boost Music Magpie

      Music Magpie, the specialist online website chaired by retail veteran Allan Leighton that buys second-hand CDs, DVDs and...

    33. January 22, 2012

      Peacocks sells Bonmarché to Sun European

      Sun European Partners, the private equity firm, has acquired Bonmarché – the division of distressed value fashion chain...

    34. January 18, 2012

      Hopes dashed for Peacocks rescue deal

      Peacocks, the heavily indebted value fashion chain, has fallen into administration, putting almost 10,000 jobs at risk in...

    35. January 16, 2012

      Last ditch efforts for Peacocks

      Hopes are rising that Peacocks, the heavily indebted value fashion chain, could receive a financial lifeline. Richard Kirk,...

    36. January 15, 2012

      RBS pressed to help save Peacocks

      Royal Bank of Scotland, majority-owned by the UK taxpayer, was pressed on Sunday night to back a deal to save Peacocks , the...

    37. January 14, 2012

      Peacocks poised to sell Bonmarché

      Peacocks is poised to sell it’s Bonmarche’ chain to Sun European Partners, as the heavily indebted value fashion retailer...

    38. January 6, 2012

      Pace executive axe falls once more

      The problems at Pace, the set top box maker, have claimed the job of another senior executive, as the company continued to...

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