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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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,...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. February 24, 2012

    Pace

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

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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,...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. December 29, 2011

    Bidders offer Blacks hope of a reprieve

    Blacks Leisure, the troubled outdoor clothing retailer, could receive a lifeline next week with four bidders vying for the...

  30. December 19, 2011

    Pandora appoints chief executive

    A five-month search for a new chief executive at Danish jewellery maker Pandora concluded in Copenhagen on Monday with the...

  31. December 15, 2011

    Peacocks ponders hiving off Bonmarché

    Peacocks, the value fashion group, is considering splitting off its Bonmarché chain, which sells fashion for older women, in...

  32. December 14, 2011

    Pace chief quits after tough year

    A string of profit warnings and a dive in its share price have cost Neil Gaydon his job as chief executive of Pace. The...

  33. December 13, 2011

    La Senza lingerie chain faces restructuring

    La Senza, the lingerie chain owned by private equity firm Lion Capital, has become the latest retailer on the UK’s...

  34. November 24, 2011

    Retailer Republic set for £20m investment

    Andy Bond, former chief executive of Asda, along with private equity group TPG and founders of the Republic chain are to...

  35. November 18, 2011

    BSkyB names two new directors

    Investors and analysts welcomed the freshening of the board of British Sky Broadcasting, which has been subject to investor...

  36. November 17, 2011

    Pace shares fall amid ongoing supply woes

    Shares in Pace lost nearly a quarter of their value on Thursday after the set-top box manufacturer warned that up to $50m...

  37. October 7, 2011

    Peacocks plans capital shake-up

    Peacocks, the value fashion chain, is close to restructuring its capital base to ease its borrowing burden. The overhaul,...

  38. September 18, 2011

    Veteran retailer battles on in tough climate

    The current retail climate is among the worst that Allan Leighton has seen in his 40-year career. “It is right up there,”...

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