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    1. May 15, 2015

      High hopes for ‘first cannabis pharmacy’

      Londoners looking for a solution to ageing skin, body aches and other ailments can add hemp to their bathroom cabinet...

    2. March 31, 2015

      How does one make it as a business pioneer?

      How do we define a business pioneer? This was the first question the six judges — three Financial Times columnists and...

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    1. March 8, 2013

      Kimchee, London

      Several years ago I had lunch with the late Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop, at Matsuri, a Japanese restaurant...

    2. September 27, 2012

      Lush awash with hippy profitability

      Sitting in his company’s flagship shop, surrounded by its colourful and sweet-smelling products, Mark Constantine is...

    3. November 22, 2011

      Ten Questions - Char March

      Char March is a published playwright and poet, currently writer-in-residence for Hull University Business School in the...

    4. September 26, 2011

      Ask the experts: becoming a mumtrepreneur

      ‘Mumtrepreneurs’ who have built up global companies include the late Dame Anita Roddick, of ethical soaps business Body...

    5. August 23, 2011

      Ten Questions - Marie Laure Djelic

      Marie Laure Djelic is a professor at Essec Business School in France. She teaches organisation theory, business history...

    6. January 7, 2011

      Sex and the sitting room

      Sam Roddick: ‘Things can get worn, they can get stained, and I can live with a sense of ease’ The dull brown front door...

    7. December 18, 2010

      I’d rather go Gaga than look back

      From Mr Gordon Fraser. Sir, In your special issue “Women of the Decade” (FT.com, December 10), which decade do you...

    8. December 10, 2010

      Leading from the front

      FT writers and editors pick their most influential women of the past 10 years across the globe, from Nobel...

    9. May 7, 2010

      Profile: Ashridge Business School caters for wide-ranging industries

      Ashridge prides itself on its innovative approach to training What do public sector leaders, film executives and sports...

    10. March 19, 2009

      Ashridge launches green masters

      Ashridge, the UK business school, received degree-awarding powers as recently as September 2008 but it is already...

    11. February 16, 2009

      Progress slow at Body Shop, admits L’Oréal

      L’Oréal has dragged its feet in developing Body Shop, the UK chain of natural beauty products founded by Dame Anita...

    12. November 16, 2007

      Ask the experts: Nails Inc

      Thea Green should focus on employing more “standards champions” to build her brand and take the opportunities for...

    13. October 30, 2007

      Pitfalls of marrying an entrepreneur

      What do you need to marry an entrepreneur? Beauty? Wealth? Intelligence? Perhaps all three – but more than anything you...

    14. October 23, 2007

      Bath bomber makes a splash

      Crikey. Not that again. The rough sleeping thing. Mark Constantine, founder of Lush, the fast-growing beauty products...

    15. October 13, 2007

      Entrepreneurs join chorus of disapproval on CGT

      Three prominent entrepreneurs, Lord Bilimoria, Simon Woodroffe and Mark Constantine, have joined the growing chorus of...

    16. October 13, 2007

      Entrepreneurs join chorus of disapproval over CGT reform

      Three prominent entrepreneurs, Lord Bilimoria, Simon Woodroffe and Mark Constantine, have joined the growing chorus of...

    17. October 8, 2007

      When stargazers can see corporate troubles coming

      Northern Rock’s troubles came as no surprise to Christeen Skinner. She says: “You couldn’t have a more Saturnine name...

    18. September 13, 2007

      The proud legacy of a corporate ethics pioneer

      From Mr Frank Vogl. Sir, Dame Anita Roddick's contributions to corporate social responsibility were outstanding on both...

    19. September 12, 2007

      Putting green cosmetics in the mainstream

      When Dame Anita Roddick started selling cocoa butter body lotion, banana hair conditioner and sandalwood shaving cream,...

    20. September 12, 2007

      The eco-goddess and the industrialist: a double loss

      I have no idea whether Dame Anita Roddick and Derek Bonham ever met. It's unlikely. This is almost certainly the first...

    21. September 12, 2007

      Roddick retails for pleasure

      The next generation of Roddicks in retailing, Samantha, one of two daughters of the late Body Shop founder Dame Anita...

    22. September 12, 2007

      Putting green cosmetics in mainstream

      When Dame Anita Roddick started selling cocoa butter body lotion, banana hair conditioner and sandalwood shaving...

    23. September 12, 2007

      Trailblazer for the disadvantaged

      Dame Anita Roddick, the outspoken British entrepreneur who died from a brain haemorrhage on Monday evening, passed away...

    24. September 11, 2007

      The eco-goddess and the industrialist: a double loss

      I have no idea whether Dame Anita Roddick and Derek Bonham ever met. It’s unlikely. This is almost certainly the first...

    25. September 11, 2007

      Roddick’s revolt

      Dame Anita Roddick was an irritating woman but it was intentional. The founder of The Body Shop, who died this week,...

    26. September 11, 2007

      Charles Pretzlik: Roddick mourned

      It’s a gloomy day on the high street, and not just because Dame Anita Roddick died last night. We have pretty...

    27. FT Alphaville

      September 11, 2007

      Dame Anita Roddick dies at 64

      Dame Anita Roddick, the entrepreneur who founded The Body Shop and built it into an alternative to the mainstream...

    28. September 11, 2007

      Activist who inspired a business generation

      Dame Anita Roddick, who died yesterday aged 64, was the UK's most admired woman entrepreneur of recent years and will...

    29. September 11, 2007

      Activist who inspired a business generation

      Dame Anita Roddick, who died on Monday aged 64, was the UK’s most admired woman entrepreneur of recent years and will...

    30. September 10, 2007

      Dame Anita Roddick dies at 64

      Dame Anita Roddick, the entrepreneur who founded The Body Shop and built it into an alternative to the mainstream...

    31. June 23, 2007

      Lush chief flags staff control of empire

      Mark Constantine, chief executive of Lush, is considering turning the eco-friendly cosmetics chain he co-founded 12...

    32. June 15, 2007

      A tricky adolescence ahead as junior market turns 12

      Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop, once said that running a company on market research was like driving while...

    33. February 15, 2007

      Dame's bummer

      Dame Anita Roddick's status as an ageing hippie was always dubious, given the shrewdness with which Body Shop's...

    34. January 11, 2007

      Freeplay plunges as key order is delayed

      Shares in Freeplay fell 22 per cent to hit an all-time low yesterday after the maker of battery-free products such as...

    35. January 10, 2007

      You're not worth it

      It only seemed a matter of time before the ethical halo of Body Shop started to slip after it was sold to L'Oréal, the...

    36. January 6, 2007

      FINANCE CORNER: Body Shop founder offers advice

      Dame Anita Roddick is offering a second chance as she returns to the British Library for another round of one-to-one...

    37. December 23, 2006

      Tectonic dinner plates

      Holiday dinners tend to be loud, vibrant affairs, with festive table displays and party favours, glistening turkeys...

    38. November 23, 2006

      Give Dame Anita an honorary degree

      From Mr Nikos Chloros. Sir, Anita Roddick was right about entrepreneurship: it can't be taught ("Don't get a business...

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