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    1. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      William Hill climbs 5% after 888, Rank abandon chase

      Shares in William Hill are rising more than 5 per cent in early trading after Rank Group and 888 abandoned a joint £3bn...

    2. Fast FT

      August 15, 2016

      Bets off? William Hill rejects new 888/Rank bid

      Bookmaker William Hill has rejected a fresh merger offer made by 888 and Rank. The would-be suitors yesterday put...

    1. Fast FT

      August 9, 2016

      William Hill board rejects £3.6bn takeover offer

      William Hill has rejected a £3.6bn takeover offer from a consortium formed by casino operator Rank Group and online...

    2. Fast FT

      August 2, 2016

      William Hill plays M&A catch up with £13.6m Grand Parade deal

      The UK betting industry has been transformed by massive M&A deals over the last few years. Highlights include the £5bn...

    3. July 22, 2016

      Sports Direct: The price for Mike Ashley’s privacy

      Amputated fingers, fractured hands, public humiliations over the tannoy, contracts promised for sexual favours and jobs...

    4. July 21, 2016

      William Hill chief executive departs abruptly

      The chief executive of William Hill has stepped down with immediate effect after its board instigated the search for a...

    5. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      William Hill CEO departs with immediate effect

      The chief executive of William Hill is stepping down with immediate effect, the bookmaker said in a surprise...

    6. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      Wolseley CEO to retire

      The chief executive of Wolseley, the UK bellwether home materials producer whose shares have dropped heavily since...

    7. July 4, 2014

      William Hill appoints new chief to navigate industry storms

      William Hill has turned to another loyal servant to see the bookmaker through the storms gathering over the gambling...

    8. June 22, 2014

      William Hill chairman Gareth Davis warns on state intervention

      British business is experiencing the most intense period of government intervention for 40 years, despite the country’s...

    9. May 11, 2012

      Chief executives feel heat over pay

      The newfound shareholder militancy over corporate pay and performance turned even more pugnacious this week, as another...

    10. May 8, 2012

      William Hill latest to feel pay backlash

      William Hill became the latest company to feel the anger of shareholders over executive pay, after chief executive...

    11. May 7, 2012

      Britain to bolster investors’ say on pay

      Plans to give shareholders more power over boardroom pay will be given centre stage in the Queen’s Speech, as highly...

    12. June 13, 2011

      William Hill expects fallout over chief’s pay

      William Hill chairman Gareth Davis said he expected shareholders to “express some concern” at the golden handcuffs deal...

    13. March 23, 2011

      Mamut moves closer to HMV

      Following last month’s excitement about Alexander Mamut’s hiring of Credit Suisse as an adviser, the Russian oligarch...

    14. November 2, 2010

      Budget-conscious smokers lift Imperial Tobacco

      Budget-conscious smokers trading down from pre-made cigarettes to “roll your own” tobacco helped subdue a decline in...

    15. September 27, 2010

      Wolseley’s tax move poses little threat

      Wolseley’s top executives have never been softies. But shareholders should applaud the new management’s hard-headed...

    16. September 23, 2010

      Wm Hill chairman set to join Wolseley

      Gareth Davis is set to take on the job of chairman for the second time within a month after it emerged that Wolseley,...

    17. July 1, 2010

      Plumber Davis

      Wolseley is under way on its search for a successor to 63-year-old chairman John Whybrow , with senior director Gareth...

    18. April 29, 2010

      Davis lights up

      City smokers turned out to bid farewell to retiring Imperial Tobacco boss Gareth Davis at the appropriate outdoor venue...

    19. April 28, 2010

      Roll-your-own smokers bolster Imperial

      Penny-pinching European smokers trading down from factory-made cigarettes to cheaper fine-cut tobacco in order to roll...

    20. April 27, 2010

      Thrifty smokers lift Imperial Tobacco

      Penny-pinching European smokers trading down from factory-made cigarettes to cheaper fine-cut tobacco in order to roll...

    21. April 26, 2010

      Tobacco giants set for legal clash with Labour

      A showdown is looming between the government and the tobacco industry after the world’s four biggest cigarette makers...

    22. January 7, 2010

      Going plural

      Preparing for his departure from Imperial Tobacco later this year, the well- respected Gareth Davis is building his...

    23. December 23, 2009

      Precarious outlook for chiefs' role

      A quarter of companies will lose their chief executives over the next 12 months as shareholders become frustrated with...

    24. December 22, 2009

      Precarious outlook for chief executives’ role

      A quarter of companies will lose their chief executives over the next 12 months as shareholders become frustrated with...

    25. November 28, 2009

      Sir Victor puts his pads on

      Former Lloyds Banking Group chairman Sir Victor Blank was determined to show he wasn't down and he wasn't out, in a...

    26. November 11, 2009

      Cooper to focus on sales growth as she takes Imperial's helm

      When Alison Cooper formally takes the helm at Imperial Tobacco next May, the 43-year old will join a small group of...

    27. November 11, 2009

      Davis leaves Imperial on a high note

      Gareth Davis, chief executive of Imperial Tobacco, is standing down after more than 37 years at the cigarette company....

    28. November 11, 2009

      Imperial chief quits after strong tenure

      Puffs of white smoke emerged from the Bristol headquarters of Imperial Tobacco on Tuesday after Gareth Davis, one of...

    29. November 10, 2009

      Cooper to focus on sales growth at Imperial

      When Alison Cooper formally takes the helm at Imperial Tobacco next May, the 43-year old will join a small group of...

    30. November 10, 2009

      Imperial Tobacco chief to step down

      Puffs of white smoke emerged from the Bristol headquarters of Imperial Tobacco yesterday after Gareth Davis, one of the...

    31. July 20, 2009

      Corporate Diary

      TODAY Earnings Dominos Pizza H1 4.45p (-) Sthree Group H1 10.80p (-) Trading and sales update Peter Hambro Mining...

    32. June 29, 2009

      Social game groups scrap over virtual spoils

      Social gaming, where social networks become venues for virtual pets and fantasy mob wars, is becoming a real world...

    33. FT Tech Hub

      June 24, 2009

      Social gaming platforms closer to cashing in

      Facebook appears to be moving closer to cashing in on the social gaming phenomenon it has created on its platform and,...

    34. May 13, 2009

      Altadis costs weigh on Imperial Tobacco dividend policy

      Demand for discount and premium cigarette brands helped increase sales at UK-based Imperial Tobacco by more than 50...

    35. May 13, 2009

      Altadis costs cloud Imperial dividend aim

      Demand for both bargain and premium brand cigarettes helped increase first-half turn-over at Imperial Tobacco by more...

    36. May 13, 2009

      Altadis costs cloud Imperial

      Demand for bargain and premium brand cigarettes helped raise first-half turn-over at Imperial Tobacco by more than 50...

    37. May 12, 2009

      Imperial Tobacco signals dividend cut

      Demand for both bargain and premium brand cigarettes helped increase first-half turnover at Imperial Tobacco by more...

    38. March 26, 2009

      Cooper is frontrunner for Imperial helm

      Imperial Tobacco has given the strongest clue about its succession plans after it promoted Alison Cooper to the newly...

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