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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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 Ralph...

  3. May 6, 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 paid...

  4. 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...

  5. 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 is a...

  6. 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 volumes...

  7. 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...

  8. 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, the...

  9. 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 Davis...

  10. 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 of...

  11. 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 their...

  12. 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 their...

  13. 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 said...

  14. January 7, 2010

    Going plural

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

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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 week...

  18. 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 the...

  19. 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 women...

  20. 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. One...

  21. 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 women...

  22. 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...

  23. July 20, 2009

    Corporate Diary

    TODAY Earnings Dominos Pizza H1 4.45p Sthree Group H1 10.80p Trading and sales update Peter Hambro Mining TUESDAY 21...

  24. 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...

  25. 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,...

  26. 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 per...

  27. 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 per...

  28. 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 than...

  29. 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 than 50...

  30. 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...

  31. March 25, 2009

    Cooper is frontrunner for Imperial helm

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

  32. February 4, 2009

    Imperial Tobacco gains ground

    Price increases and market share gains outside the UK have ensured that growth continues at Imperial Tobacco, in spite of...

  33. November 25, 2008

    Cost-conscious smokers give Imperial a boost

    Imperial Tobacco lifted underlying annual profit 30 per cent, helped partly by strong demand from cost-conscious smokers for...

  34. September 25, 2008

    Imperial makes progress on Altadis

    Shares in Imperial Tobacco rallied after the company said it was making good progress on integrating and financing its...

  35. September 24, 2008

    Imperial makes progress on Altadis

    Shares in Imperial Tobacco enjoyed a strong rally after the company said it was making good progress on integrating and...

  36. June 7, 2008

    Battleground for smokers lies in new markets

    The era of big tobacco deals more or less came to a close last summer with Imperial Tobacco's €16.2bn (£12.95bn)...

  37. June 6, 2008

    Battleground for smokers lies in new markets

    The era of big tobacco deals more or less came to a close last summer with Imperial Tobacco’s €16.2bn (£12.95bn) acquisition...

  38. January 25, 2008

    Imperial Tobacco seals Logista move

    Imperial Tobacco, owner of the Lambert & Butler, Davidoff and JPS cigarette brands, intends to buy the remaining shares it...

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