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    1. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: Business welcomes clampdown on late payments

      Small businesses have welcomed Budget measures to clamp down on late payments. Although not covered by chancellor George...

    2. February 18, 2015

      New Tesco chairman seeks to win over shareholders

      John Allan, the new chairman of Tesco, is set to meet some of the supermarket chain’s biggest shareholders over the next few...

    1. February 18, 2015

      Tesco: avoiding the grocers

      What does Tesco have against supermarkets? The UK’s biggest grocer has appointed John Allan, from electricals retailer...

    2. February 18, 2015

      What you need to know about John Allan, the new Tesco chairman

      Billed as the toughest job in the retail sector, John Allan’s appointment as the new Tesco chairman surprised some, who...

    3. February 17, 2015

      Tesco appoints former Dixons head Allan as chairman

      Tesco has appointed John Allan, the former chairman of Dixons, as its new chairman, despite some big shareholders pushing...

    4. February 16, 2015

      Tesco shareholders back ITV head Archie Norman for chairman

      Two of the biggest shareholders in Tesco are pushing for the appointment of veteran retailer Archie Norman as chairman of...

    5. January 30, 2015

      Sir Ian Cheshire pulls out of Tesco chairman race

      Sir Ian Cheshire, seen by many as the frontrunner to be the next chairman of Tesco, is out of the race, according to people...

    6. January 21, 2015

      The field narrows for new Tesco chairman

      Tesco is closing in on the appointment of a new chairman, with two City heavyweights vying for the role, as the retailer...

    7. January 1, 2015

      UK businesses fear political risks ahead

      Political risk ranks high on the list of concerns of UK businesses, both big and small, going into 2015. “The political and...

    8. December 7, 2014

      Equity crowdfunding thrives despite high risks

      Seven months ago, the UK’s financial watchdog gave the following stark warning to anyone considering investing in equity...

    9. December 5, 2014

      Premier Foods’ demand to suppliers raises concern

      Britain’s small business lobby has told one of the country’s biggest food companies that it should be ashamed of itself for...

    10. October 30, 2014

      Non-wage costs hit small companies taking on first employee

      It costs the UK’s small businesses on average £35,500 to take on their first employee, less than two-thirds of which is...

    11. August 31, 2014

      Small business federation warns on Leps’ transparency

      Billions of pounds of public money are to be channelled through bodies that do not publish accounts, the Federation of Small...

    12. June 4, 2014

      Business welcomes focus on enterprise in Queen’s Speech

      Business was relieved that the Queen’s Speech focused on a limited number of bills and had an emphasis on enterprise, but...

    13. May 30, 2014

      Vince Cable acts to shame late-payers in UK business

      Vince Cable will announce plans on Friday to force companies to publish information about their payment terms in an effort...

    14. May 28, 2014

      Banks pressed to improve lending to UK small business

      High street banks have been urged to “up their game” on lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) after a...

    15. FT Alphaville

      May 15, 2014

      Curryhouse crush

      Synergies from the merger of Dixons and Carphone Warehouse, creating the leaden labeled Dixons Carphone, clearly don’t...

    16. March 19, 2014

      UK business lobby groups to seek SME views on banking services

      Two of the main business lobby groups have joined forces in a Treasury-supported research project to find out what micro,...

    17. March 12, 2014

      Low Pay Commission should become ‘powerful watchdog’, says founder

      The body that sets Britain’s national minimum wage should be transformed into a “powerful new watchdog” with the aim of...

    18. January 10, 2014

      Up to 9,000 homes miss out on UK government flood insurance deal

      Nearly 9,000 households in flood-prone areas in England and Wales will not be covered by the government’s new flood...

    19. December 16, 2013

      Small business optimism rising in every UK region, survey finds

      Small companies are increasingly confident about their prospects, raising hopes that business investment may rise next year,...

    20. December 5, 2013

      Autumn Statement 2013: Business groups seek curb on energy costs

      Business leaders signalled that they would push hard for relief from energy costs in next spring’s Budget after George...

    21. November 28, 2013

      Business leaders welcome move to improve lending to SMEs

      Business leaders said the government’s move to focus bank subsidies on credit to companies would help spur lending, which...

    22. July 5, 2011

      M&S cheer caps Footsie winning streak

      Marks and Spencer was in demand as the retail sector helped the FTSE 100 register its longest winning streak in nearly two...

    23. March 27, 2010

      Business boots

      Shoes were among the talking points at the CNBC European Business Leaders Awards at the Berkeley Hotel midweek.Natalie...

    24. February 13, 2010

      Beware of the dog

      Esrtwhile Cadbury chairman Roger Carr showed a sense of humour amid the serious debate about his capitulation to the Kraft...

    25. December 29, 2009

      Horizons expand

      Takeovers often create job insecurity for workers at the target company. However, big UK deals of the past decade have also...

    26. October 15, 2009

      3i marathon man

      Lady Hogg has gained two new directors on the 3i board in the past month but in turn loses Robert Smith , who is to focus...

    27. September 9, 2009

      Retail wizard

      Seeking a bit of retail magic, DSG International chairman John Allan has hired former Majestic Wine chief Tim How as a...

    28. April 5, 2009

      Deutsche Post shows interest in Royal Mail

      The UK government’s attempts to part-privatise Royal Mail gained some much-needed momentum on Sunday when rival Deutsche...

    29. January 19, 2009

      Allan to take over as chairman at ailing DSG

      John Allan of Deutsche Post, as the struggling electrical retailer aims to turn around its fortunes after a poor end to...

    30. January 19, 2009

      Allan to take on role of chairman at ailing DSG

      John Allan of Deutsche Post is set to take over as chairman of DSG, as the struggling electrical retailer aims to turn...

    31. October 28, 2008

      D Postbank rejects state aid in favour of rights offering

      Deutsche Postbank needs at least €1bn in fresh capital, its owners admitted yesterday as the bank revealed that a €364m...

    32. October 27, 2008

      D Postbank opts for rights offer over state aid

      Deutsche Postbank needs at least €1bn in fresh capital, its owners admitted on Monday as the bank revealed that a €364m...

    33. May 28, 2008

      D Post enlists UPS in ‘radical’ delivery deal

      DHL’s parent company has turned to an arch-rival to help salvage its lossmaking US express-delivery business, agreeing to...

    34. March 7, 2008

      D Post set to reveal plan for DHL arm

      Deutsche Post is to reveal in May how it intends to sort out its troubled US express delivery business, the logistics...

    35. March 7, 2008

      Deutsche Post set to reveal plan for DHL arm

      Deutsche Post is to reveal in May how it intends to sort out its troubled US express delivery business, the logistics...

    36. January 25, 2008

      D Post considers US unit sale

      Deutsche Post, the world's biggest logistics group, is considering selling its ailing DHL express delivery unit in the US...

    37. January 24, 2008

      D Post considers US unit sale

      Deutsche Post, the world’s biggest logistics group, is considering selling its ailing DHL express delivery unit in the US as...

    38. December 28, 2007

      NSG hires British finance director

      Nippon Sheet Glass, the Japanese glass manufacturer, has appointed a Briton as its new group finance director, the second...

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