Search for Kevin Smith and
    1. May 21, 2012

      Hulu goes for original series to win adherents

      Hulu, the internet video operator owned by Walt Disney, News Corp and Comcast, is launching 10 original series aimed at...

    2. November 24, 2011

      Turner to become GKN chairman

      Mike Turner is to become chairman of another FTSE 350 company when the former chief executive of BAE Systems takes over at...

    1. October 19, 2011

      GKN chief calls for clear UK strategy

      One of Britain’s top industrialists has repeated calls for the government to adopt a “cohesive plan” for boosting the...

    2. August 4, 2011

      GKN plays down global growth fears

      GKN, the automotive and aerospace component supplier, has played down fears of a slackening in global industrial growth as...

    3. June 24, 2011

      Radio activity

      The hills above the junction of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue are lush and green, with large houses nestled...

    4. April 12, 2011

      Happy fee-paying clients

      Good news for folks in equity capital markets, as Sir John Vickers’ banking commission report decided to drop a possible...

    5. April 11, 2011

      GKN sees improvement in demand

      Disruption from the Japanese earthquake and tsunami knocked £3m ($4.91m) off operating profits at GKN in the first quarter,...

    6. March 25, 2011

      GKN succession path runs smooth to Stein

      GKN, the car parts and aerospace supplier, has appointed internal candidate Nigel Stein to replace Sir Kevin Smith as chief...

    7. FT Alphaville

      March 24, 2011

      Snap news

      Breaking pre-market news on Thursday, - Cable & Wireless Worldwide warns of no growth in 2011/12 –statement. - Next warns...

    8. March 22, 2011

      GKN tumbles on Latécoère speculation

      GKN led the blue-chip fallers on Tuesday as the FTSE 100 broke a three-day winning streak. Shares in GKN lost 3.8 per cent...

    9. March 13, 2011

      GKN reaps rewards of change in direction

      In a large industrial shed close to the Severn bridges near Bristol, what looks like a large knitting machine is delicately...

    10. March 1, 2011

      Rising car demand helps GKN back to profit

      Rising demand for new cars in Asia and North America helped pull GKN back into profit in 2010 and deliver a broadly upbeat...

    11. February 24, 2011

      BA bitten in web protest over bed bugs

      British Airways has become the latest airline to face a sophisticated internet protest after a passenger posted graphic...

    12. January 10, 2011

      Cameron hosts exports strategy meeting

      David Cameron will host a trade meeting at Downing Street with Lord Green, his new trade minister, today to discuss how the...

    13. Westminster Blog

      November 8, 2010

      The full list of David Cameron's business envoys

      David Cameron has just unveiled the full list of unpaid trade ambassadors working on his behalf around the world. I’ve put...

    14. August 4, 2010

      Expanding GKN hails car industry recovery

      GKN, the automobile and aerospace components manufacturer, returned to profit in the first half of 2010 amid signs that the...

    15. July 29, 2010

      Upbeat GKN breaks new ground

      A lot has changed in the past year for GKN. Last July the UK engineering group was putting the finish touches to a £423m...

    16. April 28, 2010

      GKN outlook reflects sector rebound

      GKN, the aerospace and car parts maker, has reported its best quarterly profit since the beginning of the global industrial...

    17. March 18, 2010

      Engineers expanding through Bric states

      The decision - announced yesterday - of Manganese Bronze, maker of the famous London black taxi, to cede control of the...

    18. March 17, 2010

      Engineers seek expansion through Brics

      The decision – announced on Wednesday – of Manganese Bronze, maker of the famous London black taxi, to cede control of the...

    19. February 26, 2010

      Industrial heritage of Burnley

      When Nelson-born Sir Kevin Smith took over as GKN chief executive he told a Midlands newspaper that his contribution to its...

    20. February 26, 2010

      Recovering GKN plans pay-out resumption

      GKN, the aerospace component and car parts maker, signalled it would resume dividend payments in 2010 after cutting its...

    21. February 25, 2010

      Recovering GKN plans pay-out resumption

      GKN, the aerospace component and car parts maker, signalled it would resume dividend payments in 2010 after cutting its...

    22. February 25, 2010

      Turner arms up

      Battle-hardened Babcock chairman Mike Turner , who is in mid-pursuit of VT Group, has become the senior director at GKN.His...

    23. August 13, 2009

      Merrill good oil

      A few of the Merrill Lynch veterans are emerging in new roles after summer. A former head of UK mergers and acquisitions,...

    24. August 5, 2009

      Cost cuts prompt recovery signs at GKN

      Cost cuts and an uptick in demand helped GKN's automotive business return to operating profit in June, following months of...

    25. August 4, 2009

      Cost cuts prompt recovery signs at GKN

      Cost cuts and an uptick in demand helped GKN’s automotive business return to operating profit in June, following months of...

    26. July 6, 2009

      Travel sector braced for rise in attempted fraud

      The travel sector is braced for a surge in holiday season internet and telephone payment fraud attempts, as financial crime...

    27. July 5, 2009

      Travel groups fear surge in attempted fraud

      The travel sector is braced for a surge in holiday season internet and telephone payment fraud attempts, as financial crime...

    28. June 19, 2009

      GKN launches £423m rights issue

      GKN, the aerospace and car parts maker, committed itself to further job cuts as it revealed a £423m rights issue aimed at...

    29. June 19, 2009

      Unlikely vultures roost

      Unless you count Marston's reference to "re-engineered food-led destination pubs", there isn't much to link the brewer and...

    30. June 18, 2009

      GKN launches £423m rights issue

      GKN, the aerospace and car parts maker, committed itself to further job cuts as it revealed a £423m rights issue aimed at...

    31. June 18, 2009

      GKN and Marston’s join rights issues rush

      The stampede for fresh capital continued on Thursday as GKN, the car parts maker; and Marston’s, the brewer and pub group,...

    32. May 7, 2009

      Car crisis hits GKN parts sales

      The global crisis in the automotive sector dragged down underlying sales at GKN by a third during its first quarter,...

    33. April 14, 2009

      Groups hope to win their share

      Kevin Smith is confident the component company he works for can benefit from Hitachi's £7bn Intercity Express contract,...

    34. April 13, 2009

      Suppliers optimistic about contracts

      Kevin Smith is confident that the component company he works for can benefit from Hitachi’s £7bn Intercity Express contract,...

    35. April 5, 2009

      Sector’s strong local links gain traction in a crisis

      The global financial crisis has created opportunities for sub-custodians to expand their business and take market share,...

    36. March 9, 2009

      Darling to face industry’s crisis demands

      Alistair Darling will come under pressure to introduce new measures to boost the hard-pressed manufacturing industry at a...

    37. March 3, 2009

      Sterling's decline offers hope for sector when economy recovers

      In spite of the gloom surrounding the British economy, Andrew Pimblett is feeling far from depressed. He is managing...

    38. March 2, 2009

      Sterling’s fall offers hope for manufacturing

      In spite of the gloom surrounding the British economy, Andrew Pimblett is feeling far from depressed. He is managing...

    Search for Kevin Smith and