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    1. July 31, 2015

      Chime agrees to £374m takeover from WPP and Providence

      Chime Communications, the sports-focused marketing services group founded by Margaret Thatcher’s media adviser, has...

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    1. July 9, 2015

      WPP without Sir Martin Sorrell is not yet on the cards

      Who will replace Sir Martin Sorrell at WPP? It is a question that has quietly haunted the world’s largest marketing...

    2. June 12, 2015

      Average FTSE 100 boss paid 150 times more than the average worker

      FTSE 100 chief executive and worker pay widens Greek philosopher Plato mused that the best paid in society should not...

    3. June 9, 2015

      Standard Life criticises WPP over ‘Sorrell-centricity’

      One of WPP’s top shareholders has criticised the advertising group’s “lack of transparency” over how it intends to...

    4. FT Alphaville

      June 9, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - HSBC to cut up to 25,000 jobs

      HSBC is cutting up to 25,000 jobs, WPP’s Martin Sorrell faces shareholders’s wrath over his pay and we’ve UK trade data...

    5. June 8, 2015

      WPP needs to line up an heir and a spare

      Who would you rather pay £43m to be in charge of an empire? 650 British MPs paid £67,000 each or one Sir Martin...

    6. June 7, 2015

      FRC signals tougher guidelines on succession planning

      What would happen to a company if the chief executive fell under a bus, crashed a motorbike or suffered a sudden fatal...

    7. June 6, 2015

      Blog: Sir Martin Sorrell on emotional commitment

      Being an entrepreneur or company founder is “the nearest a man can come to giving birth”, says Sir Martin Sorrell,...

    8. May 31, 2015

      WPP faces another revolt over Sir Martin Sorrell’s pay

      WPP chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell faces a shareholder revolt over his £43m pay award for 2014 after two leading...

    9. May 18, 2015

      WPP to launch sports rights agency

      WPP has stepped into the increasingly lucrative arena of sports rights, setting up a new agency to represent the likes...

    10. April 30, 2015

      WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell is highest-paid FTSE 100 chief executive

      Sir Martin Sorrell earned £43m last year, making him the highest-paid chief executive in the FTSE 100 by some margin....

    11. April 23, 2015

      Deutsche’s belated fine shows it may not pay to come too quietly

      Deutsche Bank has been a doubly naughty boy. Not only has the bank been fined $2.5bn for traders’ attempts to rig rate...

    12. April 23, 2015

      WPP boosts sales despite cautious clients

      WPP has reported 8 per cent revenue growth and profits “well above target” in the first quarter of the year — an...

    13. April 2, 2015

      Two chief executives who could make a big impact

      Every investor has a story about the one that got away. My favourite in that regard is Wire and Plastic Products. In...

    14. Business Blog

      March 16, 2015

      WPP before Sorrell: rat cages, shopping baskets and the 'Alton Lockerette'

      It’s reasonably well-known that WPP stands for Wire & Plastic Products, the wire basket manufacturer that Sir Martin...

    15. March 15, 2015

      WPP chief Sir Martin Sorrell to pocket £36m shares award

      Sir Martin Sorrell will receive £36m from a controversial share plan this year, even though the scheme was dismantled...

    16. March 13, 2015

      The networker: Martin Sorrell of WPP

      When chief executives meet in Sir Martin Sorrell’s absence, they sometimes deliberately email him simultaneously to...

    17. March 9, 2015

      Disclosing pay ratios would contribute to a public debate

      Sir Martin Sorrell has balanced his criticism of Labour’s “business bashing” tendencies by pointing to the...

    18. March 6, 2015

      Chief executives brace themselves for spring offensive on pay

      Protests over executive pay will be reignited in the run-up to the general election, industry groups have warned, after...

    19. February 22, 2015

      Ease foreign graduate visa restrictions, business leaders urge

      A future government must make it easier for foreign graduates to stay and work in Britain after their studies or the...

    20. January 22, 2015

      City Insider: Sorrell parties in Davos

      World Economic Forum: Seen in Davos Was the biggest story in European finance this week QE; or Prince Andrew’s...

    21. January 16, 2015

      Delegates expect smooth ride in Davos theme park

      The appreciation in the Swiss franc is bound to be a talking point among delegates to the World Economic Forum in Davos...

    22. January 14, 2015

      Managing fast and slow in a world that keeps accelerating

      When it comes to competitive emailing, Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of marketing services group WPP, sets the...

    23. December 19, 2014

      Cost-cutting Roberto Quarta at the gates of Fort Sorrell

      For years, shareholders in WPP, the world’s biggest advertising group, have complained about the pay of Sir Martin...

    24. December 17, 2014

      The trouble with dribbles

      Ladies do not sweat. They glow. Similarly, Her Majesty’s Treasury will not “dribble out” Lloyds shares worth some £3bn,...

    25. September 4, 2014

      Heed L.L. Bean as swans gather

      Clearly swans – whether white, black or grey – are creatures to be reckoned with. And they are multiplying. Sir Martin...

    26. August 26, 2014

      Currency winds rock multinationals

      Sir Martin Sorrell may have more reason than most UK chief executives to deplore the recent strength of sterling: WPP...

    27. August 26, 2014

      WPP: buying in bulk

      How WPP chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell must have enjoyed that Friday back in May. As Publicis and Omnicom scrambled...

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      August 19, 2014

      WPP's Sorrell sees promise in "underbranded" India

      Martin Sorrell, chief executive of WPP, the world’s biggest marketing services company, is bullish about India,...

    29. June 25, 2014

      Time to end WPP’s traditional summer grudge match

      The annual knockabout between WPP and shareholders is as much a seasonal fixture as Wimbledon. This year, 27 per cent...

    30. June 25, 2014

      WPP shareholders remain unhappy about Sir Martin Sorrell’s pay

      WPP shareholders revolted over the group’s pay policy on Wednesday, after the world’s biggest marketing services...

    31. Business Blog

      May 9, 2014

      Three merger lessons from the collapse of Omnicom-Publicis

      The collapse of the proposed Omnicom-Publicis merger, a bravado effort to override cultural differences, executive egos...

    32. Business Blog

      May 9, 2014

      Omnicom-Publicis: car crash averted

      Graves at the Père-Lachaise-cemetery in Paris I’ve been wondering about the most suitable place to commemorate the...

    33. May 6, 2014

      Jeffrey Rosen is used to dealing with criticism over WPP chief’s pay

      Jeffrey Rosen is a man experienced in dealing with criticism. Over the past three years, the non-executive director and...

    34. May 5, 2014

      Temperature rising again on corporate pay

      The temperature is rising again over pay. Last Wednesday, the announcement of a big pay increase for Sir Martin Sorrell...

    35. April 30, 2014

      Sir Martin Sorrell’s pay rises by two-thirds to £30m

      Sir Martin Sorrell is again facing criticism from large shareholders in his marketing services group WPP, after it...

    36. April 25, 2014

      Hamish Maxwell, consumer marketing executive, 1926-2014

      When Philip Morris directors gathered in 1983 to choose their next chief executive, it was not at their new Manhattan...

    37. March 9, 2014

      WPP chief Sorrell receives £23m payout

      It’s been a tough 12 months for Sir Martin Sorrell, but £22.7m in shares should help. Sir Martin, the chief executive...

    38. February 27, 2014

      WPP shares fall as advertising group misses margin target

      WPP shares fell heavily on Thursday after the world’s biggest advertising group missed its target for full-year...

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