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  1. October 8, 2013

    Entrants: Offering economic boost

    The EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards, now in their 27th year globally, celebrate and commend entrepreneurial companies and...

  2. July 31, 2013

    Lombard: Schneider pays a full price for disappointing Invensys

    Allons comptables de la Patrie, le jour de gloire est arrivé! The Marseillaise needs only the smallest of tweaks to pay...

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  1. July 25, 2013

    Small investors in Invensys urge board ‘not to sell out’

    ​The board of Invensys faced sharp questions from small shareholders on Thursday who urged the company to resist the...

  2. June 19, 2013

    Lombard: FTSE 100 chair shortage provides chance to diversify

    If you could buy futures on wise old owls qualified to become FTSE 100 chairmen, prices would be trending higher. At least...

  3. May 28, 2012

    Pru’s uninspired hire faces tough task

    Paul Manduca, the non-executive director who at one point led Prudential’s search for a chairman, is to take the job...

  4. April 30, 2012

    Pru eyes Rudd in search for next chairman

    Sir Nigel Rudd, the veteran industrialist, has emerged as a leading candidate to head the board of Prudential, one of the...

  5. FT Alphaville

    April 30, 2012

    Weekend news catch-up

    Weekend headlines from the FT and other UK media:* From The FT, -       The pound has become an unlikely haven in Europe. It...

  6. May 26, 2011

    BAA chairman robbed at knifepoint

    Sir Nigel Rudd, chairman of BAA, the airports operator, has been robbed at knifepoint of £50,000 worth of jewellery. The...

  7. May 20, 2011

    No vote for no show at the Pru

    Prudential chairman Harvey McGrath faced the biggest No vote at the annual meeting, but Keki Dadiseth, another director,...

  8. May 19, 2011

    Business fund raises lending hope

    A new £2.5bn fund that will provide equity to hundreds of small and medium-sized businesses across the UK is being hailed as...

  9. May 16, 2011

    Banks launch £2.5bn fund

    The banking industry’s new £2.5bn fund to help fast- growing small businesses will struggle to reach its target of up to 40...

  10. May 13, 2011

    New Tesco chairman faces fight from kick-off

    If Manchester United has become a byword for managerial stability in football, then Tesco has long been its corporate...

  11. FT Alphaville

    April 4, 2011

    Weekend catch-up

    Weekend headlines from the FT and other UK media:* From The FT, -       US exchanges in $11bn NYSE bid -       Electrical...

  12. March 28, 2011

    Critical mass is vital to hold groups to account

    From “absentee landlords” to “financial gamblers” investors in UK companies have been easy targets – whether as careless...

  13. March 27, 2011

    Crisis highlights need to step up governance

    Discussing corporate governance just days before Invensys abruptly parted company with its chief executive, Sir Nigel Rudd,...

  14. FT Alphaville

    March 25, 2011

    Invensys replaces chief executive

    Invensys has sacked its chief executive Ulf Henriksson whose approach to running the UK industrial group differed from that...

  15. March 25, 2011

    A day to keep Sir Nigel busy

    Once known for his numerous directorships, Sir Nigel Rudd has been reducing his boardroom roles over the past few years....

  16. March 24, 2011

    Henriksson is shown sudden exit by Invensys

    In an interview with the Financial Times a few weeks ago, Ulf Henriksson ruminated on how he would react if someone lobbed a...

  17. March 24, 2011

    Invensys replaces chief executive

    Invensys has sacked its chief executive Ulf Henriksson whose approach to running the industrial group differed from that of...

  18. FT Alphaville

    March 24, 2011

    A FTSE 100 hit job

    What is going on at Invensys? The chief executive of the FTSE 100 controls company, Ulf Henriksson,  has just...

  19. February 18, 2011

    Minnows poised for boost from £2.5bn fund

    A new £2.5bn ($4bn) fund backed by the UK’s six biggest banks will help dozens of small service and manufacturing businesses...

  20. FT Alphaville

    February 18, 2011

    Welton to head UK's £2.5bn fund

    Stephen Welton, a senior executive at CCMP Capital, the former buyout arm of JP Morgan and a well-known private equity...

  21. December 31, 2010

    Honoured Carr made his name as a raider

    The knighthood bestowed on Roger Carr was a perhaps inevitable laurel for a pillar of British business who will assume the...

  22. October 5, 2010

    Sir Nigel departs

    Manchester Airports Group chairman Mike Davies has become chairman of car dealership Pendragon, replacing Sir Nigel Rudd....

  23. FT Alphaville

    July 5, 2010

    Weekend catch-up

    In case you missed these weekend headlines, From the FT, - BP braces for a shake-up at the top. - Travis Perkins set to...

  24. June 11, 2010

    BP's Russian misadventure may be useful experience

    BP is no stranger to dealing with threats from politicians. But they usually come from the Kremlin, not Capitol Hill.The...

  25. June 11, 2010

    Obama must reject use of bully-boy tactics over BP

    Political threats to BP usually come from the Kremlin, not Capitol Hill.In Russia, the company has lived with the risk of...

  26. June 10, 2010

    Obama must reject use of bully-boy tactics over BP

    Political threats to BP usually come from the Kremlin, not Capitol Hill.In Russia, the company has lived with the risk of...

  27. April 30, 2010

    Plans for Nigel

    Two Nigels of the boardroom reshuffled their portfolios yesterday, with Sir Nigel Rudd stepping down as chairman of car...

  28. March 30, 2010

    Joining the boys' network

    Barclays' recruitment of Alison Carnwarth as its newest director will make her the sole woman on the 13-man bank board.It is...

  29. November 14, 2009

    Whitehead Mann head departs after US merger

    Piers Marmion, chairman of London-based headhunter Korn/Ferry Whitehead Mann's Europe, Middle East and Africa unit, has...

  30. November 13, 2009

    Whitehead Mann head departs after US merger

    Piers Marmion, chairman of London-based headhunter Korn/Ferry Whitehead Mann’s Europe, Middle East and Africa unit, has left...

  31. October 29, 2009

    Close the funding gap for smaller businesses

    Although green shoots are now being sighted on a more regular basis, the future for the UK’s small and medium-sized...

  32. October 9, 2009

    Easy rider in the boardroom

    The leading contender for BP chairman, Paul Anderson, will be spending more time in London after all as the newest member...

  33. October 2, 2009

    Rudd workload

    BAE Systems director Sir Nigel Rudd was aiming to reduce his workload by leaving the board at the end of December but the...

  34. FT Alphaville

    September 14, 2009

    Analysts are 'not created equal', finds GLG

    Analysts are “not created equal”, says Lex on Monday, picking up on Friday’s report by the FT’s Sam Jones (formerly of the...

  35. September 13, 2009

    Analysts

    Analysts are not created equal. Some time the market masterfully; some offer detailed industry knowledge; others, as Sir...

  36. September 4, 2009

    Wired up

    Invensys chairman Sir Nigel Rudd has appointed ex-chief executive of Cable & Wireless Francesco Caio to the board of the...

  37. August 29, 2009

    Carol Leonard back in boardroom

    Doyenne of boardroom headhunters, Carol Leonard , is set to make her return from a long summer break to start a business...

  38. August 27, 2009

    Sir Nigel juggles large hats

    Boardroom habitue Sir Nigel Rudd is being linked to the role of chairman at defence group Cobham, as he steps down from BAE...

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