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    1. August 1, 2014

      Peter Williams, administrator, 1925-2014

      When Peter Williams became director of the Wellcome Trust in 1965, it was an obscure UK charity spending £1m a year, mainly...

    2. February 25, 2014

      Ex-Asos director Peter Williams takes up chair at Boohoo

      Former Asos director Peter Williams is to join online fashion retailer Boohoo.com as chairman ahead of its £500m float...

    1. January 8, 2014

      State-run East Coast rail is ‘most efficient’ franchise

      The state has shown the private sector how to run an efficient railway, according to the commercial director of the East...

    2. August 28, 2013

      More first-time buyers in London

      First-time buyers accounted for more than half of all house purchase loans taken out in London in the second quarter of this...

    3. July 14, 2013

      Jack Wills pushed to £10m loss as owners eye exit

      Overhauling Jack Wills in preparation for a sale or float worth possibly more than £500m pushed the young fashion chain to a...

    4. October 26, 2012

      Jack Wills ditches its sister brand

      Jack Wills, the must-have clothier of teenage country squires and Sloanes, announced last week it was ditching its sister...

    5. April 11, 2012

      It’s pass the parcel with LTV controls

      From Mr Peter Williams. Sir, Paul Tucker’s comment on the Bank of England Financial Policy Committee’s decision not to push...

    6. December 6, 2011

      Sports Direct offers lifeline to Blacks

      Sports Direct, the company founded by Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley, has proposed a joint venture with struggling...

    7. November 25, 2011

      Blacks Leisure seeks further funding

      Shares in Blacks Leisure fell by 14 per cent on Friday after the outdoor equipment and clothing retailer warned that...

    8. November 18, 2011

      Jack Wills to open stores in Asia

      Jack Wills, the fast-growing youth fashion brand, is set to open its first stores in Asia, but says it has no plans for a...

    9. October 27, 2011

      Blacks Leisure in red to tune of £16m

      Blacks Leisure, the outdoor equipment and clothing retailer, has plunged deeper into the red at its half-year results, more...

    10. August 12, 2011

      Riots show crimes against business matter

      The interests of government and business have coincided neatly over the costs of riot damage, estimated at more than £200m...

    11. August 11, 2011

      Blacks refinancing on the horizon

      Blacks Leisure, the outdoor retailer, will seek new refinancing options, according to interim chairman Peter Williams. Mr...

    12. May 13, 2011

      Pretty, posh and profitable

      Youngsters clutching their Jack Wills bags at last year’s Varsity Polo event in Windsor sponsored by the company It’s a...

    13. January 6, 2011

      Skin in the game

      The chairman of Devro, the Scottish manufacturer of 40 per cent of the world’s collagen sausage casings, welcomed his new...

    14. November 25, 2010

      Happy day nears for Mail’s digital experiment

      Even in a world obsessed by the Daily Mail’s political and cultural influence, few suggest the newspaper had a direct say in...

    15. November 25, 2010

      DMGT in black as advertising recovers

      Expansion: DMGT’s flagship website is the UK’s most visited and is being readied for growth in the US where it is already...

    16. September 29, 2010

      DMGT farewell

      DMGT’s long-serving finance man Peter Williams had to issue an ultimatum over the analyst call after the Daily Mail...

    17. September 28, 2010

      Williams to leave DMGT after 28 years

      Peter Williams, finance director of Daily Mail & General Trust, will retire in March next year, marking a changing of the...

    18. September 28, 2010

      Mail’s money man earns access to higher places

      If some upstart columnist were to suggest that Daily Mail & General Trust’s outgoing finance director had been more...

    19. August 19, 2010

      Retail repairman

      High street fix-it finance director Lawrence Coppock will be available for his next repair job after giving notice at JJB...

    20. August 13, 2010

      Data show housing not always a safe bet

      The assumption bedded deep in the psyche of many Britons is that housing will always turn out to have been a good...

    21. August 6, 2010

      Fashion labels create their own soundtrack

      British luxury fashion brand Burberry has already carved out a reputation for dressing rock bands and music stars such as...

    22. July 28, 2010

      DMGT boosted by ad sales

      Daily Mail & General Trust beat management expectations in the third quarter, boosted by growth at the publisher’s business...

    23. June 1, 2010

      Business diary: Peter Williams

      Peter Williams, 35, founded Jack Wills, the preppy youth fashion brand, straight after he left college 11 years ago. Now...

    24. May 31, 2010

      Business diary: Peter Williams, Jack Wills

      Peter Williams, 35, founded Jack Wills, the preppy youth fashion brand, straight after he left college 11 years ago. Now...

    25. March 31, 2010

      DMGT still cautious on ad recovery

      Advertising revenue at the national newspaper division of Daily Mail & General Trust has rebounded after seven consecutive...

    26. March 30, 2010

      DMGT still cautious on ad recovery

      Advertising revenue at the national newspaper division of Daily Mail & General Trust has rebounded after seven consecutive...

    27. March 13, 2010

      Housing market turnover falls

      Turnover in the housing market fell sharply in January, according to two new surveys, raising doubts about the...

    28. March 12, 2010

      Survey shows jump in house prices

      UK house prices registered an unexpectedly sharp rise in February according to a closely watched index, drawing a sharp...

    29. March 1, 2010

      How to turn a scientist into an entrepreneur

      The dragons were sitting in an elegant den at the Royal Society in London, Britain's national academy of sciences....

    30. February 28, 2010

      Scientist to entrepreneur

      Reflection of things to come: David Walker with the optical glass polishing machine The dragons were sitting in an elegant...

    31. February 26, 2010

      Guy Hands taps turnround director for EMI

      Guy Hands, whose Terra Firma private equity group is battling with bankers over its £4.2bn ($6.4bn) buy-out of EMI, has...

    32. 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...

    33. January 8, 2010

      UK house prices rise for eighth month

      Further evidence that the recent rise in UK house prices is well entrenched emerged from a closely watched index on Friday...

    34. December 11, 2009

      House prices higher than year ago

      House prices rose year on year for the first time since mid-2008 in November as sales continued to pick up. The FT House...

    35. November 27, 2009

      Murdoch to buy Australian radio holding

      Lachlan Murdoch, eldest son of media baron Rupert Murdoch, has joined forces with Daily Mail & General Trust (DMGT) by...

    36. November 27, 2009

      Murdoch heir buys Australian radio holding

      Lachlan Murdoch, eldest son of media baron Rupert Murdoch, has joined forces with Daily Mail & General Trust (DMGT) by...

    37. November 14, 2009

      House price data suggest worst is over

      House prices in England and Wales rose modestly for the sixth consecutive month in October, but clear differences are...

    38. November 13, 2009

      Data suggest worst is over for housing market

      House prices in England and Wales rose modestly for the sixth consecutive month in October, underscoring the message from...

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