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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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