Philip Green - Head of Arcadia

Sir Philip Green is one of Britain's most successful businessmen. Since buying retail group Arcadia in 2002 he sits at the head of a conglomerate with shops on nearly every British high street.

In August 2010 he was asked by the government to advise on efficiency, a role that put his tax planning in the full glare of a critical media and political spotlight.

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DMGT results lack razzle dazzle

Daily Mail and General Trust shares slip to lowest level in years

Ikea looks to open shop on Oxford St

Swedish furniture chain in talks to rent floor of BHS store

Death by 1,000 clicks on the high street

Department stores are being brought low by the rise in online shopping

Tesco to offer Arcadia fashion brands

Dorothy Perkins, Burtons and Evans will go into 5 big stores

Sir Philip Green
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Philip Green: the last king of the high street

He rose from the rag trade to a retail empire. But can the entrepreneur thrive in an age of online shopping?

BHS expands food offer as part of revamp

20 stores to be upgraded by October half term and more next year

Department store BHS secures £65m loan

Retail chain strikes deal with Grovepoint

BHS buyers tipped off by rejected suitor

Sir Philip had refused to sell chain to Sutton in 2013

BHS owners to review ailing stores

Underperforming shops under consideration

BHS sale marks bitter end for Green

Group of financiers and lawyers takes over chain

A customer passes a sale sign as she enters a BHS store, operated by Arcadia Group, Derby, UK

Sir Philip Green sells BHS for £1

Retail Acquisitions buys department store chain

A customer passes a sale sign as she enters a BHS store, operated by Arcadia Group, Derby, UK

Green closes in on BHS sale

Deal for loss-making high-street chain could come next week

A customer passes a sale sign as she enters a BHS store, operated by Arcadia Group, Derby, UK

Sir Philip Green puts BHS up for sale

‘Several approaches’ received for department store chain

Small-cap Week, December 20

MySale, Real Good Food, Fortune Oil, and Beacon Hill featured

Reform of business-rate tax is far away

Despite the British government’s murmurs a review of the reviled levy is a long way off

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Topshop set to launch range with Beyoncé

Singer joins retailer in joint venture

Simon Cowell photographed at Syco Entertainment September 29 2014
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Simon Cowell queries Sony’s X Factor

Tension over impresario’s ambitions could lead him to seek new partner

MySale expands with Danish stake purchase

Retailer acquires 60% of to target Nordic region

Fashion academy to expand students’ skills

Philip Green venture seeks to keep up with online shopping trends

Ashley follows Green into MySale

Sports Direct boss picks up 4.8% stake in business

MySale shares tumble after listing error

Online Australian retailer’s London debut hit by blunder

Wizz a damp squib but IPOs soldier on

Queue of wannabe debutants winds round the block

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Crystal Bar, Monaco

It adds a touch of Edwardian glamour to a modern business lunch

B&M Altrincham store
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B&M IPO delivers £1bn payday for owners

Shares rise 5.5%, valuing discount retailer at £2.9bn

UK companies urged to track social value

Downing Street backs corporate social responsibility push

Should business people go to university?

People who want to found and run companies should not feel obliged to study financial subjects

MySale looks to London for listing

Online retailer backed by Sir Philip Green joins IPO queue

BHS eyes expansion of food offering

New food department prompts wider sales rise

MySale acquires flash sale site Cocosa

Deal provides fashion sales group with platform before UK launch

Arcadia billionaire buys stake in MySale

Sir Philip Green agrees merchandising deal with online retailer

M&S loses two top executives

Property and IT directors are the latest departures from retailer

Rose to seek remedy for ailing hospitals

Former M&S chief asked to turn round 14 under­performing NHS trusts


The ancient Nokia phones loved by CEOs

In some business circles, the more successful you are the older the model of your mobile

BHS threatens move into sale of food

Sir Philip Green exploring such a move for 12 months

Michelle Young Scot and Michelle Young GBP 400 million divorce case, High Court, London, Britain - 15 Jan 2013 Michelle Young leaves the High Court in London today after a hearing concerning her GBP 400m divorce case with her ex-husband tycoon Scot Young

Young case may mark last gladiatorial clash

Use of arbitration in multimillion pound divorces is rising

Kate Moss teams up with Topshop again

Retailer plans to export label to China

Rihanna wins Topshop T-shirt court fight

Singer took action after her image was used without approval


Whitehall changes way it goes shopping

Ministers use austerity spur to shake up £12bn buying

Store chains prepare for taxation summit

Retail bosses seek overhaul of business rates system

Green demands rates holiday for smaller retailers

Arcadia Group chief says rates and rent have fallen out of step