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.

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

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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
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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

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

Topshop explores sites for China store

UK fashion retailer already has offer from property developer

M&S shares rise on bid speculation

Store chain stock up 7% after Qatari reports

Sun European poised to buy Dreams

Ninety stores and hundreds of jobs at risk

Topshop Brazil
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Much rides on Topshop’s new LA site

Sir Philip Green says taking brand to west coast was a no-brainer

Philip Green eyes bed chain Dreams

Retail billionaire among several parties through to second round

Sir Stuart back at the controls

Debonair retailer takes on Ocado chairmanship

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
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Property tycoon jailed in divorce case

Sentence signals harder stance on husbands who defy court orders

Joe Cummings

Philip Green makes his greatest sale

The Arcadia boss has no plans to step back

Green sells 25% Topshop stake

Private equity deal will allow fashion chain to expand in US

Green nears Topshop stake sale

Tycoon eyes 25% sale to US private equity group

Green defends Arcadia’s tax set-up

Retail billionaire hopes tax figures will conclude matter

Myners joins Megafon board ahead of float

Ex-Treasury minister bolsters credence of controversial listing

Key UK dealmaker quits Morgan Stanley

Robey the latest high-profile investment banking departure

Peter Cummings of Bank of Scotland
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Cummings singled out for blame

Head of corporate lending hits back at ‘grotesque’ fine and ban

Whitehall war on waste saves £5.5bn

Cabinet Office minister admits matching future savings will be hard

M&S death rumours greatly exaggerated

It is highly profitable, with operating profit margins of over 8%

Topshop to debut in US Nordstrom stores

Tie-up with New York listed chain of shops

Bidders to detail pension scheme impact

Prospective buyers will have to notify retired staff

Green praises academy work experience

Retailer calls for more work placements

Bostock poised to leave M&S

Head of retailer’s non-food business set to depart

John McHugh
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Public shaming is the way to tackle tax cheats

Time to reform the tax code, says Jonathan Ford

Richard Price

Marks and Spencer loses Price to rival

UK retailer’s menswear head leaves for BHS

Pay is a poor way to extract money from a business

From Mr Robert Simons. Sir, Despite his protestations, Sir Martin Sorrell manifestly does not behave as the owner of the business which he runs

Paxman recounts ‘hacking lesson’ lunch

Piers Morgan makes light of claim

Manbags at dawn

After purchasing an aluminium Rimowa suitcase, my struggle is to find the ideal companion bag. Leather or fabric? What do you recommend?

Topshop owner joins push to revive clothes makers

Fashion chains keen to repatriate some production

New Look mulls closing 100 stores

Value fashion chain could close the stores over three years

Barratts to cut 170 jobs as stores close

Administrators race to find a buyer for shoe chain

John Lewis highlights retailing challenge

Sales in late-November fall 1.2% from year earlier

Arcadia to close stores after reporting loss

Retailer warns of tough trading conditions ahead