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  1. March 20, 2013

    The Winslow Boy, Old Vic, London – review

    It is possible to be too faithful. Lindsay Posner’s revival of Terence Rattigan’s celebrated drama scrupulously identifies...

  2. August 3, 2012

    Signs of turnround for Rentokil’s City Link

    Signs of a turnround at Rentokil Initial’s lossmaking parcel delivery business have buoyed the pest control and hygiene...

  1. July 11, 2012

    Hays warns on jobs market as fees drop

    The British jobs market has deteriorated amid a collapse of corporate confidence because of the banking and eurozone crises,...

  2. July 5, 2012

    Banking slowdown dents Robert Walters

    A slowdown in banking recruitment, particularly in its core Asia-Pacific market, took its toll on Robert Walters, the hiring...

  3. July 2, 2012

    Serco offloads German business

    Serco, the FTSE 100 outsourcing company, is pulling out of Germany after a 50 year presence in the country as it seeks to...

  4. May 11, 2012

    Clements to leave SThree after 26 years

    SThree’s chief executive is to leave the company next year as part of a “managed succession process”, after 26 years at the...

  5. March 6, 2012

    Strong demand in Asia buoys Michael Page

    Shares in Michael Page International fell 7.5 per cent as investors took profits after the white-collar recruitment company...

  6. January 6, 2012

    Robert Walters wary of market conditions

    Robert Walters will continue to shift its focus towards overseas operations, after international profit growth in the final...

  7. August 31, 2010

    Bunzl raises dividend on back of deals spree

    Bunzl, the FTSE 100 distribution group, has raised its dividend on the back of improving sales in North America and new...

  8. March 5, 2010

    Robert Walters pre-tax profit declines 93%

    Robert Walters, the London-based recruitment company, reported a 92.8 per cent decline in full-year pre-tax profit, as the...

  9. February 16, 2010

    Deals in support services likely to surge

    Dealmaking in support services has fared much better throughout the recession than that in most other sectors and is likely...

  10. September 17, 2009

    Northgate looks to recovery

    Northgate, the largest van rental company in the UK and Spain, reassured the City with news of improving utilisation rates...

  11. September 17, 2009

    Northgate looks to recovery

    Northgate, the largest van rental company in the UK and Spain, reassured the City with news of improving utilisation rates...

  12. September 9, 2009

    Johnson Service Group reinstates dividend

    A growing market share and resilience across its businesses helped Johnson Service Group weather a drop off in trade and lay...

  13. July 9, 2009

    Hays cuts back as job market falls

    Hays has shut 15 offices and cut 400 staff and warned that there was little hope of an immediate turnround in the jobs...

  14. June 24, 2009

    Bunzl hurt by weak sterling

    The economic slowdown in the UK and Ireland and the falling value of sterling against the Australian dollar have put margins...

  15. June 24, 2009

    Bunzl margins under pressure

    The economic slowdown in the UK and Ireland and the falling value of sterling against the Australian dollar have put...

  16. May 8, 2009

    Robert Walters warns on City jobs

    The City jobs market has yet to see any green shoots of a recovery, a leading recruitment company has said, as it published...

  17. April 22, 2009

    Bunzl booster

    Anthony Habgood , who becomes Reed Elsevier's chairman in the summer, is best known for his 14 years at the helm of Bunzl,...

  18. April 6, 2009

    Recruiters feel pain of job losses

    Recruiters have taken a pounding lately and the trading statements from Michael Page and Hays this week are unlikely to...

  19. March 18, 2009

    OPD profits hit by jobs market

    OPD Group, the international recruitment agency, provided further evidence of the deteriorating jobs market on Tuesday as it...

  20. February 25, 2009

    Northgate hit by plunging vehicle prices

    Shares in Northgate plummeted on Wednesday as the van rental group stunned the market with a severe profit warning, and said...

  21. August 19, 2008

    Michael Page up as Adecco keeps bid interest open

    Switzerland's Adeccorefused to rule out a hostile bid for Michael Page International, sending shares in the UK-based...

  22. August 18, 2008

    Adecco bid stance buoys Michael Page

    Shares in Michael Page International rose sharply as Switzerland’s Adecco refused to rule out a hostile bid for the UK-based...

  23. April 22, 2008

    Breaking up is hard to do

    Rentokil yesterday poured cold water on suggestions the company should be broken up, writes Salamander Davoudi. Alan Brown,...

  24. April 22, 2008

    Rentokil warns on City Link parcel business

    Rentokil Initial yesterday delivered yet another profit warning relating to the group's troubled City Link parcels...

  25. April 21, 2008

    Rentokil finds breaking up is hard to do

    Rentokil on Monday poured cold water on suggestions the company should be broken up. Alan Brown, chief executive, said there...

  26. April 21, 2008

    Rentokil delivers fresh warning over City Link

    Rentokil Initial on Monday delivered yet another profit warning relating to the group’s troubled City Link parcels business,...

  27. March 22, 2008

    McAdam team faces tough challenges on road ahead

    John McAdam, Alan Brown and Andy Ransom, ICI's former top team, face a challenge at Rentokil, writes Salamander Davoudi....

  28. February 29, 2008

    Wrong turnings that led into a trap

    It made its name in the mucky business of catching mice and cleaning corporate toilets. Now Rentokil’s shares are being...

  29. February 29, 2008

    Wrong turnings that led into a trap

    It made its name in the mucky business of catching mice and cleaning corporate toilets. Now Rentokil's shares are being...

  30. February 29, 2008

    Rentokil plunge spurs break-up fears

    Rentokil Initial embarked on a reluctant march towards break-up yesterday after the pest control and parcels business...

  31. February 28, 2008

    Rentokil plunge spurs break-up fears

    Rentokil Initial embarked on a reluctant march towards break-up on Thursday after the pest control and parcels business...

  32. February 23, 2008

    Broadwalk offers services hedge

    Broadwalk Asset Management is to launch the UK's first hedge fund focusing on the services sector, encompassing support...

  33. January 4, 2008

    Investors look back to future of recruitment

    Specialist recruitment groups face the prospects of leaner times in 2008 as economic data from the US, Europe and Asia...

  34. December 13, 2007

    Bunzl trading on track in spite of dollar

    Bunzl says trading is on track to meet expectations even though the weakness of the US dollar has continued to hurt results...

  35. December 13, 2007

    Bunzl trading on track in spite of dollar

    Bunzl says trading is on track to meet expectations even though the weakness of the US dollar has continued to hurt results...

  36. November 1, 2007

    Johnson tumbles 31% after warning

    A profit warning from Johnson Service Group sent shares in the workwear and linen rental company tumbling 31 per cent. The...

  37. October 31, 2007

    JSG shares plunge on warning

    A profit warning from Johnson Service Group hit shares in the workwear and linen rental company, sending them 28 per cent or...

  38. October 25, 2007

    Capita loses C-charge contract

    Capita, the UK-focused business process outsourcing company, on Thursday lost the contract to operate London’s congestion...

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