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    1. August 2, 2015

      Centrica CEO plots a reversal of fortune

      As a self-confessed “oil man” — and a BP veteran — Iain Conn finds himself in an unusual position. Rather than build an...

    2. June 12, 2015

      Neptune offers Laidlaw chance to hunt the North Sea

      The freshly-minted business cards for Neptune Oil and Gas, the $5bn private equity vehicle unveiled this week to hunt...

    1. June 8, 2015

      Sam Laidlaw to lead private equity push into oil and gas

      Sam Laidlaw, former chief executive of Centrica, is to lead a push by private equity into oil and gas, taking charge of...

    2. June 8, 2015

      Sam Laidlaw-led private equity vehicle to focus on energy assets

      There has been plenty of talk about private equity embarking on a big acquisition drive in energy but, so far at least,...

    3. June 8, 2015

      Sam Laidlaw returns to corporate stage

      The re-emergence of Sam Laidlaw on to the UK corporate stage to run an oil and gas venture backed by Carlyle and CVC...

    4. June 8, 2015

      WPP needs to line up an heir and a spare

      Who would you rather pay £43m to be in charge of an empire? 650 British MPs paid £67,000 each or one Sir Martin...

    5. April 14, 2015

      HSBC hires headhunters in search for new board members

      HSBC is preparing to refresh its board of directors after a bruising few months in which some of its most senior...

    6. October 3, 2014

      Investors in alleged tax avoidance scheme face HMRC squeeze

      The UK tax authority is using new powers to turn the screw on investors in alleged avoidance schemes. People who bought...

    7. July 31, 2014

      Centrica criticises Ofgem as profits fall

      British Gas owner Centrica has hit out against the energy regulator’s prediction that profit margins in the sector...

    8. July 29, 2014

      Centrica names BP veteran Conn as chief executive

      Centrica has named Iain Conn, head of BP’s refining division, as its chief executive, one of the most politically...

    9. July 24, 2014

      BP’s Iain Conn in talks to lead Centrica

      Iain Conn, BP’s head of downstream businesses, has quit the oil major and is holding talks with Centrica about taking...

    10. July 7, 2014

      Ingenious Media tells celebrity investors they face tax crackdown

      A string of business leaders, sports stars, entertainers and other investors were told on Monday to prepare for tax...

    11. July 7, 2014

      HSBC’s HK sell note raises red flags over political bias

      What’s the matter with peace, love and understanding? Plenty in the eyes of HSBC analysts, who downgraded Hong Kong...

    12. May 29, 2014

      Centrica lines up replacement for Laidlaw as more executives quit

      Centrica is in advanced talks to appoint Iain Conn, head of refining at BP, as the successor to chief executive Sam...

    13. May 29, 2014

      Slimmer pay packets may deter replacements

      Filling three key executive posts at Centrica is likely to generate lucrative fees for the headhunters, but potential...

    14. May 29, 2014

      Top bosses walk away from Centrica

      The steady stream of departing executives at Centrica is rapidly turning into a flood, as top bosses tire of their...

    15. May 12, 2014

      Centrica starts succession planning for chief Laidlaw

      Centrica told shareholders it had begun planning to replace chief executive Sam Laidlaw, although the owner of British...

    16. May 8, 2014

      Centrica warns of profits fall due to warmer winter

      Centrica warned profits could fall by about a tenth this year, blaming warmer weather and a squeeze on margins at its...

    17. April 11, 2014

      Centrica begins search for Sam Laidlaw’s replacement

      Centrica has set the wheels in motion to find a candidate to fill one of the most politically controversial posts in UK...

    18. March 9, 2014

      Centrica sticks to US earnings target

      Centrica, the owner of British Gas, is sticking with its plan to double its earnings in North America, in spite of the...

    19. FT Alphaville

      February 20, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE God complex *alert*: Izzy explains why thundering valuations and consolidations in...

    20. February 20, 2014

      Centrica chief Sam Laidlaw says household fuel bills to drop

      Centrica has said household fuel bills for the past months could be as much as 10 per cent lower than normal because of...

    21. January 23, 2014

      Gap widens between UK executive pay and results

      Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group have been picked as the worst financial performers in the FTSE 100 index relative to...

    22. January 7, 2014

      Centrica finance director Nick Luff leaves for Reed Elsevier

      Centrica’s highly regarded finance director has been poached by fellow FTSE 100 group Reed Elsevier, adding to a string...

    23. November 6, 2013

      Centrica agrees £4.4bn LNG deal with Qatargas

      Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, has signed a £4.4bn gas supply deal with the Gulf state of Qatar, in a...

    24. November 4, 2013

      Centrica chief to forgo bonus over energy bills

      The chief executive of Centrica, owner of British Gas, has decided not to take his bonus this year amid public anger...

    25. October 17, 2013

      British Gas experience will help Phil Bentley at CWC

      While Phil Bentley has no experience in the telecoms industry, his time running British Gas – often taking flak from...

    26. August 11, 2013

      Green energy plan inefficient and expensive, says Centrica chief

      Centrica, the UK’s biggest energy retailer, has launched an attack on a flagship government policy aimed at making...

    27. July 31, 2013

      British Gas to offer free power on Saturdays

      Centrica, owner of British Gas, is poised to shake up the UK consumer electricity market by offering free power on...

    28. July 30, 2013

      Centrica to buy US oil group unit in $1bn deal

      Centrica is to spend more than $1bn to become the biggest supplier of gas to businesses on the US east coast. The owner...

    29. April 15, 2013

      Centrica agrees Canadian energy deal

      Centrica, the UK’s leading energy retailer by customer numbers, has agreed to buy a bundle of gas and oil assets in...

    30. March 25, 2013

      Centrica strikes US shale gas deal

      Centrica has struck a 20-year deal to secure supplies from the US as it takes advantage of the boom in shale gas output...

    31. Nick Butler

      February 28, 2013

      The risks of indecision

      There is absolutely no need for an energy shortage in the UK, but the indecision of policy makers is making serious...

    32. February 28, 2013

      EcCentrica

      Company announcements tend to be dull but logical. So you sit up and take notice when you read one that makes little...

    33. February 27, 2013

      Centrica raises power cut fears

      Energy supplier Centrica says it will not build any gas plants in the UK for at least four years, reinforcing fears of...

    34. February 27, 2013

      Centrica profits boosted by cold weather

      A jump in domestic power consumption combined with a growing contribution from its oil and gas production business...

    35. February 4, 2013

      Centrica nuclear exit opens door to China

      Centrica announced it would not participate in the construction of nuclear reactors in the UK, clearing the way for...

    36. January 10, 2013

      Rail fiasco blamed on DfT skills shortage

      The West Coast mainline fiasco was the product of a depleted Department for Transport rather than fundamental problems...

    37. January 7, 2013

      Slower pace urged on new rail franchises

      Ministers should restrain the pace at which new rail franchises are agreed to prevent a repeat of the West Coast...

    38. December 18, 2012

      ‘Error’ not to use West Coast advisers

      Spending £1m on financial advisers would almost certainly have avoided the West Coast rail fiasco, according to author...

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