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    1. June 20, 2012

      Farepak case dropped

      The Insolvency Service has abandoned a high-profile legal battle against seven executives including Sir Clive Thompson, one...

    2. May 24, 2012

      Farepak directors begin legal battle

      Sir Clive Thompson, one of Britain’s best-known businessmen, and six others have begun a High Court legal battle with the...

    1. November 29, 2011

      Farepak victims hit as liquidation costs soar

      Victims of Farepak, the failed Christmas savings club, are set to receive only two-thirds of what will be paid in fees to...

    2. February 15, 2011

      Clive Thompson faces Farepak action

      Sir Clive Thompson, one of Britain’s best-known businessmen, faces possible disqualification as a company director after the...

    3. February 15, 2011

      Farepak’s final chapter ending in court

      Farepak was a Christmas tale that four years ago caused misery for thousands of savers. The Swindon-based company, which...

    4. February 15, 2011

      Christmas ghost haunts Mr Twenty Per Cent

      Businessmen of the stature of Sir Clive Thompson, a former president of the CBI, rarely have to worry that they could be...

    5. June 3, 2009

      McGowan bows out from Umeco

      Brian McGowan might be able to focus on his fishing now that he is departing from aircraft parts group Umeco in the wake of...

    6. February 21, 2009

      Rentokil suspends dividend to retain cash

      Rentokil Initial, the pest control group, has suspended its final dividend to preserve cash as it announced an 84 per cent...

    7. February 20, 2009

      Rentokil suspends dividend to retain cash

      Rentokil Initial, the pest control group, has suspended its final dividend to preserve cash as it announced an 84 per cent...

    8. March 26, 2008

      Peter Long

      Toughened up by travel It has been a busy year for Peter Long. He has overseen the merger of Tui and First Choice to create...

    9. March 22, 2008

      Long acts as Rentokil exterminator-in-chief

      For a company involved in the humdrum business of cleaning corporate washrooms and maintaining office greenery, Rentokil...

    10. March 21, 2008

      Long acts as Rentokil exterminator-in-chief

      For a company involved in the humdrum business of cleaning corporate washrooms and maintaining office greenery, Rentokil...

    11. March 20, 2008

      Rentokil regime change

      When Doug Flynn took the head job at Rentokil Initial in April 2005, he said it would be his last job before he retired to...

    12. March 20, 2008

      Disappointed investors push for change

      Brian McGowan and Doug Flynn were the architects of strategy at Rentokil Initial in recent years but the pair, respectively...

    13. February 29, 2008

      Why Rentokil’s Mr Minus 20 Per Cent can’t last long

      That faint, slightly disturbing noise in the background is the sound of Sir Clive Thompson, former chairman of Rentokil...

    14. February 29, 2008

      Former stock market favourite in need of credibility

      Yesterday's profit warning and share price fall has become an all too familiar story at Rentokil Initial. But it was not...

    15. February 29, 2008

      Why Rentokil's Mr Minus 20 Per Cent can't last long

      That faint, slightly disturbing noise in the background is the sound of Sir Clive Thompson, former chairman of Rentokil...

    16. December 15, 2007

      Watch out when chief executives take the chair

      Shire's decision to appoint its chief executive as chairman and its finance director as chief executive, less than a week...

    17. October 18, 2007

      God bless us, every one

      The Ghost of Christmas Lost returned to haunt the House of Commons yesterday, when the Farepak affair was raised at prime...

    18. March 27, 2007

      HBOS launches scheme for low earners

      HBOS, the bank that came under fire last year for its part in the collapse of Christmas hamper company Farepak, is to launch...

    19. February 1, 2007

      SVG to float €200m hedge fund

      SVG Capital, the investment group that is the largest investor in Permira's buy-out funds, has launched a hedge fund that...

    20. December 22, 2006

      A tale of two cities accentuated by income inequality

      A bumper bonus round is making this the season of good cheer for London’s financial elite. But a world away from the City’s...

    21. November 18, 2006

      A contentious chairman

      Sir Clive Thompson is spending two weeks on holiday in Buenos Aires - which is a good place to be when 150,000 low-income...

    22. November 18, 2006

      Inquiry into Farepak collapse will focus on loans made to parent company

      Investigations into the collapse of Farepak will focus on the timing, scale and use made of loans by the Christmas hamper...

    23. November 18, 2006

      Storm reports

      Sir Clive Thompson's £100,000 fees in 2004-05 as chairman of Kleeneze, now called European Home Retail and owner of failed...

    24. November 17, 2006

      A contentious chairman

      Sir Clive Thompson is spending two weeks on holiday in Buenos Aires – which is a good place to be when 150,000 low-income...

    25. November 17, 2006

      Farepak and the Ghost of Christmas Present

      British families that have lost as much as £40m in the collapse of Farepak, a savings club, face a grim Christmas. Bankers,...

    26. November 16, 2006

      Mixed messages

      One strand of comment after the collapse of Farepak was that savers with the hampers company would have been better served...

    27. November 15, 2006

      Hamper-full of blame

      Sir Clive Thompson's charge that HBOS - banker to Farepak's parent company, which he chaired - let down the Christmas...

    28. November 15, 2006

      A pampas respite: don't cry for him

      Sir Clive Thompson, chairman of European Home Retail, has left the UK - and the troubles of Farepak - for a few days. The...

    29. November 15, 2006

      Pressure on HBOS grows in wake of Farepak

      MPs will today crank up the political pressure on banking group HBOS over its role in the collapse of Farepak, the...

    30. November 14, 2006

      A pampas respite: don’t cry for him

      Sir Clive Thompson, chairman of European Home Retail, has left the UK – and the troubles of Farepak – for a few days. The...

    31. November 14, 2006

      War of words over Farepak

      Shops along Edinburgh's world famous Princes Street may be adorned with festive lights but there is little seasonal cheer...

    32. November 14, 2006

      Former 'meanest boss' lands back in the limelight

      Sir Clive Thompson, the embattled chairman of Farepak's parent company European Home Retail, is no stranger to controversy....

    33. November 9, 2006

      HBOS gives £2m to Farepak fund

      HBOS, the UK's fourth largest bank, yesterday responded to sustained political pressure from backbench MPs by announcing it...

    34. August 25, 2006

      Rentokil's Aussie battler still stuck in the trenches

      A glance at Rentokil Initial's share price chart for the past two years tells you most of what you need to know about this...

    35. October 21, 2005

      Rentokil continues cull of its managers

      Rentokil Initial, the support services company, announ-ced its sixth high-level appointment yesterday, part of a strategy...

    36. October 20, 2005

      Sir Gerry's Rentokil bid moves up a notch

      Sir Gerry Robinson has approached Sir Clive Thompson, the former chairman of Rentokil, in his pursuit of the struggling...

    37. October 20, 2005

      There's Gerry

      A pop newspaper yesterday offered a T-shirt to anyone who could answer the question "Where's Gerry?" - a supposedly...

    38. October 20, 2005

      Getting away from corporate cut and thrust

      Brian McGowan is pretty cross with Sir GerryRobinson. A friend had invited him on a fishing trip to British Columbia last...

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