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    1. August 8, 2014

      Cameron reveals businesswomen among new Tory peerages

      David Cameron has appointed a series of leading businesswomen to the House of Lords with peerages going to Karren Brady,...

    2. July 20, 2014

      Buyout group KKR poised to take stake in The Hut

      Private equity group KKR is poised to take a stake in fast-growing ecommerce group The Hut in a deal that will value the...

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    1. Sustainable Business: Green Economy

      More policy levers need to be introduced before a broader swathe of industry can be pe...
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    1. May 26, 2014

      Online health and beauty retailer The Hut rules out IPO this year

      The Hut Group, the fast-growing online retailer, has ruled out an initial public offering this year, amid concerns about...

    2. May 22, 2014

      Flurry of IPO announcements while Fat Face retreats

      London IPO contrasts Diverging fortunes on the UK’s market for initial public offerings is raising questions among some...

    3. May 21, 2014

      Green Economy: Ethical sales recover but price is still driving force

      Consumers are buying sustainable products again, after the global economic downturn reduced demand. “Sustainable, welfare...

    4. March 24, 2014

      M&S loses two top executives

      Marks and Spencer has lost two of its most experienced directors in the latest departures to hit the high street retailer....

    5. February 16, 2014

      UK’s top retailers speak out against Scottish independence

      The UK’s largest retailers have voiced overwhelmingly hostile views about Scottish independence and the impact it could have...

    6. February 14, 2014

      Former M&S chief Rose to seek remedy for ailing NHS hospitals

      The National Health Service is asking one of Britain’s most prominent former retail bosses to help it turn round 14...

    7. February 4, 2014

      Stephen Hester aims to come up roses in new role at RSA Insurance

      The hobby of Stephen Hester – landscape gardening – has parallels with his new job as chief executive of RSA Insurance. The...

    8. January 20, 2014

      The ski bums who understood the bottom line

      Being a ski bum isn’t always a slippery slope. For Tim Slade and Jules Leaver, it led them to establish an active casual...

    9. October 2, 2013

      Sir Stuart Rose to chair Oasis Healthcare dental group

      Sir Stuart Rose has added another position to his bulging portfolio of jobs after the former head of Marks and Spencer...

    10. September 16, 2013

      The Hut prepares for IPO in early 2014

      The Hut Group, the online retailer backed by Sir Terry Leahy, is preparing an initial public offering early next year, in...

    11. July 3, 2013

      Business leaders back pay rise for MPs

      Business leaders have come out in favour of an inflation-beating pay rise for MPs, arguing that higher salaries are needed...

    12. June 27, 2013

      The business guru: Sir Stuart Rose

      Sir Stuart Rose has worked in retail for more than 40 years, starting in 1972 at Marks and Spencer, where he stayed until...

    13. June 14, 2013

      The Diary: Caroline Daniel

      When a friend asks if I am interested in a “staff ride”, not being a horse lady, I don’t quite know how to respond. But once...

    14. May 10, 2013

      Ocado hit by large protest vote over executive pay

      Ocado, the lossmaking online grocer, was dealt a fresh blow on Friday after it suffered one of the largest protest votes...

    15. March 14, 2013

      Sir Stuart given ‘golden hello’ at Ocado

      Sir Stuart Rose, who irked some shareholders while combining the roles of chairman and chief executive at Marks and Spencer,...

    16. March 14, 2013

      Prop trade prohibitors encounter risk test

      Legislators agree proprietary trading by big banks is a bad thing, creating unmanageable risks the taxpayer can foot the...

    17. March 7, 2013

      Pennycook named as chairman of The Hut

      Richard Pennycook, the outgoing finance director of Wm Morrison, will on Friday be named as chairman of The Hut, the...

    18. February 3, 2013

      Sir Stuart to become Fat Face chairman

      Sir Stuart Rose, the high profile former Marks and Spencer boss who last month took on the chairmanship of online grocery...

    19. January 22, 2013

      Rose seen as dealmaker for online grocer

      One conclusion being drawn from Sir Stuart Rose’s return to City life as chairman of Ocado is that he would ready the...

    20. January 22, 2013

      UK supermarkets’ clicks and bricks

      As a former chief executive of Marks and Spencer, Sir Stuart Rose is used to selling posh food to posh people. So as far as...

    21. January 22, 2013

      Sir Stuart back at the controls

      Sir Stuart Rose left Marks and Spencer in January 2011 after an unhappy denouement to his distinguished retail career. One...

    22. January 22, 2013

      Ocado makes for a tough Rose comeback

      “Laydeeeez ’n’ Gennlemen! Let’s hear it for the man they call The Sultan of Swoon, Mr Entertainment and The Chairman of the...

    23. January 22, 2013

      Tate & Lyle rises to five-year high

      Tate & Lyle hit a five-year high on Tuesday as analysts argued that its transformation into a specialist ingredients maker...

    24. January 22, 2013

      Rose’s arrival raises questions on Ocado future

      Sir Stuart Rose is returning to the City as chairman of Ocado, triggering speculation over the lossmaking online retailer’s...

    25. December 16, 2012

      Credit Suisse to face age bias case

      Tony Shiret, a one-time top retail analyst, will this week pursue an age discrimination case against his former employer...

    26. December 6, 2012

      M&S to open midnight Christmas Eve

      Marks and Spencer is to open stores at one minute past midnight on Christmas Eve as competition among high street retailers...

    27. November 7, 2012

      Criticism takes shine off M&S results

      As he delivered Marks and Spencer’s interim results, Marc Bolland, chief executive, appeared to have got his mojo back....

    28. November 1, 2012

      Cable backs plan to boost textile industry

      Vince Cable will on Friday throw his weight behind an industry-led scheme to resurrect the UK textile industry by creating...

    29. October 28, 2012

      Calm in the eye of a public storm

      Robert Swannell is heading back to his desk with a bottle of mouthwash. The chairman of Britain’s best-known retailer, Marks...

    30. October 17, 2012

      Partnerships learn to expect the unexpected

      Company chairmen are under pressure to increase the number of women on their boards and some have taken action by agreeing...

    31. September 16, 2012

      Former M&S top man keeps himself busy

      Sir Stuart Rose may no longer be at the helm of a household name – Marks and Spencer – but he is far from idle. After an...

    32. July 13, 2012

      M&S finds itself going out of fashion

      At Marks and Spencer on Kensington High Street, Virginia Hall from Tooting is clutching an armful of clothes. Once a loyal...

    33. July 11, 2012

      M&S unveils further management changes

      Marks and Spencer has made a further management change, in the wake of the reshuffle of its top team to stem the decline in...

    34. July 10, 2012

      M&S chief under fire over clothes sales

      When Sir Stuart Rose, former chairman and chief executive of Marks and Spencer, took the floor at the retailer’s annual...

    35. May 20, 2012

      Cold weather rains on retailers’ parades

      Sir Stuart Rose, the former chairman and chief executive of Marks and Spencer, once quipped that “weather is for wimps”. But...

    36. May 18, 2012

      M&S set to scale back new stores

      Marks and Spencer is expected to become the latest retailer to scale back new store openings when it announces its full-year...

    37. May 11, 2012

      M&S moves into branded beauty products

      Marks and Spencer is to make a fresh foray into branded goods when it begins stocking a selection of beauty products. The...

    38. April 25, 2012

      F1 gears up for Singapore float

      Formula One is stepping up preparations for a flotation on the Singapore stock exchange, lining up Peter Brabeck-Letmathe,...

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