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    Greg Fitzgerald to retire from Galliford Try

    Greg Fitzgerald, chief executive of Galliford Try for nearly a decade, has pledged to retire from the builder he joined as a...

  2. September 8, 2014

    Berkeley parts ways with finance director

    Berkeley was dealing with the effects of a board-level disagreement on Monday as the upmarket housebuilder parted ways with...

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  1. September 1, 2014

    Berkeley says housing market back to ‘normal’

    One of London’s most prominent property developers has warned that the housing market in southeast England has “reverted” to...

  2. June 19, 2013

    Lombard: FTSE 100 chair shortage provides chance to diversify

    If you could buy futures on wise old owls qualified to become FTSE 100 chairmen, prices would be trending higher. At least...

  3. June 19, 2013

    Surge in house prices sees Berkeley’s pre-tax profits jump 26%

    Berkeley has reported a 26 per cent jump in pre-tax profits as house prices surged in London and the southeast. The upmarket...

  4. February 22, 2013

    London’s powerhouses

    Global political and economic turmoil – and the runaway success of last summer’s Olympic Games – has cemented London’s...

  5. FT Alphaville

    February 12, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York… FT ALPHAVILLE A promise not to go to war: We can rest easy now that the G7 has confirmed that they...

  6. FT Alphaville

    February 12, 2013

    Rio and the $115bn capital return

    Sam Walsh, the new Australian boss of Rio Tinto has probably never heard of Tony Pidgley, the chairman of upmarket UK...

  7. September 5, 2012

    Berkeley positive over London market

    Housebuilder Berkeley Group has given a rosy view of its financial year, predicting just five months in that it will hit the...

  8. June 27, 2012

    British Land to buy Mail Group print site

    Daily Mail and General Trust has agreed to sell the site of its London printworks to British Land – the third such deal in...

  9. February 2, 2012

    Entrepreneur of the Year

    The winner will have demonstrated continued leadership of the business. The essential entrepreneurial spirit that enabled...

  10. September 22, 2011

    Berkeley chairman hopes his name will live on

    Tony Pidgley is starting to lose his temper. “What sort of a question is that to ask? You can’t ask me if I could imagine a...

  11. June 24, 2011

    Berkeley to return £1.7bn to shareholders

    Berkeley Group has unveiled plans to return about £1.7bn in cash to shareholders over the next decade as the housebuilder...

  12. February 17, 2011

    Redrow underpins London ambitions

    Redrow has started work on its first London development putting the regional housebuilder in direct competition with...

  13. August 11, 2010

    Chez Pidgley fix

    Tony Pidgley, the colourful chairman of housebuilder Berkeley, has made the most of his company’s expertise and employed it...

  14. March 13, 2010

    Retailer abuse

    Kingfisher boss Ian Cheshire and Marks and Spencer chairman Sir Stuart Rose went on an attack of unnamed fellow retailers...

  15. December 5, 2009

    Berkeley dips back into land market

    Falling prices, reduced volumes and a dearth of mortgage financing hit first-half profits at Berkeley Group, although the...

  16. December 4, 2009

    Berkeley dips back into land market

    Falling prices, reduced volumes and a dearth of mortgage financing hit first-half profits at Berkeley Group, although the...

  17. September 10, 2009

    Investors give backing to Berkeley Group resolutions

    Investors in Berkeley Group overwhelmingly supported the housebuilder at its annual meeting yesterday, despite criticism...

  18. September 9, 2009

    Berkeley investors back Pidgley despite Pirc

    Investors in Berkeley Group overwhelmingly supported the housebuilder at its annual meeting on Wednesday, despite criticism...

  19. September 3, 2009

    Pirc hits out at Berkeley scheme

    Investors in Berkeley Group should reject the appointment of founder Tony Pidgley as executive chairman and throw out the...

  20. September 2, 2009

    Pirc hits out at Berkeley scheme

    Investors in Berkeley Group should reject the appointment of Tony Pidgley, the founder, as executive chairman and throw out...

  21. June 27, 2009

    Berkeley buys prime London area sites

    Berkeley has started buying land in the stockbroker belt and prime parts of London that it has shied away from since the...

  22. June 27, 2009

    Berkeley explains

    "Pidgley to step down at Berkeley" is a headline to strike terror into the heart of loyal investors in the housebuilder. So...

  23. June 26, 2009

    Tough Berkeley negotiator honed contrarian instincts

    For the housebuilding sector, Tony Pidgley stepping aside from the helm of Berkeley is a big moment. His contrarian...

  24. June 26, 2009

    Berkeley buys prime London area sites

    Berkeley has started buying land in the stockbroker belt and prime parts of London that it has shied away from since the...

  25. June 26, 2009

    Berkeley sees house prices stabilising

    Falling house prices and the difficulty in raising mortgage finance has hit profits at Berkeley Group, although the...

  26. June 12, 2009

    Chain reaction a threat to Sanea fortune

    It has been a week when Maan al-Sanea's fortunes have dipped to new lows. For one of Saudi Arabia's most powerful...

  27. June 11, 2009

    Chain reaction a threat to Sanea fortune

    It has been a week when Maan al-Sanea’s fortunes have dipped to new lows. For one of Saudi Arabia’s most powerful...

  28. February 27, 2009

    Berkeley to raise £50m to buy land

    Berkeley Group will raise £50m from investors to help build up a £300m war chest to buy land at knockdown prices as...

  29. February 26, 2009

    Berkeley to raise £50m to buy land

    Berkeley Group will raise £50m from investors to help build up a £300m war chest to buy land at knockdown prices as...

  30. September 16, 2008

    Berkeley agrees to defer final dividend

    Berkeley Group said on Tuesday it would exploit the distress of other housebuilders “to take advantage of the numerous land...

  31. September 15, 2008

    Corporate Diary

    UK TUESDAY 16 * When Ashmore , the emerging market and fixed income fund manager, announces its full-year preliminary...

  32. August 12, 2008

    Focus on higher-end homes paying off

    Berkeley Group has emerged as the most resilient listed developer, aided by a decision in 2004 to withdraw from what are...

  33. June 28, 2008

    Berkeley tries to buy time on pay-out

    Berkeley Group Holdings is asking shareholders to accept a tweak in the unorthodox deal it offered them in 2004, as the...

  34. June 28, 2008

    Pay-back time for Pidgley

    Tony Pidgley ought to feel vindicated. Four years ago, he survived a white-hot governance row over a pioneering bonus plan...

  35. FT Alphaville

    June 27, 2008

    "Like anything in life, it’s all about the distress of the people you’re buying from."

    So. Is Tony Pidgley of The Berkeley Group a Canute-type character in a hard hat, or a seasoned shrewdie with a better feel...

  36. June 27, 2008

    Berkeley tries to buy time on pay-out

    Berkeley Group Holdings is asking shareholders to accept a tweak in the unorthodox deal it offered them in 2004, as the...

  37. November 10, 2007

    Planning delays put brake on new homes

    There is a current shortfall of 30,000 new properties a year in meeting the government's ambitious plans to build several...

  38. October 13, 2007

    Land tax move set to hasten housing schemes

    The scrapping of a controversial tax on land is expected to help speed up the development of new housing. This week Alistair...

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