Lucy Tobin

Senior News Feature Writer at the Evening Standard, with business focus. Author of Ausperity, Entrepreneur + Guide to Uni Life.

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Eurotunnel hails record revenues after topping €1bn mark

Eurotunnel reported record revenues of €1.1 billion with 10 million passengers using the undersea tunnel between France and England

Circassia raises £200m in landmark biotech IPO

Allergy treatment-maker Circassia has raised £200 million, listing at the top of its range at 310p per share and valuing the business at £581 million, in the UK’s largest biotech stock market listing in more than a decade.

Peter Rees takes up a professorship at University College London

Peter Rees, the man who helped create the capital’s skyline, is to take up a professorship at University College London after nearly three decades as the City of London’s chief planner.

Aggreko shares soar as it returns £200m to shareholders

Shares in generators giant Aggreko climbed almost 10 per cent in early London trading today after it set out plans to return £200 million of cash to shareholders.

‘12 Years A Slave’ director Steve McQueen accepts his award for Best Picture at the Oscars. Screenwriter John Ridley can be seen at the very back, behind actor Chiwetel Ejiofor

Cineworld cashes in on Oscar success

Oscars success saw film-lovers flock to Cineworld’s cinemas to see resuscitated screenings of Gravity and 12 Years a Slave.

IAG returns to profitability on Iberia overhaul

Iberia’s move to make 3100 staff redundant and axe 23 aircraft helped it cut its operating loss by €185 million to €166 million

Aggreko chief Rupert Soames to join Serco

One of the FTSE 100’s longest-standing chief executives was today poached by Serco as the scandal-hit outsourcing company attempts to rebuild its shattered reputation.

Witty prospers despite GSK's Chinese scandal

GlaxoSmithKline paid its chief executive, Sir Andrew Witty, £7.2m for 2013, a year when Britain's biggest drug maker was rocked by a bribery scandal in China.

G4S faces fresh investigation into accounting allegations

G4S is facing more damaging allegations after it emerged an ex-employee has taken the scandal-struck FTSE 100 security giant to court, accusing it of irregular accounting to play down its profitability

Fresh blow for G4S as riot in Australian asylum-seeker detention kills one, leaves 77 injured

British security behemoth G4S’s reputation faced another battering today when a riot broke out in the Australian asylum-seeker detention centre it runs, leaving one man dead and 77 others injured.

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