Margareta Pagano

Margareta Pagano is a former business editor of the Independent on Sunday who now writes columns and business interviews for a range of publications, including the Independent, Independent on Sunday and London Evening Standard.

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Karen Blackett: Black, working class and successful

The chief executive of MediaCom tells Margareta Pagano of her hard life journey to the shortlist for businesswoman of the year
Running your own business is the most rewarding job, says Karren Brady

Karren Brady interview: The first lady of football’s big goal: help for small firms

The West Ham vice-chairman talks to Margareta Pagano as she prepares for a £150m new stadium and tackles George Osborne

Overheard in Waitrose: supermarket dinosaurs are out

The big four grocers are losing out to the top and bottom end of the market as the way we eat changes

Record number of women take seats in the boardroom

'There is a strong pipeline of women coming through to chief executive level'

This Budget was about sharing the proceeds of growth with businesses

Outlook Bingo! Has George Osborne dealt himself a full house with his smartest Budget to date? Yes, I rather think he has, and the Coalition must be wishing the election was being held this May rather than next. With his cut to the bingo tax, the penny off a pint, big incentives for pensioners and savers, and the boost to manufacturing industry, the Chancellor's fifth Budget was a cleverly crafted package that should help working men and women as much as business. Unless you had a serious vice, there was something for everyone.

Learn the slopes: downhill in Hemsedal

Skiing in Norway's Valley of Love

The resort of Hemsedal is where many Norwegians fall for the slopes, says Margareta Pagano

Exclusive: Bullying and discrimination are still serious issues for women at work, study of female Cambridge alumnae reveals

Survey shows around 38 per cent of around 1,000 former students of Murray Edwards college, felt gender inequality, discrimination, non-supportive and difficult colleagues and managers, bias, bullying and undervalued work were the most troubling obstacles in their careers

Who'd have bet on it? Denise Coates after she was appointed CBE in May 2012

Against the odds: Denise Coates's good fortune

How did Denise Coates turn a £15m loan into a billion pound fortune? Margareta Pagano reports on the woman from Stoke behind the world’s biggest online betting firm

William Eccleshare says the UK is an ‘emerging market’ for innovative advertising

William Eccleshare: Forget web banner ads, the future is the great outdoors

William Eccleshare doesn’t see outdoor advertising as old school or low-tech. Combined with mobile devices, he says, it offers unmatched visibility and engagement. He spoke to Margareta Pagano

Biotech boom: Cambridge Science Park

Why Cambridge is at the heart of Britain's economic recovery

New investment and a unique relationship between business and academia is transforming the Silicon Fen

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Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam