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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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

Free radical: Blix would like to see the Middle East give up its nuclear weapons

Hans Blix: From the hell of Iraq, hope for an era of peace

The UN weapons inspector who failed to prevent the invasion 11 years ago, believes it is the last such conflict, as nations learn to co-operate. Margareta Pagano meets Hans Blix

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