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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Peyton-Jones in the Magazine restaurant at the Serpentine Sackler

Inside the Serpentine world of arts fundraising

Julia Peyton-Jones has proven adept at attracting big-name benefactors, patrons and creative partners to her London galleries. Margareta Pagano discovered the secrets of her success

Who Cooked Adam Smith's dinner? by Katrine Marcal - book review: Behind every great man is his mother

In short: all our problems are to be blamed on greedy, self-interested men

Manchester will benefit from a devolution of power in the 2015 Budget

Northern manufacturers urge fresh boost to growth

The region is already a leader in fields such as advanced materials and energy research

Vicky Pryce has co-written the book with Andy Ross and Peter Urwin

It's the economy, stupid: economics for voters by Vicky Pryce, Andy Ross and Peter Urwin, book review: Get tooled up for the debate

The writers do provide the reader with some of the answers: but why would you believe them? That’s the bigger question.

Chancellor George Osborne holds the Budget Box outside 11 Downing Street before unveiling the annual budget

Budget 2015 – comment: The best thing was that Osborne didn’t try to fix what isn’t broken

The Chancellor Osborne didn’t mess around or fiddle too much

Twiggy will help to launch this week's anti-ageism report in parliament

Exclusive: Ageism tsar Dr Ros Altmann warns recruiters in crackdown on discrimination

Altmann pushes for stiffer penalties against bias and more help for over-55s

Simplicity of thought, brutality of execution: (from left) David Kershaw, Maurice Saatchi, Jeremy Sinclair and Bill Muirhead outside the agency’s offices in Golden Square, Soho

M&C Saatchi partners: If you start them up, they’ll never stop

The four old-stagers of M&C Saatchi say they’re  like the Rolling Stones – but their Conservative ads show they can still rock the boat

‘Great restaurants are all about energy and tiny detail,’ says Zeev Godik. ‘The staff and the customers have to be happy’

Meat master who sells beef back to Argentina

After 21 years, Zeev Godik’s Gaucho grill restaurant chain is maturing nicely - not only thriving but expanding too.

Zamin, the mining group founded by Pramod Agarwal, is suing ENRC for £144m

Pramod Agarwal: Two lavish weddings and a very acrimonious divorce

The charmed life of Indian tycoon Pramod Agarwal is under threat from a bitter business dispute over a Brazilian mine

Miranda Pode says boards could do more to promote diversity but that women also need to break free of their own

Will 25/25 vision be enough to make the FTSE a woman's world?

Britain's most influential headhunter says it won't take quotas, just persuasion, for a quarter of the UK's top firms to employ female chiefs

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Abuse - and the hell that follows

James Rhodes on the extraordinary legal battle to publish his memoir
Why we need a 'tranquility map' of England, according to campaigners

It's oh so quiet!

The case for a 'tranquility map' of England
'Timeless fashion': It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it

'Timeless fashion'

It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it
If the West needs a bridge to the 'moderates' inside Isis, maybe we could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive after all

Could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive?

Robert Fisk on the Fountainheads of World Evil in 2011 - and 2015
New exhibition celebrates the evolution of swimwear

Evolution of swimwear

From bathing dresses in the twenties to modern bikinis
Sun, sex and an anthropological study: One British academic's summer of hell in Magaluf

Sun, sex and an anthropological study

One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
From Shakespeare to Rising Damp... to Vicious

Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine