Business week in review
Sunday 06 October 2013
Are concerns over a lack of gender equality in business becoming redundant? Last week there was anecdotal evidence to suggest as much.
On Monday, Karren Brady was named as the Government's small-business adviser at the Conservative party conference. The Apprentice star accused the previous Labour administration of having "bankrupted the country", fuelling talk she fancies becoming an MP.
The same day, CMS Cameron McKenna partner Fiona Woolf was named Lord Mayor of London, only the second woman in the role's 800-year history.
On Tuesday, Harriet Green's revival of Thomas Cook continued when she unveiled a new, golden heart logo.
... at a loss
Won't anyone ever think of the pawnbrokers? With all these moans over the increasing cost of living, we sometimes forget that the slumping price of gold can hurt these well-liked members of our society.
On Monday, Albemarle & Bond announced an emergency £35m fundraising with 33 shop closures. Not a nice welcome for Chris Gillespie, who joins as chief executive tomorrow. Shares in Unilever fell by 3.36 per cent on Tuesday, after the Bovril-to-Vaseline giant announced that sales in emerging markets would be sharply lower than expected. The news heaps pressure on boss Paul Polman.
Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke announced a 23.5 per cent collapse in the interim results on Wednesday.
- 1 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 3 Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals
- 4 UK weather: 'Coldest night of the year' tonight as freezing temperatures plummet to -10C
- 5 Game of Thrones is most-pirated TV show of 2014
President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
Exclusive: Abusers using spyware apps to monitor partners reaches 'epidemic proportions'
Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations
Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals
AirAsia flight QZ8501 missing: Search for plane carrying 162 passengers from Indonesia to Singapore suspended overnight
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
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