Business Diary: Roussos to rescue in Greece
Thursday 01 December 2011
Greece, your problems are over. France Dimanche has found the perfect man to lead you out of these dark times: step forward musical superstar Demis Roussos. "I'd love to serve my country," Roussos tells the newspaper. "I already see myself as an ambassador and if someone were to ask me, I could see myself as a minister." Roussos even has a master plan for a new export strategy based on "truffles, olive oil, and Aegean natural gas". Now if we can just persuade Nana Mouskouri to serve too.
And lo, Sir Richard was amongst us
Sir Richard Branson is hardly renowned for his modesty, so maybe we shouldn't besurprised by the "Nativoty" calendar – Tivo, geddit? – that arrived from Virgin Media yesterday, on which the bearded one stars as the Archangel Gabriel. In fact, thinking about it, what'sreally surprising about Virgin Media's production is that Sir Richard hasn't been cast as the Messiah.
Pidgley collects another gong
Our congratulations to Tony Pidgley, one of Britain's best-known (and least-corporate) businessmen. Berkeley Group, which Pidgley founded and still chairs, is today crowned the most admired company in Britain in the annual awards run by Management Today magazine. The award is well deserved – Berkeley seems to have been immune to the housing market collapse that has hit Britain over the past three years or so. And Pidgley himself is always entertaining.
Ryanair sticks it to strikers
Memo to Britain's border staff: does Daniel de Carvalho need a bit of special attention next time he visits the UK? De Carvalho, a spokesman for Ryanair, yesterday belittled the border workers' strike. "We now call on Unison to admit their failure to disrupt passengers and end this pointless strike, at a time when UK visitor numbers are down and UK border staff have less work," he gloated.
- 1 Christians: The world's most persecuted people
- 2 Israel-Gaza conflict: The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
- 3 Thatcher ‘was warned of Tory child sex party claims’
- 5 The Simpsons Family Guy trailer: First look at crossover episode after Comic-Con debut
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Thatcher ‘was warned of Tory child sex party claims’
Israel-Gaza conflict: President Obama presses Netanyahu to call ‘immediate and unconditional’ Gaza ceasefire
Lauren Goodger sex tape: Reality star calls for tougher laws on revenge porn after intimate video leaks online
Iraq crisis: End 'very near' for Christianity after Isis takeover, says Bishop
Israel-Gaza conflict: The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Opponents of Israel's military operation in Gaza are the real enemies of Middle Eastern peace
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
iJobs Money & Business
£28000 - £32000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Training/Learning and Development Co...
£28000 - £32000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: Training Programme Manage...
£30000 - £45000 per annum: Harrington Starr: A Global Financial Service Organi...
£30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits+Package: Harrington Starr: C# Web d...