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Thomas Cook's Harriet Green: 'It wasn't just blind Boadicea belief'

Thomas Cook's Harriet Green: 'It wasn't just blind Boadicea belief'

By Rachel Savage Friday, 21 November 2014

The Thomas Cook boss told MT's Inspiring Women conference she got up at 2.45am and is against board quotas for women.

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Ann Summers' Jacqueline Gold is a feminist - just not the 'bra burning' kind

Ann Summers' Jacqueline Gold is a feminist - just not the 'bra burning' kind

21 November 2014

Sex still sells, but it has to be empowering, the Ann Summers boss said at MT's Inspiring Women conference.

 
 
How three female entrepreneurs bounced back from failure

How three female entrepreneurs bounced back from failure

21 November 2014

Rachel Lowe MBE, Sarah Walter and Katerina Skoberne all lost their businesses.

 
 
 

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Harriet Green isn't beating herself up about not being able to (Thomas) Cook

Harriet Green isn't beating herself up about not being able to (Thomas) Cook

21 November 2014

The Thomas Cook CEO advises not 'throwing your toys out the pram' if you don't get a pay rise - and isn't going on GBBO anytime soon.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

21 November 2014

Uber's big mouth, Taylor Swift's surprising fanbase, a mission to the moon.

 
 
George Osborne defeat over the banker bonus cap is bad news for the EU

George Osborne defeat over the banker bonus cap is bad news for the EU

21 November 2014

The chancellor's capitulation spells bad news for the UK's troubled relationship with the EU.

 
 
What does your desk say about you?

What does your desk say about you?

21 November 2014

'Novelty Ninny', 'Sticky Note Addict' or 'Hoarder? A questionable press release has all the answers.

 
 
Wonga loses four bosses in a year

Wonga loses four bosses in a year

21 November 2014

Chief executive Tim Weller leaves the beleaguered payday loan firm as chairman Andy Haste tightens his grip.

 
 
Dyson investing £1bn to launch 100 products in next four years

Dyson investing £1bn to launch 100 products in next four years

21 November 2014

Sir James said his company needs to 'relentlessly invent' to maintain long-term success.

 
 
Pharrell is not Happy with YouTube

Pharrell is not Happy with YouTube

20 November 2014

Global Music Rights is claiming YouTube doesn't have rights to 20,000 songs.

 
 
Ann Summers' Jacqueline Gold: 'Why do we feel the need for validation? Men don't'

Ann Summers' Jacqueline Gold: 'Why do we feel the need for validation? Men don't'

20 November 2014

The woman who brought sex to the British high street told MT's Inspiring Women conference that success is all about tenacity.

 
 
Ineos bets £640m on fracking

Ineos bets £640m on fracking

20 November 2014

Jim Ratcliffe backs shale gas to transform Grangemouth's fortunes, but he'd better watch out for the lesser spotted nimby.

 
 
Mozilla dumps Google for Yahoo

Mozilla dumps Google for Yahoo

20 November 2014

It's a big win for Yahoo, but won't really hurt Google.

 
 
Regulators have hit RBS with yet another fine

Regulators have hit RBS with yet another fine

20 November 2014

The bank will pay £56m for IT failures after being handed a £400m penalty just last week.

 
 
A group of scientists is crowdfunding a British mission to the Moon

A group of scientists is crowdfunding a British mission to the Moon

19 November 2014

The scientists' estimate that 10.5 million people will donate to Lunar Mission One is out of this world.

 
 
Pub shares turn bitter as MPs vote down beer tie

Pub shares turn bitter as MPs vote down beer tie

19 November 2014

Unsurprisingly, the big pub chains are not happy about the 'hugely damaging' law.

 
 
Uber is investigating its top New York exec for 'God View' privacy invasion

Uber is investigating its top New York exec for 'God View' privacy invasion

19 November 2014

The $18.2bn taxi startup has all of sudden revealed it has a privacy policy.

 
 
The Premier League is being investigated by Ofcom over TV rights

The Premier League is being investigated by Ofcom over TV rights

19 November 2014

The probe could lead to more matches being broadcast live after a Virgin Media complaint.

 
 
'Bob Marley' smokes up with cannabis brand

'Bob Marley' smokes up with cannabis brand

19 November 2014

The bittersweet smell of 'the herb' meets the hard nose of capitalism.

 
 
John Lewis weekly sales storm past £100m after Christmas ad

John Lewis weekly sales storm past £100m after Christmas ad

19 November 2014

Customers bought more cookers than cuddly penguins after the department store's latest cute-fest.

 
 
Royal Mail share price plummets 9% after Amazon warning

Royal Mail share price plummets 9% after Amazon warning

19 November 2014

CEO Moya Greene admitted that the UK parcels market was 'challenging'.

 
 
Man United's sales have dived faster than Ashley Young in a penalty box

Man United's sales have dived faster than Ashley Young in a penalty box

18 November 2014

The football club's revenue slumped almost 10% in the three months to September.

 
 
3 reasons Quindell chairman Rob Terry had to go

3 reasons Quindell chairman Rob Terry had to go

18 November 2014

Any lazy investors who haven't checked the price of their Quindell shares since April might want to look away now.

 
 

Features

Class warriors are back on the streets

21 November 2014

There are deep divisions on the streets of Rochester and Blackpool and UKIP is making merry with them, says Matthew Gwyther.

 

Yes, non-techies can run great tech businesses too

21 November 2014

MT EXPERT: You don't have to be a coding god to run a tech start-up. In fact a little bit of judicious ignorance can be a good thing, says Wax Digital's Daniel Ball

 

The 5 highest-earning dead celebrities

19 November 2014

Michael Jackson topped Forbes' rich list of deceased celebrities, but Bob Marley and his marijuana merchandise could be closing in.

 

Executive pay has nothing to do with company performance

18 November 2014

Shareholders are being fleeced by bureaucrats. They need to take the power back, says Banker's Umbrella.

 

Denise Kingsmill: Sex doesn't sell cars to women

17 November 2014

It's time the car industry - and advertisers - realised that women are their biggest customers

 

Jacqueline Gold: 'Now I want to empower women in the boardroom'

17 November 2014

YOU LIVE AND YOU LEARN: The Ann Summers boss has been poisoned, arrested and sent a bullet in the post, but nothing matches the pain of losing her son.

 

Ofgem's Scottish Power slapdown: Is the regulator fighting for its life?

17 November 2014

The much-maligned energy regulator is right to threaten the Big Six with sales bans for shoddy customer service, argues Vicky Lim.

 

Bristol's tech hub is booming

14 November 2014

It's not all about cider in the south west as it shoots from the hip in the battle of the digital clusters.

 

FIFA is a banana republic - it's time for Sepp Blatter to split

14 November 2014

EDITOR'S BLOG: Money is poisoning football from the inside out and it will fall like Rome unless reformed fast, says Matthew Gwyther.

 

'Tis the season: 6 tips for exporting abroad this Christmas

14 November 2014

MT EXPERT: There's a big slice of mince pie to be had if you speak the language and offer speedy shipping, says eBay's Murray Lambell.

 

Machiavellian management: Business lessons from House of Cards

11 November 2014

Like Frank Underwood, never underestimate the power of your network, says Faisal Butt.

 

Sophie Livingstone: 'I have other identities beyond motherhood'

10 November 2014

POWER MUMS: The head of volunteering not-for-profit City Year UK wanted to climb the career ladder before having kids, but wasn't convinced by 'hypno-birthing'.

 

'Push that ass up that hill' - why sport is like business

07 November 2014

If you were an attacker in school hockey, chances are you go on the front foot in business, says A Very Good Company founder Natalie Campbell.

 

Of Stonehenge, Vodafone and Spinal Tap

07 November 2014

EDITOR'S BLOG: All hail an underpass under the standing stones and more investment to fix our dodgy mobile coverage.

 

Three dos and don'ts for women who want to get onto the board

07 November 2014

MT EXPERT: Practice, network with your goal in mind and never, ever say sorry, says CMI chief executive Ann Francke.

 

How do I keep cash flowing with exports?

06 November 2014

SPONSORED: How do you extend cash flow and keep your overseas suppliers happy? Alan has the answers.

 

22 CEOs' favourite books - ft. Jobs, Branson & Buffett

03 November 2014

Ever wondered what chief execs and entrepreneurs keep on their bedside tables? Wonder no more...

 

Nikki King: 'Never promote out of loyalty'

03 November 2014

INSPIRING WOMEN: Nikki King, the world's first female MD of a truck manufacturer, on starting her career at 40 and why she's known as a 'different sort of chap'.

 
 

The MT Interview

Gatwick's Stewart Wingate is confident he'll get the new London runway

Gatwick's Stewart Wingate is confident he'll get the new London runway

By Andrew Saunders Thursday, 30 October 2014

THE MT INTERVIEW: Gatwick's CEO is lobbying hard for the green light to build London's new runway. Has he made locals an offer they can't refuse?


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