By Rachel Savage Thursday, 17 April 2014
When you issue your second profit warning in three months, soon after your chief exec resigns, something has got to give.
Matthew Gwyther got in a spot of bother at an MT event last night when he suggested being called 'one of the boys' is the greatest compliment a woman could be paid. Here, he defends himself...
Abi Wright, the founder of Spabreaks.com and a former 35 Under 35er, on sticky fingerprints, Sheryl Sandberg and 'stealing' money.
Super Shoppers make up 18% of consumers but account for 70% of retail spend. eBay's Tanya Lawler explains how brands can target this group (credit card companies, stay back).
The African republic has made an extraordinary turnaround since the horrors of the 1990s. But will its charismatic leader, Paul Kagame, give up power gracefully when the time comes?
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One in three family firms are run by couples. We talk to four pairs of high-fliers about how they make it work.
Women still make up just 20.7% of FTSE 100 directors, and 48 FTSE 250 companies have no women on their boards at all.
Can Marks & Spencer's new 'Leading Ladies' - including Alek Wek, Annie Lennox and Emma Thompson - help the chain win back its retail crown?
Until dads get paid, unpressured paternity leave, mothers are going to struggle to get back onto the career ladder.
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The net reduction in stores fell from 1779 to 371 year-on-year, as betting chains and charity shops filled the gaps.
The conveniently-timed unemployment rate holds steady at 7.2%, while the lowest number of women ever are economically inactive.
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One word: 'paperwork', says Caroline Wood.
While they have professionalised since the 1960s, many boardrooms remain slow-moving and hobbled by box-ticking. Is there a future for the knights at the top of the table?
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The founder of the maternity jeans brand talks flying planes, her beginnings as a florist and bad behaviour on The Apprentice.
The CEO of Mediacom UK loves funky shoes and spending time in Barbados - and does her bit to help the homeless.
The Cambridge Satchel Company founder Julie Deane has just bagged $21m investment and is best mates with Google and J Crew. The Cambridge grad won't be getting giddy anytime soon though.
The MT Interview: Harriet Green has transformed Thomas Cook, once Britain's Least Admired Company, into a refocused, leaner business on no more than four hours' sleep a night.
You Live & You Learn: Dame Gail Rebuck, Chair of Penguin Random House UK, on starting at the bottom, dealing with sexism and the Fifty Shades phenomenon.
St Jude's storm in October means the UK's insurance business is as busy as ever.
The UK's chief executives have a lot in common, if you want to fit in among them - there are a few rules you can follow to make sure you look the part, argues Sean Farrington of QlikTech
Divinia Knowles, COO and CFO of online games firm Mind Candy, gives her take on Amazon, antiques and enterprise education.
Kim Winser, the saviour of Pringle and Aquascutum, has launched an eponymous online luxury brand Winser London. She talks fashion, family funds and F1.
Isuzu Truck boss Nikki King - a rare woman in the male-dominated truck industry - on dealing with stress and ridding Whitehall of career politicians.
Sarah Wood, co-founder of viral video firm Unruly Media, on why she had to crack eggs to crack the States.
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Firms should allow women to take up to six years off to focus on raising their families, Land Securities chairman Dame Alison Carnwath says.
Good news for the company which in 2011 lost out on a similarly enormous contract to build Thameslink trains - and for the 760-odd people who will work on it.
Patrick Liotard-Vogt, the flame-haired owner of 'MySpace for millionaires', has left Switzerland, claiming he isn't in financial trouble.
The former Credit Suisse M&A supremo has been appointed to head the pharma company, doubling the number of FTSE 100 chairwomen.
Women are requesting lower starting salaries than men, and the gap's widened in the last decade.
Why the Shard's homes are still empty, Japan's whisky craze and happy accountants.
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