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Mulberry has finally realised its handbags are too expensive

Mulberry has finally realised its handbags are too expensive

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.

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EDITOR'S BLOG: A sexist dinosaur pig writes...

EDITOR'S BLOG: A sexist dinosaur pig writes...

11 April 2014

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...

 
 
20 QUESTIONS: Abi Wright, Spabreaks.com

20 QUESTIONS: Abi Wright, Spabreaks.com

11 April 2014

Abi Wright, the founder of Spabreaks.com and a former 35 Under 35er, on sticky fingerprints, Sheryl Sandberg and 'stealing' money.

 
 
MT EXPERT: How to target Super Shoppers

MT EXPERT: How to target Super Shoppers

03 April 2014

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).

 
 
20 years after the genocide: Rwanda - a country transformed

20 years after the genocide: Rwanda - a country transformed

03 April 2014

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?

 
 
My Style: Food writer Annabel Karmel

My Style: Food writer Annabel Karmel

28 March 2014

The food writer and entrepreneur on a typical day at the office, where she has lunch, and why she hates long holidays.

 
 
Sleeping with your business partner

Sleeping with your business partner

28 March 2014

One in three family firms are run by couples. We talk to four pairs of high-fliers about how they make it work.

 
 

Latest news

Named and shamed: the 48 FTSE 250 boards without women

25 March 2014

Women still make up just 20.7% of FTSE 100 directors, and 48 FTSE 250 companies have no women on their boards at all.

 

Marks & Spencer's new ad: Leading Ladies, lagging retailer

24 March 2014

Can Marks & Spencer's new 'Leading Ladies' - including Alek Wek, Annie Lennox and Emma Thompson - help the chain win back its retail crown?

 

Only 10% of fathers take more than two weeks paternity leave

24 March 2014

Until dads get paid, unpressured paternity leave, mothers are going to struggle to get back onto the career ladder.

 

Style Lend dresses up the sharing economy

21 March 2014

LAUNCHPAD: Former model Lona Duncan wants to monetise the dresses you're bored with wearing and save you buying ones you don't need. It's not cheap though.

 

High Street shop closures dropped 80% last year

21 March 2014

The net reduction in stores fell from 1779 to 371 year-on-year, as betting chains and charity shops filled the gaps.

 

Employment is at a record high

19 March 2014

The conveniently-timed unemployment rate holds steady at 7.2%, while the lowest number of women ever are economically inactive.

 
 

35 Women Under 35

35 Women Under 35: Meet your next boss MT's 2013 line-up of brilliant young talent are set to grab the helm of UK plc.

MT's 35 Women Under 35 2012: Migration Nation MT's list of young female high achievers in this Olympian year of all-comers is a vivid reflection of wider British enterprise, energised as it is by self-starters whose origins lie beyond our shores.

MT unveils its 35 women under 35 2011 JoJo Maman Bébé founder Laura Tenison joined this year's 35 under 35ers as they took to the terrace at Nomura's stunning City office.

35 Women Under 35 2010: Photoshoot Behind the scenes at the 35 Women Under 35 2010 photoshoot, featuring Jo Verdult, Nik Done, Tamara Rajah, Isabel Garvey, Alexia Inge and Kate Prince.

35 Women Under 35 2009: Photoshoot Behind the scenes at MT's 35 Women Under 35 2009. Featuring Savannah Miller, Jade Tong, Samantha Mangwana, Laura Stevenson, Ruth Amos and Kate Hampton.

35 Women Under 35 2008: Photoshoot Behind the scenes at the photoshoot of MT's 35 Women Under 35 2008. Featuring Emma Reynolds, Alix Pryde, Sara Berman, Alex Holt, Paulina Bozek and Sophie Chandauka.

20 QUESTIONS: Ali Nester-Smith, Happy Box London

20 QUESTIONS: Ali Nester-Smith, Happy Box London

07 March 2014

Nester-Smith says her gift business is all about cheering people up - and that working mothers make the best employees.

 
 
Smoke & Mirrors: You can't plan PR

Smoke & Mirrors: You can't plan PR

01 March 2014

Trapped in a deathly two-day budget meeting, our spin master gets an unexpected chance to shine in front of the ravishing head of diversity.

 
 
Former FSA enforcer Margaret Cole: Women are more sharing of their vulnerabilities as leaders

Former FSA enforcer Margaret Cole: Women are more sharing of their vulnerabilities as leaders

27 February 2014

You Live And You Learn: Margaret Cole, general counsel, PwC and formerly chief enforcer at the Financial Services authority, on working in a man's world.

 
 
The single best way to stop people throwing sickies

The single best way to stop people throwing sickies

26 February 2014

One word: 'paperwork', says Caroline Wood.

 
 
The Past, Present and Future of the board

The Past, Present and Future of the board

26 February 2014

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?

 
 
FA's Greg Dyke: The Premier League needs more English players

FA's Greg Dyke: The Premier League needs more English players

25 February 2014

The MT Interview: Greg Dyke is as forthright as ever. Only 30% of Premier League players are English, he says, and we need more.

 
 
How to save your business from bad weather: a lawyer's guide

How to save your business from bad weather: a lawyer's guide

21 February 2014

Floods and high winds aren't just devastating for households: if your employees can't turn up, it's bad for business, too. But what does the law say, asks Ian Taylor.

 
 
20 QUESTIONS: Katie Powell, Mama Jeanius

20 QUESTIONS: Katie Powell, Mama Jeanius

07 February 2014

The founder of the maternity jeans brand talks flying planes, her beginnings as a florist and bad behaviour on The Apprentice.

 
 
My style - Karen Blackett, CEO Mediacom

My style - Karen Blackett, CEO Mediacom

03 February 2014

The CEO of Mediacom UK loves funky shoes and spending time in Barbados - and does her bit to help the homeless.

 
 
Julie Deane: The ultimate bag lady

Julie Deane: The ultimate bag lady

31 January 2014

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.

 
 
Thomas Cook's Harriet Green: 'Sleep is overrated'

Thomas Cook's Harriet Green: 'Sleep is overrated'

30 January 2014

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.

 
 
Penguin Random House boss Gail Rebuck: Attitudes to women CEOs were Neanderthal

Penguin Random House boss Gail Rebuck: Attitudes to women CEOs were Neanderthal

06 December 2013

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.

 
 

Britain's Most Admired Companies 2013: Life assurance and insurance

27 November 2013

St Jude's storm in October means the UK's insurance business is as busy as ever.

 
 
How to become a FTSE 350 CEO - in five easy steps.

How to become a FTSE 350 CEO - in five easy steps.

15 November 2013

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

 
 
20 QUESTIONS: Divinia Knowles, Mind Candy

20 QUESTIONS: Divinia Knowles, Mind Candy

13 November 2013

Divinia Knowles, COO and CFO of online games firm Mind Candy, gives her take on Amazon, antiques and enterprise education.

 
 
20 QUESTIONS: Kim Winser, Winser London

20 QUESTIONS: Kim Winser, Winser London

12 November 2013

Kim Winser, the saviour of Pringle and Aquascutum, has launched an eponymous online luxury brand Winser London. She talks fashion, family funds and F1.

 
 
20 QUESTIONS: Nikki King, Isuzu Truck

20 QUESTIONS: Nikki King, Isuzu Truck

11 November 2013

Isuzu Truck boss Nikki King - a rare woman in the male-dominated truck industry - on dealing with stress and ridding Whitehall of career politicians.

 
 
20 QUESTIONS: Sarah Wood, Unruly

20 QUESTIONS: Sarah Wood, Unruly

08 November 2013

Sarah Wood, co-founder of viral video firm Unruly Media, on why she had to crack eggs to crack the States.

 
 
The rise and rise of the corporate affairs director

The rise and rise of the corporate affairs director

28 October 2013

The role of corporate affairs director used to be a sleepy sinecure for company time-servers. But now keeping a firm's comms plates spinning is rapidly becoming the hottest gig in town...

 
 
My life/style: Hobbs CEO Nicky Dulieu

My life/style: Hobbs CEO Nicky Dulieu

28 October 2013

When she's not signing off a new shoe range, the Hobbs CEO is hard at work in a seven-acre garden in Norfolk.

 
 

Meet ex-Acquascutum and Pringle boss Kim Winser

13 March 2014

Here's your chance to hear from one of the most influential women in fashion retailing.

 

How they started: the UK's 13 most inspiring businesswomen

07 March 2014

From Posh Spice to teaching history and studying in a kibbutz, these women have seen it all. Everyone's got to start somewhere...

 

Decoded founder Kathryn Parsons to speak at MT Live

05 March 2014

Her start-up promises to teach people to code in a day. Book your tickets to MT Live now for a 40% discount and hear Parsons and you, too, could become a pro hacker...

 

Female FTSE 100 shortlists could harm equality

04 March 2014

Vince Cable wants the legality of all-women shortlists clarified, but such a policy risks damaging women's prospects.

 

Facebook boss Nicola Mendelsohn to speak at MT Live

20 February 2014

She's proved women can have it all, with a top job at Facebook and four kids. Book your tickets to MT Live now for a 40% discount and hear Nicola Mendelsohn share her story.

 

LAUNCHPAD: Guardian buys 15% of Decoded

14 February 2014

The lefty newspaper's parent company will probably be hoping the code training start-up can finally wean them off dead trees.

 

35 Women Under 35: The hunt begins

13 February 2014

Wanted: The UK's most talented, ambitious young businesswomen.

 

Want to meet MT's columnists and the UK's top bosses?

12 February 2014

Following the success of our Inspiring Women conference, Management Today is hosting a business conference that will inspire UK future leaders.

 

Mothers should get a six-year career break, says FTSE 100 chairman

10 February 2014

Firms should allow women to take up to six years off to focus on raising their families, Land Securities chairman Dame Alison Carnwath says.

 

Bombardier wins £1bn Crossrail contract

06 February 2014

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.

 

A small world? Nestlé heir leaves £3m disputes behind for Caribbean

27 January 2014

Patrick Liotard-Vogt, the flame-haired owner of 'MySpace for millionaires', has left Switzerland, claiming he isn't in financial trouble.

 

The Fellowship of the FTSE 100: Susan Kilsby heads to Shire

24 January 2014

The former Credit Suisse M&A supremo has been appointed to head the pharma company, doubling the number of FTSE 100 chairwomen.

 

Widening gender pay gap starts at uni

22 January 2014

Women are requesting lower starting salaries than men, and the gap's widened in the last decade.

 

10 things we learned this week

17 January 2014

Why the Shard's homes are still empty, Japan's whisky craze and happy accountants.

 

LAUNCHPAD: Tech City UK boss Shields steps down

17 January 2014

It's been less than 18 months, but Joanna Shields has stepped down from her job as chief executive - as the number of women on FTSE 100 boards tops 20% for the first time.

 

Kathryn Parsons

15 December 2013

Kathryn Parsons (Co-founder, Decoded) joins a panel debate on the Return of Opportunity

 

Sarah Wood

15 December 2013

Sarah Wood (Co-founder, Unruly) joins a panel debate on the Return of Opportunity

 

Heather McGregor, TV's Mrs Moneypenny

15 December 2013

Heather McGregor (Mrs Moneypenny), entrepreneur, columnist in the Weekend Financial Times, and TV presenter discusses pay rises and promotions

 

Kate Bassett, acting features editor, Management Today

15 December 2013

Kate is acting features editor for MT and is organising the event.

 

The power of the part-timer

06 December 2013

A glitzy event last night saw some of the highest-powered part time professionals around gathered together to celebrate breaking the shackles of the 9 to 5...

 
 

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