Last year’s overall winner remains the nation’s most admired housebuilder by a mile, its instincts for finding buyers in even the toughest markets still very much intact. Annual profits up 58% to £214.8m and an average selling price of £280,000 are figures its rivals would kill for, but, like many of 2012’s Most Admired, the south-east based builder of swanky apartments and executive homes taps into foreign markets: 40% of Berkeley Group’s sales are made to overseas buyers. Former FD Rob Perrins now runs the show, while founder Tony Pidgley takes a back seat.
Leadership from a distance requires carefully study of human nature, says L&D specialist Sudhakar Sampath.
Leadership from a distance requires a careful study of human nature, says L&D specialist Sudhakar Sampath.
Set up shop and they shall come? Not so fast, says private equity investor Chris Hurley.
Moving office? Restructuring? New IT system? Change needn't be painful if it's managed well.
Finding time, living fearlessly and leading at speed are on this month's boardroom reading list.
Equitable Life's days have been numbered ever since its 1990s fall from grace, but it hasn't taken decline lying down.