Down three places on last year but still a strong showing for the Dublin-based bookie, whose colourful shops have become a high-street fixture across the land. Known for its aggressive advertising, Paddy Power takes the award for quality of marketing. First-half profits rose 21% to ¤68.7m, thanks to strong trading in both its retail and online divisions, helped by 2012’s ‘summer of sport’. It has just opened for business in Italy and is eyeing the US, but hasn’t forgotten the UK. By the end of this year it will have opened 45 new betting shops here.
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.