CATEGORY SHORTLISTS (companies in alphabetical order) See next month's MT for the winners QUALITY OF MANAGEMENT BP Cadbury Schweppes Enterprise Inns Next Punch Taverns Rio Tinto Royal Bank of Scotland SABMiller Tesco Unilever FINANCIAL SOUNDNESS BP British American Tobacco Cadbury Schweppes Diageo HSBC Persimmon Royal Bank of Scotland Tesco Unilever Vodafone QUALITY OF GOODS & SERVICES Boots BP BSkyB Burberry Group Cadbury Schweppes Carnival Diageo Johnson Matthey Man Mitchells & Butlers Pilkington Serco Group Tesco ABILITY TO ATTRACT, DEVELOP & RETAIN TOP TALENT BP Cadbury Schweppes Diageo HSBC Man Next Royal Bank of Scotland SABMiller Tesco Unilever Vodafone VALUE AS A LONG-TERM INVESTMENT BP BPB Industries Cadbury Schweppes Carnival Diageo Johnson Matthey Royal Bank of Scotland Serco Group Tesco Weir Group Wolseley CAPACITY TO INNOVATE BSkyB Burberry Group Cadbury Schweppes Carphone Warehouse HBOS Man Pilkington Quintain Estates Tesco Unilever QUALITY OF MARKETING BP British Airways BSkyB Cadbury Schweppes Carnival HBOS Marshalls O2 Tesco Unilever COMMUNITY & ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY BHP Billiton BP BT Group Cadbury Schweppes Halma IMI Kidde Rio Tinto Rotork Shell Transport &Trading Tomkins Unilever USE OF CORPORATE ASSETS BP BSkyB Enterprise Inns HSBC Johnson Matthey Punch Taverns Royal Bank of Scotland Serco Group Tesco Vodafone Wolseley
OPINION: Culture isn't something that can just be left to the HR department.
OPINION: British entrepreneur and refugee Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia defends the UK's tradition of hospitality.
The Supper Club's motto was 'no accountants, lawyers or life coaches.'
The Senior Managers and Certification Regime makes senior bankers personally accountable for failings.
Rudeness at work reduces performance. Go figure.
EDITORIAL: House of Fraser has been 'rescued'.