Sports Direct hit the headlines in May after its only female director resigned. It was suggested her voice was no longer being listened to by the board and her effectiveness in the role was being limited.
It’s essential for the board members to work together as an efficient team – this means the first action for any CEO is defining everyone’s roles.
Martyn Holman, partner Forward Partners, begins his Real Business residency as venture capital expert by tackline the issue of term sheets.
When it comes to telecom companies, none feature as prominently in the news as BT. But after taking constant hits about its lack of broadband investment and alleged poor customer service, it seems BT is at least trying to get Openreach in order.
“There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.” After a year of uncertainty and significant hostile disruption, many business leaders will relate with the sentiment of Henry Kissinger’s quip. But the problem is that it also rings true, at least in terms of readiness.
Boards that are willing to take a proactive and bold response can crystallise that rarest outcome of a crisis: an opportunity.
I think we’d all agree that the UK is an enterprising, technologically savvy and forward-thinking nation – so it really surprises me that there are still so few women who hold senior roles in the technology sector.
Should a FTSE 100 company like Sports Direct grant personal favours from the boardroom to controlling shareholder Mike Ashley?
Last night, Joseph Valente was named the winner of The Apprentice 2015 and Alan Sugar’s new business partner – in essence, beating the boardroom.
Mark Edge, UK country manager at Brainloop, talks about the implications of boards embracing digitalisation, and the ways in which this can be achieved.
Scottish entrepreneur Michelle Mone has stepped down from her board positions at MJM International and Ultimo Brands International, freeing her up to focus on what she has identified as “new business interests” and responsibility to promote entrepreneurship in disadvantaged areas.
Ben Wright, COO at global brand and creative agency DesignStudio, explains why every business, no matter what it makes or sells, should recognise the power and financial value of good design.