In 2004, sisters Haleh and Golnar Abivardi opened Swiss Smile, a private dental clinic, in Zurich. Today, they have clinics in St. Moritz and London, employ 200 people and, with a turnover of £10m, have plenty to smile about.
Andrew Bland will take on the role of group finance director in addition to his current responsibilities as group operations director for Accuma.
Some sad news today about Sir Derek Higgs – the chairman of Alliance & Leicester and a corporate governance campaigner – who has died suddenly at the age of 64.
The wonders of virtualisation have stirred up IT departments for the past couple of years, and the technical benefits of the technology have been well-heralded: it simplifies server management, reduces hardware overhead and increases agility. Now, virtualisation is reaching the attention of finance directors.
Tesco hit the headlines today, accused of using "deeply chilling tactics" to silence its critics. “It’s using its massive weight and power to shut people up,” says Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, one of Tesco’s suppliers. “Ultimately, that will be the cause of its downfall.”