Darren Shapland, finance director of supermarket group Sainsbury’s, has been crowned Britain’s top finance director at the 2009 FDs’ Excellence Awards.
Go on, guess. Could it be Valencia, Spain’s second biggest port, perhaps? Or Liege in Belgium, known for its beer, chocolate and water exports? Nope. You’re not even close.
As Elliott Morley is suspended from the Labour Party today, after it emerged that he had claimed £16,000 in Commons allowances towards a mortgage that he had already paid off, entrepreneur Charlie Mullins hits out at corruption in the public sector.
Sorry, how much longer do we have to endure this repetitive, blundering series? Oh. It’s only week eight.
We’ve clinched a deal with the powers that be to give all you Real Business readers a ten per cent discount on the Official Australian Cricket Team Tour Dinner.
Feeling very cross that because of the two staff up on disciplinary hearings, a clash of two other staff on holiday and a few other underperforming ones, I’m up to my ears in work, thoroughly knackered and there was absolutely no way I was going to make Entrepreneurs’ Summit today unless I worked through the night. Grrrr!
Speaking at the Real Business Entrepreneurs’ Summit yesterday, the Aesseal boss recommended creating phantom stresses to put positive strain on your sales force.