From submarines to finance, the First Women Awards recognised the oustanding success of women across all business sectors at last week’s ceremony at the Marriott, Grosvenor Square. Here’s what the papers have to say.
The CBI’s director general gives his view on UK unemployment, public spending, business confidence – and why he’s grumpy with MPs.
Knighthoods for Net-a-porter’s Natalie Massenet and Lopa Patel, the founder of the Asian lifestyle website RedHotCurry.com as the Queen honours the cream of British enterprise.
Good old Boris Johnson. Although the major of London has had his work cut out dealing with tube strikes and removing litter from the capital’s rivers (remember his “refreshing dip”?), he’s still making time for SMEs, launching a £3m loan fund for struggling entrepreneurs.
Simon Calver has put his online DVD rental business LoveFilm.com up for sale for an estimated £200m.
Not the pleasantest of starts. Had traded going in early on a sunny Friday for coming in early this morning with a couple of departments, but the work they had done prior was substandard and then, of course, one of the key people failed to turn up early today at all. Result: immediate chaos with vans running late and furniture held back.