After Phones 4U, who is the next Dead Man walking?

Sadly Phones4U has gone from one of the UK’s leading retail businesses worth £1.47 billion to bust within 8 years. On 26 September 2006, The Caudwell Group was sold for a sum of £1.47 billion to private equity firms Providence Equity Partners and Doughty Hanson & Co. In February 2008, the group bought online retailer Dialaphone in a deal worth …

Entrepreneur – What does it take to start up and run a great business?

This expert interview is designed for you if you want to be a successful entrepreneur who wants to create a great and valuable business.  John Corr interviews Luke Johnson,  a leading UK entrepreneur, and author of the book ‘Start it Up. Why Running Your Own Business is Easier Than You Think.’ Luke’s background includes: – Chairman of the Royal Society of …

Business Transformation – Please click the start button to watch the video.

What makes the difference between success and the majority of programmes that fail? This expert interview is designed for the leaders of businesses who have an urgent necessity to address serious profitability and cash flow issues in their business. The interview covers how successful business transformation programmes can deliver a significant turnaround in your business performance. A transformation programme is …

Is CEO pay too high?

Is CEO pay too high? The Wall Street Journal reported that Larry Ellison is the world’s highest paid CEO having earned over $1.8 billion in the previous decade.  This example and of other high paid CEOs has led to a barrage of criticism and comparisons between what a CEO earns and that of an average employee. These comparisons however miss the point. …

How do you deliver a corporate turnaround on a multi $ billion dollar service business?

How to deliver a significant corporate turnaround and how to create a £3 billion value business by focusing on creating value for your clients Andy Homer is a CEO who can share with you the secrets of delivering a successful corporate turnaround of a large-scale business. Andy is one of the pillars of the UK insurance industry, with a career …

How do you double shareholder value in difficult circumstances?

How do you double shareholder value of a service business in a year? With the ups and downs of the business cycle, every firm will eventually face the challenge of growing shareholder value when industry conditions are becoming increasingly hostile. Joe Ripp discusses how he addressed issues of increasing cost effectiveness, revenue growth and client service in leading a mid-sized …