Employee Engagement

Sir Philip Green ‘paid employee more than £1M over harassment claims’

Sir Philip Green paid a female employee more than £1m to keep quiet after she accused him of kissing and groping her, the Daily Telegraph has reported. The paper said the senior female employee was one of five members of staff who signed gagging orders after being bullied or harassed. It reported a black male executive […]

Flybe will wind up company if shareholders reject sales

Flybe has warned shareholders it will wind up the company if they do not back a sale to a consortium led by Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Air. The airline said failure to approve a sale would mean investors were unlikely to get anything for their shares. The airline’s board agreed the £2.2m sale to Connect […]

Cadbury loses legal battle over purple wrapper

Cadbury has lost more ground in its long-running battle to protect the particular purple it uses to wrap its chocolate. After losing an appeal last month, Cadbury has given up a trademark. Lawyers said the company may have decided the trademark application is unenforceable after a court ruled it was too wide-ranging. The move makes […]

The Digital Marketing resolution every online business should be making

New research has revealed the top five digital marketing opportunities businesses are currently missing. A survey of 1,021 UK workers carried out by leading digital marketing agency, MarketingSignals.com, revealed that more than 1 in 3 (36%) of business leaders are currently unsure about their digital marketing strategy for the year ahead. The research also identified […]

Missguided losing its way after over-investing bricks and mortar

Women’s fashion retailer Missguided has seen losses deepen after what it said was an “extremely challenging” year. According to accounts newly filed with Companies House, it made a pre-tax loss of £46m in the year to 1 April 2018. That compared with a £1.6m loss in the previous 12-month period. The firm, which began as […]

Oracle co founder Larry Ellison joins Tesla board

Tesla has appointed Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison and Walgreens Boots Alliance executive Kathleen Wilson-Thompson to its board. The move further strengthens the board as pledged by founder Elon Musk to the Securities and Exchanges Commission. The SEC fined Mr Musk over misleading tweets that he had funding to take Tesla private. Investors greeted the news by […]

More than two thirds of C-level executives now prioritise the CX above profit and revenue growth

New research from Engage Hub, the data-driven customer engagement company, shows that for businesses today, customer experience is more important that even profit and revenue growth. Over two-thirds of C-level executives interviewed see customer experience as a top business priority. The flagship report, ‘The Customer-centric Organisation’, produced in partnership with Sapio Research, explores how much […]

Waitrose food editor William Sitwell resigns over ‘killing vegans’ row

The editor of Waitrose Food magazine, William Sitwell, is standing down with immediate effect after suggesting a series on “killing vegans, one by one”. He was responding to an email pitch from freelance journalist Selene Nelson who had suggested features on plant-based recipes. Sitwell, also a critic on Masterchef, apologised for any offence caused. Waitrose […]

Marketing departments set for cash injection next year

Almost half of UK business leaders plan to boost spending in marketing in 2019, according to a recent survey by MHR Analytics, the data analytics software provider. The survey polled 200 business leaders from medium and large-sized businesses and found that 49 per cent were planning to scale up their marketing spend in 2019. It […]