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  • Alison Brittain is used to dealing with mass market brands, and making them relevant, which will be needed at Whitbread

  • A curious online campaign to put TV chef Ainsley Harriott on the note may run into difficulty with the Bank of England

  • UK stocks reached a two-week high on Friday on the back of decent performances from heavyweights Vodafone and HSBC, along with gains in defensive categories such as pharmaceuticals.

  • Royston Wild explains why shareholder rewards are set for lift off at Lloyds Banking Group (LON: LLOY), Cineworld Group plc (LON: CINE) And Standard Life Plc (LON: SL).

  • UK Brewer Whitbread Appoints Brittain Chief

    Whitbread (LSE: WTB.L - news) , has named Alison Brittain as its new chief executive, succeeding Andy Harrison who confirmed his retirement last month. Brittain, who is currently group director of Lloyds’ retail division, will join the company at the beginning of January 2016. Prior to her current role at Lloyds, Brittain …

  • Form 8.3 - Greene King Plc Business Wire - 23 hours ago

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • Lloyds' retail chief has been a career banker before joinng the Costa Coffee owner

  • Ophir Energy Plc (LON:OPHR), MAN GROUP PLC ORD USD0.03428571 (LON:EMG) and easyJet plc (LON:EZJ) remain attractive, despite recent falls.

  • FORM 38.5(b)- AER LINGUS GROUP PLC Business Wire - Fri, May 22, 2015 11:17 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 38.5(b)                   IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 38.5(b) OF THE IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL ACT, 1997, TAKEOVER RULES, 2013 DEALINGS BY CONNECTED EXEMPT PRINCIPAL ...

  • UK Brewer Whitbread Appoints Female Chief Sky News - Fri, May 22, 2015 10:34 BST
    UK Brewer Whitbread Appoints Brittain Chief

    Whitbread, has named Alison Brittain as its new chief executive. Her appointment takes the number of female FTSE 100 bosses to six. Brittain who is currently group director of Lloyds’ retail division will ...

  • Misconduct bill tops $235 bln as banks struggle to shake off past sins Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, May 22, 2015 10:31 BST

    Twenty of the world's biggest banks have paid more than $235 billion in fines and compensation in the last seven years for a litany of misdeeds that has scarred the industry and is delaying its rehabilitation. The misconduct bill is expected to rise by tens of billions more dollars, and many politicians, regulators and …

  • 220515 BREAKING New Whitbread CEO Sky News - Fri, May 22, 2015 10:18 BST
    UK Brewer Whitbread Appoints Brittain Chief

    Whitbread, has named Alison Brittain as its new chief executive. Her appointment takes the number of female FTSE 100 bosses to six. Brittain who is currently group director of Lloyds’ retail division will ...

  • Whitbread names Lloyds' Alison Brittain as new CEO Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, May 22, 2015 09:14 BST

    Whitbread (LSE: WTB.L - news) , the owner of Premier Inn hotels and Costa Coffee, on Friday named Lloyds Banking Group executive Alison Brittain as its new boss, succeeding Andy Harrison who last month announced his surprise exit. Brittain, 50, is group director of Lloyds' retail division, where she has been credited …

  • UK stock markets were set for a quiet start on Friday as investors awaited a busy day on the economic data calendar.

  • Whitbread poaches new CEO Alison Brittain from Lloyds Sharecast - Fri, May 22, 2015 08:35 BST

    Costa coffee shops and Premier Inns hotels owner Whitbread has appointed Alison Brittain, current head of Lloyds's high street banking division, as its new chief executive.

  • Whitbread names Lloyds retail boss as new chief executive Telegraph - Fri, May 22, 2015 08:29 BST

    Alison Brittain, one of the UK's top female bankers, to replace Andy Harrison at the Costa Coffee owner - will become sixth female FTSE 100 chief executive

  • UK stocks held on to gains on Friday ahead of some key economic data from the States, which is forecast to show that the US remained in deflation last month.

  • Electrocomponents rocked by currency swings, as FTSE rises Telegraph - Thu, May 21, 2015 19:41 BST

    Electrocomponents posted a 5pc fall in full-year pre-tax profits after being hit by adverse foreign exchange movements

  • A barrage of mixed economic data from across the globe had an equally mixed impact on the markets on Thursday, with UK stocks finishing broadly flat after swinging between gains and losses for most of ...

  • Holding(s) in Company Business Wire - Thu, May 21, 2015 17:45 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Young & Co.’s Brewery, P.L.C. (the “Company”) Notification pursuant to AIM Rule 17 comprising a notification relating to the cessation of a major interest in A shares of 12.5p ...

  • FTSE ends near record highs, commodity shares up Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, May 21, 2015 17:17 BST

    Britain's top share index ended a shade up, just below last month's record highs, on Thursday, with energy stocks tracking a rally in oil prices and miners banking on China further stimulating its economy. ...

  • Form 8.3 - Greene King Business Wire - Thu, May 21, 2015 16:10 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • FTSE holds firm near record highs, commodity shares up Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, May 21, 2015 15:50 BST

    Britain's top share index hovered just below last month's record highs on Thursday, with expectations China will launch further stimulus to support its economy helping miners and energy stocks tracking ...

  • Online gambling company Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment, which has been the subject of takeover bids, said on Thursday that its discussions with third parties are now entering a further stage and it expects ...

  • Form 8.3 - Green King Plc Business Wire - Thu, May 21, 2015 14:29 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • Royston Wild details the investment case for Ashtead Group plc (LON: AHT), Legal & General Group Plc (LON: LGEN), Whitbread plc (LON: WTB), The Sage Group plc (LON: SGE) and Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc ...

  • Bwin.Party to decide on takeover within weeks Telegraph - Thu, May 21, 2015 13:12 BST

    The online gambling company is weighing approached from 888 Holdings and a joint bid from Amaya and GVC

  • ** Premier AM's head UK equities Chris White has been adding to his position in Rentokil Initial, a potential break-up story ** White says company would sell Hygiene & Workwear division if an offer was ...

  • BUZZ-Bwin.Party: boosted by solid update, deal conclusion expectations Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, May 21, 2015 10:38 BST

    ** Online gambling co Bwin.Party up c.4 pct after solid trading update, & as co says it expects conclusion to takeover talks in 'coming weeks' ** Co reports better-than-expected Q1 margins, helped by careful ...

  • Director/PDMR Shareholding Business Wire - Thu, May 21, 2015 10:23 BST

    Effective today, the Company’s remuneration committee determined that the executive directors who served throughout the Company’s financial period ended 30 March 2015 were entitled to receive bonuses in connection with performance targets set during the period. For every share taken in place of cash, the director would …

  • BUZZ-Rank: hits 8-yr high after robust update Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, May 21, 2015 09:57 BST

    ** Gambling company's shares up 2.4 pct at levels last seen May 2007 & second-top gainer on FTSE 350 Travel and Leisure Index ** Like-for-like revenue up 5 pct for 20 weeks to 17 May ** Growth in digital ...

  • London pre-open: FTSE expected to slip early on Sharecast - Thu, May 21, 2015 08:57 BST

    Stocks in London are set for a lower start on Thursday morning with City sources predicting the FTSE 100 will open 10 points lower than Wednesday's close of 7,007.26.

  • Bwin.Party to reach conclusion over bid proposals in coming weeks Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, May 21, 2015 07:32 BST

    London-listed online gambling company Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment Plc said it expects to reach a conclusion in the coming weeks on the bid proposals it received from various third parties. The company, ...

  • Should Thomas Cook Group plc (LON:TCG) replace Greggs plc (LON:GRG) or William Hill plc (LON:WMH) in your portfolio?

  • New Issue- Whitbread prices 450 mln stg 2025 bond Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, May 20, 2015 14:36 BST

    Following are terms and conditions of a bond priced on Wednesday. Borrower Whitbread Group PLC Guarantor Whitbread PLC, Premier Inn Hotels Limited, Costa Limited Issue Amount 450 million sterling Maturity ...

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