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August, 2020

  • 29 August

    Aveva software chief who turned the tables on US rivals

    It’s the classic journey for a successful British technology business: company is established, grows quickly, raises money, earns a stellar reputation – before being bought by a larger American rival. The British founders get a large cheque and everyone seems happy.  But last week the tables were turned. This time …

  • 29 August

    Plus500 to launch shares trading in battle with Hargreaves

    Controversial financial betting firm Plus500 is poised to take on traditional stockbrokers by launching a conventional share trading service.  David Zruia, the new chief executive, told The Mail on Sunday that the FTSE250-listed firm is preparing to move into physical equity trading.  Plus500 currently specialises in selling contracts for difference …

  • 25 August

    Show the red card to pension scammers: Clive Tyldesley fronts new campaign

    A new football-themed campaign to flag the risks of pension fraud is being fronted by legendary commentator Clive Tyldesley. Men in their 50s, who are the ‘average victim’ of pension scammers, are being urged to show them the red card by the veteran voice of football matches. The effort to …

  • 25 August

    Four bedroom Manchester penthouse owned by Phil Neville goes on sale for £3.5m

    Luxury property hunters could score a four bedroom, triplex penthouse currently owned by footballer Phil Neville and his wife Julie as it has recently been put on the market.  The flat offers panoramic views of Manchester and is situated in one of the city’s most iconic developments, the Beetham Tower …

  • 23 August

    Coronavirus: ‘I became alcoholic during lockdown’

    Image caption Chris has now been sober for more than two months Before lockdown, Chris McLone was looking forward to a good year. In his late 40s, he felt fit and healthy, enjoying life with a successful career as a sales manager, Always a very social person, Chris enjoyed nights …

  • 22 August

    Kajagoogoo’s Limahl, a vegetarian, made £9,000 in Spam ad

    Pop star Limahl says the biggest money mistake he ever made was accepting too small a share of the royalties from hits such as Too Shy with band Kajagoogoo after he was sacked in 1983.  Now 61, Limahl, whose real name is Christopher Hamill, spoke to DONNA FERGUSON from Hertfordshire …

  • 22 August

    Czech billionaire becomes largest Royal Mail shareholder

    The billionaire known as the Czech Sphinx has quietly become the largest shareholder in Royal Mail, heaping more pressure on the troubled postal service as it faces calls for a break-up. Daniel Kretinsky, who owns Sparta Prague football club and who made his fortune in energy, has amassed a £250million …

  • 22 August

    Ad mogul Marc Boyan’s bold plan to build media empire

    An advertising entrepreneur is hatching ambitious plans to build a global media empire after taking his marketing firm off the stock market. Sources said Marc Boyan was weighing a move to merge AIM-listed Reach4Entertainment, which he runs with former BBC boss Lord Grade, with his private group Miroma.  It follows …

  • 16 August

    Amazon creating 1,000 jobs at UK warehouse

    Amazon is creating 1,000 jobs at a warehouse in Nottinghamshire that will help it manage the renewed surge in online shopping triggered by lockdown.  The American e-commerce giant began building a 1.75m sq ft distribution centre near the market town of Sutton-in-Ashfield last year. It is now taking on engineers and …

  • 15 August

    Chinese close in on UK ‘internet of things’ pioneer

    Powerful activist investors have built up large stakes in UK-listed technology firm Telit Communications amid fears that a China-backed fund wants to take control.  Telit – an ‘internet of things’ company whose technology helps machines to communicate with each other – hit the headlines in 2017 after allegations that its …