Labour business manifesto.
“Far from reducing burdens on business, Labour has expanded ?bureaucracy.
Under Labour, DTI spending has risen by 53% to #4.8bn. There are now 1,560 ?more civil servants in the DTI than in 1997.”
Conservative business manifesto.
“Sometimes in life chemistry doesn’t work and it is better to realise that ?quickly.”
CEO of Roche, the multinational pharmaceuticals company, on the sudden ?resignation of CFO Anton Affentranger.
“After the merger (of Grand Met and Guinness) we gathered together 60 ?people from our predecessor finance departments and asked, ‘How can we ?best serve our shareholders?’ Their overwhelming response was: ‘Let’s blow ?up the budget.'”
Diageo FD Nick Rose, quoted in eCFO: Sustaining value in the new ?corporation (review page 45).
Chartered accountant Colin Adams rebuilt the AIM listed company’s finance team and helped turn the business around after a challenging period
Travis Perkins to close 30 branches and could cut as many as 600 jobs, the builders’ merchant said, as it warned on full year profits
O2's new CFO Patricia Cobian discusses the joined-up approach required to improve digital connectivity - and its vital role in improving the UK's economic growth prospects