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....Many retailers have struggled to cope with rising costs and lacklustre sales this year. The upmarket lingerie brand Agent Provocateur was rescued by a sale to Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley via a pre-pack administration this month. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. While Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley was undoubtedly the stand-out performer at June’s business, innovation and skills select committee hearing into the retailer’s treatment of staff, the show put on by Transline’s Jennifer Hardy is often overlooked. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 07:00:24 AM
. While Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley was undoubtedly the stand-out performer at June’s business, innovation and skills select committee hearing into the retailer’s treatment of staff, the show put on by Transline’s Jennifer Hardy is often overlooked. ...
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 07:39:45 PM
....Many retailers have struggled to cope with rising costs and lacklustre sales this year. The upmarket lingerie brand Agent Provocateur was rescued by a sale to Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley via a pre-pack administration this month. ...
Viagogo should be forced to face a grilling over ticket resale abuse | Nils Pratley image
.... It sells a lot of tickets in the UK, operates a UK website, has an office in central London and, in any case, the bosses in Geneva could easily hop on an easyJet flight. When Mike Ashley of Sports Direct claimed last year to be too busy to attend the business select committee, the MPs refused to take no for an answer. ...
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.... The third richest, and among the biggest gainer, is Jim Ratcliffe the founder and chairman of chemicals group Ineos. Among the biggest British losers is Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley whose fortune dropped by 25% to $2. ...
Philip Green's lavish party for his 65th ends exile from social circuit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 08:27:49 PM
....The retail tycoon Sir Philip Green has ended his exile from the London social circuit with a lavish party at the Dorchester hotel to celebrate reaching retirement age. The guest list for the event to mark his 65th birthday included the model Kate Moss, the Strictly Come Dancing host Tess Daly and Sports Direct’s founder, Mike Ashley. ...
Jobs at risk as Jones Bootmaker teeters on brink of administration image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 08:09:59 PM
.... The British Retail Consortium, the industry trade body, has warned that more than 8,000 shops and 80,000 jobs could be lost by 2020 due to the pressure on the retail industry. Agent Provocateur, the upmarket lingerie retailer, was bought earlier this month by Mike Ashley through a pre-pack administration. ...
French Connection reports loss for fifth year running image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 08:20:04 AM
....2m. Last month, major investor Schroders lost patience and sold its chunk, enabling Sports Direct's Mike Ashley to pick up an 11% stake. ...
Employment agency at centre of Sports Direct scandal axed by Amazon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 07:52:39 PM
.... The exposés prompted a parliamentary inquiry by the business, innovation and skills select committee, which concluded that the workers at the sportswear retailer’s “Victorian workhouse” were treated “without dignity or respect”. Transline, which supplied around half of Sports Direct’s 3,000 warehouse workers at the time of the scandal, was also accused of misleading MPs during the inquiry, which prompted the committee chairman, Iain Wright MP, to call on Sports Direct’s founder, Mike Ashley, to axe the firm. ...
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.... That may not be good for morale in the ranks. What was it Mike Ashley said about putting a worker on Sports Direct’s board?. ...
Sports Direct's move to put worker on board branded 'PR exercise' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:38:42 AM
....Sports Direct’s decision to allow a worker representative to attend its board meetings is not enough to solve the retailer’s deep corporate governance failings, unions and business leaders have warned. The company founded and run by Mike Ashley began the process of appointing a staff representative on Tuesday after caving in to pressure from shareholders and MPs following a series of scandals over the way the company is run and how it treats its staff. ...
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.... The classic example is Associated British Foods, a FTSE 100 firm but family controlled, which quietly turned its once-small retailing business into the phenomenon that is Primark. Then again, there’s Sports Direct, where long-term investment seems to mean whatever takes Mike Ashley’s fancy. ...
City news: Merlin Entertainments, Sportech, and Mike Ashley  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 08:59:00 AM
...._________________________________________________________________. SPORTS Direct tycoon Mike Ashley has bought lingerie firm Agent Provocateur out of administration. ...
What next for Agent Provocateur? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 11:44:59 PM
. The high-street lingerie chain has been bought after being put into administration, by a firm linked to Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley. ...
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 07:36:11 PM
.... Yes, it’s another pre-pack administration in which the lid is never lifted long enough for outsiders to see what lies within. Mike Ashley is the new owner of lingerie chain Agent Provocateur, paying £30m for the privilege. ...
Mike Ashley firm buys lingerie firm Agent Provocateur image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 04:27:32 PM
. Lingerie firm Agent Provocateur has been bought by a firm linked to Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley after it was placed into administration. ...
Agent Provocateur founder brands Mike Ashley's purchase 'a stitch-up' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:46:56 PM
. The co-founder of Agent Provocateur has described the sale of the upmarket lingerie retailer to Mike Ashley as “a disgrace to British business” and “preposterous”. ...
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 12:01:17 AM
....5m a year on its Threadneedle Street headquarters. Sport Direct warehouse Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct will save almost £900,000 in business rates over the next five years on its warehouse in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, which has been compared to a Victorian workhouse. ...
Argos to pay £2.4m to 37,000 workers paid less than minimum wage image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 03:26:07 PM
....Argos’s underpayment is also well ahead of the £1m awarded in back pay to Sports Direct workers after a HMRC investigation last year. About 200 people directly employed by Mike Ashley’s retail group and about 3,000 staff hired through temporary employment agencies were found to have been paid less than the minimum wage over four years. ...
For Carney, wages are the only true window to the future image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 07:00:07 AM
.... If demand for the non-voting stock evaporated, Snap chief Evan Spiegel would quickly understand that empowerment is meant to be more than a marketing slogan. Mike Ashley and Stephen Marks are not a match made in heaven. ...
Sports Direct's French Connection flutter looks like a fashion faux pas | Nils Pratley image
. Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley and French Connection’s Stephen Marks both don’t enjoy being told how to run their business. ...
Sports Direct buys French Connection stake as battle looms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 12:13:28 PM
. Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has taken control of an 11% stake in French Connection, setting up a potential power struggle over the future of the ailing fashion chain. ...
Leading investor signals it may oppose City bosses' pay rises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 12:02:54 PM
.... Last month it wrote to the 350 biggest companies on the stock market to urge them to rein in excessive boardroom pay. Standard Life Investments published its stewardship update for 2016 in which it said it would continue to press for change on a number of issues at Sports Direct, including the excessive influence and dominance of founder Mike Ashley. ...
Sports Direct risks fresh shareholder anger with review appointment image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 06:31:42 PM
.... Up to 20 candidates are thought to have been considered. But on Friday, in an announcement after the stock market had closed, the company, which was founded by Mike Ashley, said it would appoint RPC to lead the much anticipated review. ...
Mike Ashley criticises shareholders of Sports Direct over Keith Hellawell image
. Mike Ashley has criticised Sports Direct shareholders who refused to back the re-election of Keith Hellawell as chairman and publicly questioned the company’s corporate governance. ...
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.... So Haldane may have been too harsh on his profession: but he is right that change is needed. Was Mike Ashley’s new year resolution to stop being so conciliatory? That quality hasn’t often been attached to Sports Direct’s founder, chief executive and 55% shareholder but, by his standards, 2016 was a year of peace, love and reconciliation. ...
Sports Direct chairman should keep his pledge and save some dignity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 07:44:34 PM
.... Lessons had been learned. He had offered to resign but Mike Ashley had asked him to stay. ...
Sports Direct chairman Keith Hellawell rejected by shareholders again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 01:06:49 PM
....They had defeated a similar company resolution to retain Hellawell at the annual meeting in September. However, Hellawell will remain in position after winning 81% of the vote, because of the support of Sports Direct’s founder Mike Ashley, who owns 55% of the company. ...
Sports Direct chairman survives shareholder revolt image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 01:50:20 AM
....Sports Direct chairman Keith Hellawell has survived a revolt by independent shareholders to remain in his post. Although almost 54% of independent shareholders voted against his re-appointment, Mr Hellawell was backed by founder and chief executive Mike Ashley, who owns 55% of the company. ...
Sports Direct chair Keith Hellawell faces renewed pressure to resign image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 05:38:18 PM
....The second vote has been triggered under new rules whereby independent shareholders are ostensibly given an increased say in the running of companies in which there is a dominant shareholder. Sports Direct’s founder, Mike Ashley, owns 55% of the company, but was not allowed to vote on Hellawell’s role in the first ballot at the group’s annual meeting in September, when 53% of the votes cast by investors excluding Ashley opposed the chairman’s re-election. ...
Observer business agenda’s review of the year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 09:00:02 AM
....But was that really the funniest Sports Direct crack of the year? Maybe not. There was the one where founder Mike Ashley went through a mock security check as part of a PR campaign to demonstrate he really was a man of the people, only to then pull a wad of £50 notes out of his pocket; a similar joke about the company buying a private jet, but allowing staff to rent it for a commercial rate; plus another one when MPs visited Shirebrook only to discover they were being secretly recorded. ...
Iain Wright, the MP bringing Mike Ashley and Sir Philip Green to book image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of December 2016 07:00:26 AM
....“Do I have to have a beer with either of them?” asks Iain Wright, the chairman of the Commons’ business select committee, when quizzed about which, of the two billionaires he interrogated during 2016, he would choose to meet for a Christmas pint. “Do you know what? I think Mike Ashley would like a pint more than [Sir] Philip Green,” the Labour MP for Hartlepool says. ...
Pension expert call for scrutiny over Sports Direct sale of Dunlop image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of December 2016 07:59:07 PM
.... The group was technically insolvent, with more liabilities than assets but the accounts state that Dunlop Slazenger remained a going concern as working capital was financed by Sports Direct. Sports Direct’s founder and major shareholder, Mike Ashley, acquired Dunlop Slazenger for an estimated £40m in 2004 from Royal Bank of Scotland – which had taken control of the struggling business from its private equity-backed owners. ...
Brexit, strikes and pay revolts: the year in business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 06:00:27 AM
....Even without the political turmoil, 2016 was a dramatic year for business leaders. The collapse of BHS led to intense pressure on Sir Philip Green and demands that he fill the £571m hole in the store chain’s pension fund, while Mike Ashley was summoned before MPs to explain the working practices the Guardian had exposed at Sport Direct’s Derbyshire warehouse. ...
Sports Direct sells Dunlop for $137m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of December 2016 12:58:13 PM
....Sumitomo Rubber Industries confirmed that it will acquire the trademark rights of the Dunlop brand overseas, as well as its sporting goods and licensing businesses. Sports Direct’s founder and major shareholder, Mike Ashley, acquired Dunlop Slazenger for an estimated £40m in 2004 from Royal Bank of Scotland – which had taken control of the struggling business from its private equity-backed owners – three years before he floated his sportswear retail chain on the stock exchange. ...
Share Hunter: Sports Directs first half results hit by slide in pound  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 06:14:00 PM
.... . On top of that, founder Mike Ashley was called before Parliament to explain working conditions in Sports Direct’s Derbyshire warehouse. ...
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 07:00:21 AM
.... Bailey should ensure this does not stop the RBS report being published in full. Mike Ashley really doesn’t get it, does he? Last week Sports Direct unveiled a 57% slump in half-year profits, together with details of a new deal that could eventually hand big rewards to his 20-year-old daughter. ...
Sports Direct chairman seeks shareholder support as profits tumble image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 06:36:02 PM
....Under new financial regulatory rules which give independent shareholders more of a voice on the appointment of non-executive directors, the company has to hold a second vote 90 to 120 days after the first meeting if it wants to hold on to Hellawell. At the second meeting, which will be held at Sports Direct’s headquarters in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, Hellawell’s reappointment can be pushed through with the backing of new CEO Mike Ashley’s 55% majority stake. ...
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.... Employees can even hire it themselves – if they pay “open market rates”, which may deter 99% of the workforce. But the arrangement that will infuriate outside shareholders is surely the deal whereby Sports Direct will buy cosmetics – under that must-have brand Sport FX – from a company where founder Mike Ashley’s 20-year-old daughter, Matilda, is a director. ...
Sports Direct chairman lambasts critics as profits fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 07:26:28 AM
....However, the firm added that it would be buying a corporate jet for £40m. Chief executive Mike Ashley said the past six months had been "tough for our people and performance". ...
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of December 2016 08:27:52 PM
....Back in January 2013, Sports Direct and Merrill Lynch, the sportswear chain’s corporate broker, were said to have parted ways by mutual consent. That wasn’t true, according to filings in the high court made by Jeff Blue, who used to be an adviser to the company but is now suing founder Mike Ashley for a £14m bonus he says he was promised. ...
US bank quit Sports Direct role over share deal concerns, court filing claims image
. A top US investment bank resigned as a key adviser to Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct because of concerns that the retail company had manipulated its share price, according to claims made in a high court document. ...
So, Mike Ashley, can  we handle the truth? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of December 2016 07:00:07 AM
....”. Which brings us to how long it will take Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley to crack at the retailer’s interim results this week, when inevitably he’ll be asked about working conditions at his embattled firm. ...
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.... Unless something turns up in the next year, a dividend cut looks inevitable. In a ranking of Sports Direct’s governance misdemeanours, possible failure to tell shareholders about a deal with founder Mike Ashley’s brother would not be top of the list. ...
Sports Direct accounts investigated over family links image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 12:36:13 PM
. Sports Direct is being investigated by the UK's accounting watchdog over its links to a firm for which founder Mike Ashley's brother is a director. ...
Sports Direct auditor under investigation over company's family deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 10:58:42 AM
. The financial reporting watchdog will investigate the accountancy firm Grant Thornton for signing off on an arrangement between Sports Direct, majority-owned by Mike Ashley, and a delivery company owned by his brother. ...
Sports Direct's Mike Ashley asks MPs for live debate image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 25th of November 2016 06:18:15 PM
. Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has invited MPs to a live Question Time-style debate at the firm's HQ. ...
May obscures workers-in-boardrooms U-turn with verbal gymnastics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 02:51:29 PM
.... But, under May’s revised framework, the grubbier end of corporate Britain will be able to pay lip service to the gospel of inclusive capitalism and then carry on exactly as before. Future Mike Ashleys will not tremble. ...
Donald Trump has plenty of economic issues to hit before he gets to the UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of November 2016 07:00:12 AM
.... Rowe must surely follow the success of the food business and make M&S clothing more aspirational. There is more in common between Sir Philip Green, Mike Ashley and Donald Trump than their body shapes and wealth. ...
Stock markets can shrug at Trump's arrival – but not for long image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 06:51:54 PM
.... The plan is for the long term, which is perhaps why the share price is unexcited, but there is no evidence to date that Sainsbury’s management is about to drop the Argos ball. A stiff letter from the headmaster – aka Iain Wright, chairman of the business select committee – and a warning about future behaviour is the least Mike Ashley deserves. ...
Mike Ashley asked to explain 'secret filming'  of MPs' Sports Direct visit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 12:58:57 PM
. The chairman of the business select committee has asked Mike Ashley to explain the use of a camera in an apparent attempt to secretly record MPs’ conversations when they visited Sports Direct’s warehouse. ...
Sports Direct board denies authorising 'bugging' MPs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of November 2016 11:32:13 AM
....". The firm's founder Mike Ashley said: "I stand firmly behind the people of Sports Direct, who through no fault of their own have been made a political football by MPs and unions. ...
Sports Direct denies knowledge of 'secret camera filming MPs' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of November 2016 10:55:33 AM
....Six MPs from the business select committee arrived at the site in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, on Monday after giving the company an hour’s notice. They were accepting an invitation made by the founder and chief executive, Mike Ashley, when he appeared before the committee in June. ...
Tesco Bank attack's knock-on effects could be severe image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 07:30:04 PM
.... In the shoes of Tesco shareholders, you’d surely want to know more about this failure before assuming it’s a hiccup that could happen to anyone. “I have nothing to hide,” Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley declared to the MPs on the business select committee during his appearance in June. ...
Sports Direct 'bugged' our visit to Shirebrook warehouse, say MPs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 02:13:46 PM
.... A spokesman for Sports Direct declined to comment. The committee chairman, Iain Wright said he spoke to Sports Direct's chief executive, Mike Ashley, on the phone after the MPs left the warehouse. ...
Sports Direct accused of secretly recording MPs during warehouse visit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 01:54:08 PM
....Wright, along with five colleagues, had arrived at the group’s Shirebrook, Derbyshire headquarters at about midday on Monday, after notifying the company earlier that morning that the MPs were arriving for a surprise tour. The visit had come after Wright’s committee had accused Mike Ashley, the billionaire Sports Direct founder, of running the business like a Victorian workhouse in a report published in July. ...
Sports Direct's acting finance director steps down image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of October 2016 11:41:12 AM
....Sportswear retailer Sports Direct has said its acting finance director, Matt Pearson, will step down after four months in the role. It comes just weeks after chief executive Dave Forsey resigned, prompting founder and Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley to step in. ...
Sports Direct hit by slide in pound image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of October 2016 02:31:31 PM
....It has been a tumultuous year for Sports Direct which has been criticised for working conditions at its Shirebrook distribution centre. Most recently, its chief executive Dave Forsey stepped down and was replaced by Mike Ashley, the founder and majority shareholder of the retail chain. ...
FTSE 100 and pound end Monday's session lower image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 26th of September 2016 10:13:44 AM
....". Sports Direct was down 6% as the fall out continues over the resignation of its chief executive last week and his replacement by founder and major shareholder Mike Ashley. ...
Sports Direct: Ashley steps in as chief executive resigns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of September 2016 06:35:52 AM
Mike Ashley: 'I fly to work by helicopter' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of September 2016 08:49:02 AM
. Under-fire Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley tells the BBC he's a PR disaster and that he flies to work by helicopter. ...
Sports Direct: Mike Ashley repeats defence of firm image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of September 2016 06:54:24 AM
. Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley has again defended the running of his firm, repeating his admission of mistakes and that it had paid millions in bonuses. ...
Sports Direct 'should cut agency ties' in Shirebrook image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of September 2016 02:09:56 PM
. MPs have called on Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley to end the company's ties with one of the agencies used to supply workers to its warehouse in Derbyshire. ...
Once it was touch and go, now contactless is a new-wave revolution image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of September 2016 06:00:24 AM
.... And Brits are now more likely to make a payment using a contactless card than a cheque book. That said, some people are clearly still wedded to cash - witness Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley pulling out a thick wad of £50 notes when asked to empty his pockets on entering the company’s Shirebrook warehouse this week. ...
More than 900,000 UK workers now on zero-hours contracts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of September 2016 09:34:44 AM
....Britain’s largest sportswear retailer Sports Direct said this week it would offer shop staff the option of a minimum contract of 12 hours’ work per week, which is in line with other retailers such as Next. Sports Direct’s founder, Mike Ashley, said he would consider switching 4,000 agency staff at the company’s main distribution centre to being full time employees. ...
Zero-hours contracts used far beyond short-term work, research says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 11:01:05 PM
....”. The report follows a row over the use of zero-hours contracts at Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct retail empire. ...
Mike Ashley unloads wad of £50 notes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 03:48:47 PM
. Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley unloads a wad of £50 notes when he goes through security at the company's Shirebrook warehouse in Derbyshire. ...
Mike Ashley: 'We should be given time' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 03:33:37 PM
. Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley says he and chairman Keith Hellawell should be given time to improve things at the business, despite a majority of independent shareholders voting against Mr Hellawell's re-election. ...
Corporate theatre image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 02:53:57 PM
....It was a telling moment in a day that was supposed to be a perfectly orchestrated piece of corporate theatre. In a bid to prove to assembled reporters that he was all too aware of Sports Direct employees' daily vexations, billionaire founder Mike Ashley demonstrated a routine search procedure at the company's Shirebrook warehouse. ...
Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley says if he keeps failing he will go image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 02:33:14 PM
. Sports Direct's embattled owner Mike Ashley says it will be best for him to go if he fails to fix the company. ...
Under fire image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 10:09:07 AM
....The 74-year-old, born near Huddersfield, faced an investor revolt at the company's annual meeting, with a majority of independent shareholders voting against his re-election as chairman. Yet he received the backing of billionaire owner Mike Ashley. ...
Sports Direct hears shareholder anger at annual meeting image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 07:11:15 AM
....Sports Direct has heard from angry shareholders at its meeting with investors, despite the firm's pledge to improve working conditions. Some major investors believe founder Mike Ashley, who still owns 55%, wields too much control at the retailer. ...
Sports Direct to put workers' representative on the board image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of September 2016 06:29:01 AM
....It is not clear how the representative will be chosen, but it is expected that he or she will be elected. The retailer's founder, Mike Ashley, said the board move will offer a "great benefit" and provide "input [that] is invaluable". ...
Sports Direct investors press for review of its practices image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of August 2016 08:22:26 AM
....5 trillion of investments, says the company should conduct a thorough independent review. Investors are uncomfortable about the company's illegal underpayment of staff and an unusual arrangement with founder Mike Ashley's brother over deliveries. ...

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