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....McCall was also active in the sale of a stake in Trader Media Group, parent of AutoTrader, to Apax for £675m, and acquiring Emap’s business-to-business magazine and events arm, which included the Cannes Lions advertising festival, alongside Apax for £1bn. She is also a non-executive director at Burberry, where last week a third of shareholders failed to back the luxury brand’s remuneration report in a protest over high pay. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... RHP said the new L&G-built “modular” homes will be rented out at £600 to £700 a month. For less than the price of most flatshares in the capital, tenants will receive a high-spec home complete with a luxury kitchen and lounge, separate bedroom and bathroom, underfloor heating and PV solar cells that promise to shave total energy bills to as little as £10 a year. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The company is the latest to cut back on its UK manufacturing. Last week, the luxury goods group Burberry dropped plans to revive the Temple Works mill in Leeds and delayed a decision on whether to build a new factory next door for at least a year. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Sales included the the Fujita collection in New York, the Givenchy collection in Paris, and the Lambrecht and De Balkany collections in London. Christie’s holds about 350 auctions a year, selling a range of luxury goods including fine art, handbags, jewellery and wine. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....In the last downturn home baking goods sold well, even though it can be more expensive to make a cake at home. “In many ways, home baking is a luxury purchase but you don’t just get cakes” Clark added. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... She was preceded by Jane Shepherdson, who ran Topshop from 1999 until 2007, before leading a buyout of the Whistles chain, which she left in 2016. An American who started his fashion retail career at Bloomingdale’s department store, Price has spent the past decade as chief merchandising officer at British luxury brand Burberry. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Burberry's Paul Price to be new boss of Topshop image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of July 2017 05:46:19 PM
.... She was preceded by Jane Shepherdson, who ran Topshop from 1999 until 2007, before leading a buyout of the Whistles chain, which she left in 2016. An American who started his fashion retail career at Bloomingdale’s department store, Price has spent the past decade as chief merchandising officer at British luxury brand Burberry. ...
GlaxoSmithKline to sell UK Horlicks brand and scrap factory plans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of July 2017 02:51:53 PM
....The company is the latest to cut back on its UK manufacturing. Last week, the luxury goods group Burberry dropped plans to revive the Temple Works mill in Leeds and delayed a decision on whether to build a new factory next door for at least a year. ...
Christie’s reports soaring sales of £10m-plus art image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of July 2017 09:27:36 AM
....Sales included the the Fujita collection in New York, the Givenchy collection in Paris, and the Lambrecht and De Balkany collections in London. Christie’s holds about 350 auctions a year, selling a range of luxury goods including fine art, handbags, jewellery and wine. ...
Carolyn McCall to become ITV chief executive image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 06:15:51 AM
....McCall was also active in the sale of a stake in Trader Media Group, parent of AutoTrader, to Apax for £675m, and acquiring Emap’s business-to-business magazine and events arm, which included the Cannes Lions advertising festival, alongside Apax for £1bn. She is also a non-executive director at Burberry, where last week a third of shareholders failed to back the luxury brand’s remuneration report in a protest over high pay. ...
'The lipstick effect': Britons treat themselves as budgets tighten image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 08:00:01 AM
....In the last downturn home baking goods sold well, even though it can be more expensive to make a cake at home. “In many ways, home baking is a luxury purchase but you don’t just get cakes” Clark added. ...
Prefab sprout: off-the-peg homes bid to ease UK housing crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 07:00:00 AM
.... RHP said the new L&G-built “modular” homes will be rented out at £600 to £700 a month. For less than the price of most flatshares in the capital, tenants will receive a high-spec home complete with a luxury kitchen and lounge, separate bedroom and bathroom, underfloor heating and PV solar cells that promise to shave total energy bills to as little as £10 a year. ...
One in three Burberry shareholders revolt against executive pay deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 03:37:20 PM
. A third of Burberry’s shareholders have failed to back the luxury brand’s remuneration report in a protest over high pay. ...
Burberry drops plans to redevelop Leeds mill despite pick-up in sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 01:52:25 PM
.... Burberry’s backpacks were the best seller, overtaking the Banner bag. The strong Asian sales and ongoing UK growth helped offset declines in the Middle East, the US and in some continental European areas including Italy, where Brown said Burberry faced tough competition from local luxury labels. ...
London mayor blasts council over cut to affordable homes in Battersea revamp image
.... The council caused an outcry last month when it rubber-stamped a move by the developer driving the £9bn revamp of the historic site that cut the number of affordable flats to 386, a 40% reduction from original plans. Citing rising costs and other factors, including Brexit-induced economic uncertainty, which has disrupted the luxury homes market, the developers say they expect to achieve less than half of the original returns. ...
Electric car revolution: calculating the cost of green motoring image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of July 2017 08:00:03 AM
....A lot of those will be in supermarkets, railway stations and NCP multi-storey car parks. But it’s also a lot of poles along streets of terraced housing that do not have the luxury of off-street parking, even though there are other innovative fixes such as the charging sockets a German company is building into street lamps. ...
Hold the Shard-enfreude – a house price drop is not about to happen | Patrick Collinson image
....There will be no tears shed for the Shard and its failure to find buyers for its £30m apartments. Instead, “Shard-enfreude” will be the dominant feeling among priced-out home-buyers, excluded from the residential towers which now litter the capital’s skyline, and whose luxury penthouses lie empty. ...
Uber presses pause on primary taxi service in Finland until 2018 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 09:15:32 AM
....“While we are looking forward to the reforms coming into effect, we have decided it is best to pause UberPop from 15 August until the new regulations allow a better environment,” Järvinen added. Uber’s luxury licensed service, UberBlack, will continue operating in the Finnish capital Helsinki, and Jarvinen said the company is committed to supporting the hundreds of drivers who would no longer be able to make money with UberPop. ...
High living, low sales: Shard apartments still empty, five years on image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 05:00:05 AM
....But the brochures are no longer available and the tower’s developers and its Qatari owners are reluctant to speak about the residences, which they had boasted would be among the most luxurious in London. As well as the views and double-height entertaining space, potential residents were said to have the luxury of being able to order room service from the five-star Shangri-La hotel below, and call on its maids to turn down their beds. ...
How much?? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 10:26:38 PM
.... . Word of mouth recommendations have seen him hired by US actors and actresses and he's taught in a variety of exotic locations from a yacht sailing around the Caribbean to private islands in luxury holiday resorts. ...
Flying high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 11:09:01 PM
Trouble in the Dales as holiday homes become the new buy-to-let image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of July 2017 06:00:06 AM
.... If you buy a property and let it out for holiday use, you can still set your full mortgage interest repayments against tax, unlike under the rules that have hit buy-to-let. You can also kit out the cottage to a luxury standard and deduct the entire cost from your pre-tax profits. ...
What’s a good city break for a special anniversary? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of July 2017 06:00:06 AM
.... Venice is pricey and we don’t fancy Paris. Is there an undiscovered UK town or city we should consider (we’re in London), or is a cheap flight best? We don’t need luxury!. ...
Lloyds bank pays HBOS fraud victims £35,000 in living expenses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of June 2017 01:00:51 PM
....”. The fraud took place between 2003 and 2007 when HBOS employee Lynden Scourfield, who was in charge of looking after troubled businesses, referred struggling firms to David Mills and his consultancy QCS in return for luxury cruises and lavish gifts. ...
Net-a-Porter owner opens tech hub in London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of June 2017 11:25:53 AM
. The owner of the Net-a-Porter luxury fashion website is to hire at least 100 more IT experts over the next two years as it shrugs off the impact of the Brexit vote to open a tech hub in the UK. ...
Local authorities not up to speed with fast broadband delivery image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of June 2017 06:05:23 AM
....4Mbps, followed by Reading in Berkshire; Adur, the West Sussex district that includes the town of Shoreham; and the London borough of Enfield. In November 2015, the then prime minister David Cameron declared that “access to the internet shouldn’t be a luxury, it should be a right … we’re going to bring fast broadband to every home and business that wants it”. ...
HBOS fraud victims go unpaid as Lloyds battles Noel Edmonds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 05:07:52 PM
.... He said he has seen an email showing HBOS knew about the fraud in 2008 when it was estimated £200m had been defrauded. Even before the £100m compensation provision, Lloyds had lost £250m on loans caught up in the fraud which took place period between 2003 and 2007 when HBOS employee Lynden Scourfield, who was in charge of looking after troubled businesses, referred struggling companies to David Mills and his consultancy QCS in return for luxury cruises and lavish gifts. ...
Bond Street: status of UK's most exclusive shopping street under threat image
.... Dolce & Gabbana, Hugo Boss, De Beers and DKNY are among the big brands understood to be considering their options. Bond Street is the most expensive place in Britain to run a store, with fashion brands paying top dollar to be located alongside the biggest names in luxury including Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Dior and Hermès. ...
Handbags at dawn with Farfetch, the latest thing in upmarket online fashion image
. First it lured Natalie Massenet, the queen of online luxury, then it teamed up with fashion bible Vogue, and now it has won a multi-million pound investment from China’s biggest retailer: London-based fashion website Farfetch has rapidly gone from edgy outsider to hot ticket. ...
Let’s move to Cambridge: ‘Ancient university and biotech boom town’ image
.... It can only end in tears. For now, though, it makes for bizarre juxtapositions, the ancient jump-cut with the futuristic, the provincial with the globalised, and old town houses beside luxury apartment blocks bulging from any spare square inch. ...
Burberry faces upheaval as chairman signals departure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 06:10:12 PM
. Further boardroom upheaval is under way at Burberry after the luxury fashion brand revealed its long-standing chairman, Sir John Peace, is planning to leave. ...
Battersea Power Station developer slashes number of affordable homes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 04:50:02 PM
. The developer behind one of London’s biggest luxury property projects has nearly halved the number of affordable homes it plans to build on the site. ...
Jaguar Land Rover to recruit 5,000 staff after record year of sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 04:50:45 PM
....Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled plans to recruit 5,000 new engineers over the next year in a boost for British industry as the Brexit talks begin. The carmaker has just enjoyed a record year of sales bolstered by demand for luxury cars in China and North America, and needs thousands of new recruits, predominantly in the UK, to help develop new models, including electric cars. ...
UK attracts record overseas tourists after pound's Brexit slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 11:47:05 AM
....2bn, up 14%. Chinese visitors shopping for bargains in London have helped luxury goods companies, but tourism body Visit Britain said the biggest increase in long-haul passengers has been from North America. ...
Luxury cat hotels and 'fur-jazzles': pet care goes upmarket image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 09:45:36 AM
....How much do we love our pets? The answer, it seems, can be measured in the billions of pounds we’re prepared to spend on them. British pet owners are no longer content to chuck the occasional dog biscuit in the general direction of their resident mutt, but are dropping increasingly vast amounts of cash on luxury pet products and services. ...
Duke of Westminster's property group to build 1,500 rental homes in London image
.... It recently reported a steep fall in returns on its British and Irish property portfolio, its worst UK performance since the financial crisis. It blamed Brexit and the increase in stamp duty on luxury properties. ...
EasyJet offers private jet experience at Luton – without the private jet image
....EasyJet passengers can now travel like billionaires – at least to as far as the steps of the plane – following the launch of a new venture to allow the airline’s customers to use the private jet terminal and facilities at Luton airport. Passengers can pay £475 to be checked in and clear security while relaxing in a luxury lounge, before being driven across the airfield to the plane in a private car and returning to bleak reality onboard. ...
Business leaders demand answers over Brexit strategy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 02:03:46 PM
....Few individual chief executives or companies have commented on the shock election result, with many privately waiting to see how a potential Conservative-DUP coalition is formed. But the boss of luxury car maker Aston Martin, which has invested heavily in a new plant in Wales, spoke out. ...
Business and City leaders call for reassurance image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 08:06:32 AM
....All business groups were keen to stress that uncertainty is the worst outcome for its members, who are struggling to come to terms with what shape the new hung parliament will take. Individual companies and chief executives have been more muted, but Aston Martin said the uncertainly could lead to a fall in investment in the UK by the luxury car maker. ...
Qatar and the UK image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 04:51:11 AM
....5bn in 2010. Meanwhile, Qatari Diar, the QIA's real estate development unit, is busy converting the US Embassy on London's Grosvenor Square into a luxury hotel, and is building homes at the former Chelsea Barracks which it markets as "the most coveted 12. ...
Why Topshop is falling out of fashion with the Instagram generation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 04:47:19 PM
.... There’s Zara for the more fashion-forward crowd, Cos and newcomers such as Finery. Topshop’s top-end offerings – such as its Unique line that is sold on Net-a-Porter – are less enticing than the cheaper offshoots of luxury brands for those with £200 to spend on a single item. ...
Burberry's Bailey to get £10.5m in shares when he checks out as CEO image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 05:35:18 PM
....Burberry is to hand Christopher Bailey shares worth £10. 5m next month when day-to-day management of the luxury goods retailer switches to a newly recruited chief executive. ...
Why are human travel agents still so much better than websites? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 09:37:43 AM
....It’s been more than 20 years since Expedia was founded as a division of Microsoft, kicking off the online travel market. Today, the industry has swelled to an enormous size, taking in machine learning-powered flight bookers such as Hopper, luxury-focused bargain hunters such as Secret Escapes, and a host of mobile-first booking apps like Trivago. ...
Apple HomePod challenges Amazon image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 07:55:55 PM
....At more than double the cost of Amazon's Echo, the HomePod is a typical Apple move. The company is once again banking on its reputation as a creator of intuitive, luxury products that justify a hefty price tag. ...
What am I bid? Prices go through the roof at Christie's handbag auction image
....“The saleroom was full. Some of them were just there to watch the sale, but some were our top, top, clients from Hong Kong, China and some people from south-east Asia,” said Rubinger, who bought his first handbag online for his mother as a teenager and is now regarded as the world’s leading authority on luxury label bags. ...
Sober look of Google's 'landscraper' shows tech firm is trying to grow up image
.... Such novelties have now been banished and replaced with a simple wooden staircase that runs the length of the building, conceived as an “internal promenade” where employees can meet and meander. The plan for jaunty cladding painted in Google’s brand colours has also been swapped for a sleek, muted dressing of timber fins and curving bronzed panels, a palette that has more the whiff of a luxury apartment scheme or a swanky hotel complex. ...
Google submits plans for 'landscraper' London headquarters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 09:15:49 AM
....”. Originally, the company’s plans had called for a luxury office, complete with a rooftop running track, indoor swimming pool and climbing wall – and saddled with an estimated £1bn price tag. ...
Millennial ‘influencers’ who are the new stars of web advertising image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 11:05:41 PM
.... That same day, almost half a million clicked the heart symbol below an image of her in a black mini dress, featuring the hashtag #ysl, while 700,000 followers “liked” another image Ferragni shared, showing her next to a vast 30th birthday cake emblazoned with the Leading Hotels of the World logo, with the hashtags #leadinghotelsoftheworld, #LHWtraveler and #kempinskivenice. To those unfamiliar with the machinations of social media, it is highly likely Ferragni had a commercial arrangement with these luxury brands, keen to tap into an audience that wants to emulate her lifestyle. ...
Student housing tempts wealthy investors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 05:08:32 PM
....The Neighbourhood, a new development in Cardiff, offers a 24-hour concierge service offering to help its student tenants with “anything you need – from calling a late-night taxi or locating Cardiff’s best burgers, to advice on tomorrow morning’s presentation or just to chat if you’re feeling homesick”. The developers of The Neighbourhood said: “We spotted a huge hole in a very densely populated student accommodation market, so we decided to create an exciting, bespoke new brand providing experiential, high-end, high-spec, service-driven luxury urban living experiences for students. ...
Fever-Tree co-founder makes £73m from selling shares image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 07:58:04 AM
....Though the company started out with tonic water, it has expanded to include variants on the drink, as well as Sicilian lemonade and ginger ale. It has managed to stand out from the crowd by consciously embracing luxury status, making much of the exotic origin of its ingredients and the great expense of getting them into your glass. ...
Aston Martin roars back into profit as DB11 revs up sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 05:41:58 PM
. Demand for Aston Martin’s first all-new model for a decade – the flagship DB11 coupe – helped the luxury carmaker to double revenues in the first quarter, as it seeks to recover from six years of losses. ...
Doing it my way image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 11:29:21 PM
....So at the age of 28, Dani started her own business, DeluxeBlooms, last year. She now designs and sells luxury faux flowers from her kitchen table in Ilkley, west Yorkshire. ...
Police probe UK links to Magnitsky money image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 11:34:21 PM
.... . The US Justice Department highlighted the UK connection to suspected illicit funds after investigating how proceeds of the Russian tax fraud were allegedly laundered into luxury apartments in New York. ...
FTSE 100 sinks while pound jumps image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 08:41:00 AM
....Burberry rose 4. 69%, despite the luxury fashion brand reporting a dip in full-year profits, and shares in Royal Mail climbed 1. ...
Burberry's profits fall amid 'challenging' US trading image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 08:02:50 AM
....Mr Bailey will continue in his role as chief creative officer, but Marco Gobbetti will take over as chief executive in July. "2017 was a year of transition for Burberry in a fast changing luxury market," Mr Bailey said. ...
Stop spending money on avocados? Good idea, I’ll have a house deposit by 2117 | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett image
....And now, avocados are the reason that people like me can’t afford to buy houses. How did this happen? Well, the theory posited by Australian millionaire and property mogul Tim Gurner is that if young people weren’t spending so much money on brunch, they might be able to afford to buy a house (which has nothing to do with luxury property developers such as Gurner, naturellement). ...
Ridicule and condemnation for Chanel's $1,500 boomerang image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 11:19:56 AM
....Look no further. French luxury brand Chanel has your back: a boomerang for $1,460 (€1,260; £1,130). ...
Millionaire tells millennials: if you want a house, stop buying avocado toast image
....An Australian millionaire and real estate mogul has advice for millennials struggling to purchase a home: stop buying avocado toast. Tim Gurner, a luxury property developer in Melbourne responsible for over $3. ...
How real books have trumped ebooks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 07:00:10 AM
.... Two recent bestsellers in particular, one fiction, one non-fiction, seemed to epitomise the beauty and sumptuous production values of this annus mirabilus for book design: The Essex Serpent andThe Silk Roads. There’s a worry, though, that books are becoming luxury objects, status symbols, decorations rather than sources of inspiration, erudition and imaginative escape. ...
Great bed and power shower: is this really a budget hotel? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 03:00:03 PM
....Travelodge chief executive Peter Gowers, a former InterContinental director who was brought in four years ago to oversee the chain’s turnaround, argues that in the post-crunch economy, “we’re all budget travellers now”. Research commissioned by GTMC, which represents major travel management companies in the UK, shows that mid-range and budget hotels accounted for more business trips than luxury hotels last year. ...
Inside the new Battersea Power Station image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 07:00:41 AM
....The £9bn project to revamp the Grade II listed building – more than it cost to build the stadiums and stage the 2012 London Olympics – is the centrepiece of a mile-long development of offices and apartment towers on the south bank of the Thames stretching from Vauxhall to Chelsea bridge. After four years of construction, the development is now starting to take shape and the first 100 residents have just moved in to a luxury apartment complex alongside the main building, called Circus West Village. ...
Car finance deals soar to new record image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 10:21:27 AM
....March was a record month for car sales as a whole, as it came ahead of changes to Vehicle Excise Duty in April. The changes particularly affected luxury cars, boosting the value of sales. ...
Whistleblower sparks Hyundai and Kia recall of 240,000 cars image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 05:37:45 AM
....Kia is an affiliate of Hyundai, and officials are reportedly asking the country's prosecutor to look for any evidence of a cover up at the carmakers. The models affected include Hyundai's i30 hatchback, its Sonata midsize sedan, the luxury Genesis and Kia's Mohave as well as its Carnival minivan. ...
Ex-wife gets £453 million divorce payment image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 02:11:11 PM
.... . He then bought both the couple's sons flats in a luxury London development - one for £29 million and the other for £7 million. ...
Mr & Mrs Smith co-founder: ‘Don’t let yourself get comfortable’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 06:00:41 AM
.... We spent that night compiling our ultimate wishlist of what we wanted from a hotel guide. The world didn’t need another luxury hotel brochure. ...
Coach announces $2.4bn bid for Kate Spade brand image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 01:51:46 PM
....Coach announced a $2. 4bn bid for Kate Spade on Monday, tying together two premier brands in the luxury goods sector that have fought to snare younger shoppers. ...
London rents fall for first time since 2009 amid post-Brexit vote slowdown image
....A double whammy of tighter Bank of England lending rules, which have forced banks and building societies to insist on greater rental cover and higher deposits, plus new taxes on rental income, has made buy-to-let far less financially attractive. Falling rents will also pile further pressure on the many developers of luxury tower blocks who promote their apartments as investments based on the rental yield. ...
Making money image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 01:09:00 PM
.... . "Bringing eggs to life," is the tagline of the company, whose brands include Happy Egg and Big & Fresh as well as luxury pudding brand Gu. ...
Putting you in the picture: yes, you can earn a living on Instagram image
.... The disastrous Fyre festival recruited hundreds of online personalities to advertise the event with social media promotions that did not disclose they were part of a marketing campaign. The festival, billed as a luxury Bahamas getaway for the wealthy, descended into chaos and lacked basic, functioning amenities. ...
Burberry to relocate 300 jobs from London to Leeds image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 05:04:20 PM
....Fashion retailer Burberry has announced plans to relocate 300 jobs from its London offices to West Yorkshire as part of cost-saving measures. The luxury brand said it plans to open a new business services centre in Leeds in October in a bid to save £100m. ...
Accounting watchdog to investigate KPMG over Rolls-Royce audit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 07:22:01 AM
....”. Rolls-Royce apologised at the high court in January after it was found to have paid bribes including a luxury car and millions of pounds’ worth of cash to middlemen to secure orders in Indonesia, Russia, China, Thailand, India and Nigeria. ...
Volkswagen Group profits soar after cost cuts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 10:41:07 AM
....The group saw "solid earnings in Western Europe", he said, and also benefited from favourable exchange rates. Quarterly profit at luxury division Audi slipped to 1. ...
Scaling success image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 11:15:46 PM
.... . Unilever was the pioneer, spotting the potential for farmed salmon, which at that time was only caught wild and eaten as an expensive luxury. ...
UK holiday parks hope for staycation boom as pound slides image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:01:20 AM
....“Like many other businesses in the tourism, leisure and hospitality industries, operators need to commit to continued capital investment in order to maintain competitiveness and stay ahead of the game,” Salisbury said. “As the market increasingly demands not only well-maintained everyday amenities but luxury add-ons like wood-fired showers, pools, games rooms and wifi, this opens up significant opportunities to generate more revenue and fuel growth. ...
Fyre Festival faces $100m 'Lord of the Flies' lawsuit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 05:01:51 AM
.... Up to 7,000 people were expected to attend. It launched on Instagram with a video featuring models Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin and Emily Ratajkowski sailing on a luxury yacht. ...
Sir Philip Green and wife took £433m hit last year, says rich list image
....4bn. Pinault runs the luxury fashion group Kering whose brands include Gucci, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen. ...
Cycling fashion outfit Rapha plots route into the fast lane image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 01:44:14 PM
....”. Last year Rapha was said to be on the shopping list of Catterton, the private equity arm of the luxury goods group LVMH, which has since bought the Italian bike brand Pinarello. ...
Mr Fixer image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 11:01:33 PM
.... He adds that despite numerous suitors, he and his two co-founders have no plans to sell up. Alyssa Haak, a New York-based luxury lifestyle expert, says that Quintessentially and other concierge firms have grown in popularity among the world elite because the ease of having someone else book or arrange things for you is "too good to pass up". ...
Weak pound melts the British dream of a place in the sun image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 04:03:49 PM
....Mark Stucklin, at Spanish Property Insight, says that in other holiday areas “the picture I get is one of stable or slightly falling prices”. The prices for ordinary Spanish housing, he says, was “rising much faster than prices for holiday homes and luxury villas”. ...

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