Ed Milliband calls for “more responsible capitalism”

Last week Ed Milliband, speaking to a business audience, called for an overhaul of corporate governance in UK boardrooms to produce “more responsible capitalism”. He suggested that  shareholders’ voting rights should vary depending on how long the shares had been held and also questioned whether companies’ long-term strategy was undermined by having to produce quarterly reports. HeContinue reading “Ed Milliband calls for “more responsible capitalism””

FAMILY BUSINESSES MORE RESILIENT THAN NON-FAMILY FIRMS

Family businesses in the United Kingdom are less likely to fail than their non-family counterparts, according to new research. Entitled UK family businesses: industrial and geographical context, governance and performance, the report found that family firms – be it small, medium or large – have lower rates of insolvency than non-family owned businesses. The survey, whichContinue reading “FAMILY BUSINESSES MORE RESILIENT THAN NON-FAMILY FIRMS”

FRC announces changes to strengthen boardroom diversity from October 2012

Last month, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) announced that it will make two changes to the UK Corporate Governance Code in order to strengthen diversity in the boardroom. The revised UK Corporate Governance Code, which came into effect in June 2010, included a new Principle B.2 which stated that “the search for board candidates shouldContinue reading “FRC announces changes to strengthen boardroom diversity from October 2012”

10 million interested in joining the board of a charity, but confusion remains about the role of a trustee

NOVEMBER 7, 2011 POSTED IN: HR STRATEGY & PRACTICE 21% of British adults (10 million[1]) would like to sit on the board of a charity Confusion about trusteeship remains: 51% of people don’t know what a charity trustee is Young person’s game: 18-34’s are more interested in joining the board of a charity (28%) thanContinue reading “10 million interested in joining the board of a charity, but confusion remains about the role of a trustee”

Becoming a Non Executive Director

Panel Discussion Free Seminar Wednesday 16 November 2011 4.30pm – 6.00pm Followed by an opportunity for networking until 8.00pm Radisson Blu Hotel, Broad Quay, Bristol, BS1 4DA Chair:    David Doughty – Chartered Director, Chief Executive, Chair, Non-Executive Director, Entrepreneur and Business Mentor  Panellists:                          Continue reading “Becoming a Non Executive Director”

Was Alan Sugar right about engineers?

Free Seminar University of the West of England, Bristol Tuesday 8 November 2011 5.00pm – 6.30pm Followed by Bristol Business School’s Distinguished Executive Address with  Terry Morgan, President of the Chartered Management Institute and Chairman of Crossrail and an opportunity for networking until 8.30pm  Chair:          David Doughty   – Chartered Director Speaker:  Continue reading “Was Alan Sugar right about engineers?”