IoD Young Business Forum (Bath/Bristol) – Thursday 20 March 2014

IoD Young Business Forum (Bath/Bristol) Thursday 20 March 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM at: Waterhouse, Waterhouse Lane, Monkton Combe, Bath BA2 7JB Google Maps The IoD Young Business Forum (YBF) has been created to reach out to ambitious directors and create a safe place for them to interact, learn and engage with peersContinue reading “IoD Young Business Forum (Bath/Bristol) – Thursday 20 March 2014”

How to become a Non Executive Director – Monday 26 November, Oxford

The How to become a Non-Executive Director course helps you to plan and prepare for your first NED position. It instils a real sense of what is expected of NEDs, and how you can meet the challenge. This one-day interactive course is aimed at aspiring NEDs and covers essential knowledge about roles, responsibilities, strategy and corporate governance that areContinue reading “How to become a Non Executive Director – Monday 26 November, Oxford”

Are you thinking about becoming a Non-Executive Director?

  The How to become a Non-Executive Director course helps you to plan and prepare for your first NED position. It instils a real sense of what is expected of NEDs, and how you can meet the challenge. This one-day interactive course is aimed at aspiring NEDs and covers essential knowledge about roles, responsibilities, strategy and corporate governance thatContinue reading “Are you thinking about becoming a Non-Executive Director?”

Fund managers attack bankers’ pay

Leading fund managers, including L&G and Jupiter, have stepped up their attack against huge pay rises at the UK’s biggest banks. In recent weeks, several of the UK’s biggest investment groups have met bank boards to urge them to restrain pay and restructure the way they reward staff, especially within their investment banking arms. Barclays,Continue reading “Fund managers attack bankers’ pay”

What can be done about unjustifiably high executive pay?

Executives at the largest UK companies have seen their salaries rising at a rate that is hard to justify when compared with their company’s performance. When large numbers of employees and smaller company executives are facing pay freezes or cuts it is particularly galling to see senior executives in some sectors seemingly rewarded for their incompetence. This is most markedly apparentContinue reading “What can be done about unjustifiably high executive pay?”

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”