Business

12 January 2007

Sexy santas boost sales

Provactive lingerie and sex toys retailer Ann Summers announced record sales thanks to sales of Mrs Santa Claus outfits online.The website accounted for an increase in sales by 36%.In-store sales ...

12 January 2007

8 more days of staff holidays

Britain's workers will get eight more days of holiday thanks to a change in the law.Six million people will benefit under the government's plans increasing the total number of days ...

5 January 2007

Overtime employees working for free

Workers in Britain are losing out on £4,800 every year due to unpaid overtime, according to a recent report..The Trade Union Congress (TUC) conducted a survey which found last year ...

5 January 2007

Women land top jobs

Nancy Pelosi has become the first female speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the highest-ranking woman in the American government.She will become the third most senior politician (second ...

5 January 2007

Shortage of women in top jobs

Women are still under-represented in Britain's most senior jobs, a report has found.The report by The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) found there was a significant shortage in the number of ...

4 January 2007

Bitchy bosses hinder careers

Female rivalry is the key to the gender discrimination that exists in the workplace according to research.The study found women were more likely than men to criticise the abilities of ...

30 October 2006

Apprenticeship Awards

Celebrating Apprenticeships - awards season in full swingApprentices and their employers and training providers up and down the country are being recognised for their achievements with a host of high ...

16 October 2006

Shepherdson: 'I agreed on Moss deal'

Former Top Shop director Jane Shepherdson insists she is "embarrassed" by claims she quit the British fashion chain store over rows regarding supermodel Kate Moss.Shepherdson left the firm last week ...
8 October 2006

Stewart Questions Jail Time

Martha Stewart still doesn't understand why she was thrown in jail - two years after serving a five month prison sentence for lying to stock market regulators.The domestic guru can't figure out ...
2 October 2006

The Future Is Female And Fifty Plus

Research reveals that women over fifty are best equipped as managers in a flexible working environmentWomen over fifty will make the ideal boss in a world where we increasingly work ...

28 September 2006

Bowie Backs Nokia's Rival To iPOD

Rock icon David Bowie has signed up to help support a new music download service to be launched by mobile phone giant Nokia.Music Recommenders will aim to rival Apple's iPod, allowing ...

18 September 2006

‘Kitchen table tycoons’ contribute £4.4 billion to British economy

Mums who turn their kitchens into boardrooms and set up businesses from home have become a powerful force within Britain PLC, with a combined turnover of £4.4 billion according to ...

4 September 2006

UK Lacking in Skills

Empoyers in the UK who refuse to train their workforce are leading to a nationwide skills shortage, the leading workers' union has warnedThe TUC said that employers should spend less ...

4 September 2006

Women Rule when it comes to Flexible Working

Women are leading the way when it comes to recognising the benefits of adopting flexible working, according to a survey of UK small businesses by BT Business.Female directors, in particular, ...

21 August 2006

Say Goodbye to Mobile Phone Confusion

SimplySwitch.com launches new mobile phone comparison service From today consumers can compare the best mobile deals, switch operators or purchase a new handset via SimplySwitch.com, the leading independent price comparison and ...

15 August 2006

Women in Franchising lead the way

The Women in Franchising Zone is a dedicated conference within The National Franchise Exhibition taking place on 6 & 7 October at Birmingham's NEC and will feature leading women entrepreneurs ...

13 August 2006

Identity Theft Interview With Martin Gill

Identity theft is now commonplace and could effect each and everyone of us, but how do you avoid it if indeed you can.All is not doom and gloom though as ...

10 August 2006

Celeb Secretary greets workers at outdoor office

The sun comes come up and our productivity goes down according to recent research* but Lipton Ice Tea have come up with a refreshing solution to boost productivity in the ...

20 May 2006

US Broadcasters Face New 'Indececy' Penalties

US Broadcasters Face Heavy Fines For 'Indecency'American broadcasters face far heavier penalties if they screen indecent material after the US Senate approved a bill allowing fines for doing so to increase tenfold.Following ...

20 May 2006

Universal And Sony Da Vinci Legal Row Settled

The legal spat between Universal Music Group and Sony BMG over an album which allegedly cashes in on THe Da Vinci Code was settled out of court yesterday (19MAY06).Universal, which owns the ...

10 May 2006

Warner to distribute TV, movies over file-swap site

If you cannot beat them, join them. Hollywood studio Warner Bros said Tuesday it would start distributing movies and television shows over the BitTorrent file-sharing network, one of the most ...

9 May 2006

Pretty faces may not always perk up sales

A beautiful young model may not necessarily help sales, rather she could actually negatively influence the customer if she is irrelevant to the quality of the product, says a study.Pretty ...

9 May 2006

Beatles Lose Apple Trademark Case

The Beatles have lost their bitter court battle with computer giant Apple over the firm's use of the famous apple logo.Mr Justice Edward Mann ruled yesterday (08May06) in London's High Court ...

9 May 2006

Sony Sued By Master P

Hip-hop veteran Percy 'Master P' Miller is suing Sony Music for $500 million (£278 million) after the industry giant allegedly refused to play his son Lil' Romeo's new tune on the radio.U ...