Leadership in 2010 - 27 January 2010

Britain has finally climbed out of recession. After six straight quarters of decline, last quarter saw growth of 0.1 per cent. Although, lower than the 0.4 per cent growth expected, it does signal a return to growth for the nation. Such a small rise means that recovery will be harder to sustain, meaning that business leaders will need to rally behind staff and their executive team to foster a new sense of optimism. The 18-month recession, the longest in recent history, saw leaders having to get more stuck into the daily workings of the organisation. The renewal of growth means that leaders can now focus on strategy, people and gaining financing. (read more)

Rejuvenating IPOs - 20 January 2010

Last year saw a relative dearth in companies deciding to float, in fact only nine companies made initial public offerings in 2009 (compared to 36 in 2008 and 166 in 2007) raising less than £1 billion, a fifteen year low for the London Stock Exchange. (read more)

M & A 2010 - 13 January 2010

Coming off the heels of 2009 where the mergers and acquisition market was relatively flat, does the news of Kraft’s continued attempt to acquire Cadbury signal a boon for the M&A market in 2010? (read more)

2010 the year ahead - 6 January 2010

Happy New Year. Many business leaders will be happy to see the back of 2009. Businesses that survived the tsunami that was the past 18 months are now hoping for brighter futures, with growth fueled by greater access to capital, increased productivity and employee engagement. (read more)