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[Re: UK business fear supply chain chaos will ruin Christmas trading, December 5] In the last week, City AM has run several stories on the continuing chaos engulfing global supply chains and the industries this is affecting. The articles rightly identify problems such as key materials shortages, a shrinking labour market, and rising energy costs, [...]
If you happened to be walking by Fenchurch Street recently or using London’s commuter network, you may have seen the name ‘Meridian’ glowing from various billboards. You may even have received your own branded beer mat. If that’s the case and you were wondering “What was all that about?”, you were simply part of the [...]
New Look is reportedly in talks with its lenders to refinance £100m of debt amid a challenging time for the British fashion chain. New Look is understood to be working with advisers at Deloitte on exploring options for a term loan which ends its June 2024, according to reports in Sky News. Sources told the [...]
On the day that Silicon Valley Bank UK traded in its old branding, the start-up group that helped save it from collapse in March has announced a refresh of its own.
Doctor Who’s first drag queen villain has been revealed in new teaser photos published by the BBC. Jinkx Monsoon, the winner of the 5th series of Drag Race was announced earlier this month to be joining the 14th series of the science-fiction show. It’s not yet clear what role Jinkx will play, although early photos [...]
High street retailer New Look has put 70 job roles at its head offices in London and Weymouth at risk of redundancy. According to reports first published in Drapers, the move is understood to be part of a wider examination of the business and could impact several departments across the locations. It’s understood that employees [...]
Matalan has brought in a former New Look chief as it announces the start of a strategic sales process. Nigel Oddy will join the fashion retailer as interim CEO from the start of next month, after leaving the high street chain in June. Oddy will help to deliver a growth strategy and reposition the brand [...]
The CEO of New Look, Nigel Oddy, will step down from the helm of the high street fashion chain. The retailer said a hunt to select a successor was “currently well-advanced”, with a further announcement to come in due course. Oddy navigated the company through two Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) restructuring processes and shuttered 39 [...]
Former Sainsbury’s boss Mike Coupe is to take on the role of non-executive chairman at New Look. Coupe will move to the retailer after working as testing director of NHS Test and Trace since last autumn. The former supermarket boss will succeed Alistair McGeorge at the clothing retailer, effective September 29. “As a leading womenswear [...]
Next month will be the 40th anniversary of Indiana Jones and The Raiders of The Lost Ark. In that time, Harrison Ford’s gruff archaeologist has been the focus of a number of spin offs, tie-ins, and home video releases. It’s a testament to the enduring appeal of the character that there is still appetite for [...]
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