business round up

first_imgbusiness round upOn 4 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today • Members of insurance company Standard Life have voted against demutualisation, despite the promise of £6,000 windfalls. Fifty-four per cent of members voted against the bid by Monaco-based Fred Woollard to convert Europe’s largest mutual into a public company. He needed 75 per cent of the vote to succeed and said he would not force another vote unless he received at least 50 per cent. Standard Life directors spent £10m on a “No” campaign. The Building Societies Association, which represents 68 mutuals in the UK, hailed the result as a landmark. BBC NewsJobs safe in pools deal• No jobs are said to be at risk after retail group Littlewoods said it will sell off its pools business for £161m to concentrate on its stores and home shopping operations. The 75-year-old leisure division, which has been severely affected by the National Lottery, is being bought by Rodime, a technology licensing company based in Edinburgh. Rodime said jobs are safe and it will expand the pools and gaming business into new markets. Family-owned Littlewoods, which saw its pre-tax profits drop to £68.1m, down from £166.6m the previous year, aims to use the cash to reduce debt and invest in its retail business. BBC NewsTeams plan takeover• Media group Granada has set up two separate teams to work on takeover bids for either Carlton Communications or United News & Media in preparation for the coming consolidation of ITV ownership. The news comes after the company announced plans to raise up to £1.5bn in a flotation of Granada Media, which will split from the leisure arm of the business. This cash, combined with money from the restructuring of the TV rental business, is estimated to give the company a warchest of nearly £2bn. Charles Allen is spearheading the flotation as Granada Media’s executive chairman. FT.comlast_img read more

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Conte now ready to stay with Inter

first_img The former Juventus coach revealed after the Europa League Final that he was uncertain regarding his own future but has agreed with President Zhang to stay on and have another go at winning the Scudetto next season. Sky Sport Italia reported that the respective lawyers were present during the meeting taking place in a villa outside Milan. Inter have confirmed Antonio Conte will continue as head coach at San Siro, after a ‘constructive’ meeting between the tactician and patron Steven Zhang. Promoted ContentTop 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In Europe10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?It’s Time To Show How Bad Some Women Can Really BeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Runner Who Makes Elaborate Artwork With His Feet And A Map But the club has confirmed Conte as their head coach ahead of the 2020-21 season. “Today’s meeting between the club and Antonio Conte was constructive, in the name of continuity and shared strategy,” the club wrote in an official statement. “The foundations were established to continue the project together.” Inter finished second in Serie A, reached the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia and closed the campaign runners-up in the Europa League in Conte’s first season in charge. Sky Sport Italia claims both sporting director Piero Ausilio and CEO Beppe Marotta will stay put and continue working for the Nerazzurri. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

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