PUBLISHED: 16:47 19 February 2019 | UPDATED: 16:47 19 February 2019 Sarah Chambers Shirley Aldous, director, with daughter,Tarnia Robertson, director, and Tarnia's father, Colin Aldous, chairman of Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf and Spa Picture: PAUL NIXON Paul Nixon Photography 01473430707 07904296577 Statistics suggest that as a family-run concern, it’s surviving against the odds. But four years after taking over the reins from her parents, Tarnia Robertson’s hotel business is still going strong. Ufford Park Hotel, Golf and Spa Picture: GREGG BROWNOnly a third of family-owned firms last into a second generation, figures suggest, but Tarnia’s long apprenticeship under parents Shirley and Colin Aldous have stood her in good stead: four years after she became managing director at Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel – enabling her parents to take a back seat – she has already taken the business to new heights.MORE – Record … [Read more...] about Why do only a third of family-owned businesses survive into second generation?
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18 February 2019 Brazil Three weeks ago, a tidal wave of mining waste from a failed dam killed at least 165 people, with 155 still missing, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Nick Terdre asks: why has nothing changed since Brazil’s last environmental disaster? ‘This really messes with you emotionally, because it makes you relive the day of 5 November, you know? It resurfaces with so much force,’ says Marino, his voice catching. ‘There is so much sadness and anger, because we see the neglect of what happened in Mariana is much bigger than we thought. The people who died in Mariana are nothing more than statistics today, they are just numbers.’ Marino D’Angelo Junho was one of those living downstream from the Fundão dam near the town of Mariana, also in Minas Gerais state, when it burst on 5 November 2015. The collapse sent a tidal wave of mud along the 620km length of the River Doce and a plume of waste into the Atlantic Ocean … [Read more...] about Why Brazil fails to learn from its mining catastrophes
Chancellor Philip Hammond warned of the impact of Brexit uncertainty on the economy last night after figures showed 2018 was the worst year for growth since the financial crisis. The UK managed economic growth of just 1.4 per cent in 2018 – its lowest level since 2012, when the country was emerging from recession. Growth in the final three months of 2018 was just 0.2 per cent. Mr Hammond said the political turmoil over Britain’s departure from the European Union was damaging the economy, amid signs of a slump in business investment and falling consumer confidence. Chancellor Philip Hammond warned of the impact of Brexit uncertainty on the economy last night. The UK managed economic growth of just 1.4 per cent in 2018 – its lowest level since 2012 [File photo] The Chancellor added: ‘It’s a solid performance from the economy when you look at what’s happening globally and in other competitor countries. ‘But of course there is no … [Read more...] about Hammond’s Brexit fears as economic growth fails
Business By Lora Jones BBC News 7 February 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47002618 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBrexit UK jobs are attracting less interest from other European workers, figures released by … [Read more...] about UK jobs ‘failing to attract EU workers’
0 Have your say WHEN it comes to gender equality, we need a little less conversation and a lot more action. Every right thinking business leader is appalled at the pitifully small numbers of women who reach senior roles. Unfortunately, nobody seems to have devised a speedy approach to resolving the problem. The solution may present itself, it seems, but not in our lifetime. Or in our great grandchildren’s lifetime. In fact, The World Economic Forum predicts that it could take 217 years to close the gender pay gap. That’s not good enough. With Brexit dominating the headlines, there is a real danger that other issues will be simply kicked into the long grass.Bold measures - such as fining bosses who fail to devise plans to tackle gender inequality and taking a hard line with companies who misuse non-disclosure agreements to silence women - must be taken seriously by policymakers. In a Parliamentary debate about the gender pay gap, the Labour MP Stella … [Read more...] about Greg Wright: Why it’s time to stop asking nicely for action over gender pay