Joseph O'Brien had just masterminded Rekindling's success making him the youngest trainer to ever win the Melbourne Cup. Still only 24 years of age, and still only 18 months out of the saddle where his near-six-foot frame meant nine stone was getting harder to keep, he'd stopped battling the scales and took his fight down a new path. It was clearly a wise choice. Instantly there was unquestioning celebration. In fact with the €4.1m behemoth of a race now already in his nascent CV, he was quick to thank those often forgotten within the game too. "All the lads at home and the lads that have been down here have done an unbelievable job," he beamed. All the while his father was lurking in the paddock, exuding a pride rarely seen for his own second place in the event. But while Irish racing cheered, there was a troublesome twang. At the time, O'Brien the elder was busy challenging a Workplace Relations Commission ruling against his Ballydoyle stable which said that employees worked … [Read more...] about Ewan MacKenna: ‘The sport of kings built on elitism and wealth, but why does it come at a cost for staff?’
Why does small business fail
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?
Mum of four Erica Wolfe-Murray has spent decades working with businesses to help them grow, make money and outsmart their competition. In her years working with hundreds of business founders, she's seen real life examples of how people changed their lives and turned their business ideas into winners. In fact, she's even been called "The Delia of business". But, for her, the joy is in the people she's met. "I'm so lucky to be doing what I do, because I get to work with all these fabulous small companies," Erica told Mirror Money. And while not every business can be a winner, that doesn't mean you can't end up one in the end. The secret? Understanding yourself first. How to find an idea "People don't realise that they have a huge amount of experience already, even in their early 20s," Erica explained. That means the key to success is to use what you already have. "People are the heart of business," Erica said. "Your life is unique - why not use it. No one can ever compete with … [Read more...] about Working mum reveals the secrets to starting your own million pound business
After HBOS scam, campaigner says cover-up goes to the Cabinet and top of the City Two years ago this month a group of six financiers, including a senior ex-HBOS banker, were jailed for nearly 50 years collectively after being found guilty for their roles in a scam involving £245 million worth of dud loans. As scandals go, this one was in a school and class of its own, and one which saw the longest prison sentences given for fraud in the UK. At the epicentre was a former HBOS bank manager, Lynden Scourfield. He was bribed with Barbados cruises, trips to Las Vegas, Cartier watches and envelopes stuffed with thousands of pounds to pay for porn stars and sex workers at a flat in Marylebone. In return for such delicacies, the HBOS banker lent money — through the Reading branch where he worked — to corporate customers in financial difficulties, letting the fraudsters profit from juicy fees forced on those firms and fleece them of their assets. The HBOS crooks … [Read more...] about Business interview: Police and Crime Commissioner Anthony Stansfeld
He spent the last 3 years between Silicon Valley and Chișinău. Dreamups, The Founder Institute, Startup Grind, Mondia Technologies, Arbo Capital are just some of the projects and companies he founded. He is Mihai Stipanov, our new protagonist of the Stories from Diaspora series. The highlights of his activity Mihai is the co-founder of the tech community Dreamups, where he manages the activity through the Silicon Valley licensed programs as The Founder Institute accelerator, as well as Startup Grind. He developed a series of startups in Moldova and the USA, managed through the Arbo Capital company, founded also by him. Mihai was one of the persons that brought TEDx to Chisinau, he worked in marketing and served as a Vice President on the managing boards of JCI Chisinau and AIESEC Moldova. Photo source: Facebook| Dreamups Mihai started his first small business in high school. “Now almost everyone in high school is building something, which is great. The new … [Read more...] about What does the Kremlin regime really want from the upcoming Moldovan elections?