Philip Green

Philip Green

Philip Green to stand down at United Utilities

PHILIP Green, chief executive of United Utilities, is expected to stand down from the group before the end of the year, according to sources.

Bhs 'solid' despite sales slump

RETAIL boss Sir Philip Green described trading as "competitive and unpredictable" after sales at his Bhs chain fell four per cent in the past six weeks.

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Bhs stores report weak numbers

SIR Philip Green, the billionaire tycoon behind the Bhs chain, has denied himself another dividend after the retail group managed just a three per cent rise in operating profit last year.

Green wary despite recovery at Bhs

RETAIL tycoon Sir Philip Green warned it was too early to give a clean bill of health for the high street despite improving sales at clothing giant Bhs.

Green denies Debenhams is up for sale

RETAIL magnate Sir Philip Green denied reports yesterday that he was considering the sale of his Bhs chain to focus on his Arcadia multiple chains group, spearheaded by Topshop.

Souter has got to give way in battle for bus control

BRIAN Souter, the Stagecoach chief executive, has fought many battles with bureaucracy but he risks biting off more than he can chew with his latest threats.

BHS profits drop 54% over clothes 'mistakes'

PROFITS at retail magnate Philip Green's Bhs high street chain more than halved in the year to the end of April as Green acknowledged that mistakes had been made within the company's womenswear business.

Can TopShop take Manhattan?

IT used to be full of teenage girls spending their weekend pin money on skimpy T-shirts. But what was once famously a tat-shop is now a trendsetter and looking to take the next step in becoming a global brand: TopShop owner Philip Green has just announced his plan to open a $50 million flagship branch in New York next spring.

Green's tartan links mutually beneficial

ONE of the strangest results of retail billionaire Philip Green's entanglement with the Scottish business community has been the radical overhaul of the venerable Bank of Scotland, turning it into a major player in corporate banking.

Links in chain that hoisted Green to top

IN MAY 1990, Philip Green took charge at the Scottish-based discount clothing chain What Everyone Wants (WEW), owned by Gerald and Vera Weisfeld.

Green admits Bhs heading for a fall of 30%

RETAIL entrepreneur Philip Green has admitted his department store chain Bhs is heading for a fall in operating profit of at least 30 per cent this year because of harsh trading conditions.

The helping hands in Green's 'solo effort'

ON 19 October Philip Green, the retail billionaire, marked a new milestone in his amazing career when he announced that Arcadia, his Top Shop-to-Burton retail chain, had paid him a staggering one-off dividend of £1.2 billion, a sum that is more than the entire GDP of the African state of Togo and twice that of Belize.

Green's Bhs reports fall in sales and profits

RETAIL magnate Philip Green's flagship department store chain, Bhs, yesterday posted a disappointing 3 per cent fall in full-year like-for-like sales - embarrassingly a day after his former bid target Marks & Spencer confirmed a sales recovery.

Green begins break-up of Etam with stores sell-off

PHILIP GREEN, the billionaire owner of Bhs, has begun the break-up of the Etam chain by selling stores to retailer Monsoon and the Scottish businessman behind the Office shoes business.

Philip Green pockets £460m dividend from Arcadia

RETAIL tycoon Philip Green and his family are to pocket a massive £460 million dividend for their 92 per cent stake in Arcadia, after the clothing retail group yesterday unwrapped a 30 per cent leap in full-year operating profits to £296.3m, compared with £227.9m the previous year.

Bhs boon for Philip Green

BILLIONAIRE Philip Green, who failed to win support for his Marks & Spencer bid in July, pocketed a £40 million dividend yesterday as his retail group Bhs turned in a 5.8 per cent increase in full-year profit.

Green plans £9m TV ad campaign for BHS

PHILIP Green is planning a £9m advertising campaign for his BHS and Arcadia chains as part of his fightback against Marks & Spencer.

Havelock shares leap on Green hopes

HAVELOCK Europa, the Fife-based schools-to-shops outfitter, has seen its shares soar to an all-time high as key customer Philip Green homes in on Marks & Spencer.

Rose under pressure to deliver or face M&S shareholder revolt

STUART Rose could face a major shareholder revolt if he refuses to allow Bhs-owner Philip Green to see the books to help him put together a formal bid for Marks & Spencer.

Philip Green sees red over Safeway bid claim

RETAILING billionaire Philip Green yesterday slammed a weekend report that he was quitting the contest to win control of the Safeway supermarket group as "rubbish and mischief-making".

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