Britain’s army of ‘twilight workers’ – those with hours outside of the normal 9-5 routine – contribute nearly £500million a year to the economy. A study of more than 2,000 workers by mobile phone maker Huawei found quarter of us now work this way.
Luxury car maker Aston Martin yesterday named former Royal Bank of Scotland director Penny Hughes as its new chairman ahead of plans for a stock market listing.
Online trade directory Checkatrade has appointed Mike Fairman, currently boss of mobile phone firm Giffgaff, as its new chief executive.
Primark owner Associated British Foods yesterday warned it would take a £20million hit from the stronger pound as it makes two-thirds of its money outside the UK. A stronger sterling makes those earnings worth less when converted into pounds. ABF said strong trading at Primark would help offset difficulties in its sugar producing arm.