Tag: Empire

Sir Philip Green’s retail empire ‘rakes in millions in Government furlough handouts while axing 300 staff on the cheap’

SIR PHILIP Green’s retail empire axed staff on the cheap while taking government furlough handouts, leaked documents reportedly show.

Arcadia Group, which owns a clutch of high-street retail brands, has taken millions of pounds from the public purse to pay workers on furlough.

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Around 300 staff have reportedly been made redundant on reduced rates

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Around 300 staff have reportedly been made redundant on reduced ratesCredit: Getty – Contributor
Sir Philip has been criticised for using the furlough scheme when he has a huge personal wealth

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Sir Philip has been criticised for using the furlough scheme when he has a huge personal wealthCredit: Splash News

The Times reports the company – headed up by Sir Philip, worth £950million -has made 300 staff redundant at its head office and exploited a loophole in official rule to pay a reduced rate in the notice period.

An executive there reportedly told staff the fashion empire needed to take “every penny we can get”.

One employee told

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Banker Who Quit for Her Kid Builds Empire of 110,000 Consultants

(Bloomberg) — Eiko Hashiba left Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in Tokyo in 2002 to give birth to a child at 23.

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Having to quit to look after her baby left her wondering why there weren’t more flexible ways for women to keep working in Japan, instead of leaving the workforce after having children.

Ten years later, that question was still on her mind when she co-founded VisasQ Inc., which provides expert advice and consulting services not unlike those of McKinsey & Co. The difference? Its advisers don’t work in-house: they’re outside consultants.

“I had my baby at an early stage in my career and I wanted some kind of work I could continue no matter what,” Hashiba, VisasQ’s chief executive officer, said in an interview. VisasQ is “a service that boosts a person’s ability to work.”

VisasQ’s stock has risen 94% since listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange

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How Blake Jamieson Expanded His Art Empire From Topps Project 2020 Baseball Cards

Blake Jamieson had a burning secret he held onto for months, not out of shame, but due to a contractual responsibility to keep quiet. As one of Topps’ featured Project 2020 artists, the lifelong baseball fan was forced to hide his excitement from family and friends.

“I was so excited,” Jamieson said. “What I was hoping would happen, happened, but then I couldn’t tell anybody. That was a tough like four or five months before I could talk about it.”

Jamieson is one of 20 artists Topps hired to reimagine 20 classic baseball cards for their on-demand Project 2020 series. The cards have been released in 48-hour windows throughout the season, allowing each artist to put their signature design on every card. During the initial release however, he had tempered expectations for how collectors would welcome the

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