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Giraffe and Ed’s Easy Diner chains to close 27 sites

The owner of Giraffe and Ed’s Easy Diner is to close 27 restaurants putting hundreds of jobs at risk. The brands will enter a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) and close almost a third of their 87 restaurants. Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG) said sales had improved at the chains since they were acquired in 2016, but […]

Virgin Atlantic removes female cabin crew make up rule

Virgin Atlantic has removed its long-standing requirement that female cabin crew wear make-up while on duty. Female cabin crew, whose uniform features a tight, red skirt, will also now be offered trousers automatically, rather than only when requested. It said it was a “significant change”. Newer airlines, such as EasyJet and Ryanair, typically have relatively […]

New research reveals female decision making processes

Women’s approach to decision making plays a vital role in how her career develops. This is according to research by The Myers-Briggs Company, the most trusted business psychology provider; that show women who make decisions using a value-driven approach and consider peoples’ personal circumstances represent just 30% of women in top positions. The research conducted […]

BetterBathrooms retailer goes into administration

BetterBathrooms, the country’s largest independent bathroom retailer, has called in administrators. The bath, tiles and decorating chain has 13 showrooms and two trade counters across the UK, all of which have closed its doors and ceased trading. FRP Advisory was appointed as joint administrators on Friday. Joint administrator Phil Pierce said the company “suffered from […]

Church group pressures firms on lack of women directors and tax

A group of Christian church investors is planning to put pressure on companies which have no women directors or a questionable record on tax. The Church Investors Group has pension fund members with £21bn in assets. It says it will vote against chairmen and women of boards of big companies which have poor polices on […]

Government to change law on orders gagging workers

Workers who sign gagging orders in return for payoffs from their firms will still be able to report wrongdoing to the police under new proposals. The government has said it will bring in legal measures to protect workers from the misuse of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). It wants to enshrine in law that people cannot be […]

Ted Baker founder Ray Kelvin resigns over hugging row

Fashion chain Ted Baker says its founder and chief executive, Ray Kelvin, has resigned following allegations of misconduct, including “forced hugging”. Mr Kelvin had been on a voluntary leave of absence since December last year following the misconduct allegations. These, which Mr Kelvin denies, are being investigated by the company. In December, employees launched an online […]

Vodafone says sorry over see you Jimmy ‘joke’ amid Scotland job cuts

Vodafone has apologised after a manager posed in a See You Jimmy hat in an “insulting” social media post amid jobs losses in Scotland. Antonio Shabbir, a customer operations director, was also holding a bottle of Irn Bru in the picture posted on the company’s staff intranet on Wednesday. It came weeks after it was […]

Autumn most popular time of year to show ‘Employee Appreciation’

With today (Friday March 1) being Employee Appreciation Day, Perkbox, Europe’s fastest growing employee experience platform, has set off to uncover some of the most popular trends around reward and recognition used by UK businesses to showcase ‘employee appreciation’. Perkbox Recognition data over the last 10 months was used for this. With a sample of […]