City editor of Sky News, City AM columnist and Charlton Athletic fan. London Press Club Business Journalist of the Year 2011 and 2015.

Whelan Leads Three-Way Carve-Up Of Fitness First UK — The multimillionaire founder of JJB Sports has struck a deal to lead a break-up of Fitness First, the group that was once Britain's biggest gyms operator. Sky News has learnt that DW Sports, headed by Dave Whelan, formally agreed to a takeover of Fitness First's UK business late last week.

Sir Philip Green Makes Conditional Offer To Plug BHS Pension Hole — Sir Philip Green is seeking assurances that regulators will abandon a probe into‎ BHS's vast pension deficit if he makes a "voluntary" financial contribution to the retirement pots of thousands of the collapsed chain's former employees. The subject has arisen during discussions between the two sides, sources indicated this weekend.

BP Dumps Veteran Pay Adviser After ÂŁ14m Dudley Row — BP has ditched its long-standing adviser on executive pay in the wake of a stinging shareholder revolt which led to a majority vote against its boss's £14m package earlier this year.

Liberty Media Leads ÂŁ6.4bn Race For Control Of F1 Motor Racing — A company backed by John Malone, the American media tycoon, is leading an $8.5bn (£6.4bn) battle for control of Formula One (F1) motor racing after proposing a deal that would see the sport's owner listed on New York's Nasdaq stock exchange.

Rio Tinto Dumps City Adviser Amid Fury Over 'Glencore Conflict' — Directors of the FTSE-100 mining giant Rio Tinto have severed its relationship with a long-standing City adviser amid anger about its work for rival Glencore two years after cursory talks about a mega-merger of the companies.

£14trn Investor Body To‎ Mount Attack On Ashley's Sports Direct — A powerful City group whose members manage assets worth a staggering £14trillion‎ will on Thursday take the unprecedented step of publicly criticising corporate governance and working practices at Sports Direct International.

Lloyds Boss Pledges Future To Bank In Wake Of Affair Claims — The chief executive of Britain's biggest high street bank will on Wednesday break his silence a fortnight after allegations about his private life sparked anxiety over his long-term commitment to the role.

Wonga Shake-Up Goes On As Jordan Takes Top UK Job — The overhaul of senior management at Britain's most prominent payday lender will continue this week when a former Travelex executive is appointed to run its British operations. Sky News has learnt that Wonga will announce on Tuesday that Tommy Jordan will replace Tara Kneafsey as the chief executive of its largest division following her recent promotion to run the overall group.

Former Home Retail Chief Sounded Out By Findel After Ashley Snub — The former Argos and Homebase boss Terry Duddy has been approached about taking over the chairmanship of Findel, the mail order retailer, as it seeks to resolve a row over the influence of Mike Ashley, the tycoon whose sports goods chain is its biggest shareholder.

State-Backed Chinese Group Everbright Eyes Liverpool FC Stake — A state-backed Chinese group is plotting to buy a stake in Liverpool Football Club in a deal valuing the Premier League outfit at more than £700m - even as its American owners insist they have no intention of relinquishing control.
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Aug 28, 2016

Exclusive: JJB founder Dave Whelan leads three-way break-up of Fitness First, Gym Group and GLL also involved. 

Aug 27, 2016

Revealed: Your Home publisher Hubert Burda Media takes stake in UK-based online marketplace Notonthehighstreet as part of £20m fundraising.

Aug 27, 2016

Exclusive: Sir Philip Green wants Pensions Regulator to drop BHS anti-avoidance probe if he helps to plug deficit. 

Aug 26, 2016

Exclusive: BP ditches long-standing pay adviser in wake of shareholder revolt over chief Bob Dudley's £14m package. 

Aug 26, 2016

Exclusive: Mike Ashley faces revolt over Sports Direct role after agency ISS urged vote against his re-election. 

Aug 25, 2016

Also worth pointing out that F1 deal is NOT yet done - complexity of transaction and interest from other bidders means some way to go.

Aug 25, 2016

I also understand that Chase Carey is being lined up as F1's chairman, with CVC possibly appointing him ahead of any deal to sell the sport.

Aug 25, 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Liberty Media Corp leads £6.4bn race for Formula One in deal that would give the sport a Nasdaq listing. 

Aug 25, 2016

Exclusive: Rio Tinto dumps long-standing adviser Credit Suisse amid anger over its work on deal for rival Glencore. 

Aug 24, 2016

Exclusive: £14trn City Investor Forum to take unprecedented step tomorrow of publicly criticising Sports Direct. 

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