Stuart Chambers says he regrets having sold Arm Holdings last year but has no plans to do the same at Anglo Fiona HansonStuart Chambers can claim the right to list “all-action hero” on his CV. Forget the boardroom for a minute, the 61-year-old has scaled the peaks of Kilimanjaro and Fuji, sailed yachts across the Atlantic, rescued refugees off the coast of Greece and was even held at gunpoint for four hours at Checkpoint Charlie before the Berlin Wall fell.
To the pantheon of corporate fat cats will soon be added the unlikely name of Jeff Fairburn. The son of a motor mechanic, he worked his way up from the building site to the boardroom of Persimmon, one of the country’s major housebuilders. Persimmon professes not to be a flashy company. Its founder in 1972, Duncan Davidson, worked as a labourer digging out the Blackwall Tunnel. Nor has it caused shareholders undue stress.
It has consolidated the region into nine business units with savings made from common finance, purchasing and health and safety functions. There is better news from UK operations, which are busy once again after the Brexit vote had the effect of pausing contract awards. In addition, the recovery of the oil price to two-year highs should help Compass’s offshore division, which is traditionally a higher-margin business and has struggled in recent years as exploration projects were put on ice.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".