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Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley wins £15m court case

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has won a High Court battle with an investment banker over a £15m deal allegedly made in a pub.Jeffrey Blue told the court Newcastle United’s owner reneged on a promise to pay him a multimillion-pound sum if he increased the firm’s share price.The court …

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Employment tribunal fees unlawful, Supreme Court rules

Fees for those bringing employment tribunal claims have been ruled unlawful, and the government will now have to repay up to £32m to claimants.The government introduced fees of up to £1,200 in 2013, which it said would cut the number of malicious and weak cases. Government statistics showed 79% …

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Making a Splash: How a Swim-School Franchise Found Success

Image credit: Jesse Chehak This story appears in the July 2017 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Teaching kids to swim is no easy feat. Teaching kids to swim and calming the nerves of anxious parents? Nearly impossible. Which is why, when husband-and-wife duo Chris and Jenny McCuiston set out …

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Nestle to open Japan factory for exotic Kit Kat demand

Nestle is to open its first factory in Japan in more than 25 years because of demand for exotic flavours of Kit Kat.While traditionally the wafer snack has been made using milk chocolate, dozens of different flavours are proving popular in Asia.Flavours like wasabi and green tea have helped …

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VW and Daimler face cartel accusations

Supervisory boards at two big German carmakers are to hold emergency meetings later after they were accused of breaching EU cartel rules.Volkswagen and Daimler have declined to comment on the allegations that they and other German car giants colluded to fix the price of diesel emissions treatment systems.The claims …

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