Oliver Haill has been writing about companies and markets for more than a decade and a half. In recent years he has been freelancing, with contracts at the Financial Times Group, ITV, Press Association, Reuters sports desk, Gracenote Sports, Bullbearings and latterly as managing editor at the Sharecast newswire. He cut his teeth as a financial journalist at Growth Company Investor not long after the dotcom bubble burst, focusing on AIM companies and other small caps, a few years later becoming head of research.
Katie Bickerstaffe will start as the new executive chair of SSE Energy Services next month “with a mandate to deliver a new future for the business outside of the SSE group”
The UK Opposition party said privatisation of the UK’s energy grid had led to “companies operating the grid to rip customers off”
Grace Jones' Slave to the Rhythm might well have been about the pressure of a progressive dividend policy: 'Build on up, don't break the chain; Sparks will fly when the whistle blows'
Energy services group boasted a US$1bn new nuclear decommissioning contract with Sellafield and is promoting director Roy Franklin to chairman of the board
Its analysts also trim forecasts as they believe that a cut to allowed regulatory returns is likely and incentive packages are “tougher than expected”
City watchdog says it has no intention to take action against energy supplier
“We have made significant progress in implementing new systems and processes and the board is confident that we have weathered the storm”
New hedging contracts provide "greater visibility" on future financial performance