Martin Sorrell: said he had spent more than three decades building WPP from a £1m company into one capitalised at £21bn

Martin Sorrell, the septuagenarian boss of advertising giant WPP, doesn’t like the word “pay”. Instead, it seems, he prefers the term “reward” to desc(...)

 Eddy Collier will retain a link with BGE by joining its external advisory board. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Eddy Collier, the managing director of Centrica Ireland, the owner of Bord Gáis Energy, has been tapped by its parent company for an international (...)

George Osborne cited ‘market turbulence’ for his decision to postpone the sale. Photograph: EPA

UK chancellor George Osborne has postponed the sale of his government’s final stake in Lloyds Banking Group, blaming turbulence in the global markets.(...)

The UK will be the first market in Europe to offer AT&T’s “digital life” home management and automation platform to customers under an agreement struck with O2.

British mobile group O2 will offer its 25 million customers a connected home service bringing together central heating, home security and energy manag(...)

Centrica managing director of Ireland Eddy Collier: “I love Ireland. It’s easy to live here.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Eddy Collier’s office, five floors above Dublin’s leafy Grand Canal banks, is a comfortable affair: a large desk, a snug couch big enough for a pow(...)

The FTSE 100 Index surged by as much as 2 per cent on Friday after a better-than-expected election performance for the Conservatives cheered the City. Sterling jumped the most since 2009 against the euro, and climbed at least 0.9 per cent versus its 16 major peers. Photograph:  Tim Ireland/PA Wire.

The FTSE 100 Index surged by as much as 2 per cent on Friday after a better-than-expected election performance for the Conservatives cheered the City(...)

British Gas stands accused of not passing on the full benefits of cheaper oil prices

The vacancy for one of the toughest, and most politically-sensitive, jobs in British business has just been filled, with the appointment of insurance (...)

Centrica acquired Bord Gáis Energy for €1.1 billon last year

Bord Gáis Energy owner Centrica has cut its 2015-2016 exploration and investment budget by £400 million after weak energy prices drove down full-year (...)

Fears of full-scale war sparked a month of volatility in natural gas prices in August. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

European gas supplies are likely to look increasingly vulnerable this winter if the conflict between Ukrainian and Russia continues, one energy com(...)

Wholesale gas prices, as reported by the utility Vayu, are 39 per cent down since the beginning of the year and 38 per cent lower than at the same point last year. Photograph: Kristian Helgesen/Bloomberg

Wholesale gas prices hit a four-year low this month, according to a new energy report by the utility Vayu. But it warned that tensions with Russia (...)