Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley. Corporate governance concerns have long been an issue at the company. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Unhappy shareholders can voice their disapproval by pressing for change at badly-run companies. But what happens if chief executives don’t care? Corpo(...)

 Mike Ashley, founder and majority shareholder of Sports Direct, who is once again under fire from shareholder advisory groups ahead of the company’s AGM next month. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Sports Direct is facing an investor revolt against its board at its annual general meeting in September as the retailer fights to avoid becoming the f(...)

The current row comes three weeks after Mike Ashley’s sportswear group snapped up the department store chain House of Fraser for £90 million. File photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Mike Ashley faces a potential shareholder revolt at Sports Direct’s annual meeting on Wednesday amid claims of his “continued failures” as chief execu(...)

Sports Direct chairman Keith Hellawell. Photograph: Reuters.

The embattled chairman of British retailer Sports Direct survived a vote to oust him by a slim margin on Wednesday, after he said he would resign if a(...)

Mike Ashley, founder of Sports Direct: the company said: “The board has made this decision [to have an independent review] after listening to shareholder feedback at the recent AGM/open day.”

Mike Ashley-owned Sports Direct is to undertake an independent review of working practices and corporate governance, following concerns raised by shar(...)

Hong Kong  commerce secretary Greg So poses for a selfie with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau   . “Does Justin Trudeau realise how desperate his China love-in looks?” asked a commentator at the Spectator.

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Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley: asked  Keith Hellawell to continue as chairman. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has lashed out at unions, blaming them for the retailer’s long list of problems and claiming MPs do not understand the (...)

Mike Ashley (left, with Joe Kinnear) own Newcastle United Football Club as well as Sports Direct International. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Mike Ashley, the billionaire founder of Britain’s biggest sporting goods retailer, is a man who’s used to getting his own way. But things haven’t be(...)

Sports Direct is placing greater emphasis on brands that it owns, such as Kangol and Lonsdale, rather than the type of exclusive Nike and Adidas ranges that are proving so popular with customers of competitor JD Sports

Sports Direct International shares fell the most in more than four years after sales growth stagnated, raising concern that the retailer’s own brands (...)