Financial Management

AIM CEOs: The Big Pay Freeze

CEOs of AIM-quoted companies aren’t just talking the talk about tough decisions – more than half took a pay freeze or cut when the economic climate turned wintry. GB examines salaries in the changed climate.

Financial Management

Highest-paid CEOs on AIM

Which AIM-quoted companies pay their CEOs the most? GrowthBusiness reveals the top ten.


Bonuses drive executive pay rises

Top executives in the UK and most other European countries received below-inflation salary increases, but higher bonuses this year.


What Woolworths’ CEO did next

A long and distinguished career in retail came to an abrupt end for former Woolworths CEO Trevor Bish-Jones when he left the chain shortly before it went into administration. He talks exclusively to GrowthBusiness UK.


Moving from director to CEO

Steering a business can be a stressful experience, especially when you're doing it for the first time. We speak to three leaders who have made the successful jump from director to CEO.

Company Flotations

Greed and the City

The salaries of AIM CEOs continue to climb ever higher, despite the outcry over bankers' salaries and the City culture of rewarding boards for failure. GrowthBusiness unveils unique research into directors' pay on AIM.


Becoming a CEO

Taking the helm of a business can be a giddy, nerve-wracking experience. In this article we find out how three CEOs managed the transition from director to boss.


CEOs forecast more JVs

The number of CEOs who believe that joint ventures will play a greater role than M&A in cross-border growth has surged, particularly in Western Europe and Latin America, according to PwC's 12th Annual Global CEO Survey.


Bob Holt: From Mears to Mfuse

The CEO of one of AIM's biggest success stories talks about leadership, survival in a recession, and why he's confident about the future.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Championing an acquisition or takeover as a CEO

CEOs stand or fall by the success of their acquisitions. Marc Barber speaks to business leaders about their preferences when putting a deal through.


CEO mentor slams Peter Jones’ Tycoon

Ashley Ward, head of CEO mentoring company The European Leadership Programme, has criticised a new TV series fronted by Dragons' Den stalwart Peter Jones.


Paul Swinney keeps things clean at Tristel

Paul Swinney took the radical decision to leave behind the safe waters of banking and dive into a disinfection products business. GrowthBusiness finds out why the charismatic CEO of Tristel is glad he took the plunge.