THE Christmas panto season is in full swing — what better time for Sun City to roll out its Business Heroes and Villains of 2012!
Paul Walsh, CEO of Diageo
BRITAIN needs champions and in a turbulent year drinks giant DIAGEO has stood head and shoulders above its rivals in the world — luckily for us as it was one of our six Sun City stocks to follow for 2012.
Diageo sells Guinness to Africa and Johnnie Walker to the Chinese and is rather good at it, with annual profits up 32 per cent. Arise Sir Paul? A knighthood beckons.
SIR Mervyn King ripped into Britain’s banks yesterday — claiming they need to raise £35billion to get back in the black.
The BANK OF ENGLAND Governor said they were woefully underestimating potential losses from Europe.
And he warned they faced billions more pounds of potential fines and penalties from PPI and Libor. In all, banks may need to raise another £35billion to shore up their balance sheets — and guard against disaster.
CORPORATE sponsorship is breaking new ground as TALKTALK funds … lollipop ladies.
The self-styled “value” telecoms group is in talks with Wandsworth Council in South West London.
Initially, TalkTalk expects to pay for three school crossing patrols but sources claim up to half of the part-time council workers could be funded by the firm. Talks to confirm a deal took place yesterday.
A TalkTalk spokesman said the move was designed to promote its HomeSafe internet security product.
He told The Sun: “We’re like the Green Cross Code of the internet.” TalkTalk sponsored two patrols in Bedfordshire this summer.
The tie-up comes four months after the Tory-led council sparked fury by saying it couldn’t afford £198,000 a year for school crossing patrols. Only this week Wandsworth announced plans to spend £35,000 on new trees.