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The woman who showed she could turn around WH Smith (SMWH), Kate Swann, has long since departed but her legacy of closing space on the declining High Street and expanding at thriving airports and stations continues. Results for the six months to the end of February are not the best we have seen, ...
Sorensen - a former chief executive officer of Austrian Airlines Group - serves in a number of positions across the globe including being chair of airline Air ... As part of this, Chief Executive Officer Kate Swann received a bonus worth 200% of her salary and Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Davies received a ...

The catering group, which also owns the Ritazza chain of coffee concessions, has a market value of about £3bn, having witnessed strong growth under Kate Swann, the highly regarded former chief executive of WHSmith. Investors have sounded the alarm bell over Mr Sorensen's extensive portfolio of jobs, ...
SSP. Market value £3.2bn | Net debt £262m | Earnings 20.3p. While Kate Swann was running WH Smith, she gained a reputation as a ruthless and effective cost-cutter. Since leaving to take the helm at SSP in 2013, she has put into practice a similarly pragmatic approach, famously slicing an inch off the ...
SSP Group, which operates restaurants in train stations and airports, said annual pre-tax profits climbed 37pc to £144.8m, while revenues were up 19.5pc to £2.4bn. Chief executive Kate Swann said: “We have grown our presence across the world, particularly in North America and Asia and we are pleased ...

Chief executive Kate Swann said: “We have grown our presence across the world, particularly in North America and Asia and we are pleased with the performance of our new business in India. The company said it won significant new contracts during the year to September including at airports in Boston, ...
It's not just WH Smith's perennial sale on paperbacks, but a way of explaining the retailer's record-breaking share price. ... street shop and eyeing multiples closer to 30 times, enjoyed by the likes of the railway station pasty purveyor SSP (which is, incidentally, run by the former WH Smith boss, Kate Swann).

However chief executive Kate Swann said it had redoubled its efforts to cut costs in a bid to prevent customers having to pay more for their coffee and baguettes, for example by reducing the number of suppliers it ... “We're going through a bit of a purple patch,” said Ms Swann, who previously led WH Smith.
My memory of visiting Kate Swann for a chat when she ran WH Smith is dominated not by what she said, but what I saw. The retailer's old office just off Oxford Street was one of the tattiest headquarters I've ever been in. It was like being led through a store cupboard, with merchandise strewn everywhere, ...
My memory of visiting Kate Swann for a chat when she ran WH Smith is dominated not by what she said, but what I saw. The retailer's old office just off Oxford Street was one of the tattiest headquarters I've ever been in. It was like being led through a store cupboard, with merchandise strewn everywhere, ...
During her time at WH Smith Swann was credited with turning it around by cutting costs, moving away from less profitable goods such as CDs and DVDs and expanding its successful travel chain, which has shops in airports and railway stations. She was replaced by her long-term deputy, Steve Clarke, who ...
Kate Swann, the former chief executive of WH Smith, quit the stationer this year sitting on bonus payments, shares and options worth up to £13m. Swann earned a cash bonus of £871,000 on top of £600,000 in salary and benefits for 10 months' work before her departure on 30 June this year, according to ...
SSP CEO Kate Swann said: “SSP is delighted to be a Platinum Sponsor of the FAB Conference & Awards. We believe strongly in promoting our sector by supporting events such as FAB, which celebrates the best in travel F&B. As long time partners of headline sponsor Finavia, we're particularly pleased ...


 

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