The idea was born when co-founder Brian Hackathorn found himself marooned in midtown Manhattan, with nowhere to make a work phone call. Starbucks was too noisy, plus he didn't want to have a confidential conversation in public. He envisaged a new concept: "The idea of an on-demand, reservable eco-system of private spaces," as his co-founder Jeremy Jennings describes it.
TalkTalk shares rallied 10% earlier on Thursday on renewed City hopes that a turnaround is working, and that it may succeed in luring more customers from Sky and Virgin Media. Though the company founded by chairman Sir Charles Dunstone fell to a loss of £73 million for the year to March — compared with a profit of £70 million last time — customers grew by 192,000 to 4.1 million.
Start-ups that grow to a value exceeding $1 billion are so scarce that they’ve been given a pointedly mythical epithet. But the UK is home to a handful of unicorns – and Director has tracked down the founders of three such rare beasts for a series of exclusive interviews. In this Q&A Rishi Khosla – co-founder and CEO of digital bank OakNorth – discusses credible mentors and decisive deals…
BT Sport presenter Craig Doyle will present the show alongside the broadcaster’s commentator Nick Mullins. Joining them will be Olympic gold medallist Greg Searle in the commentary box. Alex Scott, Arsenal Women footballer and presenter will also join the Power8 Sprints BT Sport line-up.
The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Matthew Hancock, has appointed Idris Elba, Robin Saunders, Andrew Smith and Phil Stokes to the Board of the BFI from 10 May, each for four-year terms.
Outgoing Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane could be a surprise pick as England’s new defence coach, says Sky Sports’ Rugby Union expert Will Greenwood. Greenwood told Sky Sports News: “The real counter-twist out of left-field choice would be Shaun Wane. He’s left Wigan Warriors and won multiple titles.