• Business

    British Land chooses finance chief Simon Carter to take over as CEO from Chris Grigg

    British Land 100 liverpool st London property giant British Land today announced its chief financial officer Simon Carter would take over from long-running boss Chris Grigg. Grigg’s plans to retire emerged early in the year but no successor had been appointed until now. He oversaw 11 years of dramatic change at the group, including its shift away from retail – a move that has shielded the company from the worst of the rout suffered by Hammerson and collapsed rival Intu. His time in charge saw it invest in Paddington Basin, Broadgate and Regents Place, which offer a mixture of offices and retail. However, the company is now heavily involved in…

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  • Fashion

    12 Bemidji businesses land on Grand Rapids Girl Scout’s sustainable shopping map

    The more she learned, the more she felt she had to share. Recently, she found a way to expand her audience and hopes to help bring about real change, starting in northern Minnesota. Ranging from Park Rapids to Grand Marais, Kessler mapped out dozens of businesses that she determined sold sustainable goods, based on her phone calls and interviews with over 80 northern Minnesota businesses. Kessler, a 16-year-old from Grand Rapids, did so as a Girl Scout working toward her Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn, similar to the rank of Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts of America. One of her maps highlights stores carrying responsibly-made,…

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