Olympic security firm calls for back-up as thousands of troops are put on standby. Private contractor G4S warns it may not be able to train 10,000 staff it needs in time.
O2 customers told to turn off 3G data to get service.
Michael Johnson lights up Stone Henge with Olympic Torch.
No frisbees, picnic hampers or vuvuzelas: Items banned from the Olympics revealed.
Hairdresser Toni & Guy has become the second brand after Nike to be told by the advertising watchdog to remove celebrity tweets judged to be an unidentified marketing communication.
Aegis, the British advertising and marketing group, has agreed to a £3.16bn takeover by Japanese rival Dentsu.
SapientNitro’s managing director, Kim Douglas, is leaving the UK agency to head up its Singapore office.
Starcom MediaVest has promoted Oliver Newton to the newly created role of head of strategic partnerships.
MEC promotes Hamish Davies to EMEA client service director.
BT has joined calls for more regulation in the pay-TV market and has branded as “unsound” the Competition Commission’s recent decision not to restrict BSkyB’s stranglehold on pay-TV movies.
The investment management company named Laura Mandel president of the Northern Trust Company of Delaware. Mandel, who has been with the bank for more than 12 years, will relocate to Wilmington from Chicago.
FEDERAL REALTY INVESTMENT TRUST
The REIT named Jim Taylor as chief financial officer. Taylor will succeed Andrew Blocher with effect from August.
ESPIRITO SANTO INVESTMENT BANK
The Portuguese investment bank expanded its debt capital markets business in New York with the appointment of Dennis Holtzapffel as head of debt capital markets origination for Spanish-speaking Latin America. He joins from Jefferies.
The wealth division of Royal Bank of Scotland Group named Jo Kaye as managing director and chief operating officer of products, services and marketing. Kaye joins from Barclays Wealth and will be based in London.
INGENIOUS ASSET MANAGEMENT
The UK-based company hired Wayne Ellis as investment director and Mark Doidge as business development manager, with immediate effect.
Ellis was previously director of private clients at Merchant Securities Limited. Doidge most recently worked at Quilter as regional sales manager.