Everyone knows Halfords. Where else do you go when you want to touch up a rust-spot or buy a new windscreen wiper.
Not only does it have no competition, but there's much more to this High Street favourite than meets the eye. Oh yes.
You thought it had all gone away didn't you? For 150 years coal was what kept us all alight and weren't we reminded of it on a regular basis.
But wouldn't you know it, Old King Coal - long ago privatised - is making a comeback.
The music bizz is much in the news recently, what with stars galore walking out on their record companies. It's an industry in crisis apparently.
Sooner or later though, something new crops up which saves the day. Just ask HMV.
Who said investing was a glamourous business, hmm?
Well, sometimes you've just got to roll up your sleeves and get down and dirty.
And they don't come much dirtier than waste management giant Biffa. Where there's muck there's brass, after all.
The great bastion of 1980s floral chic has grown out of its clothes.
The question for investors is: “Will it find itself climbing the FTSE as much as watching Trinny and Susannah makes us climb the walls?”
Rolls Royce... Smooth, powerful and bold, just like the British who invented it. But the Spirit of Ecstasy can still spread her wings for investors as the last remaining British bit of the business looks set to give a smooth ride over rough times.
You would have to have bought a Premiership football club in cash before you can afford one of Theo Fennell's rings, let alone a bejewelled skull.
Then again, it is high art you know, not just mere baubles for the super rich.
You would have to have bought a Premiership football club in cash before you can afford one of Theo Fennell's rings.
Then again, it is high art you know, not just mere baubles for the super rich. So here's a way you can get in on the action.
It seems appropriate to us that we should crack off 2008 with what was without doubt the investor story of 2007.
Some might think Sports Direct was the most disastrous flotation since the Titanic slipped its moorings. Possibly, but for whom?
An Englishman's home is his castle, so the saying goes, but really an Englishman's home is his obsession with its value
Persimmon is named after a pear. As one of the UK's biggest housebuilders is everything peachy or is it a basket of rotten fruit?
Dean Martin once famously said: "Youâre not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on." Some may say that about Scottish & Newcastle. One minute itâs all "Youâre my besht mate you are" and the next itâs inviting the world to step outside.
Virgin Active used to be called Holmes Place, the choice of exercise venue for the well heeled and image-conscious urbanite.But since everyone's favourite image-conscious entrepreneur scooped up the chain there's been talk of flotation...