Show Comments ▼ Sunday 12 September 2010 10:31 pm whatsapp IT has been another tough year for business. The sovereign debt crisis rocked already shaky market confidence, while uncertainty has kept consumers from splashing out. It is in hard times that reputations are made, though, and over the past year the best have bounced back. Both retailers on our list have, in their different ways, grabbed the opportunities presented by globalisation. Burberry has transformed a British brand into one that is now familiar from Bogota to Beijing, while Tesco is a model for expansion and is sure to reap the benefits from its American and Far Eastern arms in the coming years. Similarly, HSBC has an explicitly Asian focus and Barclays is expanding its operations there. Sky has done the opposite, and through sheer determination squashed the opposition in a fiercely competitive market. Don’t miss the City event of the year – get online now and book your table for the City A.M. Awards on Thursday 28 October 2010 at Grange St Paul’s Hotel, London EC4. www.CityAMAwards.com. BARCLAYSHAVING avoided a tax-payer bailout during the financial crisis, Barclays has only enhanced its image of respectable solidity in the past year. Weathering the sovereign debt storm and slow economic conditions, its results for the first half of the 2010 were 13 per cent ahead of the City predictions, at £3.95bn. Much of that came from the investment banking arm Barcap – hence its boss Bob Diamond’s promotion to the group’s CEO and inclusion on the Personality of the Year shortlist. But those profits have helped the bank to lend £18bn to British households and businesses in the same period, something which has allowed current CEO John Varley to become an outspoken defender of universal banks.Last month Varley reiterated banks’ “wider social responsibility as an enabler of economic growth and prosperity” and their “duty” to pursue these ends. At a tricky time for the City, Barclays has continued to make solid profits and to defend the industry. More power to it. BURBERRYIT’S often said that Britain’s creative industries are its strongest suit, and Burberry is one of the most successful examples. The fashion house’s expansion beyond these shores has proved an object lesson in building a luxury brand. Despite deserted high streets in the UK, it made a 24 per cent rise in first quarter revenue, posting pre-tax profits of £215m on sales of £1.2bn. Good management helped too, of course. It responded quickly to the recession by cutting jobs and ranges and has bounced back so quickly that it plans to open 20-30 new stores in America and Asia Pacific this year, while also extending its presence in emerging markets such as Brazil, Mexico and India. Since she took over in 2006, CEO Angela Ahrendts has changed the label’s image and with the help of creative director Christopher Bailey turned a 154-year-old brand into a global icon, proving along the way that style and substance need not be strangers. HSBCWHEN HSBC boss Michael Geoghegan opened the bank’s sparkly new Shanghai office earlier this year, the symbolism was lost on nobody. While some were still paralysed by the banking crisis, HSBC immediately and publicly switched its focus to the emerging markets of Asia, with Geoghegan making Hong Kong his base.HSBC said that profits from Asian markets were the “bedrock” of the bank’s 121 per cent rise in pre-tax profits for the first half of 2010, to £6.98bn, which came despite the Eurozone’s woes in the second quarter.Well perhaps. As shrewd observers have pointed out, the best thing that HSBC has done in the past 12 months is to turn around the losses it made on its ill-fated North American home loans adventure. That it did so quickly is impressive. Now that it has turned around that arm of its business, it is perfectly positioned to turn its gaze east to China and India. For a banking behemoth, HSBC has proved itself not only forward-looking, but able to sort out problems efficiently and admirably nimble. A class act. BSKYBRUPERT Murdoch’s satellite television station is one of the jewels in his empire’s crown. It constantly leads the market – nobody thought that HD could work, until BSkyB did it. Now it is leading the way with 3D as well. Its movie and football offerings are the market standard and with the launch of Sky Arts it has shown that it is not afraid to indulge in some loss-making brand-building that can entice snooty middle class viewers to make the switch to satellite. CEO Jeremy Darroch has proved that he is willing to battle to keep Sky ahead of its competitors, blocking Virgin from buying ITV. When BT offered Sky sports channels for lower prices than Sky was offering, it fought back and looks sure to win the tussle. All this toughness is getting results too; Sky is inching close to 10m subscribers, its HD offering pulled in almost half a million in its first three months, and this year its profit trebled to almost £1.9bn. A lesson in how to make television pay. TESCOSIR Terry Leahy’s departure from the company he guided for the past decade and a half might be seen as a blow. But the business he passes on to his successor, Tesco lifer Phil Clarke, is in the rudest of health. A few numbers show just how perky this company is. An astonishing 28 per cent of Tesco’s floor space is less than three years old. And 65 per cent of its floor-space is now abroad. At the moment, just 23 per cent of sales come from the overseas stores, but as those move into profitability over the next five years Tesco’s bottom line is going to rocket. Already Asian stores are starting to motor – profits were up 24 per cent to £440m, on sales of £9bn. American operations, while still losing money at the moment, should come into profitability by 2014. Even better, all of this has been built slowly and safely. One proof is that the company’s property portfolio is worth almost exactly the same as its market capitalisation. This is a retailer that is built to last. 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WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” COUNCIL members this week unanimously moved to protect the bin waiver which provides free bin collections for some of the city’s most vulnerable.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up But elected members were warned that running the current scheme will mean the money for it will run out by June or July.And city and county manager, Conn Murray, warned that he will have to take legal advice on whether he can comply with the members’ wishes and go against the sum provided for the scheme in the budget.Councillors agreed unanimously with a motion from Fine Gael leader in the chamber, Cllr John Sheahan that the cuirent level of payments under the scheme be continued.For full details, see the coming edition of the Limerick Post. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleComputers for the terrifiedNext articleDonnacha Ryan to play for Munster ‘A’ in Nenagh tomorrow Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. NewsCouncillors rebel to protect bin waiverBy Bernie English – March 18, 2015 634 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Email Linkedin Print Twitter TAGSbin waivercouncillorsfeaturedlimerick