PRESS DIGEST- British Business - July 2

Wed Jul 1, 2015 8:15pm EDT
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July 2 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The Times

The head of one of Britain's biggest law firms is quitting to take up a new role at Lloyds Banking Group, in a move that surprised the banking and legal worlds. Simon Davies, managing partner at Linklaters since 2008, will join Lloyds from January in a newly created role as chief people, legal and strategy officer. (

Tool rental group Speedy Hire has parted company with its second chief executive in 18 months after a shake-up of the business sent profits plunging. Mark Rogerson has decided to step down as chief executive officer. (

The Guardian