The chairman of funeral provider Dignity has been ousted in a coup led by the company’s biggest shareholder. Dignity said 55% of votes cast by shareholders backed a motion to remove Clive Whiley as a director. Shareholders backed the argument for change at the top made by Phoenix Asset Management, which has built up a 29.9% stake in Dignity in recent years.
When Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark ’s Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys played their weird new song for their record label, the suits immediately heard the chiming of cash tills. OMD were, by contrast, hugely ambivalent about Enola Gay. Yes it was catchy, that heavenly synth line spiralling toward the troposphere. But it was also a lament for the destruction of Hiroshima by a nuclear bomb in 1945. “The record company instantly thought, 'oh we’ve got a potential hit',” recalls McCluskey. "The