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May 29, 2019

Hong Kong property tycoon hands reins to his two sons, Pentland-owned Speedo teams up with House of Holland, and Japanese billionaire sues family over removal from company.

Hong Kong property tycoon hands reins to his two sons

Lee Shau-Kee, Hong Kong’s second-wealthiest man, has retired as chairman of Henderson Land Development, handing over the reins of his property company to his two sons.

In a stock exchange filing, Henderson said Lee, who turned 90 in March, stepped away “due to his advanced age” and would be succeeded by his two sons Peter Lee Ka-kit and Martin Lee Ka-shing, who will take over as joint chairmen and managing directors.

November 13, 2017

Pentland Group has added another family business honour to its haul for the year, winning the 22nd annual IMD Global Family Business International Award.

Pentland Group has added another family business honour to its haul for the year, winning the 22nd annual IMD Global Family Business International Award.

The win followed swiftly on the heels of the UK retail business winning EY’s UK Family Business of Excellence award in October. Pentland also won the top accolade at CampdenFB’s European Families in Business Awards back in 2014.

Andy Rubin, Pentland Group director and chairman of Pentland Brands, said he was proud of what the company had achieved over three generations.

April 21, 2008

Family-owned Pentland Group has received The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category for 2008.

Family-owned Pentland Group has received The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category for 2008. The awards are the UK’s most prestigious for business performance, with the International Trade category recognising companies that have demonstrated substantial growth overseas.

Pentland owns the Speedo, Berghaus, Ellesse and Red or Dead brands. In the three years to December 2006, Pentland’s overseas sales almost doubled, and increased from 35% to 53% of the Group’s total revenues, which are over €500 million.

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