- Nov 16, 2014
Now this made me read it twice in the office this morning. According to Trevor Phillips there are not enough black people in the top executive jobs of the FTSE 100. This figure has changed as companies drop out of the 100 and also by the retirement of some top black people. I think he is trying to make something out of nothing. As a businessman I would have no problem employing a black, Indian or Chinese person if they were right for the job and could make me money. Then again I would not employ one just because it ticks a box on the company portfolio. I would assume, maybe wrongly that the reason the FTSE 100 does not have any top black executives at the moment is that they were not right for the position they applied for. I also object to his description of the top white bosses as "vanilla boys" and his description of the "snowy peaks" of UK Businesses which I read as an attack on white people. This is another article which if reversed to such as "chocolate boys" would have the lefties and PC brigade in uproar.