BLG brand to disappear as part of Clydes merger

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  • When at A&O Jabba was Hd of Kowledge Management - a well known proving ground for aspiring COOs! I pity the the business services management team at Clydes who have done a great job and now will have to report into the new COO role that Jabba has carved himself into. I am sure that there are plenty of talented people at Clydes who would have liked to have had a pop at that role.

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  • The question nobody seems to be asking is what impact will the young Turks from Barlows have on the tired old management at Clydes? Is there going to be a battle for power?

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  • Jabbari added: “It reflects a professional management team coming at the merger from a practical and robust viewpoint.” Yet another Jabbari management speak classic. Translation: BLG means diddly-squat abroad.

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  • Er, "tired old management at Clydes?". I think you must mean experienced, mature and measured (and who have, in reality, already outwitted BLG).

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  • Anonymous at 6.17am: "battle for power?". I don't think so. Surely BLG partners would do well to keep their heads down in the hope that they still have a role when the lock-in expires. For the first time in a long time, someone will be looking over their shoulders ... they will have to prove themselves rather than "milk it".

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  • The "young Turks from Barlows" clearly have a lot to learn about negotiating a deal from the "tired old management at Clydes".

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  • A clear takeover as many with a clear head can see. This just avoids a scenario akin to run-off due to poor or non existent communications, a huge lack of morale or motivation and laziness on BLGs part. The majority of the partners have sat back and lived it up bringing in no new business and playing golf! Anyone know what will happen to the general insurance practise? Surely Clydes have no use for their partners or staff?

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  • To Anonymous 4 AUG @ 12:50pm. Those who criticise the Konsta /Jabbari management record seem to be those with inside knowledge of the firm and how it has been run for the past year or so. Sometimes the figures are not what they seem and the messages are mixed. Good people have been hung out to dry and a once great firm has been broken in order to preserve financial security for others.

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  • At last the mismanagement truths are surfacing. This team have blamed those that went before them but at the end of the day they will have to live with the fact that a once great firm is no more and many of its best people are now working for the competition and would not have been if this pair were not in charge. Simple.

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  • Let's hope Peter Hasson knows what he's doing with the management team appointments. Others have been fooled in the past and regretted their decision.

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