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People & Jobs

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Job Gains / Losses

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 Nov 2014£750,000 Investment - New International Contracts - 40 Jobs CreatedUnipart Rail has created 40 jobs after investing £750,000 to expand its facilities in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, and take on new contracts from major customers in Europe and Japan, including Siemens and Hitachi. The expansion was supported with £112,500 of funding from the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership.
Unipart Rail Limited
£196m£7m8253
27 Nov 2014£56m Investment in North Wales - 6,000 Jobs Secured - Business GrowthAirbus, the French aerospace firm, is investing £56m, with additional support from the Welsh government, in research, development and training at its factory in Flintshire, North Wales. The investment will secure the plants 6,000 jobs and help make the company more competitive. The firm currently employs 9,010 people in the UK.
Airbus UK Ltd
£3,800m£113m9,0102
20 Nov 2014£500,000 Investment in Machinery - Bank Funding Secured - Recruitment PlansRadshape Sheet Metal, a Birmingham manufacturer of precision sheet metal parts, has invested in new machinery and diversified into new sectors, after securing £500,000 funding from Lloyds Bank. Radshape has an annual turnover of £4m and employs 70 people. It plans to recruit additional staff to support growth.
Radshape Sheet Metal Limited
1
14427 Nov 2014£3.2bn Contract Secured - 2,600 Job Losses - Diffiult Economic ConditionsEngine maker Rolls-Royce has secured a £3.2bn contract with Delta Air Lines. However, Rolls-Royce is cutting 2,600 jobs over an 18 month period at its Derby and Bristol plants because of difficult economic conditions. It has ruled out growth in 2014 due to the impact of defence spending cuts and Russian sanctions.
Rolls-Royce PLC
£15,513m£1,536m55,2001
24 Nov 2014£29m Investment Planned - Major Retail Development - Potential New JobsThe Crown Estate is planning to invest £29m in the redevelopment of the Silverlink Shopping Centre in Newcastle. The company plans to replace a former Travelodge with 102,000 sq ft of new retail accommodation. The development would create employment opportunities.
The Crown Estate
1
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People & Jobs

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Management Moves

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
126 Nov 2014Senior Managment Changes - Third Chief Executive Leaves Company - £314.7m TurnoverPayday lender Wonga has lost its third Chief Executive in a year. Tim Weller, who took over as Interim Chief Executive in May 2014, left the role in October 2014. Wonga's Chairman, Andy Haste is talking a more active role in leading the business. Wonga has a turnover of £314.7m and 550 employees.
Wonga Group Limited
£315m£40m5502
126 Nov 2014Senior Managment Appointment - New HR DirectorFinancial services provider Nationwide Building Society, which is headquartered in Swindon, Wiltshire, has appointed Ann Brown as HR director. Ms Brown was previously UK Senior Vice President for HR at global consulting, technology and outsourcing firm Capgemini.
Nationwide Building Society
680
126 Nov 2014Senior Management Changes - New Chief Executive AppointedThe Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Dorothy Hosein as Chief Executive, with immediate effect. Ms Hosein, who has spent the last 3 months as interim Chief Operating Officer, takes over from interim CEO Manjit Obhrai at the Norfolk-based trust.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
1
124 Nov 2014Senior Management Change - New Chief ExecutiveAberdeenshire Council has been named Jim Savege as its new Chief Executive with effect from February 2014. Mr Savege, who is currently Corporate Director For Environment And Community Services at Cumbria County Council, will replace Colin Mackenzie who is retiring.
Aberdeenshire Council
1
127 Nov 2014Sales Manager Appointed - Business GrowthWest Midlands estate agency Hawkesford has appointed Adam Finn as sales manager, based at its head office in Leamington. The appointment follows rapid growth in the firm's auction and new home department.
Hawkesford (Warwickshire) Limited
1
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People & Jobs

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Outsourcing

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
25 Nov 2014£5m Contract Extension Secured - 100 Jobs Secured - Expansion in Education SectorOutsourcing company Mitie has secured a £5m extension to its contract to provide integrated facilities management to two Durham University campuses. A team of 100 people will deliver services such as cleaning and total security management. The contract award builds on Mitie's expertise in the education sector.
MITIE Group Plc
£2,221m£83m72,24891
24 Nov 2014Moving IT to South Africa - Computacenter Outsourcing Contract - Operational GainsHouse builder Crest Nicholson is moving most of its IT services to South Africa as part of an IT services contract with Computacenter, in order to secure cost savings and gain increased flexibility to meet changing business demands. Surrey-headquartered Crest Nicholson has turnover of £525.7m and 600 employees.
Crest Nicholson PLC
£526m£61m6177
24 Nov 2014Management Restructuring - Finance Director To LeaveQuindell, the legal, insurance and telecoms outsourcing group, is restructuring its management following a controversial share deal. Chairman, Robert Terry, will leave with immediate effect but will be retained as a consultant. Laurence Moorse, finance director, will step down in 2015. David Currie will become non-executive interim chairman.
Quindell Plc
£380m£109m2,4121
26 Nov 2014IT Outsourcing Contract Renewed - £12m Extension - Employment for 150 StaffWoking, Surrey-headquartered Capgemini has secured a £12 million extension to its contract with EDF Energy. Capgemini will continue to provide service desk, procurement and managed desktop services to the EDF Energy until the end of 2015. A total of 150 Capgemini employees will work on the contract.
Capgemini UK PLC
£1,636m£77m8,16915
27 Nov 2014Acquires Source Eight - Consultancy Services Services Expansion - £2.2bn TurnoverBristol-headquartered Mitie Group, the strategic outsourcing company, has acquired a majority stake in Source Eight, the real estate, technology and risk management consultancy, for up to £15.45m in total, subject to performance. The acquisition will enable Mitie to significantly build upon its consultancy services offering.
MITIE Group Plc
£2,221m£83m72,24891
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Headquarters & Premises

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Office Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
26 Nov 2014£6m Office Sale - Investment Plans - New Mixed-use DevelopmentGMI Developments has sold its 52,494 sq ft office scheme in Shipley, West Yorkshire, to an un-named overseas investor for £5.95m. The company will retain ownership of an adjoining site and is drawing up proposals to turn the site into a significant mixed use development.
GMI Developments Limited
£5m£-0.2m21
120 Nov 2014US Company Expands Rapidly - Opens London Premises - Creates JobsNew York, US-based LiveIntent, an email marketing specialist, has opened its first international operation, with new premises in London, creating employment opportunities. The company has grown 20,900% in three years and is one of the fastest growing firms in New York.
LiveIntent Limited
1
124 Nov 2014Relocating European Headquarters - £3m Turnover Expected - Potential New JobsShandong Yonghe Precision Metal Co is to move its European headquarters from Tamworth, Staffordshire to a new office and warehouse facility in Burton-on-Trent following two years of substantial growth. Annual turnover is expected to reach £3m in 2015. New jobs are expected as a result of business growth.
Yonghe Precise Metals Europe Ltd
1
124 Nov 2014Office Expansion - Potential New Jobs - £190m TurnoverMacmillan Cancer Support has taken a further 5,800 sq ft of space at The Waterfront office complex in Shipley, West Yorkshire, increasing its total occupation to 45% of the building. It is anticipated that new jobs could be created as a result of the expansion. The charity has a turnover of £189.7m.
Macmillan Cancer Relief
£190m1,2281
124 Nov 2014New £8m Headquarters - Consolidating 7 Sites - £200,000 Cost SavingsHumberside Police is consolidating a number of departments at seven different sites into a new £8m base in Melton. The new building, which will save the force £200,000 a year, is expected to be fully operational after Christmas 2014.
Humberside Police
3
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Headquarters & Premises

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Industrial Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 Nov 2014£750,000 Investment - New International Contracts - 40 Jobs CreatedUnipart Rail has created 40 jobs after investing £750,000 to expand its facilities in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, and take on new contracts from major customers in Europe and Japan, including Siemens and Hitachi. The expansion was supported with £112,500 of funding from the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership.
Unipart Rail Limited
£196m£7m8253
20 Nov 2014£500,000 Investment in Machinery - Bank Funding Secured - Recruitment PlansRadshape Sheet Metal, a Birmingham manufacturer of precision sheet metal parts, has invested in new machinery and diversified into new sectors, after securing £500,000 funding from Lloyds Bank. Radshape has an annual turnover of £4m and employs 70 people. It plans to recruit additional staff to support growth.
Radshape Sheet Metal Limited
1
20 Nov 2014£1.3m Investment - Production Capacity Doubled - New Jobs Created - £125,000 Funding SecuredChemical firm Nippon Gohsei is expanding its manufacturing site and creating new jobs in Hull. The company has invested £1.3m into the site, after securing £125,000 funding from Humber Local Enterprise Partnership. The investment will create 5 jobs and will double existing production capacity.
Nippon Gohsei Uk Ltd.
£93m£17m1021
120 Nov 2014£1.1m Grant Secured - New Manufacturing Premises - Creating 80 JobsHyspec, an oil and gas engineering firm, intends to create 84 new jobs over a five-year period, as part of a multimillion-pound expansion. After securing a £1.1m government grant, the company is relocating to new premises in Kilmarnock, Scotland and aims to increase revenue by 100%.
Hyspec Engineering Holdings Limited
£12m£0.5m1271
20 Nov 2014New UK Jobs - Contracts Secured in Far East - New Facility in South AfricaHunting, an international energy services provider, is adding to its engineering team in Aberdeen, to support expansion plans in Norway, the Far East and South Africa. The £804m turnover company recently secured contracts in the Far East worth 18m dollars and has established a new facility in South Africa.
Hunting PLC
£804m£83m3,8233
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Headquarters & Premises

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Retail Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Nov 2014£29m Investment Planned - Major Retail Development - Potential New JobsThe Crown Estate is planning to invest £29m in the redevelopment of the Silverlink Shopping Centre in Newcastle. The company plans to replace a former Travelodge with 102,000 sq ft of new retail accommodation. The development would create employment opportunities.
The Crown Estate
1
124 Nov 2014UK Expansion - 3,500 sq ft Store Opening - New JobsAs part of its expansion across the UK, Homestyle Operations is opening a 3,500sq ft Cargo homewares store in Tamworth, West Midlands, creating 6 jobs. Cargo, which is part of the Steinhoff group, has more than 40 stores across southern England, with new ones recently opening in the Midlands.
Homestyle Operations Limited
£449m£14m2,62311
127 Nov 2014Store Opened in Brixham - New Jobs - £7m TurnoverSurf and leisurewear chain Saltrock has opened a new store in Brixham, Devon, creating new jobs. The Exeter-headquartered retailer has a turnover of £7.24m.
Saltrock Surfwear Limited
£7m£0.2m1
20 Nov 2014Rapid Growth - Sales Exceed £100m - Opening Stores in UK and Poland - Creating JobsMountain Warehouse?s sales have exceeded £100m, helped by a rapid store-opening programme which has created 200 jobs. Profits have increased from £1.9m to £3.2m. The fast-growing outdoor retailer is targeting a UK branch network of 200 by Christmas 2014 and is also expanding overseas, with new branches in Poland.
Mountain Warehouse Limited
£89m£9m1,21528
125 Nov 2014Opening New Supermarket - Creating 30 JobsDiscount supermarket chain Aldi is opening a 1,000sqm store in the Plymouth, creating 34 new jobs.
Aldi Stores Limited
£5,272m£271m11,839378
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Headquarters & Premises

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Educational Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
27 Nov 2014Growth Funding Secured - New Training Academy - 150 New JobsBAE Systems is to build a new £5m national training academy at Humberside Airport. Supported through the Regional Growth Fund, BAE Systems will train apprentices at the academy. The investment will create 150 new jobs over three years.
BAE Systems PLC
£16,864m£695m84,60053
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Headquarters & Premises

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Leisure Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 Nov 2014£150,000 Pub Refurbishment - Creating New JobsSpirit Pub Company is investing £150,000 to refurbish The Earl Beatty pub in Kingston upon Thames, London. The pub, which will re-open in December 2014, is recruiting 8 new full and part time staff.
Spirit Pub Company Plc
£758m£86m16,8001
27 Nov 2014International Growth Strategy - Opening UK Sites - Creating JobsLondon-headquartered Crepeaffaire, the all-day crepe concept, is opening its 10th UK site in Chiswick, west London imminently, with further outlets in Bristol, Birmingham and Islington opening in 2015. Outlets will also open in Amsterdam, Dubai and Kuwait in 2015. The expansion will create new jobs.
Crepeaffaire Limited
1
26 Nov 2014Dorking Travelodge Refurbished - £57m Nationwide Investment - 470 LocationsHotel chain Travelodge has completely renovated its hotel in Dorking, Surrey, as part of a £57m nationwide investment scheme. Oxfordshire-headquartered Travelodge Hotels has a turnover of £331.7m and 3,400 employees. It is the UK's largest independent hotel chain with 470 locations.
Travelodge Hotels Ltd
£332m£3m3,395470
20 Nov 2014Cineworld Development - 7 New Restaurants - 250 New JobsCitygrove is to start construction of a multi-million pound leisure complex in Loughborough, Leicestershire, in January 2015. The development will include a Cineworld cinema and 7 restaurants. The complex is expected to open at Easter 2016, providing 250 jobs.
Citygrove Securities PLC
£5m£0.4m52
327 Nov 2014Business Expansion - 3 New Hotels In Scotland - Creating Jobs - £238m TurnoverAccor is to open three more hotels in Scotland as part of its growth plans, increasing its portfolio in Scotland to 21. The £238m turnover company is opening a new Mercure hotel in Edinburgh, an Adagio aparthotel in Edinburgh, and an Ibis Styles hotel in Glasgow where 25 jobs will be created in 2015.
Accor UK Business & Leisure Hotels Ltd
£238m£27m2,18121
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Headquarters & Premises

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Hotel Development Projects

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
327 Nov 2014Business Expansion - 3 New Hotels In Scotland - Creating Jobs - £238m TurnoverAccor is to open three more hotels in Scotland as part of its growth plans, increasing its portfolio in Scotland to 21. The £238m turnover company is opening a new Mercure hotel in Edinburgh, an Adagio aparthotel in Edinburgh, and an Ibis Styles hotel in Glasgow where 25 jobs will be created in 2015.
Accor UK Business & Leisure Hotels Ltd
£238m£27m2,18121
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Headquarters & Premises

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Call Centres

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 Nov 2014Creating Jobs in Yorkshire - Call Centre Expansion - £1.3m LossOutsourcing firm Mitie's operations in Yorkshire are performing well. The company's Leeds-based national call centre is expanding rapidly and Mitie is increasing its staff numbers in the county. Mitie recorded a loss of £1.3m in the six months to September 2014 but has now exited its loss making businesses.
MITIE Group Plc
£2,221m£83m72,24891
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Growth

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Turnover Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 Nov 2014£1.1m Grant Secured - New Manufacturing Premises - Creating 80 JobsHyspec, an oil and gas engineering firm, intends to create 84 new jobs over a five-year period, as part of a multimillion-pound expansion. After securing a £1.1m government grant, the company is relocating to new premises in Kilmarnock, Scotland and aims to increase revenue by 100%.
Hyspec Engineering Holdings Limited
£12m£0.5m1271
20 Nov 2014Turnover up 80.23% to £37.53m - Employee Numbers up to 115 - Actively RecruitingExpert Tooling & Automation, who are engaged in the design and manufacture of special purpose machinery, have grown turnover over 80% to £37.53m. Employee numbers have increased by over 32% to 115 and the company are actively recruiting for a number of engineering roles including Electrical Design Engineers and Managers and Mechanical Design Engineers. Angelo Luciano is Managing Director.
Expert Tooling & Automation Limited
£38m£3m1151
27 Nov 2014Turnover up 62.37% to £7.39m - Possible Employement OpportunitiesSurry based legal practice management software and associated solutions company Advanced Legal, operate from 7 UK offices and have grown turnover over 60% to £7.39m and grown employee numbers to 180. The company's continued growth could lead to employment opportunities.
Legal Solutions Limited
£7m£-1.4m1807
20 Nov 2014Turnover up 57.88% to £20.54m - Employee Numbers up to 100 - New BuildingElectroimpact, providers of engineering services and equipment to the aerospace industry, have grown turnover 57.88% to £20.54m and increased employee numbers by more than 5% to 100. The company are currently constructing a new building, Building F, providing additional assembly and buyoff space which is due for completion in December 2014. The company's growth could lead to employment opportunities. Peter Zieve is Chief Executive Officer
Electroimpact Uk Limited
£21m£4m1001
20 Nov 2014Turnover up 46.89% to £10.17m - Employee Numbers up 30% to 70 - Employment OpportunitiesCambridge based Software development and IT consultancy, Spiral Software, has grown turnover 46.89% to £10.17m and increased employee numbers by nearly 30% to 70. The company are looking for exceptional people to join them to assist with their continued growth.
Spiral Software Limited
£10m£1m703
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New Business Wins & Company Awards

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Contracts, Orders

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 Nov 2014£750,000 Investment - New International Contracts - 40 Jobs CreatedUnipart Rail has created 40 jobs after investing £750,000 to expand its facilities in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, and take on new contracts from major customers in Europe and Japan, including Siemens and Hitachi. The expansion was supported with £112,500 of funding from the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership.
Unipart Rail Limited
£196m£7m8253
25 Nov 2014£5m Contract Extension Secured - 100 Jobs Secured - Expansion in Education SectorOutsourcing company Mitie has secured a £5m extension to its contract to provide integrated facilities management to two Durham University campuses. A team of 100 people will deliver services such as cleaning and total security management. The contract award builds on Mitie's expertise in the education sector.
MITIE Group Plc
£2,221m£83m72,24891
24 Nov 2014£365m Contract - £16.86bn Turnover - 53 UK LocationsDefence firm BAE Systems has agreed a £365m contract as part of a deal to provide Eurofighter Typhoon jets with a new kind of radar. The jets are produced by BAE Systems, Airbus and Finmeccanica. BAE Systems has 53 UK locations, turnover of £16.86bn and 84,600 employees.
BAE Systems PLC
£16,864m£695m84,60053
27 Nov 2014£3.2bn Contract Secured - 2,600 Job Losses - Diffiult Economic ConditionsEngine maker Rolls-Royce has secured a £3.2bn contract with Delta Air Lines. However, Rolls-Royce is cutting 2,600 jobs over an 18 month period at its Derby and Bristol plants because of difficult economic conditions. It has ruled out growth in 2014 due to the impact of defence spending cuts and Russian sanctions.
Rolls-Royce PLC
£15,513m£1,536m55,2001
26 Nov 2014£250m International Contract Secured - 500 Jobs Secured - £910.6m TurnoverSelex ES has secured a £250m contract to make an upgraded radar for Typhoon jets, securing 500 jobs at its Edinburgh base. The four European countries which build the fighter are spending an extra £1bn on equipment upgrades. Selex ES has turnover of £910.6m and 4,500 employees.
Selex ES Ltd
£911m4,5215
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New Business Wins & Company Awards

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Awards

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Nov 2014National Award Secured - 20 Apprenticeships - £33.5m TurnoverSouthampton-based Griffon Hoverwork, the largest producer of production hovercraft in the world, was named medium-sized Employer of the Year 2014 in the National Apprenticeship Awards. The £33.5m turnover company has provided employment and career opportunities to 20 people in 2014. It employs around 200 staff.
Griffon Hoverwork Limited
£34m£1m1882
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Mergers & Acquisitions

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Mergers, Acquisitions & Flotations

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Nov 2014£5.6bn Takeover By Aviva - Major Business Gains - 4,000 EmployeesSurrey-based insurer Friends Life is being acquired by London-based rival Aviva for £5.6bn. The combined firm will be the UK's largest insurance, savings and asset management business with 16 million customers and a market value of around £20bn, allowing it to compete with Axa of France and Allianz of Germany. Friends has 4,000 staff worldwide.
Friends Life Group Plc
£10,988m3,8823
27 Nov 2014£5.6bn Investment - Acquiring Friends Life - Major Competitive GainsLondon-based insurance company Aviva is acquiring rival insurer Friends Life for £5.6bn. The combined firm will be the UK's largest insurance, savings and asset management business with 16 million customers and a market value of around £20bn, allowing it to compete with Axa of France and Allianz of Germany. Aviva employs 27,700 globally and 5,200 in UK.
Aviva PLC
£39,311m33,1221
27 Nov 2014£2.7m Expansion - Acquires Two Companies - Further Growth OpportunitiesLeeds based Chippindale Plant has expanded through the acquisition of Stockport-based Wilmslow Plant and AG Site Services of Carrington, Greater Manchester, for £2.7m. The investment broadens Chippindale's range of services and opens up new opportunities for growth.
Chippindale Plant Limited
£12m£1.0m865
27 Nov 2014US Merger Plans - Expands Africa Alliance - Expansion in FinlandLaw firm Eversheds is planning to expand into the US through a merger with a US firm. It has also expanded in Finland, in a contract with firm Juridia BŁtzow which is now known as JB Eversheds, while in Africa, it has expanded its Africa Law Institute from 15 firms to a total of 37.
Eversheds LLP
£376m£118m2,73410
27 Nov 2014New Recruitment Firm Launched - Focus On Biotech, Pharma & Medical - Business GrowthSTR Group, the Hampshire-based recruiter specialising in technical and professional jobs, has added a new brand, Biovere Resourcing, to its portfolio of staffing providers. Biovere Resourcing will provide recruitment services within the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical devices sectors. STR generates turnover of GBP 20.95m.
STR Limited
£21m£0.3m1021
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Budgets & Expenditure

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IT

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Nov 2014Moving IT to South Africa - Computacenter Outsourcing Contract - Operational GainsHouse builder Crest Nicholson is moving most of its IT services to South Africa as part of an IT services contract with Computacenter, in order to secure cost savings and gain increased flexibility to meet changing business demands. Surrey-headquartered Crest Nicholson has turnover of £525.7m and 600 employees.
Crest Nicholson PLC
£526m£61m6177
25 Nov 2014Investing In Business Growth - 42 Jobs Created - Turnover Increased To GBP 17.5mEDM Group, an information management business services provider, has invested in premises, facilities, technology and staff as part of an on-going business growth strategy. The Wolverhampton, West Midlands-headquartered company has increased its workforce by 14%, from 298 to 340 and turnover has increased by 9% to GBP 17.5m. It has offices in London, Leeds, Lancashire, Cheshire, Essex and Hampshire and also has operations in the US and Barbados. The provision of sale of document management systems and document conversion services.
EDM Group Limited
£22m£3m5377
26 Nov 2014European Centres To Close - 23 UK Jobs Lost - Smaller Sites AffectedOracle, the Berkshire-based technology company, is closing all of its European support centres with less than 100 staff. 450 global jobs are expected to be lost, which equates to around 23 UK jobs. The company employs 4,676 UK staff and generates turnover of GBP 681m.
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
£681m4,6763
20 Nov 2014Digital Managing Director Appointed - Expansion of News WebsitesThe Midland News Association has appointed Andy Hill as Managing Director to lead the expansion of its digital operation, which includes the Shropshire Star and Express & Star websites. Mr Hill will take up his new role on 26 January 2015.
Midland News Association Limited(The)
£40m£-3.3m6371
26 Nov 2014Digital Director Appointed - Service Developments - International ExpansionDigital media agency 7thingsmedia has appointed Zeeshan Mallick as digital director as part of a strategy to develop digital media channels. 7thingsmedia, which has offices in London, New York and Singapore, is also planning to expand further internationally.
7thingsmedia Ltd
1
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Companies Receiving Investment

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Venture Capital

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 Nov 2014E-commerce Firm Raises £16m - US Export Plans - Opening European Offices - New Jobs ExpectedQubit Digital, a London start-up, has raised £16m to export its technology, which allows businesses to personalise their websites for individual customers, to the US. Qubit also plans to open new offices in Europe and invest in technology development. The investment is expected to create new jobs.
Qubit Digital Ltd
1
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Companies Receiving Investment

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Private Equity / Bank Funding

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 Nov 2014£750,000 Investment - New International Contracts - 40 Jobs CreatedUnipart Rail has created 40 jobs after investing £750,000 to expand its facilities in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, and take on new contracts from major customers in Europe and Japan, including Siemens and Hitachi. The expansion was supported with £112,500 of funding from the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership.
Unipart Rail Limited
£196m£7m8253
27 Nov 2014£56m Investment in North Wales - 6,000 Jobs Secured - Business GrowthAirbus, the French aerospace firm, is investing £56m, with additional support from the Welsh government, in research, development and training at its factory in Flintshire, North Wales. The investment will secure the plants 6,000 jobs and help make the company more competitive. The firm currently employs 9,010 people in the UK.
Airbus UK Ltd
£3,800m£113m9,0102
20 Nov 2014£500,000 Investment in Machinery - Bank Funding Secured - Recruitment PlansRadshape Sheet Metal, a Birmingham manufacturer of precision sheet metal parts, has invested in new machinery and diversified into new sectors, after securing £500,000 funding from Lloyds Bank. Radshape has an annual turnover of £4m and employs 70 people. It plans to recruit additional staff to support growth.
Radshape Sheet Metal Limited
1
20 Nov 2014£245,000 Grant Secured - £1.7m Investment Programme - New Service Launched - 11 New jobsNottingham engineering firm, Hucknall Sheet Metal Engineering, is expanding into new markets and recruiting 11 new staff in a £1.7m investment programme. The company, which has 27 employees, has invested in new machinery and has launched a new venture called Microjet Precision Services after securing a £245,000 grant.
Hucknall Sheet Metal Engineering Limited
1
20 Nov 2014£1.3m Investment - Production Capacity Doubled - New Jobs Created - £125,000 Funding SecuredChemical firm Nippon Gohsei is expanding its manufacturing site and creating new jobs in Hull. The company has invested £1.3m into the site, after securing £125,000 funding from Humber Local Enterprise Partnership. The investment will create 5 jobs and will double existing production capacity.
Nippon Gohsei Uk Ltd.
£93m£17m1021
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Performance & Profits

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Profits

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 Nov 2014Rapid Growth - Sales Exceed £100m - Opening Stores in UK and Poland - Creating JobsMountain Warehouse?s sales have exceeded £100m, helped by a rapid store-opening programme which has created 200 jobs. Profits have increased from £1.9m to £3.2m. The fast-growing outdoor retailer is targeting a UK branch network of 200 by Christmas 2014 and is also expanding overseas, with new branches in Poland.
Mountain Warehouse Limited
£89m£9m1,21528
20 Nov 2014Profits and revenues rise - Possible negative cost riskAirbus has recorded a rise in profits for the first nine months of the year with underlying earnings up 12% to ?2.59bn for the nine-month period, revenues up 4% to ?40.5bn, and net income up 16% to ?1.399bn. The company has highlighted a negative cost and risk evolution for its delayed A400M transport aircraft, and it will account for any future impact in its full-year results to be published early next year. Harald Wilhelm is Finance Director
Airbus UK Ltd
£3,800m£113m9,0102
26 Nov 2014Profits Fall To £138m - Revenues Increased to £947.6m - Management RestructuringWest Midlands-based water company Severn Trent's half-year profits have fallen from £191.2m to £138.2m. However the previous year's figures were inflated by a tax windfall. Revenues have increased from £922.4m to £947.6m. The company is consulting with 500 middle managers over job losses.
Severn Trent Plc
£1,857m7,9922
20 Nov 2014Profit Fall By 10.5% - High Investment Costs - Sales Up 3%Majestic Wine's profits fell by 10.5% to £8.5m in the 2014 first-half, following higher investment costs and weaker demand for the Bordeaux 2013 vintage. However, total sales increased by 2.8% to £133.8m, as the wine warehouse chain attracted new customers and people paid more for its offerings.
Majestic Wine PLC
£278m£24m1,049165
26 Nov 2014Issues Fourth Profit Warning - Adverse Market Conditions - 40,000 EmployeesBritish Gas owner Centrica to issue its fourth profits warning of the year. Annual profits will be £100m lower than expected following to unseasonably mild temperatures and lost income from nuclear plants being offline. Windsor-based Centrica employs around 40,000 staff.
Centrica PLC
£26,571m£1,892m36,9661
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Performance & Profits

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Business Performance

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
27 Nov 2014£56m Investment in North Wales - 6,000 Jobs Secured - Business GrowthAirbus, the French aerospace firm, is investing £56m, with additional support from the Welsh government, in research, development and training at its factory in Flintshire, North Wales. The investment will secure the plants 6,000 jobs and help make the company more competitive. The firm currently employs 9,010 people in the UK.
Airbus UK Ltd
£3,800m£113m9,0102
27 Nov 2014£3.2bn Contract Secured - 2,600 Job Losses - Diffiult Economic ConditionsEngine maker Rolls-Royce has secured a £3.2bn contract with Delta Air Lines. However, Rolls-Royce is cutting 2,600 jobs over an 18 month period at its Derby and Bristol plants because of difficult economic conditions. It has ruled out growth in 2014 due to the impact of defence spending cuts and Russian sanctions.
Rolls-Royce PLC
£15,513m£1,536m55,2001
20 Nov 2014US Company Expands Rapidly - Opens London Premises - Creates JobsNew York, US-based LiveIntent, an email marketing specialist, has opened its first international operation, with new premises in London, creating employment opportunities. The company has grown 20,900% in three years and is one of the fastest growing firms in New York.
LiveIntent Limited
1
26 Nov 2014Targeting Larger Contracts - Recruiting Staff - Turnover Up 25% to £2.8mDurham-based Dunelm Geotechnical and Environmental is growing strongly after a grant from Investment for Growth helped it secure ISO accreditations and target larger contracts. The company now employs more than 30 workers and turnover has increased 25% to £2.8m. It is now actively recruiting to expand its team.
Dunelm Geotechnical & Environmental Limited
1
20 Nov 2014Strong Free Range Egg Sales - 250% Growth - £14m TurnoverYorkshire Farmhouse Eggs has significantly increased its sales of free range eggs in local supermarkets. The company, which has two farms in Thirsk, Yorkshire, has increased its sales by 250% in the five years to 2014. It has a turnover of £14m and around 40 employees.
Yorkshire Farmhouse Eggs Limited
£14m£0.8m361
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Products and Services

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 Nov 2014£245,000 Grant Secured - £1.7m Investment Programme - New Service Launched - 11 New jobsNottingham engineering firm, Hucknall Sheet Metal Engineering, is expanding into new markets and recruiting 11 new staff in a £1.7m investment programme. The company, which has 27 employees, has invested in new machinery and has launched a new venture called Microjet Precision Services after securing a £245,000 grant.
Hucknall Sheet Metal Engineering Limited
1
27 Nov 2014£2.7m Expansion - Acquires Two Companies - Further Growth OpportunitiesLeeds based Chippindale Plant has expanded through the acquisition of Stockport-based Wilmslow Plant and AG Site Services of Carrington, Greater Manchester, for £2.7m. The investment broadens Chippindale's range of services and opens up new opportunities for growth.
Chippindale Plant Limited
£12m£1.0m865
27 Nov 2014Pharmaceutical Industry Partnership - Making Drugs Affordable - £120m Mental Health InvestmentNHS England is planning to work more closely with the pharmaceutical industry in an effort to make precision medicines more affordable for the NHS. £120m in investment is also planned for mental health services.
NHS England
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27 Nov 2014New Recruitment Firm Launched - Focus On Biotech, Pharma & Medical - Business GrowthSTR Group, the Hampshire-based recruiter specialising in technical and professional jobs, has added a new brand, Biovere Resourcing, to its portfolio of staffing providers. Biovere Resourcing will provide recruitment services within the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical devices sectors. STR generates turnover of GBP 20.95m.
STR Limited
£21m£0.3m1021
20 Nov 2014Creating 300 Jobs - £190m Investment - Increasing Production - Engine Development ProgrammeFord is investing £190m to create low-carbon engines at its Dagenham plant. The move will create 318 jobs at the Essex-based factory. This is the second phase in Ford's plan to produce greener engines.
Ford Motor Co Ltd
£9,248m£171m10,12420
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Ecommerce

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 Nov 2014E-commerce Firm Raises £16m - US Export Plans - Opening European Offices - New Jobs ExpectedQubit Digital, a London start-up, has raised £16m to export its technology, which allows businesses to personalise their websites for individual customers, to the US. Qubit also plans to open new offices in Europe and invest in technology development. The investment is expected to create new jobs.
Qubit Digital Ltd
1
24 Nov 2014Click-and-collect Service Launched - Extends Global ReachIndependent etail portal Farfetch has launched a click-and-collect service allowing shoppers to order goods from one store and collect it from one of 100 independent boutiques across the world. Farfetch gives shoppers access to clothing and accessories from 2,500 brands in 300 stores in 26 countries.
Farfetch UK Limited
£23m£-6.4m712
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Sales

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 Nov 2014Strong Free Range Egg Sales - 250% Growth - £14m TurnoverYorkshire Farmhouse Eggs has significantly increased its sales of free range eggs in local supermarkets. The company, which has two farms in Thirsk, Yorkshire, has increased its sales by 250% in the five years to 2014. It has a turnover of £14m and around 40 employees.
Yorkshire Farmhouse Eggs Limited
£14m£0.8m361
27 Nov 2014Sales Manager Appointed - Business GrowthWest Midlands estate agency Hawkesford has appointed Adam Finn as sales manager, based at its head office in Leamington. The appointment follows rapid growth in the firm's auction and new home department.
Hawkesford (Warwickshire) Limited
1
20 Nov 2014Rapid Growth - Sales Exceed £100m - Opening Stores in UK and Poland - Creating JobsMountain Warehouse?s sales have exceeded £100m, helped by a rapid store-opening programme which has created 200 jobs. Profits have increased from £1.9m to £3.2m. The fast-growing outdoor retailer is targeting a UK branch network of 200 by Christmas 2014 and is also expanding overseas, with new branches in Poland.
Mountain Warehouse Limited
£89m£9m1,21528
20 Nov 2014Profit Fall By 10.5% - High Investment Costs - Sales Up 3%Majestic Wine's profits fell by 10.5% to £8.5m in the 2014 first-half, following higher investment costs and weaker demand for the Bordeaux 2013 vintage. However, total sales increased by 2.8% to £133.8m, as the wine warehouse chain attracted new customers and people paid more for its offerings.
Majestic Wine PLC
£278m£24m1,049165
20 Nov 2014New Contracts - Business Expansion - Recruiting Sales and Engineering StaffGlossop, Derbyshire-based TH Plastics is hiring three new members of staff as part of the expansion of its sales and engineering divisions. The new appointments will increase staff headcount to 17. The company has secured significant contracts, with more due by the year's end.
T H Plastics Limited
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International

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 Nov 2014£750,000 Investment - New International Contracts - 40 Jobs CreatedUnipart Rail has created 40 jobs after investing £750,000 to expand its facilities in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, and take on new contracts from major customers in Europe and Japan, including Siemens and Hitachi. The expansion was supported with £112,500 of funding from the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership.
Unipart Rail Limited
£196m£7m8253
26 Nov 2014£250m International Contract Secured - 500 Jobs Secured - £910.6m TurnoverSelex ES has secured a £250m contract to make an upgraded radar for Typhoon jets, securing 500 jobs at its Edinburgh base. The four European countries which build the fighter are spending an extra £1bn on equipment upgrades. Selex ES has turnover of £910.6m and 4,500 employees.
Selex ES Ltd
£911m4,5215
27 Nov 2014US Merger Plans - Expands Africa Alliance - Expansion in FinlandLaw firm Eversheds is planning to expand into the US through a merger with a US firm. It has also expanded in Finland, in a contract with firm Juridia BŁtzow which is now known as JB Eversheds, while in Africa, it has expanded its Africa Law Institute from 15 firms to a total of 37.
Eversheds LLP
£376m£118m2,73410
20 Nov 2014US Company Expands Rapidly - Opens London Premises - Creates JobsNew York, US-based LiveIntent, an email marketing specialist, has opened its first international operation, with new premises in London, creating employment opportunities. The company has grown 20,900% in three years and is one of the fastest growing firms in New York.
LiveIntent Limited
1
20 Nov 2014Rapid Growth - Sales Exceed £100m - Opening Stores in UK and Poland - Creating JobsMountain Warehouse?s sales have exceeded £100m, helped by a rapid store-opening programme which has created 200 jobs. Profits have increased from £1.9m to £3.2m. The fast-growing outdoor retailer is targeting a UK branch network of 200 by Christmas 2014 and is also expanding overseas, with new branches in Poland.
Mountain Warehouse Limited
£89m£9m1,21528
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