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People & Jobs

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Job Gains / Losses

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
14017 Apr 2014Up To 140 Jobs Lost - 3 Distribution Centres Closed - Profit To IncreasePaperlinx, the Northamptonshire-based paper merchant, is planning to cut 75 jobs, mainly in its commercial print operations. The company has also closed its Nottingham, Leeds and Sheffield distribution centres, with the loss of 65 jobs, in an effort to return to profitability. The company is led by CEO Andrew Price.
Paperlinx (Europe) Limited
1m1,2202
17 Apr 2014UK and International Growth - New Jobs Created - GBP 40m TurnoverNottingham-headquartered Lawrence Automotive Interiors has increased its workforce by 65% to 109 to support business growth. The company manufactures decorative trim components at its base in China and supplies the global Automotive Industry. Turnover has increased to GBP 40m.
Lawrence Automotive Interiors (VMC) Limited
40m-4.8m1091
33318 Apr 2014UK Expansion - 333 New Jobs - Opening Customer Service CentreUS headquartered Convergys is opening a customer service centre in Londonderry in June 2014 in collaboration with phone network EE, creating 300 call centre jobs ranging from operators to managerial positions. It will be the 10th UK location for the company, which operates 150 customer service centres across North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Convergys CMG UK has turnover of GBP 42.6m and 660 employees.
Convergys CMG UK Limited
43m-0.5m66110
16217 Apr 2014Turnover growth - Employee GrowthLAF Holdings Limited has invested significantly in personnel, with staff headcount growing from 500 to 660, while turnover has grown by almost 30% from GBP 226m to GBP 292m. The company, headquartered in Oswestry, Shropshire, is the holding company for a number of animal feed producers, including Lloyds Animal Feeds. Lloyds operates four feed mills across the UK.
Laf Holdings Limited
292m14m6601
1117 Apr 2014Turnover Up 11% - Employee Numbers Up 10% - New Wiltshire JobsRoss Healthcare, the Derbyshire-based residential nursing care business, has experienced turnover growth of 11%, from GBP 15.4m to GBP 17.1m. Employee numbers have grown 10% from 581 to 637. The company, also known as Majesticare, has created 11 jobs at its Blenheim House development in Wiltshire.
Ross Healthcare Limited
17m3m6372
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People & Jobs

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Management Moves

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
18 Apr 2014UK Expansion - 333 New Jobs - Opening Customer Service CentreUS headquartered Convergys is opening a customer service centre in Londonderry in June 2014 in collaboration with phone network EE, creating 300 call centre jobs ranging from operators to managerial positions. It will be the 10th UK location for the company, which operates 150 customer service centres across North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Convergys CMG UK has turnover of GBP 42.6m and 660 employees.
Convergys CMG UK Limited
43m-0.5m66110
22 Apr 2014Sales Team Expansion - New Sales Manager - UK Growth TargetedFrima, the London-based manufacturer of cooking appliances, is targeting UK growth with the appointment of Matthew O Hagan as its new Regional Sales Manager. The company has seen strong demand for its multifunctional cooking units in Europe and is aiming to replicate this success in the UK.
Frima UK Limited
1
22 Apr 2014Sales Team Expansion - 2 Managers Promoted - New Products - Busienss GrowthScanSource, the Surrey-based communications firm, has expanded its sales team with the promotion of 2 of its Sales Manager in addition to new hires. The new jobs come as the firm launches its new FastPath partner enablement program. The company is led by MD Rudy De Meirsman.
Scansource Europe Limited
319
222 Apr 2014New Executives - Company Rebranding - Website Upgrade - Business GrowthPeach Telecom, the Hampshire-based telecommunications firm, has promoted Andy Miles to the new role of Sales Director, Tom Houston as Head of Mid-Market and Lauren McManus as Marketing Executive. The company is rebranding and launching a new website, in order to incorporate its new managed IT offering. The firm is led by CEO Darren Scott-Healey.
Peach Telecom Limited
8m0.3m721
117 Apr 2014New Chief Marketing Officer - International Expansion - Business GrowthE-Commera, the London-based e-commerce software provider, has hired Kevin Sterneckert as its new Chief Marketing Officer. The appointment comes as art of the firms plans to expand its brand internationally. The company, turnover 17.8m, employs 178 staff.
E-Commera Holdings Limited
18m-4.5m1781
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People & Jobs

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Outsourcing

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
19 Apr 2014Set To Secure Call Centre Contract - Worth Up To GBP 7m - Business GrowthSerco, the international outsourcing group with a base in Hampshire, is set to secure a contract with Suffolk NHS, which is creating a single care co-ordination centre to be run by the group. The contract could be worth up to GBP 7m. The firm has a turnover of GBP 4.9bn and currently employs over 96,000 staff.
Serco Group PLC
4,913m288m96,1132
17 Apr 2014Major Outsoucring Plans - 1,500 Jobs Cut - GBP 100m Savings SoughtWorcestershire County Council is planning to cut 1,500 jobs in a bid to save GBP 100m in costs. The council is planning to outsource some services in a new operating model where essential services will be retained, while almost all other operations will be contracted to outside firms.
Worcestershire County Council
1
3124 Apr 201431 Jobs at risk - Outsourcing - Business restructureTrowbridge based Danone Baby Nutrition, is outsourcing its careline and consumer support services to a london company. The staff have been given the option to transfer to the london company, apply for other jobs within Danone or take redundancies. The site currently employs 264 staff, the company has 15 locations and a turnover of GBP 236.89m
Danone Limited
237m25m1051
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Headquarters & Premises

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Office Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
124 Apr 2014Relocates To 5,255 sq ft Offices - Rapid Business Growth - New Jobs AnticipatedOakbrook Finance, an expanding consumer finance provider, has taken a 5,255 sq ft office suite in Nottingham after outgrowing its existing premises in the city as a result of rapid business growth. The new premises provide longer-term expansion opportunities and will accommodate further growth in the companys 35-strong team of staff.
Oakbrook Finance Limited
1
124 Apr 2014New premises - New jobs - Business growthHarrogate based accountancy firm, CCF is moving to new premises to accommodate its growing team. The new premises still based in Harrogate will allow the firm to create 2 new jobs.
CCF Accountancy Limited
1
123 Apr 2014New premises - New jobs - Business expansionLeicester based safety deposit box company, Mint Safety Deposit Boxes Ltd is expanding into new premises and creating 6 new jobs. The firm will open its new Belgrave site in June 2014.
Mint Safety Deposit Boxes Limited
1
122 Apr 2014New Office - 14 New Jobs - GBP 200,000 Investment - Welsh GovernmentLondon based law firm Gordon Dadds is opening a new office in Cardiff with GBP 200,000 from the Welsh Government. The funding will be used to create 14 new jobs.
Gordon Dadds Sp LLP
2
117 Apr 2014Increasing Turnover To GBP 50m - Premises Doubled In Size - New Jobs ExpectedEssendex, which provides SMS text messaging services for customers such as Virgin Media, has taken 5,000sq ft of additional space, doubling the size of its Nottingham office and providing room to increase its 40-strong team to 100. Essendex also employs 40 staff overseas. Staff numbers are expected to increase by more than a half over coming years and turnover is expected to increase from GBP 20m to GBP 50m by 2018.
Esendex Holdings Limited
8m0.5m431
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Headquarters & Premises

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Industrial Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
317 Apr 2014Up To 140 Jobs Lost - 3 Distribution Centres Closed - Profit To IncreasePaperlinx, the Northamptonshire-based paper merchant, is planning to cut 75 jobs, mainly in its commercial print operations. The company has also closed its Nottingham, Leeds and Sheffield distribution centres, with the loss of 65 jobs, in an effort to return to profitability. The company is led by CEO Andrew Price.
Paperlinx (Europe) Limited
1m1,2202
119 Apr 2014Swindon Distribution To Close - 70 Jobs Lost - Activities StreamlinedTriumph, the Somerset-based lingerie manufacturer, is to close its distribution centre in Swindon, resulting in a loss of 70 jobs. Its distribution services will now be situated in France. The company is streamlining its activities, focusing on reducing costs and efficiency, and currently has 152 employees.
Triumph International Limited
35m1m1527
123 Apr 2014Relocating to 7,300 sq ft Premises - Marketing Investment - New Website - Jobs ExpectedM&P Engineering (Midlands), a Telford, Shropshire steelwork fabrications manufacturer has secured bank funding to relocate to 7,300 sq ft premises in June 2014, double the size its current site. Sales are expected to increase to GBP 1m. New employment opportunities are expected as a result of the expansion. M&P is also investing in marketing and a new website.
M&P Engineering (Midlands) Limited
1
123 Apr 2014Invests GBP 35m Into Growth - Opening Peterborough Hub - Creating JobsYearsley Logistics, a Lancashire-headquartered frozen food distributor, is to build a 365,000 sq foot hub in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, in 2014, creating new jobs. The company has invested GBP 35m in recent years in its premises, lorry fleet and services. It has 13 depots nationwide, 1,030 employees and GBP 155.9m turnover.
Harry Yearsley Limited
156m7m1,02813
122 Apr 2014Acquires MOT facility - Business ExpansionLiverpool based rental, lease, maintenance and asset management business TIP Trailer Services has acquired a 22,000 sq ft MOT and testing facility in the Kirkby area of Liverpool. The site was purchased from VOSA and the firm plans to operate as a full trailer rental site later in 2014.
TIP Trailer Services
1
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Headquarters & Premises

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Retail Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
217 Apr 2014New stores - International Expansion - Business GrowthLondon based retailer, Uniqlo, owned by Fast Retailing wants to open more stores abroad as it sees turnover growth slow in its home market. The firm has opened its first store in Berlin, Germany and has another due to open in Paris, France. The firm currently employs 532 staff in 11 UK locations with a turnover of GBP 63.02m
Uniqlo (U.K.) Limited
63m-4.1m53211
17 Apr 2014New Rotherham Store - 15 New Jobs - Business GrowthPoundtretcher, the Leicester-based budget retailer, is to open a new store in Rotherham, Yorkshire, creating 15 new jobs. The opening comes as part of the firms expansion plans. Poundstretcher has a turnover of GBP 368m and employs over 6,000 staff.
Poundstretcher Ltd
368m-3.2m6,003325
123 Apr 2014New Jobs - New Store - Business Expansion - Ecommerce SiteGlasgow based independent retailer Sterling Furniture has created five new jobs to open an interior design hub at its Tillicoultry store. The firm employs 470 staff in 9 locations with a turnover of GBP 41.15m
Sterling Furniture Group Limited
41m1m4709
17 Apr 2014New Clothing Line - 100 New Jobs - London Store Planned - International GrowthBarrie Knitwear, the Scottish fashion firm which is owned by Chanel, is launching a new cashmere clothing line, allowing it to create 100 jobs. The company is also opening a Paris boutique, with a London store planned. The firms Sales Director is Clive Brown.
Barrie Knitwear Limited
25
17 Apr 2014International Expansion - Opening Stores In China - New ApprenticeshipsFurniture manufacturer Duresta Upholstery has opened a store in Beijing, China, where there is a growing market for its sofas and chairs, and is planning to open another store in Shanghai in 2014. The company exports to 65 countries. It employs approximately 200 staff at its headquarters in Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire and plans to recruit at least four apprentices in 2014. It has turnover of GBP 14.2m.
Duresta Upholstery Limited
14m0.3m1821
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Headquarters & Premises

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Healthcare Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
17 Apr 2014Turnover Up 11% - Employee Numbers Up 10% - New Wiltshire JobsRoss Healthcare, the Derbyshire-based residential nursing care business, has experienced turnover growth of 11%, from GBP 15.4m to GBP 17.1m. Employee numbers have grown 10% from 581 to 637. The company, also known as Majesticare, has created 11 jobs at its Blenheim House development in Wiltshire.
Ross Healthcare Limited
17m3m6372
22 Apr 2014New Cardiff Care Home - GBP 8.5m Project - Business ExpansionBarchester Healthcare, the London-based nursing home operator, is constructing a GBP 8.5m care home in Cardiff in agreement with Welsh property developer Castleoak. This will be the 9th project which the companies have worked on together. The project is led by Investment Director David Duncan.
Barchester Healthcare Limited
463m31m12,562160
122 Apr 2014New Cardiff Care Home - GBP 8.5m Project - Business ExpansionBarchester Healthcare, the London-based nursing home operator, is constructing a GBP 8.5m care home in Cardiff in agreement with Welsh property developer Castleoak. This will be the 9th project which the companies have worked on together. Castleoak is led by Managing Director Steve Bucknell.
Castleoak Holdings Limited
49m-0.2m14522
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Headquarters & Premises

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Public Service Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
122 Apr 2014Emirates Lounge Opening - 21 New Jobs - GBP 17m Investment ProgrammeAirline Emirates is opening a new dedicated lounge facility at Glasgow Airport in summer 2014 creating 21 jobs and providing business for local suppliers. The second phase of a GBP 17m investment programme at the airport is underway. With 30 airlines serving 100 destinations worldwide, Glasgow Airport is the principal long-haul airport in Scotland. It has a turnover of GBP 87m and 390 employees.
Glasgow Airport Limited
87m9m3862
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Headquarters & Premises

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Leisure Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
117 Apr 2014New Conference Centre - Up To 150 Jobs Expected - Business GrowthThe Celtic Manor Resort, based in South Wales, is to construct a new conference centre on site, creating up to 150 jobs. The centre will total 30,000 sq m and comes in response to demand for convention space in South Wales.
The Celtic Manor Resort Limited
1
22 Apr 2014Growth Capital Secured - 4 New Locations Planned - Busienss ExpansionCharterhouse Leisure, trading as restaurant chain Coal Grill & Bar, is to continue its expansion after securing additional growth capital. The funding will be used to launch 4 new locations, with 3 locations a year planned until 2017. The company is led by CEO John Gater.
Charterhouse Leisure Limited
8m0.1m2102
124 Apr 201460 New Jobs - New Premises - Business GrowthNottingham based French Restaurant, Le Bistrot Pierre is to open a new restaurant in Torquay creating 60 new jobs. The firm employs 223 staff in 11 locations with a turnover of GBP 11.06m
Le Bistrot Pierre Limited
11m0.9m22211
124 Apr 201435 New Jobs - New Premises - Business ExpansionEllesmere Port, Cheshire based american style diner, Ed's Easy Diner is to open its first South West branch in Plymouth and create 35 jobs. A new branch in Liverpool became its 24th nationwide earlier this month, and the company plans to grow its portfolio to 30 by the end of his year. The firm employs 93 staff in 25 locations with a turnover of GBP 9.41m
Ed's Easy Diner Group Limited
9m0.5m932
23 Apr 20141,250 New jobs - 25 New restaurants - Business expansionBrighton based UK restaurant chain Bills, plans to create 1,250 new jobs across 25 new sites in the next 12 months 2014/5, 3 new sites are due to open in June 2014. The firm currently employs 263 staff in 31 locations with a turnover of GBP 10m
Bills Restaurants Ltd.
10m0.9m26331
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Headquarters & Premises

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Call Centres

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Apr 2014Whitstable Call Centre - Turnover Up 141% to 15m - Employees up 12% to 619Specialist insurance and reinsurance firm Chauncer has seen a growth in turnover of 141% over the last year to reach 15m to date. Employees for the company have also risen by 12% over the same period to 619 staff. The company has call centre operations in Whitstable.
Chaucer Holdings PLC
15m13m4071
118 Apr 2014UK Expansion - 333 New Jobs - Opening Customer Service CentreUS headquartered Convergys is opening a customer service centre in Londonderry in June 2014 in collaboration with phone network EE, creating 300 call centre jobs ranging from operators to managerial positions. It will be the 10th UK location for the company, which operates 150 customer service centres across North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Convergys CMG UK has turnover of GBP 42.6m and 660 employees.
Convergys CMG UK Limited
43m-0.5m66110
24 Apr 2014Turnover Up 90% to 34.9bn - Employees up 8% to 9,864 - UK Call CentresInsurance company Legal & General, with call centres based in the UK, has seen a growth in turnover of 90% over the last year to reach 34.9bn to date. Employee numbers have also risen by 8% in the same period to 9,864 staff. Elaine MacLean is Group HR Director.
Legal & General Group PLC
34,976m9,8647
24 Apr 2014Turnover Up 181% to 60.1m - UK Based Call Centre - 526 StaffForeign exchange services business TTT Moneycorp, with UK based call centre activities, has seen a growth in turnover of 181% over the last year, to reach 60.1m to date. The company currently has 526 employees.
TTT Moneycorp Limited
60m4m5264
19 Apr 2014Set To Secure Call Centre Contract - Worth Up To GBP 7m - Business GrowthSerco, the international outsourcing group with a base in Hampshire, is set to secure a contract with Suffolk NHS, which is creating a single care co-ordination centre to be run by the group. The contract could be worth up to GBP 7m. The firm has a turnover of GBP 4.9bn and currently employs over 96,000 staff.
Serco Group PLC
4,913m288m96,1132
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Growth

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Overseas Turnover Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
22 Apr 2014Sales Team Expansion - New Sales Manager - UK Growth TargetedFrima, the London-based manufacturer of cooking appliances, is targeting UK growth with the appointment of Matthew O Hagan as its new Regional Sales Manager. The company has seen strong demand for its multifunctional cooking units in Europe and is aiming to replicate this success in the UK.
Frima UK Limited
1
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Growth

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Turnover Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Apr 2014Whitstable Call Centre - Turnover Up 141% to 15m - Employees up 12% to 619Specialist insurance and reinsurance firm Chauncer has seen a growth in turnover of 141% over the last year to reach 15m to date. Employees for the company have also risen by 12% over the same period to 619 staff. The company has call centre operations in Whitstable.
Chaucer Holdings PLC
15m13m4071
17 Apr 2014Turnover growth - Employee GrowthLAF Holdings Limited has invested significantly in personnel, with staff headcount growing from 500 to 660, while turnover has grown by almost 30% from GBP 226m to GBP 292m. The company, headquartered in Oswestry, Shropshire, is the holding company for a number of animal feed producers, including Lloyds Animal Feeds. Lloyds operates four feed mills across the UK.
Laf Holdings Limited
292m14m6601
24 Apr 2014Turnover Up 90% to 70.4m - 524 Employees - Investment in Private LenderInternational business building and financial intermediation firm CDC Group has grown in turnover by 90% over the last year to reach 70.4m to date. The company currently has 524 employees, and recently invested in private lender Ratnakar Bank in the companys first direct equity investment in an Indian bank under its new investment strategy.
CDC Group PLC
70m5241
17 Apr 2014Turnover Up 40% - New Products - Business ExpansionMotiva Group, the Stoke-based vehicle retailer, has increased its turnover by 40%, from GBP 30.8m to GBP 43.3m. The firm has also launched a new accident management scheme and has invested in electric vehicles. The company currently employs 59 staff.
Motiva Group Limited
43m0.5m591
24 Apr 2014Turnover Up 181% to 60.1m - UK Based Call Centre - 526 StaffForeign exchange services business TTT Moneycorp, with UK based call centre activities, has seen a growth in turnover of 181% over the last year, to reach 60.1m to date. The company currently has 526 employees.
TTT Moneycorp Limited
60m4m5264
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Growth

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Profit Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
17 Apr 2014Continued Business Progress - 22% Revenue Growth - Potential New JobsBurton-on Trent headquartered Northbridge Industrial Services increased revenue by 22% in 2013, while pre-tax profit increased from GBP 4.9m to GBP 6m. The company, which hires and sells specialist industrial equipment to customers worldwide, made two acquisitions during the year and raised GBP 6.1m. Plans for further growth in 2014 are expected to lead to employment opportunities.
Northbridge Industrial Services Plc
31m5m1651
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Growth

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Land & Building Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
17 Apr 20143 New Managers Sought - Museum Refurbished - Business ExpansionThe Bronte Museum, based in West Yorkshire, is seeking a new Retail Manager to run its gift shop and 2 Museum Managers. The company has also refurbished the entrance to the museum and its gift shop. The museum is ran by Society President Bonnie Greer.
The Bronte Society
1
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New Business Wins & Company Awards

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Contracts, Orders

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Apr 2014Targeting GBP 65m Turnover - Exceptional Business Growth - 30 New JobsVan Elle, the largest UK independent piling and ground stabilisation contractor, expects to increase its GBP 36m turnover to GBP 44m in 2014, and GBP 65m by 2016, based on projected orders. The company expects to gain new business as a result of the planned GBP 500m electrification of the Midland Main Line. It has seven sites across the UK and has invested GBP 6m in equipment. It is planning to add a further 30 staff to it 320-strong team.
Van Elle Limited
36m2m3207
22 Apr 2014Set To Secure Contract With Online Firm - Turnover To Increase By GBP 8m - Business GrowthCoral Products, the Merseyside-based plastics manufacturer, is set to secure a tooling and sampling contract with a major online retailer which will generate revenues of around GBP 8m. The firms turnover is currently at GBP 17.2m and it currently employs 110 people.
Coral Products Plc
17m0.5m1103
19 Apr 2014Set To Secure Call Centre Contract - Worth Up To GBP 7m - Business GrowthSerco, the international outsourcing group with a base in Hampshire, is set to secure a contract with Suffolk NHS, which is creating a single care co-ordination centre to be run by the group. The contract could be worth up to GBP 7m. The firm has a turnover of GBP 4.9bn and currently employs over 96,000 staff.
Serco Group PLC
4,913m288m96,1132
23 Apr 2014New contracts - Worth GBP 30m - Potential new jobsDarlington based construction group Southdale has won contracts worth GBP 30m across the North East, with the potential to create jobs, apprenticeships. The combined contracts will result in 318 new homes.
Southdale (Construction) Ltd.
1
17 Apr 2014New International Contract - Business ExpansionWest Sussex based digital company, Dotsquare, has secured orders with a Brazilian coffee company.Dotsquares, who produce mobile apps and games, as well as websites and web based systems, now provide the client in the South American coffee industry with mobile apps to assist with tracking orders and deliveries.
Dotsquares Limited
6
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New Business Wins & Company Awards

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Awards

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
17 Apr 2014Rapid Business Growth - New Jobs Created - GBP 13m TurnoverDerby-headquartered Node 4 has grown rapidly as a result of strong demand for its hosted IT and communications services. The company has four state-of-the-art Data Centre facilities: one in Northampton, one in Leeds and two in Derby. It has been short-listed for the Data Centre Hosting/Colocation Supplier of the Year award. Turnover has increased by 20% to GBP 13.3m and employee numbers have grown by 16% to 52.
Node 4 Limited
13m2m524
24 Apr 2014Investing In Growth - Creating New Jobs - Award For Innovation - International ExpansionNottingham-headquartered Chinook Sciences is planning to further increase its exports and investment programme, after securing the Queens Award for Enterprise in Innovation. The award recognises the continuing technical and commercial successes of its innovative energy from waste technology. The company is involved in numerous projects in the UK and globally. Staff numbers have doubled in five years and the GBP 17m turnover company is seeking additional staff.
Chinook Sciences Limited
17m5m1252
17 Apr 2014Export Champions award - New production facilities - Business growthBurnley based manufacturer, What More UK Ltd as won an Export Champions award. The company exports to 48 countries and has an export turnover of 14%, and the company has invested in new production facilities to further increase exports. The firm currently employs 153 staff in 1 location with turnover of GBP 39.28m
What More Uk Limited
39m4m1531
17 Apr 2014Exceptional Business Growth - GBP 20,000 Free Apps Developed - Major Business Award FinalistMobile app specialist App Institute, a rapidly growing Nottingham technology firm, has created new jobs and provided local businesses with GBP 20,000 worth of free app development after securing funding from the Nottingham Tech Grant Fund. The company has been selected by the Nottingham Post Business Awards 2014 as a finalist in the Small Business of the Year category.
Appinst Ltd
1
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Mergers & Acquisitions

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Mergers, Acquisitions & Flotations

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Apr 2014Turnover up 140% to 3.3bn - 7,575 Staff - Acquires Liverpool Car Finance BrokerInternational specialist banking group and asset manager Investec has seen a growth in turnover of 140% over the last year to reach 3.3bn to date. The company has 7,575 staff and has acquired Liverpool car finance broker Mann Island Finance for an undisclosed sum.
Investec PLC
3,330m395m7,57512
22 Apr 2014Nordic Competitor Acquired - 90% Market Share In Scandinavia - Business ExpansionBookatable, the London-based online dining platform, has acquired its Nordic competitor 2Book, giving it a 90% market share in Scandinavian countries. The firm is looking to increase its GBP 5.7m turnover and is expected to add to its 57-strong workforce. The firm is led by Chief Operating Officer Guy Halfhead.
Bookatable Limited
6m-1.6m571
23 Apr 2014Investing In Personnel - Expanding Derby Operations - US Parent Company To Be SoldAircraft parts distributor Pattonair (Derby) is actively recruiting staff as it continues to expand its operations in Derby. The company operates from headquarters and an EU Hub at two locations in the city, where staff numbers have increased by 16% to 400 in the last year. Its US-based parent company is preparing to be sold by owner Exponent Private Equity for an expected 500m US dollars.
Pattonair (Derby) Limited
149m8m3392
17 Apr 2014International Expansion - Norbert Industries Acquired - UK Workforce TrebledMB Aerospace, a Lancashire-headquartered aerospace engineering firm with offices in Derby and Motherwell, Scotland is acquiring aero-engine component manufacturer Norbert Industries, which has bases in the US and Poland. The acquisition increases the size of its global workforce to nearly 900. The firm, which is growing its UK operations, has more than doubled its turnover to GBP 51m and has almost trebled its UK workforce to 380.00.
MB Aerospace Holdings Limited
51m2m3803
23 Apr 2014Fabulous Bakin Boys Acquired - 120 Jobs Saved - Investment and Expansion PlansDutch bakery group Daelmans has acquired Oxfordshire-based Fabulous Bakin Boys out of administration, saving 120 jobs. Daelmans plans to invest in the business. East Sussex-based Daelmans Dutch Pastries has turnover of GBP 4m.
Daelmans Dutch Pastries Limited
4m3
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Budgets & Expenditure

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IT

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
23 Apr 2014Relocating to 7,300 sq ft Premises - Marketing Investment - New Website - Jobs ExpectedM&P Engineering (Midlands), a Telford, Shropshire steelwork fabrications manufacturer has secured bank funding to relocate to 7,300 sq ft premises in June 2014, double the size its current site. Sales are expected to increase to GBP 1m. New employment opportunities are expected as a result of the expansion. M&P is also investing in marketing and a new website.
M&P Engineering (Midlands) Limited
1
22 Apr 2014New Executives - Company Rebranding - Website Upgrade - Business GrowthPeach Telecom, the Hampshire-based telecommunications firm, has promoted Andy Miles to the new role of Sales Director, Tom Houston as Head of Mid-Market and Lauren McManus as Marketing Executive. The company is rebranding and launching a new website, in order to incorporate its new managed IT offering. The firm is led by CEO Darren Scott-Healey.
Peach Telecom Limited
8m0.3m721
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Budgets & Expenditure

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Marketing

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
23 Apr 2014Relocating to 7,300 sq ft Premises - Marketing Investment - New Website - Jobs ExpectedM&P Engineering (Midlands), a Telford, Shropshire steelwork fabrications manufacturer has secured bank funding to relocate to 7,300 sq ft premises in June 2014, double the size its current site. Sales are expected to increase to GBP 1m. New employment opportunities are expected as a result of the expansion. M&P is also investing in marketing and a new website.
M&P Engineering (Midlands) Limited
1
22 Apr 2014New Executives - Company Rebranding - Website Upgrade - Business GrowthPeach Telecom, the Hampshire-based telecommunications firm, has promoted Andy Miles to the new role of Sales Director, Tom Houston as Head of Mid-Market and Lauren McManus as Marketing Executive. The company is rebranding and launching a new website, in order to incorporate its new managed IT offering. The firm is led by CEO Darren Scott-Healey.
Peach Telecom Limited
8m0.3m721
17 Apr 2014New Chief Marketing Officer - International Expansion - Business GrowthE-Commera, the London-based e-commerce software provider, has hired Kevin Sterneckert as its new Chief Marketing Officer. The appointment comes as art of the firms plans to expand its brand internationally. The company, turnover 17.8m, employs 178 staff.
E-Commera Holdings Limited
18m-4.5m1781
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Budgets & Expenditure

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Telecomms

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
22 Apr 2014Sales Team Expansion - 2 Managers Promoted - New Products - Busienss GrowthScanSource, the Surrey-based communications firm, has expanded its sales team with the promotion of 2 of its Sales Manager in addition to new hires. The new jobs come as the firm launches its new FastPath partner enablement program. The company is led by MD Rudy De Meirsman.
Scansource Europe Limited
319
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Companies Receiving Investment

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Venture Capital

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
17 Apr 2014Share Of GBP 31m Funding - Jobs Expected - Business ExpansionNorth Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce has become one of eight employers in the West Midlands to win a share of GBP 31m from the Regional Growth Fund. The funding will be used to support the creation of 80 jobs across the 8 companies.
Staffordshire Chambers Of Commerce And Industry Ltd.
2
17 Apr 2014Share Of GBP 31m Funding - Jobs Expected - Business ExpansionSertec, the Birmingham-based engineering firm, has become one of eight employers in the West Midlands to win a share of GBP 31m from the Regional Growth Fund. Its GBP 1.5m share will be used to create 80 new jobs. Sertec employs 623 staff and has a turnover of GBP 60m.
Sertec Group Limited
60m4m6231
17 Apr 2014Share Of GBP 31m Funding - Jobs Expected - Business ExpansionAston Martin has become one of eight employers in the West Midlands to win a share of GBP 31m from the Regional Growth Fund. The funding will be used to support the creation of 4,000 new jobs across the 8 firms. Aston Martin employs 1,187 staff and has a turnover of GBP 507m.
Aston Martin Holdings (UK) Limited
507m8m1,1872
17 Apr 2014Share Of GBP 31m Funding - Jobs Expected - Business ExpansionMTCE, the Norfolk-based vehicle manufacturer with a base in Staffordshire, has become one of eight employers in the West Midlands to win a share of GBP 31m from the Regional Growth Fund. The funding will be used to support the creation of 4,000 new jobs across the 8 firms. MTCE employs 64 staff and has a turnover of GBP 5m.
Mtce Limited
5m642
17 Apr 2014Share Of GBP 31m Funding - Jobs Expected - Business ExpansionSense International, the London-based charity with a based in the West Midlands, has become one of eight employers in the West Midlands to win a share of GBP 31m from the Regional Growth Fund. The funding will be used to support the creation of 80 jobs across the 8 companies. The firm currently employs 22 staff.
Sense International
2m221
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Companies Receiving Investment

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Private Equity / Bank Funding

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
23 Apr 2014Relocating to 7,300 sq ft Premises - Marketing Investment - New Website - Jobs ExpectedM&P Engineering (Midlands), a Telford, Shropshire steelwork fabrications manufacturer has secured bank funding to relocate to 7,300 sq ft premises in June 2014, double the size its current site. Sales are expected to increase to GBP 1m. New employment opportunities are expected as a result of the expansion. M&P is also investing in marketing and a new website.
M&P Engineering (Midlands) Limited
1
22 Apr 2014New staff - New loan agreement - NatWestWilmslow, Cheshire based IT recruitment specialists, Opus IT Consulting providing services from in-house consultancy to digital media roles, has appointed two new members of staff. The positions became available after the firm secured a loan with NatWest.
OPUS IT Consulting Ltd
1
22 Apr 2014New Office - 14 New Jobs - GBP 200,000 Investment - Welsh GovernmentLondon based law firm Gordon Dadds is opening a new office in Cardiff with GBP 200,000 from the Welsh Government. The funding will be used to create 14 new jobs.
Gordon Dadds Sp LLP
2
24 Apr 2014GBP 2m Investment - New Jobs - New Clinical StandardsEpsom and St Helier hospitals are to invest at least GBP 2m more a year in new staff in a bid to meet all the new clinical standards developed for London hospitals. Both hospitals failed to meet some of the standards developed by NHS England London, in conjunction with clinicians and patients, the London Quality Standards.
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
1
24 Apr 2014GBP 29,000 Investment - Derby Enterprise Growth Fund - New JobsDerby Pyclet Company has secured GBP 29,000 funding from the Derby Enterprise Growth Fund. The funding will be used to create 6 new full time and part time jobs and a mobile bakery trailer and vintage liveried vehicle.
The Derbyshire Pyclet Company Limited
1
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Performance & Profits

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Profits

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
17 Apr 2014Up To 140 Jobs Lost - 3 Distribution Centres Closed - Profit To IncreasePaperlinx, the Northamptonshire-based paper merchant, is planning to cut 75 jobs, mainly in its commercial print operations. The company has also closed its Nottingham, Leeds and Sheffield distribution centres, with the loss of 65 jobs, in an effort to return to profitability. The company is led by CEO Andrew Price.
Paperlinx (Europe) Limited
1m1,2202
24 Apr 2014Acquires Co-op - 52% increase on annual profits - Business growthWilmslow, cheshire based mutual life and pensions firm Royal London has increased annual profits by 52% helped by the acquisition of the life insurance and fund management arms of the Co-operative Group. The firm employ 2787 staff in 19 locations with a turnover of GBP 3,951m
Royal London Mutual Insurance Society,Limited(The)
3,951m2,7872
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Performance & Profits

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Business Performance

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Apr 2014Whitstable Call Centre - Turnover Up 141% to 15m - Employees up 12% to 619Specialist insurance and reinsurance firm Chauncer has seen a growth in turnover of 141% over the last year to reach 15m to date. Employees for the company have also risen by 12% over the same period to 619 staff. The company has call centre operations in Whitstable.
Chaucer Holdings PLC
15m13m4071
24 Apr 2014Turnover up 140% to 3.3bn - 7,575 Staff - Acquires Liverpool Car Finance BrokerInternational specialist banking group and asset manager Investec has seen a growth in turnover of 140% over the last year to reach 3.3bn to date. The company has 7,575 staff and has acquired Liverpool car finance broker Mann Island Finance for an undisclosed sum.
Investec PLC
3,330m395m7,57512
24 Apr 2014Turnover Up 90% to 70.4m - 524 Employees - Investment in Private LenderInternational business building and financial intermediation firm CDC Group has grown in turnover by 90% over the last year to reach 70.4m to date. The company currently has 524 employees, and recently invested in private lender Ratnakar Bank in the companys first direct equity investment in an Indian bank under its new investment strategy.
CDC Group PLC
70m5241
24 Apr 2014Turnover Up 90% to 34.9bn - Employees up 8% to 9,864 - UK Call CentresInsurance company Legal & General, with call centres based in the UK, has seen a growth in turnover of 90% over the last year to reach 34.9bn to date. Employee numbers have also risen by 8% in the same period to 9,864 staff. Elaine MacLean is Group HR Director.
Legal & General Group PLC
34,976m9,8647
23 Apr 2014Turnover Rises 16% - 62 New Jobs - Further Jobs Expected - Business GrowthTriosgroup, the Stoke-based property maintenance firm, has increased its turnover by 16%, from GBP 37.4m to 43.2m. The company has also hired 62 new staff, taking its total workforce to 550, a rise of 12.7%. Further jobs are now expected as the firm continues its expansion. Company Secretary Bruce Swayne.
Triosgroup Plc
43m1m5501
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Performance & Profits

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Products and Services

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
17 Apr 2014Turnover Up 40% - New Products - Business ExpansionMotiva Group, the Stoke-based vehicle retailer, has increased its turnover by 40%, from GBP 30.8m to GBP 43.3m. The firm has also launched a new accident management scheme and has invested in electric vehicles. The company currently employs 59 staff.
Motiva Group Limited
43m0.5m591
22 Apr 2014Sales Team Expansion - 2 Managers Promoted - New Products - Busienss GrowthScanSource, the Surrey-based communications firm, has expanded its sales team with the promotion of 2 of its Sales Manager in addition to new hires. The new jobs come as the firm launches its new FastPath partner enablement program. The company is led by MD Rudy De Meirsman.
Scansource Europe Limited
319
18 Apr 2014New Group Structure - 15% Turnover Growth Targeted - GBP 5m New ContractsG & H Building Services, based in Leeds, has implemented a new corporate structure in an effort to increase turnover by 15%. The firm has created 4 divisions, evolving the firm into a multi-disciplinary group with individual teams and expertise. The company has seen strong demand with GBP 5m of new contracts secured. The firm is led by MD Graham Kelly.
G & H Building Services Ltd.
1
17 Apr 2014New Clothing Line - 100 New Jobs - London Store Planned - International GrowthBarrie Knitwear, the Scottish fashion firm which is owned by Chanel, is launching a new cashmere clothing line, allowing it to create 100 jobs. The company is also opening a Paris boutique, with a London store planned. The firms Sales Director is Clive Brown.
Barrie Knitwear Limited
25
18 Apr 2014Business Expansion - Williams F1 Division Acquired - New Hybrid Power TechnologyEngineering company GKN has completed a multi-million pound buyout of a division of the Williams Formula 1 team. GKN has renamed the division, which is developing energy storage technology for large vehicles, GKN Hybrid Power. GKM aims to export the technology globally. The acquisition is expected to benefit the GKN site in Telford, Shropshire. GKN has turnover of GBP 6.5bn and 40,340 employees across 16 locations.
GKN PLC
6,510m628m40,33516
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Hot Topic

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Ecommerce

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
19 Apr 2014Swindon Distribution To Close - 70 Jobs Lost - Activities StreamlinedTriumph, the Somerset-based lingerie manufacturer, is to close its distribution centre in Swindon, resulting in a loss of 70 jobs. Its distribution services will now be situated in France. The company is streamlining its activities, focusing on reducing costs and efficiency, and currently has 152 employees.
Triumph International Limited
35m1m1527
22 Apr 2014Set To Secure Contract With Online Firm - Turnover To Increase By GBP 8m - Business GrowthCoral Products, the Merseyside-based plastics manufacturer, is set to secure a tooling and sampling contract with a major online retailer which will generate revenues of around GBP 8m. The firms turnover is currently at GBP 17.2m and it currently employs 110 people.
Coral Products Plc
17m0.5m1103
24 Apr 2014Sales increase to GBP 769.4m - Business growthLondon based online clothing retailer, ASOS has increased annual sales to GBP 769.4m. The firm will increase spending on e-commerce technology, fulfillment capacity and international expansion. The firm employ 993 staff in 2 locations with a turnover of GBP 237.72m
Asos.com Ltd
238m14m9933
24 Apr 2014Sales increase by 62% - Business growthManchester based online fashion retailer Boohoo.com has increased sales by 62% to more than GBP 109m. The company sells its products in more than 100 countries and targets fashion-conscious shoppers aged between 16 and 24.
Boohoo.com
1
22 Apr 2014Nordic Competitor Acquired - 90% Market Share In Scandinavia - Business ExpansionBookatable, the London-based online dining platform, has acquired its Nordic competitor 2Book, giving it a 90% market share in Scandinavian countries. The firm is looking to increase its GBP 5.7m turnover and is expected to add to its 57-strong workforce. The firm is led by Chief Operating Officer Guy Halfhead.
Bookatable Limited
6m-1.6m571
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Renewable Energy

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
18 Apr 2014Commercial Director Promoted - Jobs Expected - Business GrowthEco Sustainable Solutions, the Dorset-based organics recycling and renewable energy firm, has promoted Peter Hardy to the role of Commercial Director. The firm is looking to expand its GBP 11m turnover and increase its 47-strong workforce. The company is headed by Trelawney Dampney.
Eco Sustainable Solutions Limited
10m1m472
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Sales

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
22 Apr 2014Strong Sales Demand - Average House Price Up 22% - Business GrowthTaylor Wimpey, the Staffordshire-based house builder, has experienced strong sales, with a 22% increase on the average selling price of its homes. The growth has come thanks to government schemes to help buyers attain mortgages. The company has a turnover of GBP 2bn.
Taylor Wimpey PLC
2,019m228m324
24 Apr 2014Sales increase to GBP 769.4m - Business growthLondon based online clothing retailer, ASOS has increased annual sales to GBP 769.4m. The firm will increase spending on e-commerce technology, fulfillment capacity and international expansion. The firm employ 993 staff in 2 locations with a turnover of GBP 237.72m
Asos.com Ltd
238m14m9933
24 Apr 2014Sales increase by 62% - Business growthManchester based online fashion retailer Boohoo.com has increased sales by 62% to more than GBP 109m. The company sells its products in more than 100 countries and targets fashion-conscious shoppers aged between 16 and 24.
Boohoo.com
1
22 Apr 2014Sales Team Expansion - New Sales Manager - UK Growth TargetedFrima, the London-based manufacturer of cooking appliances, is targeting UK growth with the appointment of Matthew O Hagan as its new Regional Sales Manager. The company has seen strong demand for its multifunctional cooking units in Europe and is aiming to replicate this success in the UK.
Frima UK Limited
1
22 Apr 2014Sales Team Expansion - 2 Managers Promoted - New Products - Busienss GrowthScanSource, the Surrey-based communications firm, has expanded its sales team with the promotion of 2 of its Sales Manager in addition to new hires. The new jobs come as the firm launches its new FastPath partner enablement program. The company is led by MD Rudy De Meirsman.
Scansource Europe Limited
319
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International

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
17 Apr 2014UK and International Growth - New Jobs Created - GBP 40m TurnoverNottingham-headquartered Lawrence Automotive Interiors has increased its workforce by 65% to 109 to support business growth. The company manufactures decorative trim components at its base in China and supplies the global Automotive Industry. Turnover has increased to GBP 40m.
Lawrence Automotive Interiors (VMC) Limited
40m-4.8m1091
19 Apr 2014Swindon Distribution To Close - 70 Jobs Lost - Activities StreamlinedTriumph, the Somerset-based lingerie manufacturer, is to close its distribution centre in Swindon, resulting in a loss of 70 jobs. Its distribution services will now be situated in France. The company is streamlining its activities, focusing on reducing costs and efficiency, and currently has 152 employees.
Triumph International Limited
35m1m1527
22 Apr 2014Nordic Competitor Acquired - 90% Market Share In Scandinavia - Business ExpansionBookatable, the London-based online dining platform, has acquired its Nordic competitor 2Book, giving it a 90% market share in Scandinavian countries. The firm is looking to increase its GBP 5.7m turnover and is expected to add to its 57-strong workforce. The firm is led by Chief Operating Officer Guy Halfhead.
Bookatable Limited
6m-1.6m571
17 Apr 2014New stores - International Expansion - Business GrowthLondon based retailer, Uniqlo, owned by Fast Retailing wants to open more stores abroad as it sees turnover growth slow in its home market. The firm has opened its first store in Berlin, Germany and has another due to open in Paris, France. The firm currently employs 532 staff in 11 UK locations with a turnover of GBP 63.02m
Uniqlo (U.K.) Limited
63m-4.1m53211
17 Apr 2014New International Contract - Business ExpansionWest Sussex based digital company, Dotsquare, has secured orders with a Brazilian coffee company.Dotsquares, who produce mobile apps and games, as well as websites and web based systems, now provide the client in the South American coffee industry with mobile apps to assist with tracking orders and deliveries.
Dotsquares Limited
6
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