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People & Jobs

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Job Gains / Losses

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
141024 Jul 2014£700,000 Reduction in Funding - 10 Job Losses - 14 Job GainsStockton Riverside College in Stockton on Tees is expected to make up to 10 staff redundant due to £700,000 funding cuts. However 14 new job opportunities will be available. The college has 461 employees.
Stockton Riverside College
1
18 Jul 2014£7.3m Office Refurbishment - Potential New JobsBristol-based Midas Construction has started work on a £7.3m refurbishment of a 58,000 sq ft city centre building which will be leased to law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards. The contract is expected to create employment opportunities. Midas Construction has turnover of £109.5m and 185 employees.
Midas Construction Limited
£109m£0.1m18510
24 Jul 2014£6.7m Investment - New Hertfordshire Care Home - Creating JobsQuantum Care has selected contractor ISG to build a £6.7m care home in Letchworth, Hertfordshire. The investment will create employment opportunities. Quantum Care operates 26 care homes across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Essex, and has annual turnover of £7.1m.
Quantum Care (Developments) Limited
£7m26
18 Jul 2014£55m Fundraising - International Expansion Plans - Potential New JobsGreen energy company Intelligent Energy has raised £55m through a flotation. The Leicestershire-headquartered company intends to use the funds raised to pursue international expansion plans. The investment is expected to create employment opportunities at the firm, which has annual turnover of £20.8m and 370 employees.
Intelligent Energy Holdings Public Limited Company
£21m£-29.2m3671
3321 Jul 2014£500,000 Expansion - Targeting £5m Growth in Turnover - 30 New JobsRailway Vehicle Engineering is investing £487,000 in its Derby premises, including a new paint shop, after securing a £165,000 grant . The investment will create 33 jobs and help increase the company's £12m turnover by £5m per year. Roles will be created for project managers, paint shop personnel, engineers, welders and fitters.
Railway Vehicle Engineering Limited
1
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People & Jobs

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Management Moves

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 Jul 2014£500,000 Expansion - Targeting £5m Growth in Turnover - 30 New JobsRailway Vehicle Engineering is investing £487,000 in its Derby premises, including a new paint shop, after securing a £165,000 grant . The investment will create 33 jobs and help increase the company's £12m turnover by £5m per year. Roles will be created for project managers, paint shop personnel, engineers, welders and fitters.
Railway Vehicle Engineering Limited
1
124 Jul 2014£235,000 Investment - Significant Technology Development - New Chief ExecutiveWales-headquartered Irresistible Materials, a spin-out from Birmingham University, has secured a further £235,000 from investors. The business has appointed Mark Shepherd as Chief Executive and has made significant progress with the development of its innovative microchip technology.
IRRESISTIBLE MATERIALS LIMITED
1
118 Jul 2014Senior Management Changes - New Managing Director AppointedWarwickshire-headquartered Corporate Rewards, which creates incentive and reward programmes for businesses, has hired David Gould as Managing Director, while Sean Wilkinson has moved into the role of company Chairman.
Corporate Rewards Ltd
1
1124 Jul 2014Senior Management Changes - New Managing Director AppointedBerkshire-headquartered car manufacturer BMW has appointed Graeme Grieve as Managing Director for the UK and Ireland with effect from October 2014. Mr Grieve is currently responsible for the BMW Group Importer business. He succeeds Tim Abbott, who becomes Managing Director of BMW Group South Africa.
BMW (UK) Limited
£3,782m£63m3532
118 Jul 2014Senior Management Change - New Sales and Marketing DirectorHoliday park operator Park Resorts has appointed Ian Richards as its new Sales and Marketing Director, assuming responsibility from Ritchie Jones. Mr Richards joins the £167.5m turnover company from GLH hotels. Park Resorts operates 41 holiday parks across the UK.
Park Resorts Limited
£167m£-4.1m1,97741
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Headquarters & Premises

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Office Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
221 Jul 2014£3.8m Investment - Opening Two New Offices - Doubling WorkforceCrowdcube, a rapidly-growing crowdfunding firm, has secured a £3.8m investment and is opening offices in London and Scotland. It is doubling its workforce to 50 as part of the expansion. Crowdcube has its head office in Exeter, Devon.
Crowdcube Limited
£0.0m£-0.0m72
24 Jul 2014Strong Business Growth - Recruiting Staff - Seeking New OfficeNottinghamshire-based training and apprenticeship provider Positive Outcomes is expanding its regional training teams, sales team and HR Team. The company will offer new apprentice roles in marketing and finance. It is also seeking an additional office in Nottingham to accommodate its growing team. The £5m turnover firm has 140 employees.
Positive Outcomes Ltd
£5m£0.2m1371
118 Jul 2014Spanish Company Expands Into UK - Opens London Office - Creates JobsTSS-Transport Simulation Systems, the developer of the Aimsun and Aumsun online traffic software, has opened a UK office in London, creating new jobs. The Spanish firm now has offices in Barcelona, London, Paris, New York and Sydney.
TSS-Transport Simulation Systems Ltd
1
118 Jul 2014Relocating to Larger Headquarters - £7.3m Office Refurbishment - Potential New JobsLaw firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards is moving into 58,000 sq ft offices in Bristol following a £7.3m refurbishment being carried out by Midas Construction. New jobs are expected at the new office, which will provide space to support future growth.
Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP
1
118 Jul 2014Opening London Sales Office - Creating JobsExeter-headquartered Stormfront is opening a London sales office, creating new jobs. The £36.7m company, which sells Apple computer products, has 23 stores across the UK and employs more than 230 staff.
Stormfront Retail Limited
£37m£0.5m1771
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Headquarters & Premises

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Industrial Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 Jul 2014£500,000 Expansion - Targeting £5m Growth in Turnover - 30 New JobsRailway Vehicle Engineering is investing £487,000 in its Derby premises, including a new paint shop, after securing a £165,000 grant . The investment will create 33 jobs and help increase the company's £12m turnover by £5m per year. Roles will be created for project managers, paint shop personnel, engineers, welders and fitters.
Railway Vehicle Engineering Limited
1
122 Jul 2014£1m Investment - New 43,100 sq ft Production Site - 25 New JobsDoor manufacturer Express Bi-Folding Doors is investing £1m in machinery and creating 25 jobs. The company is consolidating two sites in Leeds, to a new 43,097 sq ft production site in the city. Express has 129 staff, 4 UK showrooms, and expects turnover to increase to £20m in 2014/15.
Express Bi Folding Doors Limited
£13m£1m1063
118 Jul 2014£150,000 Port Expansion - Creating JobsKingsferry Wharf in Burton Stather, North Lincolnshire, is investing £150,000 to extend its warehouse facilities by 415 square metres. The investment will create seven new jobs. The company, which currently employs 10 staff, has already doubled the handling capacity at the port, in a £500,000 investment in 2013.
Kingsferry Wharf - (Rsl) Ltd
1
1118 Jul 2014£100,000 Growth Funding - £1m Investment in New Factory - Creating JobsCyber-Weld, an innovative engineering company, is planning to move from 6,500 sq ft premises in Long Itchington, Warwickshire, into a purpose-built 15,000 sq ft factory in Southam, Warwickshire. The company has received a £100,000 grant toward the £1m expansion, and is expected to increase its 14-strong team.
Cyber-Weld Limited
1
121 Jul 2014Private Equity Investment - UK and International Expansion - Employment OpportunitiesAberdeen-based PD&MS Energy, has been sold by Equistone Partners Europe to another private equity group, Inflexion, for £50m. PD&MS is investing £2.5m in an offshore engineering facility in Dundee, creating employment opportunities. It also has operations in Great Yarmouth, Brazil, and Azerbaijan and expects to double its 2013 revenues of £47m in three years.
PD & MS Energy (Aberdeen) Limited
£47m£5m601
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Headquarters & Premises

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Retail Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
118 Jul 2014Relocating Showroom - Business Expansion Plans - New Jobs ExpectedCapricorn Blinds, a blinds, curtains and shutters maker, is moving its showroom from Birmingham to 2,900 sq ft of space at Parkgate Retail complex near Solihull. The move will support future business expansion and is expected to create new jobs.
Capricorn Blinds Limited
1
121 Jul 2014Opens Bromsgrove Store - Nationwide Expansion - Creating JobsTrade tools and hardware retailer Screwfix has opened its first store in Bromsgrove, West Midlands, expanding its UK chain of stores to 347. Twelve jobs have been created at the Bromsgrove store. The £577m turnover company is continuing to expand nationwide.
Screwfix Direct Ltd
£577m£40m2140
121 Jul 2014Opening Clacton Store - 70 New JobsB & M Retail Limited is opening a new discount superstore in Clacton, Essex, as part of its on-going expansion. The £935.2m turnover company expects to create 70 jobs at the new store. B & M has 380 stores in the UK and employs 17,000 people.
B & M Retail Limited
£935m£88m11,374371
10025 Jul 2014Major Investment in China - 100 New Stores - Creating Jobs - £116m TurnoverLondon-headquartered homewares retailer Cath Kidston plans to open 100 stores in China, creating a substantial number of jobs, after selling a significant stake to Baring Private Equity Asia. The retailer has 66 UK stores and 89 in Asia. Revenue has increased 10% to £116m.
Cath Kidston Limited
£105m£19m7231
10024 Jul 2014183 Job losses - 100 Store closures - Decline in profitsLondon based national footwear brand and retailer Crocs is making 183 positions redundant out of its nearly 5,000-strong workforce, and plans to close up to 100 stores after reporting a decline in profits. The firm currently has a turnover of £6.08m
Crocs Uk Limited
£6m£-0.5m5,0002
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Headquarters & Premises

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Healthcare Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
124 Jul 2014£6.7m Investment - New Hertfordshire Care Home - Creating JobsQuantum Care has selected contractor ISG to build a £6.7m care home in Letchworth, Hertfordshire. The investment will create employment opportunities. Quantum Care operates 26 care homes across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Essex, and has annual turnover of £7.1m.
Quantum Care (Developments) Limited
£7m26
124 Jul 2014New care home - 90 New jobs - Business expansionLondon based Minton Group are to build an 70 bed care home and 39 assisted bungalows in a 39 acres country park setting, creating 90 new jobs.
Minton Group Limited
£1m91
124 Jul 201480 New jobs - New premises - Business growthPeterborough based care home provider, Peterborough Care Limited has completed its first purpose built 50 bed care home and has created 80 new jobs.
Peterborough Care Limited
2
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Headquarters & Premises

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Educational Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Jul 2014£50m New contracts - Business growthEdinburgh based Miller Construction has reached financial close on a pair of Scottish school building projects together worth more than £50m. The firm will build Inverness Royal Academy for £35.4m and Noss Primary School in Wick for £15.4m.
Miller Construction (UK) Ltd
£251m£-1.9m5652
118 Jul 2014Opening New Nursery - Creating 20 JobsLearning Curve, a Lancashire nursery group, is opening its fourth nursery. It will create 20 jobs at the new nursery, which will be located in Blackpool.
Learning Curve Nursery Group
1
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Headquarters & Premises

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Leisure Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
124 Jul 2014£400,000 Growth Funding - New Restaurant Concept - UK Expansion - Creating JobsHome of Fast Food, a new quick service restaurant concept, is launching in Nottingham and plans to expand nationally, creating employment opportunities. The company has attracted £400,000 funding from investors.
Home of Fast Food Limited
1
118 Jul 2014Opening Sheffield Pub - Creating 40 Jobs in 2015Brewer and pub operator Greene King is opening a new Hungry Horse pub and restaurant in Sheffield in January 2015, creating 40 new jobs. Greene King has a turnover of £1.19bn and 22,4320 employees.
Greene King PLC
£1,195m£229m22,4321
121 Jul 2014Major Pub Building Programme - 30 New Jobs in WalesMarston's is creating 30 jobs at a new pub and restaurant in Haverfordwest, Wales, with construction due for completion in October 2014. Marston's Inns and Taverns owns and operates 500 pubs across England and Wales and plans to build a further 60 venues over three years creating substantial business and employment opportunities.
Marston's Plc
£783m£147m22,400
21 Jul 2014Major Leisure Complex Planned - 200 Potential New JobsShropshire Council's development plan for the county includes a major leisure complex in Ellesmere which could create 200 jobs. The complex would include a marina, housing, hotel restaurant and leisure spa.
Shropshire Council
1
122 Jul 2014Casino Expansion - Creating 130 JobsCasino 36 Ltd has secured a licence which will allow it to expand its already successful Rubicon casino in Wolverhampton. The £4m expansion will create a new venue and 133 jobs.
Casino 36 Limited
1
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Headquarters & Premises

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Hotel Development Projects

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Jul 2014£1m Hotel Expansion - 20 New JobsCotswold Inns and Hotels is investing £1m to expand The Bear of Rodborough Hotel in Gloucestershire. The investment will create 20 new jobs. The company operates seven hotels, has a turnover of £16.3m and employs 350 staff.
Cotswold Inns and Hotels Limited
£16m£0.6m3544
21 Jul 2014Major Leisure Complex Planned - 200 Potential New JobsShropshire Council's development plan for the county includes a major leisure complex in Ellesmere which could create 200 jobs. The complex would include a marina, housing, hotel restaurant and leisure spa.
Shropshire Council
1
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Headquarters & Premises

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Call Centres

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Jul 2014New chief executive - Business growthWrexham based Dee Valley Group has appointed Ian Plenderleith as its new Chief Executive and Director. The firm currently employs 166 staff with a turnover of £22.81m
Dee Valley Group Plc
£23m£12m1662
21 Jul 2014New Head of Sales - Management MovesFareham, Hampshire based Zurich has appointed a new Head of Sales for Scotland and Northern Ireland, Alan Ferguson, who will be responsible for leading and developing Zurichs relationships.
Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
£46,081m12
24 Jul 2014Launching Atom Bank - Creating 400 JobsTrading as Atom Bank, Crossco (1337) is launching a new online and telephone banking service. Atom Bank will employ 400 people at new headquarters in Durham. It will have no branches and will start trading in 2015.
Crossco (1337) Plc
1
24 Jul 2014Income increased by 14.2% - Business performanceSouth West accountancy firm Old Mill has increased its total income to £16.2m an increase of 14.2%. The firm currently employs 270 staff in 5 locations with a turnover of £8.89m
Old Mill Accountancy Llp
£9m£2m2705
24 Jul 2014Acquires The River Group - Business growthLondon based owner of The Polestar Group, private equity firm Sun European Partners, has acquired The River Group. The companies will remain independent but will work closely together on specific retail and brand projects, forming a new partnership in the magazine and content sector
SUN EUROPEAN PARTNERS LLP
£15m£11m132
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Growth

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Turnover Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 Jul 2014£500,000 Expansion - Targeting £5m Growth in Turnover - 30 New JobsRailway Vehicle Engineering is investing £487,000 in its Derby premises, including a new paint shop, after securing a £165,000 grant . The investment will create 33 jobs and help increase the company's £12m turnover by £5m per year. Roles will be created for project managers, paint shop personnel, engineers, welders and fitters.
Railway Vehicle Engineering Limited
1
22 Jul 2014£1m Investment - New 43,100 sq ft Production Site - 25 New JobsDoor manufacturer Express Bi-Folding Doors is investing £1m in machinery and creating 25 jobs. The company is consolidating two sites in Leeds, to a new 43,097 sq ft production site in the city. Express has 129 staff, 4 UK showrooms, and expects turnover to increase to £20m in 2014/15.
Express Bi Folding Doors Limited
£13m£1m1063
24 Jul 2014Sustained Business Growth - Turnover Exceeds £50m - Employment OpportunitiesBirmingham-headquartered law firm Shakespeares increased its turnover by 20% to more than £50m for the year to April 2014 and recruited 12 partners. The firm has achieved record turnover for 19 consecutive years and continues to invest in new personnel and expansion through mergers.
Shakespeares Legal LLP
£40m£11m2508
25 Jul 2014Major Investment in China - 100 New Stores - Creating Jobs - £116m TurnoverLondon-headquartered homewares retailer Cath Kidston plans to open 100 stores in China, creating a substantial number of jobs, after selling a significant stake to Baring Private Equity Asia. The retailer has 66 UK stores and 89 in Asia. Revenue has increased 10% to £116m.
Cath Kidston Limited
£105m£19m7231
24 Jul 2014Income increased by 14.2% - Business performanceSouth West accountancy firm Old Mill has increased its total income to £16.2m an increase of 14.2%. The firm currently employs 270 staff in 5 locations with a turnover of £8.89m
Old Mill Accountancy Llp
£9m£2m2705
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New Business Wins & Company Awards

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Contracts, Orders

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 Jul 2014£Multi-million Orders Expected - Exporting Watchkeeper DronesDefence electronics company Thales UK expects to receive overseas orders worth hundreds of millions of pounds for its Watchkeeper unmanned aircraft system from 2015. The France-headquartered company employs 7,820 staff in the UK and has 11 main locations.
Thales Electronics Limited
£-1.2m7,82011
18 Jul 2014£7.3m Office Refurbishment - Potential New JobsBristol-based Midas Construction has started work on a £7.3m refurbishment of a 58,000 sq ft city centre building which will be leased to law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards. The contract is expected to create employment opportunities. Midas Construction has turnover of £109.5m and 185 employees.
Midas Construction Limited
£109m£0.1m18510
21 Jul 2014£6.7m Contract Secured - Building Hertfordshire Care HomeISG has secured a £6.7m project to construct a new 75-bed care home for Quantum Care in Letchworth, Hertfordshire. London-headquartered ISG has annual turnover of £1.28bn and 2,450 employees.
ISG Plc
£1,284m£3m2,4492
24 Jul 2014£50m New contracts - Business growthEdinburgh based Miller Construction has reached financial close on a pair of Scottish school building projects together worth more than £50m. The firm will build Inverness Royal Academy for £35.4m and Noss Primary School in Wick for £15.4m.
Miller Construction (UK) Ltd
£251m£-1.9m5652
21 Jul 2014£1bn Orders Secured - Major Export Deals - Creating Jobs In BelfastBombardier has secured five orders, together worth £1bn, for its new CSeries aircraft, including export orders from airlines in China, Jordan, Abu Dhabi and Latvia. The CSeries aircraft wing programme will employ 800 people at Bombardier Belfast site when it reaches full productions.
Bombardier Aerospace Europe Limited
23
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New Business Wins & Company Awards

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Awards

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
18 Jul 2014Rapid International Growth - £19m Turnover - New Jobs ExpectedNorwich-headquartered offshore technology firm EV has grown strongly overseas, helping turnover increase from under £1m to £19m-plus in four years. In recognition of its rapid growth the firm has received a Queen's Award for International Trade. The company employs nearly 100 staff worldwide and further jobs are expected as it continues to expand.
E.V. Offshore Limited
£11m£0.7m691
18 Jul 2014Award for South Devon Export Network - Supporting International TradeSouth Devon Export Network, a partnership between Torbay Development Agency and UK Trade & Investment, is supporting businesses across South Devon to expand their markets overseas. It has received the Enterprising Britain Award 2014 in the Support for Exporting category.
Torbay Development Agency
1
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Mergers & Acquisitions

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Mergers, Acquisitions & Flotations

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
18 Jul 2014£55m Fundraising - International Expansion Plans - Potential New JobsGreen energy company Intelligent Energy has raised £55m through a flotation. The Leicestershire-headquartered company intends to use the funds raised to pursue international expansion plans. The investment is expected to create employment opportunities at the firm, which has annual turnover of £20.8m and 370 employees.
Intelligent Energy Holdings Public Limited Company
£21m£-29.2m3671
21 Jul 2014Stake Acquired by US Group - Developing Production OperationsA 6.4% stake in broadcaster ITV has been purchased by US-based cable group Liberty Global from BSkyB, prompting speculation that a takeover bid could follow. The move follows ITV's strategy to develop its production arm and become less reliant on advertising for revenue. London-headquartered ITV has £2.39bn turnover and 4,260 employees.
ITV Plc
£2,389m£546m4,2574
24 Jul 2014Merges with Speechly Bircham - Company relaunch - Business growthLondon based Charles Russell, has agreed to merge with international law firm Speechly Bircham in a move that will create a £135m-turnover powerhouse with 170 partners. The company will be called Charles Russell Speechlys and will be launched on 1st November, 2014
Charles Russell LLP
£68m£21m4281
18 Jul 2014Management Buyout - Growth InvestmentH Peel & Sons, a Dewsbury, Yorkshire-based commercial interiors firm, has undergone a management buyout supported by Seneca Partners. Managers Dominic Brogan and Andrew Pollock have invested alongside Seneca with a view to expanding and developing the business.
H. Peel & Sons Limited
1
24 Jul 2014Acquires Vealls of Newquay - Regional Growth Fund - Business ExpansionTruro based Kernow Sausage Company has acquired Vealls of Newquay, the Cornish food wholesaler. The acquisition was supported by an investment from the Business Catalyst Fund, a £5m programme supported by the Regional Growth Fund.
Kernow Sausage Company Limited
1
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Budgets & Expenditure

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IT

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Jul 2014Restructuring BBC News - Focusing on Digital Technologies - 220 Job LossesThe BBC is to lose a further 415 jobs from its news operations in order to save £48m by 2017. The division will increase its use of digital technologies, and 195 new posts will be created, meaning a net reduction of 220 jobs overall.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
£40m£-0.9m25,37718
24 Jul 2014Business Growth - £60,000 Investment - 10 New JobsBlossoms Limited is creating 10 jobs at its children's day nursery in Leicester in a major expansion. The company has invested £60,000 in new technology and upgrading its facilities. It is increasing the number of children it cares for from 70 a day to 125, and staff numbers will increase to 28.
Blossoms Limited
1
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Budgets & Expenditure

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Marketing

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Jul 2014Profits increased by 2.1% - Sales decreased by 6.1% - Business performanceSt Albans, Hertfordshire based Premier Foods to double marketing budget as profits rise to £48m an increase of 2.1%, sales have decreased by 6.1%. The firm will increase its marketing with a relaunch of Mr Kipling and Homepride brands.
Premier Foods PLC
£856m£53m8,3791
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Companies Receiving Investment

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Venture Capital

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Jul 2014£400,000 Growth Funding - New Restaurant Concept - UK Expansion - Creating JobsHome of Fast Food, a new quick service restaurant concept, is launching in Nottingham and plans to expand nationally, creating employment opportunities. The company has attracted £400,000 funding from investors.
Home of Fast Food Limited
1
24 Jul 2014£235,000 Investment - Significant Technology Development - New Chief ExecutiveWales-headquartered Irresistible Materials, a spin-out from Birmingham University, has secured a further £235,000 from investors. The business has appointed Mark Shepherd as Chief Executive and has made significant progress with the development of its innovative microchip technology.
IRRESISTIBLE MATERIALS LIMITED
1
18 Jul 201414m Dollars Fundraising - International Expansion - New Employment OpportunitiesJobandtalent, a recruitment software developer, is raising 14m dollars to fund expansion in the UK, Spain and Latin America and also in the US, a new market for the firm. New jobs are expected at the London and Madrid-headquartered firm, as a result of the investment.
Jobandtalent UK Limited
1
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Companies Receiving Investment

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Private Equity / Bank Funding

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 Jul 2014£500,000 Expansion - Targeting £5m Growth in Turnover - 30 New JobsRailway Vehicle Engineering is investing £487,000 in its Derby premises, including a new paint shop, after securing a £165,000 grant . The investment will create 33 jobs and help increase the company's £12m turnover by £5m per year. Roles will be created for project managers, paint shop personnel, engineers, welders and fitters.
Railway Vehicle Engineering Limited
1
18 Jul 2014£3m Funding - International expansion - Business growthLuton based provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, Chargemaster, has raised £3m in funding. The company intends to use the funds to strengthen its position in the UK market and fund expansion into the European EV charging market. The irm employs 27 staff with a turnover of £3.60m
Chargemaster Plc
£4m£-0.4m271
21 Jul 2014£2.2m Funding - Business growthHampshire based lighting manufacturer PhotonStar LED Group has conditionally raised £2.2m. The proceeds will be used to maximise the commercial opportunities for the companys Halcyon system. The firm currently employs 121 staff with a turnover of £9.42m
Photonstar Led Group Plc
£9m£-0.7m1211
21 Jul 2014£100m investment - From KKR - Business growthNorthwich based online retailer The Hut Group is set to receive £100m for a 20% stake in the company from Boots owner and private equity firm KKR. Te firm currently employs 485 in 3 locations with a turnover of £157.19m
The Hut Group Limited
£157m£2m4853
18 Jul 2014£100,000 Growth Funding - £1m Investment in New Factory - Creating JobsCyber-Weld, an innovative engineering company, is planning to move from 6,500 sq ft premises in Long Itchington, Warwickshire, into a purpose-built 15,000 sq ft factory in Southam, Warwickshire. The company has received a £100,000 grant toward the £1m expansion, and is expected to increase its 14-strong team.
Cyber-Weld Limited
1
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Performance & Profits

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Profits

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
18 Jul 2014Pre tax profits increase - Business performanceEast Lancashire travel firm Lastminute.com has increased pre tax profits due to a surge in last minute bookings. Revenue dropped to £73.6m but pre tax profit increased to £20.9m.
Lastminute.Com Limited
£-0.2m2,2288
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Performance & Profits

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Business Performance

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Jul 2014Sustained Business Growth - Turnover Exceeds £50m - Employment OpportunitiesBirmingham-headquartered law firm Shakespeares increased its turnover by 20% to more than £50m for the year to April 2014 and recruited 12 partners. The firm has achieved record turnover for 19 consecutive years and continues to invest in new personnel and expansion through mergers.
Shakespeares Legal LLP
£40m£11m2508
24 Jul 2014Strong Business Growth - Recruiting Staff - Seeking New OfficeNottinghamshire-based training and apprenticeship provider Positive Outcomes is expanding its regional training teams, sales team and HR Team. The company will offer new apprentice roles in marketing and finance. It is also seeking an additional office in Nottingham to accommodate its growing team. The £5m turnover firm has 140 employees.
Positive Outcomes Ltd
£5m£0.2m1371
18 Jul 2014Relocating to Larger Headquarters - £7.3m Office Refurbishment - Potential New JobsLaw firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards is moving into 58,000 sq ft offices in Bristol following a £7.3m refurbishment being carried out by Midas Construction. New jobs are expected at the new office, which will provide space to support future growth.
Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP
1
24 Jul 2014Profits increased by 2.1% - Sales decreased by 6.1% - Business performanceSt Albans, Hertfordshire based Premier Foods to double marketing budget as profits rise to £48m an increase of 2.1%, sales have decreased by 6.1%. The firm will increase its marketing with a relaunch of Mr Kipling and Homepride brands.
Premier Foods PLC
£856m£53m8,3791
18 Jul 2014Pre tax profits increase - Business performanceEast Lancashire travel firm Lastminute.com has increased pre tax profits due to a surge in last minute bookings. Revenue dropped to £73.6m but pre tax profit increased to £20.9m.
Lastminute.Com Limited
£-0.2m2,2288
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Performance & Profits

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Products and Services

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Jul 2014£235,000 Investment - Significant Technology Development - New Chief ExecutiveWales-headquartered Irresistible Materials, a spin-out from Birmingham University, has secured a further £235,000 from investors. The business has appointed Mark Shepherd as Chief Executive and has made significant progress with the development of its innovative microchip technology.
IRRESISTIBLE MATERIALS LIMITED
1
21 Jul 2014Redundancies - Business changeEdinburgh based loan company Cheque Centre is to lose jobs at its city headquarters despite a cut-price rental deal with the council. The firm which employs 180 staff is in consultation with staff about redundancies as it is withdrawing from Payday lending.
Cheque Centres Limited
£356m£-5.3m1,3532
24 Jul 2014Cloud Computing Venture Launched - New Jobs - £3m Revenue Increase ExpectedCheshire-based NTTX Ltd, a provider of consultancy services to the rail industry, has launched a Cloud Computing division and created five jobs after securing bank funding. NTTX expects revenue to increase by around £3m, to £8m - £9m, as a result of the diversification.
NTTX Limited
2
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Hot Topic

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Ecommerce

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 Jul 2014£100m investment - From KKR - Business growthNorthwich based online retailer The Hut Group is set to receive £100m for a 20% stake in the company from Boots owner and private equity firm KKR. Te firm currently employs 485 in 3 locations with a turnover of £157.19m
The Hut Group Limited
£157m£2m4853
24 Jul 2014Restructuring BBC News - Focusing on Digital Technologies - 220 Job LossesThe BBC is to lose a further 415 jobs from its news operations in order to save £48m by 2017. The division will increase its use of digital technologies, and 195 new posts will be created, meaning a net reduction of 220 jobs overall.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
£40m£-0.9m25,37718
21 Jul 2014Potential £150m Investment - Global Expansion Plans - New Jobs ExpectedMomondo Group, the online travel search company, is it talks about the sale of a stake in the business as it prepares to rollout the brand globally. The potential deal is expected to value the group at £150m. London-based Momodo has annual revenues of £43.4m and 170 employees, with further jobs expected as growth continues.
Momondo Group Limited
£43m£2m1672
21 Jul 2014Opens Bromsgrove Store - Nationwide Expansion - Creating JobsTrade tools and hardware retailer Screwfix has opened its first store in Bromsgrove, West Midlands, expanding its UK chain of stores to 347. Twelve jobs have been created at the Bromsgrove store. The £577m turnover company is continuing to expand nationwide.
Screwfix Direct Ltd
£577m£40m2140
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Sales

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
18 Jul 2014Senior Management Change - New Sales and Marketing DirectorHoliday park operator Park Resorts has appointed Ian Richards as its new Sales and Marketing Director, assuming responsibility from Ritchie Jones. Mr Richards joins the £167.5m turnover company from GLH hotels. Park Resorts operates 41 holiday parks across the UK.
Park Resorts Limited
£167m£-4.1m1,97741
24 Jul 2014New Technical Services Engineer and Sales Rep - Business growthStockport, Cheshire based Tool & Fastener Solutions have appointed Lewis Jones as its new Technical Support Engineer and Neil Panting as its new External Sales rep.
Tool & Fastener Solutions Limited
322
18 Jul 2014New Senior Role Created - Business Development Director AppointedAlternative Bridging Corporation has appointed Tanya Elmaz to the new role of Business Development Director. The London-based firm provides short term secured lending. It has a turnover of £4.8m.
Alternative Bridging Corporation Limited
£5m£0.3m1
21 Jul 2014New Head of Sales - Management MovesFareham, Hampshire based Zurich has appointed a new Head of Sales for Scotland and Northern Ireland, Alan Ferguson, who will be responsible for leading and developing Zurichs relationships.
Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
£46,081m12
18 Jul 2014New Business Development and OEM Sales Manager - Business growthMerseyside based Glen Dimplex Home Appliances has appointed Tristan Edwards as its new Business Development and OEM Sales Manager, reporting to Sales and Marketing Director David Garden. The firm currently employ 1048 staff with a turnover of £128.38m
Glen Dimplex Home Appliances Limited
£128m£10m1,0482
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Cloud Computing & Virtualisation

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Jul 2014Cloud Computing Venture Launched - New Jobs - £3m Revenue Increase ExpectedCheshire-based NTTX Ltd, a provider of consultancy services to the rail industry, has launched a Cloud Computing division and created five jobs after securing bank funding. NTTX expects revenue to increase by around £3m, to £8m - £9m, as a result of the diversification.
NTTX Limited
2
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International

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 Jul 2014£Multi-million Orders Expected - Exporting Watchkeeper DronesDefence electronics company Thales UK expects to receive overseas orders worth hundreds of millions of pounds for its Watchkeeper unmanned aircraft system from 2015. The France-headquartered company employs 7,820 staff in the UK and has 11 main locations.
Thales Electronics Limited
£-1.2m7,82011
18 Jul 2014£55m Fundraising - International Expansion Plans - Potential New JobsGreen energy company Intelligent Energy has raised £55m through a flotation. The Leicestershire-headquartered company intends to use the funds raised to pursue international expansion plans. The investment is expected to create employment opportunities at the firm, which has annual turnover of £20.8m and 370 employees.
Intelligent Energy Holdings Public Limited Company
£21m£-29.2m3671
21 Jul 2014£1bn Orders Secured - Major Export Deals - Creating Jobs In BelfastBombardier has secured five orders, together worth £1bn, for its new CSeries aircraft, including export orders from airlines in China, Jordan, Abu Dhabi and Latvia. The CSeries aircraft wing programme will employ 800 people at Bombardier Belfast site when it reaches full productions.
Bombardier Aerospace Europe Limited
23
21 Jul 2014Stake Acquired by US Group - Developing Production OperationsA 6.4% stake in broadcaster ITV has been purchased by US-based cable group Liberty Global from BSkyB, prompting speculation that a takeover bid could follow. The move follows ITV's strategy to develop its production arm and become less reliant on advertising for revenue. London-headquartered ITV has £2.39bn turnover and 4,260 employees.
ITV Plc
£2,389m£546m4,2574
18 Jul 2014Spanish Company Expands Into UK - Opens London Office - Creates JobsTSS-Transport Simulation Systems, the developer of the Aimsun and Aumsun online traffic software, has opened a UK office in London, creating new jobs. The Spanish firm now has offices in Barcelona, London, Paris, New York and Sydney.
TSS-Transport Simulation Systems Ltd
1
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