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People & Jobs

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Job Gains / Losses

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
1817 Oct 2014£8m Investment - Opening UK Hotels - 18 New Jobs in NewcastleHotel chain Tune has invested £8m in a new hotel in Newcastle, which will create 18 new jobs when it opens in October 2014. The global chain has four hotels in London and is soon to open new hotels in Canary Wharf, London; and Edinburgh.
Tune Hotels Regional Services (UK) Limited
1
14 Oct 2014£5m Cost Savings Required - Jobs At RiskHampshire-based Eastleigh Borough Council must reduce its budget by £4.7m over the five years to 2019, due to cuts in funding from central Government and rising costs. The council is considering plans to reduce staff headcount, increase charges for services and share services with other councils.
Eastleigh Borough Council
1
14 Oct 2014£530,000 Growth Funding Secured - Investing in Machinery - Creating JobsMoo Free, a confectionery manufacturer based in Reading, Berkshire, is planning to recruit 8 more staff by July 2015 after securing £530,000 funding from Santander. The company, which currently employs 19 people, is also investing in new machinery to help meet strong demand. Turnover has tripled in three years to £687,000 in 2013.
Moo Free Ltd
1
16 Oct 2014£500m Joint Venture - New Wind Farm Projects - Creating JobsGreen energy company Ecotricity and construction firm Skanska are forming a joint venture called Skylark which will invest £500m in new wind farm developments in Britain. A range of new jobs will be created, from planning experts through to scientific, technical, construction and maintenance roles.
Ecotricity Group Ltd
£66m£4m2851
16 Oct 2014£4m Investment - New Brewery - Job Opportunities ExpectedNoah Beers is planning to invest £4m in a new 15,000 square foot brewery in the same building as its current facility in Glasgow. The company is expected to create jobs at the new facility, which is expected to be operational by May 2015.
Noah Beers Limited
2
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People & Jobs

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Management Moves

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
220 Oct 2014Senior Management Moves - CEO and COO Leave CompanyAfren Plc, a London-headquartered oil and gas explorer, has terminated the contracts of its Chief Executive Officer Osman Shahenshah and Chief Operating Officer Shahid Ullah. The company has a turnover of £973.8m.
Afren Plc
£974m£291m2945
120 Oct 2014Seeking eCommerce Director - International and UK Expansion - Foreign Websites LaunchedBoohoo.com, the Manchester-headquartered online fashion retailer, is planning to appoint it's first ecommerce Director. The company is focused on further international expansion and UK sales growth. Growth in continental Europe accelerated during the six months to August 2014, helped by the roll-out of foreign language websites.
Boohoo.Com UK Limited
£110m£11m3942
120 Oct 2014New Chief Executive Officer Appointed - £2.9bn TurnoverConstruction firm Balfour Beatty has appointed Leo Quinn of QinetiQ as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr Quinn replaces Andrew McNaughton, who stood down earlier in 2014. London-headquartered Balfour Beatty has a turnover of £2.9bn.
Balfour Beatty Group Ltd
£2,909m£-37.0m14,46333
114 Oct 2014Expands into Europe - London Office Opened - UK Marketing Director AppointedViralheat, the US-headquartered social analytics company, is expanding its operations into the European market with the formation of a UK office in London. The company has appointed John Hayes as UK marketing director to lead its European expansion and further jobs are expected.
Viralheat
1
114 Oct 2014Appoints New CEO - International Expansion Plans - Business GrowthFuture Ad Labs has appointed Paul Coggins as CEO and is moving into a new stage of international expansion. Co-founder Howard Kingston will become chief marketing officer and focus on business growth. The fast-growing digital advertising company is based in London.
Future Ad Labs Limited
1
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People & Jobs

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Outsourcing

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
14 Oct 2014Business Growth - Call Centre Contract Secured - Creating 50 JobsRes Q is creating 50 new jobs at its Hull call centre after securing a major contract with a digital media company. Res Q has increased its team from 12 to 500 over the eight years to 2014, helped by the growth of the telesales industry in Hull.
Res Q Outsourcing Limited
1
20 Oct 2014Business Expansion - Acquires Pre-Employment Screening Company - New ServicesMitie Group, the strategic outsourcing company, has acquired Procius, specialist in pre-employment screening. The acquisition will add new capabilities to Mitie's Total Security Management business, enhancing services to customers and supporting growth.
MITIE Group Plc
£2,221m£83m72,24891
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Headquarters & Premises

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Office Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
117 Oct 2014£20m Investment - Housing and Commercial Development - New Jobs ExpectedPaper Mill Lane Properties is planning to transform the former Fisons factory in Bramford, Suffolk, in a £20m project which will create new jobs. The development will include a business centre, restaurant and 170 homes.
Paper Mill Lane Properties Limited
1
115 Oct 2014Opens Birmingham Office - 10 New JobsInternational recruitment consultancy The Sugarman Group is opening an office in Birmingham as part of its expansion strategy. The new office has 10 staff. Uxbridge, London-headquartered Sugarman has a turnover of £24.7m and 50 employees.
Sugarman Group Limited
£25m£3m532
117 Oct 2014New funding Secured - Major Business Park Development - 750 Potential New JobsNewquay Airport's Aerohub Enterprise Zone in Cornwall has received £6m of new funding to establish the first phase of a business park that is expected to create 750 jobs.
Aerohub Enterprise Zone
1
20 Oct 2014New Leeds Office Complex - 70,000 Sq Ft - Council SupportAllied London Property Investments, the London-based developer, is constructing a new 70,000 sq ft office complex in Leeds. Construction is expected to start during Spring 2015. Leeds Council has also agreed to support transport and infrastructure changes, including a new shuttle bus and improved cycle routes and facilities.
Leeds City Council
17
16 Oct 2014Hull Office Opened - New Jobs Created - Major Contract ExpectedWates Living Space, the affordable housing division of Wates Group, has opened an office in Hull with a team of six people. The company is working on a £5m residential development in Hull and is the preferred bidder for a contract to maintain council homes for Hull City Council.
Wates Group Limited
£852m£23m2,0741
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Headquarters & Premises

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Industrial Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
114 Oct 2014£50,000 Investment - New Testing FacilityWest Bromwich-based Weatherite Manufacturing has invested over £50,000 in new in-house performance testing facilities for its expanding data centre cooling business. The company has a turnover of £14.9m and 90 employees.
Weatherite Manufacturing Limited
£15m£0.2m881
116 Oct 2014£4m Investment - New Brewery - Job Opportunities ExpectedNoah Beers is planning to invest £4m in a new 15,000 square foot brewery in the same building as its current facility in Glasgow. The company is expected to create jobs at the new facility, which is expected to be operational by May 2015.
Noah Beers Limited
2
116 Oct 2014£3.5m Factory Opened - Creating 70 JobsTIS Cumbria, which manufactures items for use in the nuclear decommissioning process, has opened a new £3.5m factory in West Cumbria. The new facility has created 20 jobs already and is expected to create 50 more in the next year.
TIS Cumbria Limited
3
117 Oct 2014£280,000 Investment - 3,500 sq ft Expansion - Creating New Jobs - Turnover TrebledWindow manufacturer Building Products Solutions is investing £280,000, including an £80,000 grant, to expand its premises in Rotherham, South Yorkshire by 3,500 sq ft. The company is bringing production in-house and creating seven jobs. Turnover is expected to reach £2.4m in 2014, trebling over five years.
Building Product Solutions Limited
1
117 Oct 2014£20m Expansion Plan - 450 Potential New Jobs - Major Housing DevelopmentDairy producer, Grahams the Family Dairy, is planning a £20m expansion of its plant in Stirling, Scotland, which would create 450 new jobs, doubling the company's workforce. The expansion would be funded by a proposed development of 600 homes, in partnership with housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel Homes.
Grahams The Family Dairy Group Limited
£67m£1m4001
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Headquarters & Premises

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Retail Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
115 Oct 2014Relocating to New Premises - Business Expansion - Potential New JobsTeaching resources supplier Twinkl is moving into new premises in Sheffield, as part of an expansion strategy. The move is expected to create employment opportunities.
Twinkl Ltd
1
16 Oct 2014Proposed Cheltenham Flagship Store - Advanced NegotiationsJohn Lewis could be set to open a flagship store in Cheltenham town centre as negotiations with BlackRock, the owners of the Beechwood Shopping Centre, are at an advanced stage.
John Lewis PLC
£9,028m£421m86,60042
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Headquarters & Premises

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Healthcare Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
15 Oct 2014North Yorkshire Site Acquired - New Retirement HomeMcCarthy & Stone is planning to develop a police station in Ripon, North Yorkshire, into retirement accommodation. McCarthy and Stone, a £310.8m turnover company which is headquartered in Bournemouth, Dorset, is working with CFK Developments on the plans.
Mccarthy & Stone Limited
£311m£30m8992
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Headquarters & Premises

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Public Service Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
1116 Oct 2014Selling Ripon Police Station - Relocating To New PremisesNorth Yorkshire Police is planning to sell Ripon police station and move to a new site in the town in the 18 months to April 2016. It has conditionally agreed to sell the property to CFK Developments, which is to develop the police station into retirement accommodation, in partnership with McCarthy & Stone.
North Yorkshire Police
1
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Headquarters & Premises

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Leisure Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
117 Oct 2014£8m Investment - Opening UK Hotels - 18 New Jobs in NewcastleHotel chain Tune has invested £8m in a new hotel in Newcastle, which will create 18 new jobs when it opens in October 2014. The global chain has four hotels in London and is soon to open new hotels in Canary Wharf, London; and Edinburgh.
Tune Hotels Regional Services (UK) Limited
1
115 Oct 2014£7m Investment - Leisure Centre Development - Potential New JobsSheffield City Council is planning to develop a £7m leisure centre in Sheffield. If plans are approved, work is expected to start in February 2015. The investment is expected to create employment opportunities.
Sheffield City Council
1
114 Oct 2014£461,000 Investment - New Visitor Centre - Potential New JobsWest Lothian Council is investing £461,000 in a new visitor centre at Beecraigs Country Park, including office space, a café, and space for franchise businesses to operate. The investment secures the future of the country park and is expected to create employment opportunities.
West Lothian Council
1
114 Oct 2014UK and European Expansion - Opening Taco Bell Restaurants - Creating JobsRestaurant operator Yum! is expending its Taco Bell Mexican restaurant chain across the UK and Europe, creating new jobs. Its first UK restaurant opened in Sheffield in September 2014. Yum! intends to open 2,000 new restaurants globally.
YUM! FRANCHISE II LLP
£5m£2m1
115 Oct 2014Opening Roka Restaurant - Creating New JobsAzumi Limited is opening a new London restaurant, ROKA Aldwych, in October 2014, creating new jobs. ROKA Aldwych is one of two new sites to open in London in 2014. Azumi has a turnover of £38.8m and 600 employees.
Azumi Limited
£39m£7m6002
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Headquarters & Premises

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Hotel Development Projects

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
116 Oct 2014£15m Investment - Extending London Hotel - Potential New Jobs - £12m TurnoverShiva Hotels is investing £15m to refurbish and extend Kingsway Hall Hotel, near Covent Garden, London. The investment is expected to create employment and business opportunities. Shiva Hotels, which has turnover of £12m, owns 10 other hotels around the UK, either operational or in development.
Shiva Hotels Limited
£12m£0.0m2191
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Headquarters & Premises

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Call Centres

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
14 Oct 2014Business Growth - Call Centre Contract Secured - Creating 50 JobsRes Q is creating 50 new jobs at its Hull call centre after securing a major contract with a digital media company. Res Q has increased its team from 12 to 500 over the eight years to 2014, helped by the growth of the telesales industry in Hull.
Res Q Outsourcing Limited
1
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Growth

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Profit Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
16 Oct 2014Pre-tax Profits up to GBP 1m - GBP 26.4m Turnover - 170 EmployeesEurocaps Limited, manufacturer and supplier of soft gelatine encapsulation products has increased profits to £1m, grown turnover to £26.5m and increased employee numbers year on year over the last five years from 96 to 170.
Eurocaps Limited
£26m£1m1821
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Growth

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Number of Employees Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
16 Oct 2014Further Growth - 15 Trainees Recruited - 50% Growth in Staff NumbersYorkshire-based accountancy practice BHP has recruited fifteen new trainees across its five offices, having already increased staff levels by more than 50% over the three years to 2014.
Bhp Financial Planning Limited
111
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Growth

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Employee Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
17 Oct 2014New Staff Hired - Employment Scheme - Business GrowthLam-Plas, the County Durham-based polymer engineering company, has hired 2 new staff as part of its expansion plans. The new employees were initially taken on by housing association Derwentside as part of s scheme to help the unemployed back into work. The company operates from 2 locations in the North East.
Lam-Plas (Durham) Limited
2
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Growth

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Turnover Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
14 Oct 2014£530,000 Growth Funding Secured - Investing in Machinery - Creating JobsMoo Free, a confectionery manufacturer based in Reading, Berkshire, is planning to recruit 8 more staff by July 2015 after securing £530,000 funding from Santander. The company, which currently employs 19 people, is also investing in new machinery to help meet strong demand. Turnover has tripled in three years to £687,000 in 2013.
Moo Free Ltd
1
17 Oct 2014£280,000 Investment - 3,500 sq ft Expansion - Creating New Jobs - Turnover TrebledWindow manufacturer Building Products Solutions is investing £280,000, including an £80,000 grant, to expand its premises in Rotherham, South Yorkshire by 3,500 sq ft. The company is bringing production in-house and creating seven jobs. Turnover is expected to reach £2.4m in 2014, trebling over five years.
Building Product Solutions Limited
1
17 Oct 2014Turnover Growth up 60% to £20m - Employment Opportunities - Business ExpansionC B Financial Services is involved in trading of financial products relating to foreign currencies, commodities and contracts for difference.
C B Financial Services Limited
£20m£4m261
17 Oct 2014Turnover Growth up 25% to £14m - 243 Employees - Positive Business OutlookMidsomer Norton Schools Partnership is engaged in running one primary and two secondary schools in Midsomer Norton and surrounding villages.
Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership
£14m2431
17 Oct 2014Turnover Growth up 17% to £14m - 10 Current Vacancies - Positive Business OutlookPrior's Court Foundation is engaged in providing education and residential care for young people aged 5-25 with autism, learning difficulties and complex needs.
Prior's Court Foundation
£14m3482
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Growth

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Profit per Employee Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
15 Oct 2014131 Current Vacancies - £218m Turnover - Positive Business PerformanceKurt Geiger is engaged in the design, distribution and retailing of high quality brand shoes and accessories.
Kurt Geiger Limited
£218m£3m1,77523
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New Business Wins & Company Awards

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Contracts, Orders

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
16 Oct 2014£500m Joint Venture - New Wind Farm Projects - Creating JobsGreen energy company Ecotricity and construction firm Skanska are forming a joint venture called Skylark which will invest £500m in new wind farm developments in Britain. A range of new jobs will be created, from planning experts through to scientific, technical, construction and maintenance roles.
Ecotricity Group Ltd
£66m£4m2851
16 Oct 2014£30m Contract Secured - Wind Farm DevelopmentCarillion has secured a £30m contract to design and build the UK's longest onshore high voltage connection for an offshore windfarm in Norfolk. Wolverhampton, West Midlands-headquartered Carillion has a turnover of £3.3bn and 26,000 employees.
Carillion PLC
£3,333m£124m25,91517
16 Oct 2014Partnership with Ecotricity - £500m Joint Venture - Creating JobsConstruction firm Skanska and green energy company Ecotricity are forming a joint venture called Skylark which will invest £500m in new wind farm developments in Britain. A range of new jobs will be created, from planning experts through to scientific, technical, construction and maintenance roles.
Skanska UK Plc
£1,121m£40m5,2003
20 Oct 2014New Leeds Office Complex - 70,000 Sq Ft - Council SupportAllied London Property Investments, the London-based developer, is constructing a new 70,000 sq ft office complex in Leeds. Construction is expected to start during Spring 2015. Leeds Council has also agreed to support transport and infrastructure changes, including a new shuttle bus and improved cycle routes and facilities.
Leeds City Council
17
15 Oct 2014Major Contract Secured - New Japanese RestaurantSalix Stainless Steel Fabrications, which manufactures catering equipment, is constructing the kitchen at ROKA Aldwych, a new Japanese restaurant due to open in October 2014, in London. Basildon, Essex-based Salix has a turnover of £4.7m.
Salix Stainless Steel Fabrications Limited
£5m1
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Mergers & Acquisitions

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Mergers, Acquisitions & Flotations

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 Oct 2014£20m Acquisition - Social Housing Services Expansion - £865.6m TurnoverGloucester-based support services group Mears, has acquired London-based Omega Group, a provider of residential lettings and management services to the social housing market. The £20m acquisition is part of Mears' strategy to expand in the social housing market. Mears has a turnover of £865.6m.
Mears Group Plc
£866m£24m15,5328
14 Oct 2014New Company - Acquires Door and Window Manufacturer - 57 Jobs SavedA new company, Euroglaze Limited, has bought Barnsley-based Drowstan, which traded as Euroglaze Systems, out of administration. All 57 jobs have transferred to the new company. Drowstan, which manufactured uPVC doors and windows for the building trade, had a turnover of £3.9m.
Euroglaze Limited
1
16 Oct 2014Merges with Harrison Priddey & Co. - Business expansionSolihull accountants and business advisers Jerroms has merged with Bromsgrove firm, Harrison Priddey & Co. Harrisons employ 14 people and provide a range of accountancy and tax practice. The 2 firms will practice under the name of Jerroms, though the Bromsgrove site will be called Jerroms Priddey. The total number of staff is now 70.
Jerroms Llp
1
20 Oct 2014Business Expansion - Acquires Pre-Employment Screening Company - New ServicesMitie Group, the strategic outsourcing company, has acquired Procius, specialist in pre-employment screening. The acquisition will add new capabilities to Mitie's Total Security Management business, enhancing services to customers and supporting growth.
MITIE Group Plc
£2,221m£83m72,24891
16 Oct 2014Acquired By Irish Company - 14 Wind Turbine ProjectsEnergy services provider KN Energy has been purchased by Dublin-based renewable energy investment group NTR, giving NTR 14 new wind turbine projects in Northern Ireland. KN Energy is headquarted in Dungannon, County Tyrone.
KN Energy Limited
1
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Budgets & Expenditure

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IT

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 Oct 2014Seeking eCommerce Director - International and UK Expansion - Foreign Websites LaunchedBoohoo.com, the Manchester-headquartered online fashion retailer, is planning to appoint it's first ecommerce Director. The company is focused on further international expansion and UK sales growth. Growth in continental Europe accelerated during the six months to August 2014, helped by the roll-out of foreign language websites.
Boohoo.Com UK Limited
£110m£11m3942
14 Oct 2014Restructuring Regional Newspapers - Focusing on Digital - Job LossesTrinity Mirror is restructuring its operations in Merseyside and Wales, as it continues to launch a new digital Newsroom model across its daily regional publishing operations. 7 jobs are at risk in Merseyside, but new, digital roles are expected.
Trinity Mirror Plc
£664m£-134.8m5,03368
14 Oct 2014Restructuring - 700 Jobs At Risk - £31m Cost Savings - Investing in TechnologyHumberside Police intends to cut 700 jobs as part of its plan to save £31m by 2019. It is also planning to invest in mobile technology. The restructuring is expected to reduce duplication and bureaucracy and create a more effective and more efficient police service.
Humberside Police
1
20 Oct 2014Redesigns e-commerce Site - Digital Marketing CampaignAs part of its digital strategy, Avon Products has launched its redesigned website, www.avon.com, to improve the shopping experience for consumers. The launch will be promoted through a digital media campaign. The Northampton headquartered company has turnover of £291m and 1,640 employees.
Avon Cosmetics Ltd
£291m£7m1,63914
14 Oct 2014Growth Funding Secured - Launching European Websites - 15 New JobsCheshire-headquartered online retailer, Class Delta, is launching four new websites in Europe for its online sports nutrition brand The Protein Works after securing six -figure growth funding. The company, which recently moved into 40,000sq ft headquarters in Runcorn, is recruiting 15 more employees.
Class Delta Ltd
1
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Budgets & Expenditure

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Marketing

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 Oct 2014Redesigns e-commerce Site - Digital Marketing CampaignAs part of its digital strategy, Avon Products has launched its redesigned website, www.avon.com, to improve the shopping experience for consumers. The launch will be promoted through a digital media campaign. The Northampton headquartered company has turnover of £291m and 1,640 employees.
Avon Cosmetics Ltd
£291m£7m1,63914
17 Oct 2014International Business Growth - Secures Export Contract to Czech Republic - Sales and Marketing InvestmentLisburn, Northern Ireland-based Hilden Brewery, has secured a five-figure contract to export its beers to the Czech Republic, where there is growing demand for niche beers. The brewery, which has annual turnover of more than £1m, is planning a sales and marketing campaign, and is planning to expand throughout Europe.
Hilden Brewing Co
1
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Companies Receiving Investment

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Venture Capital

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
14 Oct 2014300 New Jobs - Investing £8m into GrowthFerguson Shipbuilders is to be renamed Ferguson Marine Engineering after being acquired from administration by Clyde Blowers Capital. It will receive an £8m investment and is expected to employ up to 300 staff, including 80 by November 2014. Employees who were made redundant when the Port Glasgow shipbuilders went into administration will be re-hired.
Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited
1
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Companies Receiving Investment

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Private Equity / Bank Funding

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
15 Oct 2014£8m Investment - Launching Digital Ad TechnologyAirport ad company Eye Airports has invested £8m in advertising media and technology and is launching the new technology, including digital screens, initially at Stansted Airport, with further airports to follow. Eye Airports has offices in London, Manchester and Harrogate.
Eye Airports Limited
1
14 Oct 2014£530,000 Growth Funding Secured - Investing in Machinery - Creating JobsMoo Free, a confectionery manufacturer based in Reading, Berkshire, is planning to recruit 8 more staff by July 2015 after securing £530,000 funding from Santander. The company, which currently employs 19 people, is also investing in new machinery to help meet strong demand. Turnover has tripled in three years to £687,000 in 2013.
Moo Free Ltd
1
14 Oct 2014£461,000 Investment - New Visitor Centre - Potential New JobsWest Lothian Council is investing £461,000 in a new visitor centre at Beecraigs Country Park, including office space, a café, and space for franchise businesses to operate. The investment secures the future of the country park and is expected to create employment opportunities.
West Lothian Council
1
20 Oct 2014£33,000 Investment - Increasing Production - New Jobs Created - Turnover and Profit GrowthSeabrook Crisps, the Bradford-based crisp manufacturer, has invested £32,730 into its business, purchasing new machinery and creating new jobs, after securing growth funding. It is aiming to focus on innovation, improve production flexibility and increase sales. Turnover increased by £1.7m in 2014 and profit grew to £1.3m.
Seabrook Crisps Limited
£23m£-0.5m1681
17 Oct 2014£280,000 Investment - 3,500 sq ft Expansion - Creating New Jobs - Turnover TrebledWindow manufacturer Building Products Solutions is investing £280,000, including an £80,000 grant, to expand its premises in Rotherham, South Yorkshire by 3,500 sq ft. The company is bringing production in-house and creating seven jobs. Turnover is expected to reach £2.4m in 2014, trebling over five years.
Building Product Solutions Limited
1
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Companies Receiving Investment

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Private Finance Initiatives / PPI Initiatives

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
14 Oct 2014£50,000 Investment - New Testing FacilityWest Bromwich-based Weatherite Manufacturing has invested over £50,000 in new in-house performance testing facilities for its expanding data centre cooling business. The company has a turnover of £14.9m and 90 employees.
Weatherite Manufacturing Limited
£15m£0.2m881
14 Oct 2014Share of GBP 1.4m Secured - GBP 12.7m To Be Invested By 7 Firms - 222 Humber-Based JobsAtom Beers, the Hull-based beverages company, has become one of seven Humber-based food companies to receive a share of GBP 1.4m from the RGF. The funding will be used towards a total GBP 12.7m investment on business projects which creating 222 jobs. The other companies are Hider Foods, Burgess Pet Care, Chaucer Foods, Napier Brown, Cranswick Foods and Riva Foods.
Atom Brewing Co Limited
1
14 Oct 2014Share of GBP 1.4m Secured - GBP 12.7m To Be Invested By 7 Firms - 222 Humber-Based JobsChaucer Foods, the West Yorkshire-based food distribution company, has become one of seven Humber-based food companies to receive a share of GBP 1.4m from the RGF. The funding will be used towards a total GBP 12.7m investment on business projects which creating 222 jobs. The other companies are Hider Foods, Burgess Pet Care, Atom Beers, Chaucer Foods, Cranswick Foods and Riva Foods.
Napier Brown Foods Limited
2
14 Oct 2014Share of GBP 1.4m Secured - GBP 12.7m To Be Invested By 7 Firms - 222 Humber-Based JobsRiva Foods, the Humber-based food company, has become one of seven Humber-based food companies to receive a share of GBP 1.4m from the RGF. The funding will be used towards a total GBP 12.7m investment on business projects which creating 222 jobs. The other companies are Hider Foods, Burgess Pet Care, Atom Beers, Chaucer Foods, Napier Brown and Cranswick Foods.
RIVA FOODS LIMITED
1
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Performance & Profits

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Profits

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 Oct 2014£33,000 Investment - Increasing Production - New Jobs Created - Turnover and Profit GrowthSeabrook Crisps, the Bradford-based crisp manufacturer, has invested £32,730 into its business, purchasing new machinery and creating new jobs, after securing growth funding. It is aiming to focus on innovation, improve production flexibility and increase sales. Turnover increased by £1.7m in 2014 and profit grew to £1.3m.
Seabrook Crisps Limited
£23m£-0.5m1681
21 Oct 2014Record First Quarter Growth - Increase in UK and International Revenues - Profits Doubled to £21m - Jobs CreatedGloucestershire-based engineering business Renishaw increased its revenues by 28% to £101.4m in first quarter to September 2014. Revenues grew 27% in the UK, 60% in the Far East, 10% in the Americas and 4% in Europe. Profits increased from £10.6m to £21.3m. Staff headcount in Gloucestershire has grown to 2,000.
Renishaw Plc
£347m£82m3,0925
20 Oct 2014Etailer Expands Internationally - Profits up 23% - Sales up 31%Fashion etailer Boohoo.com increased its pre-tax profit by 23% to £4.5m in the six months to August 2014, while sales increased by 31% to £67.2m. UK sales grew by 47%, and sales in Europe grew by 43% supported by the launch of websites in Spain and Germany. Further international expansion is planned.
Boohoo.Com UK Limited
£110m£11m3942
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Performance & Profits

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Business Performance

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 Oct 2014£33,000 Investment - Increasing Production - New Jobs Created - Turnover and Profit GrowthSeabrook Crisps, the Bradford-based crisp manufacturer, has invested £32,730 into its business, purchasing new machinery and creating new jobs, after securing growth funding. It is aiming to focus on innovation, improve production flexibility and increase sales. Turnover increased by £1.7m in 2014 and profit grew to £1.3m.
Seabrook Crisps Limited
£23m£-0.5m1681
14 Oct 2014Share of GBP 1.4m Secured - GBP 12.7m To Be Invested By 7 Firms - 222 Humber-Based JobsChaucer Foods, the West Yorkshire-based food distribution company, has become one of seven Humber-based food companies to receive a share of GBP 1.4m from the RGF. The funding will be used towards a total GBP 12.7m investment on business projects which creating 222 jobs. The other companies are Hider Foods, Burgess Pet Care, Atom Beers, Chaucer Foods, Cranswick Foods and Riva Foods.
Napier Brown Foods Limited
2
14 Oct 2014Share of GBP 1.4m Secured - GBP 12.7m To Be Invested By 7 Firms - 222 Humber-Based JobsAtom Beers, the Hull-based beverages company, has become one of seven Humber-based food companies to receive a share of GBP 1.4m from the RGF. The funding will be used towards a total GBP 12.7m investment on business projects which creating 222 jobs. The other companies are Hider Foods, Burgess Pet Care, Chaucer Foods, Napier Brown, Cranswick Foods and Riva Foods.
Atom Brewing Co Limited
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14 Oct 2014Share of GBP 1.4m Secured - GBP 12.7m To Be Invested By 7 Firms - 222 Humber-Based JobsRiva Foods, the Humber-based food company, has become one of seven Humber-based food companies to receive a share of GBP 1.4m from the RGF. The funding will be used towards a total GBP 12.7m investment on business projects which creating 222 jobs. The other companies are Hider Foods, Burgess Pet Care, Atom Beers, Chaucer Foods, Napier Brown and Cranswick Foods.
RIVA FOODS LIMITED
1
16 Oct 2014Restructuring - Slower Than Expected Growth - Job Losses in FinlandFinland-headquartered Rovio, the entertainment media company, is restructuring due to slower than expected growth. The firm, which has a UK office in London, is making 130 of its Finland-based employees redundant, representing 16% of the workforce. Revenues increased £128.4m in 2013.
Rovio UK Limited
1
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Products and Services

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
15 Oct 2014£8m Investment - Launching Digital Ad TechnologyAirport ad company Eye Airports has invested £8m in advertising media and technology and is launching the new technology, including digital screens, initially at Stansted Airport, with further airports to follow. Eye Airports has offices in London, Manchester and Harrogate.
Eye Airports Limited
1
20 Oct 2014New TV Ibdustry Report - Sexism An Issue - Audit On DiversityThe National Union of Journalists is reporting that sexism is still a problem within the TV industry, with women still earning less than men overall. The union is now calling for an industry-wide audit on diversity.
National Union of Journalists
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14 Oct 2014Library Review - Saving £1.4m - 20 Jobs At RiskLibraries NI is laying off 21 temporary staff in order to save £1.4m within the six months to April 2015. The organisation also plans to review agency cover staff and vacancies may not being filled. It may also reduce opening hours across its 96 libraries.
The Northern Ireland Library Authority
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16 Oct 2014Expansion Funding Secured - 20 New Jobs - Investing In MachineryWhat More UK, a plastics manufacturer based in Hyndburn, Lancashire, is creating 20 new jobs after securing a Government grant. The £38.3m turnover company is investing in new 88,000 sq ft premises and purchasing machinery which will allow it to expand its range of products and increase production.
What More Uk Limited
£38m£5m1531
17 Oct 2014Creating Jobs - Sales Campaign - New Energy Saving ProductHartlepool-based Durable Technologies is creating 4 jobs after investing £200,000 to manufacturer its Light Harvester energy saving light control product in the region. The firm plans to sell 7,000 units in 2014.
Durable Technologies Limited
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Sales

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
17 Oct 2014International Business Growth - Secures Export Contract to Czech Republic - Sales and Marketing InvestmentLisburn, Northern Ireland-based Hilden Brewery, has secured a five-figure contract to export its beers to the Czech Republic, where there is growing demand for niche beers. The brewery, which has annual turnover of more than £1m, is planning a sales and marketing campaign, and is planning to expand throughout Europe.
Hilden Brewing Co
1
20 Oct 2014Etailer Expands Internationally - Profits up 23% - Sales up 31%Fashion etailer Boohoo.com increased its pre-tax profit by 23% to £4.5m in the six months to August 2014, while sales increased by 31% to £67.2m. UK sales grew by 47%, and sales in Europe grew by 43% supported by the launch of websites in Spain and Germany. Further international expansion is planned.
Boohoo.Com UK Limited
£110m£11m3942
17 Oct 2014Creating Jobs - Sales Campaign - New Energy Saving ProductHartlepool-based Durable Technologies is creating 4 jobs after investing £200,000 to manufacturer its Light Harvester energy saving light control product in the region. The firm plans to sell 7,000 units in 2014.
Durable Technologies Limited
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15 Oct 2014Business Expansion Plans - £500,000 Growth Funding Secured - Sales Staff Recruitment PlansGrimsby, Humberside-based Claughton Office Equipment has received £500,000 from Finance Yorkshire. The investment will allow the firm to double in size within three years. It plans to employ more sales staff and expand geographically. The company has 40 employees.
Claughton Office Equipment Limited
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14 Oct 2014Appoints Export Sales Administrator - Rapid Overseas GrowthDerbyshire-based Howardson Ltd has appointed an export sales administrator due to the continued success of its Dennis and SISIS grounds maintenance equipment brands. The newly created role follows rapid growth in the export market.
Howardson Limited
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International

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
14 Oct 2014e-tailer Expands Into Europe - Establishing Brand PartnershipsGirl Meets Dress, the online dress hire company, is expanding into Europe to meet demand from customers on the Continent. The company is seeking partnerships with complementary brands to help acquire new customers and to benefit from substantial business opportunities.
Girl Meets Dress Limited
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14 Oct 2014UK and European Expansion - Opening Taco Bell Restaurants - Creating JobsRestaurant operator Yum! is expending its Taco Bell Mexican restaurant chain across the UK and Europe, creating new jobs. Its first UK restaurant opened in Sheffield in September 2014. Yum! intends to open 2,000 new restaurants globally.
YUM! FRANCHISE II LLP
£5m£2m1
20 Oct 2014Sold to Belgian Investor - Business Development Plans - £105m TurnoverCeDo, a Telford, Shropshire-based manufacturer of household disposables such as refuse sacks and cling film, has been sold by its private equity owner Rutland Partners to Straco, a private Belgian investment company. Straco intends to continue to grow and develop the business and is retaining the existing management team.
CeDo Limited
£105m£11m2591
20 Oct 2014Seeking eCommerce Director - International and UK Expansion - Foreign Websites LaunchedBoohoo.com, the Manchester-headquartered online fashion retailer, is planning to appoint it's first ecommerce Director. The company is focused on further international expansion and UK sales growth. Growth in continental Europe accelerated during the six months to August 2014, helped by the roll-out of foreign language websites.
Boohoo.Com UK Limited
£110m£11m3942
16 Oct 2014Restructuring - Slower Than Expected Growth - Job Losses in FinlandFinland-headquartered Rovio, the entertainment media company, is restructuring due to slower than expected growth. The firm, which has a UK office in London, is making 130 of its Finland-based employees redundant, representing 16% of the workforce. Revenues increased £128.4m in 2013.
Rovio UK Limited
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Ecommerce

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
14 Oct 2014e-tailer Expands Into Europe - Establishing Brand PartnershipsGirl Meets Dress, the online dress hire company, is expanding into Europe to meet demand from customers on the Continent. The company is seeking partnerships with complementary brands to help acquire new customers and to benefit from substantial business opportunities.
Girl Meets Dress Limited
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20 Oct 2014Seeking eCommerce Director - International and UK Expansion - Foreign Websites LaunchedBoohoo.com, the Manchester-headquartered online fashion retailer, is planning to appoint it's first ecommerce Director. The company is focused on further international expansion and UK sales growth. Growth in continental Europe accelerated during the six months to August 2014, helped by the roll-out of foreign language websites.
Boohoo.Com UK Limited
£110m£11m3942
20 Oct 2014Redesigns e-commerce Site - Digital Marketing CampaignAs part of its digital strategy, Avon Products has launched its redesigned website, www.avon.com, to improve the shopping experience for consumers. The launch will be promoted through a digital media campaign. The Northampton headquartered company has turnover of £291m and 1,640 employees.
Avon Cosmetics Ltd
£291m£7m1,63914
15 Oct 2014Moves To 60,000 sq ft Warehouse - Rapid Business Growth - New Jobs Expected - £4m TurnoverShort-dated food retailer, Approved Food, has moved to a 60,000sq ft warehouse in Darnall, Sheffield, three times the size of its previous premises in Dinnington, South Yorkshire. The rapidly-growing company delivers 110,000 orders a year and has turnover of £4m. Its ongoing expansion is expected to create new jobs.
Approved Food Limited
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14 Oct 2014Growth Funding Secured - Launching European Websites - 15 New JobsCheshire-headquartered online retailer, Class Delta, is launching four new websites in Europe for its online sports nutrition brand The Protein Works after securing six -figure growth funding. The company, which recently moved into 40,000sq ft headquarters in Runcorn, is recruiting 15 more employees.
Class Delta Ltd
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Renewable Energy

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
16 Oct 2014£500m Joint Venture - New Wind Farm Projects - Creating JobsGreen energy company Ecotricity and construction firm Skanska are forming a joint venture called Skylark which will invest £500m in new wind farm developments in Britain. A range of new jobs will be created, from planning experts through to scientific, technical, construction and maintenance roles.
Ecotricity Group Ltd
£66m£4m2851
16 Oct 2014£30m Contract Secured - Wind Farm DevelopmentCarillion has secured a £30m contract to design and build the UK's longest onshore high voltage connection for an offshore windfarm in Norfolk. Wolverhampton, West Midlands-headquartered Carillion has a turnover of £3.3bn and 26,000 employees.
Carillion PLC
£3,333m£124m25,91517
14 Oct 2014Wind Farm Development - £780,000 Funding SecuredA joint venture between Plymouth-based Porterledge Renewable Ltd and Bristol-based One Wind Renewables has built a 500KW wind turbine in Holsworthy, Devon, after securing £780,000 bank funding. Three further wind turbines in the South West are planned.
Porterledge Renewable Limited
1
16 Oct 2014Partnership with Ecotricity - £500m Joint Venture - Creating JobsConstruction firm Skanska and green energy company Ecotricity are forming a joint venture called Skylark which will invest £500m in new wind farm developments in Britain. A range of new jobs will be created, from planning experts through to scientific, technical, construction and maintenance roles.
Skanska UK Plc
£1,121m£40m5,2003
20 Oct 2014Management Acquires 51% Stake - £0.85m Funding - Positive Business OutlookThe Board of renewable energy company, Ice Energy Technologies, has bought 50.6% of its shares from SIG Plc for a nominal cash payment of £1, with further payments of up to £5m depending on performance. SIG is also providing a £0.85m loan. The deal gives Witney, Oxfordshire-based Ice Energy flexibility and a continuing trading partner.
Ice Energy Technologies Limited
£15m£-1.3m693
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