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People & Jobs

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Job Gains / Losses

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Jul 20156m Funding Secured - International Growth Plans - Potential JobsCar care product manufacturer Turtle Wax has secured 6m of funding from Bibby Financial Services. The funds will enable Turtle Wax to facilitate its growth plans for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Jobs could be created as a result.
Turtle Wax Limited
5m0.4m402
830 Jul 2015600,000 Investment - 125,000 Grant - Larger Premises - New JobsAkramatic Engineering, a sheet metal and fabrication business in Alfreton in Derbyshire, is to add 8 new staff to its workforce following its relocation to larger premises as part of a 600,000 investment. The company has received a grant of 125,000 which will form part of the investment. Akramatic has a turnover of 2m.
AKRAMATIC ENGINEERING CO. LIMITED
2m1
28 Jul 20154m Contract Secured - Gas Infrastructure Investment - Potential New Jobs - 38m TurnoverFulcrum, the Sheffield-based provider of utilities infrastructure, has won a 3.95m contract to build an eight-mile gas pipeline to four distilleries in Speyside, Scotland. The investment is being funded by Chivas Brothers, Diageo and Ian MacLeod Distillers. The contract has the potential to create employment opportunities.
Fulcrum Utility Services Limited
38m-4.4m2053
27 Jul 2015400m Leisure Resort Planned - Partnered With US Firm - Up To 1,300 New JobsBirchall Properties, the London-based property developer, has entered into a 400m joint venture with US-based Grand Heritage Hotel Group. The companies will construct a 300-acre leisure resort in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, creating up to 1,300 jobs.
Birchall Properties Ltd
1
24 Jul 2015350,000 Growth Funding Secured - Expanding Overseas - Creating JobsConstruction company Fast-Form Systems is planning to export for growth after securing 350,000 funding from Finance Yorkshire to invest in staff and stock. The Grimsby-based firm, which employs 10 people, is receiving enquiries from the Middle East, USA and Australia and intends to expand in these markets via the local distributor networks.
Fast-Form Systems Ltd
1
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People & Jobs

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Management Moves

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
28 Jul 2015Management Buyout - 3m Turnover - 20 Staff - Business Growth PlansSmethwick, West Midlands-based manufacturer LA Metals has completed a management buy-out of the business from the founding partners. The buy-out was led by Joe Mullally, Managing Director and Andy Woolliscroft, Sales Director, supported with funding from NatWest. The company, which has 18 staff and average annual turnover of 3.5m, is entering a new growth phase.
L.A. Metals Limited
1
1130 Jul 2015Department Mergers - New Customer Director - 3 Year Turnaround StrategyJacques Vert Group has merged its marketing, digital and ecommerce teams and appointed former My-Wardrobe.com chief executive David Worby to head up the department on an interim basis as Customer Director. The new team will be responsible for providing a comprehensive, data-driven view of the customer, maximising customer acquisition and retention and providing a consistent customer experience across all channels. Chief Executive Tim Davies is overseeing a three-year turnaround strategy for the business, which includes a focus on growing its online sales.
Jacques Vert Group Limited
184m-12.4m1,5772
129 Jul 2015Competitor Takeover - 898 Value - Chief Executive To RetireLondon headquartered online gambling firm Bwin.party has been takenover by competitor 888 Holdings in a cash and stock deal valued at about 898m. Completion is expected in early 2016 and will deliver cost savings of 45m by the end of 2018. Bwin's Chief Executive Norbert Teufelberger, will not be joining the board of the new company but will provide it with consultancy services.
Bwin.party Marketing (UK) Limited
21m2m1421
129 Jul 2015Appoints New Finance Director - Launching Fitness DeviceCloudTag is preparing to launch its health monitoring wearable device in January 2016 and has strengthened its board with the appointment of John Wakely, a financial structuring and tax specialist as finance director. Mr Wakely joins CloudTag from Stolt-Nielsen.
Cloudtag Active Limited
1
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People & Jobs

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Outsourcing

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
29 Jul 20155 Years IT Provision Outsourced - 451k Contract Awarded - Technology UpgradeStaffordshire Police has awarded American technology company Insight a 451,000 contract. Insight will provide advanced IT services as well as maintenance and support for a five year period. Staffordshire Police employ 3,500 people.
Staffordshire Police
3,5001
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Headquarters & Premises

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Office Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
128 Jul 2015177m Funding Raised - New Glasgow Office - Creates 200 JobsEdinburgh based technology firm Fanduel has raised 176.5m from investors. The funds will be used to market its product in the US and Canada, develop new products and expand its management team. FanDuel is also to open a new office in Glasgow, creating 200 software specialist jobs.
FanDuel Limited
1
124 Jul 201510.5m Expansion - Creating 200 Jobs - New Head Office - Increasing Turnover to 100mVan Elle, the ground engineering contractor, is creating 200 jobs in a 10.5m expansion of its Pinxton, Derbyshire site. The company is buying 11 acres of land for a new head office, manufacturing and storage space. Turnover is expected to grow from 72m to 100m in two years.
Van Elle Limited
47m3m3207
24 Jul 20151.2m Investment - Head Offices Refurbishment - 340 EmployeesLegal firm Langleys has invested 1.2m to refurbish its head office in York, creating additional meeting rooms. The firm also has a second office in York, and one in Lincoln. It employs 340 staff and has a turnover of 20.5m.
Langleys Solicitors Llp
20m3m3752
123 Jul 2015New 10m Headquarter's - 750 New Jobs - Turnover Up 21%Discount supermarket Lidl has acquired 10m of land in South West London on which to build a new head office. The five-acre site will have 750 employees and is expected to open towards the end of 2018. Lidl has recorded a 21% rise in turnover to 4 billion. Lidl has 620 stores across the UK.
Lidl Limited
245m12,628580
27 Jul 2015New Office Premises - Potential Jobs - Business ExpansionEducation recruitment company Education Staffing Solutions has moved into new offices in Swansea, Wales. The five year lease on the larger premises will facilitate ESS's expansion and create opportunities for future jobs.
Education Staffing Solutions Limited
7
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Headquarters & Premises

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Industrial Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
30 Jul 2015600,000 Investment - 125,000 Grant - Larger Premises - New JobsAkramatic Engineering, a sheet metal and fabrication business in Alfreton in Derbyshire, is to add 8 new staff to its workforce following its relocation to larger premises as part of a 600,000 investment. The company has received a grant of 125,000 which will form part of the investment. Akramatic has a turnover of 2m.
AKRAMATIC ENGINEERING CO. LIMITED
2m1
27 Jul 20153.6m Investment - New Factory Premises - 100 Jobs CreatedOn a Roll, the wholesale sandwich producer based in Middlesbrough in Teeside, is to invest 3.6m in a new factory and create almost 100 new jobs as the company aims to expand. On A Roll has secured a 640,000 grant to assist with the work which will see its factory triple in size. On A Roll employs 130 people.
On A Roll Sandwich Company Limited
1
24 Jul 20152.5m Funding Aids Expansion - New Premises - Business GrowthManufacturing firm A&T Enclosures, based in Dudley in the West Midlands, has moved into new premises as a result of securing a 2.5 million finance package. A&T has 50 employees and will be recruiting 29 new staff between 2015 and 2018 as part of its expansion strategy.
A & T Enclosures Limited
1
24 Jul 20152.4m Funding Secured - Workshop Expansion - 20 New Jobs - 7m TurnoverFred Smith & Sons, a vehicle repair and servicing business in West Bromwich, West Midlands, has renovated its workshop after securing 2.4m bank funding. The expansion is expected to create nearly 20 new jobs. The company has a turnover of 6.7m and around 70 employees.
Fred Smith & Sons (Motor Bodies) Limited
7m0.3m641
124 Jul 201510.5m Expansion - Creating 200 Jobs - New Head Office - Increasing Turnover to 100mVan Elle, the ground engineering contractor, is creating 200 jobs in a 10.5m expansion of its Pinxton, Derbyshire site. The company is buying 11 acres of land for a new head office, manufacturing and storage space. Turnover is expected to grow from 72m to 100m in two years.
Van Elle Limited
47m3m3207
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Headquarters & Premises

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Retail Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
128 Jul 2015New Retail Outlet - 11 Jobs Created - Business ExpansionPavers Shoes, a national comfort shoe retailer, has officially opened the new store in Hartlepool, North East England. Eleven jobs have been created as a result. Pavers has a turnover of 70.7m and has 19 stores nationwide.
Pavers Limited
71m8m1,07018
129 Jul 2015New Merseyside Store - 50 New Jobs - Business Expansion PlansTJ Hughes, the North West-based retailer, will open a new store in Bootle, Merseyside, creating 50 new jobs. The new outlet will be open by October 2015. Many of the company's assets were sold in 2011, but the firm now intends to launch in 55 new locations across the UK.
T J Hughes Ltd
267m7m4,18950
123 Jul 2015New Jobs - 750m Investment - Major Commercial DevelopmentProperty developer Bruntwood is investing 750m to redevelop a former BBC site in Manchester. Its plan includes 700,000 sq ft of commercial space, public open space, retail, a hotel, and residential accommodation. The investment will create new jobs.
Bruntwood Group Limited
106m44m4854
23 Jul 2015New Flagship Home Store - 220 New Jobs - Business ExpansionRetailer Next is to open a new flagship home store in Hull. The store will employ 220 people and will replace the existing Next fashion store on the site. Completion is expected by 2017, subject to planning consent. Next has a turnover of 3740m and has over 500 stores nationwide.
Next PLC
3,740m723m52,533500
23 Jul 2015International and UK Expansion - London Store Relaunched - New Jobs Expected - Wholesale Customer SecuredLuxury footwear retailer Harrys of London has refurbished and re-launched its 600 sq ft Burlington Arcade store in London and is planning to open new stores in the UK, New York and the Middle East, creating jobs. It has also secured Mr Porter, the men's fashion brand, as its first wholesale account in the UK.
Harrys Of London Limited
4m252
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Headquarters & Premises

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Healthcare Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
130 Jul 2015New 7m Care Home - 100 New Jobs - Business GrowthPendine Park Care Organisation, the North Wales-based care company, is constructing a new 7m dementia care home in Caernarfon, North Wales, which will create 100 new jobs by December 2015. Owner Mario Kreft.
Pendine Park Care Organisation Ltd
1
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Headquarters & Premises

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Educational Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
23 Jul 20153.7m Contract Secured - University Campus Development - Creating JobsRDM Electrical Services has won a 3.7m contract to deliver electrical and mechanical services for the ongoing development of Swansea University Bay Campus. In total RDM has secured 10m of work on the campus. The latest contract ensures that RDM can continue its planned growth and create further jobs.
R.D.M. Electrical Services Limited
1
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Headquarters & Premises

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Public Service Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
129 Jul 2015New 65m Motorway Service Station - 300 New Jobs - Business ExpansionMotorway service station operators Extra MSA Group has submitted a planning application to build a new 65m service station on the M42 near Solihull, West Midlands. The complex will create 300 new jobs and is expected to open by 2017. Extra currently has 9 service stations around the UK.
Extra Msa Property (Uk) Limited
2m99
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Headquarters & Premises

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Leisure Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
224 Jul 2015Two New Hotels - Jobs Created - Business ExpansionLondon based property asset management firm Dominvs has expanded its portfolio with a new Holiday Inn Hotel at Aberdeen International Airport in Scotland. Dominvs will also invest in and operate a Crowne Plaza Hotel due to open on 1 September 2015. Jobs have been created as a result.
Dominvs Group Limited
2
224 Jul 2015Two New Airport Hotels - 70 Jobs Created - Business ExpansionMultinational hotels group IHG, headquartered in Denham in Buckinghamshire, has opened a new Holiday Inn Hotel at Aberdeen International Airport. IHG will also open a new 165 room Crowne Plaza Hotel at the airport in September 2015. At least seventy jobs have been created as a result. IHG has a turnover of 1,255m and employs 7797 people.
Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC
1,255m459m7,797236
129 Jul 2015New 65m Motorway Service Station - 300 New Jobs - Business ExpansionMotorway service station operators Extra MSA Group has submitted a planning application to build a new 65m service station on the M42 near Solihull, West Midlands. The complex will create 300 new jobs and is expected to open by 2017. Extra currently has 9 service stations around the UK.
Extra Msa Property (Uk) Limited
2m99
124 Jul 2015New Restaurant Premises - Creating 20 Jobs - Business ExpansionItalian restaurant chain Prezzo is planning to open a new eaterie in Grantham in Lincolnshire, creating 20 jobs. Prezzo has a turnover of 166.5m and employs over 3000 staff.
Prezzo PLC
167m18m3,2851
127 Jul 2015New Restaurant - 10 New Jobs - Business GrowthMonkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre, based in Taunton, Somerset, has opened a new 1000 m sq restaurant on site and created 10 new jobs. The company now employs 100 staff.
Monkton Elm Garden Centre Ltd
1001
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Headquarters & Premises

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Hotel Development Projects

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
127 Jul 2015400m Leisure Resort Planned - Partnered With US Firm - Up To 1,300 New JobsBirchall Properties, the London-based property developer, has entered into a 400m joint venture with US-based Grand Heritage Hotel Group. The companies will construct a 300-acre leisure resort in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, creating up to 1,300 jobs.
Birchall Properties Ltd
1
224 Jul 2015Two New Hotels - Jobs Created - Business ExpansionLondon based property asset management firm Dominvs has expanded its portfolio with a new Holiday Inn Hotel at Aberdeen International Airport in Scotland. Dominvs will also invest in and operate a Crowne Plaza Hotel due to open on 1 September 2015. Jobs have been created as a result.
Dominvs Group Limited
2
224 Jul 2015Two New Airport Hotels - 70 Jobs Created - Business ExpansionMultinational hotels group IHG, headquartered in Denham in Buckinghamshire, has opened a new Holiday Inn Hotel at Aberdeen International Airport. IHG will also open a new 165 room Crowne Plaza Hotel at the airport in September 2015. At least seventy jobs have been created as a result. IHG has a turnover of 1,255m and employs 7797 people.
Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC
1,255m459m7,797236
123 Jul 2015New Jobs - 750m Investment - Major Commercial DevelopmentProperty developer Bruntwood is investing 750m to redevelop a former BBC site in Manchester. Its plan includes 700,000 sq ft of commercial space, public open space, retail, a hotel, and residential accommodation. The investment will create new jobs.
Bruntwood Group Limited
106m44m4854
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Headquarters & Premises

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Call Centres

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
23 Jul 2015Rapid Growth - 20 New Call Centre Jobs - 6,000 Employees - 10 LocationsTelecom Service Centres is creating 20 new jobs at its Webhelp UK customer service centre in Greenock, Scotland, in response to demand from clients. The facility will be working at full capacity following the recruitment. Fast-growing Webhelp UK has a 6,000-strong team based across 10 UK sites.
Telecom Service Centres Ltd
93m10m5,9808
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Growth

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Plant & Vehicles Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
23 Jul 20152.5m Funding Secured - 30 New Jobs - Business Diversification - Investing in R&DDudley, West Midlands-based A&T Enclosures, which manufactures consoles, cubicles and desks for customers in the rail, water and utility sectors, is planning to create 29 jobs, expand into new sectors, and develop new products, after securing 2.5m growth funding.
A & T Enclosures Limited
1
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Growth

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Operating Profit Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
30 Jul 2015Profit Up 24% - 31 New Jobs - Business GrowthMon Motors, a Cwmbran-based car dealer, has recorded a 24% rise in pre-tax profits. Pre-tax profits rose to 3.1m from 2.5m in 2013. Turnover grew to 294.3m, up from 258.3m. The average number of staff employed by the business also increased to 657 from 626. Mon Motors has ten showrooms across South Wales and West England.
Mon Motors Limited
258m3m6262
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Growth

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Employee Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Jul 2015Turnover Grown 12% to 62.5m - Employee Numbers up 11% to 321Redditch based UK-Nsi Co, manufacturer of instruments for the motor vehicles, has grown sales by over 12% to 62.5m and increased employee numbers by 13% to 321. The company's continued growth could lead to employment opportunities.
Uk-Nsi Co. Limited
62m3m3212
27 Jul 2015Profits Rise To 22m - Employment Up - Turnover Down 4m - New ProductsNorbrook, the County Down-based pharmaceutical company, has increased its profits to 22m. Turnover has decreased from 203m to 199m, however the company anticipates further growth in key markets as it launches new products in 2015. Employment has also risen and the firm now employs 2,000 people.
Norbrook Holdings Limited
202m24m2,0002
28 Jul 2015Employment Growth - New 10,000 Sq Ft Office - Business ExpansionEquator Design, the Nottingham-based design agency, has grown rapidly since its merger with Manchester-based GJ Creative in 2012. Its workforce has increased from 15 to 60 since 2013 and the company recently moved to new 10,000 sq ft premises.
Equator (GJ) Limited
3
23 Jul 2015Employees Growth Up 6% - New Managing Director Business GrowthEngineering management solutions company Isolated Systems Limited, based in Heanor in Derbyshire, has increased its number of employees by 5.7% during 2014-2015, bringing the total number of staff to 56. Gary Peet has also been appointed as Managing Director. He replaces Ian Kay who has left the company.
Isolated Systems Limited
8m0.9m561
27 Jul 2015Employee Numbers up to 97 - Turnover Grown to 12.4m - Actively RecruitingCheshire based T-T Pumps, who are engaged in the supply of pumps, associated control equipment and technical expertise, have grown turnover consistently year on year from 9m in 2011 to 12.4m in 2014, and increased employee numbers over the same period from 80 to 97. The company are actively recruiting for various engineering and sales positions.
T-T Pumps Limited
12m0.8m971
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Growth

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Turnover Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
23 Jul 2015Turnover Rises 46% - Organic Growth Up 6% - Business ExpansionCardiff based bakery group Finsbury Food has recorded a 46% rise in revenue to 256.2m for the year to June 2015. Organic growth increased 6% and contributed 10.7m Finsbury employs 2,289 people across 11 locations.
Finsbury Food Group PLC
176m7m2,28912
29 Jul 2015Turnover Reaches 1.2m - 4 Times Average Growth - Business ExpansionBeauty clinic Skinviva, headquartered in Castlefield in Manchester has recorded a rapid rise in turnover to 1.2m. Company growth is four times faster than the industry average. Skinviva has 40 clinics across the North West.
Skinviva Ltd
1
24 Jul 2015Turnover Grown 12% to 62.5m - Employee Numbers up 11% to 321Redditch based UK-Nsi Co, manufacturer of instruments for the motor vehicles, has grown sales by over 12% to 62.5m and increased employee numbers by 13% to 321. The company's continued growth could lead to employment opportunities.
Uk-Nsi Co. Limited
62m3m3212
24 Jul 2015Sales up to 4m - New Ranges - Growth Targeted - 34 EmployeesTelford based specialist seating manufacturer Nomique, has seen sales rise by a third to 4m and is now targeting a 6m turnover within two years, which would be the highest since the firm was founded in 2002. The company, which employs 34 people at its Telford headquarters, has unveiled two new ranges to help drive further growth. Operations director Peter Cole
Nomique Seating Limited
3m0.1m251
24 Jul 2015Sales up 20% - Fastest Growing Company List - Rapid ExpansionLeominster, West Midlands-based Tyrrells Potato Crisps, expects significant growth in 2015, as it continues its rapid international expansion. Their expansion into 37 countries has earned it a place as one of the UK's fastest growing international sales companies. The company which has sales of 40m has grown nearly 20% and employs 149 members of staff. Chief Executive is David Milner
Tyrrells Potato Crisps Limited
40m4m2701
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Growth

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Profit Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
23 Jul 2015Revenues up by over 30% - 10th Year of Growth - Strong Organic GrowthCroyden based dotdigital Group saw another year of profitable growth in 12 months to the end of June 2015 with revenues up by more than 30% for the 10th year in a row. This performance is a result of continued strong organic growth in the company's high margin recurring revenue streams from its dotmailer platform both in the UK and internationally. Chief Executive is Simone Barratt
dotDigital Group PLC
16m4m1722
28 Jul 2015Industry Rejuvenated - Turnover Grown to 15.3m - Profits DoubledThe owner of Shropshire brick maker Blockleys, Michelmersh Brick Holdings, has seen business growing on the back of a rejuvenated construction sector. The company enjoyed 13 per cent increase in turnover to 15.3 million, while operating profit almost doubled, from 1.4 million to 2.7 million.
Michelmersh Brick Holdings Plc
26m1m2806
30 Jul 201532% growth - Ecommerce Platford Gains Momentum - 150m InvestmentHouse of Fraser?s like-for-like sales rose 8.1% in its first quarter, as its ecommerce platform gained further momentum. Online sales rose 40% during the 13 weeks to May 2, building on the 32% growth the retailer reported in its full-year results in April. House of Fraser was acquired by Chinese conglomerate Sanpower Group for 480m last year, who are set to invest 150m in its UK operations during the next four years, revamping shops and developing its ecommerce platform.
House of Fraser Ltd
163
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New Business Wins & Company Awards

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Contracts, Orders

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Jul 20156m Funding Awarded - Assists International Growth PlansLiverpool based Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has provided 6m in funding to help accelerate car-care product manufacturer Turtle Wax's expansion. Based in Merseyside, Turtle Wax has a turnover of 5.5m and plans to expand operations into Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Bibby Financial Services Limited
161m48m1,21020
24 Jul 201560m Contract Secured - 5 Year Maintenance Agreement - Business GrowthFacilities management company Cloudfm, based in Colchester in Essex, has secured a new 60m contract with fast food restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken. The five year contract, commencing in July 2015, will cover all maintenance at all 235 KFC outlets, excluding franchises.
Cloudfm Shared Services Limited
1
24 Jul 201560m Contract Awarded - Maintenance Outsourced - Five Year AgreementFast food restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken has awarded a maintenance contract to facilities management company Cloudfm. The 60 million contract will cover all 235 of KFC's outlets in the UK from July 2015 to 2020, excluding franchises. KFC (Great Britain) has a turnover of 446.4m.
Kentucky Fried Chicken (Great Britain) Limited
446m42m25722
28 Jul 20154m Contract Secured - Gas Infrastructure Investment - Potential New Jobs - 38m TurnoverFulcrum, the Sheffield-based provider of utilities infrastructure, has won a 3.95m contract to build an eight-mile gas pipeline to four distilleries in Speyside, Scotland. The investment is being funded by Chivas Brothers, Diageo and Ian MacLeod Distillers. The contract has the potential to create employment opportunities.
Fulcrum Utility Services Limited
38m-4.4m2053
27 Jul 2015400m Leisure Resort Planned - Partnered With US Firm - Up To 1,300 New JobsBirchall Properties, the London-based property developer, has entered into a 400m joint venture with US-based Grand Heritage Hotel Group. The companies will construct a 300-acre leisure resort in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, creating up to 1,300 jobs.
Birchall Properties Ltd
1
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New Business Wins & Company Awards

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Awards

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Jul 2015Sales up 20% - Fastest Growing Company List - Rapid ExpansionLeominster, West Midlands-based Tyrrells Potato Crisps, expects significant growth in 2015, as it continues its rapid international expansion. Their expansion into 37 countries has earned it a place as one of the UK's fastest growing international sales companies. The company which has sales of 40m has grown nearly 20% and employs 149 members of staff. Chief Executive is David Milner
Tyrrells Potato Crisps Limited
40m4m2701
24 Jul 2015New Award For Technology Firm - Revenue GrowthTechnology company Metrasens, based in Malvern in Worcestershire, has received a prestigious award for its work to improve MRI scanners and contraband detectors. Metrasens has successfully created markets in MRI safety and prison security and as a result has seen a strong consistent annual revenue growth.
Metrasens Limited
1
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Mergers & Acquisitions

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Mergers, Acquisitions & Flotations

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Jul 201520m Management Buyout - 14 New Jobs - Business GrowthNorfolk based portable building company Carter Cabin Hire has raised 20m from a consortium of investors to fund a management buy-out of the business. Carter Cabin Hire will also increase its 56 staff by 25% to help meet demand for its services and reach is objective of doubling its size by 2018. Turnover in 2014 was 7m, with a profit of 2m.
Carter Cabin Hire Limited
2
24 Jul 201511.6m Acquisition - International Expansion - Business GrowthFan supplier Volution, based in Crawley in West Sussex, has bought Belgium-headquartered ventilation manufacturer Ventilair for 11.6. Ventilair has a turnover of 10.2 and the acquisition will facilitate Volution's plans to expand into Europe.
Volution Group Plc
121m6m1,0081
27 Jul 2015UK Expansion - Acquiring PMI Health Group - 207m TurnoverGlobal insurance broker Willis is expanding in the UK with the acquisition of PMI Health Group, the UK's largest provider of employee healthcare and risk management services with 128 staff. PMI will reband as Willis but retain its base in Wincham, Cheshire. Willis Group has a turnover of 206.5m.
Willis Group Limited
206m161m18
27 Jul 2015Sales Up 30% - Acquisitions Sought - Business ExpansionPremier Technical Services Group, the Yorkshire-based cleaning company, has experienced a 30% increase in sales and a 22% profits after expanding into high-level cleaning. The firm is now pursuing acquisitions. Chief Executive Paul Teasdale.
Premier Technical Services Group Limited
14m3m1428
28 Jul 2015Palletways Expands Network - New Haulage Firm - Extended West Midlands CoverageAs part of its business development strategy Europe's largest and fastest growing palletised freight networ Palletways has added Worcestershire based haulage firm S Walker Transport to its network. S Walker will provide haulage services in the Birmingham and Coventry area for Palletways. S Walker has a fleet of 40 vehicles and employs 60 people.
Palletways (Uk) Limited
146m8m3487
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Budgets & Expenditure

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IT

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
27 Jul 2015International Expansion - Creating Digital Hub in London - Ad Agency Opening - 40 New JobsThe New York Times has merged its London newspaper operation, and its London bureau, into one office, where it plans to increase its 65-strong team to more than 100. London and Hong Kong will become digital hubs for the newspaper. Its advertising agency, T Brand, is also expanding into the UK, initially employing four staff.
New York Times
1
30 Jul 2015Enhance site experience - New hosting services - Security ServicesMarks & Spencer is constantly improving its online offering with help from AT&T ecommerce Services. Since launching its new website last year, M&S is giving its customers a more visual, interactive way to shop online. The retailer is also using security services from AT&T to keep customer information and M&S corporate assets more secure. Richard Presant is Operations Manager
Marks And Spencer P.L.C.
10,310m695m85,813711
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Budgets & Expenditure

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Marketing

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
27 Jul 2015International Expansion - Creating Digital Hub in London - Ad Agency Opening - 40 New JobsThe New York Times has merged its London newspaper operation, and its London bureau, into one office, where it plans to increase its 65-strong team to more than 100. London and Hong Kong will become digital hubs for the newspaper. Its advertising agency, T Brand, is also expanding into the UK, initially employing four staff.
New York Times
1
23 Jul 2015European Expansion - Marketing Campaign - 25m Turnover - Potential New JobsWatchfinder, the pre-owned watch specialist, is expanding into European markets by appointing creative agency Hometown to develop a multi-channel marketing campaign. The expansion has the potential to create employment oportunities. Watchfinder is headquartered in Canterbury, Kent, and has an annual turnover of 25.1m.
Watchfinder.Co.Uk Limited
25m1m3
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Companies Receiving Investment

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Venture Capital

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Jul 20158.4m Investment - Supporting Technology Start-ups - Expanding in England and ScotlandInvestment firm Mercia Technologies, based in Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, is planning to expand its network of partners in the Midlands and North, to help developing technology businesses secure growth funding, having already invested 8.4m in such businesses. It also plans to expand into Scotland, and establish more links with universities.
Mercia Technologies Plc
1
27 Jul 2015400m Leisure Resort Planned - Partnered With US Firm - Up To 1,300 New JobsBirchall Properties, the London-based property developer, has entered into a 400m joint venture with US-based Grand Heritage Hotel Group. The companies will construct a 300-acre leisure resort in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, creating up to 1,300 jobs.
Birchall Properties Ltd
1
27 Jul 2015300k Grant Available - Developer Sought For Shropshire SiteTelford & Wrekin Council is set to award a grant of 300k to help a developer kick start the redevelopment of a former hotel site in Wellington, Shropshire. The Council intends that the site be used for affordable housing.
Telford & Wrekin Council
1
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Companies Receiving Investment

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Private Equity / Bank Funding

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Jul 20156m Funding Secured - International Growth Plans - Potential JobsCar care product manufacturer Turtle Wax has secured 6m of funding from Bibby Financial Services. The funds will enable Turtle Wax to facilitate its growth plans for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Jobs could be created as a result.
Turtle Wax Limited
5m0.4m402
24 Jul 20156m Funding Awarded - Assists International Growth PlansLiverpool based Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has provided 6m in funding to help accelerate car-care product manufacturer Turtle Wax's expansion. Based in Merseyside, Turtle Wax has a turnover of 5.5m and plans to expand operations into Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Bibby Financial Services Limited
161m48m1,21020
30 Jul 2015600,000 Investment - 125,000 Grant - Larger Premises - New JobsAkramatic Engineering, a sheet metal and fabrication business in Alfreton in Derbyshire, is to add 8 new staff to its workforce following its relocation to larger premises as part of a 600,000 investment. The company has received a grant of 125,000 which will form part of the investment. Akramatic has a turnover of 2m.
AKRAMATIC ENGINEERING CO. LIMITED
2m1
27 Jul 20153.6m Investment - New Factory Premises - 100 Jobs CreatedOn a Roll, the wholesale sandwich producer based in Middlesbrough in Teeside, is to invest 3.6m in a new factory and create almost 100 new jobs as the company aims to expand. On A Roll has secured a 640,000 grant to assist with the work which will see its factory triple in size. On A Roll employs 130 people.
On A Roll Sandwich Company Limited
1
23 Jul 20152.5m Funding Secured - 30 New Jobs - Business Diversification - Investing in R&DDudley, West Midlands-based A&T Enclosures, which manufactures consoles, cubicles and desks for customers in the rail, water and utility sectors, is planning to create 29 jobs, expand into new sectors, and develop new products, after securing 2.5m growth funding.
A & T Enclosures Limited
1
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Private Finance Initiatives / PPI Initiatives

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
30 Jul 201510 Jobs Created - 85K Grant Secured - New Office Space AcquiredECOMMERCE website developers Purpose Media have been able to expand, creating 10 jobs, after a grant of 85,000 was secured from D2N2's Unlocking Investment for Growth programme, allowing Purpose to acquire a 2,200 sq ft office space adjacent to their current premises. Purpose has continued to grow after exceeding its turnover target by 66%. The firm increased employee numbers from 10 to 20 developers, SEO specialist and support staff. Matt Wheatcroft is Managing Director
Purpose Media UK Limited
15
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Performance & Profits

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Profits

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
27 Jul 2015Sales Up 30% - Acquisitions Sought - Business ExpansionPremier Technical Services Group, the Yorkshire-based cleaning company, has experienced a 30% increase in sales and a 22% profits after expanding into high-level cleaning. The firm is now pursuing acquisitions. Chief Executive Paul Teasdale.
Premier Technical Services Group Limited
14m3m1428
27 Jul 2015Profits Rise To 22m - Employment Up - Turnover Down 4m - New ProductsNorbrook, the County Down-based pharmaceutical company, has increased its profits to 22m. Turnover has decreased from 203m to 199m, however the company anticipates further growth in key markets as it launches new products in 2015. Employment has also risen and the firm now employs 2,000 people.
Norbrook Holdings Limited
202m24m2,0002
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Business Performance

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Jul 20158.4m Investment - Supporting Technology Start-ups - Expanding in England and ScotlandInvestment firm Mercia Technologies, based in Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, is planning to expand its network of partners in the Midlands and North, to help developing technology businesses secure growth funding, having already invested 8.4m in such businesses. It also plans to expand into Scotland, and establish more links with universities.
Mercia Technologies Plc
1
24 Jul 201560m Contract Secured - 5 Year Maintenance Agreement - Business GrowthFacilities management company Cloudfm, based in Colchester in Essex, has secured a new 60m contract with fast food restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken. The five year contract, commencing in July 2015, will cover all maintenance at all 235 KFC outlets, excluding franchises.
Cloudfm Shared Services Limited
1
24 Jul 2015350,000 Growth Funding Secured - Expanding Overseas - Creating JobsConstruction company Fast-Form Systems is planning to export for growth after securing 350,000 funding from Finance Yorkshire to invest in staff and stock. The Grimsby-based firm, which employs 10 people, is receiving enquiries from the Middle East, USA and Australia and intends to expand in these markets via the local distributor networks.
Fast-Form Systems Ltd
1
27 Jul 201525m Cost Reduction Strategy - 112 Additional Jobs LostDevon based University of Exeter is to cut 312 jobs, 112 more than anticipated earlier in 2015. Clerical, administration, maintenance and catering support staff make up the vast majority of the jobs at risk. Staff have been offered voluntary severance packages. The University aims to save 25m as a result. After the reorganisation the university will have 4,107 employees.
University of Exeter
1
30 Jul 20151.4m Funding Secured - Potential New Jobs - Business GrowthLancashire recruitment firm Protec Recruitment is planning rapid growth after securing 1.4m of funding. Protec currently has 6 full time staff and 200 agency workers. The new funds will enable Protec to expand and potentially create jobs.
Protec Recruitment Services Limited
1
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Products and Services

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Jul 20156m Funding Secured - International Growth Plans - Potential JobsCar care product manufacturer Turtle Wax has secured 6m of funding from Bibby Financial Services. The funds will enable Turtle Wax to facilitate its growth plans for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Jobs could be created as a result.
Turtle Wax Limited
5m0.4m402
23 Jul 20152.5m Funding Secured - 30 New Jobs - Business Diversification - Investing in R&DDudley, West Midlands-based A&T Enclosures, which manufactures consoles, cubicles and desks for customers in the rail, water and utility sectors, is planning to create 29 jobs, expand into new sectors, and develop new products, after securing 2.5m growth funding.
A & T Enclosures Limited
1
28 Jul 2015177m Funding Raised - New Glasgow Office - Creates 200 JobsEdinburgh based technology firm Fanduel has raised 176.5m from investors. The funds will be used to market its product in the US and Canada, develop new products and expand its management team. FanDuel is also to open a new office in Glasgow, creating 200 software specialist jobs.
FanDuel Limited
1
24 Jul 201511.6m Acquisition - International Expansion - Business GrowthFan supplier Volution, based in Crawley in West Sussex, has bought Belgium-headquartered ventilation manufacturer Ventilair for 11.6. Ventilair has a turnover of 10.2 and the acquisition will facilitate Volution's plans to expand into Europe.
Volution Group Plc
121m6m1,0081
24 Jul 2015Sales up to 4m - New Ranges - Growth Targeted - 34 EmployeesTelford based specialist seating manufacturer Nomique, has seen sales rise by a third to 4m and is now targeting a 6m turnover within two years, which would be the highest since the firm was founded in 2002. The company, which employs 34 people at its Telford headquarters, has unveiled two new ranges to help drive further growth. Operations director Peter Cole
Nomique Seating Limited
3m0.1m251
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Cloud Computing & Virtualisation

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
29 Jul 2015Business Growth - Creating 12 Jobs - High Demand for Cloud Software - 30 EmployesStaffordshire based Recruitive is experiencing high demand for its cloud based software technology. Currently employing 26 staff, the company is planning to recruit a further 12 employees within the next 12 months.
Recruitive Limited
1
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International

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Jul 2015350,000 Growth Funding Secured - Expanding Overseas - Creating JobsConstruction company Fast-Form Systems is planning to export for growth after securing 350,000 funding from Finance Yorkshire to invest in staff and stock. The Grimsby-based firm, which employs 10 people, is receiving enquiries from the Middle East, USA and Australia and intends to expand in these markets via the local distributor networks.
Fast-Form Systems Ltd
1
29 Jul 2015Partnership With Brazilian Firm - International ExpansionFifth Ring, the Aberdeen-based firm, have struck up the alliance with Brazilian corporate communications agency Zoom Out. The partnership will see both companies expand their presence in the worlds major oil and gas producing regions.
Fifth Ring Limited
1
29 Jul 2015Investing 6m in Growth - 19m Sales Target - International Expansion - Successful eCommerce StrategyLeesa Sleep, an online luxury mattress business, is launching in the UK, after securing success in America. Leesa is focused on international expansion having secured 5.7m finance for growth. It expects sales to exceed 19m in its first year, and is headquartered in Manchester, with manufacturing facilities in Glossop, Derbyshire.
Leesa Sleep Limited
1
23 Jul 2015International and UK Expansion - London Store Relaunched - New Jobs Expected - Wholesale Customer SecuredLuxury footwear retailer Harrys of London has refurbished and re-launched its 600 sq ft Burlington Arcade store in London and is planning to open new stores in the UK, New York and the Middle East, creating jobs. It has also secured Mr Porter, the men's fashion brand, as its first wholesale account in the UK.
Harrys Of London Limited
4m252
29 Jul 2015International Expansion - Distributor Secured In PortugalLeicester-based lingerie brand Tutti Rouge is expanding internationally through a partnership with Portugal-based wholesaler Joy & Happiness. Tutti Rouge will be the first full bust lingerie brand in the portfolio for the agency.
Tutti Rouge Ltd
1
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Ecommerce

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
30 Jul 2015Signed to Borderfree - Ecommerce Platform - 28bn Overseas OpportunityHarrods, Browns, Space NK Apothecary, The Dune Group, Aspinal of London, Trunki, Brand Outlet, Austin Reed, Viyella, CC and Soletrader have signed to international ecommerce service provider Borderfree's ecommerce platform. The BFX platform is designed to integrate with a retailer?s existing ecommerce infrastructure and international operations, enabling retailers to market and sell to customers in more than 220 countries and territories and more than 74 currencies worldwide. With the UK firmly in first position as the world?s largest online exporter, the technology represents a potential 28-billion overseas opportunity to UK retailers.
Dune Group Ltd
139m5m1,9702
30 Jul 2015Signed to Borderfree - Ecommerce Platform - 28bn Overseas OpportunityHarrods, Browns, Space NK Apothecary, The Dune Group, Aspinal of London, Trunki, Brand Outlet, Austin Reed, Viyella, CC and Soletrader have signed to international ecommerce service provider Borderfree's ecommerce platform. The BFX platform is designed to integrate with a retailer?s existing ecommerce infrastructure and international operations, enabling retailers to market and sell to customers in more than 220 countries and territories and more than 74 currencies worldwide. With the UK firmly in first position as the world?s largest online exporter, the technology represents a potential 28-billion overseas opportunity to UK retailers.
Space NK Limited
70m3m47155
30 Jul 2015Signed to Borderfree - Ecommerce Platform - 28bn Overseas OpportunityHarrods, Browns, Space NK Apothecary, The Dune Group, Aspinal of London, Trunki, Brand Outlet, Austin Reed, Viyella, CC and Soletrader have signed to international ecommerce service provider Borderfree's ecommerce platform. The BFX platform is designed to integrate with a retailer?s existing ecommerce infrastructure and international operations, enabling retailers to market and sell to customers in more than 220 countries and territories and more than 74 currencies worldwide. With the UK firmly in first position as the world?s largest online exporter, the technology represents a potential 28-billion overseas opportunity to UK retailers.
Aspinal Of London Group Limited
17m-0.5m1551
30 Jul 2015Signed to Borderfree - Ecommerce Platform - 28bn Overseas OpportunityHarrods, Browns, Space NK Apothecary, The Dune Group, Aspinal of London, Trunki, Brand Outlet, Austin Reed, Viyella, CC and Soletrader have signed to international ecommerce service provider Borderfree's ecommerce platform. The BFX platform is designed to integrate with a retailer?s existing ecommerce infrastructure and international operations, enabling retailers to market and sell to customers in more than 220 countries and territories and more than 74 currencies worldwide. With the UK firmly in first position as the world?s largest online exporter, the technology represents a potential 28-billion overseas opportunity to UK retailers.
Austin Reed Group Limited
109m-1.4m1,010289
30 Jul 2015Signed to Borderfree - Ecommerce Platform - 28bn Overseas OpportunityHarrods, Browns, Space NK Apothecary, The Dune Group, Aspinal of London, Trunki, Brand Outlet, Austin Reed, Viyella, CC and Soletrader have signed to international ecommerce service provider Borderfree's ecommerce platform. The BFX platform is designed to integrate with a retailer?s existing ecommerce infrastructure and international operations, enabling retailers to market and sell to customers in more than 220 countries and territories and more than 74 currencies worldwide. With the UK firmly in first position as the world?s largest online exporter, the technology represents a potential 28-billion overseas opportunity to UK retailers.
Harrods Limited
794m123m3,8641
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Sales

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
27 Jul 2015Sales Up 30% - Acquisitions Sought - Business ExpansionPremier Technical Services Group, the Yorkshire-based cleaning company, has experienced a 30% increase in sales and a 22% profits after expanding into high-level cleaning. The firm is now pursuing acquisitions. Chief Executive Paul Teasdale.
Premier Technical Services Group Limited
14m3m1428
23 Jul 2015Sales Rise 5% - New Promotion Launched - Business GrowthLondon headquartered supermarket chain Waitrose has recorded a 4.8% rise in sales growth. Waitrose has also launched a new Pick Your Own promotion which has increased business. The supermarket chain has a turnover of 5,640.9m.
Waitrose Ltd
5,641m221m54,335340
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