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People & Jobs

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Job Gains / Losses

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 May 2015£960m Fundraising - Expansion Strategy - Creating 50,000 European JobsUber, the US-headquartered taxi hailing app is planning to raise more than £960m to finance strategic moves, such as partnerships. The company has expanded into 200 cities worldwide, including London, since being founded in 2008. The service could create 50,000 jobs in Europe in the coming year.
Uber London Limited
1
19 May 2015£70m Growth Funding Secured - Service Expansion - Creating JobsMHA, a national charity headquartered in Derby which provides services for older people, has completed a £70m re-financing with Barclays which will allow it to provide additional services and create new jobs. MHA has 7,000 staff.
Methodist Homes
£197m5,9863
6019 May 2015£6m Investment - New Care Home - Creating 60 Jobs - £46m TurnoverHallmark Care Homes has started construction of a new, 72-bed care home in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. The £5.9m facility will provide residential, nursing and dementia care and create 60 jobs in the area. The £46m turnover company employs 1,600 staff.
Hallmark Care Homes Group Holdings Limited
£46m£8m1,6451
19 May 2015£500,000 Investment - New Jobs - Further Expansion PlansFollowing a £500,000 investment, a new 6,000sq ft angling supestore has opened in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire. The company has further plans to increase the size by 4,000 sq ft as part of its second phase of developmet in late 2015. It is currently the 5th largest in the UK. New jobs have been created as a result.
Ultimate Direct Limited
1
3019 May 2015£5.3m Investment - New Facilities - Recruiting 30 StaffWynyard Hall Hotel is Teesside is unveiling the second stage of its £5.3m gardens project in August 2015 and is looking for a new Walled Garden visitor centre team and extra hotel staff. Thirty staff will be recruited.
Wynyard Hall Limited
£4m£0.2m1291
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People & Jobs

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Management Moves

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
122 May 2015Triton divsion appoints new MDBritish shower manufacturer Triton, a division of Norcross Plc, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015. Business director David Tutton has been promoted to the position of managing director. Tutton joined Triton in 2014, having previously worked for other leading brands including Astracast and Jacuzzi.
Norcros Plc
£200m£7m1,5653
21 May 2015Thermotec Plastics, Ltd. Name Gary Hingley as New Technical Sales Directorannounced the promotion of Gary Hingley to the role of Technical Sales Director. He will work alongside the Commercial Sales Director, Tony Mousley, who previously held both posts.
Thermotec Plastics Limited
1
21 May 2015Thermotec Plastics Announces New Managing DirectorThermotec Plastics, Ltd. has announced the appointment of Ian Thurman to the position of Managing Director. In addition to the this new appointment, the company expects further staff additions...
Thermotec Plastics Limited
1
20 May 2015Recruiting 85 Staff - Vacancies Across All LevelsDiscount retailer Aldi has launched a recruitment drive to fill 85 posts across its Derbyshire stores, with roles ranging from deputy store managers to stock assistants.
Aldi Stores Limited
£5,272m£271m11,839378
21 May 2015Rapid Growth - Global Expansion - Chairman AppointedLED thermal management company, Cambridge Nanotherm, is expanding rapidly in Asian and US markets. The Cambridge-headquartered company is adding to its product offering, and increasing its global sales. It has appointed Howard Ford as chairman to support international growth.
Cambridge Nanotherm Ltd
1
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People & Jobs

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Outsourcing

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
22 May 2015Acquiring Digital Services Provider - Expansion in Retail Sector - £67m Turnover - 500 EmployeesAccenture is to acquire London-based Javelin Group. The acquisition will expand the capabilities of Accenture Strategy to provide digital transformation services to retailers and consumer brands. Accenture Plc has a turnover of £67m and 530 employees.
Accenture Plc
£67m£-14.5m5292
22 May 201570% Increase in Turnover - £90,000 Investment - International Expansion - Staff RecruitmentOutsource Solutions, a Co Antrim, Northern Ireland-headquartered IT support firm is adding five new jobs to its workforce to support its expansion in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland. Invest NI has put forward £90,000 towards the latest expansion. The company has increased its turnover by 70% in three years.
Outsource Solutions (NI) Ltd
2
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Headquarters & Premises

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Office Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
122 May 2015£16m Growth Funding - Service Launched in Birmingham - New Regional Office - 20 Jobs CreatedDeliveroo, an online restaurant delivery service, has launched a regional operation in Birmingham, and recruited 23 new staff. Earlier in 2016 the company raised £16m to support its European Expansion.
Roofoods Ltd
1
21 May 2015Recruitment Agency Expands - New Premises - New JobsRecruitment agency Ambitions Personnel has relocated to larger city centre offices in Nottingham following a period of continued growth. New jobs could be created as the branch looks to expand its client and candidate base. Ambitions employs 72 staff across 12 branches and 11 locations.
Ambitions Personnel Limited
£45m£0.5m6411
21 May 2015Major Expansion Plans - Extension to Headquarters - 80 New JobsVitamin retailer Holland & Barrett has submitted plans to extend its national headquarters in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. The extension will see 80 new job roles created at the premises. The retailer has a turnover of £350m.
Holland & Barrett Retail Limited
£350m£79m41
18 May 2015Law Firm Expansion - Doubles Office Space - New Facilities - Potential New JobsLaw At Work has moved from Glasgow to a larger office in central Edinburgh to accommodate future expansion plans. The new 2,600 sq ft offices will enable to firm to accommodate meetings and training events. Potential new jobs could be created as a result. The company has a turnover of £1.65m and currently employs 25 staff.
Law At Work (Holdings) Limited
£2m£0.2m272
21 May 201550 Jobs Lost - Scotland Office To Close - New £30m AgreementAs part of a cost reduction exercise, London based energy firm IGas is to cut employee numbers by 25%, fifty jobs will be lost as a result. The firm is also closing an office in Stirling, Scotland. In addition IGas has signed a £30m gas deal with Ineos, a manufacturing, distribution, sales and marketing company, in order to expand its exploration efforts.
Igas Energy Plc
£76m£15m1672
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Headquarters & Premises

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Industrial Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
119 May 2015£1m Investment - Opening Site in Leeds - Creating JobsWaste management firm Lili Waste will invest £1m in expanding its Leeds operations, creating 7 jobs, after successfully launching in Hull in 2014.
Lili Waste Services Ltd
1
19 May 2015Year on Year Growth - Increased Demand - Company ExpansionWolverhampton-based AXYZ International has commenced the construction of a new enlarged manufacturing and demonstration facility, following year-on-year growth and an increased demand for its CNC routing, engraving and cutting machines. Canada-based President Alf Zeuner, UK Managing Director Mark Sweeney
Axyz Automation (U.K.) Limited
2
120 May 2015Sustained Growth - £60,000 Expansion - New Jobs CreatedCoventry mail company Jigsaw CCS has doubled its warehouse capacity and created jobs as part of a £60,000 expansion, which has led to the creation of five jobs. The company has continually grown year-on-year since its inception eight years ago.
Jigsaw Complete Communications Services Limited
1
20 May 2015Rapid Business Growth - New Warehouse - £4m Turnover - Potential Employment OpportunitiesOnline business Approved Food, which sells food that has exceeded its best before date, is growing rapidly and recently moved into a larger warehouse to cope with demand. The Sheffield-based company employs 50 staff in the warehouse and turnover has grown to £4m. New jobs are expected as business growth continues.
Approved Food Limited
1
21 May 2015New South East Wind Farm - 450 New Jobs - £1.3bn InvestmentE-On, the German energy firm, will create 450 construction jobs as part of a joint venture with The Green Investment Bank. The company is constructing a £1.3bn wind farm off the South East coast and will create the jobs by 2018.
Green Investment Bank Limited
17
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Headquarters & Premises

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Retail Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
119 May 2015£500,000 Investment - New Jobs - Further Expansion PlansFollowing a £500,000 investment, a new 6,000sq ft angling supestore has opened in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire. The company has further plans to increase the size by 4,000 sq ft as part of its second phase of developmet in late 2015. It is currently the 5th largest in the UK. New jobs have been created as a result.
Ultimate Direct Limited
1
21 May 2015£150m Takeover - Store Expansion Programme - Investing in IT - New JobsA majority stake in Poundworld has been acquired by US firm TPG, in a £150m transaction. With TPG's financial backing, Poundworld will accelerate its store expansion program nationwide, invest in new distribution facilities and deploy new IT systems. The investment will create new jobs at all levels.
Poundworld Retail Ltd
£345m£6m4,475120
120 May 2015£11m Investment - New Site Purchased - Creating 100 Jobs - £255m TurnoverMotorline Group has purchased a 3.2 acre site in Crawley where it plans to create up to 100 jobs as part of a £11m investment. The £255m turnover company already operates three sites in Crawley. The new site is part of its long-term growth strategy and investment in property, facilities and infrastructure.
Motorline Holdings Limited
£255m£5m6111
218 May 2015Two New Retail Outlets - New Jobs - Business Expansion OverseasLuxury shirtmaker brand Hawes & Curtis is to open new branches in Manchester and Glasgow. Jobs will be created as a result. The company is also opening 26 outlets in the Middle East as part of a franchise agreement. The company has a turnover of £30m.
Hawes & Curtis Limited
£27m£1m3224
1821 May 2015Restructuring - Closing 18 Branches - 80 Jobs LostTravel agent Thomas Cook is closing 18 branches in Scotland, putting 84 jobs at risk. The company is restructuring after making an annual loss of £458m
Thomas Cook Group PLC
£8,588m£54m22,6726
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Headquarters & Premises

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Healthcare Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
119 May 2015£6m Investment - New Care Home - Creating 60 Jobs - £46m TurnoverHallmark Care Homes has started construction of a new, 72-bed care home in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. The £5.9m facility will provide residential, nursing and dementia care and create 60 jobs in the area. The £46m turnover company employs 1,600 staff.
Hallmark Care Homes Group Holdings Limited
£46m£8m1,6451
118 May 2015Investment Secured - Care Home Expansion - New Acquisition - 30 New JobsPrivate care home operator Northgate Healthcare, based in Shropshire, is continuing to expand after securing a seven figure funding deal. The company has acquired Meadowfields Care Home, Great Haywood in Stafford, and is embarking upon a 12-month re-development programme at the 65-bed care home. Thirty new jobs will be created. The company has a turnover of £2m and currently operates two private care homes.
Northgate Healthcare Holdings Limited
£2m£0.5m973
118 May 2015Care Home Opened - 50 New Jobs - Expansion PlansHunstone Ltd has opened a new care home in Tipton, West Midlands, creating more than 50 new jobs, with further new jobs expected in the near future. Funding for the new home was provided by Barclays.
Hunstone Limited
1
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Headquarters & Premises

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Public Service Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 May 2015£45m Investment - New Ferry - Upgrading Portsmouth TerminalWightlink Ferries is planning to spend £45m on a new ferry and improving its Portsmouth terminal. The new ferry will come into service in 2017. The investment is expected to create employment opportunities.
Wightlink Ferries And Ports Limited
21
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Headquarters & Premises

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Leisure Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
19 May 2015£5.3m Investment - New Facilities - Recruiting 30 StaffWynyard Hall Hotel is Teesside is unveiling the second stage of its £5.3m gardens project in August 2015 and is looking for a new Walled Garden visitor centre team and extra hotel staff. Thirty staff will be recruited.
Wynyard Hall Limited
£4m£0.2m1291
118 May 2015New £200 Casino & Leisure Development - More Than 1,000 New Jobs - Business GrowthThe NEC Group is to open a £200m casino and leisure development in July 2015 at the NEC in Birmingham. More than 1,000 jobs will be created as a result. The development will also include a 178 room four star hotel with spa and a 50 unit outlet shopping centre. The company has a turnover of £120m.
National Exhibition Centre Limited (The)
£120m£25m7442
121 May 2015New Restaurant - 65 New Jobs - Business ExpansionPub and brewing company Greene King has requested planning permission to build a new restaurant in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The new restaurant will create 65 new jobs from Summer 2015. The company currently employs 22,500 people and has 1900 locations.
Greene King PLC
£1,302m£199m22,5771,900
20 May 2015New Alton Towers Restaurant - Creating 40 JobsMerlin Entertainments is planning to develop a 163-seat themed diner at Alton Towers theme park in North Staffordshire, creating 40 jobs. The restaurant is expected to open in May 2016.
Merlin Entertainments Group Limited
£10m£-11.5m1012
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Headquarters & Premises

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Hotel Development Projects

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
118 May 2015New £200 Casino & Leisure Development - More Than 1,000 New Jobs - Business GrowthThe NEC Group is to open a £200m casino and leisure development in July 2015 at the NEC in Birmingham. More than 1,000 jobs will be created as a result. The development will also include a 178 room four star hotel with spa and a 50 unit outlet shopping centre. The company has a turnover of £120m.
National Exhibition Centre Limited (The)
£120m£25m7442
122 May 2015Hotel to Re-open - 100 New Jobs ExpectedThe York Hotel in Portstewart, Northern Ireland has been purchased by the Fletcher family group. The hotel will be re-opened, creating between 60 and 100 jobs.
The York Inn
1
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Headquarters & Premises

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Call Centres

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 May 2015Shared Service Centre Expansion - 25 New Jobs - Further Opportunities ExpectedArvato, which provides services such as IT, is creating 25 new jobs at its Swansea site, with the possibility of more new jobs to follow. The growing business currently employs more than 200 people at its shared services centre in Swansea, which provides back office services for the Department for Transport.
Arvato Limited
£55m£-12.7m8603
22 May 2015Business Growth - Recruiting 60 Staff - European Offices - 100 EmployeesIn Touch Games, the online casino company, is to recruit up to 60 new staff over the 12 months to May 2016, including game developers, designers, call centre agents and apprentices. The company employs 100 staff, including about 60 at its head office in Stourbridge, West Midlands, and has offices in Budapest and Bucharest.
In Touch Games Limited
£17m£6m331
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Growth

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Turnover Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 May 2015Rapid Expansion - £15m Turnover - 15 Employees - Shortlisted for Major AwardConstruction firm Vincent Stokes, based in Kettering, Northamptonshire, has expanded rapidly, achieving a turnover of £15m in 2014, and employing 15 full-time members of staff, with further jobs expected as growth continues. The company has been shortlisted as SME of the Year at the Celebrating Construction Awards.
Vincentstokes Limited
£10m£1m121
20 May 2015Rapid Business Growth - New Warehouse - £4m Turnover - Potential Employment OpportunitiesOnline business Approved Food, which sells food that has exceeded its best before date, is growing rapidly and recently moved into a larger warehouse to cope with demand. The Sheffield-based company employs 50 staff in the warehouse and turnover has grown to £4m. New jobs are expected as business growth continues.
Approved Food Limited
1
22 May 2015JJ Engineering Acquired - Expansion Plan Launched - £10m Turnover Target - Creating New JobsWest Bromwich-based Millennium Assemblies has purchased JJ Engineering from administrators, saving 40 jobs. JJ Engineering will be renamed Millennium Assemblies and will become part of the Millennium Manufacturing Group. The group is launching a two year plan to significantly enhance joint sales revenue to £10m and create further jobs.
Millennium Assemblies Limited
1
22 May 2015Exceptional Growth - European Expansion Plans - Targeting £15m Turnover - New Jobs ExpectedCheltenham-headquartered Diamond Logistics, the rapidly growing courier company, has future plans to roll-out its franchise model to Europe, following expansion in the UK. The company has a turnover of £5m and has a 12 month target of £15m. Its expansion is expected to create new jobs.
Diamond Logistics Limited
2
22 May 201570% Increase in Turnover - £90,000 Investment - International Expansion - Staff RecruitmentOutsource Solutions, a Co Antrim, Northern Ireland-headquartered IT support firm is adding five new jobs to its workforce to support its expansion in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland. Invest NI has put forward £90,000 towards the latest expansion. The company has increased its turnover by 70% in three years.
Outsource Solutions (NI) Ltd
2
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Growth

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Profit Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
19 May 2015Extensive Business Growth - Profits Triple - Revenue Up 19%Edinburgh based property business Miller Group has recorded a three-fold increase in annual profits in 2014 to £34.6m, up from £10.4m in 2013. Revenues from continuing operations rose 19% to £484.4 million. Home completions rose 12% year on year to 1,918 units.
The Miller Group Limited
£574m£-3.9m861
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New Business Wins & Company Awards

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Contracts, Orders

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 May 2015£25m Funding Secured - New Housing Development - Business OpportunitiesTower Hamlets Council has secured £24.8m from the Government's New Homes Bonus scheme, allowing it to further increase its housing stock in 2015/16, creating business opportunities. The council has received £74.7m from the scheme since 2010, the most amount of funding out of all local authorities in the country.
Tower Hamlets Council
1
18 May 2015£150k Contract Secured - Regional Growth Investment - New jobs createdWest Midlands based engineering firm Pemberton Engineering has secured a new £150k contract after receiving investment. The company, who design and manufacture press tools, have acquired new machinery and created two new jobs. Darren Pemberton is Operations Director.
Pemberton Engineering Limited
1
18 May 2015Two Contracts Secured - 38,000 Sq Ft of Office Space Let - Asset GrowthHines and Lone Star, who own serviced office complex Four Brindleyplace in Birmingham, have secured two new contracts. Two new leases have been secured with HR firm Mercer and recruitment company PageGroup for more than 38,000 sq ft. Lone Star is a global private equity firm with 10 offices worldwide.
Lone Star Holdings UK Limited
1305
18 May 2015Two Contracts Secured - 38,000 Sq Ft of Office Space Let - Asset GrowthHines and Lone Star, who own serviced office complex Four Brindleyplace in Birmingham, have secured two new contracts. Two new leases have been secured with HR firm Mercer and recruitment company PageGroup for more than 38,000 sq ft. Hines is a privately owned, international real estate firm with offices in 121 cities around the world.
Hines Uk Limited
£7m£3m132
21 May 2015New Contract - Home Care Service - New JobsSaga Healthcare and Spire Healthcare have signed an agreement which will see Saga offer Spire patients a "home from hospital" service, the first of its kind in the private hospital sector. The programme will be rolled out in all Spire hospitals in 2015, creating new jobs. Saga Healthcare have a turnover of £28m.
Saga Healthcare Limited
1
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New Business Wins & Company Awards

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Awards

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 May 2015Rapid Expansion - £15m Turnover - 15 Employees - Shortlisted for Major AwardConstruction firm Vincent Stokes, based in Kettering, Northamptonshire, has expanded rapidly, achieving a turnover of £15m in 2014, and employing 15 full-time members of staff, with further jobs expected as growth continues. The company has been shortlisted as SME of the Year at the Celebrating Construction Awards.
Vincentstokes Limited
£10m£1m121
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Mergers & Acquisitions

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Mergers, Acquisitions & Flotations

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
22 May 2015£6.5m turnover Norfolk forklift business sold to investment group - 80 staff - 8 locationsA Norfolk-headquartered £6.5m-turnover forklift truck business has been bought by investment group CorpAcq. United Forktrucks employs more than 80 staff across eight locations.
United Forktrucks (1992) Limited
£7m£0.0m928
18 May 2015£42m Acquisition - £10m Company Purchased - Business ExpansionSurrey based professional services company Towers Watson has acquired proprietary software business Saville Consulting for £42 million. The acquisition will strengthen the firm's leadership and talent management offering. Saville Consulting, based in Jersey, has an annual revenue of £10m.
Towers Watson Limited
£398m£37m2,87810
21 May 2015£2bn Invesment - Acquired By South African Firm - International Expansion StrategyNew Look, the fashion retailer. is being acquired by Brait, a South African private equity firm. The transaction will value New Look at almost £2bn. The retailer, which operates 800 stores in 21 countries, is continuing to expand internationally.
New Look Group Limited
4600
22 May 2015Travel Giant To Sell Online Hotel Booking Service - Turnover £57m - Non Core Asset DisposalTravel firm TUI is to sell its Manchester based online hotel booking service LateRooms.com. TUI has owned the company since 2007 and is looking to raise hundreds of millions of pounds from the sale of non-core assets. London based advisory firm Arma Partners will oversee the sale process. TUI has a turnover of £14,619m.
TUI Travel PLC
£14,619m£499m57,3891,800
22 May 2015Travel Giant To Sell Online Hotel Booking Service - Turnover £57m - Non Core Asset DisposalManchester based online hotel booking service LateRooms.com is to be sold by its current owner German travel firm TUI. TUI has owned the company since 2007. London based advisory firm Arma Partners will oversee the sale process. LateRooms.com has a turnover of £57m and employs just over 450 people.
Late Rooms Limited
£57m£3m4532
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Budgets & Expenditure

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IT

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 May 2015£150m Takeover - Store Expansion Programme - Investing in IT - New JobsA majority stake in Poundworld has been acquired by US firm TPG, in a £150m transaction. With TPG's financial backing, Poundworld will accelerate its store expansion program nationwide, invest in new distribution facilities and deploy new IT systems. The investment will create new jobs at all levels.
Poundworld Retail Ltd
£345m£6m4,475120
22 May 2015Retail Technology Investment - Global Expansion - £200m TurnoverNottingham-headquartered fashion designer Paul Smith has selected Prima Solutions as its technology and process partner to support the next phase of its global growth. Paul Smith currently operates in 71 countries across multiple channels, and has an annual turnover of over £200m.
Paul Smith Limited
£181m£17m90317
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Companies Receiving Investment

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Venture Capital

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 May 2015£88,000 Investment In Eco Company - Funds New Jobs & FacilitiesSheffield based eco-company Bag It Don`t Bin It Limited has received £88,000 from UK Steel Enterprise, a subsidiary of Tata Steel, to expand the business to meet the growing demand for their services. The investment will enable the firm to invest in new equipment, produce a new e-commerce site and create new jobs.
Tata Steel Uk Limited
£8,556m£-182.0m31,4001
21 May 2015£88,000 Investment In Eco Company - Funds New Jobs & FacilitiesSheffield based eco-company Bag It Don`t Bin It Limited has received £88,000 from UK Steel Enterprise to expand the business to meet the growing demand for their services. The investment will enable the firm to invest in new equipment, produce a new e-commerce site and create new jobs.
Uk Steel Enterprise Limited
£3m£-1.1m285
18 May 2015Launches Funding Round - Raising £175,000 - International Expansion PlansSir Hans Sloane Chocolates, a Surrey-based maker of drinking chocolate, hopes to raise £175,000 from investors on Crowdcube, to fund its expansion into international markets, including the US, Ireland, Germany, China, Australia and the Middle East. The company has already raised more than £25,000.
Sir Hans Sloane Chocolates Limited
1
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Companies Receiving Investment

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Private Equity / Bank Funding

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 May 2015£960m Fundraising - Expansion Strategy - Creating 50,000 European JobsUber, the US-headquartered taxi hailing app is planning to raise more than £960m to finance strategic moves, such as partnerships. The company has expanded into 200 cities worldwide, including London, since being founded in 2008. The service could create 50,000 jobs in Europe in the coming year.
Uber London Limited
1
19 May 2015£70m Growth Funding Secured - Service Expansion - Creating JobsMHA, a national charity headquartered in Derby which provides services for older people, has completed a £70m re-financing with Barclays which will allow it to provide additional services and create new jobs. MHA has 7,000 staff.
Methodist Homes
£197m5,9863
20 May 2015£400,000 Grant - 20 New Jobs - New Product RangeElectric vehicle parts maker Sevcon, based in Gateshead in Tyne & Wear, has received a £400,000 grant from the Regional Growth Fund. The grant will be used to develop a new product range and 20 new jobs will be created. Sevcon has a turnover of £15m.
Sevcon Limited
£15m£-0.8m951
21 May 2015£25m Funding Secured - New Housing Development - Business OpportunitiesTower Hamlets Council has secured £24.8m from the Government's New Homes Bonus scheme, allowing it to further increase its housing stock in 2015/16, creating business opportunities. The council has received £74.7m from the scheme since 2010, the most amount of funding out of all local authorities in the country.
Tower Hamlets Council
1
22 May 2015£16m Growth Funding - Service Launched in Birmingham - New Regional Office - 20 Jobs CreatedDeliveroo, an online restaurant delivery service, has launched a regional operation in Birmingham, and recruited 23 new staff. Earlier in 2016 the company raised £16m to support its European Expansion.
Roofoods Ltd
1
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Performance & Profits

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Profits

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
22 May 2015Construction Division Restructured - £8m Loss - 55 Jobs LostShepherd Group has cut 55 jobs, mainly back-office roles, as part of a restructure of its construction division. This is significantly fewer than expected. The York-based construction business made pre-tax losses of £8.2m in 2014, after sales dropped by one-third, to £240m.
Shepherd Building Group Limited
£686m£10m3,2351
20 May 201514% Increase in Exports - Profits Up 150% to £12m - Warehouse Expansion Plans - New Jobs ExpectedWhisky bottler and producer Glen Turner Company increased its exports by 14% to £52.3m in 2014. Profits Increased from £4.6m in 2013 to almost £12m. The West Lothian-based company is extending its warehousing facilities, potentially creating new jobs.
Glen Turner Company Limited
£72m£5m1222
22 May 20151,300 Jobs Lost -Profit Down 8% - Sales Down 6%Engine and power systems producer Rolls-Royce is to cut 1,300 jobs in Derbyshire following the delay and cancellation of customer orders. Profits in 2014 fell 8% to£1.62bn and sales were down 6% to £14.6bn.
Rolls-Royce PLC
£15,513m£1,536m55,2001
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Performance & Profits

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Business Performance

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
22 May 2015£20.5 million losses - £34m drop in revenues to £599m - Job security worriesMilton Keynes-based Shanks Group has failed to recover from a challenging first half year after slipping into the red, but the waste management company remains confident about the years ahead.nFor the year to 31 March 2015 Shanks reported a pre-tax loss of £20.5m compared to a profit of £7.6m the year before. Revenue also took a hit, falling from £633m to £599m. chief executive is Peter DilnotnRevenue also dropped, from £633m to £599m.
Shanks Group Plc
£636m£23m3,7412
20 May 2015£11m Investment - New Site Purchased - Creating 100 Jobs - £255m TurnoverMotorline Group has purchased a 3.2 acre site in Crawley where it plans to create up to 100 jobs as part of a £11m investment. The £255m turnover company already operates three sites in Crawley. The new site is part of its long-term growth strategy and investment in property, facilities and infrastructure.
Motorline Holdings Limited
£255m£5m6111
22 May 2015£1.3m Scottish Care Homes Investment - 50 New Jobs - Business GrowthRenaissance Care, the East Lothian, Scotland based adult social care firm, is creating 50 jobs at its sites in Scotland. The company currently employs 650 staff across 11 sites and is investing £1.3m in its facilities.
Renaissance Care (Scotland) Limited
£3m£-0.0m1021
20 May 2015Sustained Growth - £60,000 Expansion - New Jobs CreatedCoventry mail company Jigsaw CCS has doubled its warehouse capacity and created jobs as part of a £60,000 expansion, which has led to the creation of five jobs. The company has continually grown year-on-year since its inception eight years ago.
Jigsaw Complete Communications Services Limited
1
19 May 2015Sales Up 23% - Brand Recognition - Strong Business PerformanceSt Austell Brewery, the Westcountry's largest brewery, has experienced a soaraway sales success, up 23% on last year. The company significantly increased its brand recognition across UK from its new brand Cornish Best launched in January 2015. Roger Ryman is the Brewing Director.
St.Austell Brewery Company Limited
£99m£10m948167
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Performance & Profits

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Products and Services

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
19 May 2015£70m Growth Funding Secured - Service Expansion - Creating JobsMHA, a national charity headquartered in Derby which provides services for older people, has completed a £70m re-financing with Barclays which will allow it to provide additional services and create new jobs. MHA has 7,000 staff.
Methodist Homes
£197m5,9863
20 May 2015£400,000 Grant - 20 New Jobs - New Product RangeElectric vehicle parts maker Sevcon, based in Gateshead in Tyne & Wear, has received a £400,000 grant from the Regional Growth Fund. The grant will be used to develop a new product range and 20 new jobs will be created. Sevcon has a turnover of £15m.
Sevcon Limited
£15m£-0.8m951
18 May 2015£19m Investment - Sites Acquired - New Housing Developments - Employment Opportunities ExpectedRegeneration specialist Keepmoat has continued to expand in the North East with the acquisition of two new sites as part of a £19m investment. The company is to develop a total of more than 100 houses and 36 apartments on the new sites. The investment is expected to create employment opportunities.
Keepmoat Limited
£931m£48m2,89514
22 May 2015£16m Growth Funding - Service Launched in Birmingham - New Regional Office - 20 Jobs CreatedDeliveroo, an online restaurant delivery service, has launched a regional operation in Birmingham, and recruited 23 new staff. Earlier in 2016 the company raised £16m to support its European Expansion.
Roofoods Ltd
1
21 May 2015Rapid Growth - Global Expansion - Chairman AppointedLED thermal management company, Cambridge Nanotherm, is expanding rapidly in Asian and US markets. The Cambridge-headquartered company is adding to its product offering, and increasing its global sales. It has appointed Howard Ford as chairman to support international growth.
Cambridge Nanotherm Ltd
1
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International

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 May 2015£960m Fundraising - Expansion Strategy - Creating 50,000 European JobsUber, the US-headquartered taxi hailing app is planning to raise more than £960m to finance strategic moves, such as partnerships. The company has expanded into 200 cities worldwide, including London, since being founded in 2008. The service could create 50,000 jobs in Europe in the coming year.
Uber London Limited
1
21 May 2015£2bn Invesment - Acquired By South African Firm - International Expansion StrategyNew Look, the fashion retailer. is being acquired by Brait, a South African private equity firm. The transaction will value New Look at almost £2bn. The retailer, which operates 800 stores in 21 countries, is continuing to expand internationally.
New Look Group Limited
4600
22 May 2015£16m Growth Funding - Service Launched in Birmingham - New Regional Office - 20 Jobs CreatedDeliveroo, an online restaurant delivery service, has launched a regional operation in Birmingham, and recruited 23 new staff. Earlier in 2016 the company raised £16m to support its European Expansion.
Roofoods Ltd
1
21 May 2015£150m Takeover - Store Expansion Programme - Investing in IT - New JobsA majority stake in Poundworld has been acquired by US firm TPG, in a £150m transaction. With TPG's financial backing, Poundworld will accelerate its store expansion program nationwide, invest in new distribution facilities and deploy new IT systems. The investment will create new jobs at all levels.
Poundworld Retail Ltd
£345m£6m4,475120
20 May 2015Strong Exports Performance - Potential Employment Opportunities - £23m TurnoverNatures Menu, the Watton, Norfolk-based pet food supplier has increased its exports by 41% after expanding into five more European countries in three months. The £23m turnover company supplies 3,000 UK pet stores and 2,000 across the rest of Europe. It has 150 employees, with further jobs expected as growth continues.
Natures Menu Limited
£15m£1.0m914
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Ecommerce

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 May 2015Rapid Business Growth - New Warehouse - £4m Turnover - Potential Employment OpportunitiesOnline business Approved Food, which sells food that has exceeded its best before date, is growing rapidly and recently moved into a larger warehouse to cope with demand. The Sheffield-based company employs 50 staff in the warehouse and turnover has grown to £4m. New jobs are expected as business growth continues.
Approved Food Limited
1
22 May 2015Business Growth - Recruiting 60 Staff - European Offices - 100 EmployeesIn Touch Games, the online casino company, is to recruit up to 60 new staff over the 12 months to May 2016, including game developers, designers, call centre agents and apprentices. The company employs 100 staff, including about 60 at its head office in Stourbridge, West Midlands, and has offices in Budapest and Bucharest.
In Touch Games Limited
£17m£6m331
19 May 201551% Rise In Orders - Business Growth - Turnover Up 62% to £157mLondon headquartered online takeaway food film Just Eat recorded a 51% rise in orders in the first quarter of 2015. For the year to March 2015, Just-Eat's turnover increased by 62% to £157m, while profits grew from £10.2m to £57.4m.
Just-Eat Group Holdings Limited
£97m£7m88613
19 May 2015300 Jobs Created - Revenues Up 27% To £140m - UK and International ExpansionOnline fashion retailer Boohoo is continuing to focus on UK and international growth. It invested in new systems, warehouse expansion and created 300 jobs in the year to February 2015. Revenue grew by 27% to £139.8m, while profits increased by 3% to £11.06m. Manchester-based Boohoo has 784 employees.
Boohoo.com
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Renewable Energy

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 May 2015New South East Wind Farm - 450 New Jobs - £1.3bn InvestmentE-On, the German energy firm, will create 450 construction jobs as part of a joint venture with The Green Investment Bank. The company is constructing a £1.3bn wind farm off the South East coast and will create the jobs by 2018.
Green Investment Bank Limited
17
21 May 2015New South East Wind Farm - 450 New Jobs - £1.3bn InvestmentE-On, the German energy firm, will create 450 construction jobs as part of a joint venture with The Green Investment Bank. The company is constructing a £1.3bn wind farm off the South East coast and will create the jobs by 2018.
E.ON UK Plc
£1,504m£-235.0m1,86667
22 May 2015200 Jobs Lost - Navy Contract Complete - Pursuing Nuclear & Renewable Energy OpportunitiesCammell Laird, the Birkenhead, North West based shipbuilder, will cut 200 jobs when it completes its current contract with the Royal Navy. The company employs 823 staff and is pursuing new opportunities in the renewable energy and civil nuclear markets.
Cammell Laird Shiprepairers & Shipbuilders Limited
£109m£11m8021
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Sales

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 May 2015Strong Exports Performance - Potential Employment Opportunities - £23m TurnoverNatures Menu, the Watton, Norfolk-based pet food supplier has increased its exports by 41% after expanding into five more European countries in three months. The £23m turnover company supplies 3,000 UK pet stores and 2,000 across the rest of Europe. It has 150 employees, with further jobs expected as growth continues.
Natures Menu Limited
£15m£1.0m914
19 May 2015Sales Up 23% - Brand Recognition - Strong Business PerformanceSt Austell Brewery, the Westcountry's largest brewery, has experienced a soaraway sales success, up 23% on last year. The company significantly increased its brand recognition across UK from its new brand Cornish Best launched in January 2015. Roger Ryman is the Brewing Director.
St.Austell Brewery Company Limited
£99m£10m948167
22 May 20151,300 Jobs Lost -Profit Down 8% - Sales Down 6%Engine and power systems producer Rolls-Royce is to cut 1,300 jobs in Derbyshire following the delay and cancellation of customer orders. Profits in 2014 fell 8% to£1.62bn and sales were down 6% to £14.6bn.
Rolls-Royce PLC
£15,513m£1,536m55,2001
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