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Job Gains / Losses

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
26 Jan 2015750,000 Growth Investment - Exporting to Abu Dhabi - UK and International Expansion - Potential New JobsEdinburgh-based Edesix, which makes wearable video camera technology, has secured contracts with the police force in Abu Dhabi. It is expanding to meet an expected increase in demand globally for its products, potentially creating new jobs. The company secured 750,000 in 2014, to fund expansion.
Edesix Ltd
1
26 Jan 20154.3m Investment - International Expansion - 10m of Contracts Secured in US - Turnover Doubled to 30mSTATS Group, the Aberdeenshire oil and gas pipeline firm, has secured a further 4.3m investment to support international expansion, notably in the US where it recently secured contracts worth 9.9m, and also in the Middle East. STATS has doubled its turnover to 30m since 2012, and the latest investment could create further jobs.
STATS (UK) Ltd
26m2m1892
13526 Jan 201529m Investment - New Manufacturing Plant - Creating 540 Jobs - Targeting 150m RevenuesAntrim, Northern Ireland-based Randox is to create 540 jobs over four years following a planned 29m investment in new manufacturing and engineering and research and development facilities. Randox, which employs 800 people in Northern Ireland, aims to increase its revenues by 60% to 150m by 2018.
Randox Laboratories Limited
78m11m7042
7526 Jan 201516m Investment - New Premises - Creating 225 Jobs - Targeting 20m Sales IncreaseAntrim, Northern Ireland-based Camden Group is investing 16m in a new extrusion facility, and creating 225 new jobs over the three years to 2018. The window and door manufacturer is undertaking a research and development project aimed at increasing external sales by 20m over three years.
Camden Group Limited
26m-1.2m4141
26 Jan 201510m Investment - New 4,500 sq m Aerospace Factory - Employment Opportunities ExpectedThe University of Sheffield has selected engineering company NG Bailey to deliver mechanical and electrical work on a new 4,500 sq m Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre Factory for aerospace research. Work will begin onsite early in 2015, creating employment opportunities. The development is supported by a 10m higher education grant.
The University of Sheffield
13
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People & Jobs

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Management Moves

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
26 Jan 2015Stock Market Listing - Raising 130m Growth Funding - International Expansion Plans - Directors AppointedInfrastructure investor John Laing is planning to list on the London Stock Exchange, to raise around 130m to fund new investments. The company has strengthened its board preparation for listing and future international expansion.
John Laing Public Limited Company
224m144m1,4856
421 Jan 2015Senior Appointments - Account and Products Teams Strengthened - 12m TurnoverLondon-based events agency TBA has hired four new members of staff, including Karen Swift and James Howitt as Account Directors, Rahal Parekh as Production Manager, and Olivia Duncan as Senior Account Executive. TBA has a turnover of 12.4m.
TONY BALL ASSOCIATES PLC
12m1.0m262
121 Jan 2015Senior Appointment - New Marketing DirectorTrade body The Association of Event Organisers has appointed Jenni Jaques as AEO and FaceTime marketing director. The Association is based in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.
The Association of Event Organisers Limited
1
121 Jan 2015Finance Director Appointed - 1.2bn TurnoverGlobal managed services and specialist staffing recruiter Impellam Group has appointed Darren Mee as group finance director, with effect from 2 February 2015. Luton-headquartered Impellam has a turnover of 1.2bn and 2,300 employees.
Impellam Group Plc
1,206m0.4m2,3271
121 Jan 2015Christmas Sales Down 3% - Closing 10 Stores - Jobs At Risk - Chief Executive Officer To LeaveMorrisons is to close 10 loss-making stores and bring in new chairman, Andy Higginson, four months earlier than planned, after sales fell by 3% in the six weeks to 4 January 2015. Jobs are at risk as a result of the store closures. Chief Executive Dalton Philips is to leave the company.
WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC
17,680m-95.0m128500
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People & Jobs

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Outsourcing

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
22 Jan 2015Major Outsourcing Contract - Newsquest Staff to Transfer - 140m TurnoverMediaforce is planning to take over publisher Newsquest's media agency sales, in a major outsourcing contract. Under the proposal Newsquest's agency sales staff would transfer to Mediaforce under TUPE regulations. London-headquartered Mediaforce has a turnover of 140.3m and more than 200 employees.
Mediaforce (Holdings) Limited
140m5m2042
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Headquarters & Premises

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Office Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
121 Jan 2015Terrace Hill Acquired - New Corporate Headquarters - 28 EmployeesProperty company Urban & Civic, which took over developer Terrace Hill in May 2014, has secured a new corporate headquarters in London to house the two merged companies, which together have 28 staff. The combined group trades as Urban & Civic but incorporates the Terrace Hill brand. The move will take place in spring 2015.
Urban&Civic Plc
48m6m275
122 Jan 2015Relocating European Headquarters - 3m Turnover Expected - Potential New JobsShandong Yonghe Precision Metal Co is to move its European headquarters from Tamworth, Staffordshire to a new office and warehouse facility in Burton-on-Trent following two years of substantial growth. Annual turnover is expected to reach 3m in 2015. The company is actively recruiting sales personnel and further new jobs are expected as a result of business growth.
Yonghe Precise Metals Europe Ltd
1
122 Jan 2015New Company - Opens Norwich Office - Creating 12 Jobs - Major Contracts SecuredAutomotive technology firm Pangean Engineering intends to create 12 new jobs after opening a new office in Norwich. The firm opened for business on 1 January 2015 and has already secured contracts with a number of high profile automotive clients.
Pangean Engineering Limited
1
122 Jan 2015New 33,000 sq ft Premises - Creating 80 Jobs - Major Expansion Strategy - 7m TurnoverDrug research company Sygnature Discovery is planning to move into 33,000 sq ft offices and labs in Nottingham. The 7m turnover firm currently employ 120 staff but plans to increase this to 200 within three years as part of a plan to expand, add further capabilities and establish new departments.
Sygnature Discovery Limited
7m1m691
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Headquarters & Premises

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Industrial Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
126 Jan 201529m Investment - New Manufacturing Plant - Creating 540 Jobs - Targeting 150m RevenuesAntrim, Northern Ireland-based Randox is to create 540 jobs over four years following a planned 29m investment in new manufacturing and engineering and research and development facilities. Randox, which employs 800 people in Northern Ireland, aims to increase its revenues by 60% to 150m by 2018.
Randox Laboratories Limited
78m11m7042
126 Jan 201516m Investment - New Premises - Creating 225 Jobs - Targeting 20m Sales IncreaseAntrim, Northern Ireland-based Camden Group is investing 16m in a new extrusion facility, and creating 225 new jobs over the three years to 2018. The window and door manufacturer is undertaking a research and development project aimed at increasing external sales by 20m over three years.
Camden Group Limited
26m-1.2m4141
126 Jan 201510m Investment - New 4,500 sq m Aerospace Factory - Employment Opportunities ExpectedThe University of Sheffield has selected engineering company NG Bailey to deliver mechanical and electrical work on a new 4,500 sq m Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre Factory for aerospace research. Work will begin onsite early in 2015, creating employment opportunities. The development is supported by a 10m higher education grant.
The University of Sheffield
13
26 Jan 2015Sheffield University Contract Secured - 4,500 sq m Aerospace Factory - Employment Opportunities Expected - 380m TurnoverEngineering company NG Bailey has been selected by the University of Sheffield to deliver mechanical and electrical work on a new 4,500 sq m Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre Factory for aerospace research. Work will begin onsite early in 2015, creating employment opportunities. NG Bailey has a turnover of 380m and 2,600 employees.
NG Bailey Group Limited
380m1m2,62615
121 Jan 2015Opens New Development Facility - Potential New Jobs - 14 Apprentices RecruitedSports car manufacturer Aston Martin is expanding its vehicle engineering facilities with the opening of a 15,800 sq ft prototype and vehicle development base in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Aston Martin recently recruited 14 more apprentices.
Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd
455m-35.5m1,1854
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Headquarters & Premises

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Retail Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 Jan 2015Planning submitted for new store - 2.2m Regeneration - 50 New JobsHome improvement company Wickes Building Supplies has submitted plans to transform the derelict former Focus DIY store in Paulton, in a 2.2m regeneration of the site. The company have bought the freehold for the site and could create up to 50 new jobs.
Wickes Building Supplies Limited
972m50m5,479190
121 Jan 2015Opening UK and Overseas Stores - Sales Growth - New Jobs ExpectedMenswear retailer Gieves & Hawkes achieved a double-digit year-on-year increase in sales over December 2014. UK sales have improved significantly and the company is re-opening a Birmingham store and creating jobs, with further London stores planned. It is also opening a store in Singapore and expanding in the US and Middle East.
Gieves & Hawkes Plc
15m-0.7m12112
4026 Jan 2015Opening 40 UK Stores - Fitness Business Launched - 200 Gyms Planned - New Jobs ExpectedRetailer Sports Direct intends to open 40 UK stores in 2015, in response to growing demand for its products. The company has also launched a fitness arm and is planning to create a 200-strong chain of gyms. The expansion plans are expected to create jobs. Sales increased by 24% to 2.7bn in 2014.
Sports Direct International PLC
2,706m249m17,165560
20 Jan 2015New Store - 30 New Jobs - Company GrowthDISCOUNT supermarket chain Aldi plans to open a second store in Bridlington. If given the go-ahead, the development is expected to create up to 30 full and part-time jobs. The retail company is working with Lateral Property Group on proposals to build a new food store.
Aldi Stores Limited
5,272m271m11,839378
22 Jan 2015New 19,000sq ft Store - 50 New Jobs ExpectedA planned new Aldi store in Rochdale is expected to create at least 50 jobs. The 19,000sq ft store will form part of a new multi-million pound retail scheme, which will also provide a 1,000sq ft flexible-use retail unit.
Aldi Stores Limited
5,272m271m11,839378
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Headquarters & Premises

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Public Service Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 Jan 20159m Contracts Secured - Opening New Depot - New RoutesGreenock, Scotland-based McGill's Buses has secured a package of 20 contracts, worth 9.08m over three years, to take over the running of 53 bus services. The contracts, which were awarded by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, safeguard jobs at McGill's, which has 700 staff and is planning to open its fifth depot.
Mcgill's Bus Service Limited
34m2m6991
20 Jan 2015Senior Appointment - Business Expansion PlansWhitehouse Funeral Service, a funeral business with branches in Darlington and Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, has appointed funeral director David Gray as part of its plans to expand across the North East and North Yorkshire.
Whitehouse Funeral Service Limited
1
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Headquarters & Premises

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Leisure Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
126 Jan 2015US Brand Expands in UK - Opening 3,600 sq ft Restaurant - Creating 50 JobsFive Guys, the American Burger & Fries brand, will open its second Glasgow restaurant in Silverburn in February 2015. The new 3,637 sq ft restaurant brings an additional 50 jobs to the city.
Five Guys Ltd
1
26 Jan 2015Opening 40 UK Stores - Fitness Business Launched - 200 Gyms Planned - New Jobs ExpectedRetailer Sports Direct intends to open 40 UK stores in 2015, in response to growing demand for its products. The company has also launched a fitness arm and is planning to create a 200-strong chain of gyms. The expansion plans are expected to create jobs. Sales increased by 24% to 2.7bn in 2014.
Sports Direct International PLC
2,706m249m17,165560
321 Jan 2015Nightclubs Closed - 27 Jobs Lost - 88m TurnoverMilton Keynes-based Luminar Group has closed three nightclubs in the centre of Peterborough with the loss of 27 jobs. A decline in footfall in the city and a difficult trading environment contributed to the closure. Luminar has a turnover of 88.3m and around 1,000 employees.
The Luminar Group Limited
88m7m99929
126 Jan 2015New Restaurant Opened - 30 Jobs Created - Business ExpansionGondola Restaurants Limited has opened a new Zizzi,restaurant at Silverburn shopping centre in Glasgow, creating 30 new jobs.
Gondola Restaurants Limited
194m3m4,85139
126 Jan 2015Business Expansion - Glasgow Restaurant Opened - 25 New JobsPizzaExpress has opened a new restaurant at Silverburn shopping centre in Glasgow, creating 25 new jobs.
Pizzaexpress (Restaurants) Limited
335m49m8,851436
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Headquarters & Premises

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Call Centres

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
120 Jan 2015Travel Insurance Expansion - Opening Glasgow Call Centre - 75 New JobsThe Post Office is developing a travel insurance call centre in Glasgow as of its growth plans for the insurance business. It aims to become the number one provider in the travel insurance market and plans to create 75 jobs in Glasgow with more in prospect for later in 2015.
Post Office Limited
1,234m47m7,886864
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Growth

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Turnover Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
26 Jan 20154.3m Investment - International Expansion - 10m of Contracts Secured in US - Turnover Doubled to 30mSTATS Group, the Aberdeenshire oil and gas pipeline firm, has secured a further 4.3m investment to support international expansion, notably in the US where it recently secured contracts worth 9.9m, and also in the Middle East. STATS has doubled its turnover to 30m since 2012, and the latest investment could create further jobs.
STATS (UK) Ltd
26m2m1892
20 Jan 2015Turnover up 58.59% to 13.18m - Employees up to 61 - Actively RecruitingQuartix Holdings, a group engaged in design, development and marketing of vehicle tracking devices and the provision of realated data services, has grown turnover nearly 60% to 13.18m and increased employee numbers nearly 30% to 61. The company are actively recruiting. Andy Walters is Managing Director
Quartix Holdings Plc
13m5m611
20 Jan 2015Turnover Up 5% to 145.5m - Profits Up 29% to 4.2m - 45 LocationsEdinburgh-headquartered Macdonald Hotels? turnover increased by 5% to 145.5m for the year ended 27 March 2014. Profits increased by 29% to 4.2m. The company operates 45 hotels across the UK.
Macdonald Hotels Ltd
139m10m3,8771
22 Jan 2015Relocating European Headquarters - 3m Turnover Expected - Potential New JobsShandong Yonghe Precision Metal Co is to move its European headquarters from Tamworth, Staffordshire to a new office and warehouse facility in Burton-on-Trent following two years of substantial growth. Annual turnover is expected to reach 3m in 2015. The company is actively recruiting sales personnel and further new jobs are expected as a result of business growth.
Yonghe Precise Metals Europe Ltd
1
21 Jan 2015Good Trading Performance - Revenues Up 7% To 7mAnimalcare, the York-based veterinary medicines supplier, increased its revenues by 7% to 6.9m or the six months to December 2014. Revenue from sales of Licensed Veterinary Medicines increased by 10.6% to 4.4m.
Animalcare Group Plc
12m2m5711
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New Business Wins & Company Awards

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Contracts, Orders

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 Jan 20159m Contracts Secured - Opening New Depot - New RoutesGreenock, Scotland-based McGill's Buses has secured a package of 20 contracts, worth 9.08m over three years, to take over the running of 53 bus services. The contracts, which were awarded by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, safeguard jobs at McGill's, which has 700 staff and is planning to open its fifth depot.
Mcgill's Bus Service Limited
34m2m6991
26 Jan 2015750,000 Growth Investment - Exporting to Abu Dhabi - UK and International Expansion - Potential New JobsEdinburgh-based Edesix, which makes wearable video camera technology, has secured contracts with the police force in Abu Dhabi. It is expanding to meet an expected increase in demand globally for its products, potentially creating new jobs. The company secured 750,000 in 2014, to fund expansion.
Edesix Ltd
1
22 Jan 201520,000 Order Secured - Contract With Goldstar HeathrowSpecialist lifting equipment firm Somers Totalkare has supplied a range of equipment to Goldstar Heathrow, a growing freight handling company based at Heathrow Airport. The value of the order was 20,000. Somers Totalkare is headquartered in Halesowen, West Midlands.
Somers Totalkare Limited
1
22 Jan 20151bn Contract Secured - US Army Vehicle Development - 16.86bn TurnoverDefence company BAE Systems has won a contract with a potential value of 1m, to build a new type of armoured vehicle for the US Army. Work is expected to start immediately, mainly at facilities in York, Pennsylvania, and Sterling Heights, Michigan. The company has a turnover of 16.86bn and 84,600 employees.
BAE Systems PLC
16,864m695m84,60053
26 Jan 2015Sheffield University Contract Secured - 4,500 sq m Aerospace Factory - Employment Opportunities Expected - 380m TurnoverEngineering company NG Bailey has been selected by the University of Sheffield to deliver mechanical and electrical work on a new 4,500 sq m Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre Factory for aerospace research. Work will begin onsite early in 2015, creating employment opportunities. NG Bailey has a turnover of 380m and 2,600 employees.
NG Bailey Group Limited
380m1m2,62615
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New Business Wins & Company Awards

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Awards

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
26 Jan 2015Ongoing Business Growth - Business Person of the Year AwardCoventry, West Midlands-based TR Fleet, a fleet management consultancy, is continuing to grow and expects to build on a promising start to 2015. The company expanded into Australia in 2014. Managing Director, Julie Summerell, has been named Business Person of the Year for 2014 by the Solihull News.
TR Fleet Limited
9
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Mergers & Acquisitions

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Mergers, Acquisitions & Flotations

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
22 Jan 20157.5m acquisition by Macfarlane - Directors to Remain - 37.8m TurnoverWOLVERHAMPTON packaging company Network Packaging, has been acquired by national competitor Macfarlane in a deal worth a potential 7.5m. Network Packaging supplies packaging services to a range of customers in sectors including pharmaceuticals, third-party logistics companies, mobile phone providers and fashion retailers. The directors of Network Packaging who form its management team will remain with the business post-completion and have agreed service contracts covering the acquisition period.
Network Packaging Limited
1
21 Jan 2015Travel Website Expands in Netherlands - Acquires Restaurant Rating Site - 7.8m InvestmentTravel website Tripadvisor is acquiring top Dutch online restaurant review and booking site Iens.nl for around 7.8m. The site allows users to book tables through SeatMe, which will also be acquired by Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor?s sales totalled 945m dollars in 2013.
Tripadvisor Limited
215m83m2481
21 Jan 2015Terrace Hill Acquired - New Corporate Headquarters - 28 EmployeesProperty company Urban & Civic, which took over developer Terrace Hill in May 2014, has secured a new corporate headquarters in London to house the two merged companies, which together have 28 staff. The combined group trades as Urban & Civic but incorporates the Terrace Hill brand. The move will take place in spring 2015.
Urban&Civic Plc
48m6m275
26 Jan 2015Stock Market Listing - Raising 130m Growth Funding - International Expansion Plans - Directors AppointedInfrastructure investor John Laing is planning to list on the London Stock Exchange, to raise around 130m to fund new investments. The company has strengthened its board preparation for listing and future international expansion.
John Laing Public Limited Company
224m144m1,4856
21 Jan 2015New Investment Secured - Focusing on Growth - Acquired By Alchemy PartnersLondon headquartered Incisive Media, a business to business information and events business, has secured new investment and is reducing its debt and focusing on business growth. Private equity firm Alchemy Partners has taken a majority stake in the business.
Incisive Media Limited
-1.2m61527
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Budgets & Expenditure

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IT

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 Jan 20151m Investment - Improving Productivity - Business Growth StrategyBirmingham-based Mereway Group, a bathroom and kitchen manufacturer, is investing 1m to improve productivity and has purchased a new sawing system and associated software. The equipment has shortened made-to-order lead times to three days and increased capacity.
Mereway Kitchens Limited
17m-0.4m2172
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Budgets & Expenditure

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Marketing

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
22 Jan 2015Australian Export Order Secured - International Marketing StrategyBelfast firm Airtech Distribution has secured its first export order, to supply its knife sterilisation system to international meat firm Monbeef, which is based in Australia. Airtech plans to increase its international marketing activities.
Airtech Distribution Ltd
1
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Companies Receiving Investment

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Private Equity / Bank Funding

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
26 Jan 2015750,000 Growth Investment - Exporting to Abu Dhabi - UK and International Expansion - Potential New JobsEdinburgh-based Edesix, which makes wearable video camera technology, has secured contracts with the police force in Abu Dhabi. It is expanding to meet an expected increase in demand globally for its products, potentially creating new jobs. The company secured 750,000 in 2014, to fund expansion.
Edesix Ltd
1
26 Jan 20154.3m Investment - International Expansion - 10m of Contracts Secured in US - Turnover Doubled to 30mSTATS Group, the Aberdeenshire oil and gas pipeline firm, has secured a further 4.3m investment to support international expansion, notably in the US where it recently secured contracts worth 9.9m, and also in the Middle East. STATS has doubled its turnover to 30m since 2012, and the latest investment could create further jobs.
STATS (UK) Ltd
26m2m1892
26 Jan 201529m Investment - New Manufacturing Plant - Creating 540 Jobs - Targeting 150m RevenuesAntrim, Northern Ireland-based Randox is to create 540 jobs over four years following a planned 29m investment in new manufacturing and engineering and research and development facilities. Randox, which employs 800 people in Northern Ireland, aims to increase its revenues by 60% to 150m by 2018.
Randox Laboratories Limited
78m11m7042
20 Jan 2015200 million investment - Overall Leadership of New ModuleThe UK Space Agency is to invest another 200 million in Europe's space programme. 47.7 million will be used to secure the UK's leadership of the ExoMars mission, which will see a non-US rover vehicle deployed on Mars for the first time. 49.2 million will be spent on giving UK researchers full access to the International Space Station. The rest of the money will be spread among a number of satellite telecommunications projects, including 56.9 million to develop a low-cost flexible satellite, the Quantum-class 'comsat', that is to be worth over 1 billion to UK industry. By committing this extra investment to ExoMars, the UK is guaranteeing the programme will go ahead and also that the UK will gain overall leadership of the rover module
UK Space Agency
35
22 Jan 201520,000 Investment - Business Growth - Fleet ExpansionGoldstar Heathrow, a growing freight handling company based at Heathrow Airport has invested 20,000 in specialist lifting equipment from Somerstotalkare to help maintain its growing fleet of trailers and trucks. Goldstar Heathrow has a turnover of around 12m and 170 employees.
Goldstar Heathrow Limited
12m0.8m17113
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Performance & Profits

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Business Performance

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
22 Jan 201520,000 Investment - Business Growth - Fleet ExpansionGoldstar Heathrow, a growing freight handling company based at Heathrow Airport has invested 20,000 in specialist lifting equipment from Somerstotalkare to help maintain its growing fleet of trailers and trucks. Goldstar Heathrow has a turnover of around 12m and 170 employees.
Goldstar Heathrow Limited
12m0.8m17113
21 Jan 20151m Investment - Improving Productivity - Business Growth StrategyBirmingham-based Mereway Group, a bathroom and kitchen manufacturer, is investing 1m to improve productivity and has purchased a new sawing system and associated software. The equipment has shortened made-to-order lead times to three days and increased capacity.
Mereway Kitchens Limited
17m-0.4m2172
20 Jan 2015etailer Expands Overseas - Strong Christmas Trading - Sales Rise 38%Electricals etailer AO World, which trades as Ao.com, increased its website sales by 38% in the final three months of 2014. Total revenue was up 26% in the period. The figures excludes Germany, where AO.com launched in October 2014, and where it is making good progress. The company plans to expand into further overseas markets.
AO World Plc
385m-7.2m1,1932
20 Jan 2015Turnover Up 5% to 145.5m - Profits Up 29% to 4.2m - 45 LocationsEdinburgh-headquartered Macdonald Hotels? turnover increased by 5% to 145.5m for the year ended 27 March 2014. Profits increased by 29% to 4.2m. The company operates 45 hotels across the UK.
Macdonald Hotels Ltd
139m10m3,8771
20 Jan 2015Strong Christmas Sales Growth - Sales Up 39% - UK and International Expansion - New Jobs ExpectedMenswear retailer Pretty Green achieved a record performance over the six weeks to the end of December 2014, with total sales up 39% compared with a year earlier. The company, which has stores in the UK and Japan, intends to expand during 2015, both in the UK and internationally, creating employment opportunities.
Pretty Green Limited
11m-1.9m11716
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Performance & Profits

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Products and Services

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 Jan 20159m Contracts Secured - Opening New Depot - New RoutesGreenock, Scotland-based McGill's Buses has secured a package of 20 contracts, worth 9.08m over three years, to take over the running of 53 bus services. The contracts, which were awarded by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, safeguard jobs at McGill's, which has 700 staff and is planning to open its fifth depot.
Mcgill's Bus Service Limited
34m2m6991
20 Jan 2015UK Sales Growth Strategy - International Expansion - Product Rebranding ProgrammeThe Honeybell Soap Company, based in Bury, Lancashire is rebranding to help expand its UK sales and move into international markets. The company has engaged creative agency Silk Pearce to create packaging designs as part of a product rebranding programme.
The Honeybell Soap Company Ltd
1
21 Jan 2015Travel Website Expands in Netherlands - Acquires Restaurant Rating Site - 7.8m InvestmentTravel website Tripadvisor is acquiring top Dutch online restaurant review and booking site Iens.nl for around 7.8m. The site allows users to book tables through SeatMe, which will also be acquired by Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor?s sales totalled 945m dollars in 2013.
Tripadvisor Limited
215m83m2481
20 Jan 2015Travel Insurance Expansion - Opening Glasgow Call Centre - 75 New JobsThe Post Office is developing a travel insurance call centre in Glasgow as of its growth plans for the insurance business. It aims to become the number one provider in the travel insurance market and plans to create 75 jobs in Glasgow with more in prospect for later in 2015.
Post Office Limited
1,234m47m7,886864
26 Jan 2015Opening 40 UK Stores - Fitness Business Launched - 200 Gyms Planned - New Jobs ExpectedRetailer Sports Direct intends to open 40 UK stores in 2015, in response to growing demand for its products. The company has also launched a fitness arm and is planning to create a 200-strong chain of gyms. The expansion plans are expected to create jobs. Sales increased by 24% to 2.7bn in 2014.
Sports Direct International PLC
2,706m249m17,165560
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Hot Topic

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Ecommerce

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 Jan 2015etailer Expands Overseas - Strong Christmas Trading - Sales Rise 38%Electricals etailer AO World, which trades as Ao.com, increased its website sales by 38% in the final three months of 2014. Total revenue was up 26% in the period. The figures excludes Germany, where AO.com launched in October 2014, and where it is making good progress. The company plans to expand into further overseas markets.
AO World Plc
385m-7.2m1,1932
22 Jan 2015Fall in First Quarter Sales - Strong Four Week Trading Figures - Online Sales up 29%Debenham's sales fell 0.8% for the 19 weeks to 10 January 2015, significantly below the 1% rise analysts had forecast. However, over a four-week period underlying sales grew 4.9% while online sales were up 28.9%.
Debenhams PLC
2,282m168m30,163166
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Hot Topic

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Sales

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
26 Jan 201516m Investment - New Premises - Creating 225 Jobs - Targeting 20m Sales IncreaseAntrim, Northern Ireland-based Camden Group is investing 16m in a new extrusion facility, and creating 225 new jobs over the three years to 2018. The window and door manufacturer is undertaking a research and development project aimed at increasing external sales by 20m over three years.
Camden Group Limited
26m-1.2m4141
20 Jan 2015etailer Expands Overseas - Strong Christmas Trading - Sales Rise 38%Electricals etailer AO World, which trades as Ao.com, increased its website sales by 38% in the final three months of 2014. Total revenue was up 26% in the period. The figures excludes Germany, where AO.com launched in October 2014, and where it is making good progress. The company plans to expand into further overseas markets.
AO World Plc
385m-7.2m1,1932
20 Jan 2015Strong Christmas Sales Growth - Sales Up 39% - UK and International Expansion - New Jobs ExpectedMenswear retailer Pretty Green achieved a record performance over the six weeks to the end of December 2014, with total sales up 39% compared with a year earlier. The company, which has stores in the UK and Japan, intends to expand during 2015, both in the UK and internationally, creating employment opportunities.
Pretty Green Limited
11m-1.9m11716
26 Jan 2015Rapid Business Growth - 150,000 Investment - Increasing Exports - Creating New JobsDriffield, Yorkshire-based Wold Top Brewery has secured a 150,000 loan to expand its bottling and beer-making operations, including an increased focus on export sales, which have already grown 90% year-on-year. The investment will create 7 new jobs. Sales increased to 1.2m in 2013.
Wold Toppers Limited
13
21 Jan 2015Opening UK and Overseas Stores - Sales Growth - New Jobs ExpectedMenswear retailer Gieves & Hawkes achieved a double-digit year-on-year increase in sales over December 2014. UK sales have improved significantly and the company is re-opening a Birmingham store and creating jobs, with further London stores planned. It is also opening a store in Singapore and expanding in the US and Middle East.
Gieves & Hawkes Plc
15m-0.7m12112
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Hot Topic

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International

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
26 Jan 2015750,000 Growth Investment - Exporting to Abu Dhabi - UK and International Expansion - Potential New JobsEdinburgh-based Edesix, which makes wearable video camera technology, has secured contracts with the police force in Abu Dhabi. It is expanding to meet an expected increase in demand globally for its products, potentially creating new jobs. The company secured 750,000 in 2014, to fund expansion.
Edesix Ltd
1
26 Jan 20154.3m Investment - International Expansion - 10m of Contracts Secured in US - Turnover Doubled to 30mSTATS Group, the Aberdeenshire oil and gas pipeline firm, has secured a further 4.3m investment to support international expansion, notably in the US where it recently secured contracts worth 9.9m, and also in the Middle East. STATS has doubled its turnover to 30m since 2012, and the latest investment could create further jobs.
STATS (UK) Ltd
26m2m1892
22 Jan 20151bn Contract Secured - US Army Vehicle Development - 16.86bn TurnoverDefence company BAE Systems has won a contract with a potential value of 1m, to build a new type of armoured vehicle for the US Army. Work is expected to start immediately, mainly at facilities in York, Pennsylvania, and Sterling Heights, Michigan. The company has a turnover of 16.86bn and 84,600 employees.
BAE Systems PLC
16,864m695m84,60053
20 Jan 2015etailer Expands Overseas - Strong Christmas Trading - Sales Rise 38%Electricals etailer AO World, which trades as Ao.com, increased its website sales by 38% in the final three months of 2014. Total revenue was up 26% in the period. The figures excludes Germany, where AO.com launched in October 2014, and where it is making good progress. The company plans to expand into further overseas markets.
AO World Plc
385m-7.2m1,1932
26 Jan 2015US Brand Expands in UK - Opening 3,600 sq ft Restaurant - Creating 50 JobsFive Guys, the American Burger & Fries brand, will open its second Glasgow restaurant in Silverburn in February 2015. The new 3,637 sq ft restaurant brings an additional 50 jobs to the city.
Five Guys Ltd
1
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