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People & Jobs

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Job Gains / Losses

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
1726 Aug 2014900,000 Factory Extension - 17 New JobsTamworth, Staffordshire based wholesale ice cream manufacturer Suncream Dairies has opened a new 900,000 factory extension creating 17 new jobs. The investment will allow the company to meet the increasing demand for its award-winning ice cream, and allows for future expansion.
Suncream Dairies Limited
1
1026 Aug 20148m of New Contracts - 1m Expansion - 10 New JobsMec Com, a precision sheet metal specialist is exploiting the growth in offshore wind after it secured 8m of new contracts with Siemens and ALSTOM Grid. Mec Com, which employs 120 people at its Hixon, Staffordshire, base has used the influx in new business to drive a 1m investment into a second facility and recruited 10 new staff.
Mec Com Limited
10m0.4m1501
26 Aug 2014850,000 Investment in New Premises - Strong Order Book - New Jobs ExpectedStaffordshire-based component manufacturer Staffordshire Precision Engineering is investing 850,000 in a new 28,000 sq ft unit to help it fulfil its strong order book. The company, which has 43 employees and turnover of 3m, expanded after securing bank funding and regional growth funding. New jobs are expected.
Staffordshire Precision Engineering Limited
431
1226 Aug 2014500,000 Office Expansion - 12 New Jobs - Laboratory Expansion PlansChemostrat, which analyses rock samples from potential oil drilling sites, has opened new 500,000 offices in Welshpool after receiving a 100,000 Government grant. The company has recruited eight more staff, with four more jobs expected by September 2014, increasing worldwide headcount to 80. Chemostrat also plans to expand its laboratory space.
Chemostrat Ltd
1
27 Aug 201433m Investment - New Care Facility - Creating JobsRichmond Care Villages, part of private healthcare provider Bupa, has selected BAM Construction to build a 33m residential care facility in Oxfordshire. The 9.9-acre facility will provide accommodation for 240 residents and create a significant number of jobs. Bupa has a turnover of 9bn and employs 52,400 staff.
British United Provident Association Limited(The)
9,059m40,00012
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People & Jobs

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Management Moves

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
125 Aug 2014Management Moves - Business growthEdinburgh based Bibby Financial has recruited a new Regional Sales Director for the south, Gary Davis. He will lead a sales team of over 40, with plans to boost the number of staff across the region throughout the remainder of the year. The firm currently employs 1179 staff with a turnover of 161.43m
Bibby Financial Services Limited
161m50m1,17914
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People & Jobs

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Outsourcing

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
25 Aug 2014New Security Systems Sales Director - Business growthBristol based outsourcing company, Mitie has appointed Christian Watts as the Security Systems Sales Director for its total security management business. He will be responsible for building the growth strategy for security systems and developing new industry leading offerings in systems integration. The firm currently employs 68,890 in 90 locations with a turnover of 2,120.50m
MITIE Group Plc
2,121m70m68,89091
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Headquarters & Premises

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Office Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
126 Aug 2014500,000 Office Expansion - 12 New Jobs - Laboratory Expansion PlansChemostrat, which analyses rock samples from potential oil drilling sites, has opened new 500,000 offices in Welshpool after receiving a 100,000 Government grant. The company has recruited eight more staff, with four more jobs expected by September 2014, increasing worldwide headcount to 80. Chemostrat also plans to expand its laboratory space.
Chemostrat Ltd
1
126 Aug 2014New premises - 50,000 Investment - Business growthWalsall based estate agency Redstones has invested more than 50,000 in opening its first shop-front office in Wolverhampton to help it meet increased demand. The firm offers residential sales, lettings and property management services.
Redstones Property Limited
6
26 Aug 2014Expansion of Depot Network - European Leader - GBP 27.7m TurnoverThe Abbotshurst Group Plc, Europe's largest independent volume cash carrying company, has increased its network of UK depots to eight and is continuing to expand. The Uttoxeter, Staffordshire headquartered firm has increased its turnover by 9.6% to 27.7m, while employee numbers have grown to 707. Further jobs are expected due to business growth.
The Abbotshurst Group Public Limited Company
28m3m7072
124 Aug 201480 Job losses - New hub - Business changeMaidstone, based Towergate Insurance Broking, is creating a new hub in Norwich which will result in the loss of 80 jobs across East Anglia. The firm is to relocate more than 100 staff from the insurance broking arm of Smith & Pinching and Waveney Insurance Brokers, the move could see them being rebranded under Towergate.
Towergate Partnership Ltd
-1.9m4,064120
21 Aug 201420 New Jobs - New HQ - GBP 700k Funding - Turnover Up 48%Cooper Software, based in Fife, Scotland, is to create 20 jobs after receiving GBP 700k in funding. The comapny currently employs 40 staff and has recently relocated its headquarters. Turnover has risen by 48% to GBP 2.8m.
COOPER SOFTWARE LTD
2
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Headquarters & Premises

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Industrial Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
126 Aug 2014900,000 Factory Extension - 17 New JobsTamworth, Staffordshire based wholesale ice cream manufacturer Suncream Dairies has opened a new 900,000 factory extension creating 17 new jobs. The investment will allow the company to meet the increasing demand for its award-winning ice cream, and allows for future expansion.
Suncream Dairies Limited
1
126 Aug 20148m of New Contracts - 1m Expansion - 10 New JobsMec Com, a precision sheet metal specialist is exploiting the growth in offshore wind after it secured 8m of new contracts with Siemens and ALSTOM Grid. Mec Com, which employs 120 people at its Hixon, Staffordshire, base has used the influx in new business to drive a 1m investment into a second facility and recruited 10 new staff.
Mec Com Limited
10m0.4m1501
126 Aug 2014850,000 Investment in New Premises - Strong Order Book - New Jobs ExpectedStaffordshire-based component manufacturer Staffordshire Precision Engineering is investing 850,000 in a new 28,000 sq ft unit to help it fulfil its strong order book. The company, which has 43 employees and turnover of 3m, expanded after securing bank funding and regional growth funding. New jobs are expected.
Staffordshire Precision Engineering Limited
431
26 Aug 2014500,000 Office Expansion - 12 New Jobs - Laboratory Expansion PlansChemostrat, which analyses rock samples from potential oil drilling sites, has opened new 500,000 offices in Welshpool after receiving a 100,000 Government grant. The company has recruited eight more staff, with four more jobs expected by September 2014, increasing worldwide headcount to 80. Chemostrat also plans to expand its laboratory space.
Chemostrat Ltd
1
126 Aug 2014West Midlands Depot Opened - Potential New Jobs - International Business GrowthBradford-headquartered logistics company Redhead International has opened a 21,000 sq ft facility in Tamworth, Staffordshire. The 30m turnover company has increased its turnover to record levels and is developing new business opportunities in the Midlands region, potentially creating jobs. Demand for its services to Germany, France and Ireland is expected to grow.
Redhead Freight Limited
30m1m2067
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Headquarters & Premises

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Retail Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
126 Aug 201465m Investment - New Store - Business growthHertfordshire based national supermarket chain Tesco has invested 65m in a new store in Wolverhampton. Work on the store is due to commence in 2015 and due to open in 2016 creating hundreds of new jobs. The firm currently employs 416,441 staff with a turnover of 64,826m
Tesco PLC
64,826m2,188m416,4413,300
26 Aug 2014Yorkshire Store Moved - GBP 150k Investment - Business GrowthHeron Foods is moving its store in Malton, Yorkshire, to larger premises in a GBP 150k investment, which will be three times the size of the current store. Funding for the expansion has been secured from the Fitzwilliam Estate. Heron Foods has a turnover of GBP 195m and currently employs 2,400 people.
Heron Food Group Ltd
195m4m2,4382
4626 Aug 2014Reducing Staff Headcount - 75.8m Loss - Significant Progress with Turnaround PlanCo-operative Bank will shed more jobs and close more branches after slipping to a 75.8 million loss during the first six months of the year. Its full-time workforce had been cut by 13% since January, while 46 high street locations have closed. It has made encouraging progress in a large-scale turnaround effort.
The Co-Operative Bank PLC
1,638m-674.9m8,1071,000
126 Aug 2014Opening 1.5m Warehouse - 60 New JobsJTF Wholesale is planning to open a 44,000 sq ft discount outlet in Walsall, West Midlands, in 2014. Around 60 new jobs will be created by the 1.5m investment. The company has 12 other branches in the UK and sells goods including clothing, furniture and DIY items.
JTF Wholesale Limited
61m2m65012
125 Aug 2014New store - New jobs - Business growthBerkshire based national mobile phone company, Vodafone is to open a new store in Alnwick later in 2014, creating 6 new jobs. The move to open up in Alnwick is part of Vodafone?s plans to open 150 new stores across the UK, creating 1,400 jobs in total. The firm currently employs 91,272 staff with a turnover of 44,445m
Vodafone Group Public Limited Company
44,445m4,728m91,27247
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Headquarters & Premises

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Healthcare Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
127 Aug 201433m Investment - New Care Facility - Creating JobsRichmond Care Villages, part of private healthcare provider Bupa, has selected BAM Construction to build a 33m residential care facility in Oxfordshire. The 9.9-acre facility will provide accommodation for 240 residents and create a significant number of jobs. Bupa has a turnover of 9bn and employs 52,400 staff.
British United Provident Association Limited(The)
9,059m40,00012
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Headquarters & Premises

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Educational Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
122 Aug 20146.9m research facility - 1.7m Funding - Opening September 2014Global consumer products giant Unilever is to open a high-tech laboratory at Liverpool Science Park as part of a 6.9m project to facilitate research into home and personal care products. Occupying 4,000 sq ft in the science park?s new 8m wing in Mount Pleasant, the unit is benefiting from 1.7m of cash from the Regional Growth Fund. It is scheduled to open in September. The facility will also be open to the University of Liverpool and other UK companies.
Unilever PLC
41,428m6,254m174,00030
26 Aug 2014GBP 10m Specialist Technical College - Contract Secured - Principal AppointedBedfordshire-based construction group Kier has been appointed as the contractor to build a GBP 10m specialist college for scientific research, engineering and computing In Oxfordshire.The college on the Great Western Park estate will be the first of its kind in the county. Owain Johns has been appointed as principal.
Kier Group PLC
1,943m49m10,45516
21 Aug 2014Contract Secured - 20m teaching facility - 2016 Completion DatePick Everard has secured a contract to build a new 20 million state-of-the-art teaching and learning facility at the University of Warwick. The project is set to be completed and open for teaching and learning as of the autumn term, 2016. Duncan Green is partner
Pick Everard
3
22 Aug 2014Contract Awarded - 20m teaching facility - 2016 Completion DateThe University of Warwick has awarded Pick Everard the contract to build a new 20 million state-of-the-art teaching and learning facility. Plans for the landmark building are at a very early stage but it is proposed that it will include the university?s first 500-seat lecture theatre and that all space within the building will be used as a shared teaching resource which can be booked out by faculties across the university. The project is set to be completed and open for teaching and learning as of the autumn term, 2016.
The University of Warwick
29
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Headquarters & Premises

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Leisure Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
26 Aug 2014New contract - 2.6m Expansion - Business growthStoke on Trent based construction and development group Seddon has been appointed by Bolesworth Estate to carry out a 2.6m expansion of its Chowley Oak Business Park in Cheshire. The work is expected to be completed by March 2015.
Seddon Group Limited
307m4m8003
126 Aug 2014New Manchester Restaurant - GBP 750k Expansion - 4,000 Sq Ft - Business ExpansionBird & Beast, the Leeds-based rotisserie restaurant, is spending GBP 750k opening a second site in Manchester. The new premises will total 4,000 sq ft and is expected to open in February 2015.
Bird & Beast Limited
1
26 Aug 2014Facilities Upgraded - GBP 4m Investment - Premier League PreparationsBurnley Football Club has undertaken a GBP 4million refurbishment of its Turf Moor stadium and its training base in preparation for the Premier League. The club has a turnover of GBP 15m and employs 157 people.
Burnley Fc Holdings Limited
15m-8.4m157
126 Aug 2014Casino Expansion - Creating 130 JobsCasino 36 Ltd has secured a licence which will allow it to expand its already successful Rubicon casino in Wolverhampton. The 4m expansion will create a new venue and 133 jobs.
Casino 36 Limited
3
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Headquarters & Premises

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Call Centres

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
126 Aug 2014New Shropshire Call Centre Premises - Up To 80 New Jobs - Business ExpansionThe Will Associates, based in Kent, is creating 50 new call centre jobs in Market Drayton, Shropshire after acquiring new premises in the town. The company is expanding in response to strong demand, with plans to create 30 further jobs during 2014.
The Will Associates Asset Management Limited
1
26 Aug 2014Acquires Safe and Sound Insurance Centre - Business growthCrewe headquartered County Insurance has acquired a broker in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, Safe and Sound Insurance Centre for an undisclosed sum. All five staff will remain with the business. Due to the company's continued success and plans for further growth they are actively recruiting for insurance and sales advisors.
County Insurance Consultants Limited
1
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Growth

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Turnover Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
27 Aug 2014Workforce Expansion - Turnover Up 18.2% to 2m - Business PerformanceFulham Football Club Foundation is a leading community sport charity that uses the power of sport to deliver a variety of inspiring education, health, disability, social inclusion and football programmes.
Fulham Football Club Foundation
2m891
22 Aug 2014Workforce Expansion - 17 Vacancies - Turnover Up 50% to 74m - Business GrowthBel Valves Limited supplies high pressure valves, actuations and controls to the oil and gas industry.
Bel Valves Limited
74m9m4503
21 Aug 2014Workforce Expansion - 17 Vacancies - 25% Turnover Growth - Strong Business PerformanceAbcam Plc is a group engaged in the development, marketing and selling of antibodies and closely related products.
Abcam Plc
122m43m2973
26 Aug 2014West Midlands Depot Opened - Potential New Jobs - International Business GrowthBradford-headquartered logistics company Redhead International has opened a 21,000 sq ft facility in Tamworth, Staffordshire. The 30m turnover company has increased its turnover to record levels and is developing new business opportunities in the Midlands region, potentially creating jobs. Demand for its services to Germany, France and Ireland is expected to grow.
Redhead Freight Limited
30m1m2067
27 Aug 2014UK Recruitment Campaign - 84 Vacancies - Turnover Grows 15% to 113m - Business PerformanceRps Energy is engaged in the provision of technical consultancy, training and supervisory services to the petroleum exploration and associated industries.
Rps Energy Limited
113m12m3424
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Growth

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Employee Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
27 Aug 2014Turnover Increase 23.1% to 2m - 16% Employee Growth - Business GrowthS.W. Durham Training Limited is a provider of high quality training service and also promotes a lifetime of learning culture to meet the ongoing needs of individuals and the business community in order to maximise potential, to secure jobs and create wealth for the region.
S.W. DURHAM TRAINING LIMITED
2m511
27 Aug 2014Turnover Increase 21% to 1.4m - 28% Employee Growth - Strong Business PerformanceNottingham Property Services Limited is engaged in the provision of estate agents.
Nottingham Property Services Limited
1m502
21 Aug 2014Recruitment Campaign - 79 Vacancies - 140% Employee Growth - 52m Turnover - Business GrowthAIG is a leading international insurance organisation serving customers in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions. AIG companies serve commercial, institutional, and individual customers through one of the most extensive worldwide property-casualty networks of any insurer. AIG companies are leading providers of life insurance and retirement services.
AIG Asset Management (Europe) Limited
52m6m14212
26 Aug 2014New Shropshire Call Centre Premises - Up To 80 New Jobs - Business ExpansionThe Will Associates, based in Kent, is creating 50 new call centre jobs in Market Drayton, Shropshire after acquiring new premises in the town. The company is expanding in response to strong demand, with plans to create 30 further jobs during 2014.
The Will Associates Asset Management Limited
1
26 Aug 2014New Employment Opportunities - 17% Employee Growth - Turnover Up 16% to 1,058.4mT.J. Morris is involved in the wholesale distribution and retailing of toiletries, cosmetics and other household products.
T.J. Morris Limited
1,058m110m9,2381
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New Business Wins & Company Awards

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Contracts, Orders

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
26 Aug 20148m of New Contracts - 1m Expansion - 10 New JobsMec Com, a precision sheet metal specialist is exploiting the growth in offshore wind after it secured 8m of new contracts with Siemens and ALSTOM Grid. Mec Com, which employs 120 people at its Hixon, Staffordshire, base has used the influx in new business to drive a 1m investment into a second facility and recruited 10 new staff.
Mec Com Limited
10m0.4m1501
26 Aug 2014Stoke Distribution Centre Expansion - 107 New Jobs - GBP 18m InvestmentScrewfix, the tool retailer,is expanding its distribution centre in Stoke from 320,000 sq ft to 630,000 sq ft in an GBP 18m investment. The expansion will create 107 full-time positions and safeguard 421 existing jobs on the site, with a further 200 jobs potentially being created in the future. The expansion is being carried out by developer St Modwen.
Screwfix Direct Ltd
577m40m2140
26 Aug 2014School Sports Facility Upgrade - GBP 2m Contract - Jobs ExpectedWarwickshire-based construction firm Stepnell has been appointed by Eversfield Preparatory School in Solihull, West Midlands to build its new GBP 2m sports and performing arts facility. The company has a turnover of GBP 5.7m and is expected to recruit new staff.
Stepnell Developments Limited
6m-0.1m121
27 Aug 2014Sales Increased To 320,000 - Targeting 1m Turnover - Staff RecruitmentAlphaDrive Engineering Services, which supplies and repairs bearings, industrial gearboxes, motors and power transmissions, has increased its sales to 320,000 after securing new contracts. It intends to increase turnover to 1m by 2018 and has increased staff numbers to eight. The Willenhall, West Midlands-based company recently recruited two apprentices.
Alphadrive Engineering Services Limited
5
25 Aug 2014New Product Prototype - Manufacturing Partnership - New JobsFreedom Campervans, the Yorkshire-based campervan conversion firm also known as Kiravans, has developed a prototype swivelling bench seat, to be manufactured commercially by PCT Metalmex. The company has taken on new staff to deal with expected orders, including 3 new engineering apprentices. PCT Metalmex is also expanding, with sales expected to exceed GBP 5m and its workforce now reaching 74 people.
Freedom Campervans
15
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New Business Wins & Company Awards

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Awards

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
26 Aug 2014Staff Team Trebled in Size - Young Business of the Year AwardBronze Software Labs, a software development company headquartered in Telford, Shropshire, has trebled the size of its team in the last 14 months, and is receiving global recognition for its innovative work. The company was named Young Business of the Year at the Shropshire Star Excellence in Business Awards.
Bronze Software Labs Ltd
3
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Mergers & Acquisitions

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Mergers, Acquisitions & Flotations

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
27 Aug 20146.6bn Acquisition - International Expansion - 18,000 SitesUS-headquartered Burger King is to acquire Canadian chain Tim Hortons, in a 6.6bn transaction that will create the world's third biggest fast food group with combined sales of 13.8bn and 18,000 sites.
Burger King (United Kingdom) Limited
9m345
22 Aug 2014Management Buyout - Business developmentSheffield based Lincoln Welding Supplies has been bought out by its management, supported by Taylor & Emmet. Lincoln Welding Supplies is the master industrial distributor for Lincoln Electric.
Lincoln Welding Supplies Ltd
2
26 Aug 2014Acquires Safe and Sound Insurance Centre - Business growthCrewe headquartered County Insurance has acquired a broker in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, Safe and Sound Insurance Centre for an undisclosed sum. All five staff will remain with the business. Due to the company's continued success and plans for further growth they are actively recruiting for insurance and sales advisors.
County Insurance Consultants Limited
1
25 Aug 2014Acquires Primary Fluid Holdings - Business growthSkelmersdale, Lancashire based Flowtech Fluidpower has acquired Primary Fluid Holdings and its wholly owned subsidiary Primary Fluid Power for a total consideration of approximately 9.8m. Primary Fluid Holdings Limited,designs and manufactures hydraulic systems and purifiers. Following completion of the acquisition the business will continue to operate from its existing facilities and with its current management team.
Flowtech Limited
27m5m1221
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Budgets & Expenditure

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IT

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
26 Aug 20143m Technology Investment - Service ExpansionInternational industrial cleaning contractor, Sureclean, is investing 3m in camera systems, allowing it to expand its inspection capabilities. Sureclean employs approximately 130 people and is based at two locations in Scotland and also in Egypt. It has annual turnover of 16m.
Sureclean Limited
16m3m1546
26 Aug 2014500 New Apprenticeships - Admin, I.T & Facilities ManagementNHS Scotland will recruit 500 new apprentices before 2017. The apprentices will initially be recruited to the administration, IT and facilities management services, working to provide support to frontline clinical staff. The NHS in Scotland currently employs 154,000 people.
NHS Scotland
1
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Budgets & Expenditure

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Marketing

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 Aug 2014New marketing campaign - Promoting International destinationsEdinburgh Airport has launched a marketing campaign outside the Capital in a bid to lure passengers from the West of Scotland in the run-up to the Ryder Cup. The latest drive follows on from adverts carried in programmes during the Commonwealth Games, showing some key routes not available from other Scottish airports.
Edinburgh Airport Limited
110m6m5281
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Companies Receiving Investment

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Venture Capital

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
26 Aug 2014Yorkshire Store Moved - GBP 150k Investment - Business GrowthHeron Foods is moving its store in Malton, Yorkshire, to larger premises in a GBP 150k investment, which will be three times the size of the current store. Funding for the expansion has been secured from the Fitzwilliam Estate. Heron Foods has a turnover of GBP 195m and currently employs 2,400 people.
Heron Food Group Ltd
195m4m2,4382
26 Aug 2014New Manchester Restaurant - GBP 750k Expansion - 4,000 Sq Ft - Business ExpansionBird & Beast, the Leeds-based rotisserie restaurant, is spending GBP 750k opening a second site in Manchester. The new premises will total 4,000 sq ft and is expected to open in February 2015.
Bird & Beast Limited
1
22 Aug 2014Investment - New jobs - Business growthCounty Durham based cable manufacturer has secured a six figure investment from the Finance for Business North East growth fund. The investment will be used to create 7 new jobs, doubling its staff numbers. The firm has also increased the number of contracts won in the UK and internationally. The company currently employs 7 staff with a turnover of 600,000.
ATAG Cable Solutions (UK) Limited
71
25 Aug 2014EU Funding Cut - Jobs Lost - Joseph Rowntree Funding SecuredHealing Through Remembering, a group dealing with the legacy of violence in Northern Ireland, is cutting 2 of its 4 staff because of cuts to its funding from the European Union. The Joseph Rowntree Trust has stepped in with some funding, allowing the 2 remaining staff to work part-time.
Healing Through Remembering
1
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Companies Receiving Investment

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Private Equity / Bank Funding

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
26 Aug 2014850,000 Investment in New Premises - Strong Order Book - New Jobs ExpectedStaffordshire-based component manufacturer Staffordshire Precision Engineering is investing 850,000 in a new 28,000 sq ft unit to help it fulfil its strong order book. The company, which has 43 employees and turnover of 3m, expanded after securing bank funding and regional growth funding. New jobs are expected.
Staffordshire Precision Engineering Limited
431
26 Aug 201465m Investment - New Store - Business growthHertfordshire based national supermarket chain Tesco has invested 65m in a new store in Wolverhampton. Work on the store is due to commence in 2015 and due to open in 2016 creating hundreds of new jobs. The firm currently employs 416,441 staff with a turnover of 64,826m
Tesco PLC
64,826m2,188m416,4413,300
26 Aug 2014500,000 Office Expansion - 12 New Jobs - Laboratory Expansion PlansChemostrat, which analyses rock samples from potential oil drilling sites, has opened new 500,000 offices in Welshpool after receiving a 100,000 Government grant. The company has recruited eight more staff, with four more jobs expected by September 2014, increasing worldwide headcount to 80. Chemostrat also plans to expand its laboratory space.
Chemostrat Ltd
1
26 Aug 20144.5m Investment - Business Expansion - Improving EfficiencyWalsall, West Midlands-based Offshore Stainless Supplies, which stocks and processes stainless steel, is expanding its operations after securing 4.5m of funding from Santander. The company has grown rapidly and now employs 34 staff. It will use the funding to improve turnaround times from order to shipping.
Offshore Stainless Supplies Limited
21m1.0m301
26 Aug 2014330,000 Funding - HSBC - New MachineryWillenhall, West Midland based digital printing company CS Labels has invested 400,000 in new machinery to support its rapid growth. HSBC's Black Country and Shropshire Commercial Centre has provided a 330,000 funding package to support the investment .
C S Labels Limited
381
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Performance & Profits

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Profits

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
26 Aug 2014Sales and Profits Increase - GBP 3.4m InvestmentWalsall, West Midlands engineering group Castings increased revenue from GBP 122.2m to GBP 137.5m in the year to March 2014, with pre-tax profit increasing from GBP 19.2m to GBP 21.8m. The company has invested GBP 3.4m to increase capacity at its foundries. Castings has more than 1,000 employees.
Castings PLC
122m19m1,0003
26 Aug 2014Reducing Staff Headcount - 75.8m Loss - Significant Progress with Turnaround PlanCo-operative Bank will shed more jobs and close more branches after slipping to a 75.8 million loss during the first six months of the year. Its full-time workforce had been cut by 13% since January, while 46 high street locations have closed. It has made encouraging progress in a large-scale turnaround effort.
The Co-Operative Bank PLC
1,638m-674.9m8,1071,000
26 Aug 2014North East Factory Expansion - Profits Rise To GBP 3.8m - 5th Year Of GrowthNorth East-based plastic manufacturer Nifco has experienced its 5th consecutive year of growth, with increased operating profit of GBP 3.8m in 2013, up from GBP 1.4m in 2012. The firm has recently expanded its factory in Stockton-on-Tees. The company employs 302 people and has a turnover of GBP 41m.
Nifco Uk Limited
41m1m3022
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Performance & Profits

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Business Performance

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
22 Aug 20146.9m research facility - 1.7m Funding - Opening September 2014Global consumer products giant Unilever is to open a high-tech laboratory at Liverpool Science Park as part of a 6.9m project to facilitate research into home and personal care products. Occupying 4,000 sq ft in the science park?s new 8m wing in Mount Pleasant, the unit is benefiting from 1.7m of cash from the Regional Growth Fund. It is scheduled to open in September. The facility will also be open to the University of Liverpool and other UK companies.
Unilever PLC
41,428m6,254m174,00030
26 Aug 20144.5m Investment - Business Expansion - Improving EfficiencyWalsall, West Midlands-based Offshore Stainless Supplies, which stocks and processes stainless steel, is expanding its operations after securing 4.5m of funding from Santander. The company has grown rapidly and now employs 34 staff. It will use the funding to improve turnaround times from order to shipping.
Offshore Stainless Supplies Limited
21m1.0m301
26 Aug 2014Yorkshire Store Moved - GBP 150k Investment - Business GrowthHeron Foods is moving its store in Malton, Yorkshire, to larger premises in a GBP 150k investment, which will be three times the size of the current store. Funding for the expansion has been secured from the Fitzwilliam Estate. Heron Foods has a turnover of GBP 195m and currently employs 2,400 people.
Heron Food Group Ltd
195m4m2,4382
26 Aug 2014West Midlands Depot Opened - Potential New Jobs - International Business GrowthBradford-headquartered logistics company Redhead International has opened a 21,000 sq ft facility in Tamworth, Staffordshire. The 30m turnover company has increased its turnover to record levels and is developing new business opportunities in the Midlands region, potentially creating jobs. Demand for its services to Germany, France and Ireland is expected to grow.
Redhead Freight Limited
30m1m2067
26 Aug 2014Staff Recruitment Underway - Rapid Business Growth - Doubling TurnoverWolverhampton engineering firm Jenks & Cattell is currently recruiting new apprentices, robot programmers and production staff to extend its existing team of 75 employees. The firm, which is part of the Newship Group, is expanding into new industries and expects to double its turnover within five years.
Jenks & Cattell Engineering Limited
5m0.1m761
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Performance & Profits

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Products and Services

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
26 Aug 20144.5m Investment - Business Expansion - Improving EfficiencyWalsall, West Midlands-based Offshore Stainless Supplies, which stocks and processes stainless steel, is expanding its operations after securing 4.5m of funding from Santander. The company has grown rapidly and now employs 34 staff. It will use the funding to improve turnaround times from order to shipping.
Offshore Stainless Supplies Limited
21m1.0m301
26 Aug 20143m Technology Investment - Service ExpansionInternational industrial cleaning contractor, Sureclean, is investing 3m in camera systems, allowing it to expand its inspection capabilities. Sureclean employs approximately 130 people and is based at two locations in Scotland and also in Egypt. It has annual turnover of 16m.
Sureclean Limited
16m3m1546
26 Aug 2014Patent Approved - New Business OpportunitiesShropshire component manufacturer REO UK has obtained the patent for the water cooling of chokes for use in a variety of industries. The technology will open up new potential for the business which could lead to employment opportunities. Managing Director is Steve Hughes
Reo (U.K.) Limited
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25 Aug 2014New Product Prototype - Manufacturing Partnership - New JobsFreedom Campervans, the Yorkshire-based campervan conversion firm also known as Kiravans, has developed a prototype swivelling bench seat, to be manufactured commercially by PCT Metalmex. The company has taken on new staff to deal with expected orders, including 3 new engineering apprentices. PCT Metalmex is also expanding, with sales expected to exceed GBP 5m and its workforce now reaching 74 people.
Freedom Campervans
15
25 Aug 2014New Northamptonshire Energy Scheme - 260 New Jobs - GBP 80m InvestmentDrenl, the low-carbon renewable energy project developer which is headquartered in London, is planning a new recycling and energy-from-waste plant in Corby, Northamptonshire. The project will create 60 jobs as well as work for 200 people during its construction in a GBP 80m investment.
Drenl Limited
1
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Ecommerce

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26 Aug 2014Overseas Business Growth - Sales Up 70% - eCommerce ExpansionBelt Up Kidz, a Staffordshire-headquartered manufacturer of a Child Safety Seat Restraint Buckle, has increased sales by 70% after expanding into overseas markets, including Australia and New Zealand, via e-commerce. The product has won a number of awards.
Belt Up Kidz Ltd
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26 Aug 2014Increase profits - 30m Investment - Business expansionStoke on Trent based online gambling firm Bet365 has invested 30m into new headquarters in Etruria due to open in 2016. The firm has had a record growth in profits and employed 100 staff in the past 12 months. The firm currently employs 2564 staff with a turnover of 993.43m
Bet365 Group Limited
993m145m2,5641
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Sales

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26 Aug 2014Overseas Business Growth - Sales Up 70% - eCommerce ExpansionBelt Up Kidz, a Staffordshire-headquartered manufacturer of a Child Safety Seat Restraint Buckle, has increased sales by 70% after expanding into overseas markets, including Australia and New Zealand, via e-commerce. The product has won a number of awards.
Belt Up Kidz Ltd
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Cloud Computing & Virtualisation

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

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27 Aug 20146.6bn Acquisition - International Expansion - 18,000 SitesUS-headquartered Burger King is to acquire Canadian chain Tim Hortons, in a 6.6bn transaction that will create the world's third biggest fast food group with combined sales of 13.8bn and 18,000 sites.
Burger King (United Kingdom) Limited
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26 Aug 2014Overseas Business Growth - Sales Up 70% - eCommerce ExpansionBelt Up Kidz, a Staffordshire-headquartered manufacturer of a Child Safety Seat Restraint Buckle, has increased sales by 70% after expanding into overseas markets, including Australia and New Zealand, via e-commerce. The product has won a number of awards.
Belt Up Kidz Ltd
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26 Aug 2014Global Business Growth - Turnover up 2.26% to GBP 65.99mADP Dealer Services, which provides IT systems to vehicle delearships, has increased turnover by 2.3% to GBP 66m. With 752 employees across offices in Berkshire; Telford, Shropshire; Glasgow and Bristol, ADP is part of a multinational company with 2000 staff across the globe. Its US-headquartered parent company is to separate the Dealer Services business into an independent company, allowing ADP Dealer Services to continue its growth in the global automotive market.
ADP Dealer Services UK Limited
66m8m7524
27 Aug 2014Expansion in Asia - Malaysia Joint VenturePlexus Holdings, the oil and gas well technology firm, has formed a joint venture in Malaysia with Integrated Petroleum Services, as part of a strategy to grow in Asian markets. Plexus Holdings has a turnover of 25.6m and 130 employees. Its UK operations are located in Aberdeen and Esher, Surrey.
Plexus Holdings PLC
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