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People & Jobs

Job Gains / Losses

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
01 Sep 2015700m Investment - 25,000 New Homes - Creating JobsGlasgow City Council is to invest 700m in the building of 25,000 new homes by 2025. The money will be invested between 2015-2010 as part of the Council's "People Make Glasgow Home" strategy. Jobs are expected to be created as a direct result of the scheme.
Glasgow City Council
3
28 Aug 2015Transportation Company Enters Administration - 70 Jobs LostSeventy jobs have been lost at Berkshire-headquartered airfreight transportation company Watkins & Sole. Administrators KRE Coporate Recovery, who were appointed in June 2015, have been unable to find a buyer for the business. Watkins & Sole lost a major 2.5m contract in September 2014 which accounted for more than 50% of the firms business.
Watkins And Sole Limited (In Administration)
4m-0.1m2091
7028 Aug 2015Transportation Company Enters Administration - 70 Jobs LostSeventy jobs have been lost at Berkshire-headquartered airfreight transportation company Watkins & Sole. Administrators KRE Coporate Recovery, who were appointed in June 2015, have been unable to find a buyer for the business. Watkins & Sole lost a major 2.5m contract in September 2014 which accounted for more than 50% of the firms business.
Watkins & Sole (Transport) Limited (In Administration)
6m0.0m53
204528 Aug 2015Store Closure - 45 Jobs Lost - New Store To Open - Creating JobsSupermarket chain Tesco is to close a Metro store in Neath, Port Talbot in October 2015 and open a new store in Neath in November 2015. Forty five jobs will be lost as a result of the closure, 20 new jobs will be created at the new store. Tesco has a turnover of 63,557m and employs almost 400,000 staff.
Tesco PLC
62,284m5,792m386,0863,300
1501 Sep 2015Six-figure Investment - Expanded Into New Premises - 15 New Jobs - 35% Sales Growth ExpectedMobile Installation Solutions, which specialises in vehicle modifications, is creating 15 new jobs after expanding into a 30,000 sq ft unit in Doncaster, thanks to a six-figure funding package from Lloyds Bank. The firm expects sales to increase by 35% by the end of the year.
Mobile Installation Solutions (Uk) Ltd
3
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Management Moves

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
102 Sep 2015New Turnaround Director - Two Year Financial PlanKings College Hospital Foundation Trust, based in London, has appointed a turnaround director to tackle its finance and performance issues. Steve Leivers has been appointed as Director of Transformation and Turnaround, and he will concentrate on delivering a two year financial plan for the Trust, including a cost improvement program.
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
3
101 Sep 2015Investing for Growth - Recruting Warehouse Manager - 40 New JobsOnline retailer Healthy Foods Online has secured funding for expansion and is to create 40 new jobs at its headquarters in Liverpool. The company has grown steadily since its inception in 2013. It currently employs around 30 staff and will start its recruitment drive by employing a full time Warehouse Manager.
Healthy Food Supplies Limited
1
428 Aug 20154 New Directors - New Management Team - Business Growth PlansBook company The Book People, headquartered in Godalming in Surrey, has appointed four new directors as part of its business development strategy aimed at making cost savings and stabilising the business. William Wellesley will join as Chief Executive, Simon Mason as Chief Operating Officer, Ajay Patel as Chief Financial Officer and Scott Scott has been promoted to Digital Director. The Book People has a turnover of 83m.
The Book People Limited
84m-5.7m5093
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Headquarters & Premises

Office Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
101 Sep 2015Six-figure Investment - Expanded Into New Premises - 15 New Jobs - 35% Sales Growth ExpectedMobile Installation Solutions, which specialises in vehicle modifications, is creating 15 new jobs after expanding into a 30,000 sq ft unit in Doncaster, thanks to a six-figure funding package from Lloyds Bank. The firm expects sales to increase by 35% by the end of the year.
Mobile Installation Solutions (Uk) Ltd
3
128 Aug 2015Second UK Office Opened - New Jobs Created - Business ExpansionDesign practice Gensler is to open its second office in the UK. It is to lease a 3,000 sq ft premises in Digbeth, Birmingham. The base will be led by Alistair Cory, Gensler's Leader of UK Regional Markets at the firm. Jobs will be created as a result. Turnover at Gensler is 49.9m.
Gensler And Associates/International,Ltd.
50m1m16954
28 Aug 2015Relocates IT Support - Cornish Office Opened - Call Centre Jobs CreatedKing's College London has relocated its IT support team to Newquay, Cornwall. As a result of cost savings secured by the move, the college has hired three more call-centre staff, raising the total to 25.
King's College London
1
301 Sep 2015Rapid Growth - Three New Offices - Headcount Increased To 40Tyler Grange, a fast growing environmental planning consultancy, has opened new offices in Birmingham, London and Exeter over the last few months. The first half of 2015 was a period of unprecedented growth for the firm, which now employs 40 people.
Tyler Grange Llp
1
128 Aug 2015New Spanish Headquarters - Major Overseas Market - 3,000 Employees in SpainWPP, the global advertising and marketing services group, is opening new headquarters in Madrid. WPP currently has 2,500 staff in Madrid, distributed across 11 locations, who will all move to the new 36,000 sq m HQ in 2018. In Spain, WPP companies have revenues of 253m and 3,000 staff.
WPP 2008 Limited
32
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Industrial Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
101 Sep 2015New Delivery Hub - 250 Permanent Jobs Created - Business ExpansionOnline supermarket Ocado is to open a new delivery hub in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. Two hundred and fifty permanent driver jobs will be created as a result. Ocado recorded a profit of 7 million in early 2015 and now serves more than 471,000 customers across the UK.
Ocado Group Plc
949m16m7,0051
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Retail Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
1128 Aug 2015Store Closure - 45 Jobs Lost - New Store To Open - Creating JobsSupermarket chain Tesco is to close a Metro store in Neath, Port Talbot in October 2015 and open a new store in Neath in November 2015. Forty five jobs will be lost as a result of the closure, 20 new jobs will be created at the new store. Tesco has a turnover of 63,557m and employs almost 400,000 staff.
Tesco PLC
62,284m5,792m386,0863,300
101 Sep 2015New Delivery Hub - Creating 250 Jobs - 792m TurnoverOnline supermarket Ocado is planning to open a 43,254 sq ft delivery hub in Milton Keynes that will create 250 new permanent jobs. The hub will open in November 2015. Ocado has a turnover of 792m.
Ocado Limited
925m7m6,4536
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Leisure Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
01 Sep 2015700m Investment - 25,000 New Homes - Creating JobsGlasgow City Council is to invest 700m in the building of 25,000 new homes by 2025. The money will be invested between 2015-2010 as part of the Council's "People Make Glasgow Home" strategy. Jobs are expected to be created as a direct result of the scheme.
Glasgow City Council
3
101 Sep 2015New Hotel for Aberystwyth - Creating 30 JobsPremier Inn Hotels has acquired a hotel on the seafront at Aberystwyth, Wales, where it plans to employ 30 staff. Work has already started on site and the hotel is expected to be open by Christmas 2015.
Premier Inn Hotels Limited
289m62m3,433650
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Call Centres

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
28 Aug 2015Relocates IT Support - Cornish Office Opened - Call Centre Jobs CreatedKing's College London has relocated its IT support team to Newquay, Cornwall. As a result of cost savings secured by the move, the college has hired three more call-centre staff, raising the total to 25.
King's College London
1
01 Sep 2015New Operations Centre Launched - 24 Hour Support - Jobs CreatedTechnical facilities management company Imtech Inviron, a subsidiary of Imtech UK, has launched a National Operations Centre in Birmingham. It will operate as a 24 hour call centre and will programme the work of mobile engineers operating from the regional office network across the UK. Jobs have been created as a result. Imtech has a turnover of 645m.
Imtech UK Ltd
645m16m3,54411
101 Sep 2015New Operations Centre Launched - 24 Hour Support - Jobs CreatedTechnical facilities management company Imtech Inviron has launched a National Operations Centre in Birmingham. It will operate as a 24 hour call centre and will programme the work of mobile engineers operating from the regional office network across the UK. Jobs have been created as a result.
Imtech Inviron Limited
101m-5.3m8543
28 Aug 2015Major IT Investment - Customer Service Enhancements - 37m TurnoverSaxon Weald, a housing association responsible for the managing homes across Sussex and Hampshire, has invested in a new Customer Relationship Management system from IT firm Orchard. The new system provides enhanced Customer Service and more efficient processes for staff. Saxon Weald has a turnover of 36.6m.
Saxon Weald Homes Limited
37m12m1642
128 Aug 2015Investing in Growth - Fulfilment Operation Opened - New Logistics PartnershipsCarte Blanche Group, the greetings card company, has opened a new fulfilment operation in Chichester following major investment. The company has also partnered with delivery firms DPD and Interlink Express, improving its service to Independent Retailers.
Carte Blanche Group Limited
43m-0.2m2741
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Growth

Land & Building Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
01 Sep 2015700m Investment - 25,000 New Homes - Creating JobsGlasgow City Council is to invest 700m in the building of 25,000 new homes by 2025. The money will be invested between 2015-2010 as part of the Council's "People Make Glasgow Home" strategy. Jobs are expected to be created as a direct result of the scheme.
Glasgow City Council
3
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Turnover Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
01 Sep 2015Targets International Acquisitions - Doubling In Size - Sales Up 19% To 150m - 1,200 StaffLeeds-based credit reference agency Callcredit Information Group is planning to double in size through international acquisitions after sales grew by 19% to 150m. Profits also increased, by 9% to 29.3m. The group already has operations in Japan, China, Dubai and Lithuania and employs 1,200 people.
Callcredit Limited
75m26m1,0005
28 Aug 2015Achieves Record Results - 3m Turnover - Further International ExpansionBoldman, based in Bolton, Lancashire, increased its turnover to 3.5m in 2014, up from 1.5m in 2013, helped by growing export sales. The company, which manufactures aluminium structures, expanded into the oil and gas industry in 2012 and will enter new international market in 2015, including Brazil, Czech Republic and Ghana.
Boldman Limited
1
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New Business Wins & Company Awards

Contracts, Orders

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
28 Aug 201516m Defence Contract Secured - International Client - Business GrowthMeggitt, which specialises in high performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defence and energy markets, has won a new 16m contract. The three-year contract includes operator and maintenance support for training activities, incorporating onsite support for health, usage and equipment monitoring at major bases across Canada. Turnover at Meggitt is 224m.
Meggitt Aerospace Limited
224m31m1,4783
28 Aug 2015Transportation Company Enters Administration - 70 Jobs LostSeventy jobs have been lost at Berkshire-headquartered airfreight transportation company Watkins & Sole. Administrators KRE Coporate Recovery, who were appointed in June 2015, have been unable to find a buyer for the business. Watkins & Sole lost a major 2.5m contract in September 2014 which accounted for more than 50% of the firms business.
Watkins & Sole (Transport) Limited (In Administration)
6m0.0m53
28 Aug 2015Transportation Company Enters Administration - 70 Jobs LostSeventy jobs have been lost at Berkshire-headquartered airfreight transportation company Watkins & Sole. Administrators KRE Coporate Recovery, who were appointed in June 2015, have been unable to find a buyer for the business. Watkins & Sole lost a major 2.5m contract in September 2014 which accounted for more than 50% of the firms business.
Watkins And Sole Limited (In Administration)
4m-0.1m2091
01 Sep 2015Major Contract With Greek Airline - International Operations Network - 230m TurnoverGreek airline Ellinair has chosen AJW Aviation to provide services to its Airbus fleet. AJW has strategic hubs of commercial Airbus and Boeing spares across Russia, Kazakhstan, the Baltics, and the Mediterranean. Headquartered in Horsham, West Sussex, AJW has a turnover of 230m.
A J Walter Aviation Ltd
230m26m3391
01 Sep 2015Major Contract Secured - 10m Turnover - Potential Employment OpportunitiesLeeds-based George Walker Transport has secured a contract with baking products supplier SD Parr. Walkers Transport will support SD Parr's plans to expand in the UK and overseas. The contract has the potential to create employment opportunities. The haulage firm has a turnover of 10m and around 100 employees.
George Walker Transport Limited
10m0.3m931
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers, Acquisitions & Flotations

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
03 Sep 2015Heinz Kraft Merger - 65.2bn DealHeinz will merge with Kraft Foods in a 65.2bn mega merger, creating a new food group with revenues of 18.3bn and 50,000 employees worldwide. Heinz has 2.500 employees in the UK and ROI. Kraft is now expected to normalise its selling, general and administrative expenses, as Heinz has done.
Kraft Foods UK Ltd
1,217m16m6033
03 Sep 2015Heinz Kraft Merger - 65.2bn DealHeinz will merge with Kraft Foods in a 65.2bn mega merger, creating a new food group with revenues of 18.3bn and 50,000 employees worldwide. Heinz has 2.500 employees in the UK and ROI. Kraft is now expected to normalise its selling, general and administrative expenses, as Heinz has done.
H.J.Heinz Company Limited
113m119m2,0805
02 Sep 2015Defaqto Group Sold - Management Buyout - 24.3m DealForesight Group, the Kent-based independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager, has sold Bucknghamshire-based Defaqto Group in a management buyout backed by private equity firm Synova Capital. Defaqto is an information provider to the financial services industry and was acquired for 24.3m.
Defaqto Group Limited
8m0.4m1021
02 Sep 2015Defaqto Group Sold - Management Buyout - 24.3m DealForesight Group, the Kent-based independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager, has sold Bucknghamshire-based Defaqto Group in a management buyout backed by private equity firm Synova Capital. Defaqto is an information provider to the financial services industry and was acquired for 24.3m.
Foresight Group LLP
35
03 Sep 2015Acquisitions Planned - Good Financial PerformanceCard Factory, the West Yorkshire-based greetings card retailer, is planning new acquisitions after a healthy financial performance in 2014/2015. The firms parent, Sportswift, generates turnover of 313.2m and employs 8,400 UK staff. CEO Richard Hayes.
Card Factory Stores Limited
3
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Budgets & Expenditure

IT

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
28 Aug 2015Relocates IT Support - Cornish Office Opened - Call Centre Jobs CreatedKing's College London has relocated its IT support team to Newquay, Cornwall. As a result of cost savings secured by the move, the college has hired three more call-centre staff, raising the total to 25.
King's College London
1
28 Aug 2015Major IT Investment - Customer Service Enhancements - 37m TurnoverSaxon Weald, a housing association responsible for the managing homes across Sussex and Hampshire, has invested in a new Customer Relationship Management system from IT firm Orchard. The new system provides enhanced Customer Service and more efficient processes for staff. Saxon Weald has a turnover of 36.6m.
Saxon Weald Homes Limited
37m12m1642
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Companies Receiving Investment

Private Equity / Bank Funding

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
01 Sep 2015Six-figure Investment - Expanded Into New Premises - 15 New Jobs - 35% Sales Growth ExpectedMobile Installation Solutions, which specialises in vehicle modifications, is creating 15 new jobs after expanding into a 30,000 sq ft unit in Doncaster, thanks to a six-figure funding package from Lloyds Bank. The firm expects sales to increase by 35% by the end of the year.
Mobile Installation Solutions (Uk) Ltd
3
01 Sep 2015New Investors - Funding International Expansion - UK Store Refurbishment - 33 LocationsRadley, the bag and accessories brand, intends to secure new investment to fund international expansion and a refurbishment of its UK presence and supply chain. The firm, which has returned to profit following several loss-making years, has 33 UK stores and is sold in major stores. Its online site ships to 47 countries.
Radley + Co Limited
39m1m2022
01 Sep 2015Investing for Growth - Recruting Warehouse Manager - 40 New JobsOnline retailer Healthy Foods Online has secured funding for expansion and is to create 40 new jobs at its headquarters in Liverpool. The company has grown steadily since its inception in 2013. It currently employs around 30 staff and will start its recruitment drive by employing a full time Warehouse Manager.
Healthy Food Supplies Limited
1
04 Sep 201526 Mercure Hotels acquired in 160m deal - Expansion plansA 50/50 joint venture between Thai Industrial & Engineering Service and Fico Holding (UK), part of the Fico group of companies, is buying Jupiter Hotels (owner of the Mercure brand) from private equity firm Patron Capital and West Register Hotels. Sales were 74.3m in 2014, 68m n 2013.
Jupiter Hotels Limited
72m7m1,40526
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Performance & Profits

Profits

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
01 Sep 2015Targets International Acquisitions - Doubling In Size - Sales Up 19% To 150m - 1,200 StaffLeeds-based credit reference agency Callcredit Information Group is planning to double in size through international acquisitions after sales grew by 19% to 150m. Profits also increased, by 9% to 29.3m. The group already has operations in Japan, China, Dubai and Lithuania and employs 1,200 people.
Callcredit Limited
75m26m1,0005
28 Aug 201512% Growth in Profits To 598m - Major Contracts Secured - Strong UK PerformanceAdvertising group WPP expects profits to reach 598m for the six months to June 2015, an increase of 12% over the 2014 same period. Its British operation performed strongly following a series of account wins including with Tesco.
WPP 2008 Limited
32
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Business Performance

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
28 Aug 2015Transportation Company Enters Administration - 70 Jobs LostSeventy jobs have been lost at Berkshire-headquartered airfreight transportation company Watkins & Sole. Administrators KRE Coporate Recovery, who were appointed in June 2015, have been unable to find a buyer for the business. Watkins & Sole lost a major 2.5m contract in September 2014 which accounted for more than 50% of the firms business.
Watkins And Sole Limited (In Administration)
4m-0.1m2091
28 Aug 2015Transportation Company Enters Administration - 70 Jobs LostSeventy jobs have been lost at Berkshire-headquartered airfreight transportation company Watkins & Sole. Administrators KRE Coporate Recovery, who were appointed in June 2015, have been unable to find a buyer for the business. Watkins & Sole lost a major 2.5m contract in September 2014 which accounted for more than 50% of the firms business.
Watkins & Sole (Transport) Limited (In Administration)
6m0.0m53
01 Sep 2015Targets International Acquisitions - Doubling In Size - Sales Up 19% To 150m - 1,200 StaffLeeds-based credit reference agency Callcredit Information Group is planning to double in size through international acquisitions after sales grew by 19% to 150m. Profits also increased, by 9% to 29.3m. The group already has operations in Japan, China, Dubai and Lithuania and employs 1,200 people.
Callcredit Limited
75m26m1,0005
01 Sep 2015Revenues Up 57% - New Products - European ExpansionBackup vendor Datto increased its revenues by 57% in the second quarter thanks to new products, distribution partners and expanding into Europe. It intends to sign up further partners by the end of 2015 as part of its ongoing European expansion campaign. Datto has a datacentre located in Portsmouth.
Datto Europe Limited
1
28 Aug 2015Product Development - Mains Gas Offering - Business ExpansionAs part of its business development strategy, Nottingham based gas provider Flogas is expanding its product offering by expanding into the mains gas market. Flogas has a turnover of 228.6m and operates from three locations across the UK.
Flogas Uk Limited
217m18m84147
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Products and Services

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
28 Aug 2015Product Development - Mains Gas Offering - Business ExpansionAs part of its business development strategy, Nottingham based gas provider Flogas is expanding its product offering by expanding into the mains gas market. Flogas has a turnover of 228.6m and operates from three locations across the UK.
Flogas Uk Limited
217m18m84147
28 Aug 2015Investing in Growth - Fulfilment Operation Opened - New Logistics PartnershipsCarte Blanche Group, the greetings card company, has opened a new fulfilment operation in Chichester following major investment. The company has also partnered with delivery firms DPD and Interlink Express, improving its service to Independent Retailers.
Carte Blanche Group Limited
43m-0.2m2741
01 Sep 20151,000 New NHS Staff - Improves Frontline Services - Senior Manager Jobs CutNHS Scotland are to recruit over 1,000 full-time NHS staff during 2015-16. Nearly 170 full time medical and over 640 nursing and midwife jobs will be created with an aim of improving frontline services. NHS Scotland has also reduced the number of Senior Managers by 25% in line with targets set by the Scottish Government.
NHS Scotland
3
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Hot Topic

Ecommerce

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
01 Sep 2015New Delivery Hub - Creating 250 Jobs - 792m TurnoverOnline supermarket Ocado is planning to open a 43,254 sq ft delivery hub in Milton Keynes that will create 250 new permanent jobs. The hub will open in November 2015. Ocado has a turnover of 792m.
Ocado Limited
925m7m6,4536
01 Sep 2015Investing for Growth - Recruting Warehouse Manager - 40 New JobsOnline retailer Healthy Foods Online has secured funding for expansion and is to create 40 new jobs at its headquarters in Liverpool. The company has grown steadily since its inception in 2013. It currently employs around 30 staff and will start its recruitment drive by employing a full time Warehouse Manager.
Healthy Food Supplies Limited
1
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International

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
04 Sep 20152.6m pipeline monitoring contract in MexicoOptaSense, a QinetiQ Company, has announced that its award-winning fibre-optic Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) system has been chosen to provide improved pipeline monitoring for a project in Mexico, having won a 2.6m contract.
Qinetiq Group Plc
764m110m6,25037
28 Aug 201516m Defence Contract Secured - International Client - Business GrowthMeggitt, which specialises in high performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defence and energy markets, has won a new 16m contract. The three-year contract includes operator and maintenance support for training activities, incorporating onsite support for health, usage and equipment monitoring at major bases across Canada. Turnover at Meggitt is 224m.
Meggitt Aerospace Limited
224m31m1,4783
01 Sep 2015Targets International Acquisitions - Doubling In Size - Sales Up 19% To 150m - 1,200 StaffLeeds-based credit reference agency Callcredit Information Group is planning to double in size through international acquisitions after sales grew by 19% to 150m. Profits also increased, by 9% to 29.3m. The group already has operations in Japan, China, Dubai and Lithuania and employs 1,200 people.
Callcredit Limited
75m26m1,0005
01 Sep 2015Revenues Up 57% - New Products - European ExpansionBackup vendor Datto increased its revenues by 57% in the second quarter thanks to new products, distribution partners and expanding into Europe. It intends to sign up further partners by the end of 2015 as part of its ongoing European expansion campaign. Datto has a datacentre located in Portsmouth.
Datto Europe Limited
1
28 Aug 2015New Spanish Headquarters - Major Overseas Market - 3,000 Employees in SpainWPP, the global advertising and marketing services group, is opening new headquarters in Madrid. WPP currently has 2,500 staff in Madrid, distributed across 11 locations, who will all move to the new 36,000 sq m HQ in 2018. In Spain, WPP companies have revenues of 253m and 3,000 staff.
WPP 2008 Limited
32
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