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Search News : 26th October 2014 - 1st November 2014

People & Jobs

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Job Gains / Losses

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
30 Oct 20147m Investment - New Humberside Airport Hotel - Creating 60 JobsNightel Two Limited is to develop a new 7m hotel at Humberside Airport. The hotel, which is expected to attract an international brand to the airport, will create nearly 60 jobs.
Nightel Two Limited
1
27 Oct 2014700,000 Investment - Morrisons Contract Secured - New Products - 10 New JobsLiverpool-based Chinese food manufacturer, Golden Dragon, has secured a major contract to supply supermarket retailer Morrisons with a range of new dishes. An increase in demand from supermarkets has led to business growth of 50% in three years. The company is investing 700,000 in growth and creating 10 new jobs.
Golden Dragon
1
27 Oct 20144m Investment - Major Visitor Attraction - Potential New JobsCheshire Farm Ice Cream is to invest 4m to build ice cream parlours, as well as the largest indoor sand and water play area in Europe, at The Ice Cream Farm in Tattenhall, Cheshire. The investment is expected to create employment opportunities.
Cheshire Farm Ice Cream Ltd
1
31 Oct 20143m Contract Secured - Potential New Jobs - 32m TurnoverMorris Property, part of the Morris Company, has secured a major contract to build a 3m factory and global headquarters in Telford, Shropshire, for manufacturer Filtermist International. The contract has the potential to create employment and business opportunities. Shrewsbury-based Morris & Co has a turnover of 32m.
Morris & Company (Shrewsbury) Limited
32m1m6371
27 Oct 201437m Investment - Major Leisure and Retail Development - Creating New JobsYork Council is to provide a further 4m funding for a leisure complex at a community sports facility in the city. The total cost of the site is 37m and includes a sports stadium, libraries, retail units, and cinema. Work is expected to start in 2015, creating employment and business opportunities.
City of York Council
1
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People & Jobs

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Management Moves

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
27 Oct 2014Restructuring Military Aircraft Division - 440 Managerial Job LossesDefence group BAE Systems is to cut 440 managerial jobs as part of a restructuring of its Military Air and Information division. 286 jobs will be lost at two sites in Lancashire. Jobs in East Yorkshire, Surrey and Dorset will also be affected by the review.
BAE Systems PLC
16,864m695m84,60053
130 Oct 2014Business Growth - Business Development Manager Appointed - 22m TurnoverHarris Construction Management, a rapidly-growing West Yorkshire-based construction firm, has appointed Paul Taylor as Business Development Manager. Harris Construction Management has a 22m turnover and employs a team of 25.
Harris Construction Management Limited
10m0.0m193
130 Oct 2014Business Expansion - Appoints Creative Director - New Senior RoleBanbury, Oxfordshire-based Corporate Innovations has appointed Danny Burchell as creative director, a newly created role at the expanding communications agency. The appointment follows increased demand from clients for a wider range of services.
Corporate Innovations Limited
1
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Headquarters & Premises

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Office Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
1227 Oct 20149m Investment - New UK Headquarters - Consolidating OperationsHenkel, the manufacturer of home care, beauty and adhesive products, has invested 9m in new 36,000 sq ft headquarters in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Henkel is consolidating activities from its existing offices in Hatfield and Aylesbury, at the new headquarters. The company has a turnover of 292.4m.
Henkel Limited
292m20m68010
130 Oct 2014Relocates To Larger Premises - New Jobs ExpectedProperty law specialist JB Leitch has completed a move to new premises in Liverpool, doubling its space to 12,000 square feet. The new building houses about 100 staff and provide improved facilities and IT infrastructure. The move is expected to create further employment opportunities.
Jb Leitch Ltd
1
127 Oct 2014Japanese Company Expands - Opens New UK Office - New Jobs ExpectedJapan-headquartered pharmaceutical company Takeda has opened a new UK office branch in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. The move to larger premises will allow the company to expand its business and increase its 79-strong team. Takeda UK has a turnover of 59.5m.
Takeda UK Limited
60m2m521
27 Oct 2014Headquarters Relocation Plans - New Satellite OfficesBabergh District Council and Mid Suffolk District Council are considering plans to relocate for their existing headquarters, in Hadleigh, Ipswich; and Needham Market, Suffolk, respectively, to a new main administration office in Ipswich. Satellite offices could also be set up. The two councils share services and have a combined workforce of 560.
Babergh District Council
1
31 Oct 2014Headquarters Relocated - 200 Jobs Created - 450 Employeed on SitePhilip Meeson, managing director of low cost airline Jet2.com has announced plans to create nearly 200 new jobs in Yorkshire by moving its head office to new offices in Leeds. The group is moving its customer contact centre, finance, IT and human resource operations to the new office, which will eventually be home to nearly 700 people. About 30 employees are looking to relocate from the company's present head office in Bournemouth to Leeds Bradford Airport in Yeadon. When the move is complete, Jet2 will employ about 450 people at the airport.
Jet2 Limited
49
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Headquarters & Premises

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Industrial Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
27 Oct 2014New Contract Secured - 2200 sq m Storage FacilityLincolnshire-based construction company, A Torn Construction, has secured a contract to build a 2,200m2 bulk store for new client Hope Construction Materials in Derbyshire.
A Torn Construction Limited
1
127 Oct 2014Closing Cigarette Factory - 1,000 Job Losses Expected - Fall in SalesCigarette maker JTI Gallaher is to shut its factory in County Antrim, Northern Ireland with the loss of up to 1,000 jobs. The redundancies will begin in May 2016. The decision to close the factory is attributed to a decline in Cigarette sales.
Gallaher Group Limited
32
130 Oct 2014Appointing Administrators - 100 Jobs Lost - Factory ClosedWind turbine manufacturer Tag Energy Solutions is to be placed into administration with the loss of about 100 jobs. It's factory in Billingham, Teesside, has closed. The 4.2m turnover company has been adversely affected by uncertainty in the offshore renewables sector.
TAG Energy Solutions Limited
4m-6.0m641
130 Oct 201468 New Jobs - Sales Doubled to 110m - Export Growth - 4m InvestmentIshida, the manufacturer of packaging machinery, has created 68 jobs after investing 3m in a new commercial centre. Sales doubled from 63m in 2010 to 110m in 2013, with exports increasing to 85% of total turnover. Ishida plans to invest a further 1m to upgrade existing facilities.
Ishida Europe Ltd.
110m11m4432
131 Oct 2014120 Job Losses - Coking Plant Closure - Uncertain Business OutlookHargreaves Services is planning to close Monckton Coke and Chemical Company in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, with the expected loss of 120 jobs. The plant was budgeted to make a profit of 2m in 2014/15 but the outlook beyond this is poor given current market prices.
Hargreaves Services PLC
843m44m2,8103
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Headquarters & Premises

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Retail Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
127 Oct 201437m Investment - Major Leisure and Retail Development - Creating New JobsYork Council is to provide a further 4m funding for a leisure complex at a community sports facility in the city. The total cost of the site is 37m and includes a sports stadium, libraries, retail units, and cinema. Work is expected to start in 2015, creating employment and business opportunities.
City of York Council
1
28 Oct 2014100m Investment - Watford Renovation - Completion by end of 2017Intu Properties plc, formerly Capital Shopping Centres Group plc, is to complete a 100m renovation of its Watford centre by the end of 2017. The enlarged complex will be focused on fashion and fine dining. David Fischel is Chief Executive
Intu Properties PLC
533m450m1,2801
127 Oct 2014Shopping Park Extension - Potential New JobsLondon-headquartered Ramheath Properties is to go-ahead with a 90,000 sq ft extension to Colney Fields Shopping Park in St Albans, Hertfordshire. The development is expected to create employment opportunities. Ramheath Properties has a turnover of 10m.
Ramheath Properties Limited
10m0.2m1
127 Oct 2014Opening Sheffield Store - New Jobs ExpectedGenus UK is opening a 6,000 sq ft Select Fashion store in Sheffield, creating employment opportunities. The retailer has over 150 UK stores and turnover of 59m.
Genus Uk Limited
59m0.5m1,2671
127 Oct 2014Opening New Store - New Jobs ExpectedFashion retailer White Stuff is opening a new store at Intu Bromley shopping centre in London, with the expected creation of new jobs. White Stuff has a turnover of 99.5m and 1,540 employees.
White Stuff Limited
100m8m1,54322
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Headquarters & Premises

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Leisure Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
127 Oct 20144m Investment - Major Visitor Attraction - Potential New JobsCheshire Farm Ice Cream is to invest 4m to build ice cream parlours, as well as the largest indoor sand and water play area in Europe, at The Ice Cream Farm in Tattenhall, Cheshire. The investment is expected to create employment opportunities.
Cheshire Farm Ice Cream Ltd
1
127 Oct 201437m Investment - Major Leisure and Retail Development - Creating New JobsYork Council is to provide a further 4m funding for a leisure complex at a community sports facility in the city. The total cost of the site is 37m and includes a sports stadium, libraries, retail units, and cinema. Work is expected to start in 2015, creating employment and business opportunities.
City of York Council
1
130 Oct 2014Restaurant Opening in Harrogate - 45 New JobsNando's is opening a restaurant in Harrogate, Yorkshire. The move will bring 45 jobs and work to fit out the unit will start immediately.
Nando's Chickenland Limited
431m78m8,86067
127 Oct 2014Opens Dundee Track - 10 Jobs Created - 350,000 InvestmentIndoor karting company ScotKart has created 10 new jobs with the opening of a new track in Dundee following a 250,000 investment. The company plans to invest a further 100,000 in the coming months on additional improvements.
Scotkart Limited
1
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Headquarters & Premises

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Hotel Development Projects

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
130 Oct 20147m Investment - New Humberside Airport Hotel - Creating 60 JobsNightel Two Limited is to develop a new 7m hotel at Humberside Airport. The hotel, which is expected to attract an international brand to the airport, will create nearly 60 jobs.
Nightel Two Limited
1
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Growth

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Turnover Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
29 Oct 2014Vacancies in Manchester - Turnover Up 22% to 18m - Positive Business PerformanceMoney Advice Group is engaged in the provision of financial advice and solutions to individuals experiencing personal debt problems.
Money Advice Group Limited
18m1m2151
31 Oct 2014Turnover Up 91% to 19m - 11 Latest Vacancies - 500+ Employees - Exceptional Business PerformanceLearning Curve is engaged in the delivery of Government funded training programmes for 16 to 18 and adult learners.
Learning Curve (Jaa) Limited
19m5m781
28 Oct 2014Turnover Up 62% to 18m - 164 Employees - Business GrowthWatford Association Football Club is a professional football league club.
Watford Association Football Club Limited(The)
18m-2.1m1649
28 Oct 2014Turnover Up 16% to 18m - 3 Locations - Continued Business GrowthPIM specialises in discretionary management for private individuals, their family trusts, charities and smaller pension funds.
PSIGMA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LIMITED
18m2m643
31 Oct 2014Turnover Increase 42% to 19m - 18% Employee Growth - Strong Business PerformanceRowecord is engaged in the provision of scaffolding and other related services.
Rowecord Total Access Limited
19m2m2674
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New Business Wins & Company Awards

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Contracts, Orders

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
27 Oct 2014700,000 Investment - Morrisons Contract Secured - New Products - 10 New JobsLiverpool-based Chinese food manufacturer, Golden Dragon, has secured a major contract to supply supermarket retailer Morrisons with a range of new dishes. An increase in demand from supermarkets has led to business growth of 50% in three years. The company is investing 700,000 in growth and creating 10 new jobs.
Golden Dragon
1
31 Oct 20143m Contract Secured - Potential New Jobs - 32m TurnoverMorris Property, part of the Morris Company, has secured a major contract to build a 3m factory and global headquarters in Telford, Shropshire, for manufacturer Filtermist International. The contract has the potential to create employment and business opportunities. Shrewsbury-based Morris & Co has a turnover of 32m.
Morris & Company (Shrewsbury) Limited
32m1m6371
31 Oct 20141.5m MoD Contract Secured - Factory Expansion - New JobsHenshaw Inflatables Ltd, based in Wincanton, Somerset, has secured a 1.5m contract to repair and service Inflatable boats for the Ministry of Defence. The contract has resulted in the employment of four additional staff members and the expansion the factory site to 35,000 square feet. The firm employs 50 staff.
Henshaw Inflatables Limited
1
30 Oct 2014eCommerce Site Launched for Major Brand - Growing Demand for International WebsitesWarrington-based eCommerce agency Space 48 has developed and launched an eCommerce website in the US for colour cosmetics brand Charlotte Tilbury. Space 48 is experiencing increased demand from retailers wishing to expand into foreign markets
SPACE 48 LIMITED
1
27 Oct 2014New Joint Venture - Aircraft Engine Transmissions - Business GrowthRolls-Royce, the London-headquartered engine manufacturer, is creating a jointly-owned company with Hispano-Suiza which will design, develop, produce and support accessory drive train transmissions for all of Rolls-Royce's future civil aircraft engines. The company has turnover of GBP 15.5bn and employs 55,000 people.
Rolls-Royce PLC
15,513m1,536m55,2001
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Mergers & Acquisitions

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Mergers, Acquisitions & Flotations

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
30 Oct 20148.5m Funding Secured- Investing in Growth - Seeking AcquisitionsSheffield-headquartered Dutton International is planning to grow through acquisitions after securing 8.5m bank funding. The company, which provides personnel to construction, engineering and other companies, has branches in Aberdeen, Cardiff, Hull, Leeds, London, Sheffield and Stockton.
Dutton International Limited
33m0.5m5977
27 Oct 2014New Acquisitions - Yearly Turnover Increased By 310m - Entering Australian MarketsArcadis EC Harris, the London-headquartered engineering consultancy, has acquired Hyder Consulting, which has 4,600 staff and operations in the UK, the Middle East, Germany, Asia and Australia. The firm has also purchased Callison, an architectural and interior design consultancy with 1,000 staff and offices in the US, China, Europe, the Middle East and Mexico. The deals will allow the firm to enter Australian markets and will add 310m to its yearly turnover.
Ec Harris (Uk) Limited
48m-9.0m46521
27 Oct 2014New Acquisitions - Yearly Turnover Increased By 310m - Entering Australian MarketsArcadis EC Harris, the London-headquartered engineering consultancy, has acquired Hyder Consulting, which has 4,600 staff and operations in the UK, the Middle East, Germany, Asia and Australia. The firm has also purchased Callison, an architectural and interior design consultancy with 1,000 staff and offices in the US, China, Europe, the Middle East and Mexico. The deals will allow the firm to enter Australian markets and will add 310m to its yearly turnover.
Hyder Consulting (Uk) Limited
76m4m7964
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Budgets & Expenditure

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IT

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
27 Oct 20144.6m Investment - Space Weather Centre LaunchedThe Met Office has launched a dedicated Space Weather Forecasting Centre after securing 4.6m of government funding. The Space Weather Centre is based at the Met Office's headquarters in Exeter, Devon.
The Met Office
1
27 Oct 20141m Public Sector Joint Venture - Consolidating ICT ServicesDelt Shared Services a joint venture company between Plymouth City Council and the NHS, is seeking further public sector collaborations to expand its IT expertise and skills, following its launch in October 2014. The company, which cost 1.06m to set up, will initially focus on consolidating ICT services currently used by the two partner organisations
Delt Shared Services Limited
1
30 Oct 2014US eCommerce Site Launched - International ExpansionLondon-headquartered cosmetics brand Charlotte Tilbury has launched an eCommerce site in the US, as part of its international expansion strategy.
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Ltd
1
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Companies Receiving Investment

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Venture Capital

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
27 Oct 2014Cogent Law Cuts - 24 Croydon Jobs Lost - New Joint VenturesParabis, the professional services firm, is to cut 24 jobs from its Croydon-based claimant firm Cogent Law. Ten roles are to be cut immediately, with the rest to go by March 2015. The firm is already closing its Bristol and Bristol and Colchester offices, but is planning a joint venture with Direct Line with more expected to follow. The company currently has 12 locations and employs 1,008 staff.
Parabis Law LLP
102m11m1,0082
27 Oct 2014Cogent Law Cuts - 24 Croydon Jobs Lost - New Joint VenturesParabis, the professional services firm, is to cut 24 jobs from its Croydon-based claimant firm Cogent Law. Ten roles are to be cut immediately, with the rest to go by March 2015. The firm is already closing its Bristol and Bristol and Colchester offices, but is planning a joint venture with Direct Line with more expected to follow. The company currently has 12 locations and employs 1,008 staff.
Direct Line Group Limited
-0.7m5
30 Oct 2014Business Expansion Plans - 200,000 Investment - Developing New EquipmentKobus Services, a Halesowen, West Midlands company which manufactures machinery to repair water pipes, has secured 200,000 funding to develop a prototype pipe puller for the gas market, as part of its expansion strategy.
Kobus Services Limited
1
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Companies Receiving Investment

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Private Equity / Bank Funding

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
27 Oct 20149m Investment - New UK Headquarters - Consolidating OperationsHenkel, the manufacturer of home care, beauty and adhesive products, has invested 9m in new 36,000 sq ft headquarters in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Henkel is consolidating activities from its existing offices in Hatfield and Aylesbury, at the new headquarters. The company has a turnover of 292.4m.
Henkel Limited
292m20m68010
30 Oct 20148.5m Funding Secured- Investing in Growth - Seeking AcquisitionsSheffield-headquartered Dutton International is planning to grow through acquisitions after securing 8.5m bank funding. The company, which provides personnel to construction, engineering and other companies, has branches in Aberdeen, Cardiff, Hull, Leeds, London, Sheffield and Stockton.
Dutton International Limited
33m0.5m5977
27 Oct 20144m Investment - Major Visitor Attraction - Potential New JobsCheshire Farm Ice Cream is to invest 4m to build ice cream parlours, as well as the largest indoor sand and water play area in Europe, at The Ice Cream Farm in Tattenhall, Cheshire. The investment is expected to create employment opportunities.
Cheshire Farm Ice Cream Ltd
1
27 Oct 20144.6m Investment - Space Weather Centre LaunchedThe Met Office has launched a dedicated Space Weather Forecasting Centre after securing 4.6m of government funding. The Space Weather Centre is based at the Met Office's headquarters in Exeter, Devon.
The Met Office
1
30 Oct 20141m Investment - Drivers Recruited - Taxi Fleet ExpandedTees Valley-based Boro Taxis has invested 1.1m to expand its fleet and has recruited 65 drivers, with another 35 currently undergoing training programme. The company has accelerated its investment and recruitment plans due to high levels of business. Boro Taxis has almost 900 employees.
Boro Taxis
1
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Performance & Profits

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Profits

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
27 Oct 201470 New European Stores Planned - 485 UK & Ireland Jobs - Profit Up 8% To 130mHigh street health food retailer Holland & Barrett intends to open 70 stores across Europe, including 40 in the UK and Ireland, in 2014/2015. The expansion will create 485 new jobs in the UK and Ireland. For the year ending September 2014, sales increased 7.5% to 513m, with profit up 8% to 130m.
Holland & Barrett Retail Limited
350m79m41
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Performance & Profits

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Business Performance

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
27 Oct 2014700,000 Investment - Morrisons Contract Secured - New Products - 10 New JobsLiverpool-based Chinese food manufacturer, Golden Dragon, has secured a major contract to supply supermarket retailer Morrisons with a range of new dishes. An increase in demand from supermarkets has led to business growth of 50% in three years. The company is investing 700,000 in growth and creating 10 new jobs.
Golden Dragon
1
27 Oct 2014Trading Ceased - 42 Jobs Lost - Some Staff To Transfer To ArrivaClassic Coaches, the County Durham-based operator, has ceased trading with the loss of 42 jobs. The company was part of the TGM Group, which is owned by Arriva. The majority of affected staff will be offered other jobs within Arriva, while some employees have chosen to take redundancy. The firm had a fleet of 95 coaches operating from two locations.
Classic Coaches (Continental) Limited
1222
27 Oct 2014New Joint Venture - Aircraft Engine Transmissions - Business GrowthRolls-Royce, the London-headquartered engine manufacturer, is creating a jointly-owned company with Hispano-Suiza which will design, develop, produce and support accessory drive train transmissions for all of Rolls-Royce's future civil aircraft engines. The company has turnover of GBP 15.5bn and employs 55,000 people.
Rolls-Royce PLC
15,513m1,536m55,2001
30 Oct 2014Exceptional Business Growth - Turnover Up 8% To 37mBelfast-based Bryson Charitable Group has achieved a record annual turnover of 36.9m, an increase of 7.6% from 34m in 2013. The organisation has 680 employees and is committed to expanding its services, potentially creating new jobs.
Bryson Charitable Group
35m6151
27 Oct 2014Cogent Law Cuts - 24 Croydon Jobs Lost - New Joint VenturesParabis, the professional services firm, is to cut 24 jobs from its Croydon-based claimant firm Cogent Law. Ten roles are to be cut immediately, with the rest to go by March 2015. The firm is already closing its Bristol and Bristol and Colchester offices, but is planning a joint venture with Direct Line with more expected to follow. The company currently has 12 locations and employs 1,008 staff.
Direct Line Group Limited
-0.7m5
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Performance & Profits

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Products and Services

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
27 Oct 2014700,000 Investment - Morrisons Contract Secured - New Products - 10 New JobsLiverpool-based Chinese food manufacturer, Golden Dragon, has secured a major contract to supply supermarket retailer Morrisons with a range of new dishes. An increase in demand from supermarkets has led to business growth of 50% in three years. The company is investing 700,000 in growth and creating 10 new jobs.
Golden Dragon
1
27 Oct 2014New Joint Venture - Aircraft Engine Transmissions - Business GrowthRolls-Royce, the London-headquartered engine manufacturer, is creating a jointly-owned company with Hispano-Suiza which will design, develop, produce and support accessory drive train transmissions for all of Rolls-Royce's future civil aircraft engines. The company has turnover of GBP 15.5bn and employs 55,000 people.
Rolls-Royce PLC
15,513m1,536m55,2001
30 Oct 2014Business Expansion Plans - 200,000 Investment - Developing New EquipmentKobus Services, a Halesowen, West Midlands company which manufactures machinery to repair water pipes, has secured 200,000 funding to develop a prototype pipe puller for the gas market, as part of its expansion strategy.
Kobus Services Limited
1
30 Oct 2014Business Expansion - Appoints Creative Director - New Senior RoleBanbury, Oxfordshire-based Corporate Innovations has appointed Danny Burchell as creative director, a newly created role at the expanding communications agency. The appointment follows increased demand from clients for a wider range of services.
Corporate Innovations Limited
1
27 Oct 2014350 Jobs At Risk - 50m Reduction in Budget - Restructuring ServicesNorth Tyneside Council expects to lose up to 350 jobs by June 2016, as it makes budget cuts of 50m and restructures services.
North Tyneside Council
1
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Hot Topic

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Sales

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
27 Oct 2014Closing Cigarette Factory - 1,000 Job Losses Expected - Fall in SalesCigarette maker JTI Gallaher is to shut its factory in County Antrim, Northern Ireland with the loss of up to 1,000 jobs. The redundancies will begin in May 2016. The decision to close the factory is attributed to a decline in Cigarette sales.
Gallaher Group Limited
32
27 Oct 201470 New European Stores Planned - 485 UK & Ireland Jobs - Profit Up 8% To 130mHigh street health food retailer Holland & Barrett intends to open 70 stores across Europe, including 40 in the UK and Ireland, in 2014/2015. The expansion will create 485 new jobs in the UK and Ireland. For the year ending September 2014, sales increased 7.5% to 513m, with profit up 8% to 130m.
Holland & Barrett Retail Limited
350m79m41
30 Oct 201468 New Jobs - Sales Doubled to 110m - Export Growth - 4m InvestmentIshida, the manufacturer of packaging machinery, has created 68 jobs after investing 3m in a new commercial centre. Sales doubled from 63m in 2010 to 110m in 2013, with exports increasing to 85% of total turnover. Ishida plans to invest a further 1m to upgrade existing facilities.
Ishida Europe Ltd.
110m11m4432
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Hot Topic

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Cloud Computing & Virtualisation

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
30 Oct 2014Growth Funding Secured - Irish Company Expanding in UK - 600 New SitesCinema software supplier Unique Digital has secured growth funding from The Greater Manchester Loan Fund to continue its UK roll-out of its MovieTransit product, a broadband IP distribution network for the delivery of movies to cinemas. Unique is creating 600 new site across the UK and Ireland.
Unique Digital Ltd
1
31 Oct 2014130% Growth in European Customers - London Office OpenedUS-headquartered cloud-computing company Monetate has continued its European expansion with new London office and two new data centres in Dublin. Further European and UK growth in planned, potentially creating employment opportunities.
Monetate EMEA
1
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Hot Topic

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International

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
30 Oct 2014eCommerce Site Launched for Major Brand - Growing Demand for International WebsitesWarrington-based eCommerce agency Space 48 has developed and launched an eCommerce website in the US for colour cosmetics brand Charlotte Tilbury. Space 48 is experiencing increased demand from retailers wishing to expand into foreign markets
SPACE 48 LIMITED
1
30 Oct 2014US eCommerce Site Launched - International ExpansionLondon-headquartered cosmetics brand Charlotte Tilbury has launched an eCommerce site in the US, as part of its international expansion strategy.
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Ltd
1
30 Oct 2014Restructuring - Reducing Global Workforce by 7% - Targeting Improved ProfitsAMD, the US-headquartered chipmaker, is reducing worldwide headcount by 7%, by the end of 2014, as part of a restructuring plan which is designed to improve profits. Advanced Micro Devices UK is based in Fleet, Hampshire and has 33 employees.
Advanced Micro Devices (U.K.) Limited
6m331
31 Oct 2014Operational Improvements - Relocating Yarn Operations Overseas - 70 UK Jobs at RiskLow & Bonar is planning to move production work from its Bonar Yarns operation in Dundee, Scotland, to Abu Dhabi, UAE, putting 70 jobs at risk. The company is making operational improvements to its Bonar Yarns business unit in order to secure its long-term viability and competitiveness.
Low & Bonar Public Limited Company
403m25m2,0052
27 Oct 2014New Acquisitions - Yearly Turnover Increased By 310m - Entering Australian MarketsArcadis EC Harris, the London-headquartered engineering consultancy, has acquired Hyder Consulting, which has 4,600 staff and operations in the UK, the Middle East, Germany, Asia and Australia. The firm has also purchased Callison, an architectural and interior design consultancy with 1,000 staff and offices in the US, China, Europe, the Middle East and Mexico. The deals will allow the firm to enter Australian markets and will add 310m to its yearly turnover.
Ec Harris (Uk) Limited
48m-9.0m46521
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Hot Topic

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Ecommerce

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
30 Oct 2014eCommerce Site Launched for Major Brand - Growing Demand for International WebsitesWarrington-based eCommerce agency Space 48 has developed and launched an eCommerce website in the US for colour cosmetics brand Charlotte Tilbury. Space 48 is experiencing increased demand from retailers wishing to expand into foreign markets
SPACE 48 LIMITED
1
30 Oct 2014US eCommerce Site Launched - International ExpansionLondon-headquartered cosmetics brand Charlotte Tilbury has launched an eCommerce site in the US, as part of its international expansion strategy.
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Ltd
1
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