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Search Trigger Alerts : 19th July 2017 - 26th July 2017

People & Jobs

Job Gains / Losses

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
25 Jul 2017£7m Contract Secured - Major Project in KazakhstanTech Universal, the Cardiff-based water and waste water treatment company, has secured a contract worth £6.5m for work on a project to replace and upgrade water filtration and treatment facilities at a steelworks in Kazakhstan.
Tech Universal (UK) Limited
£0.5m32
25 Jul 2017£500,000 Investment - Factory Expansion - Recruiting Staff - 50% Growth in Sales ExpectedElring Klinger, the Redcar, Teesside-headquartered automotive parts manufacturer, intends to create new jobs after investing £250,000 in a tool room expansion. The company will invest a further £250,000 in 2017/18 to increase its scope of work and reduce use of subcontractors. Product sales totalled £21m in 2016, and this is expected to grow by 50% in 2017 helped by contract wins.
Elring Klinger (Great Britain) Limited
£22m£3m2392
47019 Jul 2017£40m Contract Secured - Opening New Call Centre - Recruiting 470 StaffAGO Outsourcing has secured a £40m contract with a blue-chip energy firm. The company will open a new call centre in East Kilbride, south Lanarkshire, and recruit 470 staff, as a result of the contract, including sales, customer service, financial services and social media roles.
Aventas Global Outsourcing Ltd
1
20 Jul 2017£400,000 Invested in Equipment - Creating New Jobs - 28 EmployeesPeterborough-headquartered KJS Print To Mail Services has invested £400,000 in the latest digital printing equipment. The company, which employs 28 people, has recruited three members of staff in the six months to July 2017, with further recruitment planned over the year.
KJS PRINT TO MAIL SERVICES LIMITED
£3m1
2020 Jul 2017£2m Investment - Premises Expansion - New Equipment - Creating 20 JobsLasershape has invested £2m in additional factory space and equipment, adding fabrication, powder coat painting, assembly and packaging to its portfolio of services. The investment will create around 20 jobs in Nottingham.
Lasershape Limited
£10m£0.5m1081
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Management Moves

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
19 Jul 2017Senior Management Change - Sales Director AppointedHuddersfield, Yorkshire-headquartered ProVu Communications has appointed Craig Herrett as Sales Director. Mr Herrett moves from the position of Chief Operating Officer at the fast-growing company.
PROVU COMMUNICATIONS LTD
1
119 Jul 2017Sales Director Appointed - Rapid Business GrowthSmart Insurance Services, which is part of Small Accident Repair Technology Ltd, has appointed Nick Franklin as its new Sales Director, to help the company build on its rapidly growing portfolio of clients.
Small Accident Repair Technology Limited
£1m1
119 Jul 2017Sales Director Appointed - Doubling SalesAston Barclay Group, which auctions motor vehicles, has appointed David Smith as its new sales director. The £19.4m turnover company is targeting a 100% rise in volumes over the five years to 2022.
Aston Barclay Plc
£19m£4m2
119 Jul 2017Sales Director Appointed - Business Growth StrategyBestway Wholesale has appointed Tony Holmes as its new Sales Director, as part of its business growth strategy. Mr Holmes, who was previously the company's Sales Director for Retail, will head up all sales route-to-market and marketing functions in his new role.
Bestway Wholesale Limited
£1,431m£-2.6m3,74123
19 Jul 2017Retail Sales Director Appointed - New Consumer Business UnitExertis, a distributor of IT, communication and home entertainment products, has promoted Mike Harris to the position of Retail Sales Director, as part of the expansion of a newly created consumer business unit.
Exertis (UK) Ltd
£1,643m£16m1,1323
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Headquarters & Premises

Office Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
120 Jul 2017£42m Invested - Property Portfolio Expanded - Glasgow Office OpenedLondon and Cambridge Properties, the Kingswinford, West Midlands-headquartered property, investment and management company, made £42 million worth of property acquisitions in the first half of its financial year. The company also opened its first dedicated office in Glasgow to manage its growing portfolio in Scotland.
London & Cambridge Properties Limited
£98m£89m1463
119 Jul 2017Swedish Company - New UK & Ireland Headquarters - £120m Turnover - 43 EmployeesSodra Wood Ltd, a distributor of softwood and engineered wood products, has relocated its UK and Irish operations to new headquarters in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Sodra Wood Ltd was formed following the acquisition of Crown Timber by Sweden-based Sodra Group, in 2016. The £120m-turnover business employs 43 staff.
Sodra Wood Limited
£111m£3m435
119 Jul 2017New Premises - Creating 15 Jobs - Listing on AmazonSweet retailer Celebrate Gifts is moving to a new 8,000 sq ft home in Accrington, Lancashire, after being listed as a seller on Amazon. The company intends to create 15 new jobs.
Celebrate Gifts Ltd
1
120 Jul 2017New Manchester Office - 80 New Jobs - 6,000 Sq Ft - Business GrowthAutonet Insurance Services, the Stoke-based specialist van and car insurance broker, has created 80 new jobs in Manchester. The company has opened a 6,000 sq ft office in the city centre. The new site will support the personal lines team in Autonet's head office and work with its commercial team to develop its business insurance proposition. The firm is led by Managing Director Ian Donaldson.
Autonet Insurance Services Limited
£42m£11m6491
125 Jul 2017Danish Company - First UK Office Opened - Major Energy Contracts Secured - Recruitment PlansDanish company Scanel International A/S has opened its first permanent UK office, in Hull. The company, which supplies electrical systems to the energy sector, has secured major contracts with companies based in the Humber region, including Dong and Siemens. It plans to expand its Hull-based team once more UK contracts are secured.
Scanel International Ltd
1
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Industrial Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
25 Jul 2017£500,000 Investment - Factory Expansion - Recruiting Staff - 50% Growth in Sales ExpectedElring Klinger, the Redcar, Teesside-headquartered automotive parts manufacturer, intends to create new jobs after investing £250,000 in a tool room expansion. The company will invest a further £250,000 in 2017/18 to increase its scope of work and reduce use of subcontractors. Product sales totalled £21m in 2016, and this is expected to grow by 50% in 2017 helped by contract wins.
Elring Klinger (Great Britain) Limited
£22m£3m2392
20 Jul 2017£400,000 Investment - New Machinery - Operational EnhancementsJet Aire, the Leeds-headquartered drainage company, has invested £400,000 in new water jetting machinery which cleanses and re-uses water. and new pipe repair equipment. The investment enhances the company's capabilities and services to customers.
Jet Aire (Dc) Limited
1
20 Jul 2017£3m European Contract Secured - Manufacturing Investment - £35m Turnover - 360 EmployeesChamberlin, the Walsall, West Midlands-headquartered iron castings and light engineering group, has secured a £3.2m contract with a European supplier of components and parts to the automotive industry. The contract will start in 2019, replacing an existing programme with the same customer. Chamberlin has made additional investment at its new machining facility to support increasing volumes. The company has turnover of £34.9m and 360 employees.
Chamberlin PLC
£35m£0.1m3601
25 Jul 2017£150m Factory Expansion - 300 New Jobs - International Sales Up 19% - Strong Global DemandMeat substitute manufacturer Quorn Foods is planning to invest £150m in its Billingham, Co Durham plant, creating around 300 new jobs over the five years to 2022. The company's UK sales grew by 15% during the first half of 2017, and global sales grew by 19%. Further growth is expected, helped by growing demand for its products from the US, Australia and Asia.
Quorn Foods Limited
£150m£20m61421
21 Jul 2017Plant Opened in China - Joint Venture - Overseas Jobs Created - £19bn TurnoverJaguar Land Rover has opened a 538.1 million sq ft engine plant in China, as part of its joint venture with Chery Automobile, creating overseas jobs. The facility will manufacture petrol engines for the future Chery Jaguar Land Rover vehicle. Headquartered in Coventry, Jaguar Land Rover Limited's turnover grew by 7% to £19bn for the year to March 2016.
Jaguar Land Rover Limited
£19,079m10,1637
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Retail Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 Jul 2017Plans for Cardiff Supermarket - 40 New Jobs ExpectedAldi Stores is planning to build a new discount supermarket in Cardiff. The store, which represents a multi-million-pound investment by the retailer, would employ about 40 full- and part-time staff.
Aldi Stores Limited
£7,705m£256m27,963620
225 Jul 2017Opening Stores in Hampshire - 100 New Jobs Expected - £15m TurnoverCornish pasty maker Warrens Bakery has opened a store in Southampton, two months after the launch of a store in Eastleigh, Hampshire. Warrens now has more than 50 stores across the South West, employing 500 people. The £14.6m turnover company is planning to open further outlets in Hampshire, creating 100 new jobs over the next few years.
W T Warren & Son (Hayle) Limited
£15m£0.2m48943
125 Jul 2017Opening Nottingham Store - Creating 70 Jobs - £1.5bn Turnover - 20,830 EmployeesWilko Retail has signed a lease for a new 8,310 square foot in Giltbrook, Nottingham, and will open there in August 2017. Around 70 new jobs will be created. Wilko Retail Limited has turnover of £1.46bn and 20,830 employees.
Wilko Retail Limited
£1,464m£24m20,830295
125 Jul 2017Opening 21,000 sq ft Store - Creating 150 JobsJ Sainsbury is planning to open a 21,000 sq ft superstore in Eddington, Cambridge, in September 2017, creating 150 jobs. Matt Cullen is Store Manager.
J Sainsbury PLC
£26m£0.6m872
121 Jul 2017Irish Company Expands - Opening Outlets in Northern Ireland - 40 New Jobs ExpectedRepublic of Ireland-headquartered Freshly Chopped has expanded into Northern Ireland with the opening of a healthy food outlet in Craigavon. The company intends to open further outlets in Northern Ireland over the 12 months to July 2018. The expansion is expected to create 40 jobs.
Freshly Chopped (UK) Limited
1
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Healthcare Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
220 Jul 2017£1m Investment - New Hospital FacilitiesMacmillan Cancer Support has invested £1m in new facilities at two hospitals in Angus, including Day Units at Arbroath Infirmary and Whitehills Hospital in Forfar.
Macmillan Cancer Relief
£230m1,5701
120 Jul 2017£10m Highlands Investment - New Care Home Planned - 50 Jobs Expected - Business ExpansionParklands Care Homes, the Scottish care home operator, is expanding in the Highlands with a £10m investment. The company is currently building a £4.5m facility in Grantown and is planning a £4m building in Fortrose, which will create 50 jobs. £1m will also be spent extending its homes in Muir of Ord and Tain. Parklands Care Homes is led by Managing director Ron Taylor.
Parklands Care Homes Limited
1
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Educational Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 Jul 2017£45m Bank Funding Secured - Campus ExpansionBirmingham City University has secured £45m of bank finance to enable it to finish building work on the new Birmingham Conservatoire, an extension to The Curzon Building at City Centre Campus and the extension to the Seacole building at City South Campus.
Birmingham City University
1
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Leisure Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 Jul 2017£150,000 Investment - Expansion of Holiday ParksHoliday resort firm Park Leisure is investing £150,000 in new facilities at its sites in Gwynedd and Anglesey, Wales, as part of an ongoing programme of developments.
Park Leisure 2000 Limited
£58m£7m30610
125 Jul 2017New Restaurant Opened - 20 Jobs Created - 4,800 Stores WorldwidePapa John's has opened a new restaurant in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, creating 20 jobs. The company is one of the largest pizza chains in the UK, and a globally recognised brand with more than 4,800 stores worldwide. Abdul Kasana is manager of the new branch.
Papa John's (GB) Limited
£51m£4m892
121 Jul 2017New Drive-thru - Creating 20 JobsCosta Coffee is planning to open a new coffee drive-thru in Abergavenny, Wales, in 2017. The company plans to create 20 jobs at the new outlet, which is being built by Johnsey Estates.
Costa Ltd
£835m£104m11,0521,750
25 Jul 2017Business Growth - Launching Overseas Ventures - Creating UK and International JobsFollowing four years of strong trading, the Eden Project, a Cornwall visitor attraction, has launched an international company to create similar projects in China, Australia and New Zealand, potentially followed by the Middle East and North America. The expansion will create jobs in Cornwall and overseas. The Eden Project, which opened in 2001, has attracted 19 million visitors and generated £1.7bn for the regional economy.
Eden Project Limited
£21m£-0.2m4331
21 Jul 20171,639 sq ft Restaurant Opened - New Jobs CreatedHive Food, a café and restaurant selling healthy food, has opened at No 1 Whitehall Riverside, a newly developed office building in Leeds. Entrepreneurs Andrea Bethell and Roddy Dilasser joined with chef and high street food retailer Ian Kendrew to run the 1,639 sq ft restaurant. The opening has create employment opportunities.
Hive Food
1
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Hotel Development Projects

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
121 Jul 2017New Hotel and Restaurant - Employment OpportunitiesA new Premier Inn Hotel and Brewers Fayre Restaurant is under construction in Abergavenny, Wales. New jobs are expected at the 61-bedroom hotel and pub restaurant, which are due to open in October 2017. The site is being developed by Johnsey Estates.
Premier Inn Hotels Limited
£743m£278m700
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Call Centres

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
119 Jul 2017£40m Contract Secured - Opening New Call Centre - Recruiting 470 StaffAGO Outsourcing has secured a £40m contract with a blue-chip energy firm. The company will open a new call centre in East Kilbride, south Lanarkshire, and recruit 470 staff, as a result of the contract, including sales, customer service, financial services and social media roles.
Aventas Global Outsourcing Ltd
1
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Growth

Turnover Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 Jul 2017Workforce Streamlined - Turnover up 27% to £19mCivil engineering contractor Doocey Holdings Limited has streamlined its workforce. Staff levels have been cut by 12.5% from 64 to 56 in the firm's latest financial year. Despite this the company recorded a rise in turnover of 27.3% to £19.2m for the same period. Doocey is based in the West Midlands.
Doocey Holdings Limited
£19m£3m561
19 Jul 2017Workforce Expansion - 17 Jobs Created - Turnover up 7% to £59m.Tlc (Southern) Limited, which supplies products to the electrical installation industry, has expanded its workforce. The Sussex-based company has recruited 17 new staff in its latest financial year at a rate of 7.1%. Turnover is also up, growing 7.4% to £58.5m for the same period. Tlc operates 30 branches across the UK.
Tlc (Southern) Limited
£59m£5m25517
21 Jul 2017Turnover up 54% to £16m - Employee Numbers Rise 28% - Currently RecruitingCyber-security firm Mwr Infosecurity Limited has experienced significant business growth. Turnover is up 54% to £15.5m, with employee numbers rising 28% from 157 personnel to 201. Mwr has its UK base in Hampshire with a additional sites in London and Manchester as well as 3 international locations. The company is currently recruiting.
Mwr Infosecurity Limited
£15m£-0.7m2013
19 Jul 2017Turnover up 18% to £36m - 11 Staff Recruited - Solid Business PerformanceLogistics group Vms (Holdings) Limited has experienced a rise in turnover in its latest financial year of 17.9% to £36m. For the same period the company added 11 staff to its workforce at a rate of 9.1%. Vms is based in Suffolk.
Vms (Holdings) Limited
£36m£3m1321
20 Jul 2017Turnover Increased To £30m - Profit Growth - Increased Focus on Global SalesMalvern, Worcestershire car marker Morgan Technologies has increased its turnover from £26.5m in 2015 to £30.1m for 2016. Pre-tax profit also rose from £172,036 to £251,552. The company has grown its order book through an increased focus on sales and marketing through its global dealer network.
Morgan Technologies Limited
£26m£0.2m1771
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Profit Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 Jul 2017Turnover Increased To £30m - Profit Growth - Increased Focus on Global SalesMalvern, Worcestershire car marker Morgan Technologies has increased its turnover from £26.5m in 2015 to £30.1m for 2016. Pre-tax profit also rose from £172,036 to £251,552. The company has grown its order book through an increased focus on sales and marketing through its global dealer network.
Morgan Technologies Limited
£26m£0.2m1771
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Number of Employees Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
19 Jul 2017Rapid Business Growth - Turnover up 25% to £24m - 17 Staff RecruitedKey Technologies Limited, an engineering group specialising in the defence sector, has grown rapidly in its latest financial year. Turnover is up 24.8% to £23.9m, with staff numbers rising 7.6% from 224 to 241. Key Technologies is headquartered in Warwickshire.
Key Technologies Limited
£24m£2m2411
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New Business Wins & Company Awards

Contracts, Orders

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
25 Jul 2017£7m Contract Secured - Major Project in KazakhstanTech Universal, the Cardiff-based water and waste water treatment company, has secured a contract worth £6.5m for work on a project to replace and upgrade water filtration and treatment facilities at a steelworks in Kazakhstan.
Tech Universal (UK) Limited
£0.5m32
25 Jul 2017£500,000 Investment - Factory Expansion - Recruiting Staff - 50% Growth in Sales ExpectedElring Klinger, the Redcar, Teesside-headquartered automotive parts manufacturer, intends to create new jobs after investing £250,000 in a tool room expansion. The company will invest a further £250,000 in 2017/18 to increase its scope of work and reduce use of subcontractors. Product sales totalled £21m in 2016, and this is expected to grow by 50% in 2017 helped by contract wins.
Elring Klinger (Great Britain) Limited
£22m£3m2392
19 Jul 2017£40m Contract Secured - Opening New Call Centre - Recruiting 470 StaffAGO Outsourcing has secured a £40m contract with a blue-chip energy firm. The company will open a new call centre in East Kilbride, south Lanarkshire, and recruit 470 staff, as a result of the contract, including sales, customer service, financial services and social media roles.
Aventas Global Outsourcing Ltd
1
20 Jul 2017£3m European Contract Secured - Manufacturing Investment - £35m Turnover - 360 EmployeesChamberlin, the Walsall, West Midlands-headquartered iron castings and light engineering group, has secured a £3.2m contract with a European supplier of components and parts to the automotive industry. The contract will start in 2019, replacing an existing programme with the same customer. Chamberlin has made additional investment at its new machining facility to support increasing volumes. The company has turnover of £34.9m and 360 employees.
Chamberlin PLC
£35m£0.1m3601
20 Jul 2017Turnover Increased To £30m - Profit Growth - Increased Focus on Global SalesMalvern, Worcestershire car marker Morgan Technologies has increased its turnover from £26.5m in 2015 to £30.1m for 2016. Pre-tax profit also rose from £172,036 to £251,552. The company has grown its order book through an increased focus on sales and marketing through its global dealer network.
Morgan Technologies Limited
£26m£0.2m1771
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers, Acquisitions & Flotations

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
19 Jul 2017£340m Disposal - Asian Subsidiary SoldInsurance company Aviva has sold Friends Provident International, an Asian subsidiary, to RL360 for £340m, following a strategic review of its business. RL360 is part of he International Financial Group. Friends Provident International, which made a £2m loss in 2016, was not central to Aviva's strategy of focusing on smaller markets where it has scale and profitability, or a competitive advantage.
Aviva PLC
£23,728m30,00710
21 Jul 2017Raising £40m - £23m Acquisition of US Manufacturer - 250% Increase in US SalesLeeds-based Tissue Regenix Group has acquired CellRight Technologies, an American regenerative medicine business, for £23m. Tissue Regenix intends to raise £40m through a share placing to finance the acquisition and to support the on-going commercialisation of existing programmes. Tissue Regenix's US sales are expected to increase by 250% as a result of the acquisition.
Tissue Regenix Limited
3
21 Jul 2017Merger With Carrot Insurance - New Funding Secured - UK and International OperationsTrak Global Telematics and Carrot Insurance have merged to create Trak Global Group. The new group employs 225 people at its headquarters in Crewe, Cheshire, and has a research facility, Trak Labs, in Manchester. It also has international operations with partners in Spain, Canada and the United Arab Emirates. The company has secured a new finance package.
Trak Global Group Limited
1
20 Jul 2017International Expansion - £93m Investment - US Business Acquired - £1.7bn TurnoverConvaTec Group, the Reading, Berkshire-headquartered medical products and technologies company, is acquiring US-based Woodbury Holdings, a distributor of incontinence and catheter-related supplies, for £92.5m. ConvaTec will create a new US home distribution business unit for catheter and incontinence related products as a result of the acquisition. Convatec Group increased its annual turnover to £1.68bn in 2016.
Convatec Group Plc
£1,688m£154m1
19 Jul 2017Global Expansion Plans - Revenues Approach £250m - Opening Nursery in China - Acquiring Canadian FirmChildcare provider Busy Bees Nurseries, increased its turnover to £249.4m in 2016, compared with £216.8m a year earlier. The result was helped by a number of acquisitions in the UK. The company is acquiring a Canadian nursery company, and intends to open its first nursery in China, in September 2017.
Busy Bees Nurseries Limited
£48m£4m1,5672
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Budgets & Expenditure

IT

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
19 Jul 2017Overseas Order Growth - £200,000 Investment - 27% Growth in SalesJames Troop, the Runcorn, Cheshire-headquartered diesel engine sales and maintenance business, has won a number of new overseas orders and has invested £200,000 into infrastructure and technology. Sales for January to June 2017 were 27% higher than for the same period a year earlier.
James Troop & Company Limited
1
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Companies Receiving Investment

Venture Capital

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
20 Jul 2017Further £3m Investment Secured - Technology Development Plans - Growing Customer BaseConcirrus, a London-based insurance internet-of-things solution provider, has secured a further £3m investment. The funding will allow Concirrus to serve several more insurance customers, and further develop its product platform and data partnerships across several insurance lines of business.
Concirrus Ltd
£1m91
21 Jul 2017Acquired By US Company - UK and Romanian Operations Sold - Investment in Growth ExpectedFBS Prestige, the industrial bakeware manufacturer, has been sold by its parent company, Fluorocarbon Ltd, to US-based Bundy Baking Solutions. The agreement includes three coating facilities in Nottingham, Manchester and Sheffield, and a coating facility and pan manufacturing site in Romania. Bundy Baking Solutions intends to make significant investments in the company.
FBS Prestige Limited
£12m£0.4m402
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Private Equity / Bank Funding

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
19 Jul 2017£7m Funding Secured - Investing in Overseas Growth - £45m TurnoverEntier, the Aberdeenshire-based catering company, has secured £6.5m funding for growth. The company, which serves meals to offshore workers, plans to expand its overseas operations. Revenues at the company grew by 13% £44.9m in the year to September 2016.
Entier Limited
£45m13623
21 Jul 2017£2.9bn Takeover Approach - Potential Private Equity InvestmentOnline payments company Paysafe has received a £2.9bn approach from private equity firms Blackstone and CVC. The two companies have until 18 August 2017 to confirm their bid for Paysafe, with others able table a rival offer until that point.
Prepaid Services Company Limited
£43m31
21 Jul 2017Raising £1m - Charging Network Expansion - New Jobs ExpectedEngenie, the London-based electric vehicle-charging start-up, is raising £1m to expand across the UK. Engenie plans to extend its network across on-street and prime car-park locations, and to provide charge-points for commercial fleet and taxi operators. The expansion is expected to create new jobs.
Engenie Ltd
1
21 Jul 2017Merger With Carrot Insurance - New Funding Secured - UK and International OperationsTrak Global Telematics and Carrot Insurance have merged to create Trak Global Group. The new group employs 225 people at its headquarters in Crewe, Cheshire, and has a research facility, Trak Labs, in Manchester. It also has international operations with partners in Spain, Canada and the United Arab Emirates. The company has secured a new finance package.
Trak Global Group Limited
1
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Performance & Profits

Profits

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
25 Jul 2017Revenues Fall to £809m - Challenging Trading Conditions in Nigeria - Growth in AsiaPZ Cussons, the Manchester-headquartered consumer products group, increased profits to £103.5m for the year to May 2017, from £103m in 2016, despite challenging trading in Nigeria, its largest market. Revenue declined to £809.2m in 2017, down from £821.2m in 2016. The company achieved a strong second half performance in Asia, helped by improved results in Australia and growth in Indonesia.
PZ Cussons PLC
£821m£89m4,9981
25 Jul 2017Profits Up 17% to £4m - Investing in Personnel - US Expansion - 406 EmployeesOrangebox, the office furniture maker, increased its pre-tax profits by 17% to £3.9m in 2016, helped by the launch of new products and expansion into the US market. Turnover also increased, to £56.4m from £55m the year before. Export sales grew by 15%, from £6.8m in 2015 to £7.8m in 2016. The company also increased its workforce during the year, from 367 to 406.
Orangebox Limited
£55m£3m36144
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Business Performance

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 Jul 2017Ceased Trading - Job LossesReal Cider Company, a Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire-based cidermaker, has been placed into liquidation, with the loss of five jobs. The company, which supplied cider to the festival market, countered production problems in 2016 which resulted in lost sales and cash flow difficulties.
Real Cider Company (Hebden Bridge) Limited
1
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Products and Services

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 Jul 2017£20,000 Investment in Equipment - Bringing Processes In-House - Cost SavingsOne Digital, the Brighton, East Sussex-headquartered commercial and wide-format printer, has invested £20,000 in new equipment to allow it to bring laminating and foiling in-house. The investment will reduce the company's costs and make its pricing more competitive.
Digaprint Limited
1
25 Jul 2017Partnership With Primera Air - New US Flights - £131m Turnover - 448 EmployeesBirmingham Airport has entered into a partnership with low cost airline Primera Air, replacing the loss of United Airlines' services from the airport. Primera Air will base its new Airbus A321 Neos at Birmingham Airport, and will fly daily to New York and four times a week to Boston, US. Birmingham Airport Limited has turnover of £130.7m and 448 employees.
Birmingham Airport Limited
£131m£38m4481
21 Jul 2017Launching Innovative Recycling Technology - UK and International ContractsThermal Compaction Group, a Welsh manufacturing company which has developed sustainable recycling machines which can deal with difficult to recycle plastics, will provide its first production model to Aneurin Bevan UHB in Newport, Wales, in summer 2017. The company has also secured a contract to supply its innovative machines to an Asian supplier based in Melbourne, Australia.
Thermal Compaction Group Ltd
1
19 Jul 2017Expansion in US and Europe - Innovative New Product - 25% Growth in Sales - £6m TurnoverPolar Systems, a Norfolk engineering firm which builds popcorn-making equipment, is planning to expand in the growing US and European popcorn market. The £6m-turnover company has developed a new cooker for popping corn and has increased its sales by 25% in the two years to 2017.
Polar Systems Limited
1
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Hot Topic

International

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
19 Jul 2017£7m Funding Secured - Investing in Overseas Growth - £45m TurnoverEntier, the Aberdeenshire-based catering company, has secured £6.5m funding for growth. The company, which serves meals to offshore workers, plans to expand its overseas operations. Revenues at the company grew by 13% £44.9m in the year to September 2016.
Entier Limited
£45m13623
25 Jul 2017£7m Contract Secured - Major Project in KazakhstanTech Universal, the Cardiff-based water and waste water treatment company, has secured a contract worth £6.5m for work on a project to replace and upgrade water filtration and treatment facilities at a steelworks in Kazakhstan.
Tech Universal (UK) Limited
£0.5m32
20 Jul 2017£3m European Contract Secured - Manufacturing Investment - £35m Turnover - 360 EmployeesChamberlin, the Walsall, West Midlands-headquartered iron castings and light engineering group, has secured a £3.2m contract with a European supplier of components and parts to the automotive industry. The contract will start in 2019, replacing an existing programme with the same customer. Chamberlin has made additional investment at its new machining facility to support increasing volumes. The company has turnover of £34.9m and 360 employees.
Chamberlin PLC
£35m£0.1m3601
19 Jul 2017£340m Disposal - Asian Subsidiary SoldInsurance company Aviva has sold Friends Provident International, an Asian subsidiary, to RL360 for £340m, following a strategic review of its business. RL360 is part of he International Financial Group. Friends Provident International, which made a £2m loss in 2016, was not central to Aviva's strategy of focusing on smaller markets where it has scale and profitability, or a competitive advantage.
Aviva PLC
£23,728m30,00710
25 Jul 2017£150m Factory Expansion - 300 New Jobs - International Sales Up 19% - Strong Global DemandMeat substitute manufacturer Quorn Foods is planning to invest £150m in its Billingham, Co Durham plant, creating around 300 new jobs over the five years to 2022. The company's UK sales grew by 15% during the first half of 2017, and global sales grew by 19%. Further growth is expected, helped by growing demand for its products from the US, Australia and Asia.
Quorn Foods Limited
£150m£20m61421
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Ecommerce

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 Jul 2017Sales Up 28% to £8m - 78% e-commerce Growth - Investing in International ExpansionScience in Sport, the Nelson, Lancashire-headquartered sports nutrition, increased its sales by 28% to £8.3m for the half-year to June 2017. e-commerce sales grew by 78%, and the company increased investment in its US and Italian businesses. Trading is in line with expectations in these markets, and also in Australia.
S I S (Science In Sport) Limited
£9m£-1.7m651
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