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Search News : 13th April 2014 - 20th April 2014

People & Jobs

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Job Gains / Losses

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
14017 Apr 2014Up To 140 Jobs Lost - 3 Distribution Centres Closed - Profit To IncreasePaperlinx, the Northamptonshire-based paper merchant, is planning to cut 75 jobs, mainly in its commercial print operations. The company has also closed its Nottingham, Leeds and Sheffield distribution centres, with the loss of 65 jobs, in an effort to return to profitability. The company is led by CEO Andrew Price.
Paperlinx (Europe) Limited
1m1,2202
17 Apr 2014UK and International Growth - New Jobs Created - GBP 40m TurnoverNottingham-headquartered Lawrence Automotive Interiors has increased its workforce by 65% to 109 to support business growth. The company manufactures decorative trim components at its base in China and supplies the global Automotive Industry. Turnover has increased to GBP 40m.
Lawrence Automotive Interiors (VMC) Limited
40m-4.8m1092
200014 Apr 2014UK Expansion - Creating 2,000 New JobsAccenture, the management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, is planning to recruit 2,000 employees across the UK in 2014. The new roles include entry-level, management and graduate opportunities, and cover areas such as technology, retail, finance, IT strategy, and digital. Accenture is also hiring apprentices in Newcastle. Accenture has a turnover of GBP 2.3bn, and 9,310 employees across 7 UK locations.
Accenture (Uk) Limited
2,251m46m9,3087
33318 Apr 2014UK Expansion - 333 New Jobs - Opening Customer Service CentreUS headquartered Convergys is opening a customer service centre in Londonderry in June 2014 in collaboration with phone network EE, creating 300 call centre jobs ranging from operators to managerial positions. It will be the 10th UK location for the company, which operates 150 customer service centres across North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Convergys CMG UK has turnover of GBP 42.6m and 660 employees.
Convergys CMG UK Limited
43m-0.5m66110
16217 Apr 2014Turnover growth - Employee GrowthLAF Holdings Limited has invested significantly in personnel, with staff headcount growing from 500 to 660, while turnover has grown by almost 30% from GBP 226m to GBP 292m. The company, headquartered in Oswestry, Shropshire, is the holding company for a number of animal feed producers, including Lloyds Animal Feeds. Lloyds operates four feed mills across the UK.
Laf Holdings Limited
292m14m6601
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People & Jobs

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Management Moves

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
14 Apr 2014UK Expansion - Creating 2,000 New JobsAccenture, the management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, is planning to recruit 2,000 employees across the UK in 2014. The new roles include entry-level, management and graduate opportunities, and cover areas such as technology, retail, finance, IT strategy, and digital. Accenture is also hiring apprentices in Newcastle. Accenture has a turnover of GBP 2.3bn, and 9,310 employees across 7 UK locations.
Accenture (Uk) Limited
2,251m46m9,3087
18 Apr 2014UK Expansion - 333 New Jobs - Opening Customer Service CentreUS headquartered Convergys is opening a customer service centre in Londonderry in June 2014 in collaboration with phone network EE, creating 300 call centre jobs ranging from operators to managerial positions. It will be the 10th UK location for the company, which operates 150 customer service centres across North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Convergys CMG UK has turnover of GBP 42.6m and 660 employees.
Convergys CMG UK Limited
43m-0.5m66110
14 Apr 2014New hub - New Group Operations Director - Business growthSlough based UK Mail is to open its new hub in Coventry once it is completed in 2015 and will allow for further growth. The firm has appointed Carl Moore to the board as Group Operations Director. UK Mail currently employs 2469 staff in 2 locations with a turnover of GBP 475.4m
UK Mail Group PLC
475m18m2,6492
15 Apr 2014New Managing Director - Group Structural Changes - Expansion ExpectedScotts & Co, the Wiltshire-based multi-brand catalogue and online retail group, has appointed Andy Walsham, previously Group Finance Director, as its new Managing Director. Walsham has overseen a number of structural changes within the group and the company is now looking to expand. The group has a turnover of GBP 64.14m and currently employs 338 staff.
Scotts Limited
64m-0.7m3383
117 Apr 2014New Chief Marketing Officer - International Expansion - Business GrowthE-Commera, the London-based e-commerce software provider, has hired Kevin Sterneckert as its new Chief Marketing Officer. The appointment comes as art of the firms plans to expand its brand internationally. The company, turnover 17.8m, employs 178 staff.
E-Commera Holdings Limited
18m-4.5m1781
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People & Jobs

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Outsourcing

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
14 Apr 2014UK Expansion - Creating 2,000 New JobsAccenture, the management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, is planning to recruit 2,000 employees across the UK in 2014. The new roles include entry-level, management and graduate opportunities, and cover areas such as technology, retail, finance, IT strategy, and digital. Accenture is also hiring apprentices in Newcastle. Accenture has a turnover of GBP 2.3bn, and 9,310 employees across 7 UK locations.
Accenture (Uk) Limited
2,251m46m9,3087
19 Apr 2014Set To Secure Call Centre Contract - Worth Up To GBP 7m - Business GrowthSerco, the international outsourcing group with a base in Hampshire, is set to secure a contract with Suffolk NHS, which is creating a single care co-ordination centre to be run by the group. The contract could be worth up to GBP 7m. The firm has a turnover of GBP 4.9bn and currently employs over 96,000 staff.
Serco Group PLC
4,913m288m96,1132
17 Apr 2014Major Outsoucring Plans - 1,500 Jobs Cut - GBP 100m Savings SoughtWorcestershire County Council is planning to cut 1,500 jobs in a bid to save GBP 100m in costs. The council is planning to outsource some services in a new operating model where essential services will be retained, while almost all other operations will be contracted to outside firms.
Worcestershire County Council
1
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Headquarters & Premises

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Office Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
115 Apr 2014Second Wolverhampton Office Plans - Employees Up 29% - Business ExpansionCharter Court Financial Services, based in Wolverhampton, is continuing its expansion by opening a second office in the city, having increased its workforce by 29%. The company has seen strong success from its brands Precise Mortgages and Exact Mortgage Experts. The firm is headed by CEO Ian Lonergan.
Charter Court Financial Services Group Limited
7m-3.0m901
315 Apr 2014Revenue decreased to GBP 126.9m - Expansion at 3 new offices - Business growthNorthampton headquartered contractor Briggs & Forrester has decreased its revenue to GBP 126.9m as a result of expansion plans at its new offices in Birmingham, Liverpool and Warrington. The group has won contracts worth 20m for projects at the Northampton Innovation Centre, the University of Cambridge's Arup Building and TWI Granta Park also in Cambridge.
Briggs & forrester Limited
132m0.1m5351
116 Apr 2014Relocates To Larger Premises - Rapid Business Growth - Potential New JobsPaST Environmental Services Ltd, a grounds maintenance company, has moved into larger premises in Tipton, West Midlands, to accommodate on-going business growth. The company is expanding rapidly in the education sector and expects to soon outgrow its new premises. The expansion is expected to create new jobs. Mark Mason is Managing Director.
PaST Environmental Services Limited
1
114 Apr 2014Partnership With International Firm - Company Rebranded - New Bristol OfficeThe 100 Company, the IT recruitment company with offices in Birmingham, London and Manchester, has partnered with international IT and technology recruiter Talent International as it looks to expand into global markets. The company will be rebranded as Talent International and will also launch a new Bristol office.
Talent International
1
715 Apr 2014New premises - Royal Bank of Scotland - Business growthPortsmouth based a franchise of national estate agency and letting business, Northwood is to open in Telford after receiving funding from the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). This will bring the total number of offices to 80 with a further 6 planned for later in 2014.
Northwood Gb Limited
80
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Headquarters & Premises

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Industrial Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
317 Apr 2014Up To 140 Jobs Lost - 3 Distribution Centres Closed - Profit To IncreasePaperlinx, the Northamptonshire-based paper merchant, is planning to cut 75 jobs, mainly in its commercial print operations. The company has also closed its Nottingham, Leeds and Sheffield distribution centres, with the loss of 65 jobs, in an effort to return to profitability. The company is led by CEO Andrew Price.
Paperlinx (Europe) Limited
1m1,2202
119 Apr 2014Swindon Distribution To Close - 70 Jobs Lost - Activities StreamlinedTriumph, the Somerset-based lingerie manufacturer, is to close its distribution centre in Swindon, resulting in a loss of 70 jobs. Its distribution services will now be situated in France. The company is streamlining its activities, focusing on reducing costs and efficiency, and currently has 152 employees.
Triumph International Limited
35m1m1527
115 Apr 2014New premises - GBP 40,000 funding - Finance YorkshireHull based print and copier specialist KRL Group is targeting new domestic markets after relocating to larger premises in Hull. A GBP 40,000 business loan from Finance Yorkshire enabled the company to make the move to its new 9,000 sq ft base.
Krl Group Limited
2
114 Apr 2014New hub - New Group Operations Director - Business growthSlough based UK Mail is to open its new hub in Coventry once it is completed in 2015 and will allow for further growth. The firm has appointed Carl Moore to the board as Group Operations Director. UK Mail currently employs 2469 staff in 2 locations with a turnover of GBP 475.4m
UK Mail Group PLC
475m18m2,6492
115 Apr 2014New Building Planned - Expanding Warehousing And Production - Strong Product DemandKeeling & Walker, the chemical manufacturer based in Stoke-on-Trent, is planning to expand production and warehousing by constructing a new building, after seeing an increase in demand for its products. The company, turnover GBP 17.2m, is headed by MD Stephen Lipiec.
Keeling & Walker Limited
17m1m251
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Headquarters & Premises

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Retail Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
115 Apr 2014Shop closes - Job lossesEvans, a ladies fashion retailer, owned by Arcadia, is closing its Aberystwyth store and a number of jobs will be lost. Arcadia currently employs 8621 staff in 442 locations with a turnover of GBP 1568.45m
Evans Limited
1
115 Apr 2014Over GBP 20m Contract Wins - New Jobs - Business ExpansionProjex Building Solutions, based in Leeds, has secured new contract wins worth in excess of GBP 20m, resulting in an expansion of its team. The company has appointed 2 new surveyors. The company is also project managing the construction of a GBP 50m leisure and retail park in Northamptonshire.
Projex Building Solutions Llp
1
217 Apr 2014New stores - International Expansion - Business GrowthLondon based retailer, Uniqlo, owned by Fast Retailing wants to open more stores abroad as it sees turnover growth slow in its home market. The firm has opened its first store in Berlin, Germany and has another due to open in Paris, France. The firm currently employs 532 staff in 11 UK locations with a turnover of GBP 63.02m
Uniqlo (U.K.) Limited
63m-4.1m53211
17 Apr 2014New Rotherham Store - 15 New Jobs - Business GrowthPoundtretcher, the Leicester-based budget retailer, is to open a new store in Rotherham, Yorkshire, creating 15 new jobs. The opening comes as part of the firms expansion plans. Poundstretcher has a turnover of GBP 368m and employs over 6,000 staff.
Poundstretcher Ltd
368m-3.2m6,003325
17 Apr 2014New Clothing Line - 100 New Jobs - London Store Planned - International GrowthBarrie Knitwear, the Scottish fashion firm which is owned by Chanel, is launching a new cashmere clothing line, allowing it to create 100 jobs. The company is also opening a Paris boutique, with a London store planned. The firms Sales Director is Clive Brown.
Barrie Knitwear Limited
25
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Headquarters & Premises

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Healthcare Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
17 Apr 2014Turnover Up 11% - Employee Numbers Up 10% - New Wiltshire JobsRoss Healthcare, the Derbyshire-based residential nursing care business, has experienced turnover growth of 11%, from GBP 15.4m to GBP 17.1m. Employee numbers have grown 10% from 581 to 637. The company, also known as Majesticare, has created 11 jobs at its Blenheim House development in Wiltshire.
Ross Healthcare Limited
17m3m6372
115 Apr 2014300 New jobs - New Office - Business ExpansionArmagh based healthcare company, Homecare Independent is recruiting 300 new staff in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. About 30 of the jobs will be based at the company's new Belfast office. The remaining 270 posts will be in a variety of community-based roles. The company plans to start recruiting immediately. The firm employs 1200 staff in 7 locations.
Homecare (Northern Ireland) Limited
1,2007
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Headquarters & Premises

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Public Service Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
116 Apr 2014GBP 750,000 Investment - New Employment and Learning Centre - Creating JobsSequal Solutions, the social enterprise arm of Bournemouth Churches Housing Association, is to open a Social Enterprise Scheme in Poole, Dorset. A former Remploy factory is being transformed into a jobs and training centre in a GBP 750,000 investment supported by Dorset LEP. New jobs are expected when it is completed in autumn 2014. Sequal Solutions has a turnover of GBP 2.2m.
Sequal Solutions Limited
2m0.0m1
114 Apr 20148,000 New Jobs - Airport Expansion - Launching Flights To BeijingBirmingham Airport is undergoing a major expansion which is expected to create 1,330 jobs a year over a six-year period to 2020. Eight thousand jobs will be created in total, 4,000 at the airport and 4,000 across the supply chain. Approximately 150 companies are located on the airport site employing more than 7,000 people. Birmingham Airport has a turnover of GBP 107.4m and 480 employees.
Birmingham Airport Limited
107m24m4741
116 Apr 201421 Job losses - Administration - Business closureWalsall based injection moulding company, Bourne Technical Mouldings Ltd has been placed in administration making 21 staff redundant. The business will cease trading at the end of April 2014.
Bourne Technical Mouldings Limited (Administration)
1
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Headquarters & Premises

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Leisure Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
115 Apr 2014Over GBP 20m Contract Wins - New Jobs - Business ExpansionProjex Building Solutions, based in Leeds, has secured new contract wins worth in excess of GBP 20m, resulting in an expansion of its team. The company has appointed 2 new surveyors. The company is also project managing the construction of a GBP 50m leisure and retail park in Northamptonshire.
Projex Building Solutions Llp
1
117 Apr 2014New Conference Centre - Up To 150 Jobs Expected - Business GrowthThe Celtic Manor Resort, based in South Wales, is to construct a new conference centre on site, creating up to 150 jobs. The centre will total 30,000 sq m and comes in response to demand for convention space in South Wales.
The Celtic Manor Resort Limited
1
4514 Apr 2014Creating 340 Jobs - Opening 45 UK Coffee Shops - International ExpansionCoffee shop chain Caffe Nero plans to open 40 to 45 UK outlets in 2014, as part of a wider plan to open 225 new UK outlets a five-year period to 2019. The expansion will create 340 jobs each year; 1,700 jobs in total. The London-headquartered firm will also open the same number overseas, over the same timescale. Caffe Nero has a turnover of GBP 204.3m.
Caffe Nero Group Limited
204m21m3,63197
615 Apr 20146 New pubs - GBP 15m Investment - 200 New JobsWolverhampton based Marston's is opening 6 new pubs in Scotland after investing GBP 15m and creating 200 new jobs per year plus construction jobs at each site. The firm currently employs 12,289 staff in 2400 locations with a turnover of GBP 782.9m
Marston's Plc
783m147m12,2892,400
3015 Apr 201430 New restaurants - Increased profits by 11% - Business GrowthEssex based pasta and pizza chain Prezzo is to add 30 new restaurants to its estate after an increase in profits of 11% to GBP 20.4m. The firm employs 2510 staff in 44 locations with a turnover of GBP 144.52m
Prezzo PLC
145m16m1,1571
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Headquarters & Premises

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Call Centres

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
118 Apr 2014UK Expansion - 333 New Jobs - Opening Customer Service CentreUS headquartered Convergys is opening a customer service centre in Londonderry in June 2014 in collaboration with phone network EE, creating 300 call centre jobs ranging from operators to managerial positions. It will be the 10th UK location for the company, which operates 150 customer service centres across North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Convergys CMG UK has turnover of GBP 42.6m and 660 employees.
Convergys CMG UK Limited
43m-0.5m66110
19 Apr 2014Set To Secure Call Centre Contract - Worth Up To GBP 7m - Business GrowthSerco, the international outsourcing group with a base in Hampshire, is set to secure a contract with Suffolk NHS, which is creating a single care co-ordination centre to be run by the group. The contract could be worth up to GBP 7m. The firm has a turnover of GBP 4.9bn and currently employs over 96,000 staff.
Serco Group PLC
4,913m288m96,1132
18 Apr 2014Expanding In Northern Ireland - Partnership With Convergys - Opening Call CentrePhone network EE is opening a customer service centre in Londonderry in June 2014 in collaboration with Convergys, after securing GBP 1.5m funding from Invest NI. Everything Everywhere Limited has a turnover of GBP 6.6bn and 16,000 employees, with 700 UK locations.
Everything Everywhere Limited
6,657m-170.0m16,000700
15 Apr 2014Call Centre Award - Technology Praised By Customers - Business Growtheg Solutions, the back office optimisation software company with a base in Stafford, has been awarded at the 2014 Call Centre Helper Awards for its call centre technology. The company has seen strong demand for the software and was voted for the award by its customers. The company has a turnover of GBP 5m and employs 36 staff.
eg Solutions Plc
5m-0.4m361
16 Apr 2014100 New Jobs - Business Growth - Call Centre ActivitiesCrewe based insurance specialist Lifestyle Services Group, owned be Assurant Solutions, is creating 100 jobs as a result of business growth in the UK and Europe. Assurant Solutions is to make the Crewe base its European headquarters. The firm currently employs 1200 staff in 4 UK locations with a turnover of GBP 103.90m
Lifestyle Services Group Limited
104m-9.0m1,2003
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Growth

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Land & Building Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
15 Apr 2014New London Business Centre - 33,149 Sq Ft - Jobs Expected - Business GrowthServiced Office Group, based in London, is to establish a new business centre in the capital, totalling 33,149 sq ft. The new office is expected to bring jobs, and the company is also planning to expand outside of London. The company has a turnover of GBP 16m and employs 70 staff. Leading the firm is CEO Alan Pepper.
Serviced Office Group PLC
16m-4.1m7012
17 Apr 20143 New Managers Sought - Museum Refurbished - Business ExpansionThe Bronte Museum, based in West Yorkshire, is seeking a new Retail Manager to run its gift shop and 2 Museum Managers. The company has also refurbished the entrance to the museum and its gift shop. The museum is ran by Society President Bonnie Greer.
The Bronte Society
1
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Growth

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Turnover Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
17 Apr 2014Turnover growth - Employee GrowthLAF Holdings Limited has invested significantly in personnel, with staff headcount growing from 500 to 660, while turnover has grown by almost 30% from GBP 226m to GBP 292m. The company, headquartered in Oswestry, Shropshire, is the holding company for a number of animal feed producers, including Lloyds Animal Feeds. Lloyds operates four feed mills across the UK.
Laf Holdings Limited
292m14m6601
16 Apr 2014Turnover Up 68% To GBP 8m - 16 Jobs Created - International Business GrowthStourport on Severn, Worcestershire-based Magal Cables has increased staff headcount from 51 to 67 in the last year to support business growth. Turnover has increased by 68% to GBP 8m. The company, which manufactures mechanical control cable assemblies, is part of Magal Engineering. The group has manufacturing facilities in the UK, France, Turkey, India, USA and China and is experiencing strong export growth.
Magal Cables Limited
8m0.8m672
17 Apr 2014Turnover Up 40% - New Products - Busienss ExpansionMotiva Group, the Stoke-based vehicle retailer, has increased its turnover by 40%, from GBP 30.8m to GBP 43.3m. The firm has also launched a new accident management scheme and has invested in electric vehicles. The company currently employs 59 staff.
Motiva Group Limited
43m0.5m591
15 Apr 2014Turnover Rises By 10% - Jobs Expected - Business ExpansionAvonside Insulation Supplies, based in Somerset, has increased its turnover by 10%, from GBP 5.8m to GBP 6.4m. The company also has a site in Stoke-on-Trent and is part of the Kellaway Group. Jobs are expected as the firm continues to expand.
Avonside Insulation Supplies Limited
6m-0.0m2
16 Apr 2014Turnover Increased By 7% - Jobs Expected - Business GrowthDonald Wardle And Son, the Stoke-based pharmaceuticals firm which is owned by the Co-Operative Group, has increased its turnover by 7% to GBP 49m. The company currently employs 100 staff and is expected to create more jobs to accommodate the growth. Group CEO is Euan Sutherland.
Donald Wardle and son Limited
49m2m1001
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Growth

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Profit Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
16 Apr 2014Investment in Sales Personnel - GBP 3.4m of Overseas Contracts Secured - Jobs Created - GBP 3m RevenueSoftware and consultancy Imaginatik secured two contracts together worth GBP 3.4m, in March 2014, with a US-based mutual insurance company and a major European airline. Revenue for the year is expected to be flat, at GBP 2.9m, while losses are expected to increase to GBP 1.45m due to higher investment in sales and consultancy personnel.
Imaginatik Plc
3m-1.3m353
17 Apr 2014Continued Business Progress - 22% Revenue Growth - Potential New JobsBurton-on Trent headquartered Northbridge Industrial Services increased revenue by 22% in 2013, while pre-tax profit increased from GBP 4.9m to GBP 6m. The company, which hires and sells specialist industrial equipment to customers worldwide, made two acquisitions during the year and raised GBP 6.1m. Plans for further growth in 2014 are expected to lead to employment opportunities.
Northbridge Industrial Services Plc
31m5m1651
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Growth

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UK Turnover Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
15 Apr 20142 Awards - 40% Growth - Export Success - Business ExpansionProto Labs, the Telford-based manufacturer, is continuing with its expansion after winning two awards at the Shropshire Star Excellence in Business Awards. The firm exports to 27 countries and has seen growth of 40%, with turnover at GBP 14.2m. Leading the firm is Managing Director John Tumelty.
Proto Labs Limited
14m2m1071
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New Business Wins & Company Awards

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Contracts, Orders

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
19 Apr 2014Set To Secure Call Centre Contract - Worth Up To GBP 7m - Business GrowthSerco, the international outsourcing group with a base in Hampshire, is set to secure a contract with Suffolk NHS, which is creating a single care co-ordination centre to be run by the group. The contract could be worth up to GBP 7m. The firm has a turnover of GBP 4.9bn and currently employs over 96,000 staff.
Serco Group PLC
4,913m288m96,1132
16 Apr 2014Relocates To Larger Premises - Rapid Business Growth - Potential New JobsPaST Environmental Services Ltd, a grounds maintenance company, has moved into larger premises in Tipton, West Midlands, to accommodate on-going business growth. The company is expanding rapidly in the education sector and expects to soon outgrow its new premises. The expansion is expected to create new jobs. Mark Mason is Managing Director.
PaST Environmental Services Limited
1
14 Apr 2014Partnership With International Firm - Company Rebranded - New Bristol OfficeThe 100 Company, the IT recruitment company with offices in Birmingham, London and Manchester, has partnered with international IT and technology recruiter Talent International as it looks to expand into global markets. The company will be rebranded as Talent International and will also launch a new Bristol office.
Talent International
1
15 Apr 2014Over GBP 20m Contract Wins - New Jobs - Business ExpansionProjex Building Solutions, based in Leeds, has secured new contract wins worth in excess of GBP 20m, resulting in an expansion of its team. The company has appointed 2 new surveyors. The company is also project managing the construction of a GBP 50m leisure and retail park in Northamptonshire.
Projex Building Solutions Llp
1
14 Apr 2014New Lathe Increases Production - Major European Contract Secured - Business GrowthTenable Screw Company, the Coventry-based manufacturer of precision-turned parts, has installed a new-model sliding-head lathe, the first of its kind in the UK, helping the firm win a major contract. The contract is with a European firm for the supply of 300,000 parts. The company employs 108 staff, 10% of which are apprentices.
Tenable Screw Company Limited
0.2m1084
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New Business Wins & Company Awards

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Awards

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
17 Apr 2014Rapid Business Growth - New Jobs Created - GBP 13m TurnoverDerby-headquartered Node 4 has grown rapidly as a result of strong demand for its hosted IT and communications services. The company has four state-of-the-art Data Centre facilities: one in Northampton, one in Leeds and two in Derby. It has been short-listed for the Data Centre Hosting/Colocation Supplier of the Year award. Turnover has increased by 20% to GBP 13.3m and employee numbers have grown by 16% to 52.
Node 4 Limited
13m2m524
17 Apr 2014Export Champions award - New production facilities - Business growthBurnley based manufacturer, What More UK Ltd as won an Export Champions award. The company exports to 48 countries and has an export turnover of 14%, and the company has invested in new production facilities to further increase exports. The firm currently employs 153 staff in 1 location with turnover of GBP 39.28m
What More Uk Limited
39m4m1531
17 Apr 2014Exceptional Business Growth - GBP 20,000 Free Apps Developed - Major Business Award FinalistMobile app specialist App Institute, a rapidly growing Nottingham technology firm, has created new jobs and provided local businesses with GBP 20,000 worth of free app development after securing funding from the Nottingham Tech Grant Fund. The company has been selected by the Nottingham Post Business Awards 2014 as a finalist in the Small Business of the Year category.
Appinst Ltd
1
15 Apr 2014Call Centre Award - Technology Praised By Customers - Business Growtheg Solutions, the back office optimisation software company with a base in Stafford, has been awarded at the 2014 Call Centre Helper Awards for its call centre technology. The company has seen strong demand for the software and was voted for the award by its customers. The company has a turnover of GBP 5m and employs 36 staff.
eg Solutions Plc
5m-0.4m361
15 Apr 20142 Awards - 40% Growth - Export Success - Business ExpansionProto Labs, the Telford-based manufacturer, is continuing with its expansion after winning two awards at the Shropshire Star Excellence in Business Awards. The firm exports to 27 countries and has seen growth of 40%, with turnover at GBP 14.2m. Leading the firm is Managing Director John Tumelty.
Proto Labs Limited
14m2m1071
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Mergers & Acquisitions

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Mergers, Acquisitions & Flotations

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
16 Apr 2014Rapid Business Expansion - GBP 920m Acquisition - 300 Job VacanciesBabcock International, the leading engineering, defence and support services company, is expanding rapidly. The company is recruiting 300 staff across 14 UK locations, including 150 new posts across a range of disciplines. It is acquiring Avincis, the leading provider of aerial services for emergency operations, for GBP 920m as part of its expansion strategy. Babcock International has 27,000 staff worldwide and a turnover of GBP 3bn.
Babcock International Group PLC
3,029m235m26,155232
16 Apr 2014Profit and Employee Growth - Buyout Success - Business ExpansionDr Martens, the Northamptonshire-based footwear brand, has seen profit and employee growth following a GBP 300m buyout. Leicestershire-based Logson Group has also increased its profits, thanks to acquisitions. Dr Martens is led by CEO David Suddens.
Dr Martens Limited
1
16 Apr 2014Profit and Employee Growth - Acquisitions Success - Business ExpansionDr Martens, the Northamptonshire-based footwear brand, has seen profit and employee growth following a GBP 300m buyout. Leicestershire-based Logson Group has also increased its profits, thanks to acquisitions.
Logson Limited
169m17m9051
15 Apr 2014Management team buyout - backed by Young Associates - Business growthAltrincham, Cheshire based property compliance software provider Micad has been acquired by its management team in a deal backed by Young Associates. The new owners plan to continue developing the business in the UK property management software market with a focus on the healthcare, education and enterprise sectors.
Micad Systems (U.K.) Limited
2
16 Apr 2014Management buyout - GBP 30m deal - Backed by LDCCanadian company Prism Medical has sold its UK operations to its management in a GBP 30m deal backed by LDC. Prism UK medical has operations in Wigan, North Wales, East Goscote in Leicestershire, Totton in Hampshire and Grange Moor in West Yorkshire and employs about 300 staff in the UK with a turnover of GBP 27.04m
Prism UK medical Limited
27m3m2974
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Budgets & Expenditure

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IT

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
15 Apr 2014IT Investment - Fujitsu - Business growthRedditch based Halfords has awarded a 3 year contract to Fujitsu who will provide IT maintenance and support for Halfords 486 stores across the UK & Ireland. The firm employs 10575 staff in 486 locations with a turnover of GBP 745.5m
Halfords Limited
746m70m10,575486
15 Apr 2014Call Centre Award - Technology Praised By Customers - Business Growtheg Solutions, the back office optimisation software company with a base in Stafford, has been awarded at the 2014 Call Centre Helper Awards for its call centre technology. The company has seen strong demand for the software and was voted for the award by its customers. The company has a turnover of GBP 5m and employs 36 staff.
eg Solutions Plc
5m-0.4m361
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Budgets & Expenditure

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Marketing

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
17 Apr 2014New Chief Marketing Officer - International Expansion - Business GrowthE-Commera, the London-based e-commerce software provider, has hired Kevin Sterneckert as its new Chief Marketing Officer. The appointment comes as art of the firms plans to expand its brand internationally. The company, turnover 17.8m, employs 178 staff.
E-Commera Holdings Limited
18m-4.5m1781
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Budgets & Expenditure

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Telecomms

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
15 Apr 2014Turnover Doubled - Diversifying Into Defence - Business ExpansionMarlborough Communications, the Surrey-based maker of advanced radio and telecommunication systems, has doubled its turnover. The company will capitalise on the growth by diversifying into new sectors, particularly into defence, where contracts with the MoD are expected.
Marlborough Communications (Holdings) Limited
12m2m27
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Companies Receiving Investment

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Venture Capital

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
15 Apr 2014Venture Capital Secured - Expanding Services - Business GrowthStartUpBootCamp Fintech, the London-based firm focused on accelerating financial innovation, has secured investment from SBT Venture Capital. The funding will be used to expand its services and supply funding, mentorship, office space and access to global investors to start-up companies. The firms Head of Global Operations is Andy Shannon.
StartUpBootCamp Fintech
1
17 Apr 2014Share Of GBP 31m Funding - Jobs Expected - Business ExpansionAston Martin has become one of eight employers in the West Midlands to win a share of GBP 31m from the Regional Growth Fund. The funding will be used to support the creation of 4,000 new jobs across the 8 firms. Aston Martin employs 1,187 staff and has a turnover of GBP 507m.
Aston Martin Holdings (UK) Limited
507m8m1,1872
17 Apr 2014Share Of GBP 31m Funding - Jobs Expected - Business ExpansionMTCE, the Norfolk-based vehicle manufacturer with a base in Staffordshire, has become one of eight employers in the West Midlands to win a share of GBP 31m from the Regional Growth Fund. The funding will be used to support the creation of 4,000 new jobs across the 8 firms. MTCE employs 64 staff and has a turnover of GBP 5m.
Mtce Limited
5m642
17 Apr 2014Share Of GBP 31m Funding - Jobs Expected - Business ExpansionBournville College, based in Birmingham, has become one of eight employers in the West Midlands to win a share of GBP 31m from the Regional Growth Fund. The funding will be used to support the creation of 80 jobs across the 8 companies.
Bournville College of Further Education
1
17 Apr 2014Share Of GBP 31m Funding - Jobs Expected - Business ExpansionMaier UK, the Staffordshire-based vehicle parts manufacturer, has become one of eight employers in the West Midlands to win a share of GBP 31m from the Regional Growth Fund. The funding will be used to support the creation of 4,000 new jobs across the 8 firms. Maier employs 156 staff and has a turnover of GBP 19m.
Maier U.K. Limited
19m-0.1m1563
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Companies Receiving Investment

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Private Equity / Bank Funding

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
15 Apr 2014New premises - Royal Bank of Scotland - Business growthPortsmouth based a franchise of national estate agency and letting business, Northwood is to open in Telford after receiving funding from the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). This will bring the total number of offices to 80 with a further 6 planned for later in 2014.
Northwood Gb Limited
80
16 Apr 2014New jobs - Regional Growth Fund - Business expansionBlyth based alternative energy company, Solar Capture Technologies, is to expand its workforce to meet demand after using a loan from the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) to commercialise its products. The firm will take on 2 extra staff and will be recruiting further to meet customer demands.
Solar Capture Technologies Ltd
1
16 Apr 2014Multi million pound facility - HSBC - Business expansionDeeside based family-owned apparel distributor, Ralawise has secured a multimillion pound facility with HSBC. The firm is expanding its warehouse and deploying a multi-language, multi-currency webshop. Ralawise sell into 20 countries across Europe and will be increasing its export market. The firm employs 264 staff in 3 UK locations with a turnover of GBP 63.58m
Ralawise Limited
64m6m2644
16 Apr 2014Management Buyout - HSBC Funding Secured - Acquired By ServosteelDudley, West Midlands-based steel processing company Steelstrip Services Ltd has been acquired by Servosteel (Holdings) Ltd. Phillip Guest and Mark Anderson, the chief executive and chief finance officer of Steelstrip, have completed a management buyout of the business, which will trade as Servosteel. The acquisition was supported with a multi-million funding package from HSBC.
Steelstrip Services Ltd
1
16 Apr 2014GBP 800,000 Investment - Regional Growth Fund - Business ExpansionHele, Devon based optic technology company, Gooch & Housego has secured an GBP 800,000 grant from the Regional Growth Fund. The 800,000 grant will enable further investment into the companys Systems Technology Group. The firm employs 112 staff in 1 location with a turnover of GBP 10.22m
Gooch & Housego (Torquay) Limited
10m1121
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Performance & Profits

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Profits

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
17 Apr 2014Up To 140 Jobs Lost - 3 Distribution Centres Closed - Profit To IncreasePaperlinx, the Northamptonshire-based paper merchant, is planning to cut 75 jobs, mainly in its commercial print operations. The company has also closed its Nottingham, Leeds and Sheffield distribution centres, with the loss of 65 jobs, in an effort to return to profitability. The company is led by CEO Andrew Price.
Paperlinx (Europe) Limited
1m1,2202
16 Apr 2014Profit and Employee Growth - Buyout Success - Business ExpansionDr Martens, the Northamptonshire-based footwear brand, has seen profit and employee growth following a GBP 300m buyout. Leicestershire-based Logson Group has also increased its profits, thanks to acquisitions. Dr Martens is led by CEO David Suddens.
Dr Martens Limited
1
16 Apr 2014Profit and Employee Growth - Acquisitions Success - Business ExpansionDr Martens, the Northamptonshire-based footwear brand, has seen profit and employee growth following a GBP 300m buyout. Leicestershire-based Logson Group has also increased its profits, thanks to acquisitions.
Logson Limited
169m17m9051
15 Apr 2014GBP 1.3bn Losses - Efficiency Improvements Planned - GBP 400m CostsThe Co-operative Bank, headquartered in Manchester, has experienced losses of GBP 1.3bn and does not expect to report a profit until 2016. The company is now looking to reduce costs and improve efficiency after incurring costs of GBP 400m relating to its separation from the Co-Operative Group.
Co-Operative Banking Group Limited
521m-438.0m1,000
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Performance & Profits

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Business Performance

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
14 Apr 2014UK Expansion - Creating 2,000 New JobsAccenture, the management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, is planning to recruit 2,000 employees across the UK in 2014. The new roles include entry-level, management and graduate opportunities, and cover areas such as technology, retail, finance, IT strategy, and digital. Accenture is also hiring apprentices in Newcastle. Accenture has a turnover of GBP 2.3bn, and 9,310 employees across 7 UK locations.
Accenture (Uk) Limited
2,251m46m9,3087
15 Apr 2014Sustained Business Growth - Turnover Up 17% To GBP 10.5m - Investing In PersonnelTungate Print & Packaging Limited, which supplies print and packaging from its headquarters and 75,000 sq ft production site in Cheadle, Staffordshire, continues to achieve strong growth as a result of continued investment. The company has increased its turnover by 17% to GBP 10.5m. Employee numbers have grown to more than 50 and further jobs are expected as growth continues.
Tungate Print & Packaging Limited
11m1m521
15 Apr 2014Second Wolverhampton Office Plans - Employees Up 29% - Business ExpansionCharter Court Financial Services, based in Wolverhampton, is continuing its expansion by opening a second office in the city, having increased its workforce by 29%. The company has seen strong success from its brands Precise Mortgages and Exact Mortgage Experts. The firm is headed by CEO Ian Lonergan.
Charter Court Financial Services Group Limited
7m-3.0m901
15 Apr 2014Sales Increase 13.5% for Online Retailer - Business PerformanceWakefield headquartered womens value online retailer, Bonmarche has increased sales by 13.5% for week period 13. The firm has 263 stores and concessions with a turnover of GBP 170.25m
Bonmarche Limited
170m12m31
15 Apr 2014New Building Planned - Expanding Warehousing And Production - Strong Product DemandKeeling & Walker, the chemical manufacturer based in Stoke-on-Trent, is planning to expand production and warehousing by constructing a new building, after seeing an increase in demand for its products. The company, turnover GBP 17.2m, is headed by MD Stephen Lipiec.
Keeling & Walker Limited
17m1m251
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Performance & Profits

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Products and Services

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
15 Apr 2014Venture Capital Secured - Expanding Services - Business GrowthStartUpBootCamp Fintech, the London-based firm focused on accelerating financial innovation, has secured investment from SBT Venture Capital. The funding will be used to expand its services and supply funding, mentorship, office space and access to global investors to start-up companies. The firms Head of Global Operations is Andy Shannon.
StartUpBootCamp Fintech
1
17 Apr 2014Turnover Up 40% - New Products - Busienss ExpansionMotiva Group, the Stoke-based vehicle retailer, has increased its turnover by 40%, from GBP 30.8m to GBP 43.3m. The firm has also launched a new accident management scheme and has invested in electric vehicles. The company currently employs 59 staff.
Motiva Group Limited
43m0.5m591
15 Apr 2014Turnover Doubled - Diversifying Into Defence - Business ExpansionMarlborough Communications, the Surrey-based maker of advanced radio and telecommunication systems, has doubled its turnover. The company will capitalise on the growth by diversifying into new sectors, particularly into defence, where contracts with the MoD are expected.
Marlborough Communications (Holdings) Limited
12m2m27
14 Apr 2014New company and product launched - International expansion - Business GrowthLondon based audio brand, OrbitSound, has created Spaced360 brand, an entirely separate company which will be aimed at the 18 to 25 year old age bracket. The first product to be launched will be bluetooth speakers. Spaced360 has a pipeline of other products in development but there won't be any more in 2014, with the company building up its brand in the UK, with international expansion also something the company is working on.
Orbitsound Limited
5m-0.5m2
14 Apr 2014New Lathe Increases Production - Major European Contract Secured - Business GrowthTenable Screw Company, the Coventry-based manufacturer of precision-turned parts, has installed a new-model sliding-head lathe, the first of its kind in the UK, helping the firm win a major contract. The contract is with a European firm for the supply of 300,000 parts. The company employs 108 staff, 10% of which are apprentices.
Tenable Screw Company Limited
0.2m1084
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Ecommerce

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
15 Apr 2014Sales Increase 13.5% for Online Retailer - Business PerformanceWakefield headquartered womens value online retailer, Bonmarche has increased sales by 13.5% for week period 13. The firm has 263 stores and concessions with a turnover of GBP 170.25m
Bonmarche Limited
170m12m31
16 Apr 2014Profit and Employee Growth - Buyout Success - Business ExpansionDr Martens, the Northamptonshire-based footwear brand, has seen profit and employee growth following a GBP 300m buyout. Leicestershire-based Logson Group has also increased its profits, thanks to acquisitions. Dr Martens is led by CEO David Suddens.
Dr Martens Limited
1
15 Apr 2014New Managing Director - Group Structural Changes - Expansion ExpectedScotts & Co, the Wiltshire-based multi-brand catalogue and online retail group, has appointed Andy Walsham, previously Group Finance Director, as its new Managing Director. Walsham has overseen a number of structural changes within the group and the company is now looking to expand. The group has a turnover of GBP 64.14m and currently employs 338 staff.
Scotts Limited
64m-0.7m3383
15 Apr 2014Growth Target - Business Expansion - Sales of GBP 200m Per AnnumHowden, Yorkshire based online electrical retailer Ebuyer, is planning to become a half a billion pound company. The business operates from a 280,000sq ft warehouse, employs 258 people and currently generates 200m of sales each year.
Ebuyer (Uk) Limited
189m3m2161
16 Apr 2014GBP 25m Sale of Company - Talks Underway with Japanese FirmHome accessories retailer Cath Kidston is in talks regarding a takeover after being offered for sale by its US owner TA Associates for an expected GBP 25m. Potential bidders include Japanese company Fast Retailing and private equity firm L Capital. The GBP 105.4m turnover retailer has 61 stores in the UK and 75 overseas. It employs 750 UK-based staff.
Cath Kidston Group Limited
105m13m7491
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Renewable Energy

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
18 Apr 2014Commercial Director Promoted - Jobs Expected - Business GrowthEco Sustainable Solutions, the Dorset-based organics recycling and renewable energy firm, has promoted Peter Hardy to the role of Commercial Director. The firm is looking to expand its GBP 11m turnover and increase its 47-strong workforce. The company is headed by Trelawney Dampney.
Eco Sustainable Solutions Limited
10m1m472
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Sales

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
15 Apr 2014Sales Increase 13.5% for Online Retailer - Business PerformanceWakefield headquartered womens value online retailer, Bonmarche has increased sales by 13.5% for week period 13. The firm has 263 stores and concessions with a turnover of GBP 170.25m
Bonmarche Limited
170m12m31
16 Apr 2014New Distribution Agreement Secured - Recruiting Sales Staff - GBP 162m TurnoverIT distributor Enta UK has extended its range of products through a new distribution agreement with networking manufacturer, ZTE Corporation, which has operations in 160 countries. Enta UK is currently seeking sales consultants to expand its 114-strong team. The Telford, Shropshire-headquartered firm has increased its turnover by 44% to GBP 162.5m in the last year.
Enta UK Limited
162m3m1141
16 Apr 2014Investment in Sales Personnel - GBP 3.4m of Overseas Contracts Secured - Jobs Created - GBP 3m RevenueSoftware and consultancy Imaginatik secured two contracts together worth GBP 3.4m, in March 2014, with a US-based mutual insurance company and a major European airline. Revenue for the year is expected to be flat, at GBP 2.9m, while losses are expected to increase to GBP 1.45m due to higher investment in sales and consultancy personnel.
Imaginatik Plc
3m-1.3m353
15 Apr 2014Growth Target - Business Expansion - Sales of GBP 200m Per AnnumHowden, Yorkshire based online electrical retailer Ebuyer, is planning to become a half a billion pound company. The business operates from a 280,000sq ft warehouse, employs 258 people and currently generates 200m of sales each year.
Ebuyer (Uk) Limited
189m3m2161
15 Apr 2014Acquires Rural Retreats - Sales of GBP 7.5m - Business ExpansionNewmarket based Holiday Property Bond (HPB) has acquired holiday rental business Rural Retreats. Rural Retreats is based in Draycott, Gloucestershire, and has 85 full and part-time employees. It manages 350 houses across the UK with sales of about 7.5m. HPB currently employs 28 staff in 1 location with a turnover of GBP 1.5m
Hpb Travel Club Limited
2m0.2m281
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International

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
17 Apr 2014UK and International Growth - New Jobs Created - GBP 40m TurnoverNottingham-headquartered Lawrence Automotive Interiors has increased its workforce by 65% to 109 to support business growth. The company manufactures decorative trim components at its base in China and supplies the global Automotive Industry. Turnover has increased to GBP 40m.
Lawrence Automotive Interiors (VMC) Limited
40m-4.8m1092
19 Apr 2014Swindon Distribution To Close - 70 Jobs Lost - Activities StreamlinedTriumph, the Somerset-based lingerie manufacturer, is to close its distribution centre in Swindon, resulting in a loss of 70 jobs. Its distribution services will now be situated in France. The company is streamlining its activities, focusing on reducing costs and efficiency, and currently has 152 employees.
Triumph International Limited
35m1m1527
14 Apr 2014Partnership With International Firm - Company Rebranded - New Bristol OfficeThe 100 Company, the IT recruitment company with offices in Birmingham, London and Manchester, has partnered with international IT and technology recruiter Talent International as it looks to expand into global markets. The company will be rebranded as Talent International and will also launch a new Bristol office.
Talent International
1
17 Apr 2014New stores - International Expansion - Business GrowthLondon based retailer, Uniqlo, owned by Fast Retailing wants to open more stores abroad as it sees turnover growth slow in its home market. The firm has opened its first store in Berlin, Germany and has another due to open in Paris, France. The firm currently employs 532 staff in 11 UK locations with a turnover of GBP 63.02m
Uniqlo (U.K.) Limited
63m-4.1m53211
14 Apr 2014New company and product launched - International expansion - Business GrowthLondon based audio brand, OrbitSound, has created Spaced360 brand, an entirely separate company which will be aimed at the 18 to 25 year old age bracket. The first product to be launched will be bluetooth speakers. Spaced360 has a pipeline of other products in development but there won't be any more in 2014, with the company building up its brand in the UK, with international expansion also something the company is working on.
Orbitsound Limited
5m-0.5m2
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