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Search News : 16th July 2014 - 23rd July 2014

People & Jobs

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Job Gains / Losses

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
18 Jul 2014£7.3m Office Refurbishment - Potential New JobsBristol-based Midas Construction has started work on a £7.3m refurbishment of a 58,000 sq ft city centre building which will be leased to law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards. The contract is expected to create employment opportunities. Midas Construction has turnover of £109.5m and 185 employees.
Midas Construction Limited
£109m£0.1m18510
18 Jul 2014£55m Fundraising - International Expansion Plans - Potential New JobsGreen energy company Intelligent Energy has raised £55m through a flotation. The Leicestershire-headquartered company intends to use the funds raised to pursue international expansion plans. The investment is expected to create employment opportunities at the firm, which has annual turnover of £20.8m and 370 employees.
Intelligent Energy Holdings Public Limited Company
£21m£-29.2m3671
3321 Jul 2014£500,000 Expansion - Targeting £5m Growth in Turnover - 30 New JobsRailway Vehicle Engineering is investing £487,000 in its Derby premises, including a new paint shop, after securing a £165,000 grant . The investment will create 33 jobs and help increase the company's £12m turnover by £5m per year. Roles will be created for project managers, paint shop personnel, engineers, welders and fitters.
Railway Vehicle Engineering Limited
1
26617 Jul 2014£4.5m Investment - New Process Engineering Centre - Creating 400 JobsDoosan Babcock is investing £4.5m in a new Process Engineering Centre in Renfrew, Scotland. The £526.1m turnover company has secured £1.5m funding from Scottish Enterprise to support its expansion, which will create 266 jobs at its headquarters and 114 at other sites in the UK and overseas.
Doosan Babcock Limited
£526m£-20.0m4,3781
16 Jul 2014£30m Export Contract Secured - Business Expansion - New Jobs ExpectedBallymena, Northern Ireland-based Wrightbus International has secured a new £30m contract from SBS Transit in Singapore, to supply 415 double deck buses, its fourth consecutive significant contract from SBS. Wrightbus, which has turnover of £156.5m, will expand its aftermarket organisation as a result of the contract, creating new jobs.
Wrightbus Limited
£157m£4m1,0443
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People & Jobs

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Management Moves

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 Jul 2014£500,000 Expansion - Targeting £5m Growth in Turnover - 30 New JobsRailway Vehicle Engineering is investing £487,000 in its Derby premises, including a new paint shop, after securing a £165,000 grant . The investment will create 33 jobs and help increase the company's £12m turnover by £5m per year. Roles will be created for project managers, paint shop personnel, engineers, welders and fitters.
Railway Vehicle Engineering Limited
1
118 Jul 2014Senior Management Changes - New Managing Director AppointedWarwickshire-headquartered Corporate Rewards, which creates incentive and reward programmes for businesses, has hired David Gould as Managing Director, while Sean Wilkinson has moved into the role of company Chairman.
Corporate Rewards Ltd
1
118 Jul 2014Senior Management Change - New Sales and Marketing DirectorHoliday park operator Park Resorts has appointed Ian Richards as its new Sales and Marketing Director, assuming responsibility from Ritchie Jones. Mr Richards joins the £167.5m turnover company from GLH hotels. Park Resorts operates 41 holiday parks across the UK.
Park Resorts Limited
£167m£-4.1m1,97741
18 Jul 2014Restructuring - 40 Jobs Lost - Management ChangesOxfordshire-based Caterham Sports is restructuring in order to secure the Formula 1 team's long-term future, following its sale to a Swiss-Middle Eastern group. Caterham has laid off 40 staff from its 350-strong workforce, including heads of departments. Senior appointments have also been made and its 2014 car is being updated.
Caterham Sports Limited
£47m£5m2762
18 Jul 2014New Senior Role Created - Business Development Director AppointedAlternative Bridging Corporation has appointed Tanya Elmaz to the new role of Business Development Director. The London-based firm provides short term secured lending. It has a turnover of £4.8m.
Alternative Bridging Corporation Limited
£5m£0.3m1
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Headquarters & Premises

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Office Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
221 Jul 2014£3.8m Investment - Opening Two New Offices - Doubling WorkforceCrowdcube, a rapidly-growing crowdfunding firm, has secured a £3.8m investment and is opening offices in London and Scotland. It is doubling its workforce to 50 as part of the expansion. Crowdcube has its head office in Exeter, Devon.
Crowdcube Limited
£0.0m£-0.0m72
118 Jul 2014Spanish Company Expands Into UK - Opens London Office - Creates JobsTSS-Transport Simulation Systems, the developer of the Aimsun and Aumsun online traffic software, has opened a UK office in London, creating new jobs. The Spanish firm now has offices in Barcelona, London, Paris, New York and Sydney.
TSS-Transport Simulation Systems Ltd
1
118 Jul 2014Relocating to Larger Headquarters - £7.3m Office Refurbishment - Potential New JobsLaw firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards is moving into 58,000 sq ft offices in Bristol following a £7.3m refurbishment being carried out by Midas Construction. New jobs are expected at the new office, which will provide space to support future growth.
Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP
1
17 Jul 2014Opening New Depot - Creating 150 JobsExpress delivery firm DPD is planning to open a 60,000sq ft depot at Skypark in East Devon. The depot, which is part of the initial phase of development at the 1.4m sq ft business park will employ 147 people. DPD is a subsidiary of Geopost, a £396.9m turnover company with 4,660 employees.
DPD (UK) Limited
45
118 Jul 2014Opening London Sales Office - Creating JobsExeter-headquartered Stormfront is opening a London sales office, creating new jobs. The £36.7m company, which sells Apple computer products, has 23 stores across the UK and employs more than 230 staff.
Stormfront Retail Limited
£37m£0.5m1771
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Headquarters & Premises

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Industrial Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 Jul 2014£500,000 Expansion - Targeting £5m Growth in Turnover - 30 New JobsRailway Vehicle Engineering is investing £487,000 in its Derby premises, including a new paint shop, after securing a £165,000 grant . The investment will create 33 jobs and help increase the company's £12m turnover by £5m per year. Roles will be created for project managers, paint shop personnel, engineers, welders and fitters.
Railway Vehicle Engineering Limited
1
117 Jul 2014£4.5m Investment - New Process Engineering Centre - Creating 400 JobsDoosan Babcock is investing £4.5m in a new Process Engineering Centre in Renfrew, Scotland. The £526.1m turnover company has secured £1.5m funding from Scottish Enterprise to support its expansion, which will create 266 jobs at its headquarters and 114 at other sites in the UK and overseas.
Doosan Babcock Limited
£526m£-20.0m4,3781
122 Jul 2014£1m Investment - New 43,100 sq ft Production Site - 25 New JobsDoor manufacturer Express Bi-Folding Doors is investing £1m in machinery and creating 25 jobs. The company is consolidating two sites in Leeds, to a new 43,097 sq ft production site in the city. Express has 129 staff, 4 UK showrooms, and expects turnover to increase to £20m in 2014/15.
Express Bi Folding Doors Limited
£13m£1m1063
118 Jul 2014£150,000 Port Expansion - Creating JobsKingsferry Wharf in Burton Stather, North Lincolnshire, is investing £150,000 to extend its warehouse facilities by 415 square metres. The investment will create seven new jobs. The company, which currently employs 10 staff, has already doubled the handling capacity at the port, in a £500,000 investment in 2013.
Kingsferry Wharf - (Rsl) Ltd
1
1118 Jul 2014£100,000 Growth Funding - £1m Investment in New Factory - Creating JobsCyber-Weld, an innovative engineering company, is planning to move from 6,500 sq ft premises in Long Itchington, Warwickshire, into a purpose-built 15,000 sq ft factory in Southam, Warwickshire. The company has received a £100,000 grant toward the £1m expansion, and is expected to increase its 14-strong team.
Cyber-Weld Limited
1
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Headquarters & Premises

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Retail Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
118 Jul 2014Relocating Showroom - Business Expansion Plans - New Jobs ExpectedCapricorn Blinds, a blinds, curtains and shutters maker, is moving its showroom from Birmingham to 2,900 sq ft of space at Parkgate Retail complex near Solihull. The move will support future business expansion and is expected to create new jobs.
Capricorn Blinds Limited
1
121 Jul 2014Opens Bromsgrove Store - Nationwide Expansion - Creating JobsTrade tools and hardware retailer Screwfix has opened its first store in Bromsgrove, West Midlands, expanding its UK chain of stores to 347. Twelve jobs have been created at the Bromsgrove store. The £577m turnover company is continuing to expand nationwide.
Screwfix Direct Ltd
£577m£40m2140
117 Jul 2014Opening £1.5m Warehouse - 60 New JobsJTF Wholesale is planning to open a 44,000 sq ft discount outlet in Walsall, West Midlands, in 2014. Around 60 new jobs will be created by the £1.5m investment. The company has 12 other branches in the UK and sells goods including clothing, furniture and DIY items.
JTF Wholesale Limited
£61m£2m65012
121 Jul 2014Opening Clacton Store - 70 New JobsB & M Retail Limited is opening a new discount superstore in Clacton, Essex, as part of its on-going expansion. The £935.2m turnover company expects to create 70 jobs at the new store. B & M has 380 stores in the UK and employs 17,000 people.
B & M Retail Limited
£935m£88m11,374371
17 Jul 2014Ongoing Expansion - Opening Essex Store - 40 New JobsBudget supermarket Aldi is opening a store in Benfleet, Essex, in autumn 2014, as part of its on-going UK expansion strategy. Forty jobs will be created at the new store, which will help to meet growing demand from UK customers. Aldi has annual turnover of £3.88bn and 11,800 employees across the UK.
Aldi Stores Limited
£3,885m£172m11,799377
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Headquarters & Premises

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Educational Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
118 Jul 2014Opening New Nursery - Creating 20 JobsLearning Curve, a Lancashire nursery group, is opening its fourth nursery. It will create 20 jobs at the new nursery, which will be located in Blackpool.
Learning Curve Nursery Group
1
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Headquarters & Premises

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Leisure Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
118 Jul 2014Opening Sheffield Pub - Creating 40 Jobs in 2015Brewer and pub operator Greene King is opening a new Hungry Horse pub and restaurant in Sheffield in January 2015, creating 40 new jobs. Greene King has a turnover of £1.19bn and 22,4320 employees.
Greene King PLC
£1,195m£229m22,4321
121 Jul 2014Major Pub Building Programme - 30 New Jobs in WalesMarston's is creating 30 jobs at a new pub and restaurant in Haverfordwest, Wales, with construction due for completion in October 2014. Marston's Inns and Taverns owns and operates 500 pubs across England and Wales and plans to build a further 60 venues over three years creating substantial business and employment opportunities.
Marston's Plc
£783m£147m22,400
21 Jul 2014Major Leisure Complex Planned - 200 Potential New JobsShropshire Council's development plan for the county includes a major leisure complex in Ellesmere which could create 200 jobs. The complex would include a marina, housing, hotel restaurant and leisure spa.
Shropshire Council
1
122 Jul 2014Casino Expansion - Creating 130 JobsCasino 36 Ltd has secured a licence which will allow it to expand its already successful Rubicon casino in Wolverhampton. The £4m expansion will create a new venue and 133 jobs.
Casino 36 Limited
1
118 Jul 2014Business Expansion - Opening New Restaurant - Creating 30 JobsRetro-style restaurant Ed's Easy Diner is opening a new restaurant in Sunderland in September 2014, adding 20 full-time and 10 part-time staff to its 450-strong team. The expanding, £17.6m turnover company is headquartered in London.
Ed's Easy Diner Group Limited
£18m£0.2m4551
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Headquarters & Premises

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Hotel Development Projects

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 Jul 2014Major Leisure Complex Planned - 200 Potential New JobsShropshire Council's development plan for the county includes a major leisure complex in Ellesmere which could create 200 jobs. The complex would include a marina, housing, hotel restaurant and leisure spa.
Shropshire Council
1
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Headquarters & Premises

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Call Centres

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
16 Jul 2014Acquired by Neptis Group - Relaunched Vitel contact centre - 120 New jobsGlasgow based call centre, Bellcom Worldwide has been acquired by Neptis Group and will be relaunching as Vitel, creating 120 new jobs.
Bellcom Worldwide Limited
1
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Growth

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Plant & Vehicles Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
16 Jul 2014Fleet Expansion Programme - £6m Investment - Creating 12 JobsRefood UK, a Doncaster-based food waste recycler, has invested £700,000 to expand its collection fleet and create 12 jobs. The company is doubling capacity at the Doncaster plant in a £6m project. It is planning to invest in a further 50 vehicles nationwide and also has sites in Widnes, Nuneaton and Dagenham.
Refood UK Limited
2
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Growth

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Turnover Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 Jul 2014£500,000 Expansion - Targeting £5m Growth in Turnover - 30 New JobsRailway Vehicle Engineering is investing £487,000 in its Derby premises, including a new paint shop, after securing a £165,000 grant . The investment will create 33 jobs and help increase the company's £12m turnover by £5m per year. Roles will be created for project managers, paint shop personnel, engineers, welders and fitters.
Railway Vehicle Engineering Limited
1
22 Jul 2014£1m Investment - New 43,100 sq ft Production Site - 25 New JobsDoor manufacturer Express Bi-Folding Doors is investing £1m in machinery and creating 25 jobs. The company is consolidating two sites in Leeds, to a new 43,097 sq ft production site in the city. Express has 129 staff, 4 UK showrooms, and expects turnover to increase to £20m in 2014/15.
Express Bi Folding Doors Limited
£13m£1m1063
17 Jul 2014Revenues Up 24% to £2.7bn - Online and International GrowthNottinghamshire-headquartered sports retailer Sports Direct increased its revenues by 24% to £2.7bn in the year to April 2014. Online revenue increased by 27% and pre-tax profits increased by 20% to £249.3m.. The company accelerated its European expansion during the year, including acquisitions in Austria and the Baltic region.
Sports Direct International PLC
£2,186m£213m14,076560
17 Jul 2014Expands through Acquisition - 20 New Jobs - £30m Turnover TargetOrchard Valley Foods, a food ingredients business located in Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, has acquired Daventry-based Food Ingredients International. Orchard Valley Foods employs 54 people at its 25,000 sq ft base, and will recruit a further 20 temporary staff in 2014. Turnover is expected to grow from £16.5m to £30m in four years.
Orchard Valley Foods Limited
£12m£0.7m541
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New Business Wins & Company Awards

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Contracts, Orders

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 Jul 2014£Multi-million Orders Expected - Exporting Watchkeeper DronesDefence electronics company Thales UK expects to receive overseas orders worth hundreds of millions of pounds for its Watchkeeper unmanned aircraft system from 2015. The France-headquartered company employs 7,820 staff in the UK and has 11 main locations.
Thales Electronics Limited
£-1.2m7,82011
18 Jul 2014£7.3m Office Refurbishment - Potential New JobsBristol-based Midas Construction has started work on a £7.3m refurbishment of a 58,000 sq ft city centre building which will be leased to law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards. The contract is expected to create employment opportunities. Midas Construction has turnover of £109.5m and 185 employees.
Midas Construction Limited
£109m£0.1m18510
21 Jul 2014£6.7m Contract Secured - Building Hertfordshire Care HomeISG has secured a £6.7m project to construct a new 75-bed care home for Quantum Care in Letchworth, Hertfordshire. London-headquartered ISG has annual turnover of £1.28bn and 2,450 employees.
ISG Plc
£1,284m£3m2,4492
16 Jul 2014£30m Export Contract Secured - Business Expansion - New Jobs ExpectedBallymena, Northern Ireland-based Wrightbus International has secured a new £30m contract from SBS Transit in Singapore, to supply 415 double deck buses, its fourth consecutive significant contract from SBS. Wrightbus, which has turnover of £156.5m, will expand its aftermarket organisation as a result of the contract, creating new jobs.
Wrightbus Limited
£157m£4m1,0443
21 Jul 2014£1bn Orders Secured - Major Export Deals - Creating Jobs In BelfastBombardier has secured five orders, together worth £1bn, for its new CSeries aircraft, including export orders from airlines in China, Jordan, Abu Dhabi and Latvia. The CSeries aircraft wing programme will employ 800 people at Bombardier Belfast site when it reaches full productions.
Bombardier Aerospace Europe Limited
23
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New Business Wins & Company Awards

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Awards

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
18 Jul 2014Rapid International Growth - £19m Turnover - New Jobs ExpectedNorwich-headquartered offshore technology firm EV has grown strongly overseas, helping turnover increase from under £1m to £19m-plus in four years. In recognition of its rapid growth the firm has received a Queen's Award for International Trade. The company employs nearly 100 staff worldwide and further jobs are expected as it continues to expand.
E.V. Offshore Limited
£11m£0.7m691
18 Jul 2014Award for South Devon Export Network - Supporting International TradeSouth Devon Export Network, a partnership between Torbay Development Agency and UK Trade & Investment, is supporting businesses across South Devon to expand their markets overseas. It has received the Enterprising Britain Award 2014 in the Support for Exporting category.
Torbay Development Agency
1
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Mergers & Acquisitions

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Mergers, Acquisitions & Flotations

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
18 Jul 2014£55m Fundraising - International Expansion Plans - Potential New JobsGreen energy company Intelligent Energy has raised £55m through a flotation. The Leicestershire-headquartered company intends to use the funds raised to pursue international expansion plans. The investment is expected to create employment opportunities at the firm, which has annual turnover of £20.8m and 370 employees.
Intelligent Energy Holdings Public Limited Company
£21m£-29.2m3671
21 Jul 2014Stake Acquired by US Group - Developing Production OperationsA 6.4% stake in broadcaster ITV has been purchased by US-based cable group Liberty Global from BSkyB, prompting speculation that a takeover bid could follow. The move follows ITV's strategy to develop its production arm and become less reliant on advertising for revenue. London-headquartered ITV has £2.39bn turnover and 4,260 employees.
ITV Plc
£2,389m£546m4,2574
18 Jul 2014Management Buyout - Growth InvestmentH Peel & Sons, a Dewsbury, Yorkshire-based commercial interiors firm, has undergone a management buyout supported by Seneca Partners. Managers Dominic Brogan and Andrew Pollock have invested alongside Seneca with a view to expanding and developing the business.
H. Peel & Sons Limited
1
17 Jul 2014Expands through Acquisition - 20 New Jobs - £30m Turnover TargetOrchard Valley Foods, a food ingredients business located in Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, has acquired Daventry-based Food Ingredients International. Orchard Valley Foods employs 54 people at its 25,000 sq ft base, and will recruit a further 20 temporary staff in 2014. Turnover is expected to grow from £16.5m to £30m in four years.
Orchard Valley Foods Limited
£12m£0.7m541
18 Jul 2014Acquires Nordic Recycling - Business growthBerkshire headquartered Sita UK has acquired Nordic Recycling, as part of a long-term agreement between the two groups. The partnership also involves the creation of a major recycling and resource management hub based at the Port of Tilbury on the River Thames.
Sita UK Ltd
£289m£-1.0m3,19217
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Budgets & Expenditure

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IT

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
16 Jul 2014Awards £10 million IT contract - Healthcare assessmentsThe Department for Work and Pensions has awarded a £10m IT contract to Atos to continue providing IT for controversial work capability tests despite paying to exit contract early. Atos is due to exit its DWP contract for health and disability assessments by February 2015, instead of the original end date in August 2015.
Department for Work and Pensions
5
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Companies Receiving Investment

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Venture Capital

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
18 Jul 201414m Dollars Fundraising - International Expansion - New Employment OpportunitiesJobandtalent, a recruitment software developer, is raising 14m dollars to fund expansion in the UK, Spain and Latin America and also in the US, a new market for the firm. New jobs are expected at the London and Madrid-headquartered firm, as a result of the investment.
Jobandtalent UK Limited
1
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Companies Receiving Investment

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Private Equity / Bank Funding

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 Jul 2014£500,000 Expansion - Targeting £5m Growth in Turnover - 30 New JobsRailway Vehicle Engineering is investing £487,000 in its Derby premises, including a new paint shop, after securing a £165,000 grant . The investment will create 33 jobs and help increase the company's £12m turnover by £5m per year. Roles will be created for project managers, paint shop personnel, engineers, welders and fitters.
Railway Vehicle Engineering Limited
1
17 Jul 2014£4.5m Investment - New Process Engineering Centre - Creating 400 JobsDoosan Babcock is investing £4.5m in a new Process Engineering Centre in Renfrew, Scotland. The £526.1m turnover company has secured £1.5m funding from Scottish Enterprise to support its expansion, which will create 266 jobs at its headquarters and 114 at other sites in the UK and overseas.
Doosan Babcock Limited
£526m£-20.0m4,3781
18 Jul 2014£3m Funding - International expansion - Business growthLuton based provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, Chargemaster, has raised £3m in funding. The company intends to use the funds to strengthen its position in the UK market and fund expansion into the European EV charging market. The irm employs 27 staff with a turnover of £3.60m
Chargemaster Plc
£4m£-0.4m271
21 Jul 2014£2.2m Funding - Business growthHampshire based lighting manufacturer PhotonStar LED Group has conditionally raised £2.2m. The proceeds will be used to maximise the commercial opportunities for the companys Halcyon system. The firm currently employs 121 staff with a turnover of £9.42m
Photonstar Led Group Plc
£9m£-0.7m1211
21 Jul 2014£100m investment - From KKR - Business growthNorthwich based online retailer The Hut Group is set to receive £100m for a 20% stake in the company from Boots owner and private equity firm KKR. Te firm currently employs 485 in 3 locations with a turnover of £157.19m
The Hut Group Limited
£157m£2m4853
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Performance & Profits

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Profits

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
17 Jul 2014Revenues Up 24% to £2.7bn - Online and International GrowthNottinghamshire-headquartered sports retailer Sports Direct increased its revenues by 24% to £2.7bn in the year to April 2014. Online revenue increased by 27% and pre-tax profits increased by 20% to £249.3m.. The company accelerated its European expansion during the year, including acquisitions in Austria and the Baltic region.
Sports Direct International PLC
£2,186m£213m14,076560
18 Jul 2014Pre tax profits increase - Business performanceEast Lancashire travel firm Lastminute.com has increased pre tax profits due to a surge in last minute bookings. Revenue dropped to £73.6m but pre tax profit increased to £20.9m.
Lastminute.Com Limited
£-0.2m2,2288
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Performance & Profits

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Business Performance

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
17 Jul 2014Revenues Up 24% to £2.7bn - Online and International GrowthNottinghamshire-headquartered sports retailer Sports Direct increased its revenues by 24% to £2.7bn in the year to April 2014. Online revenue increased by 27% and pre-tax profits increased by 20% to £249.3m.. The company accelerated its European expansion during the year, including acquisitions in Austria and the Baltic region.
Sports Direct International PLC
£2,186m£213m14,076560
18 Jul 2014Relocating to Larger Headquarters - £7.3m Office Refurbishment - Potential New JobsLaw firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards is moving into 58,000 sq ft offices in Bristol following a £7.3m refurbishment being carried out by Midas Construction. New jobs are expected at the new office, which will provide space to support future growth.
Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP
1
18 Jul 2014Pre tax profits increase - Business performanceEast Lancashire travel firm Lastminute.com has increased pre tax profits due to a surge in last minute bookings. Revenue dropped to £73.6m but pre tax profit increased to £20.9m.
Lastminute.Com Limited
£-0.2m2,2288
18 Jul 2014Placed Into Administrationi - 90 Jobs at RiskTeknoflex Interconnect Solutions, an East Sussex manufacturer of flexible circuit boards, has been placed into administration following difficult trading conditions and overseas competition. Ninety jobs are at risk.
Teknoflex Interconnect Solutions Limited (In Administration)
1
18 Jul 2014International and UK Growth - Major Factory Expansion - Creating JobsClothing company Cut4cloth Ltd, which trades as Frugi, is trebling the size of its Cornwall base, adding 8,000 sq ft of space and creating jobs. Since its launch in 2004 the company has achieved annual growth of 40%. It was recognised for its international trade achievements in the 2014 Queen's Awards.
Cut4cloth Ltd
1
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Performance & Profits

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Products and Services

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 Jul 2014Redundancies - Business changeEdinburgh based loan company Cheque Centre is to lose jobs at its city headquarters despite a cut-price rental deal with the council. The firm which employs 180 staff is in consultation with staff about redundancies as it is withdrawing from Payday lending.
Cheque Centres Limited
£356m£-5.3m1,3532
17 Jul 2014New premises - New product and - Business growthMilton Keynes headquartered software company ReadSoft UK has moved to new offices in the town following a period of growth and expansion. The firm has expanded with the launch of new product and services. The firm currently employs 39 staff with a turnover of £7.47m
Readsoft Limited
£7m£0.6m391
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Hot Topic

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Sales

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
18 Jul 2014Senior Management Change - New Sales and Marketing DirectorHoliday park operator Park Resorts has appointed Ian Richards as its new Sales and Marketing Director, assuming responsibility from Ritchie Jones. Mr Richards joins the £167.5m turnover company from GLH hotels. Park Resorts operates 41 holiday parks across the UK.
Park Resorts Limited
£167m£-4.1m1,97741
18 Jul 2014New Senior Role Created - Business Development Director AppointedAlternative Bridging Corporation has appointed Tanya Elmaz to the new role of Business Development Director. The London-based firm provides short term secured lending. It has a turnover of £4.8m.
Alternative Bridging Corporation Limited
£5m£0.3m1
21 Jul 2014New Head of Sales - Management MovesFareham, Hampshire based Zurich has appointed a new Head of Sales for Scotland and Northern Ireland, Alan Ferguson, who will be responsible for leading and developing Zurichs relationships.
Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
£46,081m12
18 Jul 2014New Business Development and OEM Sales Manager - Business growthMerseyside based Glen Dimplex Home Appliances has appointed Tristan Edwards as its new Business Development and OEM Sales Manager, reporting to Sales and Marketing Director David Garden. The firm currently employ 1048 staff with a turnover of £128.38m
Glen Dimplex Home Appliances Limited
£128m£10m1,0482
18 Jul 2014Increased export sales - Business performanceBlackburn, Lancashire based Vision Support Services, which supplies linens, bedding, office furniture and also helps retailers and suppliers source products, has increased export sales by 81% over the last 2 years. The firm currently employs 81 staff in 8 locations with a turnover of £31.19m
Vision Support Services Group Limited
£31m£0.4m818
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Hot Topic

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International

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 Jul 2014£Multi-million Orders Expected - Exporting Watchkeeper DronesDefence electronics company Thales UK expects to receive overseas orders worth hundreds of millions of pounds for its Watchkeeper unmanned aircraft system from 2015. The France-headquartered company employs 7,820 staff in the UK and has 11 main locations.
Thales Electronics Limited
£-1.2m7,82011
18 Jul 2014£55m Fundraising - International Expansion Plans - Potential New JobsGreen energy company Intelligent Energy has raised £55m through a flotation. The Leicestershire-headquartered company intends to use the funds raised to pursue international expansion plans. The investment is expected to create employment opportunities at the firm, which has annual turnover of £20.8m and 370 employees.
Intelligent Energy Holdings Public Limited Company
£21m£-29.2m3671
17 Jul 2014£4.5m Investment - New Process Engineering Centre - Creating 400 JobsDoosan Babcock is investing £4.5m in a new Process Engineering Centre in Renfrew, Scotland. The £526.1m turnover company has secured £1.5m funding from Scottish Enterprise to support its expansion, which will create 266 jobs at its headquarters and 114 at other sites in the UK and overseas.
Doosan Babcock Limited
£526m£-20.0m4,3781
16 Jul 2014£30m Export Contract Secured - Business Expansion - New Jobs ExpectedBallymena, Northern Ireland-based Wrightbus International has secured a new £30m contract from SBS Transit in Singapore, to supply 415 double deck buses, its fourth consecutive significant contract from SBS. Wrightbus, which has turnover of £156.5m, will expand its aftermarket organisation as a result of the contract, creating new jobs.
Wrightbus Limited
£157m£4m1,0443
21 Jul 2014£1bn Orders Secured - Major Export Deals - Creating Jobs In BelfastBombardier has secured five orders, together worth £1bn, for its new CSeries aircraft, including export orders from airlines in China, Jordan, Abu Dhabi and Latvia. The CSeries aircraft wing programme will employ 800 people at Bombardier Belfast site when it reaches full productions.
Bombardier Aerospace Europe Limited
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Ecommerce

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
17 Jul 2014Revenues Up 24% to £2.7bn - Online and International GrowthNottinghamshire-headquartered sports retailer Sports Direct increased its revenues by 24% to £2.7bn in the year to April 2014. Online revenue increased by 27% and pre-tax profits increased by 20% to £249.3m.. The company accelerated its European expansion during the year, including acquisitions in Austria and the Baltic region.
Sports Direct International PLC
£2,186m£213m14,076560
16 Jul 2014Increase profits - £30m Investment - Business expansionStoke on Trent based online gambling firm Bet365 has invested £30m into new headquarters in Etruria due to open in 2016. The firm has had a record growth in profits and employed 100 staff in the past 12 months. The firm currently employs 2564 staff with a turnover of £993.43m
Bet365 Group Limited
£993m£145m2,2001
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Renewable Energy

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
17 Jul 2014New wind farm - 750 New jobs - Business expansionCoventry based energy firm Eon has been granted permission to build a £2bn wind farm between 8 and 15 miles off the coast of Brighton and Hove. The Rampion Offshore Wind Farm is expected to create 750 jobs and generate enough electricity to power about 450,000 homes.
E.ON UK Plc
£2,003m£3m1,88467
16 Jul 2014Fleet Expansion Programme - £6m Investment - Creating 12 JobsRefood UK, a Doncaster-based food waste recycler, has invested £700,000 to expand its collection fleet and create 12 jobs. The company is doubling capacity at the Doncaster plant in a £6m project. It is planning to invest in a further 50 vehicles nationwide and also has sites in Widnes, Nuneaton and Dagenham.
Refood UK Limited
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