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Search News : 24th August 2014 - 31st August 2014

People & Jobs

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Job Gains / Losses

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
1026 Aug 2014£8m of New Contracts - £1m Expansion - 10 New JobsMec Com, a precision sheet metal specialist is exploiting the growth in offshore wind after it secured £8m of new contracts with Siemens and ALSTOM Grid. Mec Com, which employs 120 people at its Hixon, Staffordshire, base has used the influx in new business to drive a £1m investment into a second facility and recruited 10 new staff.
Mec Com Limited
£10m£0.4m1501
26 Aug 2014£850,000 Investment in New Premises - Strong Order Book - New Jobs ExpectedStaffordshire-based component manufacturer Staffordshire Precision Engineering is investing £850,000 in a new 28,000 sq ft unit to help it fulfil its strong order book. The company, which has 43 employees and turnover of £3m, expanded after securing bank funding and regional growth funding. New jobs are expected.
Staffordshire Precision Engineering Limited
431
10029 Aug 2014£5m Kidderminster factory - 100 New Jobs - Company GrowthAmtek Auto Group is to build a new £5 million factory in Kidderminster creating 100 new jobs. The foundry plant will manufacture aluminium components, and work to convert the vacant buildings at the site will start later this summer, with production due to start by the end of 2014. Amtek has 65 centres around the world and is headquartered in India. Laurence Hurley, chief operating officer for Amtek International
Amtek Investments (Uk) Limited
£-0.0m42
27 Aug 2014£33m Investment - New Care Facility - Creating JobsRichmond Care Villages, part of private healthcare provider Bupa, has selected BAM Construction to build a £33m residential care facility in Oxfordshire. The 9.9-acre facility will provide accommodation for 240 residents and create a significant number of jobs. Bupa has a turnover of £9bn and employs 52,400 staff.
British United Provident Association Limited(The)
£9,059m40,00012
28 Aug 2014£3.7m Grant Secured - Major Housebuilding Programme - Employment Opportunities ExpectedHousing association Spire Homes has secured a £3.7m grant to build 180 new homes in Rutland and Northamptonshire. The development is expected to create employment opportunities at the £24m turnover company. Spire Homes has approximately 100 employees.
Spire Homes (LG) Limited
£24m£7m943
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People & Jobs

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Management Moves

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
128 Aug 2014Recruiting Staff - IT and Communications RolesAlloa-headquartered Police Scotland is recruiting IT and communications staff. It is seeking an intranet manager, two communications officers and a corporate communications officer.
Police Scotland
1
128 Aug 2014Management Moves - Business growthLondon based DTZ has recruited a new Facilities Manager for its Newcastle office. David Benwell will be responsible for facilities management services to DTZ's managed properties throughout the North East. The firm currently employs 4720 staff with a turnover of £341.28m
Dtz Holdings Plc
£341m4,7201
229 Aug 2014Further Job Losses - £124,000 Funding SecuredBury Hospice is to receive £124,000 from the NHS to fund a number of services. The hospice is replacing three clinical manager posts with one nursing manager and is making some complementary therapy, nursing, catering and fundraising roles redundant. Services are being reduced.
Bury Hospice
£3m542
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People & Jobs

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Outsourcing

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
28 Aug 2014Outsourced website management - Increased sales - Business performance.Manchester based sports supplement retailer, Bodybuilding Warehouse has seen a 143% increase in converted clicks and a 38% reduction in average cost per click on its website by outsourcing to Space 48. The firm is aiming to hit £1m sales per month with international expansion into Ireland, France and Germany.
Bodybuilding Warehouse
1
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Headquarters & Premises

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Office Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
28 Aug 2014£14m Studio Expansion - New Jobs ExpectedNorthern Ireland Screen Commission is doubling production space at the Titanic Studios in Belfast in a £14m expansion which is expected to create employment opportunities. A further 100,000 square foot of facilities will be created by developer Titanic Quarter Ltd.
Northern Ireland Screen Commission
£16m261
129 Aug 2014New headquarters - New partnership - Business growthA new chain of Netto supermarkets is set to have its headquarters in Wakefield, and is to launch 15 new stores across the UK with Sainsburys. The new stores will have their distribution centre in Scunthorpe. The firm currently employs 2700 staff with a turnover of £723.97m
Netto Foodstores Limited
£724m£22m2,700193
26 Aug 2014Expansion of Depot Network - European Leader - GBP £27.7m TurnoverThe Abbotshurst Group Plc, Europe's largest independent volume cash carrying company, has increased its network of UK depots to eight and is continuing to expand. The Uttoxeter, Staffordshire headquartered firm has increased its turnover by 9.6% to £27.7m, while employee numbers have grown to 707. Further jobs are expected due to business growth.
The Abbotshurst Group Public Limited Company
£28m£3m7072
128 Aug 201460 Job losses - Firm closureInternational life sciences company, Alere Technologies based in Stirling, which makes heart disease diagnostic devices is to close with the loss of 60 jobs following a strategic review of the ailing US holding company. The firm received £31.2m in public support during its lifetime will close its CardioSense site. The firm has a turnover of £5.81m
Alere Technologies Limited
£6m£-2.7m831
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Headquarters & Premises

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Industrial Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
126 Aug 2014£8m of New Contracts - £1m Expansion - 10 New JobsMec Com, a precision sheet metal specialist is exploiting the growth in offshore wind after it secured £8m of new contracts with Siemens and ALSTOM Grid. Mec Com, which employs 120 people at its Hixon, Staffordshire, base has used the influx in new business to drive a £1m investment into a second facility and recruited 10 new staff.
Mec Com Limited
£10m£0.4m1501
126 Aug 2014£850,000 Investment in New Premises - Strong Order Book - New Jobs ExpectedStaffordshire-based component manufacturer Staffordshire Precision Engineering is investing £850,000 in a new 28,000 sq ft unit to help it fulfil its strong order book. The company, which has 43 employees and turnover of £3m, expanded after securing bank funding and regional growth funding. New jobs are expected.
Staffordshire Precision Engineering Limited
431
129 Aug 2014£5m Kidderminster factory - 100 New Jobs - Company GrowthAmtek Auto Group is to build a new £5 million factory in Kidderminster creating 100 new jobs. The foundry plant will manufacture aluminium components, and work to convert the vacant buildings at the site will start later this summer, with production due to start by the end of 2014. Amtek has 65 centres around the world and is headquartered in India. Laurence Hurley, chief operating officer for Amtek International
Amtek Investments (Uk) Limited
£-0.0m42
128 Aug 2014£14m Studio Expansion - New Jobs ExpectedNorthern Ireland Screen Commission is doubling production space at the Titanic Studios in Belfast in a £14m expansion which is expected to create employment opportunities. A further 100,000 square foot of facilities will be created by developer Titanic Quarter Ltd.
Northern Ireland Screen Commission
£16m261
126 Aug 2014West Midlands Depot Opened - Potential New Jobs - International Business GrowthBradford-headquartered logistics company Redhead International has opened a 21,000 sq ft facility in Tamworth, Staffordshire. The £30m turnover company has increased its turnover to record levels and is developing new business opportunities in the Midlands region, potentially creating jobs. Demand for its services to Germany, France and Ireland is expected to grow.
Redhead Freight Limited
£30m£1m2067
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Headquarters & Premises

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Retail Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
128 Aug 2014£150,000 Investment - Opening Wine Bar - Creating JobsSalut Wines is opening a wine bar and merchants in Manchester, in a £150,000 investment. The company, established by Jon and Sara Saunby, has secured a loan from Business Finance Solutions. The new premises will open in August 2014, creating employment opportunities.
Salut Wines
1
128 Aug 2014Opening Peterborough Store - 100 New JobsMore than 1,200 people have applied for up to 100 jobs at a soon-to-open Waitrose supermarket in Peterborough. The new store, which is currently under construction, will replace an existing Waitrose store in Peterborough.
Waitrose Ltd
£5,416m£264m43,000241
128 Aug 2014Opening New Store - Creating Employment OpportunitiesRetailers Next and Marks and Spencer are opening new stores at Wheatley Retail Park in Doncaster, creating more than 60 new jobs. Next, which already has a smaller unit at Wheatley is to upsize into a 23,518 square foot unit.
Next PLC
£3,563m£695m50,000500
128 Aug 2014Opening New Store - Creating Employment OpportunitiesRetailers Marks and Spencer and Next, are opening new stores at Wheatley Retail Park in Doncaster, creating more than 60 new jobs. Marks & Spencer Simply Food is taking a 12,502 square foot unit at Wheatley Retail Park.
Marks And Spencer P.L.C.
£10,027m£756m57,518710
27 Aug 2014New Supermarket - Funded by Standard Life - Business growthLondon based Opus Land will be developing a second Waitrose store in the West Midlands. The 28,000 sq ft Solihull development will be managed by Opus Land, funded by Standard Life Investments and will also be leased to Waitrose on a twenty-year term.
Opus Land Limited
5
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Headquarters & Premises

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Healthcare Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
127 Aug 2014£33m Investment - New Care Facility - Creating JobsRichmond Care Villages, part of private healthcare provider Bupa, has selected BAM Construction to build a £33m residential care facility in Oxfordshire. The 9.9-acre facility will provide accommodation for 240 residents and create a significant number of jobs. Bupa has a turnover of £9bn and employs 52,400 staff.
British United Provident Association Limited(The)
£9,059m40,00012
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Headquarters & Premises

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Educational Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
28 Aug 2014New contract - Bradford College - Business growthHertfordshire based building contractor, BAM Construct has been appointed to build a £10m advanced technologies centre for Bradford College. BAM is aiming for an Excellent rating through sustainability scheme BREEAM, with features to include solar panels, a bio-diverse roof and super-efficient plant. The firm currently employs 2233 staff with a turnover of £839.50m
Bam Construct UK Limited
£840m£9m2,2331
26 Aug 2014GBP 10m Specialist Technical College - Contract Secured - Principal AppointedBedfordshire-based construction group Kier has been appointed as the contractor to build a GBP 10m specialist college for scientific research, engineering and computing In Oxfordshire.The college on the Great Western Park estate will be the first of its kind in the county. Owain Johns has been appointed as principal.
Kier Group PLC
£1,943m£49m10,45516
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Headquarters & Premises

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Public Service Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
28 Aug 2014£150m Expansion - £9m Terminal Upgrade - New Jobs ExpectedBristol Airport is planning to open an extended terminal building by summer 2015 following a £8.6m upgrade, as part of a wider £150m expansion programme. The investment programme will allow the £65m turnover company to handle 10 million passengers a year at the airport. New jobs are expected.
Bristol Airport Limited
£65m£26m2152
128 Aug 2014Picture House To Close - 7 Job LossesThe Picture House, a community-run cinema in Campbeltown, Scotland, is to close in August 2014 with the loss of seven jobs, because of the need for substantial improvement.
The Picture House, Campbeltown, Ltd
1
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Headquarters & Premises

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Leisure Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
128 Aug 2014Opening Restaurant in Motherwell - 50 New JobsAmerican fast-food chain KFC has been given the ­go-ahead to build a drive through restaurant in the centre of Motherwell which is expected to open in 2015. KFC is investing £1.3million in the development at Motherwell Shopping Centre which will also create 50 new jobs.
Kentucky Fried Chicken (Great Britain) Limited
£423m£43m25722
126 Aug 2014New Manchester Restaurant - GBP 750k Expansion - 4,000 Sq Ft - Business ExpansionBird & Beast, the Leeds-based rotisserie restaurant, is spending GBP 750k opening a second site in Manchester. The new premises will total 4,000 sq ft and is expected to open in February 2015.
Bird & Beast Limited
1
26 Aug 2014Facilities Upgraded - GBP 4m Investment - Premier League PreparationsBurnley Football Club has undertaken a GBP 4million refurbishment of its Turf Moor stadium and its training base in preparation for the Premier League. The club has a turnover of GBP 15m and employs 157 people.
Burnley Fc Holdings Limited
£15m£-8.4m157
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Headquarters & Premises

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Call Centres

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
128 Aug 2014100 New jobs - New premises - Business growthLondon based insurance business Union Insurance is to create more than 100 new jobs in Yorkshire after investing £1.4m to launch its first operation outside London. The firm has a site in Wakefield which will be used as a call centre. The firm currently employs 122 staff with a turnover of £6.93m
Union Income Benefit Holdings Limited
£7m£3m1222
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Growth

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Employee Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
28 Aug 2014Workforce Expansion - Turnover Up 34% to £11m - 56% Employee Growth - 290 UK LocationsPhysio World Limited is engaged in the provision of physiotherapy services and the sale of associated orthotic equipment.
Physio World Limited
£11m£2m213290
29 Aug 2014Turnover Up 84% to £10.3m - 170% Employee Growth - High Growth CompanyQa Business School Limited is a provider of education services to UK and overseas students.
Qa Business School Limited
£10m£-0.4m811
29 Aug 2014Turnover Up 34% to £13.3m - 21% Employee Growth - Strong Business PerformanceCroma Security Solutions Group Plc is a group engaged in the provision of manned guarding and asset protection (Croma Vigilant), CCTV security, fire alarm system (Croma security Systems), identity management.
Croma Security Solutions Group Plc
£13m£0.1m3932
29 Aug 2014Turnover Up 31.3% to £14.3m - 30% Employee Growth - Postive Business PerformancePartners Capital Llp is engaged in the provision of access to world-class investment opportunities on favourable terms, typically reserved for institutional investors, by aggregating their collective pool of capital alongside other leading professional service firms.
Partners Capital Llp
£15m£7m521
28 Aug 2014Turnover Up 24% to £115.7m - 33% Employee Growth - 10 UK LocationsRK Harrison is a group engaged in insurance broking, operates as a retail and a wholesale insurance broker, and a reinsurance broker, with the majority of its clients based in the United Kingdom and North America.
R K Harrison Holdings Ltd
£115m£23m7005
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Growth

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Turnover Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
28 Aug 2014Workforce Expansion - Turnover Up 34% to £11m - 56% Employee Growth - 290 UK LocationsPhysio World Limited is engaged in the provision of physiotherapy services and the sale of associated orthotic equipment.
Physio World Limited
£11m£2m213290
27 Aug 2014Workforce Expansion - Turnover Up 18.2% to £2m - Business PerformanceFulham Football Club Foundation is a leading community sport charity that uses the power of sport to deliver a variety of inspiring education, health, disability, social inclusion and football programmes.
Fulham Football Club Foundation
£2m891
29 Aug 2014Workforce Expansion - Turnover Grows 38.9% to £10.4m - 95 EmployeesDbg One Limited is engaged in the provision of a broad range of data-based marketing communication services, across multiple channels, to the marketing communications industry.
Dbg One Limited
£10m£0.4m952
28 Aug 2014Workforce Expansion - 39 Vacancies - Turnover Up 23% to £118m - Positive Business OutlookWorld Brands Duty Free Limited are the UK's leading travel retailer and offers the ultimate airport shopping experience.
World Brands Duty Free Limited
£118m£8m833
29 Aug 2014Workforce Expansion - 17 Vacancies - Turnover Increase 28% to £12.2mdotDigital Group PLC is engaged in providing intuitive software as a service and managed services to digital marketing professionals.
dotDigital Group PLC
£12m£4m1542
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New Business Wins & Company Awards

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Contracts, Orders

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
26 Aug 2014£8m of New Contracts - £1m Expansion - 10 New JobsMec Com, a precision sheet metal specialist is exploiting the growth in offshore wind after it secured £8m of new contracts with Siemens and ALSTOM Grid. Mec Com, which employs 120 people at its Hixon, Staffordshire, base has used the influx in new business to drive a £1m investment into a second facility and recruited 10 new staff.
Mec Com Limited
£10m£0.4m1501
28 Aug 2014£14m Titanic Studios Expansion - New Jobs ExpectedDeveloper Titanic Quarter is expanding the Titanic Studios in Belfast in a £14m investment which is expected to create job opportunities. The expansion will provide two new film studios comprising 43,000 sq ft of space, 23,000 sq ft of film production workshops, and office space. Titanic Quarter has a turnover of £5.1m.
Titanic Quarter Limited
£5m£-9.9m161
26 Aug 2014Stoke Distribution Centre Expansion - 107 New Jobs - GBP 18m InvestmentScrewfix, the tool retailer,is expanding its distribution centre in Stoke from 320,000 sq ft to 630,000 sq ft in an GBP 18m investment. The expansion will create 107 full-time positions and safeguard 421 existing jobs on the site, with a further 200 jobs potentially being created in the future. The expansion is being carried out by developer St Modwen.
Screwfix Direct Ltd
£577m£40m2140
27 Aug 2014Sales Increased To £320,000 - Targeting £1m Turnover - Staff RecruitmentAlphaDrive Engineering Services, which supplies and repairs bearings, industrial gearboxes, motors and power transmissions, has increased its sales to £320,000 after securing new contracts. It intends to increase turnover to £1m by 2018 and has increased staff numbers to eight. The Willenhall, West Midlands-based company recently recruited two apprentices.
Alphadrive Engineering Services Limited
5
28 Aug 2014New £800k MoD contract - 400 Vehicle covers - Business growthSuart Canvas, a Warrington firm which specialises in industrial coverings, has won a £800,000 order to supply the Ministry of Defence with 400 covers for armoured vehicles returning from Afghanistan. The company, which has 45 staff, was asked to come up with covers for 10 different types of vehicle that weighed less than 30kg and could be applied by two people.
Stuart Canvas Limited
1
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Mergers & Acquisitions

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Mergers, Acquisitions & Flotations

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
27 Aug 2014£6.6bn Acquisition - International Expansion - 18,000 SitesUS-headquartered Burger King is to acquire Canadian chain Tim Hortons, in a £6.6bn transaction that will create the world's third biggest fast food group with combined sales of £13.8bn and 18,000 sites.
Burger King (United Kingdom) Limited
£9m345
30 Aug 2014Merges with Dixons - £3.7bn deal - Business developmentLondon based national mobile phone company, Carphone Warehouse, has merged with Dixons. The 3.7bn merger has been completed with a new website and logo. The merge has created 7 new stores with a further 23 planed before the end of the year. Carphone warehouse has a turnover of £10.7m
Carphone Warehouse Group Public Limited Company
£11m£3m31
29 Aug 2014Acquires Brand Addition - Deal worth £24m - Business expansionLondon based H.I.G. Capital has acquired Brand Addition from 4imprint for £24m. Brand Additions supplies promotional merchandise as part of an outsourcing arrangement. H.I.G currently employs 15 staff with a turnover of £7.66m
H.I.G. Capital International Advisors, Llp
£8m£2m151
28 Aug 2014Acquired by Topland - £75m Deal - Business changeYorkshire based Hallmark Hotels has been sold by Palatine Private Equity and Bridgepoint Development Capital to investment firm Topland for £75m. The company has over 700 rooms, employs 600 staff and recorded turnover of £20.2m in the year to December 2013.
Hallmark Hotels Group Limited
6002
29 Aug 2014Acquired by Shire Plc - 80 Jobs SafeguardedThe assets of Northumberland-headquartered SCM Pharma have been acquired by Shire Plc, a Dublin -headquartered biopharmaceutical company. SCM was placed into administration after losing a manufacturing licence. The takeover safeguards the jobs of 80 staff at the Northumberland site.
SCM Pharma Limited (In Administration)
71
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Companies Receiving Investment

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Venture Capital

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
26 Aug 2014New Manchester Restaurant - GBP 750k Expansion - 4,000 Sq Ft - Business ExpansionBird & Beast, the Leeds-based rotisserie restaurant, is spending GBP 750k opening a second site in Manchester. The new premises will total 4,000 sq ft and is expected to open in February 2015.
Bird & Beast Limited
1
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Companies Receiving Investment

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Private Equity / Bank Funding

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
26 Aug 2014£850,000 Investment in New Premises - Strong Order Book - New Jobs ExpectedStaffordshire-based component manufacturer Staffordshire Precision Engineering is investing £850,000 in a new 28,000 sq ft unit to help it fulfil its strong order book. The company, which has 43 employees and turnover of £3m, expanded after securing bank funding and regional growth funding. New jobs are expected.
Staffordshire Precision Engineering Limited
431
28 Aug 2014£3.7m Grant Secured - Major Housebuilding Programme - Employment Opportunities ExpectedHousing association Spire Homes has secured a £3.7m grant to build 180 new homes in Rutland and Northamptonshire. The development is expected to create employment opportunities at the £24m turnover company. Spire Homes has approximately 100 employees.
Spire Homes (LG) Limited
£24m£7m943
26 Aug 2014£18m Expansion - 100 New jobs - Business growthYeovil based national retailer, Screwfix is having an £18m expansion on its distribution facility. The expansion will create 100 jobs at its Trentham Lakes site. The firm currently employs 4727 staff with a turnover of £577.25m
Screwfix Limited
142
28 Aug 2014£150,000 Investment - Opening Wine Bar - Creating JobsSalut Wines is opening a wine bar and merchants in Manchester, in a £150,000 investment. The company, established by Jon and Sara Saunby, has secured a loan from Business Finance Solutions. The new premises will open in August 2014, creating employment opportunities.
Salut Wines
1
28 Aug 2014New £5m Hub - Business growthBanbury, Oxfordshire based chicken factory Faccenda Foods, which supplies Asda and Nandos is adding a new £5 million hub to its main plant in Brackley. Faccenda Foods is the 2nd largest poultry production company in the UK, processing two million chickens a week and with a turnover of more than £400 million a year.
Faccenda Foods Limited
1
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Performance & Profits

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Business Performance

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
26 Aug 2014West Midlands Depot Opened - Potential New Jobs - International Business GrowthBradford-headquartered logistics company Redhead International has opened a 21,000 sq ft facility in Tamworth, Staffordshire. The £30m turnover company has increased its turnover to record levels and is developing new business opportunities in the Midlands region, potentially creating jobs. Demand for its services to Germany, France and Ireland is expected to grow.
Redhead Freight Limited
£30m£1m2067
27 Aug 2014Sales Increased To £320,000 - Targeting £1m Turnover - Staff RecruitmentAlphaDrive Engineering Services, which supplies and repairs bearings, industrial gearboxes, motors and power transmissions, has increased its sales to £320,000 after securing new contracts. It intends to increase turnover to £1m by 2018 and has increased staff numbers to eight. The Willenhall, West Midlands-based company recently recruited two apprentices.
Alphadrive Engineering Services Limited
5
28 Aug 2014Outsourced website management - Increased sales - Business performance.Manchester based sports supplement retailer, Bodybuilding Warehouse has seen a 143% increase in converted clicks and a 38% reduction in average cost per click on its website by outsourcing to Space 48. The firm is aiming to hit £1m sales per month with international expansion into Ireland, France and Germany.
Bodybuilding Warehouse
1
27 Aug 2014New Chief Technology Officer - Business Growth - 200 EmployeesNottingham-based voice and call recording software company Red Box Recorders, which also has an office in London, has recently appointed John Cunningham as Chief Technology Officer. The business has grown and staff numbers have increased to around 200 employees to date.
Red Box Recorders Limited
2002
28 Aug 2014Increase in bookings of 150% - Business performanceYork based business specialising in private jet and helicopter charters, Flymenow has increased bookings in June 2014 by 150%. In 2014 FlyMeNow has booked 140% more flights compared to last year, clocking up, on average, more than 150 flying hours each month.
Flymenow Limited
2
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Performance & Profits

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Products and Services

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
29 Aug 2014Further Job Losses - £124,000 Funding SecuredBury Hospice is to receive £124,000 from the NHS to fund a number of services. The hospice is replacing three clinical manager posts with one nursing manager and is making some complementary therapy, nursing, catering and fundraising roles redundant. Services are being reduced.
Bury Hospice
£3m542
27 Aug 2014Expansion Funding Secured - 20 New Jobs - Investing In MachineryWhat More UK, a plastics manufacturer based in Hyndburn, Lancashire, is creating 20 new jobs after securing a Government grant. The £38.3m turnover company is investing in new 88,000 sq ft premises and purchasing machinery which will allow it to expand its range of products and increase production.
What More Uk Limited
£38m£5m1531
29 Aug 2014Business Expansion - Recruiting 12 StaffWardle Transport is recruiting 12 more staff, including drivers and engineering fitters, as it prepares to expand. The company currently has 76 drivers operating across its Staffordshire network. It is planning three more routes to improve its service to passengers.
Wardle Transport
1
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Hot Topic

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International

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
27 Aug 2014£6.6bn Acquisition - International Expansion - 18,000 SitesUS-headquartered Burger King is to acquire Canadian chain Tim Hortons, in a £6.6bn transaction that will create the world's third biggest fast food group with combined sales of £13.8bn and 18,000 sites.
Burger King (United Kingdom) Limited
£9m345
28 Aug 2014Outsourced website management - Increased sales - Business performance.Manchester based sports supplement retailer, Bodybuilding Warehouse has seen a 143% increase in converted clicks and a 38% reduction in average cost per click on its website by outsourcing to Space 48. The firm is aiming to hit £1m sales per month with international expansion into Ireland, France and Germany.
Bodybuilding Warehouse
1
29 Aug 2014Growth Funding Secured - International Expansion - Recruitment PlansLondonderry etailer Baketball Direct has secured funding to increase its warehouse space and break into new export markets. The company, which exports to 90 countries, plans to hire more staff as part of the expansion.
Basketball Direct Ltd
1
29 Aug 2014Export Growth - 40% Increase in Turnover - Potential New JobsBradford-headquarterd 2CV City, which restores Citroen 2CV cars and exports them back to France, has increased its turnover by 40% in the last three to four years. The seven-strong company is experiencing strong demand which is expected to create further employment opportunities.
2CV City
1
27 Aug 2014Expansion in Asia - Malaysia Joint VenturePlexus Holdings, the oil and gas well technology firm, has formed a joint venture in Malaysia with Integrated Petroleum Services, as part of a strategy to grow in Asian markets. Plexus Holdings has a turnover of £25.6m and 130 employees. Its UK operations are located in Aberdeen and Esher, Surrey.
Plexus Holdings PLC
£26m£4m1292
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