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Search Trigger Alerts : 19th April 2015 - 26th April 2015

People & Jobs

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Job Gains / Losses

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
524 Apr 20157m Order Secured - Export Growth - Creating JobsTwisted Automotive, based in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, has secured a 7m order for 240 new Land Rovers and is planning to add five more staff to its 19-strong team. The company, which modifies vehicles to individual customers specifications, is investing in, and expanding its export market.
Twisted Automotive Limited
1
24 Apr 2015795,000 Investment - New Premises - Export Growth - Creating JobsHuddersfield-based B&B Precision, which manufactures machine parts and components, has secured 795,000 of growth funding, and is investing in a new manufacturing facility and additional staff. The investment will help meet strong demand from clients in the UK and overseas.
B & B Precision Engineering (Huddersfield) Limited
1
24 Apr 20156bn International Order Secured - 7 UK Aerospace Sites - New Jobs ExpectedAero engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has secured a 6.1bn order for Trent 900 engines from Dubai-based airline Emirates, representing the largest order in its history. Rolls-Royce manufactures the engines at 7 sites across the UK. The order has the potential to create substantial employment opportunities.
Rolls-Royce PLC
15,513m1,536m55,2001
24 Apr 2015500,000 Investment in mobile division - New Branches - New JobsVehicle hire service Northgate is investing 500,000 in 23 new vehicles by 2017. Two new branches opened in Brighton and Manchester. The Manchester branch is part of a 4million investment in the North West with plans to open another site in Liverpool. The Brighton branch has created 11 new jobs. Mark Bowens, Mobile Operations Performance Manager
Northgate Plc
571m64m2,76262
2024 Apr 2015500,000 Investment - Pubs Refurbished - 20 New JobsBrewing company Heineken has invested 500,000 to refurbish two Nottinghamshire pubs, the Pear Tree in Keyworth, and the Chequers Inn in Cropwell Bishop. Nottinghamshire-based Carvery Heaven invested around 50,000 at the two sites. Twenty new jobs have been created.
Heineken UK Limited
2,082m11m1,85810
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People & Jobs

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Management Moves

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
1124 Apr 2015Senior Management Change - Chief Financial Officer AppointedOnline fashion retailer Asos has appointed Helen Ashton as Chief Financial Officer to succeed current CFO, Nick Beighton with effect from September 2015. Ms Ashton is a former Finance Director of Lloyds Banking Group.
ASOS PLC
975m47m1,6272
121 Apr 2015Secures Japanese Funding - Technology Development - Creating Jobs - Moving To Larger PremisesNewcastle-based OJ Bio, a medical device company, has secured funding from Japanese electronics partner Japan Radio Co to support commercialisation of its diagnostic technology. OJ Bio is scaling up production and has recruited a Technical Director and 2 laboratory staff. It is planning to move to larger premises.
Oj-Bio Limited
1
624 Apr 2015Restructuring - 720 Head Office Jobs Lost - Management Team ReducedWm Morrisons has cut 720 jobs from its head office in Bradford, Yorkshire, including six directors from the 11-strong management team, in order to simplify and speed up the business.
WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC
17,680m-95.0m128500
123 Apr 2015Appoints New Finance Director - Achieves Record profit of 20m - Turnover Increased To 216mLondon-based property developer Mount Anvil has appointed Ewan Anderson from Balfour Beatty as its new group finance director. Mount Anvil increased its profits by a third to a record 20m for 2014 on turnover up by a similar rate to 216m.
Mount Anvil Group Limited
161m15m1307
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Headquarters & Premises

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Office Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 Apr 2015Secures Japanese Funding - Technology Development - Creating Jobs - Moving To Larger PremisesNewcastle-based OJ Bio, a medical device company, has secured funding from Japanese electronics partner Japan Radio Co to support commercialisation of its diagnostic technology. OJ Bio is scaling up production and has recruited a Technical Director and 2 laboratory staff. It is planning to move to larger premises.
Oj-Bio Limited
1
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Headquarters & Premises

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Industrial Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Apr 2015795,000 Investment - New Premises - Export Growth - Creating JobsHuddersfield-based B&B Precision, which manufactures machine parts and components, has secured 795,000 of growth funding, and is investing in a new manufacturing facility and additional staff. The investment will help meet strong demand from clients in the UK and overseas.
B & B Precision Engineering (Huddersfield) Limited
1
124 Apr 2015Sales Tripled - Multi-million Pound Investment - Factory Expansion - 56 New JobsLongwood-based textile firm Wooltex UK Ltd is creating 56 jobs and extending its premises in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, by 40,000sq ft to meet rising demand. The expansion represents a multi-million pound investment for the company, which has tripled its sales since 2010.
WOOLTEX U.K. LIMITED
16m2m611
122 Apr 2015New Energy Plant - Marketing Investment - Creating 50 JobsEstover Energy is building a new biomass combined heat and power plant in Cramlington, Northumberland. The project will create 50 jobs. Estover Energy has appointed PR agency Round Table Solutions to provide media relations, community engagement and marketing support for the project.
Estover Energy
2
121 Apr 2015Major Investment - Wind Training Centre - Creating 30 JobsAIS Training, a division of Advanced Industrial Solutions, is to open a multimillion-pound training centre of excellence for the wind industry, at Immingham in Lincolnshire. The investment will create up to 30 new jobs.
Advanced Industrial Solutions Limited
1
124 Apr 2015Liquidators Appointed - Factory Closed - 19 Jobs Lost - Financial PressuresLindstrand Hot Air Balloons has been placed into liquidation after incurring substantial losses over the three years to 2015 due to competitive pressures and increased costs. The company's factory in Oswestry, Shropshire, has closed with the loss of 19 jobs.
Lindstrand Hot Air Balloons Limited
17
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Headquarters & Premises

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Retail Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Apr 2015500,000 Investment in mobile division - New Branches - New JobsVehicle hire service Northgate is investing 500,000 in 23 new vehicles by 2017. Two new branches opened in Brighton and Manchester. The Manchester branch is part of a 4million investment in the North West with plans to open another site in Liverpool. The Brighton branch has created 11 new jobs. Mark Bowens, Mobile Operations Performance Manager
Northgate Plc
571m64m2,76262
24 Apr 2015300m Investment - Launching Video Link Service - 200 New JobsNationwide Building Society is planning to invest 300m in its branch network over the five years to 2020, creating 200 jobs. The building society is upgrading cash machines and launching a video link service which allows customers to complete mortgage applications with advisers in other branches.
Nationwide Building Society
3
121 Apr 2015Store Opening - 10 New Jobs - 400 Sites - 6,000 StaffPet supplies retailer, Pets at Home, is opening a new 4,500sq ft store in Dronfield, Derbyshire, in April 2015, creating 10 jobs. Pets at Home has more than 400 sites across the UK employing more than 6,000 people.
Pets at Home Group Limited
3,092300
124 Apr 2015Opening 14 Branches - Creating Jobs - 100 UK Stores - 5% Growth In SalesToy retailer The Entertainer is opening its 100th branch, in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The company plans to open a total of 14 branches in 2015, creating new jobs. It employs 1,200 people in stores and another 150 based at its Amersham head office. Sales grew by more than 5% in 2014.
The Entertainer (Amersham) Limited
107m6m1,19736
122 Apr 2015New Store Opening - Creating 50 Jobs - UK Expansion - 915m TurnoverTJ Morris Ltd, trading as Home Bargains, is opening a new store in Hull, in April 2015, creating 50 jobs. The 13,450sq ft branch will be the fifth Home Bargains store in the city. The 915m turnover retailer plans to open 50 stores across the UK in 2015.
T. J. Morris Limited
915m84m7,911320
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Headquarters & Premises

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Leisure Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Apr 2015500,000 Investment - Pubs Refurbished - 20 New JobsBrewing company Heineken has invested 500,000 to refurbish two Nottinghamshire pubs, the Pear Tree in Keyworth, and the Chequers Inn in Cropwell Bishop. Nottinghamshire-based Carvery Heaven invested around 50,000 at the two sites. Twenty new jobs have been created.
Heineken UK Limited
2,082m11m1,85810
21 Apr 201510m Investment - New Hotel and Restaurant - Creating 70 JobsWhitbread is planning to build a 10m Premier Inn Hotel and Beefeater pub restaurant in Blackpool. The hotel is expected to open in 2017 and will create 70 new jobs.
Whitbread Plc
2,294m389m36,4471,800
123 Apr 2015Restaurant Opened - 120 New JobsFast food chain McDonald's has opened a new restaurant in Crewe, Cheshire, creating 120 new jobs.
McDonald's Restaurants Limited
1,184m157m39,2961,200
121 Apr 2015Opening Glasgow Restaurant - Creating 30 Jobs - 82m TurnoverThe Slug and Lettuce pub chain is launching a new outlet in Glasgow, creating 30 jobs. Slug And Lettuce Company has a turnover of 82m and 1,800 employees.
Slug And Lettuce Company Limited
82m4m1,7911
124 Apr 2015Expansion in Scotland - 5m Investment - New Fitness Club - Creating 30 JobsWright Leisure is continuing its expansion in Scotland with the opening of a 1m Xercise4Less fitness club in Edinburgh, in April 2015. The 29,500sq ft, gym brings the group's total investment across the country to 5m. 30 jobs will be created at the new site.
Wright Leisure Limited
7m1m1503
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Headquarters & Premises

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Call Centres

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Apr 2015Cardiff Call Centre Expansion - 35 Jobs Created - Further Recruitment PlannedInsurance firm Legal & General has created 35 posts at its customer centre in Cardiff in 2015, as part of a relocation of jobs and functions out of the south-east of England. Further new jobs are planned in Cardiff, where the company now employs 1,300 at two office sites.
Legal & General Group PLC
39,251m11,1637
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Growth

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Turnover Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Apr 2015Turnover Up 18% To 25m - Effective Business Strategy - Growth Across All Divisions - 4 LocationsLaw firm Thrings, which has offices in London, Bristol, Bath and Swindon, increased its turnover by 18% to 25m in 2014, helped by good service and clear pricing. The company's commercial property, agriculture and commercial divisions all experienced substantial growth. The company is actively recruiting. Sally Garton is Director of HR.
Thrings Llp
21m4m3151
24 Apr 2015Turnover Grown 18% to 8.07m -Employee Numbers up 13% to 128Worcestershire based MFG Solicitors, provider of legal services, has grown turnover 18% to 8.07m and increased employee numbers by 13% to 128. Recently seven of the company's solicitors have been named amongst the 500 best in the country, which will assist future growth and possible employment opportunities.
MFG SOLICITORS LLP
8m3m1288
24 Apr 2015Employee Numbers up 113% to 1,196 - Turnover Grown 80% to 30.19mRotherham based Parseq, a provider of business to business services, has grown turnover over 80% to 30.19m and increased employee numbers by 113% to 1,196. The company's continued growth and rapid expansion could lead to further employment opportunities. Derwyn Jones is Chief Executive
Parseq Limited
30m0.6m1,1961
23 Apr 2015Appoints New Finance Director - Achieves Record profit of 20m - Turnover Increased To 216mLondon-based property developer Mount Anvil has appointed Ewan Anderson from Balfour Beatty as its new group finance director. Mount Anvil increased its profits by a third to a record 20m for 2014 on turnover up by a similar rate to 216m.
Mount Anvil Group Limited
161m15m1307
24 Apr 201530% Increase In Turnover - Strongest Performance To Date - Investing in Further Growth - 50 EmployeesWakefield-based workwear and sports clothing specialist Xamax has achieved its strongest monthly figures to date, with sales up from 215,000 to in December 2013 to 350,000 in December 2014. The company has invested 500,000 to refurbish its 30,000 sq ft premises, and further investment in equipment and infrastructure is planned. Xamax has 46 employees.
Xamax Clothing Company Limited
1
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Growth

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Plant & Vehicles Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Apr 2015500,000 Investment in mobile division - New Branches - New JobsVehicle hire service Northgate is investing 500,000 in 23 new vehicles by 2017. Two new branches opened in Brighton and Manchester. The Manchester branch is part of a 4million investment in the North West with plans to open another site in Liverpool. The Brighton branch has created 11 new jobs. Mark Bowens, Mobile Operations Performance Manager
Northgate Plc
571m64m2,76262
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Growth

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Employee Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Apr 2015Turnover Grown 18% to 8.07m -Employee Numbers up 13% to 128Worcestershire based MFG Solicitors, provider of legal services, has grown turnover 18% to 8.07m and increased employee numbers by 13% to 128. Recently seven of the company's solicitors have been named amongst the 500 best in the country, which will assist future growth and possible employment opportunities.
MFG SOLICITORS LLP
8m3m1288
24 Apr 2015Employee Numbers up 113% to 1,196 - Turnover Grown 80% to 30.19mRotherham based Parseq, a provider of business to business services, has grown turnover over 80% to 30.19m and increased employee numbers by 113% to 1,196. The company's continued growth and rapid expansion could lead to further employment opportunities. Derwyn Jones is Chief Executive
Parseq Limited
30m0.6m1,1961
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New Business Wins & Company Awards

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Contracts, Orders

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Apr 20157m Order Secured - Export Growth - Creating JobsTwisted Automotive, based in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, has secured a 7m order for 240 new Land Rovers and is planning to add five more staff to its 19-strong team. The company, which modifies vehicles to individual customers specifications, is investing in, and expanding its export market.
Twisted Automotive Limited
1
24 Apr 20156bn International Order Secured - 7 UK Aerospace Sites - New Jobs ExpectedAero engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has secured a 6.1bn order for Trent 900 engines from Dubai-based airline Emirates, representing the largest order in its history. Rolls-Royce manufactures the engines at 7 sites across the UK. The order has the potential to create substantial employment opportunities.
Rolls-Royce PLC
15,513m1,536m55,2001
21 Apr 20152.5m Contract Secured - 20 New Jobs - 17m TurnoverInverness-based Gael Force Group has secured a contract worth almost 2.5m to construct barges for Scottish Salmon Company. Gael Force, which has a turnover of 16.8m, is creating 20 new jobs as a result of the contract.
Gael Force Group Limited
17m1.0m1565
22 Apr 2015Multi-million Pound MoD Contract - Potential Employment Opportunities - 71m Turnover - 500 EmployeesDefence technology group Cohort has secured a multi-million pound follow-up contract from the MOD. The contract, which is worth more than 3m, is for Cohort's subsidiary, SCS, to providing training and exercise support services. Employment opportunities are expected as a result of Cohort's continuing success and growth.
Cohort Plc
72m7m5041
22 Apr 2015Growing Exports to Europe - Health Contracts Secured - Potential New JobsVanilla Blush, a specialist post-surgery underwear brand, has expanded into the Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland and Germany. The Glasgow-headquartered firm is continuing to secure contracts from official health bodies in Europe. Its ongoing growth is expected to create employment opportunities.
Vanilla Blush Ltd
1
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New Business Wins & Company Awards

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Awards

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Apr 2015Turnover Grown 18% to 8.07m -Employee Numbers up 13% to 128Worcestershire based MFG Solicitors, provider of legal services, has grown turnover 18% to 8.07m and increased employee numbers by 13% to 128. Recently seven of the company's solicitors have been named amongst the 500 best in the country, which will assist future growth and possible employment opportunities.
MFG SOLICITORS LLP
8m3m1288
22 Apr 2015Growing Exports to Europe - Health Contracts Secured - Potential New JobsVanilla Blush, a specialist post-surgery underwear brand, has expanded into the Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland and Germany. The Glasgow-headquartered firm is continuing to secure contracts from official health bodies in Europe. Its ongoing growth is expected to create employment opportunities.
Vanilla Blush Ltd
1
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Mergers & Acquisitions

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Mergers, Acquisitions & Flotations

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Apr 201529m Investment - Acquires Private Equity Firm - Establishing Global FranchiseAberdeen Asset Management has bought SVG Capital's remaining stake in Aberdeen SVG Private Equity for 29m. The acquisition is part of Aberdeen Asset Management's strategy to establish a global private equity franchise.
Aberdeen Asset Management Plc
1,289m358m2,4853
22 Apr 2015130m Acquisition by Chinese Rail Company - Investing for Growth - Global Expansion PlansSMD, a Newcastle upon Tyne-based manufacturer of ocean engineering products, has been acquired by China-based Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric, a subsidiary of train maker China South Rail, for 130m. The investment will support SMD?s global expansion. SMD exports to 30 countries.
Specialist Machine Developments (SMD) Limited
76m1m3302
22 Apr 2015US Firm Expands - 1bn Investment - Lynda.com AcquiredLinkedIn, the business-oriented social networking service, has acquired fellow US firm Lynda.com, an online learning company, for more than 1bn. The acquisition is LinkedIn?s largest to date.
Linkedin Technology Uk Limited
38m1491
22 Apr 2015Acquires Aegis IT - Service Provision Enhanced - Jobs Safeguarded - 400 StaffTechnology Services Group has acquired Newcastle upon Tyne-based Aegis IT out of administration, safeguarding five jobs. The takeover will allow TSG to offer an improved technical service to its customers. TSG employs a workforce of about 400 in offices around the UK.
Technology Services Group Limited
39m-4.1m44115
21 Apr 2015Acquired by LinkedIn - 1bn Takeover - Growth Investment - Potential New JobsLynda.com, a US-headquartered online learning company, has been acquired by LinkedIn, the business-oriented social networking service, for more than 1bn. LinkedIn?s investment in Lynda.com is expected to lead to business expansion and potential employment opportunities.
Lynda.Com Uk Limited
2m0.1m131
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Budgets & Expenditure

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IT

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 Apr 2015Recruiting Staff - Rebranding and Expanding - New Website - 9m TurnoverHumberside-based Regal Fish, which delivers fresh fish to homes across Britain, aims to increase its customer base by 10,000 in 2015. The 9m turnover firm is recruiting staff to expand its 90-strong team. It is also rebranding and launching a new website.
Regal Fish Supplies Limited
9m0.2m1002
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Budgets & Expenditure

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Marketing

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
21 Apr 2015Recruiting Staff - Rebranding and Expanding - New Website - 9m TurnoverHumberside-based Regal Fish, which delivers fresh fish to homes across Britain, aims to increase its customer base by 10,000 in 2015. The 9m turnover firm is recruiting staff to expand its 90-strong team. It is also rebranding and launching a new website.
Regal Fish Supplies Limited
9m0.2m1002
22 Apr 2015New Energy Plant - Marketing Investment - Creating 50 JobsEstover Energy is building a new biomass combined heat and power plant in Cramlington, Northumberland. The project will create 50 jobs. Estover Energy has appointed PR agency Round Table Solutions to provide media relations, community engagement and marketing support for the project.
Estover Energy
2
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Budgets & Expenditure

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Telecomms

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Apr 2015300m Investment - Launching Video Link Service - 200 New JobsNationwide Building Society is planning to invest 300m in its branch network over the five years to 2020, creating 200 jobs. The building society is upgrading cash machines and launching a video link service which allows customers to complete mortgage applications with advisers in other branches.
Nationwide Building Society
3
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Companies Receiving Investment

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Private Equity / Bank Funding

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Apr 2015795,000 Investment - New Premises - Export Growth - Creating JobsHuddersfield-based B&B Precision, which manufactures machine parts and components, has secured 795,000 of growth funding, and is investing in a new manufacturing facility and additional staff. The investment will help meet strong demand from clients in the UK and overseas.
B & B Precision Engineering (Huddersfield) Limited
1
24 Apr 2015500,000 Investment in mobile division - New Branches - New JobsVehicle hire service Northgate is investing 500,000 in 23 new vehicles by 2017. Two new branches opened in Brighton and Manchester. The Manchester branch is part of a 4million investment in the North West with plans to open another site in Liverpool. The Brighton branch has created 11 new jobs. Mark Bowens, Mobile Operations Performance Manager
Northgate Plc
571m64m2,76262
24 Apr 20154m Bank Funding Secured - Overseas Sales Growth - 15m TurnoverStockport-based engineering company FPE Global is planning further export growth after securing new bank funding worth 3.7m. The company, which manufactures machinery for dry bulk material handling, has a turnover of 15m, around half of which comes from overseas markets. Export sales have grown substantially in recent years.
FPE Global Limited
15m-1.7m681
24 Apr 20153.5m Investment - Further UK Growth - Entering Overseas Markets - Employment Opportunities ExpectedE-procurement technology provider Science Warehouse has received a further investment, of 3.5m from Mercia Technologies, which has increased its stake in the firm to 65%. The funding will allow Leeds-headquartered Science Warehouse to expand further in the UK and move into international markets, potentially creating new jobs.
Science Warehouse Limited
3m0.7m512
24 Apr 201529m Investment - Acquires Private Equity Firm - Establishing Global FranchiseAberdeen Asset Management has bought SVG Capital's remaining stake in Aberdeen SVG Private Equity for 29m. The acquisition is part of Aberdeen Asset Management's strategy to establish a global private equity franchise.
Aberdeen Asset Management Plc
1,289m358m2,4853
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Performance & Profits

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Profits

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Apr 2015Profits up 4% To 73m - Fall in High Street SalesWH Smith's group pre-tax profit increased 4% to 73m in its half-year but the retailer's group sales continued to decline.
WH Smith Plc
1,161m117m14,391557
24 Apr 2015Improved Performance - UK Sales Up 5% - International Sales Up 11% - 189 UK StoresBaby goods retailer Mothercare increased its UK store sales by 5% in the 11 weeks to 28 March 2015. The retailer has achieved positive like-for-like sales growth in each quarter of the year. International sales grew by 11%. Mothercare trades from 189 UK stores and over 1,300 more overseas.
Mothercare PLC
725m-19.1m5,613198
23 Apr 2015Appoints New Finance Director - Achieves Record profit of 20m - Turnover Increased To 216mLondon-based property developer Mount Anvil has appointed Ewan Anderson from Balfour Beatty as its new group finance director. Mount Anvil increased its profits by a third to a record 20m for 2014 on turnover up by a similar rate to 216m.
Mount Anvil Group Limited
161m15m1307
23 Apr 20154% Increase in Profits - Promotional Strategy RefocusedDebenhams half-year profits have risen 4.3% to 88.9m helped by a refocused promotional strategy.
Debenhams PLC
2,313m129m28,2332
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Performance & Profits

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Business Performance

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Apr 20154m Bank Funding Secured - Overseas Sales Growth - 15m TurnoverStockport-based engineering company FPE Global is planning further export growth after securing new bank funding worth 3.7m. The company, which manufactures machinery for dry bulk material handling, has a turnover of 15m, around half of which comes from overseas markets. Export sales have grown substantially in recent years.
FPE Global Limited
15m-1.7m681
24 Apr 2015Turnover Up 18% To 25m - Effective Business Strategy - Growth Across All Divisions - 4 LocationsLaw firm Thrings, which has offices in London, Bristol, Bath and Swindon, increased its turnover by 18% to 25m in 2014, helped by good service and clear pricing. The company's commercial property, agriculture and commercial divisions all experienced substantial growth. The company is actively recruiting. Sally Garton is Director of HR.
Thrings Llp
21m4m3151
24 Apr 2015Sales Tripled - Multi-million Pound Investment - Factory Expansion - 56 New JobsLongwood-based textile firm Wooltex UK Ltd is creating 56 jobs and extending its premises in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, by 40,000sq ft to meet rising demand. The expansion represents a multi-million pound investment for the company, which has tripled its sales since 2010.
WOOLTEX U.K. LIMITED
16m2m611
22 Apr 2015Placed into Administration - 200 Jobs Lost - 9 UK LocationsDeben Transport, a haulage firm with offices in Hull, Southampton, Tilbury, Alconbury, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, South Shields and Doncaster, has been placed into administration with the loss of more than 200 jobs. The company made a loss of 658,000 in 2013.
Deben Transport Limited (In Administration0
34m-0.3m2784
24 Apr 2015Opening 14 Branches - Creating Jobs - 100 UK Stores - 5% Growth In SalesToy retailer The Entertainer is opening its 100th branch, in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The company plans to open a total of 14 branches in 2015, creating new jobs. It employs 1,200 people in stores and another 150 based at its Amersham head office. Sales grew by more than 5% in 2014.
The Entertainer (Amersham) Limited
107m6m1,19736
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Performance & Profits

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Products and Services

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
22 Apr 2015US Firm Expands - 1bn Investment - Lynda.com AcquiredLinkedIn, the business-oriented social networking service, has acquired fellow US firm Lynda.com, an online learning company, for more than 1bn. The acquisition is LinkedIn?s largest to date.
Linkedin Technology Uk Limited
38m1491
21 Apr 2015Secures Japanese Funding - Technology Development - Creating Jobs - Moving To Larger PremisesNewcastle-based OJ Bio, a medical device company, has secured funding from Japanese electronics partner Japan Radio Co to support commercialisation of its diagnostic technology. OJ Bio is scaling up production and has recruited a Technical Director and 2 laboratory staff. It is planning to move to larger premises.
Oj-Bio Limited
1
21 Apr 2015Funding Shortfall - 240 Job Losses - Reducing Student PlacesQueen's University Belfast is planning to cut 236 jobs and reduce student numbers by more than 1,000 due to reduction in Government funding.
Queen's University Belfast
1
24 Apr 2015Business Diversification - Food Delivery Service Launched - Major European Expansion - 50,000 JobsTaxi hailing app Uber has expanded its food delivery service, UberEats, to Europe, as part of a strategy to diversify its revenue stream. The new service, which was trialled in the US, has been launched in Barcelona, Spain. The company is planning a major European expansion, creating 50,000 jobs.
Uber London Limited
1
22 Apr 2015Acquires Aegis IT - Service Provision Enhanced - Jobs Safeguarded - 400 StaffTechnology Services Group has acquired Newcastle upon Tyne-based Aegis IT out of administration, safeguarding five jobs. The takeover will allow TSG to offer an improved technical service to its customers. TSG employs a workforce of about 400 in offices around the UK.
Technology Services Group Limited
39m-4.1m44115
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Hot Topic

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Renewable Energy

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
22 Apr 2015New Energy Plant - Marketing Investment - Creating 50 JobsEstover Energy is building a new biomass combined heat and power plant in Cramlington, Northumberland. The project will create 50 jobs. Estover Energy has appointed PR agency Round Table Solutions to provide media relations, community engagement and marketing support for the project.
Estover Energy
2
21 Apr 2015Major Investment - Wind Training Centre - Creating 30 JobsAIS Training, a division of Advanced Industrial Solutions, is to open a multimillion-pound training centre of excellence for the wind industry, at Immingham in Lincolnshire. The investment will create up to 30 new jobs.
Advanced Industrial Solutions Limited
1
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Hot Topic

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Sales

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Apr 20154m Bank Funding Secured - Overseas Sales Growth - 15m TurnoverStockport-based engineering company FPE Global is planning further export growth after securing new bank funding worth 3.7m. The company, which manufactures machinery for dry bulk material handling, has a turnover of 15m, around half of which comes from overseas markets. Export sales have grown substantially in recent years.
FPE Global Limited
15m-1.7m681
24 Apr 2015Sales Tripled - Multi-million Pound Investment - Factory Expansion - 56 New JobsLongwood-based textile firm Wooltex UK Ltd is creating 56 jobs and extending its premises in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, by 40,000sq ft to meet rising demand. The expansion represents a multi-million pound investment for the company, which has tripled its sales since 2010.
WOOLTEX U.K. LIMITED
16m2m611
24 Apr 2015Opening 14 Branches - Creating Jobs - 100 UK Stores - 5% Growth In SalesToy retailer The Entertainer is opening its 100th branch, in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The company plans to open a total of 14 branches in 2015, creating new jobs. It employs 1,200 people in stores and another 150 based at its Amersham head office. Sales grew by more than 5% in 2014.
The Entertainer (Amersham) Limited
107m6m1,19736
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Hot Topic

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International

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Apr 20157m Order Secured - Export Growth - Creating JobsTwisted Automotive, based in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, has secured a 7m order for 240 new Land Rovers and is planning to add five more staff to its 19-strong team. The company, which modifies vehicles to individual customers specifications, is investing in, and expanding its export market.
Twisted Automotive Limited
1
24 Apr 2015795,000 Investment - New Premises - Export Growth - Creating JobsHuddersfield-based B&B Precision, which manufactures machine parts and components, has secured 795,000 of growth funding, and is investing in a new manufacturing facility and additional staff. The investment will help meet strong demand from clients in the UK and overseas.
B & B Precision Engineering (Huddersfield) Limited
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24 Apr 20156bn International Order Secured - 7 UK Aerospace Sites - New Jobs ExpectedAero engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has secured a 6.1bn order for Trent 900 engines from Dubai-based airline Emirates, representing the largest order in its history. Rolls-Royce manufactures the engines at 7 sites across the UK. The order has the potential to create substantial employment opportunities.
Rolls-Royce PLC
15,513m1,536m55,2001
24 Apr 20154m Bank Funding Secured - Overseas Sales Growth - 15m TurnoverStockport-based engineering company FPE Global is planning further export growth after securing new bank funding worth 3.7m. The company, which manufactures machinery for dry bulk material handling, has a turnover of 15m, around half of which comes from overseas markets. Export sales have grown substantially in recent years.
FPE Global Limited
15m-1.7m681
24 Apr 20153.5m Investment - Further UK Growth - Entering Overseas Markets - Employment Opportunities ExpectedE-procurement technology provider Science Warehouse has received a further investment, of 3.5m from Mercia Technologies, which has increased its stake in the firm to 65%. The funding will allow Leeds-headquartered Science Warehouse to expand further in the UK and move into international markets, potentially creating new jobs.
Science Warehouse Limited
3m0.7m512
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   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
24 Apr 20153.5m Investment - Further UK Growth - Entering Overseas Markets - Employment Opportunities ExpectedE-procurement technology provider Science Warehouse has received a further investment, of 3.5m from Mercia Technologies, which has increased its stake in the firm to 65%. The funding will allow Leeds-headquartered Science Warehouse to expand further in the UK and move into international markets, potentially creating new jobs.
Science Warehouse Limited
3m0.7m512
24 Apr 2015Senior Management Change - Chief Financial Officer AppointedOnline fashion retailer Asos has appointed Helen Ashton as Chief Financial Officer to succeed current CFO, Nick Beighton with effect from September 2015. Ms Ashton is a former Finance Director of Lloyds Banking Group.
ASOS PLC
975m47m1,6272
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