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People & Jobs

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Job Gains / Losses

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
26 May 201588,000 Investment Received - New Jobs - Business GrowthSheffield based eco-company Bag It Don`t Bin It Limited has received 88,000 from UK Steel Enterprise to expand the business to meet the growing demand for their services. The investment will enable the firm to invest in new equipment, produce a new e-commerce site and create new jobs.
Bag It Don`t Bin It Limited
4
27 May 201564m Hospital Expansion - Potential New JobsCardiff and Vale University Health Board has invested 64m in the second phase of the Noah's Ark Children's Hospital for Wales. The investment is expected to create employment opportunities at the Cardiff-based hospital.
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
4
28 May 201560m Investment - New Headquarters - Potential Employment Opportunities - 64m TurnoverTWI Limited, which provides contract research and development, and consultancy services to industry, is moving into new 60m headquarters in Cambridge. The investment is expected to create employment opportunities. TWI has a turnover of 64m and 560 employees.
Twi Limited
64m4m5622
3227 May 20155.1m Project - 32 Jobs Created - 1.2bn TurnoverAlstom has created 32 new jobs at its Midlands Traincare Centre in Wolverhampton, after securing work on a 5.1m project to add extra seats to carriages for Virgin Trains. Alstom has a turnover of 1.2bn and around 6,000 employees.
Alstom Ltd
1,164m5,93949
10026 May 20154m Hartlepool care development - 100 jobs will be createdHartlepool residents are being invited to help name a new specialist residential nursing centre in Jones Road in the town, planned to open this summer following a 4m investment by North East-based Careline Lifestyles.
Careline Lifestyles (Uk) Ltd
1
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People & Jobs

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Management Moves

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
126 May 2015250,000 Fundraising Campaign - Two New Outlets - New JobsLondon based eatery Hummus Brothers has launched a 250,000 fundraising campaign. The money will be used to open two new high street outlets and open more office pop-ups. New jobs will be created as a result. Jon Hassall, previously UK operations director at cake and coffee chain Patisserie Valerie, has also joined Hummus.
Hummus Brothers Limited
4
128 May 2015UK Expansion Plans - New Sales and Marketing Director - 10 OfficesCommercial insurance firm TL Dallas has hired Tom Aldridge as a director under plans to expand in Scotland and England. Mr Aldridge will be responsible for driving business in Scotland, as well group sales and marketing. The expansion is expected to create new jobs at the firm, which has 10 offices.
TL Dallas (Scotland) Limited
9
229 May 2015New Management Appointments - Business ExpansionLincolnshire based retailer Nisa has appointed a new interim Chief Financial Officer, Guy Smith, and Trading Director, Stewart Smith as part of its development strategy. They join respectively from Rentokil Initial Plc and Tesco Plc. Nisa has a turnover of 1,576m.
Nisa Retail Limited
1,576m6m2894
126 May 2015Doubles in Size - New Jobs - Contracts SecuredEast Lancashire-based HD Signs has doubled in size after winning several local and national contracts in the first quarter of 2015. The signage and graphics company has taken on five new members of staff and has appointed Steve Cox as general manager to oversee its continued expansion.
Hd Signs Limited
4
28 May 2015Business Growth - Expands Pension Team - Senior AppointmentLeeds-headquartered law firm, Walker Morris, has appointed Jo Ratcliffe as its new Head of Pensions and expanded its team to meet growing demand in high value, complex pensions work.
Walker Morris Resources Limited
17m0.5m4312
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People & Jobs

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Outsourcing

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
27 May 2015Restructuring - 180 Jobs Moving Abroad - Outsourcing PlansDelphi Diesel Systems is to move 176 of the 771 jobs at its plant in Sudbury, Suffolk, overseas, as part of a restructuring. The plant will focus on high-tech manufacturing and innovation, while some work may be outsourced. Delphi Diesel Systems has a turnover of 380m and 2,600 employees.
Delphi Diesel Systems Limited
380m37m2,6453
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Headquarters & Premises

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Office Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
128 May 201560m Investment - New Headquarters - Potential Employment Opportunities - 64m TurnoverTWI Limited, which provides contract research and development, and consultancy services to industry, is moving into new 60m headquarters in Cambridge. The investment is expected to create employment opportunities. TWI has a turnover of 64m and 560 employees.
Twi Limited
64m4m5622
229 May 20154m Investment - Commercial Properties AcquiredThe Helmsley Group has acquired two commercial properties in York, totalling more than 4m. The properties will be held for long-term investment for clients of the Helmsley Group, a 1.4m turnover company based in York.
HELMSLEY GROUP LIMITED
1
129 May 2015427,500 Investment - New Premises - Creating Jobs - 2m TurnoverCar Van & Minibus World, a Stoke-based provider of minibus services, has secured 427,500 bank funding to buy new premises and equipment, and create seven jobs. The company has turnover of 2m.
Car Van & Minibus World Limited
4
27 May 201529m Invesment - New Headquarters and Manufacturing Site - Employment Opportunities ExpectedWet wipes manufacturer Nice-Pak International is to build a 400,000 sq ft distribution and production facility in Wigan, Lancashire, which will be the primary headquarters for its UK, European, Australian and New Zealand operations. The 28.7m development will create new jobs, and is being funded by Big Box Real Estate Investment Trust.
Nice-Pak International Limited
211m7m8742
229 May 2015Two New Branches - Jobs Created - 200m Sales TargetYorkshire recruiter Stafforce has opened two new branches as part of its expansion and development strategy to achieve sales of 200m. The new branches were opened in Ipswich, Suffolk and Carlisle, Cumbria in May 2015 creating jobs. Stafforce has a turnover of 52m and has 30 locations nationwide.
Stafforce Personnel Limited
52m-0.2m3,37630
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Headquarters & Premises

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Industrial Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
128 May 201560m Investment - New Headquarters - Potential Employment Opportunities - 64m TurnoverTWI Limited, which provides contract research and development, and consultancy services to industry, is moving into new 60m headquarters in Cambridge. The investment is expected to create employment opportunities. TWI has a turnover of 64m and 560 employees.
Twi Limited
64m4m5622
27 May 201529m Invesment - New Headquarters and Manufacturing Site - Employment Opportunities ExpectedWet wipes manufacturer Nice-Pak International is to build a 400,000 sq ft distribution and production facility in Wigan, Lancashire, which will be the primary headquarters for its UK, European, Australian and New Zealand operations. The 28.7m development will create new jobs, and is being funded by Big Box Real Estate Investment Trust.
Nice-Pak International Limited
211m7m8742
126 May 201523m warehouse - 120 Sunderland Jobs - Complete by December 2015Warehousing and logistics firm Vantec Europe are creating 120 new jobs in Sunderland with the development of a 23m warehouse, the largest of three in the city. The 421,000 sq ft site is expected to be completed by December. The company, which is owned by Hitachi, already employs more than 1,000 people. Vantec Europe Managing Director is Martin Kendall
Vantec Europe Limited
44m3m8831
27 May 20151m Investment - Apprenticeship Scheme Launched - Business GrowthInjection moulder Icon Plastics has completed a 1m investment programme at its premises in Stockton-On-Tees, County Durham. The company has also launched an apprenticeship scheme which will create new on the job trainee positions.
ICON PLASTICS LIMITED
1
129 May 2015Thoresby Colliery Closing - 600 Job Losses - 296m turnoverUK Coal is closing Thoresby Colliery, the last remaining deep coal mine in Nottinghamshire, in July 2015, with the loss of 600 jobs. Headquartered in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK Coal Production has a turnover of 296m.
UK COAL PRODUCTION LIMITED
4
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Headquarters & Premises

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Retail Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
329 May 20154m Business Acquired - 3 New Locations - Business GrowthWest Yorkshire rental business AFI Uplift has expanded with the acquisition of a 4m-turnover business based in the South East of England. Hampshire Plant & Access (HPA) operates from depots in Winchester, Southampton and Salisbury. AFI Uplift has a turnover of 33m.
AFI-Uplift Limited
17
29 May 20153m Refurbishment - New Departments - 35 New JobsThirty five new jobs have been created following a 3 million refurbishment at Wheatcroft Garden Centre in Edwalton, Nottingahmshire. The centre currently employs 97 staff and is part of Notcutts Limited. Group turnover is 56m.
Notcutts Limited
56m0.3m1,13018
26 May 2015250,000 Fundraising Campaign - Two New Outlets - New JobsLondon based eatery Hummus Brothers has launched a 250,000 fundraising campaign. The money will be used to open two new high street outlets and open more office pop-ups. New jobs will be created as a result. Jon Hassall, previously UK operations director at cake and coffee chain Patisserie Valerie, has also joined Hummus.
Hummus Brothers Limited
4
128 May 2015New 60m Store - 700 new jobs - Rapid Business ExpansionShopping giant Ikea is to open a new store in Sheffiled, Yorkshire. The development will create up to 700 jobs, with 300 on the construction phase and 400 full and part-time roles in store. The company has a turnover of 1308 million.
Ikea Limited
1,459m55m7,64319
126 May 2015New Wednesbury Store - 40 Jobs Created - Company ExpansionRetail discount store B & M Stores have opened a new store in Wednesbury, West Midlands creating 40 jobs. From only 21 stores and one distribution centre in 2004, B&M has now grown to four distribution centres as well as more than 400 stores across the whole of the United Kingdom. Adam Porter, store manager
B & M Retail Limited
1,509m124m14,997400
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Headquarters & Premises

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Healthcare Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
27 May 201564m Hospital Expansion - Potential New JobsCardiff and Vale University Health Board has invested 64m in the second phase of the Noah's Ark Children's Hospital for Wales. The investment is expected to create employment opportunities at the Cardiff-based hospital.
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
4
128 May 2015Multimillion Pound Care Home Project - 80 New Jobs - Business ExpansionLeicestershire based care home operator Adept is to build a new facility in Derby, Derbyshire after securing 4.65m of bank funding. It will open in May 2016. Eighty new full and part time jobs will be created as a result.
Adept Care Homes Limited
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Headquarters & Premises

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Public Service Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
27 May 2015Polypipe posts UK revenue risePolypipe Group, the Doncaster-based manufacturer of plastic piping systems, said that a positive UK market had helped push up revenues since the start of 2015.
Polypipe Group Plc
1
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Headquarters & Premises

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Leisure Premises

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
27 May 2015774m Takeover of Spirit Group - Selling off Pub Restaurants - Competition ConcernsSuffolk-based brewer Greene King has been ordered by the Competition and Markets Authority to sell off pubs in 16 areas where its 774m takeover of the rival Spirit group would lesser competition. Green King's acquisition of Spirit is expected to completed by July 2015.
Greene King PLC
1,302m199m22,5771,900
127 May 2015100,000 Investment - New Store - 30 New JobsFranchise brand Bob & Berts is opening a new coffee shop in Limavady, County Londonderry in July 2015. 100,000 will be invested in fitting out the store. Thirty jobs will be created. Bob & Berts currently has 7 other locations across Northern Ireland.
Bob & Berts Franchising Limited
10
29 May 2015Rapid Growth - 13m Management Buyout - Opening Branches Across UK - Substantial Employment OpportunitiesThe Alchemist bar and restaurant brand is planning to open more sites across the UK following a 13m management buyout supported by Palatine Private Equity. The Alchemist, which employs 250 staff, increased sales to 11.3m in 2014. It is the 20th fastest-growing business in the UK.
The Alchemist Bar & Restaurant Limited
4
126 May 2015Opening Restaurant - 45 New JobsGrillstock, an American-style barbecue restaurant chain, is opening its first Midlands grill diner in Leicester, creating about 45 jobs. The company already operates restaurants in London, Bristol and Bath.
Grillstock Limited
1
129 May 2015New Pizza Express - Creating 30 jobs - Company GrowthDining chain Pizza Express is opening a new restaurant in Derbyshire, creating 30 jobs. The roles include seven pizzaiolos (pizza makers) and 18 waiters and waitresses. In addition, the restaurant will become the first Pizza Express chain to trial a new breakfast menu to customers. Restaurant Manager Zsuzs Orban
Pizzaexpress (Restaurants) Limited
352m55m9,392436
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Headquarters & Premises

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Hotel Development Projects

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
127 May 2015Major Investment - Golf Hotel Expands - 40 New Jobs - 8m TurnoverAilantus Hotels, a subsidiary of Edgeman Limited, is adding a 120-cover restaurant and lounge to the Mercure Newcastle George Washington Hotel and Golf Resort in Wearside. The expansion will create 40 jobs. Edgeman has a turnover of 8m.
Edgeman Limited
1
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Headquarters & Premises

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Call Centres

GainLossDateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
28 May 201550 Job Losses - Restructuring Control Room Operations - 11m Cost Savings PlanCumbria Police is to cut 54 call handlers' jobs and their work will be done by police officers. The force is reviewing a number of areas in order to make 10.8m of savings by 2017/18.
Cumbria Constabulary
4
127 May 201536 Technology Jobs Created - 350,000 Growth Funding - Service Centre OpenedTechnology company Genfour Ltd has opened a service centre in Cwmbran, Wales, after securing 350,000 of Welsh government funding. The company, which specialises in robotic process automation, is creating 36 jobs at the new facility.
Genfour Ltd
4
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Growth

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Plant & Vehicles Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
26 May 20151m Investment - New Plant Fleet - New Jobs - Business GrowthScotland based contractor Ground Developments has invested in a new 1m fleet of plant machinery. New jobs will be created as the company looks to expand across the UK and enhance its services.
Ground Developments Limited
1
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Growth

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Turnover Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
28 May 2015Print Revenue Falls by 10% - 7 Regional Titles Closed - Digital Revenue Up 30%Publisher Trinity Mirror has lost 4.5m revenue by closing seven regional newspapers in 2014. For the first quarter of 2015, revenue for the publishing division fell by 8%, print declined by 10% and digital grew by 29%.
Trinity Mirror Plc
664m-134.8m5,03368
28 May 2015Focused on Growth - Business Diversification - Turnover Up 16% to 15.4mFalkirk, Scotland-headquartered Outreach has grown to become one of the UK's leading suppliers of hydraulic handling, lifting and access equipment, helped by its focus on product innovation and expansion into new markets. Turnover grew by 16% to 15.4m in 2014.
Outreach Limited
1
27 May 2015Expanding Into North America - New Range Lauched - Strong Sales Growth - 5m TurnoverHopkins Catering , a manufacturer of catering equipment based in Leeds, is launching a new product range, designed for markets in North America and Canada, as well as the UK. Sales are 40 per cent ahead of target for 2015, while turnover grew 20% to 4.7m in 2014.
Hopkins Catering Equipment Limited
1
28 May 2015Exceptional Growth - 2m Turnover Expected - Additional Staff Recruited - 1m ContractService Connections, a Corbridge, Northumberland-based utilities infrastructure specialist, has taken on three new people after securing its first 1m contract, on a 42m town centre regeneration project for Dransfield Properties. Service Connections turnover is expected to reach 2.3m in 2015, seven times more than two years ago.
SERVICE CONNECTIONS LTD
4
26 May 2015Doubles in Size - New Jobs - Contracts SecuredEast Lancashire-based HD Signs has doubled in size after winning several local and national contracts in the first quarter of 2015. The signage and graphics company has taken on five new members of staff and has appointed Steve Cox as general manager to oversee its continued expansion.
Hd Signs Limited
4
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Growth

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Profit Growth

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
28 May 2015Profits Rise 22% - Revenue Rises 8% - Company GrowthEngineering recruiters Morson Group, based in Salford near Manchester, have recorded a rise of 22% in pre-tax profit to 16.3 million. Revenue also increased by 8% to 706.1 million. The company employs 1400 staff across 22 locations.
Morson Group Plc
653m14m1,40022
28 May 2015Profit Rises 3% - Group Revenue Up 3% - Business GrowthPennon Group subsidairy South West Water's profits rose 3.3% to 167.9 million profit before tax in the 2014 financial year. Group revenue increased by 2.7% to 1,357.2m. South West Water has a turnover of 521.50m.
South West Water Limited
522m227m1,1693
28 May 2015Group Revenue Up 3% - Subsidiary Profit Rises 3% - Business GrowthPennon Group subsidairy South West Water's profits rose 3.3% to 167.9 million profit before tax in the 2014 financial year. Group revenue increased by 2.7% to 1,357.2m.
Pennon Group Plc
1,321m209m4,4515
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New Business Wins & Company Awards

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Contracts, Orders

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
26 May 20155m Contract Secured - 210m Turnover - 3,000 EmployeesThe Innovation Group, a software and outsourcing services provider, has won a new contract with an undisclosed European insurance company, valued at 4.8 million. Headquartered in Fareham, Hampshire, the group has a turnover of 210m and around 3,000 employees.
The Innovation Group Plc
210m13m2,8733
27 May 20155.1m Project - 32 Jobs Created - 1.2bn TurnoverAlstom has created 32 new jobs at its Midlands Traincare Centre in Wolverhampton, after securing work on a 5.1m project to add extra seats to carriages for Virgin Trains. Alstom has a turnover of 1.2bn and around 6,000 employees.
Alstom Ltd
1,164m5,93949
29 May 20154m Order Secured - Major Export Contract - 19m Turnover - 170 EmployeesCorac Group has secured a defence export order worth 3.4m with a major shipbuilding prime contractor in south-east Asia. The order, for submarine air purification equipment, will be fulfilled by Corac's clean technology centre in Portsmouth. Corac has a turnover of 19.3m and 170 employees.
Corac Group Plc
19m-4.3m1704
26 May 2015Rapid Expansion - New Tenders for Contracts - New JobsUltrasound screening and pregnancy scans company Northern Medical Ultrasound, based in East Lancashire, are continuing to expand and have developed a sustainable growth strategy. The firm has submitted new tenders for contracts and is to create new jobs as a result.
Northern Medical Ultrasound Ltd
1
26 May 2015Partnership With Sirius Minerals - Major Contract Secured - New Jobs ExpectedWigan-based Joy Global has entered into a partnership with Sirius Minerals which is expected to create new jobs. Under the agreement, Joy Global will supply equipment and services for a major project to develop a potash mine in North Yorkshire. The development is expected to create new jobs.
Joy Global Industries Limited
2
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New Business Wins & Company Awards

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Awards

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
28 May 2015Successful Export Company - Shortlisted for Major AwardKudos Blends, a Worcestershire-based company, which specialises in raising agents for baking, is a finalist in the Exporter of the Year category at the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.
Kudos Blends Limited
1
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Mergers & Acquisitions

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Mergers, Acquisitions & Flotations

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
27 May 2015774m Takeover of Spirit Group - Selling off Pub Restaurants - Competition ConcernsSuffolk-based brewer Greene King has been ordered by the Competition and Markets Authority to sell off pubs in 16 areas where its 774m takeover of the rival Spirit group would lesser competition. Green King's acquisition of Spirit is expected to completed by July 2015.
Greene King PLC
1,302m199m22,5771,900
29 May 201550m turnover targetted - 20m Refinance - AcquisitionsFAIRPOINT, the Lancashire group that is expanding from debt management into legal services, is expecting acquisitions to help it to nearly double revenues to nearly 50m next year. The Chorley-based group acquired Leeds-based Simpson Millar this year for 13m as well as Bristol law firm Foster & Partners to focus on personal injury, family law and clinical negligence. And it is continuing to buy debt management books, with the deals funded by a 20m refinance with Allied Irish Bank in April. Chief Executive is Chris Moat
Fairpoint Group Plc
28m4134
29 May 201550m Takover - Acquired by French Company - Revenue Up 24% To 28mBlackcircles, a Peebles, Scotland-based online tyre fitter, has been acquired by French company Michelin Tyres in a 50m transaction. Blackcircles' revenue in increased by 20% to 27.8m in 2013.
Blackcircles.Com Limited
1
29 May 20154m Investment - Commercial Properties AcquiredThe Helmsley Group has acquired two commercial properties in York, totalling more than 4m. The properties will be held for long-term investment for clients of the Helmsley Group, a 1.4m turnover company based in York.
HELMSLEY GROUP LIMITED
1
29 May 20154m Business Acquired - 3 New Locations - Business GrowthWest Yorkshire rental business AFI Uplift has expanded with the acquisition of a 4m-turnover business based in the South East of England. Hampshire Plant & Access (HPA) operates from depots in Winchester, Southampton and Salisbury. AFI Uplift has a turnover of 33m.
AFI-Uplift Limited
17
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Budgets & Expenditure

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IT

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
28 May 2015IT Investment - New Website LaunchedLaw firm Haines Watts North Devon, based in Bideford, has launched a new website, optimised for viewing on every type of device.
Haines Watts North Devon LLP
4
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Budgets & Expenditure

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Marketing

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
26 May 20156m Growth Plan - Company rebranding - Turnover To DoubleB2B telecommunications supplier Lister Unified Communications, based in Stonehouse in Gloucestershire, have rebranded as part of a 6 million new growth plan. Formerly Lister Communications, the company has over 1500 active clients and has plans to double its turnover to 12m over the next five years.
Lister Unified Communications Limited
1
26 May 20151m Finance Raised - Fund Sales & Marketing StrategyCascade Technologies Ltd, based in Stirling, Scotland has raised 1m financing through share placing. The funding will support the companys new sales and marketing strategy. The company has a turnover of 1.65m and sales of 4m are expected in 2015-2016.
Cascade Technologies Limited
1
27 May 2015Recruiting Staff - New Client Development Team - 13% Growth in SalesChannel 4 is creating a new client development team, and is recruiting staff to fill four key roles. The broadcaster aims to develop deeper relationships with advertising agencies and clients. Its sales revenues increased 13% in the 2015 first quarter, compared with a year earlier.
Channel Four Television Company Limited
2
29 May 2015Business Rebranding - 15 Turnover - 15 Years In BusinessAs part of its business development strategy, Gloucester based Space UK, the parent company of Space Catering Equipment, is rebranding. The company has a turnover of 15 million and has been in business for 15 years.
Space Catering Equipment Ltd.
3
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Companies Receiving Investment

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Venture Capital

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
26 May 201588,000 Investment Received - New Jobs - Business GrowthSheffield based eco-company Bag It Don`t Bin It Limited has received 88,000 from UK Steel Enterprise to expand the business to meet the growing demand for their services. The investment will enable the firm to invest in new equipment, produce a new e-commerce site and create new jobs.
Bag It Don`t Bin It Limited
4
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Companies Receiving Investment

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Private Equity / Bank Funding

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
29 May 2015427,500 Investment - New Premises - Creating Jobs - 2m TurnoverCar Van & Minibus World, a Stoke-based provider of minibus services, has secured 427,500 bank funding to buy new premises and equipment, and create seven jobs. The company has turnover of 2m.
Car Van & Minibus World Limited
4
27 May 201529m Invesment - New Headquarters and Manufacturing Site - Employment Opportunities ExpectedWet wipes manufacturer Nice-Pak International is to build a 400,000 sq ft distribution and production facility in Wigan, Lancashire, which will be the primary headquarters for its UK, European, Australian and New Zealand operations. The 28.7m development will create new jobs, and is being funded by Big Box Real Estate Investment Trust.
Nice-Pak International Limited
211m7m8742
29 May 2015250K Funding Secured - Acquisitions Sought - Expansion To ServicesCheshire headquartered Red Dot Recruitment has secured a 250,000 facility from Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance to help diversify into the healthcare and construction markets with a series of acquisitions. The company has a turnover of 945,000 and 4 locations nationwide.
Red Dot Recruitment Ltd
1
26 May 20152 Million Financing Raised - New Developments - New JobsHerefordshire based Phagenesis Limited, which develops technology for the treatment of swallowing dysfunction, has raised 2 million of investment to support the development of a new class of treatments. New jobs will be created as a result.
Phagenesis Limited
4
26 May 20151m Investment Raised - New Product Development & LaunchCardiff based EKF Diagnostics subsidary Quotient Diagnostics, a diabetes testing technology developer, has secured an investment of 1 million. The investment will enable Quotient to begin production and take to market a new point-of-care system. EKF has a turnover of 32m.
EKF Diagnostics Holdings Plc
3
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Performance & Profits

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Profits

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
28 May 2015Major Far East Contract Extension - 4m Loss - 10% Reduction in WorkforceSecurity and surveillance group, Synectics has been awarded a multi-million dollar extension to an existing contract with a customer in the Far East. Based in Studley, Warwickshire, Synectics made a pre-tax loss of 3.7m for 2014, and is reducing its 500-strong UK workforce by 10%.
Synectics Plc
82m7m5121
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Performance & Profits

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Business Performance

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
26 May 20156m Growth Plan - Company rebranding - Turnover To DoubleB2B telecommunications supplier Lister Unified Communications, based in Stonehouse in Gloucestershire, have rebranded as part of a 6 million new growth plan. Formerly Lister Communications, the company has over 1500 active clients and has plans to double its turnover to 12m over the next five years.
Lister Unified Communications Limited
1
29 May 201550m turnover targetted - 20m Refinance - AcquisitionsFAIRPOINT, the Lancashire group that is expanding from debt management into legal services, is expecting acquisitions to help it to nearly double revenues to nearly 50m next year. The Chorley-based group acquired Leeds-based Simpson Millar this year for 13m as well as Bristol law firm Foster & Partners to focus on personal injury, family law and clinical negligence. And it is continuing to buy debt management books, with the deals funded by a 20m refinance with Allied Irish Bank in April. Chief Executive is Chris Moat
Fairpoint Group Plc
28m4134
28 May 2015100,000 Savings Strategy - Income Falls - 80 Jobs at RiskAll 80 staff at Coventry Transport Museum in the West Midlands have been offered voluntary redundancy as part of 100,000 savings. Culture Coventry is a trust that manages four of Coventry's visitor attractions include the Transport Museum.
Culture Coventry
27 May 2015Turnover increases for Flowgroup but losses also riseFlowgroup, the developer of efficient energy products, have had a 142% increase in turnover to 33.4m (2013: 13.8m).
Flowgroup Plc
3
29 May 2015Turnover Grown 2.2m to 89.2m - Further Investment PlannedNational law firm Weightmans has increased its turnover by 2.2m to 89.2m for the 2014/2015 financial year. The company has further plans to grow and expand and will continue to invest in the business. John Schorah, Managing Partner
Weightmans LLP
9
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Performance & Profits

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Products and Services

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
27 May 201564m Hospital Expansion - Potential New JobsCardiff and Vale University Health Board has invested 64m in the second phase of the Noah's Ark Children's Hospital for Wales. The investment is expected to create employment opportunities at the Cardiff-based hospital.
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
4
29 May 20153m Refurbishment - New Departments - 35 New JobsThirty five new jobs have been created following a 3 million refurbishment at Wheatcroft Garden Centre in Edwalton, Nottingahmshire. The centre currently employs 97 staff and is part of Notcutts Limited. Group turnover is 56m.
Notcutts Limited
56m0.3m1,13018
26 May 20152 Million Financing Raised - New Developments - New JobsHerefordshire based Phagenesis Limited, which develops technology for the treatment of swallowing dysfunction, has raised 2 million of investment to support the development of a new class of treatments. New jobs will be created as a result.
Phagenesis Limited
4
26 May 20151m Investment Raised - New Product Development & LaunchCardiff based EKF Diagnostics subsidary Quotient Diagnostics, a diabetes testing technology developer, has secured an investment of 1 million. The investment will enable Quotient to begin production and take to market a new point-of-care system. EKF has a turnover of 32m.
EKF Diagnostics Holdings Plc
3
26 May 20151m Investment Raised - New Product Development & LaunchCardiff based EKF Diagnostics subsidary Quotient Diagnostics, a diabetes testing technology developer, has secured an investment of 1 million. The investment will enable Quotient to begin production and take to market a new point-of-care system. Quotient has a turnover of 3m.
Quotient Diagnostics Limited
1
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Hot Topic

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Sales

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
28 May 2015UK Expansion Plans - New Sales and Marketing Director - 10 OfficesCommercial insurance firm TL Dallas has hired Tom Aldridge as a director under plans to expand in Scotland and England. Mr Aldridge will be responsible for driving business in Scotland, as well group sales and marketing. The expansion is expected to create new jobs at the firm, which has 10 offices.
TL Dallas (Scotland) Limited
9
29 May 2015Online Retailer in 25m Flotation - Investing in European Growth - Sales Up 35% To 24m - Employment Opportunities ExpectedGear4Music, the York-based online retailer of musical instrument, is planning to float on the Alternative Investment market, valuing the retailer at up to 25m. The money raised will be used to expand across Europe. Sales increased 35% to 24.2m in 2014, and on-going growth is expected to create employment opportunities.
Gear4music Limited
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27 May 2015Expanding Into North America - New Range Lauched - Strong Sales Growth - 5m TurnoverHopkins Catering , a manufacturer of catering equipment based in Leeds, is launching a new product range, designed for markets in North America and Canada, as well as the UK. Sales are 40 per cent ahead of target for 2015, while turnover grew 20% to 4.7m in 2014.
Hopkins Catering Equipment Limited
1
29 May 201580% Growth in Exports - Overseas Sales Increased To 506,000Newcastle Upon Tyne-based Furniture Clinic has increased the value of its exports by 80 per cent from 282,000 in 2012 to 506,000 in 2014. Overseas sales now represent 25 per cent of turnover for the firm. The company supplies leather, fabric and wood care products, and repairs handbags and upholstery.
Furniture Clinic Limited
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International

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
29 May 201550m Takover - Acquired by French Company - Revenue Up 24% To 28mBlackcircles, a Peebles, Scotland-based online tyre fitter, has been acquired by French company Michelin Tyres in a 50m transaction. Blackcircles' revenue in increased by 20% to 27.8m in 2013.
Blackcircles.Com Limited
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29 May 20154m Order Secured - Major Export Contract - 19m Turnover - 170 EmployeesCorac Group has secured a defence export order worth 3.4m with a major shipbuilding prime contractor in south-east Asia. The order, for submarine air purification equipment, will be fulfilled by Corac's clean technology centre in Portsmouth. Corac has a turnover of 19.3m and 170 employees.
Corac Group Plc
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27 May 201529m Invesment - New Headquarters and Manufacturing Site - Employment Opportunities ExpectedWet wipes manufacturer Nice-Pak International is to build a 400,000 sq ft distribution and production facility in Wigan, Lancashire, which will be the primary headquarters for its UK, European, Australian and New Zealand operations. The 28.7m development will create new jobs, and is being funded by Big Box Real Estate Investment Trust.
Nice-Pak International Limited
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28 May 2015Successful Export Company - Shortlisted for Major AwardKudos Blends, a Worcestershire-based company, which specialises in raising agents for baking, is a finalist in the Exporter of the Year category at the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.
Kudos Blends Limited
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28 May 2015Strong Business Growth - Acquired By US Company - 43m TurnoverPlymouth, Devon-based manufacturer Fine Tubes has been bought by AMETEK Inc, a US-based international electronics company, as part of a 127m transaction. Since 2012, when Fine Tubes was acquired by The Watermill Group, it has grown strongly with turnover reaching almost 43m.
Fine Tubes Limited
43m4m3572
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Ecommerce

   DateHeadlineSummaryOrganisationTurnoverProfitEmployeesLocations
29 May 2015Online Retailer in 25m Flotation - Investing in European Growth - Sales Up 35% To 24m - Employment Opportunities ExpectedGear4Music, the York-based online retailer of musical instrument, is planning to float on the Alternative Investment market, valuing the retailer at up to 25m. The money raised will be used to expand across Europe. Sales increased 35% to 24.2m in 2014, and on-going growth is expected to create employment opportunities.
Gear4music Limited
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