Archive for December, 2011

Business Win wishes you a prosperous New Year for 2012

Business Win wishes you a prosperous New Year for 2012 Business Win wishes you a prosperous New Year for 2012. Amid all of the doom and the gloomy predictions by the so called experts for the future in 2012- there are bound to be some success stories along the way. Just choose to be positive- […]

December 30, 2011  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Win, Growing Business, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

UK economic growth revised up to 0.6% by officials

The UK economy grew by 0.6% between July and September, official figures have shown- which is faster than previous estimates of 0.5%.Growth was driven by strong performance in the service sector and construction. However, the growth estimate for the second quarter of the year was revised down from 0.1% to zero by the Office for […]

December 29, 2011  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Growing Economy, Uncategorized  No Comments

Toyota seeks to boost production by 20%

Toyota has said it plans to increase production by 20% next year as it tries to recover ground lost due to March’s earthquake in Japan and the recent floods in Thailand.The company aims to produce 8.48 million vehicles in 2012 and increase sales by a quarter to 8.65 million. Toyota is due to lose its […]

December 28, 2011  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Sales, Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Global Businesses, Growing Business, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

UK car production up for sixth month in November

Car production in the UK rose for the sixth straight month in November according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).A total of 136,111 cars were made last month, up 8.5% from the same point last year. UK engine production rose by 1.7% in November. “UK vehicle and engine production continues to lead […]

December 23, 2011  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Development, Business Growth, Business Jobs, Business Sales, Business Win, Global Businesses, Growing Business, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Moss Bros reports strong sales increase

Menswear retailer Moss Bros has unveiled a double digit increase in sales as its efforts to turn around its fortunes continue.In the 19 weeks to December 10, gross profits were up 7.9% with sales on a same store basis rising by 10.5%. The figures follow the sale of Hugo Boss and Cecil Gee stores in […]

December 22, 2011  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Development, Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Win, Growing Business, Online Marketing, Uncategorized  No Comments

Sports Direct sales rise despite fragile business climate

Sports Direct has hailed a “strong performance” after reporting half-year pre-tax profits of £100.3 million- a modest increase from the same period in 2010.The retailer said that an 8.4% growth in sales to £888.6 million came despite a “fragile consumer climate”. Chief executive Dave Forsey said he was particularly pleased because the comparison with last […]

December 21, 2011  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Win, Growing Business, Online Marketing, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Car parts firm Cobra UK to create 49 jobs

A new £12 million order to supply General Motors (GM) with parts will see the UK company double its workforce.Welshpool-based Cobra UK has won a contract to provide load space covers for the Vauxhall Astra, which is made at a plant in Cheshire. The expansion will create 49 jobs, taking the workforce to nearly 100. […]

December 20, 2011  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Development, Business Growth, Business Jobs, Business Sales, Business Services, Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Global Businesses, Growing Business, New Business Development, Uncategorized  No Comments

UK trade deficit narrows as exports hit a record growth

The UK’s trade deficit narrowed sharply in October, as the value of exports hit a record high new official figures have shown.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the deficit in goods fell to £7.6 billion, down from £10.2 billion September. Exports of goods rose to a record £26.5 billion, while imports fell from September’s […]

December 19, 2011  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Development, Business Growth, Business Services, Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Global Businesses, Growing Businesses, Growing Economy, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Bellway housebuilder stays upbeat about prospects

Shares in the housebuilder Bellway rose almost 4% after the company gave an upbeat assessment of its prospects despite the troubled economic times.The FTSE 250 firm said in a trading update that its order book grew to £458 million in November, up from £440 million last year, with reservations up 14%. The average selling price […]

December 16, 2011  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Growth, Business Sales, Business Win, Growing Business, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Mulberry trebles profits as sales remain high

Luxury fashion group Mulberry has trebled its half year profits thanks to strong retail sales.The leather goods maker said that pre tax profits rose to £15.6 million in the six months to September, up from £4.7 million in the same period last year. In early trading, shares in Mulberry jumped 2.5% to £15.31. The Chilcompton-based […]

December 15, 2011  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Global Businesses, Growing Business, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments