Archive for February, 2012

Rolls Royce grows global business

Rolls Royce is to expand it’s global manufacturing capability with a new Singaporean plant.The seven-tonne cylindrical Trent 900 engine, which powers the biggest passenger plane in the world – the Airbus A380, is at the heart of the Rolls-Royce Seletar facility in Singapore. When engines like this one start rolling off the production line in […]

February 29, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Exports, Business Sales, Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Flying Businesses, Global Business, Growing Business, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

UK manufacturing sector returns to growth

The UK’s manufacturing sector has returned to growth, with overall activity at its highest level for eight months.The purchasing managers’ index (PMI) from Markit/Cips recorded a level of 52.1 last month, up from December’s revised reading of 49.7. A reading above 50 indicates that the sector is expanding. The survey found a sharp increase in […]

February 22, 2012  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Win, Growing Businesses, Growing Economy, Uncategorized  No Comments

Online company Brightsolid sees profits grow

IT firm Brightsolid has announced significant growth- increasing turnover by 75% in the year to March 2011.The online publishing and technology group, owned by DC Thomson, said turnover was up from £16.2 million to £28.4 million. Gross profits rose 47% to £13.5 million, the company’s accounts showed. Brightsolid said it had enjoyed a successful start […]

February 16, 2012  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Sales, Business Win, Growing Business, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Asda to create 5,000 jobs in 2012

Asda has announced plans to open 25 new stores and three depots- creating 5,000 jobs this year.There will be a new depot in Rochdale, an existing one in Falkirk will be replaced and one in South Elmsall in Yorkshire, which was bought from Netto, will be revamped. It also plans to extend and refurbish 43 […]

February 9, 2012  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Jobs, Business Win, Growing Business, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Intel profits up as chipmaker promises more investment

Intel’s profits have beating Wall Street forecasts despite the chipmaker warning last month that slower global PC sales might dent its figures.Net profits in the last three months of 2011 rose 6% to $3.4 billion (£2.2 billion) on revenues up 21% at $13.9 billion. The floods last year in Thailand have hit supplies of computer […]

February 1, 2012  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Profits, Business Win, Global Business, Growing Business, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments