Archive for April, 2012

Whitbread plans to create 10,000 jobs

Whitbread- the owner of the Premier Inn hotel chain and Costa Coffee has revealed plans to create 10,000 jobs in the UK over the next three years.The group intends to continue the rapid expansion of the two chains, having already created 2,500 jobs in 2011-12. The announcement came as Whitbread revealed a 1.8% rise in […]

April 30, 2012  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Jobs, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Win, Growing Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  No Comments

Bayer profits almost double in 2011

Pharmaceuticals company Bayer has said its profits almost doubled last year, fuelled by sales in emerging markets.Net income rose 90% from a year earlier to£2.1 billion ($3.4 billion, 2.52 billion euros). Sales were up by 4.1% to 36.5 billion euros, with sales in emerging markets – including China and Latin America – up by 9% […]

April 26, 2012  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Exports, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Win, Growing Business, Pharmaceutical Business, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Arsenal profits surge on player sales

Football club Arsenal has reported a huge rise in profits to £49.5 million following the sale of some key players.The profit for the six months to the end of November, compares with a loss of £6.1 million for the same period in 2010. Some £41.6 million of the club’s profits came from player trading including […]

April 19, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Win, Uncategorized  No Comments

Digital publisher sees profits grow

Educational publisher and Financial Times owner Pearson, has reported a rise in profits thanks to improved digital sales and growth in emerging markets.Pre tax profits at the group were up 72% to £1.15 billion ($1.8 billion) including one off items for the year to 31 December. Adjusted operating profits from continuing operations were up 12% […]

April 12, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Win, Digital Business, Growing Business, Uncategorized  No Comments

Optical Express plans to create 100 new jobs

Optical Express is to open 24 new clinics in the UK and create 100 customer care jobs in Scotland.The group- which is based in Cumbernauld already runs 180 stores across Europe, employing about 3,000 people. The new jobs will be at the firm’s call centre in Glasgow. The company said the clinics will be based […]

April 5, 2012  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Jobs, Business Win, Growing Business, New Business Development, Uncategorized  No Comments