Archive for August, 2012

Standard Life increases profits by sixth

 The pensions, savings and investment firm Standard Life has increased it’s profits- partly helped by cost cutting.It reported operating pre tax profits of £302 million for the first half of the year- an increase of 15%. The UK figures were particularly strong, with pre-tax profits up from £87 million in the first half of 2011 […]

August 30, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Finance, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Win, Finance Business, Global Business, Growing Business, Growing Profits, Growing Sales, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Jaguar sales boosts profits at Tata Motors parent company

A 34% rise in sales by luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) boosted Indian parent company Tata Motors’ profits during the April to June quarter.Net profits came in at 22.45 billion rupees (£260 million), up 12% when compared with the same period a year earlier. The UK subsidiary’s strong performance helped offset weak car, truck […]

August 23, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Exports, Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Global Businesses, Growing Businesses, Growing Profits, Growing Sales, Uncategorized  No Comments

Poundland profits increase by 27%

Discount retailer Poundland has increased it’s annual profits by 27%- with its sales increasing by 22% to £780 million.The Willenhall based company opened 62 stores last year and said it planned to open “60 plus” this year, creating about 2,000 jobs. The firm, which has been running for 22 years, now operates more than 400 […]

August 16, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Win, Growing Business, Growing Profits, Growing Sales, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Imagination Technologies’ profits rise 53%

Imagination Technologies- one of the British company behind the graphics for the iPad and iPhone, has reported a 53% rise in full year profits.Imagination made £36.8 million in adjusted pre-tax profits on revenues up 30% to £127.5 million for the year to 30 April, the company said. The number of graphics and video technology computer […]

August 9, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Exports, Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Win, Digital Business, Exporting Businesses, Global Business, Growing Business, Growing Profits, Growing Sales, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized  No Comments

BMW will make new super car engine in UK

BMW has announced that it will make a new the engine for its i8 petrol electric supercar in the UK.The car’s three cylinder petrol engine will be made at the carmaker’s Hams Hall factory near Birmingham. The engine is designed to extend the plug in hybrid’s range beyond that supplied by its batteries. BMW’s plug-in […]

August 3, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Exports, Business Growth, Business Jobs, Business Sales, Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Green Businesses, Growing Business, Growing Jobs, Growing Sales, Uncategorized  No Comments