Archive for January, 2013

Heathrow had busiest year on record in 2012

Heathrow has said that it handled 70 million passengers in 2012-  the highest number on record, as the crowded airport saw bigger and fuller planes.Passengers numbers rose 0.9% from 2011, with 3.2% growth in its staple North Atlantic business, and traffic to the Far East and Brazil boosted by new routes. December was also a […]

January 29, 2013  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Exports, Business Growth, Business Win, Flying Businesses, Growing Business, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Samsung anticipates record profits due to smartphone sales

Samsung Electronics has said that it expects to make a record profit for the quarter to the end of December- powered by the growing sales of its smartphones. The success of its smartphones has been a key driver of Samsung’s growth in recent years Samsung has estimated that it will make an operating profit of £5.1billion […]

January 24, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Win, Digital Business, Ecommerce Business, Exporting Businesses, Global Business, Growing Business, Growing Businesses, Growing Profits, Growing Sales, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  No Comments

The Scottish scotch whisky industry is booming

The global demand for Scottish whisky means the industry now supports around 36,000 jobs as Scotch whisky exports grew by 23%.The Scotch whisky industry generates more than £4 billion a year, according to new research. The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) commissioned the analysis for its 100th anniversary. It said the industry is in a “second […]

January 17, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Global Business, Global Businesses, Growing Business, Growing Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  No Comments

Refining gold- another success story in Switzerland

Although there are no gold mines in Switzerland, four of the world’s biggest gold refineries are in Switzerland-  and it is estimated that two thirds of the world’s gold is refined in the country.During World War Two, because of the large amount of gold that was stored in Switzerland, the banks decided to set up […]

January 10, 2013  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Global Business, Uncategorized  No Comments

Nike leaps on strong home demand

The sportswear company Nike reported a strong rise in demand in its home North American market.Accordingly, their shares rose 6.2% after the company’s third quarter figures suggested steady demand for its products around the world. Orders for delivery of its shoes and clothing for the coming months were up 14% in the home market. Worldwide […]

January 3, 2013  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Win, Global Business, Global Businesses, Growing Business, Growing Businesses, Growing Sales, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments