Archive for the ‘Business Services’ Category

Everything is cheaper- Burberry UK sees tourist boom

The Burberry British fashion house said tourists’ higher spending power due to the drop in sterling drove the rise. Comparable European sales, which exclude new store openings, were higher in the first half of the year, marking the first rise for over a year. The firm, which makes just 15% of its sales in the […]

December 18, 2016   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Development, Business Finance, Business Growth, Business Jobs, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Services, Business Survival, Business Win, Finance Business, Growing Businesses, Growing Economy, Growing Sales, Uncategorized  No Comments

Netflix shares soar as video service posts jump in subscribers

Netflix has shaken off growth worries with new subscriber numbers that beat estimates and sent its shares soaring. The video streaming company added 3.2 million international customers in the last three months, far more than the 2 million analysts had predicted. In the US numbers rose by 370,000, as hit shows such as Stranger Things […]

December 17, 2016   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Development, Business Finance, Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Services, Business Survival, Business Win, Digital Business, Finance Business, Global Businesses, Growing Businesses, Growing Jobs, Growing Profits, Uncategorized  No Comments

Micro Focus – from takeover target to FTSE 100 newcomer

Almost exactly five years ago the UK software group Micro Focus was on the verge of being taken over. Valued at just over £500m the company was being wooed by a clutch of private equity firms. But “market volatility” killed the talks. Since then Micro Focus’s fortunes have changed dramatically. This year it joined the […]

December 8, 2016   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Communications, Business Development, Business Exports, Business Finance, Business Growth, Business Jobs, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Services, Business Survival, Business Win, Connected Business, Flying Businesses, Growing Business, Growing Economy, Growing Jobs, Growing Profits, Growing Sales, Uncategorized  No Comments

Royal Mint sees surge in demand for gold bars and coins

It seems the quest for gold is not currently limited to the venues of Rio de Janeiro. The Royal Mint has said that it saw a “surge” in demand for the precious metal following the Bank of England’s cut in base rates to 0.25% on 4 August. During that week the Mint saw a 25% […]

November 28, 2016   Posted in: Business Development, Business Finance, Business Growth, Business Sales, Business Services, Business Win, Finance Business, Growing Business, Growing Sales, Uncategorized  No Comments

Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26bn

Microsoft is buying the professional networking website LinkedIn for just over £18 billion in cash. The software giant will pay $196 a share – a premium of almost 50% to Friday’s closing share price. The deal will help Microsoft boost sales of its business and email software. Microsoft said that LinkedIn would retain its “distinct […]

November 23, 2016   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Communications, Business Development, Business Growth, Business Services, Connected Business, Digital Business, Global Business, Growing Business, New Business Development, Online Business Growth, Uncategorized  No Comments

Raspberry Pi maker Premier Farnell bought by Daetwyler

The maker of the Raspberry Pi mini computer is being bought by Swiss electronics company Daetwyler Holdings for 1bn Swiss francs (£700m). The deal values Premier Farnell shares at 165p each. The shares soared 50% to 164p after the takeover was announced. Daetwyler distributes more than 500,000 electronics products under brands such as Nedis. Premier […]

November 17, 2016   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Communications, Business Development, Business Finance, Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Services, Business Win, Connected Business, Growing Business, Growing Economy, Growing Jobs, New Business Development, Uncategorized  No Comments

Amazon sees profits and sales surge

Amazon has reported a profit of £351 million in its first quarter, helped by a 28% jump in sales. Sales hit £37.8 billion for the three months to the end of March, helped by rising sales of its Kindle reading devices and Fire tablet computers. Both sales and profits were higher than analysts had been […]

November 8, 2016   Posted in: Business Communications, Business Development, Business Finance, Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Services, Business Win, Global Business, Growing Profits, Online Marketing, Professional Services, Uncategorized  No Comments

Blackberry revival boosted by sales increase

Blackberry has reported revenues of £377 million for the three months to November – 12% higher than the previous quarter. It was the struggling smartphone maker’s first quarter on quarter increase for more than two years. The better than expected results give the Canadian company some hope that its turnaround plan is working. Revenue was […]

January 18, 2016  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Communications, Business Sales, Business Services, Business Survival, Business Win, Connected Business, Digital Business, Global Business, Growing Business, Growing Sales, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Banksy’s Dismaland gave Weston-super-Mare a £20 million boost

Over the past five weeks, more than 150,000 people have visited the Dismaland theme park in a derelict Weston-super-Mare seafront lido, which had been shut since 2000 and reopened in a blaze of publicity on 20 August. The temporary art show in Weston-super-Mare has sold 4,000 tickets a day online, plus 500 more to people […]

October 22, 2015  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Sales, Business Services, Business Win, Growing Jobs, Growing Sales, New Business Development, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

London Stock Exchange has best quarter for two years

The London Stock Exchange’s FTSE 100 managed to record its best quarterly performance for two years. However the three months run ended on a downbeat note as investors seized the opportunity to cash in some of their profits. Overall the FTSE 100 finished the day down 118.39 points at 6773.04., with worries about the lack […]

March 31, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Services, Business Win, Global Businesses, Growing Business, Growing Economy, Share Floatation, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  No Comments