Archive for the ‘Global Business’ Category

Toyota to invest £240m in UK plant

Toyota is to invest £240m in upgrading its UK factory that makes the Auris and Avensis models. Toyota says its plant investment is “a huge part of preparing for the long-term future” The Japanese carmaker’s investment in the Burnaston plant near Derby will allow production of vehicles using its new global manufacturing system. The factory […]

May 6, 2017   Posted in: Business Exports, Business Sales, Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Global Business, Growing Business, Growing Sales, Technological Businesses, Winning Business  No Comments

Bitcoin value tops gold for first time

  A unit of the digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin has exceeded the value of an ounce of gold for the first time. It closed at $1,268 on Thursday while a troy ounce of gold stood at $1,233. The current high is being attributed to surging demand in China, where authorities warn it is used to channel […]

April 3, 2017   Posted in: Business Sales, Business Win, Finance Business, Global Business, Technological Businesses, Winning Business  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

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

World tourism rises faster than trade for fourth year

The UN World Tourism Organisation says tourism spending has outpaced global trade for the fourth year in a row. The US followed by China are the world’s most popular destinations, followed by France and Spain. According to the UNWTO’s figures, released earlier this month, international tourism grew by 4% in 2015 generating $966 billion. In […]

October 31, 2016  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Business Exports, Business Jobs, Business Survival, Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Finance Business, Global Business, Uncategorized  No Comments

Shakespeare’s economic legacy for the UK- pt 2

Following Business Win’s post yesterday Shakespeare’s economic legacy for the UK we continue our review of how the Bard is increasing the UK’s economy: The area known as Shakespeare’s England (which takes in the towns of Stratford, Royal Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and Warwick) received 9.94 million tourists in 2014, according to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, […]

September 21, 2016  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Business Communications, Business Exports, Business Growth, Business Win, Global Business, Growing Business, Growing Sales, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Shakespeare’s economic legacy for the UK

In the age of Brexit we often underestimate the UK’s economic advantage given to the current economy by our cultural heritage. Below and over the next blog post Business Win reviews the extra business that William Shakespeare generates to the UK’s ecomony. William Shakespeare may be widely regarded as finest playwright in the English language, […]

September 20, 2016  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Business Communications, Business Development, Business Win, Global Business, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Advance orders for Tesla Model 3 electric car accelerate to 276,000

Tesla founder and chief executive Elon Musk says preorders of the firm’s much anticipated Model 3 electric car currently total 276,000. The California based firm has unveiled the five seater car – its lowest-cost vehicle to date. Mr Musk tweeted the total reflected the orders received. Pre-orders of the Model 3 will not necessarily all […]

August 8, 2016  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Win, Global Business, Green Businesses, Growing Business, Growing Sales, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Fever-Tree says global demand has boosted profits

Fever-Tree has said global demand for its premium mixer drinks has boosted profits in an “exceptional year” for the business. Pre tax profits hit £16.8 million in the year ending 31 December 2015, up from £2.5 million. Revenue was up 71% to £59.3 million, up from £34.7 million in 2014. Charles Rolls, the firm’s executive […]

June 16, 2016  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Global Business, Growing Business, Growing Sales, Uncategorized  No Comments

What can Formula 1 teach business leaders?

It took Mika Hakkinen seven years on the Formula 1 circuit to win his first Grand Prix. But he desperately wanted to be champion and he knew that he was close. “We’re talking about the difference of one tenth of a second between me and Michael Schumacher,” he tells me. “I knew I wasn’t far […]

May 4, 2016  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Business Win, Flying Businesses, Global Business, Professional Services, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments