Archive for the ‘Growing 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

Aldi reports record Christmas sales

Discount supermarket Aldi has reported record Christmas trading after a 15% rise in December sales. The firm said there was strong demand for its premium product range, launched to compete with higher-end retailers such as Waitrose and Marks and Spencer Aldi does not publish like-for-like figures, which exclude sales from new stores, but last year […]

January 15, 2017   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Sales, Business Win, Growing Business, Winning Business  No Comments

Tech Talent: Map of the UK’s digital clusters

There are more than 1.5 million “digital tech” jobs in the UK, and the sector is said to be growing faster in terms of turnover and productivity than the wider economy. Those assertions were outlined in a report from the Tech City UK quango and innovation charity Nesta a little while back, which highlighted how […]

December 9, 2016   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Communications, Business Development, Business Finance, Business Growth, Business Jobs, Business Profits, Growing Business, 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

UK sees record number of foreign investment projects

A record number of investments were made by foreign firms in the UK in the year. The Department for International Trade recorded 2,213 inward investment projects, up 11% on the previous year. The data shows the UK is the most popular destination in the European Union for overseas firms. However, there is concern over how […]

December 3, 2016   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Communications, Business Development, Business Finance, Business Growth, Business Jobs, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Win, Digital Business, Growing Business, Growing Economy, Growing Jobs, Growing Profits, Growing Sales, Online Business Growth, Online Marketing, Professional Services, Search Engines, 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

Adele has been named as Britain’s richest ever female musician

Adele named as UK’s richest female musician ever as fortune hits £85m A list of the top 50 music millionaires in the UK and Ireland puts the singer’s £85m fortune in 30th place – an increase of £35m compared to last year. The only female singer with a bigger fortune on the list – which […]

November 1, 2016   Posted in: Business Communications, Business Growth, Business Jobs, Business Profits, Business Win, Flying Businesses, Growing 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