Archive for the ‘Technological Businesses’ 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

Jaguar Land Rover and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars have both reported a rise in annual sales

Jaguar Land Rover and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars have both reported a rise in annual sales. Rolls-Royce delivered 4,011 cars to customers in 2016, a 6% increase on the previous year and its second highest sales record in its 113-year history. Jaguar Land-Rover (JLR) sold a record 583,312 cars last year, a 20% increase on last […]

March 10, 2017   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Sales, Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Global Businesses, Growing Businesses, Growing Jobs, Growing Profits, Growing Sales, Technological Businesses  No Comments

UK superyacht industry sales rise to highest since 2008

Sales in the UK’s superyacht industry have reached their highest level since the 2008 financial crisis. A report from British Marine, which represents the leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry, said superyacht revenues for the year to April 2016 had reached £605 million. Revenues for the whole sector rose 1.6% to £3.01 billion, the […]

February 15, 2017   Posted in: Business Sales, Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Global Businesses, Growing Businesses, Technological Businesses  No Comments

Ford’s profit doubles on European sales

Ford posted a record quarterly profit following strong sales in Europe and moving more pickup trucks and SUVs in North America. Profits for the three months to March rose to £2.6 billion, compared with £1.5 billion for the same period in 2015. The stronger performance in Europe helped Ford to outpace Detroit rival General Motors. […]

October 19, 2016  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Exports, Business Win, Global Businesses, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized  No Comments

Sales of vinyl records lifted by music streaming

Music streaming sites are helping to drive sales of vinyl records- new research suggests. Half of consumers say they listened to an album online before buying a vinyl copy, according to an ICM poll. The behaviour is more common for people who use ad funded services such as SoundCloud or YouTube, suggesting free music can […]

August 21, 2016  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Business Win, Digital Business, Global Businesses, Growing Businesses, Growing Sales, Online Sales Growth, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized  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

UK shares continue to recover ground as Carphone profits jump

UK shares have continued to regain some of the ground lost in the wake of the Brexit vote as Dixon Carphone’s profiits jumped by 17 pc. After rising 2.6% on Tuesday, the FTSE 100 share index opened up 1.6% at 6,240.31. The more UK focused FTSE 250 index rose 1.6% in early trade. On Tuesday […]

June 29, 2016  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Exports, Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Win, Digital Business, Exporting Businesses, Growing Businesses, Growing Profits, Growing Sales, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized  No Comments

UK new car registrations at all time high in 2015

UK new car sales hit an all time record last year, the latest trade industry figures show. Some 2.63 million new vehicles were registered in 2015, up about 6% on 2014 and the fourth consecutive year of growth, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said. Stronger consumer confidence, special deals and cheap finance […]

May 24, 2016  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Sales, Business Win, Growing Businesses, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  No Comments

Blackberry revival hopes boosted by sales rise

Blackberry has reported increased revenues of £377 million for the last three months – 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 […]

April 24, 2016  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Business Win, Connected Business, Digital Business, Global Business, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments