Kingfisher to build 200 more Screwfix stores

DIY retailer Kingfisher- which owns Screwfix, says it would build another 200 stores in the UK. Kingfisher currently has 412 Screwfix UK stores, which supply tools, plumbing and electrical equipment. As part of previously announced restructuring plans, the company said it was on track to close about 60 B&Q stores by the end of its […]

September 27, 2015  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Growth, Business Win, Growing Business, Uncategorized  No Comments

Singapore ranks best country for business

Singapore has been ranked the best country to do business for a ninth consecutive year, according to an annual survey by the World Bank. New Zealand came second and Hong Kong third in the lender’s “Doing Business” report which rates 189 nations by the ease in which firms can operate there. The UK moved up […]

October 20, 2014  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Development, Business Growth, Business Win, Global Business, Global Businesses, Growing Business, Growing Economy, Uncategorized  No Comments

Bovis Homes builds sharp annual profits increase

Housebuilder Bovis Homes has reported a steep jump in profits for 2011 and says the average sales price rose 5% to £180,100.Pre-tax profits for the year to December 2011 were £32.1 million- an increase of 74% on the year before. The UK based group said in January it expected sharply higher profits. It sold more […]

March 23, 2012  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Win, Growing Business, New Business Development, Uncategorized  No Comments

Jaguar Land Rover sales boosts profits

Soaring sales of Jaguar and Land Rover cars have helped their parent company Tata Motors to a huge rise in profits.In the three months to December 31, profits rose 41% compared with 2010 to 34.1 billion rupees (£441 million), with sales up 44% to 453 billion rupees. Its Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) arm saw sales […]

March 16, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Exports, Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Global Business, Growing Business, Uncategorized  No Comments

De Beers annual profits jump 62%

Diamond miner De Beers has announced a surge in profits as Chinese and US shoppers snapped up its diamonds and gems.Underlying profits were up 62% last year to £443 million ($698 million). But the firm warned that trading slowed down in the second half of 2011 and it says that trend is likely to continue […]

March 2, 2012  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Win, Global Business, Growing Business, Uncategorized  No Comments

Rolls Royce grows global business

Rolls Royce is to expand it’s global manufacturing capability with a new Singaporean plant.The seven-tonne cylindrical Trent 900 engine, which powers the biggest passenger plane in the world – the Airbus A380, is at the heart of the Rolls-Royce Seletar facility in Singapore. When engines like this one start rolling off the production line in […]

February 29, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Exports, Business Sales, Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Flying Businesses, Global Business, Growing Business, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments