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

Google’s CEO says UK is an ecommerce leader

The UK is the world leader in ecommerce according to the former Google boss Eric Schmidt. Now executive chairman of Google parent company Alphabet, Mr Schmidt said there was no reason why a hundred billion pound tech start up could not be launched in Britain. He said UK entrepreneurs tended to sell up earlier than […]

February 23, 2016  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Development, Business Growth, Business Win, Ecommerce Business, Exporting Businesses, Google, Growing Business, Growing Sales, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Business  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

UK sports attendances topped 70 million in 2015

Attendances at professional sports events in the UK topped 70 million in 2015- up 5%, according to Deloitte’s. Football was the overall winner in the attendance stakes at 43.4 million, while three of the 10 best attended showpieces were horseracing events. Rugby union attendances, boosted by the 2.5 million fans at the Rugby World Cup, […]

January 8, 2016  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Win, Growing Businesses, Growing Economy, Sporting Success, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  No Comments

Commonwealth dream looms in Brexit campaign

Many Brexit champions suggest a Commonwealth is perfectly possible as an EU alternative. Eurosceptics campaigning for the UK to leave the European Union are keen to dismiss the idea that the move would leave the country economically isolated and bereft of trade alliances. They point out that the UK’s links with the 53 nation Commonwealth, […]

December 22, 2015  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Development, Business Exports, Business Growth, Business Survival, Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Global Business, Global Businesses, Growing Economy, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  No Comments

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

Burger King gets boost in sales from chicken fries

Burger King has credited the return of its “chicken fries” for helping to drive a better than expected rise in second quarter sales. The deep fried chicken strips, first launched in 2005, were taken off the menu in 2012, but were reintroduced after customers demanded their return. “The ongoing guest outcries reached a point where […]

August 7, 2015  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Win, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

UK manufacturers plan increase in investment

UK manufacturers intend to invest more money over the next two years. Manufacturing represents about 10% of the UK’s economy according to a survey from manufacturers’ lobby group the EEF. It said the move came as businesses sought to improve productivity. The survey of 750 firms, said a third believed the UK was a more […]

June 30, 2015  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Sales, Business Win, Growing Businesses, Growing Economy, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  No Comments

Nationwide’s profits double to £1 billion

The Nationwide building society has reported a 54% rise in annual pre tax profit to £1.04 billion. The Nationawide has also regained its position as the UK’s second largest mortgage lender-  the building society reported a profits of £677 million last year. Nationwide also announced its chief executive, Graham Beale, would retire next year after […]

June 2, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Finance, Business Sales, Business Win, Ecommerce Business, Finance Business, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments