British universities’ business incubator rated world’s best

A group of British universities has been rated the best in the world at helping scientists turn their creativity into cash. The SETsquared Partnership – a collaboration between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey – was ranked “Number One” by respected independent research group, University Business Incubators (UBI). UBI analysed more than […]

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Bridgend wins for £181m new Ford engine project

Ford’s Bridgend plant will build the company’s new generation of petrol engines in a deal worth £181 million. The investment is backed by nearly £15 million from the Welsh government with production due to start in late 2018. Economy Minister Edwina Hart said the deal would “safeguard more than 750 skilled Welsh jobs for many […]

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Banksy’s Dismaland gave Weston-super-Mare a £20 million boost

Over the past five weeks, more than 150,000 people have visited the Dismaland theme park in a derelict Weston-super-Mare seafront lido, which had been shut since 2000 and reopened in a blaze of publicity on 20 August. The temporary art show in Weston-super-Mare has sold 4,000 tickets a day online, plus 500 more to people […]

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Lidl to pay recommended living wage

Lidl has said it will become the first UK supermarket to implement the minimum wage as recommended by the Living Wage Foundation. Lidl UK employees will earn a minimum of £8.20 an hour across England, Scotland and Wales, and £9.35 an hour in London, the supermarket said. The Foundation will announce a change in its […]

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Dyson invests £1 billion in UK engineers

James Dyson is to invest £1 billion in research and development in the UK to produce hi-tech exports. The firm has committed £1 billion to develop 100 new products over four years. “Export is vital for Britain to create wealth,” said founder and chairman James Dyson. “In order to export you have to have high […]

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Dyson sales and profits boosted by global growth

Dyson, the UK maker of vacuum cleaners, fans and hand dryers, has reported record annual turnover of over £1 billion- boosted by global sales.The company, founded by Sir James Dyson, said on Friday that its turnover was £1.05 billion, up from £887 million in 2010. Its earnings grew by 30% in 2011 to £306.3million. Dyson […]

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Honda invests £267 million in Swindon plant

Carmaker Honda says investment at its UK plant in Swindon has reached £267 millio- with plans to further increase production.The money will support the introduction of its new Civic and CR-V car models and a new 1.6-litre diesel engine. The site is expected to produce 183,000 cars this year, with output forecast to rise to […]

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Land Rover creates 1,000 jobs at Halewood

Jaguar Land Rover has announced it is creating 1,000 new jobs at its Halewood factory on Merseyside.The carmaker said it needed more workers in order to meet strong demand for its Range Rover Evoque and its Freelander 2. “We are moving Halewood to three shifts and 24-hour operation to meet increased global demand,” said JLR’s […]

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Nissan to build new car in Sunderland

Nissan is to build a new compact model called the Invitation, at its Sunderland factory.The Japanese carmaker said that its £125 million investment would create 2,000 jobs. The government is supporting the project with a £9.3 million grant. Nissan said that 400 of the new jobs would be in its Sunderland plant, and it estimates […]

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