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 […]

December 11, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Growth, Business Win, Digital Business, Global Businesses, Growing Businesses, Growing Jobs, Growing Profits, Growing Sales, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  No Comments

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 […]

October 22, 2015  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Sales, Business Services, Business Win, Growing Jobs, Growing Sales, New Business Development, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Barclays reports 25% rise in profits

Barclays bank has reported a 25% rise in pre-tax profits to £3.1 billion for the six months to the end of June. Profits last year were £2.55 billion. The bank also set aside a further £850 million to compensate customers – including further claims for mis-sold payment protection insurance. The results come less than a […]

August 27, 2015  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Business Finance, Business Profits, Business Win, Uncategorized  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

Waste management recycling in Cheltenham by Printwaste

Cheltenham’s premier waste management recycling company Printwaste has won a prestigueous National Award – the Document Destruction Company of the Year!“The Document Manager Awards has added value to both our image, and industry credibility. To achieve this award shows that our customers recognise the standard of service we are able to offer and differentiates us […]

November 23, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Sales, Business Services, Business Win, Cheltenham Businesses, Gloucestershire Businesses, Green Businesses, Growing Sales, Professional Services, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Waste Management Recycling Cheltenham, Winning Business  No Comments

HSBC annual profits grow to £13.8 billion

HSBC’s annual profits grew 15% to £13.8 billion ($21.9 billion) in what it called a year of “major progress”.The bank is the biggest in Europe and makes about 90% of its profits outside the UK. HSBC’s UK profits were 17.2% higher than last year at £1.5 billion. The bank singled out its “strong performance” in […]

March 29, 2012  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Finance, Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Win, Global Business, Growing Businesses, Professional Services, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Ryanair profits take off with higher revenues

Ryanair has reported a 23% rise in second quarter profits, and said its full year results will be better than previously expected.The budget airline made a pre-tax profit of  £398 million (463m euros) in the three months to 30 September, up from £328 million a year earlier. Ryanair said its annual profits would be 10% […]

November 7, 2011  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Development, Business Profits, Business Services, Business Win, Flying Businesses, Growing Business, Professional Services, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  One Comment

Groupon share floatation raises more money than expected

The sale of shares in Groupon has raised £437 million ($700m) after the Initial Public Offering was priced higher than had been expected.Shares in the company were originally priced in a range of $16 to $18 a share, but were eventually sold at $20. It values the business at almost £8.12 billion ($13 billion). Groupon […]

November 4, 2011  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Development, Business Profits, Business Services, Business Win, Growing Business, Online Marketing, Professional Services, Share Floatation, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  No Comments

Factory orders rise as business investment jumps

Factory orders rose in September in the USA after business investment jumped by its highest amount in six months.Total factory orders increased for a third straight month, rising by 0.3%, according to the latest figures. Demand for core capital goods, seen as a bellwether for business investment spending, jumped 2.5%. This rise – which was […]

November 3, 2011  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Development, Business Win, Growing Business, Growing Economy, Professional Services, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  No Comments