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1 February, 2017

Flying start as multinationals agree deals with Parkin-backed group

Flying start as multinationals agree deals with Parkin-backed group
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A fixtures, fittings and equipment specialist backed by Clipper Logistics chairman Steve Parkin has reported a flying start to 2017 after winning contracts with a number of global brands. Microsoft, GE Capital, Lexmark International and BUPA have all signed up with Southerns Group, which already organisations such as Carillion, Bunzl and multiple universities on its
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1 February, 2017

Cheshire cheesemaker bought by Kerrygold owner

Cheshire cheesemaker bought by Kerrygold owner
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A £40m-turnover Cheshire cheesemaker has been bought by the owner of the Kerrygold brand. FJ Need (Foods), which was founded by John Need in 1973, has signed an agreement to be acquired by Ornua. The family-run business includes a cheese cutting, grating and slicing facility, two cheese brands and a distribution fleet. Ornua, the Dublin-headquartered
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1 February, 2017

University signs partnership with BAE Systems

University signs partnership with BAE Systems
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The University of Birmingham has entered into a partnership with technology giant BAE Systems. The strategic framework agreement will strengthen the two organisations existing relationships in research, education and consultancy. The University of Birmingham is one of the first institutions to secure the agreement as part of BAE System’s review of university partnerships.

1 February, 2017

Year of growth for M&S spud supplier

Year of growth for M&S spud supplier
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Turnover and profits have climbed at Manor Fresh, the Lincolnshire-headquartered supplier of potatoes to retail giant Marks & Spencer, driven by a “stable” crop and growth in the sales of green vegetables. Newly filed results revealed turnover topped £60.3m for the year to 30 April 2016 compared to £57.1m a year earlier. Pre-tax profit also
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1 February, 2017

Monitise to recruit after funding deal

Monitise to recruit after funding deal
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Mobile money provider Monitise is set to recruit almost 30 staff at its office near Pontypridd, supported by investment from the Welsh Government. The company is expanding its development and support centre in Nantgarw, safeguarding 34 jobs as well as creating an additional 26 positions. The Welsh Government is providing £527,000 of business finance to
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1 February, 2017

Tesco to buy wholesaler Booker in £3.7bn deal

Tesco to buy wholesaler Booker in £3.7bn deal
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Supermarket giant Tesco has agreed a shock £3.7bn deal to buy food wholesaler Booker Group, the owner of the Makro, Budgens and Londis brands, to create “the UK’s leading food business”. The two companies said a merged entity would be able to provide “greater choice, quality, price and service in the food market, whilst improving
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1 February, 2017

gap personnel group staff and clients raise over £3000 for Alder Hey

gap personnel group staff and clients raise over £3000 for Alder Hey
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On Friday 18th November, staff from the gap personnel group come together to raise money for Alder Hey Children’s Trust by wearing their pyjamas to work, selling cakes and taking part in the Mannequin Challenge. Through our online fundraising, we raised over £2600 with an additional £400+ being spent by staff who purchased the #GetYourStripes
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1 February, 2017

A focus on gap personnel group’s 24 hour call centre service, gap 24/7

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gap 24/7 is gap personnel group’s 24 hour call centre service ensuring that branches, agency staff and clients have a point of contact round the clock to help with queries and requirements as well as providing the business with additional support with a variety of administrative tasks. It is staffed by a team of gap
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1 February, 2017

Lord Jones opens new look gap Flint branch

Lord Jones opens new look gap Flint branch
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November 2016 saw the Right Honourable Lord Barry Jones open gap personnel group’s recently renovated Flint branch. The branch started operations in 2004 and this latest investment is a continuation of the company’s commitment to Flint. The new look branch is now one of gap’s flagship offices with a striking modern facade on the Flint
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