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9 February, 2018

Turnover closes in on £16m at Gloucestershire cutler

Turnover closes in on £16m at  Gloucestershire cutler
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Turnover has neared the £16m mark at Gloucestershire-based cutlery company Robert Welch. The company, founded in 1961 in Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds by designer Robert Welch, is currently run by his children Alice Welch and Rupert Welch. Profits before tax for the year to April 2017 were £1.38m, down from £1.41m for the previous
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9 February, 2018

Revenue jump for Savile Row suit maker

Revenue jump for Savile Row suit maker
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The Nottingham-headquartered company behind the Savile Row-based clothing brand Chester Barrie, which also supplies a host of high street retailers, has reported a jump in revenue for its latest financial period after an acquisitive year. Prominent (Europe) made £127.9m in revenue in the year to 31 March 2017, up from £115.1m in 2016. The company
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9 February, 2018

New Executive Chairman at Accrol

New Executive Chairman at Accrol
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A new executive chairman has been drafted in at Blackburn-headquartered toilet roll maker Accrol. The AIM-listed company has revealed that Dan Wright is switching from independent non-executive director to executive chairman with immediate effect. He replaces Peter Cheung who stepped down from the board as executive chairman on 3 February 2018 and has left the
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9 February, 2018

Quorn Foods targets further growth as revenues pass £200m

Quorn Foods targets further growth as revenues pass £200m
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Turnover has grown to more than £200m at Quorn Foods, boosted by a rise in the number of people pursuing vegan and flexitarian lifestyles. The meat-alternative food manufacturer is now aiming to become a billion dollar business by 2027. The business achieved its strongest ever year of growth in 2017, with an overall growth rate
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9 February, 2018

Textiles supplier nears £50m milestone

Textiles supplier nears £50m milestone
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A combination of new business wins and the development of existing contracts has helped drive revenues up to almost £50m at a Blackburn-based textiles supplier. The latest set of accounts for Vision Support Services Group show a turnover of approximately £47.2m for the year ending 31 March 2017, which represents a 41 per cent year-on-year
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9 February, 2018

More than half of employers who pay the apprenticeship levy want an overhaul

More than half of employers who pay the apprenticeship levy want an overhaul
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A new report by the CIPD has revealed 53% of employers paying the apprenticeship levy would prefer to see it replaced with a more flexible training levy. This is compared to just 17% of employers who support the levy in its current form. Introduced in April 2017, the levy was designed by the government to
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9 February, 2018

National Minimum and National Living Wage increase

National Minimum and National Living Wage increase
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The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is the minimum pay per hour most workers under the age of 25 are entitled to by law. The government’s National Living Wage (NLW) is the minimum pay per hour most workers aged 25 and over are entitled to by law. The rate will depend on a worker’s age and
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9 February, 2018

Thirteen arrested during joint investigation into modern slavery, GLAA reveals

Thirteen arrested during joint investigation into modern slavery, GLAA reveals
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Thirteen people were recently arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences following a series of early morning raids by West Midlands Police working with the GLAA Thursday 25th January. Officers carried out simultaneous swoops on residential premises in Handsworth as part of an investigation into the exploitation of eastern European workers. The force acted on
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9 February, 2018

Parents reveal struggle to balance work and home life

Parents reveal struggle to balance work and home life
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Almost one in five (18%) working parents have deliberately slowed down their career progression as they have struggled to balance their working life with their responsibilities at home. According to the 2018 Modern Families Index, published by work-life charity Working Families and childcare provider Bright Horizons, parents are being pushed to “breaking point” by their
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