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19 July, 2016

Lloyds Bank backing for Dragon’s Den winner

Lloyds Bank backing for Dragon’s Den winner
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A company headed up by the youngest contestant to secure investment on Dragon’s Den has received backing from Lloyds Bank to support overseas expansion and job creation. Westbury-based UK Building Products manufactures GripIt Fixings, a product which secured its founder Jordan Daykin investment on the BBC show in 2014 at the age of 18. Its
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19 July, 2016

Luxury furniture maker hails reduced losses

Luxury furniture maker hails reduced losses
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A luxury furniture manufacturer and retailer with more than 50 UK stores has narrowed losses and increased revenues in the face of a challenging retail environment. Multiyork Furniture was established in Suffolk in 1978 and is owned by the Wade Furniture Group. The business operates from its head office and factory in Norfolk, along with
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19 July, 2016

Warburtons bakes up sales rise

Warburtons bakes up sales rise
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A new product launch has helped family-owned bakery giant Warburtons push sales past £550m despite the market continuing to be “very competitive”. For the year to 26 September 2015, the 140-year-old company reported turnover of £552m compared to £548m the previous 12 months. Operating profit also increased from £24.1m to £35.4m, while the effect of a £50m
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19 July, 2016

“Valuable” acquisitions bolster Solid State

“Valuable” acquisitions bolster Solid State
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The chairman of Redditch electronics manufacturer Solid State has said he is optimistic about the group’s prospects following two “valuable” acquisitions. It comes after the business reported a 21 per cent hike in revenue. In the 12 months to 31 March 2016, Solid State revenue climbed to £44.1m from £36.6m a year earlier. Pre-tax profit
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19 July, 2016

Meggitt secures £13.6m Australian contract

Meggitt secures £13.6m Australian contract
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Christchurch-headquartered aerospace engineering company Meggitt has secured a contract worth $18m (£13.6m) from the Australian Defence Force. Its subsidiary Meggitt Training Systems will develop, manufacture and assault rifle simulators and simulated grenade launchers for the organisation. Work will be undertaken at 18 locations in Australia to support army, navy and air force training requirements and
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19 July, 2016

New initiative to promote aerospace credentials

New initiative to promote aerospace credentials
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A new initiative is launching to promote Lancashire as the UK’s number one aerospace cluster. The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and Lancashire County Council have joined forces to create Aerospace Lancashire, which will be introduced at the Farnborough International Airshow next week. The Aerospace Lancashire mission at the global trade show includes property and investment agents
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19 July, 2016

Bloodhound project ‘could inspire’ young engineers

Bloodhound project ‘could inspire’ young engineers
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The Bloodhound supersonic car project starting preparations for a world land speed record campaign could inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists in the UK, according to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The team behind the UK-manufactured vehicle has confirmed plans to attempt to break the 763mph record, which was set in October 1997,
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19 July, 2016

Case Study – gap technical’s supply to PL Electrical

Case Study – gap technical’s supply to PL Electrical
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We take an in-depth look at gap technical’s supply of staff to PL Electrical. Background PL Electrical required support for a new manufacturing facility based in Sherburn-in-Elmet, near Selby in North Yorkshire. PL Electrical have been a gap technical Client for 3 years. The project was initially discussed in December 2015 and due to start
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19 July, 2016

Next step on REC training for 47 gap personnel staff

Next step on REC training for 47 gap personnel staff
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Here at gap personnel we are passionate about learning and development and continue to expand our training offering through many areas including REC. The REC Level 3 Certificate in Recruitment Practice (QCF) is a staple qualification for any recruiter. As the REC is the recruitment industry’s governing body it is only right we should provide
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