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11 July, 2017

Reputational damage: six preventative measures for employers

Reputational damage: six preventative measures for employers
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Protecting your organisation’s reputation is essential but how can employers ensure any damage is kept to a minimum? We list six ways you can reduce the risk. 1 – Implement a robust social media policy Employers should implement and circulate a robust social media policy that sets out clear rules on social media use. For
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11 July, 2017

“Sleep-in” shifts and the National Minimum Wage

“Sleep-in” shifts and the  National Minimum Wage
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Employers who require workers to work “sleep-in” shifts have no doubt had to consider the difficult question of whether workers who sleep in to enable them to fulfil their duties if required, carry out “time work” for the entire duration of their shift. If not then, technically they are only entitled to be paid the
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11 July, 2017

Steelmaking giant returns to profit

Steelmaking giant returns to profit
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The Cardiff-based Celsa Steel UK group of companies, one of the largest steelmakers in Europe, has reported a return to profit in its latest financial results. Earlier this year, the company revealed plans to invest more than £3.5m in its facilities, securing hundreds of jobs. Celsa is the UK’s largest manufacturer of steel reinforcement products,
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11 July, 2017

Vampire Vape buys new premises

Vampire Vape buys new premises
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Vampire Vape, a Blackburn-based business that makes liquids for the e-cigarette industry, is expanding again after buying new multimillion-pound premises in the town. It has bought a 115,000 sq ft factory and offices in Global Way close to the M65 between Blackburn and Darwen, which represents the company’s second major expansion in a year. Founded by
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11 July, 2017

US group completes Weetabix takeover

US group completes Weetabix takeover
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US cereal maker Post Holdings has completed its £1.4bn acquisition of Weetabix. The company confirmed news of the transaction in April following months of media speculation after former owner Bright Food put Weetabix up for sale earlier in the year. The deal completed yesterday (3 July 2017) and was partially funded by a $1bn incremental term loan
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11 July, 2017

‘Good progress’ for textile manufacturer as sales rise

‘Good progress’ for textile manufacturer as sales rise
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Sales have grown at James Dewhurst Group with the Lancashire-based technical textiles manufacturer’s UK operations reporting “good progress” in the year leading up to its takeover by a Belgian company. The group designs and manufactures high-performance engineered reinforcement fabrics with production facilities at Altham in Lancashire and Georgia in the US. In May 2017 it
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11 July, 2017

Solid state sales surge as company eyes expansion

Solid state sales surge as company eyes expansion
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Revenues have hit the £40m mark at Redditch-headquartered Solid State, with the electronics manufacturer now aiming to double in size over the next five years. Turnover increased from £36.8m in the year to 31 March 2017, while pre-tax profits climbed to £2.7m from £2.6m. Solid State chairman Tony Frere said the year was “very productive
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11 July, 2017

Clarks to open Somerset manufacturing facility

Clarks to open Somerset manufacturing facility
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Historic shoe retailer Clarks is set to open a new manufacturing facility at its Somerset headquarters, creating about 80 jobs. The new facility will produce up to 300,000 desert boots a year. It will be located in Street, where the company was founded in 1825. The factory has been two years in development and is
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11 July, 2017

N-Trust expands care sector reach with takeover of PCB

N-Trust expands care sector reach with takeover of PCB
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Creating a group with a combined £6m turnover and 40 staff, the deal is part of N-Trust’s growth strategy, which will be delivered through increased investments and further acquisitions. N-Trust, led by founder and managing director John Coyne and majority shareholders Gary Dewhurst and Mark Roberts – founder and managing director of national recruiter, gap
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11 July, 2017

gap donates £2,300 to CHICS Wirral

gap donates £2,300 to CHICS Wirral
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As part of the gap personnel group’s 20th anniversary celebrations, the group has setup the gap charity foundation, with the aim to raise £20,000 for worthy charities around the UK in 2017. CHICS (The Children’s Cancer Support Group) are based in the North West, covering Merseyside, the Wirral, North Wales and West Cheshire, providing support
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