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RBS settlement has left business couple feeling 'gutted' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 01:48:53 PM
....RBS has admitted some shortcomings in the level of service it provided and has set aside £400m to compensate affected small business owners . The Hockins ran London and Westcountry Estates, a commercial property business based in Plymouth, with hundreds of small business tenants across 27 business parks. ...
Bankruptcy risk as ‘desperate’ councils play the property market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 10:10:17 PM
.... This fear has led some councils to resist investing, but others have developed considerable appetites. The Financial Times reported that Spelthorne borough council – which has assets of just £88m – bought a business park in Sunbury-on-Thames for £360m, having taken out 50 separate loans from the PWLB. ...
Viagogo's shady reputation grows as it shuns critics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 06:02:46 PM
....When controversial ticket reselling website Viagogo failed to show up for a select committee hearing this week, furious MPs were left wondering where to find the elusive company. The answer is in a nondescript office in a business park on the outskirts of the Irish city of Limerick. ...
Council ponders workplace parking levy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 01:20:53 AM
Villagers living in the shadow of Gatwick fear revival of plan for new runway image
.... “It’ll also force local businesses to compete for a limited labour supply. ” A second runway would also mean the diversion of a river and the demolition of 17 listed buildings and a business park. ...
BT to answer superfast call image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 6th of May 2016 12:01:00 AM
. The telecoms giant plans to provide ultrafast broadband to 12 million homes and businesses by 2020, up from a previously target of 10 million, including reaching two million premises in new housing developments, high streets and business parks with even faster fibre-optic lines, called fibre to the premises (FTTP). ...
BT to spend £6bn on superfast broadband and 4G rollout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of May 2016 07:51:46 AM
....Related: BT must install business broadband more quickly, Ofcom says. The group is laying even faster fibre-optic broadband lines (called fibre to the premises or FTTP) to 2m customers who want speeds of up to 1Gbps, mainly in new housing developments, high streets and business parks. ...
The aggressive, outrageous, infuriating (and ingenious) rise of BrewDog | Jon Henley image
....What seems to excite Watt and Dickie about brewing – above and beyond their fanatical obsession with beer itself – are its sheer, unending possibilities. “What’s good with beer, compared to spirits, is you can try stuff and get an outcome really quickly,” Dickie, in jeans and T-shirt, told me on a dark December afternoon in the BrewDog Taphouse, a warm, shed-like bar conveniently attached to the company’s Ellon brewery, filled with dog walkers, office workers from a nearby business park, guys with tats and caps and girls in woolly hats. ...
Looking for ethical investments? Here are a few that could be worth your energy image
....They include a £4. 4m solar scheme just a few miles down the road from the prime minister’s constituency home in Oxfordshire; an organic farm and business park; and what is described as the UK’s first ever “council solar bond”. ...
Is franchising right for your business? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of March 2016 07:45:59 AM
....Specialist boutique exercise studios have experienced a boom in recent years, but in 2009 when Ben Margolis decided to set up a fitness studio on the high street the idea was unusual. “You tended to have big brand clubs on the edge of town or out of town on business parks. ...
Science and homes plan for drugs site image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 7th of January 2016 03:36:36 PM
. A site vacated by pharmaceutical giant Novartis is to become a science and business park, financed by housing. ...
Fairy lights 'slow' wi-fi speeds image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of December 2015 12:02:13 AM
....It also said broadband speeds needed to increase for those on the move and said small businesses were being particularly poorly served when it came to access to services of 10Mbps or more. About half of all small or medium-sized firms based in business parks do not have access to net links of such speeds. ...
ARM: Britain's most successful tech company you've never heard of image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of November 2015 06:00:19 AM
. In a loose collection of offices on an underwhelming business park outside of Cambridge sits Britain’s most successful technology company, ARM. ...
Who needs London? Where to work if you're priced out of the capital image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of November 2015 07:22:57 PM
.... Sunderland Software City, a partnership between the public sector, private sector and the local university, was established in 2009 with the remit of making Sunderland the software hub of the UK. Much-needed infrastructure has been built – including at the business park where Leighton is based – to accommodate the needs of tech startups. ...
Hundreds of new jobs at Jaguar Land Rover image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of November 2015 08:24:18 AM
....". Jaguar Land Rover first announced plans to build the engine manufacturing centre at the i54 business park in 2011, spending £500m on the site by the time it had opened. ...
Harvest your savings with The Archers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 31st of October 2015 07:01:11 AM
....Rush Farm is a family-run 190-acre organic farm, which is located near Redditch in Worcestershire, and is run on biodynamic lines. It is looking to raise £700,000 to buy the remaining 35 acres of the farm’s land which is currently in private ownership, plus install solar panels and ground-source heat pumps at its business park, which is housed in an old stable block. ...
'It's an insult': Chinese property developers race to the top of London’s skyline image
. The tallest residential tower in western Europe faces off against the biggest business park in the UK, while Thames-side towers offering “a brand new level of luxury” compete with the largest new entertainment resort that Britain has ever seen. ...
The rocky road to regeneration of post-industrial areas image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of October 2015 03:00:09 PM
.... The thinktank Centre for Cities recently analysed a century of data about urban Britain, and found that it’s not enough just to find relatively low-skilled jobs to replace those lost when a steel plant or a coal mine closes. A familiar template for revival over the past 25 years involved subsidising the building of vast out-of-town business parks, and tempting multinationals to move in their call-centre or distribution warehouse. ...
Muddy ballgowns, high-heeled wellies and tortoises: the new landed gentry rescuing Britain's crumbling estates image
.... How times have changed for the gentry landed with bringing Britain’s estates in the 21st century. As St Pier says, “We are effectively a small business park. ...
Goldman Sachs (Shenzen): Chinese company set up with near-identical name to US bank image
....According to official records, the Shenzhen company has been operating since May 2013 and uses the same Chinese characters, gao sheng, as Goldman Sachs, with an English typeface evocative of that used by the US bank. Its office is located in a gleaming high-rise business park in the fishing village-turned-global manufacturing powerhouse. ...
Amazon leases warehouse in prime position to deliver food to London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of August 2015 05:11:13 PM
....The company confirmed it was opening a delivery station in Weybridge, but declined to comment whether this would form part of Amazon Fresh in the UK, calling the potential launch of a grocery service “rumour and speculation”. Amazon said it will employ 20 people directly at the site in Brooklands business park, with four independent delivery companies also hiring 140 drivers to work from the station. ...
Leeds housing gets a £162m shot in the arm thanks to Legal & General’s ‘slow money’ image
.... L&G will buy a 50pc stake in Thorpe Park Leeds, just off the M1 motorway to the east of the city. The investment will be used to extend the existing business park to include 300 homes, shops and leisure facilities. ...
Independence of Airports Commission questioned over chair's Prudential role image
....FTSE-listed Prudential has a multimillion-pound portfolio of Heathrow investments through its M&G asset management business, which includes its 2013 purchase of the Hilton hotel at Terminal 5 for £21m and an earlier investment with planning permission for a large hotel close to where the proposed third runway would be built. In the two months before the Davies commission delivered its final report, Prudential’s property business made further investments in £300m of commercial property around the airport, including cargo depots and a business park a short distance from Terminal 4. ...
How Harry Potter inspired a satchel image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 7th of June 2015 11:17:15 PM
.... The satchels themselves range in price from £55 to £285, depending upon the size and the leather quality. Meanwhile, the head office has moved from the kitchen table to a business park in Cambridge, and the company employs more than 100 people. ...
Zip wires, funfairs and beaches: unconventional ways to boost workplace productivity this summer image
.... • The best job perks at UK startups• A third of British workers don't take their holidays• How to be happy at work: move jobs three times and be 32 . The business park is home to PepsiCo, Starbucks, Disney, Pernod Ricard, Halliburton, Regus and Tullow Oil, among others. ...
How do you pick the right location for your business? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 5th of June 2015 10:35:47 AM
....“The barn was ideal for us at the time and cost a fraction of what we pay now for roughly the same space, but the location eventually hampered our growth, affecting morale and limiting our capacity to hire the right people and win new business,” he says. “Now, we attract bigger clients and better prospects because we’re based in Oxford’s most prestigious business park. ...
Fewer rules, less hassle, more profit – how being nice paid off at Ryanair image
.... Donnelly disembarks safely with case and oversized tube, and no penalty to pay. If the main difference so far is purely the absence of stress, a dramatic manifestation of change is evident at Ryanair’s new HQ, on a business park a few miles from the airport. ...
Tech shapes the future office image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of April 2015 11:33:46 PM
....This in turn opens up new areas of London to employers, who can draw their workforce from a different catchment. Companies like Amazon, with its Seattle office, are moving away from suburban business parks, and back into cities. ...
Hornby gets fresh steam from Christmas sales of model railways and Scalextric image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of February 2015 12:30:33 PM
.... . The company is also planning a cost-cutting move from its historic headquarters in Margate, Kent, where it has been based for the last 60 years, to a new business park in Sandwich, 12 miles away. ...
Why Slough could be the next property hotspot image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of January 2015 04:22:12 PM
.... . It was written in 1937 as the town was becoming increasingly more industrialised, with a reputation for business parks. ...
The cities where you can earn the highest wages image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 25th of December 2014 11:44:46 AM
.... At number six, Luton benefits from the fact that is has one of the largest airports, which accounts for about 40pc of total jobs in the town. A new business park in the area is home to blue chip companies including Selex Galileo (BAE Systems), AstraZeneca, and Ernst & Young, boosting private sector employment in the region. ...
City Diary: Mudslinging as Manston Airport becomes 'total debacle'  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of December 2014 05:00:03 AM
.... . To recap: Stagecoach tycoon Ann Gloag recently sold a majority stake in the airport to two local developers, who plan to turn the former Battle of Britain airbase into a £1bn business park. ...
Ryanair chief flying high as he prepares for new role in the boardroom image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 30th of November 2014 07:27:51 PM
.... A giant chess board; an artificial putting green; staff playing a lunchtime game of air hockey. For an airline that built its success on having zero frills – unless you were prepared to pay for them – Ryanair’s new headquarters in a business park five minutes away from Dublin Airport is, well, very full of frills. ...
City Diary: Dogfight looms over future of Battle of Britain airport image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 20th of November 2014 05:00:57 AM
.... . Locals are up in arms because Ms Gloag recently disposed of a majority stake in the historic airport to two developers, Trevor Cartner and Chris Musgrave, who plan to turn the one-time Battle of Britain Spitfire base into a business park. ...
Move over JR Ewing: oil discovered near Gatwick airport image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of October 2014 11:37:53 AM
....In contrast to the gleaming corporate headquarters, cattle herders and endless prairies in the opening credits of the fabled TV soap, the oil find is in woodland at Horse Hill, on the border of Surrey and Sussex. The nearest commercial centre is the commuter town of Horley with its two business parks, modern leisure centre and bustling hospitality industry. ...
Click and collect takes off as retailers ready for Christmas battle image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of August 2014 05:36:22 PM
.... Innovations include refrigerated vans stationed in supermarket car parks and special lockers with three different temperature zones that are being tested by Asda and Waitrose. As well as the Gatwick deal, Waitrose will be using refrigerated lockers at six stations on the London Underground and at Reading's Green Park business park after testing the idea with its own staff for about a year. ...
Brave new world beckons as Rochdale strives to reverse decades of decline image
.... It has the M62 on its doorstep and a new tram link to central Manchester. Its Kingsway business park is an ideal location for distribution centres, but there are also hi-tech businesses. ...
UK broadband not fit for purpose, says business group image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 13th of July 2014 11:01:58 PM
....Although the problem is worse in rural areas, businesses in towns and cities can also struggle with low broadband speeds, the report finds. It highlighted a business park in Greater Manchester which is located a four-minute walk from a cabinet enabled with fibre-optic broadband. ...
China trade visit set to result in £18bn of investments for UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of June 2014 01:20:16 PM
....". He cited examples, such as China's prowess with railways and pledges to encourage Asian companies to set-up their European headquarters at a business park, being constructed on derelict land in east London. ...
Hermes calls for London 'zones' to boost cheaper homes  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 5th of June 2014 10:11:22 AM
.... However, Hermes has also started to invest in UK regional property. Last month Hermes said its MEPC division was selling three traditional business parks for £400m, in order to focus on developing estates for Britain’s fast-growing science and technology sectors. ...
Nostalgia, in the city of Sydney, is for the weak image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 04:17:19 AM
.... Sydney's CBD, specifically, is a machine for concentrating a very large number of white-collar workers, dominated these days by financial and professional services, and reaping the aggregation effects: get all of those lawyers, accountants, financiers and managers together, close enough to go to the same coffee shops and have cigarette breaks on the same corners, and you've got yourself a powerful economic entity. For better or worse, Sydney's centre is a business park on steroids. ...
How a 'risk-free' online order can cost you £180 a month  every month image
....The question remains how outfits like NutriBerry Slim get away with bamboozling so many with apparent impunity. The company behind the product is Healthy Essentials Ltd, registered to a business park unit in Cardiff and gives a PO box in West Lothian for returns. ...
Hermes sells three business parks to build tech estates image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 8th of May 2014 08:31:46 PM
. A division of Hermes Real Estate is selling three traditional business parks for £400m in order to focus on developing estates for Britain’s fast-growing science and technology sectors. ...

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