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Welsh business Qioptiq wins £82m government defence contract

Welsh company Qioptiq, which provides support for vital surveillance and targeting equipment to the UK’s Armed Forces, has won an £82m government defence contract. The deal will see battle-winning handheld equipment…

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UK pursues China trade route with life science and healthcare delegation

Minister for Asia Alok Sharma is leading a delegation of UK healthcare and life science businesses to south China to…

HomeServe hopes to lead home repair’s digital revolution with £37m acquisition

West Midlands home repair and improvements business HomeServe plc has acquired shareholdings in Checkatrade in the UK and Habitissimo in…

Carillion JV secures £160m Dubai World Trade Centre contract

The Middle Eastern joint-venture between Al Futtaim and Carillion has been awarded a major construction contract for a multi-million pound…

FC Barcelona scores Chinese grassroots partnership via London-listed tech firm

London-listed Chinese tech, content and services company BNN Technology has partnered with FC Barcelona (FCB), one of the biggest and…

G4S hives off its Israel business for £88m

Global security company G4S has disposed of its Israeli arm as part of its ongoing portfolio management programme. Israeli private equity…

Vodafone strengthens Indian operations with £2.44bn spectrum acquisition

Vodafone has strengthened its Indian operations through a £2.44bn (INR 202.8bn) spectrum acquisition in all of its key telecom circles. The…

Ryanair to create 3500 jobs across UK and Europe

Irish airline Ryanair has unveiled plans to create thousands of jobs during the next 12 months as it looks to…

Javid drives Midlands Engine into America

Communities and Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid is in the US and Canada this week leading the first-ever Midlands Engine…

US media giant in £6.5bn Formula One takeover

Mass media giant Liberty Media is set to take over Formula One in a deal worth $8.5bn (£6.5bn). The first of…

American tech giant Cisco to slash 5,500 jobs from its global workforce

Global tech giant Cisco Systems has announced it is to cut 5,500 jobs, representing almost 7% of its total global…

Javid heads to India for post-Brexit trade talks

Business Secretary Sajid Javid is travelling to Delhi today, meeting  the Indian Finance and Commerce Ministers, to begin trade talks…

Wal-Mart strikes strategic alliance worth $1.5bn with China’s JD.com

US retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc has confirmed plans to sell Yihaodian, it’s Chinese e-commerce business, to China-based digital retailer…

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North East web design agency Peacock Carter delivers NHS contract

Web design agency Peacock Carter won the contract after impressing Sheffield…

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Monpellier offer different software solution in the North East & Cumbria

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Creative Fuse North East calls on creative, digital and tech firms to help shape region’s future

Creative Fuse North East, a project led by Newcastle University…

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Fake news: a challenge to freedom of information

The theme of the UN Human Rights Day 2016 was…

What Does The Future Hold For Robotics? 5 Predictions For 2017

Attitudes towards robotics have been changing; in the last 12…

Debt Stress at Work: What Can Employers Do?

Total lending to individuals in the UK has hit £1.5…

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Customer satisfaction: does your business measure up?  

Last month, the latest UK Customer Satisfaction Index was released.…

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Office workers are being asked to do their bit for…

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