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Construction leader Interserve wins £65m Network Rail deal

Jamie Hardesty

Reading-headquartered Interserve, the international support services and construction group, has won a new five-year facilities management contract with Network Rail worth £65 million. Interserve will deliver facilities services such as waste…

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Carillion JV extends Openreach agreement in potential £1.5bn deal

Billy Wood

Carillion has announced that its joint venture with telent has signed a multi-year extension to its framework agreement with Openreach which could net the firm up to £1.5bn. The deal for…

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Shell to offload North Sea holdings in £3bn deal

Richard Bell

Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell is set to generate billions by selling its holdings in 10 oil fields in the North Sea. The £3bn move would see the firm divest interests…

Novo Nordisk’s £115m investment in Oxford boosts UK as ‘world-leader in science and research’

Nick Hill

Global healthcare company Novo Nordisk is set to invest more than £100m in Oxford, creating 100 news jobs in diabetic drug discovery in a new research centre. Laboratory facilities are being…

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Get Carbon Smart - Business Breakfast Seminar in Derby

University of Derby

Derby Silk Mill Tuesday 7th February 2017 8.30am to 1pm  Join us at the ERDF Low Carbon and Energy Efficiency Project breakfast being held in the historic Derby Silk Mill.  The…

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New Flybe Chief cites £17.4m revenue growth as opportunity to become Europe’s best

Jamie Hardesty

Europe’s largest independent regional airline Flybe has announced continued revenue growth for Q3 2016. With revenue rising from £128.9m to £146.3m, the firm says it increased capacity during the period despite tough…

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Tesco reveal surprise £3.7bn mega merger with UK food wholesaler

Billy Wood

UK grocer Tesco has announced it is to merge with the food wholesaler, Booker Group plc, which operates the Makro, Londis and Budgens brands, in a massive £3.7bn deal. The deal…

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Theresa May to seek bilateral trade deal at Trump summit

Billy Wood

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, is to put a new trade deal with the US front and centre of her two-day visit to the White House, when she becomes the…

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Small businesses fear Brexit could harm overseas trade

Richard Bell

Not having access to the European single market post-Brexit could lead to a decline in overseas trade among the UK’s smaller companies, according to new data. A survey by the Federation…

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International Trade Secretary says UK “is open and ready for business” following government’s Industrial Strategy launch

Nick Hill

International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, has reiterated that the UK “is open and ready for business” following the launch of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Industrial Strategy. During a visit to…

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May unveils details of Industrial Strategy aimed at boosting R&D and innovation

Billy Wood

The Prime Minister Theresa May is to use her first regional cabinet meeting today (Monday) to reveal the details of her grand Industrial Strategy programme aimed at boosting growth, improving…

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Government to award £2.75bn HS2 fleet contract

Richard Bell

The Government has this morning (January 20) embarked on the hunt for a company to create its fleet of HS2 trains. The contract, worth £2.75bn, will see the firm chosen design…