Business News


In the Business News category you will find a wide selection of articles on businesses and their UK commercial properties. These include corporate news stories featuring companies ranging from established market leaders to SMEs and recent start-ups.


Holland & Barrett Beats £100m Profit Milestone

Holland & Barrett beats £100m profit milestone
Posted on 24 June, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

The UK high street has received a positive shot of adrenaline as health food retailer, Holland & Barrett, has managed to surpass its £100m profits, showing the brand’s continued growth. Across the 694 UK stores and 99 international franchises, sales... Read More

Online Shopping Not Fazing Shopper’s Support of Town Centres

Uk high street takes biggest hit in April since 2008
Posted on 17 June, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

Despite online shopping dominating the retail market, the majority of shoppers still favour town centres, new research has revealed. The survey of 2,000 UK shoppers, conducted by Bracknell Regeneration Partnership, 50:50 joint venture partnership... Read More

Poundland Could See a Takeover Bid from Steinhoff

Poundland could see a takeover bid by Steinhoff
Posted on 15 June, 2016 by Steph Cowie under Business News

Steinhoff, the South African retailer has confirmed it is looking at making an offer for Poundland. In accordance with UK takeover rules, Steinhoff need to confirm its bid by 13 July. Harvey’s, the UK furniture chain is owned by Steinhoff and... Read More

HMRC’s New Proposals Could Affect Small Businesses

HMRCs New Proposals Could Affect Small Businesses
Posted on 14 June, 2016 by Steph Cowie under Business News

New controversial plans proposed by the government include the requirements for firms to submit quarterly tax updates rather than the annual tax return. This could see an increase in effort, time and costs of operating businesses, especially for SMBs and... Read More

Could Amazon Fresh be the Future of Grocery Shopping?

Could Amazon Fresh be a game changer
Posted on 13 June, 2016 by Steph Cowie under Business News, Industry News

When many of us think of Amazon products, electronics, clothing and games come to mind. However, it was recently announced that the online retailer is to test a new service, Amazon Fresh, which could revolutionise our weekly grocery shop. But is there a gap... Read More

Giraffe Restaurant Chain Acquired from Tesco

Giraffe restaurant chain acquired from tesco
Posted on 10 June, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News

Owner of Midlands based 2 Sisters Food Group, Ranjit Boparan, is set to add another notch to his menu with the acquisition of the Giraffe restaurant chain from Tesco for an undisclosed sum. Set to take place via Boparan Restaurant Holdings, a... Read More

The 2016 Office Market’s Halfway Point Overview

Is the South East office market looking strong in 2016
Posted on 8 June, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

We have now hit the halfway mark of 2016. A lot has happened in the commercial property market in the last 6 months, such as the Budget introducing a substantial change to Stamp Duty Land Tax and business rates. All of this has and will have an impact on the... Read More

Tax and Regulatory Changes Putting Pressure on Businesses

How did the Manchester and Birmingham office markets perform in Q1 2016
Posted on 7 June, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

Two thirds of businesses are feeling the lack of skilled workers, combined with constant changes to tax and regulatory requirements, is adding substantial pressure to owners, according to the Enterprise Index from Smith & Williamson. Over the next 12... Read More

Is Cheshire the Right Place for your Business?

Is Cheshire the right place for your business?
Posted on 6 June, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News

British summertime is officially upon us. The nation prepares itself for plausible weather conditions and complaints about how it is too plausible. Nights remain lighter and the general vibe gets ever more positive. It’s also a great time to find the... Read More

EU Referendum Contributed to A ‘Subdued’ May for UK Manufacturing

EU referendum contributed to A subdued May for UK manufacturing
Posted on by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

The latest PMI survey from Markit has revealed that manufacturing in the UK stayed at an underwhelming rate in May, only increasing slightly above the neutral mark at 50.1. Production volumes during this period remained fairly unchanged on the previous... Read More

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Business News covers more than company results. Of course you will find these stories in this category alongside news of the latest business deals, mergers and administrations. You can also read about director’s bonuses, supermarket price wars and current retail promotions.

We also carry features covering topical issues affecting businesses like the increasing use of smart phones and the impact of social media. And because business involves people we also report on both serious and light hearted issues facing the staff of offices and other commercial properties.

So if this is the kind of news that interests you, you’ll find it here together with regular updates, analysis and background features.