Monthly Archives: July 2016



GSK plans a £275m expansion in its UK sites

GSK plans a £275m expansion in its UK sites
Posted on 27 July, 2016 by Steph Cowie under Business News, Economy, Industry News

The British pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline plc, still sees the UK as “an attractive location” regardless of Brexit. Chief executive Andrew Witty backed the Remain campaign, said the decision for investment was due to the UK’s skilled... Read More

Retail industry sees decline in new shop planning applications

Retail industry sees decline in new shop planning applications
Posted on 25 July, 2016 by Steph Cowie under Business News

Potential new retail developments have seen a drop in planning applications, according to a recent report by EMW. In 2015, there were 6,700 applications for new shop builds, compared to 7,360 in the previous year. The lack of applications has seen a... Read More

London’s high house prices sees workers leaving the city

London's high house prices sees workers leaving the city
Posted on 20 July, 2016 by Steph Cowie under Business News, Economy

A recent survey released by The Federation of Small Businesses, has revealed that the housing crisis is pushing employees out of the city. This has seen a quarter of small businesses considering relocating their companies. The report also saw that 57%... Read More

Would you open a Micropub?

Would you open a micropub?
Posted on 15 July, 2016 by Steph Cowie under Industry News, Misc

Micropubs have recently become trendy and in recent years they seem to be popping up in towns all across the UK. The philosophy is simple, keep it small, keep it simple. They are normally small no-frills pubs that specialize in a specific drink, such... Read More

Leeds shopping centre extension creates 350 jobs

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Posted on by Steph Cowie under Business News, Commercial Developments

The White Rose Shopping Centre’s new leisure extension is estimated to create 350 jobs for the city. Morgan Sindall has been awarded the £13.7m design and build contract by Land Securities which includes a 15-month maintenance period. The latest... Read More

Exporting is favoured among small businesses

Exporting is favoured among small businesses
Posted on 14 July, 2016 by Steph Cowie under Economy

The annual report by UK Export Finance has seen that 77 per cent of the exporters that had benefited from UKEF finance and insurance, were medium size firms and small businesses. It is estimated that there are 7,000 firms in exporter supply chains... Read More

Siemens Keeps UK Investment despite Brexit Caution

Siemens Keeps UK Investment despite Brexit Caution
Posted on 13 July, 2016 by Steph Cowie under Business News, Economy

Industrial giant, Siemens, has stated that the UK is still a “good place to do business” despite its previous Brexit warning. Chief Executive at Siemens, Joe Kaeser, told a selection of media groups that the German company will remain fully... Read More