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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 26, 2015
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Monday 27 July Interims: Acacia Mining, Dialight, Fevertree Drinks, Hiscox, Reckitt Benckiser, Senior, XP Power Final: Goodwin Trading statements: Cranswick, Petra Diamonds AGM: Cranswick Economics: CBI trends – total orders, selling prices Tuesday 28 July Interims: BP, Brammer, Burford Capital, Domino’s Pizza, Drax, Elementis, GKN, Greencoat UK Wind, Informa, ITV, Jardine Lloyd Thompson, McColl's...

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Trade minister praises West of England’s strength in attracting inward investment

July 24, 2015
Trade minister praises West of England’s strength in attracting inward investment

The West of England’s ambitions to attract more inward investment and boost its level of exports were highlighted this week with the visit of trade and investment minister Lord Francis Maude. Lord Maude met a cross section of small and medium-sized firms and recent investors in the area along with representatives from engineering giant...

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Innovative community-business connector Neighbourly goes for growth after £1m angel investment

July 24, 2015
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Neighbourly, the innovative Bath-based internet platform that connects community projects with companies wishing to make a difference, has raised more than £1m from angel investors. The funds – its third round of investment – will be used to grow the firm’s engineering team and accelerate its development and international launch. It is also being...

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Philippines fishing fleet contract netted by Software Radio Technology

July 24, 2015
Philippines fishing fleet contract netted by Software Radio Technology

Software Radio Technology (SRT), the specialist marine identification and tracking technology firm, has landed a $700,000 (£452,000) contract in the Philippines. Under the deal, the Midsomer Norton firm’s AIS Class A transceivers will be deployed on Philippine fishing vessels over the next seven months to help the authorities monitor the country’s maritime exclusive economic...

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Shaun the Sheep rounds up Colour Studios’ engineers to help with European Green Capital game

July 24, 2015
Shaun the Sheep rounds up Colour Studios’ engineers to help with European Green Capital game

Engineers from Radstock-based exhibition and graphics firm Colour Studios have built a cardboard 3D pop-up display to help launch a Shaun the Sheep online sustainability game as part of Bristol’s year as European Green Capital. Colour Studios, which specialises in sustainable events and displays, was recruited by Bristol City Council’s design team to collaborate...

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First-time dividend for 1pm shareholders as it clocks up another year of growth

July 24, 2015
First-time dividend for 1pm shareholders as it clocks up another year of growth

Shareholders in Bath-based specialist lender 1pm are to receive their first dividend after the firm achieved its fifth year of strong organic growth. Pre-tax profits for the year to May 31 rose by 20% to £1.62m on revenues up 31% at £5.5m on a surge in new business and a significant increase in business...

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