March 12 2014 Latest news:
Pubs and brewing group Greene King today declined to comment on a report that it is in talks over the sale of around 300 pubs to a private equity firm.
Retail chains Pets at Home and Poundland joined the London stock market today in flotations valuing the pair at a combined £2billion.
A tourism group set up to promote the Suffolk coast has been invited to take part in a VisitEngland promotion targeting more than 10million potential visitors.
Farmer-owned grain marketing and farm inputs business Openfield Group has reported operating profits of £1.65million for the financial year to June 30. Group turnover fell 8% to £710m on the back of higher average commodity prices offset by a 16% lower volume of grain handled. The poor 2012 harvest meant export markets for UK crops disappeared. Profits before tax fell from £2.6m in 2012 to break-even in 2013, it said.
Despite an initial lift for markets, pretty much immediately after my comments two weeks ago that Vodafone was having less of an effect than I expected, shares have become somewhat lacklustre of late.
With its enhanced tax relief for research and development (R&D) costs and reduced rates of tax on profits derived from the exploitation of patents, the UK has established itself as one of the world’s leading jurisdictions in which to locate and develop intellectual property.
The head of customer services at regional electricity distribution company UK Power Networks has apologised to Suffolk businesses which suffered power cuts following the recent storms.
■ Southwold-based brewer and distiller Adnams has appointed Nicky Dulieu to its board as non-executive director, effective from May 1.
Fargo Systems, a leading supplier of software to the UK transport and logistics industry, is to unveil a series of new developments within its TOPS platform at this year’s Multimodal exhibition.
The impact of a tough year for supermarket group Morrisons and security giant G4S will be laid bare this week as both firms report annual results.