Three years ago, turf care equipment manufacturer Ransomes Jacobsen launched a new apprenticeship programme to address a looming skills shortage. As operations director Simon Rainger tells Duncan Brodie, the move has proved to be a good investment.
The City will this week look for details of how Sainsbury’s plans to overhaul Argos when the supermarket posts its annual results next week, while trading at rival Morrisons and banking giant HSBC will also be in the spotlight.
The total income from UK farming fell by a “staggering” 29% in 2015, with a loss of more than £1.5billion, according to figures released by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) yesterday.
ScottishPower Renewables has awarded what is thought to be Europe’s largest single-project wind turbine contract, with the development of the giant East Anglia One offshore wind farm having cleared its final hurdle.
Barclays will kick off a busy week for the banking sector by posting first quarter figures before gathering shareholders for its annual meeting, with trading updates also due from Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland.