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Dell Inc and EMC Corp announced last night (August 30) that they intend to close the transaction to combine Dell and EMC on Wednesday, September 7. Dell Technologies, the name of the new combined company, will begin operating immediately following the close of the transaction.
According to new research from accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP, which surveyed almost 400 mid-market and fast-growth businesses across the UK, 82% of companies polled believe that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will damage their prospects. Only one third (29%) of the companies believe that Brexit shockwaves will have no impact […]
The Henley Business School will be holding its sixth talk in the successful ‘Talks on Enterprise Development’ series on Wednesday October 12, from 6pm-9pm. The topic will be ‘Survival and growth using re-invention’ and the speaker Sean Taylor, CEO of Redwood Technologies Group, an award-winning company which develops telecommunication systems and software helping organisations to improve […]
Arrow Business Communications has obtained strategic investment from Growth Capital Partners (GCP), the independent private-equity company which invests in growing UK SMEs. The investment will allow Arrow to fast-track growth of its hosted, data and IT services portfolio, and to secure future acquisitions. Arrow and GCP will work in partnership with both parties holding a […]
Plans to slash the amount of time that records of closed companies are held could offer corporate fraudsters a clean slate to conceal their criminal activities.
A survey by the Institute of Export (IOE), based on responses from over 600 participants from 180 sectors, revealed that almost half fear added costs through duties or taxes as the biggest post-Brexit risk, though nearly half say continued access to the EU single market for goods and services is the most important issue.
Kevin Brooke has been appointed the new general manager of Cliveden House.
Spectrum Corporate Finance has successfully advised LDC (Lloyds Development Capital) on a debt raise of £65 million to part-fund the acquisition of Harwell-based ByBox in conjunction with RBS and management.
A recent report by EY shows that the South East rate of youth unemployment at 12.6% is well below the UK average of 14.4%. This blanket figure, however, conceals two things: the much higher rate in the cities, with figures of 15.4% for Southampton and 13.5% for Reading; and the fact that youth-employment levels across […]
A study of 3,045 UK adults by DronesDirect.co.uk, one of the leading drones e-tailers, published in the The UK Drone Usage Report 2016, reveals that 586,430 Britons have used drones for commercial purposes. They are being used particularly in filming, surveying landscapes, surveillance and product delivery.
Aish Technologies, the Poole-based defence systems design and manufacturer, has become involved in a UK-wide STEM project to encourage school pupils to carry out engineering-based projects. The scheme, called Go4SET, has been established by the Education Development Trust (EDT) which delivers over 30,000 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) experiences each year, for young people […]
Regal Court Business Centre is holding a cyber-security event along with opening two new floors, the first and fourth, on Tuesday September 6.
Carter Jonas reports in its annual Rural View that the long run of rising land prices is over, and that during the last year values have entered into a more stable and sustainable period, fluctuating only with normal flows of supply and demand. The broad picture, however, disguises the polarisation between prime land prices, particularly […]
Moorgreen Hospital in Southampton was built in 1848 to the designs of noted architect Charles Henman. Much of the site has been derelict for some years and now Barratt Homes is bringing it back to life, preserving and converting the former workhouse and gatehouse buildings into housing.
Farm and Stable Supplies LLP, the UK’s largest independent provider of equine nutraceuticals and stable equipment, will relocate to new offices north of Portsmouth following a deal brokered by leading property consultancy JLL.
Suttle Projects, the Poole-based civil-engineering specialist, has made its largest investment to date £500,000 in the latest Italian Casagrande B125 CFA piling rig. The rig is for use in contiguous and bearing-piling works and is believed to be the only one of its type based locally in the Poole and Bournemouth area. It is ideally […]
UK car manufacturing achieved its 12th consecutive month of growth in July, rising 7.6% to 126,566 units compared with the same month in 2015, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Year-to-date production grew 12.3% to 1,023,723 units, which is the best performance since 2000, and the first time in 12 […]
The Entrepreneurial Education Group (TEEG) is going digital and launching a social-media apprenticeship in partnership with Aylesbury College, Oxford Cambridge and RSA Exam Board (OCR), Hootsuite and Tech City, UK’s digital business academy, in an attempt to address the digital-skills gap.
Picador, the family-owned and Hampshire-based automotive group, has appointed Paul Wilde as group marketing manager. He worked in the automotive sector before spending three years in telecoms.
Construction firms in the south must develop more training-based employment programmes for young people if they are to attract the brightest A-level achievers, and help alleviate the skills epidemic in the industry, says the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).