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Maplin Electronics

Maplin Electronics is a retailer of electronic goods in the UK and Ireland. As of December 2010, there are 180 Maplin Electronics stores in the United Kingdom. Additionally, it operates an extensive web and catalogue based mail-order service. read more



Betfair is the world's largest Internet betting exchange. The company is based in Hammersmith in West London, England. Since Betfair was launched in June 2000 it has become the largest online betting company in the UK and the largest bet exchange in the world. Betfair claim to have over 3 million clients and a turnover in excess of £50m/week. A betting exchange allows punters (gamblers) to bet at odds set and requested by other punters rather than by a bookmaker. Members can make both 'Back' bets (normal bets on a selection to win) and 'Lay' bets (bets on the opposite side of the Back, against the selection), thereby eliminating the traditional bookmaker. Betfair claims on average 20% better odds than those offered by a traditional bookmaker. Betfair charges a commission on all winning bets, which is set at 5% of the net winnings for most markets, although according to how much a client wagers on the site, it is possible to reduce the amount of commission paid to as low as 2%. The Betfair interface can be seen as bearing a strong similarity to that of the Stock Exchange, with the 'back' and 'lay' options comparing to the buying and selling of derivatives. Indeed there are many professionals who play the Betfair market for profit, using purpose-designed software 'robots', in much the same way as a Stock market trader. read more


The Malcolm Group

The Malcolm Group is a British private limited company. It operates mainly in logistics and construction, and is one of the leading companies in the UK in these areas. read more


The Swift Group

The Swift Group was founded in 1965 and has since become one of the world’s leading caravan and motorhome manufacturers. Swift motorhomes was launched in 1986 and subsequently the Swift Group has grown rapidly with the launch of Bessacarr Motorhomes in 1997, Ace Motorhomes in 2001 and Escape Motorhomes in 2009. read more


Bulkhaul Limited

Bulkhaul Limited is a British company specialising in global tank transportation of bulk liquids, powders and gases. The company also repairs its' own tanks. It was established in 1981 by Steve Gibson in Middlesbrough, Teesside. Bulkhaul Limited is run under the holding company Gibson O'Neill owned by Gibson and Michael O'Neill. Recently, Bulkhaul has ceased manufacturing at its Teesside base, although its main base of operations will remain in Middlesbrough. read more


David Lloyd Leisure

David Lloyd Leisure is a chain of fitness and racquet sport centres founded by the British professional tennis player David Lloyd. read more


Arsenal Football Club

Arsenal Football Club is a professional English Premier League football club based in North London. One of the most successful clubs in English football, they have won 13 First Division and Premier League titles and 10 FA Cups. They hold the record for the longest uninterrupted period in the English top flight and are the only side to have completed a Premier League season unbeaten. Arsenal was founded in 1886 in Woolwich and in 1893 became the first club from the south of England to join the Football League. In 1913, they moved north across the city to Arsenal Stadium in Highbury. In the 1930s they won five League Championship titles and two FA Cups. After a lean period in the post-war years they won the League and FA Cup Double, in the 1970–71 season, and in the 1990s and first decade of the 21st century won two more Doubles and reached the 2006 UEFA Champions League Final. Arsenal have a long-standing rivalry with neighbours Tottenham Hotspur, with whom they regularly contest the North London derby. Arsenal are also the third most valuable Association football club in the world as of 2010, valued at $1.2 billion. read more


Moody International Group

The Moody International Group is a worldwide technical services organisation that specialises in services to reduce risk in the oil & gas industry, but also serves clients in power, mining, construction, engineering, chemical, food, and other industries. read more


McLaren Automotive

McLaren Automotive, commonly referred to as McLaren, is a British automotive manufacturer of high performance vehicles. The company was established as McLaren Cars in 1989 as a producer of road cars based on Formula One technology. It works closely with McLaren Racing, the successful Formula One constructor, and is a spinoff of McLaren Group. read more


Manchester United Football Club

Manchester United Football Club is an English professional football club, based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, that plays in the Premier League. Founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878, the club changed its name to Manchester United in 1902 and moved to Old Trafford in 1910. In 1968, under the management of Matt Busby, Manchester United was the first English football club to win the European Cup, ten years after the Munich air disaster that claimed the lives of eight players. The current manager, Alex Ferguson, is the most successful manager in the club's history, having won 26 major honours since he took over in November 1986. Having won 18 league titles, four League Cups and a record 11 FA Cups, Manchester United is one of the most successful clubs in the history of English football. The club has also won three European Cups and is unique in having won a Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League Treble, in the 1998–99 season. Manchester United is one of the wealthiest and most widely supported football teams in the world. The club is said to be worth £1.19 billion, making it the most valuable football club in the world. After being floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1991, the club was purchased by Malcolm Glazer in May 2005 in a deal valuing the club at almost £800 million. read more


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