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National Car Parks

National Car Parks (NCP) is the United Kingdom’s largest private car park operator, with over 200,000 spaces across more than 700 locations in towns and cities, railway stations and at airports. NCP also had a growing service business, but this demerged from NCP in 2007. It is called NSL Services Group, and was previously called NCP Services Group. They also operated a bus company in London, called NSL Buses, and this was previously known as NCP-Challenger. read more


 

Seddon Atkinson

Seddon Atkinson Vehicles Limited, a manufacturer of large goods vehicles based in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England, was formed in mid 1970 when Atkinson Vehicles Limited of Preston was acquired by Seddon Diesel Vehicles Limited of Oldham. In 1974 the firm was acquired by the American giant International Harvester, and in February 1983 it was purchased by the Spanish group ENASA which made it a subsidiary of Pegaso, a manufacturer of medium-sized commercial vehicles. In 1990 it became part of the international commercial vehicle concern IVECO who used the brand for various types of specialised vehicles in the United Kingdom. The range of models produced include EuroMover, Pacer and Strato, which are aimed at refuse collection, recycling and construction operators. The range is sold across the UK by a network of 13 distributors, comprising a mix of dedicated Seddon Atkinson dealers together with dealers who also sell IVECO models. Recent Seddon Atkinson vehicles are readily identifiable from other IVECO products because of the company's former Atkinson logo, a large letter 'A' within a circle, usually in chrome (or chrome-effect) on the radiator grille. The circular Atkinson logo dated from 1937, having largely replaced the 'Knight Of The Road' badge of earlier Atkinsons. read more


 

Ocado - OCDO

Ocado (LSE: OCDO) is an independent British Internet retailer specialising in groceries, headquartered in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England. The limited company was founded in January 2002 by Jonathan Faiman, Jason Gissing and Tim Steiner, former Goldman Sachs merchant bankers. Ocado's products include own brand groceries from the Waitrose supermarket chain as well as a selection of name brand groceries and other items including flowers, toys and magazines. Ocado was floated on the London Stock Exchange on 21 July 2010 and is currently a member of the FTSE 250 Index. The company has a warehouse-based model operating from a purpose-built picking centre, purely online without any physical shops, unusual for a supermarket. Ocado operates in England's South East, South Coast, Midlands, North West and most of Yorkshire. read more


 

Flyglobespan

Flyglobespan was a British low-cost airline based in Edinburgh, Scotland. It formerly operated scheduled services from 5 airports across the UK and Ireland to destinations in Europe, North America, North Africa and South Africa. Its main bases were Glasgow International Airport, Edinburgh Airport and Aberdeen Airport. The airline's slogan was "Award winning airline". It is now in administration due to financial problems and the airline declared bankruptcy on the 16th December 2009. Because of the administration, Flyglobespan canceled all of its scheduled flights. read more


 

Berry Brothers and Rudd

Berry Brothers and Rudd is Britain's oldest wine and spirit merchant, which began operations in the 17th century. Its flagship store has been located at 3 St. James's Street, London, United Kingdom since 1698 when it was founded by the Widow Bourne in London. A supplier to the royal family since the reign of King George III, historic customers have included Lord Byron, William Pitt the Younger and the Aga Khan. Berry Bros. sells wine from around the world, including Bordeaux and Burgundy wines en primeur, and providing wine storage services as well. It also sells a number of wines and spirits under its own label, "Berry's Own Selection". It created the Cutty Sark whisky, and created the vintage concept for The Glenrothes single malt Scotch whisky. The Cutty Sark label was sold to The Ederington Group in 2009. The first wine merchant to open an online wine shop in 1994, Berry Bros. & Rudd also has offices in Hong Kong, two wine schools and a fine dining venue in the cellars in St. James's Street. In 2010 Berrys launched the first online fine wine trading platform 'BBX' (Berrys' Broking Exchange), which enables its customers to buy and sell wines that are stored in its bonded warehouses. read more


 

Fenwick

Fenwick (founded 1882, Newcastle upon Tyne) is an independent chain of high-end department stores in the United Kingdom. The group has its headquarters at the flagship Fenwick department store in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, one of the largest department stores in the UK. Other stores are located in London (in Bond Street and Brent Cross), Leicester, York, Windsor, Canterbury and Tunbridge Wells. Fenwick acquired the Bentalls group during 2001 which at that time comprised five department stores. Three of these were subsequently sold to J E Beale with Fenwick retaining only two of the stores, in Kingston upon Thames and Bracknell. In 2007 the group further expanded by purchasing Williams & Griffin, a well regarded independent department store, in Colchester, Essex. read more


 

Emap Limited

Emap Limited is a British media company, specialising in the production of business-to-business magazines, and the organisation of business events and conferences. The company was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index but is now owned by Apax and Guardian Media Group. read more


 

Sunseeker International

Sunseeker International, is a UK luxury motor yacht manufacturer. Their headquarters and assembly factory is in Poole Harbour, at Poole in Dorset, England. The company has been making motor boats since 1979. read more


 

Poundland

Poundland is a British-based variety store chain which sells every item in its stores for £1. Established in April 1990 by Dave Dodd and Stephen Smith, Poundland stock a variety of around 3,000 home and kitchen-ware, gifts, healthcare and other products, across 16 categories many of which are brand name and clearance products. Like many of its rivals, Poundland operates a constantly rotating product line with products sold at the single price point of just £1. Although price-point retailing was invented in the United States during the 1870s, the chain claims to have introduced this concept to Europe and is the largest single-price discount retailer in Europe. The retailer claims that their Croydon store is the busiest single-priced discount outlet in the world, generating more than £9 million in revenue per year with 30,000 customers a week, which as of December 2008, was more than any of its yen and dollar counterparts in Japan and the USA respectively. The company estimates it serves 2.75 million customers in an average week. Poundland have enjoyed strong sales growth and have maintained steady profit growth against increasing inflation. This, among other factors, has been aided by a strong customer base of predominantly female shoppers every week in the C1, C2, D and E categories (the working classes in a system of demographic classification used in the United Kingdom). The chain employs 7,000 staff and their company union is the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW). Their closest rival in the market is 99p Stores, who undercut Poundland's prices by a penny. It was announced in September 2008 that Poundland's owners, Advent International, are said to be cashing in on the resurgence in value retailers by preparing to put the chain up for sale. The report came as figures shown that value retailers are seeing a business boom in the current economic climate. These plans were confirmed in March 2010, when it was reported that Barclays Private Equity has expressed an interest in a potential take-over of Poundland for about £200 million. On Tuesday 4 May 2010, it was announced that Poundland had been sold to US private equity firm Warburg Pincus for £200 million. read more


 

Telent Limited

Telent Limited is a radio, telecommunication, and internet systems installation & services provision company. The Company was formed in 2006 from the UK and German services businesses of Marconi Corporation (formerly General Electric Company) which had not been acquired by Ericsson. read more


 

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