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The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph is a daily morning broadsheet newspaper distributed throughout the United Kingdom and internationally. The newspaper was founded by Colonel Arthur B. Sleigh in June 1855 as the Daily Telegraph and Courier, and is currently owned by David and Frederick Barclay. In January 2009, the Telegraph was the highest selling newspaper among British broadsheets and former broadsheets, with a certified average daily circulation of 842,912. This compared with a circulation of 617,483 for The Times, 358,844 for The Guardian, and 215,504 for The Independent. According to a MORI survey conducted in 2005, 64% of Telegraph readers intended to support the Conservative Party in the coming elections. The circulation for August 2010 was 673,010, against 494,205 for The Times in August 2010. read more


Stewart Milne

Stewart Milne CBE (born c.1950) is a Scottish businessman and football club chairman, from Alford, Aberdeenshire. Milne founded the Aberdeen-based Stewart Milne Group in 1975, a housebuilding contractor. He started off his business renovating bathrooms. As its chairman, he earned the 2005 Scottish Entrepreneur of the Year award and is rumoured to have amassed a personal fortune of around 400million. read more



Selfridges, AKA Selfridges & Co, is a chain of high end department stores in the United Kingdom. It was founded by Harry Gordon Selfridge. The flagship store in London's Oxford Street is the second largest shop in the UK (after Harrods) and was opened on 15 March 1909. More recently, three other stores have been opened; in Trafford, Greater Manchester (1998), in Manchester City Centre's Exchange Square (2002) and in the Bullring, Birmingham (2003). For 14 years, the store belonged to Liverpool's now-defunct Lewis's retail group. read more


Barchester Healthcare Ltd

Barchester Healthcare Ltd is a UK-wide care provider supporting more than 10,000 people at more than 200 locations. Barchester Healthcare was founded in 1993 by entrepreneur and current CEO, Mike Parsons (Barchester Healthcare). The organisation has adapted and grown from one that focused on nursing care for older people to one that has developed expertise in other care areas. Services include dementia care, assisted living and supported living. The company also provides support for younger people with physical disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, acquired brain injury and neurological disability across a care pathway. Barchester has created Memory Lane Communities around the UK. These communities are dedicated person-centred dementia care facilities. Since 1996, Barchester has grown from 12 to over 200 care homes through over 40 acquisitions and new build developments. In October 2004, Barchester Healthcare acquired Westminster Health Care for 525 million, creating the fourth biggest independent healthcare provider in the UK. Employing more than 14,000 staff, Barchester Healthcare is the only care provider listed in the Sunday Times Top 25 Big Companies To Work For 2010. This is an award voted for by staff. Barchester was placed on the same list in 2006 and 2009. read more


Argent Group Plc

Argent Group plc is a leading UK-based property developer founded in 1981. The company was formed as an investment for the pension fund of British Telecom, and was responsible for the redevelopment of Brindleyplace in Birmingham and developments around Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester. read more


Northgate Information Solutions

Northgate Information Solutions (NIS) is a software company that provides specialist software, outsourcing and information technology (IT) services to global human resources and commercial markets and UK local government, education and public safety sectors. read more


Pets at Home

Pets at Home is a large pet supplies retail chain in the United Kingdom. With 272 stores nationwide, it is the largest pet supplies retail chain in the United Kingdom, Pets at home currently have over 4600 employees. The company sells a large variety of products including food, toys, bedding, medication and accessories. read more



Carcraft is an independent group of used car hypermarkets established in 1951 in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England. Carcraft was founded by Frank McKee and was bought out by Noel and Darren McKee, his sons, in a 50 million deal backed by the Royal Bank of Scotland's Development Capital arm. In 1998 Carcraft paid 10 million for a car supermarket from Car Group while Car Group was in receivership. In December 2005 Carcraft became the first independent second-hand vehicle retailer to create and found a contract hire car company. read more


BOCM Pauls

BOCM Pauls Limited is a British animal feed company, established in 1992 by the amalgamation of two existing businesses. BOCM Pauls manufactures and sells animal feed in the United Kingdom and abroad. It offers feed for farm animals, pets and game birds. The company also offers beef compounds, dry feeds, moist feeds, minerals, organic products, together with forage products, such as fertilizers, grass seeds, maize seeds, and silage additives. It sells its products through a network of distributors around Europe. read more



Arqiva is a telecommunications company which provides infrastructure and broadcast transmission facilities in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. The present company was formed by National Grid Wireless (originally the UK subsidiary of Crown Castle) combining with Arqiva (formerly NTL Broadcast) in September 2008. Its main customers are broadcasters and mobile phone network operators, and its main asset is a network of over 1,000 radio and television transmission sites. It is owned by a consortium of investors led by CPP (Canadian Pension Plan) and the Australian investment house Macquarie Bank. Arqiva is a patron of The Radio Academy. Arqiva's headquarters are located at Crawley Court in the village of Crawley, Hampshire. Arqiva recently invested in and launched a catch-up Internet television, IPTV service called SeeSaw in March 2010. read more


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