Coventry BS to buy Co-op Bank for £780m

Coventry Building Society has agreed to buy Manchester-based Co-operative Bank Holdings for £780 million in cash, as it looks to establish a national footprint and…







Northcoders appoints Walton as adviser

Technology training company Northcoders said on Tuesday it has appointed tech consultancy entrepreneur Tom Walton as a strategic adviser to boost its rebranded business services…





Begbies sees revenue up 12% to £136m

Begbies Traynor Group plc, the Manchester-based business recovery and financial advisory firm, said it expected full-year revenue to grow 12% to about £136 million in…


Bellway finance head to step down

Newcastle-based housebuilder Bellway plc said on Tuesday group finance director Keith Adey will step down after more than 15 years with the company. Adey, who…


Cranswick revenue rises 12% to £2.6bn

East Yorkshire meat processing giant Cranswick plc reported higher full-year earnings and profit on Tuesday, helped by a recovery in demand for pork and poultry after…





Victorian Plumbing buys rival Victoria Plum

Skelmersdale, Lancashire-based bathroom retailer Victorian Plumbing Group announced the acquisition by subsidiary Victorian Plumbing Limited of rival AHK Designs Ltd, trading as Victoria Plum. Victoria Plum…



Asda Q1 revenue up 6.6% to £5.3 bln

Asda announced a 6.6% increase in total revenues (excluding fuel) to £5.3 billion and 1.4% growth in like-for-like sales. The Leeds-based supermarket said growth was…



























Moneysupermarket changes corporate name

Chester-based price comparison website Moneysupermarket.com Group plc announced it will change its corporate holding company name to MONY Group plc, with effect from May 20,…






Manchester’s Renold wins Canadian Navy order

Manchester industrial chain and power transmission firm Renold plc announced that Renold Couplings, part of the company’s Torque Transmission division, has been awarded a contract to…



AJ Bell hires Julie Chakraverty

Salford-based investment platform AJ Bell announce that Julie Chakraverty has been appointed to its board of directors as an independent non-executive director with effect from…