December 2018

Wood, Amec Win $66m Sellafield Contract

Engineering giant Wood plc said it won a contract to supply “programmable digital control technologies” to the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria. Wood said the 10-year…

Grainger acquires £77m Birmingham scheme

Newcastle-based Grainger plc, the UK’s largest listed residential landlord, said it agreed to forward fund and acquire a 373-home private rented sector development at Exchange Square in Birmingham for…

Mourinho leaves Man Utd

Manchester United announced on Tuesday that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect. “The club would like to thank Mourinho for his…

Croda buys Brenntag Biosector for €72 million

Snaith, East Yorkshire-based speciality chemicals giant Croda International said on Monday it agreed to acquire Denmark-based Brenntag Biosector A/S from Brenntag Nordic A/S for about €72 million in cash….

Manchester Airports buys SkyParkSecure

Manchester Airports Group (MAG), the operator of Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports, said on Monday it acquired Blackpool-based SkyParkSecure for an undisclosed sum….

Port of Tyne hires new CEO

The Port of Tyne announced the appointment of Matt Beeton as chief executive officer with effect from January 7. Beeton joins the port from APT…

AJ Bell shares up 35% after £651m IPO

Shares of Manchester-based investment firm AJ Bell soared about 35% on Friday in their market debut on the London Stock Exchange. AJ Bell’s shares opened at…

NG Bailey wins £80m contracts

Ilkley, West Yorkshire-based NG Bailey said its services division, which incorporates the recently acquired Freedom business, has secured nine new client contracts worth more than £80 million….