Articles by Mark McSherry




Macclesfield’s Franchise Brands recovers in Q3

Macclesfield-based Franchise Brands plc said on Wednesday it saw a steady recovery in trading in its third quarter “from the previous quarter’s lockdown-impacted performance, which…






















Lookers gets sales boost amid accounting probe

Troubled Altrincham-based car dealership Lookers plc — whose shares have been suspended amid an accounting investigation — said on Friday its third-quarter sales were 13.6%…


Tekmar chairman MacDonald becomes CEO

Newton Aycliffe-based offshore energy services firm Tekmar Group said on Thursday it appointed Alasdair MacDonald as chief executive officer with immediate effect. MacDonald was chairman of…


EG Group hires KPMG as auditor Deloitte quits

Blackburn-based petrol station and convenience store giant EG Group has appointed accounting firm KPMG as its new auditor following the resignation of Deloitte. The Financial Times newspaper…


Rolls-Royce raises £2bn in junk bond sale

Rolls-Royce Holdings plc said on Thursday it successfully priced an offering of three tranches of senior unsecured notes denominated in US dollars, euros and sterling…


























Stobart Group looking to sell ‘non-core assets’

Carlisle-based aviation and energy infrastructure firm Stobart Group said on Thursday it continues “to evaluate opportunities to dispose of remaining non-core assets” and reported that its London…





Boohoo first-half revenue up 45% to £816m

Manchester-based online fashion giant Boohoo Group plc said on Wednesday its revenue rose 45% to £816.5 million and pretax profit rose 51% to £68.1 million in…