Benchmark revenues top £125m; mulls Oslo listing

Sheffield-based aquaculture biotech firm Benchmark Holdings said on Monday it raised £20.7 million through a placing with existing and new shareholders through the sale of 33.1 million new…







Issa brothers mull $35bn Asda-EG Group merger

Blackburn-based billionaires the Issa brothers are considering merging their recently-acquired Leeds-based supermarket giant Asda with EG Group, their international chain of petrol stations and convenience stores,…





Clipper Logistics, Farfetch form luxury brand JV

Leeds-based retail logistics firm Clipper Logistics plc said on Thursday it agreed to establish a joint venture company with luxury fashion platform Farfetch Limited “formalising the…






Bodycote 10-month revenue up 3% to £513m

Shares of Bodycote, the Macclesfield-based heat treatment and thermal processing giant, rose about 4% on Tuesday despite it publishing a trading update covering the four-month period…









Newcastle’s Grainger in two investment appointments

Newcastle-headquartered Grainger plc, the UK’s largest listed residential landlord, said on Monday it has promoted Eliza Pattinson to Director of Investments (Asset Management) and that Steven Clark is…


Jet2 chairman Meeson sells £22m of shares

Leeds-based Jet2 plc said on Friday that executive chairman Philip Meeson sold 1.55 million shares at £11.1389 per share on November 18 and sold 450,000 shares at…



Grainger appoints Boothroyd as Chief People Officer

Newcastle-headquartered Grainger plc, the UK’s largest listed residential landlord, said on Friday it appointed Michelle Boothroyd as its Chief People Officer. “Michelle was previously People Director at Nationwide,…










Deal-hungry Redcentric hires new chairman

Harrogate-based IT firm Redcentric Plc said on Thursday it appointed Nick Bate as independent non-executive chairman of the company, chairman of the nomination committee and a…


Speedy Hire H1 revenue up 28% to £186m

Shares of Speedy Hire plc, the Newton-le-Willows-based tools and equipment hire firm, rose 6% on Wednesday after it published results for the six months to September…


Newcastle’s Grainger acquires Exeter, Sheffield sites

Newcastle-headquartered Grainger plc, the UK’s largest listed residential landlord, announced on Wednesday it has acquired two sites in Exeter and Sheffield for direct development build-to-rent opportunities, totalling…




Blue Prism shares soar on potential bidding war

Shares of Warrington-based software robot firm Blue Prism Group rose about 9% to around £12.24 on Tuesday after it received a preliminary approach from Connecticut-based financial…




Morrisons buys stake In Fife recycling site

Bradford-based supermarket giant Morrisons has announced it will become the first supermarket to own its own recycling operations through the acquisition of a significant stake…


B&M to sell £250m of senior secured notes

B&M European Value Retail S.A. said on Monday said it intends to sell £250 million of sterling-denominated senior secured notes due 2028. FTSE 100 constituent B&M…




Redrow order book hits record £1.5bn

Flintshire-based house building giant Redrow plc said on Friday its total forward order book is a record £1.51 billion and it expects turnover for 2022 to be…


Assura raises £182m as portfolio hits £2.6bn

Assura plc, the Warrington-based healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT), said on Thursday it raised around £182 million — below and expected £190 million — via a…









Persimmon forward sales rise to £1.15bn

York-based house building giant Persimmon plc said on Tuesday it has £1.15 billion of forward sales reserved beyond the current year (2019: £0.95bn) and that it expects…