Cheshire-based superstore chain Pets at Home has been bought by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts private equity group, owners of Boots and Toys R Us, for £950m.
Amid a flurry of politicians, academics and students, Enterprise Alliance UK was launched today, with the aim of becoming the primary voice of enterprise education, research and support.
Tesco moves a step closer to becoming ‘the shop that does everything’ by announcing a joint venture with a film production company to turn best-selling books into straight-to-video films.
When Christine Ralph founded her hand-made goats-milk soap company, The Gamrie Goat, she never thought it would be necessary to trademark her company’s brand. Then the trouble started.
UK business chiefs are confident of a rebound in 2010, according to business advisers PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), but the group warns that there is still cause for concern.
Over the past two years, we’ve encountered a recession worse than that of the early nineties. So why have we experienced fewer company failures than expected? It’s all about timing, argues corporate turnaround specialist Anthony Holmes – and if you think your bank’s support over the past two years assures you of its continued support in better times, you’re wrong.
Entrepreneur and Dragon Duncan Bannatyne is calling on British businesses to invest in the stricken island.