Finance Announcements

Broom Boats broadens its skills base

Broom Boats has been building boats on Norfolk’s River Yare for roughly 120 years; it was a pioneer in aft-cabin craft and has maintained its market-leading niche position for decades. Remarkably, Broom still does everything in-house, with its own joinery, engineering, electrical, fabrication, upholstery and… Read more »

Buckley London’s glittering future

There’s jewellery made from precious metals and set with precious stones. Then there’s costume jewellery. But the latter is not a simple imitation of real jewellery using cheaper materials - but the fast-growing, fashion-conscious, trend-setting sector of the global jewellery market. And at its forefront is… Read more »

Traineeships: Halfords’ great win/win

To find out more about employing trainees, fill in our enquiry form. Learn about traineeships at greatbusiness.gov.uk/traineeships or call the National Apprenticeship Service on 08000 150 600 Halfords launched its first pilot traineeship programme in 2014 in Oxford, Reading, High Wycombe, Liverpool and Manchester. Eighteen of its first 29 trainees… Read more »

From new molecules to new markets
Dr Simon Hirst, CEO of Signature Discovery, and fellow scientists. Photograph by Matthew Page.

Talk about a long-term business. A new medicine can take more than 12 years to develop. The R&D required before it can be licensed for use by patients can cost more than £1bn. For any one marketed medicine that makes enough money to pay for… Read more »

Delamere Dairy spreads around the world

It pays to follow your customer, as Delamere Dairy can tell you. From farming a few goats in the lush green Cheshire countryside to being a pioneering exporter into 20 countries, its journey has been a remarkable one. Thirty years ago, Roger and Liz Sutton… Read more »