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Vodafone Group Foundation gets Olympian support


The two sporting heroes will focus on Vodafone's Charitable Foundation investment of over £12 million into its new Sport and Music Programme over the next three years. With Tanni and Matthew's experience, determination and success in the sporting arena, they will work closely with the Foundation to harness investment into sporting projects which create positive change for disadvantaged young people and their communities. Over the last five years, The Vodafone Group Foundation has invested over £101 million in social investments around the wo... Read More »

Largest UK bio-refinery is officially opened in Hull


The Vivergo plant, a joint venture between AB Sugar, BP, and DuPont, will produce 420 million litres of bioethanol a year at full capacity, equivalent to a third of the UK’s current demand. Bioethanol is a renewable transport fuel which is added to petrol. Vivergo will also produce 500,000 tonnes a year of protein-rich animal feed for the UK market, which is sufficient to feed around a fifth of the UK’s dairy herd. Using animal feed grade wheat, which previously would have been exported, Vivergo will become the UK’s biggest wheat buyer, taki... Read More »

Shah Deniz, co-venturer of BP targets Italian and Southeastern European gas markets through Trans Adriatic Pipeline


This is an important milestone in the Shah Deniz consortium’s multi-phased approach to the opening of the Southern Corridor. Initially the Southern Corridor will deliver up to 10 billion cubic metres a year (BCMA) of Shah Deniz natural gas to European markets. Today’s decision is also an important step in the consortium’s plans for a final investment decision on Shah Deniz 2. This project, with its associated pipelines, will cost over $40 billion and will bring over 16 billion cubic metres a year (BCMA) of Azerbaijani gas to market. “We a... Read More »

OpenCities Monitor: London is the most open city for foreigners worldwide


London tops the ranking as a result of a combination of its high degree of internationalisation (strong international presence of firms, embassies, foreigners and tourists) and its excellent accessibility and connectivity. London also provides attractive and high-quality education facilities for people from all over the world. New York is second in place, which is mainly due to its high barriers of entry. Toronto scores well thanks to its low barriers of entry and an open migration policy. The city with the lowest degree of openness is the Chin... Read More »

One Stop to acquire 33 convenience stores


The purchase will bring One Stop’s total number of stores to 682 across England and Wales, and grow its employee base to almost 10,000.  The acquired stores are based in the North West of England. The deal is conditional upon regulatory approval and is expected to complete later in the year. One Stop CEO Tony Reed said: “Having over 20 years’ experience in the convenience market puts us in a good position to help neighbourhoods thrive.  With the purchase of these stores, we can introduce One Stop’s quality, great value, range and service to ... Read More »

BlauStein & the Association of Corporate Trustees


TACT is committed to fostering high standards of corporate trustee services and establishing links with other professional associations in related fields. The main purpose of TACT is to represent the interests of its members, among which are the leading corporate trustees operating in the U.K. Additionally, TACT provides professional assistance on matters of mutual interest in the field of law, taxation, regulation, investment and other related  services. BlauStein Business Lawyers always aims to deliver the best possible solutions and compete... Read More »

IFSEC Istanbul Signs Up Major Exhibitors


Leading brands such as; Sensormatic, Y3K, Securitas, Mobotix, Sony and Panasonic plus many more, including over 15 of the UK's principal suppliers, will showcase their solutions to senior end-user visitors from both the private and government sectors. Utilising this high value opportunity, exhibitors will demonstrate their latest products and innovations to the market. Supporting the whole buying chain, these leading brands recognise the high quality visitors that attend IFSEC Istanbul from both overseas and the local region. "IFSEC Istanbul p... Read More »

Major Energy Industry Portal is Relaunched by Daily Mail’s Energy Events Division


The free-to-access site delivers original, exclusive multi-media content in a fortnightly newsletter format, and will examine issues affecting the oil & gas sectors with a particular emphasis on the natural gas business. The site will support one of DMG Events' largest and most established international industry conferences and exhibitions: "Gastech". Running since 1972, the Gastech event brings together thousands of commercial and technical leaders working in natural gas and hydrocarbons to share news, experiences and expertise, and will n... Read More »

Hargreaves is top investment platform in online search


An analysis of online search trends within Google Trends shows that Hargreaves Lansdown remains the most searched-for UK investment platform ahead of Fidelity over the first four months of 2013 since the introduction of RDR (Retail Distribution Review). Hargreaves Lansdown is winning the online battle to become the leading online investment platform or investment supermarket in the UK in terms of online search following the introduction of RDR.  An analysis of Google search trends in a research whitepaper by analysts Macnab Research, shows tha... Read More »

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