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Tesco wins top award for cutting carbon emissions

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Steve Strachota, Distribution Director for the UK and Ireland, said: “It is fantastic to have been recognised by industry for the hard work we have done to reduce our impact on the environment. “We’ve made more use of sea and rail travel, and made sure delivery lorries are as full as possible before they set off. And we have introduced cutting-edge technology, like aerodynamic trailers and dual-fuel vehicles. It’s not only good for the environment - it makes our business more efficient too. “At Tesco we will continue to lead the way wi... Read More »

J.P. Morgan celebrates 35 years in Securities Lending industry

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J.P. Morgan’s journey began in 1979, when its securities lending program was launched. Five years later, the program added U.S. government securities lending and introduced a new lending system that provided online access to loan information. By 1993, the firm had a strong range of international securities, and has continued expanding the selection of the countries in which it lends. Securities lending allows institutional investors such as asset managers, pensions funds, insurance companies, central banks and sovereign wealth funds to gener... Read More »

John Laing strengthens team and opens New York City office as it expands in the US market

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Anthony Phillips, currently Head of Asia Pacific for John Laing, is moving to New York in order to take on the role of Head of North America. Simultaneously, John Laing will also recruit locally based staff for the new office in order to address the growing number of opportunities in the many states that have passed Public Private Partnerships (PPP) legislation and are increasingly using PPP to deliver projects. The company is already part of the Denver Transit Partners consortium, which is delivering new commuter rail lines in the Denver Me... Read More »

Thales Alenia Space expands presence in Europe with new British subsidiary, Thales Alenia Space UK

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Based at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus (HISC) in Oxfordshire, Thales Alenia Space UK is an integral part of the company’s strategy to bolster its presence in key countries that invest heavily in the space sector. It follows the opening of Thales Alenia Space subsidiary in Germany in 2011 and the extension of the presence of Thales Alenia Space in Belgium by the creation of an office in Leuven. The decision to locate a new subsidiary in the UK was spurred by the UK Government’s commitment to fund space activities and create new in... Read More »

AstraZeneca and MRC enter strategic collaboration to create new centre for early drug discovery in Cambridge, UK

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The AstraZeneca MRC UK Centre for Lead Discovery will sit within the new AstraZeneca site at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, due to be completed in 2016. It will see world class MRC-supported researchers working side-by-side with scientists in AstraZeneca’s high throughput screening group, identifying new methods to better understand a range of diseases and potential treatment options. As part of the collaboration, which will run for an initial period of five years, academic researchers will benefit from unprecedented access to over two mil... Read More »

BT Sport to remain free with BT Broadband for a second season

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The great news for sports fans came as BT revealed around five million homes now take BT Sport, just nine months after the channels went live for the first time last August. This makes BT Sport one of the fastest growing TV services ever launched in the UK. Around three million of those homes take the service directly from BT – either via satellite, BT TV or the BT Sport App alone – with the remainder taking the service via wholesale deals struck by BT. BT Sport has had a strong debut season in which it has shown dozens of exciting matche... Read More »

Barclays: Foreign tourists fuelling UK growth – their annual spending set to rise by 34% to over £27bn by 2017

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Chinese tourists will spend £1bn in the UK by 2017, an increase of 84% from 2013 Russia and UAE to enter top ten UK spenders’ league table by 2017 Canadian and Dutch tourists pushed out of top 10 by new entrants US, German and French tourists will maintain top spender positions over next few years Visitors from the US currently spend the most in the UK, followed by France and Germany and this spending pattern will continue through to 2017. However, emerging economies such as China, the UAE and Russia are set to outstrip them in growth... Read More »

First harvest celebrations for the Nescafé Plan in Colombia

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Launched in August 2010, the Nescafé Plan is a global initiative for the entire Nescafé brand that brings together, under one umbrella, commitments in three key areas of responsible farming, production and consumption.At the end of 2010, Nescafé in the UK and Ireland began working in partnership with the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) to provide coffee trees to farmers in the Valle del Cauca region. Since then more than 13 million coffee trees have been given to farmers in the region with the first batch of these having just had thei... Read More »

Virgin America In flight innovation – Connectivity

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Joining in the discussion in Virgin America’s first class cabin was Fast Company’s Editor Chuck Salter who discussed connectivity with a handful of the conference panelists, including Nasty Gal founder and CEO Sophia Amoruso, StageIt founder and CEO Evan Lowenstein, film producer (House of Cards, The Social Network, Captain Phillips) and entrepreneur Dana Brunetti, plus founder and CEO of Blue Bottle Coffee, James Freeman. Among the topics discussed: how do these innovators stay connected in their business and personal lives? What role does ... Read More »

Tesco transforms its homeware range with the launch of its new GM spring/summer collections and a new design team

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The team of experts has travelled the world for inspiration to bring shoppers the most current styles. There are around 2000 new products online and in store from today - that represents around two thirds of the entire home range.  The five key collections for spring summer 2014 run across home, garden, electrical and stationery. They are: Monochrome: Classic black and white with a pop of bright yellow for a modern twist, reflects a big trend in clothing across the high street and catwalk Seaside: This blue, white and red nautical theme o... Read More »

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