Posts Tagged ‘UK investment’

New Non-Executive Director for ECGD – Sir Eric Peacock joins the UK’s export credit agency

Comments Off | 10-26-2011

Leading entrepreneur Sir Eric Peacock has been appointed a non-executive director of ECGD, the UK’s export credit agency.
Sir Eric, who was knighted in 2003 for his services to international trade, is also a non-executive director of UK Trade & Investment and previously sat on the boards of the Foreign Office and the Department for Business.
He

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The world’s most advanced civil aircraft, helicopters, and an airship showcase the British aerospace industry in the middle of Westminster

Comments Off | 10-26-2011

A full-size helicopter, models of the world’s latest passenger aircraft, an experimental unmanned aircraft, and a hybrid airship have been attracting attention and showcasing the very best of the British aerospace industry for the last two weeks in the heart of Westminster, just yards from the Houses of Parliament.
The exhibition at the Department for Business,

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Government funding to help create more than 100 jobs in Stoke-on-Trent

Comments Off | 10-26-2011

A project to save the last working Victorian pottery in the UK and create more than 100 new jobs in Stoke-on-Trent has secured commitments to receive £5 million of government and private funding.
Middleport Pottery, in Burslem, was acquired by the Prince’s Regeneration Trust in June when it was at serious risk of closure. The project

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David Willetts comments on UCAS applications figures

Comments Off | 10-25-2011

Commenting on early UCAS 2012 applications data, Universities and Science Minister David Willetts said:
“It is too early in the applications cycle for data to reveal underlying trends – the main UCAS deadline is not until January.
“Only applications for Oxbridge, medicine, veterinary science and dentistry have closed, with numbers broadly holding up on last year.
“It is

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UK and Mexico sign agreement on intellectual property and growth

Comments Off | 10-25-2011

A landmark agreement to support the growth of UK businesses operating in Mexico will be signed today by The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI).
The new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will improve international cooperation between the two nations on issues involving copyright, patents, trade marks and designs.
Minister for

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Opportunities for growth the priority for new Green Construction Board

Comments Off | 10-25-2011

Grasping the opportunities for growth presented by a sustainable construction and property sector will be the main priority for the new Green Construction Board, which held its first meeting today.
The board, which is co-chaired by Business Minister Mark Prisk and Chief Executive of Lend Lease, EMEA Dan Labbad, will be focused on taking a unified

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Champions asked to help celebrate and show that manufacturers ‘Make it in Great Britain’

Comments Off | 10-25-2011

A call will go out tomorrow to Britain’s business community asking them to champion UK manufacturing and show the best of British industry throughout 2012.
Make it in Great Britain is a new campaign aimed at transforming outdated opinions of UK manufacturing. The campaign will culminate in an exhibition during Olympic Games time that will celebrate

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Transport Statistics: Annual Bus Statistics 2010/11

Comments Off | 10-22-2011

The Department for Transport has today published the following Transport Statistics:
Annual Bus Statistics 2010/11 (incorporating Quarterly Bus Statistics Q2 2011), see
http://www.dft.gov.uk/statistics/releases/annual-bus-statistics-201011
for details.
See http://www.dft.gov.uk/statistics for details on all recent transport statistics releases.
These Official Statistics are published according to arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

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Prime Minister welcomes independent report on growth opportunities in Liverpool

Comments Off | 10-22-2011

The Government has today welcomed a report from Lord Heseltine and Sir Terry Leahy on the opportunities available for growth in Liverpool and surrounding areas.
The document, an independent assessment commissioned by the Prime Minister, studies the potential for growth, job creation and investment in the Liverpool City Region.
The Liverpool City Region local enterprise partnership, local

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New steering group launched to develop ‘simple’ financial products

Comments Off | 10-22-2011

Mark Hoban, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, today announced the creation of a new steering group tasked with devising a suite of ‘simple’ financial products that will help consumers navigate the financial services market. The steering group will be chaired by Carol Sergeant (former Chief Risk Officer, Lloyds Banking Group) and include representatives from Government,

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