August 2019


News in brief

‘Educaterers’ win business of the year

Midlands-based school caterers, Educaterers, have brought the Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA) ‘Business of the Year’ Award home to Warwickshire.

Alcester based med-tech firm raises £38m

A Warwickshire medical technology company has raised £38m in a first closing of its series C funding round.

Quanta Dialysis Technologies is developing a personal haemodialysis system (SC+) for patient use in the clinic and at home.

Turnover jumps £150m at tech giant

Turnover jumped by almost £150m at a technology giant which counts Airbus, BT and Stagecoach among its clients during its latest financial year, newly filed accounts have revealed.

Warwick-based Telent, which provides services to the defence, rail, traffic and public safety sectors, has posted a turnover of £542.4m for the year to 31 March 2019, up from £393.9m in the prior 12 months.

Mobile gaming firm moves to new base

A Warwickshire mobile gaming company launched by one of the founders of Codemasters has moved into new 10,000 sq ft premises

Warwickshire surveillance company wins multi-million-pound contract

Warwickshire-based surveillance technology company Synectics has been awarded a multimillion-euro contract by a Berlin business.

Nuneaton & Bedworth set to get 1500 jobs in new development

A total of 1,500 full-time jobs could be created in Warwickshire after plans for a new industrial and storage and distribution park were recommended for approval. The site is owned by an estate behind a country house founded as a monastery in Henry II's reign.

Major investment secured by craft beer maker

A businessman whose backing helped establish Sipsmiths Gin as a major brand has invested in a Warwickshire entrepreneur’s craft beer.

Rupert Hambro, the former chairman of Hambros Bank and Sipsmiths, has invested in a shareholding in Empress Ale which was created by Leamington Spa-based businessman Surj Virk in 2016.

Aldi’s job-creating expansion plans tipped for go-ahead

A total of 865 jobs could be created at supermarket giant Aldi's UK headquarters in Warwickshire after plans for new offices and a warehouse were recommended for approval.

Return of the milkman in Bedworth

Business is booming at a Bedworth dairy thanks to people moving away from plastic.

Luckett’s Dairy has seen customer numbers soar as the anti-plastic campaign has gathered pace.

Based at Weston Lawns Farm, the business was founded just a few years ago by Bill Luckett.

Warwickshire solar farm gets go-ahead

A total of 80 acres of land is to be used to house a new solar farm after the proposal was given the go-ahead.

Land at Streetfields Farm, Watling Street, Churchover, Warwickshire has been earmarked for the scheme which will be in place for at least 35 years.

UK’s first CAV multi-storey car park gets underway in Nuneaton

Work is underway on the UK's first connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) parking facility in Nuneaton.

Trusted Autonomous Parking (Park-IT) is being delivered by global engineering firm Horiba Mira, in partnership with Coventry University.

Warwickshire gets plastic-free Aldi

Aldi will be trialling some of its plastic-free products including its luxury toilet paper wrapped in paper rather than non-recyclable plastic.


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