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  • Common Sense – Part 1: Vauxhall | TheBusinessDeskblog.com
    be utterly clueless on Wednesday night one London based analyst was predicting on BBC TV 800 job cuts at Ellesmere Port Reilly said that the not only were all jobs safe but a third shift would be introduced in the next couple of years Although Nick Reilly is a former MD of Vauxhall and is also British too which may have helped Vauxhall s cause but he is a hard nosed businessman leading a company still in distress He will not have decided that Ellesmere Port should escape the 9 000 job losses planned across Europe for sentimental reasons or because he likes the tea served in the canteen there but because he knows that the plant the management and the people are among the best at what they do in the industry in terms of efficiency After more than a year of uncertainty since General Motors nearly went bust a cloud of uncertainty has hung over the group s employees The staff at Vauxhall and the other European sites have seen their business nearly sold and then dramatically retained and now deserve to enjoy the festive period in the knowledge that their jobs are safe and the future is as far as we can tell highly positive Share and Enjoy Comments 1 Rank Locally says March 31 2014 at 12 13 pm Stick to visit your knowledge from the do the job you re posting The world wants even more zealous authors just like you that are not fearful to bring up how they believe that Generally follow your own cardiovascular system Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply Name required Mail will not be published required Website Submit Comment Search Recent Posts Jaguar Land Rover the new industrial saviour Positive outlook makes refreshing change at The Business

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  • Vauxhall: better the devil you know | TheBusinessDeskblog.com
    Motors shock U turn that will see the rescued US auto giant keep Vauxhall and its other European businesses can only be positive for the North West Although it looked as though Magna International the Canadian group that was set to buy the European business had grudgingly accepted that it would have been a travesty of both business and common sense to axe jobs at Vauxhall s Ellesmere Port factory General Motors will know better than anyone the improvements the giant Cheshire facility has made in the last decade It is now one of the most efficient and productive car assembly plants in the GM portfolio and should now be able to look to the future with reasonable confidence Let s now hope that the cloud of uncertainty that has hovered over Vauxhall for the best part of a year since GM s near bankruptcy has been cleared once and for all Share and Enjoy Comments 1 Zygmunt says April 17 2014 at 10 02 pm These photos are so betuiaful they do not only capture the beauty of Andrew and Brenda as a couple but really reflect the very special and betuiaful wedding in Chester Beautiful compositions colours and focus Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply Name required Mail will not be published required Website Submit Comment Search Recent Posts Jaguar Land Rover the new industrial saviour Positive outlook makes refreshing change at The Business of the Economy Why I m stumped by ECB decision Engine plant provides the spark for growth Why business as usual is a fatal response to Birmingham s riots Categories Select Category TheBusinessDesk com News Economics Sport Property North West Retail Events Manufacturing Uncategorized Airlines Arnold Schwarzenegger Cheshire Chester David Beckham Deals Education Enterprise General Election 2010 Greater Manchester International LEP Legal

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  • Uncategorized | TheBusinessDeskblog.com - Part 2
    last LEPs have a reason to exist SINCE the Government first signalled the intention to replace regional development agencies with local enterprise partnerships business people have tended tp ask the same question again and again W 1 Comment Read More March 23 2011 Uncategorized James Reed Soundbites offer hope of jam tomorrow IN Opposition George Osborne mocked the triumphalist approach of Labour Chancellors but today freed from the obligation to announce swathes of cuts in public spending as he was forced to do in his f No Comments Read More March 21 2011 Uncategorized James Reed Carbon copy feedback for LEP bidders A LETTER to local authorities last June disrupted the summer plans of many a council official and business figure This was the letter that gave notice that regional development agencies would close a No Comments Read More March 16 2011 Uncategorized James Graham Chorlton and the wheelchairs SO the site where many memorable children s programmes were created is to become a retirement home Cosgrove Hall s studio in the Manchester suburb of Chorlton will be demolished to make way for n No Comments Read More February 17 2011 Uncategorized James Reed Growth Fund figures offer hope AT first glance the figures released by the Government on applications to the Regional Growth Fund appear to confirm the worst fears of its critics Faced with the loss of regional development age No Comments Read More February 15 2011 Uncategorized Ian Briggs Is online move a step too far for Morrisons SO Dalton Philips looks to be a man who is true to his word When the Morrisons chief executive took the Bradford based group s hot seat last year moving into online retailing was one of the ke 2 Comments Read More February 14 2011 Uncategorized James Reed New

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  • NW gazelles alive and kicking | TheBusinessDeskblog.com
    too and while I don t doubt the credentials of the Winning Pitch research or the clearly admirable enterprise culture of other regions but I just don t see it as reflecting the reality of the North West business community Entrepreneurship has been in my thoughts this week as I have been invited to LateRooms 10th birthday party tomorrow night For those of you who don t know the story of LateRooms then here it is In 1999 three brothers Tony Paul and Steve Walsh running a Salford marketing business called Walsh Simmonds started selling unsold hotel rooms online at low prices Within five years word spread around the hotels sector and gross bookings hit 40m Then there came a period of dramatic growth with two big ticket deals raising the company s profile further still First of all came a 20m buyout from ECI and then in 2006 the company was bought by First Choice for 120m Since then LateRooms has continued to fly with recent expansion Down Under and into Asia It is now an international brand and one that is still growing strongly LateRooms in undoubtedly one of the region s greatest success stories and one better reflects this region s enterprise culture than any statistics That s it rant over Share and Enjoy Comments 1 destroyed denim says September 18 2014 at 11 24 pm This is the right blog for everyone who really wants to understand this topic You understand a whole lot its almost hard to argue with you not that I really will need to HaHa You definitely put a brand new spin on a topic that s been discussed for ages Wonderful stuff just great Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply Name required Mail will not be published required Website

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  • The Stig changes up a gear to become a newspaper editor | TheBusinessDeskblog.com
    potential customer refusing to leave until he s got a sale in the bag I m not aware of Sly Bailey Trinity Mirror s doyenne in chief being seen anytime recently signing up the motor dealers of Digbeth to the car sales pages of the Birmingham Mail but Brum is a long way from Canary Wharf after all Bullivant spots opportunities others are blind to and launches whole newspapers using sticking plasters and favours which means the make up of his newsrooms can often be a little makeshift even odd at times But nothing prepared me for the answer to an innocuous question I put to him the other day when I phoned to find out more about the demise or otherwise of his latest venture the Bir mingham Free Press Me Who s the editor of the Free Press now Chris Chris I can t tell you Me Pardon Chris I m not at liberty to tell you that Me Errrr Chris She would rather remain anonymous I don t have her permission to reveal her name Me So if I was a reader with a complaint and wanted to contact her Chris You could write to the editor at the Birmingham Free Press and she d get back to you It emerged that Mrs X as I shall call her may or may not have worked for the Post and Mail sometime in the past and doesn t want to compromise her position or future employment prospects by divulging her identity I suspect the truth is stranger even than that Anyone seen The Stig recently Share and Enjoy Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply Name required Mail will not be published required Website Submit Comment Search Recent Posts Jaguar Land Rover the new industrial saviour Positive

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  • MEN – Sold down the river? | TheBusinessDeskblog.com
    s news gathering force was out in the suburbs behind a security cordon I hope the sale to Trinity Mirror which does at least appear to see a future in regional newspapers will be positive for the MEN Surely they can t do a much worse job in running the MEN than the Guardian Media Group has in the last couple of years Share and Enjoy Comments 3 Richard Hamer says February 10 2010 at 10 05 am Having grown up with the MEN I ve watched what started out as a slow decline in the early 90s gathering pace over the past few years From what I understand staff levels are at the lowest to be able to produce a paper though most of the content seems now to be agency generated I recall that no too long ago a union delegation from the MEN turned up for a meeting at the Guardian HQ but had to wait for the room until a yoga class begin held in it had finished Hmm a nice touch when jobs are on the line Andy Cullwick says February 10 2010 at 10 54 am I have family that work in regional press in the Midlands They have seen rounds and rounds of redundancies and are down to the bare bones in terms of editorial staff From what I can gather the same is happening right across the country The only outcome is that the editorial quality of regional papers continues to fall The rare times I pick up a Leeds based regional paper I can guarentee I will find typos and mistakes and it does nothing but put me off purchasing it in the future Equally many of the papers have wowfully failed to embrace the internet correctly Instead the likes of

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  • Trinity Mirror’s MEN takeover: what’s that all about, then? | TheBusinessDeskblog.com
    the key questions what do GMG and Trinity Mirror get out of the deal For the latter I think it s pretty clear With declining revenues and circulation another round of consolidation is probably an inevitable strategy for the biggest groups whose scale demands that de duplicating resources and cutting costs are required to counter the exodus of readers and advertisers There s also a very handy strategic regional fit for the Manchester titles alongside Trinity s existing Merseyside titles For GMG though it s less clear Does the disposal allow the group to concentrate on the march towards digital dominance spearheaded by the Guardian brand Or perhaps GMG has just decided that the cash cow role of the regionals simply doesn t work any more in the new media economy and it s better off without the distraction Whatever the case my money is on a rise in the number of deals amongst the major publishers following the TM GMG shuffle as more try to optimise the geographical sense of their sometimes disparate and accidental portfolios The acquisition of the Manchester Evening News by Trinity Mirror publishers of my old paper the Birmingham Post has baffled some of my former colleagues Why would Guardian Media Group MEN s owner sell the very cash cow that existed only to keep the venerable and loss making Guardian newspaper alive Moreover why would Trinity Mirror embark on yet another bout of corporate indigestion as they attempt to swallow yet another acquisition with all the financial cultural and managerial angst that goes with it I remember yes dear reader because I was there spending many of the early years of this century as part of the team that was charged with incorporating the old Southnews group of weekly newspapers in London and the Home Counties into Trinity Mirror s southern business That October 2000 acquisition came with a 285m price tag for around 60 free and paid for newspapers no one bought websites then don t you remember the dotcom bubble The deal announced this week in which Trinity Mirror gets the Manchester Evening News the Reading Post and a stable of other regional titles and websites for less than a fifth of that price The Southnews deal came back to bite Trinity Mirror as the early noughties advertising slump forced it to post a considerable write down against the acquisition just a few years later Of course the very economic foundation of the regional newspaper industry has shifted irreversibly since then so comparisons are probably unfair However back to the key questions what do GMG and Trinity Mirror get out of the deal For the latter I think it s pretty clear With declining revenues and circulation another round of consolidation is probably an inevitable strategy for the biggest groups whose scale demands that de duplicating resources and cutting costs are required to counter the exodus of readers and advertisers There s also a very handy strategic regional fit for the Manchester

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  • Jaguar Land Rover – the new industrial saviour | TheBusinessDeskblog.com
    deliver major benefits The support network around the expansion is also taking shape and for the first time in a long time there is a genuine optimism for an integrated manufacturing strategy Government support for the supply chain has been forthcoming backed by the designation of the i54 site in South Staffordshire home of the new engine plant as an enterprise zone Funding for the development of a new generation of cleaner more efficient engines has also been supplied by both the UK and EIB which will in turn help to sustain the expansion and deliver environmental benefits Perhaps with all the investment that s set to flow into the region over the next decade some should be set aside for a statue of Ratan Tata every bit the saviour of the UK s industrial heartland as Boulton and Watt Share and Enjoy Comments 6 Chris says July 20 2012 at 12 23 pm This is great news for the UK and the West Midlands regional economy Sheffield escort agency says June 4 2013 at 9 44 am its not extremely regularly that I really feel the need to have to make a comment nonetheless the contents of this web site are so incredible that I just had to show my appreciation to all the persons involved Stuart Barker says February 3 2014 at 5 03 pm Just reviewing the business desk blog and this seems to be the latest article but is dated 2011 Has the blog been discontinued Alison Katte says February 27 2014 at 2 44 pm Really its a good news for all logbook loans service provider All v5 loan provider company take advantage through increase interest rate and earn lot of money Mike Ros says July 29 2014 at 7 31 am This is a

    Original URL path: http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/blog/?p=1267&cpage=1 (2016-02-01)
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