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Bernard Matthews, the UK's largest turkey company, had announced plans to create ninety new permanent roles at its Great Witchingham site in Norfolk. The company, which is one of the region's largest agricultural employers, has seen demand continue to grow for its all year round business...

AFI has strengthened its presence in the East Midlands by acquiring Altitude Access, which has a turnover of £1.6m, a rental fleet of 180 powered access machines and a depot in Mansfield. The Altitude Access brand will be incorporated into the AFI brand. AFI Director, Steve...

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Pizza Hut Restaurants UK (Pizza Hut) won the coveted Pizza Restaurant Chain Award at this year's PAPA Awards, held at the Lancaster Hotel in Hyde Park, London. Pizza Hut led the field beating every other pizza restaurant chain, as all UK chains were considered in...

Rutland Partners, the UK private equity partnership, is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed the disposal of the CeDo group of companies ("CeDo) to Straco. CeDo is one of Europe's leading suppliers of household disposables, manufacturing both own-label and proprietary products such as refuse...

Rutland Partners is delighted to announce that its Fund II portfolio company, Buy As You View ("BAYV"), completed a £30m financing on 15 August 2014 with Hayfin Capital Management. The proceeds will be used to repay £23m of Rutland's £34m investment in BAYV made in October...

Maplin Electronics has announced that Darren Shapland will be appointed as non-executive chairman of the company from 1st September 2014. Mr Shapland takes over from John Lovering, who retired as chairman in June post the sale of Maplin to new owners Rutland Partners. John Cleland, CEO at...