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Real Deals' reporter, Lucy White, examines the controversy surrounding Rutland's exit from Bernard Matthews: The misinformed ire of a parliamentary committee over the Bernard Matthews pension scheme begs the question: Who would want to be a turnaround investor?   Last month, turnaround investor Rutland Partners found itself the...

Rutland is pleased to announce that AFI group has opened a new depot in Bahrain to continue its expansion in the Middle East. The new depot has got off to a flying start supplying two Snorkel TB126J, a JLG 860SJ, a Snorkel TB85J and a...

After widespread press comment in relation to published briefings from the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee (“WPC”) on Friday 14 April 2017, Rutland Partners would like to put forward the following statement relating to its former investment in Bernard Matthews: At all times Rutland...

Rutland is delighted to announce that Maplin has won the National Retailer of the Year award at this year's PCR Awards held at The Brewery on Wednesday, 8 March to celebrate an exceptional 12 months in the UK's PC and tech industry. Overall, the National Retailer...

Rutland is delighted to announce that AFI has raised £5,000 for its chosen charity for 2016, the NSPCC. As part of the company's fundraising drive, its Wilson Access truck and track mount operation donated £10 for every hire of a 57m truck mount carrying the NSPCC...

Gardman, the UK's leading provider of gardening and wild bird care products, continues to implement its growth strategy throughout 2017 and beyond. After undertaking a 12-month review of its current operations it has taken the decision to consolidate and relocate its warehouse facilities in the Kings...

In a further move that highlights AFI's commitment to sustained growth, the company has appointed former Speedy Hire Managing Director, David Graham, as a Director. David will oversee the sales, marketing and development of Rapid Platforms, which AFI acquired last year and is operating as an...

Gardman aims to raise £200,000 for Marie Curie through sales of a charity bird feeder and wild bird seed. Following the huge success of Gardman's 2016 #GardmanPoppy campaign, raising £218,359 for the Royal British Legion in just four months, Gardman is beginning a new charity partnership...

AFI, which employs about 500 staff, has been awarded Best Companies accreditation at the first time of entering the scheme. Best Companies accreditation follows the Michelin star-style rating system for organisations that show high levels of employee engagement. Jonathan Austin, CEO of Best Companies, said: "I...