Portfolio News

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...

Rutland is pleased to announce that Maplin has launched a new concept store at The Beehive Centre in Cambridge. The revamped branch covers 3,120 sq ft and features a new layout that has clear shopping areas to help guide customers to their interest points plus more...

Rutland Partners is pleased to announce that Pizza Hut Restaurants has won this year's PAPA award for Pizza Restaurant Chain. The PAPA awards are the Pizza and Pasta Associations awards, which recognise high performance and achievement in the industry. All restaurant chains within the pizza/pasta...

Rutland is pleased to announce that Pizza Hut Restaurants UK has recently won two marketing awards; the DADI's award for 'Best Use of Social Media' and the COGS's PR award for 'Best PR and Marketing Communications'. Hosted by Drum publication, the award for 'Best Use of...