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August 2015
  What have Indian restaurant chefs got in common with bricklayers and biochemists? They’re the latest profession to become an endangered species in the UK economy, and it’s threatening the survival of a £3bn sector employing more than 100,000 workers...
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August 2015
I was interviewed earlier this week by a journalist from a Swiss newspaper about BCMS’ operation in Switzerland, based near Lausanne. Not unreasonably, he asked me why I thought the BCMS model works in his country when it was developed and refined in the UK, initially for...
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August 2015
Healthcare and related sectors are experiencing strong activity, as demonstrated by our latest successful completion, the acquisition of pharmaceutical consultancy, Wainwright Associates Ltd, by German-based acquirer Yes Pharma Services GmbH. BCMS has a strong track record in...
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August 2015
  The science of computing and robotics fascinates me.   In a relatively short period of around 70 years, we have gone from computers that fill entire rooms, to humanoid robots with computers for brains capable of mimicking a wide array of human movements and...
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August 2015
  UK distributor of fasteners and fixings acquired by leading manufacturer and supplier in the sector Cheshire-based Boka Bolt Supplies has 23 years’ industry experience and a large and diverse client base Increasing interest is evident for industrial...
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August 2015
July 2015 saw eight key deals across a wide range of sectors, from energy to manufacturing and healthcare – and further evidence of the cross-border characteristics of M&A activity in 2015 to date.   International buyers are prevalent in BCMS-led completions...
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August 2015
  The holidays are in full swing, and the ice cream vans are out in force. That tinny “Greensleeves” theme is one of the most distinctive sounds of summer, an instant call-to-arms to rush out, stop him, and buy one.   The ice cream van business (in...
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August 2015
  The Festival Of Code is a week-long, UK-wide celebration of the next generation of ‘aspiring tech superstars’ – and maybe the generation beyond that, too. It’s a free national ‘hackathon’ for developers aged five (yes, five!) to 18...
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July 2015
  It might look like a spelling mistake, but ‘acquihire’ is one of those neat, clever words that sums up an interesting phenomenon.   Essentially, it means the act of buying up a company purely for the skills and expertise of staff, rather than its...
News
July 2015
  South African consumer packaging specialist Flexible Packaging Converters (Pty) Ltd has completed the sale of a 55% shareholding in the company to international acquirers Packages Ltd of Pakistan. Great to see SMEs setting the pace in the consumer packaging world...