Oct 01, 2006
Business builds links with Poland

The Central Eastern Europe Initiative is working to facilitate trade between British and Polish companies by providing advice on researching potential markets and organising escorted visits.

The initiative,

Oct 01, 2006
Whitbread sells group headquarters

The leisure giant is moving its head office staff to offices in Luton and Dunstable and the sale will be concluded once the new office premises have been refurbished.

Oct 01, 2006
Firms reap rewards of resource efficiency

The Resource Efficiency Action Programme set up the Green Business Network set a target of £250,000 worth of savings a year ago. The participating companies have totalled more than

Oct 01, 2006
United front for Olympic glory

Key representatives from local authorities, the University of Bedfordshire, Bedford College, County Sports Partnership, Bedford Development Agency, London Luton Airport, Woburn Abbey and the county’s MPs, have met to

Oct 01, 2006
Electronics firm targets bright sparks

The firm set up a bespoke apprenticeship scheme and recruited five school leavers who in 18 months have become skilled electronic manufacturing workers.

Axis has just taken on

Oct 01, 2006
Ofsted: Luton meets needs of employers

Skills Minister Phil Hope has congratulated the town for bringing the provision of education and training for young people up to a ‘satisfactory’ standard.

He added:

Oct 01, 2006
RBS opens new regional offices

The move has brought the bank’s corporate, commercial and Lombard businesses and private bank Coutts’ new office under one roof.

The new building in Silbury Boulevard, is

Oct 01, 2006
Investment must lead growth, says economist

Andrew Wilson, deputy chief economist for the Royal Bank of Scotland, warned that today’s consumer could no longer lead economic growth. "That will be down to business investment," he

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