May 15, 2019
Aerospace giant eyes Cranfield for its new HQ

INTERNATIONAL defence company Marshall of Cambridge has identified Cranfield Airport as one of three potential locations for its new headquarters. The company has concluded that it must move in order to realise its growth plans and is in early talks with Cranfield as well as RAF Duxford and RAF Wyton in Cambridgeshire. Marshall chief executive […]

May 14, 2019
Dragon Boat Festival: there’s still time to join the line-up

A TOTAL 24 teams have already signed up to take part in this year’s Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival in aid of MacIntyre. And there’s still plenty of time to get a team together and join them on the start line. The Festival, supported by Business MK and MKFM, takes place at Willen Lake on […]

May 14, 2019
Campaign calls on SMEs to talk careers in the classroom

A NEW campaign is under way to encourage employers to engage with young people. Give an Hour calls for small and medium-sized businesses  to offer an hour of their time to help young people to be prepared for the fast-changing world of work. The initiative by The Careers & Enterprise Company and part of #GrowingTalentcampaign […]

May 13, 2019
Work to start on multi-storey car park at station

CLEARANCE work is due to begin on Friday (May 17) to create a new multi-storey car park next to Milton Keynes Central rail station. The 700-space car park is being built to meet the increasing demand for parking spaces next to the station. The site, which currently has 150 spaces, is owned by Milton Keynes […]

May 13, 2019
Law firm staff saddle up for charity cycle marathon

STAFF at law firm Hewitsons are gearing up for a two-day, 125-mile charity bike ride – the third annual Tour de Hewitsons. A team of ten members from across the business will cycle between three of the firm’s four offices – Cambridge, Milton Keynes and Northampton – on Thursday and Friday this wek (May 16-17). […]

May 11, 2019
Rowing club seeks business help to boost regatta

ROWERS at Milton Keynes Rowing Club are appealing for help from the business community as they prepare for the club’s annual regatta on Caldecotte Lake. Members have spent the past six years fundraising for a £90,000 project to build a large boat storage unit. The unit is now built but the club now urgently needs […]

May 10, 2019
The Open University names its new Vice-Chancellor

A FAMILIAR face is to take the reins later this year as the new vice-chancellor of The Open University. Professor Tim Blackman, a former acting vice-chancellor and pro vice-chancellor for research and quality at the OU until his departure in 2015, is due to take up his new post on October 1. He returns after […]

May 09, 2019
Skincare firm plans export drive after funding boost

A COMPANY creating specialist skincare products with ingredients imported from Africa has secured major investment for its planned export drive. Naturally Tribal Skincare has received £70,000 from Enterprise Loans East Midlands through the Midlands Engine Investment Fund. The company, based in Stony Stratford, intends to use the finance to begin exporting to the USA and […]

May 09, 2019
City set to become the fastest growing in the UK

MILTON Keynes is set to become the fastest growing city in the UK, according to a new report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research. The study suggests that year-on-year growth for the city, which is judged by the value of goods and services it produces, will be 2.1% by Q4 2020. In Q4 […]

May 08, 2019
Vauxhall moves to new corporate HQ in Luton

STAFF at Vauxhall’s Luton headquarters are settling into their new offices at Chalton House. They have completed the move from Griffin House, the company’s home for almost 30 years. Chalton House, near Junction 11A on the M1, becomes the new corporate HQ and registered office. It will house Vauxhall’s sales, marketing, communications and finance functions, […]

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