Business enterprise - Mynewsdesk Mynewsdesk news feed directly from the source Business enterprise - Mynewsdesk 128 23 15 Major changes ahead for healthcare construction procurement Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:30:00 +0100 Under reforms in the Health and Social Care Act, the NHS has undergone major structural change with the management of the NHS, including its estate, decentralized as more power is handed to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). In addition, with NHS capital spending now drastically reduced, the process of funding new hospitals and primary care facilities has also changed. AMA Research Leisure construction buoyed by rapid growth in budget segments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:26:00 +0100 In overall terms, construction activity in the entertainment and leisure sector has performed relatively well during the downturn compared with other sectors, with construction output values reaching around £5.7bn in 2013, a 14% rise on 2012. This is according to a new report by AMA Research. AMA Research Recycled Aluminium Innovation Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:27:00 +0100 Continuing its support of cutting edge technology, Innovate UK (the new name for the Technology Strategy Board), has played a key role in enabling Jaguar Land Rover to develop a new aluminium alloy, which means that up to 50% of the body of the new Jaguar XE is made from recycled aluminium. Innovate UK Energy efficiency and retrofitting drives UK Lighting Market growth Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:26:33 +0100 The UK lighting market was estimated to be worth around £1.6 billion in 2013 with good growth prospects for 2014, according to a new report by AMA Research. Forecasts into the medium-term remain relatively optimistic with growth projected at 4-6% per annum until 2018, driven by increased demand for energy efficient lighting and growth of LEDs. AMA Research Good weather boosts growth in the UK Garden Leisure market Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:11:22 +0100 The Domestic Garden Leisure market fell in value terms during 2012, but has since started to recover and was estimated to be worth over £500 million in 2013, reflecting an estimated growth of 12% compared to 2012. This estimate by AMA Research relates to domestic sales only and excludes the wider commercial market for garden furniture. AMA Research CBRE Motors To The Finish Line With Silverstone Brief Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0100 CBRE, the global property advisor, has been appointed by MEPC to manage its latest acquisition the 2.4 million sq ft Silverstone Park (“Silverstone”). CBRE Gradual recovery in the UK wall cladding market Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:00:00 +0100 Including facing bricks, rendered block and insulated render systems, AMA Research estimates in a new report that the total installed wall cladding area declined from over 45m m² in 2008 to 39 m², before showing gradual improvement to 48m m² in 2012 and 2013. AMA Research UK Water Saving Plumbing Products Market growing rapidly Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:30:00 +0100 The UK water saving plumbing products market is estimated at £164 million at Manufacturers Selling Prices (MSP) in 2013, according to a new report by AMA Research. AMA Research Explosive growth in the UK LED Lighting market Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:54:50 +0100 In 2013, the UK LED lighting market was estimated to be worth £330 million at manufacturers’ selling prices (MSP) according to a brand new report by AMA Research. This incorporates all finished, mains-operated LED lighting products, domestic and non-domestic used within construction and building. AMA Research Event Equipment Hire market to grow by 23% over the next 5 years Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:44:41 +0100 The UK market for event equipment hire is estimated to be worth some £560m in 2013, according to a new report by AMA Research. Good weather in 2013, particularly over the key months of the year, benefited the events sector and consequently the event hire sector. AMA Research Online distribution of garden products set to double by 2018 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:29:54 +0100 In contrast to the overall garden products market, online gardening sales have experienced substantial levels of growth in recent years and the internet is by far the fastest growing distribution channel for garden products. In its newly published report on this sector, AMA Research estimates that the Internet garden products distribution market is now worth over £300m at retail prices. AMA Research Electrical Contracting Market Returns to Growth Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:14:10 +0100 The electrical contractors market was estimated to be valued at around £18.2bn in 2013, having seen moderate levels of growth since 2011, according to a report published last month by AMA Research. Growth rates are forecast to improve from 2014 onwards, although the market will remain competitive with profit margins under continued pressure. AMA Research Nordic retailers prepare for Natural Products Scandinavia in Malmö this weekend Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0100 Natural Products Scandinavia – the Nordic region’s only dedicated trade show for the natural health, nutrition, beauty, skin care, and self-care market – opens at 10am at MalmöMässan, Malmö, Sweden, on Sunday 26 October. Natural Products Scandinavia / Nordic Organic Food Fair Natural Products Scandinavia announces this year’s Innovation Awards entries Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:11:56 +0100 Now just five days away, Natural Products Scandinavia is set to welcome thousands of natural and organic products buyers and retailers when doors open for its third edition at MalmöMässan in Malmö, Sweden, on Sunday and Monday, 26-27 October (this weekend). Natural Products Scandinavia / Nordic Organic Food Fair New branding for Best of Britain & Ireland reflects plans for growth Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:13:24 +0100 Best of Britain & Ireland, the leading event for the domestic tourism and venues industry, taking place on 11-12 March 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham, has revealed a bold new brand and visual identity following its recent purchase by event organiser Diversified Communications UK. Diversified Communications UK Uppsala University welcomes donation for studies in Japan Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:00:00 +0100 Mitsubishi Corporation, a Japanese company, has donated SEK 357 000 to Uppsala University´s student exchange programme with Japan. Uppsala universitet Virgin Trains upgrades onboard and station wi-fi Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:34:06 +0100 Virgin Trains passengers will see wi-fi speeds up to four times faster while travelling at 125mph thanks to an overhaul of onboard technology. A separate programme will also see superfast broadband with speeds of between 80MBPS and 100MBPS installed at all 17 stations Virgin Trains manages by summer 2015. Virgin Trains Outdoor Market set to move back to Market Place Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:24:32 +0100 East Staffordshire Borough Council has today announced plans to relocate the outdoor market in Burton Town Centre from Station Street to the Market Place. East Staffordshire Borough Council Companies in East Staffordshire Urged to Act Fast or Miss Out Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:48:40 +0100 Businesses in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership area joining a leadership, coaching and mentoring scheme could get the programme for no cost – if they sign up quickly. East Staffordshire Borough Council Christmas card donation website turns cost of cards into presents for children's charity Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:52:00 +0100, in partnership with The Honeypot Children’s Charity, are offering a donation system where consumers calculate how much they would have spent on cards and postage, and make a one-off donation which pays for a vulnerable child's Christmas present instead. Ltd.