Monthly Archives: August 2017

Manta ray submarines and flying fish torpedoes: what the Navy of the future might be sailing in and firing

Engineers working with the Royal Navy have let their imaginations run wild designing what submarines of the future could look like and have come up with stunning concepts which mimic nature. Vessels shaped like manta rays, eel-like drones and swarms […]

Andrew Wolfson:�����Great vision can make success of a bad business���

Andrew Wolfson’s numerous career moves give you the sense he has always been looking for the next big thing. Thankfully, that’s now his job. Pembroke, a venture capital trust, isn’t a household name like Next, the high street bellwether his […]

Forgotten cogs of British energy feel heat on front line

A position on the front line of the energy industry guarantees the occasional public skirmish. Last week distribution network operators became the most maligned energy companies you’ve rarely heard of. The high-voltage cables of the UK’s transmission network may bring […]

High stakes for gambling firms as pressure grows to curb role in sport

A Premier League footballer who has been banned from the game for 13 months for breaching betting regulations may seem an unlikely champion of the UK’s anti-gambling lobby, but Joey Barton has never been one to follow the straightforward path. […]

Innis & Gunn returns to profit as it splashes out on its first ever brewery

Independent Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has returned to profit after buying its first ever brewery in its 13-year history and launching a food and drink concept. The Edinburgh-based company used the £3m it raised from 1,105 investors via a […]

OnTheMarket���s ��50m float plan causes tempers to flare

A row has erupted among members of property website OnTheMarket over a proposed stock market float which would trigger a £20m windfall for its chief executive. OnTheMarket has announced plans to raise £50m on London’s junior Aim market, part of […]

Provident woes mount as ��35m boss walks

Peter Crook, the Provident Financial boss, raked in more than £35m during his decade as chief executive of the troubled doorstep lender, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal, a sum likely to anger investors sitting on huge losses following its startling […]

Leon maps out Scandinavian expansion as investor buys in

Leon is taking its sweet potato wraps and super salads to Norway and Sweden after sealing a tie-up with a Norwegian millionaire to expand in the region. The healthy food chain plans to open around 20 sites over a period […]

Heineken’s takeover is ‘baffling and infuriating’

Telegraph Business The pub industry has hit out at competition watchdogs for failing to impose tougher barriers on Heineken’s takeover of 1,900 sites from Punch Taverns despite expressing concern over the deal. The Competition and Markets Authority delayed Heineken’s purchase […]

Drugs giant AstraZeneca to expand largest UK site in boost ahead of Brexit

FTSE 100 drugs giant AstraZeneca is planning to ramp up production at its biggest manufacturing site in Britain, in a boost for the country’s stalling life sciences industry. The investment at its 3,500-strong Macclesfield campus in the North West of […]