Plymouth has many great businesses, but which are the best? And which have been the best during the past decade? The only way to find out if your firm is the tops is by entering the Plymouth Business Awards. There are categories for best large, medium and small business of 2019. And if you win your firm will be in illustrious company. Here are all the business of the year winners at the Plymouth Business Awards, formerly called The Herald Business Awards, since they were first staged in 2011. So, that’s pretty much a decade of success, encapsulated in these companies. Here’s who won what and when: Burts Snacks The Roborough-based snack producer is the only firm to be named Plymouth’s business of the year twice in two different categories – showing how much it has grown. The company, which employs more than 200 people and turned over £29.4million in 2018, was named Large Business of the Year in 2018, after being Medium Business of the Year five years … [Read more...] about The BEST Plymouth businesses of the past decade
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Business By Lora Jones BBC News 22 February 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47291627 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBrexit Honda UK is closing its Swindon plant by 2021, with the loss of about 3,500 jobs. … [Read more...] about What’s behind the car industry crisis?
I'm looking for advice to help my mother (in her early 80s) select a car. She is driving an old Renault Megane (1.4 petrol) which will be scrapped. She wants to buy a smaller used car and has a max budget of €12,000. She was looking at a Renault Clio but is concerned about the rear visibility. She tried a Yaris but didn't find the seating position comfortable. She would like a car with good visibility and possibility of raising the driver's seat. She mainly drives around town with a small amount of motorway driving. Annual mileage is under 8,000km. Gillian: Here are my top three picks: Skoda Fabia, Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo. For €12,000 she can get a two to three-year-old model and all three come with height adjustable driver seats. I would also suggest you look for one with rear cameras and sensors to assist parking. Most buyers are looking for spec these days and her budget should allow her plenty of room to shop around. The Jazz had a change of model in late 2015 so … [Read more...] about Smaller car for mum; trading down; exec 7-seater; PCP due; our Rio dilemma
Not for nothing is Mate Rimac sometimes called “Europe’s Elon Musk”. Both run groundbreaking electric carmakers that have claimed speed records and won plaudits. Both have unconventional manufacturing locations — Tesla in California, Rimac Automobili on the outskirts of Zagreb in Croatia. When Tesla launched its first car, the Roadster, in 2008, Elon Musk was 37. Rimac today is just 30, with only the faintest hints of grey flecking his jet black hair. He is not keen, however, on the comparison with Musk. Tesla made 100,000 cars last year, and will hit close to triple that this year. Rimac’s vehicle output so far can be counted on two hands. “It’s an honour to be compared to him,” Rimac says, “but Tesla is much bigger. You might as well compare us to Mercedes.”Musk, he points out, began his venture with money he made from the sale of PayPal, the online payments business. Mate Rimac (pronounced Mah-tay) began by working in his … [Read more...] about How Mate Rimac is supercharging electric cars
SCHOOLS Minister Nick Gibb was awarded a dunce’s cap on Thursday as he failed to explain the new GCSE grades. Mr Gibb struggled for two minutes to make sense of the new 1 to 9 system during a car-crash radio interview. He was reduced to pointing out that a grade 8 is the “midway point between 9 and 7”. And the minister then tried to sidestep LBC host Nick Ferrari’s questions by saying it was “very complicated” and telling him: “You don’t need to get into all this.” In a separate interview on TalkRadio, Mr Gibb also dodged a simple maths question. Asked to state which of four geometric shapes had the most sides, he said: “I’ve been given a very clear steer not to answer them.” Daley's boy strikes goldTHE son of Olympic hero Daley Thompson scored the highest mark in his school — for PE. Alex Clayton, 16, of Brighton, pictured with his decathlon- winning dad, 60, hopes to become a professional rugby … [Read more...] about GCSE pass rates rise as School Minister Nick Gibb can’t explain new grading structure in car-crash interview