Motoring by Press Association 06/12/2018, 1:19 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter UK motorways could soon carry the names of big business if a sponsorship plan gets the green light. The Times reports that the government is drafting a plan to secure deals for motorways, which would see them sporting big businesses’ signs and incorporating their name, similar to many sports stadiums across the globe. It’s thought such deals would ramp up funding for removing litter and road improvements. The plan has been likened to the United States’ Adopt-A-Highway scheme, which lets businesses have a strong advertising presence on roads, with the money raised being used for maintenance. The Times says firms could expect to pay up to £20m annually for the naming rights to a motorway. The paper says the Treasury will launch the scheme in the new year, with rights to sections of the M1, M3, M4, M5, M6, M8, M25 and … [Read more...] about What’s in a name? UK motorways could be sponsored by businesses
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Derby’s hospitals have been named among the best in the country for the fifth year running. Quality of care, patient experience, health outcomes, efficiency and safety were among the factors that helped Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust gain a place in the Top Hospitals list 2018. It is the fifth year running that the trust, which runs the Royal Derby Hospital and London Road Community Hospital, has been given the prestigious accolade. But this year, competition for a place in the top 40 was even tougher because for the first time all trusts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland were considered. Previously, only trusts that were clients of CHKS, which provides healthcare intelligence and quality improvement services and compiles the list, were eligible. Derby Teaching Hospitals chief executive Gavin Boyle said: “I am absolutely delighted to see that we have once again been named by CHKS as one of the 40 top performing trusts in the country. “We pride … [Read more...] about Derby’s hospitals named among best in country for fifth year running
PUBLISHED: 12:10 16 May 2018 | UPDATED: 12:10 16 May 2018 Mia Jankowicz Hatfield Villages borough councillor Tara-Mary Lyons. Picture: Labour Labour The borough councillor for Hatfield Villages, Tara-Mary Lyons, has come under scrutiny after business debts of nearly £1million have come to light. The Labour councillor has been director of several companies working in market research, including her present company Indiefield. A previous company that has now wound up its affairs, The Independent Fieldwork Company Ltd, still owed 15 creditors a total of £990,822.42 as of January 29 2018. The Independent Fieldwork Company Ltd was incorporated on August 11 1998, with Ms Lyons as co-director and secretary. The company gave notice of entering a Company Voluntary Agreement (CVA) on March 29 2010. A CVA allows a company with debt problems, or that is insolvent, to reach a voluntary agreement with its creditors about repayment of debts. At that time, the company noted a debt of … [Read more...] about Councillor is tightlipped over £1million business debts
When car breaker Eddie Torrens auctioned off more than 600 lots at his Farren Road premises, Ballymoney, two years ago it brought the curtain down on half a century in the business. A combination of ill health and environmental issues had forced Eddie to shut down an operation that was arguably the biggest and best known in Ireland.For decades, the name Torrens was synonymous with an astonishing amount of car parts, specialist engine provision and an export/import business that provided employment for many in the area.The business was started by Eddie while still a schoolboy. He admits he was more interested in selling tyres than delving into text books and when ticked off by a teacher for missing lessons he famously asked: “I made £100 yesterday, how much did you make?” Today, the spacious premises lie empty. An area that was once choc-a-bloc with cars of all makes has long been snapped up by the recycling people and only a large, specially built steel frame for … [Read more...] about Eddie Torrens Mark 11 comes home with a plan for business!
How can you open a business in France? How is the country’s fiscal system? Is the bureaucracy burdening? How does legislation apply for EU citizens? Business Review has prepared a special article that will answer all these questions for those who are interested in doing business in France. Opening a business in France as a foreign resident is not too complicated, but there are some steps you’ll need to carefully consider or hire an expert who can help you in order to keep the process short and clear. The most common business structures in France are SARLs (Société à Responsibilité Limitée), which are limited responsibility enterprises. Another option, if you’re going to work alone, is to be a sole trader or micro-enterprise, where you and the business are treated as one legal entity, unless you choose to be an EIRL (Entrepreneur of Individual Limited Liability). We’ll look at SARLs in detail here, as they involve more bureaucracy. … [Read more...] about All you need to know if you want to open a business in France