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Marine survey firm Gardline sold to Royal Boskalis Westminster

A British family-owned marine services company has been sold outright in a deal worth £40m. Norfolk-based Gardline, founded by the Darling family in 1969, employs 750 people and has been bought by Dutch firm, Royal Boskalis Westminster.Gardline’s activities include marine geophysical surveys, offshore geotechnical services and environmental surveys.Boskalis has …

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Dulux owner Akzo Nobel strikes truce with activist investor

An activist investor hedge fund has agreed to halt its long-running feud with Dulux paint owner AkzoNobel.US hedge fund Elliott Advisors reached a “standstill” agreement after clashing with Akzo over the way the company should be run. The feuding was fuelled by a failed 27bn euro (£23bn) takeover bid …

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Ryanair accuses Lufthansa of Air Berlin 'conspiracy'

Ryanair has accused Lufthansa and the German government of conspiring to carve up collapsed airline Air Berlin.Lufthansa is negotiating over buying Air Berlin planes, which are still flying following a 150m euro German government loan.Ryanair said there was an “obvious conspiracy” between Germany, Lufthansa and Air Berlin to carve …

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Thanks to Business Doctors, Caroline can have her cake and eat it

Running a successful cake business was something Caroline Pearman had dreamed of since learning to bake with her grandmother as a little girl. But, after taking the plunge and leaving her busy job as a university project manager, she quickly found that her dream was turning into a nightmare. …

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Amazon to create 1,000 jobs at new UK centre

Amazon is continuing its investment in the UK, with the online retail giant unveiling plans for a new distribution centre near Bristol which will create 1,000 new permanent jobs. The Seattle-based company plans to start recruiting engineers, operations managers, HR and IT specialists ahead of the facility’s opening in …

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App iTrump wins trademark fight against Trump Organization

An app developer appears to have prevailed in a long-running trademark war against the US president’s business operation.The creator of iTrump first clashed with the Trump Organization in January 2011, when the billionaire’s lawyers alleged the trumpet simulator’s name falsely suggested a link to the tycoon.After defeating this claim, …

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