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Pilkington to shed 150 jobs at sites in St Helens

There has been a global fall in demand for building and automotive glass
Posted on 3 Feb 2012 by

The owner of glass manufacturer Pilkington, Nippon Sheet Glass, announced plans to lay off 150 UK employees by the end of April 2012 today.

Nippon Sheet Glass (NSG), which is in the process of cutting 3,500 jobs worldwide, will close one of its production lines in the UK in a move to cut costs by 20bn y…

Burberry reports strong sales despite lacklustre US market

Posted on 18 Jan 2012 by Tim Brown

Despite a sharp slowdown in US sales growth, British luxury brand Burberry Group has reported strong sales growth through Christmas, driven by the brand’s continued popularity in Asia.

The 156-year old company said that increased sales of leather goods and outerwear, including its famou…

Manchester Hosiery saved from liquidation

Palm Cotton, clothing
Posted on 5 Jan 2012 by

Thirty jobs have been saved at the clothing manufacturer after Dains LLP, administrators of the firm since April, announced the sale of the company to Hong Kong-based Aikon International.

The deal has been completed for an undisclosed sum and sees Aikon International, a supplier of thermal and ho…

Jump the dump

Posted on 4 Jan 2012 by

In November 2011 Crown Paints announced that its two UK manufacturing facilities had achieved targets to become zero waste to landfill. By the time this article is published, its 130 shops and decorating centres will also have attained this status. Jane Gray talks to Mark Lloyd, sustainability ma