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    1. December 30, 2015

      Qinetiq wins $16m contract for US Navy’s next aircraft carrier

      Qinetiq, the UK defence technology group that once invented goggles to help soldiers see through thick fog, has won a...

    2. January 27, 2015

      Missiles chief to take on Qinetiq mission

      Qinetiq, the defence technology company that once invented goggles to help soldiers see through thick fog, has sought...

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    1. January 22, 2015

      Timeline of Balfour Beatty’s troubles

      November 2012 — Balfour Beatty’s shares fall 18 per cent as it warns on profits for the first time, blaming tough...

    2. November 26, 2014

      Qinetiq falls on worries over chief’s exit

      Qinetiq was a casualty on Wednesday on growing fears that its chief executive was picking the ideal time to exit. Leo...

    3. October 15, 2014

      Shire hit as FTSE 100 slides to 15-month low

      For a measure of Wednesday’s mood, one only has to look at IAG. The British Airways owner spiked lower by as much as...

    4. October 15, 2014

      Balfour Beatty names Qinetiq head as chief executive

      Balfour Beatty has named Leo Quinn, the current boss of defence research group Qinetiq, as chief executive, bringing...

    5. August 5, 2014

      Cyber security entrepreneurs: balancing secrecy and publicity

      As an address, “Nimrod House, Enigma Business Park”, seems particularly ap­pro­p­riate for a company in­vol­ved in...

    6. May 25, 2014

      Wales flags up ambitions as cyber security hub

      The US indictment last week of five Chinese military officials over alleged cyber security breaches should be welcome...

    7. May 22, 2014

      Qinetiq earnings fall as US defence spending cuts continue

      Qinetiq posted a fall in full-year earnings as the FTSE 250 company continued to be hit by government cutbacks on...

    8. April 22, 2014

      Qinetiq agrees to offload US services division

      Qinetiq is to sell its US services division, closing a chapter on the defence technology company’s aggressive expansion...

    9. April 21, 2014

      Queen’s Awards success stems from university links

      Britain’s universities continue to be a source of talent that drives innovation and overseas sales. Two double winners...

    10. November 21, 2013

      Qinetiq raises dividend and looks to civilian work

      Shares of Qinetiq jumped more than 7 per cent as the once government-owned defence contractor prepared to sell its...

    11. November 21, 2013

      Qinetiq: ‘mixed’ feelings

      Any company that says – twice, in its investor presentation – things are “mixed” on the operating front yet sees its...

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      November 20, 2013

      Postman Pop

      Since the Business Select Committee was, at pixel time, picking over whether Royal Mail was sold too cheaply… Here’s a...

    13. October 7, 2013

      Leading UK industrialists move to address skills shortages

      A group of leading industrialists has pledged to recruit five per cent of its permanent workforce from among graduate...

    14. July 10, 2013

      A long-awaited delivery for Royal Mail

      Here is the UK coalition government’s argument for why it is time for Royal Mail to be sold off: it is now a profitable...

    15. June 16, 2013

      Drones: Delay over ground rules hampers civilian progress

      One of the UK army’s earliest modern drones was so notorious for not returning from its missions in Kosovo in the early...

    16. June 10, 2013

      Companies hunt for skilled workers to meet growing cyber threat

      Nearly half the graduates and trainees hired this year by BAE Systems will go into its cyber and security services...

    17. May 23, 2013

      Qinetiq puts US business under review following declining sales

      Qinetiq is reviewing its US business after the division’s sales fell 11 per cent in the year to the end of March,...

    18. May 22, 2013

      Ares hires ex-Blair adviser for Europe deals

      Los Angeles-based fund manager Ares Management has appointed Charles Steel, a former adviser to Tony Blair and a...

    19. May 3, 2013

      UK plans to lead world in commercial use of pilotless drones

      Britain’s skies could soon be buzzing with pilotless drones fighting fires, assessing storm damage and delivering...

    20. March 28, 2013

      Qinetiq takes $25m charge on US cuts

      Qinetiq will take a $25m charge on cost cuts prompted by the US’s reduction in defence spending. Though the defence...

    21. February 14, 2013

      UK security tech group sees high demand

      Forget X-rays. T-rays are the future – in the security sector, at least. While X-ray machines are bulky, carcinogenic...

    22. February 6, 2013

      Shortlist: Turnround of the Year award

      Invensys, the global technology group, was in the news late last year after agreeing to sell its rail division to...

    23. December 23, 2012

      External UK board roles on the decline

      Fewer than one in four finance directors of the UK’s biggest companies now acts as a non-executive director on another...

    24. November 21, 2012

      Qinetiq lifts profits despite budget cuts

      Tighter global defence budgets have dragged down revenues for the fourth consecutive half at Qinetiq, the FTSE 250...

    25. September 24, 2012

      Compass boosted by demand for defensives

      Demand for defensives on Monday lifted Compass on to the FTSE 100 leaderboard. The caterer added 1 per cent to 711.5p...

    26. August 28, 2012

      G4S: Buckles disregards The Duke

      Some managers live their lives by John Wayne’s dictum: “Never apologise, never explain.” Not Nick Buckles. The G4S boss...

    27. June 17, 2012

      Boom time over for military service groups

      The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have been a boon to US contractors. The US has used so many of them in the conflicts...

    28. May 24, 2012

      Qinetiq to supply Shell fracking monitors

      Qinetiq, the listed defence contractor that was once the defence research arm of the UK government, is moving further...

    29. March 30, 2012

      Qinetiq to remove MoD consultation veto

      Qinetiq announced measures aimed at making its compliance system “less onerous” as the privatised defence technology...

    30. March 27, 2012

      Qinetiq moves to slash pensions deficit

      Qinetiq, the privatised defence technology contractor, pledged to slash its pension deficit by nearly 60 per cent...

    31. March 25, 2012

      Red-letter day for once revered institution

      Privatising Royal Mail will be one of the stiffest tasks in the 500-year history of the world’s oldest postal service....

    32. March 15, 2012

      UK diplomat accused of tobacco lobbying

      A senior British diplomat has been accused of breaking UK and international health guidelines by lobbying his host...

    33. March 11, 2012

      Defence groups move to cybersecurity

      The end of a decade of war and prosperity is proving transformative for the weapons trade as cash-strapped governments...

    34. February 21, 2012

      Qinetiq to derecognise unions

      Qinetiq, the privatised defence technology contractor, provoked fury among trade unions on Tuesday by announcing plans...

    35. February 2, 2012

      Qinetiq set to meet targets

      Qinetiq, the defence contractor, said on Thursday that it would meet or exceed expectations it set out last year...

    36. February 2, 2012

      Turnround of the Year

      De La Rue , the security printer and papermaker, announced an “improvement plan” in the summer following a collapse in...

    37. January 28, 2012

      Labour warns on defence procurement overhaul

      Labour has warned the government against outsourcing control of defence procurement days before ministers unveil plans...

    38. December 7, 2011

      Privatisation defined Thatcher era

      Enthusiasm for privatisation under Margaret Thatcher was close to its apogee when British Gas made its stock market...

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