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  1. August 17, 2016

    Cobham chief executive to step down after costly deal strategy

    Cobham has abruptly appointed a new chief executive, less than two weeks after the struggling UK aerospace and defence...

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    August 17, 2016

    Balfour Beatty reinstates dividend as half year losses shrink

    Challenged UK construction group Balfour Beatty has reinstated its dividend and substantially reduced its half year...

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  1. Fast FT

    August 17, 2016

    Cobham CEO to leave as losses swell

    Cobham, the struggling UK aerospace and defence specialist, has appointed a new chief executive, less than two weeks...

  2. Fast FT

    August 16, 2016

    Balfour Beatty secures biggest contract in US

    Balfour Beatty, the loss-making UK construction heavyweight that is fighting its way back to health following a torrid...

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    June 29, 2016

    Cobham poaches finance director from QinetiQ

    Cobham, the struggling UK defence group that earlier this month raised £500m through a rights issue, has raided the...

  4. May 26, 2016

    Qinetiq profit hit by tough defence market

    The revival in global military spending has not been strong enough to lift Qinetiq, the UK defence technology company...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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,...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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....

  38. 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...

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