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  1. February 21, 2007

    Diana of Dobson's

    Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond OTT are the wrong initials for the Orange Tree Theatre. This is an institution modest,...

  2. November 18, 2006

    Still a solid investment even after doubling in value

    Kier Group has seen its shares nearly double to about £22 since the start of the year. With strong trading at its...

  1. November 11, 2006

    Potential beneficiary of climate change concern

    AEA Technology could benefit from growing concern about climate change and energy efficiency. The company is now solely...

  2. November 4, 2006

    US exposure may still result in disappointment

    George Wimpey is experiencing contrasting fortunes in the US and UK housing markets. Last month, the housebuilder said its...

  3. October 28, 2006

    Amusement in store for those taking a punt

    Since floating on Aim in April 2005, Talarius, the amusement arcades group, has been on an acquisition spree. This month it...

  4. October 25, 2006

    New orders point to SPI expansion

    Shares in SPI Lasers rose as the designer of optical fibre-based lasers revealed it had won new orders worth more than $1m...

  5. October 21, 2006

    WEEKEND SHARE WATCH

    Hays' international business is becoming its engine of growth, as demonstrated last month when it unveiled a sharp rise in...

  6. October 7, 2006

    Riding the rush for higher crude oil production

    The oil services sector is booming as oil and gas companies seek to maximise production to take advantage of high oil...

  7. October 7, 2006

    Aukett to beat full-year estimates

    Aukett Fitzroy Robinson, the architect and design company, said it expected full-year results to be at the higher end of...

  8. October 4, 2006

    Walker Greenbank back on the up

    Shares in Walker Greenbank, the Aim-listed wallpaper, textiles and furnishings company, rose 10 per cent after it announced...

  9. October 3, 2006

    Formjet software deal with Tesco

    Formjet, the Aim-traded software vendor, has entered into an exclusive partnership with Tesco Stores to provide a range of...

  10. September 16, 2006

    Leaving the bar leads to dancing in the dark

    Luminar competes in an intensely competitive high street market, with its nightclubs being hit by falling demand with the...

  11. September 2, 2006

    Market continues to cheer pub sector's best performer

    JD Wetherspoon's trading revival has gathered pace, with underlying sales at its 650 pubs rising by 5.1 per cent in the...

  12. August 26, 2006

    Financial diet yet to whet appetite for food supplier

    This week, Northern Foods announced it was closing a bakery in Manchester as part of plans to rationalise activities. The...

  13. July 22, 2006

    Profit warning triple whammy takes its toll

    With three profit warnings in three months, Britvic seems to have lost its fizz. This has left the management with a real...

  14. July 8, 2006

    Sugar and clothing make for a higher rating

    This week, Associated British Foods announced it was planning to closeits York and Allscott sugar beet factories to...

  15. July 4, 2006

    Ovum to acquire Summit Strategies

    Ovum, the technology research group, is to acquire Summit Strategies, a US IT research business, for $1.2m (£650,000) in...

  16. July 1, 2006

    Tomb Raider sales ahint of things to come

    Jane Cavanagh is stepping down as chairman of SCi Entertainment, the computer games developer, with immediate effect but...

  17. June 24, 2006

    Environmental business shows growth potential

    AEA Technology has made significant progress in transforming its business. The rail division has undergone considerable...

  18. June 11, 2006

    Strong food sales take on the smoking ban

    As the government works towards a pub smoking ban, Hardys & Hansons, the Nottingham-based brewer and pub operator, remains...

  19. June 3, 2006

    Adventure holiday boom but camping sale talks end

    Holidaybreak will continue pitching up after all. Yesterday, it said it had broken off talks about selling its camping...

  20. May 20, 2006

    Sizzling outlook gives room on the plate for purchases

    Cranswick, the gourmet sausage maker, showed double-digit sales growth at its recent fourth-quarter trading update. Sales...

  21. May 6, 2006

    Price reflects strategic importance of gas storage

    Gas storage is an increasingly vital element of the UK's energy supply as production from the UK continental shelf...

  22. April 29, 2006

    Signs of a successful shift from shipping to services

    James Fisher made headlines in August last year when its submarine rescue business, Rumic, saved seven trapped Russian...

  23. April 26, 2006

    Acquisition paying off at Thomson

    Thomson Intermedia, the Aim-listed media tracking group, saw pre-tax profit jump from £360,000 to £1.75m following the...

  24. April 15, 2006

    Recruitment group looks to make mark in new regions

    2005 was a busy year for Imprint, the executive search company, as it completed three acquisitions, opened two new offices...

  25. April 12, 2006

    Invu buoyed by strong trading

    Invu, the document management software provider, has doubled its pre-tax profit to £1.25m following strong trading from...

  26. April 8, 2006

    Exhibiting an increasein turnover

    Tarsus, the international media group, which organises exhibitions for the marketing, IT and education sectors, saw...

  27. April 1, 2006

    Clipper Windpower cuts production

    Shares in Clipper Windpower fell by more than 9 per cent after the renewable energy group announced widening pre-tax losses...

  28. April 1, 2006

    Security-minded and protecting revenue streams

    Mitie is feeling more secure after acquiring Rentokil Initial's UK manned guarding business for £74.8m, making Mitie the...

  29. March 25, 2006

    Punters in pyjamas put faith in online bookie

    Paddy Power, the fast-growing Irish bookmaker, is famous for its novelty bets such as offering odds of 100-1 on Brad Pitt...

  30. March 21, 2006

    US heart deal boosts Aortech

    Shares in Aortech International surged 112½p, or more than 41 per cent, to 386½p, after the biomaterials company announced...

  31. March 18, 2006

    Acquisitions help lift Imprint

    Imprint, the executive search company, revealed a jump in pre-tax profit from £1.3m to £4.5m for 2005, following strong...

  32. March 18, 2006

    Reducing the lending risk on buy-to-let property

    As the outlook for house prices remains uncertain, many would-be buyers are opting to remain in rented accommodation longer...

  33. March 15, 2006

    Change lifts James Fisher

    James Fisher, the marine services group, reported an 11 per cent rise in pre-tax profit of £11.4m following the...

  34. March 14, 2006

    Nautical Petroleum builds reserves

    Nautical Petroleum made a pre-tax loss for the six months to December 31 of £1.24m after it purchased five new exploration...

  35. February 25, 2006

    Rosy prospects fordebt management service

    Growing demand from people needing help with debts has driven up profit at Debt Free Direct. The company offers the chance...

  36. February 21, 2006

    Empyrean lifted on positive update

    Empyrean Energy, the oil explorer, saw its shares rise 20 per cent to 164½p yesterday on the back of a positive drilling...

  37. February 11, 2006

    European operations setto take the lead

    Arriva is making tracks in Sweden, having won a nine-year contract to operate a regional train service worth £15m a year of...

  38. February 4, 2006

    Feeding the demand for support outsourcing

    Spice Holdings has grown rapidly. It was formed in 1996 following the management buy-out of the support services arm of...

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