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  1. January 20, 2014

    Crossrail to put pressure on West End facilities

    Upgraded population figures for London and the southeast will ramp up the pressure on the infrastructure of the West End as...

  2. November 12, 2013

    Babcock posts 17% rise in first half despite defence cutbacks

    Babcock International, the engineering and support services contractor, has defied defence cuts and turmoil in the...

  1. November 6, 2012

    Government outsourcing at peak, says Babcock

    The private sector would be hard pressed to keep up with any further acceleration in the already ferocious pace of UK...

  2. July 6, 2012

    Babcock’s ‘bid pipeline’ surges

    Babcock International said the volume of engineering contracts it was bidding for had risen more than a third during the...

  3. May 15, 2012

    Barnier outsources dirigisme on bank pay

    You get a cannier class of Eurocrat at the European Commission. Members of the European Parliament have proposed a crude 1:1...

  4. May 15, 2012

    Austerity squeeze lifts Babcock profits 56%

    The squeeze on spending by governments and private companies helped Babcock International, the support services and defence...

  5. November 8, 2011

    Babcock buoyed by demand for mining equipment

    The booming South African mining sector helped buoy first-half sales at Babcock International, the support services and...

  6. September 28, 2011

    Babcock sees £8bn opportunity in MoD cuts

    Babcock, the defence and security services group, hopes to profit from an increase in outsourcing, as government departments...

  7. May 17, 2011

    Babcock eyes benefits from spending cuts

    The outsourcing of critical defence operations to the private sector is only just getting started, Babcock International...

  8. April 20, 2011

    Call to build new London homes

    Boris Johnson, London mayor, should create a housing company to help launch new development in the capital, according to a...

  9. January 25, 2011

    Babcock seeks surface ship contracts

    Babcock International, the defence and security services group, is looking to extend its expertise in the maintenance of...

  10. November 9, 2010

    Babcock looks to defence ‘positives’

    Babcock International shrugged off the resignation of Lord Hesketh, its deputy chairman, on Monday as the defence contractor...

  11. November 8, 2010

    Hesketh out of Babcock over defence policy attack

    Lord Hesketh, former trade minister under UK prime ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major, has resigned from the board...

  12. October 20, 2010

    Winners and losers emerge in defence cuts

    EADS of France is the lead partner in AirTanker, which will supply the UK with up to 14 aircraft capable of refuelling jet...

  13. October 19, 2010

    Industry seeks more clarity on cuts

    At BAE Systems and its smaller defence contractor peers, the strategic defence and security review has for months cast a...

  14. October 19, 2010

    No-nonsense view of defence

    Peter Rogers, Babcock chief Peter Rogers is in buoyant mood as the armed forces turn to outsourcing in the face of...

  15. September 29, 2010

    Babcock expects gains from defence cuts

    Up periscope: Babcock says maintenance and refitting work is likely to increase if programmes for new equipment, such as...

  16. July 9, 2010

    Babcock bullish as VT deal is sealed

    Babcock International completed its £1.4bn($2.1bn) takeover of rival VT Group and predicted greater outsourcing...

  17. June 10, 2010

    Lester's M&A jinx

    Having sold defence company VT Group to rival Babcock earlier this year, VT's former boss Paul Lester has been busy...

  18. May 12, 2010

    Buoyant Babcock seeks benefits from growth in government outsourcing

    The chief executive ofBabcock International shrugged off concerns over the impact of a hung parliament and predicted more...

  19. May 11, 2010

    Babcock expects government outsourcing gains

    The chief executive of Babcock International shrugged off concerns over the impact of a hung parliament and predicted more...

  20. March 30, 2010

    Babcock bolstered by order book

    Babcock International, the support services group, said recent trading had been strong and flagged up a 40 per cent rise in...

  21. March 29, 2010

    Corporate Diary

    TUESDAY 30 * When Babcock issues a pre-close trading update, investors will be looking for reassurance of continued strong...

  22. March 29, 2010

    Corporate Diary

    TODAY Earnings China Petroleum & Chemical FY Rmb0.71 (Rmb0.34)Shareholder meeting Fiat TUESDAY 30 * The full-year results of...

  23. March 24, 2010

    Crossword fan denies satisfaction at putting one across old rival

    Peter Rogers, chief executive of Babcock, might be feeling a bit jaded by the relentlessness of the past few weeks, but his...

  24. March 24, 2010

    Babcock chief eyes benefits of scale

    The call Peter Rogers, chief executive of Babcock International, had been waiting for during the past six weeks finally came...

  25. March 24, 2010

    Lester's ship comes in

    Babcock chief Peter Rogers and chairman Mike Turner are preparing to take control of VT Group, but its boss Paul Lester says...

  26. March 23, 2010

    Babcock chief eyes benefits of scale

    The call Peter Rogers, chief executive of Babcock International, had been waiting for during the past six weeks finally came...

  27. March 23, 2010

    Takeover ends 160-year era for VT

    It was a deal that was probably always going to happen. Ever since VT Group, together with BAE Systems, looked at a break-up...

  28. March 23, 2010

    Merger ends 150-year era for VT Group

    It was a deal that was probably always going to happen. Ever since VT Group, together with BAE Systems, looked at a break-up...

  29. February 27, 2010

    Babcock battles for supremacy

    The three-way takeover tussle setting the UK's FTSE 250 alight could be decided by just a handful of City fund managers,...

  30. February 26, 2010

    Babcock battles for supremacy

    The three-way takeover tussle setting the UK’s FTSE 250 alight could be decided by just a handful of City fund managers,...

  31. February 16, 2010

    Defence industry frenemies

    Friends one day can very easily become enemies, especially in the defence industry.It was only in 2006 that Mike Turner ,...

  32. February 16, 2010

    Babcock bid sets scene for takeover tussle

    Revenge is sweet, they say, but especially in business. Four years after fending off a joint takeover approach from VT Group...

  33. February 15, 2010

    Move for VT sets scene for takeover tussle

    Revenge is sweet, they say, but especially in business. Four years after fending off a joint takeover approach from VT Group...

  34. November 30, 2009

    RDA veteran defends value to business

    Scrapping regional development agencies would reduce business influence on government policies, the longest-serving RDA...

  35. November 29, 2009

    RDA veteran defends value to business

    Scrapping the regional development agencies would reduce business influence on government policies, the country’s longest...

  36. November 29, 2009

    RDA veteran defends value to business

    Scrapping regional development agencies would reduce business influence on government policies, the longest-serving RDA...

  37. November 11, 2009

    Babcock eyes rapid growth

    Babcock, the engineering support services company, expects pressures on defence budgets around the world to accelerate its...

  38. November 10, 2009

    Babcock eyes rapid growth

    Babcock, the engineering support services company, expects pressures on defence budgets round the world to accelerate its...

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