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For Cardiff announces permanent extension of deep cleansing programme
For Cardiff announced this week that they are providing the permanent extension of the deep cleansing programme across the city, following the success of its six-month pilot scheme. The commitment to keep Cardiff looking spick and span is part our pledge to make the city more welcoming for visitors. The Deep Cleansing team will continue to react to cleaning requests from businesses as a permanent additional service to the everyday cleaning work Cardiff Council carry out. Making it official, For Cardiff have invested in a fleet of branded vehicles, equipment and uniforms to make sure the cleansing team are easily recognisable when they are working on the streets. During the six-month pilot, the deep cleansing team have successfully dealt with over 300 cleaning requests from businesses and Street Ambassadors, making over 70 shop fronts sparkle and removing graffiti from 250 spots across Cardiff. Executive Director of FOR Cardiff, Adrian Field, said: “The pilot scheme has been a huge success and based on the positive feedback from our city centre based businesses, we are now able to commit to deliver the service for the next few years. “Our mission is to make Cardiff more welcoming, vibrant and influential and having clean streets […]
£40m Fund open for applications to transform coastal communities
Multi-million pound funding to transform the UK’s coastal communities through investment in jobs, skills and local businesses opened for bids today (26 February 2018) announced Coastal Communities Minister, Jake Berry. 500 new businesses supporting 5,500+ plus jobs have been created thanks to the government’s Coastal Communities Fund. The opening of the next £40 million round of applications was announced by Coastal Communities Minister, Jake Berry, while visiting Barrow-in-Furness to see first hand how the fund has delivered major economic benefits for the Cumbrian town and wider coastal area. Coastal Communities Minister, Jake Berry, said: I’m delighted to announce that applications are now open for the next round of the Coastal Communities Fund. Coastal Communities up and down the country from Barrow-in-Furness to Brighton have been boosted by this funding which has spurred inward investment, sustainable growth, new jobs and exciting economic opportunities for local businesses. By 2020, we’ll have invested nearly a quarter of a billion pounds in our seaside areas, providing thousands of jobs, training places and opportunities along the Great British Coast. The Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) supports the economic transformation of UK coastal communities by giving funding to create sustainable economic growth and jobs. Since 2012, the […]
New Look announces closures
New Look today announces a proposal to reduce its UK store estate and rental costs amid challenged trading performance and a difficult retail environment. The Company is today instigating a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) and seeking approval from creditors on a plan to improve the operational performance of the Company. Under the proposal, New Look has identified 60 out of its total 593 stores in the UK for potential closure1, alongside a further 6 sites which are sub-let to third parties. The proposal also includes a reduction in rental costs and revised lease terms across 393 stores. The proposal involves a requirement to make redundancies from the stores which have been identified for potential closure, expected to be a maximum of 980 colleagues amongst the Company’s current UK staff base of 15,300 people. However, all efforts will be made to redeploy colleagues within the business where possible. New Look is seeking creditor approval on the proposal, which is due on 21st March 2018. All UK stores will remain open as normal during the period of the proposal and the Company’s online sales channel will be completely unaffected by the proposed changes. Daniel Butters and Neville Kahn of Deloitte LLP, the […]