United Kingdom : Wates Appoints Andrew Davies As New Chief Executive [tendersinfo (india)]

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U.S. priorities continue to be supporting the peace process and devolved political institutions in Northern Ireland and encouraging the implementation of the U.S.-brokered 1998 Belfast Agreement, also known as the Good Friday Agreement, and the 2006 St. Andrews Agreement. U.S. Assistance to the United Kingdom The International Fund for Ireland (IFI), created in 1986, provides funding for projects to generate cross-community engagement and economic opportunity in Northern Ireland (the United Kingdom) and the border counties of Ireland. Since the IFI’s establishment, the U.S. Government has contributed over $500 million, roughly half of total IFI funding. The other major donor to IFI is the European Union. Bilateral Economic Relations The United Kingdom is a member of the European Union and a major international trading power. The United Kingdom is one of the largest markets for U.S. goods exports and one of the largest suppliers of U.S. imports.

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Davies will succeed Paul Drechsler who earlier in 2013 announced his plan to step down from the role following around 10 years. Andrew joins our company at a very exciting time as the construction industry begins to see some positive signs of recovery from this prolonged recession. The company is performing well and we are on track to deliver our projected turnover and objectives for 2013. We will also finish the year with a significantly improved order book providing strong prospects for growth in 2014, said James Wates, chairman of the group, which has offices in Leeds. Wates added: Paul Drechsler leaves Wates in excellent shape having built our business into a 1bn group. Andrew will develop our business further, and we are looking forward to welcoming him as our new chief executive in January. Mr Davies is currently managing director of BAE Systems maritime business and graduated in business studies from Sheffield University. (c) 2013 Euclid Infotech Pvt. Ltd. Provided by Syndigate.info an Albawaba.com company

United Kingdom spirits market: Diageo the industry leader with 25% volume share

The company’s Smirnoff Red remained the same but registered at 1% volume sales decline in 2012 compared to marginal growth in 2011. Sales were bolstered by the increasing popularity of flavoured vodka. Smirnoff Vanilla, which was launched in late 2011, made significant gains throughout 2012 as consumer awareness increased following a strong advertising campaign. As a consequence, however, there was a fall in share for other Smirnoff variants such as Smirnoff Blue, its share remained marginal but its sales declined by a sharp 46%. Volume sales of spirits declined by 1% in 2012. Manufacturers faced a number of challenges, including growing price pressure, numerous pub closures and restricted consumer budgets. As a result, it was no surprise that the on-trade performed considerably poorer than the off-trade, with the former registering a fall of 3% in volume sales, albeit slightly up on last year’s performance. Inevitably, with consumers looking to save money, sales migrated from the expensive on-trade channel to the off-trade. The off-trade was boosted by the growing popularity of cocktails and increased spirits consumption at home. Spirits faces two combined threats, in common with all alcoholic drinks, over the forecast period. The first, a long-term trend, is that of consumers’ increasing health awareness, with many seeking to cut back on their alcohol consumption. The second is the uncertainty of the economic climate over the next five years.

Report Published: “Defense Spending in the United Kingdom”

The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the United Kingdom defense spending market. Includes market size and segmentation data, textual and graphical analysis of market growth trends, leading companies and macroeconomic information. View Full Report Details and Table of Contents Highlights – Defense spending covers capital items, military personnel, government defense agencies, and related expenditure on defense and peacekeeping. The defense market is segmented to include expenditure on: personnel; equipment; infrastructure; and other expenditure (which represents all other spending). Volume is measured as the active serving personnel in the national army, air force, navy (including marines and coast guard) and other elements of the service, such as Joint Staff. Any currency conversions used in the creation of this report have been calculated using constant 2012 annual average exchange rates. – UK defense spending had a total budget allocation of $60.8bn in 2012, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.8% between 2008 and 2012. – Personnel numbers remained largely stagnant during 2008 and 2012, with a compound annual rate of change (CARC) of less than -0.1%, resulting in a total of 159,931 in 2012. – The performance of the market is forecast to decelerate, with an anticipated CAGR of 1.2% for the five-year period 2012 – 2017, which is expected to drive the market to a value of $64.7bn by the end of 2017. Features Save time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the size, growth, major segments, and leading players in the defense spending market in the United Kingdom Use the Five Forces analysis to determine the competitive intensity and therefore attractiveness of the defense spending market in the United Kingdom Leading company profiles reveal details of key defense spending market players’ global operations and financial performance Add weight to presentations and pitches by understanding the future growth prospects of the United Kingdom defense spending market with five year forecasts by both value and volume Macroeconomic indicators provide insight into general trends within the United Kingdom economy Key Questions Answered What was the size of the United Kingdom defense spending market by value in 2012? What will be the size of the United Kingdom defense spending market in 2017? What factors are affecting the strength of competition in the United Kingdom defense spending market? How has the market performed over the last five years?