The most wealthy areas in Wales and Northern Ireland are on average poorer in terms of disposable income than the most deprived areas of London, according to new official statistics.
FirstGroup is spending �73m on 355 low emission buses in what the transport company described as the biggest UK order yet for the latest environmentally-friendly vehicles.
APPLEGREEN, one of Ireland's biggest petrol forecourt retailers, announced plans yesterday to make a �230m stock market debut, in what will be the first Irish retail initial public offering (IPO) since the recession.
Low-cost retailer B&M said it planned to add an extra 60 stores in the current financial year as its maiden set of financial results as a listed company showed adjusted pre-tax profits grew 56 per cent to �135 million in the year to March 28.
Kingfisher, Europe's largest home improvement retailer, met analysts' expectations for first-quarter earnings and reached agreements to complete almost a quarter of its planned B&Q store closures.