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first_img Top of the News For chocolate lovers, there is a famous Triple Chocolate Cake – thick coating of crave-able fudge layered on moist chocolate cake and topped with shavings of milk chocolate. Pasadena Eats, The Dining Blog Cloud Cake Will Put You on Cloud Nine From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, February 5, 2016 | 11:34 am Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena And the last but not least, the deep Fried Cloud Cake – this is one just a perfect finish to an amazing meal. You won’t believe how delicious it is until you try one! Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Just for Valentine’s Day, any couple who dines will receive a free heart shaped cloud cake. You just can’t miss this chance! Desserts are an essential part of any date and with Valentine’s Day coming up, there’s no better time to share some sweets with your sweetie. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribecenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeauty 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy For Valentine’s Day Dinner Alondra’s Hot Wings has a lot to offer – you can choose from a number of delicious meals and even tastier desserts. First Heatwave Expected Next Week The first and original, Doughballs – handmade, fluffy dough, shaped and fried until golden brown. Then it’s showered with cinnamon, sugar and powdered sugar. Served with a maple syrup dip it’s a combination you just can’t say no to! Community News Make a comment Visit Alondra’s Hot Wings for amazing meals and even better desserts – it is located at 2675 E Colorado Blvd. You can call (323) 274­1024 or visit alondrawings.com. Business Newslast_img read more

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first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Industry Organization Issues Requests for Proposals for Diversity Education Module AMDC American Mortgage Diversity Council Education Module Technology 2017-02-27 Mirasha Brown Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Featured / Industry Organization Issues Requests for Proposals for Diversity Education Module About Author: Mirasha Brown The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save in Featured, News, Technologycenter_img February 27, 2017 1,679 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: National Real Estate Solutions Names New COO Next: Demand for Homes Outpaces Current Supply Available Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: AMDC American Mortgage Diversity Council Education Module Technology The American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC) this week announced that it is accepting RFPs for an education module that recognizes the opportunity to promote knowledge surrounding key diversity and inclusion subject matter in the workplace and fortifies the conversation through training across the mortgage servicing industry.Founded in 2015, the AMDC is an independent membership organization focused on advancing the conversation of diversity and inclusion within the mortgage industry. From supply-chain diversity, to addressing the challenges faced by minority and women-owned businesses, AMDC focuses on changing the landscape of the mortgage industry.“The education module will be used as a tool to strengthen the diversity and inclusion conversation, and will provide training to further understanding of topics including but not limited to the implementation of Dodd-Frank Provision 342, hiring practices, supply-chain diversity, compliance, and regulation that directly affects diversity and inclusion,” said Tami Rund, Chair of AMDC’s Education and Training Subcommittee and President at Asset Val.Professionals who utilize the AMDC education module will be provided with multiple case studies and scenarios associated with a specific topic and after reading, provided a series of assessment questions to gauge understanding and comprehension of content.Erik Richard, CEO of Landmark and Senior Advisor for the AMDC, hopes that the education module incites meaningful dialogue between mortgage professionals and introduces companies to more streamlined diversity and inclusion practices.“The introduction of this education module will put the AMDC at the forefront of the diversity and inclusion conversation not only in the mortgage sector, but across all industries.” he said. “Using this comprehensive tool will leverage companies’ bottom line and will ultimately provide a more inclusive environment for all.”Not only does the AMDC serve as a resource for members to learn about key diversity and inclusive initiatives, but the organization also offers exclusive events for its membership. The AMDC’s 2017 Spring Member Summit will take place on May 10 at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas. The summit will feature keynote addresses, roundtable discussions, membership updates, and member-led dialogue focusing on pertinent diversity issues affecting the mortgage industry.The deadline to submit RFPs is March 21, 2017. To view the perimeters for submitting an RFP, click here.For questions, contact Veronica Guerrero, Associate Director of the AMDC, at [email protected]’s Note: The Five Star Institute is the parent company of The American Mortgage Diversity Council as well as DS News/MReport magazine. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days agolast_img read more

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first_imgNews By News Highland – November 13, 2012 Previous articleWillie Mc Keeney’s killers will serve at least 16 yearsNext articleDerry City FC ground targeted by vandals News Highland Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest No justification for prison officer’s murder Pinterest A republican group, styling itself the new IRA, has reportedly admitted murdering prison officer David Black.In a statement to the “Irish News” it linked the killing to ongoing tensions at Maghaberry jail.But the Ulster Unionist Justice spokesman Tom Elliott said there was no justification for the murder.He said prisoners with a grievance should go through the proper channels:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/ell830IRA.mp3[/podcast] Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitterlast_img read more

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first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka High Court Directs Holding Of Elections To 198 Wards In Bengaluru Civic Body Expeditiously Mustafa Plumber4 Dec 2020 3:14 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Friday directed the State Election Commission to hold elections of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), as expeditiously as possible by publishing election program within six weeks from the date of publishing of final list of Electoral rolls. Election shall be held for 198 wards, as per notification of delimitation of ward already published. A…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court on Friday directed the State Election Commission to hold elections of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), as expeditiously as possible by publishing election program within six weeks from the date of publishing of final list of Electoral rolls. Election shall be held for 198 wards, as per notification of delimitation of ward already published. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty upheld the constitutional validity of Karnataka Municipal Corporation Third Amendment Act, 2020, (Amendment Act).which increased the wards in the BBMP. However, it said “It will have to read it down by holding that it will not apply to elections of corporations which ought to have been held as per Article 243 of the Constitution, before the Amendment Act came into force.” The bench has directed the State government to publish final notification of reservations for 198 wards as per delimitation notification date 23 June 2020 within one month. The bench declined to impose a cost on the state government which was to be paid to the State Election Commission, due to the cash crunch faced by the state due to Covid-19 pandemic. The order was passed while hearing a batch of petition seeking directions for timely holding of elections of BBMP. Even the State Election Commission (SEC) has filed a plea. Advocate General Prabhuling K Navadgi, appearing for the State, had supported the Karnataka Municipal Corporation Third Amendment Act, 2020, (Amendment Act). He argued that a validly constituted legislation can only be struck down on three limited grounds – for lacking legislative competence, violating the Fundamental Rights and if found to be ‘manifestly arbitrary’. Further he had submitted that in the absence of such a finding on these limited grounds, the Government cannot be directed to ignore a law validly enacted by the State Legislature. Article 243-U cannot be read in isolation. The various provisions of Part IX-A must be read as a whole and must be given effect to. He had also said that on a holistic reading, it is clear that proper delimitation of wards, is also an essential feature of Part IX-A. There is no objection to the prayer that timely elections must be held, and the State Government would be welcome any directions as to the timelines within which, new delimitation process and subsequent elections are to be held. The delay caused was only due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which created extraneous circumstances. The number of wards has been increased from 198 to 243. Senior Advocate Prof Ravivarma Kumar, appearing for one of the petitioners, had argued that as per Article 243-U (3), there is a mandatory obligation on the part of the State government to ensure that the elections to the BBMP are conducted before the expiry of such term, i.e. before September 10 in the present case. The steps to conduct elections ought to have been taken several months in advance so as to facilitate the conducting of elections before the said date. However, till date, absolutely no steps have been taken on the part of the State to prepare electoral rolls, to notify reservations, etc. to the 198 wards in Bengaluru. The respondents have disobeyed to fulfill their constitutional duty of conducting timely electionsNext Storylast_img read more

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News UpdatesGST Authorities’ Power Of Arrest Under CGST Act Prima Facie Constitutional : Delhi High Court Radhika Roy12 Jan 2021 9:59 PMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court has expressed a prima facie view to uphold Sections 69 and 132 of the Central Goods and Service Tax (CGST) Act provision which gives the authorities the power to arrest any person if there exists a “reason to believe” that the person has committed tax evasion.A Division Bench of Justices Manmohan Singh and Sanjeev Narula was hearing a plea preferred by a man and a…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court has expressed a prima facie view to uphold Sections 69 and 132 of the Central Goods and Service Tax (CGST) Act provision which gives the authorities the power to arrest any person if there exists a “reason to believe” that the person has committed tax evasion.A Division Bench of Justices Manmohan Singh and Sanjeev Narula was hearing a plea preferred by a man and a firm who had allegedly availed of fraudulent IGST refund as well as Input Tax Credits. It had been submitted by Advocates Jagmohan Bansal and JK Mittal that the aforementioned provisions were unconstitutional as they were provisions which were criminal in nature and therefore, could not have been enacted under Article 246A of the Constitution of India, 1950. It was also emphasized that the power to arrest and prosecute were not ancillary and/or incidental to the power to levy and collect goods and services tax. “In the alternative, they submitted that Entry 93 of List 1 confers jurisdiction upon the Parliament to make criminal laws only with respect to matters in List 1 and not CGST. Therefore, according to them, Sections 69 and 132 are beyond the legislative competence of the Parliament”, the bench noted the petitioners’ argument.While rejecting interim prayer, the Court expressed a prima facie view in support of the provisions.”Accordingly, this Court is of the prima facie opinion that even if Sections 69 and 132of the Act could not have been enacted in pursuance to power under Article 246A, they could have been enacted under Entry 1 of List III, as laying down of a crime and providing for its punishment is criminal law.Consequently, this Court is of the prima facie view that in either option both Sections 69 and 132 of the Act are constitutional and fall within the legislative competence of Parliament” WHAT THE COURT HELD 1. Presumption in favour of constitutionality. The Division Bench held that there is always a presumption in favour of constitutionality of an enactment or any part thereof, and the burden to show that there has been a clear transgression of constitutional principles is upon the person who impugns such an enactment. Further, it was observed that laws were not to be declared unconstitutional on the “fanciful theory” that there is a remote possibility of abuse of power. “In fact, it must be presumed, unless the contrary is proved, that administration and application of a particular law would be done ‘not with an evil eye and unequal hand’.” 2. Scope of Article 246A is significantly wide. The Court then went on to state that the Goods and Services Tax was a unique tax inasmuch as the power as well as field of legislation were to be found in a single Article, i.e. Article 246A. Further, it was held that the scope of Article 246A was significantly wide as it not only empowered both Parliament and State Legislatures to levy and/or enact GST Act, but also granted the power to make all laws ‘with respect to’ Goods and Services Tax. It was observed that power of arrest conferred by Section 69 was not a general power of arrest, but was restricted to certain offences covered under it and Section 132. “Consequently, this Court is of the prima facie view that the expression ‘with respect’ GST used in Article 246A, being a constitutional provision, must be given its widest amplitude and would include the power to enact criminal law with regard to GST”. Further, the Bench noted that there was no conflict between the operation of Article 246A and Article 246 as a non-obstante clause had been added to the former in order to clarify that both the Parliament and the State Legislatures would have simultaneous powers in relation to GST. 3. Power to arrest and prosecute are ancillary and/or incidental to power to levy and collect GST. “The Court is of the prima facie opinion that the pith and substance of the CGST Act is on a topic upon which the Parliament has power to legislate as the power to arrest and prosecute are ancillary and/or incidental to the power to levy and collect goods and services tax”. The Bench state that when a law was dealing with a subject in one list, which was touching upon a subject in another list, what had to be ascertained was the pith and substance of the enactment – the true object of the legislation. 4. Entry of “Criminal Law” in List III is significantly wide and includes all criminal laws except the exclusions. The Court rejected the Petitioners’ submissions to hold that even if an assumption was made that power to make offence in relation to evasion of GST could not be found under Article 246A, the same could be then be traced to Entry 1 of List III wherein the term “Criminal Law” was significantly wide and included all criminal laws, except the exclusions. The 1994 case of Kartar Singh v. State of Punjab was invoked by the Bench to shed a light on the language used in the aforesaid entry and how it was couched in very wide terms. 5.Supreme Court and Gujarat High Court’s view with regard to application of Chapter XII CrPC to CGST Act cannot be ignored. The Court recorded the observations made by the Gujarat High Court in the case of Vimal Yashwantgiri Goswami v. State of Gujarat wherein a view contrary to the Petitioner’s submission has been taken. It was also noted that the Supreme Court’s decision in Deepak Mahajan ensured that the argument of the Petitioner as to prejudice being caused due to not being able to avail protection under Article 20(3) of the Constitution and/or the provisions of CrPC do not apply even when CGST Act is silent, was untenable in law. In light of the above, after finding force in the submissions of ASG SV Raju, appearing on behalf of the Respondent, the Court held that it was not inclined to interfere in the investigation.The Court clarified that its views are of prima facie nature at the interim stage and will not prejudice final arguments.”It is clarified that the observations made herein are prima facie and shall not prejudice either of the parties at the stage of final arguments of the present writ petitions or in the proceedings for interim protection”, the court said in conclusion.Issue pending in the Supreme CourtIt may also be noted that the same issue is pending consideration before the Supreme Court as well in the case Union of India vs Sapna Jain SLP(Crl) No.4322/2019. On May 29, 2019, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by the then CJI agreed to refer the matter to a three-judge bench. The same bench had earlier summarily dismissed a challenge against a Telangana High Court judgment which upheld the power of arrest. However, the Bombay High Court took a contrary view to hold that arrest can be only as per the Code of Criminal Procedure.  The SLP Union of India v Sapna Jain was filed against this Bombay High Court judgment. When this SLP came for admission, the two-judge bench agreed to refer the matter to larger bench to settle the issue. The SLP was last listed on July 20, 2020.Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment]Next Story read more

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first_img Twitter Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries December 21stNext articlePolice investigating after ATM stolen in Tyrone News Highland By News Highland – December 22, 2018 Pinterest Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+center_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp New laws clamping down on unaccompanied learner drivers have come into effect today, with car owners who knowingly allow unaccompanied learners or unlicensed drivers to drive their car facing potential penalties. It follows a campaign by a man who lost his wife and daughter in a collision caused by a learner driver.The Donegal based road safety group PARC is welcoming the new law, but says there’s now an onus on the government to bring the waiting times for tests down.In a statement, PARC says the entire country was totally shocked at the horrific road traffic collision on 22nd December 2015 where Geraldine and Louise Clancy were killed by an unaccompanied learner driver.Noel and Fiona Clancy joined the organisation shortly afterwards, and PARC says the results of their tireless work are plain for all to see, with stronger penalties now in place for unaccompanied learner drivers and for the owners of the vehicles they drive.PARC say they are aware of the plight of young drivers who have to wait an unacceptable time to sit their driving test. They say they’ve RSA has assured us that the waiting time for tests will be reduced to 10 weeks by next summer, and they’ll be following that very closely.The group has also called for Gardai to be issued with handheld devices which will allow them instant;y check the status of all licences. Google+ Parc welcome new laws for learner drivers Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

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first_img Comments are closed. 5-minutesQ&ARandle Stonier, CEO, Skybridge GroupMarketingservices consultancy Skybridge, which was formed from the merger of Motivforceand Purchasepoint, has acquired e-learning company, eLearning4all. Here CEORandle Stonier explains the rationale behind the acquisitions and its key rolein developing the company’s people brand. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article PT How can e-learning develop thepeople brand?RS Our clients work in a rapidlychanging market where people are their most vital resource and potentially mostpowerful ambassadors. The challenge is to stimulate and develop them.Multimedia and on-line applications are powerful tools in nurturing and growingthis resource. Our acquisition of eLearning4all marks our commitment to providea complete business improvement solution to clients that promotes thedevelopment of core competencies throughout an organisation, while reflectingand reinforcing its brand values. PT What advice would you give toorganisations thinking about deploying an e-learning strategy that builds itsbrand through its people?RS Work alongside your marketingcolleagues to develop a robust brand message that has meaning for both internaland external audiences. If they don’t mesh there is probably a fundamentalissue – a brand experience that is not reinforced by an organisation’s peoplewill be exposed as marketing puff. Dissatisfied customers will quickly follow.From this focal point, HR teams can review the content and objectives of alltraining and development materials (both on-line and traditional) to check themagainst these messages.center_img PT Why has a marketing servicesconsultancy acquired an e-learning business – what are the synergies?RS We’ve seen increasing reliance ontechnology to support our internal communications, motivation and changemanagement programmes and the huge opportunity that new media offersorganisations not only to motivate, but also to educate and develop theirpeople. At Skybridge, we have the marketing and creative expertise tocommunicate the brand message, but we did not have the experience of creatingand developing e-learning training solutions. This is what e-learning4all hasbrought to the mix. PT Are HR professionals playingtheir part in furthering e-learning?RS HR professionals have not yet fullygrasped the opportunity e-learning offers organisations to reinforce brandmessages through its people. All too often, external and HR teams workseparately and IT departments can act as a barrier as opposed to an enabler ofe-learning. There is a mutuality between external marketing and internaldevelopment that will have to be explored for brands to become livingpersonalities – with the strength of Nike, for instance. e-learning gives HRprofessionals a real opportunity to use the tools available to them.Multimedia, the Web and intranets help HR professionals build their people’sknowledge while evoking the feelings and beliefs that inspire people to takepositive action. HR can inspire staff with e-technologyOn 28 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today PT Why do you see the people brandbecoming so significant to organisations in the future?RS It is essential that there isconsistency across all lines of communication between a company, or brand, andits consumer. If the brand doesn’t communicate the desired message, it willfail to meet the customer’s expectations. In our service-driven economy, acritical point of contact is between the consumer and a company or its brandsellers – from salaried staff to third-party channels – and this will becomeincreasingly more important as a true point of differentiation.last_img read more

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first_imgIcemen Move To JacksonvilleThe former Evansville Icemen will begin playing in a new city this fall. Wednesday morning the East Coach Hockey League (ECHL) announced that the League’s Board of Governors approved the team’s transfer. The Jacksonville Icemen will play a 36-game…FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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first_imgJoel F. Klock, 94, of Ocean City passed away Monday, March 20, 2017 at The Shores At Wesley Manor in Ocean City, NJ. Mr. Klock was born January 5, 1923 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Joel Cleveland and Henrietta (Hoehle) Klock.Joel was a graduate of Olney High School class of 1942.He served in the Navy during World War II. He was the owner/operator of Klock’s Butcher Shop in Germantown, Pa. Before moving to Ocean City he worked as a salesman for John Hancock Life Insurance, Mays Landing, NJ for many years before his retirement in 1988.He is survived by his wife: Helen (O’Malley) Klock , his children: Cynthia Sheahan, Joel “Butch” (Ceil) Klock, Maryann (Gregory) Mangum, Patricia (John) D’Aquanno, Helene (Scott) McTigue, John (Lori) Klock, Tony (Marcia) Klock, Chris (Brenda) Klock, Caroline DeBottis, 17 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.Predeceased by his son in law, Gerald Sheahan, and sister, Jane Flint.A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 11 o’clock from St. Augustine’s R. C. Church Of St. Damien Parish, 13th Street At Wesley Avenue, Ocean City, NJ where friends may call from 9:30 until time of mass.A graveside service will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Conshohocken, Pa at 2 O’clock.Memorial contributions may be made to the Fellowship Fund of The Shores of Wesley Manor, 2201 Bay Avenue, Ocean City, NJ or American Legion Post Morvay-Miley Post # 564, PO Box 363, Ocean City, NJ 08226.Condolences may be left at godfreyfuneralhome.com.last_img read more

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first_imgBakery companies and retailers have made it on to The Sunday Times 250 mid-market private companies index.The Top Track 250 league table ranks Britain’s biggest private firms by sales. To be eligible for entry, companies must be profitable and report a greater-than-10% increase in either sales or operating profit in their latest accounts. Sales must be below £650m.The published list includes Warburtons, Pret A Manger, Meadow Foods, Burton’s Biscuit Co, Westbridge Foods, Wellness Foods, Caffè Nero, Whitworths, Bettys & Taylors and Morning Foods.According to the report, this year’s Top Track 250 companies generated combined sales of £67.9bn, up from a combined £59.3bn in the prior year.In terms of breakdown by industry, food and drink represented one of the largest sectors, with 40 companies, tied with automotive.Bread brand Warburtons was listed 19th, rising from 26th in 2012, reporting sales of £513.8m and operating profit of £31.2mPret A Manger is ranked 37th, a rise of 29 places compared to last year, with sales of £443.8m, operating profit of £23.6m and employing 7,144 members of staff.Burton’s Biscuit Co has also risen in the league table, sitting at 71st, up 13 places from 84th. Sales were reported at £333.2m, operating profit £24.1m, and it employed 2,065 people. The report stated that Burton’s sales fell by 3%, but increased profits by 43%, following £12m in manufacturing efficiencies.Coffee chain Caffè Nero joined the list this year at 139th. Sales were reported at £204m, operating profit at £24m, and it employed 3,900 staff.The report stated: “This year’s league table identifies many dynamic mid-market private businesses that have grown by managing risk, choosing the right strategic options, attracting talent and becoming operationally more efficient.”Top Track 250 is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each October, with a national awards dinner in London and follow-up regional dinners.last_img read more

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