News - written by Hanna Sharpe

Micro brewery business Oakleaf Brewing Company is now in the hands of joint administrators, with a sale being sought. [more]
One St Peter's Square, the landmark office building home to tenants including KPMG and Mazars in central Manchester, now has a new o [more]
Private equity outfit KKR & Co is one of many parties mulling the idea of putting in a bid for preschool cartoon character Peppa Pig owner Entertainment One Ltd, following a rejected bid from [more]
Lookers Motor Group, which sells new and used cars across the UK, is set to sell off its car parts division. A conditional £120 million sale has been agreed [more]
Two dairy farms in Pembrokeshire, Wales, with over 1,000 acres of grassland are for sale with a combined price tag of £10 mil [more]
Devoy Hotels has sold off the Queens Hotel, located in Llandudno, Wales, for £3 mil [more]
An historic Royal Warrant-holder building firm WS Lusher & Son has entered administrat [more]
Wind power group Rame Energy plc has entered administration, citing Brexit as the main reason for its inability to raise funding. [more]
ByBox, the Oxfordshire business behind a network of unmanned, technology-enabled lockers in 900 locations across Britain, has been purchased in a £105 million management buyout (MBO) arrange [more]
A former rectory, now a boutique hotel and restaurant, located in an area that's a draw for tourists, is up for sale through Christie [more]
A company that helps student accommodation sharers stay organised with the household bills, called Split The Bills, has been purchased out of administration, Insider Media has reported. [more]
RJ Herbert Engineering, in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, has been placed into administration, with 84 job losses two weeks after the administrators were drafted in. [more]
A commercial radio station called Oak FM, operating in Leicestershire, has stopped broadcasting, going off air suddenly when its evening news bulletin was due on 28 July 2016, and is now in the hands of liquidators. [more]
Pinewood Group, the company behind Pinewood Studios, is on the verge of being purchased by a real estate private fund in a £323 million [more]
British Engineering Services (BES), an engineering testing, inspection and certification company, has purchased rival company Nortest in its first ever acquisition. [more]
Labelling machine maker Harland Machine Systems Limited has been purchased out of administration. [more]
An engineering firm that was a key figure in the industry, supplying the likes of Tata Steel, has been placed into liquidation. [more]
Gambling firms 888 and Rank Group have approached William Hill to discuss a potential merger. [more]
Administrators at FRP Advisory are seeking buyers for the ongoing business and assets of Greater Manchester-based furniture seller Mountrose. [more]
The Exchange Coach House Inn, which dates back to 1760, will be going up for auction, with a price sought of £1.5 million for the freehold inte [more]