News: 2016 - written by Hanna Sharpe

Aerospace specialist Meggitt has sold its drone targets division to defence tech firm Qinetiq for £57.5 million as it looks to target “attractive” international markets and boost its [more]
The Equitable Building in Manchester is up for sale for £12.5 mil [more]
Global oil and gas firm ExxonMobil is to put its headquarters campus building in south-east England up for sale for £51 mil [more]
Estate agency Halls has merged with the property consultancy Fisher German, which is expanding its commercial, residential and rural offering. [more]
Three Holiday Inn hotels in Scotland have been put up for sale by administrators. [more]
Plymouth energy firm IU Energy has merged with Amer, the mechanical and electrical engineering specialists, to create a new integrated power firm for the UK. [more]
Plymouth City Council has snapped up an 81,000 square foot retail park home to Dunelm and Hobbycraft as part of a strategy to promote the city’s economy and pour cash into vital servi [more]
A popular, award-winning cafe and delicatessen in Bristol has been priced at around £277,000 as its owners look to sell the busi [more]
All of the plant and equipment from a 10-acre steelworks in Wales will be sold at auction over the coming months following the appointment of administrators. [more]
A Kidderminster retail park owned by a company chaired by former Dragons’ Den star James Caan is on the market for £46 [more]
Conviviality PLC, the independent drinks wholesaling group which operates the Bargain Booze chain, has seen turnover jump by 211 per cent thanks to a hat-trick of acquisitions over the past 12 months. [more]
One of Cardiff’s most popular hotels has been purchased in a £24 million off-market deal in a sign of regeneration in [more]
Two housing groups in Staffordshire and Shropshire have merged forming one new housing provider. The merge between Severnside Housing in Shropshire and Housing Plus in Staffordshire will employ around 600 people in the new group, Housing Plus Group. The housing group, which comprises Care Plus, Severn Homes, A [more]
Inspired Energy has acquired energy procurement and environmental services provider Informed Business Solutions in a purchase that could rise to £4 [more]
City Motor Holdings, a multi-franchise car dealership based in the Thames Valley, has gone into administration. [more]
A recruitment outsourcing business based in Knutsford, Cheshire has been bought in a management buyout. [more]
Historic hotel up for sale - Thu, 15 Sep 2016
A hotel that dates back to Tudor times and is believed to have been given as a gift by Elizabeth I to her favourite, Robert Dudley, has been put on the market for £935, [more]
An historic pub has been put up for sale with the stipulation that the new owners continue to run it as a pub and do not try to convert it into anything else. [more]
A heritage building business that has been trading since 1747 has gone into administration. [more]
Professional services recruitment business PRG Recruitment LLP has been purchased by a new firm in a pre-pack administration. [more]