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News for February 2011

Good news! Preston – alternative to the big city arrives (FT 23 February 2011)

25 February 2011

A heartening article appeared in the FT this week focusing upon Preston. Apparently the first speculative office development in Lancashire since the recession hit is happening on the edge of the city and not the ‘shabby centre’ ( note: please get that Tithebarn project going). The office development relates to the South Preston Office Village […]

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It’s so mad it’s true – accountability and the EU!

16 February 2011

On Tuesday Britain, the Netherlands and Sweden withheld approval of the European Union’s 2009 accounts over concerns about a lack of transparency on how EU funds are spent. ‘Concerns’ is understating it. The EU basically have single entry bookkeeping. They are very good at counting the money in and of course, chasing member nations who […]

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Spring is coming!

8 February 2011

Strong signs of recovery throughout the World and the UK are in evidence. In America, demand is picking up strongly for capital equipment including manufacturing machinery, earth movers and truck components. Caterpillar, the world’s biggest manufacturer of earth moving equipment is raising its capital expenditure budget from $1.7bn in 2010 to $3bn in 2011. This […]

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