When Highbury House Communications, the North London-based publisher of many well-known newsstand magazines, finally limped into administration in early 2006, it had total net debts of £29.5m. Much of this had been ratcheted up by overly ambitious executives who overvalued acquisitions including Paragon Communications and underestimated the potential costs involved in launching new media products. In its terminal stage, one-time Sun editor and media hard man Kelvin Mackenizie took over the helm, allegedly sinking some £1.5m of his own money into the company. But after three months he walked away, admitting defeat. It seemed that this business was a complete 'basket case'.
Established commercial management run laundry business. Established in its present location for over 20 years, this outstanding business returns first-rate profits from its 5-day working week. Targeting the pharmaceutical, electronics and food sector...
An established and successful business which sources and supplies promotional products and corporate gifts. A key part of the business is creating bespoke products in response to client’s briefs.
Established business which sells a wide range of high-end bicycles, and associated triathlon accessories (clothes, running shoes etc).
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