Category:Companies based in Bournemouth
Pages in category "Companies based in Bournemouth"
The following 24 pages are in this category, out of 24 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 24 pages are in this category, out of 24 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Heart Dorset & New Forest – Heart Dorset was a British Independent Local Radio station, broadcast from studios at a former branch of MFI on Southcote Road in Bournemouth. Its original name was derived from the fact that its broadcast area included parts of the counties of Dorset, the station was merged with Heart Hampshire in July 2010 to form the regional station Heart South Coast. Former BBC Radio Solent presenter John Piper launched the station in 1980, with the words Good Morning Hampshire, at that time, 2CR consisted of a full service station with music, personalities, phone-ins, and a local news service. Managing Director for the first three years, was Norman Bilton who joined them from Metro Radio in Newcastle, the stations longest serving staff member was office manager Rosemary Mundy, who worked for the station from its launch until 2009. Clarkson was replaced by GWR network presenter Rob Smith in 2002, on 21 June 2010, Global Radio announced plans to close Heart Dorset and merge the station with Heart Hampshire as part of plans to reduce the Heart network of stations from 33 to 16. The new station, Heart South Coast, began from Fareham on 30 July 2010
2. Bournemouth Water – Bournemouth Water and West Hampshire Water were two former statutory water companies established by Act of Parliament. In 1893 The West Hampshire Water company was established, in 1994 Bournemouth and West Hampshire Water was formed as the two companies merge. In July 2010 Bournemouth and West Hampshire Water was acquired by Sembcorp Utilities, Sembcorp Utilities is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries, an energy, water and marine group listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange
3. Fire Radio – Fire Radio is a United Kingdom radio station broadcasting to Bournemouth, Poole, and Christchurch, Dorset, based in Southampton, Hampshire. The station was launched on 26 June 1999 by founding Directors James Bromley and David Harber as The NRG FM107.6, the station is now part of Celadors radio division. The NRG was born out of the Bournemouth student station Nerve* Radio, the launch team included David and Emily at Breakfast, Max Hailey, James Lloydie Lloyd and Dan Lodge on the schedule. A range of specialist DJs were included in the schedule, such as Jay Ratchett, Ross EB, Jon Langford, Michael Artwell, specialist programmes also included Club Versive hosted by Boy George, and the Ministry Of Sound Dance Party. French broadcaster NRJ challenged The NRG over the use of the name as the pronunciation was the same, despite the notion of borrowing station names, Managing Director David Harber renamed the station The Fire after a Chicago-based station WFYR which had been off-air for a number of years. The station changed name on Bonfire Night,2000, the station moved from the original studios in the Quadrant Shopping Centre, to purpose-built studios at the Picture House on Holdenhurst Road in Bournemouth in June 2007. The station now broadcasts from the Celador studios in Southampton, the station was sold by its original founders in October 2001 to Radio Investments Limited, which later became known as The Local Radio Company. The Local Radio Company then sold Fire 107.6 to Westward Broadcasting in June 2009, Celador Radio purchased Fire in July 2014
4. Liverpool Victoria – Liverpool Victoria is one of the United Kingdoms largest insurance companies with over five million customers. It offers a range of products from car, home, pet, travel, LV= is also the United Kingdoms largest friendly society, with 5,700 employees. Today LV= expresses its mission as enabling people to look after what they love by the provision of insurance and it is incorporated under the provisions of the Friendly Societies Act 1992 and has its registered address, and head office, at County Gates, Westbourne, Bournemouth BH1 2NF. It is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Bank of England Prudential Regulation Authority, although LV= has no shareholders, it now has external bondholders following the issue in May 2013 of £350 million of subordinated debt. This debt, which carries interest at 6. 5%, is due for repayment in 2043, although LV= has the option to repay it from 2023. The debt counts as lower tier 2 capital and is expected to be eligible as capital under the Solvency 2 capital regime which will apply to all EU insurance companies from 1 January 2016. Today LV= is a financial services group, employing 5,700 people. At the start of 2015 LV= was ranked as the best insurance business in the UK for customer satisfaction and seventh best across all UK businesses, LV= also took home the Best Insurance Provider accolade in the Insurance Choice Awards 2016. General insurance products covering motor, home, pet, travel, some products are sold both directly to the public over the telephone and internet and, under the ABC Insurance and Highway brands, through insurance brokers. This latter distribution channel was boosted in October 2008 by the £150 million acquisition of Highway Insurance Group PLC, General insurance products are also sold through white label partnership arrangements including Nationwide Building Society, and CSMA Club, the latter arrangement dating back to 1923. The general insurance business of LV= has its origins in the acquisition in 1996 of Frizzell, a business founded in 1923, which acted as a broker of motor and household insurance policies. By the end of 2012 the £386 million of income and 1.1 million customers of 2006 had increased to £1.5 billion of premium income. The business had become the UKs third biggest motor insurer with an 11% market share, the transformation of the business was acknowledged by receiving the accolade of General Insurer of the Year at the 2012 British Insurance awards. The three individuals have been bailed and the case is ongoing, the Society was fined £900,000, the largest fine ever handed out by the PIA at the time. Liverpool Victoria Life Company Limited, then known as Permanent Insurance, was purchased from Equitable Life for £150 million in 2001 and it was announced in December 2014 that Liverpool Victoria would be acquiring the business of Teachers Assurance, subject to the approval of the latters members. In 2008 the company was fined £840,000 by the FSA in connection with its past sale of payment protection insurance alongside loans. While the head office is in Westbourne, Bournemouth, LV= has significant branch offices in Croydon, Brentwood, The City of London, Hitchin, Bristol, Leeds, Huddersfield, Ipswich and Exeter. Victoria House in Bloomsbury Square, London, was built for Liverpool Victoria in the 1920s, on 25 July 2016 Richard Rowney replaced Mike Rogers as CEO
5. McCarthy & Stone – McCarthy & Stone is a leading retirement housebuilder, based in the UK. The company operates from nine regional offices, and is responsible for building and selling more than 70% of the UK’s owner-occupied retirement housing each year, since 1977, it has sold more than 51,000 properties across more than 1,100 developments in the UK. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and it is a constituent of the FTSE250 Index, john McCarthy and Bill Stone entered into a partnership in 1961 and in 1977 they built their first retirement housing development in Hampshire. McCarthy & Stone stopped all its other building work to concentrate on developing specialist housing for elderly people, by 1982, when the Company was floated on the Unlisted Securities Market, McCarthy & Stone had completed 15 retirement housing developments and was selling around 200 units a year. Growth was rapid after the flotation and by 1984 the company had an organisation in place with annual sales approaching 1,000 units. The business was profitable due to a rapidly ageing population. Annual sales reached 2,601 in 1988, the company successfully refinanced in August 2013 under new ownership. The company was re-listed on the London Stock Exchange in November 2015, each Retirement Living development incorporates features specifically for the older homeowner, to make life easier in retirement. A typical development consists of circa 40 one and two bed apartments, a House Manager plus shared facilities such as a lounge, guest suite. Homeowners have to be 60 or over to live in most developments, assisted Living apartments bridge the gap between a conventional retirement development and a nursing care home. Assisted Living can help postpone the need to consider residential care, developments include individual apartments, a restaurant, function room, homeowners’ lounge and other shared facilities. Flexible care and support packages are available as required, homeowners have to be 70 or over to live in most developments. Ortus Homes is a new product from the McCarthy & Stone Group which offers accommodation for those who are 55+, different from the core Retirement Living product an Ortus Home development has fewer units, larger apartments and more car parking facilities. McCarthy & Stone also provides affordable housing separate from the main dwelling complex, in 2010, McCarthy & Stone took its management services in-house, ending its long relationship with the management company Peverel. This partnership is known as YourLife Management Services, the Company’s head office is in Bournemouth. In addition, regional offices are located in Glasgow, Altrincham, York, Coventry, Hatfield, Woking, Ringwood, Taunton, McCarthy and Stone have been accredited with a number of awards, Official site Ortus Homes Official site
6. Palmair – Palmair was a British tour operator with its head office in the Space House in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. Palmair offered charter and scheduled flights on behalf of Bath Travel and its main base was Bournemouth Airport. Palmair have now stopped any flights for the future and the airline has been placed into a deep freeze until the economic climate improves. Over the following years the number of flights increased and expanded to a range of destinations, in 1993 the company formed its own airline, Palmair Flightline, operating a BAe 146 aircraft. Upgraded aircraft were acquired in 1999 to reflect increased demand for capacity from Bournemouth, until winter 1999 services was operated by Flightline, using a single BAe 146–300. In 2003 Palmair carried 75,000 passengers, in 2004 the company operated scheduled passenger flights to ten European airports, and day trips to 25 European cities. On 22 December 2006, founder, Peter Bath, who had seen off every flight personally. In November 2008, European Aviation, which had been operating a Boeing 737-200 for Palmair, for winter 08/09, Palmair flights were operated by Jet2. com using a Boeing 737-300. On 9 May 2009, Palmair resumed flights with a Boeing 737-500 aircraft operated by Astraeus, the continued using the plane until October 2010 when it left Bournemouth Airport for the last time. The original agreement between Palmair and Astraeus was for Palmair to use the plane up until April 2012, and so during the Winter/Summer of 2010 Thomson Airways operated Palmairs routes which consisted of just Lanzarote and Tenerife. Thomson continued to operate these routes until April 2011 when Palmair finally pulled the plug, given the current climate Palmair has been forced to cease its entire operations starting from Summer 2011. Bosses stated that they wont be issuing any new schedules for the airline in the foreseeable future, the contributing factors to the down fall of Palmair was said to have been increasing competition from various low cost airlines using Bournemouth airport, rising fuel prices and the recession. The UK consumer magazine Holiday Which, published the results of a survey of 20,000 UK air passengers, showing that Palmair was the top rated airline flying from the UK. Palmair was mentioned on BBC Worlds Fast Track on 26 June 2008, in the short haul airline category Palmair was picked as the best. Palmair tied with Air New Zealand for third in the 70,000 consumer opinion responses comparing 70 worldwide airlines, david Skillicorn, managing director of Palmair, said he was delighted. He said, We are just little Palmair with a little Boeing 737 yet we beat the likes of Virgin Atlantic, singapore Airlines has 100 planes including the A380 which is the largest plane in service, on-board massages and a choice of DVDs. All we can offer is the choice of tea or coffee – that is why I feel so flattered, coming joint third in this poll is such an amazing achievement. With the airline beginning their own scheduled service operated by an Astraeus Boeing 737-500, over 300 people turned up to the unveiling of the new livery and aircraft that has been named The Spirit of Peter Bath
7. Parvalux – Parvalux Electric Motors Ltd is a British manufacturer of fractional horsepower geared electric motors. Based in Wallisdown, Bournemouth in southern England, after relocating to Bournemouth in 1957, the company moved from simply re-winding motors to designing and manufacturing complete gear-motor units for industrial applications. In 2003, Steven Clark took over as Chief Executive, EMD was relocated in its entirety to the Bournemouth headquarters during 2009, with key members of the EMD staff relocating to join the newly merged business. The merger allowed Parvalux to offer products in higher quantities than previously possible and cemented this position with a new product development. Today, Parvalux remains a privately owned, professionally managed business with distributors in 21 countries, one notable application of a Parvalux product was documented as under test at the university of California in 1966 for inclusion on the cancelled Voyager program mission. The Brayebrook Observatory in Cambridgeshire uses two Parvalux AC induction gear-motor units to operate dome and shutter functions, in 2006 Team Joker used a Parvalux unit as a servo motor on their combat robot Joker. Classic Flight cite Parvaluxs PM60LWS as a component in a motion base for flight simulation. Parvalux UK Parvalux USA Parvalux France Parvalux Germany Parvalux Poland Parvalux South Africa Parvalux Spain distr, sacks, Tony, Parvalux sets up Chinese factory - and expands in the UK, Drives & Controls,2006,1. Sacks, Tony, Parvalux aims to double in size within five years, severn, Jonathan, Electric motors and gearboxes may never look the same again, European Design Engineer Magazine,2008,1. Sacks, Tony, Parvalux buys EMD to create UKs largest gear-motor maker, Drives & Controls,2008,1
8. Portman Building Society – The Portman Building Society was a UK mutual building society, providing mortgages and savings accounts to UK consumers and offering loans to commercial enterprises. Its head office was located in Bournemouth and its centre in Wolverhampton. 1846 Provident Union Building Society is established in Ramsbury, Wiltshire,1881 Portman Chapel Temperance Permanent Benefit Building Society is founded in London. 1989 Portman merges with the Wessex Building Society,1990 The Portman Wessex Building Society merges with the Regency & West of England Building Society to form Portman Building Society. 1993 Portman merges with the St. Pancras Building Society,1997 Portman merges with the Greenwich Building Society. 2001 Portman acquires Sun Bank, a specialist mortgage lender,2003 Portman merges with Staffordshire Building Society, and both are re-branded. 2004 Sun Bank changes its name to The Mortgage Works,2006 Portman merges with Lambeth Building Society. 2006 Portman and Nationwide Building Society announce their merger intentions,2007 Portman and Nationwide complete their merger, with Nationwide the successor entity. On 12 September 2006, the society announced plans to merge with the Nationwide Building Society, the campaign attracted significant media attention. Financial observers questioned the benefits of a merger citing issues such as job losses, less competitive rates and lower service standards as disadvantages. As part of the merger tender presented by Nationwide, Portman executive directors were offered the incentive of higher paid jobs on the board of the Nationwide should the planned merger take place, the merger was overwhelmingly endorsed by members at the societys AGM on 23 April 2007. After the Financial Services Authority endorsed the decision on 26 July 2007. When the merger was announced it was anticipated that it would result in 900 redundancies, the Portman chief executive Robert Sharpe received a golden handshake of £1. 7m and a pension worth £152,000 per year. He subsequently became chief executive of West Bromwich Building Society
9. Yellow Buses – Yellow Buses is a bus operator based in Bournemouth, on the south coast of England. It is a subsidiary of the RATP Group, Yellow Buses traces its origins to July 1902, when Bournemouth Corporation began operating trams. Bus services commenced in 1906 to act as feeders to the tram system, in 1930 more bus services were started away from the tram system, to serve Kinson and Holdenhurst when those areas were added to the borough of Bournemouth. In 1933 the corporation began to operate trolleybuses, and by 1936 replaced all the trams with trolleybuses, the trolleybuses were replaced by buses between 1963 and 1969. With the passing of the Transport Act 1985 and subsequent deregulation of bus services, unlike most other municipal owned operators, ownership was retained by Bournemouth Borough Council. In December 2005 Bournemouth Borough Council sold Yellow Buses to Transdev, the Council retained a 10% shareholding. The operation was rebranded as Transdev Yellow Buses, Transdev then decided to make its mark on Yellow Buses by giving the entire network a complete overhaul. This became the Big Network Change of 2 July 2006, where each bus, each journey, also, for the first time in recent years, Transdev Yellow Buses decided not to run services on New Years Day 2007 except route 747, which ran a normal Monday service. Unlike the old Wilts & Dorset route, there is no service between Broadstone and Corfe Mullen, and no Sunday or evening buses, during the later part of 2007, TYB lost the airport bus contract to Discover Dorset. Transdev Yellow Buses invested in a Real Time & Next Stop display system, screens were put in most of the low-floor fleet and the system was in operation from end of April 2008. In May 2008, new route 39 was started, with the help of Bournemouth Borough Council and this is an hourly service running between Bournemouth Hospital and Bournemouth via Boscombe. Another revision to the timetable took place on 3 May 2009, with improvements on routes 1 and 3. Sunday 24 May saw the start of a new hourly route 21 service, taking over from the Wilts & Dorset route X12 Bournemouth to Burton service. 27 September 2009 saw the start of a new timetable with changes to routes 1,6, and 25. April 2010 saw TYB expand services into East Dorset with the launch of an hourly route 29 between Bournemouth, Winton, Ferndown and West Moors, may 2010 saw the start of three new services being the 20,27 and 40. Route 20, which was a merge of routes 53 and 42, Route 27 ran between Kinson and Poole via Bear Wood and Alderney and was a commercial replacement for Wilts & Dorsets route 11. Route 27 ran hourly Monday to Saturday, Route 40 ran between Christchurch Civic Offices and Bournemouth Square/Pier. This was a replacement to the old route 12 service, although it was run with single-deck buses