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JCB reports record-breaking profits

JCB, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers, has reported record annual revenues and profits for the financial year 2011-2012. Revenues for the Staffordshire-based company rose 37pc to £2.75bn in 2011, whilst earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation reached £355m in comparison with £235m last year. These figures are the …

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Think Swedish

FB Chain started life in Eskilstuna, Sweden in 1870 – but it’s fair to say that when the UK subsidiary opened in 1985, our mindset was initially a lot more Anglo than Swedish. Before I started working for FB my knowledge of Swedish culture was limited to the usual stereotypes …

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Are our goals realistic?

My job involves a lot of travel. Over the last eight weeks, I’ve spent just seven nights at home, but somehow still managed to fit in a family holiday in Cyprus. It was wonderful to spend some quality time with my wife and children and the weather was a huge …

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Playing the long game

On our office wall we have a cartoon of a machine gun salesman trying to sell a gun to a medieval knight heading off to battle with his sword. The knight says that he doesn’t have time to speak with the machine gun salesman as he has a battle to …

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