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Tulloch is planning to develop a £20m golf and country club at Beaufort Castle near Inverness, with the creation of 230 jobs.
31-Dec-2004


One Anglia, the rail operator, is setting up a £2.5m customer service centre in Norwich, with the creation of 20 jobs.
31-Dec-2004


Wilkinson is looking to recruit 100 staff for a new discount store due to open in Bedminster next year.
31-Dec-2004


Polimoon Fibrenyle is planning to expand its plastic bottle packaging plant in Beccles, Suffolk, with the creation of 62 jobs.
30-Dec-2004


Argos is to set up a 500,000 sq ft distribution centre at Max Park in Corby in the spring, with the creation of 400 jobs, and the site will be operated by Wincanton.
30-Dec-2004


Plymouth City Council has approved plans from Stuart's Commercial to set up a Volvo truck repair and servicing centre near the Crownhill Retail Park, with the creation of 30 jobs.
30-Dec-2004


Corby Council is to consider outline plans from Bee Bee Development to build a £200m rail freight centre at Stanion Lane Plantation, which could lead to the creation of 3,500 jobs.
27-Dec-2004


Sefton Council has approved plans from JJB to develop a £5m leisure club and sports store at the former Paradox nightclub in Aintree, with the creation of 80 jobs.
23-Dec-2004


Campus Vision is to install its broadcasting equipment at 16 more universities next year, and has also announced plans to relocate its 15 staff to Charlotte Square, Newcastle, next April and create seven new jobs.
23-Dec-2004


Allied Vehicles is to expand its taxi factory in Glasgow with the creation of 55 jobs, which will involve a £0.7m investment in new premises and equipment.
20-Dec-2004


Ford has secured a £4.5m government grant to go towards a £169m expansion project at its diesel engine plant in Dagenham, which will create 460 jobs.
17-Dec-2004


The National Assembly for Wales has awarded a £2.5m grant to EnviroWales to help build a car battery recycling plant in Ebbw Vale by 2006, with the creation of 128 jobs.
17-Dec-2004


Wrexham County Borough Council is considering revised plans from HLC for the construction of a £27m waste processing plant at the Wrexham Industrial Estate, which would create about 80 jobs.
16-Dec-2004


Monarch Airlines is to set up a new base at Birmingham International Airport offering flights to Tenerife and Malaga from next summer, with the creation of 50 jobs.
16-Dec-2004


MG Rover is to recruit 200 engineering and purchasing staff in preparation for the joint development of four new cars with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation.
16-Dec-2004


Liverpool City Council is recruiting more than 150 extra staff to improve services for the elderly.
15-Dec-2004


William Cook is to submit plans to build a steel castings plant at the Houghton Main site near Barnsley, which could create more than 400 jobs.
15-Dec-2004


Thames Water is to expand the 350-strong workforce in its engineering department with 90 new jobs over the next 12 months.
15-Dec-2004


Transco is to create 400 jobs in Northampton over the next six months, as part of a reorganisation that has also created new administration centres in Warwick and Hinckley.
13-Dec-2004


Macmillan Distribution is to expand its book distribution facility in Pontarddulais by 35% over the next two years, with the creation of up to 40 jobs.
13-Dec-2004


Tesco is seeking permission to rebuild its supermarket in Wragby Road, Lincoln, with the creation of at least 150 new jobs.
13-Dec-2004


Carmarthenshire County Council and Simons Developments have announced plans for a £50m market site regeneration scheme in Carmarthen, including a Debenhams store, 21 two-storey retail units and the creation of about 300 jobs.
09-Dec-2004


Principality Building Society is to create 160 new jobs in Cardiff over the next year, in order to create a new finance business following its acquisition of Loan Link.
09-Dec-2004


ALM Products is planning to expand the workforce at its aluminium components factory in Newton Aycliffe from 28 to 42.
08-Dec-2004


Ross & Cromarty Enterprise is backing proposals from Forscot to build a £1bn pulp mill, paper mill and sawmill at Delny on the Cromarty Firth, which could create up to 500 jobs.
08-Dec-2004


Sytner, the car dealership, is preparing to relocate its head office to a 20,000 sq ft site at Grove Park in Leicester, and the 125-strong workforce is expected to reach 200 within two years.
07-Dec-2004


Invest NI is supporting a £3.2m investment by Moyola Precision Engineering at its engineered components business in Castledawson, which will create 27 new jobs.
06-Dec-2004


Fleming Agri-Products has announced a £1m expansion project at its farm machinery factory in Londonderry, with the creation of up to 20 jobs.
06-Dec-2004


Therma-Tru is to invest £7.5m in a new Sentinel doors production plant at Treforest, near Pontypridd, with the creation of 150 jobs.
06-Dec-2004


International Acceptance, the Sunderland-based consumer finance company, is planning to create 70 jobs over the next 18 months in order to expand its personal loans business across Europe.
03-Dec-2004


Tweddle Fabrications is seeking permission from Allerdale Council to relocate its steel fabrication business to Kirkbride Airfield, which would create 12 new jobs.
03-Dec-2004


Andor Technology is to expand the workforce at its Belfast-based scientific cameras business from 110 to 170 by the end of 2006.
02-Dec-2004


Omega Critical Care has secured a £0.5m Scottish Executive grant to establish a new business in East Kilbride to produce heart monitoring systems, with the creation of 74 jobs over the next four years.
02-Dec-2004


Peterborough City Council is to consider plans from David Lloyd Leisure to build a £12m sports club at the Thorpe Wood Business Park, with the creation of 100 jobs.
01-Dec-2004


ProPharma is planning to double the workforce at its Glasgow-based biotechnology business to 60 over the next three years.
01-Dec-2004


Yes Loans & Mortgages of Cardiff is planning to expand its workforce from 35 to more than 100 over the next three years.
29-Nov-2004


Northern Foods is to create 100 jobs at the Palethorpes manufacturing plant in Market Drayton over the next few months, in order to produce sausage rolls and other products for Marks & Spencer.
29-Nov-2004


British Gypsum has won planning permission for the £50m expansion of its plasterboard factory at Sherburn-in-Elmet in North Yorkshire, with the creation of 75 jobs.
29-Nov-2004


Cereal Partners UK is investing £12m in the expansion of its cereal manufacturing plant in Wirral, with the creation of 30 jobs.
26-Nov-2004


Garlands has announced plans to set up a multi-million pound travel industry call centre complex at Preston Farm in Stockton, with four buildings each holding up to 250 staff.
26-Nov-2004


Norwich Union is to create 200 jobs at its call centre in Perth, in order to service customers who have bought insurance policies through Asda.
26-Nov-2004


Northwestern Shiprepairers has resurrected the name of Scott Lithgow at the Inchgreen ship repair dock in Port Glasgow, and hopes to create at least 100 jobs over the next year.
26-Nov-2004


Sinclair Garages, the VW and Audi specialist, is to set up two car dealerships at the SA1 development in Swansea, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
26-Nov-2004


Bridgewell, the stockbroker with 70 staff, is to raise £4m in a share placing to fund the expansion of its research and corporate broking teams.
25-Nov-2004


Meteor Electrical is to create 100 new jobs at its Cookstown-based electrical wholesaling business over the next 18 months, with vacancies in warehouse management, distribution and telesales.
24-Nov-2004


Rapra Technology is planning to create 50 new jobs at its Shawbury and Billingham research sites over the next four years.
24-Nov-2004


Huntswood Outsourcing is to create up to 355 jobs at a new financial services operation at the Strathclyde Business Park near Glasgow.
24-Nov-2004


Insurety Insurance is to open an office for 12 staff in Londonderry, in order to co-ordinate the work of 30 representatives across Northern Ireland.
23-Nov-2004


Lagan, the Belfast-based software company, has secured additional funding from DN Capital and existing investors that will lead to the creation of 38 jobs.
23-Nov-2004


Ryanair has announced ten new routes from the North West with the creation of up to 1,000 new jobs, including European flights from Liverpool and Blackpool.
23-Nov-2004


Yell, the directories company, is to set up a call centre in Belfast, with the creation of up to 150 jobs.
22-Nov-2004


Diageo is planning to expand the Guinness production plant in Runcorn by next summer, with the creation of scores of jobs.
19-Nov-2004


MMO2, the mobile phone company, is to expand its office at the Arlington Business Centre in Leeds, with the creation of 300 customer service jobs.
19-Nov-2004


Future Inns of Canada is to set up a UK headquarters in Cardiff, with the creation of up to 20 jobs, in order to co-ordinate the development of a nationwide network of hotels.
18-Nov-2004


Scottish Power is to open a new £6.5m customer service centre in Hamilton in January, with the creation of up to 150 jobs.
18-Nov-2004


Citigroup, the US banking and insurance company, is planning to set up a back-office IT operation in Belfast, with the creation of 375 jobs over the next five years.
18-Nov-2004


Anglo Beef Processors is creating 300 jobs at a new £18m meat processing factory at West Moor Park in Doncaster, in order to supply meat to Asda.
18-Nov-2004


DuPont is creating 40 new jobs at its Kevlar manufacturing plant at Maydown in Londonderry, having secured £2.5m of financial assistance from Invest NI.
18-Nov-2004


Banbridge District Council has approved plans from GML Estates for the £30m development of a hotel and leisure complex at Gilford Mill in County Down, which will create 400 jobs.
17-Nov-2004


Glas-Weld Scotland is to create about 50 jobs this year, having acquired the Scottish licence rights to US car windscreen repair firm Glas-Weld.
16-Nov-2004


Spectrum Architectural Coatings is creating 40 new jobs in Tipton, as part of a £2.5m expansion of its powder-coated aluminium frames business.
16-Nov-2004


Hillarys Blinds is to create 26 jobs in Nottingham and ten in Washington, Tyne & Wear, in order to expand its made-to-measure blinds service.
16-Nov-2004


Hoar Cross Hall is to create up to 100 new jobs when it opens a £9m extension at its stately home spa resort in Staffordshire in January.
16-Nov-2004


Invest NI is to provide financial assistance to NC Engineering for the £1.5m expansion of its engineering products factory in Armagh, which will create 25 jobs.
15-Nov-2004


Marketsafe is to create 92 jobs at a new office in Bridgend over the next three years, in order to provide a pan-European service of credit information and other business services.
15-Nov-2004


Eddie Rocket's is opening its first UK restaurant franchise in Liverpool, with the creation of 30 jobs.
15-Nov-2004


Northumbrian Ice Cream Company is seeking a larger site for its 40-strong workforce in Ashington, which will lead to the creation of ten new jobs, and also wants to open a factory in Australia.
15-Nov-2004


GKN Aerospace is to create 60 new jobs at its site in East Cowes, having won a £93m military contract.
15-Nov-2004


Print Design & Graphics is to open its rebuilt packaging plant in Newcastle in January, and plans to recruit 40 new staff over the next three years.
12-Nov-2004


MyMortgageDirect has chosen a site in Brighton for its first regional call centre, and 30 jobs will be created when it opens in January.
12-Nov-2004


WHS Halo is seeking permission to expand its PVCu windows factory at Minworth in the West Midlands, which would create 140 new jobs.
12-Nov-2004


David Nieper has extended its clothing workshops and studios in Alfreton, and hopes to create 100 new jobs eventually.
12-Nov-2004


Frank Haslam Milan is seeking 100 additional staff for its social housing contracting business on Teesside and elsewhere, including plasterers, joiners, fitters and floor layers.
11-Nov-2004


Peacocks is opening 100 new clothing stores this year, with the creation of 1,300 jobs.
11-Nov-2004


Harrogate Council is considering plans from Partnerships in Care to set up a medium-security psychiatric hospital at HMS Forest Moor, with the creation of 150 jobs.
11-Nov-2004


KeyMed is to create 100 extra jobs at its surgical instruments business in Southend, in order to expand into the US market.
11-Nov-2004


Scott Health & Safety is to create up to 25 new jobs in Skelmersdale, having won a £40m contract to supply gas masks to the Ministry of Defence.
10-Nov-2004


Preston Hall is to invest £0.7m in the expansion of its BMW and Mini dealership in Stockton, with the creation of ten jobs.
09-Nov-2004


Dudley Council is to create about 50 jobs at a new £0.8m customer contact centre in Castle Street by next spring.
09-Nov-2004


Vue Cinemas is to set up a 12-screen cinema at the Salubrious Place development in Swansea, with the creation of 70 jobs.
09-Nov-2004


Toyota has launched a recruitment drive across the Midlands for an additional 500 staff, as part of a £50m investment in its car manufacturing plant near Derby.
09-Nov-2004


Avanquest UK, the software development company, is to expand its sales and marketing office at Lee Mill in Devon, with the creation of 12 jobs over the next few years.
09-Nov-2004


QVC is planning a £18m expansion at its TV shopping business in Knowsley, with the creation of 350 new jobs at the warehouse and call centre.
08-Nov-2004


ClientLogic is to create a further 100 jobs at its call centre in Newcastle by next April, as well as 400 at sites in Derby and Watford.
08-Nov-2004


Aldi, the food retailer, is planning to set up a distribution centre and regional headquarters on a 28-acre site at the Capital Business Park in Cardiff, with the creation of 300 jobs.
08-Nov-2004


Talk Business is planning to open a new call handling centre in Chesterfield, with the creation of 100 jobs.
05-Nov-2004


First Group is to recruit 90 revenue protection staff in Strathclyde, in order to reduce fare dodging at its ScotRail franchise.
05-Nov-2004


Renfrewshire Council has approved plans from Euro Pools to build a swimming pool floors factory at Queen Elizabeth Avenue in Glasgow, with the creation of 20 jobs.
05-Nov-2004


Newcastle Borough Council is considering plans from Fowlers Motors to build a new factory in Silverdale, Staffordshire, to produce taxis, with the creation of 120 jobs.
05-Nov-2004


Universal Flexible Packaging is planning to double the size of its new 26,500 sq warehouse in Leicester by next August, with the creation of 15 jobs.
04-Nov-2004


North Tyneside Council is considering plans from Richville to build a car showroom at the Silverlink retail park, with the creation of 100 jobs.
03-Nov-2004


Ikea is seeking permission to build a furniture superstore on the site of the former Peerless Edible oils factory on Merseyside, with the creation of 500 jobs.
02-Nov-2004


Ashfords, the law firm, is planning to expand the 250-strong workforce at its Exeter office with 100 additional staff, following its demerger from Bevan Ashford.
02-Nov-2004


Ernst & Young is looking to recruit a further 40 staff to add to the existing 460 at its accountancy office in Birmingham.
01-Nov-2004


Ikea has announced plans to build a furniture distribution warehouse in Walsall, with the creation of 50 jobs.
01-Nov-2004


MGt is planning to set up another call centre in Fife, with the creation of 250 jobs, and a number of potential sites are being considered.
01-Nov-2004


Central Trains is to create more than 40 jobs at a new rail depot in Crewe.
01-Nov-2004


Hilton is planning to set up a £200m casino and leisure complex in Blackpool with the creation of 500 jobs, and is also considering a similar project in Brighton.
01-Nov-2004


Denham Productions, the TV production company, is to open a new office in Cornwall with the creation of several jobs.
01-Nov-2004


Whitbread is to relocate its headquarters from London to Luton, and has also announced plans to create 8,000 new jobs with the opening of 100 pub-restaurants, five David Lloyd Leisure Centres and 50 Costa Coffee outlets over the next four years.
29-Oct-2004


Atmel is to expand its electronics plant in East Kilbride, with the creation of 80 jobs.
28-Oct-2004


Garlands is to create a further 150 jobs at its call centre in Middlesbrough, taking the workforce to 1,550.
28-Oct-2004


Geest is forming a joint venture with Rannoch Food to produce ready-to-cook meals at Holbeach in Lincolnshire, with the creation of 100 jobs.
28-Oct-2004


Exel is creating 40 permanent and 200 seasonal jobs at a Christmas gifts distribution centre at the Shire Business Park near Worcester.
27-Oct-2004


Travel 2 Travel 4 is to create almost 400 jobs at a travel call centre in Glasgow by combining three existing sites in Glasgow, Manchester and London at the city's Skypark complex.
27-Oct-2004


Planet Group is to open a new £2m conservatories factory near Accrington next month, with the creation of 50 jobs.
27-Oct-2004


Modern Art Stone, the manufacturer of artificial stone, is to relocate from Cambois to a larger site in Blyth, with the creation of 20 jobs.
26-Oct-2004


Lordan UK is to create 70 jobs at its new air conditioning components factory in Caerphilly over the next three years.
26-Oct-2004


Flybe, the low-cost airline, is to launch seven new European routes from Birmingham International Airport, creating 35 jobs within the company and 400 in the local economy.
26-Oct-2004


Officers Club is looking to double the square footage at its chain of 185 menswear stores, with the creation of 400 jobs over the next five years, and is also seeking a suitable site for a new head office and warehouse in Cramlington.
26-Oct-2004


The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority is seeking a suitable location for a new office in Caithness, with the creation of up to 15 jobs.
26-Oct-2004


Samworth Brothers is to create up to 250 jobs at its various food production sites, including a £10m investment at Walkers Charnwood in Beaumont Leys, £3m at Midshire Foods in Leicester and £2m at Kettleby Foods in Melton.
26-Oct-2004


VTR is to open a 4,500 sq ft TV production facility in Leeds city centre next year, with the creation of 11 jobs.
25-Oct-2004


Hydra Group, the supplier of screens and filters to the water industry, is planning to build a new £2m factory at Indian Queens in Cornwall by next July, with the creation of up to 33 jobs.
22-Oct-2004


CA Roofing is to set up a new £1m industrial roofing factory near its existing site in County Durham, with the creation of 16 jobs.
21-Oct-2004


B&Q is to open a new DIY superstore in Halifax next year, with the creation of 130 jobs.
21-Oct-2004


NTL is planning to expand its customer relations centre in Coventry, with the creation of up to 80 jobs.
21-Oct-2004


Royal Mail is to recruit more than 170 delivery and sorting workers to improve its services across the north-east.
21-Oct-2004


Benjys is planning to open 150 new sandwich bars by 2006, with the creation of 2,000 jobs.
21-Oct-2004


De Vere is planning to build a £16m Village Hotel & Leisure Club at the SA1 waterfront site in Swansea, with the creation of up to 300 jobs.
20-Oct-2004


Castle Morpeth Council and Morpeth Pride are working on plans for the development of a £4m business enterprise and visitor centre, which would create 85 jobs in the production of Northumberland food, drink and crafts.
20-Oct-2004


Biofuels Corporation has started to recruit 30 staff for the £21m biodiesel plant being built on Teesside, and production is expected to start next June.
20-Oct-2004


Hargreaves Lansdown, the financial services group, is seeking a larger site in the Bristol area in preparation for the planned doubling of its 400-strong workforce by 2008.
20-Oct-2004


Northbrook Technology is to expand its software operations in Northern Ireland over the next two years, with the creation of 600 jobs in Belfast, Londonderry and Strabane.
20-Oct-2004


Sainsbury is to create 3,000 new jobs in its supermarkets, in order to improve the availability of stock on the shelves, but a further 700 head office jobs are expected to be lost.
19-Oct-2004


National Assembly for Wales has awarded a £0.2m grant to Overhall Aerospace to establish a new factory to produce aircraft interior equipment in Llanelli, and up to 50 jobs will be created.
19-Oct-2004


Geest Mariner Foods is to set up a new 60,000 sq ft ready meals factory at Europarc in Grimsby by next April, with the creation of 100 jobs.
19-Oct-2004


Stanley Leisure is planning to build a £125m casino and hotel complex next to the Elland Road stadium in Leeds, with the creation of 1,000 jobs.
19-Oct-2004


MM Group is to create a further 150 jobs at its call centre in Bangor over the next 12 months, as part of a £4.8m investment programme backed by Invest Northern Ireland.
18-Oct-2004


MyTravel is creating more than 100 jobs at its Holiday Line call centre operations in North Shields and Accrington, but its Manchester call centre will close.
18-Oct-2004


Robert Wiseman Dairies is seeking planning permission to build a new milk depot in Market Drayton, with the creation of up to 80 jobs, but alternative sites are still being considered.
18-Oct-2004


Conduit is creating 100 new jobs at its call centre in Swansea, having won a customer billing inquiries contract from Vodafone.
18-Oct-2004


Experian expects to create about 100 new jobs at its Nottingham-based financial information business over the next 12 months, and may decide to expand its Landmark House building.
18-Oct-2004


Orchard Information Systems of Newcastle is looking to recruit about 15 additional staff, due to rising sales of its software for social housing and local government.
15-Oct-2004


Furlong Flooring is to set up a £3m carpet distribution warehouse in Measham, Leicestershire, next year, with the creation of 60 jobs.
15-Oct-2004


The East Midlands Development Agency has sold a 62-acre site at the former Shirebrook Colliery near Mansfield to Sports World International, and a sporting goods distribution centre will be built with the creation of 1,000 jobs.
14-Oct-2004


Marshall Specialist Vehicles is to create 40 new jobs in Cambridge, as it is part of a consortium that has been selected as preferred bidder for a £1bn contract to provide support vehicles to the armed forces.
13-Oct-2004


First Group has submitted plans to set up a new £10m global headquarters and bus depot in Aberdeen, with the creation of more than 140 jobs.
11-Oct-2004


Jennings Motor Group has announced plans to set up a new multi-franchise car dealership in Sunderland next year, which could create more than 100 jobs.
11-Oct-2004


TSYS Europe is to create 30 new jobs at its credit, debit and retail card transactions business in York by the end of the year.
11-Oct-2004


HSBC is planning to recruit 130 business bankers next year, as part of a £1.4bn five-year investment that has seen the creation of 214 commercial centres in its branches.
11-Oct-2004


Global Email Company (Gem) is creating 300 new jobs at its call centre in Belfast by the end of the year, having won a number of new contracts.
06-Oct-2004


Dial is to create 120 new jobs at its outsourcing call centre in Llantarnam, Torfaen, over the next few weeks.
06-Oct-2004


Yorkshire Moulding is to create 20 jobs at its site in Brighouse over the next three months, following the transfer of sister firm Keith Newmark from Burnley later this month.
06-Oct-2004


Williams Medical Supplies is creating 45 jobs at a new 73,000 sq ft warehouse in Rhymney, South Wales.
06-Oct-2004


Poundland, the discount retailer, is seeking permission to set up a distribution centre at the disused Metabrasives site in Springvale, Bilston, with the creation of up to 500 jobs.
06-Oct-2004


Asda is planning to open a new £25m superstore in Walsall next year, with the creation of up to 500 jobs.
04-Oct-2004


ING Direct is planning to set up a banking call centre in Cardiff, with the creation of 300 jobs.
01-Oct-2004


GB Airways, the British Airways franchise, is to expand its services at Manchester airport, with the creation of about 140 jobs.
01-Oct-2004


Crown Pet Foods is seeking permission to build a pet foods factory in Castle Cary, Somerset, which would employ about 80 staff.
01-Oct-2004


Ultraframe has opened a new roof production facility at its factory in Clayton-le-Moors, and the 43-strong workforce could eventually double.
30-Sep-2004


Robert Wiseman Dairies is to create 175 jobs at a new £7.5m distribution depot in Northampton by 2005.
30-Sep-2004


McKeags, the law firm, is to recruit 50 additional staff in Newcastle, taking the total to more than 300 by next summer.
29-Sep-2004


Virgin Wines is recruiting a further 35 wine advisers at its headquarters in Norwich, taking the total workforce to 135.
29-Sep-2004


DeepStream Technologies is to start manufacturing miniaturised 3D digital sensors at Bangor in North Wales next year, and will eventually create 120 jobs.
28-Sep-2004


Del Monte is to create 250 new jobs at its fruit packing site in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.
27-Sep-2004


Schrader Electronics is to recruit extra workers at its factory in Antrim, having won a contract to provide tyre pressure monitoring systems to Mercedes.
24-Sep-2004


National Air Traffic Services is planning to create 700 new jobs at its Whiteley headquarters in Hampshire, with new buildings for engineering and systems staff being relocated from West Drayton and Gatwick.
24-Sep-2004


HLC is creating 60 new jobs in preparation for the reopening of its waste recovery centre at Crymlyn Burrows in Neath Port Talbot.
24-Sep-2004


CSC is to open a new office for about 600 staff in Solihull by the end of the year, in order to work on a new contract for the modernisation of NHS computer systems.
22-Sep-2004


D1 Oils is planning to raise £20m in a flotation on Aim this autumn, as part of a strategy to become a leading supplier of environmentally-friendly biodiesel with the creation of 100 jobs in the north-east.
22-Sep-2004


Scottish Coal has won planning permission for a new opencast mine at Powharnal near Muirkirk, with the creation of 80 jobs.
21-Sep-2004


Filtronic is to recruit a further 50 staff at its electronics plant in Newton Aycliffe, to add to the existing 350.
21-Sep-2004


NEMS Market Research is to create up to 15 new jobs at its office in Stockton over the next few months.
21-Sep-2004


Invest NI is supporting a £1.9m investment by Indian IT company HCL in a new call centre in Belfast, with the creation of about 250 jobs.
21-Sep-2004


Country Style Foods is creating 25 new jobs at its frozen desserts factory in Stockton, taking the workforce to 250.
20-Sep-2004


Daniels Chilled Foods is creating about 140 jobs at its newly-opened £4m prepared fruits factory at Waterside Park in Leeds, with production being transferred from its Seacroft site.
20-Sep-2004


HMD Pumps is to create 20 new jobs at its industrial pumps factory in Eastbourne, having been selected as the European manufacturing base for its US parent company Sundyne.
17-Sep-2004


Eaga Partnership expects to double its 750-strong nationwide workforce over the next five years, having announced plans to launch a commercial solar heating division and roll out its Iguana central heating operation.
17-Sep-2004


Bernard Brogan, the Motherwell-based fuel distributor, is to open a call centre with 12 staff at an undisclosed site in the south of England.
17-Sep-2004


Ikea has submitted plans to build a furniture store in Doncaster, creating up to 500 jobs.
17-Sep-2004


Dudley Council is to consider plans from Aspers for the development of a £50m entertainments complex in Brierley Hill by 2007, including a theatre, casino and the creation of more than 1,000 jobs.
16-Sep-2004


Port of Felixstowe is planning to recruit a further 200 workers over the next 12 months, in order to handle an increase in cargo.
16-Sep-2004


Intertissue is to double the previously-announced 300-strong workforce at the £70m paper factory being built at the Baglan Energy Park in Neath Port Talbot, and the site will be in production by the end of next year.
16-Sep-2004


BeCogent, the telemarketing company, is to create 600 jobs at a new call centre in Erskine, near Glasgow.
14-Sep-2004


Preston Council has approved plans from Warner Estates to expand the Fishergate Centre with 12 new shops and a department store, creating 300 jobs.
13-Sep-2004


Experian is to relocate its MCL Software division and 75 staff to a new £3m office complex in Southport in March 2005, and 25 new jobs will be created.
10-Sep-2004


Bellway Homes, the housebuilder, is planning to create 200 apprenticeships in the Liverpool area over the next two years.
09-Sep-2004


Huntsman Petrochemicals has announced plans to build a £200m low-density polyethylene plant on Teesside by 2007, with the creation of 117 jobs, and two existing plants will be upgraded.
08-Sep-2004


Princess Yachts is creating 56 new jobs at its luxury yachts factory in Plymouth.
08-Sep-2004


Eurocell Profiles is to build a new £5m plastics factory at its site in Alfreton by early next year, with the creation of 40 jobs.
07-Sep-2004


Comet is to create more than 300 jobs at its newly-opened distribution centre in Skelmersdale over the next two years, and the site will be operated by Exel.
06-Sep-2004


SmartFocus is to raise £4m in a share placing to recruit extra staff and fund the development of direct marketing software.
06-Sep-2004


Hagemeyer is planning to create a further 100 jobs at its electrical products distribution centre in Runcorn over the next 18 months.
03-Sep-2004


Diperk is planning to set up a UK headquarters in Peterborough with the creation of 100 jobs, in order to supply parts for Perkins Engines.
01-Sep-2004


Swansea Council has approved plans from Aspinalls to set up a casino at Brunswick Mansford's £30m Salubrious Place development, which could lead to the creation of 500 jobs.
01-Sep-2004


Rok, the property company, is expanding its offices on Teesside and Tyneside with the creation of up to 50 jobs.
01-Sep-2004


Dundees is setting up a chain of 13 sandwich shops on Tyneside following the acquisition of sites from Milligans and Nichol & Laidlow, and about 25 staff will be added to its 60-strong workforce.
01-Sep-2004


Littlewoods is creating 250 temporary jobs at its home shopping call centre in Crosby.
31-Aug-2004


Denbighshire County Council has approved plans for the expansion of the Tweedmill retail centre in St Asaph, with the creation of up to 50 jobs.
27-Aug-2004


ClientLogic is creating 400 jobs at its call centre in Newcastle, in order to expand its technical helpdesk and customer services department.
27-Aug-2004


The Inland Revenue and Bradford Council are to open a joint call centre in Bradford later this year, with the creation of up to 200 jobs.
27-Aug-2004


CPP Group is to create 200 new jobs at its consumer assistance services centre in York.
26-Aug-2004


Moneysupermarket.com, the financial services company, is to invest £1.2m in a second office at St David's Park, Ewloe, with the creation of 200 jobs.
26-Aug-2004


Scantec Personnel is looking to expand its Merseyside-based recruitment agency by relocating its headquarters to Wirral's waterfront and creating up to 20 new jobs.
26-Aug-2004


Siemens has announced plans to set up a train maintenance depot in Northampton, with the creation of 100 jobs, in order to maintain Desiro trains for Angel Trains and National Express.
25-Aug-2004


One NorthEast has announced that Wynyard Golf Club, near Stockton, has been selected to host the Seve Trophy tournament in 2005, which is expected to create 100 jobs.
25-Aug-2004


Walsall Council has announced plans for the development of a £50m shopping centre next to the Shannons Mill designer outlet, with the creation of about 800 jobs.
25-Aug-2004


British Cattle Movement Service is to create a further 50 jobs in Workington, assuming it is selected to administer the new National Fallen Stock Scheme.
25-Aug-2004


Scottish Power is to recruit a further 90 staff at its new customer service centre in East Kilbride over the new few months.
24-Aug-2004


Thermacore Europe, the electronics cooling specialist, is to create up to 16 jobs at its base in Ashington over the next six months, following a recent investment in a new machining centre.
24-Aug-2004


Suffolk Coastal Council is considering plans from Suffolk Punch Trust for the development of a £4m heritage and visitor centre near Woodbridge, with the creation of up to 30 jobs.
24-Aug-2004


Assa of Sunderland is planning to create 40 new jobs over the next 18 months, having won a contract to provide training services to the automotive sector under the government's new Learndirect scheme.
23-Aug-2004


Tesco is seeking permission to build a "store on stilts" in Whitehaven, with the creation of 150 jobs.
23-Aug-2004


X-Fab UK is to create up to 80 jobs at its site in Plymouth next year, following a recent £20m investment in new equipment.
23-Aug-2004


Red Kite Films is to set up an animation studio in Edinburgh later this year, with the creation of 40 jobs.
23-Aug-2004


Lovell is planning to create 50 new jobs at its Leeds-based affordable housing business over the next 12 months.
20-Aug-2004


Infoserve is setting up a new sales office in Stockton which could create up to 75 jobs over the next 18 months, in order to offer internet and digital TV directory services.
18-Aug-2004


Freedom Finance is creating 30 jobs at a new mortgage and loans centre in Norwich.
16-Aug-2004


Capita Group is to start recruiting 200 new staff for a call centre in Gloucester, in order to operate the government's new Child Trust Fund.
16-Aug-2004


Central Networks is planning to create 600 new jobs for electrical engineers and electricians, as part of a £1.3bn investment in electricity sub-stations, relay stations and underground cables across the Midlands.
16-Aug-2004


Maxxium UK is to invest £2m in the expansion of its alcoholic drinks business, including improved merchandising and the recruitment of 27 extra staff.
16-Aug-2004


Warburtons has confirmed plans to build a £60m bakery in Wakefield by June 2005, with the creation of 200 jobs.
16-Aug-2004


ALcontrol Laboratories is to relocate some of its soil contamination laboratory facilities and up to 200 jobs from Cheshire to the new Hawarden Business Park in Flintshire later this year.
13-Aug-2004


Switch TM is to create 100 new jobs at its financial services telemarketing call centre in Salford Quays.
12-Aug-2004


The Home Office is to set up a 41,000 sq ft office at Derby Square in Liverpool for the Immigration & Nationality Directorate, and up to 250 staff will work there from 2006.
12-Aug-2004


One Anglia, the train operator, is planning to set up an administration centre in Colchester, with the relocation of up to 80 jobs from London, Ipswich and Norwich.
11-Aug-2004


Arla Foods is planning to build a £10m milk processing plant in Lockerbie by next year, with the creation of about 100 jobs.
11-Aug-2004


Whitbread is seeking permission to open a 49-bedroom Premier Travel Inn at Carrickfergus Marina in 2006, with the creation of 80 jobs.
10-Aug-2004


Bcwgroup has set up a new £5m credit management and outsourcing call centre in Rutherglen, and 200 new jobs will be created over the next eight months.
10-Aug-2004


A4e Work is creating 100 new jobs in Wales, having won a three-year contract from Elwa to provide vocational training and job recruitment services.
09-Aug-2004


Computer Sciences Corporation is creating 100 new jobs in Knowsley, having won a contract to provide electronic records for NHS patients.
06-Aug-2004


Virgin Atlantic has announced plans to create about 6,000 jobs over the next few years, mainly at Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
06-Aug-2004


Perth & Kinross Council has approved plans from Edinburgh-based project consultant RPS to set up a six-star hotel at Taymouth Castle, with the creation of 300 jobs.
06-Aug-2004


SASH UK is planning to create up to 150 jobs in Grimethorpe, having secured a deal to sell conservatories to the US.
05-Aug-2004


North Midland Construction is to create about 40 new jobs in its utilities division, having won a £80m contract with Marconi to work on the BT network.
05-Aug-2004


Wrights Pies is planning to set up a new £3.5m confectionery plant in Stoke-on-Trent, with the creation of 150 jobs over the next three years.
03-Aug-2004


Bmibaby is to expand its airline operations at Birmingham International Airport by launching 20 new routes, and about 150 jobs will be created.
02-Aug-2004


Lotus is recruiting more than 100 manufacturing staff at its sports car factory in Norfolk, due to rising demand from the US.
02-Aug-2004


Manor Bakeries is to invest £45m in the expansion of its cake manufacturing operations over the next three years, with the creation of 300 jobs at its bakery in Barnsley.
02-Aug-2004


Matalan is to open a £1m clothing superstore at the Merry Hill Centre in the West Midlands in November, with the creation of more than 100 jobs.
02-Aug-2004


Games Workshop is to create up to 100 jobs over the next year with a £10m investment in new offices and a warehouse in Nottingham.
02-Aug-2004


Northbrook Technology is planning to create 300 new jobs in Northern Ireland this year, and a new call centre will be set up in Strabane.
02-Aug-2004


Cable & Wireless is to increase its customer services and sales staff in Leeds and Sunderland from 30 to 60.
02-Aug-2004


National Assembly for Wales has provided a regional selective assistance grant to a new consumer credit company called Picture Financial, which will set up a headquarters for 70 staff at the Celtic Lakes Business Park in Newport.
15-Jul-2004


QVC, the TV shopping channel, is to recruit 500 additional staff in Knowsley, taking the workforce to 1,800.
15-Jul-2004


Liverpool City Council is in discussions with partner BT to double the capacity of the Liverpool Direct call centre, creating 200 new jobs, in order to take on work from other organisations.
15-Jul-2004


Budget is to create 250 new jobs at its insurance call centre in Bretton, Peterborough, over the next two years.
13-Jul-2004


Marwell, the Aberdeen-based construction company, is creating 70 new jobs to work on a number of new design and build projects.
13-Jul-2004


Moray Council is to consider plans from Walkers Shortbread to set up a new bakery facility at its site in Elgin, with the creation of up to 200 jobs.
13-Jul-2004


Icera Semiconductor of Bristol is to raise £12m of venture capital, and the proceeds will be used to expand its staff from 45 to 100.
12-Jul-2004


New Balance, the Cumbria-based sportswear manufacturer, is to create 25 new jobs in product development, design and marketing over the next six months.
12-Jul-2004


Burks Green is seeking an additional 15 staff for its architecture and engineering business in Newark.
09-Jul-2004


MFI is to recruit 60 temporary staff at its Hygena furniture factory in Stockton, while 115 temporary staff are being made permanent.
09-Jul-2004


Wolseley UK is to create 30 jobs at a new building materials depot in Middlesbrough, the first of its new generation of Trade Park developments.
09-Jul-2004


British Nuclear Fuels has indicated that up to 350 construction jobs could be created if approval is given for a new £100m waste store at the Sellafield nuclear plant in Cumbria.
09-Jul-2004


Flex Recruitment is planning to double the size of its operations centre in Hinckley and open new offices in Leicester and Tamworth, with the creation of 40 jobs.
09-Jul-2004


Symbian is recruiting an additional 300 staff to strengthen its position in the market for mobile operating systems, and the move is being funded by a £50m rights issue.
08-Jul-2004


Yes Loans & Mortgages is planning to relocate its Cardiff office to the Neptune Court development in Cardiff Bay and increase its current workforce from 23 to 100 over the next three years.
08-Jul-2004


Ebac is creating 60 new jobs at its water cooler factory in Bishop Auckland.
08-Jul-2004


Young's Bluecrest is creating more than 250 new jobs at its seafood factories in Grimsby, due to an increase in fish consumption.
08-Jul-2004


Mortgageforce is to set up a new headquarters in Derby for its Wow Mortgages & Loans joint venture with Mortgages PLC, with the creation of up to 20 jobs.
07-Jul-2004


Hornagold & Hills is looking to recruit project managers and management consultants for its new office in Cardiff.
07-Jul-2004


Pall-ex UK of Leicestershire is looking to recruit a number of call centre staff, administration assistants and forklift drivers for its headquarters in Ellistown and a new warehouse in Bardon.
06-Jul-2004


Police5, the satellite tracking company, is to set up a new customer service office in Caerphilly, with the creation of up to 17 jobs.
05-Jul-2004


Thomas Armstrong is creating 30 jobs at a new concrete products factory in Workington.
05-Jul-2004


Yorkshire Forward is assisting Soy Magic of Israel with plans to build a £3m factory at Europarc in Grimsby to produce soya milk, yoghurts and desserts, with the creation of more than 50 jobs.
05-Jul-2004


Endemol is to create more than 300 jobs at a new studio complex in Bristol, having agreed a deal to produce TV programmes for E4.
05-Jul-2004


Bertelsmann has confirmed plans to set up a £115m magazine printing plant in Speke, with the creation of more than 400 jobs.
02-Jul-2004


Ulster Bank has announced a three-year restructuring and investment programme that will involve the creation of 150 jobs in Belfast and an equal number of redundancies at other locations.
02-Jul-2004


Wrightbus is to create 100 new jobs at its bus factory in Ballymena, having won a £66m contract to supply 486 buses to First Group.
01-Jul-2004


PP Training is planning to open three more training centres across the north-east over the next 18 months, with the creation of 60 jobs.
01-Jul-2004


John Lewis is to create 25 jobs at a new 161,000 sq ft furniture distribution warehouse at Grange Park in Northamptonshire.
01-Jul-2004


The BBC is planning to expand its broadcasting operations in Manchester by transferring one of its leading channels away from London, which could lead to the creation of up to 700 jobs.
30-Jun-2004


John Lewis is to build a department store in Lisburn with the creation of almost 1,000 jobs, and construction work is expected to start next year.
30-Jun-2004


Nisa-Today is planning to build a £30m distribution centre at the Normanby Enterprise Park in North Lincolnshire, with the creation of up to 300 jobs.
30-Jun-2004


Liberty Information Technology is investing £2.9m at its Belfast-based software development subsidiary, with the creation of 26 jobs.
30-Jun-2004


United Biscuits is investing £5m at its biscuit factory in Carlisle with the creation of 90 jobs, in order to transfer production of Ginger Nuts from Ashby-de-la-Zouch.
28-Jun-2004


ComputerLand UK is to create 60 new jobs in its Nottingham-based IT services business this year, and is to relocate up to 118 staff to a new headquarters at the Ruddington Business Park by December.
28-Jun-2004


Qantas is to create 400 cabin crew jobs in the UK, in order to increase its flights from Heathrow to Australia.
28-Jun-2004


Irvin-GQ, the parachute manufacturer, is creating up to 200 new jobs following its previously-announced relocation from Blackmill to a new £5m factory in Bridgend.
25-Jun-2004


Office Depot is creating 100 telesales jobs at its office supplies business in Andover.
25-Jun-2004


Cannon & Stokes is to create 40 new jobs at its aerospace components factory in Leicester, taking the workforce to 110.
25-Jun-2004


Dixons is planning to create 2,000 jobs across Europe and 1,000 in the UK this financial year, by expanding its chain of electrical goods stores.
24-Jun-2004


Aker Kvaerner is considering plans to set up an oil platform decommissioning facility in Shetland, with the creation of up to 30 jobs.
24-Jun-2004


Cambridge University has announced plans to set up a £16m national Stem Cell Institute, with the creation of up to 150 scientific jobs.
23-Jun-2004


Economy Power is planning to set up a customer service centre in Blaenau Gwent with the creation of 50 jobs, having agreed an electricity supply deal with Pennant Wind Energy Ventures.
23-Jun-2004


Garlands is planning to recruit a further 250 staff at its call centre in Middlesbrough by the end of July.
23-Jun-2004


Seda of Italy is to set up a food packaging factory at Hawtin Park near Blackwood, Caerphilly, with the creation of 190 jobs.
22-Jun-2004


Alderley is planning to double the 35-strong workforce at its recently-acquired SMS hydraulics business in Great Yarmouth over the next three years.
22-Jun-2004


Network Rail is said to be considering plans to set up a maintenance operation at the former Thrall wagon works site in York, with the creation of up to 250 jobs.
22-Jun-2004


The Welsh Development Agency is in discussions with Ireland-registered Brehon Energy about potential locations to set up a manufacturing base to produce the alternative fuel Hythane, which could lead to the creation of 50 jobs.
21-Jun-2004


Marks & Spencer has announced plans to set up a 90,000 sq ft superstore at the Broughton Shopping Park near Chester, with the creation of 850 jobs.
21-Jun-2004


Mid Suffolk District Council has received a planning application from Onslow Suffolk for the development of a £320m Snoasis winter sports complex in Great Blakenham, which could create 1,300 jobs.
21-Jun-2004


North East Lincolnshire Council has approved plans from Maltgrade to set up a £2m luxury health club at Meridian Point in Cleethorpes by October, with the creation of 20 jobs.
21-Jun-2004


Morrisons has acquired a 14-acre fruit packing site at Thrapston, Northamptonshire, from The Greenery, and will create 300 new jobs.
21-Jun-2004


Essex Ford is recruiting up to 40 staff for a new £3m Ford Transit and Mazda car franchise in Thurrock.
18-Jun-2004


M&M Plasline is expanding its factory and offices in Bishop Auckland with the creation of 50 jobs, in order to create an off-site facility to manufacture lightweight steel framing systems.
18-Jun-2004


Asda has submitted plans to build a £15m superstore in Whitehaven by 2006, with the creation of up to 350 jobs.
18-Jun-2004


Cabot Financial is to open a debt collection call centre in Bradford in July, and the initial 40-strong workforce will eventually increase to 250.
17-Jun-2004


East End Foods is to create 150 new jobs at its food distribution centre in West Bromwich by 2006.
17-Jun-2004


Crossway Scaffolding, the Elland-based scaffolding contractor, is planning to double its 30-strong workforce over the next three years.
17-Jun-2004


Budget Group is to create a further 150 jobs at its Junction call centre in Sunderland, having won a contract to provide customer support to Post Office car insurance customers.
17-Jun-2004


Invest NI is supporting plans from Ocwen Financial Corporation of the US to set up a £4.7m data and technical support centre in Belfast, with the creation of 12 jobs.
16-Jun-2004


Flintshire County Council is to consider plans from Hercules Unit Trust and Development Securities to extend a retail park in Broughton, including a two-storey Marks & Spencer store and up to 850 new jobs.
16-Jun-2004


CitiFinancial has acquired an additional 26,0000 sq ft of office space at the Doxford International Business Park in Sunderland, in order to expand its financial services operation and create 300 new jobs.
16-Jun-2004


John T Metcalfe is to create 12 new jobs on Teesside over the next three years, due to rising demand for its Metflex waterproofing system.
16-Jun-2004


Domnick Hunter is to create 70 new jobs at its process filtration business in County Durham, as part of a £4.5m investment programme.
16-Jun-2004


Market Reach is to set up a new telemarketing call centre in Sidmouth in July, with the creation of up to 120 jobs.
16-Jun-2004


J Barbour & Sons is to invest £1m in the expansion of its clothing warehouse and distribution centre in South Shields, with the creation of 33 jobs.
15-Jun-2004


Asda is to create 250 new jobs with the £18m expansion of its Boldon Colliery store on Wearside by July 2005.
15-Jun-2004


Waitrose is recruiting 50 staff for a new store due to open in Newmarket in October, while 200 staff will transfer from its existing site.
14-Jun-2004


HammondsDirect, the bulk conveyancing company, is to set up an office in Sheffield this summer, with the creation of up to 40 jobs.
14-Jun-2004


Kerry Foods Direct To Store is to set up a 60,000 sq ft frozen foods distribution centre on the Dorcan estate in Swindon, with the creation of more than 100 jobs.
11-Jun-2004


Mahle Filter Systems is planning to extend its automotive filters factory in Wiltshire, with the creation of 50 jobs.
10-Jun-2004


Launa Windows of South Devon is creating up to 50 new jobs in its double glazing business, following the launch of a new division in the Southampton and Portsmouth area.
10-Jun-2004


ZF Lemforder is planning to invest £8.5m in the expansion of its automotive suspension parts factory in Darlaston, with the creation of 30 jobs.
08-Jun-2004


Watson Burton, the Newcastle-based law firm, is planning to create a further 50 jobs by the end of the year.
08-Jun-2004


East Riding Council-backed Bridlington One Stop Shop is to help Global Cake Company recruit 120 staff at the former Hibernia Foods factory in Bridlington.
08-Jun-2004


Maple Leaf Bakery is setting up a new £2m bakery at Lillyhall, near Workington, with the creation of about 70 jobs.
07-Jun-2004


Egg is creating a further 80 jobs at its internet banking business in Derby this summer.
07-Jun-2004


Barclays is to recruit 1,000 additional branch staff, in order to improve customer service, but 800 middle management and support jobs will be lost.
07-Jun-2004


Invest NI is supporting plans from BT to create almost 200 jobs at an e-customer service call centre in Enniskillen.
04-Jun-2004


Expro International is expected to create about 50 new jobs in Aberdeen, due to a rise in demand for its oil services.
04-Jun-2004


Radisson SAS is recruiting 80 staff for a new £14m hotel due to open in Belfast in August.
04-Jun-2004


Amaro is to expand its Gateshead-based door-to-door mail delivery business over the next 18 months with the creation of 300 jobs, and new depots will open in Leeds, the North West and the Midlands.
03-Jun-2004


Swalec, the electricity and gas supplier, is creating 60 new jobs at its call centre in Cardiff.
03-Jun-2004


Yearsley Cold Storage & Distribution is to create 70 jobs at its new £12m refrigeration depot in Seaham, County Durham, by the summer, and work is to proceed on the second-phase of the expansion of the 38-acre site.
03-Jun-2004


Tesco is seeking permission to build a 726,000 sq ft distribution centre in Peterborough, with the creation of up to 1,000 jobs.
02-Jun-2004


Sunbelt Software is planning to expand its 21-strong workforce, having recently moved to larger premises in Worcester.
02-Jun-2004


Bgroup, the communications agency, is planning to relocate its Newcastle office, expand into other parts of the country and treble its staff numbers over the next two years.
02-Jun-2004


Tomo is to open two new mobile phone stores in Glasgow with the creation of 50 jobs.
01-Jun-2004


Wyre Council is to consider plans from Barton Grange Group for a £12m leisure development in Myerscough, including a marina, hotel and garden centre, with the creation of almost 400 jobs.
01-Jun-2004


Lyons Seafoods is to invest £3m in the expansion of its factory in Warminster by 2005, with the creation of 40 jobs.
31-May-2004


International Rectifier is to double the production capacity at its electronic components factory in Newport, South Wales, with the creation of 120 jobs.
31-May-2004


Burger King is planning to expand its chain of 700 fast food restaurants with at least 25 new sites this year, with the creation of 800 jobs.
31-May-2004


Komatsu UK, the excavator supplier, is creating 35 new jobs at its headquarters in Birtley.
28-May-2004


Toyota has announced plans to invest a further £50m at its car plant in Derbyshire, with the creation of 500 jobs.
28-May-2004


Companies House has agreed terms with the Welsh Development Agency to set up a 45,000 sq ft office at the former BT Axys building in Nantgarw, South Wales, with the creation of about 250 jobs.
27-May-2004


Homeserve, the home insurance repairer, is to create 100 new jobs at its call centre in Walsall over the next 12 months, while a further 400 jobs are being created at a new 24-hour facility in Preston.
27-May-2004


Wirral Engineering Services has established a new fabrication and welding business at the former Birkenhead site of R McIvor & Sons, and the 12-strong workforce is expected to double over the next year.
27-May-2004


Betca, the British Educational Communications & Technology Agency, is to create 50 new jobs at its site on the Warwick Science Park, with vacancies for technical advisers, project managers and administrators.
27-May-2004


BHK is to expand its chain of 13 flooring stores to 30 by the end of next year, with the creation of 70 jobs, and is considering sites in Hull, Bristol, Teesside and Scotland.
27-May-2004


Perbio Science is to create 40 jobs in Cramlington over the next two years, following the £7m expansion at its HyClone bioscience pharmaceuticals factory.
27-May-2004


RM, the Abingdon-based provider of IT services to schools, is seeking 70 more permanent staff and 150 temporary staff.
27-May-2004


Barnetts, the Southport-based law firm, is to create a further 100 jobs to cover evening shifts in its conveyancing department.
26-May-2004


Ashe Construction is seeking additional staff for its regional office in Rugby, including senior project managers.
26-May-2004


Vista Retail Support, the Cardiff-based supplier of electronic point-of-sale equipment, is recruiting an additional 24 engineers.
25-May-2004


Seaward is creating 30 new jobs in County Durham by establishing two new businesses to produce biomedical test equipment and database management programmes.
25-May-2004


Ilva of Denmark has selected Piccadilly Basin in Manchester as the location for its first furniture superstore in the UK, with the creation of 250 jobs.
24-May-2004


Celvac Environmental Solutions is to increase the workforce at its environmental engineering business in Tenby from 32 to 52 by the end of the year, following a £1.2m expansion programme.
21-May-2004


Amazon, the online retailer, is to set up a 300,000 sq ft distribution centre at Gourock in Renfrewshire with the creation of 300 jobs.
21-May-2004


Tissue Science Laboratories is creating 20 new jobs at its human tissue replacement facility near Leeds.
21-May-2004


Hennes & Mauritz, the fashion retailer, is planning to open a distribution centre in Winsford later this year, with the creation of about 100 jobs.
20-May-2004


Tibbett & Britten has won a contract to manage Tesco's new non-foods distribution centre at Keresley Park near Coventry, and up to 350 jobs will be created when the site becomes operational in August.
20-May-2004


D1 Oils is to create at least 100 jobs on Teesside, in order to develop bio-diesel production technology for use in plants around the world.
19-May-2004


Tesco is to create 400 jobs at a new superstore being built at Clay Cross in Derbyshire.
19-May-2004


GZ Media of the Czech Republic is to build a £1m CD and DVD manufacturing facility at Thomson Litho's site in East Kilbride, with the creation of 25 jobs.
19-May-2004


Smiffy's is planning a £1m extension at its party goods factory in Gainsborough, with the creation of 20 jobs.
19-May-2004


Nottingham City Council is considering plans for the relocation of the Mercedes-Benz car dealership from West Bridgford to a new showroom and regional headquarters in King's Meadow Road, with the creation of 100 jobs.
19-May-2004


Poundstretcher, the discount retailer, is to relocate its head office from Leeds to Huddersfield in August with the creation of about 400 jobs, and a distribution centre will open at the new site early next year.
18-May-2004


Ventura has taken over the former Serco call centre in Cardiff, saving 240 jobs and creating 100 new jobs, in order to provide customer services for mobile phone company 02.
18-May-2004


Financial Telemarketing Services is planning to create up to 200 jobs at a new call centre, and potential sites are being considered in the Hull area.
18-May-2004


Cumbrian Seafoods is to create 40 new jobs at its factory in Maryport, having won a contract to supply coated fish to Morrisons.
17-May-2004


MM Group is to create 50 new jobs at its call centre in County Down, having won a contract from EDF Energy.
17-May-2004


Beatson Oncology Centre has won planning permission to build a new £14m cancer research centre in Glasgow by 2006, which will house up to 240 researchers.
17-May-2004


Innovate Logistics is to create 150 jobs in Worksop over the next two years, having won planning permission to develop a 140,000 sq ft food distribution centre at the Manton Wood Enterprise Park.
17-May-2004


Barclays Capital is said to be planning to recruit up to 3,000 staff over the next three years, in order to expand its debt and advisory operations in the US and Europe.
17-May-2004


Welsh Development Agency is planning to set up an aerospace industry centre near West Wales Airport, which will involve the creation of up to 1,000 jobs in the design and construction of unmanned aircraft.
17-May-2004


Asda has announced plans to create 4,300 jobs this year, as part of a £400m investment that will include relocations, 21 store extensions and new sites in Dorset, Somerset, London and Merseyside.
14-May-2004


Tesco is to expand its distribution centre in Middlewich, with the creation of 30 jobs.
13-May-2004


Carlsberg UK is to open a 60,000 sq ft drinks distribution depot in Croydon in June, with the creation of about 50 jobs.
13-May-2004


Gerber Foods is to build a £35m fruit juice factory near Bridgwater in Somerset, employing 800 staff, and the company will relocate from existing offices nearby.
13-May-2004


North Shropshire District Council has approved plans for the £10m expansion of the Hill Valley Golf & Country Club, with the creation of 60 jobs.
12-May-2004


Metallink Fluid Power Systems is to expand its rigid steel tubes factory in the Wear Valley, with the creation of 25 jobs.
11-May-2004


Tesco has secured planning permission to build a £10m superstore in south Belfast, with the creation of up to 500 jobs.
10-May-2004


Ford has announced plans to create 600 jobs at its car engine plant in Bridgend over the next three years, following a £293m investment programme.
06-May-2004


Bio-Antigen is in negotiations with HPS of Germany to secure a licence to manufacture the Bio-whirlwind system for destroying all known water-borne diseases, which could lead to hundreds of jobs being created in Wales.
06-May-2004


Johnson Controls is to create 93 jobs at its automotive foams factory in Wednesbury over the next few months.
06-May-2004


Morrisons is planning to recruit 700 additional staff for its new headquarters in Bradford over the next 12 months, while only a few of its recently-acquired Safeway staff are expected to relocate from Hayes.
06-May-2004


Tesco is to build a new superstore at Cheetham Hill in Manchester, with the creation of 400 jobs.
06-May-2004


West Norfolk Council is considering plans for the development of a £35m health, beauty and leisure complex at The Granary in Docking, with the creation of 200 jobs.
05-May-2004


Richards is to create 80 new jobs at its textiles factory in Aberdeen this summer.
05-May-2004


TML (The Mortgage Lender) is to relocate 260 staff from Eastleigh to a larger office at the Solent Business Park near Fareham in July, and more than 200 new jobs will be created.
05-May-2004


AEA Technology is to create a further 40 jobs at its Glengarnock technology centre in Ayrshire.
04-May-2004


Limavady Borough Council is considering plans from Oakmore Developments for the £8m transformation of the former cattle market into a retail centre, with the creation of 200 jobs.
04-May-2004


Merloni has announced that suppliers to its washing machines factory in North Wales are to create 200 jobs, with Technoplast investing £10m in new production facilities at Kinmel Park and Pasell spending £5m at Sandycroft, Flintshire.
03-May-2004


Northbrook Technology of the US is planning to set up a new call centre in County Tyrone, with the creation of between 50 and 100 jobs.
03-May-2004


University of York has submitted outline plans to double the size of the campus in Heslington, which could lead to the creation of 4,500 jobs over the next 15 years.
03-May-2004


European Motor Holdings is to set up a £3m BMW and Mini car dealership in Durham this year, with the creation of 40 jobs.
30-Apr-2004


ISKY Europe is creating 20 new jobs at its call centre in Clevedon, having won a number of new contracts.
30-Apr-2004


Sigma Cryotec is to acquire Universal Vehicle Bodies of Narborough, and the business will be relocated to a larger site with the creation of more than ten jobs.
30-Apr-2004


Produce World is to set up a new £1m fruit and vegetable packing operation in Peterborough, with the creation of 150 jobs.
29-Apr-2004


North Tyneside Council is to consider plans from Stadium Developments to build a £10m Soccerdome in North Shields, with the creation of 80 jobs.
29-Apr-2004


Argos is seeking permission to build a 730,000 sq ft home delivery distribution centre on the Faverdale Industrial Estate in Darlington, with the creation of 700 jobs.
28-Apr-2004


Wigan Council has approved plans from Greenbank Partnerships to build a £43m sports village in Leigh, which could create 2,000 jobs.
27-Apr-2004


UK Biometrics is planning to create 50 jobs on Tyneside and 150 nationwide, due to rising demand for its biometric security systems.
27-Apr-2004


Debenhams is to recruit 700 staff for a new department store due to open at the MetroCentre in Gateshead this autumn.
27-Apr-2004


TK Maxx, the clothing retailer, is said to be planning to transfer its warehousing and distribution operation to Walsall's Green Lane, with the creation of 850 jobs.
27-Apr-2004


Exel is to create 1,250 jobs at transport hubs in Worksop and Daventry to handle distribution contracts for B&Q and JD Wetherspoon.
26-Apr-2004


Admiral, the motor insurance group with about 1,500 staff, is planning a £600m flotation this autumn, and has also announced plans to create 50 more jobs in Cardiff and Swansea.
26-Apr-2004


Reg Vardy is to build a £10m used-car supermarket on a 16-acre site next to the Gateshead Metro Centre, with the creation of 100 jobs.
23-Apr-2004


McNulty Offshore is creating 100 jobs at the A&P Tyne shipyard after winning a contract to work on the Haewene Brim oil production vessel for Bluewater Energy Services.
23-Apr-2004


Hanson Building Products is creating 14 new jobs at the Calder brick factory in Yorkshire, as Hanson's 14 sites across the country move to maximum output.
22-Apr-2004


Spark Response is to create 150 jobs at its call centre in Gateshead, having won a number of new outsourcing contracts.
22-Apr-2004


Allerdale Council is to consider plans from Dutch consortium Partners in Cheese to build a £37m cheese factory in Workington, with the creation of up to 70 jobs.
22-Apr-2004


ARM Holdings is to create 40 new jobs at its Cambridge-based microchips development business.
22-Apr-2004


British Gas is to create 100 jobs at its St Mary's Road call centre in Southampton.
21-Apr-2004


Aberdeenshire Council is to consider plans from ExxonMobil to expand a gas terminal at the St Fergus complex near Peterhead, with the creation of up to 200 construction jobs.
21-Apr-2004


Specsavers is planning to open 40 optician outlets throughout the country this year, with the creation of 400 jobs.
20-Apr-2004


Angel Biotechnology has raised £1.8m of venture capital funding to set up a clinical manufacturing facility in Northumberland by the end of the year, with the creation of 12 jobs.
20-Apr-2004


Babtie is planning to double the size of its engineering and technical services business over the next five years, and the 3,600-strong workforce could also be doubled.
20-Apr-2004


Investmaster is to create a further 22 jobs for computer programmers and analysts at its Leicester office, in order to develop software for the managers of wealthy individuals' investments.
20-Apr-2004


Taylor Bloxham, the printing company, is to create 25 jobs over the next 12 months at its new call centre and distribution business at the Meridian Business Park in Leicestershire.
20-Apr-2004


Tyne & Wear Pallets is to invest £2m in the expansion of its pallets factory in Gateshead, and the workforce will rise from 45 to 60 over the next three years.
19-Apr-2004


Weetabix is planning to expand its cereals factory in Northamptonshire with the creation of up to 150 jobs.
19-Apr-2004


Ultimate Finance, the Cheadle-based factoring and invoice discounting company, is to raise £0.5m in a share placing to fund the expansion of its sales force.
19-Apr-2004


Budget Group is to create 50 jobs at its call centre in Sunderland, after its Junction division won a contract to provide motor insurance services to MBNA.
19-Apr-2004


Myhomemove Conveyancing is planning to create 100 new jobs at its property conveyancing business in Leicestershire over the next year.
19-Apr-2004


First Group is said to be planning to set up a new corporate headquarters in Aberdeen with the creation of 100 jobs, if it can obtain permission to redevelop its King Street bus depot for retail use.
16-Apr-2004


Aviemore Highland Resort has announced that a total of £80m will be spent at the site over the next few years, and a further 400 jobs will created on top of the 280 already planned.
16-Apr-2004


Esco Business Services, the mailing and database management firm, is seeking permission from Braintree Council to build new office and storage units near Finchingfield, which could lead to 45 new jobs.
16-Apr-2004


Sumitomo Electrical Wiring Systems is to invest £2.2m in research and development facilities at its automotive components site in Ystradgynlais, securing 100 jobs and creating 15 new jobs.
15-Apr-2004


Churchill Insurance is to set up a personal loans business at Tannochside near Glasgow, with the creation of 100 jobs.
15-Apr-2004


Keep Able is to expand its West Midlands-based mobility aids business by opening more shops, with the creation of more than 100 jobs.
14-Apr-2004


Peel Holdings is relaunching plans for the development of a £100m racecourse, golf course and hotel at Salford Forest Park, which could create 500 jobs.
14-Apr-2004


Pets at Home, the Cheshire-based chain of 150 stores, is planning to open a further 100 superstores and 100 high street outlets over the next five years, and 300 jobs will be created at 20 new stores this year.
14-Apr-2004


StarTek Europe is to create about 100 jobs at its call centre in Hartlepool over the next few weeks, having won a number of new outsourcing contracts.
13-Apr-2004


Islington Motors is to open a £1.5m Alfa Romeo car dealership in Melksham in June, with the creation of 20 jobs.
13-Apr-2004


Amity Direct is planning to create 40 jobs at its new mortgage offices in Edinburgh, Cardiff and London.
09-Apr-2004


Westfield is to create up to 2,000 construction jobs during the £200m refurbishment of the Eagle shopping centre in Derby.
08-Apr-2004


Bombardier Aerospace is to create 400 jobs at a new £33m aircraft manufacturing plant in Belfast.
08-Apr-2004


Ensinger is planning to expand its plastic components manufacturing facilities in South Wales at a cost of £5.2m, and 48 new jobs will be created.
07-Apr-2004


Cartel is to create 100 new jobs at its Manchester-based mortgage broking business.
06-Apr-2004


Comeleon is to recruit a further 30 staff at its County Durham-based technology business.
05-Apr-2004


OC5 is to expand the 160-strong workforce at its outsourced call centre on Teesside by creating 20 new jobs, having received extra work from Centrica.
05-Apr-2004


Ragdale Hall is planning to expand the 520-strong workforce at its health spa in Leicestershire when new facilities open next year.
05-Apr-2004


Royal Bank of Scotland is to create 1,000 jobs at NatWest branches across the country, as part of a £150m refurbishment programme.
02-Apr-2004


Dawn Group is to expand the workforce at its food processing factory in Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire, from 220 to 400, but will close its Pontardawe facility, which employs 50 staff.
02-Apr-2004


Union Snack is planning to expand the 80-strong workforce at its pretzel snacks factory in County Durham by 50% over the next three years, and £1m will be invested in new equipment.
02-Apr-2004


Exel is to create 250 jobs in Daventry, having won a £100m national distribution contract from pub operator JD Wetherspoon.
01-Apr-2004


HBS is to create a further 100 jobs in Middlesbrough, having won new outsourcing contracts from local authorities across the country.
01-Apr-2004


American Life is planning to create 120 jobs in Northern Ireland and 200 in Scotland, as part of a 2,000-strong nationwide insurance sales force.
01-Apr-2004


MJ Gleeson, the construction company, is recruiting 46 staff for three new offices in Leeds, Birmingham and Nottingham.
01-Apr-2004


Capita Group has won a £430m contract to manage Child Trust Funds, which will involve the transfer of 100 jobs from The Children's Mutual and the creation of 100 new jobs in Gloucester.
01-Apr-2004


The Print Factory is to create up to 100 jobs at a new £2m digital direct mail site due to open opposite its main factory in Northampton next month.
31-Mar-2004


PHS is to set up a call centre to sell hand dryers and soap dispensers in Ammanford, with the creation of up to 200 jobs over the next five years.
31-Mar-2004


Sun Coke of the US is considering plans to install a coke facility at the Corus steelworks in Port Talbot, with the creation of up to 140 jobs, but alternative locations are also being considered in France, Germany and Italy.
31-Mar-2004


Dunlop Aerospace Braking Systems is to invest £8m in the expansion of its aerospace components factory in Coventry, with the creation of more than 100 jobs.
30-Mar-2004


Caudwell Group is to create 1,000 call centre jobs in Manchester over the next 12 months, as part of a £50m expansion project for its Homecall fixed-line telephone services division.
30-Mar-2004


Boots is to spend £250m opening 40 edge-of-town and 20 convenience stores this year, and about 3,000 new jobs will be created.
29-Mar-2004


Debenhams is to open a department store in Craigavon in the autumn, with the creation of 230 jobs.
29-Mar-2004


Huawei Technologies, the Chinese manufacturer of telecoms equipment, is to set up a European head office in Basingstoke with the creation of 200 jobs.
26-Mar-2004


Rebus Design & Automation is to create 30 jobs in Flintshire, having won a contract to provide a smoke extraction and ventilation system for Arsenalís new stadium.
26-Mar-2004


West Midlands Ambulance Service is to recruit a further 200 paramedics and technicians over the next two years.
26-Mar-2004


Macdonald Hotels is to invest £8m at the Tickled Trout hotel in Preston, including a new conference and banqueting suite for up to 600 people and the creation of 60 jobs.
26-Mar-2004


Gelder Construction is planning to double the size of its Lincolnshire headquarters, with the creation of 30 jobs over the next 18 months.
26-Mar-2004


Exeter Airport has announced plans for a £3.5m expansion that will create 96 jobs, including the construction of a new aircraft maintenance hangar for Flybe.
26-Mar-2004


Tubosider is to relocate its corrugated steel products factory from Warrington to St Helens, and its workforce will double to 44.
25-Mar-2004


NG Bailey is creating 50 new jobs, having won a number of mechanical and electrical building services contracts in the North-East.
25-Mar-2004


TWI has confirmed plans to develop a £18m welding technology research centre at the former Waverley opencast colliery site in South Yorkshire, with the creation of 40 jobs.
25-Mar-2004


Printware, the laser printer supplier with 70 staff, is to relocate to a larger £2.4m site in Southsea in July, and expects to create 25 new jobs by the end of the year.
25-Mar-2004


Swansea Council is to help fund the opening of a Job Shop on the site of the city's historic Norwegian Church, in order to fill hundreds of vacancies that are expected to be created at the £200m SA1 docklands development.
25-Mar-2004


EasyJet is to start four new air routes from Belfast to Paris, Nice, Malaga and Alicante in June, which will lead to the creation of more than 200 jobs in Belfast.
24-Mar-2004


Bannatyne Fitness is planning to expand its chain of 32 fitness clubs with a further five in the next 15 months, while 100 jobs are currently being created in Skelmersdale, Banbury and Folkestone.
24-Mar-2004


Virgin Atlantic is planning to double in size over the next six years, with the creation of 1,400 jobs, and is in negotiations with Boeing and Airbus to buy 30 wide-bodied aircraft.
24-Mar-2004


Benson, the construction contractor, is seeking staff for a new regional office in Maidenhead.
24-Mar-2004


Tesco is seeking permission to build a superstore in Castle Douglas, with the creation of 200 jobs.
23-Mar-2004


The Money Centre is opening a new buy-to-let mortgage office in Sheffield, and hopes to expand the workforce from 12 to 36 over the next 18 months.
23-Mar-2004


Travelscene is creating 17 new jobs in Liverpool, having won contracts to operate tours for Saga Holidays and P&O Ferries.
22-Mar-2004


JA Magson is to relocate its York-based stationery and toys distribution business to a larger site at Clifton Moor, with the creation of 30 jobs.
22-Mar-2004


Independent Mortgage Bureau is to expand the workforce at its Leicester head office from 20 to 30, while ten jobs will be created at new offices in Edinburgh and Belfast.
22-Mar-2004


LogicaCMG is planning to expand its IT services operation in Bridgend with the creation of 750 jobs, including 415 at a new business process outsourcing office.
19-Mar-2004


Voller Energy is planning to set up a £3.7m factory to produce a portable mini fuel cell, with the creation of 40 jobs, and is seeking £4m of funding.
19-Mar-2004


Otto Group UK is to create 300 extra jobs at its Grattan mail order business in Bradford, but 500 jobs will be lost at its Freemans warehouse in Peterborough.
19-Mar-2004


Percy Dalton has won planning permission to set up a peanut processing factory in Haverhill next year, with the creation of up to 100 jobs.
19-Mar-2004


EIBS, the Nottingham-based web content management provider, is planning to expand its workforce from 16 to more than 30 over the next three years.
19-Mar-2004


Parkview International is setting up a dedicated job centre to ensure that the 9,000 jobs being created at the Battersea Power Station redevelopment in London are won by local people.
18-Mar-2004


Stena Line is to create 60 call centre and IT jobs in Holyhead, but its Ashford office in Kent is expected to close with the loss of up to 170 jobs.
18-Mar-2004


H&B Heating & Plumbing is to expand its 120-strong workforce with 20 new jobs, having won a £20m contract from Tristar Homes to supply heating systems to council homes on Teesside.
18-Mar-2004


Marks & Spencer is to open a £2.6m store in Omagh next summer, with the creation of 50 jobs.
18-Mar-2004


Monitor Coatings is looking to more than double the 32-strong workforce at its Wallsend-based coatings manufacturing business, and is relocating to a larger site at the West Chirton Industrial Estate.
17-Mar-2004


David Prentice Cars is to invest £1.5m at its Portadown site and set up a new BMW and Mini dealership in Omagh, with the creation of up to 30 new jobs.
17-Mar-2004


AstraZeneca is to invest £16m in new drug discovery facilities at its Charnwood site by 2006, with the creation of 75 scientific jobs, and has also provided details of a further investment at Alderley Park in Cheshire.
17-Mar-2004


Premier Foods is creating 40 new jobs at its Branston Pickle factory in Bury St Edmunds.
12-Mar-2004


Polymeric Composites is to relocate to a new £2.1m composite materials factory in Clevedon by the end of the year, and the 21-strong workforce will expand.
12-Mar-2004


Scottish & Southern Energy has estimated that a £1bn investment is required to upgrade the power network across the north of Scotland to meet the national demand, which could create 2,500 jobs over the next ten years.
12-Mar-2004


Meridian Technologies is to expand the workforce at its automotive instrument panels factory in Sutton-in-Ashfield from 31 to 41.
12-Mar-2004


ExxonMobil has won permission to build an LNG terminal on the former Esso oil refinery site at Milford Haven, with the creation of 700 construction jobs and 50 permanent jobs.
11-Mar-2004


McNicholas Construction is to create 200 new jobs in its Rail division and open new offices in York and Birmingham.
11-Mar-2004


Care UK has won a £100m contract to provide orthopaedic and outpatient services to the NHS in the Trent and South Yorkshire region, and will open a treatment centre with 150 staff.
11-Mar-2004


Linx Printing Technologies is to expand its workforce to handle the launch of a new range of inkjet and laser printers.
10-Mar-2004


Invest NI is to assist IceMOS Technology of the US with plans to set up a £10m electronic components factory in Belfast, with the creation of 52 jobs.
09-Mar-2004


Maxiprint is planning to expand the workforce at its York-based printing business from 45 to 60 this year.
09-Mar-2004


Quotations, the information solutions company, is creating up to 41 jobs and relocating to a larger office in Holyhead, having secured £0.4m of venture capital and grant aid.
08-Mar-2004


Home Service is planning to create about 300 jobs at its domestic assistance call centre in Walsall.
08-Mar-2004


EWA is to create 14 new jobs at its teacher training call centre in Chelmsford, having won a £10m Teacher Training Agency contract.
08-Mar-2004


B&Q has announced plans to open 20 DIY stores this year, with the creation of 3,500 jobs.
08-Mar-2004


MRM is planning to expand its marketing business in Market Harborough this year, with the creation of up to 30 new jobs.
05-Mar-2004


One Account is expanding its mortgage lending business by opening a new office in Norwich and recruiting 150 extra staff.
03-Mar-2004


Chartwell Bodycraft is to relocate its car bodywork repair business to a new £2.5m site at Pride Park in Derby in August, with the creation of 16 jobs.
03-Mar-2004


Imprint Search & Selection is planning to double the size of its recruitment business this year, increasing the number of fee-earning staff from 37 to 84.
02-Mar-2004


Marks & Spencer is to create more than 100 jobs at a new store due to open at Parc Fforestfach in Llanelli in the early summer.
02-Mar-2004


Argos is creating 160 customer service jobs at its Argos Direct office and warehouse centre in Stafford.
01-Mar-2004


Discovery Channel is seeking a suitable site for a 100,000 sq ft headquarters in London, and expects its headcount to rise from 350 to 500.
01-Mar-2004


The Department of Health is to spend £3.4m on a recruitment drive for radiographers, in order to alleviate the current shortage in NHS hospitals.
01-Mar-2004


NEG Micon Rotors is to expand its wind turbine manufacturing facilities on the Isle of Wight by setting up a new factory in East Cowes, with the creation of up to 120 jobs.
27-Feb-2004


Youngs Bluecrest is to invest £15m at its seafood factories in Hull and Grimsby with the creation of 300 jobs, but about 260 jobs will be lost through the closure of its plant in Gosforth.
26-Feb-2004


Derby City Council has sold the last available plot of land at Pride Park to Volkswagen Financial Services for the development of an Audi dealership with the creation of about 70 jobs.
26-Feb-2004


JJB Sports is to create up to 60 jobs at a new sports store and leisure centre due to open on Kidderminster's Weavers Wharf development next month.
25-Feb-2004


East Riding Council is considering revised plans from Key Growing to build a £1m flower and plant packing facility at Plaxton Bridge, Woodmansey, with the creation of up to 150 jobs.
25-Feb-2004


Galgorm Manor in Ballymena is to start work on a new £7m upmarket leisure and tourism complex later this year, including spa resort, restaurant and conference facilities, which will create 40 jobs.
25-Feb-2004


Virgin Atlantic is to recruit about 700 cabin crew staff this year at its services from Gatwick and Heathrow airports, due to rising demand for flights to the US.
23-Feb-2004


Thomas Cook is to create 200 new jobs at its travel call centre in Larbert, near Falkirk.
19-Feb-2004


Congleton Borough Council is to consider plans from MID Point Sports for the development of a £26m leisure complex in Middlewich, including an Olympic-size swimming pool and the creation of 150 jobs.
19-Feb-2004


HM Plant, the machinery importer, is to relocate its headquarters from Somerset to a new £5m site at Hebburn in South Tyneside in the autumn, with the creation of 50 jobs.
19-Feb-2004


Irwin Mitchell, the law firm, is planning to expand its Newcastle office this year with the creation of up to 60 jobs.
19-Feb-2004


Mansfield District Council is considering plans from Mansfield Land Development to build a hotel, office and apartments complex on the site of the town's former brewery, with the creation of up to 900 jobs.
19-Feb-2004


Brecon Pharmaceuticals is planning to double the size of its production plant in Hay-on-Wye with the creation of 100 jobs.
19-Feb-2004


British Airways is to create up to 400 jobs at call centres in Manchester, Newcastle and Belfast, but 350 jobs will be lost through the closure of its Glasgow site in November.
18-Feb-2004


Lister Trade Frames is creating 86 new jobs as it moves into a new £2.5m window factory in Stoke-on-Trent over the next few weeks.
17-Feb-2004


The Wales Millennium Centre is to create about 100 jobs when it opens the new arts centre in Cardiff in November.
17-Feb-2004


St Modwen is to regenerate a 600-acre site at the Corus steelworks in Llanwern, which will involve a £200m investment in new homes and offices and the creation of up to 7,000 jobs.
17-Feb-2004


Luminar Leisure is to open a £1m Chicago Rock Cafe in Chester-le-Street at the end of March, with the creation of 40 jobs.
16-Feb-2004


South East England Development Agency is helping SP seek planning permission for a new composites factory in Cowes, which will create 47 jobs.
16-Feb-2004


ASL Systems, the Gateshead-based manufacturer of wiring systems for commercial vehicles, is to create 50 new jobs.
13-Feb-2004


Banham Poultry is to seek planning permission for a £10m power plant fuelled by chicken waste at its site in Attleborough, which would create 20 jobs.
13-Feb-2004


York Inward Investment Board has announced that Efamol is to set up a headquarters for its fatty acids research and marketing business in Selby, with the creation of ten jobs.
13-Feb-2004


Doncaster Council is to consider plans from Lazarus Properties to build a new five-storey town centre headquarters for Earth Finance, which would create 200 jobs.
13-Feb-2004


Centrale is to create 2,200 jobs when its new £100m shopping centre opens in Croydon, with retailers such as Mango, Elle and Allsports already recruiting staff.
12-Feb-2004


Accelrys is creating 30 new jobs at its biotechnology software business in Cambridge.
12-Feb-2004


Carmasters is to create 100 jobs in Bridlington this year, having won a contract from Northgate to refurbish former hire vans and cars.
12-Feb-2004


Lichfield District Council is looking to develop the facilities at Chasewater Country Park, in order to attract more visitors and create up to 120 new jobs.
11-Feb-2004


Smiles Engineering is to expand its Newcastle-based workforce from seven to 19, having won a contract to supply 70 low-emission diesel engines to bus operator Arriva.
11-Feb-2004


MGt is to create 100 call centre jobs in Kirkcaldy this year having won a contract to provide back-office services for the launch of a new digital TV service called Top Up TV.
11-Feb-2004


Fenland District Council is to consider plans from Del Monte to expand its fruit processing site in Wisbech, with the creation of up to 100 jobs.
11-Feb-2004


Marshall Construction of Alloa has set up a housebuilding subsidiary called Marshall Homes, which will involve the creation of 50 new jobs.
11-Feb-2004


Lyreco, the Telford-based stationery distributor, is investing £10m in the expansion off its headquarters and distribution centre, with the creation of 300 jobs.
10-Feb-2004


North East Lincolnshire Council is in discussions with an unnamed Dutch investment bank that wants to build a £20m equipment distribution centre at Immingham Dock, which would create 400 jobs.
10-Feb-2004


The Springfield Hotel in Holywell, Clwyd, is to undergo a £1m refurbishment with the creation of 50 new jobs.
09-Feb-2004


B&Q is to create 300 jobs at a new DIY superstore due to open at Trafford Park in July.
09-Feb-2004


Aggreko, the air conditioning equipment supplier, is to set up a national rental centre in Cannock in April, with the creation of 65 jobs.
09-Feb-2004


Co-operative Financial Services is to create 500 jobs at call centres in Manchester, Stockport and Skelmersdale this year.
05-Feb-2004


Xcellsyz is looking to raise up to £5m of venture capital to fund its research into diabetes, and expects to increase its Newcastle-based workforce from 10 to 30.
04-Feb-2004


Fenland District Council is considering plans from Delamore to relocate its plant nursery and 175 staff to a new £5m site in Wisbech St Mary, with the creation of 45 new jobs.
04-Feb-2004


Devro, the manufacturer of sausage casings, is said to considering plans to open a new factory in Hamilton, with the creation of 45 jobs.
04-Feb-2004


Donald Ward is investing millions of pounds in the expansion of its recycling plant in Ilkeston, and the workforce is expected to rise from 65 to 100 over the next 18 months.
04-Feb-2004


JL French is creating 30 new jobs at its automotive engine and transmission components plant in Witham.
04-Feb-2004


MGM Mirage of the US and British Land have announced plans to build a £250m casino, hotel and leisure complex next to the Meadowhall Centre in Sheffield, which would create about 2,000 jobs.
04-Feb-2004


Wolverhampton Council is planning to expand its recyclable waste collection service over the next 18 months, with the creation of more than 50 jobs.
03-Feb-2004


PFK Ling is to set up a £2.5m Honda centre in Lowestoft with the creation of up to 60 jobs, in order to offer cars, motorcycles, quad bikes and jet skis.
02-Feb-2004


Department of Trade & Industry is planning to set up a £8m Consumer Direct call centre in Camborne, with the creation of 57 jobs.
02-Feb-2004


Greggs of Yorkshire has announced plans for a £4.5m expansion at its bakery in Leeds by August, with the creation of up to 30 jobs.
02-Feb-2004


School Trends, the Sheffield-based school wear supplier, is to create up to 100 jobs over the next five years, and will relocate to a new £2.5m headquarters near Mosborough in February.
02-Feb-2004


Sheldon & Clayton is seeking permission for a £3m expansion of its haulage warehouse and office facilities in West Bromwich, with the creation of 35 jobs.
02-Feb-2004


Alliance & Leicester is recruiting 100 additional staff at call centres in Leicester and Narborough.
02-Feb-2004


HSBC is said to be planning to recruit 300 equity analysts over the next three years, as part of a strategy to expand its brokerage operations.
02-Feb-2004


Lab901 has raised £1m in cash and grant assistance to fund the commercial development of its ScreenTape DNA testing equipment, and is looking to recruit six scientists.
30-Jan-2004


Boots is to outsource its Nottingham-based D82 Warehouse and 600 jobs to Unipart, while 300 new jobs will be created across the Boots logistics operation to cope with extended working hours and more frequent deliveries.
30-Jan-2004


Tyco Electronics is creating 80 jobs at its Crompton Industrial Instruments plant in Witham, Essex, and £1m will be invested in a new laboratory.
30-Jan-2004


Admiral is to create 100 new jobs at its motor insurance operations in Cardiff and Swansea.
29-Jan-2004


Atmel is to invest a further £100m at its semiconductor plant on North Tyneside, with the creation of 150 jobs.
28-Jan-2004


Vodafone is to create 100 new jobs at its recently-acquired Project 5 telecoms facility in Newark, and the site will become a centre of excellence for services to business customers.
28-Jan-2004


Vimac Leisure is to invest £5m in new venues this year with the creation of more than 100 jobs, and is seeking three suitable sites in the north-east.
27-Jan-2004


JCB has acquired a 12-acre site at Church Broughton, Derbyshire, to manufacture diesel engines, and 100 jobs will be created at the newly-formed JCB Power Systems division.
27-Jan-2004


Shop Direct is to close a call centre in India and transfer the 250 jobs back to sites in Worcester, Burnley, Bolton, Widnes, Preston and Newtown in South Wales, following the company's acquisition by March UK.
26-Jan-2004


Kail & Co is to relocate its precision engineering business, which has 30 staff, to a larger site in Sunderland in April, and expects to create ten new jobs this year.
26-Jan-2004


Hays Travel is to create between 50 and 160 new jobs at its travel agency operations across the north-east, including call centre, administration and homeworking jobs.
26-Jan-2004


TNT Express Services, the business express courier service, is to set up a call centre at Willow Farm near Nottingham East Midlands Airport, with the creation of up to 120 jobs by the end of the year.
26-Jan-2004


Kestrel 3D, the developer of laser scanning technology, is seeking a suitable site for a new headquarters in the East Midlands, which would create about 45 jobs.
26-Jan-2004


Tesco is planning to recruit 400 departmental managers at stores across London and the south by the end of March.
26-Jan-2004


Middlesbrough Borough Council is to receive plans from Springs to open a £4.5m fitness and leisure facility at the Tennis World site, with the creation of 60 jobs.
23-Jan-2004


Gilwood Engineering, the Tyneside-based mechanical and electrical contractor, is looking to double its 30-strong workforce following a rise in demand for its services.
23-Jan-2004


Fruiting Bodies, the Llangadog-based producer of medicinal mushroom extracts, has secured an investment from Finance Wales to expand its facilities and increase its workforce to about 50 over the next three years.
22-Jan-2004


Invertek Drives is relocating its electronic variable speed drives business from Llanymynech to the Offa's Dyke Business Park at Welshpool, which will lead to the creation of up to 25 jobs over the next few years.
22-Jan-2004


Storey Carpets is planning to open franchised flooring stores across the country over the next three years, while 150 jobs are currently being created at ten new outlets in the north.
22-Jan-2004


Legal & General is to create 50 new jobs in Cardiff in order to sell Sainsbury's-branded life insurance policies.
21-Jan-2004


VMS, the supplier of digital road and rail signs, is relocating its 53 Tyneside-based staff to the Monkton Business Park this month, and 17 new jobs will be created.
21-Jan-2004


Asda is seeking permission to expand its superstore in Wolverhampton, with the creation of 150 jobs.
21-Jan-2004


Modern Eyewear is to set up a manufacturing base to produce lenses for opticians and optical laboratories in Belfast, with the creation of up to 20 jobs.
20-Jan-2004


Genesis Communications is planning to create 100 new jobs over the next 18 months, following the relocation of its mobile phone services business to parent company Dixons Group's site in Bury.
20-Jan-2004


Skipton Building Society's Homeloan Management division is to open a call centre in Londonderry later this year, with the creation of at least 240 jobs, in order to process mortgage applications.
19-Jan-2004


EMG Medical Group is to open the £10m Dolan Park Hospital near Bromsgrove in April, and the 150 staff will specialise in the treatment of obesity.
19-Jan-2004


RHL is planning a £2.8m expansion at its customer contact centres in Glasgow, with the creation of 450 jobs.
19-Jan-2004


Good Food Chain is planning to create about 30 jobs this year, following the expansion of its sandwich production site in Stone.
19-Jan-2004


Temple Knight, the photocopier repair company, is to relocate its head office to Edenbridge in Kent over the next few months, with the creation of up to 10 new jobs.
19-Jan-2004


Cotswold Group is to build a £4.5m BMW dealership in Gloucester by the end of the year, with the creation of 40 jobs.
19-Jan-2004


Dixons is to open six new stores in the north-east this year, under the Dixons, Curry's and PC World brands, with the creation of 240 jobs.
16-Jan-2004


Bombardier is to recruit 100 extra workers in Derby to work on a £250m train maintenance contract for Midland Mainline.
16-Jan-2004


TWI, the welding research organisation, has secured £2.7m in Objective One funding to establish a facility in Port Talbot, where it will employ 14 staff.
15-Jan-2004


Asda is to submit plans to Solihull Council to build a 42,000 sq ft superstore in Chelmsley Wood town centre, which would create 350 jobs.
15-Jan-2004


Corus is to recruit 85 new staff at its Corus Tubes site in Hartlepool, having won a contract to supply a gas pipeline.
15-Jan-2004


Mersey Regional Ambulance Service is to invest £2.5m in service improvements, including the acquisition of more staff and new ambulances.
15-Jan-2004


John Sisk is looking to expand its construction business in the south-west with the creation of 40 jobs over the next three years, following the acquisition of the Bideem Group.
15-Jan-2004


Solent Blue Line is planning to expand its Hampshire-based bus operations this year with the creation of up to 40 new jobs.
14-Jan-2004


Genzyme of the US is to set up a biotechnology research facility in Cambridge this year, with 150 staff.
14-Jan-2004


Brita of Germany is to set up a £10m water filter factory in Bicester with the creation of 130 jobs, and production will relocate from Sunbury-on-Thames later this year.
14-Jan-2004


Nationwide is to open a call centre in Sheffield this year with the creation of up to 180 jobs, and sites in Swindon and Northampton will be refurbished.
13-Jan-2004


Diamond Chain Company is looking to set up a factory to manufacture industrial roller chains near its existing distribution site in Blaydon, with the creation of up to 300 jobs.
12-Jan-2004


West Bromwich Pallets is to relocate its Sandwell recycling plant to a larger £4.5m site in Kelvin Way later this year, with the creation of about 50 jobs.
12-Jan-2004


Bureau Veritas is to create a number of new jobs in Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth, having won a contract to provide verification and certification services on 42 of Shell's offshore installations.
12-Jan-2004


Printbylaser is planning to expand the 24-strong workforce at its Washington-based printing business with 12 additional staff this year.
09-Jan-2004


CBL Contractors of Hartlepool is to create up to 200 new jobs, having won a £10m contract to fit the cabling and electrical installations in the new Wembley stadium.
09-Jan-2004


Carlisle Brass is setting up a new £4m window and door fittings factory in Carlisle, with the creation of about 40 jobs.
09-Jan-2004


Marks & Spencer has announced plans to more than double the size of its store in Ballymena, with the creation of 70 jobs by September.
09-Jan-2004


Sealine is to create up to 35 new jobs at its luxury boat factory in Kidderminster to work on the production of a new yacht.
09-Jan-2004


Portland Group is to create up to 120 jobs at a new £2.5m care home for people with mental health problems at Shildon in County Durham.
08-Jan-2004


Fife Council is considering plans from Carlton Clubs to build a £6m bingo club at the Fife Leisure Park in Dunfermline, with the creation of 70 jobs.
08-Jan-2004


Jennings Motor Group is planning to open a car dealership in Middlesbrough in March with the creation of 30 jobs, offering a number of undisclosed brands.
07-Jan-2004


P&O Ferries is to employ up to 200 Portuguese workers for seasonal jobs on its Portsmouth-based ferries this year.
07-Jan-2004


Huntingdonshire District Council is considering plans from Turbine Motor Works to set up a jet engine refurbishment operation at RAF Upwood, which would create up to 200 jobs over the next three years.
07-Jan-2004


Neath Port Talbot Council is considering plans from Western Bio-Energy, which is partly owned by Western Log Group of Cwmavon, to develop a wood-burning power station near the British Oxygen depot, with the creation of 20 jobs.
07-Jan-2004


Offshore Wind Power is looking to develop the world's largest wind power network off the Lincolnshire coast, which would involve the creation of hundreds of jobs in construction and manufacturing.
06-Jan-2004


WD Close is to relocate its steel fabrication business and 87 staff from Gateshead to a larger 100,000 sq ft factory in Walker this month, and 30 new jobs will be created.
06-Jan-2004


Yorkshire Water has approved a scheme from the Able Partnership to set up a fish farm and caviar production facility on a 14-hectare site in Caldervale, Wakefield.
05-Jan-2004


Sainsbury is planning to install 70 more banking areas in its stores this year, with the creation of about 100 jobs, following a trial in 30 stores.
05-Jan-2004


FFDR is planning to create 20 new jobs in its fire and flood damage restoration business this year, having won contracts worth £1m in Scotland.
05-Jan-2004


Asda is to create 150 new jobs at its Taunton store by the end of next year, having won permission for an extension.
02-Jan-2004


Home Service, the provider of domestic assistance and warranties, is to create 80 new jobs at its call centre in Walsall.
02-Jan-2004


Wolverhampton Council is to consider plans from Volkswagen for the development of a commercial vehicles outlet near Bilston town centre, with the creation of 28 jobs.
02-Jan-2004


Marks & Spencer is to recruit 120 staff for a new clothing store due to open in Speke in the spring.
01-Jan-2004


Dobbies has submitted revised plans for the expansion of its garden centre at Ponteland in Northumberland, which would create 80 new jobs.
01-Jan-2004


Dyfed-Powys Police is to create 50 jobs at a new call centre in Carmarthen by the summer, in order to handle non-emergency calls.
01-Jan-2004


Hiscox is planning to set up an insurance claims centre in a 20,000sq ft building in Colchester, with the creation of 20 jobs.
01-Jan-2004