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Stirling Lloyd PLC acquired by global chemicals business

US-based GCP Applied Technologies Inc., a leading global provider of specialist construction chemicals and building materials, has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Knutsford-headquartered Stirling Lloyd PLC.

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TP advises MPP Global on £12m investment

Turner Parkinson are delighted to have advised MPP Global, a high growth technology business delivering digital monetisation services to the media, sport and retail sectors, on a £12m investment from Albion Ventures and Grafton Capital. As part of the deal Keith Wallington, the former COO of Mimecast, has joined the business as chairman tasked with driving the business’s international strategy.

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Pushy parenting or a necessary business move?

It has been revealed that former Spice Girl and fashion designer Victoria Beckham (VB) has applied to register her daughter’s name “Harper Beckham” as a trade mark in both the UK and Europe.

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Barclays CEO under investigation for trying to identify whistle blower – what protections do ‘whistle blowers’ get?

Barclays CEO, Jes Staley, is currently being investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) for trying to identify a whistle blower. Whistle blowing is the collective term given to reporting wrongdoing at work and this raises a number of financial, practical, legal and moral considerations for both employers and employees.

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British Gas Trading Ltd v Lock

The Court of Appeal in British Gas Trading Ltd v Lock held that results-based commission should be taken into account when working out statutory holiday pay. The Supreme Court has now rejected British Gas’ application to appeal against the Court of Appeal’s judgment and this issue of principle is therefore finalised.

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