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TAG Farnborough Airport
- Founded: 1908
- Business Sector: Aviation
- Interesting fact: $47 billion worth of orders were taken at the Farnborough Airshow in 2010
- Did you know?: Farnborough is the UK's first airfield in aviation history and home to the country's first powered flight in 1908.
Jeremy Talbot - TAG Farnborough Airport
“ We have been very impressed with the excellent service that we receive from Nationwide Utilities. They supported us through the transition from our previous suppliers and have created significant savings for us. We were looking for an energy broker who we could trust to find the best utility deal on our behalf and provide a strong after service. We have definitely received this from Nationwide Utilities. ”
TAG Farnborough Airport is one of the most modern, high quality and efficient Business Aviation centres in Europe. It is the pre-eminent Business Aviation airport in the UK and rivals the best in the World. The airport is owned by TAG Aviation, an aviation services group based in Geneva.
The airport dates from 1908 and was developed as an MOD-owned business centre in the 1990's before TAG Aviation won the operating contract in 1998. A CAA Aerodrome Licence was granted in 2003 and TAG became the freehold owner in 2007. The airport focuses exclusively on private business and freight services. TAG also rents premises to over fifty tenants on the site. These include major business aviation manufacturing companies, including Cessna and Bombardier, as well as companies that manage, maintain and refurbish business aircraft.
TAG remains committed to supporting the biennial Farnborough International Airshow, a showcase for global aviation and aerospace. In 2008, the 60th anniversary Farnborough International Airshow attracted record orders of £44.35 billion.
Neil Kenny - TAG Farnborough Airport
“ Controlling energy usage is a key priority for us and Nationwide Utilities makes the process really simple with the online data they provide. A network of smart meters gives us easy access to our energy and gas consumption information and being able to manage this data online has helped us become much more efficient. We are delighted with the service and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Nationwide Utilities. ”
- Founded: 1998
- Business Sector: Retail
- Interesting fact: BrightHouse is currently the sponsor for Five's Australian soap opera Home and Away.
- Did you know?: BrightHouse can trace some of its roots to Radio Rentals established in 1932.
Darren Fox - BrightHouse
“ BrightHouse have achieved significant savings working in partnership with Nationwide Utilities. They keep the procurement process simple and don’t charge the high fees experienced with other brokers. ”
BrightHouse is the UK’s leading rent-to-own company, providing quality branded household good to customers on a weekly payment basis from its portfolio of 220 stores throughout the UK. The range includes appliances, consumer electronics and furniture.
The company's 'no hassle' credit management process enables customers to obtain the goods they want at affordable prices, with the option of spreading the payments through credit agreements that are kept as simple as possible, geared to the traditional 'weekly payment' arrangements.
The growth of the business is reflected in the steady rate of new stores being opened. A focus on customer service, product quality, and infrastructure efficiencies, is complemented by careful management of gross margin, stock levels, availability and cashflow. In 2009/10, the Company delivered growth of 15.7% in total revenue to £197m, leading to a 16.0% increase in underlying EBITdA to £34.1m.
- Founded: 1996
- Business Sector: Internet
- Interesting fact: 90 million monthly users get the answers they need from the Ask network.
- Did you know?: Reginald Jeeves is a character created in 1915 in the stories of P. G. Wodehouse.
Founded as 'Ask Jeeves' in 1996 and re-named Ask.com in 2005, Ask.com is committed to its mission of increasing personal knowledge by empowering people with answers. The network of sites is the #1 brand for answering questions online, helping more than 90 million users monthly.
As the only Q&A service combining the power of search with the insight of a live user community, Ask.com's technology scours the web to find answers where they exist online, or turns to a qualified Ask.com user when they don't. If the question is too subjective for a machine to interpret correctly, or the answer has yet to be shared online, the system uses its proprietary matching technology to route the question to a qualified Ask.com user who can help. Now available as a mobile app, the Ask.com programme allows users to obtain answers from speaking into their handset.
Headquartered in Oakland, California with an international presence in the UK and Europe, Ask.com is the fourth biggest site on the web for monthly searches. It is a wholly owned business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI).
- Founded: 1977
- Business Sector: Hotels
- Interesting fact: Hotusa is the largest hotel consortium in Europe and the third largest hotel consortium in the world.
- Did you know?: The first hotel booking centre was established in 1977 with just 2 employees.
Simon Williams – Hotusa Hotels
“ Nationwide Utilities has helped us save money through procurement at a number of international locations and provides excellent energy management support. Whilst working with Nationwide Utilities, we've found them to be very professional and they always respond quickly whenever we have a question. ”
Hotusa is a hotel management and ownership chain that has over 100 hotels under ownership or rental, and has partnering arrangements with over 2,350 hotels across 48 countries. It is the largest European hotel consortium and is the fourth largest global operator. The group includes the Eurostars Hotels chain.
The Hotusa approach is to provide support services to smaller and bespoke establishments to help them be more competitive and attract more customers. Marketing, distribution, exclusive representation, membership, technology, quality systems and supplies are the focal points of the business. The branding over a range of trade marks provides a diversification for the company across a range of market sectors. The group is based in Barcelona with offices in Rome, Paris, London, Vienna, Lisbon, Mexico City and Buenos Aires.
London Central Mosque
- Founded: 1940
- Business Sector: Place of Worship
- Interesting fact: George VI donated land for the cultural centre in return for a site in Cairo for a cathedral.
- Did you know?: The Sacred Mosque in Saudi Arabia has a capacity of 4 million people during the hajj period.
Feizal Muttur - The London Central Mosque Trust Ltd
“ We had not used an energy broker before and looked at a few before choosing Nationwide Utilities. We are happy with them and as such have never had to change broker. Alex and David came across as gentlemen who know their business and their presentation of the products was excellent. They certainly met our expectations and where anything was not as we expected, Alex took the trouble to review, sort out and deliver. I would recommend Nationwide Utilities, without any hesitation. ”
The Islamic Cultural Centre (ICC) incorporates The London Central Mosque and was established in 1944. It acts on behalf of all british Muslims vis-a-vis the government, local authorities and official bodies, covering matters pertaining to health, welfare, education and related issues.
The London Central Mosque and ICC have become the focus of Islam and for Muslims in the UK. In addition to providing facilities for daily worship and providing Islamic Education for children, the Centre plays a pivotal role in the establishment of new facilities throughout he UK. It has been behind all the other mosque and Islamic institutions that have been set up to serve their respective Muslim communities. The London Central Mosque accommodates 4500 people, including the basement foyers and open wings, while this figure can top 6000 during the summer when worshippers also use the open forecourt. For the major festivals, up to 50,000 Muslims visit the Mosque and offer their prayers up to six times a day.
- Founded: 1844
- Business Sector: Voluntary Organisation
- Interesting fact: The YMCA was the first national organisation to adopt a strict equal gender policy in 1880.
- Did you know?: The game of basketball was invented at a US YMCA in 1891 by James Naismith.
The Young Men's Christian Association ('YMCA') is a worldwide organisation of more than 45 million members from 125 national federations affiliated through the World Alliance of YMCAs. The organisation was founded in London in 1844 with the goal of putting Christian principles into practice, through developing a 'healthy spirit, body and mind'. Today, the YMCA is open to all, and is made up of local and national organisations in voluntary association. The World Alliance of YMCAs is based in Geneva. YMCA England is host to 135 local associations throughout the country and based in London.
- Founded: 2006
- Business Sector: Nightclubs
- Interesting fact: The nightclub is named after the Polynesian path to the Underworld.
- Did you know?: Visitors list includes among others: Prince William and Harry, Rihanna, Jenson Button, Kate Moss, Paris Hilton, Mickey Rourke.
Mahiki is a London nightclub in Mayfair, situated near the Ritz Hotel, well known for its celebrity clientele. It carries a polynesian, tropical themes. The club was opened in 2006 by Piers Adam and Nick House. While it has attracted media attention as the favourite haunt of some of the young Royals, the club operates an open door policy as far as is practical and you do not need to be a member to gain entry. The business attends Royal Henley Regatta each year with a range of exotic cocktails and its famous 'treasure chests' for group sharing.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
- Founded: 1743
- Business Sector: Law
- Interesting fact: Freshfields are the official legal services provider to the London 2012 Olympics.
- Did you know?: The archangel Michael has formed part of the law firm's symbol since the 18th Century.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is a global law firm based in London, and a member of the elite 'Magic Circle' of leading UK legal practices. In revenue terms, it is the world's second-largest legal firm. In 2009/10 it achieved total revenues of £1.14 billion and profits per equity partner of £1.4 million. It has 27 offices in 16 countries across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America and employs around 2,500 legal advisers.
It's clients include a broad range of national and multinational corporations, financial institutions as well as public sector bodies and national governments. The business is active in the mergers and acquisitions market and advises across a range of substantial cross-border transactions.
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
- Founded: 1967 (Initially as Team 4)
- Business Sector: Architecture
- Interesting fact: Architects for Heathrow's £4bn Terminal 5 and O2 Arena (formerly The Millennium Dome).
- Did you know?: One of the first projects (Creek Vean) was funded by the sale of a Piet Mondrian painting.
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) has attracted critical acclaim and awards including the Stirling Prize 2009 for Maggie’s London, the Stirling Prize 2006 for Terminal 4, Madrid Barajas Airport and the Manser Medal in 2008 for a green housing in Milton Keynes.
RSHP is an international architectural practice based in London. It is currently engaged on a range of high profile projects including; the British Museum Extension; One Hyde Park, a luxury residential development in Knightsbridge; an office building in Washington DC; a major mixed-use development in Scandicci, Italy; and a wide range of major masterplans in cities across three continents. The practice is participating in the Greater Paris project, looking at the future of the city as a more integrated metropolitan region, as it faces the social and environmental challenges of the 21st century.
Clients include: AENA (Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea Madrid), BAA (British Airports Authority), Canary Wharf Group, Candy & Candy, Daimler Chrysler, le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication and Reuters. The Practice also works for major developers, including British Land, Lendlease, Stanhope plc, Silverstein Properties and Native Land.
- Founded: 1943
- Business Sector: Solicitors
- Interesting fact: Gilbert Rowberry opened a law firm in Gloucester, under his name. He had one client and no money to pay the rent!
- Did you know?: It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside-down.
Karen Bentley - Rowberry Morris Solicitors
“ Nationwide Utilities have helped us to cut our energy costs and we have been so impressed that he have passed on referals. ”
Rowberry Morris is a very well established firm of solicitors. From our offices in Reading, Staines, Tadley and Richmond we provide good value and friendly services to individuals and businesses. The firmÃ¢ÂÂs lawyers provide a personal service tailored to clientsÃ¢ÂÂ particular needs, delivered with a high degree of professionalism at reasonable cost. Over time four of the firmÃ¢ÂÂs partners have been made local judges in the Thames Valley area.