Lottery winner picks Rhodes

Bondholder Rhodes Wealth Management has been chosen by a £2.6 million lottery winner to manage his newfound wealth.

Matt Evans, who is a postman, had already been friends with the director of Rhodes Wealth Management, Adam Rhodes, for over a decade so the choice was a natural one.

Matt said: "I met Adam and we completed some cash flow modeling to give examples of what could happen to my money based on a number of scenarios. This has helped me understand how my fortune will grow, what I can spend now and how to invest wisely to ensure I have a regular income."

Adam Rhodes commented: "To suddenly come into such a fortune can be quite a shock. Whilst it might solve many initial problems, instant wealth can make life more complex and lottery winners particularly can be prone to making poor decisions and being overly generous."

Before his lottery win, Matt lived with his mum and dad and their seven dogs. He still lives in the same town but now owns his own substantial property and a new BMW M6.

Tioga teams up with Sky Recruitment Solutions

Expert in electronic assembly and Bondholder Tioga has selected Sky Recruitment Solutions as a local staffing provider due to a new contract win.

All the roles start on a temporary basis for 12 weeks with the opportunity to become 12-month contracts and potentially permanent.

Inital feedback about Sky Recruitment Solutions has been that the recruitment services provider has a thorough approach and that the right sorts of candidates have been sourced.

Managing Director of Sky Recruitment Solutions, David Torrington first approached Tioga's Helen Higginbotham to explain the company's interesting in working closely with other Bondholders at exclusive preferential rates.

For more information on Sky Recruitment Services, visit the comapny website here.

Rolls-Royce soars with orders of £3bn

Bondholder Rolls-Royce has won two orders totalling $3bn - a $2.7bn order from Norwegian for Trent 1000 engines and TotalCare© long-term service support for 19 new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft and an order worth $300m to provide ANA Group with Trent 900 engines for use in three new A380 aircraft.

This decision further develops our relationship with Rolls-Royce and we look forward to operating aircraft powered by the latest version of the Trent 1000
— Bjorn Kjos, CEO at Norwegian

The Norwegian deal also includes TotalCare© for Trent 1000 engines that will power 11 previously-announced leased Boeing 787s yet to enter service. 

Bjorn Kjos, CEO at Norwegian, said: "This decision further develops our relationship with Rolls-Royce and we look forward to operating aircraft powered by the latest version of the Trent 1000, which sets new standards of performance.

Rolls-Royce's deal with ANA Group reinforces the Trent 900's position as the engine of choice on the A380 as it has been selected by the majority of A380 customers.

Dominic Horwood, Director, Customers & Services - Civil Aerospace at Rolls-Royce said: "ANA Group is an extremely respected and valued customer and we are honoured that they have chosen us again to power their new airplane."

OfficeCare wins 12th consecutive DCCC contract

Bondholder cleaning company OfficeCare has won its 12th consecutive contract with fellow Bondholder Derbyshire County Cricket Club to make sure its ground and facilities are not on a sticky wicket.

The deal will mean staff will be on site 364 days a year providing cleaning services at the 3aaa County Ground. The contract includes cleaning the boardroom and offices, changing rooms, the catering and banqueting facilities, plus the nearby elite performance centre with its gym and indoor practice nets. All 5,000 seats will also be cleaned before the season starts in April.

OfficeCare’s staff have done a great job for us for more than a decade
— Ryan Duckett, Commercial Director at Derbyshire County Cricket Club

Martin Booth, Managing Director of OfficeCare said: "We are delighted that we are Derbyshire County Cricket Club's cleaning partner again for the 2016 season. As a local company we love nothing better than supporting their growth by allowing their staff to concentrate on their day-to-day business rather than worrying about cleaning."

Ryan Duckett, Commercial Director for Derbyshire County Cricket Club said: "OfficeCare's staff have done a great job for us for more than a decade. The partnership between our two organisations has grown and we look forward to developing this further over the next year as we complete the second phase of ground development."

The company's association with the club is not the longest for a sporting arena - it has been cleaning fellow Bondholder Derby County Football Club's stadium for 14 years not to mention an array of commercial buildings, educational establishments and surgeries across the East Midlands.

Bombardier invited for £2.5bn London Underground contract

Whilst Bondholder Bombardier is expected to start building Crossrail trains this year, it is also now one of five pre-qualified manufacturers of which have been invited to bid for a new contract worth up to £2.5bn to supply trains for the London Underground.

The winning bidder will design and build trains for the Piccadilly, Bakerloo, Central and Waterloo and City lines by the early 2020s.

Other manufacturers invited to bid include French manufacturer Alstom, Spanish firm CAF, Japanese company Hitachi and Germany's Siemens, however, Hitachi is the only competitor with a UK manufacturing site and is based in the north-east.

Bombardier has also recently completed the delivery of 191 Sub Surface Line trains for London Underground and is the only firm to both design and build trains in the UK.

The new fleet will feature air-conditioned, walk-through carriages capable of offering faster, more frequent and more reliable journeys on the deep-level lines. It will also increase capacity and comfort across the service while maximising accessibility and safety through widened doors.

Nick Brown, Managing Director of London Underground, visited Bombardier's factory before Christmas to help the firm celebrate the completion of the SSL contract. He said: "This invitation to train manufacturers to submit bids for the design and build of the New Tube for London is a significant step forward."

Innes England oversees Nelsons revamp

Sterne House on Lodge Lane

Bondholder and Derby-based law firm Nelsons Solicitors has undertaken a transformation project at its Sterne House office on Lodge Lane which is being overseen by fellow Bondholder Innes England.

Additions include an impressive glazed atrium as well as a brand new conference room on the building's top floor.

Mike Thorne, Director at Innes England said: "The building was in need of modernisation so having looked carefully at the options they decided that a refurbishment programme would deliver what they were looking for."

Staff at Nelsons have temporarily moved out of the building during the works and are expected to return early this year to an improved, high-quality working environment.

Nelsons has also secured the National Law Society's law management quality mark, Lexcel, for the eleventh year running - an optional, recognised accreditation scheme for law firms and in-house legal teams.

Altran partners to make intelligent vehicles

Global leader in innovation and Marketing Derby Bondholder Altran has announced its partnership with Jaguar Land Rover to develop and market a unique and groundbreaking open software platform.

This is a great example of international collaboration, where best-in-class expertise has delivered a game-changing product
— Mike Simms, CEO of Altran

This platform will revolutionise traditional Electrical and Electronic (E/E) automotive architectures by bringing together cutting-edge industrial and engineering techniques with the processes, methods and tools found in the consumer electronics industry.

Mike Simms, CEO of Bondholder Altran commented: "At Altran UK we are very proud to be key stakeholders in a project that will prove to be an asset of enormous value to the Altran Group. Our long-standing relationship with Jaguar Land Rover has allowed us to co-develop an architecture that will set new standards across industry sectors going forward. I congratulate our automotive team based here in Warwick and those with whom they have worked across the wider Group; this is a great example of international collaboration, where best-in-class expertise has delivered a game-changing product."