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Lancashire United Transport

Lancashire United Transport was a tram, bus and trolleybus operator based at Howe Bridge in Atherton, 10 miles north west of Manchester. It was the largest independent bus operator in the United Kingdom until its acquisition by the Greater Manche ...

                                               

LineOne

LineOne was an Internet Service Provider in the United Kingdom in the 1990s. LineOne was a joint venture of News International, United News & Media and British Telecom. It then became the UK branch of Tiscali, which is now TalkTalk. As of October ...

                                               

London and Newcastle Tea Company

Established in 1875, the London and Newcastle Tea Company s offices were in Charlotte Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Early branches were in New Bridge Street, Sandhill, Scotswood Road, Shields Road, Westgate Road and Clayton Street but the ...

                                               

London Co-operative Society

The Society was formed in September 1920 by the amalgamation of the Stratford Co-operative Society and the Edmonton Co-operative Society, two of the largest societies in the London Metropolitan area, forming the largest retail co-operative societ ...

                                               

London Lead Company

The London Lead Company was an 18th and 19th century British lead mining company. It was incorporated by royal charter. Strictly, it was The Company for Smelting Down Lead with Pitcoal.

                                               

Lyons Israel Ellis

Lyons Israel Ellis was a British architectural firm. It was formed in 1934. The original partners were Edward Lyons and Lawrence Israel. Tom Ellis joined in 1947. The partnership closed in 1984. The list of architects who worked for Lyons, Israel ...

                                               

Madeley Wood Company

The Madeley Wood Company was formed in 1756 when the Madeley Wood Furnaces, also called Bedlam Furnaces, were built beside the River Severn, one mile west of Blists Hill.

                                               

Mayflower Corporation

Mayflower Corporation PLC or Mayflower as it was more commonly known was a company that designed, engineered and manufactured bodies for cars, light trucks, sports utility vehicles, commercial vehicle cabs, bus, coach bodies, chassis and fire eng ...

                                               

Mirrorsoft

Mirrorsoft was a British video game publisher founded by Jim Mackonochie as a division of Mirror Group Newspapers. The company was active between 1983 and 1991, and shut down completely in early 1992.

                                               

New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company

John Logan Campbell, director Josiah Firth, with Thomas Russell embarked on a series of large banking and company promotions Henry Goulstone, colonial accountant Thomas Russell, company founder and Minister of Colonial Defence Thomas Henderson, h ...

                                               

North British and Mercantile Insurance

The North British and Mercantile Insurance Company was a British-based company founded in 1809 in Edinburgh and absorbed as a subsidiary of the Commercial Union in 1959. The company was also known as the North British Insurance Company, North Bri ...

                                               

North Point Global

North Point Global Ltd. was a Liverpool based real estate developer. With a head office in Edward pavilion, it was established in 2015 primarily to develop one of the regions around Liverpools docks off Great George street. However, it filed for ...

                                               

Perry & Co.

Perry & Co., Ltd was a dip pens manufacturer of England. The company was the largest in its country of origin, producing a huge range of models. Perry & Co. also manufactured bicycle chains and accessories.

                                               

Power Jets

Power Jets was a British company set up by Frank Whittle for the purpose of designing and manufacturing jet engines. The company was nationalised in 1944, and evolved into the National Gas Turbine Establishment.

                                               

Prism Leisure Corporation

Prism Leisure Corporation was a distribution and publishing company which primarily focused on reissues and compilations, often at low prices. The company was located in Enfield, Middlesex, United Kingdom, and was founded in 1980 as Geoffs Record ...

                                               

Prism Rail

Prism Rail was formed in July 1995 to bid for rail franchises in the United Kingdom during the privatisation of British Rail. It expressed interest in eighteen franchises, was shortlisted for twelve and was ultimately awarded four, LTS Rail, Vall ...

                                               

Remnant Media

Remnant Media was a British company which published a variety of pornographic magazines. On 1 March 2004 Richard Desmonds company Northern and Shell sold a package of 45 titles, for about £20m, to Remnant Media in order to help reshape Desmonds i ...

                                               

David Rowell & Co.

David Rowell & Co. was a company based in Westminster, London that fabricated wrought iron and wire rope, built suspension footbridges, and structural steel frame buildings. They were established in 1855 and closed in 1970.

                                               

Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society

The Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society was a large consumer co-operative based in south east London, England. The co-operative took its name from the Royal Arsenal munitions works in Woolwich and its motto was: "Each for all and all for each". In ...

                                               

Royal Ordnance

Royal Ordnance plc was formed on 2 January 1985 as a public corporation, owning the majority of what until then were the remaining United Kingdom government-owned Royal Ordnance Factories which manufactured explosives, ammunition, small arms incl ...

                                               

Siemens Plessey

BAe acquired part, were eventually amalgamated into BAE Systems - formed by the 1999 merger of BAe and Marconi Electronic Systems MES. The DASA acquired assets became part of EADS in July 2000 when DASA merged with the French Aerospatiale-Matra a ...

                                               

Silverscreen

Silverscreen was a British chain store brand founded in 2003 in the United Kingdom and focused on films. It was founded by Ernesto Schmitt and Sebastian James. Starting from an initial six stores in 2003, Silverscreen was the United Kingdoms firs ...

                                               

Splashpower

Splashpower Ltd. was a United Kingdom-based company founded in June 2001. It had been attempting to develop technology for wireless charging of portable devices such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants, mp3 players and cameras. Their sy ...

                                               

Tangerine Computer Systems

Tangerine Computer Systems was a British microcomputer company founded in 1979 by Dr. Paul Johnson, Mark Rainer and Nigel Penton Tilbury in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire. The very first product was the successful TAN1648 VDU kit which received much ac ...

                                               

Thomas Tilling

Thomas Tilling Ltd, later known with its subsidiary companies as the Tilling Group, was one of two conglomerates that controlled almost all of the major bus operators in the United Kingdom between World Wars I and II and until nationalisation in ...

                                               

Universal-Tandem Publishing

Its principal imprint was Tandem. The hyphenated name Universal-Tandem was adopted as a corporate identity in 1968 after Tandem Books was bought by the American group Universal Publishing and Distribution Corporation Inc. UPD, allowing Universal- ...

                                               

Vickers

Vickers remained independent until 1999 when the then Vickers plc was acquired by Rolls-Royce plc who sold the defence arm to Alvis plc, which became Alvis Vickers. Vickers plc and the subsidiaries retained by Rolls-Royce were renamed Vinters in ...

                                               

W. Metcalfe and Son

W. Metcalfe and Son was a printer and publisher in Cambridge during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Its office has been located on Green Street, Trinity Street and St Marys Street. A large number of books about Cambridge were published by W. M ...

                                               

Walturdaw Company Limited

The Walturdaw Company Limited was a pre-First World War British film company. The name comes from a conflation of the surnames of the companys founders, J.D. Walker, Edward George Turner, and G.H. Dawson. The company manufactured film cameras and ...

                                               

Waterside Theatre

The Waterside Theatre was an independent theatre/arts venue overlooking the Stratford Canal in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. It was bankrupted after flood damage and the building has been taken over by the Royal Shakespeare Company, ...

                                               

Wilden Ironworks

The Wilden Ironworks was an ironworks in Wilden, Worcestershire, England. It operated for many years and was acquired by the Baldwin family, ancestors of British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin.

                                               

William Ball & Son Limited

William Ball & Son Limited was an agricultural implements manufacturing firm based at The Royal Implements Works, Rothwell, Northamptonshire from 1809 to about 1900, when it was bought by the Burgess Group and subsequently disestablished in the 1 ...

                                               

Rudolf Wolff & Co.

Rudolf Wolff & Co. was founded in London in 1866 as a metal merchant. In 1877, Rudolf Wolff was amongst the group of merchants who formed the London Metal Exchange. Over the years Rudolf Wolff & Co became one of the leading brokers and Ring deali ...

                                               

York Buildings Company

The full name of the company was The Governor and Company for raising the Thames Water at York Buildings. The undertaking was established in 1675 and incorporated in 1690 with a capital of £4.800 equivalent to £111.000 in 2019, but obtained a pri ...

                                               

Amshold

Amshold Group Limited is Lord Sugars private holding company. The company is responsible for all of Lord Sugars private companies and companies formed in partnership with Lord Sugar as a result of the UK TV show The Apprentice. In March 2013 the ...

                                               

Connect Airways

{{Infobox company | name = Connect Airways Limited | logo = Connect Airways logo.png | type = Private limited company | industry = Aviation | predecessor = | successor = | founded = 18 December 2018 | founders = Virgin Atlantic Stobart Aviation | ...

                                               

Drapery Trust

Drapery Trust was formed in 1925 by Clarence Hatry, a notorious British Financier. He had made his fortune in speculating on oil stocks, and had convinced investors to promote department stores and bring them under the management of a retail cong ...

                                               

Eurostar International Limited

Eurostar International Limited is the railway company operating the international Eurostar train services between London, Paris and Brussels via the Channel Tunnel. Eurostar was previously operated by three separate companies in Belgium, France a ...

                                               

Great Western Holdings

Great Western Holdings was formed in December 1994 to bid for rail franchises in the United Kingdom during the Privatisation of British Rail. Shares in the company were held by Richard George, Brian Scott and some other British Rail managers, Fir ...

                                               

Kamkorp

The Kamkorp Group is a privately held holding company, encompassing a wide range of businesses but operates mainly as Frazer-Nash Research Ltd. It is owned by UK-based Indian businessman Kamal Siddiqi. Over the past 25 years, the Kamkorp Group ha ...

                                               

Lowcostholidays

Lowcostholidays was a travel company and a consumer-facing brand of the lowcosttravelgroup, which was founded in 2004. It operated to destinations worldwide, with a focus on European city and beach breaks. Around 500 people worked for the brand, ...

                                               

The Music Group

The Music Group was a European parent company which owned several musical instrument manufacturers which were formerly part of the music division of the Boosey & Hawkes Group. Besson brass instruments Jakob Winter cases W. Schreiber & Sohne woodw ...

                                               

National Bus Company (UK)

The National Bus Company was a nationalised bus company that operated in England and Wales between 1969 and 1988. NBC did not run buses itself, but was the owner of a number of regional subsidiary bus operating companies.

                                               

Octagonal (company)

Octagonal is a holding company headquartered in London. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE AIM All-Share Index. Octagonal currently has a 100% stake in Global Investment Strategy UK Ltd or GIS, a f ...

                                               

Phoenix Venture Holdings

Phoenix Venture Holdings, also known as the Phoenix Consortium, was an English company formed by four businessmen. Following BMWs break-up of the Rover Group a financially complex deal involving a £500 million "dowry payment" from BMW, resulted i ...

                                               

Press Holdings

Press Holdings and May Corporation Limited are two Jersey registered holding companies owned by the Barclay brothers, which controls the UK holding company Press Acquisitions Limited, which in turn owns the Telegraph Media Group, parent company o ...

                                               

Scottish Drapery Corporation

In 1926 the Scottish Drapery Corporartion was created to take over the share capital of several Scottish businesses. They were Pettigrew & Stephens a department store in Glasgow; Patrick Thomson Ltd a department store in Edinburgh; D M Brown Ltd ...

                                               

Selfridge Provincial Stores

Selfridge Provincial Stores was a holding company of a group of department stores in the United Kingdom. The company was formed by Selfridge & Co. in 1926 and was active until 1940.

                                               

Virgin Money UK plc

Virgin Money UK plc is a holding company that owns Clydesdale Bank plc, which in turn trades as Clydesdale Bank, Yorkshire Bank, Virgin Money and the app-based bank B in the United Kingdom. It was formed as CYBG plc by National Australia Bank in ...

                                               

Virgin Rail Group

Virgin Rail Group was formed by the Virgin Group to bid for rail franchises in the United Kingdom during the privatisation of British Rail in the late 1990s.