British Land Company Plc
British Land Company Plc
Croda International Plc Cowick Hall DN14 9AA Goole, East Yorkshire
+44 (0)1405 860
DescriptionBritish Land Company Plc (LON: BLND) British Land Company PLC, founded in 1856, is a leading property company that is into specialization in owning and managing real estate assets located in the United Kingdom and Ireland. BLND has London campuses and multi-let retail environments which form for about 80% of the company’s portfolio. The company’s portfolio comprises of London campuses, Standalone offices, Canada Water & Residential, Retail Parks, Shopping Centres, Other retail and London and South East. The company is creating at a new 53-acre urban centre Canada Water, which is one of the biggest mixed use regeneration projects in London. British Land invests and develop to create & development opportunities, able to source attractive investments, are allocating capital in order to deliver growth and returns, able to build sustainable buildings, able to manage the space, optimum usage of space, have world class property management, able to design places according to modern lifestyles, able to enhance the space and minimize the impact on the environment and able to connect to the local communities. The company is having four clear strategic priorities for their business in order to further enhance skills in the development and active asset management to retain their market leadership in campuses and out of town retail parks. The company is aligning the mixed-use campuses and looking for opportunities at Regent’s Place that is located in London’s Knowledge Quarter and will have growth on the back of the growing life sciences sector and Canada Water where the company has already bagged a flexible planning consent. At Broadgate, the company has repositioned the campus to get good growth. BLND intends to develop 1 Broadgate after the pre-let of about 30% of the office space to JLL. This will be covering 546,000 sq ft, including 498,000 sq ft of workspace. The company intends to get BREEAM Outstanding rating from this development and this project will be the most energy efficient building that the company has ever developed. Full Address: The British Land Company PLC 45 Seymour Street W1H 7LX London Phone number: +44 (0)20 7486 4466 Website of the company: https://www.britishland.com/investors Bunzl Plc (LON: BNZL) Bunzl plc, a leading international company having global headquarters in London, UK, specialises in the supply of hygiene and safety products, packages and items. BNZL supplies a wide array of globally and responsibly sourced non-food products to a range of market segments. The group also provides packaging products, restaurant articles, cleaning products and personal protection gear. The company gets its revenue from grocery stores, food services, safety, hygiene and cleaning, healthcare, and others. Geographically, the company gets revenue from the United Kingdom and Ireland, Continental Europe, Asia Pacific, North America and others. The company has operations in more than 30 countries and its strategy is to focus on three important areas. This includes organic growth, growth through acquisitions & to continue to improve the operating model. Bunzl from 2004 have done 172 acquisitions and has invested at an average of £310 million on acquisitions in the last five years. The company was formed in 1940 and it got listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1957. However, the business started in 1854 when Moritz Bunzl opened a small business of haberdashery in Bratislava, which is now the capital of Slovakia. In 1980, the company diversified itself into fine paper distribution and manufacturing arm. In 1981, the company acquired its first consumables distribution business in the USA and in 1993, the company had acquired its first European consumables distribution business. However, the company then sold its fine paper distribution business in 2002. In 2005, the company had demerged manufacturing businesses and then it became a focused distribution and outsourcing Group. After that in 2008, the company expanded its business into South America with the acquisition in Brazil. The company continued to grow in South America with acquisitions in Chile, Peru, Argentina and Colombia by 2012. Full Address: Bunzl plc York House 45 Seymour Street W1H 7JT London Phone number: +44 020 7725 5000 Website of the company: https://www.bunzl.com/investors Croda International Plc (LON: CRDA) Croda International Plc is a prominent global producer of specialty chemicals. The company gets its revenue from care, health and performance products: lipids and surfactants, oils with high concentrations of Omega-3 et -6 essential fatty acids, protein derivatives, lanolin derivatives, emulsifiers, detergents, additives, etc. for use in making personal care products, cosmetics, household cleaning products, crop protection products, water treatment products, etc. and industrial specialty products- oleo chemicals, polymer additives, fatty acid amides, lubricants, etc. used by the rubber, plastics as well as some other industries. Geographically, the company gets revenue from Europe, Middle East & Africa, North America, Asia Pacific and Latin America. All through the Asia Pacific region, the company have key sales, technical and manufacturing facilities and the company’s regional headquarters is located in Singapore. The company has made the majority shareholder JV (joint venture) bid for Sipo, a China based company, which led to the first manufacturing site in China. Apart from this, the company has marked its presence in Australia, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, Korea etc., overall, the company operates in over 38 countries. The company was formed in 1925 by a business tycoon, Mr Crowe, and a chemist, Mr Dawe. During 2020 the company expanded into a new market: flavours and fragrance, with the largest acquisition in its history, Iberchem. The company used to initially trade refined wool grease from the growing Yorkshire wool trade. Earlier the company used to operate in North America and Canada. In the era of 1970s and 1980s, the company went up for continued organic growth and made a series of acquisitions to diversify into many new markets. Further, the company went up in getting accreditation for manufacturing sites in Asia and Latin America getting EEFCi (European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients) accreditation. The company continued to grow further, with the launch of new laboratories around Asia and North America. Croda in 2019 and 2020 did two significant acquisitions to bring new expertise to the Health Care sector, of Biosector and Avanti Polar Lipids. In the year 2020, the company extended its reach to a new market of flavours and fragrance, with the largest acquisition in its history, Iberchem.