Marks & Spencer
One of the UK's leading FTSE 100 quoted retailers of clothing, foods, homeware and financial services, serving 10 million customers a week in over 300 UK stores. The Company also trades in 30 countries worldwide, and has a Group turnover in excess of Â£8 billion.
British Airports Authority (BAA)
The FTSE 100 quoted owner of seven UK airports, including Heathrow, the world's busiest international airport. They also have management contracts or stakes in ten airports outside the UK, plus retail management contracts at two airports in the USA. Every year, they take responsibility for nearly 200 million passengers travelling through their airports, focusing on customers' needs and safety.
A global cement-based building products business with their Treasury centre in Amsterdam. It operates in markets around the world, with manufacturing operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines and Chile. The businesses employ over 2,500 people who generate revenue of more than A$1.5 billion a year.
Amsterdam Stock Exchange quoted VNU has leading market positions and globally recognised brands in four core segments: Marketing Information; Media Measurement & Information; Business Information; Directory Publishing. By means of thousands of specific market data reports, 140 trade magazines, 150 trade shows and business events, 125 'yellow pages' directories and many Internet sites, they provide millions of professionals around the globe with 'must have' business-to-business information and industry expertise.
First Choice Holidays
A London Stock Exchange quoted company and a leading European leisure travel company incorporating mainstream and specialist tour operations, travel retail and the Air 2000 aviation businesses. The business was formed in 1973 and for many years traded as Owners Abroad PLC. In 1994 the company was restructured and re-branded as First Choice Holidays PLC. First Choice now has a European presence in France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Austria, Switzerland and Southern Ireland.