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Chess makes another move, picks up Lanway

Chess has consumed Burnley-based infrastructure reseller Lanway for an undisclosed sum. The deal adds roughly £21m of top line revenues to Chess, certifications from HPE, Dell, and NetApp and roughly 100 heads to the the payroll. Typically, Chess tends to buy specific divisions at companies rather than the entire company …
Paul Kunert, 02 Jun 2016
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Court battle date set for £300m BT Cornwall termination dispute

A legal showdown between BT and county of Cornwall, over the local council's plans to prematurely exit its £300m outsourcing contract with the telco giant, is to be heard in the High Court in December. The adversaries are to fight out their dispute over the termination of the BT Cornwall contract this year, due to BT …
Kat Hall, 08 Sep 2015
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Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, just adopted it? Er ...

Worstall @ the Weekend As is ever the case, by the time squares have caught on to the value of whatever hipsters have been doing this week, the latter are off doing something else entirely. Much the same happens with economic fashions: it takes time for those not actually involved in the subject to grok to what the cool kids are saying and by the time …
Tim Worstall, 19 Oct 2014

Live in the middle of nowhere? CONGRATS. Some of you can pay EE for 4G

The denizens of 12 farflung towns across the United Kingdoms received a bit of good news today after EE continued its rollout of 4G. A total of 187 towns across the UK are now covered by EE's 4G, with the latest well-connected places including world-class conurbations like Macclesfield, Burnley and Bridgend. Olaf Swantee, …
Jasper Hamill, 28 Mar 2014

Going into tech services? It's way bumpier than it looks

It is results season for a slew of mid-market resellers but top and bottom line growth numbers have not exactly matched the sizzling sunshine outside, and were cooled by the challenging economy. First up is Burnley's finest, Lanway Corporate Business Systems, which saw turnover in the year to 31 March 2013 dip a little over …
Paul Kunert, 22 Jul 2013
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Faulty network switched closed Melbourne tunnels

Private road operator Transurban says a faulty network switch was to blame for a computer fault that crippled Melbourne’s traffic network early in October. The 12-hour shutdown of two key tunnels in Melbourne, the Burnley and Domain tunnels, caused 20 km worth of gridlock. At the time, the company blamed a computer glitch. The …
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Juror dismissed over Facebook poll

A juror in a sex abuse case was kicked off the case after using Facebook to ask her mates whether the suspect was guilty or not. The female juror was removed from the case at Burnley Crown Court on 18 November after her poke against justice was revealed, AP reports. Jurors are forbidden from talking about cases outside court …
John Leyden, 26 Nov 2008
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Red Devil assaults Burnley FC's stadium roof

Burnley FC has suspended all pre-match entertainments at its Turf Moor stadium after a member of the elite Red Devils parachute team performed an unscheduled assault on the roof of the ground's David Fishwick stand, the BBC reports. In what Burnley described as a "major embarrassment", kick-off of Saturday's clash with Ipswich …
Lester Haines, 19 Aug 2008
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Evesham brand up for sale as Austin walks

TimeUK founder Tahir Mohsan said today he has put the Evesham Technology Ltd brand up for sale, following the departure of the defunct British computer maker’s co-founder and chairman Richard Austin last month. Mohsan issued a press release today in which he claims that his Dubai-based outfit, PCC Technology, has “successfully …
Kelly Fiveash, 21 Feb 2008
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140mph YouTube boy racer facing jail

An 18-year-old who filmed himself gunning it at over 140mph in his dad's motor and posted the footage on YouTube is facing jail, The Sun reports. Nathan Campbell yesterday 'fessed up to dangerous driving to Burnley magistrates for his escapade which saw him overtake on the hard shoulder of the M65 in Lancashire "while music …
Lester Haines, 12 Jun 2007
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DCA stands by postal vote software

The Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA) has defended the technology to be used in verifying postal votes in May's local elections. This follows reports that a number of councils have run into problems with the software to be used for the ballot. The DCA said in a statement that it was not, to its knowledge, an issue …
Kablenet, 28 Mar 2007

Watford Electronics left debts of £3.5m

Watford Electronics’s stock remains in the hands of administrators, giving unsecured creditors hope of seeing some of the £3.5m they were owed when the firm collapsed earlier this week. Watford's cards had been marked since November when it released a troubling set of accounts and trade insurers started putting the squeeze on …
Mark Ballard, 09 Feb 2007

Administrators go in at Supanet

Administrators have been called in to Burnley-based ISP Supanet Ltd. A notice published in the London Gazette, the official source of personal and corporate insolvency data in the UK, reports that Joint Administrators Martin Ellis, Andrew Hosking and Leslie Ross of Grant Thornton UK were appointed on 5 May. The Register has …
Tim Richardson, 23 May 2006

New Time owners start direct sales

The Time moniker is back on PCs in the UK, over six months after former flag carrier Granville Technology Ltd collapsed. Time UK Factory has begun selling PCs and plasma TV products direct. As well as the Time brand, its website carries the same green livery associated with Time. In a statement, Time UK Factory says it runs …
Team Register, 23 Jan 2006
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Scientists issue chilling crop top warning

Brit readers who have ever wondered just what the NHS does exactly with all that taxpayers' hard-earned cash should rest assured that anything which doesn't go on middle management and tabulating waiting list data is dedicated to generating life-saving advice for unwary youngsters. Not, we hasten to add, that unprotected sex …
Lester Haines, 22 Dec 2005
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No creditors' meeting for Time/Tiny

Grant Thornton confirmed today that it will not be holding a creditors meeting for those owed money by Granville Technology, because there is "no prospect of a return to unsecured creditors". In normal circumstances a creditors' meeting must be held within three months of a company entering administration. Grant Thornton was …
Lucy Sherriff, 26 Oct 2005
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Missing assets prompt probe into Granville accounts

Administrators are trying to work out what happened to as much as £8m worth of assets at the Granville Technology Group, the company behind the Time and Tiny computer brands that went into administration in late July this year. In a letter to creditors, Grant Thornton says the investigation is centring on the brothers behind …
Lucy Sherriff, 17 Oct 2005

Time drags on for Granville administrators

There is still no end in sight to the administration of Granville Technology, six weeks after the company behind the Time and Tiny computer brands collapsed. A spokesman for the administrators, Grant Thornton, told us: "It is a very complicated administration." He explained that when it went into administration, Burnley-based …
Lucy Sherriff, 12 Sep 2005
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HSBC facing '£19m' loss on Granville collapse

HSBC, Granville Technology Group's main banker, is unlikely to recover any of the £19m it is owed by the group, according to reports. Granville, the company behind the Time and Tiny computer brands, collapsed at the end of July with debts estimated at over £50m. Granville probably owes around £30m in unsecured debt to trade …
Lucy Sherriff, 08 Aug 2005
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MPs demand Granville Technology probe

MPs are queuing up to demand an inquiry into last month’s collapse of Granville Technology Group Ltd. Burnley-based Granville, which operated the Time, Tiny and Computer Shop brands, collapsed into administration just over a week ago, following months of losses. One and a half thousand workers immediately lost their jobs. …
Team Register, 05 Aug 2005

Quantum eyes Tiny brand

Quantum Microcomponents has said it is interested in taking over the PC business, following the collapse of Granville Technology Group earlier this week. Burnley-based Granville, which went into administration on Wednesday, also owns the Time Computers brand. Chris Grierson, managing director, said his company would …
Lucy Sherriff, 29 Jul 2005

Granville Technology goes into administration

Granville Technology Group Ltd, owner of computer brands Time and Tiny, has gone into administration and most of its 1,600 staff are likely to lose their jobs. Grant Thornton is handling the wind-up or possible sale of the Burnley-based firm. The news follows weeks of speculation about the company's future. The beancounters - …
John Oates, 27 Jul 2005

Time shutters stores

Time Computers has closed its retail stores, which trade as The Computer Shop, because they can no longer process card payments. A spokesman for Time said: "All stores are currently closed. We have a problem with card processing and we're talking to the bank about it. It shouldn't take more than a few days to sort out." Asked …
John Oates, 26 Jul 2005
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406mph Peugeot pushes back envelope of credulity

Letters The speed camera issue is certainly emotive, if the response to our article this week on Peter O'Flynn and his amazing 406mph Peugeot is anything to go by. Many of the emails we received chronicled scandalous miscarriages of justice such as the chap clocked at 83mph while pedalling a bicycle down the A12. Obviously a technical …
Lester Haines, 23 Jan 2004
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Time looks to India for call centre pilot

UK-based Time Computers has rejected claims that outsourcing a tech support call centre to India will lead to job losses in the UK. Time's 200 call centre staff in Burnley were told on Monday that the PC maker is to use workers in India to handle calls as part of a six month pilot to test the scheme. Currently, Time provides …
Tim Richardson, 23 Jul 2003
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Supanet offers 256kbs service

Burnley based ISP Supanet has unveiled a 256kbs 'broadband' service costing less than £18 a month. Called Broadband Silver 256, the service is five-times faster than traditional dial-up services. As a special promo, those who sign up to 'Silver 256' will get a 512kbs service for six months before it is wound down to 256kbs. The …
Tim Richardson, 20 Mar 2003
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Union recruits disgruntled workers at Time

The GMB union has launched a campaign to recruit employees of Time Computers in Burnley. Officials of the GMB have already held a number of "factory gate" recruitment drives signing up employees as they enter or leave the company's premises. So far, around 100 Time employees have joined the GMB. But the union is looking to …
Tim Richardson, 30 Jan 2003
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Dixons sues Time over ComputerWorld name

The Dixons Stores Group has fired off solicitor's letters to the Time Group telling it not to rebrand its shops as the The ComputerWorld. This name is too close to that of Dixon's PC World chain and could cause confusion, DSG claims. Time has already renamed its Burnley branch The ComputerWorld and intends to have 150 stores …
Robert Blincoe, 22 Mar 2002
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Tiny HQ to shut in May

Tiny Computer's HQ in Surrey is to shut in May with the loss of up to 320 jobs. Staff were told of the closure late yesterday afternoon. A spokesman for Time confirmed that the office would shut but said that at this stage it was too early to say exactly how many jobs would be lost. No redundancies have been announced as yet …
Tim Richardson, 01 Feb 2002
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Supanet runs with pre-paid Net access vouchers

Supanet is to launch a pre-paid voucher service for Net users aimed at people looking to control the cost of their Net use. The pre-pay card works the same as the pre-pay vouchers that have become so popular among mobile phone users. Burnley-based Supanet started trialling the service at Preston College earlier this week and …
Tim Richardson, 07 Dec 2001
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Time Computers lays off more staff

The PC sales downturn still seems to be hitting Time Computers hard. The company is making between 9 and 12 people redundant from its returns department, and Time's manufacturing business VMT is slashing headcount by 15. The workers will leave on Friday. Staff seem particularly upset by this latest move by the troubled …
Robert Blincoe, 26 Jun 2001
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Burnley FC doesn't need Time Computers' cash

Burnley Football Club has got itself a sponsor. This is good news because it played the entire 2000/01 season without a major sponsor because it wouldn't put Time Computers' logo on its famous claret and blue strip. This wasn't down to any ethical reasons, the club just didn't like the green logo of Burnley based Time. The two …
Robert Blincoe, 15 Jun 2001
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Time Computers and its secret CEO

There's a new sheriff in town at Time Computers. Staff say the two brothers who founded the business, Tahir Mohsan and his half-brother Dr Tariq Mohammed, are no longer calling all the shots. That role is taken by a mystery gentleman called Brian Lynn, the new CEO (not MD, as we reported earlier). Lynn actually took over three …
Robert Blincoe, 11 May 2001
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Extra-Time money for promoted Blackburn?

Last night's promotion of Blackburn Rovers to the Premiership is something of a mixed blessing for club sponsors Time Computers. Blackburn secured the second place in Division One, and automatic promotion, by beating Preston North End 1-0 away from home. For PC manufacturer and retailer Time however the promotion might mean an …
John Leyden, 03 May 2001
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MP calls for Time to ‘come clean’ on layoffs

Tory MP Nigel Evans is calling on Time Computers to "come clean" over the number of redundancies at its factory. The Register has reported the company cut back 130 workers at it's HQ near Burnley in Lancashire last week. But MD Tahir Mohsan will only admit to a figure of between 30 and 40 job losses. He also said that 60 per …
Robert Blincoe, 03 May 2001
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Time Computers culls 130 workers

Time Computers cut back around 130 jobs from its head office this week, according to the remaining staff. The company admits it was caught out by the first time computer market dropping off 12 months earleir than it had expected. Workers have gone from almost all departments except sales, and the figure includes at least 20 …
Robert Blincoe, 27 Apr 2001
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Time staff claim they've been paint poisoned

Burnley based Time Computers is facing legal action from three employees and one sacked ex-staffer for breaching health and safety regulations. The four claim to have been poisoned by a toxic paint being used to smarten up some damaged PC cases. The three employees are currently on paid suspension - Time won't say why - but …
Robert Blincoe, 27 Mar 2001
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Supanet mulls sale offer

ISP Supanet is up for sale, according to the FT. The Burnley-based ISP denies the story but admits Supanet's sister company, the Internexus Group, has employed city advisors to investigate ways of funding its growth. Internexus offers corporate Web hosting. Its city advisors, Close Brothers, received an offer for Supanet from …
Robert Blincoe, 15 Mar 2001
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Time installs revolving job doors

Time Group is going to cut jobs at Time Computers but take on more staff at its other businesses to help it ride out the slowdown in the PC market. There will be a net gain of 100 jobs at the company's Burnley HQ according to marketing director Mike Phillipson. The company says it will try and place the redundant Time Computer …
Robert Blincoe, 08 Dec 2000
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IBM pays off Time

British PC retailer Time Computers has won a victory over IBM in a £13 million dispute. The legal feud kicked off between the two PC heavyweights after Time claimed IBM UK allegedly supplied it with faulty computer components. The two were set to fight it out in the High Court in London yesterday, but a settlement was reached …
Linda Harrison, 11 Jul 2000
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Paddy Pantsdown spends more time with Time

Time Computers has snaffled a former political leader to push it into the e-commerce arena. Not content with hiring vendor or channel fallout, the company has brought Paddy Ashdown into the fold to be a non-executive director. The former top Liberal Democrat is a long-time fan of the company, and was caught espousing on the …
Linda Harrison, 25 Oct 1999