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Last day on the job for Phoenix IT Group boss

Phoenix IT Group's long-serving chief exec Nick Robinson is hanging up his boots today after attending his last Annual General Meeting in the role. The services provider and reseller is handing captaincy of the ship over to industry veteran Dave Courtley at the beginning of next week. Courtley will need to draw upon his …
Paul Kunert, 28 Jul 2011
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Chief leaves Brit IT giant Phoenix after just 15 months

Phoenix IT Group chief exec Dave Courtley has quit the firm after less than 15 months in the role, the LSE-listed IT services company confirmed this morning. The former Fujitsu Services bigwig rocked up at Northampton-based Phoenix in July 2011 replacing long-serving boss Nick Robinson, who stepped down after 18 years at the …
Paul Kunert, 04 Oct 2012
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Phoenix IT Group bags industry veteran Courtley as CEO

Phoenix IT Group has appointed industry veteran and former Fujitsu Services UK boss Dave Courtley as CEO replacing current incumbent Nick Robinson who is set to retire later this month. Robinson hangs up his boots on 28 July after 18 years at the LSE listed IT services players, with Courtley, former UK boss at Fujitsu Services, …
Paul Kunert, 07 Jul 2011
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Phoenix IT sales up but op profit down

Rising demand for outsourced services boosted Phoenix IT Group's top line growth in fiscal 2011 but the cost of funding the firm's continued shift to the cloud saw operating profits dip. According to prelims, revenues climbed 10.5 per cent to £271.6m, operating profit fell by £500,000 or 1.6 per cent to £29.6m and pre-tax profit …
Paul Kunert, 07 Jun 2011
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Phoenix on track for decent year

Phoenix IT Group has grown revenues by 13.4 per cent in the first six months of the year, up to £138.4m from £122m last year. For the period ended 30 September 2010 Phoenix said underlying profit before tax was up two per cent to £15.1m but group underlying operating profit was down very slightly - from £17.4m to £17.3m. The …
John Oates, 29 Nov 2010
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Phoenix glides serenely over recessionary ashes

Services group Phoenix reckons an early start on preparing for the downturn means that it will be able to weather the storm better than some of its competitors. The firm made the hostage-to-fortune statement as it announced revenues of £253.2m for the year to March 31, up 9.7 per cent on last year. Pre-tax profits were £15.6m, …
Joe Fay, 01 Jun 2009
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Phoenix IT sucks up the recession

Phoenix IT has managed good growth across its whole business in the last six months and although it's seen some impact from the economic crisis its order book is still looking good. Revenues are up 25.4 per cent to £127.8m and profit before tax is up 23.4 per cent to £11.5m. Net debt is down to £100.5m. The company increased …
John Oates, 24 Nov 2008
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Phoenix jacks up profits

Phoenix IT Group is on the lookout for acquisitions this year as it looks to build on a solid financial performance in the 12 months to March. The services group reported turnover of £108.9m, up 23.3 per cent on the year, with pre-tax profit of £17.9m, up 61.9 per cent. Its order book stands at £148.7m, up 19 per cent. Chief …
Team Register, 18 May 2006
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Man erects 10ft origami penis

Pornogamist Nick Robinson - practitioner of saucy paper-folding and author of new guide Adult Origami - has wowed Londoners by pulling off the world's biggest paper penis outside the city's London Assembly building. Robinson took half-an-hour to erect the 10ft phallus, after which he delighted tourists and locals alike by …
Lester Haines, 27 Oct 2004
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Local copper: Met secret police requested MP bugging

Fresh revelations emerged overnight surrounding allegations that police bugged conversations between Labour MP Sadiq Khan and his constituent, Babar Ahmad, in a visiting room at Woodhill prison. The former Thames Valley police officer at the centre of the case has said that the surveillance was carried out at the request of the …
Lewis Page, 05 Feb 2008
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Phoenix coughs £30.25m for Servo

Phoenix IT Group has bought UK small and medium-sized business IT provider Servo Computer Services for £30.25m. The deal is made up of stock, and £28m cash from Phoenix's coffers and bank finance. Servo's revenues for the last financial year were £42.2m, netting a pre-tax profit of £2.8m from its 1,200 customers. The buy is …
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Straw: Police can bug MPs without asking Cabinet

The UK Justice Secretary, Jack Straw, told MPs today that the alleged bugging of a prominent Muslim MP's conversations with a constituent had not been authorised by the cabinet. But Straw also said the alleged snooping would not have breached the Wilson doctrine banning the security services from bugging MPs, if it emerged any …
Lewis Page, 04 Feb 2008
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Ten-foot origami penis meets its match

Pornogamists go head-to-head with giant genitalia In response to those readers who requested, nay demanded, a picture of pornogamist Nick Robinson and his rampant 10ft paper penis, we are delighted to report that we have managed to secure a snap of said virile member proudly erect in front of the London Assembly building. Nick …
Lester Haines, 02 Nov 2004
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Phoenix enjoys first half

Phoenix IT Group increased revenues by 32 per cent to £54.8m for the first six months of the year ended 30 September 2005. Profits before tax for the period grew 25 per cent to £8.9m. The company is paying an interim dividend of 1.38p per share. Nick Robinson, chief executive at Phoenix, said it had been an encouraging start …
John Oates, 23 Nov 2005
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Brown plans to admit wiretap evidence in court

Updated Prime Minister Gordon Brown is expected to announce plans for at least a partial lift of the British ban on use of wiretap evidence in court, according to reports. The conclusions of the government's deliberations following the seven-month Chilcot Review into the policy have leaked to the media ahead of the planned announcement …
Lewis Page, 06 Feb 2008
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Oh my Word

Stob Microsoft Office Word is a candidate for the world's favourite program, provided you accept BA's use of "favourite" as a synonym for "ubiquitous" (me neither). One app may bind them all, but its users come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Here is the Reg's kut-out-and-keep guide. Antiquary The Antiquary refuses to …
Verity Stob, 04 Oct 2006