Lees Foods has almost doubled its pre-tax profit for the six months to 30 June 2010, compared to the same period last year.The firm saw sales up 9% to £9.6m, with a 43% increase in pre-tax profit to £562k, from £394k last year. Gross profit increased by 14% to £3.2m.Chief executive Clive Miquel said the firm’s increased focus on production planning has helped achieve greater efficiences and cost savings, and added, “we are continuing to assess how we can improve production capabilities at both sites”.“Sales have benefited from the general uplift within the major multiples in the food sector across the Lees’ product range and we have increased our market penetration in the area of foodservice,” explained Miquel, adding that increased promotional spend has been offset by higher sales.“Items such as the new meringue depositor installed last year are now delivering benefits and represent a positive return on investment,” he added.>>Lees plans for growth as profits rise
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KENNEDALE, Texas (Feb. 24) – A winter-like forecast has resulted in cancellation of this weekend’s scheduled Spring Kick-Off at Kennedale Speedway Park.IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods were on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 28 and March 1 programs. IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars were on the Saturday card. Snow showers and a high of just 37 degrees are in the forecast for Friday, when an open practice had been scheduled. Overcast conditions and more precipitation are anticipated Saturday and Sunday.First local, Allstar Performance State, regional and IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing national points at KSP will now be given Saturday, March 7.
Related Hull City manager, Leonid Slutsky claims the Tigers were “very close” to signing Leicester City’s winger Ahmed Musa on transfer deadline day.The 24-year-old Nigerian joined the Foxes’ from CSKA Moscow in 2016 but have failed to nail down a starting shirt at the King Power Stadium.“We came very close to Musa,” Slutsky told a press conference ahead of Hull’s Championship game against Derby County this Friday.Ahmed Musa scores his first goal for Leicester with just his second shot on target in the Premier League. pic.twitter.com/tdBOIJhALQ— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 22, 2016“But not each decision depends on me or the club. I think maybe he wants to prove himself at Leicester and he needs one more attempt.”“The final decision was at midday on deadline day and we didn’t have a chance to change Musa for another option.” he added.
DreamTeam, the esports gaming and esports recruitment and management platform has announced MLG’s CEO Sundance DiGiovanni and Keynote’s CEO Dr. Moe Levin as arrivals to the advisory board.Dr. Moe Levin hails from the world of cryptocurrency, with his global technology conference company responsible for over $250million investment into crypto and blockchain startups. Meanwhile, Sundance DiGiovanni brings a wealth of knowledge, having had experience across media, tech and video games. The release states that together, they bring “combined industry expertise and passion for esports development”.The move from DreamTeam comes after they recently signed partnerships with both ESL and DreamHack in order to kickstart the new venture. The platform, founded by Alexander Kokhanovskyy, is fundamentally based on blockchain technology and will soon undertake an ICO, hence the reveal of two board members with deep expertise and experience. The DreamTeam token will become the universal currency for making purchases and payments on the platform, with proceeds from the ICO to further finance R&D as well as marketing and operations. The DreamTeam hub aims to create a centralised hub in which those involved in esports can organise teams, recruit players and manage both amateur and professional teams based on transparent blockchain technologies and smart contracts. “I am thrilled to join the DreamTeam Advisory Board as we focus on the long-term growth of esports together,” said Sundance DiGiovanni, Co-founder of MLG. “Their ambitions for esports mirror ours and I’m committed to supporting DreamTeam’s integral role in the expansion of esports teams.”“Right now, there are 250 million competitive players, but only one million teams. DreamTeam is providing a valuable platform to enhance recruitment options and unlock new opportunities for gamers to form teams and kickstart careers.” said Alexander Kokhanovskyy, CEO of DreamTeam. He continued: “This is an incredible breakthrough for the entire gaming community.”“Esports is experiencing explosive growth as its popularity soars,” said Dr. Moe Levin, CEO of Keynote. “I hope to bring my knowledge and passion to the board to add value to the revolutionary work DreamTeam currently does to help shape the future of competitive gaming.”Esports Insider says: More big news from DreamTeam, one of the busiest startups in the space. These are undoubtedly two big name backers that will stand the ICO in good stead as we continue to see a flurry of ICOs enter the esports space. It’s important for investors to be confident of which mean business and which are here to purely take advantage of the esports buzz, and Alex & co are doing all of the right things.