Albion News

Albion has made its second investment into the renewable energy sector as it continues to seek long term opportunities in this area. The first solar investment under that strategy is an investment into a scheme providing solar installations on domestic residence roofs. Albion today announces a £2 million investment to support the Street by Street solar programme in partnership with Engensa, a domestic solar panel installer, to provide a free solar energy offer to domestic home owners in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. The investment from Albion will support Engensa in the... read more
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We are delighted to report that Ms Rosie Gill has been appointed Head of our Preparatory section at Radnor House. Rosie joins us from Sherborne Preparatory School, Dorset where she is Deputy Head Academic. She has taught in London at both The Hall School and Mill Hill High School. Rosie graduated from the University of Nottingham with a First Class Honours degree in History. She is a keen sportswoman having recently taken up triathlon and her educational philosophy centres round developing an environment where happy children have high self-esteem and parents are fully involved and embraced.... read more
Albion can today announce a £4.35 million in Oakland Care Centre Ltd (“Oakland”) to set up a specialist dementia care facility in Chingford, Greater London. The investment builds on Albions' established reputation as an investor in the healthcare sector and adds to the asset based investments in Albions' portfolio. Oakland will provide Albions' capital trusts with an attractive annual yield as well as the potential for capital growth. Oakland has acquired a freehold site on which it will develop a new, purpose built facility catering for the needs of up to 45 residents suffering from dementia... read more
Dexela collected the Judges’ Special Award at the British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEA) and received a special commendation in the Small Company of the Year category. The awards aim to demonstrate and promote the quality of engineering design within the UK. The BEEA judges agreed that Dexela’s technological and commercial success was commendable in view of the company’s size. The judges were impressed by Dexela’s rapid success in marketing its CMOS X–Ray detectors across all major global markets in the first year of production and felt these testified to the quality of the engineering... read more
Dexela has been shortlisted for three categories in the British Engineering Excellence Awards, which have been created to celebrate the great achievements of the UKs design engineers. Dexela’s CTO Steve Naday has been shortlisted for ‘Design Engineer of the Year’ and Dexela has also been shortlisted for ‘Small Company of the Year’ and ‘New Product of the Year (Electronic)’. The winners will be announced on Thursday 14th October 2010, when 180 people from the UK engineering community will gather at the Awards Luncheon to recognise the achievements of all shortlisted organisations. The ceremony... read more
Albion can today announce that is has invested £8.7m in Radnor House School, a new co-educational independent school for students aged 7 – 18 in Twickenham, South West London. Radnor House is located on the historic site of Alexander Pope’s villa on the banks of the River Thames. Albion identified a unique market opportunity to purchase the freehold premises and develop a new co-educational independent school with a strong ethos and focus on educational excellence. Radnor House will take students aged 7-18 years and will open in September 2011. Albion was attracted to the opportunity due to... read more
As part of its growth strategy Blackbay, a provider of real-time enterprise mobility solutions, has today announced the appointment of enterprise mobility solutions expert Nigel Doust as its new CEO. “Despite the prevailing economic climate, Blackbay is experiencing an increase in year-on-year revenue growth. Our strong financial position and excellent pipeline of potential customers, means that now is absolutely the right time to drive the company to the next level of its development, establishing Blackbay as one of the leading enterprise mobility solution experts within the field service,... read more
Albion can today announce that it has invested £2.65m in Masters Pharmaceuticals Ltd (Masters) as sole investor. Masters is a specialist international supplier and distributor of pharmaceutical products and the investment will be used for continued expansion in its core markets of Latin America, the Middle East and the Caribbean. Masters is also seeking to open new markets in Asia. Albion can also announce that Masters has appointed Bill Burns as non-executive chairman of its Board. Mr Burns is a high profile figure in the pharmaceutical industry with over 40 years experience in the sector... read more