Tag Archive: credit crunch

Oct 19 2010

Pessimistic Unit4’s revenues down, but profits up

Unit4 Collaboration Software (until February 2010 known as Business Collaborator – post), the UK-based provider of construction collaboration technologies (and other applications) recently filed its annual report and accounts for the year to 31 December 2009 at Companies House. This time last year (post), the company’s directors were not optimistic about their ability to deliver …

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Nov 17 2009

“A tough year for BIW”

Duncan Mactear of 4Projects has forwarded me an article about [my former employer] BIW Technologies, published recently to subscribers to Megabuyte.com (an “invaluable source of market intelligence for IT companies, their advisers and investors providing in-depth coverage of the corporate and financial affairs of all of the UK’s leading listed and privately owned software & …

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Jun 05 2009

Gloomy times for SaaS collaboration vendors

Today I have been hearing about redundancies among staff at one of the UK’s leading construction collaboration vendors. This news comes as no surprise. The writing has been on the wall for all the collaboration vendors since the credit crunch hit last year. Widespread project postponements and cancellations have led to corresponding reductions across the …

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Apr 13 2009

Asite asides

Asite is not the only business proposing to de-list from London’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM – see post and follow-up). According to The Guardian, research by law firm Trowers & Hamlyn shows that de-listings are up a record 33% in the year to March 2009, as the credit crunch forces many to the wall. Financial …

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Jan 13 2009

Give us the figures, Cadweb!

UK construction collaboration technology vendor Cadweb has published a website news release about its financial performance in 2008 that tries to give a positive outlook without any figures to flesh out the claims. Cadweb says it had “very strong growth in turnover and profits” last year. Turnover was apparently up 21% from 2007, while profitability …

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Jan 12 2009

Five 2009 resolutions

Reading PR Week magazine last week, I enjoyed a page of the “top five New Year’s resolutions made by the UK’s comms professionals”. Briefly, these were: Survive the credit crunch Embrace the digital age Win an industry award Find a work/life balance Invest more in CSR All pretty laudible, but I think the same five …

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