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Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgBritam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBritam Holdings Limited is an investment holding company providing solutions for insurance, investment management and property management for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company services markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, Malawi and Mozambique. Britam Holdings Limited also offers solutions for short- and long-term insurance, asset management and property management. Personal and corporate solutions are available for individual and group life, pension, medical, micro and general insurance. Its insurance product offering covers unit-linked products and plans for education, whole-life plans, life, critical illness, disability as well as products covering fire, aviation, engineering, motor, marine, personal accidents, liability, theft and workers compensation. Britam Holdings Limited specialist divisions deal with discretionary/segregated portfolio management, wealth management and unit trusts. The company has interests in purchasing and selling properties and developing, leasing or renting land. Formerly known as British-American Investments Company (Kenya) Limited when it was founded in 1920, the company changed its name to Britam Holdings Limited in 2015. The company head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Britam Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) Q12013 Interim Report

first_imgCompagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu)  2013 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCompagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee rents out investment properties, plant and equipment to Holiday Villages Management Services Mauritius Limited, which operates the Club Med Hotel at La Pointe au Cannoniers in Mauritius. The company is a subsidiary of MCB Group Limited. Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Interfaith leaders: Middle East peace ‘more urgent than ever’

first_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Press Release Service Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Ecumenical & Interreligious, Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem center_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Interfaith leaders: Middle East peace ‘more urgent than ever’ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Middle East Submit a Job Listing Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Advocacy Peace & Justice, Editor’s note: Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori is an endorser of the following statement.[National Council of Churches] In the context of momentous developments in the Middle East , the National Council of Churches has joined leaders of major Jewish, Christian and Muslim national religious organizations “affirm with urgency that Arab-Israeli-Palestinian peace is more vital than ever.”Leaders remain guided by “Principles of Cooperation” that acknowledge their bonds with those on different sides of the conflict and reemphasize their common agenda for peace.Appreciating that “the months ahead, leading up to U.S. national elections, present a special challenge,” they urged “candidates not to use any rhetoric that could make prospects for peace more problematic.  “As Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders, we strongly caution candidates to do no harm to chances for a two-state Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.”More specifically, the National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle East calls on the Administration, the Congress and candidates for office to support the following steps:● Address warnings to both sides to prevent violence, and undertake diplomatic efforts, in coordination with the Quartet, to help maintain a durable, effective ceasefire; all attacks on civilians must immediately end;● Continue to support Palestinian state-building and economic development capacity, including immediately lifting the Congressional hold on humanitarian aid;● Support Palestinian efforts to form a government capable of representing the West Bank and Gaza on the essential conditions that it agree to halt violence, respect all existing agreements between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, and negotiate a two-state peace agreement with Israel;● Urge Israel to halt all settlement expansion, including in East Jerusalem ; and● Urge a resumption of negotiations for a two-state peace agreement, based on U.N. Security Council Resolutions 242, 338 and 1397, and drawing on elements from the Arab Peace Initiative (2002), the unofficial Israeli Peace Initiative (2011), and the Geneva Accord (2003) which might lead to an agreement acceptable to both sides.The national religious leaders pledged to urge members of their communities across the country“to work actively in the coming months to preserve and further prepare the ground for Middle East peace, and to support positive efforts by political leaders in both parties to help move towards this goal.”The full statement, with signatories, follows:Arab-Israeli-Palestinian Peace Is More Urgent Than Ever.Concerned with new challenging developments in the Middle East , as leaders of major Jewish, Christian and Muslim national religious organizations inspired by core teachings of our traditions, we affirm with urgency that Arab-Israeli-Palestinian peace is more vital than ever.  We remain guided by our founding “Principles of Cooperation” in which we acknowledge how our bonds with those on different sides of the conflict sometimes lead to differing viewpoints, and we reemphasize our common agenda for peace.  We derive encouragement from benchmark principles developed by Arabs and Israelis in earlier formal and informal negotiations that provide practical parameters for a peace agreement that could be acceptable to majorities of Israelis and Palestinians.At this time of momentous changes, the drive for Israeli-Palestinian peace must be viewed in the context of:● the hopes and challenges related to the Arab Spring, including concerns for the rights of minorities;● the aftermath of the war in Iraq , including challenges to Iraqi democracy and stability;● the future of Afghanistan as the U.S./NATO role winds down;● tensions in U.S.-Pakistan relations;● the deepening crisis in Syria ; and● The dangers of confrontation over Iran ’s nuclear development activities.Appreciating that we are addressing these issues in other forums, we agreed that all of these developments make efforts for Arab-Israeli-Palestinian peace more, not less, urgent.  Anchored in the deep concerns of our religious traditions to respect the hopes and rights of all people to live in peace, we reaffirm our commitment to work together for active, fair and firm U.S. leadership for comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace based on U.N. Security Council Resolutions 242, 338 and 1397, including a negotiated two-state peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.We acknowledge that 2011 was a difficult and frustrating year.  While majorities of Israelis and Palestinians continue to long for peace, political problems on both sides inhibit leaders from moving forward.  The months ahead, leading up to U.S. national elections, present a special challenge.  We urge candidates not to use any rhetoric that could make prospects for peace more problematic.  As Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders, we strongly caution candidates to do no harm to chances for a two-state Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.More specifically, the National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle East calls on the Administration, the Congress and candidates for office to support the following steps:● Address warnings to both sides to prevent violence, and undertake diplomatic efforts, in coordination with the Quartet, to help maintain a durable, effective ceasefire; all attacks on civilians must immediately end;● Continue to support Palestinian state-building and economic development capacity, including immediately lifting the Congressional hold on humanitarian aid;● Support Palestinian efforts to form a government capable of representing the West Bank and Gaza on the essential conditions that it agree to halt violence, respect all existing agreements between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, and negotiate a two-state peace agreement with Israel;● Urge Israel to halt all settlement expansion, including in East Jerusalem ; and● Urge a resumption of negotiations for a two-state peace agreement, based on U.N. Security Council Resolutions 242, 338 and 1397, and drawing on elements from the Arab Peace Initiative (2002), the unofficial Israeli Peace Initiative (2011), and the Geneva Accord (2003) which might lead to an agreement acceptable to both sides.We believe that U.S. support for these steps is essential to preserving hope for negotiated Arab-Israeli-Palestinian peace, and that achieving peace would have profoundly positive effects on other current conflicts and challenges in the Middle East. As national religious leaders, we pledge to urge members of our communities across the country to work actively in the coming months to preserve and further prepare the ground for Middle East peace, and to support positive efforts by political leaders in both parties to help move towards this goal.List of EndorsersChristian Leaders:Bishop Richard E. Pates, D.D., Chairman, USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace*His Eminence Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington *Bishop Denis J. Madden, Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore *Archbishop Vicken Aykasian, Director, Ecumenical Affairs, Armenia Orthodox Church in America *Fr. Mark Arey, Director, Office of Ecumenical Affairs, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America *Clare J. Chapman, Esq., Interim General Secretary, National Council of Churches of Christ USA *Bishop Mark S. Hanson, Presiding Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America *Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop and Primate, Episcopal Church*Reverend Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk, Presbyterian Church ( USA )*Reverend Geoffrey Black, General Minister & President, United Church of Christ *Reverend Dr. Sharon Watkins, General Minister, President, Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ)*Bishop Neil Irons, Executive Secretary, Council of Bishops, United Methodist Church *Richard Stearns, President, World Vision USReverend Leighton Ford, President, Leighton Ford Ministries, Board Member, World Vision US*David Neff, Editor in Chief and Vice-President, Christianity Today*Jewish Leaders:Rabbi David Saperstein, Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism*Rabbi Peter Knobel, Past President, Central Conference of American Rabbis*Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky, Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies, Jewish Theological Seminary*Rabbi Shawn Zevit, Director of Congregational Services, Jewish Reconstructionist Federation*Rabbi Amy Small, Past President, Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association*Rabbi Freddi Cooper, Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association*Muslim Leaders:Imam Mohammed Magid, President, Islamic Society of North America *Dr. Sayyid Muhammad Syeed, National Director, Islamic Society of North America *Naeem Baig, Executive Director, Islamic Circle of North America *Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Founder of the ASMA Society and the Cordoba Initiative*Imam Yahya Hendi, Muslim Chaplain, Georgetown University *Dawud Assad, President Emeritus, Council of Mosques, USA *Eide Alawan, Interfaith Office for Outreach, Islamic Center of America *Iftekhar A. Hai, Founding Director, United Muslims of America **Organizations for Identification Only Posted Mar 6, 2012 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA last_img read more

Some Europeans get choosy about which vaccines they want

first_img Facebook Some Europeans get choosy about which vaccines they want Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Local NewsWorld News Pinterest TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 13, 2021 Facebook Pinterest Previous articleWarming shelterNext articleLuna Rossa beats Team UK to lead Prada Cup final 2-0 Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApplast_img read more

Udaras to receive more money for job protection – Mc Hugh

first_img By News Highland – December 10, 2014 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Twitter Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Google+ Previous articleDonegal water campaigners in Dublin as major protest gets underwayNext articleDonegal GAA star Geraldine McLaughlin nominated for sportswoman of the year News Highland NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Udaras to receive more money for job protection – Mc Hugh Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson center_img Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Udaras na Gaeltachta is to receive an extra one million euro for the protection and creation of jobs across all gaeltacht areas.Junior Gaeltacht Minister Joe Mc Hugh says some of the extra money will be invested in Donegal to backl job creation in companies like Randox, which recently announced a major expansion.He says after years of cuts, it’s significant that Udaras will get more money this year………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/joweds.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th last_img read more

Donegal man jailed for eight years for the rape and sexual assault of partners…

first_imgHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleFinn Harps beat Drogheda 0-2 at United Park: Full Time ReportNext articleAttack on family’s car condemned in Castlederg News Highland Donegal man jailed for eight years for the rape and sexual assault of partners daughter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – July 8, 2017 center_img Twitter Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Google+ A Donegal man who raped and sexually assaulted the daughter of his former partner over a period of at least five years has been jailed for eight years.The 52-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told gardaí he had “no knowledge” or recollection of abusing the child, but that he did not doubt she was telling the truth.The man was charged with rape, sexual assault and producing child pornography.The court heard that the abuse took place over a number of years, when the child was aged between 4 and 9 years of age.The investigating guard told Róisín Lacey SC, prosecuting, that the abuse came to light in 2014 after the girl’s school principal became concerned that she was at risk of self-harm.The girl, then aged 13, made allegations of repeated sexual abuse by the accused while she had been staying with him.The man was the former partner of the victim’s mother and also the father of her younger sister whom she stayed overnight with at his home on a regular basis.On the day of his scheduled trial in April, the man pleaded guilty to having sexually assaulted the child in 2006 at his home, when she was four years old.He later pleaded guilty to six further counts of sexually assaulting the child when she was aged between four and nine years old on dates between March 2008 and August 2011 and to one count of knowingly producing child pornography for the purpose of distribution, exportation, sale or show on an unknown date between August 2007 and August 2008.The court heard that a home video recorded by the accused on a camcorder surfaced during a separate and unconnected investigation when gardaí found the video in the man’s house.The victim told the court that she has no memory of the 30 minute video being filmed.In her victim impact statement the teenage girl said every area of her life had been affected by the abuse.The accused’s barrister said that the man told gardaí he had “no knowledge” of having committed the abuse, but that he had “absolutely no doubt” that the victim was telling the truth and that she was honest. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

Colleges are preparing for drop in international students this fall: Report

first_imgsshepard/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — While colleges across the country are still on the fence about opening their campuses to students, most are preparing for a drop in the number of international students, according to a new study.The Institute of International Education (IIE), which tracks data on college students, on Thursday released the results of a survey it conducted with 599 colleges and universities in all 50 states about their plans for the summer and fall semesters in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Mirka Martel, the report’s author, noted that 74% of respondents said they don’t know if they will continue their study abroad programs in the fall but 70% said they anticipate that at least some international students won’t able to come to their campus for that semester.“Our analysis indicates that these institutions anticipate that approximately 16% of their international student body will not be able to come to campus in‐person in fall 2020,” Martel said during a conference call with reporters.The surveyed campuses taught 519,000 international students during the 2018-2019 academic year, which was approximately 47% of the United States’ total international student population, according to IIE. Martel noted that because of the pandemic, academic institutions had to scale back their recruitment efforts abroad.Roughly 78% of the schools switched to virtual recruitment methods, such as online information sessions and phone calls with prospective students, and many took actions to waive certain costs, such as application fees, the report said. Martel said college administrators are concerned about their budgets as the number of international students dwindles.“They are thinking about internationalization moving forward and how international education may change and evolve post COVID‐19,” she said.The report added that the schools are turning to alternative options to help students who are still interested in attending their classes. About three-quarters of the respondents said they would offer students the option of deferring their enrollment to the fall of 2021.Colleges are still figuring out how many classes will be taught online and what offerings will be available in the fall.“As a result, 52% of reported institutions indicate that they plan to offer students online enrollment in the fall, whereas 42% indicate that they will offer online instruction until the student can come to campus in‐person,” the report said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Union slams public sector pensions transfer u-turn

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Union slams public sector pensions transfer u-turnOn 12 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Local government HR chiefs have attacked ministers for a U-turn on promisesto include pensions in new regulations on staff transfers. HR body Socpo has criticised trade secretary Patricia Hewitt for breaking apromise to strengthen pension rights of public sector staff moving tocommercial organisations. Hewitt told last September’s TUC conference that pensions would beprotected. But last week a leaked Whitehall policy document revealed thatplanned changes to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment)regulations, which protect staff terms and conditions during transfer betweenemployers, will not include pensions. Keith Handley, president of Socpo, is unhappy that the Gover ment seems tohave changed its mind. He said: “Socpo is totally against any concept of aTupe pensions U-turn. I can’t believe the Government is backtracking on thisfundamental issue. “I would have thought, given all the adverse publicity that theGovernment seems to be collecting these days on pension issues, the last thingit would want to do would be to backtrack on the issue of Tupe andpensions.” John McMullen, head of employment law for law firm Pinsent Curtis Biddle,said the Government has no obligation to include pensions, under the revisedacquired rights European Union directive that governs Tupe. “I think the Government has had a long hard think about the issue. Itis running out of time to get the regulations to comply with the Europeandirective on this. “It should have implemented the directive last summer. It may thinkthat the directive does not oblige us [the UK] to include pension rights, andother countries in Europe have not done it.” last_img read more

Slow market has been good for online estate agents, says House Network

first_imgOnline and hybrid estate agents’ market share is accelerating at the expense of their traditional counterparts despite the market slowdown, it has been claimed.House Network, which was the UK’s first online agency when it was founded in 2003, says its sector of the industry is winning through by demonstrating strong consumer engagement and because price-sensitive sellers are increasingly looking to save money.The claims have been made by its founder and CEO Mark Readings. His company says the number of people visiting its website has increased six-fold last month and that valuation requests jumped by over 1,600%.Online estate agentsHouse Network has not published the exact figures to back these claims up, but in a statement released today it suggests that the market growth is coming from both younger, tech-savvy vendors and those selling more expensive homes.“Sellers are realising that they now have alternatives with fixed fee hybrid and online estate agents,” says Mark Readings.“They no longer want to be punished for having a more expensive property and are looking for the most efficient and cost-effective way to sell their asset. Local and online can co-exist but changes to both models are required.”“Our customers want to be able to see the development of their transaction 24 hours a day, they don’t want to wait for their agent to call them back four days later, this is their biggest asset and in a particularly difficult market they need to know that they are not eating into their profits with any wanted fees.” Mark Readings hybrid estate agents house network online estate agents November 22, 2018Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 12th December 2018 at 9:04 amInteresting piece.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Slow market has been good for online estate agents, says House Network previous nextHousing MarketSlow market has been good for online estate agents, says House NetworkUK’s first online agency claims visits to its website and valuation leads have increased dramatically as the market has cooled.Nigel Lewis22nd November 20181 Comment1,771 Viewslast_img read more

Glisten results shine as it grows snacks investment

first_imgSnack and confectionery company Glisten’s latest financial results reveal a year of strong growth, with revenue for the year to 30 June rising 26% to £73.8m and pre-tax profit up 18% to £6.68m.Chief executive Paul Simmonds said the AIM-listed UK company, which owns premium and healthy snack brands including Fruitus, SunMaid and Halo, had driven its business “towards those areas of snacking which we believe have long-term potential – including specifically the healthier and premium sectors.”He added: “We recognise that some consumers’ buying habits will adjust during the next financial year, but our focus on producing affordable treats, many with a healthier dimension, will underpin our continued ambitions for Glisten, as these sectors tend to hold up well during more demanding economic conditions.”Glisten’s principal activities are the manufacture of cereal, fruit and health bars, including diet products, which are sold at most high-street retailers. It also manufactures specialised coatings, which are marketed to Europe’s largest ice-cream and bakery manufacturers.In September 2007, the group acquired 50% of Skinny Candy, a confectionery business focused on low-sugar and low-fat confectionery, and Dormen Foods, which became the foundation stone of its savoury snacking division. This was followed in November 2007 by the acquisition of Big Thoughts, which has been renamed Glisten Snacks, comprising two subsidiaries active in the low-fat/baked savoury snacking marketplace – Snacks Unlimited and The Lindum Snack Company.last_img read more