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Drax Group Plc is engaged in the electricity generation; electricity supply to business customers, and manufacturing of sustainable compressed wood pellets for use in electricity production. The Company’s segments include Generation, which is engaged in the generation of electricity at Drax Power Station; Biomass Supply, which is engaged in the production of sustainable compressed wood pellets at its processing facilities in the United States, and Retail, which is engaged in the supply of power to business customers and wood pellets to the domestic heat market. Its business units include Drax Power, Haven Power, Drax Biomass and Billington Bioenergy. Drax Biomass provides compressed wood pellets. Haven Power supplies electricity to businesses. Billington Bioenergy supplies sustainable compressed wood pellets to provide businesses and households with renewable heat. Drax Power Station is located near Selby, North Yorkshire, connecting into the national electricity distribution grid.  Read More

Inmarsat plc is a United Kingdom-based provider of global mobile satellite communications services. The Company’s segments include Maritime, Government, Enterprise, Aviation and Central Services. The Maritime segment focuses on commercial maritime services across the world. The Maritime segment includes the provision of broadband data and safety communications for all vessel sizes. The Enterprise segment focuses on energy, industry, media, carriers and machine-to-machine (M2M) services across the world. The Maritime segment includes the provision of broadband data and safety communications for all vessel sizes. The Aviation segment focuses on commercial aviation services. The Government segment includes the provision of communications services for governmental, military and civil applications. The Central Services segment includes satellite operations, backbone infrastructure and corporate administrative costs.  Read More

Galliford Try PLC is a United Kingdom-based house building, regeneration and construction company. The Company operates through the segments, including Linden Homes, Partnerships and Regeneration, Construction, public private partnerships (PPP) and Central Costs. Its Linden Homes segment develops private homes for sale across England. Partnerships and Regeneration is its specialist regenration business that works with registered providers and local authorities to supply mixed-tenure housing. Its Construction business includes Building and Infrastructure. Building business is focused on the public and regulated sectors, in the health, education and defense markets. Its infrastructure business carries out civil engineering projects. Its PPP Investments segment delivers building and infrastructure projects through PPPs. The Company’s brands include Galliford Try, Linden Homes, Galliford Try Partnerships, Morrison Construction, Oak Dry Lining, Drew Smith and Rock & Alluvium Read More

National Express (NEX.L) is best known in the UK for its coach services. However, it’s actually a multinational transport group running rail, bus, tram and coach services and operating in Europe, Africa, North America and the Middle East. Headquartered in Birmingham, it employs around 45,000 people and 80% of its income comes from overseas operations. The company reckons to carry passengers on 800 million individual journeys each year. The company is becoming famous for the regularity with which it delivers dividend increases, of which more below. Suffice to say that there have been seven consecutive increases in the dividend – a record few companies can beat. National Express has been making acquisitions which have helped growth and it expects to make more in the next year. It’s also targeting new contracts in the North American charter and transit market and in German and Moroccan rail services. Read More