Tag Archives: Nestle

Squatters sighted on roof of £500m Nestlé Tower development

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Photojournalist ARNIE LEIBOVITZ provides evidence that one of the town centre’s biggest projects might have security issues Squatters may have moved into the Nestlé Tower, the Croydon landmark building in the town centre undergoing a £500million redevelopment. The … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times II: Hoar’s £300 “health and safety” tax

#thatissocroydon BBC London reporter Angela Walker yesterday nailed Croydon Councillor Simon Hoar over proposals to charge shop-owners and other small businesses a £300 stealth tax over five years for placing boards and banners on the pavement. According to Hoar, looking … Continue reading

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Business leader calls for more help on VAT and rates

A leading South Croydon business figure has called for an urgent cut in business rates and for the 20 per cent VAT rate to be axed to help bars and restaurants survive the double-dip recession and avoid the fate of … Continue reading

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Blurred vision leaves Croydon with empty concrete canyons

CROYDON COMMENTARY: After all the hand-wringing and wailing, with senior figures at the Town Hall claiming to have “done all that they could” to persuade Nestlé to stay in Croydon, ANDREW PELLING, right, says that the multi-national may not be … Continue reading

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The Nestle move: the £248,000 per year CEO speaks

Again, no thanks to our hard-working mates in Croydon Council’s press office, but here for our loyal reader is the message sent to council staff this morning by our £248,000 per year chief executive, Jon Rouse: Memorandum from chief executive … Continue reading

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Nestle confirms move to “ideal location” (ie. not Croydon)

The signs at East Croydon Station that declared it to be “the home of Nestle UK” need changing. Nestle, Croydon’s largest private sector employer, this morning confirmed reports that it is to abandon the borough, moving its UK HQ offices … Continue reading

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The Nestle move: Croydon Council’s reaction

Croydon Council‘s press office (which costs nearly £700,000 of public money to run) has still not responded to Inside Croydon‘s very reasonable requests for comments. They must be too busy. Nonetheless, we are able to bring our loyal reader the … Continue reading

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Report says Nestle poised to announce it is to quit Croydon

A property website was reporting this afternoon that Croydon’s biggest private employer, Nestle, has decided to quit its headquarters of nearly 50 years and move out of the borough. The company’s 1,000-strong Croydon-based staff are understood to have received an … Continue reading

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