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Shakespeares goes for Midlands domination with fourth merger in 18 months

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  • Nope.
    I wrote two of the comments (now three) but not the rest.
    Well done Shakespeares. Good firm.

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  • Shakespeares have been sniffing round 2 or 3 firms in Leicester but apparently haven't found anyone willing to take them up on an offer yet. Rumour has it they may well be overlooking the Humberstone roundabout within the next 6 months.

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  • simple strategy
    (1) merge your way to a turnover of £50 million
    (2) dont worry too much about profitability
    (3) flog business as an ABS

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  • Why can't we all just be happy for Shakespeares?
    Personally I think a merger with Dickinson Dees wouldn't be bard.

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  • Re the partner redundancies at DD, I know far too many staff at all levels except for partner level be made redundant at Shakespeares so they are as guilty as anyone, if not worse of doing this. Also they make redundancies practically every six months so how anyone can feel safe in their job is a mystery.

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  • they sound like they're made for each other then.

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  • Shakespeares made staff redundant at the time of taking over Needham and James and Berryman and I believe went through a further round of redundancies 6 months ago, and an agent tells me that they have just done another of round of redundancies in the last fortnight or so! Funny how that's never mentioned in despatches. I feel sorry for the poor guys at Wood Glaister, as you sure know what's around the corner....

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  • Shakespeares made redundancies upon merger with Putsmans and then at least three times in 18 months before they merged with either Berrymans or Needham and James so it's not always merger driven.
    Some say it keeps staff on their toes.

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