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Vosper Thornycroft is to relocate its group headquarters to Hedge End next month, as part of the company reorganisation that will see the closure of its Woolston shipyard and the transfer of production to Portsmouth.
25-Oct-2002

Vosper Thornycroft and BAe Systems have received government confirmation that a further three Royal Navy warships will be ordered, securing thousands of jobs at yards in Glasgow and Portsmouth.
19-Feb-2002

Vosper Thornycroft has acquired TUV FM, the Fareham-based supplier of support services to the Ministry of Defence, for £3.5m.
18-Dec-2001

Vosper Thornycroft is to acquire Merlin Communications, the communications facilities management company, for £95m.
14-Nov-2001

Vosper Thornycroft is to acquire Griffin Services, the provider of facilities management and logistics services to the US military, for £20m.
05-Nov-2001

Vosper Thornycroft is to acquire RTK Marine, the Poole-based boat supplier, for about £4m.
24-May-2001

Vosper Thornycroft is to acquire Hospitality Plus, the provider of training services to the hospitality and other service sectors, for £10m.
13-Apr-2001

Vosper Thornycroft has won a £60m contract to build three new Royal Navy offshore patrol craft, which will secure the future of 450 jobs at its Southampton shipyard.
19-Mar-2001

Vosper Thornycroft is to shed 650 jobs at its Southampton shipyard, due to delays in a major defence contract.
22-Dec-2000

Vosper Thornycroft is planning to relocate its shipyard and up to 1,200 workers from Woolston near Southampton to the Portsmouth naval dockyard, where it will build Royal Navy destroyers.
13-Oct-2000

Vosper Thornycroft has placed about 650 workers on protective redundancy notice at its shipyard in Southampton, due to a temporary shortage of work.
04-Oct-2000

Vosper Thornycroft and BAe Systems have won orders worth £1bn to build three warships for the Ministry of Defence, which should secure more than 5,000 jobs at shipyards on the Clyde and in Hampshire.
12-Jul-2000

Vosper Thornycroft has acquired Bombardier Defence Services UK from Bombardier of Canada for £30m, in order to expand its support services business.
22-May-2000

Vosper Thornycroft has won a £200m contract to supply three 62-metre ships to the Greek navy, and will build the vessels in Greece in partnership with Elefsis.
08-Jan-2000

Vosper Thornycroft is planning to invest £10m at its Woolston shipyard near Southampton, in order to modernise facilities for the building of Royal Navy destroyers.
17-Nov-1999

Vosper Thornycroft is planning a £1m upgrade of its boatyard facilities in Dartmouth, which could create about 40 jobs.
01-Jul-1999

Vosper Thornycroft is expecting to win a major contract to build the next generation of destroyers for the Ministry of Defence, which would secure 1,000 jobs at its Southampton shipyard for five years.
19-May-1999

Vosper Thornycroft has won a £180m contract to provide two new firefighting training facilities in Plymouth and Portsmouth for the Naval Recruiting and Training Agency.
07-Apr-1999

Vosper Thornycroft is planning to rebuild a dry dock at Dartmouth Naval College's Sandquay base, doubling the size of craft that can be repaired there, and the workforce is expected to rise by about 50.
11-Mar-1999

Vosper Thornycroft is to move production of marine stabilisers from Cosham to the US, with the loss of 28 jobs.
02-Mar-1999

Vosper Thornycroft has acquired TSS, the Oxfordshire-based maker of electronic instruments for the marine survey market, for £11m.
26-Dec-1998

Vosper Thornycroft is acquiring Brisco Engineering, the Great Yarmouth-based manufacturer of marine electronics.
04-Dec-1998

Vosper Thornycroft is planning to expand its Portchester shipyard over the next two years, and the workforce will rise from 50 to 300 as it relocates Halmatic from Southampton and Vosper Thornycroft Controls from Cosham.
17-Nov-1998

Vosper Thornycroft has bought Halmatic, the Southampton-based boatmaker, for undisclosed terms.
04-Nov-1998

Vosper Thornycroft is looking to recruit 25 extra workers in Portchester to cope with rising demand for maintenance work on customs craft and lifeboats.
22-Oct-1998

Vosper Thornycroft has acquired Koop Nautic Holland, the Dutch designer of roll stabilisation systems for the leisure marine market.
08-Jul-1998

Vosper Thornycroft is in negotiations to make two acquisitions in order to build up the marine and support services side of the business.
22-May-1998