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De La Rue will appeal passport contract loss

De La Rue has confirmed that it will mount a legal challenge against the Home Office’s decision to award the huge UK passport tender to a continental rival, and union Unite said it will “strongly support” the action.

De La Rue chief questions viability of Gemalto pricing

Petitions calling for a government re-think on the UK passport contract have now reached more than 175,000 signatures, while De La Rue chief executive Martin Sutherland has questioned the viability of preferred bidder Gemalto’s pricing.

Calls for Home Office to reverse 'outrageous' passport decision

A huge row has erupted after news that the £490m UK passport contract has been awarded to Franco-Dutch firm Gemalto was leaked to the media – prior to any official announcement from the Home Office – with incumbent supplier De La Rue vowing to appeal and Unite mobilising a campaign to reverse the decision.

De La Rue shares fall as CFO quits

De La Rue’s chief financial officer is leaving the business, as the group’s share price fell by nearly 20% after it said upcoming results would be at the lower end of City expectations – and there is still no news on the crucial tender for UK passports.

Sun Chemical buys Luminescence

Ink and consumables giant Sun Chemical has upped its presence in the premium security inks market with the acquisition of specialist UK manufacturer Luminescence.

De La Rue teams with Canadian tech firm

De La Rue has entered into a new strategic partnership with Opalux, a specialist producer of smart materials for security printing applications.

Polymer coup for De La Rue

De La Rue has scored something of a coup after securing a share of the polymer supply deal for the Bank of England’s new £20 note.

Bank of England: tallow traces to remain

The Bank of England has confirmed that it will not be reformulating the polymer used for its new banknotes, despite protests about the use of trace amounts of animal derivative.

De La Rue produces polymer £10 for Clydesdale

Clydesdale Bank’s new £10 polymer banknote will go into circulation in September.

New CEO at Adare SEC

Adare Group has revamped the executive management structure at its Adare SEC operation with the appointment of a new CEO.

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