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Business Ownership Ownership of my two companies Tate & Lyle is a sugar company and its ownership is Public Limited Company (Plc) Royal Mail is a company that post or sends letters to all over the world. And its ownership is State Owned, and also a Franchise. Tate & Lyle is an incorporated business. Royal Mail is an unincorporated business. Franchises Instead of starting an entirely new business, some people prefer to trade under the name of a well-known company and sell its products. Some companies sell the right to do this, usually granting the right for an exclusive area or a specific location. The person or business buying this right, or franchise, is known as a franchisee. Sole traders who put their money into setting up the business often run franchises. In addition to the original purchase price of the franchise an annual fee is required. This is often calculated as a percentage of the turnover or profit. ...read more.

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Shareholders buy shares: - > In the hope that the shares will increase in value > To receive the dividend Each shareholder has one vote for each ordinary share they own. This right to vote may be used at the annual general meeting but in reality, unless a great number of shares are owned there is little hope of a shareholder influencing the activities of the directors and the managers who actually control the company on a day-to-day basic. Tate & Lyle is a large organisation with stakeholders. It is international. There are advantages and disadvantages for being a Plc (Public Limited Company) Advantages Owned by shareholders who have limited liability shares may be brought and sold by the public. The issue of additional shares can provide a vast source of finance for Public Limited Company. Disadvantages Since shares can be openly traded on the stock market, Public Limited Companies are open to take over. Most shareholders will have no interest or involvement in the running of the company. Splitting of Public Limited Company. ...read more.

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The owners of incorporated businesses and therefore responsible for its own affairs. Activity of the business ownership Tate & Lyle The ownership of Tate & Lyle suits the business activity because it is a huge international company dealing with processes for the making of sugar & its products. Tate & Lyle is very expensive to run. It involves large investments of money. Today, it is the largest cane sugar refinery in the world, operating at up to 160 tonnes per hour and processing about one million tonnes of raw sugar each year. The financial investment in the company is huge and it is much easier for the company to expand. The ownership of Tate & Lyle suits the business activity. Royal Mail Mount Pleasant The ownership of Royal Mil suits the business activity because it is a large international company dealing with processes of sending letters around the world. Franchisor always has large companies to back it up. The products than go to sole traders. Franchising is a cheap way for Royal Mail to open many outlets without the responsibility of overseeing the running of each outlet. ...read more.

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