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Publisher suffers drop in profits

Category: Scotland Business News — Gary Cain on January 15, 2014

Losses in the book publishing side of the firm has led to a fall in profits at a Scottish publisher, with significant levels of debt and a fall (more…)

Packaging firm slices off jobs

Category: Scotland Business News — Paul Morgan on January 12, 2014

A Scottish based packaging firm has made 90 redundancies in one of its operations south of the border, following the loss of a major contract. (more…)

Wholesaler beefs up Forth Valley job market

Category: Scotland Business News — Gary Cain on December 27, 2013

A Scottish meat wholesaler has opened 20 jobs in the Forth Valley, after it moved its production operations from Falkirk.

Malcolm Allan, which celebrates its 60th anniversary next year, is also launching a new campaign to increase sales, after (more…)

Glasgow firm to heat up sport for 2014

Category: Scotland Business News — Mark on December 24, 2013

Glasgow-based energy firm Aggreko will power the Commonwealth Games in its home city next year, the company has confirmed.

It will also supply temporary power to next year’s World Cup in the ever so slightly warmer (more…)

Job losses expected at Perth chicken plant

Category: Scotland Business News — Gary Cain on December 3, 2013

A Scottish chicken processing firm has announced it is to make significant job cuts, with nearly a third of positions expected to be dropped.

The 2 Sisters Food Group has said that its site in Perth and Kinross, Coupar Angus, will likely lose more than (more…)

Borders building company looks set for bright future

Category: Scotland Business News — Mark on November 26, 2013

The head of a building materials firm in the Borders has said that future growth should be attainable, following the opening of a (more…)

Newspaper firm’s profits up while revenues drop

Category: Scotland Business News — Gary Cain on November 19, 2013

Johnston Press last week revealed savings of £30 million across the group in the last 12 months, with profits rising. However, it continues to see revenues (more…)

RBS not lending enough to SMEs, according to research

Category: Scotland Business News — Gary Cain on November 12, 2013

The expert behind a recently released report has hit out at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) for failing small and medium businesses with its (more…)

Scottish tech firm to make worldwide job cuts

Category: Scotland Business News — Mark on November 6, 2013

Wolfson Microelectronics has announced a number of job losses, as it looks to cut costs in response to disappointing sales figures.

The Edinburgh-based audio chip manufacturer, which counts Samsung and Lenovo among its clients, expects to make around 10 per cent (more…)

Sharp decline in failing companies in Scotland

Category: Scotland Business News — Mark on October 22, 2013

New figures have shown a notable drop in the number of Scottish firms claiming insolvency, marking the third quarter in a row that there has been such a fall.

The data from KPMG shows that in the third quarter of 2013, 230 firms went into administration, representing a 27 per cent drop from the same period (more…)

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