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Bra entrepreneur threatens to bust out of an independent Scotland

Category: Scotland Business News — Paul Morgan on January 30, 2012

Michelle Mone, the lingerie tycoon behind the Ultimo brand, has got her opinions on the Scottish independence debate off her chest, by claiming she is prepared to move to England in the event of a ‘Yes’ vote.

Mrs Mone is the owner of (more…)

New company set up to tap into whisky biofuel potential

Category: Scotland Business News — Gary Cain on January 28, 2012

The commercial exploitation of Scottish whisky by-products took a huge step closer to reality this week, with the formation of a new company to produce biofuel. (more…)

Inverness manpower company signs new deal

Category: Scotland Business News — Paul Morgan on January 26, 2012

Inverness-based Orion Group has been selected to provide the manpower for a large North Sea project, in a deal which will secure £100m. (more…)

Scotch industry set for Indian boost

Category: Invoice Factoring — Gary Cain on January 24, 2012

There are good signs that the Scotch industry is to benefit from increased sales in India, according to the chief trade negotiator and commerce secretary for the country. (more…)

Business distress at “critical” levels throughout Scotland

Category: Scotland Business News — Gary Cain on January 22, 2012

The number of companies in Scotland that are facing “critical” financial challenges has risen dramatically in the final quarter of 2011, according to a new report. (more…)

Muller in £280m Wiseman takeover

Category: Scotland Success Stories — Gary Cain on January 20, 2012

Following confirmation that talks were taking place in the week commencing January 9 2012, Scottish group Robert Wiseman has agreed to a take over by Muller Dairy.

The £280 million deal will see (more…)

Forecaster warns of recession but firms struggle to attract UK job applicants

Category: Scotland Business News — Mark on January 18, 2012

Respected Ernst & Young economic forecaster group, the Item Club, has advised that UK could well have already fallen back into recession.

Saying the country’s GDP has (more…)

Scottish bank stops commercial property lending

Category: Scotland Finance News — Gary Cain on January 16, 2012

The apparent ‘reduced appetite’ in the market, has seen the Glasgow-based Clydesdale Bank put its commercial property lending on hold. (more…)

Co-operative snaps up Scottish food chain

Category: Scottish Investment — Paul Morgan on January 14, 2012

Despite continuing woes throughout the sector, one retailer has announced a very strong trading performance over the Christmas period, with the Co-operative Group seeing a rise in like for like sales from 2010 up by more than three per cent.

There was further (more…)

Bothwell construction firm ‘close to administration’

Category: Scotland Business News — Gary Cain on January 12, 2012

Construction union UCATT has spoken out over its fears that a Bothwell-based engineering company is close to failure, putting Central Scotland 700 jobs in peril.

The announcement comes amid the news on (more…)

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