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Parts of Scotland are high streets ahead

Category: Scottish Economy — Mark on December 30, 2013

New research has indicated that there is a split of fortunes on Scotland’s high streets, with some doing much better than others.

The study, carried out by Stirling University and The Local Data Company, found that across the country there was an (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…)

Shopper numbers continue to fall in Scotland

Category: Scottish Economy — Gary Cain on December 21, 2013

Scottish retailers have reported further falls in the number of people visiting their stores, with November seeing another annual footfall decline.

The report from the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) showed that visitor numbers from November (more…)

Scottish firms showing increased confidence

Category: Scottish Economy — Paul Morgan on December 18, 2013

Businesses in Scotland are growing in confidence when it comes to the economy of the country, according to the results of two new studies.

The surveys, one by the Bank of Scotland and the other by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), were (more…)

How Scotland’s SMEs can ensure everything runs smoothly this Christmas

Category: Features — Gary Cain on December 12, 2013

For businesses across the country, the Christmas period is a double-edged sword; while there are often opportunities to increase sales and expand, there is an equal risk of (more…)

New target set for Scottish biotech sector

Category: Scottish Economy — Mark on December 10, 2013

Global shifts over recent years have resulted in the Scottish industrial biotechnology sector being issued with a new turnover target.

The new goal, which has been set by Scottish Enterprise (SE), will see the level of turnover boosted from its current (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…)

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