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Sparrows fly to further success

Category: Scotland Success Stories — Gary Cain on August 30, 2013

A Scottish offshore services firm has announced profit growth of 17 per cent for the year, on an increase in turnover of eight per cent.

Sparrows, which is based in Aberdeen, said its growth had been spurred by major contract wins and extensions for the (more…)

Key indicator shows signs of further boost to economic recovery

Category: Scottish Economy — Mark on August 28, 2013

The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for July has shown that firms in Scotland are taking on more and more (more…)

Hot weather and hot Murray send high streets soaring

Category: Scotland Business News — Gary Cain on August 26, 2013

A combination of the sustained period of weather and Andy Murray’s victory at Wimbledon have helped see Scotland’s high streets post their (more…)

Whisky distiller sees profits rise

Category: Scotland Success Stories — Paul Morgan on August 24, 2013

A Glasgow-based whisky firm has announced a huge increase in sales, as many of its leading brands continue to grow in popularity.

Morrison Bowmore is reporting that its profits are up by nearly two-fifths in the year. Saying also that it will continue (more…)

Gourock ferry company thriving

Category: Scotland Success Stories — Paul Morgan on August 22, 2013

A Firth of Clyde ferry operator has seen a huge increase in the number of passengers it is carrying, leading to hope that its turnover and profits will be (more…)

Late invoice payment contributes to engineering firm collapse

Category: Scotland Business News — Mark on August 20, 2013

A Shetland-based engineering firm has entered administration, with the late payment of invoices cited as a significant factor in its collapse.

The failure of civil engineering company MK Leslie will see more than 50 jobs lost (more…)

Construction body warns of skills crisis for Scotland

Category: Construction Finance — Gary Cain on August 18, 2013

A training body for the construction industry has warned of a skills shortage in Scotland over the next few years.

According to the Construction (more…)

Ayrshire glass workers’ strike plans broken by pay deal

Category: Scotland Business News — Paul Morgan on August 16, 2013

Planned strike action by workers at an Ayrshire glass manufacturer has been called off, after a new pay offer was issued by the firm.

The employees of Ardagh Glass were set to withdraw (more…)

Majority of UK adults struggling financially

Category: Scotland Finance News — Mark on August 14, 2013

Recent research from a state-backed website has suggested that more than half of all UK adults are struggling to pay bills and keep on top of (more…)

Pier provides welcome boost for Orkney

Category: Construction Finance — Paul Morgan on August 12, 2013

The extension of a pier in the Orkney islands has seen unprecedented levels of activity, with firms positioned in the renewable energy sector (more…)

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