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Employment levels growing in Scotland

Category: Scottish Economy — Gary Cain on October 30, 2013

The latest official figures have shown that the number of people employed in Scotland is the highest it has been in five years.

There are now well over two and a half million people working in the country, (more…)

New employees see significant pay increases

Category: Scottish Economy — Gary Cain on October 28, 2013

The latest Bank of Scotland market report has shown that the average wage for new recruits is on the rise.

Prospects for both temporary and permanent positions have improved, with those in Aberdeen seeing the (more…)

Glasgow set for central distillery

Category: Scottish Investment — Mark on October 26, 2013

Glasgow could be getting its first whisky distillery at the heart of the city, after plans were submitted to the council as part of a new multi-million (more…)

Moray Firth firms celebrate broadband introduction

Category: Scottish Investment — Gary Cain on October 24, 2013

Businesses working around Inverness and in the Moray Firth area are to benefit from high speed fibre broadband access which has been funded by public money.

The project is the first part of a nationwide scheme to bring broadband to areas with no clear indication (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…)

Scottish drinks company signs new distillery deal

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

An India-based drinks group is to join forces with a Scottish firm to establish a new multi-million pound distillery in Fife.

The deal between Kyndal and Perthshire’s John Fergus and Company will see the opening of a £6.7 million micro distillery in Glenrothes. Set to come (more…)

New sales lab to create 200 jobs in Glasgow

Category: Scottish Investment — Paul Morgan on October 18, 2013

The opening of a new sales centre in Glasgow will result in the creation of more than 200 jobs, the firm behind the development has confirmed.

Opened in early October, direct marketing company Aquira said its investment in the site was a reflection of Scotland’s growing reputation (more…)

Scottish bus company moves back into profit

Category: Scotland Success Stories — Gary Cain on October 16, 2013

A west Scotland bus operator has moved back into the black, after nearly doubling its turnover last year.

McGill’s, which was previously at risk of a takeover itself, saw a move back into profit with its turnover increasing from £15 million to £28 million (more…)

Recycling company to create jobs in Scotland

Category: Scotland Business News — Mark on October 14, 2013

An English recycling firm is to open a new base in Scotland thanks to a grant from Holyrood, creating new jobs in the south of the country.

The opening of the Dalbeattie plant will see around 25 jobs created, when Panel2Panel moves to the site. The news comes after (more…)

Recruitment company benefits from invoice discounting

Category: Invoice Discounting — Paul Morgan on October 12, 2013

A specialist construction industry recruitment firm has boosted its position thanks to new levels of commercial finance.

Number 8, an agency which supplies construction and demolition workers for projects in Scotland and throughout the world, was created just (more…)

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