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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…)

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…)

Singapore steel supplier opens Scottish base

Category: Scottish Investment — Mark on November 14, 2013

A Singaporean steel firm has selected Glasgow as the location for its first base in the UK; creating 15 jobs in the process.

EEW Energy Services (EEWES) operates in the oil and gas market and is to invest £6 million into the project (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…)

US to lift ban on Scottish beef

Category: Scottish Economy — Paul Morgan on November 10, 2013

Scottish beef will reappear on American menus next year, with officials in the country making moves to open the market again, nearly two decades after it was last eaten.

Beef produced in Scotland and across the EU has been banned from import (more…)

Glasgow building company sees profits soar

Category: Scotland Success Stories — Gary Cain on November 8, 2013

A building firm based in Glasgow has revealed a significant rise in turnover for the last fiscal year, further signalling the improvement in the economy across Scotland.

Mactaggart & Mickel, which has ongoing projects (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…)

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