WOOD Group has returned to the acquisition trail with the $14 million (£9m) takeover of a Canadian oil and gas engineering firm, which signals confidence in the prospects for the industry in spite of the crude price plunge.
NORTH Sea-focused Independent Oil & Gas has highlighted the opportunities there are for small firms to prosper in the area after the company made progress amid challenging conditions in recent months.
PUB operator Greene King has reported a better-than-expected full-year profit and said revenue from its retail business crossed £1 billion for the first time.
Topps Tiles has said like-for like sales lifted 5.9 per cent in the 13 weeks to June 27, compared with a rise of 6.3 per cent a year ago, driven by new ranges.
ARRAN Brewery has purchased an electric van and is trialling direct deliveries on its home island and Glasgow.
Over 50s insurance company Saga has completed the £26.6 million acquisition of motorbike insurer Bennetts from Peterborough-based financial services firm BGL Group.
The discount fashion retailer Pep&Co has opened its first high street store ahead of a wider UK launch that will see a planned 50 more branches in 50 days.
DARK Chocolate Ginger maker Border Biscuits has introduced the living wage for its permanent staff.
SHARES in outsourcing company Serco, the operator of the Caledonian Sleeper service, soared after it said trading in the first half of the year had been better than anticipated.
TIDAL power company Atlantis Resources has completed a deal to buy Marine Current Turbines from Siemens.
Speedy Hire chief executive Mark Rogerson has stepped down as the company warned its 2016 results would be significantly below expectations.
Interbulk, the AIM-listed logistics group backed by Jim McColl's Clyde Blowers, has swung back into profit.
FRENCH Bank BNP Paribas has expanded its Scottish operation by opening an office in Glasgow.
KIER Group has opened talks with potential buyers for its Greenburn mining operation in Ayrshire.
THE £1.7 billion takeover of TSB by Spain's fifth largest bank has been approved by UK regulators.
EDRINGTON Group has hailed strong performance of its core whisky brands but a near £239 million impairment charge on Brugal rum pushed the company into an annual loss.