Company News Archive

  • Friday 20 March 2015

    GLASGOW-based plant, tool and equipment hire company GAP Group is aiming to double its 1300-strong workforce and hike annual turnover from about £142 million to more than £300m over the next five years.

  • Friday 20 March 2015

    Another prominent Glasgow city centre building has been sold in a deal underlining the strong demand for upmarket student accommodation.

  • Friday 20 March 2015

    GLASGOW-based plant, tool and equipment hire company GAP Group is aiming to double its 1300-strong workforce and hike annual turnover from about £142 million to more than £300m over the next five years.

  • Thursday 19 March 2015

    Shares in online car marketplace Auto Trader Group rose more than 16 percent on their debut in London on Thursday after Britain's largest ever private equity-backed listing.

  • Thursday 19 March 2015

    British clothing retailer Next cut its sales guidance for 2015-16, highlighting weaker collections after reporting a 12.5 percent rise in annual profit and a dividend increase.

  • Thursday 19 March 2015

    British designer clothing brand Ted Baker said business had started well in its new fiscal year as new openings and strong demand helped it post a big jump in profits.

  • Thursday 19 March 2015

    A SCOTTISH family business is launching its Mrs Tilly's fudge range into the French market this spring, and estimates it could sell more than 100,000 units in the first year.

  • Thursday 19 March 2015

    Blackcircles, the UK's leading online tyre retailer, has launched a division dedicated to cutting the costs of tyre replacement for businesses.

  • Thursday 19 March 2015

    SCOTGOLD Resources, the company aiming to mine for gold in Argyll, has appointed its biggest shareholder as its chairman.

  • Thursday 19 March 2015

    THE chief executive of Forth Ports has hailed measures to help the oil and gas industry and the duty cut on Scotch whisky as actions which could boost the business he heads in the coming months.

  • Thursday 19 March 2015

    PREMIER Hytemp has blamed the falling oil price and closure of its Sheffield operation as turnover dropped by nearly £10 million in its latest financial year.

  • Thursday 19 March 2015

    LORD Smith of Kelvin is to be reunited with former Weir Group chief executive Mark Selway after agreeing to take up the £300,000 a year chairman role at stock market listed engineering group IMI.

  • Thursday 19 March 2015

    A group of turnaround investors has been named as the preferred bidder for the Blipfoto photo sharing website under a deal which will keep it in operation.

  • Thursday 19 March 2015

    EDINBURGH-based Royal Bank of Scotland is set to give up its listing on the Euronext stock exchange.

  • Wednesday 18 March 2015

    SHARES in Minoan Group have soared more than 19 per cent after its long running Greek development took a major step forward.

  • Wednesday 18 March 2015

    AGGREKO has said it plans to offer to buy B shares which were issued to shareholders last year.

  • Wednesday 18 March 2015

    THE chief executive of Bowleven, Kevin Hart, has said the company is in good shape to deal with low oil prices after it finally completed the $250m (£168m) Cameroon stake sale it agreed in June.

  • Wednesday 18 March 2015

    Scotgold Resources has reported that option agreements with the Crown over five parcels of land in the south-western Grampians have been renewed for a period of up to six years, with a review and appropriate area reduction after one and three years.

  • Wednesday 18 March 2015

    Alliance Trust faces a stronger opponent in its latest challenge from an activist shareholder than it did in 2011, according to analysts, but a more moderate attack.

  • Wednesday 18 March 2015

    TPEGS, the Scottish golf experience company run by former Ryder Cup player Andrew Coltart and coach Gary Nicol, has set its sights on the London corporate market.

  • Wednesday 18 March 2015

    EDINBURGH-based Blipfoto has gone out of business with the loss of eleven jobs.

  • Wednesday 18 March 2015

    SCOTRAIL will continue to be led by managing director Steve Montgomery when Abellio starts running the franchise on April 1, the Dutch rail giant has announced.

  • Tuesday 17 March 2015

    SAINSBURY'S has said its Edinburgh based banking operation saw the value of its loan sales rise 21 per cent in the fourth quarter of the year.

  • Tuesday 17 March 2015

    ONLINE tyre retailer Blackcircles has announced it is moving into supplying fleet vehicles.

  • Tuesday 17 March 2015

    Fashion retailer French Connection Group has reported a smaller loss, helped by an improvement in its wholesale division and higher global licencing income.

  • Tuesday 17 March 2015

    OneSavings Bank has said its full-year pre-tax profit more than doubled as new business wins helped increase its loan portfolio and it tightly controlled costs.

  • Tuesday 17 March 2015

    Trinity Mirror is considering a bid for certain assets owned by Richard Desmond's Northern & Shell, following reports suggesting it could buy the Daily Express newspaper.

  • Tuesday 17 March 2015

    Online takeaway food service Just Eat said revenue would grow to more than £200 million this year, maintaining the momentum that saw it beat market expectations in its first full-year results since it listed in April.

  • Tuesday 17 March 2015

    Sainsbury's has reported a fifth successive quarter of falling sales and said it expects conditions to remain challenging for the "foreseeable future".

  • Tuesday 17 March 2015

    TOTAL is reported to be trying to sell a 20 per cent stake in the giant Laggan Tormore gas development off Shetland following the plunge in the oil price.