Company News Archive

  • Tuesday 18 November 2014

    SAFETY harness provider Latchways has said its pre-tax profits have slipped by 42 per cent to £2.3 million in the six months to the end of September after it suffered lower sales in the offshore wind energy market and its largest customer in the United States de-stocked key products.

  • Tuesday 18 November 2014

    RECKITT Benckiser has named its pharmaceuticals division as Indivior ahead of the planned listing of the addiction treatment specialist on the London Stock Exchange on December 23.

  • Tuesday 18 November 2014

    INEOS has completed its £880 million acquisition of the 50 per cent stake in polystyrene maker Styrolution it did not already own.

  • Tuesday 18 November 2014

    A NON-EXECUTIVE director at Goals Soccer Centres has bought £109,000 worth of shares in the five-a-side football operator.

  • Tuesday 18 November 2014

    ReNeuron, the biotechnology group with strong links to Scottish research, has seen its loss widen by £1m and cash reduce by £4.8m.

  • Tuesday 18 November 2014

    SHARES in Weir Group fell to their lowest levels in more than two years after a broker downgraded the engineering company on concerns over the impact of falling oil prices on its shale gas operations.

  • Tuesday 18 November 2014

    XCITE Energy has said it is confident the proposed development of the giant Bentley heavy oil field east of Shetland can still be viable in spite of the sharp fall in the oil price.

  • Tuesday 18 November 2014

    GLASGOW-based food company Eat Balanced has been listed by Brakes, the foodservice wholesaler.

  • Tuesday 18 November 2014

    OUTSOURCING business Mitie Group has fallen to a loss for the six months ending September 30, after its results were weighed down by the impact of exiting high-risk projects.

  • Tuesday 18 November 2014

    A "good but not great" Bordeaux vintage has impacted on Majestic Wine as it reported lower profits despite a sales surge at its wine warehouses.

  • Tuesday 18 November 2014

    TALKTALK has signed a deal with O2 owner Telefonica in a move allowing the broadband firm to boost its bundled TV and phone services to customers.

  • Tuesday 18 November 2014

    SWISS-based SYZ Asset Management has opened an office in Edinburgh in a move highlighting the appeal of the city's financial services sector.

  • Monday 17 November 2014

    DICK Winters, the luxury boxer-shorts brand created by two Scottish entrepreneurs, has secured a prestigious listing with House of Fraser.

  • Monday 17 November 2014

    Annual results from budget airline easyJet on Tuesday should show more strong growth, despite testing economic conditions in many of its markets.

  • Monday 17 November 2014

    PARTNERS at Scotland's leading property agents Ryden enjoyed a 50 per cent boost to earnings last year as Aberdeen boomed, but the firm admits development activity is now being subdued by the oil price crash and by political uncertainty.

  • Monday 17 November 2014

    SCOTLAND'S largest cold-pressed rapeseed oil producer Mackintosh of Glendaveny is "delighted" to be entering the Northern Irish market for the first time after securing an extended order from Sainsbury's.

  • Monday 17 November 2014

    Accountancy giant Deloitte is to invest £25 million to help its employees create and run their own stand-alone, start-up businesses.

  • Sunday 16 November 2014

    An Inverness-based fi­nancial ­technology company that aims to take the global smartphone payment apps market by storm has purged its board of four well-connected Highland businessmen as it seeks to raise £3 million to ­accelerate its growth.

  • Sunday 16 November 2014

    Benedict Cumberbatch's star turn in the film The Imitation Game will help complete Alan Turing's journey from little-known wartime boffin to national saviour.

  • Sunday 16 November 2014

    A review into the award of a £38 million public housing contract by Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) to a local builder on the verge of collapse has concluded that the award was the "logical outcome" of the procurement process.

  • Saturday 15 November 2014

    DAVID Craig saved the beleaguered Scottish tomato industry from extinction by securing a rescue package of £150,000 co-funded by Clydesdale Bank, South Lanarkshire Council and Scotherbs, and then taking over the largest glasshouse in the famous growing area, planting 10,000 seedlings and launching Clyde Valley Tomatoes to a new foodie generation last year.

  • Saturday 15 November 2014

    KINLOCH Anderson, the Highland dress specialist, now has a presence in more than 20 stores in China as it maintains overseas growth.

  • Saturday 15 November 2014

    AGGREKO has seen its underlying revenue rise six per cent in the third quarter of the year and confirmed it has yet to see any impact on its business as a result of falling oil prices.

  • Saturday 15 November 2014

    A RESEARCH partnership could help Scottish Water provide more efficient services by monitoring its assets, helping prevent and minimise the impact of breakdowns and potentially benefiting other sectors.

  • Saturday 15 November 2014

    A SCOTTISH cookie dough business has been listed in Waitrose stores and will soon be available online through Ocado.

  • Saturday 15 November 2014

    MACFARLANE Group has declared it is on track to improve profits in its current financial year after an anticipated pick up in second-half trading began to materialise.

  • Saturday 15 November 2014

    CAMPBELLS of Beauly, the family-owned tweed tailoring and retail business, has changed hands for the first time in its 158-year history.

  • Friday 14 November 2014

    LOGANAIR has lifted profits by nearly 40 per cent to more than
    £6 million in its latest financial year, as the Scottish airline optimised routes and benefited from increased oil and gas activity west of Shetland.

  • Friday 14 November 2014

    LOGANAIR has lifted profits by nearly 40 per cent to more than £6 million in its latest financial year, as the Scottish airline optimised routes and benefited from increased oil and gas activity west of Shetland.

  • Friday 14 November 2014

    ACTIVIST investor Thomas Sandell has reduced his holding in FirstGroup to less than three per cent.