Company News Archive

  • Wednesday 24 December 2014

    SCOTGOLD Resources has redeemed its loan from South African lender RMB at a cost of around £1.2 million.

  • Wednesday 24 December 2014

    PRIVATELY owned tyre and exhaust firm McConechy's has reported an increase in its underlying profits in spite of a slight dip in turnover.

  • Wednesday 24 December 2014

    BOWLEVEN has extended the deadline for the completion of a $250 million (£160m) stake sale in Cameroon for a third time pending approval of the deal by the country's president.

  • Wednesday 24 December 2014

    CASCADE Technologies has been sold to a US engineering giant in a deal believed to value the company at around £40m putting managing director Iain Howieson in line for a multi-million payout.

  • Tuesday 23 December 2014

    Luxury kitchen and furniture retailer John Lewis of Hungerford said its full-year pre-tax profits fell 64% to £59,740 as it invested in its operations as part of a three-year plan to boost sales to £10 million by the end of 2016.

  • Tuesday 23 December 2014

    Chocolate maker Thorntons has warned that its earnings will fall this year after seeing reduced demand from some supermarkets in the run-up to Christmas.

  • Tuesday 23 December 2014

    HOUSEBUILDING and property-development group Walker Holdings (Scotland) has described its result for the 12 months ending September 30 as positive, saying it was buoyed by growing consumer confidence with optimism regarding its outlook for 2015.

  • Tuesday 23 December 2014

    Havelock Europa has sold its Dalgety Bay headquarters to Fife council for £750,000, writes Simon Bain.

  • Tuesday 23 December 2014

    TIDAL energy developer Atlantis Resources has secured a feed-in-tariff agreement in Canada.

  • Tuesday 23 December 2014

    FAMILY owned shipping and oil services specialist Craig Group has reported a rise in turnover and profit thanks to its international growth.

  • Tuesday 23 December 2014

    COLLAGEN Solutions has signed a supply deal for products which will be used to treat brain and spinal injuries.

  • Tuesday 23 December 2014

    Herb Kohler, the American plumbing magnate who owns the Old Course Hotel and Duke's course at St Andrews, has so far ploughed £39million into developing adjacent Hamilton Hall into luxury apartments, latest accounts reveal.

  • Tuesday 23 December 2014

    STIRLING-based Dron & Dickson has posted its third consecutive year of record turnover for the 12 months ending May 31, but said profits for the period were hit by a one-off provision for a contract dispute.

  • Tuesday 23 December 2014
  • Monday 22 December 2014

    B&Q owner Kingfisher is to sell a controlling stake in its loss-making China business for £140 million as it focuses on its core European market.

  • Monday 22 December 2014

    PREMIER Oil has completed the £76 million sale of its interests in the Scott, Telford and Rochelle North Sea fields to Hungarian oil and gas player MOL.

  • Monday 22 December 2014

    Kier has been named as one of the construction groups to sign a £1 billion deal with Thames Water to work on the utility's infrastructure projects over the next 15 years.

  • Monday 22 December 2014

    McCarthy & Stone, the UK's biggest retirement home builder, said it has secured a new £200 million bank credit facility as part of its plans to build and sell more than 3,000 units a year over the medium term.

  • Monday 22 December 2014

    Pay TV firm Sky has made a £2.6 million equity investment in a US multiscreen video firm that allows broadcasters to stream live and on-demand content to tablets, smartphones and TVs.

  • Monday 22 December 2014

    Car manual firm Haynes Publishing has been hit by "extremely disappointing" trading after retailers ran down stocks to lower than usual levels.

  • Monday 22 December 2014

    Maven Capital Partners has funded a £3.6million recapitalisation of Westway, a London-based facilities management business founded in 2001 where Maven backed a management buy-out in 2009.

  • Monday 22 December 2014

    A specialist oil and gas services group says it is on a recruitment drive to boost its operational workforce in Aberdeen, despite the current industry headwinds.

  • Monday 22 December 2014

    Prestwick Airport made a £1.26million profit in its first year of state ownership, according to its accounts just lodged at Companies House.

  • Monday 22 December 2014

    JP Morgan has underlined its commitment to Scotland with plans to create up to 500 technology jobs in the next three years.

  • Sunday 21 December 2014

    Chocolate & Love, the online premier chocolate firm founded by Scots web entrepreneur Richard O'Connor, has achieved £1 million in sales across more than 40 countries in 2014, largely due to explosive growth in China.

  • Sunday 21 December 2014

    The new Cabinet Secretary for Planning, Alex Neil, has pledged to investigate the cause of a slowdown in the planning system that prompted a scathing broadside from a leading industry expert last week.

  • Sunday 21 December 2014

    Banks including Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group have found a new way of freshening up their still troubled and opaque balance sheets at the same time as ridding themselves of critical business customers:

  • Sunday 21 December 2014

    Thousands of Scottish businesses could be saved from bankruptcy thanks to an extension from the Scottish Government to a scheme for individuals struggling with debt to businesses.

  • Sunday 21 December 2014

    Our share tips were on the retreat again last week as stock markets took another dive on renewed fears that the UK's economic recovery could be hit by a slowdown in global trade during 2015.

  • Sunday 21 December 2014

    cities Minister Keith Brown has defended a partnership of Scottish cities that has so far failed to show any returns for three years of operation, £1.3 million of expenditure on staff and consultancy costs, and £300,000 spent attending trade fairs, including events in London and Cannes.