Company News Archive

  • Tuesday 24 June 2014

    THE private equity owners of Trainline, the rail booking system created by Virgin and Stagecoach, are lining up a £400 million flotation, reports have suggested.

  • Tuesday 24 June 2014

    OMEGA Diagnostics has seen its shares fall almost 18 per cent after warning it could not accurately forecast how much of its highly anticipated HIV testing kit will be sold this year.

  • Monday 23 June 2014

    The AA was valued at £1.4 billion today before enduring the same lacklustre stock market debut as former sister company Saga.

  • Monday 23 June 2014

    Record sales of Speedo swimwear helped send total revenues at leisure brands group Pentland up 10% last year to £1.9 billion

  • Monday 23 June 2014

    Online retailer Asos has resumed trading after a major fire "compromised" around £22 million of stock at its main warehouse.

  • Monday 23 June 2014

    Ithaca Energy is putting more investment into the North Sea by paying around £100 million to Japanese firm Sumitomo Corp for interests in three fields.

  • Monday 23 June 2014

    AN ambitious business which organises football tours for children is expecting to double turnover by opening an office in the Middle East.

  • Monday 23 June 2014

    ROYAL Bank of Scotland (RBS) chief executive Ross McEwan will receive £1 million in shares in the state-owned bank every year from 2015 under a "back-door bonus scheme".

  • Monday 23 June 2014

    KCA DEUTAG has secured a contract from Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) to construct and operate a new-build land rig in Brunei, south-east Asia.

  • Monday 23 June 2014

    CO-OPERATIVES and mutual enterprises have grown faster than the UK economy in the past five years.

  • Monday 23 June 2014

    THE Glasgow-based entrepreneurs who created a hydration armband for runners have secured distributors for the product in Scandinavia and France, two of its biggest markets.

  • Sunday 22 June 2014

    A comprehensive new economic blueprint for ­Scotland, timed to coincide with the supposed openness to new thinking surrounding the constitutional debate, will next week set out a vision of a high-growth Scotland competing in the top rank of the world's most prosperous small economies.

  • Sunday 22 June 2014

    With advanced ticket sales up by 10%, and 176,000 visitors, this year's Royal Highland Show is expected to provide a £70 million boost to the country's economy, organisers have claimed.

  • Sunday 22 June 2014

    Anglo-Scottish banking group TSB helped us to forget our recent disappointment over the Saga flotation when share dealings got off to a flying start on Friday morning.

  • Sunday 22 June 2014

    The Scottish Government has given the strongest hint so far that it plans to implement Sir Ian Wood's recently published report into developing the country's young workforce, but it has not so far costed the implementation of the report's 39 recommendations.

  • Sunday 22 June 2014

    One of Scotland's most experienced financial services lawyers, Philip Mackay, has joined rising Scots firm Burness Paull as a consultant in its corporate team.

  • Saturday 21 June 2014

    CUPID, the Edinburgh-based online dating group, has reported "significant progress" in its recovery, but admits facing pressure from the new breed of mobile dating apps such as Tinder and Lovoo.

  • Saturday 21 June 2014

    SHARES in TSB have soared 11 per cent on the lender's stock market debut adding around £140 million to its valuation amid strong demand for the stock from small investors and institutions alike.

  • Saturday 21 June 2014

    ENGINEERING group James Fisher & Sons has seen its shares rise six per cent after buying English load testing and monitoring business Testconsult for £8 million.

  • Saturday 21 June 2014

    CONSTRUCTION firm Balfour Beatty said it is to design and build a 1,274-bed student accommodation complex at Texas A&M University, which has close to 60,000 students, for £62 million.

  • Saturday 21 June 2014

    SCOTTISH private equity house Maven has led a second management buy-out at Leeds shower tray maker Just Trays.

  • Saturday 21 June 2014

    THE restaurant chain behind Cafe Rouge and Bella Italia has won the approval of landlords to cut its rents as part a major restructuring by its new owners.

  • Saturday 21 June 2014

    DEPARTMENT store chain Debenhams is to trial concessions from Sports Direct and coffee shop Costa in an attempt to boost sales.

  • Friday 20 June 2014

    Discount supermarket Netto is to make a return to the UK as part of a joint venture with Sainsbury's that will take on booming rivals Aldi and Lidl.

  • Friday 20 June 2014

    State-backed Lloyds Banking Group has floated a larger-than-expected 35% chunk of TSB on the stock market.

  • Friday 20 June 2014

    INFINIS, the renewable energy group chaired by former SSE boss Ian Marchant, has seen its share price rise by nearly four per cent after delivering its first results since joining the stock market in November.

  • Friday 20 June 2014

    HOTEL laundry specialist Fishers Services has appointed a new managing director and announced a 7.5 per cent rise in turnover.

  • Friday 20 June 2014

    AQUAMARINE Power has removed both cylinders from its Oyster 800 wave power device as part of a summer refit.

  • Friday 20 June 2014

    SCOTLAND's largest independent pharmacy chain is on the lookout for further acquisitions after posting a 17 per cent increase in underlying profits.

  • Friday 20 June 2014

    GLENCAIRN Crystal has unveiled plans to increase its workforce by 50 per cent as the company looks to keep pace with buoyant demand for glassware from customers in industries like Scotch whisky production.