Company News Archive

  • Tuesday 2 September 2014

    BELLPENNY, the fast growing wealth management company, has raided Scotland again to complete the acquisition of Reid, Scott & Ross (RSR), the Glasgow-based independent financial adviser (IFA).

  • Tuesday 2 September 2014

    MOBILE operator Vodafone says it will not renew its network agreement with retailer Phones4u.

  • Tuesday 2 September 2014

    SHARES in Helius Energy have surged by nearly seven per cent after Scottish seafood magnate Alastair Salvesen signalled his commitment to boosting his majority stake.

  • Tuesday 2 September 2014

    SHARES in Tesco have suffered a further drop as new chief executive Dave Lewis took up his new job at the top of the ailing supermarket giant.

  • Monday 1 September 2014

    Investors continued to dump supermarket stocks today amid fears that Tesco's troubles will trigger deeper price cuts in the beleaguered sector.

  • Monday 1 September 2014

    Barclays is to sell the bulk of its operations in Spain after agreeing a deal worth £630 million with one of the country's biggest banks.

  • Monday 1 September 2014

    A FINAL flood of entries to The Herald's Scottish Digital Business Awards are anticipated ahead of the closing date this week.

  • Monday 1 September 2014

    THE designer behind the Tam O'Shanter hats and tartan scarves which captured the imagination of Usain Bolt and other Jamaican sprinters at the Commonwealth Games is looking at ways to ramp up manufacturing to keep pace with demand.

  • Monday 1 September 2014

    The Co-operative Group publishes half-year results on Thursday as it seeks to show it is on the road to recovery following the worst crisis in its history.

  • Monday 1 September 2014

    LAW firm Thorntons has formally sealed its merger with Steel Eldridge Stewart as its ambitious plans to become one of the biggest practices in the east of the country take another step forward.

  • Monday 1 September 2014

    One of Tesco's largest shareholders has sold almost two-thirds of its stake in recent weeks, according to the Sunday Telegraph.

  • Monday 1 September 2014

    CO-OPERATIVE GROUP members have approved a radical shake-up of the way it is run, which includes a revamped governance structure.

  • Monday 1 September 2014

    VIRGIN Money has refused to comment on reports it may try to list on the stock market before the end of this year.

  • Monday 1 September 2014

    A NEW oil-and-gas exploration and production company focused on the North Sea has a war chest of more than £300 million to invest in assets and exploration.

  • Sunday 31 August 2014

    The big transformation for Western economies came around 1800, when we learned to do things better than we had in the previous two millennia.

  • Sunday 31 August 2014

    Scottish angel investor group Equity Gap has invested £160,000 in the online booking start-up Appointedd, alongside Apollo Informal Investment and the Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise.

  • Sunday 31 August 2014

    Pictured is the proposed "Moostache" light by Leith-based product design company Blue Marmalade, one of the creative micro-businesses to benefit from the Flourish programme, which is shortly to announce the successful applicants for its second year of operation.

  • Saturday 30 August 2014

    A radical shake-up of the way the crisis-hit Co-operative group is run has been backed by its members following a landmark vote today.

  • Saturday 30 August 2014

    MACKAYS Stores Group, the Scottish clothing retailer behind the M&Co brand, has returned to the black with the help of a credit of £4.75 million resulting from changes in pension arrangements.

  • Saturday 30 August 2014

    NEXT year's general election is of more concern to Stagecoach than next month's referendum, Sir Brian Souter has told shareholders at the annual meeting in Perth.

  • Saturday 30 August 2014

    MATERIALS-TESTING business Exova has seen its share price plunge 10 per cent after warning growth for this year will be held back by order delays in key sectors.

  • Saturday 30 August 2014

    ACCOUNTANCY firm Baker Tilly has confirmed its entry into the Aberdeen market through a merger with Simpson Forsyth.

  • Saturday 30 August 2014

    FRANKIE & Benny's owner The Restaurant Group has lifted half-year profits even though sales dipped during the World Cup.

  • Saturday 30 August 2014

    THE Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has reported a 43 per cent rise in quarterly revenues to £33.8 million, aided by an increase in exports, writes Marion Dakers.

  • Saturday 30 August 2014

    BRITISH Polythene Industries (BPI) has lifted pre-tax profits by five per cent to £14.8 million in spite of flooding causing a late start to the UK agricultural season.

  • Saturday 30 August 2014

    THE Macallan Distillers has seen a narrow drop in profits after investing to strengthen the Speyside malt's distribution power.

  • Saturday 30 August 2014

    TESCO has alarmed investors by warning that its slump in profits will be worse than expected, slashing its dividend payment by 75 per cent and bringing in its new chief executive a month early to try and turn the supermarket giant around.

  • Friday 29 August 2014

    Frankie & Benny's owner The Restaurant Group lifted half-year profits today despite a dip in sales caused by the World Cup.

  • Friday 29 August 2014

    The trading crisis at Tesco deepened today as it revealed another profits warning and slashed its dividend to shareholders by 75%.

  • Friday 29 August 2014

    DRINKS company Pernod Ricard has blamed a slump in Chinese sales and foreign exchange movements for a 14 per cent fall in annual profits to €1.19 billion (£946 million).