Company News Archive

  • Friday 15 August 2014

    SEAENERGY, the offshore services business, has said it expects to maintain good growth in areas like the North Sea after all three of its divisions won new business in the first half.

  • Friday 15 August 2014

    ASDA hopes to turn the weekly shop into a trip out by introducing fast-food outlets and other vendors in more of its stores, its chief executive said yesterday as the retailer gained ground in the grocery price wars.

  • Friday 15 August 2014

    TRADE body Scottish Financial Enterprise has seen its turnover rise almost five per cent from £556,827 to £582,364, according to its latest accounts.

  • Friday 15 August 2014

    VIRTUAL training simulation maker G2G3 has seen its staff numbers more than double since being taken over by Capita and is starting to explore the commercial potential of wearable technology such as Google Glass.

  • Friday 15 August 2014

    A FURTHER decline in the number of people playing bingo has left Rank Group's Mecca business nursing a 16 per cent slide in annual profits.

  • Friday 15 August 2014

    CINEWORLD is pinning its hopes on a raft of blockbusters to improve its performance this year after box office takings were dented by the World Cup.

  • Thursday 14 August 2014

    Carillion continued its pursuit of merger target Balfour Beatty today as it highlighted the "powerful" financial benefits arising from a £3 billion tie-up.

  • Thursday 14 August 2014

    MORRISON Bowmore, the distiller behind the Auchentoshan, Bowmore and Glen Garioch malts, has lifted profits by seven per cent in a year which saw it invest in stocks to help meet future demand.

  • Thursday 14 August 2014

    ROYAL London, the UK's largest life insurance mutual, has become the first big pensions provider to launch its own annuity service.

  • Thursday 14 August 2014

    STANDARD Life Investments (SLI) is now the UK's fifth biggest retail fund manager, having climbed from the 39th position it occupied a decade ago.

  • Thursday 14 August 2014

    THE Glenmorangie Company has seen profits rise almost 18 per cent as its flagship Scotch whisky brands recorded further volume growth.

  • Thursday 14 August 2014

    TELECOMS company Daisy Group is in talks to be taken private by its chief executive and a group of investors including Toscafund, the hedge fund chaired by former RBS executive Sir George Mathewson.

  • Thursday 14 August 2014

    BALFOUR Beatty has won the contract to build what will become the largest high school in Edinburgh.

  • Thursday 14 August 2014

    Abu Dhabi-owned Taqa said it produced a record average 61,500 barrels of oil equivalent per day in the UK North Sea in the first half, up from 30,500 boed in the same period of 2013.

  • Thursday 14 August 2014

    HSBC has given 15 of its top directors shares worth more than £7 million, as banks start to find ways around European bonus cap rules.

  • Thursday 14 August 2014

    PLEXUS Holdings, the oil and gas well technology firm, has formed a joint venture in Malaysia as part of a push for growth in Asian markets.

  • Thursday 14 August 2014

    CARRON Phoenix, the Falkirk-based maker of granite sinks, has returned to profit after being stripped of a loss-making division by Swiss owner Franke.

  • Thursday 14 August 2014

    NORTH Sea-focused EnQuest has increased first-half revenues by 11 per cent to $504 million (£300m), from $456m in the same period of 2013, and said work on the giant Kraken development off Shetland is proceeding to plan.

  • Thursday 14 August 2014

    OUTSOURCING giant G4S returned to profit and said it hoped to grow its UK business by winning new Government contracts, four months after a Whitehall ban was lifted.

  • Thursday 14 August 2014

    LOOKERS believes there is plenty of mileage left in the car sales boom, as drivers who stuck with their vehicles during the downturn use "almost unbelievable" financing deals to upgrade.

  • Thursday 14 August 2014

    QUALITY Meat Scotland has launched a three-month-long advertising campaign to encourage more Scots to eat local lamb.

  • Wednesday 13 August 2014

    Admiral said there were signs that premium rates were no longer falling as it reported an 8% rise in half-year profits just from insuring UK motorists.

  • Wednesday 13 August 2014

    Motor dealership Lookers said sales of new cars jumped 15% in the first half of this year as it powered to record profits and raised forecasts for 2014.

  • Wednesday 13 August 2014

    NORTH Sea-focused Enquest has increased first half revenues by 11% to $504m (£300m) helped by strong growth in production from fields off Scotland.

  • Wednesday 13 August 2014

    THE chief executive of North Sea-focused Ithaca Energy has said he is sanguine about the outcome of the Scottish independence debate, highlighting the similarity of views in Edinburgh and London about how best to support the oil and gas industry.

  • Wednesday 13 August 2014

    TRAP Oil has said chief executive Mark Groves Gidney and chief operating officer Paul Collins are leaving the firm under a plan to cut operating costs by £1 million a year.

  • Wednesday 13 August 2014

    TARTAN carpet firm Stevens & Graham has invested £50,000 to open a showroom in Glasgow's Bath Street.

  • Wednesday 13 August 2014

    TWO Borders companies have announced plans to move into the broadband market, with both claiming their services offer more flexible and competitive terms than mainstream providers.

  • Wednesday 13 August 2014

    NEW Look has hailed a "terrific" set of results as it made the most of summer fashion choices such as kimono-style tops and printed trousers.

  • Wednesday 13 August 2014

    ARRIA NLG has secured its first contract in the financial services industry.