Company News Archive

  • Friday 14 November 2014

    THREE Scottish businesses have been chosen to share funding of £110,000 to foster innovation and growth in the food and drink sector, with projects selected including an innovative way to transport shellfish and producing biofuel from food waste.

  • Friday 14 November 2014

    GAME Digital, which has more than 300 UK stores and 200 in Spain, has seen revenues rise 17 per cent in the 13 weeks to October 25.

  • Friday 14 November 2014

    THREE healthcare businesses have altogether received funding of more than £10 million from Barclays as it increases its presence in the industry in Scotland.

  • Friday 14 November 2014

    ENGINEERING and project management firm Amec has formally joined forces with Foster Wheeler in a deal involving two major players in the UK's oil and gas sector.

  • Friday 14 November 2014

    INFINIS Energy, the renewable company chaired by former SSE boss Ian Marchant, has lifted operating profits by nearly one third and paid its first interim dividend in the six months ended September 30.

  • Friday 14 November 2014

    Pensions should not be regarded like bank accounts when they become open for cash withdrawals next year, the chief executive of Edinburgh-based Aegon UK has said.

  • Friday 14 November 2014

    THE finalists in the 2014 Herald Family Business Awards, in association with Business Gateway, assembled for an exclusive networking event at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow last night.

  • Friday 14 November 2014

    EIGHT companies have signed leasing agreements with UK retail and leisure developer Sovereign Land to start trading in the St Enoch Centre in Glasgow.

  • Friday 14 November 2014

    NORTH Sea-focused Ithaca Energy has recorded an 80 per cent fall in third-quarter earnings which partly reflected the recent drop in oil prices but said it has significant protection in place against further downside.

  • Friday 14 November 2014

    VIRGIN Money has priced its initial public offering at the lower end of expectations with its shares starting conditional trading on the London Stock Exchange at 283p.

  • Friday 14 November 2014

    PREMIER Oil has underlined its faith in the likely profitability of the giant Catcher field it plans to bring onstream off northeast Scotland in spite of the sharp fall in crude prices.

  • Friday 14 November 2014

    ITV is focusing on improving its on-screen performance after admitting this year's audience figures have been disappointing.

  • Friday 14 November 2014

    ASDA has seen its like-for-like sales dip 1.6 per cent in the third quarter of the year but stated it will not take short-term measures to win more customers.

  • Thursday 13 November 2014

    SAINSBURY'S is confronting the crisis facing the big supermarkets in the UK's shopping revolution by abandoning new developments and admitting one in four of its stores is failing.

  • Thursday 13 November 2014

    LORD Smith of Kelvin has announced he is to step down from his £362,000-a-year role as chairman of SSE.

  • Thursday 13 November 2014

    SHARES in Optos have fallen almost three per cent in spite of a positive note from a broker.

  • Thursday 13 November 2014

    KIER Group has highlighted contract wins for its construction division in Scotland as the company said it was on track to meet its expectations for the current financial year.

  • Thursday 13 November 2014

    BOWLEVEN plans to ramp up its exploration activity in Africa over the coming year following a $250m (£160m) stake sale in Cameroon although the oil and gas firm is still awaiting presidential approval for the deal.

  • Thursday 13 November 2014

    ENQUEST has announced plans to spend up to £500 million on its UK oil and gas assets next year as it moves towards bringing major projects into production.

  • Thursday 13 November 2014

    OFFSHORE systems supplier MacArtney UK has seen its turnover rise by 18 per cent in the year ending September 30 to reach what it described as a "record-breaking" £18.2 million.

  • Thursday 13 November 2014

    BILL'S, the restaurant chain with the "breakfast to bedtime" menu, has chosen Glasgow for the launch of its first site in Scotland.

  • Thursday 13 November 2014

    SCOTLAND's newest farm-to-bottle, family-owned distillery Arbikie has started operation, launching a "super premium" vodka amid growing appetite for luxury spirits.

  • Thursday 13 November 2014

    SCOTMID has entered a partnership with the UK's biggest off-licence retailer that will see the Scottish co-op become its franchise partner north of the Border.

  • Wednesday 12 November 2014

    Energy giant SSE increased profits to more than £370 million in the first half of this year, despite an operating loss from the part of the business which sells power to consumers.

  • Wednesday 12 November 2014

    GLASGOW Airport has reported its busiest October in six years, as the autumn school holiday and the launch of a new Ryanair base contributed to 734,000 passengers passing through its doors.

  • Wednesday 12 November 2014

    BUCHANAN Galleries owner Land Securities could start on-site work as early as April to extend the shopping centre, and it is making "good progress" with its plans for the site, the company said as it posted its results for the six months ending September 30.

  • Wednesday 12 November 2014

    Craneware, the healthcare software group, says political turbulence in the US should not put any brake on growth in its key market.

  • Wednesday 12 November 2014

    THE Livingston Designer Outlet shopping mall has signed up fashion brand G-Star Raw, sportwear company New Balance and tapas restaurant Las Ramblas as its latest tenants.

  • Wednesday 12 November 2014

    TOOL rental firm Speedy Hire has said earnings jumped 23.4 per cent to £37.5 million after it cut costs and saw the construction market pick up in the six months to the end of September.

  • Wednesday 12 November 2014

    INSURER Friends Life has seen its total regular premiums lift four per cent to £1.3 billion in the first nine months of the year, boosted by sales of UK corporate benefit and protection policies.