Company News Archive

  • Tuesday 29 July 2014

    ENERGY Assets has hiked ­revenue by more than 50 per cent in the three months to June 30, as its house broker forecasts the firm will lift profits by more than one-third in its current financial year.

  • Tuesday 29 July 2014

    TRINITY Mirror expects to pay a dividend for the first time since 2008, but has set aside £4million to deal with civil claims over phone-hacking allegations.

  • Monday 28 July 2014

    Ryanair raised its full-year profits guidance today after more than doubling first- quarter earnings and setting out aggressive plans for expansion in Europe.

  • Monday 28 July 2014

    Cillit Bang-to-Vanish group Reckitt Benckiser is to spin off its drugs division in a move that could be worth at least £1 billion.

  • Monday 28 July 2014

    THREE of Britain's "big four" banks will continue to be haunted by past misconduct issues when they deliver interim results over the coming week.

  • Monday 28 July 2014

    THE reluctance of high street banks to fund small-scale residential developments has been credited with propelling the growth of Close Brothers' property finance division in Scotland in the past five years.

  • Monday 28 July 2014

    GRAHAM's The Family Dairy has taken on the milk distribution arm of Mitchells Dairy.

  • Monday 28 July 2014

    AXLE Group Holdings, the company behind the National Tyres and Autocare chain, had a £2.1 million loss in a year when its highest paid director saw their pay almost treble.

  • Monday 28 July 2014

    FORMER Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Stephen Hester has said he does not carry any negative emotions about his time at the lender and is proud of what he achieved.

  • Sunday 27 July 2014

    A global showcase for its products on this year's Tour de France has been a great "brand perception" opportunity for the Scottish cyclewear company Endura - though it will probably be months or years before this translates into increased sales, the company has said.

  • Sunday 27 July 2014

    Lifescan Scotland, the country's biggest life-sciences company, has said that it will defend an anti-trust lawsuit filed against it by a US producer of cut-price blood-sugar testing strips for diabetes.

  • Saturday 26 July 2014

    MURGITROYD was established by chairman Ian Murgitroyd in 1975, founded on the belief that "there must be a better way" to deliver intellectual property services.

  • Saturday 26 July 2014

    THE Scotch whisky industry has welcomed its latest addition following the opening of the Ardnamurchan Distillery in Argyll.

  • Saturday 26 July 2014

    LLOYDS Banking Group has confirmed that it is close to agreeing a settlement over allegations related to the rigging of interest rate benchmarks.

  • Saturday 26 July 2014

    FALKIRK-based Oliphant Bakers has made a seamless switch to new premises in the Stirlingshire town, after being faced with finding a new home at short notice.

  • Saturday 26 July 2014

    ALLIANCE Trust has reported a setback to progress in turning round performance, as it confirmed the establishment of two English legal entities for its subsidiary companies in case of Scottish independence.

  • Saturday 26 July 2014

    CALA Group has signalled it will post record profits after seeing its turnover grow 22 per cent to £293 million.

  • Saturday 26 July 2014

    Small business customers of Clydesdale Bank whose property-backed loans were transferred to National Australia Bank two years ago have been asked to supply their passports for a new identity check.

  • Saturday 26 July 2014

    SHARES in Royal Bank of Scotland have soared 11 per cent after it posted better-than-expected results but chief executive Ross McEwan warned there are still significant challenges ahead.

  • Saturday 26 July 2014

    THE chief executive of Irn-Bru manufacturer AG Barr has declared that it is weathering tough conditions in the UK supermarket sector well, after the company reported strong sales growth.

  • Saturday 26 July 2014

    PUBLISHER Future has sold a portfolio of mainly car magazines to its rival Kelsey Publishing for up to £2.9 million as part of its plans to focus on the consumer technology market.

  • Saturday 26 July 2014

    THE Takeover Panel has granted an extension to TUI Travel, Europe's biggest tour operator, and its majority owner, TUI AG, to confirm their proposed merger.

  • Saturday 26 July 2014

    ATLANTIS Resources has signed an agreement to get three turbines for its Pentland Firth tidal power project.

  • Saturday 26 July 2014

    FINANCIAL Times publisher and education group Pearson has reported a 41 per cent fall in first-half profits to £73 million after the firm was hit by higher restructuring charges and currency movements.

  • Friday 25 July 2014

    BSkyB bolstered its pay-TV empire today with the £5.3 billion takeover of sister companies in Italy and Germany.

  • Friday 25 July 2014

    Royal Bank of Scotland nearly doubled pre-tax profits to £2.65 billion in the first half of the year, despite taking an extra £250 million hit for mis-selling financial products.

  • Friday 25 July 2014

    CLOUD computing and web hosting specialist Iomart Group has rebuffed a takeover approach which valued the Scottish company at more than £300 million.

  • Friday 25 July 2014

    The finalists for the Law Awards of Scotland 2014 have been announced and include a diverse range of firms and individuals from across the country.

  • Friday 25 July 2014

    Martin Currie, the Edinburgh fund house which has seen assets go backwards in recent years, is to be sold to US investment house Legg Mason.

  • Friday 25 July 2014

    REAL estate investment trust Hammerson has confirmed it is on course to complete its £20 million leisure extension of the Silverburn shopping centre in the first quarter of next year.