Company News Archive

  • Tuesday 22 July 2014

    A DIGITAL revolution is taking hold in the construction industry according to s1jobs, Scotland's largest recruitment platform, which reports a 50 per cent rise in advertised construction vacancies in April compared with a year earlier.

  • Tuesday 22 July 2014

    OIL and gas technology business Plexus has received an order worth around £600,000 to provide equipment for Centrica Energy Exploration and Production.

  • Tuesday 22 July 2014

    BUSINESS IT group Sage has bought the German payroll software business Exact for £12.9 million.

  • Tuesday 22 July 2014

    SHARES in Aberdeen-based oil and gas independent Ithaca Energy have dipped on news that the Lupus-1 wildcat exploration well in the Norwegian North Sea, in which it has a 10 per cent interest, did not find any hydrocarbons.

  • Tuesday 22 July 2014

    VIRGIN Money has confirmed its own current account product will be rolled out in Scotland before the end of the year as it unveiled the latest of its lounges.

  • Tuesday 22 July 2014

    MATERIALS-testing business Exova has underlined its appetite for international expansion with the acquisition of an Indian company.

  • Tuesday 22 July 2014

    PERTH-based Braveheart Investment Group has expressed confidence that it can achieve growth, highlighting its belief that more funding is now available for small and medium-sized enterprises.

  • Tuesday 22 July 2014

    ENGINEERING contractor Babcock International Group has seen its order book for its financial year swell to £13.5 billion after a number of recent contract wins and the completion of its acquisition of helicopter transport firm Avincis.

  • Tuesday 22 July 2014

    The appointment of the first outsider to head Tesco in its 95-year history could herald a major strategy re-think at the world's third-largest retailer and a shake-up of the UK sector, analysts have said.

  • Monday 21 July 2014

    Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke is to quit as the boss of Britain's biggest supermarket.

  • Monday 21 July 2014

    BSKYB is closing in on deals to acquire sister companies Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland.

  • Monday 21 July 2014

    Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline publishes second quarter results on Wednesday as a tangled web of allegations linked to a bribery probe by Chinese authorities continues to hang over the UK-based company.

  • Monday 21 July 2014

    DP&L GROUP, the Dundee-based company with interests in travel, recruitment, marquee hire and industrial supplies, has been sold to Scottish businessman Alick Bisset.

  • Sunday 20 July 2014

    Edinburgh's financial district, previously somewhat lacking in the summer festivals spirit, is currently playing host to a new kind of street market, combining functional architectural design, family activities, high-quality Scottish and international products, and food service.

  • Sunday 20 July 2014

    When Sun Life opened its headquarters in the heart of downtown Montreal, there was no bigger building in the British Empire.

  • Sunday 20 July 2014

    Councillors representing some of the most deprived areas of Scotland have asked the head of Dumfries & Galloway Council to investigate the award of a £38 million social housing contract to a company in severe financial difficulty.

  • Sunday 20 July 2014

    George Osborne may not want the UK to have a monetary union with an independent Scotland, but he has found common currency with Canadian unionists.

  • Saturday 19 July 2014

    BRUICHLADDICH Distillery has hiked turnover by seven per cent to £11.1 million as its French owner Remy Cointreau invested heavily to increase bulk whisky stocks.

  • Saturday 19 July 2014

    CROSSRAIL, the UK's biggest new transport link, is to be run by MTR, the Hong Kong government-owned company that is also bidding to run ScotRail.

  • Saturday 19 July 2014

    THE founder of Mo's Cookie Dough has been named as a finalist in the Association of Scottish Business Women Awards.

  • Saturday 19 July 2014

    TEN Scottish brewers have confirmed they are to appear at North Hop, a two-day craft and beer and food festival taking place in Inverness next month.

  • Saturday 19 July 2014

    A PHARMACEUTICALS business set up in Basingstoke more than 25 years ago has been valued at £31 billion after its board backed a takeover by a US firm.

  • Saturday 19 July 2014

    The Co-operative Group has offloaded its pharmacies, including 50 in Scotland, to the Pakistani retail group Bestway in a £620m deal designed to help the mutual ease its debts.

  • Friday 18 July 2014

    SHARES in Optos, the retinal imaging specialist, have surged by more than six per cent after it hiked third quarter revenue by five per cent to $42 million (£24.6 million).

  • Friday 18 July 2014

    SCOTLAND'S energy giant SSE has taken the high ground in the sector's ongoing battle with politicians and regulators, chairman Lord Smith has told shareholders.

  • Friday 18 July 2014

    DIAMOND merchant Chisholm Hunter has launched a new store in Glasgow's Argyll Arcade, swelling its portfolio to 23 units across the UK.

  • Friday 18 July 2014

    Dissolving film specialist BioFilm Holdings has secured funding of £750,000 from the Scottish Loan Fund (SLF), to help develop its US footprint.

  • Friday 18 July 2014

    PETROPLAN, the oil and gas recruitment specialist, has announced plans to open an office in Glasgow, writes Scott Wright.

  • Friday 18 July 2014

    THE Scottish arm of affordable housing firm Lovell has netted five contracts worth £50 million.

  • Friday 18 July 2014

    Mothercare's new boss has said the UK business needs to modernise if it is to make profits again.