Company News Archive

  • Friday 22 August 2014

    PREMIER Oil has said it is proud of its performance in the UK and hailed the progress achieved towards bringing two giant fields off Scotland into production.

  • Thursday 21 August 2014

    Engineering contractor Costain has announced a record order book after securing work on a series of major infrastructure project.

  • Thursday 21 August 2014

    THE attractions of property as a hot investment sector this year have been underlined by a 10.1 per cent jump in net asset value total return for UK Commercial Property Trust (UKCP), the £1 billion sector leader managed in Glasgow.

  • Thursday 21 August 2014

    IOMART'S co-founder Bill Dobbie has said he is supportive of a proposed £320 million takeover of the business that could net him a £5.7 million windfall.

  • Thursday 21 August 2014

    A LONDON-based ­renewable energy investment company has bought two wind farms in Scotland underlining its confidence in the commercial potential of such assets in the country.

  • Thursday 21 August 2014

    CARILLION has called off its fight to merge with engineering group Balfour Beatty after almost a month of squabbling between the two companies.

  • Thursday 21 August 2014

    COSTAIN, the engineering and construction group, has won a £12 million extension to a contract to provide support for Premier Oil's North Sea operations.

  • Thursday 21 August 2014

    SARACEN Fund Managers has moved into profit as its two funds swelled in value and the firm spent more on staff and marketing.

  • Thursday 21 August 2014

    THE white-collar recruitment firm Harvey Nash has said it expects gross profit to nudge up one per cent to £43.6 million in the six months to the end of July.

  • Thursday 21 August 2014

    OIL services business Omega Completion Technology has secured a framework contract with Statoil.

  • Thursday 21 August 2014

    BRAVEHEART Investment Group has awarded share options with a paper value of around £14,500 to its chief executive.

  • Thursday 21 August 2014

    COMMODOTIES giant Glencore has reported an eight per cent rise in earnings to $6.46 billion (£3.89bn) for the first six months of the year.

  • Thursday 21 August 2014

    SCOTTISH Investment Trust has recorded a slight upturn in relative performance in its first report since the surprise departure of manager John Kennedy a month ago.

  • Thursday 21 August 2014

    DEPARTMENT store chain John Lewis is to open two opticians, as part of its strategy to extend its range of services.

  • Thursday 21 August 2014

    ENTRIES have started coming in for each of the 10 categories of The Herald Scottish Family Business Awards.

  • Wednesday 20 August 2014

    Balfour Beatty today spurned a last-ditch attempt by Carillion to keep alive the prospect of a £3 billion merger, a day before the deadline for any deal expires.

  • Wednesday 20 August 2014

    A Scottish company which allows people to order food via their mobile phone has secured £525,000 of investment.

  • Wednesday 20 August 2014

    LAW firm Gillespie Macandrew has posted a four per cent rise in turnover helped by a surge in income at its land and rural division.

  • Wednesday 20 August 2014

    JOHN Menzies shares slid to a 20-month low after the Edinburgh logistics group reported margin pressures in its key airport ground-handling business and a £2.2 million hit to profits from the strength of sterling.

  • Wednesday 20 August 2014

    CAIRN Energy has announced plans to shed jobs in Edinburgh as the company refocuses but chief executive Simon Thomson said it is in good shape.

  • Wednesday 20 August 2014

    PERSIMMON has hiked first-half earnings by 57 per cent before exceptional items and revenue by a third as the housebuilder played down suggestions the market is starting to slow.

  • Wednesday 20 August 2014

    IOMART has seen its shares jump almost five per cent after confirming it is in talks about a new takeover proposal which values the business at more than £320 million.

  • Wednesday 20 August 2014

    FIRSTGROUP has been shortlisted to run the TransPennine Express rail service for up to nine more years, writes Marion Dakers.

  • Wednesday 20 August 2014

    DAVID Narro Associates (DNA), the structural and civil engineering firm with 30 staff in Glasgow and Edinburgh, has become Scotland's latest employee-owned business.

  • Wednesday 20 August 2014

    SHORTBREAD maker ­Paterson Arran has enjoyed a ten per cent rise in yearly sales after retailers agreed to stock more of the firm's products.

  • Wednesday 20 August 2014

    Leading pensions company Royal London has said the 0.75 per cent charge cap on workplace pensions will cost the industry £1billion, five times the goverment's estimate.

  • Wednesday 20 August 2014

    THE chief executive of Wood Group has said the Scottish oil services giant sees opportunities to make further acquisitions in the UK where the company is enjoying what it called robust business.

  • Wednesday 20 August 2014

    CARILLION has sweetened its merger proposal for engineering group Balfour Beatty in an attempt to get its executives around the table ahead of tomorrow's bidding deadline.

  • Tuesday 19 August 2014

    John Menzies expects continuing upheaval at Heathrow Airport to hit earnings in the rest of the year in its aviation division, after reporting a £2.2million hit to profits in the first half from the strength of sterling.

  • Tuesday 19 August 2014

    Wood Group the Scottish oil services giant Wood Group has held first half core earnings at $243m (£145m) helped by strong activity in US shale markets and "robust" North Sea business.