Company News Archive

  • Friday 5 June 2015

    Baillie Gifford's £900million Monks investment trust saw an immediate narrowing of its discount following the announcement in late March of a change of in-house management, the trust has noted.

  • Thursday 4 June 2015

    ARRIA NLG has seen its shares rise a further 14 per cent as it continued to benefit from a more positive market sentiment around its funding position.

  • Thursday 4 June 2015

    CHEMICALS and technology firm Johnson Matthey has reported a 22 per cent rise in annual pre-tax profits to £495.8 million for the year to the end of March.

  • Thursday 4 June 2015

    MIKE Ashley's Sports Direct International has promoted Matt Pearson to become its acting chief finance officer following shareholder concerns.

  • Thursday 4 June 2015

    The new boss of Sainsbury's has missed out on an annual bonus after the supermarket posted its first loss in a decade.

  • Thursday 4 June 2015

    Marks & Spencer boss Marc Bolland has seen his total pay package jump by nearly one third after landing a £596,000 bonus for delivering the retailer's first annual profits increase for four years.

  • Thursday 4 June 2015

    Sir Ken Morrison has urged shareholders of the supermarket his family founded to be patient and allow the firm's new management team "breathing space" to restore the company's fortunes.

  • Thursday 4 June 2015

    Pets at Home has announced plans for expansion including a new high-street dog spa as it posted a rise in profits.

  • Thursday 4 June 2015

    CAIRN Energy has dropped controversial plans to explore for oil and gas off the Spanish holiday island of Ibiza as the company focuses its attention on Senegal.

  • Thursday 4 June 2015

    BREWDOG has hired brewing industry veteran Andrew Hatherell to spearhead its international growth ambitions.

  • Thursday 4 June 2015

    INDEPENDENT Oil & Gas has agreed a deal to take full control of the licence containing the Skipper find East of Shetland.

  • Thursday 4 June 2015

    THE chief executive of C&C Group, owner of Tennent's Lager, has seen his base salary remain unchanged at £585,000 (€736,034) in the year ended February 28.

  • Thursday 4 June 2015

    REDEEM Holdings, the West Lothian-based phone recycling business, is eyeing expansion after securing £7m funding to help it capitalise on the opportunities that are being created by the ever increasing popularity of smartphones.

  • Thursday 4 June 2015

    SPACERIGHT Europe, the educational products supplier, has completed its second acquisition in a year after buying Lincolnshire-based Millhouse Manufacturing Design Limited.

  • Thursday 4 June 2015

    AUCHRANNIE Resort has targeted another summer of soaring occupancy after completing a £2.5 million extension.

  • Thursday 4 June 2015

    Hazledene, the Edinburgh-based property development group, has unveiled an £11 million plan to restore Malta's grandest hotel.

  • Thursday 4 June 2015

    Shares in Sigma Capital, the urban regeneration investor, jumped by over 10 per cent after it announced a 50 per cent expansion of its venture with Gatehouse Bank.

  • Thursday 4 June 2015

    Ian Russell, chairman of Johnston Press, has defended last year's £1.65m pay package for chief executive Ashley Highfield and said the firm's staff have enjoyed a commensurate pay rise.

  • Thursday 4 June 2015

    SUMERIAN, the technology business founded by Scottish data entrepreneur David Sibbald, has highlighted the global growth potential of its IT capacity planning software as it unveiled Stuart McCaul as its new chief commercial officer.

  • Wednesday 3 June 2015

    LLOYDS Banking Group has been defeated in a move to save around £1 billion by buying bonds back early.

  • Wednesday 3 June 2015

    ARRIA NLG has seen its share price more than double after stating it is making "positive progress" on crunch funding talks.

  • Wednesday 3 June 2015

    Royal Mail has named Peter Long, joint chief executive of travel giant TUI, as its next chairman.

  • Wednesday 3 June 2015

    CASTLE Street Investments paid former chief executive Phil Gripton almost £288,000 in the year when the former Cupid business sold off its casual online dating assets and got rid of the majority of its 210 staff.

  • Wednesday 3 June 2015

    The newly created company behind Carphone Warehouse and Currys PC World said strong quarterly trading in electricals and mobile phones will help it post annual profits above City expectations.

  • Wednesday 3 June 2015

    WH Smith saw quarterly sales surge at its travel-based stores buoyed by the roll-out of its food range, while its high street network continued to see sales fall.

  • Wednesday 3 June 2015

    IT security products provider Sophos Group has said it plans to raise about $100 million via a public listing on the London Stock Exchange.

  • Wednesday 3 June 2015

    A British exit from the EU holds no terrors for Aberdeen Asset Management, chief executive Martin Gilbert has said.

  • Wednesday 3 June 2015

    PREMIER Oil is taking full control of the giant Solan oilfield development West of Shetland, which has been hit by delays, in a deal that could be worth up to $100 million (£65m) in royalty payments.

  • Wednesday 3 June 2015

    Edinburgh's £8billion fund house Martin Currie is on a path to growth whilst retaining its autonomy, its new US parent has said.

  • Wednesday 3 June 2015

    SCOTLAND'S first potato vodka has beaten ultra-premium brands such as Grey Goose of France to win a prestigious award in Paris.