Company News Archive

  • Sunday 24 August 2014

    A FLAGSHIP international life sciences company in Stirling which makes heart disease diagnostic devices is to close with the loss of 60 jobs following a strategic review of the ailing US holding company's global assets.

  • Sunday 24 August 2014

    Scotland's long-awaited £8.4 million training school for the promotion of traditional building skills, the Engine Shed in Stirling, has taken a step closer to being realised, with the submission of its £3.5 million final Heritage Lottery Fund bid.

  • Sunday 24 August 2014

    The body representing Scotland's shopkeepers has criticised recently announced plans to increase planning fees by 5%.

  • Saturday 23 August 2014

    THE owner of Motherwell Shopping Centre has hailed the arrival of a drive-through KFC as a key development in its aim to attract evening footfall to the destination.

  • Saturday 23 August 2014

    CALEDONIAN MacBrayne is one of the companies that has been shortlisted for the Business of the Year award at a new honours ceremony aimed at celebrating the best of Scottish enterprise.

  • Saturday 23 August 2014

    THE executive chairman of Real Good Food Group has hailed the improvements at its Carluke-based jam and chocolate coating maker R&W Scott.

  • Saturday 23 August 2014

    THE CO-OPERATIVE Bank has revealed 38,000 customers left the bank in the first six months of the year and conceded it has more work to do before the embattled firm resolves its "deep-rooted issues".

  • Saturday 23 August 2014

    INSURER RSA is to sell its insurance business in Singapore and Hong Kong to Allied World Assurance for £130 million in cash.

  • Saturday 23 August 2014

    TEMPORARY hotel firm Snoozebox has confirmed it will build a 160-bedroom facility for the World Equestrian Games in France.

  • Saturday 23 August 2014

    A COMPANY that supplied products used to test athletes for banned drugs at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games has won a multi-million pound funding injection as it eyes expansion.

  • Friday 22 August 2014

    Troubled lender the Co-operative Bank has reported a £75.8 million pre-tax loss for the first half of the year but said it was encouraged by its progress since it was rescued from near-collapse last year.

  • Friday 22 August 2014

    MILLER Group has seen its half-year profits more than double as it benefited from buoyant housebuilding activity and rising property prices.

  • Friday 22 August 2014

    A MAJOR investor in ­renewable energy has said it has "a robust view" of ­Scotland's future as a power supplier, even if it votes for independence, and believes the rest of the UK would agree to keep a joint ­electricity market due to Scotland's superior position in wind power.

  • Friday 22 August 2014

    LUNAR Fishing, which catches and processes fish like mackerel and is an important employer in the North East, has suffered a dip in profits but said it is in good shape after recording a big increase in its net worth.

  • Friday 22 August 2014

    A SCOTTISH name badge making business has been taken over by an English rival for an undisclosed sum.

  • Friday 22 August 2014

    SEMICONDUCTOR manufacturer Cirrus Logic has formally completed its £291 million acquisition of Edinburgh's Wolfson Microelectronics.

  • Friday 22 August 2014

    Glasgow has secured a major scientific conference which is likely to bring around £6 million into the city's economy.

  • Friday 22 August 2014

    MACDUFF Shipyards has won a £3.3 million contract to build vessels for Scottish Sea Farms.

  • Friday 22 August 2014

    THE sixth Scottish Digital Business Awards is already attracting strong entries into its 11 categories.

  • Friday 22 August 2014

    AN AMERICAN property group has snapped up 14 industrial sites across six Scottish towns for £10.6 million, following a growing number of global investors searching for real estate deals in the country.

  • Friday 22 August 2014

    Phoenix Group, the owner of closed life funds such as Scottish Mutual and Scottish Provident, has said its sale of Glasgow-based Ignis Asset Management to Standard Life Investments will pave the way for cheaper debt.

  • Friday 22 August 2014

    Nucleus, the Edinburgh- based financial "wrap" platform competing successfully with the big insurers, has reported first-half profits up 85 per cent on last year, and a major investment in technology which it says is a springboard for further rapid growth.

  • Friday 22 August 2014

    LLOYDS Banking Group has added the former head of Royal Bank of Scotland's UK business to its board of directors.

  • Friday 22 August 2014

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

  • 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.