SPECIALIST motoring firm Allied Vehicles says it is looking forward to reporting further growth next year, after posting what it called an excellent performance for the 12 months to April 30, including a 21.5 per cent jump in turnover.
WHILE it will undoubtedly be a relief to many hard-pressed households, the growing likelihood that the first rise in UK interest rates from their record low will happen later rather than sooner is absolutely no cause for celebration.
WE are rightly proud of the role that the food and drink business sector has on boosting exports and promoting Scotland abroad, but are we doing enough to exploit growth opportunities in our domestic market?
I recently came across some statistics relating to US corporate deals that got me thinking about whether our own Scottish family businesses should take a cue from some rather large operators across the pond.
Bedfellows don't get much odder than Jim Sillars and John Redwood, but they share a mouth-frothing intemperance in their views on the rights of business leaders to speak out on major political issues like the Scottish independence and potential European Union referendums.
ANYONE listening to Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser at this week's National Business Convention could have been forgiven for looking at him askance, or even pinching an arm to check they were not dreaming, as he painted the picture of a UK economy in fine fettle.