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Spell impact

Spell impact

ACTIVIST investor Sandell Asset Management might have made more of an impact on directors of Aberdeen-based FirstGroup if it had got its spelling correct when it lambasted the transport giant's poor performance.

An unfortunate error saw Sandell criticise FirstGroup's "poor perfomance", which rather undermined its claims to detailed analysis.

There but for the grace of God thought journalists everywhere.

All right on the night

SCOTT Williams, co-founder of rising Scottish microbrewer Williams Bros, is not getting carried away with the progress being made on its current project.

Williams Bros has entered a joint venture with Tennent Caledonian to launch a microbrewery with bar and visitor centre in Glasgow's east end next year.

The centre is scheduled to up and running in June - ahead of the Commonwealth Games - with the brewing kit due to be installed in April.

"It's coming along - if you've got a good imagination!" Mr Williams quipped.

A good grilling

THE Bottom Line is a fan of a good pun - no matter how unlikely the source.

So plaudits must go to the House of Lords for the press release entitled "Lords Grill Nando's on Food Waste" ahead of a meeting the Lordships' EU committee held with bosses from the chicken restaurant chain.


A matter of timing

THE Bottom Line was savouring some traditional festive entertainment at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall before Christmas when a corporate message flashed across its frazzled synapses.

The conductor at a Christmas Concert performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO), which featured the score from the classic children's short film The Snowman, noted during the show the organisation's gratitude to event sponsor ScotRail.

Reflecting briefly on the possible links between the company and the RNSO, we concluded that perhaps the orchestra was teaching ScotRail about the importance of timing.

We'll get our coat...

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