Sparkling tribute
A FUNERAL business has made a touching tribute to late Newton Mearns jeweller Eric Smith.
Mr Smith passed away suddenly earlier this year, less than 12 months after retiring with the closure of the store he ran with wife Yvonne for 45 years.
The shop and workshop on Ayr Road was taken over by funeral company Fosters, which has now named its building Smith House in recognition of its celebrated former occupant. The new tenant has also named a trio of consultation rooms Morse, Assay and Mackintosh, reflecting Mr Smith’s links to Glasgow School of Art and the range he designed using diamond dots and dashes to create Morse Code messages.

Awards call
BUSINESS Women Scotland (BWS) has been in touch to say there is still time to enter its latest annual awards scheme. 
The group, which supports women to grow their own businesses, is looking to drum up as many entries as possible, from rural firms and start-ups to sole traders, innovators, mentors and board members, for its fifth edition of the awards. The deadline is Monday September 2. 
“Our aim is to recognise the notable contribution women are making to boost Scotland’s economy,” said BWS founding director Lynne Kennedy.
The awards take place on November 8 at 200 SVS, Glasgow. 

Inspiring move
JP Morgan, the New York-based banking giant, has long been a major champion of local talent at its growing base in Glasgow.
Now the bank, which has recruited more than 250 interns and 200 graduates to its city hub in the last two years, is working with Glasgow Science Centre in a bid to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.
As part of the centre’s new Idea59 exhibition, it is supporting a series of workshops and work placements to enable students from “under-served” communities to explore new technologies and encourage them to understand the possibilities they offer. 
It all kicks off at Glasgow Science Centre in March.