Glasgow chef Nico Simeone this week announced he is to give ownership of his original 111 restaurant in Kelvinside to a young Senegalese man who worked his way up from kitchen porter to head chef at the award-winning establishment.

In one of our best read stories this week, Kristy Dorsey revealed that, from April 3, the restaurant will be known as “111 by Modou” as Mr Simeone relinquishes control to Modou Diagne. It will close down on March 23 for 10 days of refurbishment before opening under the new branding.


READ MORE: The move comes as Mr Simeone prepares to open his seventh restaurant in the Six by Nico franchise, with the latest iteration due to begin serving customers in London at the end of this month.

In another of our best read business stories this week we reported that a new £350 million hotel that will also include a “hotel school” in Edinburgh has been approved.

READ MORE: Planners have backed the Edinburgh International Conference Centre’s pioneering development which is said to be one of the first of its kind in the UK.

The nationalised Ferguson shipyard in Port Glasgow has revealed it has leased a commercial property from former Rangers directors James and Sandy Easdale. The news came as it emerged that senior figures of the yard’s former owner, Clyde Blowers Capital, have parted company with boss Jim McColl.

READ MORE: Ferguson Marine (Port Glasgow), the company which has been running the yard since it formally moved into public ownership in December, has signed a four-year lease on 77,000 square foot of industrial and manufacturing space in nearby Greenock.

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