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'Major milestone' for company

Nucleus pays £4.3m first dividend to investors

David Ferguson

Nucleus, the adviser built wrap platform, has paid its first dividend to shareholders..

Successor to Milligan

Lonsdale steps up to chair WPCS

David Lonsdale

Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland has announced David Lonsdale, director of the Scottish Retail Consortium, as successor to chairman Andrew Milligan. WPCS provides pastoral and welfare support across Scotland to employees in around 2,000 workplaces spanning all industry sectors, from shopping centres, industrial and financial services firms to council offices and fire stations. Mr Lonsdale, until now deputy chairman, took over the role at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting at SCDI’s offices in Glasgow. Mr Milligan, head of global strategy at Standard Life Investments, part of the Aberdeen Standard Life group,Read More

New director

Dodds takes up tax role at Campbell Dallas

Stephen Dodds, a specialist in tax advisory work for owner managed businesses, has joined Campbell Dallas as a tax director within the firm’s tax consultancy group. Mr Dodds, who is a CA, a chartered tax adviser and a former solicitor, has more than 16 years of experience advising businesses on M&A and tax matters. He worked as a tax specialist for two of the Big four accountancy firms and a leading law firm. Commenting on his appointment, Aileen Gates, Campbell Dallas’ head of tax, said: “Stephen has an excellent reputation..Read More

Firm sees resurgence in book sales

Diversification pays off for Bookspeed


A specialist supplier of books, toys and gifts has more than doubled its operational capacity after diversifying its business…

Edinburgh Fringe

Great British Mysteries: Mockumentary take on history

Great British Mysteries

Smith takes over role

Neil steps down from TV politics show

TV journalist Andrew Neil is to step down from his role hosting the BBC’s flagship Sunday Politics show.

More spent per person north of border

Scottish deficit falls but remains above UK

Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland’s deficit fell by £1.3 billion last year but remains more than three times higher than that of the UK as a whole…

Expansion plans supported

Bellfield brewery raises equity funding

Bellfield Brewery

Bellfield brewery, maker of gluten-free beers, has raised £430,000 from equity investors.

Board role for Craig

Craneware co-founder joins QikServe

Gordon Craig

QikServe, the multi-channel order and payment company, has appointed a co-founder of Craneware …

Falkirk benefits from export package

Alexander Dennis secures £44m Mexico bus deal

Alexander Dennis Mexico bus

Bus builder Alexander Dennis is to benefit from a £1.7 billion package of support..