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Sunday, May 10th, 2015


Bolland puts new range on sale

M&S stocks British branded trainers in return to home market

Marks & Spencer is to start selling a range of British-made branded trainers as part of a move by high street chains to stock more products manufactured in the UK. It has agreed a partnership with Bolton-based Walsh, which supplies top athletes as well shoes for the leisure market. It was founded more than 50 years ago by Norman Walsh who produced trainers for the British Olympic team in 1948. A new range of men’s and women’s trainers will be sold under the M&S Best of British range for about £110 a pairRead More

Chef joins catering firm’s top team

Top chef Robbie Gleave has joined GH Event Catering’s senior management team and will make a pivotal contribution to the East Lothian company’s plans. Mr Gleave has worked at some of the country’s most glamorous venues and events, including The Ritz London, Gleneagles Hotel, The Royal Garden Party at Holyrood Palace, and the Royal Enclosure at Royal Ascot Races. His achievements have been recognised with awards such as ‘Development Chef of the Year.  He worked for 12 years at Heritage Portfolio. As well his management role, Mr Gleave’s new position as development chef involvesRead More

Share sale looms for bank

Treasury ‘looking to sell Royal Bank of Scotland at a loss’


The newly-elected Conservative government is considering a sale of shares in Royal Bank of Scotland at a loss, according to a report today. George Osborne, the re-appointed Chancellor, has been determined to get the bailed-out banks off the government’s books as quickly as possible, so a sale, even at a discount, will come as little surprise. However, it is thought the government was dissuaded from suggesting the idea during the election campaign. A sale of Lloyds shares in a public issue was unveiled as an election pledge by Prime MinisterRead More