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Thursday, July 16th, 2015


Innis & Gunn’s crowdfunding exercise closed with no confirmation on whether it had hit its £3m target to build a brewery

Event called off after council concern

Glasgow food fest binned over ‘space issues’

Princes Square Glasgow’s plan to host its first ever street food event – Square Street Food – has been binned. The city’s foodies were promised a treat as the centre’s globally diverse range of restaurants served up their produce on Buchanan Street. But it is understood ‘space issues’ involving the city council have caused the organisers to call off the event planned for this weekend. There are hopes it can be re-arranged for later in the year. The festival intend to include dishes such as Caribbean rotis, Italian antipasti, Spanish tapas, Mediterranean vegetables, ScottishRead More

Rumours of conflict with management

Marks & Spencer head of clothing John Dixon resigns

Marks & Spencer’s head of clothing and home furnishings has resigned from the retailer, with sources claiming he was dissatisfied with top management. John Dixon, who took on the role three years ago, has lined up another job as a chief executive but has not disclosed its identity. There is speculation that he may be moving to Asda or else heading to Australia. Steve Rowe, head of food at the company, will succeed Mr Dixon, heightening speculation that he will succeed chief executive Marc Bolland when he  moves on. However, Laura Wade-GeryRead More

INTERVIEW: Tim Butler, Seafood Restaurant, St Andrews

Food fan who’s putting something back for charity

Tim Butler 2

INTERVIEW: Tim Butler, Seafood Restaurant, St Andrews

Hoey succeeds Gordon at helm of IoD Glasgow

David Hoey

David Hoey, a partner and accredited employment law specialist with bto solicitors, has been appointed chairman of the Institute of Directors for Glasgow and the west of Scotland.  He succeeds Laura Gordon, who has been chairman for four years, and under whose stewardship the IoD in the west has grown by more than 20%. Mr Hoey said: “Glasgow and the west of Scotland has a very well established and eclectic business sector, with well-known companies such as Amazon and Rolls-Royce active within the region, alongside significant financial services, shipbuilding, defence,Read More

Milestone contract for research service

Exclusive: Press Data wins £12m UK wide public sector deal

Jerry Ward

Media intelligence company Press Data has been handed a contract worth £12 million to provide services to the whole of the UK public sector for the next two years. The award, from the Crown Commercial Services, is a significant milestone for the Edinburgh-based company which monitors and analyses all news output from mainstream and social media. Two years ago, in a bitterly fought contest, it lost the £500,000 Scottish government contract to Nasdaq OMX/Precise Media. Press Data was established in Edinburgh by managing director Jerry Ward (pictured) in 1991 and has expandedRead More

Bristow helicopters warns it could make 130 staff redundant as a result of oil slump in North Sea

Launch will benefit low income households

New energy supply company pledges 10% cut in fuel bills

Thousands of tenants could see their fuel bills cut by 10% following the launch in Scotland of the UK’s first not-for-profit energy supply company. The new supply company plans to be selling heat and power to tenants in 200,000 homes across Scotland by 2020. Our Power Energy, a subsidiary of Our Power Community Benefit Society, has been founded by 35 member organisations including some of Scotland’s largest housing associations, and local authorities. The company will enter the market at the end of 2015 as an Ofgem licensed supplier of gas andRead More

Scotland benefited from a 10% increase in tourists last year; Homecoming contributed £136m to the economy

Medical billing company 'confident'

Craneware building on record sales performance

Keith Neilson

Medical billing company Craneware says sales continue to be strong as it builds on its operations in the US health care market. The total value of contracts signed for the year was $72.5m, building on the previous year’s record sales performance.   In a trading update, it said the Edinburgh group’s revenue recognition policy retains focus on long term sustainable growth and mitigates against year on year fluctuations in the total value of contracts signed. “The vast majority of the revenue from these sales has not been recognised in theRead More