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Monday, February 8th, 2016


INTERVIEW: Theresa Wishart, Journeycall

‘To be the best, you have to set the bar high’

INTERVIEW: Theresa Wishart, Journeycall

Range to be stocked across Scotland

Mum’s recipe serves up Tesco soup deal

David Sword

Brothers David and Douglas Sword have secured a £250,000 contract from Tesco for a range of soups based on their mother’s recipe. Their Scottish Soup Company, based in Cumbernauld, will now supply five new chilled soups to 64 stores across Scotland. Tesco buyer for Scotland, Kev Parker said: “We are proud to champion Scottish food and drink across our stores.” The listing comes at a time that the fresh soup category continues to increase. In recent years the market has grown 8.6% in value terms and 14.8% in volume terms, toRead More

'Something for everyone'

Edinburgh puts on the style for Fashion Week

Edinburgh Fashion Week

Edinburgh Fashion Week is making a highly-anticipated return to the city next month to inspire Scottish shoppers and style connoisseurs. READ MORE

Highlands & Islands Media Awards

Oban’s Kerr picks up top press prize

Moira Kerr

Moira Kerr, a freelance journalist from Oban, was named Journalist of the Year, at the 28th Highlands & Islands Press Ball and Media Awards. READ MORE

Agency expanding services

Beattie adds digital to hotels PR account

David Reid

Communications group Beattie has added digital marketing services to the PR work it is providing to Redefine|BDL Hotels after winning a competitive tender process. Redefine|BDL Hotels manages 63 hotels across the UK, partnering with six international hotel brands, including Accor, Best Western, Hilton Worldwide, IHG, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. Beattie’s Only Digital team will work on search engine optimisation, content strategy, social media, analytics and web design and development. The firm has kicked off 2016 by rebranding its digital marketing business from Only Web to OnlyRead More

Top up for growth companies

Archangels and SIB add to firms’ support

Niki McKenzie

Archangels, the investing syndicate, and Scottish Investment Bank (SIB) are providing £3.9 million in four further rounds of support for expanding businesses. READ MORE

Gilson Gray poaches team from Warners

Deborah McCathie

Legal practice Gilson Gray has hired the residential property team from Edinburgh based rival Warners. Deborah McCathie (pictured) joins as a partner and head of residential conveyancing. Joining her are former Warners colleagues Emma Mackenzie, who trained at Morton Fraser, and Cheryl Anderson, a senior solicitor who began her career at Neilsons. Other senior team members, to be appointed across the firm’s offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, are expected to be announced shortly Glen Gilson, managing partner, said: “Debbie and her team have an excellent reputation and bring significant client support to the Firm.” Matthew Gray,Read More

Chadwick appointed partner at Grant Thornton

James Chadwick

Grant Thornton has appointed James Chadwick as partner in the Scottish practice. He will continue in his role as head of food & drink for Scotland while also remaining as leader of the firm’s 60-strong audit practice in Scotland, a role he has held since 2011. He joined Grant Thornton in 2004.

Exception an DNVGL sign up

Two more tenants at Lochside Way

Lochside Way

Edinburgh Park has secured two further tenants. Exception, an IT consultancy, is to relocate its headquarters from nearby offices, and is leasing 3,900 sq ft over five years at 3 Lochside Way. DNVGL has also signed a five year lease for 2,153 sq ft of space in the same suite following a move from smaller accommodation on the park. JLL and Knight Frank acted for landlord Aston Property Ventures and these latest deals mean that 3 Lochside Way is now almost 50% occupied. Other tenants include Lockheed Martin and GL Industries Services UK. Geoff Scott, associateRead More

Two more partners for Harper Macleod

Dawn Robertson

Law firm Harper Macleod has appointed two partners in Edinburgh taking its tally to 20 in the capital – almost doubling the staff over the past six months. The firm now has 72 partners across the country. Richard Murray, a private client specialist and former head of the wealth protection team in the city at Shoosmiths, will bolster the firm’s provision of personal legal services to its clients in the east of Scotland. Dawn Robertson, who has experience at a number of Scottish firms, joins the employment law team. Professor Lorne Crerar, chairman,Read More