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Monday, February 15th, 2016


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United scores at Hampden with water savings

Scotland’s national football stadium, Hampden Park, has cut its water consumption by 35% and saved £40,000 after signing up with United Utilities Scotland. READ MORE

Brewery signs up with Vegan Society

Nothing fishy about BrewDog’s gut instinct

James Watt

BrewDog has never been known for following the crowd, but by registering its beers with the Vegan Society it has joined a growing list of breweries to reject the use of fish gut in the brewing process. It has listed 23 of its beers, including flagship brews Punk IPA and Five AM Red, with The Vegan Society’s Vegan Trademark. The northeast Scotland brewery is one of a number which will not use isinglass, a product derived from dried fish bladders. The irreverent Scottish craft beer brewery, which prides itself on pushing theRead More

Stocks rise on hints from ECB and China

London Stock Exchange

Mon close: Positive comments form the European Central Bank and the People’s Bank of China helped soothe investors’ nerves to drive stocks forward. ECB chief Mario Draghi said the authority was ready to act while analysts hoped China’s central bank might be less inclined to depreciate its exchange rate. The remarks out of China, in particular, helped lift Brent crude and the FTSE 100 index closed 116.68 points or 2.04% higher at 5,824.28. US equity markets were closed for Presidents’ Day. Consumer goods group Reckitt rose 6.8%, posting its biggest one-day rise since February 2009.Read More

Budget submission

Retailers urge Osborne to help consumers

Princes St shopping

Scottish retailers are demanding the Chancellor uses his Budget to give consumers the confidence to spend, while introducing measures to cut overheads. In its submission ahead of next month’s Budget, the retail sector says it has to find an additional £14 billion to meet the combined cost of the National Living Wage, Apprenticeship Levy and additional growth of business rates over the next four years. It says these “may have a serious impact on jobs, particularly in vulnerable regions and parts of the workforce” which is “the exact opposite of whatRead More

Six-figure advisory deal

Tax firm offers advice to Latvian government

Richard Edwards

Tax advisory firm Jumpstart has secured a six-figure consultancy deal to provide its services to a European government. READ MORE

Jobs create at digital display firm

Pufferfish swims in new global markets


Digital display firm Pufferfish is to double its Edinburgh workforce through expansion into new markets in North America and the Far East. READ MORE

SMEs compete for mentoring

Firms pitch for ‘Internet of Things’ support

app for training

Hard hats with embedded GPS positioning and smartphones that recommend tailored training, are among the ideas being pitched at an ‘Internet of Things’ mentoring event in Glasgow. READ MORE

Director of the Year Awards

42 in running for top director prizes

David Watt

The shortlist of 42 business leaders has been announced for this year’s Director of the Year Awards to be held at Glasgow’s Crowne Plaza Hotel on 17 March. READ MORE

Aldi is to open a further 80 stores, creating 5,000 jobs, taking its portfolio of supermarkets to 700

Consent already given

Fountainbridge hotel site sold to Queensgate

Robin Blacklock

A hotel development site close to the former S&N brewery site at Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, has been sold to Queensgate Hotels. READ MORE