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Sunday, February 21st, 2016

 

Profits rise for top firms

Innovation and collaboration key to growth

Kevin Engel

Scotland’s top 100 private firms grew profits, turnover and employment in the last 12 months by innovating and collaborating with others, according to a review. The Grant Thornton Scotland Ltd annual review reveals that profits rose 65% and that operating profit broke the billion pound barrier, increasing from £882m in 2014 to £1.5bn last year. Kevin Engel (pictured), managing partner, Scotland, said: “The top 100 limited companies featured this year all possess certain common traits. They all appear to be achieving growth by innovating, collaborating with others and taking a resilientRead More


Mayberry joins sales team at Lombard

Lombard, the UK’s largest asset finance provider, has appointed Nick Mayberry as regional sales director, Scotland and Northern Ireland, reporting directly to head of Lombard sales, Ian Isaac. Commenting on Mayberry’s appointment Mr Isaac said: “Scotland and Northern Ireland are important growth areas for us.” Mr Mayberry was previously at Barclays where he held a range of senior leadership roles during more than 14 years, with his most recent position being head of payment operations for UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Commenting on his new position, he said: “We have setRead More