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Thursday, March 10th, 2016

 

Hopes rise for early payments

Women hope for reprieve in pensions claim

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Women affected by the sharp rises in the state pension age (SPA) may get a reprieve if MPs on a Commons committee get their way. READ MORE


Trading update

Superglass hikes prices and cuts costs to reduce losses

Superglass Holdings the Stirling-based manufacturer of glass wool and mineral fibre products, said it had cuts costs and raised prices as part of its turnaround plan. READ MORE


Firm heads legal deals table

Burness Paull tops list of Scottish dealmakers

Philip Rodney

Burness Paull has secured its position as Scotland’s biggest and busiest transactional corporate law firm… READ MORE


Capacity increased at facility

Duncan & Todd eyes expansion after BGF support

Frances Duncan

Caledonian Optical, the lens manufacturing division of Duncan & Todd Group, is poised for expansion following the completion of a £1.3 million refurbishment at its laboratory in Aberdeen.. READ MORE


PR Moment Awards

Big moment for Perceptive Communicators

Specialist communications consultancy Perceptive Communicators has brought home another high profile public relations award.. READ MORE


Chapel to be converted

Strictly star’s backing for new arts venue

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A plan to turn a former baptist chapel in Edinburgh city centre into an arts venue has won support from a host of celebrities including Strictly Come Dancing star Darcey Bussell. READ MORE


Pension charges hit figures

John Lewis cuts staff bonus amid tight trading

John Lewis

John Lewis Partnership slashed staff bonuses after reporting an 11% fall in full-year profit. READ MORE


Oracle’s Logie makes switch to DataVita

Graeme Logie

DataVita, the Lanarkshire-based datacentre provider, has appointed Graeme Logie from Oracle in Linlithgow as datacentre manager. Mr Logie is now leading the final fit out programme at DataVita to launch the live service in June. He said: “My role at Oracle was very satisfying but the opportunity to join DataVita as Datacentre Manager with a remit to finalise and manage one of the largest, next generation, energy efficient datacentres in the UK was simply too good to turn down. “What DataVita is doing with the Fortis datacentre is truly groundRead More


15% rise in dividend

Aviva ‘stronger and more focused’ as profits surge

Aviva

Aviva reported a 20% surge in operating profits to £2.7 billion, attributed in part to its acquisition of Friends Life. The figure beat expectations and the shares rose 19p in early trade. READ MORE


CEO hails start of turnaround

Morrisons continues to feel squeeze

Morrisons

Morrisons’ continued to feel the squeeze from tough price competition in the supermarket sector as annual profits took another hit. Chief executive David Potts insisted: “We have started the journey to turn around the business and make our supermarkets strong.” The chain, which last week unveiled a well-received distribution deal with Amazon, Underlying pre-tax profits of £242m in the year to 31 January fell from £345m a year earlier, although it reported a profit before tax of £217m against a loss of £792m in the previous period. Like-for-like sales, excluding fuelRead More