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Thursday, April 7th, 2016


Shortlist drawn up

Three left in bid battle for Bilfinger GVA


Three firms are believed to be vying to buy Bilfinger’s property-related businesses, including Bilfinger GVA. READ MORE

INTERVIEW: Dougal Sharp, Innis & Gunn

‘To get back into brewing is a huge milestone for me’

Dougal Sharp Terry pic

INTERVIEW: Dougal Sharp, Innis & Gunn

SystemCare will provide monitoring

Leigh Day chooses TSG as IT partner

James Harrison

Prominent London law firm, Leigh Day, is investing in its IT support systems in a strategic move that will allow the firm to concentrate on managing its continued growth. The decision will see national IT specialist Technology Services Group (TSG) partner with Leigh Day, future-proofing 400 staff in its London and Manchester offices in line with technological advances. James Harrison (pictured), associate director of IT at Leigh Day, explained: “The firm is going through periods of growth which at times are difficult to predict. In order to help make sureRead More

Hallsworth to lead regeneration at Urban Union

Susan Hallsworth

Specialist regeneration company Urban Union has appointed Susan Hallsworth as managing director. Ms Hallsworth brings to the role more than 15 years’ experience in the industry, specifically for companies which specialise in regeneration, and public and private housing developments. Previously she held various senior positions with timber homes specialist and developer R House, property and construction consultancy Pick Everard, Maber architects, and as director of a regional regeneration agency which focused on delivering sustainable communities. Latterly she has been working as a consultant to NVA supporting senior management to deliver one of theRead More

Wolves player in focus

Warburton target will test Ibrox board’s finances

Mark Warburton

Rangers manager Mark Waburton has his eyes on an English Championship player who will cost £1 million. Will the board back him?

Brewer drops plan to build own facility

Innis & Gunn acquires Inveralmond to boost brewing

Dougal Sharp beer kitchen

Scottish craft brewer Innis & Gunn has acquired the Inveralmond Brewery, in Perth after dropping plans to build its own facility. READ MORE

Investment values firm at £300m

3i injects £75m into Scottish telecoms mast builder WIG


Mobile telecoms mast builder, Wireless Infrastructure Group has received £75m from 3i Infrastructure which will take a ‘significant’ stake in the Bellshill company. READ MORE

Figures improving

Co-op boss takes pay cut as turnaround continues


Co-operative Group chief executive Richard Pennycook has volunteered for a 60% pay cut as the “right thing to do” while he turns the business around. READ MORE

Centre on campus

New enterprise hub planned for Dundee

Dundee waterfront

A hub for start-up businesses is to open at Dundee University following deal agreed with Elevator, a social enterprise to establish a new Centre of Entrepreneurship on campus. READ MORE

Rowe says 'more we need to do'

New M&S boss declares clothing slump ‘unsatisfactory’

M&S label

Marks & Spencer’s new boss Steve Rowe described the chain’s clothing sales as “unsatisfactory” and said that turning it around was his top priority. Food once again outperformed the market in the last three months, with sales up 4% and market share by 4.3%, although like-for-like sales were flat. Clothing fell 1.9%, or 2.7% on the same basis as last year as the high street chain was left with unsold stock. However, there were fewer discounts and the decline in sales showed signs of slowing. Sales from the online division rose 8.2%Read More