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Wednesday, June 28th, 2017


Three key postings

International expansion on the menu for QikServe

Sif Rai

QikServe, the multi-channel order and payment specialist, has made three key appointments to its management team as it targets significant international expansion. Stuart Bell has joined as chief technology officer, Samuel Peachey as chief financial officer and Sif Rai has come on board as chief marketing officer. The announcement follows the recent news that QikServe, whose platform gives hospitality businesses the ability to offer ordering and payment options via mobile, tablet or self-service kiosk, is preparing to move to new offices at Randolph House in Edinburgh after securing a £2.7Read More

Profits slip as planned

Fifth income rise at Gillespie Macandrew

Chris West

Scottish law firm Gillespie Macandrew has reported an 8.4% rise in turnover ..

Teams strengthened at law firm

Two senior associates for Morton Fraser

Melanie Schwindt

Scottish law firm Morton Fraser has appointed two senior associates..

Latest chain for St Andrew Square

Vapiano opening first Scots outlet in capital

St Andrew Sq

Vapiano is opening its first restaurant in Scotland ..

Lowest gap on record

New and refurbished office rents narrow

A severe shortage of new office development in Edinburgh means the difference in rent on refurbished offices is at its lowest on record…

As I See It

Super Puma verdict needed for oil and gas sector

Super Pumas were grounded following a fatal accident a year ago and the oil industry needs to know what happens next, says Brian Monteith..

Bespoke Hotels strikes deal

Roxburghe Hotel secures new ownership

The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course

Bespoke Hotels has added to its Scottish portfolio with the acquisition of The Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course near Kelso. Roxburghe Estates has agreed terms for the transfer of ownership and completion of sale is expected by the end of July. Bespoke Hotels is the largest independent hotel group in the UK and the Roxburghe’s 22-bedroom luxury hotel and championship golf course complements its Scottish collection that includes the Carnoustie Golf Hotel, Tulloch Castle in Dingwall and Stonefield Castle, Tarbert. The Duke of Roxburghe said: “I am delighted that weRead More

Chaos as airport hit

Flights cancelled after power failure

Edinburgh airport

Flights were cancelled causing chaos for passengers when a power failure hit Edinburgh airport. Electricity supplies were disrupted just before 9am on Wednesday and passengers were left stranded at the terminal. Long queues formed outside the building. The power cut affected the terminal and the main hall was plunged into darkness with only emergency lighting available for almost an hour. It was not possible to provide the usual ground services such as check-in or security during the outage. Passengers were unable to check-in for about 90 minutes. The airport saidRead More

A cyber attack crippled thousands of computers around the world (click for more)

The attack disrupted operations at a number of ports, including Denmark Mumbai and Los Angeles. The virus is believed to have emanated from Ukraine where it infected computers after users downloaded a popular tax accounting package or visited a local news site, national police and international cyber experts said. The malicious code locked machines and demanded victims post a ransom worth $300 in bitcoins or lose their data entirely.

Tesco is axeing 1,200 jobs at its head office in a cost-cutting measure