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Thursday, November 23rd, 2017


Budget: Comment

Brexit sidestepped as Mackay’s response awaited

Susie Walker

Philip Hammond gave us a confident, relatively positive and, at times, witty Budget speech, though the uncertainty and fear over the impact of Brexit was largely brushed aside. Whilst there were a lot of tweaks and early Christmas gifts handed out to the young, the innovative risk-takers and the public and private sector, the elephant in the room remains: what is Brexit going to cost the country and how attractive will Britain be to do business in and from after the divorce? There may be no answers as yet, butRead More

823,000 customers depart

Centrica shares plunge after customer exodus

British Gas

Shares in British Gas owner Centrica plunged by 15.4% after it issued a profits warning

Brexit bars cities from contest

Dundee shocked over EC capital of culture ruling

V&A Dundee

Organisers of Dundee’s bid to become the European Capital of Culture in 2023 have been stunned by news that no British city will be allowed to compete because..

36 apartments for former film house

Plans lodged for Art deco cinema conversion

State Street cinema Leith

A Scottish developer has submitted to convert a former Art Deco cinema into residential apartments.

New station ready to roll

Radio station Rock Sport tunes up for launch

Rock Sport

A digital radio station for Scotland’s Central Belt is promising a fresh approach to local sport and music.

Hospitality software launched

Hop aims to help hotels skip rising costs

Three hospitality sector veterans have launched what they claim is ‘market disrupting’ software designed to help hotels cut costs.

Key hire for regeneration firm

Downs takes up FD role at Urban Union

Kenny Downs

Regeneration company Urban Union has hired a finance director as it gears up to launch additional sites across Scotland.  

Investment in software firm

Child safety app secures £3.75m from Souter

Brian Souter

Education software company has secured £3.75 million from Souter Investments..

New director and head of team

Johnston Carmichael boosts corporate team

Accountancy and business advisory firm Johnston Carmichael has strengthened its corporate finance team with an appointment at director level and the promotion of a new head of the division.  Alan Hamilton (pictured), a chartered accountant, with 20 years’ experience in corporate finance and banking, joins from Deloitte’s Scottish regional debt advisory service, which he established. He previously held senior corporate finance roles at Clydesdale Bank.He has also held director level positions with Bank of Scotland and Bank of Ireland. In his new role he will have a Scotland-wide remit.  The 20-strongRead More

Appointments follow merger

Two partners for Allan McDougall Solicitors

Allan McDougall Solicitors has appointed two partners three weeks after merging with McQueen Legal. Jackie Raitt, who has been with the firm 14 years, is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland in personal injury law. Ruaraidh Lawson, works in employment law, has been with the firm 13 years and represents clients in employment tribunals, the Employment Appeal Tribunal and before the Central Arbitration Committee. Julie Harris, partner and head of personal injury at Allan McDougall Solicitors, said: “We’re delighted to welcome such high calibre individuals as Jackie and Ruaraidh to theRead More