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Patent firm Lawrie relocates; Haulier Xs centralises

Donald LawriePatent and trade mark attorney, Lawrie IP, is relocating Glasgow head office from Pacific Quay to larger, newly refurbished offices in St Vincent Street – formerly Whyte & MacKay’s global headquarters.

The move is to accommodate team expansion following several new client wins as the firm aims to lift turnover from around £2 million to £5m along with a doubling in the headcount to 30 by 2023.

Founder Donald Lawrie, pictured, said: “The firm has grown steadily and we are optimistic that this will accelerate as we implement our growth strategy. On the back of our success and to accommodate future expansion, we decided that the time was right to move to new, larger offices.

“We’re delighted to have secured space in Glasgow city centre in the newly refurbished 310 St. Vincent Street development. It’s an excellent working environment and we look forward to welcoming clients to our new home.”

Haulage firm consolidates

A former Denny-based haulage company has centralised its businesses in Grangemouth in a bid to increase annual turnover by 30% over the next two years.

Xs Transport is bringing its three depots together on one 250,000 sq ft site it has acquired in Grangemouth, supported by a six-figure funding package from Bank of Scotland..

The company provides storage and distribution services to firms across the UK, transporting a range of goods including aircraft engines, hazardous materials and cardboard packaging.

The firm was established in 2011 with one van and now operates 15 trucks with plans to introduce five more in the next 12 months.  Annual turnover last year was £3 million.

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