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Scottish Business Buzz (04.05.16)

Scottish Business Buzz (04.05.16)

| 04/05/2016 | 0 Comments

Aberdein Considine expands with merger in Glasgow Scottish Law Firm Aberdein Considine has announced that it is to merge with Glasgow solicitor estate agent A&S Ireland. The combined businesses – which will trade under the Aberdein Considine brand from next month – will together employ 360 staff and have a total turnover of more than […]

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Holyrood 2016 – The Race for Second Place

Holyrood 2016 – The Race for Second Place

There is only a few days to go until the Scottish elections, but it just doesn’t seem like it. Campaigning has been fairly low-profile and there is little to excite the interest other than a few ill advised photo opportunities, mainly as no one thinks there will be anything other than an SNP win. If […]

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Scottish Business Buzz (27.04.16)

Scottish Business Buzz (27.04.16)

| 27/04/2016 | 0 Comments

Scottish Universities take on the Converge Challenge  For the first time since the Converge Challenge was established all 17 higher education universities in Scotland have submitted applications for the country’s leading company creation competition and start up development programme. Converge Challenge is open to students, graduates and staff from universities and research institutes in Scotland aimed […]

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Time to abandon the old constructs of left and right

Time to abandon the old constructs of left and right

Following 1789, The French National Assembly was laid out with supporters of the King sitting on one side and those for the revolution on the other, thus the habit of dividing politics into opposing left and right silos was born. Initially referring to royalists versus revolutionaries (some would argue that still applies to a certain […]

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Scottish Business Buzz (20.04.16)

Scottish Business Buzz (20.04.16)

| 20/04/2016 | 0 Comments

Disruption day for Scots entrepreneurs  Entrepreneurial Scotland’s Annual Conference will take place tomorrow (21 April) at Gleneagles Hotel and is set to be an inspiring occasion. The country’s leading business membership network has assembled a world class line up of speakers including Bill Aulet, the international entrepreneur and academic to share his knowledge, experience and insights with […]

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New research: EU worth £2bn per year to Scotland

New research: EU worth £2bn per year to Scotland

There is a really interesting and important vote for Scotland coming up, it may spark a constitutional crisis in the UK and it’s not the Scottish parliamentary elections. The EU referendum’s economic and social impact could be significant and far-reaching, but because Cameron has called it at a time that overlaps with the Scottish elections […]

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Scottish Business Buzz (13.04.16)

Scottish Business Buzz (13.04.16)

| 13/04/2016 | 0 Comments

West Brewery entrepreneur Petra Wetzel launches £100k fund to help female entrepreneurs  Wetzel, who runs one of the UK’s most successful small independent breweries is appealing for female entrepreneurs to share in a £100k investment. Petra Wetzel set up her own business, WEST Brewery, in the iconic Templeton building in the city’s Glasgow Green in […]

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Cameron and the truth about the Panama pandemonium

Cameron and the truth about the Panama pandemonium

ALTHOUGH it seems likely that companies from all over the world have been using the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca to avoid tax, so far we have mostly only been informed about those from countries that the media think we shouldn’t like. The data is being searched by media corporations who feel that it is […]

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Scottish Business Buzz (06.04.16)

Scottish Business Buzz (06.04.16)

| 06/04/2016 | 0 Comments

New investment hailed as breakthrough for Scottish tidal power generation  Equitix plans to put more than £100m into Scottish tidal power over the next two years in partnership with Atlantis, a leading tidal developer. The deal is a significant boost to Atlantis, which expects to begin generating electricity from its MeyGen scheme in the Pentland […]

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Brexit supporters will be disappointed even if they win

Brexit supporters will be disappointed even if they win

I have been saying for months that the EU Stay camp’s lead in the UK wide polls looks shaky and that the direction of travel in surveys will be towards an exit. In England we have several influential newspapers (Mail, Express, Telegraph) all sounding Eurosceptic alarms, the Labour leader is the invisible man on Europe and […]

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Scottish Business Buzz (30.03.16)

Scottish Business Buzz (30.03.16)

| 30/03/2016 | 0 Comments

Scotland’s steel works to be saved by Scottish Government deal  After talks which began in January, a deal was finalised last week which will see the Scottish Government buy up the remaining capacity at the two North Lanarkshire plants from Tata steel, before selling them immediately to Liberty House, an international steel firm. The deal, […]

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The UK – A Diminishing Empire of Glass

The UK – A Diminishing Empire of Glass

March 2016 should have seen Scotland become an independent nation.  The people of Scotland should now all be working together to build a better Scotland, one where more people have access to opportunity and can share in our growing prosperity. One where we are investing in the future and in future generations rather than watching austerity slow […]

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Scottish firms happiest with local government

Scottish firms happiest with local government

| 25/03/2016 | 2 Comments

Scottish business owners are happier with the performance of their local government than any other region in the UK, according to a new Business Census report. The survey of 1,000 businesses, carried out by the financial data website Company Check (https://companycheck.co.uk/), found that almost half (45%) of those in Scotland said they were satisfied that […]

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