Articles by Patrick James








Income from Scots council housing is £1.2bn

The Scottish Government said statistics published on Tuesday by Scotland’s Chief Statistician show income from council houses was £1.21 billion in 2018-19. Of this, around…



Glasgow IP law firm Murgitroyd £60m takeover talks

Glasgow-based global intellectual property law firm Murgitroyd Group confirmed on Tuesday it is in “advanced discussions” over an “indicative proposal” from Sovereign Capital Partners LLP to acquire Murgitroyd…





Quiz first-half revenue falls 5% to £63m

Embattled Glasgow-based fashion firm Quiz said on Friday its group revenue fell 5% to £63.3 million in the six months to September 30, 2019. In a trading…










Falkirk’s Alexander wins big Hong Kong bus order

Falkirk-based bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) — a subsidiary of Toronto-listed NFI Group — said on Friday that Hong Kong’s largest bus operator The Kowloon Motor Bus Company…



LendingCrowd and ICAS sign strategic partnership

Edinburgh-based fintech lending platform LendingCrowd and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) have signed a strategic partnership that will see LendingCrowd become ICAS’s…






US hits Scotch whisky with 25% tariffs

The Trump administration has put 25% tariffs on single-malt Scotch whisky, French wine and Italian cheese in retaliation for European Union subsidies on large aircraft,…






Iomart investment delivers new contracts

Glasgow-based cloud computing firm Iomart Group plc said on Tuesday recent investment in its commercial operations is now starting to deliver “more new customer wins and…






















RBS confirms Alison Rose as new CEO

Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) on Friday confirmed the appointment of Alison Rose as chief executive officer (CEO). Rose becomes the first woman…