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New finance chief at Smart Metering Systems

Glasgow-based Smart Metering Systems (SMS) said on Monday that its chief financial officer David Thompson will leave the group on March 31, 2021, “to pursue another…


Job hiring activity improves across Scotland

Permanent staff appointments across Scotland rose during January, ending an 11-month sequence of decline, according to the latest Royal Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs….




Martin Gilbert group buys 29% of AssetCo

London-listed investment vehicle AssetCo plc said on Monday that a “concert party” of Martin Gilbert, Peter McKellar, various associates and funds managed by Toscafund Asset…























Scots tourism jobs up 24,500 to 206,000

The number of people working in Scotland’s tourism sector increased by 24,500 to 206,000 in the five years after the introduction of the National Tourism Strategy in…






Macfarlane H1 turnover up 14% to £102m

Glasgow-based packaging firm Macfarlane Group said its turnover rose 14% to £102 million and profit before tax soared 39% to £3.5 million in the six months…



Dentsu Aegis acquires Edinburgh’s Whitespace

The Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired Edinburgh-based creative agency Whitespace. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed. The 65-strong Whitespace team will become…








RBS first-quarter profit soars to £792m

Royal Bank of Scotland on Friday reported attributable first-quarter profit of £792 million compared with £259 million for the same period of 2017, beating analysts’…















Green light for Scotland’s largest solar farm

Moray Council has granted planning permission for what will be Scotland’s largest solar farm. Councillors approved Elgin Energy’s development of the 47-hectare Speyslaw site near Urquhart,…








STV revenue up 3% to £120.4m; profit £15.7m

Glasgow-based media company STV Group said its 2016 revenue rose 3% to £120.4 million and statutory pre tax profit rose 60% to £15.7 million amid a growth in its “non-broadcast…


Grand Theft guru leads Krotos investment

Edinburgh-based Krotos, producer of audio products for the entertainment industry, said it secured angel investment in a deal led by Leslie Benzies, former president of Grand Theft Auto…



Man Utd expects £540m revenue; debt at £409m

Manchester United said its revenue rose 18% to £157.9 million in the three months to December 31, 2016, but its net debt jumped 27.1% to £409.3 million. It its outlook, the company…


Holyrood pledges 66% cut in greenhouse gas

The Scottish Government has published detailed proposals of a plan to achieve a 66% reduction in Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2032. Cabinet Secretary for…