Blogs



Susan Dunlop: Scotland’s resilient food and drink sector faces an uncertain year ahead

To mark the end of Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight, Susan Dunlop shares a few thoughts on the prospects for the industry in the coming months with uncertainty dominating.

Published 18 September 2020

Adam Hardie: Innovation and diversification key to retaining new food and drink customers

Adam Hardie, head of food and drink at Johnston Carmichael, considers the challenges as the food and drink sector returns to "normal".

Published 17 September 2020

Jonathan Smith: Engaging with your team - a key route to success

Jonathan Smith, Aberdeen-based business coach and facilitator at The Alternative Board, discusses the importance of having engaged employees as the UK recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. 

Published 11 September 2020

Alison Bryce: Premium products face no-deal threat

Alison Bryce, partner at Dentons, writes about the uncertainty for the Scottish food and drink industry in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Published 9 September 2020

Iain Masterton: VAT’s a big No Deal issue

Iain Masterton, head of VAT at accountants Chiene + Tait, discusses the complications a No Deal Brexit will create for UK businesses. 

Published 8 September 2020

Simon Capaldi: The office as we knew it may be dead; long live the office of the future

Simon Capaldi, office agency partner at Knight Frank Edinburgh, gives his thoughts on what businesses may want from their offices post-lockdown.

Published 7 September 2020

Pent up demand boosts Edinburgh and Lothians property market

Neilsons looks at the release of pent up demand for property in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Published 7 September 2020

Richard Bathgate: Restructuring doesn’t need to mean the end of your business – in fact, it could save it

Richard Bathgate, restructuring partner at Johnston Carmichael, discusses the potential benefits of restructuring your business. 

Published 31 August 2020

Shepherd and Wedderburn: Ethical finance poised to unleash the green recovery

Peter Alderdice, senior associate in Shepherd and Wedderburn’s banking and finance team and Daniel Boynton, a solicitor in the firm's pensions team, detail how ethical finance can kickstart the green recovery of Scotland's economy after COVID-19.

Published 31 August 2020

Roy Lauder: Managing the COVID recession

Roy Lauder, director at Kilmarnock-based business management consultancy firm Harrison James Partnership, discusses the steps business owners can take to manage the current COVID-19 recession.

Published 25 August 2020

Alan Hamilton: Businesses urged to review future funding as Government initiatives unwind

Alan Hamilton, corporate finance director at Johnston Carmichael, has called on businesses to review their funding requirements ahead of a “perfect storm” of liquidity challenges, as government support for businesses adversely impacted by COVID-19 starts to unwind.

Published 24 August 2020

Duncan Milne: COVID whistleblowing claims are inevitable

Duncan Milne warns employers over claims arising from the pandemic.

Published 24 August 2020

Andrew Hill: Why offices are much more than just a workplace

Andrew Hill discusses why offices are still going to be important to businesses and staff, despite the working from home (WFH) boom.

Published 18 August 2020

Matt Henderson: Business resilience – the antidote for COVID-19

Matt Henderson, restructuring partner at Johnston Carmichael, reflects on the speculation of imminent corporate failures in the UK stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. 

Published 17 August 2020

Gordon Steele, AAB: Development project finance made easier

As the construction sector continues to adapt and ‘re-open’ from the lockdown measures imposed following the spread of COVID-19, property developers are beginning to navigate through the challenges that will be presented in the coming months.

Published 12 August 2020