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Brian McMurray: How SMEs can flourish in today’s changing market

There is no doubt that SMEs are facing a changing market. If you are an SME owner or manager, you will know that the past couple of years have been full of new challenges, and several new measures will probably have had to be put in place to ensure business survival and success.

Published 22 October 2021

Par Equity invests in aircon technology firm Artus

Edinburgh-based Par Equity has announced a multi-million pound investment in Artus, a designer and supplier of innovative HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) solutions.

Published 22 October 2021

Grant Thornton: Rising tax burden 'threatens Scottish growth'

One in three (31%) mid-market businesses believe the increased tax burden is a top threat to future growth, according to a survey ahead of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement.

Published 22 October 2021

Highlands and Islands Enterprise names Dr Stuart Black as next chief executive

Dr Stuart Black has been unveiled as the next chief executive of development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

Published 22 October 2021

Aberdein Considine hires banking veteran George McNaughton

Law firm Aberdein Considine has made a number of senior appointments to its lender services practice group (LSPG) including the hire of a banking and compliance specialist.

Published 22 October 2021

Scottish retail sales expected to 'regather momentum'

Scottish retail sales should "regather some momentum" over the next few months, particularly in clothing as the winter weather sets in, Barclays has said.

Published 22 October 2021

Grant Thornton audit reports good financial management at Highland Council

The Highland Council demonstrated sound financial management during a challenging financial year, an external audit by Grant Thornton has concluded.

Published 22 October 2021

Scottish exports up by over three per cent in 2019

Scotland’s international exports increased by 3.4% in 2019, according to new figures.

Published 22 October 2021

Gillespie Macandrew announces uptick in profits to £3.9m

Financial results for Scottish law firm Gillespie Macandrew confirm the business delivered another strong year overall despite the disruption caused by the pandemic.

Published 22 October 2021

Scottish market 'particularly strong’ for Bellway

Bellway has said it is "enjoying a particularly strong performance" in Scotland after the housebuilder reported a massive increase in profits and home completions.

Published 22 October 2021

Plans submitted for £33.8m leisure-led development in Perthshire

A planning application for a new £33.8 million leisure-led development at West Kinfauns has been submitted to Perth and Kinross Council.

Published 22 October 2021

And finally... Squirrel superhighway

A conservation charity has launched an £8 million public appeal to buy an estate which could become a red squirrel “superhighway”.

Published 22 October 2021

Leonard Curtis Business Solutions appointed administrators of Forthplus Pensions Limited

The directors of Forthplus Pensions Limited have appointed Andrew Poxon, Alex Cadwallader and Barry Stewart of Leonard Curtis Business Solutions Group as joint administrators.

Published 21 October 2021

Scottish Investment Trust ends independence through merger with JP Morgan

The Scottish Investment Trust has agreed a deal with JP Morgan which will end the firm's long history as an independent, self-managed fund.

Published 21 October 2021

Henderson Loggie appointed administrator of Balnacraig School

Shona Campbell at Henderson Loggie has been appointed provisional liquidator to Balnacraig School, one of Scotland’s oldest charities which last month announced it would stop providing care for young people from December 2021.

Published 21 October 2021