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NatWest Group HQ to move to London in event of Scottish independence

Alison Rose, the CEO of NatWest Group, has confirmed that the bank would move its registered headquarters to London if Scotland became independent.

Published 30 April 2021

UK EY staff to receive £20 million in bonuses after COVID-19 bounce-back

EY is giving thousands of its UK staff a share of a £20 million bonus pot after the Big Four firm saw a better than expected revenue bounce-back from the coronavirus crisis.

Published 30 April 2021

Lyn Calder: Succession planning for family businesses

Lyn Calder, managing partner, Edinburgh and head of family business at Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB), discusses the importance of succession planning for family businesses. 

Published 30 April 2021

QuickBlock receives £250,000 seed funding from Equity Gap and Scottish Enterprise

Scottish start-up QuickBlock has received more than £250,000 in seed funding that will create four skilled jobs and accelerate growth of the company’s unique rapid-assembly building blocks made from 100% recycled plastic into new markets.

Published 30 April 2021

Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs pledge £1 million boost to Scottish EDGE

Some of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs have committed an additional £1 million of grants and loans to Scottish EDGE, the UK’s biggest funding competition for potential high growth businesses.

Published 30 April 2021

Woollard & Henry secures £1 million funding package from RBS

Dyce-based engineering, machining and fabrication firm Woollard & Henry, has welcomed a £1 million funding package from the Royal Bank of Scotland to support operations throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 30 April 2021

Jones Whyte acquires McClure Solicitors

The goodwill, work-in-progress and certain assets of historic Scottish law firm McClure Solicitors have been acquired by fast-growing legal practice Jones Whyte LLP.

Published 30 April 2021

Scottish business confidence enters positive territory for first time since pandemic began

Business confidence in Scotland rose 11 points during April to 9%, the first positive reading since February 2020, according to the latest Business Barometer from Bank of Scotland Commercial Banking.

Published 30 April 2021

Nationwide: UK house price growth springs back in April

Annual house price growth rebounded to 7.1% in April, from 5.7% in March, according to Nationwide's latest House Price Index.

Published 30 April 2021

Exscientia announces investment of up to $525 million

Exscientia, a University of Dundee spin-out, has completed a $225 million Series D funding round.

Published 30 April 2021

SRC: Scottish shop vacancies spike to six year high

Scottish shop vacancies have reached a six year high, according to the latest figures released by the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) and the Local Data Company (LDC).

Published 30 April 2021

Barclays' profits more than double to £2.4bn despite COVID-19

Barclays has revealed that its profits for the first quarter of this year have more than doubled from last year to £2.4 billion.

Published 30 April 2021

Virgin Money partners with Trade Ledger as part of new business banking proposition

Virgin Money, owner of Glasgow-based Clydesdale Bank, has partnered with Trade Ledger to help expand its business banking proposition.

Published 30 April 2021

CodeClan announces partnership with FanDuel

Scotland’s digital skills academy CodeClan has partnered with FanDuel, the fantasy sports and sports betting tech giant.

Published 30 April 2021

FCA sets out proposals to strengthen its financial promotion rules for high-risk investments

Following feedback to its Call for Input (CFI) on Consumer Investments, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published proposals to strengthen its financial promotion rules for high-risk investments to help retail investors make more effective decisions.

Published 30 April 2021