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Appointment: Ian Donaldson - Jumpstart

Former business banker Ian Donaldson has been appointed as client engagement manager dedicated to oil and gas at R&D tax relief specialist Jumpstart.

Published 18 May 2015

RBS provides services to major timber company

The Royal Bank of Scotland and James Donaldson & Sons Ltd (JDS) have forged a new banking relationship that will see RBS provide strategic funding services across the Fife-headquartered JDS Group.

Published 18 May 2015

Michael Howlin QC joins Terra Firma Chambers

Terra Firma Chambers has announced that Michael Howlin QC has joined the stable with immediate effect.

Published 18 May 2015

Rathbones expands into new Glasgow office

Rathbone Investment Management has announced the opening of a new office and "important hub" on Glasgow's Nelson Mandela Place.

Published 18 May 2015

Pre-tax profit increase at troubled Clydesdale Bank

Pre-tax profit at Clydesdale Bank increased 53 per cent to £133 million in the six months to March according to new figures released as the Glasgow-based bank searches for a new owner.

Published 18 May 2015

BrewDog criticised for investor protection provision

A Scottish brewery which is inviting its fans to become shareholders has been criticised for not providing an appropriate level of protection for its investors.

Published 18 May 2015

Business Briefs - May 15

Edinburgh-based Lloyds Banking Group has reported that UK household wealth has grown by £1.5 trillion or 19 per cent over the last year.

Published 15 May 2015

Procurement strategy agreed for £1.13bn Glasgow City Deal

A procurement strategy has been agreed upon to take forward Glasgow’s £1.13 billion City Deal, paving the way for work to proceed on 20 ‘major infrastructure projects’ across the city region over the next 20 years.

Published 15 May 2015

Cabinet job and ennoblement for Poll Tax adviser is “scandalous”, say SNP

A former tax adviser to Margaret Thatcher who played a significant role in creating the infamous Poll Tax has been made a life peer and appointed as under secretary for the Scotland Office in a move that SNP politicians have branded “"scandalous".

Published 15 May 2015

‘My pay deal was only notable because I'm a woman' –Garrett-Cox

Alliance Trust chief executive Katherine Garrett-Cox has claimed that her £1.3m wage is only questioned by her critics because she is a woman.

Published 15 May 2015

Edinburgh Uni invests further £6m in its own start-ups and spin-outs

The University of Edinburgh has approved a £6m recapitalisation of its in house venture capital fund Old College Capital (OCC), which provides growth and development finance into companies associated with the University.

Published 15 May 2015

Scottish footfall rises for third consecutive month - but down on March

Footfall numbers in Scotland during April were 1.1 per cent higher than a year ago, marking the third month of growth in a row for the figures north of the border.

Published 15 May 2015

Scotland’s financial sector takes note of Kirk's credit union

Key figures from the financial industry in Scotland have today welcomed the arrival of a new Church-led player on the affordable credit landscape.

Published 15 May 2015

Standard Life Equity Income Trust to focus on value as discount widens

Standard Life Equity Income Trust (SLEIT), managed by investment director Thomas Moore, is to focus on stocks it thinks are undervalued amid a backdrop of "stretched" valuations after it provided a 12.8 per cent diluted total return on net asset value in the first half of its financial year ended March 31.

Published 15 May 2015