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Business Briefs 8th April

The Gleneagles Hotel has seen a near £1 million rise in profits for the financial year prior to its hosting of the Ryder Cup.

Published 8 April 2015

It’s keep calm and carry on for ‘generation cautious’ as first days of reforms play out

New research has revealed that the 55 and overs are not all risk-taking baby boomers but are in fact becoming ‘Generation Cautious.’

Published 8 April 2015

Standard Life executive Begbie off-loads incentive shares to scoop £1m

Standard Life director Sandy Begbie has sold share options worth almost £1 million.

Published 8 April 2015

Young Scots resigned to a life without home ownership

Fewer than half of people aged between 20 and 45 are making financial plans to save for a house while the number of those saving for a deposit has fallen, according to a new report.

Published 8 April 2015

Gillespie Macandrew eye growth with new chairman and chief executive appointments

Law firm Gillespie Macandrew has announced major changes to its leadership team, with Murray Shaw becoming chairman and Chris West taking over as chief executive from Ian Turnbull.

Published 8 April 2015

Police probe Fife credit union fraud allegations

A Fife-based credit union has become embroiled in a police fraud investigation amid reports that funds were embezzled.

Published 8 April 2015

Scotland's 1,000th croft registered

A croft on the Isle of Lewis has become the 1,000th croft to be registered on the online Crofting Register.

Published 8 April 2015

RBS to double HQ staff count with four Edinburgh office closures

Edinburgh-based Royal Bank of Scotland has announced plans to close four offices in the city and double the number of staff at its sprawling Gogarburn HQ.

Published 8 April 2015

Shell reaches agreement on £47bn deal to buy BG Group

Oil and gas giant Royal Dutch Shell has agreed a takeover of oil and gas exploration company BG Group in a deal which values the business at £47bn.

Published 8 April 2015

Tributes for brother of Aberdeen boss Gilbert after holiday death

Douglas Gilbert the well-known boss of a construction firm and brother of Aberdeen Asset Management chief executive Martin, has died after falling ill while on holiday in Tenerife.

Published 7 April 2015

Scottish Olympic legend Hoy posts £1m profit for 2014

Sir Chris Hoy, Britain’s most successful Olympian, is still putting in impressive performances despite his retiring from the track after his company posted 2014 results showing profits pushing £1 million.

Published 7 April 2015

Core-Asset Consulting launches specialist investment operations team

Edinburgh-based financial sector recruitment firm Core-Asset Consulting has announced the launch of a new Investment Operations team aimed specifically at supporting third party administrators (TPAs), global custodians and platform providers based in Scotland.

Published 7 April 2015

HSBC provides £26m finance package for ambitious Edinburgh nursing homes firm

Edinburgh-based residential care specialist Randolph Hill Nursing Homes which provides residential nursing care for 340 residents and employs more than 500 people across Scotland has secured a £26 million finance package from HSBC.

Published 7 April 2015

RBS backs Edinburgh student flats specialist with £30m finance facility

Edinburgh-based Royal Bank of Scotlandhas provided student accommodation developer Ziggurat with a finance facility of almost £30 million to help fund the construction of a major project in the city and support the firm’s wider growth.

Published 7 April 2015

Maven leads £2.75m cash injecton for IT firm Flow

Aberdeen private equity house Maven Capital Partners has led a £2.75 million investment in the specialist IT security business Flow Communications Limited.

Published 7 April 2015