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Continued diversification helps Mactaggart & Mickel smooth out ‘peaks and troughs’ of construction sector

Housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel has today hailed a “strong” set of financial results amid an “uncertain political and economic landscape”.

Published 5 November 2019

HSBC UK provides six-figure funding deal to Edinburgh-based Mapix technologies

Mapix technologies, an Edinburgh-based firm that specialises in 3D mapping technology, has purchased a new office twice the size of its existing premises following a six-figure funding deal from HSBC UK.

Published 5 November 2019

Wylie & Bisset advises SMEs to apply for Brexit Support Grant

While uncertainty about the exact timing of Brexit looks set to linger on into 2020, chartered accountant Wylie & Bisset is advising Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to prepare for change now by applying for a Brexit Support Grant.

Published 5 November 2019

Record month for Scottish Construction Now

Our sister publication Scottish Construction Now reached a record audience last month with registered subscribers to the daily newsletter reaching 9,016 and individual users of the website soaring to a record 88,908. Twitter followers also rose to 5,669.

Published 5 November 2019

Gorgie City Farm crowdfunding campaign raises more than £50k

A crowdfunding campaign launched to save Edinburgh's Gorgie City Farm has raised over £57,000 since its initiation on Saturday.

Published 5 November 2019

Reed Finance: Finance professionals confident gender pay reporting will work, but only third see the gap close

The majority of the finance sector is positive that gender pay reporting is the best way to bring equality despite only 30% saying equality has improved since reporting was brought in a year ago, a survey by Reed Finance has revealed.

Published 5 November 2019

Jim Cuthbert: Scotland risks sliding backwards into the risks, expense and failures of PFI

In a new report for Common Weal, former chief statistician Jim Cuthbert examines the newly developed 'Mutual Investment Model' that the Scottish Government has adopted for at least some future public infrastructure projects.

Published 5 November 2019

Barclay's funds Aberdeenshire dental practice's refurbishment and technology expansion

Barclays has awarded funding to Fountain Dental Group in Aberdeenshire enabling it to provide the latest dental technology to its customer base and refurbish its premises.

Published 5 November 2019

FRC makes two committee appointments

Andrew Johnston has been appointed to the Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) Conduct Committee alongside Colin McCarthy-Little, who has been appointed to the FRC's Audit Quality Review Committee.

Published 5 November 2019

Aberdeen Asset Management penalised for failing to pay suppliers on time

Aberdeen Asset Management PLC is among 20 firms to have been suspended from the Prompt Payment Code for failing to pay suppliers on time.

Published 5 November 2019

And finally... Fowl play

A man from Hamilton, Australia, is desperate to re-home 1,000 hens after he accidentally purchased them in an online auction for $1.50.

Published 5 November 2019

KPMG 'to cut a tenth of UK partners'

It has been reported that KPMG will cut a tenth of its UK partners by Christmas after a review of individual performance.

Published 4 November 2019

Blackford names new head of brokering & operations and client director in Glasgow

Insurance broker Blackford has appointed Fiona Walker as head of brokering & operations and Doug Prentice as client director in Glasgow as the firm eyes further expansion in Edinburgh.

Published 4 November 2019

Richard Lockhart appointed director of private banking at Kleinwort Hambros

Kleinwort Hambros has today announced the appointment of Richard Lockhart as director of private banking in the Edinburgh office.

Published 4 November 2019

Ex-Hearts player Conrad Balatoni opens wealth management practice

Former Hearts footballer Conrad Balatoni has set up his own financial sector practice, Conrad Balatoni Wealth Management, which is a representative of St James's Place Wealth Management.

Published 4 November 2019