On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Creative public relations and digital agency Muckle Media has made three senior appointments in Edinburgh.

Scott-Moncrieff partner Gareth Magee. Picture: Contributed

Gareth Magee: Small firms show strength amid uncertainty

With around 99 per cent of UK businesses classed as small or medium-sized (249 or fewer employees) it’s fair to say that our economy is driven by SMEs.


EIE18 seeking tech innovators for 10th anniversary event

Informatics Ventures is welcoming preregistration interest for their 10th anniversary Engage Invest Exploit conference in 2018.

The tax payer-funded BBC was compelled by the government to publish the salaries of on-air talent, which had previously been secret

BBC star salaries revealed: two-thirds of top earners are men

BBC chief Tony Hall has warned that comparing pay “is not straightforward” as the broadcaster prepares to publish the salaries of stars earning over £150,000 - of which two thirds are men.

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'Words, as well as pictures, are important on your LinkedIn profile,' says Julie McLauchlan. Picture: Carl Court/Getty Images

Julie McLauchlan: How to use LinkedIn to your best advantage

Just a few days ago Beyoncé revealed the first photo of her baby twins and the internet went crazy.

CV-Library found that Glasgow enjoyed the fastest jobs growth in the UK. Picture: John Devlin

Employers upbeat as job vacancies and salaries increase

Businesses in Scotland remained confident in the second quarter, with a widespread increase in job vacancies and advertised salaries, although there was less optimism among candidates, new data has revealed.

Kerri Imray becomes senior resource specialist at Prodrill Energy Resource Solutions. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Prodrill Energy Resource Solutions has appointed Kerri Imray as senior resource specialist.

FanDuel called off a merger with rival DraftKings. Picture: Kathy Willens/AP

FanDuel calls off merger with rival DraftKings

Edinburgh-based fantasy sports firm FanDuel has called an abrupt hold to a proposed merger with fellow market leader DraftKings.

The North American market is driving overseas tourism spend in Scotland

Scotland’s economy: overseas tourist figures up but domestic ‘disappointing’

Tourism leaders have welcomed news that the international tourism market to Scotland is booming, but warned that the official domestic figures, which have been delayed in their publication, are likely to be disappointing.

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Armed troops and a tank at the Trongate in Glasgow following the George Square riot in 1919, sparked by a strike calling for a 40-hour working week. Many today would gladly welcome a 40-hour week if they could earn a living wage on it

Kenny MacAskill: no easy answers gig economy problems

Employment has been much in the news with publication of Matthew Taylor’s Review of Employment Practices and recent calls by Scottish Labour for a maximum 48-hour week. Where we work and how we work has changed over years. Gone are huge single-site employers that once proliferated across Scotland. Pits, steel and shipyards have closed. But, even in the USA the largest single site employer isn’t Ford or Boeing, but Disney World.

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Scottish distillery sold by Pernod Ricard

Scottish distillery sold by Pernod Ricard

Chivas Brothers owner Pernod Ricard last night announced the sale of the Glenallachie Distillery to a consortium that involves whisky industry veteran Billy Walker.

The Icas and Brodies survey showed increasing negativity over Brexit. Picture: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Finance bosses turning more pessimistic over Brexit

Financial leaders have become more negative over Brexit, according to a UK-wide survey by chartered accountancy body Icas.

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'The whole point of being waited on is that it is an experience,' says Jim Duffy. Picture: Ian Howarth

Jim Duffy: How much should good customer service cost?

How much emphasis do you place on efficient and friendly service when going out to eat?

Marshall Dallas is the chief executive of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Picture: Jane Barlow

Marshall Dallas: Putting the professionalism into conferencing

Here at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), our mission statement centres on “creating an environment which inspires ideas that change the world”.

View of Stirling and the castle with snow cover hills in distance. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Steven Morris: Stirling scaling the heights in corporate Scotland

THE founder and chief executive of ESM Investments, argues the case for the city as a perfect location in which to establish and nurture a business.

Lena Wilson said it was 'time to embark on a fresh set of challenges'. Picture: Contributed

Scottish Enterprise chief Lena Wilson to step down

Lena Wilson is to stand down as chief executive of Scottish Enterprise after almost eight years at the helm of the economic development agency.

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Handmade Burger Co has six Scottish branches, including one at Ocean Terminal. Picture: handmadeburgerco

Burger chain with Edinburgh branch enters administration

The future of an Edinburgh restaurant could be in doubt after the chain entered administration.

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'Cyber risk is a major danger in our hyper-connected world,' writes Martin Flanagan. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Martin Flanagan: Cyber-security buck stops with non-executives

Cyber-security is moving relentlessly higher in terms of businesses’ priorities. Each new corporate or political breach of that internet security underlines the need not just for corporate vigilance, but also proactive action.

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Sandy Kennedy with 
David Mitchell of Deloitte, SWG3's Andrew Fleming Brown and Jamie Grant of Barclays. Picture: Graeme Hunter

Nominations open for Entrepreneurial Scotland awards

Nominations opened today for Entrepreneurial Scotland’s annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, which are now in their 21st year.

An artists impression of how India Quay at Fountainbridge could look

Keith Aitken: Edinburgh needs more offices and proper commercial plan

A lot can ­happen in ten years. When I joined commercial property firm GVA a ­decade ago, all areas of ­property except for industrial were on the up. Initial signs of a financial crisis appeared towards the end of 2007.

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