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Surveyor Malcolm Hollis builds up practice with capital hiring

Malcolm Hollis, the independent commercial building surveying firm, has expanded its team with the appointment of Ewan Wyllie at its Edinburgh office. He re-joins the firm from Shepherd Chartered Surveyors in Glasgow where he was an associate. Commenting on the appointment, Ben Mack, partner at Malcolm Hollis in Edinburgh, said: “We are delighted Ewan has chosen to return to Malcolm Hollis after three years away. He has great knowledge and expertise in all aspects of building surveying.”

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Beleaguered internet company Yahoo said the personal information of 500 million accounts had been stolen in a massive security breakdown, dating back to late 2014. Picture: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

Scottish business wire: Sports Direct | Converge | Equity Gap

The main breaking business stories of the day plus recent investments and grants achieved by Scottish firms.

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Brexit will bring challenges for firms, but could also create opportunities, says Kenneth McEwen. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Kenneth McEwen: Time to plan a new post-Brexit route?

Following the vote to leave the EU, the reaction from currency and stock markets was swift.

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Staff at an Edinburgh business were treated to a holiday as their bonus. Picture; Google

Edinburgh firm takes staff on exotic bonus holiday

An Edinburgh firm has taken members of staff on a four day holiday to Portugal as a work bonus.

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Burness Paull partner Callum Sinclair, left, with Elevator chief executive Gary McEwan. Picture: Contributed

Business growth agency Elevator adds two partners

Social enterprise agency Elevator, which helps to facilitate the growth of start-ups and existing companies across Grampian and Tayside, has struck up two new strategic partnerships.

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Nicki Denholms company has launched BrandBox, a talent attraction tool to help clients showcase their employer appeal. Picture: Stewart Attwood

The Big Interview: Denholm Associates chief Nicki Denholm

Denholm Associates chief Nicki Denholm explains why finding the ‘sweet spot’ in the skills gap is key to recruitment success.

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David Kirchin says there is 'positive movement' in the private equity field despite political and economic uncertainties. Picture: Ian Rutherford

David Kirchin: Optimism for private equity

During times of political and economic uncertainty, you would be forgiven for thinking that private-equity and venture-capital deals would slow down, at least until the dust settles.

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Fraser Patterson, chief executive of Sportswise (Borders). Picture: Contributed

Monday interview: Fraser Patterson of Sportswise (Borders)

Borders rugby retailer poised to tackle much bigger share of sporting market with key deal

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Gregory Stachura returns to Anderson Strathern as senior associate. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Law firm Anderson Strathern has appointed Gregory Stachura as a senior associate in its expanding property finance team.

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Heledd Kendrick, founder of Recruit for Spouses. Picture: Contributed

Recruiter for military spouses opens Scottish branch

A recruitment business matching military spouses with employers has opened an office in Scotland with ambitions to expand north of the Border and tap into a “sizeable” talent pool.

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MacRoberts corporate lawyer Michael Kelly. Picture: Contributed

Michael Kelly: Family matters in business

Almost exactly eight years from the date we started our family business, the challenges we have today are very different from those we were confronted with in 2008.

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Destination incentive: Natural Retreats expects Lews Castle on the Isle of Lewis to be popular with corporate clients. Picture: Contributed

Scotland thrives on business visitors

Competition in the meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) industry is tough with around 200 destinations worldwide bidding for big business.

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Under new plans, top earning BBC talent like Gary Lineker (pictured) will have their salaries declared publicly. Picture: BBC

BBC stars earning more £150k to be named under new reforms

BBC stars earning more than £150,000 a year will be named under government reforms to make it clearer how the licence fee is spent.

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The latest issue of Vision Scotland.

Vision Scotland magazine celebrating innovation

Vision Scotland is a publication which celebrates the successes of Scotland’s business community - with a specific focus on innovation and collaboration, as well as business growth, investment, talent, skills and leadership.

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Emma J Bell, management coaching specialist. Picture: Contributed

Insider: Five top tips for staying focused at work

Management coaching specialist Emma J Bell shares her key points for staying focused on what’s most important for you and your business.

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The Mazars case will have 'far-reaching consequences' for many ratepayers in Scotland. Picture: John Devlin

Business rates surgery with CBRE Scotland

In this series of articles, CBRE Scotland answers questions on business rates – this week looks at the handling of large rate assessments.

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Lauren Miller joins the legal team at Coulters. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Solicitor-estate agency Coulters has announced the appointment of Lauren Miller to its growing legal team in Edinburgh.

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Solicitor-advocate Martin Morrow, solicitor-advocate Neil Hay and solicitor Murray Aitken, the three directors of MTM: PIC LISA FERGUSON

Falkirk law firm sets up shop in Edinburgh

Falkirk-based legal practice MTM Defence Lawyers has opened a permanent office in Edinburgh as it looks to service its growing business in the capital.

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Omega made 1.6 million unsolicited calls to households

Glasgow firm is fined £60,000 for over 1.6m cold calls

A Scottish marketing firm has been fined £60,000 for making 1.6 million unsolicited phone calls to householders in a bid to sell solar panels and green energy equipment.

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Lee Nelson showing the TV comedian and his team renaming Sir Philip Green's prize �100million super yacht

Sir Philip Green’s superyacht renamed ‘BHS Destroyer’

RETAIL billionaire Sir Philip Green has had his superyacht renamed “BHS Destroyer” in a prank by comedian Simon Brodkin.

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