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Majority of big British firms not prepared for cyber attack

More than two-thirds of 
Britain’s biggest businesses have admitted staff lack training to deal with the growing threat of cyber attacks, research has shown.

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Enrico Salardi joins Xodus from Quadrant Energy. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Xodus Group has appointed Enrico Salardi as its decommissioning director to lead the company’s experienced “decom division”, which was formed in 2015.

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The Thomson Reuters survey found 69% of finance bosses had not seen Brexit impact on their strategic planning. Picture: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Brexit: ‘Muted response’ in bosses’ strategic planning

More than two-thirds of businesses are yet to change their strategic planning despite the UK’s decision more than a year ago to leave the European Union, a survey of chief financial officers has shown.

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Beware the dragons, writes Jim Duffy. Picture: Katie Lee

Jim Duffy: Start-ups risk being burned by the dragons

There’s nothing that epitomises the TV programme Dragons’ Den for me more than Duncan Bannatyne.

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Caroline Donaldson highlights the 'bold investment decisions' made by Amazon chief Jeff Bezos. Picture: Contributed

Caroline Donaldson: Self-awareness is key to leadership

Working with business leaders, I am struck by the challenges that my clients experience, leading companies in such a radically changing and dynamic world.

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Caroline Muir will lead Deloitte's business tax team in Aberdeen. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Business advisory firm Deloitte has strengthened its Aberdeen practice with the appointment of Caroline Muir to lead its business tax team.

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Edel Harris, chief executive of Cornerstone. Picture: Contributed

The Big Interview: Edel Harris, chief of Cornerstone

When she was named EY Scotland Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 overall winner at a glittering awards ceremony at Gleneagles earlier this summer, it came as a real shock to Edel Harris. “I was in the company of some amazing businessmen and women so I wasn’t expecting my name to be called out,” she says.

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'Let's re-design a more business-focused coffee shop,' says Jim Duffy. Picture: Contributed

Jim Duffy: Having coffee could become a serious business

There is no doubt that coffee is booming. Coffee shops, whether they be big brand chains or smaller outfits, are everywhere.

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Campaigners have demanded a neon sign reading "Send me nudes" in the Missguided Bluewater store be removed. Picture: Rebecca Rumsey/PA Wire

Campaigners demand Missguided removes ‘send me nudes’ sign

Campaigners have demanded that the fashion chain Missguided removes a sign reading “Send me nudes” from one of its shops.

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Around 135,000 workers at the supermarket giant are to receive a 4.4% pay rise, taking their basic wage rate to �8 an hour. Picture: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Sainsbury’s gives 4.4% pay rise to 135,000 staff

Around 135,000 workers at supermarket giant Sainsbury’s are to receive a 4.4% pay rise, taking their basic wage rate to £8 an hour.

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Preparation can help prevent an interview going spectacularly wrong, says Clare Todd. Picture: Contributed

Clare Todd: How to get the most out of broadcast interviews

Most mornings, as I get ready for work, I listen to radio news to get a jump-start on the news of the day.

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Sheila Lauchlan is the new president of the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Sheila Lauchlan of Edinburgh has been appointed as the first female president of the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers.

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The Scotsman showed strong growth in digital revenue.

Johnston Press hails ‘milestone’ first half as revenues rise

Newspaper publisher Johnston Press today hailed a strong half-year performance including a double-digit hike in digital advertising revenues and audience numbers.

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The roadside recovery firm the has sacked executive chairman Bob Mackenzie for gross misconduct as it warned over full-year results. Picture: AA/PA Wire

AA chief sacked for ‘personal conduct matter’ as shares plunge

Roadside recovery firm the AA has sacked executive chairman Bob Mackenzie for gross misconduct as it warned over full-year results.

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HSBC said pre-tax profit rose 5% to 10.2 billion US dollars in the first six months of the year, ahead of expectations. Picture; PA

HSBC posts 5% rise in half-year profit

HSBC has reported a rise in half-year profit as the bank hailed a strong performance across its main divisions.

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'We are determined that every worker gets the pension they are entitled to,' said The Pensions Regulator. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Pensions watchdog on hunt for rogue employers in Edinburgh

Employers in Edinburgh are being targeted to make sure they are complying with rules governing workplace pensions.

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Building a business needs a long-term approach, says Jim Duffy. Picture: Ian Howarth

Jim Duffy: Start-ups can learn from the whisky-makers

I sat at a dinner recently with a wise old owl who had forestry and whisky as his primary business interests.

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'Integrating positive health behaviours always pays dividends,' says Iain Bell. Picture: Rob McDougall

Entrepreneur to rank companies on commitment to health

A new index is to be launched to enable companies to highlight their commitment to a healthy workforce.

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Sujarda Herring joins Muckle Media as head of client services. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

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

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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.

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