WELCOME to scotsman.com’s Scottish Business Briefing. Every morning we bring you a comprehensive round-up of all news affecting business in Scotland today.
Clydesdale chooses its ‘best people’ for east of Scotland
Clydesdale Bank has unveiled a new leadership team for its business and private banking operations in the east of Scotland, as it concentrates resources in areas it sees as ripe for growth (Scotsman)
ENERGY & UTILITIES
McGregor benefits from oil industry growth
Oil and gas recruitment specialist McGregor Consultants is on track to grow its turnover by more than a third this year to almost £20 million as it benefits from buoyant industry conditions (Scotsman).
FOOD, DRINK & AGRICULTURE
Belhaven brewer Greene King defying austerity
GREENE King, the pub operator and brewer best known in Scotland for Belhaven Best, posted a resilient jump in half-time sales and profits on Tuesday despite consumers increasingly counting the pennies in the austerity climate (Scotsman).
Scotgold raises £800k for mine
Scotgold Resources has raised almost £800,000 through a share placing and loan extension to develop plans for its Cononish gold mine (Scotsman)
Wins cap busy period for building firm
Anderson Construction says new contracts worth more than £2million have capped a very busy spell for the north-east building firm (http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/3036229P&J|P&J}).
MEDIA & LEISURE
Auchrannie at double in family awards
HOTEL operator Auchrannie Leisure was a double winner at The Herald’s inaugural Scottish Family Business Awards last night (Herald).