Clyde Blowers Ltd

Clyde Blowers Ltd

String of deals as Clyde aims to triple in size

CLYDE Blowers, the £1 billion engineering group headed by Scottish entrepreneur Jim McColl, will today announce the first in a series of acquisitions aimed at trebling the company's size within the next three to five years.

Salmond's seduction wins over business

A SCOTSMAN survey today reveals the Scottish National Party is winning the battle for the hearts and minds of Scotland's business community.

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Top business Scots line up to speak out

A TRIO of Scotland's top business brains have been lined up as speakers at the West Lothian Economic Partnership's annual Economic Conference and Livingston Lecture.

No business like showbusiness for some power brokers

Our countdown continues, with LINDSAY McINTOSH looking at those who have just missed out on a place in the top 20.

CPS cements £2.2m deal with producer

CLYDE Process Solutions (CPS), the AIM-listed company chaired by Scottish tycoon Jim McColl, has landed a £2.2 million order with an unnamed leading European cement producer.

Bullish Weir ready to pump up volume

SCOTTISH engineering giant Weir Group has issued a bullish trading update at the same time as revealing another significant acquisition.

US move pays dividend as Clyde sales surge 274%

CLYDE Process Solutions, the material handling specialist chaired by Scots entrepreneur Jim McColl, has reported a massive surge in revenues on the back of its recent US acquisition.

How Scotland can be part of the new bi-polar world

IN JULY 1997, an economic crisis in Thailand spread like wildfire across Asia, causing currencies and property values throughout the region to collapse and confirming the fragility of the Asian economic miracle.

SMAS builds on success as it plans to expand operations

THE Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS), the widely-praised public-private task force set up to boost the productivity and profitability of Scotland's manufacturing sector, is to expand its operations, the body's first annual gathering has been told.

Salmond seeks to engineer favour at the factory

WHEN Alex Salmond takes the floor at the Scottish manufacturing conference at the Dunblane Hydro on Wednesday, some of the industrialists in the audience may be tempted to think that Scottish economic policy has come full circle since devolution.

Weir Pumps bounce earns £20m orders

WEIR Pumps has taken orders worth £20 million since the then-threatened company was acquired by Jim McColl's Clyde Blowers from the Weir Group in May this year.

McColl given jobs plan task

THE head of a Scottish international engineering firm is poised to spearhead government plans to get thousands of people back into work.

Mair lays engineering pipeline to tap into North Sea oil and gas resurgence

KEITH Mair, the former head of 3i's Aberdeen operations, has set up a jobs agency to cash in on the boom in oil and gas recruitment.

Weir goes with flow to buy pumps group for £328m

WEIR Group, a stalwart of the Scottish engineering sector, has bought American group SPM Flow Control in a £328 million deal that will help it cash in on growing demand for specialist oil and gas exploration equipment.

McColl sure synergy will pump up profits at Weir

IT is the stuff of a shop floor worker's daydream - making a fortune and then buying the factory where you started your apprenticeship.

Emotion no part of the McColl strategy

JIM McColl OBE has never forgotten it: his first day as a 16-year-old apprentice at Weir Pumps in Cathcart and the foreman's pep talk to the new intake.

Unions welcome McColl's Weir Pumps commitment

TRADES union representatives at the former Weir Pumps plant in Glasgow have welcomed reassurances on the plant's future by new owner Jim McColl of Clyde Blowers whose £47 million purchase of the business was announced on Tuesday.

Weir engineers strong start to 2007

WEIR Group, the Scottish engineering giant that employs around 8000 people globally, said it had made a strong start to 2007 with first-quarter orders ahead of last year.

Tycoon goes back to his roots to save 600 jobs

UP TO 600 jobs have been saved after one of Scotland's richest men bought the historic pump business where he started his career, it was announced last night.

McColl seals £45m deal for Weir Pumps

JIM McColl, the chairman and chief executive of Clyde Blowers, confirmed last night that he had completed the £45 million purchase of Weir Pumps, part of the Glasgow-based Weir Group.

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