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Shares slide as Goals Soccer Centres misses the target

Shares in Scottish five-a-side football group Goals Soccer Centres slid almost 10 per cent yesterday when it posted tumbling profits and said that its turnaround was taking longer than expected.

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Cutitronics chief executive David Heath. Picture: Contributed

Skincare start-up Cutitronics nets major investment

A start-up based in East Kilbride whose technology focused on enhancing skincare routines is being used by globally renowned beauty brands has secured “major” investment from a FTSE 100 firm.

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Goals now has a partner with 'deep pockets and serious marketing cachet', says Martin Flanagan. Picture: Contributed

Martin Flanagan: Goals may have stuck one in the top corner

Goals Soccer Centres’ new joint venture with Sheikh Mansour, owner of Manchester City FC, to crack the American market is ambitious.

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Goals chairman Nick Basing, left, with CFG chief executive Ferran Soriano. Picture: Contributed

Goals teams up with Manchester City owner in US venture

Goals Soccer Centres is creating a joint venture with the owner of Manchester City to accelerate the growth of its five-a-side football brand in North America.

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Ago Outsourcing is creating hundreds of call centre jobs in East Kilbride. Picture: TSPL

Call centre firm Ago rings up 470 jobs for East Kilbride

A call centre operator has unveiled plans to create 470 jobs in East Kilbride.

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Ideagen said trading since the end of its financial year remains 'robust'. Picture: Contributed

Software group Ideagen reveals surge in annual profits

Ideagen, the software developer with a sizeable presence in East Kilbride, today reported its eighth consecutive year of rising sales and profits.

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Glencairn Crystal reported a 10% rise in sales, boosted by demand from Asia. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Glencairn Crystal raises glass to record annual profit

Drinks glass maker Glencairn Crystal has revealed that 2016 was its most profitable year ever thanks to “unprecedented” international growth.

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Al-Burhan Airways will use Ideagen's flagship Q-Pulse software package. Picture: Contributed

Iraqi helicopters deal for software group Ideagen

Al-Burhan Airways, Iraq’s only civilian helicopter service, is to work with UK software firm Ideagen ahead of launching a dedicated commercial airline service.

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Ideagen already employs about 130 people in East Kilbride. Picture: Contributed

Software outfit Ideagen plans East Kilbride jobs boost

Software developer Ideagen has unveiled plans to create more than 50 jobs, including about 20 in East Kilbride.

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Goals, which is expanding in the US, said sales were running ahead of last year. Picture: Contributed

Goals hails ‘encouraging progress’ in five-a-side growth

Five-a-side football operator Goals Soccer Centres today said work on its third site in the US will begin next month as it reported “encouraging progress” in its sales recovery.

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Goals stressed there was no certainty that a deal with Powerleague would go ahead. Picture: Contributed

Goals confirms merger talks with rival Powerleague

Five-a-side football operator Goals Soccer Centres today confirmed it was in early-stage talks over a possible merger with rival Powerleague.

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From left: City Legacy directors Calum Murray of CCG, Ed Monaghan of Mactaggart & Mickel, Martin Kiely of WH Malcolm and John Gallacher of Cruden. Picture: Contributed

Six Scots firms scoop Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

Six Scottish companies have been honoured in this year’s Queen’s Awards for Excellence, it was announced today.

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Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of Thomas Clark. Picture: Police Scotland

Police search for elderly man, 84, missing for three days

Police have appealed for information on the whereabouts of an elderly man who has been missing since Thursday.

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Police are appealing for information. Picture; Police Scotland

Appeal to trace missing pensioner

Police have launched an appeal to find an 84-year-old man missing from his home in East Kilbride since Thursday March 23 2017.

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East Kilbride-based Goals Soccer Centres is expanding in California. Picture: Contributed

Goals eyes ‘dozens’ of US sites as sales accelerate

The new chief executive of five-a-side football firm Goals Soccer Centres is hopeful that the East Kilbride company could have “dozens” of sites across the US after seeing it move back into the black.

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The EK shopping centre enjoyed a 15.8% jump in footfall during the first week of January. Picture: Ross Gilmore

East Kilbride shopping centre hails record festive footfall

EK in East Kilbride, which claims to be Scotland’s largest shopping centre of its kind, is targeting further growth after seeing a year-on-year jump in festive shoppers.

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Former Goals chief Keith Rogers has left the board but will remain in an advisory capacity for a year. Picture: Contributed

Former Goals boss leaves pitch as sales edge higher

Goals Soccer Centres, the East Kilbride-based operator of five-a-side football pitches, today revealed that former chief executive Keith Rogers has left the board as it reported a rise in sales.

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Lovell is to build 112 low-cost rented homes for Clyde Valley Housing Association. Picture: Contributed

Lovell plans 112 affordable homes for South Lanarkshire

Housing developer Lovell has started work on the first of three developments for Clyde Valley Housing Association aimed at tackling the shortage of affordable homes in South Lanarkshire.

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East Kilbride celebrate Ross McNeil's goal, their second of the match, during their 3-1 win over BSC Glasgow. Picture: Getty/Mark Runnacles

East Kilbride beat Ajax’s record of 26 consecutive wins

East Kilbride made history today by recording their 27th successive victory, surpassing the record set by Ajax in the 1970s.

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Bryan Wilson of London & Scottish Developments at the firm's Crieff site. Picture: Contributed

Developer creating 2,000 jobs at former Tesco sites

Property firm London & Scottish Developments is on course to deliver 2,000 jobs across Scotland through the revamp of 14 former Tesco sites it bought last year.

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