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Weir Group making ‘good progress’ as profits rise 12%

Engineering group Weir today said it was on track to deliver “strong” growth for the full year after reporting higher first-half earnings.

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Brewin Dolphin chief executive David Nicol. Picture: Contributed

Wealth manager Brewin Dolphin delivers record income

Wealth manager Brewin Dolphin is seeing the benefits of a major restructuring across the business with latest quarterly income rising to record levels.

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Eskimo Financial Training Academy wants to break down the barriers to employment. Picture: Cate Gillon

Academy seeks to break down barriers to financial jobs

A not-for-profit training academy has been set up to assist disabled and disadvantaged individuals into employment within the financial services industry.

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SaveMoneyCutCarbon aims to help firms cut their water and energy bills. Picture: Gareth Easton

Energy-saving outfit targets ‘rapid growth’ in Scotland

A company that aims to become the “go-to” place for households and businesses looking to reduce their energy and water bills is pumping part of a multimillion-pound investment into its fledgling Scottish operation.

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John Mason MSP urged to apologise for remarks made about police merger.

John Mason under fire for ‘distasteful’ police merger remarks

An SNP MSP has sparked anger by questioning the British Transport Police Federation’s attitude to public safety, even though its officers saved lives and risked their own in the London and Manchester terror attacks.

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It should be considered a major public health problem.," says professor

Is your car to blame for your child’s asthma?

Drivers urged to switch on to switching off to help save tens of thousands of lives.

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Korrie is also looking to grow its headcount in line with its 'rapid growth'. Picture: Contributed

Plumbing services firm Korrie taps into new territories

Korrie, the Inverness-based mechanical and plumbing services group, is projecting a 25 per cent increase in turnover this year after racking up £13.8 million in sales for 2016.

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Earnings at McColl's were hit by costs linked to the Co-op stores deal. Picture: McColl's/PA Wire

McColl’s profits fall after Co-op stores acquisition

Profits at convenience store chain McColl’s were almost cut in half after it took a hit from its acquisition of 298 Co-op branches, despite warm weather boosting sales.

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WB Alloys is also seeking to acquire businesses that can support its growth ambitions. Picture: Contributed

Glasgow welding supplies firm looks to double up on sales

The UK’s last remaining supplier of welding consumables has set its sights on doubling its turnover, despite facing tough market conditions.

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The vital signs are strong in Scotland's health tech sector, writes Nick Freer. Picture: Contributed

Nick Freer: Optimistic prognosis for Scotland’s health tech

The inaugural Scottish Start-up Survey by Informatics Ventures, University of Edinburgh Business School and my own consultancy found that over 10 per cent of Scotland’s start-up scene now classify themselves in the health technology space, often abbreviated to “health tech” or “health 2.0”.

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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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Morton Fraser chief Chris Harte said the law firm had acted for many overseas investors capitalising on the pound's weakness. Picture: Contributed

Brexit vote boosts income at law firm Morton Fraser

Law firm Morton Fraser today announced a year-on-year jump in revenues, pointing to “several positive outcomes” from the Brexit vote.

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Jim Duffy has teamed up with Bill Morrow and Al Walker to launch the Moonshot Academy. Picture: Contributed

ESpark co-founder Jim Duffy launches new accelerator

Three top names in the UK entrepreneurial sector have teamed up to launch a “next generation” business accelerator to tackle the issue of companies failing to scale.

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Shieldhall: Intrepid tunnellers save Glasgow from floods

I spend more time underground than a King Edward potato.” Mark Burrows is a breed apart, one of a team of itinerant tunnellers who are building one of the longest underground channels to be constructed in Scotland for decades.

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Celtic to close Green Brigade standing section for 2 games

CELTIC are to close the ‘Green Brigade’ section of Parkhead for the next two matches.

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Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard and Fionn Whitehead in a scene from 'Dunkirk'. Picture: AP

How a Glasgow merchant ship saved thousands at Dunkirk

In Winston Churchill’s famous “We shall fight on the beaches“ speech, the Prime Minister hailed the evacuation of Dunkirk as a “miracle of deliverance”.

People & Places
Maclay Murray & Spens chief Kenneth Shand, left, with Dentons' Jeremy Cohen. Picture: Contributed

Maclay Murray & Spens name to disappear in Dentons tie-up

Scots commercial law firm Maclay Murray & Spens (MMS) is to merge with Dentons, the world’s largest law firm as measured by number of lawyers.

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Blair Logan. Picture: submitted

Blair Logan pleads guilty to Milngavie house fire murder

A man has admitted murdering his brother and attempting to murder his brother’s girlfriend in a New Year’s Day house fire.

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ScottishPower and SSE are facing tough competition from smaller rivals. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA

‘Big six’ energy firms SSE and ScottishPower shed customers

Scots utility giants SSE and ScottishPower have lost hundreds of thousands of customer accounts as households continue to switch away from the “big six” players to smaller rivals.

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Some Scottish councils have sought to deter engine idling by fining offenders. Picture: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Alastair Dalton: Switch off campaign may be forlorn hope

Scotland has been feeling the heat at last, but with it the air pollution caused by vehicles.

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