Tom Hunter

Tom Hunter

Hunter bounceback as credit crunch losses turn to profits

Scottish entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter has seen his trading company return to profit after suffering heavy losses during the credit crunch.

Sir Tom Hunter rescues Cruise in new retail joint venture

CASH-Laden entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter has completed the acquisition of fashion chain Cruise from administrators in a move that will save 300 jobs.

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Tom Hunter mulls potential £200m sale as interest grows in Office arm

SIR Tom Hunter has appointed advisers to consider a £200 million sale of his Office fashion and sports footwear retail chain.

Call to put 'unclaimed billions' into education

MINISTERS should use the £15 billion of unclaimed cash lying in banks and building societies to help invest in education, according to one of Scotland's leading entrepreneurs.

Sir Tom Hunter: Smart answer to scourge of poverty

WITH a UK general election almost upon us, let's not forget that next year we in Scotland will elect a new Holyrood parliament.

Sir Tom Hunter stalking fresh targets after cutting losses by half

SIR Tom Hunter's business empire has more than halved its losses thanks to disposals and a recovering property market, and indicated that it is back on the acquisition trail.

Flower cuts keep Flying on target

FLYING Brands, the home shopping group part-owned by Scots entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter, expects to beat market estimates for full-year profit, helped by cost cuts.

Sir Tom Hunter receives honorary degree

SCOTS businessman and philanthropist Sir Tom Hunter was yesterday given an honorary degree from Edinburgh University.

Hunter firm looking to build despite 'worst-case' £150m loss

SIR Tom Hunter's retail empire was left nursing losses of £150 million in the year prior to a major restructuring, accounts just filed with Companies House reveal.

Heed Teresa Hunter's advice and eliminate the threats posed by prolonged deflation

THE cost of living continued to slide last month, with the retail prices index falling for only the second time since the 1960s. But while some will welcome tumbling prices, they will be less enthusiastic about the plunging wages and rising unemployment that comes with them.

Tycoon calls for cut in Tartan Tax

ONE of Scotland's richest men has urged Alex Salmond to rescue the economy by using Holyrood's powers to cut income tax by up to 3p in the pound.

Donations by Scottish billionaire cut due to recession

SIR Tom Hunter, Scotland's first "home-grown billionaire," gave almost £1 million every month to charity in 2007-8.

Hunter 'mulls over' Shoe Studio bid

SIR Tom Hunter's West Coast Capital group is believed to have submitted a bid for Shoe Studio, part of the ailing fashion group Mosaic, which is expected to enter "pre-pack" administration within days.

Hunter's £88m stake in builder is written off

SIR Tom Hunter has written off his £88 million stake in retirement property builder McCarthy & Stone as a debt-for-equity deal saw the firm's main lenders take control of the business.

Sir Tom looks to take control of Jenners

THE Scots entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter is understood to be considering upping his stake in House of Fraser, owner of Jenners, following the collapse of Icelandic investor Baugur, which owns 35 per cent of the firm.

Hunter talks tough as Flying Brands delivers a fresh investment blow

Sir Tom Hunter has a near 30% stake in mail order flowers firm Flying Brands. 'We will not now stand back,' his spokesman said

Sir Tom: Yes, I've made mistakes and my £1bn giveaway will have to wait

SCOTS entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter has admitted making mistakes in his business dealings – and said his charitable donations would have to be scaled back in the coming year.

Tough times hit Scotland's philanthropic super-tycoon

SCOTLAND'S richest man yesterday became the latest victim of the recession as his high street fashion chain went into administration.

A Nice little earner: Sir Tom sells £50m villa

A YEAR ago, he was Scotland's wealthiest man, with a personal fortune of £1 billion and a desire to give away the same sum to worthy causes throughout his lifetime.

Hunter plants bid for garden retailer

SIR Tom Hunter, the Scottish entrepreneur and philanthropist, has bid to buy up a postal flower service and garden products retailer.

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