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SIR Tom Hunter has appointed advisers to consider a £200 million sale of his Office fashion and sports footwear retail chain.
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.
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'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.
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.
SCOTS businessman and philanthropist Sir Tom Hunter was yesterday given an honorary degree from Edinburgh University.
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.
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.
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.
SIR Tom Hunter, Scotland's first "home-grown billionaire," gave almost £1 million every month to charity in 2007-8.
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.
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.
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.
Sir Tom Hunter has a near 30% stake in mail order flowers firm Flying Brands. 'We will not now stand back,' his spokesman said
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.
SCOTLAND'S richest man yesterday became the latest victim of the recession as his high street fashion chain went into administration.
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.
SIR Tom Hunter, the Scottish entrepreneur and philanthropist, has bid to buy up a postal flower service and garden products retailer.