Tesco was among the private sector firms dominating the top ten. Picture by Lindsay Addison

Tesco top hirer of ex-Army personnel

Tesco has been found to be the most popular employer for former Army personnel, with about one in 100 ex-soldiers working for the supermarket straight after leaving the military, according to data from job site Indeed.

David Thomson, CEO, Food and Drink Federation Scotland

Here’s to another 20 years of food industry growth

This year is our 20th birthday at Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland. While we are very young in comparison to the UK-based FDF (106 years old and thriving), we have had many successes over the past 20 years to celebrate. There have also been challenges. With the uncertainty and worry that Brexit is causing, it is a good time to think about those we have already faced and survived.

Brie Read's decision not to bombard purchasers with a blizzard of emails has received very positive feedback. Picture: Greg Macvean

The Big Interview: Brie Read of Snag tights

Entrepreneurs the world over will testify that leading a start-up to break even in its first year of trading is no mean feat. A company turning a profit before its first anniversary is even rarer. But that’s precisely what online hosiery brand Snag has achieved.

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