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The retail sector has taken a buffeting recently. Picture: Neil Hanna

Funds firm looks to give lift to family businesses

A specialist funding provider has launched what is being billed as “the UK’s first family finance review” after its survey showed a majority of people believe the high street is dying due to unsupportive local and national government.

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The firm's director Jamie McGowan notes its plans to target more growth overseas, particularly in the US. Picture: Paul McGinley.

Hebridean candle firm looks to ignite expansion

A candle and fragrance company based in the Outer Hebrides is looking to create five further jobs, launch new products and boost overseas trade after a year of “significant” growth in which it considerably boosted its production capability.

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