E-commerce puts squeeze on warehouse space

Warehouses might not be considered the glamorous end of commercial property but with the rise of e-commerce they are increasing in importance and likely to continue to do so.

Through the ScotGrad website, employers can recruit graduates to help them, says Kennedy.

COMMENT: On the surface, the job wasn’t a fit – but I love it

We’ve all heard this ­particular tale of woe.

Edinburgh firms Artemis Intelligent Power and Quoceant secured a �2.5m grant to develop improved wave powered machines. A new report calls for an improved strategy to help such developments

Scotland needs strategy for ‘fourth industrial revolution’

Scotland should develop an economic and social strategy for responding to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, according to a new report.

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FinTech Scotland is helping shape the future

The secret behind the open banking revolution in Scotland revealed

Our relationship with banks is changing and Scotland is emerging as a front-runner to embrace every new opportunity

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Teresa Jackson believes the Collabor8te model of co-working can work across Scotland.

Collabor8te founder Teresa Jackson seeks co-working space in Edinburgh

The owner of a co-working space in Glasgow is looking to capitalise on the popularity of the flexible office industry and expand her business into Edinburgh.

We have recently seen a number of firms relaunching or reintroducing share plans, says Jacobs

COMMENT: Let employees share in success and boost loyalty, says Pinsent Masons

Widespread job losses, wage freezes, salary reductions and reduced working hours were symptomatic of the impact of the oil price downturn and Aberdeen felt the cold blast of sub-$40 per barrel of oil more than most cities.

Costruction giant Carillion entered compulsory liquidation last month. Picture: PA

MPs condemn auditors for ‘feasting on the carcase 
of Carillion’

Britain’s big four accountancy firms have been savaged by MPs who have accused them of “feasting on the carcase” of collapsed construction giant Carillion and collecting more than £70 million in the process.

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Alisdair Dewar is the Chair of the Prince's Trust Financial &; Business Lunch and Market Leader, Scotland, Adam &Company

Alisdair Dewar: Helping foster a better future for young people

As we move into 2018, designated as Scotland’s Year of Young People, the recent Prince’s Trust Macquarie Youth Index survey contained a number of findings that should concern us all. It found that almost half of young people in Scotland fear there will be fewer job opportunities in the next three years, one in three don’t feel in control of their lives, and a majority of respondents think a lack of self-confidence holds them back.

One person said the advert was offensive and irresponsible. Picture: Advertising Standards Authority/PA Wire

‘Sexist’ Tunnock’s advert banned over fears it will offend

An advert featuring a female tennis player holding a Tunnock’s tea cake in place of a tennis ball at the top of her thigh has been banned over the likelihood of it causing serious offence.

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UK economy enjoys stability despite North Sea pipeline shutdown

Britain’s economy is forecast to have held up in the fourth quarter, but some experts predict the unexpected shutdown of a major North Sea pipeline will drag on growth.

Flick founders Nigel Eccles and Rob Jones

FanDuel duo reunite to launch Flick gaming video platform

An Edinburgh-based duo have teamed up once again to launch a new way for gamers to watch content with their friends.

Employers can reap the benefit of a diverse workforce

Lauren Brown: Employers should tap into a well of creative ideas from a diverse workforce

One of my genuine wishes for 2018 is that Scotland can ably demonstrate to the world what a wonderfully rich and diverse workforce we have. We will show how we can positively ­transcend individuals’ perceived barriers, break down prejudices and have a 100 per cent focus on equality in the workplace.

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Susannah Donaldson, senior associate and employment law specialist at Pinsent Masons. Picture: Peter Devlin

Comment: Need to tackle underlying gender pay gap causes

It could be viewed as the UK’s ­biggest poker game, with more than 90 per cent of businesses required to publish gender pay gap (GPG) details waiting to see who blinks first. As the 4 April deadline looms large – for firms with 250 or more employees legally obliged to disclose pay gap stats – only 536 out of an estimated 8,000 have gone ­public.

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Previse will work with academia and the business community as it launches a data base in Glasgow

B2B specialist Previse to create 37 data science jobs in Glasgow

A start-up specialising in business-to-business payments is to open a development centre in Glasgow, creating 37 data science jobs in the process.

Jenners Store, Princes Street.

House of Fraser reports festive slump in sales

The company behind one of Scotland’s most iconic department stores has reported sales falling by 2.9 per cent un the run up to Christmas.

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Sales of Buckfast increased during the last financial year

Buckfast sales shoot up as monks’ profits reach £43m

Sales of Buckfast have rocketed as the company that produces the drink reported pre-tax profits increasing by more than £750,000.

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Dr Siobh�n Jordan, Director, Interface

Dr Siobhán Jordan: What a good idea – sharing knowledge can break down the challenges facing us all

“Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up” – so said the US writer Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Nick Freer is a founding director of the Freer Consultancy and Full Circle Partners

Nick Freer: A tale of how storytelling is key in business

I remember the first time I met someone who had the title “chief storyteller” on their business card. I was a bit cynical and imagined a senior executive sitting on cushions in the corner of the boardroom reading books to some of the company’s younger employees.

Keith Brown backed the SMF. Picture: John Devlin.

SME-focused fund eyes potential after lending firms £2m

A fund backed by the Scottish Government specialising in loans to Scottish SMEs that have been turned down by larger lenders has so far lent £2 million, creating hundreds of jobs, it has been revealed today.


These are the developments in the pipeline for Edinburgh in 2018

DEVELOPMENTS worth more than £11.7 billion are under way, proposed or in the pipeline in Edinburgh, a survey of projects at the start of 2018 has found.

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