Pound hits highest level against US dollar since Brexit vote

The pound hit its highest level against the US dollar since the Brexit vote as a weak greenback and prospects of a near-term interest rate hike by the Bank of England supported the UK currency.

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Michael Doran, Head of Research, Planning and Brand, Sainsbury's Bank and Chair of Marketing Society Scotland

Michael Doran: The customer is always right

It’s fair to say we live in a time of uncertainty. Economies, companies and jobs are no longer as stable and secure as they once were. Much has been written about how organisations can ­navigate these uncertainties to drive sustainable growth. There are many ways to centre a business and many capabilities within an organisation that help support growth.


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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Melissa Singh pictured with club President Stevie Douglas and

Historic appointment for rugby club

An Edinburgh rugby club founded in 1919 says it is looking to boost the gender diversity of its ranks after strengthening its leadership team with the hiring of two women, including its first female board member.

Brand Oath was responsible for the Team Scotland branding.

Brand agency plans to go the distance after Team Scotland success

An agency that created the Team Scotland branding used at the at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth games that launch today is looking to grow headcount, open an office in Europe and continue to diversify.

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Headhunting exec firm notches up further double-digit growth

Headhunting exec firm notches up further double-digit growth

Carlyle, the Edinburgh-based headhunter, has posted its sixth consecutive year of double-digit revenue growth.


Video: How Brexit will affect trade marks and other IP rights

Anne Bashir, Director, Trade Marks at Murgitroyd explained what happens to the EU’s 18 million trade marks.

IBioIC is one of the Scottish centres working closely with entrepreneurs

Scottish entrepreneurs and educators 'driving commercial success'

Since 2012 Scotland’s Innovation Centres have proven a remarkable success. Sarah Devine looks at the work of four of them.

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Jim Duffy

Jim Duffy: The danger of burnout and how to spot it

Serious questions… Are you in danger of burning out at work? Do you know someone who is? Statistically, almost one in two of us is in danger of burning out, at some point in our careers, due to the pressures and rigours of work these days. Be careful it’s not you.

MSP Jamie Hepburn meets Daniel Ross, Nathan Cameron Hameed, Brandon McGovern and Cameron Munro at an Action for Children employability event

Paul Carberry: Inspiring Scotland partnership is working

This year sees us mark the Year of Young People, to give those aged eight to 26 a stronger voice on issues which affect their lives, while at the same time showcasing their talents, potential and ideas.

Eagle Couriers is one of the biggest players in the Scottish marketplace. Picture: Wullie Marr Photography

Eagle Couriers to broaden horizons as takeover takes firm into new markets

Scots delivery heavyweight Eagle Couriers has strengthened its presence south of the Border after agreeing a deal to buy a baggage repatriation specialist.

Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, argues that all companies should have values. Picture: John Devlin.

Pushing the button on corporate responsibility

Lucy Murdoch, managing director, Global Corporate Citizenship Delivery with Accenture in Scotland, takes a look at the growing attention given to ethical issues.

Fiona Godsman says the students are keen to deliver positive social impact rather than purely chase the bottom line ' and are both willing to learn and bold. Picture: John Devlin

The Big Interview: Fiona Godsman, chief executive of the Scottish Institute for Enterprise

It was created in 2001 to help students in Scotland develop enterprise skills, uncover their entrepreneurial talent and start up their own ventures.

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The Scotsman’s Market Conference: Facebook’s trade-off between convenience and trust

Facebook’s 2014 breach was a topic of conversation at The Scotsman’s Markets 2018 conference, ‘Home or Overseas: Where to from here?’

Bonnie Prince Charlie was said to have stopped off at the site. Picture: Contributed

Plans for hotel development at ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’ site

A developer has unveiled plans to revamp a disused site next to the A9 by adding a multimillion-pound hotel, food and retail village.

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Teachers need to be able to prepare their students to succeed in a changing world

Lauren Brown: Teachers also need skills in the world of work to help in guiding pupils

Some of the biggest influencers in a young person’s life, outside a parent or carer, are their teaching and support staff. A teacher’s guidance is hugely ­significant, especially when career decisions and future choices become increasingly important.

Santander have issued a warning to their customers

Santander issue scam warning to customers

Banking group Santander have issued a warning to their customers after being notified of a scam that is in operation.


All Toys R Us stores in UK to close

Toys R Us is to shut all 100 of its UK stores after administrators failed to find a buyer for the collapsed retailer, resulting in the loss of 3,000 jobs.


Philip Hammond hails "light at the end of the tunnel" for economy

Philip Hammond has said there is "light at the end of the tunnel" for the UK economy, with the government's official forecaster upgrading short-term growth projections and predicting falls in inflation, debt and borrowing — but warning of the growing impact from Brexit in future years.

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Roger Bannister's achievements were aided by a team. Picture: AP

Nick Freer: Teamwork crucial on the field and in the boardroom

Alongside the collective sadness over the passing of Sir Roger Bannister last weekend – quite poignantly on the occasion of the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Birmingham – there were some fantastic tributes to the man who became the first to break the four-minute barrier for the mile.

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