Business briefs: FatBuzz | NSL | David Tweedie

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SHORTBREAD maker Dean’s has awarded a contract to Glasgow-based digital marketing firm FatBuzz to redesign its website.

The agency – which counts CKD Galbraith, potato-grower Greenvale and Primesight among its clients – already runs the food manufacturer’s social media campaigns.

Siobhan Ingram, brand manager at Dean’s, said: “Over the past couple of years, FatBuzz has supported Dean’s in building up a very successful social media presence, which has become an integral part of Dean’s marketing strategy. Our website and online store is due to launch in October.”

• Allied Vehicles has won a contract to supply wheelchair-accessible people carriers to passenger transport firm NSL Care Services.

Under the £250,000 contract, the Glasgow-based company will convert 14 Peugeot Expert Tepees as a “cheaper and more efficient alternative” to the mini-buses traditionally used in the sector.

Colin McQueen, fleet sales manager at Allied Vehicles, said: “This long-based multi-passenger vehicle is ideal for transporting small groups who require wheelchair accessible transport.”

• Sir David Tweedie, author of international accounting standards and recent president of trade body the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (Icas), has been inducted into the “Accountancy Hall of Fame” at Ohio State University.

The inaugural chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) is the 90th accountant to be included. Tweedie, who lives in North Berwick, is also accountant to the Queen in his role as chair of the Royal Household Audit Committee for the Sovereign Grant.

• Jaguar Land Rover will recall 11,852 vehicles in China over possible engine and oil leakage problems, the country’s quality watchdog said yesterday.

China is the world’s biggest automotive market and is expected to overtake the United States for high-end producers like Indian-owned Jaguar Land Rover with sales of 2.7 million luxury vehicles annually by 2020.

Yesterday’s announcement came a week after the Chinese joint venture of BMW, the German luxury car brand, said it would recall 143,215 vehicles in the country.