Business news in brief: Jet2 | BMI | Carr’s | HH&S

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PLANS by two airlines to boost their services to and from Scotland took off yesterday.

Jet2 will operate a fifth aircraft from Glasgow airport next summer, adding 130,000 seats to take its total to 650,000.

Steve Heapy, chief executive at Jet2, said: “Following two-and-a-half successful years, we are thrilled to be celebrating further growth at Glasgow. Since our first flight took off, we’ve not only increased capacity, we have more than tripled our range of destinations from seven to 24.”

Meanwhile, BMI Regional has unveiled plans to launch a route next month between Aberdeen and Oslo in Norway.

Carr’s hits button on Kirkcaldy mill

Carr’s Milling Industries, the agriculture, food and engineering group, yesterday said its “state of the art” flour mill at Kirkcaldy was operational and had begun a planned roll out to supply customers.

Tim Davies, chief executive of Carr’s, which is headquartered in Carlisle, said: “We are delighted that our Kirkcaldy mill is up and running on time and within budget as anticipated and we look forward to seeing the efficiencies and improvements from this investment coming through in 2014.”

HH&S wins contract from Johnston Press

Marketing agency HH&S has won a contract from Johnston Press to run its print and app subscription services.

Edinburgh-based Johnston Press – which publishes newspapers including The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday and the Edinburgh Evening News – had previously used Multi-Resource Marketing.

HH&S – which already lists the Daily Mail, the Independent and Jamie Oliver Magazine among its clients – will handle subscriptions for more than 200 of the London-listed firm’s local newspapers and a raft of smartphone and tablet apps.

Computing outfits plan to hire workers

More than 70 per cent of companies in Scotland’s technology sector expect to recruit staff in the next 12 months, according to a survey by trade body ScotlandIS and 9-20 Recruitment.

Nearly six out of ten firms said they would be looking to take on graduates, with 9-20 Recruitment noting: “The challenge is keeping the talent coming through from universities and colleges to meet demand for skilled workers.”

ScotlandIS will hold events in Edinburgh and Glasgow tomorrow to explain the details results from the survey.