Scottish Business Briefing - Thursday 5 December

Shaking things up: Irn-Bru have reported positive third-quarter sales. Picture: TSPL
Shaking things up: Irn-Bru have reported positive third-quarter sales. Picture: TSPL
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WELCOME to’s Scottish Business Briefing. Every morning we bring you a comprehensive round-up of all news affecting business in Scotland today.


Brewin Dolphin hikes dividend despite profit dip

Wealth manager Brewin Dolphin today reported a 4.3 per cent dip in annual profits as it counted the cost of a restructuring drive, but said shareholders were in line for a 40 per cent hike in their final dividend.


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Parkmead adds five further North Sea blocks to portfolio

THE Parkmead Group run by Tom Cross has said it is adding another five North Sea blocks to its exploration portfolio, in a move that reflects the firm’s enthusiasm for the area. ({

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AG Barr third-quarter sales fizz higher

Irn-Bru maker AG Barr today revealed an 8 per cent jump in sales for the third quarter as it benefited from this summer’s heatwave. ({

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Retail Rocks winners in Aberdeen shut down or move

All seven winners of a pilot retail project have now either shut down or moved out of the Aberdeen community where it was launched, BBC Scotland has learned.


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Aker Solutions lightens load

Aker Solutions said yesterday it expected to sell its oilfield service arm – either as a whole or in chunks – within a year.

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Iomart and Viglen told ‘You’re hired’

IOMART and Viglen, the IT supplier owned by Lord Alan Sugar’s Amstrad Group, have won a six-figure contract to provide cloud computing services to the UK government. ({

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The Digital Fabric of Scotland: The Challenge of stitching it together - 29th January - Edinburgh

Join us and the Scottish Council on Archives as we bring the first event of its kind to Scotland. Expert speakers drawn from business, academia, industry and government will aim to raise awareness of digital records among key decision makers across different sectors, help build a Scottish digital records community to collaborate on finding the best technological solutions and securing investment and examine the options for ensuring long term access to valuable digital resources. Visit the Scotsman Conferences website for more details.

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