Scottish Business Briefing - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

JJB Sports went into administration
JJB Sports went into administration
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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.


Innis & Gunn brewing up a storm in US markets

BEER company Innis & Gunn yesterday posted a 62 per cent surge in sales after breaking into the lucrative United States craft brewing market. The Edinburgh-based firm’s products have gone on sale in 20 states during the past year and gained listings at restaurant’s including Gordon Ramsay’s outlet on the Las Vegas strip (Scotsman).

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New legal firm base will create 21 jobs in Glasgow

Scotland’s first centre for legal process outsourcing (LPO) will bring 21 new jobs to Glasgow and could blaze a trail for professional services outsourcing in Scotland. NewGalexy Services has chosen Scotland as the base for its European operations after a successful campaign by Scottish Enterprise (Scotsman)

US motor parts firm creates 80 Scots jobs

A US vehicle parts company is to invest in a centre of excellence based in Scotland’s largest city. The expansion of AAM Europe’s Albion Automotive site will support around 80 jobs in Scotstoun, Glasgow (Scotsman).

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Edinburgh’s tourist tax is scrapped after 10 years of wrangling

EDINBURGH has scrapped controversial plans for a tourist or hotel tax in the city – almost a decade after the idea was first floated. The city council planned to reduce its spending on festivals, events and promotional initiatives by setting up a “transient visitor levy”, aimed at raising more than £3 million a year (Scotsman).

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Collapse of sports chain JJB costs 350 Scottish jobs

MORE than 350 Scottish jobs were lost yesterday when administrators for JJB Sports admitted defeat in their attempts to find a buyer for the retailer. Rival Sports Direct has agreed to pay £23.8 million for 20 stores, along with the JJB website and brand. But that only secured just 550 jobs in the UK, meaning 2,200 were made redundant with immediate effect (Scotsman)

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