Thursday business round-up: Four key stories of the day

Here are four of today's key business stories in one handy package.

Leslie Benzies received an honorary doctorate from Robert Gordon University last year

Grand Theft Auto creator Rockstar North said Leslie Benzies has quit as president of the Edinburgh-based video game developer. The Aberdeen-born producer, who began his career with the firm in 1996 – when it was still called DMA Design – went on a sabbatical in September last year but has decided not to turn to work with the company.

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Dundee-based Alliance Trust named Lord Smith of Kelvin as its new chairman. The wealth manager said Smith, who also chairs the Edinburgh-based Green Investment Bank and Forth Ports, will take up his role at the start of next month. He succeeds Karin Forseke at the helm of the trust.

Five-a-side football pitch operator Goals Soccer Centres kicked off the search for a new chief executive as the East Kilbride-based firm said current boss Keith Rogers is relocating to the US to become president of its fast-growing business on the other side of the Atlantic. The move was announced as Goals reported a 7 per cent fall in UK sales for 2015.

Edinburgh city council granted planning consent for Grosvenor’s build-to-rent scheme at Fountainbridge. The move unlocks the potential for up to 400 new homes in the former industrial area, close to the city centre.