Aberdein Considine announces valuable promotion

Aberdein Considine has moved to strengthen its commercial real estate team with the promotion of David Orr from associate to partner. Mr Orr joined the firm’s Aberdeen office in 2012 and has played a key role in the growth its commercial property team, particularly in the central belt. Now based out of the firm’s Glasgow legal…

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Electric cars ‘may be unaffordable’ to some motorists

Tesla in Edinburgh: despite a growing sector the company has cut jobs (pic: Terry Murden DB MediaServices)   Battery electric vehicles (BEV) are expected to cost the same as their petrol or diesel equivalents within the next five years, according to new analysis, while one manufacturer says that they will be unaffordable to some consumers.…

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Narrow tariff choices deny households cheaper fuel

Wide variations exist in switching supplier (pic: Terry Murden)   Some households are being denied the opportunity to cut their fuel bills because they have restricted meters, electric-only heating and a limited choice of tariffs.  Citizens Advice Scotland said that despite new price caps these households were losing out on saving up to £150 on…

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Retail woes add to growing pile of profit warnings

Quiz Clothing was among the firms to warn on profits   Britain’s quoted companies last year issued the second highest number of profit warnings since the crash in 2008 as the downturn on the high street and growing uncertainty took their toll. One in six (16.8%) listed firms reported lower earnings, just below 17.7% ten…

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Elliott joins Grant Thornton as Growth 365 adviser

Grant Thornton has signed up experienced boardroom executive George Elliott who joins Growth 365 as an adviser. Mr Elliot has held non-executive chairman and director roles for more than 20 tech companies. He has also developed a proven track record in assisting fast-growing businesses keen to operate on the global stage. Following several years of assisting business…

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Sports Direct tycoon Ashley considering bid for HMV

HMV’s store in Princes Street is now a branch of Sports Direct    Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley is considering adding to his growing retail portfolio after lodging a bid to buy music chain HMV which collapsed last month. The business plunged into its second administration in six years just after Christmas, putting 2,200 jobs at…

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‘Wellness’ tourism targeted in new VisitScotland campaign

Visitors are seeking experiences that enhance their wellbeing such as wide open spaces   Scotland is aiming to cash in on the global phenomena of “wellness tourism” which is growing a twice the rate of tourism overall. More visitors are looking for “immersive experiences” or ways to improve their self-development, according to industry body VisitScotland.…

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12-storey four star hotel planned for Glasgow gap site

Hotel plan: the proposal will fill a gap site   A  300-bedroom hotel is proposed for central Glasgow that would boost the city’s shortage of visitor accommodation. Consarc Design Group has lodged an application with the city council on behalf of ES Renfield fora 12-storey building – understood to be a four-star Maldron Hotel – on a…

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Historic win sends Edinburgh and Glasgow into last eight

Edinburgh’s Jamie Ritchie, Blair Kinghorn, Grant Gilchrist and Simon Berghan celebrate the win which was also great news for Glasgow (pic: SNS Group) Edinburgh 19 Montpellier 10 BT Murrayfield   It was an historic night for Scottish rugby with Edinburgh’s victory ensuring both Richard Cockerill’s side and Glasgow qualified for the quarter-final of Europe’s elite…

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Defoe’s Rangers debut delayed by cup-tie call-off

New signings Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis will have to wait for their Rangers debut after Cowdenbeath cup-tie postponed (pic: SNS Group)   The cold snap has claimed its first football fixture of the weekend with the Scottish Cup tie between Cowdenbeath and Rangers called off due to a frozen pitch. Despite the League Two…

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