Six new directors for legal firm Anderson Strathern

Anderson Strathern, the legal firm, has added six newly-created director roles to complement its partner base. They are: Victoria Simpson, Gary Burton, Sarah Philips, Robbie Wilson, Neil Fraser and Jon McGee. They will each will take part in a bespoke senior leadership training programme which includes business development skills, coaching, and business financials. Each will have…

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NovaBiotics secures DHSC grant for fungal treatment

Drugs development firm NovaBiotics has secured a £1.8million grant as part of a Department of Health and Social Care research competition aimed at tackling fungal infections. The project aims to transform the Aberdeen firm’s Novamycin treatment from the laboratory to a drug ready for clinical testing. This would represent a potential breakthrough in advancing Novamycin further towards addressing the significant…

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Rail depot ‘should be brought under public control’

St Rollox’s future is uncertain   Union leaders and Scottish Labour have called on the Scottish Government to take the threatened Gemini Rail Services depot in Springburn into public ownership. A delegation and rally involving the workforce will take place outside the Parliament on Tuesday to coincide with Labour MSP James Kelly’s member’s debate on…

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Honda to shut Swindon factory with loss of 3,500 jobs

Honda intends to close its Swindon car manufacturing plant in 2022, with the loss of about 3,500 jobs, dealing another hammer blow to the industry. The Japanese company, which has been making vehicles in the town for 30 years, has been a major exporter, although it has been working below capacity. It made 160,000 Honda…

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G1 Group to turn former hospital into Scotsman hotel

The Woolmanhill to become a luxury hotel   An iconic hospital complex in Aberdeen is to become a 52-bedroom luxury hotel operating under the Scotsman brand. Shepherd Chartered Surveyors has sold the Woolmanhill Hospital to property developer CAF Properties. The A-listed Simpson Pavilion will become 27 serviced apartments to be operated by the hotel and…

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Seven Labour MPs resign in protest at Corbyn policies

Jeremy Corbyn addressing a union rally in Glasgow two years ago (pic: Terry Murden)   Seven Labour MPs have resigned from the party as a protest against leader Jeremy Corbyn’s approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism. Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Mike Gapes, Gavin Shuker and Ann Coffey announced they will sit as…

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Breaking news: a press conference has been called by a group of Labour MPs for 10am amid rumours of party split

Several Labour backbenchers are expected to announce they will either leave the party or withdraw from the party whip as concerns mount over its Brexit policy.  

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Standard Life Aberdeen investor sells stake for £350m

Standard Life Aberdeen’s biggest shareholder has sold a stake in the Edinburgh-headquartered business worth almost £350 million, putting added pressure on the asset manager’s share price. Japanese financial giant Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, which controlled a 6% interest in SLA, sold its 148.6 million shares on 15 February. The news sent SLA’s 6%…

Standard Life Aberdeen investor sells stake for £350m was originally published on Daily Business

Porsche warns UK customers face 10% Brexit tariff

Luxury car maker Porsche is warning that UK customers might have to pay 10% extra for cars delivered after Britain leaves the EU. Porsche’s owner Volkswagen has not said whether its other brands, including Audi, Lamborghini, Skoda, Bugatti, Seat, and Ducati might also be affected. A 10% surcharge would see the cost of an entry-level Porsche 911…

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Rodgers refuses to blame Brown after late red card

Celtic skipper Scott Brown was sent off after being mobbed by fans after his late winner against Kilmarnock (pic: SNS Group)   Celtic captain Scott Brown was sent off after celebrating with supporters following his late winner at Kilmarnock which opened up an eight-point lead over Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership. The…

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