The Royal Bank of Scotland owner, NatWest Group, and the University of Edinburgh have announced a five-year strategic partnership establishing the Centre for Purpose-Driven Innovation in Banking.
Mark Munro has been appointed to the new role of chief investment officer CIO at the Scottish National Investment Bank. With more than 20 years of corporate and investment banking experience in Scotland, the UK and internationally, Mr Munro joined the bank in early August 2021 as executive director
Scotgold Resources has announced the immediate appointment of Sean Duffy, the company's chief financial officer, as the interim CEO. Mr Duffy will retain his CFO role while stepping into the CEO position, left vacant by Phil Day who has declared his intention to return to Australia.
Diageo plc has moved forward a transition in its top management earlier than planned due to the unforeseen medical circumstances of outgoing CEO Ivan Menezes. Debra Crew, previously slated to begin her role as CEO on 1 July, has now assumed the mantle with immediate effect.
Gilson Gray has appointed Findlay Anderson as partner in Aberdeen. Mr Anderson brings a wealth of experience to the firm, having spent the past two decades in senior leadership roles across the energy industry, including at GE Oil and Gas and as partner at McGrigors.
Burges Salmon has appointed Jennifer Mellor as a director in its funds and financial regulation team. Ms Mellor previously held the position of senior associate at Brodies in the funds and investment management team.
Johnston Carmichael has appointed Roy Hogg and John Gold to its Stirling team as business advisory partner and business advisory director, respectively, expanding its business capabilities. Mr Hogg, a Stirling native, and Mr Gold will be working closely with Craig Clinton, the office head.
Scottish accountancy and advisory firm Condies has introduced a flexible working model, aiming to allow employees the freedom to strike a balanced work-life equilibrium and maintain their productivity. The model will allow the employees to work either remotely or from the office, depending on t
New research by The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and BDO, the international network of public accounting, tax and advisory firms, has revealed how the role of the CFO is growing to include driving business decisions and reporting on the non-financial areas of their operatio
In a significant strategic overhaul, accountancy and advisory firm CT (formerly Chiene + Tait), has appointed a new executive committee and strategic leadership team, along with the upcoming launch of a new seven-figure digital transformation division. The newly appointed executive committ
Scottish firms, once profitable but financially strained during the COVID-19 pandemic, are now feeling the pinch of a cost-of-living crisis, leading to record levels of insolvency activity, according to Wylie & Bisset, an accountancy and business advisory firm. R3, the insolvency and restructuri
April witnessed a significant surge in insolvency-related activities in Scotland, the highest this year, new research by R3, the insolvency and restructuring trade body, has revealed. R3’s analysis of data provided by Creditsafe shows there were 122 cases of insolvency-related activity, which
Dr Catherine Fernando, a GP based in Haddington and a mother of four, recently unveiled IYASU, a line of luxury medical bags specifically designed for women. The move follows two decades of service as a doctor in Scotland and is influenced by the increasing number of women entering the field of medi
Maxi Caledonian Ltd has posted a rise in pre-tax profits from £4 million to more than £4.3m and an increase in turnover from £80m to over £89m, in its 2022 financial results, showing resilience in a challenging business environment.
Final plans to redevelop the former Marks & Spencer store in Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street to provide student accommodation for 634 residents have now been submitted. Student housing developer Fusion Students has lodged £76m proposals with Glasgow City Council for the prominent c
Cullen Eco-Friendly Packaging Ltd has secured a £475,000 grant from Scottish Enterprise to enable the firm to extend its Glasgow premises to bring in new machinery to make them even more energy efficient and sustainable. The company takes the offcuts from the cardboard boxes it produces for su
In an initiative to raise awareness about Scottish produce among high-profile French chefs, a four-day visit has been arranged by Scottish Development International (SDI), supported by the Scottish Government's office in Paris and the Scotland Food & Drink Partnership.