Brian McMurray: How SMEs can flourish in today’s changing market

There is no doubt that SMEs are facing a changing market. If you are an SME owner or manager, you will know that the past couple of years have been full of new challenges, and several new measures will probably have had to be put in place to ensure business survival and success.

Published 22 October 2021

Aberdein Considine hires banking veteran George McNaughton

Law firm Aberdein Considine has made a number of senior appointments to its lender services practice group (LSPG) including the hire of a banking and compliance specialist.

Published 22 October 2021

Scottish retail sales expected to 'regather momentum'

Scottish retail sales should "regather some momentum" over the next few months, particularly in clothing as the winter weather sets in, Barclays has said.

Published 22 October 2021

Grant Thornton audit reports good financial management at Highland Council

The Highland Council demonstrated sound financial management during a challenging financial year, an external audit by Grant Thornton has concluded.

Published 22 October 2021

Scottish exports up by over three per cent in 2019

Scotland’s international exports increased by 3.4% in 2019, according to new figures.

Published 22 October 2021

Gillespie Macandrew announces uptick in profits to £3.9m

Financial results for Scottish law firm Gillespie Macandrew confirm the business delivered another strong year overall despite the disruption caused by the pandemic.

Published 22 October 2021

Scottish market 'particularly strong’ for Bellway

Bellway has said it is "enjoying a particularly strong performance" in Scotland after the housebuilder reported a massive increase in profits and home completions.

Published 22 October 2021

Plans submitted for £33.8m leisure-led development in Perthshire

A planning application for a new £33.8 million leisure-led development at West Kinfauns has been submitted to Perth and Kinross Council.

Published 22 October 2021

And finally... Squirrel superhighway

A conservation charity has launched an £8 million public appeal to buy an estate which could become a red squirrel “superhighway”.

Published 22 October 2021

ROS: Scottish house prices up 16% in a year

The latest provisional statistics from Registers of Scotland (ROS) show that the average price of a property in Scotland in August 2021 was £180,832, an increase of 16.9% on August 2020.

Published 21 October 2021