Blogs



FRP's Chad Griffin warns rising oil service company insolvencies likely in 2021

Chad Griffin, restructuring specialist at FRP Advisory, discusses how the current downturn in the North Sea is likely to see a far deeper level of oil and gas restructurings and a higher level of insolvencies than in 2015, the last comparable period when there was a much stronger base position than currently.

Published 26 October 2020

Brian Williamson: Time to ignite the dry powder

Brian Williamson, chairman of Glasgow-headquartered 4icg Group, whose subsidiaries include Fierce Digital, Pursuit Marketing and Software Advisory Service, details how to kickstart the economy after COVID-19.

Published 21 October 2020

Liz Mallon: First time buyers need to play major role in continued growth of new homes market

Liz Mallon looks at the important role first time buyers need to play in the changing new homes property market.

Published 14 October 2020

Chris Plews: Let’s get down to business

In the UK around 95% of Britain’s 4.9 million private businesses employ less than 10 people. While 75% are sole proprietors, another 20%  have up to only nine employees.

Published 14 October 2020

Andrew Morrison: Reform corporation tax to embrace the home-working revolution

Andrew Morrison, director of MCC Accountants, discusses how regional corporation tax cuts could shift the UK's London-centric economy.

Published 13 October 2020

Sheila O’Neill: Mental health support is good for business

Dr Sheila O’Neill, a GP and clinical director of Glasgow Medical Rooms, discusses how employers can help address mental health issues in the workplace.

Published 12 October 2020

Eric Curran: Is the prosperity of Scotland's residential market creating a price bubble?

Eric Curran, managing partner at DM Hall chartered surveyors, discusses the state of residential property market in Scotland.

Published 9 October 2020

Martin Devine: Glasgow’s ambitious growth plans get underway

Glasgow has raced out of the starting blocks in its bid to double the size of its city centre population over the next 15 years to 40,000.

Published 9 October 2020

Mark Brown: Cashflow forecasting vital for challenges ahead

Mark Brown, audit, accounts & business assurance partner at Aberdeen chartered accountancy firm Meston Reid & Co, details why companies need to be focusing now on shaping a strategic approach as economic activity is begins to increase and business confidence is slowly recovering.

Published 8 October 2020

Chris Gotts: More Scots companies should consider AIM listing

As Scottish telecoms technology company Calnex Solutions today confirmed its £42m listing on London’s AIM market, Burness Paull's Chris Gotts, lead legal adviser on the Calnex IPO, discusses why more growing businesses in Scotland should follow suit. 

Published 6 October 2020

Martin McKay: Regeneration – Inclusive, Resilient, Sustainable Growth

Martin McKay, executive director of regeneration at Clyde Gateway, discusses the economic opportunities for regeneration areas like Clyde Gateway where resilience can be built in. 

Published 6 October 2020

Blair Nimmo: Collaboration and compromise, not catastrophe - the key to defusing landlord-occupier tension

Blair Nimmo, head of restructuring at KPMG in Scotland, discusses the landlord-occupier tensions during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 5 October 2020

Gillian Maclellan: What can and should employees monitor?

Gillian Maclellan, partner at international law firm CMS, discusses the use of tracking technology to monitor employees working from home. 

Published 1 October 2020

Jill Glen: Are you facing debt problems?

Jill Glen, director of Dunedin Advisory, highlights the long term impact for those struggling with debt at this time and outlines options which may help individuals plan ahead and remove uncertainty.

Published 1 October 2020

Ledingham Chalmers: Business interruption claims - a significant step forward

Victoria Leslie, partner at Ledingham Chalmers and Laila Kennedy, legal executive (litigation), discuss how business interruption claims are a vital step forward for firms who paid for enhanced business interruption insurance, but had their claims rejected.

Published 29 September 2020