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Rooney Nimmo appoints Scott Nelson as partner

Rooney Nimmo has appointed Scott Nelson as partner based in its London and Edinburgh offices.

Published 17 January 2020

IAAS appoints former HSBC banker Neil Wilson as executive director

The Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers in Scotland (IAAS) has appointed Neil Wilson, former head of agriculture at HSBC Bank, as its executive director.

Published 17 January 2020

READ Cased Hole appoints finance chief Bruce Melvin as CEO

READ Cased Hole has revamped its senior leadership team by appointing its chief financial officer Bruce Melvin to the role of CEO.

Published 17 January 2020

High Street banks cut financial support for Scottish SMEs by £465m

High Street banks have slashed financial support for SMEs in Scotland by £465 million, a decrease of 5.8% between 2014 and 2018, according to Iwoca.

Published 17 January 2020

£19m worth of business generated by BNI Scotland North

BNI Scotland North, a business network in the North of Scotland, is following a remarkable year which saw its members generate more than £19 million worth of business.

Published 17 January 2020

Susan Currie: Tax avoidance schemes and liquidation

Susan Currie, solicitor at Blackadders, discusses the intricacies of tax avoidance schemes and liquidation.

Published 17 January 2020

ONS: Retail sales dropped in December

Retail sales in December 2019 fell by 0.6%, the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found.

Published 17 January 2020

FSB: Three quarters of Scottish smaller firms opposed to council rates move

Three-quarters of Scottish firms believe that giving councils additional powers over non-domestic rates would be bad for business, according to a new survey from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

Published 17 January 2020

Scottish Government announces loan fund for rural farmers and crofters

Loan payments are now being issued to provide financial support to hill farmers and crofters in some of Scotland’s most remote and marginalised areas, the Scottish Government has announced.

Published 17 January 2020

Devro issues profit warning after disappointing sales

Lanarkshire-based sausage skin maker Devro has issued a profit warning after the firm saw lower than expected second-half sales which it expects will affect last year's profits.

Published 17 January 2020

RR Spink & Sons posts revenues of £31m

Arbroath-based fish company RR Spink & Sons has seen revenues reach £31.7 million for the year ended March 31 2019, an increase of over £6m from 2018.

Published 17 January 2020

Encouraging performance from Scottish office market despite political uncertainty

CBRE has released its latest figures on Scotland’s office market, revealing an encouraging performance despite ongoing political uncertainty.

Published 17 January 2020

England: Investors lose at least £600m on Carillion PFI hospital contracts

The two private finance initiative (PFI) hospitals that Carillion was building at the time it collapsed are currently due for completion at vastly increased budgets with most of the increased costs being met by the contractor and private PFI investors, a National Audit Office (NAO) investigation has confirmed today.

Published 17 January 2020

And finally... Excuse me

HMRC has highlighted ten of the weirdest excuses and expense claims it has received in the last decade.

Published 17 January 2020

KPMG appointed administrators of Penman Engineering

Blair Nimmo and James Lumb from KPMG’s restructuring practice have been appointed joint administrators of Dumfries-based Penman MW Ltd, trading as Penman Engineering.

Published 16 January 2020