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CBI names first female director-general

The CBI today announced that Carolyn Fairbairn is to become its new Director-General.

Published 30 June 2015

SSE names Scottish Enterprise Chair Gillies as new senior independent director

Perth-based Energy giant SSE has appointed Scottish Enterprise chairman Crawford Gillies as its new non-executive director and senior independent director.

Published 30 June 2015

Scots entrepreneurs positive as economy grows and SME lending returns to upwards trend

Official figures released by the Bank of England have revealed that last month saw an increase in lending to small and medium-sized enterprises by the country’s banks.

Published 30 June 2015

New Deloitte oil and gas research aims to show 'collaborative way forward'

A new piece of research headed by global accountants Deloitte could help the oil and gas industry understand and implement greater collaboration in the North Sea as the sector continues to manage lower oil prices.

Published 30 June 2015

BDO launches new cloud based InTouch service

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP in Scotland has launched a new accounting service to mid-market corporates and fast growth SMEs.

Published 30 June 2015

Thousands of struggling Scottish students relying on payday loans

More than 6,000 Scots students are among almost 32,000 students across the UK who are currently using payday loans to make ends meet.

Published 30 June 2015

New data supports calls to reform unwieldy Scottish business rates

Calls have been made to reduce the tax burden on Scottish businesses after analysis by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre revealed that firms in some parts of the country are paying more than a fifth of their surplus earnings on rates bills.

Published 30 June 2015

Police Scotland quizzed over its £850k luxury car fleet

Police Scotland is facing questions from Justice Secretary Michael Matheson about its fleet of luxury cars - including BMWs and Land Rovers - for senior officers and staff.

Published 29 June 2015

New Scottish housing registrations ‘up 42 per cent’

The number of new homes registered by local authorities in Scotland has increased by 42 per cent over the previous year, an industry body has reported.

Published 29 June 2015

Scotch Whisky Association announces senior level appointments

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has named serving British Ambassador, Sarah Dickson, as its new director of global affairs, responsible for the trade body's international and European Union business.

Published 29 June 2015

Call for bids as £4m empty homes fund launches

A new fund has been launched which aims to create additional residential accommodation in Scotland’s urban and rural towns.

Published 29 June 2015

Lawyers make will plea as millions are left to be hovered up by the state

A Scottish law firm has estimated that premium bonds, dormant bank accounts, National Savings and Investments and pensions worth billions are currently lying untouched because more than 15,000 estates dating back as far as the 70s have yet to be claimed.

Published 29 June 2015

And finally…Barclaycard launches ‘bPay’ ‘wearable’ contactless payment devices

This week sees a first for the UK consumer as Barclaycard introduces the country's first ‘wearable’ instant payment gadgets.

Published 29 June 2015

RBS slips further down global bank rankings as Chinese continue to dominate

Edinburgh-based Royal Bank of Scotland, which six years ago was the largest bank in the world, has been reduced to 18th in the the global Top 1,000 banks table, as compiled by industry publication The Banker.

Published 29 June 2015

BIG Partnership meets growing online demand with major digital expansion

Scottish PR and digital marketing agency The BIG Partnership has boosted its digital headcount by almost 50 per cent in the past 12 months s in response to growing demand for online services.

Published 29 June 2015