The Greater Manchester Loan Fund, which is managed by Scottish firm Maven Capital Partners, has today announced a £500,000 investment in Rekoop Limited, a specialist provider of time capture software used by law firms in over 40 countries. Established in 2010, Rekoop provides cloud-based software s
Scotland’s small and medium-sized businesses believe the economy is in better shape today than before the recession, with investment levels growing as a result, according to new research by Clydesdale Bank. The new survey reveals SMEs intend to invest, on average, seven per cent of their annual tu
Cat MacLean An English court judgement could pave the way for Scottish companies to win more compensation from banks who mis-sold interest rate hedging products (IRHPs), law firm MBM Commercial has said.
While this summer’s weather has left the country largely underwhelmed, two separate reports published today have described a Scottish economy that is looking bright. The Bank of Scotland’s latest Private Market Index report has revealed private sector companies reported further growth of output
Glasgow-based temporary power firm Aggreko has said it expects trading to remain difficult for the rest of the year, with margins and returns likely to be lower. The firm said it is targeting £80m of cost savings after half-year results to 30 June revealed pre-tax profits had fallen 21 per cent to
Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) has completed investments totalling £99 million during the first half of 2015. Funds under management at the firm, which has 40 partners and employees across its Glasgow, Edinburgh and London offices, now exceed $1 billion with further growth expected through to 2016.
Seasonal factors have been cited by motor industry bosses as the cause of a reversal in Scottish car sales last month. Latest data from the industry showed a 5.8 per cent year-on-year fall in new car registrations north of the Border.
The problem of late or slow payments continues to cause cashflow difficulties for businesses, and almost a third expect it will only get worse in the next six months, according to the latest in the Business in Britain series of reports from Lloyds Bank. The Edinburgh-based lender’s commercial bank
John Swinney The formation of a group tasked with designing a Scottish replacement for air passenger duty (APD) which ministers hope will increase air links when it is devolved, was announced yesterday.
Academics at Edinburgh University have developed a new system for judging whether or not a loan will be repaid. The university’s Business School says that its “intensity model” will benefit consumers with a strong credit rating.
Clare Foster Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has become the first local authority in England to secure finance from the Edinburgh-based UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) to replace its existing street lights with lower energy alternatives.
Richard Petrie Aberdeen-based accountants Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB) has announced the appointment of Richard Petrie as corporate benefits manager within their integrated employment solutions team.