Scottish business sentiment has reached its highest level since 2021, according to the latest Addleshaw Goddard Scottish Business Monitor report. Despite the majority of firms expecting weak growth, nearly all sectors reported an improvement in business volume in the most recent quarter. With energy
Glasgow-headquartered digital pharmacy Phlo Technologies has acquired of the UK arm of US-based healthcare unicorn Truepill for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition bolsters Phlo's position in B2B pharmacy services in the UK, where the market is on a strong post-pandemic upward trajectory, and includ
Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Ross Nicol as a partner to its commercial team in Scotland. Mr Nicol, formerly of Dentons, specialises in advising clients on intellectual property, information technology, data privacy and broader commercial contracts matters.
Business investment in Scotland has lagged for the majority of the past decade and could have detrimental impact on productivity and longer-term economic growth, a new report has warned. Launched in 1998 and now in its 25th year, the Scottish Business Monitor is compiled by the Fraser of A
The cost of doing business crisis remains the overriding concern for Scottish firms according to the latest Addleshaw Goddard Scottish Business Monitor report, which showed a glimmer of hope with overall business sentiment returning to positive territory after slipping into the red last year. Produc
Addleshaw Goddard has announced partner Alan Shanks as its new head of Scotland. Mr Shanks, who currently heads the firm's finance & projects team north of the border with a focus on the transactions in the energy sector, takes over leadership of Addleshaw Goddard's Scottish operations from fell
Business sentiment in Scotland has entered negative territory for the first time since the end of 2020 according to the latest Addleshaw Goddard Scottish Business Monitor report, with 70% of businesses expecting growth in the Scottish economy to be weak or very weak over the coming year. The report,
Scotland's businesses can compete in the global technology race, so long their ambition is matched with the support required to create a truly 'digital nation'. That is among the findings of the new Tech Report Scotland 2022 by Addleshaw Goddard, in association with the University of Strathclyde's F
Addleshaw Goddard has unveiled the 13 tech businesses chosen for this year's AG Elevate mentoring scheme. From creating a safe metaverse space for children to building industrial scale vertical farming solutions, the high-growth potential businesses selected span the tech economy.
Businesses in Scotland were seeing some glimmers of hope in the second quarter 2022, according to the latest Addleshaw Goddard Scottish Business Monitor report, but while overall sentiment remains positive its level has fallen amid challenging conditions. The report, which surveyed 400 firms in July
Law firm Addleshaw Goddard has doubled turnover in Scotland in the five years since the merger which established its presence in the country. The firm is on course to record a fifth consecutive year of double-digit percentage income growth in Scotland since it merged with HBJ on 1 June 2017. Compare
An Edinburgh-based team from CMS has advised Aviva Investors on a refinancing of 12 NHS primary health and integrated care centres across the Kingston upon Hull area. Built as part of the NHS LIFT (Local Improvement Finance Trust) Programme, Hull Citycare Limited’s portfolio of healthcare proj
International law firm Addleshaw Goddard has launched its search for the best high-growth tech businesses to join its 5th AG Elevate programme – an accelerator for those looking to become the next tech unicorn. AG Elevate is a fast-track 10-month programme designed to advance tech businesses i
A £30 million transformation programme has been unveiled by Bruntwood SciTech after it acquired the ‘People Make Glasgow’ building from Osborne+Co for £16.2m.
FOAI & Addleshaw Goddard: Scottish firms positive about business volume but feel the pressure of rising inflation
Scottish businesses have positive expectations for activity levels, employment and turnover according to the latest Addleshaw Goddard Scottish Business Monitor report, but also report that inflationary pressure and supply chain issues pose challenges in the year ahead. The report, which surveyed 500