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IP firm Cloch fails in bid to trade mark the word loch
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 06:25:00 +0200
A GLAGOW law firm that specialises in intellectual property has failed in its bid both to trade mark the word loch and to stop another business registering nine individual marks containing the word.
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Surprise weakness of inflation data stirs debate over interest-rate rise
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 06:16:13 +0200
THE Institute of Directors declared yesterday that a rise in UK interest rates next month was “not set in stone”, after annual UK inflation defied economists’ predictions of an increase by staying stuck at 2.4 per cent in June.
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IT jobs boost for Gourock as US firm arrives
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 06:12:51 +0200
A SEATTLE-BASED IT consultancy has chosen a business centre in Gourock for its first UK outpost, boosting efforts to bring jobs to the Inverclyde area.
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New hub for digital and entrepreneurship activity to open in Aberdeen next spring
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 06:11:28 +0200
A REGIONAL hub for digital and entrepreneurship activity is being developed in Aberdeen by private-sector economic development body Opportunity North East (ONE) in a collaboration with digital tech incubator CodeBase.
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Shop struggles lead demand for retail space to tumble
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 06:11:21 +0200
THE pressure faced by the retail industry from factors such as rising costs and the growth of internet shopping has been underlined by a major survey, which reveals that demand for retail space tumbled in the second quarter of the year.
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Losses widen at luxury fashion brand and raincoat manufacturer Mackintosh
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 06:08:21 +0200
LUXURY fashion brand Mackintosh – maker of the traditional Scottish raincoat – saw pre-tax losses widen to nearly £1.3 million as it continued to invest in its e-commerce and wholesale operations.
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Life sciences firm Omega Diagnostics secures distribution deals for its HIV test product three African countries
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 06:05:01 +0200
SCOTTISH life sciences company Omega Diagnostics has signed new distribution deals for an HIV test product in three African countries.
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New initiative to transform oil and gas developments in marginal discoveries in UKCS
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 06:04:22 +0200
ABERDEEN’S Oil & Gas Technology Centre predicts that its new industry-backed “Facility of the Future” initiative could halve the cost the cost of developing and operating an oil and gas facility and help unlock more than 3.5 billion barrels of reserves...
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Tourism hit by hiring woes as migration falls
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 01:01:33 +0200
SCOTLAND’S tourism sector is encountering “particular challenges” in recruiting staff, a key survey shows, with a falling number of migrants coming to the UK to work cited as a possible reason.
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Sterling under pressure after inflation stalls
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:49:04 +0200
STERLING came under pressure again on Wednesday after official figures showed inflation unexpectedly stalled in June.
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easyJet raises profit outlook
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:52:16 +0200
EasyJet has upped its full-year profit outlook to between £550 million and £590 million thanks to strong demand from passengers, despite seeing 2,606 flights cancelled due to strike action and weather.
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Farmers must get the best from their grass
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:06:04 +0200
FARMERS around Scotland have been focusing on the technical aspects of managing grazing to maintain grass quality throughout the season.
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Prime heifers sell to top of £1391.50 per head at Ayr
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:08:20 +0200
Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 12 prime heifers at Ayr yesterday to a top of £1391.50 per head and 237p per kg to average £1192.63 and 221.4p, while a prime bullock fetched £1264.45 or 209p and a prime bull made £1231.95 or 191p.
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Join The Herald’s Family Business Breakfast event
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 12:50:33 +0200
DO you run a family business or are you part of a family business? The Herald is hosting a Family Business Breakfast to discuss and debate topical issues ahead of the Scottish Family Business Awards in December.
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Law Society president sets out her stall for the year ahead
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 06:18:00 +0200
IT IS no surprise that Alison Atack wants to make finding ways to promote diversity and inclusion one of the key focuses of her year-long tenure as president of the Law Society of Scotland, given her own experiences as a solicitor.
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Brexit uncertainty could lead to Rolls-Royce stockpiling parts
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 06:11:33 +0200
ROLLS-ROYCE has warned that uncertainty around Brexit means it could have to start stockpiling parts.
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Glasgow retail marketing specialist renews contract with shopping centres
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 06:05:41 +0200
RETAIL marketing specialist SpaceandPeople, which rents out space in shopping centres for marketing and promotions, has renewed its exclusive contract with M&G Real Estate for five years.
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Robertson on track to hike turnover by 25%
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 06:05:04 +0200
ROBERTSON Group has declared it lifted turnover by in excess of 25 per cent as it worked on a string of high-profile construction contracts in the year to the end of March.
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Scottish food and drink firms issue Brexit skills warning
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 06:04:11 +0200
ONE of Scotland’s leading food producers has warned that the food and drink industry will suffer if access to skilled labour is adversely impacted by Brexit.
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Gio Benedetti’s Green Cross Training secures Coca-Cola deal
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 06:03:34 +0200
SERIAL entrepreneur Gio Benedetti’s Green Cross Training has secured a deal to deliver first aid and health and safety courses to Coca-Cola employees across the UK, including the soft drinks company’s site in East Kilbride, writes Karen Peattie.
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FirstGroup boss faces investor rebellion at AGM
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 06:00:00 +0200
SHAREHOLDERS in FirstGroup staged a rebellion over the re-election of executive chairman Wolfart Hauser as a director at the company’s annual meeting in Aberdeen yesterday
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World Cup football and sunshine bring relief for Scottish retailers but challenges flagged
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 05:00:00 +0200
SCOTTISH retail sales rose at the sharpest year-on-year pace since early 2014 in June, exceeding the UK-wide rate of increase for the first time since summer 2013, as glorious weather and World Cup football boosted spending.
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Analysis: Fleeting retail relief as Scots weather almost as glorious as Croatia's football
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 05:00:00 +0200
WITH the weather in Scotland almost as glorious as the footballing style of the Croatian national team at a fascinating World Cup, we should not be surprised retailers enjoyed buoyant trading in June.
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Pound knocked over Brexit fears despite solid employment data
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 19:50:05 +0200
THE pound was knocked amid fresh political turmoil on Tuesday as Theresa May attempted to avoid defeat on key Brexit legislation.
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Prime lambs sell to a top of £98 at Ayr
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:06:44 +0200
Wallets Marts sold five store heifers in Castle Douglas yesterday to a top of £840 per head and 202.9p per kg to average £645 and 190p, while 39 store bullocks peaked at £1040 and 223p to level at £858 and 194.7p.
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