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Edinburgh airport starting daily flights to New York


EDINBURGH AIRPORT will run a daily summer service to New York from next year.   American Airlines will fly between Edinburgh and New York’s JFK airport between May and September.   The service will offer a daily flight departing Edinburgh International Airport with the first flight of the service taking off on 7 May 2015 […]

November 20th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Ofcom report shows Edinburgh smartphone users enjoy the fastest mobile download speeds


Ofcom’s latest report into customers’ broadband experience has found Edinburgh users enjoy the fastest download speeds.   The report researched the performance of 4G and 3G smartphones across the four main mobile operators – EE, O2, Three and Vodafone – in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Manchester.   The report measured four broadband parameters such […]

November 13th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Edinburgh Airport reports strong growth over past 6 months


Edinburgh Airport has reported a growth in passenger numbers this year with over 6 million during the last 6 months.   A total of 6,004,557 people travelled through Scotland’s busiest airport between May and the end of October, 140,000 more than the same period last year.   The international airport’s success is a result of […]

November 11th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Hairdresser holds natural beauty photoshoot

Models Lesley, Susan, Pauline, Kerry, Stephanie,  and Donna posing with the No Filter hastag

A HAIRDRESSER has persuaded six pals to pose in their underwear in a bid to challenge fashion industry stereotypes. Emma Diamond, who stripped off herself, wanted to show photographs of normal women’s bodies without any of the enhancement common in the fashion business. The 24-year-old from Paisley got her brave friends to hold up messages […]

November 7th, 2014 | Posted in Business,Health,News,Top Stories | Read More »

Ofcom plan auction to help meet the UK’s growing demand for mobile broadband services


  Ofcom plans to auction off valuable spectrum to help meet the UK’s demand for mobile broadband services.   The communications regulators announcement will be particularly important to the mobile phone industry, which relies on spectrum to offer internet services to consumers’ smartphones and tablets.   Potential bidders are being invited to comment on proposals […]

November 7th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

New research reveals £1.23 billion growth potential for Scotland’s economy

Coppadom: Curry house in police box has managed to korma the market.

A major new research project has revealed how family businesses and small and medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Scotland have the potential to boost the country’s annual economy by up to £1.23 billion.   The study, involving universities, government bodies, businesses and professional advisers, suggests that more focus needs to be placed on successful family business […]

November 5th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Landmark ruling for workers leaves some business angered


A ground-breaking Employment Appeal Tribunal case could mean workers’ holiday pay will include overtime.   The ruling means some people working overtime could claim for additional holiday pay. The current set up means only basic pay counts when holiday pay is calculated.   Workers will also be able to make backdated claims for a limited […]

November 4th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Plan to save Glasgow Prestwick Airport revealed


THE DOCUMENT setting out a long-term strategic vision to save Glasgow Prestwick Airport has been published today and the airport’s chief executive’s vision includes space travel.   The report outlines plans to up passenger numbers, increase freight and space-related flight testing.   The airport was taken into public ownership last year and was shortlisted in […]

October 31st, 2014 | Posted in Business,Uncategorized | Read More »

Leading Scottish beer gets ready to branch out

Black T 1

TENNENT’S are about to unveil a new drink as they look to build a new range of lagers.   The new larger will be called Black T and will join a growing family of Tennent’s products which the company hopes will give drinkers greater choice.   The 4.7% ABV premium bottled larger is made with […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Business leaders believe urgent action is necessary to protect Scotland’s natural environment

River Forth Sunset

More than three quarters of Scottish business leaders believe urgent action is necessary to protect and enhance Scotland’s natural environment because of its importance to capital and business.   A recent survey of over 500 Scottish business leaders found that 78% supported measures to protect natural capital which includes forests, rivers, land, minerals, oceans and other natural […]

October 29th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Glasgow’s commercial property market sees sharp growth

JLL acquired the largest commercial property transaction of the third quarter of the year.

DEMAND for commercial office space in Glasgow has seen a sharp increase according to the latest research. Transactions for office space in Glasgow city centre  have more than doubled compared to the same period last year. Research conducted by real estate and investment management  firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) found that 220,000 sq. ft of office […]

October 15th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Scottish PR Agency Enjoys Success at UK Awards Ceremony

The team at Holyrood Partnership enjoyed a successful night

SCOTTISH PR AGENCY scoops multiple gold and silver awards at top UK PR award ceremony.   Holyrood Partnership bagged five awards at the PR industry’s version of the Oscars in Edinburgh last night.   The Edinburgh based PR company was nominated seven times in the Pride Scotland Awards.   The team of ten scooped a […]

October 10th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Fans booked B&B near new home of T in Park before 2014 event started

MUSIC lovers booked up accommodation near the new home of T in the Park before the first note of the 2014 festival was played. Some B&Bs near Strathallan, Perthshire, are already sold out for the weekend in July 2015. After 18 years at Balado, festival organisers announced they were moving because of safety concerns over […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Business,Community,In Brief,News,Scottish News | Read More »

Scottish Business Resilience Centre warn businesses to step up their cyber security


FOUR out of five Scottish businesses have had online security breaches so far this year, new figures show. A report from the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) found 81% of large organisations and 60% of small businesses in the UK have fallen victim to hackers. And experts from the Cyber Security Consultant at SBRC warned […]

July 10th, 2014 | Posted in Business,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Direct Savings to give staff Referendum day off

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A SCOTTISH company is giving its staff the day off on September 18 to vote in the independence referendum. Direct Savings, an energy efficiency company based in Bathgate, West Lothian, is believed to be the first business in the country to make the move. All 55 staff have been given a holiday to encourage them […]

July 1st, 2014 | Posted in Business,In the Scottish Press,Local News,News,Politics,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World,Uncategorized | Read More »

A FORMER nurse has praised staff and management for improvements to a care home criticised by health watchdogs


A FORMER nurse has praised staff and management for improvements to a care home criticised by health watchdogs. The Care Inspectorate had previously criticised the home for its quality of services. The daughter of a current resident at the Pentland Hill Care Home, in Edinburgh said she is relieved by the transformation at the home. […]

April 11th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

RARE amphibians are to be given their own road underpass in North Lanarkshire

RARE amphibians are to be given their own road underpass in North Lanarkshire to ensure that they can continue to breed safely. The move comes after ecology experts raised fears that the creatures, including the protected great crested newt, could be at risk from traffic as they moved to near by ponds to mate. The […]

April 11th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

A SCOTS courier company have cut their mileage by 250,000 miles a year

A SCOTS courier company have cut their mileage by 250,000 miles a year in a bid to become more eco-friendly. Eagle Couriers, who are based in Bathgate, West Lothian,  are also set to hit a series of other targets by annually recycling 650 used tyres, 1100 pallets and 1500 litres of oil -all of which […]

March 17th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Scotland’s first Indian restaurant are looking to hunt down original customers


An appeal has been launched for Scotland’s curry-loving pioneers to help celebrate a keynote anniversary at one of the country’s best know Indian restaurants.   Khushi’s – famed as the first Indian restaurant in Scotland when it was launched in 1947 – is looking to track down original customers from the time of its opening to […]

February 19th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

‘Package for Nicole Kidman’ – Courier firm reveals 10 strangest deliveries


A GIANT model giraffe, rugby’s Heineken Cup and a cat who travelled nearly 500 miles are among a top courier firm’s strangest deliveries. Eagle Couriers, which celebrates 25 years of operating in Glasgow this month, also helped save a bride’s wedding day by delivering a vital part of her dress on time. The firm has […]

January 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Business,Top Stories | Read More »

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