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Peter Muir, head of rating with Colliers International in Scotland

Holyrood must act on rates consultation

Valuations are out of date and Scotland is in danger of losing out to rest of UK on business investment warns commercial ratepayers group THE...

Should you protect your brand identity?

by Ross Nicol BUSINESS names, logos and other branding devices for goods and services can be valuable assets that are wise to protect. A European...

Getting the message right on food labels

Food labelling rules are changing across Europe, and in Scotland strict new regulations are already partly in force – with the possibility of a...
Alan Delaney, Maclay Murray & Spens

Westminster plays the shame game

Some big names, including one major high street fashion retailer, were among the latest companies “named and shamed” for failing to pay the national...
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Public says government should help small firms

MOST British citizens want policy to promote ethical practices among big businesses to be prioritised by the next government. They also say the next...
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HR firm questions need for tribunal insurance

HUMAN resources adviser HR4UK has repeated its claim that small retailers may find themselves paying for legal fees insurance that is largely worthless if...
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HR firm says retailers milked on insurance

Human resources advisor claims store operators and other companies are paying for employment tribunal cover that they probably don’t need. THOUSANDS of small retailers...
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Compliance costs and how to tame them

After its member survey showed the average small and medium-sized employer saw, in 2014, an above-inflationary rise of £713 in annual compliance costs, the...
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Collaboration will do nicely, thank you

American Express-commissioned survey finds small businesses working together locally can add £30,000 to annual sales and save on costs INDEPENDENT retailers and small merchants that...
Morrisons

More grocers say small is beautiful

SIGNIFICANT changes in the food and drink retailing scene, including the rise of discounters, and the disruptive effect that has had on the once...

Business sales back on the front foot?

Agent sees deals up in October after strong summer ECONOMICS experts differ about how strong the economy currently is but one specialist retail and hospitality...
Jane Green

Time to talk with a degree of protection

Until recently ‘having a chat’ with an employee about their future employment could prove costly. Since the summer, however, things have changed. But even...
McColls

Martin McColl chain in name change

MARTIN McColl Retail Group Ltd has changed its name to reflect the evolution of its business. The corporate name becomes McColl’s Retail Group Ltd. Its...
Taking care of cyber business

Taking care of cyber business – Interns assess security

A team of Scottish Business Resilience Centre computer security experts is now busy checking out computers at a series of small businesses after the...
Nevis Bakery, now baking for home and overseas markets.

Climbing worldwide – Nevis Bakery on the rise

RUNNING a food manufacturing business might sometimes feel like having a metaphorical mountain to climb. But if the team at the Nevis Bakery ever...

CJ Lang takes two more – Carnoustie stores aquired

SPAR wholesaler and retailer CJ Lang has bought two Spar stores and post offices in Carnoustie from independent retailer and former Scottish Grocers’ Federation...