News archive from 12 March 2013, page 2

JCB in £40m Brazilian order for classic digger

JCB in £40m Brazilian order for classic digger

CONSTRUCTION giant JCB has secured a £40 million order from the Brazilian government for more than 1,000 of its world-renowned diggers. The contract will be handled at JCB’s new factory in Sao Paulo but will also bring benefits to its transmissions...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 

Vital service is rolling on despite cuts

From: J D Carr, Miller Hill, Denby Dale, Huddersfield. THE Dales & Bowland Community Interest Company (D&B) has done an excellent job to maintain the Sunday and Bank Holiday Dalesbus network that, against all the odds, has continued to grow...

 

Sainsbury’s Bank hires Steve Burke as COO

SAINSBURY'S Bank, the joint venture between the retailer and Lloyds Banking Group, has hired Steve Burke as chief operating officer (COO). He has most recently been executive director and COO at Diligenta, a business process outsourcing company...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 

Criminal record check upgraded

From: Karen Leech, Communications Manager, Disclosure and Barring Service, Darlington. FURTHER to the article by Neil McNicholas (Yorkshire Post, March 5), the Disclosure and Barring Service, will, this year, introduce a new and additional service –...

 

Inverarity Morton beefs up sales teams across UK

A DRINKS wholesaler owned by industry veteran Sandy Bulloch is beefing up its sales teams on both sides of the Border. Glasgow-based Inverarity Morton has named Jane Campbell as its area sales manager for the Central Belt, while Jamie Grey has been...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 

A donor saved my life thanks to brave family

From: John Dawson, Burton Leonard, Harrogate. I READ the letter from Diana Priestley with a mixture of shock and sadness at her lack of understanding regarding transplants (Yorkshire Post, March 2). I had a heart transplant six years ago and although...

 

Lactalis McLelland in Stranraer job cut plans

Lactalis McLelland, owner of the Seriously Strong cheddar brand, is considering cuts to its workforce in Stranraer. Up to 17 staff are said to be facing redundancy as the firm comes under pressure to trim its costs amid fierce price competition among...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
UK housing market shows sales lift, says Rics

UK housing market shows sales lift, says Rics

UK house sales hit their highest level in more than two-and-a-half years in February, but the figures do not signal a housing boom, surveyors say. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) said nearly 17 homes were sold per surveyor in the...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 

Passenger numbers fall at three Scottish airports

PASSENGER numbers at Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports all fell in February, according to figures released yesterday. Edinburgh airport suffered the biggest drop, 7.8 per cent on the previous year even when taking into account the extra day in...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 

Prince's Trust: Poor IT skills hurt youth job chances

A lack of computer skills could be damaging the career chances of young people, a charity has warned. More than one in 10 young people do not think their computer skills are good enough to use in the job they want, the Prince's Trust said. The...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 

Hastings new Inverness Airport Business Park chairman

DAVID Hastings, chief executive of Strathleven Regeneration Company, has been named the new chairman of Inverness Airport Business Park (IABP) as it seeks out occupiers for its 250 hectares of development land. Hastings, who remains in his post at...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
'Thousands of jobs created' to deal with PPI mis-selling

'Thousands of jobs created' to deal with PPI mis-selling

At least 20,000 jobs have been created to deal with claims over mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI), employment group Manpower has said. These were jobs created by big banks, it said, and did not take into account those created by companies...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 
China's artist Ai Weiwei to release heavy metal album

China's artist Ai Weiwei to release heavy metal album

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has announced plans to release a debut album influenced by heavy metal music. The recording will have nine tracks, some of which the artist describes as "more punkish" and some as "more pop"....

BBC, 00:10 in Art & Culture
 
National Museum of Scotland is top ten UK attraction

National Museum of Scotland is top ten UK attraction

THE National Museum of Scotland has claimed Scotland's first place in the top ten of the UK's visitor attraction league table following its multi-million-pound revamp. Almost 1.9 million visitors flocked to the flagship Edinburgh attraction in 2012 –...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Hot News
 
Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce jailed for 8 months

Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce jailed for 8 months

DISGRACED ex-MP Chris Huhne and his former wife Vicky Pryce have spent their first night in prison, after being jailed for perverting the course of justice. Huhne, the former energy secretary, and his economist ex-wife were each sentenced to eight...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Hot News
 


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