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  • Not here for a beer with the 2m rule

    Not here for a beer with the 2m rule

    Monday 22nd June 2020

    Scotland’s stalled tourism and hospitality industry has been given a provisional date for reopening of 15 July – finally, a glimmer of hope. The long awaited date is conditional on the Scottish Government’s route map for easing lockdown restrictions. All going to plan, phase three...

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  • Businesses must invest in equality

    Businesses must invest in equality

    Monday 15th June 2020

    The death of George Floyd in America has resulted in a huge wave of grief and a fresh outcry for racial justice. Across the globe, people are protesting against institutional racism, calling for reformative change and shouting about the Black Lives Matter movement.

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  • Vital to learn the lessons of lockdown.

    Vital to learn the lessons of lockdown.

    Monday 1st June 2020

    Now eleven weeks into lockdown, the isolation, school and venue closures and the ways we’ve had to adapt our behaviour have impacted our lives in ways we could never have imagined.

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  • Think Bright to Thrive not just survive

    Think Bright to Thrive not just survive

    Monday 25th May 2020

    We proved we’re well and truly a fast food nation recently when drive-throughs started opening again for business.

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  • Next move is shoppings new normal

    Next move is shoppings new normal

    Monday 11th May 2020

    Prior to lockdown, Debenhams was on a shaky nail.

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  • Business and society tech the initiative

    Business and society tech the initiative

    Monday 4th May 2020

    Like myself, I imagine the vast majority of the Scottish public are getting a little square-eyed spending so much time indoors staring at a computer monitor, tablet or television screen. 

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  • Builders in mayday plea for pay day

    Builders in mayday plea for pay day

    Monday 27th April 2020

    The government’s economic response to Coronavirus stepped up a notch last Monday as their Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme went live - allowing businesses across the UK to claim towards staff wages.

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  • Now is the hour to give firm support

    Now is the hour to give firm support

    Monday 20th April 2020

    The effects of the coronavirus pandemic are being felt far and wide. The outbreak and rapid spread of the virus has disrupted life as we know it and dramatically changed the way we live and work.

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  • Cant sugar coat deals in property

    Cant sugar coat deals in property

    Monday 13th April 2020

    I have been an entrepreneur for longer than I care to remember, and I thought I’d seen it all.

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  • An empty feeling for the high street

    An empty feeling for the high street

    Wednesday 8th April 2020

    Looking back through the years, I’ve often touched on the precarious situation our high street finds itself in through this column.

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