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  • High Street misery but help on way.

    High Street misery but help on way.

    Monday 17th April 2017

    With the depressing news that a total of 366 stores closed across Scotland in 2016, last week was not a positive one for our businesses.

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  • Strapped in for the Brexit Rollercoaster.

    Strapped in for the Brexit Rollercoaster.

    Monday 10th April 2017

    Looking back over the past year, Scottish business has been on a bit of a roller-coaster bobbing up and down throughout the year – and we could really do with a more predictable ride amid sustained Brexit and indyref2 uncertainty.

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  • Raise a Glass to food and drink boom

    Raise a Glass to food and drink boom

    Monday 27th March 2017

    I have always championed the food and drink industry in Scotland. It’s incredibly instrumental in growing the country’s profile around the world, and supports businesses, communities and families along the way.  

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  • Did you call into work on National Sickie Day? It could be time for a new career

    Did you call into work on National Sickie Day? It could be time for a new career

    Monday 13th February 2017

    Were you off sick last week? Did your young apprentice fail to show for work?If the answer’s yes then chances are you weren’t alone.

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  • Festival Boost is Music to my Ears….

    Festival Boost is Music to my Ears….

    Monday 6th February 2017

    Festival Boost is Music to my Ears….

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  • Nicola Sturgeon needs trade deals to add up.

    Nicola Sturgeon needs trade deals to add up.

    Monday 30th January 2017

    As the Government publishes the 137-word Brexit Bill that will give Theresa May the power to trigger Article 50, the spotlight has been shone on Scotland’s UK and international export market.

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  • It’s time to end Brexit division and make a success of it

    It’s time to end Brexit division and make a success of it

    Monday 16th January 2017

    NATIONAL economies live and die by the strength and proliferation of their start-ups and Scotland is no different.

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  • Gyms cash in as we lose the pounds.

    Gyms cash in as we lose the pounds.

    Monday 9th January 2017

    Perhaps you’ve been inspired to get back in the saddle after last week’s record-breaking cycle from 105-year-old Robert Marchand, or maybe Andy Murray’s knighthood in the New Year’s Honours list has reawakened your on-court aspirations.

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  • Tech a step into a brave new world.

    Tech a step into a brave new world.

    Monday 2nd January 2017

    From the twin shocks of Brexit and Trump, to a world that seemed to lurch ever more punch-drunk from one terror attack to the next, and amidst it all, a Scot again reigning supreme at Wimbledon, last year was as tumultuous as it was occasionally tremendous.

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  • High Hopes despite the bumpy road.

    High Hopes despite the bumpy road.

    Tuesday 27th December 2016

    In my first column of 2016, I discussed the uncertainties that lay ahead of us this year, namely in the world of politics.

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