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Berwickshire hotel on sale after second wave of disease disaster


The Carfraemill hotel is now on the market for £795000. The well-known Borders venue, situated just off the A68 in Berwickshire, came to fame when Jim Sutherland became the first person to be prosecuted for serving beef on the bone in the wake of the BSE crisis in 1997. The case was thrown out in […]

Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc to be transformed


The Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc stopped producing tyres at its factory in Dundee with the start of the COVID19 pandemic lockdown in March. Now, the intention is to redevelop the facility, which is a 65,000 sq m factory on a 32-hectare site. The premises will include an innovation campus, a skills academy, business support, green […]

Construction awarded in Renfrewshire


Morrison Construction, a firm which is part of the Galliford Try Group, was been awarded the contract to build the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS). The £42 million contract will create the new Institute at the heart of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland in Renfrewshire. Morrison Construction hopes to achieve a BREEAM ‘outstanding’ rating […]

Minimise virus spreading during fire roll call thanks to our app


This is a short guide on how our Time and Attendance and Fire Roll Call products can help you keep your staff safe and healthy as the UK begins to ease out of the pandemic lockdown. If you are an existing customer who wants to make your site safe, our dedicated Sales Consultants can offer […]

Forbidding infected clockings


All UK employees should be following a policy of self-isolation if they have a fever and/or a new dry cough. However, this is a self-certified process, and many employers might be anxious that their employees are not following the full 7-day isolation period – and this period can be greatly expanded if the virus spreads through a […]

Helios IP Force IP intercom


During this COVID-19 pandemic, businesses from all industries, from schools to GPs to the more traditional factories and high-security buildings are finding a need for intercom technology, to make sure that only essential staff are entering and leaving. (See the government’s COVID-19 ‘social distancing’ guidelines here.) The Helios IP Force IP intercom allows for easy and […]

Keep business alive through the pandemic


MadeBrave, a creative branding agency from Glasgow, has taken an unusual approach to the problem of combating coronavirus while still keeping themselves commercially afloat. The leader, Andrew Dobbie, was aware of the potentially business-ending impact of all of his team being off work for the 14-day quarantine period now required if a member of a […]

New Edinburgh flexible workspace


Clockwise, a provider of flexible workspaces, will open their second Scottish premises in a Leith warehouse. Its first Scottish workspace was the refurbished Savoy Tower in Glasgow. The new building, which will be named Clockwise Commercial Quay, is intended to act as a hub for Edinburgh start-ups and SMEs, giving them a base to work from. […]

London managed pubs worse than elsewhere


According to the Coffer Peach Business Tracker, managed pubs outside of London have seen an increase of 2.3% in like-for-like sales in January compared to January 2018, as opposed to London with just 0.7%. Restaurants outside of London did the best, with a 2.5 increase. Trevor Watson, executive director at Davis Coffer Lyons said: “To […]

Premier Inn expansion plans


Well-known hotel operator Premier Inn plans to open five new hotels in Scotland this year (2020.) This is part of its £70 million expansion plans for the UK as a whole, for 37 hotels this year and 4,000 rooms in total. These new sites include a 60-bed hotel in Aviemore, an 85-bed hotel in Thurso […]