Business Scotland

Douglas Fraser brings you the stories and issues making the news in business - from Scotland, the UK, and around the world. Regular interviews with the country's leading chief executives and in-depth reports on the stories of the week.

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Business Scotland - Races - TX 23/24 May 2015
This week Business Scotland goes to the races. Scotland has five race courses and throughout 2015 more than a hundred race meetings are scheduled across the flat and jump. The most recent economic impact study carried out for Scottish Racing - which does marketing and promotion for the courses - estimated the total direct and indirect spending by racegoers was worth some £67.5m, while the total impact was valued at more than £260m. Gillian Sharpe went to Perth Race Course to study the form.
Dátum: 2015-05-24 Idő: 11:00:00
Business Scotland - BIDS - TX 16/17 May 2015
This week on Business Scotland Gillian Marles travels to Dunblane to see how a Business Improvement District works - a model growing in popularity in Scotland. And she hears about the expectations of Glasgow's city deal - designed to unlock millions of pounds worth of new investment.
Dátum: 2015-05-17 Idő: 11:00:00
This week on Business Scotland, Mike Welch, the entrepreneur behind the Blackcircles tyre firm talks to Douglas Fraser about how it all began. He explains the benefits of doing business in the Borders town of Peebles and the deal which saw Michelin acquire the company for £50m. Also on the programme, with sales of new cars at a record high, Gillian Marles discusses trends with one motor dealer and she hears about how cars will change in the future.
Dátum: 2015-05-09 Idő: 06:40:00
Business Scotland - Bikes TX 2/3 May 2015
This week on Business Scotland Colin Blane checks out the business behind one of the most remarkable inventions of the industrial age .. the humble bicycle. Over the years, cycle sales have been through some ups and downs but for the last decade or so the push-bike has been pushing ahead again. A recent report suggested cycle use in Scotland was up 32 percent since 2003. Colin talks to a number of people who've saddled up to take advantage of the surge in cycling.
Dátum: 2015-05-03 Idő: 11:00:00
On the programme this week Business Scotland looks at the bitter boardroom battle at the Dundee investment house Alliance Trust. It's under attack from Elliott Advisors, a US investor. Elliott says Alliance's chief executive, Katherine Garrett-Cox, has been regularly overpaid for poor financial performance. Alliance has hit back saying it performs well in comparison to its peers and has accused Elliott of short-termism. Business Scotland hears from both sides. The UK Shareholders Association tells the programme of its campaign to get more rights. And it speaks to one of Scotland's most experienced businessman, Lord Smith about his role in the boardroom of some of the country's biggest companies.
Dátum: 2015-04-25 Idő: 06:40:00
18 Apr 15: Sharing Economy
This week on Business Scotland, Gillian Marles reports on the UK's sharing economy. It's worth £9bn globally - with that set to rise to £230bn by 2025. Gillian speaks to the chair of the newly formed trade body for the sharing economy. And she hears from some companies which have sharing at their heart.
Dátum: 2015-04-18 Idő: 06:40:00
Business Scotland - Brands - TX 11/12 April 2015
This week on Business Scotland Gillian Marles takes a look at how to build a business into a brand. It's a way of defining your company and your workers to the outside world. As she finds out, it's just as important for small companies and big ones....
Dátum: 2015-04-12 Idő: 11:00:00
Business Scotland - Pensions - TX 4/5 April 2015
This week on Business Scotland Gillian Marles takes a look at the latest changes in pension rules. The changes are said to have been designed to give savers greater control over their money going into retirement. Gillian talks to a number of experts about various investments available - art, wine, antiques and property - and asks what the risks are.
Dátum: 2015-04-05 Idő: 11:00:00
Business Scotland - Money - TX 28/29 March 2015
This week on Business Scotland Gillian Marles takes a look at the future of money. A few days ago the Clydesdale Bank became the first to produce polymer £5 notes. Gillian asks whether hard cash has a future and takes a look at how the alternatives are working out.
Dátum: 2015-03-29 Idő: 11:00:00
Business Scotland
This week on Business Scotland, Gillian Sharpe brings you a colourful programme. With the signs of spring finally here, she hears about the global flower business and speaks to one importer. She finds out about the Scottish daffodil market and how the crop is very sensitive to the weather. And she learns why catering is a crucial ingredient in the running of the country's garden centre business.
Dátum: 2015-03-21 Idő: 06:40:00