Maritime Minister visits new port to see progress

Dylan Macdonald Port of Tilbury

Nusrat Ghani MP, Maritime Minister, visited the Port of Tilbury – London’s major port – today for an overview of the Forth Ports Group’s flagship investment – the new 160 acre port terminal, Tilbury2 – alongside the community outreach, employment and re-training programmes to support former armed forces personnel and their families get back-to-work, utilising the Tilbury on the Thames Trust’s high-tech simulator suite.

Fios Genomics team

Strategic Partnership seen as a gamechanger for Edinburgh-based Fios Genomics

Mark McIntyre blog

Edinburgh-based bioinformatics company, Fios Genomics (“Fios”), which helps pharmaceutical and biotech companies to analyse the large amounts of data generated during drug development, has announced a strategic partnership with one of the world’s largest contract research organisations, Charles River Laboratories, (“Charles River”). Through this partnership, Charles River clients worldwide will have access to Fios’s expertise in bioinformatics, statistics and biology …

Macfarlane truck

Macfarlane Group Acquires Business of Armagrip

Mark McIntyre Macfarlane Group

In line with its strategy of building the business through a combination of organic and acquisitive growth, Macfarlane Group PLC, (“Macfarlane”) the UK’s largest distributor of protective packaging, announces the acquisition of the business of Teesside-based Armagrip Limited (“Armagrip”). Armagrip is a well-established protective packaging distribution business that focuses on customers primarily in the industrials sector across the North of …

Kyowa Kirin Announces Marketing Authorisation Application for Istradefylline Validated by European Medicines Agency

Mark McIntyre blog

Tokyo, Japan, January 6th , 2020 — Kyowa Kirin Co., Ltd. (TSE: 4151 President and CEO: Masashi Miyamoto, “Kyowa Kirin”) today announces that its marketing authorisation application (MAA) for istradefylline (KW-6002) as an adjunctive treatment to levodopa-based regimens in adult patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) experiencing “OFF” time, has been validated by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and is now under …

Craigleith Tugboat Christmas

Christmas dinner assured for Craigleith tug crew

Mark McIntyre blog

The crew manning the tug, the Craigleith, on the River Forth on Christmas Day have been assured a traditional festive dinner after the marine team at Forth Ports made a special delivery of their turkey – by pilot boat. A three-strong crew of the Craigleith will be onboard the tug over the festive period moored close to the Braefoot Gas …

Berchtesgardener Landbahn Alpha Trains

APG acquires a 41.1% interest in passenger train and locomotive leasing business Alpha Trains

Mark McIntyre blog

APG has acquired an indirect 41.1% interest in Alpha Trains, the leading passenger train and locomotive leasing company in Continental Europe, from Arcus European Infrastructure Fund 1 (“AEIF1”). Alpha Trains provides rolling stock to train and locomotive operators under operating and finance leases, which provides train operators with the flexibility to respond dynamically and commercially to opportunities presented in the …

Iain Mackay & Alastair Hogg

Board of Reactec strengthened by appointment of digital leader and international growth experts

Mark McIntyre blog

Reactec – the award-winning UK market leader in the provision of smart monitoring devices and data analytics of Hand Arm Vibration (HAV*) risk, has appointed Iain Mackay and Alastair Hogg to the Board as a Non-Executive Directors. Both Iain and Alastair are accomplished business leaders and experts in managing the challenges facing businesses in a technology driven market. Iain Mackay …

Archangels Sells Critiqom Stake into Company Sale

Dylan Macdonald Uncategorized

Scotland’s leading business angel investment group, Archangels, has sold its 25% shareholding in Bellshill-headquartered document outsourcing specialist, Critiqom, as part of the sale of the business to Opus Trust Communications.