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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 …

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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.

Stagecoach Christmas jumpers

‘tis the season for Christmas jumpers at Stagecoach

Mark McIntyre blog

Bus passengers on Stagecoach West Scotland’s services could hardly believe their eyes today (13th December) when the bus doors opened to reveal Santa, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer and even a snowman at the wheel. Stagecoach drivers entered the festive spirit by joining in Christmas Jumper Day for the first time as they travelled across the West of Scotland. Stagecoach …

Andrew Rundell receiving award

Fishers driver named Scotland’s Top Road Transport Trainee

Mark McIntyre blog

Andrew Rundell, a Class 2 Driver for commercial laundry, Fishers, has been recognised as Scotland’s Top Road Transport Trainee at the 26th annual Scottish Rewards ceremony. The awards ceremony, run by Transport News, attracted 600 road haulage industry guests and filled the banqueting suite of the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Andrew’s journey is an interesting one, having worked in the army, …

Construction of Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm project to go ahead following financial agreements

Mark McIntyre blog

Construction of the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm is now underway following confirmation from EDF Renewables that financial close for the project has been achieved. Twenty-five (25) financial institutions are lending money to fund the wind farm which will supply enough low carbon electricity for around 375,000 homes*. EDF Renewables is also announcing that leading Irish energy company …