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Annand Joins Inveralmond Brewery for Business Development Role

Inveralmond Brewery, one of Scotland’s leading independent craft-beer breweries, has today announced that Stephen Annand has joined the brewery team to head up its latest drive for growth, with a specific remit to support Inveralmond’s commercial development in the UK on-trade environment. Formerly head of on-trade sales for Magners GB, Stephen brings his wealth of industry experience to the role with major FMCG brands including Tennent Caledonian Breweries, AB-Inbev and Anheuser-Busch. Managing Director Fergus Clark is excited about his appointment

Holiday Sickness Ruling May Leave Employers Feeling Under the Weather

Schools may have gone back, but the October holidays come round quickly and employers may be counting the cost of a recent tribunal decision that now permits holiday entitlement to be carried over for up to 18 months if it has been unused due to sickness absence.  It follows the decision by an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Plumb v Duncan Print Group Limited , which has confirmed also that an employee doesn’t have to prove they were unable to take the holiday

Local Coach Operator Selected to Assist with Expansion of Enchanted Forest Event

The Enchanted Forest, Perthshire’s multi-award winning sound and light show, has awarded a contract to Perthshire based Earnside Coaches to bolster the transportation needs of the 55,000 visitors expected to visit the forest this Autumn. The existing transport contract, which will continue to be led by Pitlochry firm Yules Coaches, was literally using all the available buses in the fleet, prompting organisers to look further afield to assist with the needs created by an extension of dates and to ease

Keepsafe to sponsor The Courier Business Awards

Tayside’s longest established self-storage company, Keepsafe Storage Centres, has picked up the final remaining sponsorship categories of The Courier Business Awards, tipping their good name to the Local Matters Awards for Dundee and Perthshire. The Local Matters category serves to recognise those businesses thriving in their own local area, awarding a stand-out company from each of the Courier Country areas: Angus, Dundee, Fife, and Perthshire. With more than 30 years in the business, and company to introduce self-storage in Tayside,

Perthshire hotel becomes latest to achieve prestigious WorldHost status

The Angus Hotel has become the latest Perthshire business to be awarded WorldHost Recognised Business Status, a globally recognised customer service training programme. The training scheme is being supported by Perth & Kinross Council who are working with Skills Development Scotland to offer funding to local SME businesses in the tourism and hospitality sector who wish to join an elite group of organisations who are recognised for practicing exceptional customer service. WorldHost is a world-class customer service training programme that

Mitsubishi Continues to Drive Support for European Eventing Championship

Mitsubishi Motors UK is the official vehicle supplier for the Longines FEI European Eventing Championship 2015 at Blair Castle.  The company which has a history of supporting the sport of eventing has a long relationship with the Blair Castle International Horse Trials and the Bruadar Country Fair.   2015 is a very special year at Blair Castle as it is the first time a senior European Eventing Championship has been held in Scotland. Toby Marshall, Sales & Marketing Director of Mitsubishi

Test Town Perth 2015 Business Opportunities

Are you, or do you know of any entrepreneurs who might be interested in running their own pop up shop? Perth & Kinross Council is running an innovative project to help people to run their own business. TestTown Perth will create pop-up shop opportunities and street events in the town centre. Perth has a population of 47,000. It is Scotland’s newest city but due to its size and layout it is easily walkable and accessible. Perth is easily accessible from across Scotland

Grouse Seeks Public Votes for Distillery Visitor Experience of the Year

Members of the public are being asked to back Perthshire’s most visited whisky distillery, The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery in Crieff, in its bid to become this year’s Scottish Field’s Whisky Distillery Visitor Experience of the Year. One of seventeen distilleries in Scotland to be listed for the title, the winners are decided solely by a public vote and Scotland’s oldest and most visited distillery is hoping that its tens of thousands of visitors every year will give

Six Promotions at Miller Hendry

Miller Hendry have announced that six members of the legal team have been promoted within the firm. Aileen Scott has been promoted to Associate in Miller Hendry’s Private Client Department. Formerly a Senior Solicitor with the firm, Aileen deals with the administration of executries, estate and inheritance tax planning, guardianships, wills and powers of attorney and has many years of experience in this area. Also within Miller Hendry’s Private Client department, the firm have announced the promotions of Mhairi Cage

Tayside solicitors highlight the potential downside of ‘tweeting’ for local businesses

Following a high profile court case for Diageo’s Guinness ® UK brand, Tayside legal firm, Miller Hendry are advising businesses to ensure they are not breaching advertising regulations when they update their social media feeds. This reminder comes following the news that Diageo’s Guinness® UK brand has been cleared by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of implying that alcohol could improve a person’s week, after a tweet on the brand’s social media account was branded “irresponsible”. Alcohol Concern filed a

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