Launched on the 7th November and due to end on Monday 28th November, Miconex’s Win Your Dream Christmas competition is offering one winner £1000 of Town & City Gift Cards. In Miconex research, over 90% of people said they’re keen to support local businesses this Christmas. Awards have been rolling in for Miconex and its economy boosting gift card initiative in 2022. Colin Munro is the managing director of Miconex and said: “Our Win Your Dream Christmas campaign links into a number of gift card sector trends, and findings from our 2022 research. “The main reason I choose gift cards for others is the worry about getting the right gift for them.
The investment follows the return of travel demand to 2019 levels, the travel firm say the time was right to reinvest in a new dynamic space while maintaining its Glasgow roots. Following the continued success, Barrhead Travel also recently announced a modern apprenticeship drive which will see over 50 new apprenticeship roles created across its business. Those favouring crisp city breaks this year are choosing New York, Paris and Krakow, according to Barrhead Travel. On the new office, Jacqueline Dobson, President of Barrhead Travel, said:“The new office opening and the renewed demand for the expertise of a travel agent marks the start of an exciting new chapter for Barrhead Travel as the industry moves away from the challenges of the pandemic. “Holidaymakers are seeking best value – which is why all-inclusive and cruise are in high demand for last-minute getaways.1 month ago Scottish Business News
He is a highly respected part of the Western Australian defence circuit and is a consistent advocate for the concept of maritime pre-positioning. We discussed his experiences, his views of maritime pre-positioning and how that might help Australia’s national security interests. The benefits of the maritime pre-positioned fleet went well beyond cost considerations. A multilateral pre-positioned fleet could be a useful tool in the efforts to maintain order in open seas or in preparation for a worst-case scenario conflict. Maritime pre-positioning is not a complete soft deterrent solution, but it must be an informed part of any strategic discussion.1 month ago Business News
Ling Deng: Written pleadings – the importance of clarityLing DengAs a court practitioner, you sometimes get the impression that the manner in which you express your client’s case in writing doesn’t matter as much as it used to, writes Ling Deng. The case was originally raised as one for damages for breach of a joint venture agreement. The pursuer’s pleadings were brief but that, in itself, wasn’t an issue, despite criticisms about the brevity of their pleadings having been made by the defender. In relation to the contract case, Lord Braid accepted that the pursuer’s case was reasonably clear. Far from pleading a misrepresentation, the pursuer’s pleadings had the opposite effect.1 month ago Scottish Legal News
Sadly, however, it doesn’t appear the state government has the desire to bring golf’s big disruptor, LIV Golf, to Western Australia. Australia’s Cam Smith reportedly pocketed $140 million just for joining the LIV Golf tour. Norman is on the record as having stated that LIV Golf tournaments would be held in Australia. South Australia, which booked a $1.7 billion operating loss in FY22, is lobbying hard for a LIV tournament. But, purely based on the sport and the international exposure it will bring, surely a LIV Golf tournament in Perth would be worth chasing?1 month ago Business News
The local share market has snapped its four-day winning streak, with the mining sector suffering its worst losses in a month after a Brazilian iron ore giant posted lacklustre quarterly earnings figures. The broader All Ordinaries fell 68.8 points to 6873.5, a 0.98 per cent drop. On the ASX, Xero fell 2.8 per cent to $74.63, Nextdc retreated 3.9 per cent and Altium dipped 1.3 per cent. The Australian dollar was buying 64.45 US cents, from 64.98 US cents at Thursday's ASX close. ON THE ASX:* The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index on Friday dropped 59.4 points to 6785.7, a 0.87 per cent rise.1 month ago Business News
Rio's Labor IR warningThe mining industry is worried a wide-ranging overhaul of industrial relations laws will unleash workplace chaos, with Rio Tinto warning it has "serious concerns" about the proposed changes. Page 2: Multimillion-dollar property investment schemes could be subject to tougher oversight after the launch of a surprise inquiry into the managed investment sector. Page 19: Two big Australian miners have been hit by water supply problems in South-East Asia, highlighting the challenges of working in developing nations. Page 18: The mining industry is worried a wide-ranging overhaul of industrial relations laws will unleash workplace chaos, with Rio Tinto warning it has "serious concerns" about the proposed changes. WA’s business conditions and confidence remain robust but small and medium-sized enterprises must be diligent in the face of market challenges, a senior small business bank executive says.1 month ago Business News
Taylor Wimpey preparing to hand over 67 homes to South Lanarkshire CouncilPictured: Taylor Wimpey Scotland managing director David Blair and site manager David Morrison joined by representatives from South Lanarkshire Council at the new developmentTaylor Wimpey West Scotland has confirmed that construction and the handover of 67 affordable homes at Benthall Farm in East Kilbride is nearing completion, with the final few homes almost ready for handover to South Lanarkshire Council. The ‘turn-key’ homes are ready to move into the day that keys are exchanged. Alison Henderson, special projects manager for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, said: “Reaching the completion of 67 affordable homes for South Lanarkshire Council at Benthall Farm marks another milestone on the journey towards creating a diverse community that complements the existing neighbourhoods of East Kilbride. We look forward to confirming our next steps shortly.”On a visit to the development last week, Cllr Joe Fagan, leader of South Lanarkshire Council, said: “I am delighted to see the completion of council housing for rent being delivered by Taylor Wimpey on this site. “We have already successfully delivered a significant number of new housing developments across South Lanarkshire through our new council housing programme which is supported with grant funding from the Scottish Government.1 month ago Scottish Housing News