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Story Contracting expands Scottish footprint with new Glasgow office

Civil engineering and infrastructure company Story Contracting opens a new office in Glasgow following framework success.

Published 20 June 2019

Morris Leslie to establish business centre and head office at former Famous Grouse building

Perthshire-based plant hire firm Morris Leslie has acquired the former Edrington building to relocate its head office.

Published 20 June 2019

Story Scotland looks to grow estimating team thanks to framework success

After a very successful 12 months and a host of new business wins, Story Scotland is building for the future by expanding its team of estimators.

Published 7 March 2019

Story Scotland welcomes 100th employee

Following a year of record growth and an exceptional start to 2019, Story Scotland has reached a milestone of 100 employees.

Published 1 February 2019

Story Scotland shows commitment to employability in Glasgow

As part of its commitment to help with employability in Scotland, Uddingston-based civil engineering firm Story Scotland is up-skilling local residents in a bid to help them to re-enter the world of employment.

Published 29 January 2019

Perth Airport owners weigh positive options for future

A new study jointly commissioned by the Morris Leslie Group and Perth & Kinross Council’s investment arm Invest in Perth has set out a range of positive alternative futures for Perth Airport.

Published 7 March 2018

Scottish construction bodies seek member views on future of CITB levy

Scottish construction industry bodies are surveying their memberships for views on the future of the Construction Levy administered UK-wide by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

Published 1 September 2017

Mixed use plan at Perth Airport faces construction embargo

Plans to create a new housing and employment development at Perth Airport could be subject to a construction embargo, according to reports.

Published 23 May 2017

Administrators to auction off over 100 Hewden cranes

Administrators of collapsed plant hirer Hewden are to auction off the firm’s large crane fleet after failing to find a buyer for the equipment.

Published 5 January 2017

JCB donates £15,000 prize for Lighthouse Club charity auction

A mini excavator worth more than £15,000 is to be auctioned off to raise funds for a charity which provides welfare and financial support for the construction industry.

Published 28 November 2016

250 jobs to go as A-Plant acquires Hewden assets

Administrators have completed a deal to sell three divisions of crane hire specialist Hewden to UK rental business A-Plant but over 250 employees have been made redundant.

Published 22 November 2016

Hewden ‘nears collapse’ after failure to find investors

Over 1,000 jobs across 32 depots are at risk at crane hire specialist Hewden after negotiations with potential new investors are understood to have stalled.

Published 21 November 2016

JCB to leave CBI ‘over lobby group’s anti-Brexit stance’

Construction equipment manufacturer JCB has resigned as a member of the CBI amid reports that the firm was unhappy with the lobby group's anti-Brexit stance.

Published 11 October 2016

Diamond drilling specialist sees light at end of Glasgow Queen Street tunnel

A Broxburn-based diamond drilling specialist has completed key infrastructural work on Glasgow’s Queen Street Station tunnel upgrade, doing so on budget and ahead of schedule.

Published 4 August 2016

JCB reports fall in sales and profits

Construction machinery manufacturer JCB said it remains optimistic about the future despite reporting a fall in annual sales and profits.

Published 22 July 2016