Profit up 159% at J&B Recycling

Vikki Jackson-Smith, managing director of J&B Recycling

Profit up 159% at J&B Recycling

North East waste management firm J&B Recycling has announced record growth for the financial year ending March 2017, reporting a turnover of £15.7m and an increase in gross profit of 159% to £2.3m.

£5.5m fund launched for environmental projects

(L to R) Nathan Roxburgh, Nicholas Dimmock, Tim Hyett, Alexander Colvill and Maximillian Hyett

£5.5m fund launched for environmental projects

Investment firm 350 PPM, which specialises in green initiatives, is launching a £5.5m fund that is open to North East businesses and individuals working on environmental projects.

Willie Cameron

Willie Cameron

Mr Loch Ness

Willie Cameron has done more than most to build the international reputation of the Highlands. The man that locals call ‘Mr Loch Ness’ is now helping other businesses to export through the Made in Scotland collaboration while still fulfilling his ‘day job’ as business development director at café, bakery and hotel operator Cobbs Group, as Peter Ranscombe finds out.

Mackie’s of Scotland

Milking it

Mac Mackie, Karin Hayhow and Kirstin McNutt have taken diversification to a whole new level, expanding their Mackie’s of Scotland ice cream brand to include crisps and chocolate, with this autumn marking their move into retail. Peter Ranscombe heads down to the farm to find out more.