A number of high-profile business leaders and advisers have been named as the founding entrepreneurs at the University of Strathclyde’s business school. Sir Tom Hunter, Bob Keiller, Chris van der Kuyl and James Watt are among those who have pledged to lecture at the institution in a bid to encourage entrepreneurship in Scotland. The founding entrepreneurs have taken part in the Babson Global Symposia for Entrepreneurship Educators programme.
The deal, led by the company’s founder Jamie Smith, has been financed through a £523,000 funding package with HSBC. Ice Factor Group was launched in 2001 by Smith, an entrepreneur and keen mountaineer. It now has annual revenues of more than £4 million and runs the Snow Factor Braehead and adventure tourism attraction Ice Factor Kinlochleven.
Jenners owner House of Fraser has given an upbeat outlook despite its earnings coming under strain after the launch of a new web platform and “significant discounting”. Interim results for the department store chain revealed an underlying loss of £8.6 million, compared with a slender profit of £900,000 the year before. Like-for-like sales fell by 5.2 per cent after takings were impacted by the web disruption and hefty price cutting on old stock to pave the way for a new womenswear brand.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".