The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Monday, 21 November 2005

Ayrshire Business News Headlines:

Aromatics boss scents

sweet smell of success

THE boss of one of Scotland's best known toiletries firms is putting his faith in the pull of the high street.

Setting up shop in the city and centralising the company's distribution arm in Ayrshire, Andrew Russell, of Arran Aromatics, is intent on shaping the future of the 16-year-old business.

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Troon kids get a taste

for cafe culture

A NEW kids' cafe in Troon, Ayrshire has taken chips off the menu and introduced healthy meals. Former chartered accountant Jane Hoey hit on the idea of a child-friendly cafe after searching for places to take her own two children - Caitlin, nearly three, and Charlie, 10 months.

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Way clear for Open return to Turnberry

The final obstacle in the long-awaited plan to bring the Open Championship back to Turnberry has been removed and a decision to take golf's oldest major back to the Ayrshire links in 2009 now seems to be a formality.

The Open is reckoned to be worth £50m to the local economy.

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Two pints of lager and a great

food experience please, landlord

PUB chefs have emerged as Scotland's unlikely culinary masters after being singled out for praise in the latest edition of the prestigious Egon Ronay food guide.

One establishment highlighted in the guide is the family-run Sorn Inn, in Ayrshire, set up just three years ago, which is the only gastropub in Scotland to receive a coveted star.

Craig Grant, the owner, found out about its inclusion last week and expects a boom in trade following publication of the guide. He said: "In most pubs across central Scotland the menus are virtually the same. We wanted to do something different and spotted a niche market for fine dining. It certainly seems to be working for us, and we are delighted to be included in the guide."
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Cameron in pledge to Scots Tories

Tories in Scotland will be free to decide for themselves whether or not to offer income tax cuts in the next Holyrood election, Conservative Party leadership contender David Cameron said.

He made the pledge during a visit to Ayr, before taking part in a campaign hustings event in Perth with rival candidate David Davis.

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