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Horror stories told by central bankers will not end in an interest rate shock image
.... Genuine competition on UK railways has been the exception ever since the network was privatised. Now there is the unedifying prospect of the government funnelling more money into the pockets of two of Britain’s richest men, Brian Souter and Richard Branson, who have made a fortune in dividends since privatisation. ...
Scottish rail franchises will be open to bids from public sector – Sturgeon image
.... Scottish Labour leader, Kezia Dugdale, told the STUC conference that Labour would “bring ScotRail under public ownership”, although they would also be limited to supporting a public bid for the franchise under devolved powers. Scottish Labour argues that its commitment to public control of transport is reflected in its pledge to regulate bus services and introduce a national smart ticketing system – a policy dropped by the SNP, whose major donors include Brian Souter, chairman of Stagecoach. ...
Richard Branson says EU exit would be 'saddest day' for Britain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of March 2016 01:42:40 PM
.... Assembled at Hitachi’s new Newton Aycliffe plant, the trains have been rebranded Azumas by Virgin. Brian Souter, the chairman of Stagecoach, which operates Virgin Rail with Branson, said the name Azuma – Japanese for east – was chosen to reflect the rising sun. ...
Finally, someone at EDF sees the £18bn farce that is Hinkley Point image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of March 2016 07:35:00 PM
.... So, here you would think, is an open goal – a court defeat for a Scottish company that used a complex scheme to wipe £11m off its tax bill. The company is Stagecoach, whose chairman, Sir Brian Souter, happens to have been a major donor to the SNP. ...
Stagecoach loses court case over £11m tax avoidance scheme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of March 2016 02:26:43 PM
....”. Stagecoach is a stock-market-listed company but its largest shareholders are its founders, Ann Gloag and her brother, Sir Brian Souter, who remains chairman of the business. ...
As growth falters, Osborne hopes Mark Carney can keep a lid on interest rates image
.... In reality, the contest for franchises is fought by a small group of familiar names, led by the likes of Stagecoach and FirstGroup. While weary commuters pay ever more for tickets, Stagecoach’s chairman and major shareholder, Sir Brian Souter, enjoys the considerable fortune he has made from privatised transport. ...
British maker of world's most expensive perfume bought by Stagecoach founders image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 17th of September 2015 10:29:24 PM
.... . Investors in the vehicle include Sir Brian Souter and his sister Ann Gloag, who set up £2bn transport company Stagecoach in 1980, Perscitus Advisers, the family office of Better Capital founder Mr Moulton, and investment group EME Capital. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 28th of November 2014 02:14:58 AM
....29p. Stagecoach, meanwhile, whose biggest investor is the Scottish tycoon Sir Brian Souter, saw its shares hit a record high as they climbed 30. ...
The City roundup video: Stagecoach and Virgin Trains win East Coast contract image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 27th of November 2014 02:21:44 PM
....The £3. 3 billion, eight-year East Coast mainline contract has been awarded to the joint venture between Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin and Scottish tycoon Brian Souter. ...
Virgin Trains and Stagecoach win £3.3bn contract to run the East Coast mainline rail franchise image
....The Government staved off one political row by rejecting the favourite —  a joint bid by Eurostar and Keolis, both majority-owned by France. But critics still condemned the move to re-privatisate the London-to-Scotland line by handing it to Stagecoach, led by Scottish tycoon Brian Souter, and Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Trains. ...
City Diary: Saga orders cruise control as passengers protest over tips image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 14th of November 2014 05:00:02 AM
.... -------------------------------------------------- . It seems Sir Brian Souter, the Stagecoach tycoon, was backing the failed bid for Scottish independence at any price. ...
Tyne and Wear deregulation U-turn angers bus firms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of October 2014 04:25:11 PM
....The decision will be contested by the big transport firms. Stagecoach has threatened legal action and its chairman, Brian Souter, said he would “drink poison” rather than accept a quality contract. ...
From banking to teacakes: what happens if it's a yes in the referendum image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of September 2014 11:04:05 PM
.... The yes campaign has noted Scots would be spared their share of the bill for HS2 – which, despite slightly cutting journey times from Edinburgh and Glasgow to London, is on balance likely to leave Scots relatively worse off, according to consultants KPMG. Two of the big four UK transport operators, FirstGroup and Stagecoach, are based in Scotland; the latter's chairman, Brian Souter, is a major SNP backer. ...
Scottish independence: which businesses are in the yes or no camp? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of September 2014 10:48:49 AM
....Business for Scotland said the individuals were signing in a personal capacity and that the mix of small, medium and large firms was representative of business in Scotland. Prominent among the latest signatories are Doug Duguid, founder of energy services company Enermech and William Hall of heating firm Alba Air Energy, while earlier supporters included Sir Brian Souter of Stagecoach, the Perth-based bus and rail group. ...
Scottish independence: CBI chairman warns of 'enormous' risks with a Yes vote image
.... Sir Mike's speech was delivered hours after more than 200 pro-independence business figures hit back at claims that the case for leaving the UK had not been made. Figures including Sir Brian Souter, the chairman of Stagecoach, insisted independence would benefit Scottish businesses. ...
Pro-independence Scottish business leaders hit back in open letter image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 28th of August 2014 07:40:31 AM
.... . In a letter to the Herald newspaper, figures including Ralph Topping, the retired chief executive of William Hill, former RBS chairman Sir George Mathewson, Stagecoach chairman Sir Brian Souter and Clyde Blowers boss Jim McColl insisted independence would benefit Scottish businesses. ...
Scottish independence: Business figures say 'Yes' vote would benefit economy image
....More than 200 business figures have signed an open letter backing Scottish independence. Stagecoach chairman Sir Brian Souter and Clyde Blowers boss Jim McColl are among signatories who say independence is in Scotland's economic interest. ...
Stagecoach on right tracks for new routes  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of August 2014 12:00:00 AM
.... It expects them to be formally awarded after the general election next May. Headed by chairman Sir Brian Souter, the company said it was disappointed not to be selected for the Docklands Light Railway franchise in London but was shortlisted for the new TransPennine Express service. ...
Stop picking passengers' pockets and bring trains back under public control image
.... All around the world, super-rich plutocrats have emerged, growing fat on privatised plunder – Russian and Latin American oligarchs can thank privatisation for their riches. So can Virgin's Richard Branson and Stagecoach's Brian Souter. ...
Stagecoach warns Scottish independence could hurt business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of June 2014 04:27:50 PM
....Stagecoach, the sprawling transport group led by one of the Scottish National party's highest profile backers, has warned investors that September's independence referendum could hit the business. Anti-independence campaigners seized on the warning given by the bus and train operator in its annual results, as the company's co-founder and chairman, Sir Brian Souter, is a major donor of the SNP and supporter of independence. ...
WEEK AHEAD: Profit boosters for Dixons and Carphone Warehouse image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 23rd of June 2014 12:00:00 AM
....6million a year ago. Led by Sir Brian Souter, Stagecoach has a 49 per cent stake in the West Coast mainline service currently run with Virgin trains. ...
Stagecoach boss under attack over homes plan on £1 Kent airport image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of May 2014 09:09:45 PM
.... "I'd hoped to hand my business on to my children and grandchildren but Mrs Gloag seems to think she can take what is rightfully ours," said Mark Girdler who runs TG Aviation, a flying school which has a 50-year lease on the site, and has been at Manston for 30 years. Whether the council will grant planning permission to Gloag, 71, who with her brother, Sir Brian Souter, a major donor to the Scottish National Party, built Stagecoach up from nothing, is debatable, although both sides have held discussions on the proposals. ...
More than 100 billionaires living in Britain image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 10th of May 2014 06:29:13 PM
.... . In Scotland, Sir Brian Souter and Ann Gloag, the siblings who founded the Stagecoach transport empire, share a fortune of £1 billion - an increase of £270 million on last year. ...

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