Business News 12/11/13

I-Phone 6 Launch next year

Two new I-phone models a 4.7- and 5.5-inch are reported to have a bigger screen and curved glass and will be launched next year.  See more below:


Adverts in October – You tubes most watched

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Playstation tops poll followed by Specavers


Barretts and Blockbuster into Administration

This is Barretts 4th time at this stage.

Business News 05/11/13

Johnson & Johnson fined £1.42bn to settle drug cases 

The firm is alleged to have paid incentives to doctors and pharmacies to promote three of its medicines.  This is an illegal act.

 Royal Mail  TV advert   

After privitisation, The Royal Mail is to launch its first major TV campaign in six years to encourage consumers to use their parcel delivery service during the busy festive season.

 Tesco petrol stations use face-scan tech to target ads     

 Tesco is installing face-scanning technology at its petrol stations. The technology, made by Lord Sugar’s digital signage company Amscreen, will use a camera to identify a customer’s gender and approximate age.

It will then show an advertisement tailored to that demographic.


Business News 28/10/13

Cadburys losing colour battle    

British chocolate giants Cadbury have lost a 100 year old patent on the colour purple thanks to Nestle. Read more here:

 McDonald’s ends 40-year deal with Heinz    

McDonalds will stop selling its Heinz ketchup in all of 34,000 stores worldwide.  Heinz is now led by ex-Burger King chief executive Bernardo Hees and looks to be the reason for the changes.

 Nestle cutting fat     

Kit-Kat maker Nestle has cut levels of saturated fat from its chocolate bars and reformulate the recipe.

 Holland & Barrett’s new anti-aging moisturiser   

Holland & Barrett have launched a new gel SNAIL GEL.  The timing is good after there has been a lot of press recently about Japanese snail facials arriving to the marketplace.

 The Grangemouth reversed decision    

Read all about the reopening of Grangemouth oil refinery after the last weeks change of decisions



P7 Numeracy Visit

Mrs Donnelly visited Pencaitland P7 class during their numeracy focus week to deliver a lesson to them on bugeting.  The visit was very successful and we hope the department can work with the class later on when they start their enterprising project after the new year.


All Go and All Change

The Business Education Department has had a very hectic start to the new term.  All classes are settling in well.

At the end of last session we said goodbye to Mr Lawrie as he takes up a permanent post at Dunfermline High School.  In his place we welcome Ms Brown to the Department.

Tranent Gala Day

Tranent gala day was enjoyed by bumper crowds on Sunday 02 June on the pitches at Ross High Rugby Club. There was a vast array of stalls selling everything from wonderful bracelets on Mrs Davey’s Fairtrade stall to Mr Lawrie’s famous retro sweets in a jar. Both stalls had a fantastic group of helpers from Ross High School who were all skilled in the art of drumming up a great deal of business.

A special thank you must also go out to the weather which could not have been better with hot sunny conditions being experienced all day long. Well done to everyone involved.


Tenner Challenge

The entrepreneurial Tenner Challenge is going from strength to strength within Ross High School. All groups have now got their businesses up and running which is great news. They are selling everything from yummy cakes to personalised pencils. As things stand we have made over £90 in profit. This has all been down to the fantastic effort from all the students involved.


Enterprising T-shirts

Over recent weeks S2 Business Education students have had the opportunity to enter the competitive world of fashion by running their own t-shirt design organisations. The students have just finished the production stage and have put together some wonderful t-shirts. They are now moving on to design their marketing campaign by producing a Live TV advert. Well done from all the Business Education teachers.



Connected are Commended

Well done to Ross High School’s young enterprise team Connected who were given a fantastic write-up on page 14 of this weeks East Lothian Courier. The team led by Mrs. Donnelly was commended for their, “entrepreneurial acumen and business skills.” Congratulations to everyone involved.



The Apprentice is back

Sir Alan is back.  Candidates compete completing various business and entrepreneriel tasks to go into business with Sir Alan.   Catch up on all Apprentice episodes and news on:

The Apprentice

Another great business show on just now is The Pitch on Sky Atlantic (Sunday 8pm).  The Pitch is an unscripted series that goes behind the scenes of Americas top agencies to pitch for advertising accounts. Each week two agencies go head to head in a presentation to secure the account.