Festive risk

IT has become as customary at this time of year as queues in the shops and chestnuts roasting on an open fire: the warning for employers to ensure their Christmas parties do not end up in messy tribunals. For while the festive bash is widely seen as a good way for bosses to reward hard work and loyalty, employment specialist Law at Work notes that such occasions are not without risk, much of which centre around colleagues over-egging the eggnog. And that can mean working hours lost to over-indulgence and dubious “content” appearing on social media sites. It’s for those reasons The Bottom Line much prefers to turn in early these days after a mug of cocoa.

West End hit

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SCOTTISH software firm Make It Social is continuing to make waves in London’s West End.

The start-up, which allows groups to book theatre tickets while paying individually, has been offering consumers the chance to buy tickets for hit West End show Wicked on its site, including at the Playhouse in Edinburgh, since the start of the year. Now theatre goers can use the site to see the latest production of seminal play Glengarry Glen Ross, starring Christian Slater in London’s Playhouse Theatre.

Founder Eddie Robb said: “Make it Social is delighted to be associated with such a high profile and popular play.”

Kind hearted

LAWYERS, like journalists and estate agents, do not always enjoy the best of reputations.

But there are some kind-hearted folk in the legal sector.

Take Barry McCaig of Pinsent Masons, who was recently part of the winning team at Glasgow Brain Game 2017. This year’s edition of the black-tie event raised a record £168,000 for Marie Curie thanks to the contribution of the business community, smashing last year’s £136,000 tally.

Mr McCaig said: “Guests at the table were highly competitive and thrilled to be winners on the night.”