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Rail company and law firm go platinum


Two of the latest businesses to sign up as Platinum Partners of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce are major transport company ScotRail and leading independent Scots law firm Tods Murray. ScotRail is currently achieving record


highs in terms of public performance and customer satisfaction in what is the ninth year of its franchise. Over the period of the franchise, delays


have been reduced by 50 per cent while passenger numbers have increased by 20 per cent. In April 2008, the Scotish Government


awarded the company a three-year franchise extension which will see it operating services in a hugely important time for Glasgow –


during the Commonwealth Games in 2014. ScotRail has put in place a major


investment programme, which has included train refurbishments, leading to improved reliability of services and a beter quality of journey experience for passengers.


Te other key element of the investment


programme is station enhancements ranging from waiting rooms to upgraded lighting, ensuring a safer and more comfortable environment for station users. Tods Murray is a commercial law firm


with offices in Bothwell Street in Glasgow and the Edinburgh Quay development. It has had a Glasgow office for 14 years. It has strengths across a whole range of


commercial sectors including banking and finance, media and entertainment, technology and telecoms, employment, construction environment, dispute resolution and planning and development. In August, Tods Murray reported a


turnover rise of 7 per cent. Te firm recently acted for long-term


client the Scotish Football League in its merger with the Scotish Premier League to become the Scotish Professional Football League (SPFL). Claire McCracken, Senior Associate at


Tods Murray, said: “Te merger was an historic moment in Scotish football. “We at Tods Murray were delighted to be involved in the creation of the SPFL.”


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