Here are the top business stories making the headlines in the morning newspapers.

Safety fears about new boardwalk at Aberdeen beach

Aberdonians have raised safety fears about a new boardwalk planned as part of the multi-million-pound beach facelift.

Detailed proposals will now take into account concerns such as the potential suicide risk which has been flagged up by members of the public.

The issue came up as residents took part in a consultation on the plans to redevelop the beach.

The proposed centrepiece would extend the promenade out over the sand in front of the Beach Ballroom.

The Press & Journal says officials alluded to worries raised about the pier in December, but this is the first time the mental-health risk has been directly addressed.

Unipart could move investment abroad

The boss of a major UK manufacturing firm has told the BBC he is considering moving investment to the US or Europe due to new subsidies offered there.

John Neill, who runs parts and logistics giant Unipart, said he wanted to invest in Britain, but UK companies could not "compete on a level playing field".

The US is spending billions of dollars to support makers of electric vehicles, green energy and microchips through loans and tax breaks.

Europe may offer rival subsidies soon.

But the UK has yet to announce its strategy, with Chancellor Jeremy Hunt saying that he would wait to see what the EU did before making any decisions.

Based in Oxford and employing more than 8,000 people, Unipart makes vehicle parts, components and manages supply-chain logistics.

Boost for Ardersier plans

Ambitious plans to revamp a Scottish fabrication yard for recycling North Sea infrastructure have taken a major step forward.

Ardersier Port, around 14 miles east of Inverness, has secured a key permit needed for decommissioning from the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency.

Energy Voice says the 28,500 tonne waste-management licence paves the way for the budding facility to receive old North Sea infrastructure that may otherwise have been sent elsewhere for scrapping.

Ardersier announced this week that it has secured a £300million private-equity deal for its redevelopment into the offshore wind and decommissioning sectors.

Vote for industrial action at lighthouse board

About 30 members of the Unite union have voted to take industrial action in a dispute with the Northern Lighthouse Board (NLB).

Unite said the workers, who include ships' crew, cooks and technicians, deserve more than a 2% rise.

The BBC says that NLB is preparing contingency plans to ensure continued monitoring of navigational aids and warnings.

Chief executive Mike Bullock said NLB appreciated the financial pressures staff were facing, but as an arm's length body of the Department for Transport it was bound by UK Government pay policy.

More than 2,000 jobs at risk at Ocado

Ocado will stop operations at its Hatfield fulfilment centre in Hertfordshire later this year, putting 2,300 jobs at risk.

The online grocer, which runs the site in a joint venture with Marks & Spencer, said it hopes to redeploy as many staff as possible to other centres, including its new Luton site.

The BBC says it comes as retailers increasingly shift to robotic customer-fulfilment centres which are more productive.

Sales up at Nestle despite price rises

KitKat maker Nestle has hiked the prices of its products by almost 10% in the past year to offset a "significant" rise in costs.

Despite the increases, the world's biggest food firm still saw sales rise in the first three months of 2023.

The BBC says it comes as UK shoppers continue to search for cheaper supermarket food.

Research firm Kantar said the squeeze on household budgets had led to more people turning to discount chains such as Aldi and Lidl.

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