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Bruce Walker

UK startups offered access to cream of Silicon Valley

Global entrepreneurship organisation, WeAreTheFuture (WATF) will again be taking a group of the UK's most exciting technology entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley to meet some...

£10m fund to develop local business hubs

The Scottish Government is to provide £10m to develop four local business hubs via the Local Economic Development fund. Clackmannanshire, Fife, Hawick and Irvine will...

Liam Mc Morrow: Starting a Business – Who Can I Talk to About My...

Over the last six months I’ve learned a lot as I entered the world of start-ups but the issue I’m still grappling with is...
The Rt Hon Frank Mulholland QC.

New date to hear former Lord Advocate speak to St Andrews Business Club

Local business people are being invited to hear former Lord Advocate, The Rt Hon Frank Mulholland QC, share the lessons learned in his long...
Gavin Henry

SureVoIP targets double awards success at national event

An Aberdeen telecoms firm will go head to head with some of the country’s biggest businesses at a prestigious national awards event. Independent communications service...
Arbikie Vodka and Gin

Double Gold success for Arbikie in Luxury Spirits Masters

Arbikie Highland Estate has been awarded a gold medal for both its vodka and gin at The Luxury Spirits Masters 2016 - the only...
Julie Mitchell-Mehta

Julie Mitchell-Mehta: Why are Links to your Website so Important?

In our last article “How Search Engines Work” we ended with the words “This means no links and no links means no rankings and...
John Durrant

John Durrant: The ups and downs of running a business will test you to...

If you’re new in business, or even if you’re not, you’ll know that the ups and downs of running a business will test you...
Part of the Tayplay team

Perth-based Tayplay becomes employee-owned

A Perth-based manufacturer of rope, playground and climbing equipment for the playground and leisure industry has announced it has become Scotland’s latest employee-owned business. The...
Chris van der Kuyl

Computer games industry veteran Chris van der Kuyl joins the board of Team17

Dundee computer games veteran Chris van der Kuyl has joined the board of computer games label Team17 as non-executive Chairman following the recent partnership...

Next Week: The SME China Forum 2016 in Glasgow

The 4th Annual SME China Forum will take place on 21st September at Celtic Park, Glasgow. The China Forum is a leading event for SMEs...
Acorn Enterprise in action

Fife’s Only Business Accelerator Launches 6th Programme

Fife’s only Business Accelerator has commenced the sixth intake of its 20 week Business Accelerator Programme. Launched by Kallum Russell and Jerry Alexander in 2013,...
Lucy-Rose Walker

40UNDER40: Scotland announces the 2016 List

Scottish Business News Network (SBNN) has published the list of the 40 successful entrants in this years 40UNDER40: Scotland awards. Click here to see the...
Neil McLennan

Neil McLennan: Leadership – it is everywhere but, what really is it?!

“Leadership crisis”, Leadership race”, “leadership needed.” It is everywhere. From Donald Trump to Phillip Green, from Nicola Sturgeon to Michelle Mone OBE from Corbyn...

Shortlist Announced for Business Women Scotland Awards

The shortlist for the Business Women Scotland Awards has been announced, with female led companies from all over Scotland celebrating the success of their...
Blair Davidson

Blair Davidson elected to Dundee and Angus Chamber board

Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce has appointed Henderson Loggie’s Blair Davidson to its board of directors. With over 450 business members employing around 35,000...
Alistair Cochrane

Fife steel piling firm engineers success at business awards

Glenrothes-based engineering firm Pipe and Piling Supplies (PPS) has taken one of Scotland’s top business awards. The Fife company, which is a leading manufacturer of...
The Rt Hon Frank Mulholland QC.

Former Lord Advocate heads speakers for new St Andrews Business Club term

The Rt Hon Frank Mulholland QC, who recently stood down after five years as Scotland’s Lord Advocate, heads a high-quality list of speakers for...
Clare Scott

Clare Scott: The three Cs of effective business communication

Communication’s easy isn’t it? After all, most of us communicate in various ways on an everyday basis. Yet, while it’s a natural and intrinsic...

First Minister announces £500m new support for businesses

A new £500m package of financial support for private sector business investment was announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon as she set out plans...
The new EQ students

EQ Accountants welcomes 12 new trainees

A group of 12 new trainees have taken up posts with accountancy firm EQ Accountants LLP, the largest number ever recruited in one year...
Nick Bird

PR consultancy opens new central Scotland office

PR consultancy Spreckley is looking to capitalise on the exceptional growth currently taking place within the digital technology sector in Scotland with the opening...

SBNN Offer – Free limited time download of “Direct!” by David Hood

SBNN has teamed up with Scottish business expert David Hood to bring you a limited time offer to download his new book "Direct!" for...
John Clark

Turnover up at John Clark to £667m

Turnover at the John Clark Motor Group (JCMG) has increased by 10% to £667m from £604m according to the group's audited results for 2015. ...
BWS Award winners 2015

Last few days for Scotland’s women to enter Business Women Scotland Awards

Entry for the Business Women Scotland Awards closes on Monday 5th September at 9am, with female led businesses from across Scotland encouraged to explain...

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Mollie Hughes

Next Month: A Mountaineer, a Brewer and a Broadcaster!

The Royal Scots Club is delighted to announce the launch of its Liaison Lunches, starting in September this year. Featuring a mountaineer, a brewer and...
Angus Lee, Jason Moir and Andrew Smith

North-East golf networking group swings into action

A new north-east networking group has swung into action offering a unique combination of sport, socialising and business networking. The 19th Hole, founded by experienced...

Nicholson Solutions Appointed as Education Partner by Digital Marketing Institute

The Digital Marketing Institute has appointed Aberdeen company Nicholson Solutions to deliver its Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing in Scotland. The SQA accredited professional...

Interviews

Craig Buchan

Craig Buchan: The continuing journey of Qpal

I sat with great expectations of becoming a frequent blogger back in April after I put the finishing touches to my first chronicle, Coming...
George Frier

Scottish Sea Farms invests £35m in salmon hatchery

Scottish Sea Farms (SSF) is investing £35m in a development site for a new freshwater fish facility near Oban. The deal is financed by SSF's...
Peter Vardy

Scottish Entrepreneur: Peter Vardy on employing 800 people, giving money away and hanging out...

Peter Vardy has just become a dad. The sleepless nights are a challenge for the chief executive of Peter Vardy Ltd, owner of seven...
Sir Tom Hunter

“I’d like to be the catalyst for positive change in Scotland” – Sir Tom...

You can listen to the podcast version of this interview at the end of this article. The best piece of management advice Sir Tom Hunter...
Simon Cowie

Interview – “This is a Year for Survival and a Year of Opportunity.” Simon...

Simon Cowie has been awarded Scottish Dealmaker of the Year twice (in 2009 and 2014) and the company has been shortlisted for three 2016...

Columnists

John Durrant

John Durrant: The ups and downs of running a business will test you to...

If you’re new in business, or even if you’re not, you’ll know that the ups and downs of running a business will test you...
Jayne Carmichael Norrie

Jayne Carmichael Norrie – The Gin Room Scotland: From an Idea to an Award...

I am a self-employed Singing Teacher, so perhaps I am not the most obvious choice when selecting someone to develop a new business concept...
Neil McLennan

Neil McLennan: Leadership – it is everywhere but, what really is it?!

“Leadership crisis”, Leadership race”, “leadership needed.” It is everywhere. From Donald Trump to Phillip Green, from Nicola Sturgeon to Michelle Mone OBE from Corbyn...
Bill Jamieson

Bill Jamieson: Is CBI Scotland really fit for purpose?

What is the point of CBI Scotland? Does it have a voice? And, if so, for whom does it speak? Searching questions, but ones surely...
Clare Scott

Clare Scott: The three Cs of effective business communication

Communication’s easy isn’t it? After all, most of us communicate in various ways on an everyday basis. Yet, while it’s a natural and intrinsic...