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The pureLiFi Team with Harald Burchardt on the right

PureLiFi – The journey to launching a new technology

After recently raising £7.5m in funding, Edinburgh base PureLiFi is firmly on the road to developing their innovative LiFi technology which uses the visible...
Saira Javed - Bridge 2 Business Local Hero of the Year

Young Enterprise Scotland Bridge 2 Business awards announced

The first ever awards to focus on enterprise education in the further education sector in Scotland have been announced. The young Enterprise Scotland Bridge 2...
From left - Scott Carnegie and Andrew Renwick

Scott Carnegie appointed as Non-Executive Director at Caltech Lifts

Dundee-based Caltech Lifts has appointed former Dundee United Chairman Scott Carnegie as its first Non-Executive Director. Carnegie, whose long career has seen him fulfil multiple...
Back from left – Scott Milne, Joint Managing Partner; Lauren Fettes; Lynne Macintyre; Robin Dunlop; Craig Nicol Front from left – Lynne Sturrock; Graham Lambert; Anne Miller

Six new promotions at Thorntons as firm invests for the future

Scottish law firm Thorntons has continued to support its plans for growth by promoting six of its employees amid a period of fresh investment. Two...
John Durrant

John Durrant: Why you should throw your smartphone in a bucket of water

I’m back from a week’s holiday and it feels good because I’ve just had the longest sustained period without a smartphone in my hand...
Jim Davidson, Albacom CEO

Dundee’s Albacom Celebrates Six Figure Indian Contract Award

Dundee-based Albacom, a technology company specialising in providing electrical components for the defence and aviation industry, has been awarded a six figure contract with...
Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio announced as Keynote for Scottish Business Awards

Oscar winning actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio is to feature as the keynote speaker for the 2016 Scottish Business Awards on 17 November. Mr....
l-r: Scott Milne, Lynn Smith, Group Captain Dai John and Christian Melville

Thorntons first Scottish law firm to support Armed Forces Covenant

Thorntons Law LLP has become the first Scottish law firm to sign the UK Armed Forces Covenant. In doing so Thorntons has made a commitment...
Pedro Tang

Crossgates gas specialist crowned Best Heating Engineer in Fife

A Fife heating specialist has scooped a national award for his gas services expertise. Pedro Tang, who runs Crossgates Gas & Maintenance, has been crowned...
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Ashton McGill launches new SME consulting service

Dundee ­based business Ashton McGill has launched a new service to help growing organisations solve the problems and challenges they’re facing in uncertain times. Ashton...
John Durrant

John Durrant: Without buyer personas your content marketing is screwed

Content marketing is the new rock ‘n’ roll of digital marketing and everyone wants a piece of the action, which is great, but you’re...
(Left to right) Ken Scobie, General Manager for Tokheim UK Limited and Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy Paul Wheelhouse

£1.3m R&D project for Tokheim’s Dundee facility

Tokheim UK Limited, part of the Dover Corporation, has secured a £1.3m R&D project for its Dundee manufacturing facility to create innovative new fuel...
The proposed Kings Cross Road site

£10m Dundee showroom and community facilities investment for John Clark Motor Group

Scottish motor company, John Clark Motor Group (JCMG), has tabled plans to develop a new £10m site in Dundee by working with the Lochee...
Angela Haig

New partner appointed at EQ Accountants

Angela Haig has been appointed as a new partner at EQ Accountants. Angela, who specialises in personal and business taxation, takes up her position within...
Richard Knox of EC OG

Scottish Enterprise supports 200+ early stage companies

Scottish Enterprise has provided targeted support to 231 entrepreneurs leading early stage companies to increase their ambition, competitiveness and capacity for internationalisation. The figure exceeds...
Elevator Aberdeen

£150k funding for your new business?

Elevator is working with the Scottish EDGE Fund on two events (one in Dundee, one in Aberdeen) to help people improve their pitch in...

£110m investment at GlaxoSmithKline Montrose site

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the international pharmaceuticals company is to invest £110 million building a new respiratory medicines facility at its Montrose site. The new facility may...
Julie Mitchell-Mehta

Julie Mitchell-Mehta: How to Generate Leads from Your Website

Last month I introduced the idea of Inbound Marketing and using content to generate leads for your business. What is a Lead? We consider a lead...
The LocalMotion Land Train coming to St Andrews again soon

Tourism boost as St Andrews Land Train returns for summer trial

After a successful pilot during the Open Championship last year, BID St Andrews has arranged for the LocalMotion Land Train to return to St...
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...

UK startups awarded £255,000 at Entrepreneuring Awards

Entrepreneurial Spark, the world’s largest free business accelerator for early stage and growing ventures, awarded £255,000 to startups across the country at its prestigious...
The victorious USA team in 2015

IMG announced as staging partner for 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles

One of the world's leading sports, media and events organisation firm will partner with the Scottish Government to deliver The 2019 Solheim Cup at...

Royal appointment for Merlin ERD to collect second Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Merlin ERD Ltd have won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for 2016, the second time the company has won the award. Merlin ERD Ltd Engineering...
Christmas Guide Cover

Download: Christmas retail marketing guide

Beattie, the creative communications group, has produced a 48-page guide to Christmas retail marketing. It’s crammed with amazing ideas to drive footfall into stores and...
Rachel McTavish

Business Women Scotland event comes to Dundee

Business Women Scotland Magazine are bringing their BWS Live Event to Dundee this September – a day of advice, inspiration and new connections for...

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Sally-Anne Anderson

Free breakfast briefing: Managing sickness absence

Business owners and HR directors are being urged to join a free employment law breakfast briefing in Aberdeen later this month. Leading Scottish legal firm...
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...

40UNDER40: Scotland 2016 – open for entries!

Scottish Business News Network (SBNN) is turning the spotlight on successful individuals, business innovators and entrepreneurs who have already had an impact in their...

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: Why you should throw your smartphone in a bucket of water

I’m back from a week’s holiday and it feels good because I’ve just had the longest sustained period without a smartphone in my hand...
Clare Scott

Clare Scott: Self-employment myths exploded

“You work for yourself? Wow – that must be lonely/daunting/challenging.” Over the past 12 years, I’ve heard lots of variations on this theme. And...
John Durrant

John Durrant: Without buyer personas your content marketing is screwed

Content marketing is the new rock ‘n’ roll of digital marketing and everyone wants a piece of the action, which is great, but you’re...
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...
Gavin Bell

Gavin Bell: Three reasons why Scotland is a great place for start-ups

As a business owner, I’ve been able to see at first hand why so many people love this country. I launched my digital marketing agency...