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A bottle of SeaWolf rum

First ever white rum distilled in Scotland launching

The first white rum to be distilled on Scottish soil has been launched this month. SeaWolf has been created by Mike Aikman and Jason Scott,...

Report reveals deep tech analysis and consultancy skills are future of accounting

A new report on the state of accountancy reveals that the extent of change since the introduction of cloud software will lead to accountants...
L to R: - Back row: Ian Philp, Alistair Philp, Sheila Gillies, David Philp. Front row: Ewan Philp and Chris Philp.

Gillies targets Highland growth following Ogilvies acquisition

Scottish furniture company Gillies aims to increase sales in the Highlands following the acquisition of Ogilvies of Inverness, the furniture retailer in the north...
From left - Chris Gauld, Chief Executive, Spark Energy and James Milne CBE, Chairman & Managing Director, Balmoral Group

Balmoral Group boss wins Entrepreneur of the Year accolade

James Milne CBE, Chairman and Managing Director of Balmoral Group has been selected as Entrepreneur of the Year by Entrepreneurial Scotland. Chris Gauld, Chief Executive...
(LtoR) George Brewster and Derek Ferrier

Shepherd Chartered Surveyors and Hardies Property & Construction Consultants to merge

Shepherd Chartered Surveyors is to merge with one of Scotland’s largest multi discipline Property & Construction consultants, Hardies. Both practices share a long history,...
Anita & Andrew Stirling

Lidl announce six-figure deal with Scottish vegetable supplier

Angus-based business Stirfresh has agreed a new six-figure deal with Lidl to supply five brand new fruit and vegetable products for the supermarket’s Oaklands...
Gavin Booth

Forth Ports appoints BD manager to focus on NSO and Decom opportunities

Forth Ports, the UK’s third largest ports group, has appointed Gavin Booth as its new Business Development Manager to focus on oil and gas...
Matthew Leonard

St Andrews Angels gets off to a strong start in New York

Scotland’s oldest University, St Andrews, has a rich entrepreneurial history spanning across the globe. Edinburgh based husband and wife duo, Lesley and Nigel Eccles co-founded...
Russell Wardrop

Russell Wardrop: Let’s All Think Like Andy…

As a Scot who spends much of his time travelling to and from his native land I have a plan for us all: Put...
Adam Smith Theatre

Social enterprise movement is changing how Fife does business

Two recent events offering business support to social enterprises based in Fife together attracted over 120 participants. Both a funding event, held at the Fife...
Jennifer Broatch

Pagan Osborne makes key appointments

Legal, financial and property company Pagan Osborne has made three key appointments to strengthen the expertise it offers to its clients across Edinburgh and...
Peter Griffiths, Chief Executive of Sainsbury's Bank, with Cllr Lesley Laird, Depute Leader and Executive Spokesperson Economy and Planning, Fife Council

Sainsbury’s Bank opens new contact centre in Fife

Sainsbury’s Bank has opened its new customer service contact centre, Caledonia House in Rosyth. This brings customer service in-house with the creation of the Bank’s...
The Five Roads Caravan Park

Holiday park business bought by former park wardens

A mixed holiday park has been acquired by husband and wife team Simon and Sarah Dunn, following the previous owner’s retirement after over 16...
Shaf Rasul

Edinburgh investment company acquires Stirling gym in £1.4m deal

Edinburgh-based property investment specialist SRA Ventures has acquired PureGym Stirling in a £1.4m deal that is set to further enhance its commercial interests in...
Julie Mitchell-Mehta

Julie Mitchell-Mehta: Why Does Your Business Need to Blog?

There are millions of blogs online with hundreds of millions of blog posts written every day. You can even find out how many have been...
Gareth Williams

Skyscanner bought by Chinese firm for £1.4 billion

Scottish 'unicorn' Skyscanner is to be bought by China's biggest online travel company Ctrip.com International Ltd for about £1.4 billion. The deal follows quickly on...
Courthouse Square in Dundee

Shepherd sells Dundee’s Courthouse Square for £800,000

Acting on behalf of Andrew’s Homes, Shepherd Chartered Surveyors has sold Courthouse Square in Dundee city centre to the Hussain Partnership for £800,000. Positioned adjacent...
Archie Hume

Black Friday discounts are ‘bad for brands and their customers’

Archie Hume, founder of country clothing store AHume, says that Black Friday discounts are not only bad for customers, they can damage the brands...
Steve Ewing

Steve Ewing: Great Expectations of the Scottish Business Network

I didn’t really have many, maybe any, expectations when Russell Dalgleish and Christine Esson approached me many months ago to present to the Scottish...
St. Andrews Links using Denfind stone

Stone business invests over £500,000 and doubles workforce

Denfind Stone, one of Scotland’s leading suppliers of natural stone has invested over £500,000 in plant and machinery whilst doubling its workforce over the...
Nick Laird

Scottish firms encourage investment in local infrastructure

Scottish business leaders believe a lack of infrastructure investment is holding back the nation’s economic growth, according to new research from Bank of Scotland. Influential...
Jackie Waring

Female Entrepreneur pitch competition launches

Scotland’s only pitch competition for women entrepreneurs is being launched today (Monday, 21 November, 2016) at Edinburgh Napier University. The 2017 AccelerateHER Awards, open...
Port of Dundee

Augean to open specialist Decom Waste Management Hub in Dundee

Forth Ports and Augean North Sea Services (ANSS) have agreed a partnership that will bring a state of the art decommissioning waste management facility...
Jo Harris, managing director of retail business banking at Bank of Scotland

More than 500,000 Scots expect to start their own business

More than 500,000 Scottish adults expect to start their own business according to new research from the Bank of Scotland. The How Scotland Lives study...
Stuart Mason

Stuart Mason: Mr LinkedIN or Missed LinkedIN?

Are you Mr LinkedIn, or have you missed the LinkedIn boat? LinkedIn has some 277 million users worldwide with a “mere “ 15 million in...

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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

Ray Riddoch

Gillian Thomson: An Interview with Ray Riddoch – Leadership in a Downturn

It feels that in the last two years we have been bombarded with doom and gloom stories here in Aberdeen, where much of the...
Jack Cairney

Interview: Jack Cairney, Founder of BeFound – How to launch a software company

SBNN caught up with BeFound founder and search marketing expert Jack Cairney. We talked about launching a small business, motivation, technology and of course...
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...
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...

Columnists

Julie Mitchell-Mehta

Julie Mitchell-Mehta: Why Does Your Business Need to Blog?

There are millions of blogs online with hundreds of millions of blog posts written every day. You can even find out how many have been...
Neil McLennan

Neil McLennan: Leadership Values – the who and the how

In the first article in this series exploring wider issues around leadership, we looked at “what is leadership?” The definition is clear but we...
Clare Scott

Clare Scott: 2017: What’s your plan?

Sorted out your marketing plan for 2017? Reward yourself with a screen break and a cuppa. Not quite there yet? Read on. Here are...
Julie Mitchell-Mehta

Julie Mitchell-Mehta: What’s the Difference between Online and Offline Marketing? 

With the growth in inbound marketing, and the buzz around content, social media and digital media, marketers have more choices than ever when deciding...
Craig Buchan

Craig Buchan: Unleashing A Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

Despite studying software development for a year at University, the first time I’d actually encountered the term MVP (Minimum Viable Product) in a technology...