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Hilary Mason

DataFest17 attracts two more top speakers for week long science festival

Two more high profile speakers have been confirmed for DataFest17, the week-long data science festival to be held in Edinburgh. Hilary Mason, former chief...
Stephen Walker

Former Turnberry director launches consultancy

A former director of sales & marketing at Turnberry has launched a new consultancy offering specialist support in a range of business disciplines specifically...
SureVoIP's Managing Director Gavin Henry

Interview: Gavin Henry – A man destined to succeed

SureVoIP's Managing Director Gavin Henry is over the moon about last year's ITSPA award win for Best Business ITSP (medium enterprise), an accolade that...
Ruairidh Wynne-McHardy

Interview: The Scottish Lawyer who became a Digital Entrepreneur

Ruairidh Wynne-McHardy admits that being a qualified lawyer who is also a self-taught programmer is a strange mix but the two skills combined perfectly...
Diane Holden

Can cloud technology help Scottish businesses go global?

By Diane Holden, Xero Regional Account Manager Scotland is home to a wealth of small businesses across a multitude of industries, and some of these...
Grant Notman

GSS appoints new business development director

Gas Sensing Solutions (GSS), the Cumbernauld-based designer and manufacturer of low power, high speed Non-Dispersive Infrared (NDIR) carbon dioxide gas sensors, has a new...
From left - Tim White, Carrie McCrae, Sam Molyneux and Louise Imrie

Top doctors launch Scotland’s first Joint Solutions clinic

Scottish private day-case hospital, The Edinburgh Clinic, has unveiled the country’s first fully integrated orthopaedic, sports medicine and injury rehabilitation service designed to bring...
Gill Grassie

Gold award for Brodies in World Trademark Review

Law firm Brodies LLP has been awarded a gold ranking in the World Trademark Review’s list of the world’s 1,000 leading trademark professionals for...
Donald Maciver

MindGenius launches new software product

East Kilbride based software company, MindGenius has launch a new software product called Barvas. Barvas utilises MindMapping techniques combined with Kanban principles to offer a...
Sven office furniture

High-end office furniture maker launches Cumbernauld showroom

Sven, the British designer and maker of high-end office furniture has opened a showroom in Cumbernauld. Located at 5 Mid Road on Cumbernauld’s Blairlinn Industrial...
Esther Binnie

Innis & Gunn appoints Finance Director with double turnover target

Scottish independent brewer Innis & Gunn has appointed Esther Binnie as its new Finance Director and Board member. Binnie will contribute to the strategic direction...
Thomas Ashdown, Managing Director and Founder, Citylets

Scotland’s residential lettings market cools in Q4 of 2016

The overall Scottish private rented sector (PRS) experienced an “uncharacteristic” annualized dip in Q4. Competing forces of drag from Aberdeen and strong growth in...
Seoras Lyons

Inntel appoints manager to develop Scottish market

Inntel, the meetings management business which provides hotel reservations, venue finding and conference management solutions has appointed a National Account Manager for Scotland. The firm...
Atria Edinburgh

Edinburgh office investment sees ten year high

According to international real estate advisor Savills, investment into Edinburgh’s office market in 2016 reached heights not seen since 2006 with £426 million of...
Michael Portillo

Scottish Property Federation announces speakers for its 2017 annual conference

Broadcaster and Former Cabinet Minister Michael Portillo, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson MSP and Scottish Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work...
(L-R) Stirling Council Leader, Johanna Boyd and CityFibre’s Head of Regional Development in Scotland, James McClafferty

Stirling becomes Scotland’s Fourth Gigabit City

Stirling is set to become Scotland’s fourth Gigabit City after Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Fibre infrastructure provider, CityFibre will work in partnership with leading specialist...
Gareth Henry

Eden Scott targets cyber security recruitment

Scottish recruitment company Eden Scott has introduced a cyber security section to their ever expanding IT division to help meet the growing demand for...
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh

International Hotel Properties acquires Edinburgh Holiday Inn Express

International Hotel Properties Limited (IHL) has acquired the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre for £17,725,000 plus costs. The acquisition marks IHL’s continued growth and...
Paul Wheelhouse

£1m support for three innovation projects

Three pilot projects will receive a total of £1 million to drive forward new approaches to innovation. Toshiba Medical Visualisations Systems, Highlands and Islands Enterprise...
Gordon Hobkirk

MMS kicks off New Year with two senior partner hires

Aberdeen based corporate lawyer, Gordon Hobkirk, has returned to Maclay Murray & Spens LLP (MMS), in a move that coincides with the appointment of...
Martin Waddell

Edinburgh company launches new truffle investment programme

Edinburgh based Truffle Farms Europe Ltd (TFE), has launched a new truffle farm investment programme that, according to the company’s founder Martin Waddell; “will...
Kangaroo Self Glasgow Storage premises

Kangaroo Self Storage to expand Glasgow site with £3.8m finance deal

Haddington head-quartered Kangaroo Self Storage is set to expand its Glasgow self-storage unit with funding from HSBC as demand continues to grow. The new facility...
Laura Sutherland of Aura PR. Image credits: Martin Shields Photograhy

Laura Sutherland: 10 steps to a successful public relations recipe

Over the fifteen years I’ve worked in PR, I’ve developed Aura PR’s own recipe for working with clients, from the outset to the evaluation. PR...
Stephanie Kinney

IGF continues hiring run with senior Scottish appointment

IGF, the commercial finance provider for SMEs, is continuing its hiring run with a trio of senior hires across the UK, including the appointment...
Jo Harris, managing director of retail business banking at Bank of Scotland

Scottish regions show distinct start-up patterns with an overall decline

Start-up numbers have fallen in Scotland in the last five years, however not as significantly as the UK as a whole, according to Bank...

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Hampton Associates – 5 lessons for 2017

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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

SureVoIP's Managing Director Gavin Henry

Interview: Gavin Henry – A man destined to succeed

SureVoIP's Managing Director Gavin Henry is over the moon about last year's ITSPA award win for Best Business ITSP (medium enterprise), an accolade that...
Ruairidh Wynne-McHardy

Interview: The Scottish Lawyer who became a Digital Entrepreneur

Ruairidh Wynne-McHardy admits that being a qualified lawyer who is also a self-taught programmer is a strange mix but the two skills combined perfectly...
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...

Columnists

Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: My Return to Marketing Consultancy – Week three

It’s fair to say I’m struggling to know how best to name these posts. I think I’ll stick with this iteration. Sorry, I digress....
Julie Mitchell-Mehta

Julie Mitchell-Mehta: Recommended Tools To Help Your Website Work Better

Is your website working? I’m sure you know that it’s live and all the buttons do what they are supposed to do. But is...
Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: My Return to Marketing Consultancy – Days 2-4

When I published the recap of day 1 last week, I promised myself that I would do the same each day of this week. Clearly,...
Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: My Return to Marketing Consultancy – Day 1

Well that’s not the catchiest of headlines I’ve ever written, but it does what it says on the tin, right? That phrase is so overused....
Clare Scott

Clare Scott: How does your company cope with Christmas?

It’s December. That means we’re officially allowed to mention the ‘C’ word. But which approach does your company adopt when it comes to the...