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Derek Mackay

Scottish Government’s CivTech® pilot calls for ‘the best cyber idea in Scotland’

Scotland’s ground breaking CivTech® pilot has launched a new challenge for developers and entrepreneurs to stimulate the nation’s cyber security agenda. Backed by Scottish Government,...
Daniel McBeth

Peniciuk apprentice shortlisted for national award

Local automotive Apprentice Daniel McBeth from Penicuik has been nominated for a national award. Twenty two year old Daniel will join fellow apprentices at the...
L-R: Professor Joe Goldblatt (QMU), Andrew Gaskill (Virgin Trains), Raakshaana Gnanamurali (QMU student), Whitney Asare Nyame (QMU student), Moran Gordon (Virgin Trains) & Juan Garcia (QMU)

New tourism initiative gets on track at Edinburgh Waverley

Edinburgh students have been appointed as international tourism ambassadors at Edinburgh Waverley, Scotland’s second-busiest train station, in time for the bank holiday weekend. The partnership...
Chef Fred Berkmiller launches Edinburgh Food Social’s online campaign to raise £10k for a Food Truck with the help of P5 pupils from Gracemount Primary School

Award winning chef backs crowdfunding campaign to tackle food equality in Edinburgh

Scottish restauranteur Fred Berkmiller is lending his support to a social enterprise to help bring fresh, local produce and cooking education to the city. Edinburgh...
Susie Simpson

Seven Scottish finalists in PwC UK Private Business Awards 2016

Seven of Scotland’s most innovative firms have been shortlisted for the sixth annual UK Private Business Awards. The finalists have been selected from over a...
Stuart Mason

Stuart Mason: How to Wreck Your Business

Stuart Mason, entrepreneur and coach has had a roller coaster ride through his business career. In part 1, Stuart tells it all in gory...
Sarah Johnstone

What Can Recruitment Learn from the Olympics, Post Rio?

The Olympics - one of the greatest display of physical ability and athletic talent in the world. Athletes from around the globe spend the...
The Clark Communications team

Scottish communication agencies to merge

Clark Communications and Golley Slater Scotland, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Golley Slater Group, are to merge. The deal will see ownership of Golley Slater...
Craig Buchan

Start: Craig Buchan, Founder and Managing Director of Qpal

QPal is an app that allows users to make cashless payments at events via contactless technology in order to help reduce queue times and...

Transmit Start-Ups Hits £10m Milestone for Start Up Loans

Transmit Start-Ups is celebrating a major milestone after delivering over £10,000,000 worth of start-up loans to over 1,200 entrepreneurs across England and Scotland. The milestone...
Home Serve Engineers

Up to £4,000 on offer for community groups in Edinburgh

Home assistance provider HomeServe is giving one lucky community group in Edinburgh the chance to get its hands on up to £4,000 to fund...

‘Pop Up Shop’ challenge sees companies go head to head

An Edinburgh based charity recruited more than eight organisations to run its ‘Pop Up Shop’ in an Apprentice style fundraising challenge at the Gyle...
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...
Susie Simpson

New private business/SME team at PwC

PwC Scotland is refocusing its commitment to the private business/SME market with the appointment of a new three-partner group to broaden and focus their...
Left to right_ Coral Riddell and Alistair Dean, Anderson Strathern

Coral Riddell joins Anderson Strathern construction team

Anderson Strathern has appointed Coral Riddell as a Consultant in its expanding Construction Team. Ms Riddell’s arrival follows on from the construction expertise brought to...
Anna Davies

Scottish PR and Marketing Firm Shortlisted for two UK Business Awards

Specialist rural PR and Marketing agency Scene & Herd Ltd, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Rural Business Awards 2016 which give recognition to...
Jackie Partridge

Double digit growth for Edinburgh’s Dermal Clinic

An Edinburgh cosmetic clinic is reporting annual double digit growth as consumer interest in health and beauty procedures continues to advance at pace. Dermal Clinic...
Chris Roche

Aridhia selected for landmark £6.9m Alzheimer’s study

Scottish informatics company Aridhia will be among a cohort of research organisations undertaking the world’s most in-depth study to better detect Alzheimer’s Dementia, aiming...
A Typical Therapie Clinic

Irish-based Therapie Clinic to invest £2m in Scottish expansion and create 20 jobs

Irish laser and aesthetic clinic group, Therapie Clinic, has announced plans to expand its operation into Scotland, opening two new clinics in Edinburgh and...
Doug More

Independent Scottish IT monitoring provider hired by Global asset manager Baillie Gifford

Global asset management firm Baillie Gifford has appointed Edinburgh-based Assure APM to gain greater forensic insight and control of its IT systems. Baillie Gifford’s...
Serena Fylan

Commercial production company The Gate acquired in management buyout

Commercial production company, The Gate Films, has been acquired in a management buyout (MBO) which will see the existing owners bought out by the...
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...
Orenda Energy turbine

Orenda Energy plans on raising £19m to create 100 turbine wind farm

Wind turbine manufacturer Orenda Energy Solutions, which has a location in Livingston, is seeking to raise £19 million through a series of US investment...
Lidl store

Lidl plans new Distribution Centre at Eurocentral leading to 100 new jobs

Lidl is to build a brand new regional distribution centre (RDC) at Eurocentral in Lanarkshire as part of its ongoing expansion ambitions within the...
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...

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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...