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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Edinburgh’s Festivals worth £313m to Scotland

Edinburgh’s festivals attracted combined audiences of more than 4.5 million in 2015, putting them on par with attendances at the FIFA World Cup and...
Graham Hyslop

HR Services Scotland grows with two senior appointments

Lanarkshire-based HR Services Scotland (HRSS) has appointed Martin Miller to its Health and Safety Team as Fire Safety Officer, and Graham Hyslop to the...
Calum Lamont

TAQA appoints FarrPoint to deliver network efficiencies

Independent IT consultancy FarrPoint has partnered with energy company TAQA’s UK business to help deliver efficiencies in its digital networks. The three-month analysis identified potential...
Lynsey Walker

Two former trainees secure partnership at HBJ Gateley

Law firm HBJ Gateley has appointed two of its former trainees to senior positions within the firm. Lynsey Walker, a qualified solicitor advocate, has been...
Tom Lennon

Keenan Recycling appoints new transport and operations manager in Linlithgow

Keenan Recycling has named Tom Lennon as its transport and operations manager at its Linlithgow base. The Aberdeenshire-based company expanded into Central Scotland in April...
Exchange Tower

Edinburgh’s Exchange Tower relaunched after extensive upgrade

Following a period of extensive refurbishment, CBRE and Montagu Evans, acting on behalf of the landlord Kennedy Wilson Europe, have relaunched modern office development...
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...
Mark McRae

Credit union success for Scott-Moncrieff

Business advisers and accountants, Scott-Moncrieff, has been appointed to provide internal audit services to Capital Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in...
Allan Currie and Michael Mackie

£1.46m double acquisition for Fine Food Holdings

Scottish-based Fine Food Holdings has acquired two specialist food companies worth over £1 million with funding support from Clydesdale Bank. The firm purchased Clarks Speciality...
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...
Grahame Caswell

Search Consultancy delivers record £173.6m in turnover

Search Consultancy Group Limited, which was established in Glasgow in 1987, has reported its highest ever turnover, strongest net fee income and best ever...
Atria Edinburgh

180,000 sqft take up in Edinburgh office market in Q2

Edinburgh’s commercial property market saw a positive second quarter in 2016, registering robust take-up despite subdued market sentiment, according to analysis from Knight Frank. Professional...
Britannia Gin

Royal Yacht Britannia gin to come from Summerhall Distillery

Summerhall Distillery has partnered with five-star visitor attraction The Royal Yacht Britannia, to create Britannia Gin - an exclusive, small batch gin especially for...
Ewan Grant

RSM tops Scottish league of M&A advisers

RSM has topped Experian’s league table as the most active M&A adviser in Scotland, clocking up eight deals in the first half of this...

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...
(l-r) Derek Weir and Jim Rigby

Royal Burgess Golfing Society completes £750,000 refurbishment

The oldest golfing society in the world, the Royal Burgess Golfing Society, in Barnton Edinburgh, has completed a £750,000 refurbishment of its facilities with...
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...
Peter Vardy

Peter Vardy sees profits rise by 56% to £12.1m on turnover of £437.2m

Peter Vardy Group, which operates eleven car dealerships in Scotland, has reported turnover of £437.2m for 2015 compared to £393.5m in the previous year,...
The Illicit Still, Aberdeen

Garreth Wood’s pub group sells two venues and announces £500,000 investment

Restaurant and bar company The Speratus Group, where Gareth Wood is executive chairman, has sold two of its venues in Aberdeen and Edinburgh and...
Doug More

New Scottish IT monitoring company launches

An Edinburgh-based automated IT monitoring provider has been launched to address the growing trend in complex IT infrastructure and vulnerability to technological downtime. Assure APM...
An RMD Engineer fixing a UPS

RMD Ltd partners with Eaton to enhance Scottish network

Eaton has appointed independent specialist in data centre and server room infrastructure, RMD Ltd as a service partner for Scotland. The partnership allows power management...
From left, Edgar Stewart directors Bruce Hydes, Sara Zorriasatein and Craig Jackson.

Director appointment at Edgar Stewart recruitment

Edinburgh recruitment firm Edgar Stewart has made a key appointment to its board of directors. The company has appointed Sara Zorriasatein, who heads up water...
Ian Scholes

Colpitts World Travel acquired by Direct Travel

Travel Management Company, Direct Travel, has acquired Massachusetts-based Colpitts World Travel. The deal includes the purchase of Colpitts’s two Scottish offices in Edinburgh and...
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...

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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...

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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...

Columnists

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...
Gavin Oattes

Gavin Oattes – Decisions Decisions

An old teacher of mine once asked me, "if there are ten birds sitting on a washing line and five decided to fly away,...
Fin Wycherley

Fin Wycherley – What’s driving the Scottish creative industries?

By all government statistics, the creative industries are thriving. However digital disruption is transforming the rules of the game and challenging practitioners, and companies,...
Rene Looper

Rene Looper: Is it the end of Twitter?

There are some unwelcome signs that not all is well with Twitter, the San Francisco based social media platform that was founded by Jack...

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