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The Hairy Hikers

Hairy Hikers raise over £8000 for Marie Curie

A team of ‘Hairy Hikers’ from Edinburgh Airport have been baking cakes, climbing mountains, cycling, doing the 5k Pretty Muddy and coughing up cash...
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,...
Chris Roche

Aridhia broadens European appeal with new RSRCH-Health service in Netherlands

Scottish clinical and translational informatics company Aridhia, Netherlands-based ICT service provider Vancis, and clinical datasets experts MGRID have announced the expansion of their existing...

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...

Five Scottish entrepreneurs to head to TechCrunch Disrupt

Next week, five of the Edinburgh’s brightest entrepreneurs are heading to TechCrunch Disrupt to showcase some of the most exciting new businesses at the...
Ron Hepburn, MD of Stevenswood

BGF realises successful exit from Stevenswood

BGF (Business Growth Fund), one of the UK’s most active provider of growth capital, has successfully exited its investment in Stevenswood after a deal...
BT Murrayfield

Scottish Rugby signs long-term deal with Elior UK

Scottish Rugby has signed one of the biggest contracts in the UK stadia sector which will see caterer Elior UK continue to provide corporate...
Paul Wheelhouse

Glenrothes Electronics Company secures £1.25 million investment

Semefab, the Glenrothes semi-conductor manufacturer at the forefront of the UK’s micro and nano technology (MNT) network, is to invest in new equipment in...
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...
David Watson

The Lantern Room to open in the Courtyard Edinburgh

Next month, David Watson, Head Chef at Courtyard Edinburgh, will be eagerly anticipating the opening night of The Lantern Room, the restaurant and bar...
(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,...
Jamie Coleman, CEO and co-founder, CodeBase and Investment Lead at Accelerated Digital Ventures (by Murdo Macleod)

CodeBase to be strategic partner for £150m Accelerated Digital Ventures

A new venture platform that will fund all stages of the digital technology business lifecycle, from entry to exit, has been launched. Accelerated Digital Ventures...
Quartermile , Edinburgh

Quartermile wins third gold win at UK property industry ‘Oscars’

Edinburgh’s £750m Quartermile development has been recognised as a gold winner at the UK’s largest and most prestigious national housebuilding awards ceremony. Quartermile is the...
Dougal Sharp

Innis & Gunn doubles crowdfunding target and raises £2.5 million

Independent brewer Innis & Gunn surpassed its equity crowdfunding target by £1.5 million, raising a total of £2.5 million when its Crowdcube powered, AdventureCapital™...
Polly Purvis of ScotlandIS

CodeClan celebrates first anniversary with Glasgow expansion in 2017

CodeClan, Scotland’s first accredited digital skills academy, celebrates its first birthday this week with welcome news that its first 16-week software development course in...
Artist's impression of the new Chisholm Hunter store

£8m Princes Street jewellery store for Chisholm Hunter

Jeweller and diamond specialist Chisholm Hunter is set to open its £8m jewellery store on Edinburgh’s Princes Street in early December. At the foot of...
Richard Foley, Senior Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP

Pinsent Masons named Law Firm of the Year at the Legal Week British Legal...

International law firm Pinsent Masons has been named Law Firm of the Year at the Legal Week British Legal Awards 2016. The firm's clear strategic...
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...
Brightwork Brian Cairney with Mark Cox at Maggies Just Dance

Brightwork dances the night away for Maggie’s and raises £50,000

An impressive £50,000 was raised for the Maggie’s Centre charity at an annual Strictly Come Dancing-themed event which was supported by Brightwork, the Glasgow...
Simpson Buglass

Scottish office take up bucks national trend

According to the latest Scottish Offices Report from Savills, total take-up across Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen for 2016 is in line with last year’s...
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...
Left to right are Victoria Speirs, Graeme Syme and Martyna Mercer of Space Solutions

Space Solutions grows central belt team after doubling revenues

Space Solutions, the property and office design specialist and consultancy, has added a number of design specialists across its Edinburgh and Glasgow offices following...
Harry Thorburn

Morgan Sindall lands two local authority frameworks

Construction and infrastructure company Morgan Sindall has secured places on two major Scottish local authority main contractor frameworks in the last month. The company, which...
Gordon Povey

Trisent secures funding to develop a self writing diary app

Trisent, a Scottish start-up software company, has secured a £99,370 SMART: SCOTLAND Feasibility grant through Scottish Enterprise to develop a unique self writing diary...

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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...