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Scot Heat & Power

Scot Heat & Power in £3m St Andrews University biomass fuel deal

Scot Heat & Power has secured a significant competitive tender to supply biomass fuel to the University of St Andrews as part of an...
Musselburgh’s Eskmills

Buoyant Edinburgh property market sees £22 million of deals for Knight Frank

Knight Frank have concluded three commercial property deals in Edinburgh worth a combined £22 million. Musselburgh’s Eskmills has been purchased by Scottish property company, Newbattle...
From left - Jock Millican and Fraser Lusty

Busy year for Scottish angel syndicate Equity Gap

Scottish business angel syndicate, Equity Gap, which is focused on funding emerging Scottish businesses with growth potential, has reported strong investment activity and vigorous...
Gyle Square

Leslie Wolfson acts in £48million sale of Scottish Ministers headquarter building

Glasgow-based commercial law firm Leslie Wolfson acted in the £48.3m sale of a headquarters office building in West Edinburgh, occupied by NHS National Services...
Julie Mitchell-Mehta

Julie Mitchell-Mehta: Why are Links to your Website so Important?

In our last article “How Search Engines Work” we ended with the words “This means no links and no links means no rankings and...
John Durrant

John Durrant: The ups and downs of running a business will test you to...

If you’re new in business, or even if you’re not, you’ll know that the ups and downs of running a business will test you...
Susanne Mitchske

£150,000 Converge Challenge competition winners announced

Converge Challenge, the company creation competition and start up development programme for staff, students, and recent graduates of Scottish Universities announced its winners at...
Brian McQuade

Kier Construction Scotland turns over more than £150m

Kier Construction Scotland, part of Kier Group plc, has reported a turnover in excess of £150m per annum for the latest year. The property, residential,...
Left to right - Derek Binnie and Steve Judge of Space Solutions

Space Solutions turnover levels at £36m thanks to Central Belt contribution

Space Solutions, the property and office design specialist, has experienced a sharp increase in activity in the Central Belt in 2016 that has balanced...
Stephen Herriot

New Head of Operations for PfH Scotland

Procurement for Housing (PfH) Scotland has appointed Stephen Herriot as head of operations. PfH Scotland is a national procurement service for social landlords across Scotland. In...
Rosalie Chadwick

Scotland Lags Behind On Companies Heading For AIM Listing

Scotland is lagging behind the rest of the UK in the number of companies represented on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) it was claimed...

easyJet passes 40 million Edinburgh passengers mark

easyJet has passed the milestone of carrying 40 million passengers from Edinburgh.  The airline now operates 36 routes from Edinburgh and continues to see strong demand...

Global experts gather for circular economy showcase

World-leading experts in sustainability and resource management will come together next month at the biggest event of its kind aimed at Scotland’s growing circular...
from left - Councillor Gavin Barrie, and Jim Galloway

Business Gateway Edinburgh & Lothian helps start 6,621 in four years

Business Gateway Edinburgh & Lothian has helped 6,621 companies startup over the last four years. The figures were revealed at an event to mark the...
Grangemouth

Grangemouth setting future standard for environmental monitoring

Businesses could soon better understand their impact on the environment, minimise environmental risk and more effectively monitor waste, because of a research and development...
Small Business Saturday UK tour

Coming to Scotland – Small Business Saturday bus tour

Aberdeen is to the be first stop of the Small Business Saturday UK tour – the annual campaign that puts small, independent businesses in...
Kendra Byers

StartEDIN announces collaborative partnership with SBNN to strengthen their community’s voice

StartEDIN and SBNN today announced they have formed a collaborative partnership to strengthen the message about the successful tech activity in Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh. The...

Next Week: The SME China Forum 2016 in Glasgow

The 4th Annual SME China Forum will take place on 21st September at Celtic Park, Glasgow. The China Forum is a leading event for SMEs...
Make it Social CEO and founder Eddie Robb and team

Make it Social on international expansion drive

Edinburgh based Make it Social, which provides social booking technology, has announced a number of deals and key hires as it enters its next...

North East property services specialist transforms growth

Property services specialist TransForm, a divisions of the Space Solutions Group, is opening a Central Belt office in Livingston with an expansion of services...
Gregory Strachura

New associate hire for Anderson Strathern property finance team

Anderson Strathern has appointed Gregory Stachura as a Senior Associate in its expanding Property Finance team. Gregory has re-joined the firm after 14 years, having...
Andrew Wallace, CEO of Edinburgh-based passive infra-red sensor developer Pyreos

Pyreos raises £1.8m investment as expansion continues

Pyreos, the Edinburgh-based passive infra-red sensor developer, has secured £1.8m of funding from new and existing shareholders as it continues to expand its business. The...
Tipple Box Founder Sonny Charles

Tipple Box set to raise £80,000 with crowdfunding campaign

Tipple Box, the Edinburgh based award-winning business, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign with the aim of raising £80k as it prepares for expansion. Established...
L to R – Patrick Flanagan, Bob Sabra and John Peebles of Administrate

Administrate Launches Beirut office

Edinburgh based online training software company Administrate, has opened a Middle East and North Africa (MENA) office in Beirut, Lebanon. Based in the highly-rated Beirut...
Fountain Court Apartments

Edinburgh’s Fountain Court Apartments wins World Travel Award

Fountain Court Apartments has been awarded the prestigious title of ‘Scotland’s Leading Serviced Apartments’ in the 2016 World Travel Awards recently announced. Director John Neil...

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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

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: The ups and downs of running a business will test you to...

If you’re new in business, or even if you’re not, you’ll know that the ups and downs of running a business will test you...
Jayne Carmichael Norrie

Jayne Carmichael Norrie – The Gin Room Scotland: From an Idea to an Award...

I am a self-employed Singing Teacher, so perhaps I am not the most obvious choice when selecting someone to develop a new business concept...
Neil McLennan

Neil McLennan: Leadership – it is everywhere but, what really is it?!

“Leadership crisis”, Leadership race”, “leadership needed.” It is everywhere. From Donald Trump to Phillip Green, from Nicola Sturgeon to Michelle Mone OBE from Corbyn...
Bill Jamieson

Bill Jamieson: Is CBI Scotland really fit for purpose?

What is the point of CBI Scotland? Does it have a voice? And, if so, for whom does it speak? Searching questions, but ones surely...
Clare Scott

Clare Scott: The three Cs of effective business communication

Communication’s easy isn’t it? After all, most of us communicate in various ways on an everyday basis. Yet, while it’s a natural and intrinsic...