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Virginia Lucey

Million pound investment in microbiology specialist to grow international export

Falkirk based E&O Laboratories Ltd is opening a new production facility in Cumbernauld to expand the scope of its export operation. The multi-million-pound venture has...
Macfarlane truck

Macfarlane Group profit up to £2m on £81.5m turnover

Glasgow-headquartered Macfarlane Group PLC, the UK’s largest distributor of protective packaging, has announced its Interim Results for the first half of 2016. Group profit...
Ridings Sawmill Cardross

Cardross sawmill investment creates market leading facility

A significant funding package from Royal Bank of Scotland, RBS Invoice Finance and Lombard has supported the expansion of a Cardross sawmill, resulting in...
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...
The Aldomak Aldi range

Aldomak joins Aldi Specially Selected range

Scottish tablet, fudge and toffee maker Aldomak has reinforced its relationship with Aldi Scotland by creating new products for the supermarket and switching the...
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...
Microsoft

Glasgow-based GCI acquires Outsourcery

Glasgow-based managed services provider GCI has become one of only ten 2-Tier Microsoft-certified Cloud service partners as a result of its recent acquisition of...
Ice Factor Kinlochleven credit Jeff Holmes Photography

Ice Factor achieves VisitScotland five star rating

An adventure centre in the Highlands housing the world’s largest indoor ice climbing walls, has achieved VisitScotland’s highest Quality Assurance grading. Ice Factor Kinlochleven, seven...
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...
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...
Vince Gunn

sofa.com opens biggest UK showroom in Glasgow

sofa.com opens the doors to its biggest showroom to date in Finnieston, Glasgow on Thursday 15th September 2016. With sofa.com showrooms established in Chelsea, Islington,...

HighNet opens Glasgow office as city poised for Gigabit City status

An internet service provider poised to transform Glasgow’s business broadband offering has opened its first Central Belt location in St Vincent Street, bringing the...
The Clydeside Distillery

Glasgow Pump House to become The Clydeside Distillery in £10.5 million project

Work has commenced on a £10.5 million project in Glasgow to transform the iconic Pump House building located between the Riverside Museum and the...
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...
Derek Hamill

Gilson Gray proves the perfect buddy for St Mirren deal

A Scottish law firm has played a crucial role in facilitating the latest fan-led takeover at one of the country’s most historic football clubs. The...
Bobby Bisett

Patrick Parsons appoints new Glasgow director

Multi-disciplinary consulting engineers Patrick Parsons has strengthened its management team with the appointment of a new director. Patrick Parsons, which has eight UK-based and two...
View from Inchinnan Rd looking NE (Small)

£8.5m Renfrew housing development gets planning permission

AS Homes (Scotland) Ltd has been granted planning permission for a new £8.5m development of 67 homes for social rental at Inchinnan Road, Western...

Glasgow based global comms and tech provider creates 20 jobs

Scottish business Stream Technologies, which designs and provides highly specialised mobile network services, has moved to bigger premises in Skypark, Glasgow, whilst creating 20...
The Doublet public house site

Clydebank pub site sold to Turnberry Homes

Acting on behalf of Hawthorn Leisure Group, DM Hall has sold a site in the Faifley district of Clydebank currently occupied by the Doublet...

Keltbray Group acquires Dunne Group assets

Keltbray Group has acquired some of the assets of Dunne Group from the Administrators after Dunne Group went into administration in July. This purchase includes...
Duncan Smallman of Slate Island Seaweed

Marine Biologist set up new company to harvest the sea

A marine biologist with a love of both the sea and food has set up a new business offering seaweed foraging and harvesting services. Duncan...

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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...