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SureVoIP's Managing Director Gavin Henry

Interview: Gavin Henry – A man destined to succeed

SureVoIP's Managing Director Gavin Henry is over the moon about last year's ITSPA award win for Best Business ITSP (medium enterprise), an accolade that...
Ruairidh Wynne-McHardy

Interview: The Scottish Lawyer who became a Digital Entrepreneur

Ruairidh Wynne-McHardy admits that being a qualified lawyer who is also a self-taught programmer is a strange mix but the two skills combined perfectly...
Diane Holden

Can cloud technology help Scottish businesses go global?

By Diane Holden, Xero Regional Account Manager Scotland is home to a wealth of small businesses across a multitude of industries, and some of these...
Founder and Owner, Heather McDonald

Scottish craft brewer enters the US Market

Nairn based Scottish craft brewer, WooHa Brewing Company has exported 20 pallets of beer to the USA as it ramps up its export strategy. Tennessee...

Inverness business community invited to #hellodigital EXTRA 2017

Expert advice on digital marketing, short film making for the web, and the UK’s first Dr of Social Media are all to feature in...
Paul Wheelhouse

£1m support for three innovation projects

Three pilot projects will receive a total of £1 million to drive forward new approaches to innovation. Toshiba Medical Visualisations Systems, Highlands and Islands Enterprise...
Laura Sutherland of Aura PR. Image credits: Martin Shields Photograhy

Laura Sutherland: 10 steps to a successful public relations recipe

Over the fifteen years I’ve worked in PR, I’ve developed Aura PR’s own recipe for working with clients, from the outset to the evaluation. PR...
Jo Harris, managing director of retail business banking at Bank of Scotland

Scottish regions show distinct start-up patterns with an overall decline

Start-up numbers have fallen in Scotland in the last five years, however not as significantly as the UK as a whole, according to Bank...

£3m investment for ten wave energy projects

Ten wave energy development projects have been awarded a total of £3 million by Wave Energy Scotland. The projects, devised by individual companies and partnerships,...
From left - Eric Curran and John Albiston

Management team changes at DM Hall

DM Hall, one of Scotland’s largest independent firms of Chartered Surveyors, has made a number of changes to its management structure following a vote...
Kallum with a K Russell

Kallum Russell : Why Do Basic New Year’s Resolutions Not Work?

Did you set New Year’s Resolutions this year? If so, have you broken any yet? If you’re like a lot of people, then you’ll promise...
David Ross

David Ross wins Barron Trophy at Highlands and Islands Media Awards

David Ross, The Herald’s long-serving Highland correspondent, is to receive this year’s Barron Trophy, which recognises lifetime achievement in journalism in the Highlands and...
Ian Hutchison

Jarvie Plant Group expands into England

2017 promises to be another year of growth and expansion for one of Scotland’s largest independent plant hire businesses, with Jarvie Plant set to...
Keith Brown MSP

£6.5m agreed for Orkney research and innovation campus

Plans for a multi-million pound research and innovation campus in Stromness in Orkney are set to go ahead after the two organisations behind the...

Hampton Associates – 5 lessons for 2017

Every day is a school day at Hampton Associates. After an amazing (and extremely diverse) 2016, we wanted to share some of the key...
Roy MacGregor

Drop in profits for Global Energy in challenging market

Turnover at Global Energy Group fell from £376m last year to £292m to the year end March 2016 with profits falling from £14.2m to...
Left to right - Scott Mathieson, Lewis Bates and Craig Mone

Further growth for north electrical firm

An award-winning firm has stepped up its ‘grow your own’ staff policy by recruiting four new apprentices and starting an employee mentoring programme. NES (North...

Highlands and Islands Media Awards finalists revealed

The shortlists for the Highlands and Islands Media Awards have been announced and finalists now face a tantalising wait to find out who has...
Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: My Return to Marketing Consultancy – Week three

It’s fair to say I’m struggling to know how best to name these posts. I think I’ll stick with this iteration. Sorry, I digress....
Julie Mitchell-Mehta

Julie Mitchell-Mehta: Recommended Tools To Help Your Website Work Better

Is your website working? I’m sure you know that it’s live and all the buttons do what they are supposed to do. But is...
Craig Johnston of Kistch Drinks, awarded by Scottish EDGE Chairman, David Shearer – PIC © Sandy Young

Scottish EDGE awards £1.3 million to Scotland’s most promising start-up businesses

During a high energy day, twenty-one of Scotland’s most promising entrepreneurs pitched their businesses to an expert panel of judges in order to win...
BikeGlenlivet, set within The Crown Estate’s Glenlivet Estate near Tomintoul

Glenlivet bike trails celebrate accolades

BikeGlenlivet, set within The Crown Estate’s Glenlivet Estate near Tomintoul, has been awarded four stars by VisitScotland in recognition of its excellent offering. It caps...
Keith Brown MSP

Scottish SMEs to get access to new £150 million fund

Small and medium sized enterprises will receive European Regional Development Fund investment worth £40 million to help transform their innovative ideas into economic success...
Carroll Buxton

Highlands and Islands business survey findings published

The latest findings of the Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) Business Panel survey were published earlier this week. A total of 1,004 businesses throughout the...
Jack Mizel

Solving Scotland’s sales skills shortage and lifting people out of unemployment

Scotland has a problem and it’s a financial one. There are over seven thousand unfilled sales jobs in Scotland and without skilled labour to...

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Hampton Associates – 5 lessons for 2017

Every day is a school day at Hampton Associates. After an amazing (and extremely diverse) 2016, we wanted to share some of the key...
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

SureVoIP's Managing Director Gavin Henry

Interview: Gavin Henry – A man destined to succeed

SureVoIP's Managing Director Gavin Henry is over the moon about last year's ITSPA award win for Best Business ITSP (medium enterprise), an accolade that...
Ruairidh Wynne-McHardy

Interview: The Scottish Lawyer who became a Digital Entrepreneur

Ruairidh Wynne-McHardy admits that being a qualified lawyer who is also a self-taught programmer is a strange mix but the two skills combined perfectly...
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...

Columnists

Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: My Return to Marketing Consultancy – Week three

It’s fair to say I’m struggling to know how best to name these posts. I think I’ll stick with this iteration. Sorry, I digress....
Julie Mitchell-Mehta

Julie Mitchell-Mehta: Recommended Tools To Help Your Website Work Better

Is your website working? I’m sure you know that it’s live and all the buttons do what they are supposed to do. But is...
Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: My Return to Marketing Consultancy – Days 2-4

When I published the recap of day 1 last week, I promised myself that I would do the same each day of this week. Clearly,...
Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: My Return to Marketing Consultancy – Day 1

Well that’s not the catchiest of headlines I’ve ever written, but it does what it says on the tin, right? That phrase is so overused....
Clare Scott

Clare Scott: How does your company cope with Christmas?

It’s December. That means we’re officially allowed to mention the ‘C’ word. But which approach does your company adopt when it comes to the...