Latest Inverness Business News

(left to right: David Allen, Professor Lorne Crerar, and Donald Shaw).

Harper Macleod expands in Inverness as law firm Allen & Shaw comes on board

Legal firm Harper Macleod has increased its footprint in the Highlands by being joined by Inverness firm Allen & Shaw. The move will see Partners...
Gavin Henry

SureVoIP targets double awards success at national event

An Aberdeen telecoms firm will go head to head with some of the country’s biggest businesses at a prestigious national awards event. Independent communications service...
(l-r) Andrew, Scott, Stewart Laing

Go ahead given for £8m Ardnahoe distillery on Islay

Hunter Laing & Co. has been given the green light from Argyll and Bute Council to build a new malt whisky distillery on Islay. The...
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...
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,...

Highland Insurance Brokers ready to tackle Cyber Crime

Highland Insurance Brokers (HIB) has become the first insurance broker in the north of Scotland to be awarded the Cyber Essentials accreditation. Cyber Essentials is...
From left - Grant Gordon, Chairman, of The Cabrach Trust, Richard Lochhead, MSP for Moray nad Sue Savege, Executive Director

Cabrach Trust reveals £5.3million visitor attraction plan

A trust set up to regenerate the historic Cabrach region of the North-east has unveiled major plans for a new distillery and heritage centre...

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...
Innes Smith

House builder Springfield Announce Record Results

Scottish house builder Springfield Properties has reported record profits of £5.1m to May 2016, a rise of 64% on last year. Revenue rose 8% to...
Malcolm Buchanan

Entrepreneurial Spark comes to Inverness virtually

The first ‘Chiclets’ joining the UK’s first free virtual business accelerator hub are meeting face to face in Inverness to begin their training journey. More...
Lucy-Rose Walker

40UNDER40: Scotland announces the 2016 List

Scottish Business News Network (SBNN) has published the list of the 40 successful entrants in this years 40UNDER40: Scotland awards. Click here to see the...
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...

Shortlist Announced for Business Women Scotland Awards

The shortlist for the Business Women Scotland Awards has been announced, with female led companies from all over Scotland celebrating the success of their...
From left - Finlay Calder (Torabhaig), Helen Cameron (HIE), Hamish Fraser (Torabhaig)

Future Highland distillery projects making good progress

Work to establish two new distilleries is underway in Lochaber and Skye. Multi-million pound projects at Drimnin Distillery on the Morvern Peninsula and Torabhaig Distillery...
George Brewster

Three dealmakers of the year for third year running for Shepherds

For the third year in a row, the same three surveyors from Shepherd Chartered Surveyors have won a clean sweep in the commercial property...

New £1.6m collaboration project to benefit businesses and graduates

A new £1.6 million scheme is being piloted in the Highlands and Islands to encourage more collaboration between graduates, businesses and universities. The Knowledge Exchange...
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Ross-Shire Engineering secures funding of up to £200m

Ross-Shire Engineering in Muir of Ord has secured potential funding of up to £200m across the next five years from Scottish Water’s Capital and...
Courtesy Kurnia Aerial Photography

Drone week taking off in Inverness

#hellodigital, part of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), is working with national trade body ARPAS-UK on a week-long event which will bring the latest...
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland riding the wave of tidal innovation

Scotland will be home to the world’s first ever large-scale tidal stream farm as part of a drive to develop Scotland’s marine renewables industry,...
left to right - Arnott Coghill, Rodney Brass, Billy Campbell, Pete Watson (ANM Group's vice chairman), Stephen Sutherland, Pat Machray (ANM Group's chairman), Ian Gunn, and Donald Hymers

ANM Group announces Caithness advisory group

Farmer-owned co-operative, the ANM Group has announced the appointment of the Caithness advisory group, with the first meeting held last week on Wednesday 31st...
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...

First Minister announces £500m new support for businesses

A new £500m package of financial support for private sector business investment was announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon as she set out plans...
(L:R) Alasdair Ferguson, Don Barclay, Colin MacKinnon and Aly Barclay

Ferguson Transport & Shipping acquires Barclay Bros

Transport & Shipping firm Ferguson Transport (Spean Bridge) Ltd has purchased Barclay Bros Limited for an undisclosed sum. Ferguson Transport & Shipping, Scotland’s Environmental Haulier...

SBNN Offer – Free limited time download of “Direct!” by David Hood

SBNN has teamed up with Scottish business expert David Hood to bring you a limited time offer to download his new book "Direct!" for...

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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...
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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...