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Hilary Mason

DataFest17 attracts two more top speakers for week long science festival

Two more high profile speakers have been confirmed for DataFest17, the week-long data science festival to be held in Edinburgh. Hilary Mason, former chief...
Marketing Director, Robert Graham

Graham’s extends range with new naturally protein-rich product

Graham’s the Family Dairy has launched a new quark product to their award winning range. Protein 22 is thick and creamy, similar to yogurt...
David Lamont, Proserv CEO

Strong start to 2017 for Proserv with new contracts and global expansion

Energy services company Proserv has secured contracts valued at more than $12 million (around £10 million) so far this year and has revealed plans...
David Rennie

Scottish Enterprise action plan to help gain even bigger slice of £50B subsea market

Scottish Enterprise has revealed a new Subsea Engineering Action Plan with the aim of capturing an even bigger slice of the current £50 billion...
Chris Torres

Senshi Digital success with Italian jobs

Glasgow based digital design studio, Senshi Digital, has won contracts to build six new Italian tourism agency websites. The international destination focused digital business recently...
Stephen Walker

Former Turnberry director launches consultancy

A former director of sales & marketing at Turnberry has launched a new consultancy offering specialist support in a range of business disciplines specifically...

Doubles win for Power Jacks after second Wimbledon contract win

North East based Power Jacks has secured another ace contract, supporting the installation of a second retractable roof at Wimbledon, the home of tennis. The...
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...
Fiona Hyslop

Tourist spend soars led by North American visitors

Spending by North American visitors leapt to £633 million in the twelve months to the end September 2016, a 28% increase on the previous...
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...
From left - Sandy Kennedy, Paul Reynolds, Mark Baird at Gin 71 C

New Saltire Fellowship seeking ambitious and entrepreneurially-minded individuals

Entrepreneurial Scotland’s Saltire Fellowship programme has opened applications for its new 2017/18 programme, an intensive leadership development opportunity for Scotland’s most ambitious and entrepreneurially-minded...
Nathan McGregor

Nathan McGregor: 2017: The year ahead for PR

Nathan McGregor of Juggling Swords looks at what 2017 has in store for PR. Looking back on the turbulence of 2016 – the deaths of...
Gill Grassie

Gold award for Brodies in World Trademark Review

Law firm Brodies LLP has been awarded a gold ranking in the World Trademark Review’s list of the world’s 1,000 leading trademark professionals for...
Ed Molyneux

3.2 million Brits want to start their own business in 2017

A recent survey commissioned by award-winning cloud accounting software provider FreeAgent has revealed one in 10 working Brits wants to start their own business...
Emil Spangenberg

Glasgow tourism and visitor plan to 2023 launched

Nearly 150 members from across Scotland’s tourism community gathered in Glasgow earlier this week for a major industry event following the launch of the...
AK's Gin

Arbikie launches latest ‘Field-to-Bottle’ Gin

‘Field-to- Bottle’ specialist distiller, Arbikie is to launch their latest gin in time for ‘Burns Night’ on 24th January. ‘AK’S Gin’ is named after Alexander...
A group EPS Group employees

EnerMech acquires electrical & instrumentation specialist downunder

Aberdeenshire based engineering services specialist EnerMech has made its first entry in to the electrical and instrumentation (E&I) sector with the acquisition of EPS...
Esther Binnie

Innis & Gunn appoints Finance Director with double turnover target

Scottish independent brewer Innis & Gunn has appointed Esther Binnie as its new Finance Director and Board member. Binnie will contribute to the strategic direction...
Thomas Ashdown, Managing Director and Founder, Citylets

Scotland’s residential lettings market cools in Q4 of 2016

The overall Scottish private rented sector (PRS) experienced an “uncharacteristic” annualized dip in Q4. Competing forces of drag from Aberdeen and strong growth in...
Maggie McGinlay

Billions of pounds of diversification opportunities for oil and gas sector

A new guide aimed at Scotland’s oil and gas supply chain to maximise opportunities in additional markets has been published today by Scottish Enterprise. The...
Artists impression of the new AECC

Doosan Babcock to deliver UK’s largest fuel cell installation in Aberdeen

UK energy engineering specialist Doosan Babcock is to supply the new Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) with the largest fuel cell installation in...
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...
Atria Edinburgh

Edinburgh office investment sees ten year high

According to international real estate advisor Savills, investment into Edinburgh’s office market in 2016 reached heights not seen since 2006 with £426 million of...
Michael Portillo

Scottish Property Federation announces speakers for its 2017 annual conference

Broadcaster and Former Cabinet Minister Michael Portillo, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson MSP and Scottish Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work...

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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...