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...
Neil Norman

Partnership aims to boost business angel investment

Accountancy firm Chiene + Tait has announced a partnership with Scotland’s business angel association, LINC Scotland, aimed at supporting its members and enhancing the...
Callum Murray

Legal-tech software startup wins £75k in Scottish EDGE final

Edinburgh based legal-tech software startup Amiqus won £75k in the recent Scottish EDGE final. Backed by The Hunter Foundation, The Royal Bank of Scotland and...
The LooBlade development process

Toilet brush reboot wins £75k Scottish EDGE award

Spyglass Innovations has secured a Scottish EDGE award worth £75,000 to support the growth of LooBlade – the company’s reinvention of the toilet brush. Built...
From left - Callum Murray of amiqus and Rebecca Pick of Pick Protection

Informatics Ventures picks top 60 early stage companies for EIE17

Informatics Ventures (IV), Scotland’s technology entrepreneur support programme, has picked 60 early stage companies to present at EIE17 in May 2017. Aberdeen Asset Management Chief...
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...
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...
Amy McCusker

New Scottish online subscription service giftbox launched

WeeBox, a new Scottish gift online subscription service has been launched with the aim to connect expats, or those with Scottish heritage, to Scotland. Offering...
From left - Blair Fraser of A2Z Signs, Craig Innes of Pixel Spirits, Jamie MacGowan of Buth Bheag Candle Co., Glen Tonkin of Toncam Flooring & Interiors, Joanna Mackenzie of Clean Bees

Highlands and Islands entrepreneurs scoop £5,000

Entrepreneurs on board Entrepreneurial Spark Powered by Royal Bank of Scotland’s unique Virtual Accelerator won £5,000 at an awards ceremony in Inverness last night,...
Kirsty Gurr

Scottish start-up wins start-up of the year award

Dunbar entrepreneur, Kirsty Gurr, has been crowned ‘Start-up of the Year’ at the Start Up Loan Company Awards 2016. Thousands of businesses from across the...
Jo Anne Chidley

Scottish female entrepreneur shortlisted in NatWest everywoman Awards

Jo-Anne Chidley of Glasgow based Beauty Kitchen has been chosen as a finalist in the Brand of the Future category, sponsored by The White...
Professor Mark Hart

Scottish firms creating jobs but struggling to scale

Scotland’s small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are creating jobs faster than almost every other part of the UK – but many are struggling...

Five Scottish entrepreneurs to head to TechCrunch Disrupt

Next week, five of the Edinburgh’s brightest entrepreneurs are heading to TechCrunch Disrupt to showcase some of the most exciting new businesses at the...
From left - Chris Gauld, Chief Executive, Spark Energy and James Milne CBE, Chairman & Managing Director, Balmoral Group

Balmoral Group boss wins Entrepreneur of the Year accolade

James Milne CBE, Chairman and Managing Director of Balmoral Group has been selected as Entrepreneur of the Year by Entrepreneurial Scotland. Chris Gauld, Chief Executive...
Jamie Coleman, CEO and co-founder, CodeBase and Investment Lead at Accelerated Digital Ventures (by Murdo Macleod)

CodeBase to be strategic partner for £150m Accelerated Digital Ventures

A new venture platform that will fund all stages of the digital technology business lifecycle, from entry to exit, has been launched. Accelerated Digital Ventures...
Robert Gordon University

Budding student entrepreneurs to showcase their business ideas

Future entrepreneurs at Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Aberdeen Business School are holding a Trade Fair to present their business ideas. International Business Management students have...
Union Street Aberdeen

Aberdeen named in top ten best UK locations to start a...

Aberdeen has been named in a list of the top ten best locations to start up a small business in the UK according to...
Murray Kerr

Pryme Group acquires Ellon based SengS

Pryme Group, which is majority owned by Simmons Private Equity, has acquired Sengs Subsea Engineering Solutions Limited. Established in 2012 by Murray Kerr, SengS is...
Matthew Leonard

St Andrews Angels gets off to a strong start in New...

Scotland’s oldest University, St Andrews, has a rich entrepreneurial history spanning across the globe. Edinburgh based husband and wife duo, Lesley and Nigel Eccles co-founded...
Russell Jaques

Exsel Group ranked 3 in Fastest Growing Technology Companies in the...

Exsel Group has been ranked number three in the 2016 Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies...

Promoted Content

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...
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