Is Scotland getting smaller? - High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

My business operates in three cities – not because I planned it that way – but because we kept moving. I set up Impact Online in Glasgow in 2010. Three years later we moved to Aberdeen and…

Prosthetic technologies firm to invest £5.6 million in Scotland

Designer and manufacturer of world-leading prosthetic technologies, Össur, has cemented its commitment to Scotland with an agreement to invest £5.6 million over a three year period to develop ground-breaking myoelectric prosthetic hand and arm solutions…

Appointedd enters new phase of global growth with double appointment

Edinburgh-based software company, Appointedd, forges ahead with its international growth strategy with the appointment of two new senior roles and the launch of new global functionality. The tech startup, which specialises in online booking technology,…

Tor Ecosse Limited enters administration

Tor Ecosse Limited entered administration on 4th May 2018 with the appointment of Iain Fraser and Tom MacLennan, partners at specialist business advisory firm FRP Advisory LLP, as Joint Administrators. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] Tor Ecosse is a…

Oil and gas industry urged to support new skills strategy

The UKCS Workforce Dynamics Review, by global energy skills body OPITO in partnership with Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Oil and Gas Institute, assesses the changing skills requirements for the industry over the next 20 years.…

Revolutionary new dining service launches in Glasgow

This coming Friday will see the launch of Time2Dine, a brand new online service allowing diners to book, choose and pay for food before even stepping foot inside the restaurant. Created in Glasgow, Time2Dine launches with three…

BrewDog has launched its first ever BrewPub

BrewDog has launched its first ever BrewPub featuring a 10hl brewing kit. BrewDog Tower Hill, London will be the Aberdeenshire brewery’s largest stand-alone bar site and the only place in the UK outside its headquarters in…

Scarborough Muir Group sells Aquarius Court for £1.22m

Scarborough Muir Group has sold its Aquarius Court office investment at Queensferry One to Hamcap (Strathclyde) BP Ltd for £1.22m. The Grade A specified building, developed speculatively by Scarborough Muir, is fully let and occupies…

New project director for £6 million ‘Scotland is Now’ campaign

Cat Leaver has been announced as the project director of a bold new £6m marketing strategy for Scotland. Ms Leaver takes on the role of project director for Brand Scotland from 3 July 2018 and will oversee…

New Appointments at Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace boost Property & Financial Services

Aberdeen and North-east legal firm Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace (RCC&W) has made two new appointments, signalling growth in their property and Financial service teams. Sarah-Louise Hay joins as an additional Mortgage Adviser and will…

Aberdeen recruitment firm appoints two associate directors

Aberdeen recruitment business Right People has made two director appointments. Craig Mackenzie joins the business after nearly 10 years at Aberdeen Appointments Agency (AAA), while Kris Stuart is promoted from the position of recruitment team lead. Both will have the title…

Opportunity North East launches new partnership with business incubator CodeBase

Private sector led economic development company Opportunity North East (ONE) is launching a new partnership with tech business incubator CodeBase. ONE CodeBase aims to capitalise on the specific opportunities to support growth in the industrial digital space…

Speirs Gumley to move Glasgow headquarters to Clyde Gateway

Property management company, Speirs Gumley, is to move its 70-strong Glasgow workforce from its Bath Street headquarters to the new Red Tree Magenta building at Clyde Gateway. The move comes as the company plans to…

Renew Holdings to buy QTS Group for £80m

Renew Holdings plc, the Engineering Services Group is to acquire QTS Group Limited, a specialist independent rail contractor based in Scotland, for £80m . The Group also announced a placing to raise gross proceeds of…

Glasgow’s CarMoney expands financing activity into car leasing

CarMoney, the fast-growing Glasgow-based motor finance business which was launched in 2016, is set to expand its financing activity into car leasing as a result of entering into a partnership agreement with Fleet Alliance, the…

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Export market opening up for Pick Protection

The founder of Glasgow-based attack alarm specialist Pick Protection is predicting a surge in revenues in the coming months as the firm continues to educate employers on their duty of care to lone workers which…

Allied Irish Bank appoints Edinburgh based head of manufacturing

Allied Irish Bank (GB) has appointed Edinburgh-based Brian Machray as its new head of manufacturing, following the announcement of its dedicated manufacturing fund earlier this year. Brian previously ran his own equity advisory firm and…

NHS gets connected with new IoT trial to track hospital beds

A Scottish hospital is using the Internet of Things (IoT) to monitor and track the whereabouts of its medical beds as part of a new initiative to automate bed maintenance, a traditionally manual process for…

New media agency launches in Glasgow

A new, full-service media agency has been launched in Glasgow. BluKite, which has been established by print industry expert John McLeod and graphic artist Samantha Ramsay, aims to lure clients with a compelling mix of…

Glasgow-based inventors are developing the world’s smallest dishwasher.

A Glasgow-based engineering company, providing a smart alternative to washing by hand for students and young professionals who live alone in small flats and studios, is raising money in VOOM Pitch, a UK-wide crowdfunding competition. Founded…

Edinburgh PR agency wins ASDA account

Edinburgh-based PR agency, Pagoda, has secured first major client for its Newcastle office, opened earlier this year. Pagoda has been appointed by Asda to handle planning communications in England and Wales in recognition of the agency’s…

New ownership secures sustainable future for The Underwater Centre

Subsea training and trials centre, The Underwater Centre, located in the Scottish Highlands, has turned a corner after receiving industry support to secure its future. Industry and public bodies including Oil & Gas UK, Subsea…

New Head of Cyber Security and Innovation Seconded to SBRC

One of Police Scotland’s foremost cyber security officers has been seconded to the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) tasked with boosting business resilience and cyber security in Scotland. Detective Inspector Eamonn Keane, previously of Irish…

£650,000 boost for Entrepreneurial Scotland

New funding to support entrepreneurs has been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The £650,000 investment into Entrepreneurial Scotland will help drive entrepreneurial networks so that budding entrepreneurs can use them to share ideas, experience…

Lomond Capital continues on English acquisition trail

Edinburgh-based property group, Lomond Capital, has  acquired Bonett’s Estate and Lettings Agents in Brighton bringing the number of properties under its management in the region to 1,650. The deal follows Lomond’s purchase of SDL Group’s…