Strong growth in Scotland’s tech sector paves way for new industry award

Scottish technology companies, from SME’s and family-run businesses through to big brand names, are being urged to enter a new award category in this...
Murray Marshall

Scottish Microfinance Fund launched to help start-up and growing businesses access finance

A new £6 million microfinance fund is now available to make small loans more accessible to businesses throughout Scotland. The Scottish Microfinance Fund (SMF) is...

Avant Homes to build 385 new homes in Scotland

Scottish housebuilder Avant Homes has revealed plans for 385 new homes across three new developments in the Central Belt, with a combined value of...

Oil and gas industry urged to look outside sector to speed up deployment of...

Keynote speakers at the ITF Technology Showcase in Aberdeen will highlight the benefits of cross-over technologies from Formula 1™ and other industries to deliver...
Colin Kennedy, CEO, ICS Learn

Record growth for Glasgow-based online learning company

Glasgow based online learning company ICS Learn saw its revenue increase by 48% last year. The company, which caters for over 11,000 students, saw its...

Entrepreneurs Exchange event in Glasgow again

Entrepreneurs Exchange, the nationwide programme that connects the next generation of British entrepreneurs with some of the UK’s most successful business founders, is to...

Newrest All Limited rents new premises at West Edinburgh Business Park

Airline catering company, Newrest All Limited, has leased premises at West Edinburgh Business Park. The premises extend to approximately 916 sq m (9,862 sq ft)...

Edinburgh Printmakers reveal plans for new £11million Creative Industries Hub

Edinburgh Printmakers has entered its final fundraising drive to secure the remaining £1million to create a new creative industries hub as part of an...
Amanda McMillan

More growth at Glasgow and Edinburgh airports

Edinburgh Airport saw 781,753 passengers passing through the airport in January 2017 (11.7% increase on January 2016) while Glasgow Airport welcomed 597,594 passengers through...

Jennifer Maciver joins Gillespie Macandrew Family Law team

Accredited specialist, Jennifer Maciver, has joined Scottish law firm Gillespie Macandrew LLP as a Legal Director and Head of Family Law. Bringing more than 10...
Mitsubishi Electric in Scotland

Japanese firms turnover nearly £1.5billion in Scotland

Scotland is ripe for more investment and remains open for business, External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop told Japanese investors in Tokyo yesterday (13/02/17). Ms Hyslop...

Passenger figures still declining at Aberdeen International Airport

Aberdeen International Airport experienced its lowest decline in passenger numbers for almost two years in January, with the figure down just 1.7% compared to...
Ricky Nicol

Fortis Strengthens Business Ties with Commsworld Connection

Scotland’s largest datacentre has connected to an ultra-fast and resilient network in a landmark partnership. The £200 million Fortis datacentre, which is located near Newhouse...
Jamal Rushdy

Collagen Solutions to raise £8m from new share placing

Glasgow based Collagen Solutions is to raise £8m through a new share placing with new and existing investors. Collagen Solutions plc is a developer and...

Entrepreneurs invited to perfect pitch event

Ambitious entrepreneurs in Tayside and Aberdeen are being invited to get ‘pitch perfect and investor ready’ at two workshops organised by leading entrepreneurial support...
Paul Wheelhouse

Business rates debated at Inverurie Business Association emergency summit

The Inverurie Business Association (IBA) held an emergency summit last week bringing together nearly 100 IBA members, local business owners and managers and all...
Left to right are Marcus Pickering and Matthew Gammell of Summerhall Distillery, producers of Pickering's Gin, and Stuart Lunn of LendingCrowd (1) (by Stewart Attwood)

LendingCrowd financing to raise £350,000 for Pickering’s Gin

LendingCrowd, one of the UK’s fastest-growing alternative finance lenders to the SME market, has launched a debt financing round for Pickering’s Gin producer, Summerhall...

Redundancy leads IT expert to sets up 3D printing company

Taking redundancy from the oil and gas industry provided Gavin Bain with an opportunity he’d otherwise never have taken. The 51-year-old IT expert, who left...

University of Dundee signs for massive business transformation

The University of Dundee has signed a seven-year partner agreement with enterprise software company TechnologyOne to help deliver an ambitious programme of business transformation. The...

Jacqui Low gives career insights at Merchant Company

Business woman and board director at Partick Thistle Football Club, Jacqui Low, will share the highs and lows of a career that has cracked...

SNS Group undergoes brand refresh

One of Scotland’s largest photographic agencies, SNS Group, has undergone a rebranding exercise. Its team of photographers have captured images of some colourful characters down...

Nexen to sponsor ten Aberdeen Festivals

A major new sponsorship deal between a consortium of local festivals and Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited has been announced. Aberdeen Festivals, made up of 10...

Angel investment group TRI Cap appoints new Chairman

With the retirement of long-standing Chairman Rob Dick, Scottish Borders based angel investment group TRI Capital has appointed a new Chairman. Jamie Andrew, a current...

D3 Consulting Offers Decommissioning Waste Management Expertise to Industry

D3 Consulting, a specialist decommissioning and demolition consultancy, has launched a comprehensive waste management advice service to the industry. Identifying a gap in the market...
Cotswold Outdoor in Inverness

Cotswold Outdoor secures retails space in Inverness

Cotswold Outdoor has taken space at 1 Longman Road, Inverness. The outdoor recreation retailer agreed to a new 10-year lease on Unit 2, extending to...

Initiative to attract more girls into digital careers

A new initiative promoting greater use of female role models and mentors in schools has been launched as part of Scotland’s strategy to tackle...

New Leadership team for PwC Deals team in Scotland

PwC in Scotland has enhanced the structure for its award-winning Deals line of service with Corporate Finance partner Jon Shelley and director Mark Addley...

North Sea oil enters new phase following $6 billion worth of M&A deals

North Sea oil and gas is on the crest of a third wave in its evolution following a series of E&P deals totalling more...
Some of the team at the reopened Adelphi Kitchen showcase the new dishes

The Adelphi Kitchen relaunched under new management

Popular Aberdeen restaurant The Adelphi Kitchen has reopened to the public, after being bought by new owners. The venue closed in September 2016 but has...
Horizon Scotland – located in Enterprise Park, Forres

Moray business park seeking aspiring new starts

One of Moray’s leading business centres is inviting new start creative and technology businesses to take advantage of its incubator facilities and dedicated business...

Superachievers Awards returns to Glasgow

As the SuperAchievers awards open for nominations this week to showcase the success of those in Glasgow who strive to achieve and have a...

Ninjas swing into action at Aberdeen charity

A new team of volunteer ninjas are starting to swing into action at a local Aberdeen charity. Me Too! Magazine has welcomed Ahpuhn Rossiter, Sarah...

Weatherford UK Secures UK first with API Q2 Certification

Weatherford International's Secure Drilling Services facility in Aberdeen is the first in the United Kingdom to receive API Q2 certification. API Specification Q2 is the...
Alex Salmond (left) and Phil Rennie at the opening of the new Tekserv office

Tekserv celebrates business success with office move

Tekserv, an Aberdeenshire-based business IT support provider, is marking a successful third year in business with a move to new premises in response to...

Local business Facebook group exceeds 4000 members in first year

Local business Facebook group, Grampian Business Finder has exceeded 4000 members in first year. The unique group was setup in February 2016 by Karen Stewart...

Six deals in six weeks for Campbell Dallas

Campbell Dallas Corporate Finance has reported a brisk start to 2017 after advising on 6 transactions in a similar number of weeks. The deals involved...

Marketing Edinburgh board boost to help promote Edinburgh to the world

The search is on for four business leaders who are ready to make a difference to Scotland’s capital. Marketing Edinburgh – whose mission is to...

Self employment levels vary dramatically across Scotland

Citizens of Ullapool, Newtonmore and Pittenweem are five times more likely to be self-employed than those who live in Linwood, Leuchars or Port Glasgow,...
The Scott-Moncrieff board (L-R): Stewart MacDonald, Chris Brown, Bernadette Higgins, Nick Bennett, Gareth Magee

Strategic shortlist success for Scott-Moncrieff

Accountancy and business advisory firm Scott-Moncrieff has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards at the UK MPF (Managing Partners’ Forum) Awards for Management Excellence...

Dardan appoints former police inspector for new Aberdeen role

A specialist in counter terrorism security and hostage and crisis negotiation has joined one of Aberdeen’s leading security solutions providers, Dardan Security. Ross McDermott spent...

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

Neil Logan

Interview: Neil Logan, CEO of Incremental Group

Hot on the heels of announcing that digital technology specialist Incremental Group had successfully secured £500,000 of Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) support from Scottish...
Ian Stevenson

Interview - Digital forensics specialist leading the attack against cyber crime

Ian Stevenson, CEO of Cyan Forensics, is a computer scientist by training, and has spent the last 20 years in and around startups, first...
Joe Afif, founder & managing director of graduate recruitment jobsite Gradit

Interview : Recruitment professional matches tech graduates to jobs using algorithms

Joe Afif, founder & managing director of graduate recruitment jobsite Gradit, is a self confessed “millennial“ whose big idea was sparked while working in...
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...

Columnists

Mark Gillanders

Mark Gillanders: “Hustle” The most important word ever in sales?

"Your talent is not enough you’ve got to put in the work" The title of this post is taken from a Gary Vaynerchuk video –...
Clare Scott

Clare Scott: Three great habits to cultivate in 2017

Apparently most of us who bothered to make New Year’s resolutions will have broken them by now. This raises a question: instead of throwing ourselves...
Julie Mitchell-Mehta

Your Inbound Marketing New Year’s Resolution

How are your resolutions going? Are you still in the gym three times a week or is the pub beginning to look more appealing?...
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...