Fraser Gillies

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie appoints new managing partner

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP (WJM) has appointed Fraser Gillies as the firm’s next Managing Partner from the 1st April 2017. Fraser will succeed Liam...
Doug Whyte, managing director at Hydro Group

Hydro Group featured for fast growing international sales on Sunday Times League Table

Hydro Group plc has been placed at number 66 on The Sunday Times Lloyds small and medium-sized (SME) Export Track 100, in recognition of...
Les Campbell & Ronnie Graham of BrightWaste

Cleaning entrepreneur launches office recycling service

Cleaning entrepreneur Roger Green is launching a new spin off service from his Musselburgh based commercial cleaning business Spotless. The aim of the spin off,...
Ebba Mowat

Savills launches commercial and mixed use team with new appointments

Savills is to expand its Scottish Development team with the appointment of Bruce Patrick, as Savills Head of Commercial and Mixed Use Development in...
Ian Williams

New £1m Perth office for Campbell Dallas as turnover rises to £12m

Accountancy firm Campbell Dallas is to open a new, larger office in Perth, with the expansion representing an investment of over £1m in the...
(L-R) are: Thomas Lillie, Partner, Aberdein Consdine, Gillian Crotty, Partner, Wilson Nesbitt, Rob Aberdein, Partner, Aberdein Considine and Matt Wightman, Partner, Aberdein Considine.

Aberdein Considine signs UK-wide collaboration deal

Aberdein Considine has agreed a deal which will allow it to offer legal services across the entire United Kingdom for the first time. The Scottish-headquartered...
235 Buchanan Street Glasgow

New Look and Vapiano take space in former George Hotel on Glasgow’s Buchanan Street

Property consultancy CBRE has secured two new international tenants for the renowned on behalf of Hines UK. The former George Hotel on Glasgow's Buchanan Street...
Glasgow Kelvin College

Hardies wins £1 million Glasgow Kelvin College term commission for 2017

Hardies Property & Construction consultants has been successful on a £1 million term commission submission for Glasgow Kelvin College for the financial year 2017...
Jackie Waring

Finalists announced for 2017 AccelerateHER Awards

Companies from the Highlands, Moray, Glasgow, Dundee and Midlothian have been shortlisted as Growth category finalists for this year’s AccelerateHER Awards. The winners of awards,...
George Brewster

Shepherd only Scottish headquartered agent to make UK top 10 commercial property listing chart

Shepherd Chartered Surveyors is the only Scottish headquartered firm to make the top 10 chart of UK commercial agents, judged by the number of...
Ross Wilson

DM Hall appoints new head of agency for East of Scotland

Chartered Surveyors, DM Hall, has further strengthened its commercial team with the appointment of Ross Wilson as head of agency for its East Coast-based...
Dr Andrew Muir, CEO Farrpoint

FarrPoint to advise Scottish Government on total broadband coverage

Telecoms and IT specialists, Farrpoint, has been appointed to advise the Scottish Government on the planning and rollout of its Digital Infrastructure Action Plan. The...
Lothian Buses unveils new fleet for its Edinburgh Bus Tour service

Edinburgh Bus Tours attracted 604,846 visitors in 2016

Edinburgh Bus Tours has overtaken the Capital’s Zoo as Scotland’s second top paid for visitor attraction behind Edinburgh Castle which tool the number one...
Polly Van Alstyne

Midlothian entrepreneur makes finals of 2017 AccelerateHER Awards

Roslin-based Scottish Bioenergy has been shortlisted as a finalist for this year’s AccelerateHER Awards. One of the driving forces behind the company, founded by David Van...
Rebecca Pick

Glasgow-based entrepreneurs makes finals of 2017 AccelerateHER Awards

Glasgow-based companies Pick Protection and Ican Future Star Ltd have been shortlisted as a finalist for this year’s AccelerateHER Awards. Co-founded by Rebecca Pick in...
Founder and Owner, Heather McDonald

Northern entrepreneurs makes finals of 2017 AccelerateHER Awards

Nairn’s Wooha Brewing Company, led by Heather McDonald and Black Isle-based Black Isle’s Prickly Thistle, led by Clare Campbell have been shortlisted as finalists...
Union Street Aberdeen

Union Street buildings set for multi-million pound make-over

Funding of over £2 million is to be made available for repairing and preserving key buildings on Union Street as part of a City...
Nadine Robb (left) and Lynne Muirson (right)

Designers launch new property interior design service

A trio of interior designers are launching a new service to provide bespoke packages for developers – after being labelled the property world’s best...
Julie Mitchell-Mehta

Julie Mitchell-Mehta: Websites Built on Common Sense

The biggest benefit of websites over printed material is they are not fixed at the point of publication. They can be adjusted in line...
P100 robot-1 (Credit OC Robotics)

Snake-arm robot to showcase offshore inspection capabilities at ITF event

Delegates at this week’s ITF Technology Showcase will be given an insight into how a novel snake-arm robot could take offshore inspection to a...
Osprey3 Filtration Services

Osprey3 expands its operations division

Osprey3 Filtration Services has appointed Kevin Jamieson as Operations Manager. Based in Kintore, Osprey3 manufacture and supply filtration equipment to remove solids, contaminants, toxins and...
Kay Wyrwich (left) & Jim Shiach (right)

Aberdeen Company Announces Significant New Alliance

Aberdeen-based oil and gas service company Centrifuges Un-Limited has announced the creation of a significant new alliance which will take its product and service...
Mackies Traditional Ice Cream & Chocolate

Mackie’s post 7% increase in turnover to £12.2m

Major contracts for its chocolate have combined with a market shift towards premium ice cream to help Mackie’s of Scotland achieve continued growth and...
Colin McLean

See your website hacked live at St Andrews Business Club!

How easily can your business website be hacked? Business people are being invited to find out in front of their very eyes at the next...
Joseph Keenan (left) and Dara Changizi (right)

ACA Press Cutters bought in £6.5m buyout

Print finishing business, ACA Press Cutters Ltd has been acquired in a £6.5m Buyer Induced Management Buy-Out led by Joseph Keenan and Dara Changizi. Royal...
Ralland Browne (left), Managing Director of Scottish Woodlands Ltd, with Crieff Hydro Resort Operations Director Russell Crighton (right), planting the celebration woodland on land above the Hydro

Scottish forestry business celebrates 50th birthday with book and 20% profits rise

Scottish forestry company, Scottish Woodlands Ltd, has marked its 50th birthday by publishing an anniversary book, planting a celebration woodland and increasing its profits...
The former Strathclyde Police Headquarters at Pitt Street, now known as Holland Park

Public exhibition unveils plans for Pitt Street regeneration

Moda Living is inviting residents, businesses and stakeholders to attend a public exhibition to present the emerging proposals for the regeneration of the former...
Joanne Casey

Business Beats Cancer dinner raises over £70,000 for Cancer Research UK

Last week over 300 Glasgow business people attended the Business Beats Cancer charity dinner raising over £70,000 for Cancer Research UK bringing the total...

Gillian Thomson: They should be grateful they’ve got a job…right? Really?

Last week an oil and gas HR professional told me that one of their best people had resigned, despite still having a role following...
Wayne Gatt

Peterhead company launches new SWARF recovery system after six figure investment

Peterhead based company, Raptor Services Scotland Limited, has launched its new Raptor SWARF Recovery System; the result of a two-year and six figure Research...
Scotts of Troon

Buzzworks to spend £500,000 on Troon Marina renovation

Hospitality group Buzzworks Holdings is to invest £500,000 in the renovation of its flagship restaurant, Scotts of Troon. Along with changes to the restaurant interior,...
Left to right are Steve Judge, Managing Director of Space Solutions and Hugh Anderson, founder of haa design

Glasgow-based haa design merges with Space Solutions

Glasgow-based workplace design specialist haa design has merged with Space Solutions, the Aberdeen based property and office design group. Founded in 1994 by Hugh Anderson,...
Packaging design for Commonwealth Brewing Co based in Virginia, USA.

Scottish Design agency finds growth in craft drinks niche

A Scottish craft drinks design agency has just finished a major project for Fuller, Smith and Turner, one of the UK’s largest breweries. Glasgow-based...

Laura Sutherland: How much does PR cost anyway?

Businesses don’t always understand how PR is costed. Here, Laura Sutherland, Chief at Aura PR, explains what is taken into consideration when costing work. Firstly, it’s...
Nessie in action

‘Nessie’ could be the answer to spiraling costs of decom

Seaways Engineering has been involved with designing large Semi-Submersible platforms since the 1980’s and now offers a vast array of platform options. Their base platform...
From left - Roger Goodyear, MBE, Festival Co-Chairman, Valerie Cheyne – ACE Winches and Keith Newton, MBE, Festival Co-Chairman

ACE Winches to sponsor 2017 Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

ACE Winches is to continue to be the main sponsor of the 2017 Scottish Traditional Boat Festival held annually in Portsoy, Aberdeenshire. The Scottish Traditional...
Aberdeen city centre masterplan

City Living Study launched as Aberdeen Masterplan gears up

Aberdeen City Council has commissioned Savills to undertake a major study which will be used to take forward a number of City Centre Masterplan...
Picture courtesy Norwegian

Norwegian creates 130 jobs as it unveils £69 Edinburgh to USA flights

Low-cost airline Norwegian is launching a series of groundbreaking new transatlantic flights, offering direct low-cost travel from the Scottish capital to the USA for...
Gordon Kerr

Savills expands south west Estate Management team

Savills has bolstered its Estate Management service in south west Scotland with two new additions to the team in Dumfries and Ayr. Gordon Kerr has...
Adam McGhee

Sheppard Robson appointed to design £62m St Andrews student accommodation

Architectural practice, Sheppard Robson, has been appointed to design the next generation of student accommodation for the University of St Andrews. The scope of the...

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

Julie Mitchell-Mehta

Julie Mitchell-Mehta: Websites Built on Common Sense

The biggest benefit of websites over printed material is they are not fixed at the point of publication. They can be adjusted in line...
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....