Stephanie Terreni Brown

ECCI on the hunt for budding entrepreneurs

The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) is on the hunt for a new batch of budding Scottish entrepreneurs as it opens the first stage of its Climate-KIC Accelerator for applications. The recruitment drive is…

Plans submitted to increase much needed office space in Edinburgh’s Exchange District

The developers of a new office building in Edinburgh’s Exchange District have applied for planning consent to add an extra floor which would help alleviate the Capital’s chronic shortage of office space. GSS Developments (GSS)…

The Holyrood

The Balmoral receives multimillion pound refurbishment

Rocco Forte owned The Balmoral, the five star Edinburgh hotel, has undergone a multimillion pound refurbishment this year; extending to its main event spaces as well as its castle view bedrooms. As Rocco Forte Hotels…

The proposed Waterfront Plaza

388 home Leith development given unanimous green light

Disused land opposite Leith’s Ocean Terminal will finally be revitalised following yesterday’s approval (13 December) of a long-running brownfield development. Ambitious proposals for "Waterfront Plaza", which were strongly backed by local community and business leaders, were…

Richard Preece Chief Training Officer OSP Cyber Academy - Aberdeen Ardoe House GDPR SUMMIT ABERDEEN

GDPR - Certified training available throughout Scotland

GDPR - Just four letters, but they could cost your business €20m, or even more. The EU General Data Protection Regulation which aimed at giving data subjects (citizens) back control over their personal information comes into…

Professor Martin Tangney

Celtic Renewables to build whisky residue biofuel plant at Grangemouth

Celtic Renewables Ltd, the Scottish start-up which provides biofuel, has secured planning permission from Falkirk Council to build a commercial demonstrator plant, which will produce over half a million litres of biofuel each year. The pioneering young…

Boyd Property wins ESPC AWARD for Best Customer Service

Boyd Property has scooped the award for providing the best customer service out of all the 140 solicitor and estate agents in the ESPC. Boyd Legal’s Boyd Property division achieved 133 out of 135, the highest…

Stuart Brown

Report shows Edinburgh is one of the best cities to start a business

Edinburgh is one of the best cities in the UK in which to start a business, according to Barclays’ SME Growth Factors Index, with some of the best growth environments for small businesses to grow and flourish.…

Savills appoints head of regional retail in Edinburgh

International real estate advisor Savills has appointed Stuart Moncur as Head of Regional Retail at Savills, based in the firm’s Edinburgh office. Previously at Cushman & Wakefield in Edinburgh where he was Head of National…

Vert Rotors targets new markets with launch of ‘scaled-up’ compressor

Edinburgh-based Vert Rotors, manufacturer of the world’s smallest low-vibration compressors, has partnered with Training 2000's Advanced Manufacturing and Automation Centre to manufacture a large-scale industrial version of its patented efficient and high-pressure conical screw compressor. Vert’s…

Frame launches media planning and buying arm

Frame Group, the Glasgow-based marketing services business,  is to launch a media planning and buying arm after securing one of the industry’s most prominent figures to head it up. Charlie Crawford has left his position…

November passenger numbers increase at Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh airports

International passengers increased by almost a fifth to help Edinburgh Airport to its busiest ever November with a total of 936,193 passengers used the airport in November, up 8.7% on the same month last year. Glasgow…

Maven Capital Partners exits SPS with a 3x return on the initial investment

Scottish private equity houses Maven Capital Partners has exited from SPS (EU) Holdings Limited, delivering a 3x return on funds invested in 2014. This transaction is the second profitable exit for Maven investors in as…

Peter Lawson

MBO at Edinburgh-based Cortex Worldwide

Edinburgh-based Cortex Worldwide has undergone a management buyout from a multi-billion dollar global corporation. The company provides cloud-based digital marketing solutions and will remain headquartered in Edinburgh where it will focus on continued international growth. It…

Jump In invests £1m in new trampoline park creating 65 jobs

Jump In, the UK’s fastest growing trampoline park operator has invested £1m in a new high-spec arena on the outskirts of Edinburgh, creating 65 new full and part time jobs. Located in Newhailes Industrial Estate…

Bruce Evans, Chief Executive, Lomond Capital

Lomond Capital expands in Brighton as South Coast push continues

Lomond Capital, the rapidly expanding property group, has acquired Tanat-Jones & Company, a Brighton based letting agencies, The deal marks Lomond’s second acquisition in the city since purchasing Brand Vaughan in March and brings its total…

Vicky Brock

Vicky Brock: 10 things about business life I wished I’d learned sooner

I've been called both wise and a pioneer in the space of 24 hours. I think that translates as old and been around the block a few times, and not necessarily in the right direction.…

Gillian Wood

Shoosmiths Edinburgh adds to real estate team

National law firm Shoosmiths has appointed Gillian Wood as a senior associate to the growing real estate team. Wood, a specialist in property development and telecommunications property law, has joined a highly experienced development team…

Julie Wilson and Amy Livingstone

Cheeky Chompers duo wins at NatWest everywoman Awards

Julie Wilson & Amy Livingstone of Edinburgh based Cheeky Chompers, has been named winner of The Demeter Award,  awarded to the most inspirational woman running a business trading from 3 to 5 years at the 2017…

Julie Grieve, founder and CEO of Criton Apps

Criton Apps CEO wins ‘HOSPACE2017 Best Entrepreneur’ competition

Julie Grieve, Founder and Chief Executive of Criton Apps has won the annual ‘HOSPACE2017 Best Entrepreneur’ competition for suppliers to the hospitality industry. Julie’s presentation on her company’s self-build guest app service to hotels and serviced…

Saying Thank You to Your Staff & Your Customers

Are you looking for that special something to incentivise your employees during the lead up to Christmas?   All people respond differently to motivation, according to recent research, it does start with simple and regular…

Karen Knowles

My story: Juiced up - Karen Knowles of Bon Accord

If you want something done, ask a working mum. We might moan a lot, but we’re darn efficient. I interviewed one such superwoman this week as one of her girls slept and the other watched…

Mike McGrail: Diary of a Ginormous SaaS Startup Journey [Part 1]

The first instalment of a diary that will no doubt be full of pain, wonder, blood, sweat, tears and a bunch of ‘learnings’. In episode 1, I start to scratch a long-lasting itch… In 2004, I…

Martin Glover

Morton Fraser Appoints Martin Glover as HR Director

Scottish law firm Morton Fraser has appointed Martin Glover as Human Resources (HR) Director. Glover joins Morton Fraser from global research and consulting organisation, Wood Mackenzie, where he was Global Head of Talent and Organisational Development.…

Archangels leads £750,000 investment for online healthcare platform

Edinburgh-based business angel syndicate Archangels has led a £750,000 round of funding for PhysioMedics, the Scottish early stage company that has developed a revolutionary online self-assessment platform for muscle and joint pain sufferers. This bring the…