Scotland Revealed as Top Place in UK to Launch New Business

The New Year brings about a time of change, sparking many to take the opportunity for a new beginning in both their personal and professional lives. For entrepreneurs looking to pave their own path January…

Gillian Mylles and Johan Scheepers

New management team at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square has appointed Johan Scheepers as General Manager who will be supported by Gillian Mylles as Hotel Manager, following a multi-million pound top-to-toe refurbishment at one of Edinburgh’s oldest and most iconic…

Miigen appoints new Finance Director ahead of £1 million fund-raising

Rapidly-expanding Miigen, the social platform for senior life living, has strengthened its top management team as it moves towards a new £1 million fund-raising round with the appointment of successful entrepreneur Alasdair McGill as Finance…

Fourth Edinburgh deal for Yorkshire developer

A York-based development company has expanded its presence in Edinburgh with the acquisition of an office building on Osborne Terrace. It’s the fourth project that S Harrison has become involved with in the City recently.…

Black Ivy to launch free Edinburgh co-working space

Edinburgh’s newest luxury bar and hotel, Black Ivy in Bruntsfield, owned by entrepreneur Billy Lowe of Caledonia Inns, launches its 28-seater ‘free to use’ coworking space for businesses at its new monthly networking club, on…

Michelle Quinn - Developing the young workforce to forge a path for apprenticeships

Michelle Quinn is manager of Almond Engineering, a precision engineering company based in Livingston, West Lothian. Last year, Michelle joined the board of Developing the Young Workforce West Lothian Regional Group (DYW-WL), which builds on…

Launch of Scale-up Scotland - the programme by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs

Scale-up Scotland, a programme designed to address Scotland’s business scale-up challenge and deliver economic growth, officially launched this week in Aberdeen spearheaded by one of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs, Bob Keiller. The programme – for Scotland’s…

Annual Edinburgh office space take-up surpasses 1 million sq ft for first time since 2004

According to the latest research from CBRE Scotland, Edinburgh has surpassed the 1,000,000 sq ft take-up mark for the first time since 2004, with 1,138,500 sq ft of office space transactions across 2017. The 2017…

Graham Campbell, formerly of Edinburgh Partners, and David Keir

Saracen Fund Managers’ Global Income & Growth Fund surpasses £120m

Edinburgh based Saracen Fund Managers has announced that its TB Saracen Global Income & Growth Fund has surpassed the £120m mark. Recently listed as a top global fund tip by Money Observer, the fund – located in…

Would you bank on it? – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Today I’m going to talk about banking. I’ve lost you already, haven’t I? I reckon it’s going to take the British public – heck the western world – a long time to want to read…

Public partners reach campus-wide agreement for Edinburgh BioQuarter

Four major public sector organisations have come together behind a new plan to develop Edinburgh BioQuarter. The five-year collaboration agreement sees the City of Edinburgh Council joining NHS Lothian, Scottish Enterprise and the University of…

Steven Fyfe

Investment in Scottish hotels in 2017 marks 60% increase year-on-year

Investment in Scottish hotels in 2017 reached £195 million across 23 deals, marking more than a 60% increase on the total investment volume recorded the year previously (£119.74 million). In terms of geography, Edinburgh saw…

Keith Brown

£10m boost for South of Scotland

A new partnership will devise a fresh approach to economic development in the south of Scotland, with a £10million injection for enterprise in the area. The Scottish Government has revealed the public and private sector…

Edinburgh Airport CGI

BAM Construction awarded £10m Edinburgh Airport fit-out contract

BAM Construction has been awarded a £10m contract to fit-out the new terminal extension at Edinburgh Airport. Once complete the new three storey terminal building will provide expanded domestic and international arrival facilities including baggage…

Covey Digital gears up for 2018 with series of client wins and double appointment

Covey Digital, the latest addition to the creative design business The Covey Agency, has made two key staff appointments following some large business wins towards the end of 2017. Kim Redpath and Robyn Emerson have…

Three new hires for Anderson Strathern Asset Management

Anderson Strathern Asset Management, the wealth management arm of Scottish legal firm Anderson Strathern LLP, has recently made three senior hires to its team as CEO John Brett looks to establish the firm at the…

wheelAIR cooling wheelchair backrest gets Dragons’ backing

The wheelAIR cooling backrest cushion was offered a £75K investment deal by four Dragons on the latest episode of Dragons’ Den after hearing a pitch by Staels Design’s Managing Director Corien Staels. The Dragons decided…

New co-working hub to open for Edinburgh’s booming entrepreneur economy

Edinburgh’s reputation for building one of the UK’s most vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems has received a further boost with the opening of a major new co-working hub in the city centre later this year. Spaces, the…

LSH moves to strengthen team in Scotland

National commercial property company Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has made a senior appointment to bolster its team in Scotland. Retail property expert Tim Appleton will head up LSH’s retail/out of town team throughout Scotland, a…

Anderson Anderson & Brown closed a deal per week during 2017

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), one of the leading independent firms of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors in Scotland successfully completed 52 deals during 2017, covering a range of sectors including Oil & Gas,…

Managing Edinburgh’s Tourism Success

Tourism leaders will be tackling the key issues arising from Edinburgh’s ongoing success as a visitor destination head on next month, when they attend the annual Edinburgh Tourism Action Group (ETAG) Conference on Thursday 1 February 2018.…

SEP makes £25 million Investment in communications technology firm

Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) has completed a £25 million investment in Redwood Technologies Group (Redwood), acquiring a minority stake in the UK-headquartered international provider of communications technology and cloud contact centre solutions. Redwood has experienced…

German tech firm takes 3,813 sq ft on St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Berlin-headquartered KPV LAB, has expanded its offices into the UK with the letting of space in One St Andrew Square in Edinburgh. The 3,813 sq ft top floor of the four-storey redeveloped building in the heart…

First Barclays Eagle Lab lands in Scotland to boost scale-up support

Barclays has today (16 January) opened the doors to Scotland’s first Eagle Lab, in Edinburgh, in partnership with CodeBase. The investment will provide a new space for businesses and communities to learn about innovative technologies…

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian sold in £85m Deal

Twenty14 Holdings, the hospitality investment arm of Lulu Group International, has completed a £85m acquisition of the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. The Caledonian joins a portfolio of $650m worth of luxury property across…