Jill Nicholson

Sodexo appoints new Sales Manager at Hampden Park

Catering and event specialist, Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events has appointed Jill Nicholson to the role of Sales Manager at Hampden Park, Scotland’s National Stadium. Jill has worked at Hampden Park since 2013 when she…

6 Exceptional Tools for Launching Your Online Business

Building an online business from scratch can be challenging to say the least.  In fact, while plenty of people go on to create hugely successful online businesses, the startup process is never as easy as…

Brian Welsh

Legal Software firm targets Scottish expansion

Legal software suppliers, Insight Legal, is set to create jobs and increase its share of the Scottish market as it opens its first office north of the border. The company is also launching a Scottish…

From left - Martin Gilbert and Keith Skeoch of Standard Life seal the deal

Martin Gilbert: the inside story of the Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life merger

By Robert Outram, Editor of The CA The Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life merger has been approved and is expected to complete on 14 August 2017. We caught up with Aberdeen Asset Management’s CEO…

TOM Vehicle Rental

TOM Vehicle Rental acquires Transflex Vehicle Rental

Airdrie-headquartered, business to business vehicle hire provider, TOM Vehicle Rental (TOM),has acquired Transflex Vehicle Rental (Transflex), a specialist in flexible fleet rentals to businesses, for an undisclosed sum. The deal sees Transflex’s 3,500 cars and…

From left - Jim Law and Mike Sacks

Sporty Scottish start-up scores major investment

The team behind a Scottish start-up has lofty plans to increase sports participation across the globe – and a new six-figure investment could help them do just that. Find a Player, an app which, with…

Patrick Grady MP attending the Glasgow Nominet Digital Neighbourhood digital training alongside the young people and the trainer

Nominet invests in Glasgow’s young digital talent to address skills gap

Nominet, the internet company best known for running the .UK internet infrastructure, is launching its Nominet Digital Neighbourhood – the digital skills training and work experience programme – in Glasgow. Unlike many other schemes, Nominet…

Stewart Taylor of CBRE

Demand for office space strengthens in first half of 2017

Property consultancy CBRE’s H1 2017 Office Market View report has shown an improvement in demand for office space across Scotland in the first half of the year, with the strongest six months of take-up ever…

Blair Waller of SociaLoop

Founder Interview - Blair Waller of Soda and SociaLoop

When did you launch the company? We did our first beta launch in February 2017 after about 9 months of development whilst I was working elsewhere. We launched our first official app in July 2017.…

Left to right are Robin Huggins and Michael Young of MBN

High growth MBN sees revenues grow 15% to £4.2m

Glasgow-headquartered MBN, the fast-growing search and recruitment consultancy, is on track for a record year having recorded a significant increase in activity in Scotland and across the UK in 2017. The business is forecasting an…

Laurieston development in Glasgow

Urban Union to continue regeneration of Pollokshaws

Glasgow’s Pollokshaws is set for its next phase of regeneration after developers Urban Union acquired land in the area. Pollokshaws is one of eight Transformational Regeneration Areas (TRA) in the city earmarked for regeneration as…

Maidenhill CGI

Next steps for new Newton Mearns community confirmed

Plans for a new community in Maidenhill, Newton Mearns, have taken another step forward with the range of community benefits which will be provided by the developers now agreed. The framework outlining the additional requirements…

From left - Ian Manson and Lynn Mueller

SHARC Energy Systems brings new jobs and new technology to Clyde Gateway

A Canadian energy company has become the latest occupant at Clyde Gateway’s Red Tree Business Suites, in a move that brings a highly skilled team of seven to Bridgeton. SHARC Energy Systems is the European…

Radisson RED Cafe

Design agency brings projects to life with VR technology

International design agency, Graven, has taken design to the next level using Virtual Reality (VR) technology. Working in partnership with Glasgow based Soluis Group, specialists in digital imagery and animation, Graven has developed a cutting-edge…

The TCB Senior Management Team

TC BioPharm secures €4m EU Horizon 2020 funding

Motherwell-based TC BioPharm (TCB) has been selected for funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 (H2020) research and innovation programme. The biotechnology company has been awarded a €4million (£3.58million) H2020 grant to progress its innovative…

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Edinburgh spends more money on socialising than Glasgow

Party loving Edinburgh residents spend more on having a good time than any other city in Scotland according to new research from Barclays. According to the statistics, the capital’s population will spend £180,119 over the…

Scotland's other national drink

First half sales increase 8% to £136m at IRN-BRU maker AG Barr

AG Barr, the maker of IRN-BRU, has reported an 8% increase in revenue for the 26 weeks ended 29 July 2017, expected to be £136m (2016: £125.6m). The company put the increase down to the…

From left - Gerald McSkimming, Operations Director at CMS Window Systems and Rear Admiral Michael Gregory OBE

CMS Window Systems presented with Queen’s Award for Enterprise

CMS Window Systems has been been presented with a Queen's Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development 2017. At a special event which took place at the company’s Castlecary HQ near Glasgow, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Dunbartonshire,…

Glasgow Pond Hotel

Leonardo Hotels purchases five Scottish Portland Hotels

Leonardo Hotels has acquired five hotels in Scotland from Portland Hotels adding 536 additional bedrooms across the country. The deal increases the company’s presence in Edinburgh and gains a presence in Glasgow, Perth and Aberdeen.…

L to R – James Bilsland, Jodie Bilsland (both from James D Bilsland) and Alasdair Swan (Bank of Scotland)

Fuel distribution firm buys competitor in £2.8m deal

Drymen-headquartered fuel distribution firm James D Bilsland Ltd. has acquired Kilmarnock-based Andrew Gray & Co Fuels Ltd. for £2.8million. The purchase has been supported by a £1.6 million term loan from the Bank of Scotland.…

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New Innovation Index shows Edinburgh is most active UK city for innovation outside London

A new UK Tech Innovation Index published today by the Open Data Institute and the Digital Catapult shows the most active innovation communities in the UK by industry sector. It shows that Edinburgh has the…

Keith Morgan

Edinburgh and Glasgow represent Scotland as city-based clusters lead equity investment market

Edinburgh and Glasgow are two of the UK’s leading cities for equity investment, according to the third annual Equity Tracker, published today by the British Business Bank. The Small Business Equity Tracker provides an in-depth…

Equator’s MCB team (L-R) Patrick Bjorkman, creative director; Gemma Woods, project manager; Joe Harland, senior account manager

Glasgow agency builds Mauritius bank website

Glasgow-based creative agency Equator has been involved in developing a new website for Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB). Over 18 months, Equator delivered the strategy, design and front-end development of the website which aims to boost…

Julie McLauchlan

Mactaggart & Mickel Group appoints Perceptive Communicators

Housebuilder and developer, Mactaggart & Mickel Group has appointed Perceptive Communicators to handle PR and public affairs across the UK. The Glasgow-based agency will handle all UK activities for the Group, plus their Homes, Timber…

Stephen Gibb

Shepherd and Wedderburn introduces innovative financing package

Law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn has introduced an innovative portfolio-based litigation finance arrangement in conjunction with Burford Capital, a global finance firm focused on law. The substantial, multi-million pound portfolio financing arrangement provides flexible capital that…