Newton Property strengthens Aryshire presence

Property factoring company, Newton Property, has won a significant Ayrshire contract. The firm, which currently serves many large scale developments in Ayrshire, has been appointed as factors by the owners of Citadel Quay, Ayr. Citadel…

Chris Miller: How can in-town shopping centres survive and thrive?

Recent headlines that the equivalent of one shop per day closes on Scotland’s high streets made for grim reading, but what’s behind this and, more importantly, what can be done to arrest this decline? For…

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight launched

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight, the nationwide event which supports, promotes and champions Scotland’s produce and the people who grow, make, cook and sell it, was launched yesterday (Thursday 31st August) at Barras Art and…

Menzies Distribution acquires UK’s largest all-electric delivery fleet

Logistics specialist Menzies Distribution has acquired London-based Gnewt Cargo, the all-electric delivery provider, for an undisclosed sum. Gnewt, which was founded in 2008, provides final-mile delivery services in central London for retailers, e-tailers and parcel…

Jumpstart MD Scott Henderson

Jumpstart to accelerate again as new MD maps out new growth trajectory

Jumpstart, the UK research and development tax expert, is redefining its direction of travel in order to maintain and enhance its position as the most innovative pure-play specialist in the sector. The strategic path being…

Park of Keir

Judy Murray backed hotel and tennis & golf academy for Dunblane

A proposed tennis and golf centre at Park of Keir in Dunblane is to get the go ahead from The Scottish Government. The controversial project is backed by high profile advocates such as Judy Murray,…

£5.3 million for Ayrshire regeneration project on former Diageo site

The Scottish Government is to invest £5.3 million to turn a former Kilmarnock bottling plant into a low carbon development, which will include hundreds of affordable homes. Around £3.5 million will be invested in the…

Gerard McMahon

Esh Border Construction appoints new Regional Director for Scotland

Livingston-based Esh Border Construction has appointed Gerard McMahon as their new Regional Director for Scotland. Gerard initially joined the company as a Commercial Manager last year and quickly impressed with his outstanding work on key…

L to R: Douglas Spowart, relationship director, social housing & commercial real estate, Bank of Scotland and Margaret Turner, Chairperson of Forth Housing Association

Social Housing Boost for Stirling with Funding Secured for 130 New Homes

Social housing provider Forth Housing Association (FHA) has announced a £13 million, three-year plan to build 130 new homes, with support from the Scottish Government and the Bank of Scotland. The homes will be built…

Chris Gilmour

Beattie sets up reputation management business in Canada

Beattie, the integrated communications agency, is continuing to expand in Canada with the launch of a specialist crisis communications boutique. Only two months ago, Beattie announced a merger with British Columbia-based Tartan Group to form…

Glasgow pips Edinburgh for most gongs at Scottish Bar and Pub Awards

Scotland's licensed trade celebrated in style at the Scottish Bar and Pub Awards earlier this month after the crème de la crème of the industry picked up industry gongs at the event held at The…

IP assets of craft brewing brand brought to market

The well-regarded brands, website domains and customer loyalty app behind the first speciality beer shop in Glasgow is being brought to the market by Metis Partners, the commercial intellectual property consulting firm. The sale of…

Deloitte UK records double-digit revenue growth and hails transformative year in Scotland

Deloitte, the business advisory firm, has hailed a ‘transformative 12 months’ in Scotland, where it has built on the previous year’s investments with the opening of its Greenhouse and Digital Studio in Edinburgh – the…

Mactaggart & Mickel English expansion takes a step forward

Glasgow-based housebuilder, Mactaggart & Mickel Homes, part of the Mactaggart & Mickel Group, have taken a big step forward with their expansion plans into England as they lodge detailed planning permission for their first English…

App launched to revolutionise global seafaring community

A joint venture between a Scottish marine recruitment company and a Singapore - based software company is to launch a mobile app and portal that could revolutionise the lives of more than one million mariners…

Smarter Grid Solutions completes second phase of battery project

Glasgow-based Smarter Grid Solutions has successfully completed the second phase of a three-phase project with a Korean chemical company, which will demonstrate the benefits of fast-acting hybrid batteries connected to electricity networks. The project, which…

Talking Medicines raises seed funding for app launch

Health Tech start-up, Talking Medicines has completed a major seed funding round which will accelerate the development of its cutting-edge real world medicines data service and unique healthcare App, Medsmart. Raised through the award of…

Derek Johnston

Indeglas appoints two senior managers to its board of directors

Indeglas, the recently-rebranded supplier of interior glass solutions to many of Scotland’s most high-profile new buildings, including City of Glasgow College City Campus, the Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) at the University of Strathclyde and…

Senior business rating hire for Montagu Evans

Business rates expert Ken McCormack has joined Montagu Evans’ Glasgow office as Partner, leading the firm’s Scottish rating work. Ken joins the firm after 28 years with GVA James Barr where he became a director…

Scottish tech start-up secures major investment from FTSE 100 firm

Scottish tech start-up, Cutitronics has agreed a significant investment from FTSE 100 Company Croda International. Cutitronics was established in 2014 as a spin-out company from the University of Strathclyde by Dr David Heath, who identified…

Mosaic acquires Glasgow’s second oldest architecture practice

Mosaic Architecture + Design has acquired Burnet Bell, Glasgow’s second oldest architectural practice, dating back to 1878 for an undisclosed sum, boosting its staff numbers to 20. The acquisition adds Glasgow School of Art, St.…

Vicky Brock

Vicky Brock: My tips on raising money for your early stage startup

I didn't start this blog to be a startup agony aunt - simply to be frank about my mistakes, successes and learnings. But based on the many - and wonderful - LinkedIn & Twitter messages…

Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott: Investing in the future of hospitality - the good, the bad and the ugly

With a hands-on background in international hospitality, Andrew Scott runs Victus Consultancy, which supports businesses across the UK improve and grow. His ‘sleeves rolled up and get stuck in’ attitude has proved successful with a…

St. Enoch Shopping Centre development planning application

A planning application has been submitted to develop three new, reconfigured flagship retail units at the prime junction between Argyle Street and Buchanan Street and connecting to the internal mall of St. Enoch Shopping Centre…

National Film and Television School in London

National Film and Television School to open Scottish school

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced a £475,000 Scottish Government investment to support the prestigious National Film and Television School’s (NFTS) plans to set up a base in Scotland and support new bursaries, in partnership…