Caroline Newson

Scotland’s Top Women in Digital to visit Berlin

Six of Scotland’s top professional women from leading and emerging digital companies are to visit the creative hubs of London and Berlin this month...
Moffat Manor Holiday Park

Richmond Wight Estates buys lodge manufacturer Reiver Carlisle and submits planning application

Luxury residential and holiday park operator Richmond Wight Estates, which currently operates three parks in Scotland and is involved in property and leisure development...
Katie Wood

Solicitor traineeship numbers in Scotland continue to rise

The number of traineeships available for aspiring solicitors in Scotland continues to rise. According to a Law Society of Scotland report, the number of training...
Alasdair Steele, Head of Scotland Commercial at Knight Frank

2016 investment levels resilient for Scottish commercial property

Investment in Scottish commercial property held up in 2016 despite an unpredictable 12 months, according to figures released by Knight Frank. Across all sectors, including...
Leah Hutcheon

Appointedd secures international partnership with payment provider AEVI

Online booking software specialist, Appointedd has agreed a strategic partnership with AEVI, the provider of a global open ecosystem for payment transactions and marketplace...
Keith Brown MSP

Scotland’s international exports rose by £1 billion to £28.7b in 2015

Scotland’s international exports rose from £27.7 billion in 2014 to £28.7 billion in 2015. The USA continues to be Scotland’s top trading partner outside of...

Gaia-Wind produces 1000th wind turbine

Scottish small wind turbine manufacturer Gaia-Wind saw its 1000th turbines rolling off the production line since the company moved its operations from Denmark to...
Ricky Nicol

Commsworld lights its first inter-city fibre marking major milestone

A Scottish independent firm has positioned itself shoulder to shoulder with industry tech giants by investing £1m+ in establishing its own pure fibre telecommunications...
Marshall Dallas, Chief Executive of the EICC

Edinburgh International Conference Centre hits 21 year high with 91,000 in 2016

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) hosted the highest levels of events and delegates in its 21-year history during 2016, while posting record turnover...
Left to right are Andrew Parfery and Andrew McGinley of Care Sourcer (by Stewart Attwood)

Scottish health tech startup wins NHS contract

Edinburgh based health tech startup Care Sourcer has secured a contract with NHS England as the founding directors aim to disrupt a UK care market...
John Hixon

Cloud HR software supplier opens Glasgow office

Cloud HR software supplier Cezanne HR has opened a new Glasgow office. Commenting on the reasons behind the opening of the new office, John Hixon,...
Daniel Rodgers and Ronnie Forbes of Qikserve

Maven leads £2.7m funding round for mobile ordering and payment business QikServe

Private equity house, Maven Capital Partners, has led a £2.7 million investment in QikServe Limited. Edinburgh based QikServe has developed a patented B2B cloud-based platform...
Jim Duffy

UK start-ups win £280,000 of prize funds at Entrepreneuring Awards

UK start-ups were awarded a total of £280,000 earlier this month at the bi-annual Entrepreneuring Awards hosted by Entrepreneurial Spark Powered by NatWest, the...
Sam Salisbury, Investment Principal for Ignite

‘Big energy ideas’ sought from Scotland’s brightest businesses and entrepreneurs

Scotland’s brightest businesses and entrepreneurs have one week left to enter a unique accelerator programme, which could provide them with the funding and support...

Self-build home business enters administration

Self-build home business, Inverness-based Roy Homes Ltd, and its sister company, Roy Homes Timber Frame Ltd, have entered administration, with Iain Fraser and Tom...

Food and drink strategy engagement road tour

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), Scotland Food & Drink and Scottish Enterprise are holding a series of events to discuss the emerging 2030 food...
Danny Lee, Corporate Partner, Shepherd and Wedderburn

Shepherd and Wedderburn help Scotland’s low-carbon entrepreneurs

Law firm, Shepherd and Wedderburn is for the third year, actively participating in and sponsoring the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation’s Low Carbon Ideas...
Ken Milliken, Head of Forensic for KPMG in Scotland

Number of high value fraud cases falls, but total value increases fivefold

The number of cases of alleged fraud reaching Scottish courts in 2016 fell from 12 to 9, but the value of loss was more...
Kenny Blair, Buzzworks Holdings MD

Buzzworks opens ninth Scottish location and hits £15m turnover

Buzzworks Holdings  has been recognised as one of ‘The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For’ in the UK - one of only...
Angela Vickers, Apex CEO

Successful year for Apex Hotels with profit increase

Edinburgh based Apex Hotels Limited has reported a successful financial year with an 11.8% rise in underlying profits before tax, up from £9.2m to...

Stuart Mason: How long does your ONE HOUR Meeting last?

How long does your ONE HOUR Meeting last? The hint should be in the title! Most businesses I work with find that meetings rarely...

£220k grant set to help Scottish IT company speed up growth

A Scottish IT firm has been awarded a £220k grant to create 24 jobs over the next 18 months. Odro Ltd, which has been helped...
The Lauriston Place building

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service sells historic HQ to University of Edinburgh

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has sold their former headquarters on Lauriston Place to the University of Edinburgh in an £8m deal. The...
Fiona Hyslop

Hyslop to visit Japan to strengthen ties

External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop is to visit Japan next month to strengthen economic and cultural ties between the two countries. During the visit she...
Hilary Mason

DataFest17 attracts two more top speakers for week long science festival

Two more high profile speakers have been confirmed for DataFest17, the week-long data science festival to be held in Edinburgh. Hilary Mason, former chief...
Marketing Director, Robert Graham

Graham’s extends range with new naturally protein-rich product

Graham’s the Family Dairy has launched a new quark product to their award winning range. Protein 22 is thick and creamy, similar to yogurt...
David Lamont, Proserv CEO

Strong start to 2017 for Proserv with new contracts and global expansion

Energy services company Proserv has secured contracts valued at more than $12 million (around £10 million) so far this year and has revealed plans...
David Rennie

Scottish Enterprise action plan to help gain even bigger slice of £50B subsea market

Scottish Enterprise has revealed a new Subsea Engineering Action Plan with the aim of capturing an even bigger slice of the current £50 billion...
Chris Torres

Senshi Digital success with Italian jobs

Glasgow based digital design studio, Senshi Digital, has won contracts to build six new Italian tourism agency websites. The international destination focused digital business recently...
Stephen Walker

Former Turnberry director launches consultancy

A former director of sales & marketing at Turnberry has launched a new consultancy offering specialist support in a range of business disciplines specifically...

Doubles win for Power Jacks after second Wimbledon contract win

North East based Power Jacks has secured another ace contract, supporting the installation of a second retractable roof at Wimbledon, the home of tennis. The...
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...
Fiona Hyslop

Tourist spend soars led by North American visitors

Spending by North American visitors leapt to £633 million in the twelve months to the end September 2016, a 28% increase on the previous...
Diane Holden

Can cloud technology help Scottish businesses go global?

By Diane Holden, Xero Regional Account Manager Scotland is home to a wealth of small businesses across a multitude of industries, and some of these...
From left - Sandy Kennedy, Paul Reynolds, Mark Baird at Gin 71 C

New Saltire Fellowship seeking ambitious and entrepreneurially-minded individuals

Entrepreneurial Scotland’s Saltire Fellowship programme has opened applications for its new 2017/18 programme, an intensive leadership development opportunity for Scotland’s most ambitious and entrepreneurially-minded...
Nathan McGregor

Nathan McGregor: 2017: The year ahead for PR

Nathan McGregor of Juggling Swords looks at what 2017 has in store for PR. Looking back on the turbulence of 2016 – the deaths of...
Gill Grassie

Gold award for Brodies in World Trademark Review

Law firm Brodies LLP has been awarded a gold ranking in the World Trademark Review’s list of the world’s 1,000 leading trademark professionals for...
Ed Molyneux

3.2 million Brits want to start their own business in 2017

A recent survey commissioned by award-winning cloud accounting software provider FreeAgent has revealed one in 10 working Brits wants to start their own business...
Emil Spangenberg

Glasgow tourism and visitor plan to 2023 launched

Nearly 150 members from across Scotland’s tourism community gathered in Glasgow earlier this week for a major industry event following the launch of the...

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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

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...
Ray Riddoch

Gillian Thomson: An Interview with Ray Riddoch - Leadership in a Downturn

It feels that in the last two years we have been bombarded with doom and gloom stories here in Aberdeen, where much of the...
Jack Cairney

Interview: Jack Cairney, Founder of BeFound - How to launch a software company

SBNN caught up with BeFound founder and search marketing expert Jack Cairney. We talked about launching a small business, motivation, technology and of course...

Columnists

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....
Julie Mitchell-Mehta

Julie Mitchell-Mehta: Recommended Tools To Help Your Website Work Better

Is your website working? I’m sure you know that it’s live and all the buttons do what they are supposed to do. But is...
Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: My Return to Marketing Consultancy – Days 2-4

When I published the recap of day 1 last week, I promised myself that I would do the same each day of this week. Clearly,...