Edesix selected as body worn camera provider for UK Prison Services

Edinburgh-based Edesix Ltd. has announced its selection as the Body Worn Camera provider of choice for Her Majesty’s Prison Service throughout the UK. Edesix continues...

£5m decommissioning fund launched

A new £5 million fund will provide opportunities for the supply chain in Scotland to benefit from the decommissioning of North Sea infrastructure. The Decommissioning...

UK-first precision technology arrives in Scotland

Edinburgh manufacturer, Vert Rotors, has installed some ultra-precision machinery, never seen in the UK before, for the manufacture of micro compressors used in satellites...

Freeagent expands into extra floor at Edinburgh Quay

Freeagent, a growing UK provider of online accounting software, has taken the entire fifth floor suite, comprising 10,126 sq ft, on a ten-year lease...
Bob Keiller

Bob Keiller: Seeing the whole story

I spend a lot of time talking about storytelling in business. Good stories often depend on someone or some group overcoming a challenge or a...

High profile judges named as applications open for inaugural Small Awards

Former Business Secretary Sir Vince Cable, former Digital & Culture Minister Ed Vaizey and 2014 Apprentice winner Mark Wright have been named among the...
An artist impression of the new Coach House

New million pound Bridge of Weir venture for Buzzworks

Hospitality group Buzzworks, is branching out from its Ayrshire roots as it announces its new venue in Bridge of Weir named The Coach House,...
André de Almeida (Loch Lomond Group) Fred Creighton (World Duty Free) Francois Bourienne (Glasgow Airport)

Loch Lomond Group partners with Glasgow Airport in global whisky launch

Independent distillers, Loch Lomond Group, has launched their inaugural global travel retail (GTR) range of whiskies at their local airport, Glasgow International. The Group, which...
Peter Lawson, head of corporate at Burness Paull

Fintech deals driving financial M&A market

Scottish law firm, Burness Paull, believes that 2017 will see an increase in fintech-driven M&A activity. The firm was instructed on more than 200 M&A...

12th Scottish Tourism Week Programme Unveiled at Scottish Parliamentary Reception

The Scottish Parliament was the venue for the official unveiling of the Scottish Tourism Week 2017 Signature Programme, the 12th annual tourism week which...

GoodPractice and Edrington Group win major award

Edinburgh based online learning specialist GoodPractice has scooped a major industry award win in recognition of its innovative work with Glasgow-based international spirits company...
Ian Stevenson

Interview - Digital forensics specialist leading the attack against cyber crime

Ian Stevenson, CEO of Cyan Forensics, is a computer scientist by training, and has spent the last 20 years in and around startups, first...
L-R Robert Smith and Fergus Leitch

Major new truck investment for Sam Anderson following steel contract win

Sam Anderson (Newhouse) Ltd, part of the Anderson Group, has taken delivery of an initial 11 new trucks out of an order of 20...

New president of NFU Scotland voted in

Dumfriesshire farmer Andrew McCornick has been elected the 62nd President of NFU Scotland. Mr McCornick, previously a Vice President at the Union, now takes over...

£1million available for coastal communities and businesses

A £1million fund for Scottish Borders, East Lothian and Fife coastal communities and businesses has been launched. The funding, made available via the European Maritime...
From left - Morphsuits founders Fraser Smeaton, Ali Smeaton and Gregor Lawson with the Smeaton brothers' father Kent

Royal & Awesome breaks through £1m revenue barrier

Golf-clothing brand, Royal & Awesome, has broken through the £1m turnover mark as it prepares to celebrate its fifth birthday. The Edinburgh-based label, which was...
Ithaca Staff

Ithaca Energy agrees Delek Group takeover

Israel based energy firm Delek Group has bought a £518m stake in North Sea operator Ithaca Energy. Ithaca Energy is headquartered in Aberdeen while listed...

Peter Vardy Group in search of new recruits for its forthcoming Dundee CarStore

Scottish retail automotive business, Peter Vardy Group, is embarking on a major recruitment drive to fill positions from a range of roles for its...
Ricky Nicol

Edinburgh based telecoms firm goes T2 Trainspotting

Box Office smash and Edinburgh institution TS2 Trainspotting set up home in Bathgate thanks to the deal of a lifetime. TS2 Productions, the outfit behind...
Derek Leith

Shift from short-term survival to long-term success vital for O & G supply chain

As the UK’s oil and gas sector begins to show signs of recovery from the toughest year on record, it is vital that the...

Search on to find Scottish University entrepreneurs

The quest to find the next generation of entrepreneurs from Scotland’s thriving academic entrepreneur community is underway once again. Converge Challenge alumni launched the 2017...
Stephen Park Brown

Jobs boost as NVT Group announces technology deal with Own Energy

Lanarkshire based IT and technology specialist, NVT Group, has announced a strategic partnership with green technology innovator Own Energy Solutions which will create 25...
The Michelin site

Idom Merebrook grows in construction sector and moves into bigger premises

Multidisciplinary engineering consultancy Idom Merebrook Ltd is making further investment in the Scottish market this year with a move into larger premises at Stirling...
Fiona Hyslop

Creative sector gets more Government support

Experts from across Scotland’s creative industries will meet for the first time this week to discuss how to make the sector stronger and enhance...

Scottish students desire to take the first steps towards entrepreneurial success

The Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE) has had a bumper crop of entries from students to this year’s Fresh Ideas competition. Fresh Ideas is the...

Three more Ness Clothing stores to close

The Joint Administrators of Ness Clothing have today announced that three more of the popular clothing and accessories company’s stores are to close. The stores...

Shepherd retains Accountant in Bankruptcy contract

Shepherd Chartered Surveyors has been retained by the Accountant in Bankruptcy to deliver a range of chartered surveying services for a further two years. Accountant...
L-R: Andy Menzies (Technician), Colin MacAndrew (Director), and Jürgen Graf (Operations Manager) inside the hull of the Carson Interceptor 950

World first for Moray boat builder could triple turnover

A Moray based boat builder is to become the first in the world to build and supply a new type of rigid inflatable boat...

Profits and employment down at Scotland’s top private firms

Scotland’s top private firms have suffered a drop in combined profits amid a climate of growing political and economic uncertainty, according to Grant Thornton. The...
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Water technology experts meet in Scotland and India to discuss £10 trillion opportunity

Last week some of the leading pioneers in water technologies joined the international water summit 'Hydro Nations' in Bangalore, India. Convening in one of the...

Andrew Dobbie of MadeBrave appointed to TRCmedia Board

Andrew Dobbie, Founding Director of Scottish digital creative agency MadeBrave, has been appointed to the Board of TRC Media, the not-for-profit charity that works...
Global Rugby Network Founder & CEO Dave Millard (centre) with Stefan Raue, Cham Abeyratna, Robbie Orr and Konstantin Ivanov.

Scottish sports tech startup inks Uruguay Rugby Union deal

A Scottish sports tech startup has secured its first major contract win and will be providing its wearable tech, software products and data management...
Jamie Oliver

Eight Scottish restaurants in The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants

Eight Scottish restaurants have been included in The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants supplement, which is published on Sunday February 5. The list, which features...
Black Isle founder David Gladwin

Black Isle Brewing Co. to be stocked in Majestic Wine

Black Isle Brewing Co. has secured a national off-trade listing with Majestic Wine, the UK’s largest independent wine retailer. The deal will see the organic...

Latest figures show 9,352 Scottish homes sold in September 2016

9,352 homes were sold in Scotland during September 2016, an increase of 8.5% on the previous year and up 10.4% on last month, according...
Bruce Wishart

Spill containment specialist hits 30 with 8% turnover increase

Livingston based spill containment specialist Empteezy® is pushing ahead with growth plans despite unease in the exporting market. 2017 has got off to a flying...
Mike McCudden

Edinburgh explores Social Stock Exchange concept

The Social Stock Exchange, Europe’s only public market for impact investing – has confirmed that it will be undertaking a four-month feasibility study with...
Sharon Mars

BIG Partnership awarded major RBS Group contract

PR and digital marketing agency BIG Partnership, has announced its appointment by RBS Group Plc to deliver regional media relations for its NatWest, Royal...

New research reveals private funding will be essential to meet Glasgow’s property demands

A report by real estate specialists, Savills, reveals Glasgow’s economic growth exceeded that of the UK as a whole over the past five years. With...
Nick Lomas

The Caravan Club reveals increased boost to Scottish economy and tourism

The Scottish economy has seen an increase in growth courtesy of champions of the great outdoors, The Caravan Club. Members of The Club spent £37...

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Hampton Associates - 5 lessons for 2017

Every day is a school day at Hampton Associates. After an amazing (and extremely diverse) 2016, we wanted to share some of the key...
Angus Lee, Jason Moir and Andrew Smith

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

Neil Logan

Interview: Neil Logan, CEO of Incremental Group

Hot on the heels of announcing that digital technology specialist Incremental Group had successfully secured £500,000 of Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) support from Scottish...
Ian Stevenson

Interview - Digital forensics specialist leading the attack against cyber crime

Ian Stevenson, CEO of Cyan Forensics, is a computer scientist by training, and has spent the last 20 years in and around startups, first...
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...

Columnists

Mark Gillanders

Mark Gillanders: “Hustle” The most important word ever in sales?

"Your talent is not enough you’ve got to put in the work" The title of this post is taken from a Gary Vaynerchuk video –...
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...