Lothian Buses expansion creates 55 new jobs

Lothian Buses is to create 45 new driver posts and will take on 10 new apprentice engineers to help meet growing demand for its...

NECE starts new year with £500,000 Kazakhstan success

Integrity monitoring solutions specialist North East Corrosion Engineers (NECE), part of the ICR group, is celebrating the start of 2017 with its first contract...

Bureau Veritas acquires Maritime Assurance & Consulting

Bureau Veritas (BV) has acquired Aberdeen Maritime Assurance & Consulting (MAC). MAC was established in 2010 and now has 30 employees as well as more...

Ian Stirling: How to build a distillery in Edinburgh part 3 - The Design...

Fascinated that someone was writing a diary blog about their proposed £5m new Edinburgh distillery project, we asked Ian Stirling of Port of Leith...

Phil Holt: Checklist of start-up mistakes to avoid

There are many common mistakes that start-up businesses and entrepreneurs make when taking their business ideas online. For example, they make incorrect assumptions about...

AAB Training - The importance of good Corporate Governance

Management teams and Boards are increasingly under pressure to consistently improve and remain up to date with the latest legislation, technology and guidance on...
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Ardgowan Distillery launches £17 million investors fundraising drive

A new distillery 30 miles west of Glasgow has launched a £17 million funding drive. The Ardgowan Distillery secured planning permission from Inverclyde Council earlier...

Travel tech start-up gets early boost from The Knight Residence

Criton Apps has signed up the Edinburgh-based The Knight Residence, part of the Mansley Group, to its digital concierge service, as the fledgling travel...

Collaboration to speed development of assisted living aids

Edinburgh Napier has partnered with i4 Product Design, a Scottish design and engineering consultancy, to streamline the design and delivery of new medical and...

Livingston jobs boost with industrial estate lettings

Four lettings into newly refurbished units at one of Scotland’s largest multi-let industrial estates, Brucefield Industry Park, have given Livingston a jobs boost. Instock Disposables,...

Goals Soccer Centres posts £33.5m turnover and increases profit by £9.9m

Goals Soccer Centres plc, the East Kilbride-based operator of outdoor small-sided soccer centres has announced its final results for the period ended 31st December...

EnQuest reports $849.6m revenue for 2016

EnQuest has reported a revenue of $849.6 million for 2016 with production increasing by 8.7% giving an average production of 39,751 barrels of oil...

Oil & Gas Innovation Centre supports heat conversion project with £230,000

The Oil & Gas Innovation Centre has signed its thirty-first project agreement, which will see the development of a system which will allow heat...

Insite Contracts gets £2m funding from IGF

Independent Growth Finance (IGF), the commercial finance provider for SMEs, has provided a £2 million asset based lending line to Insite Contracts Ltd, a...

New falconry business flies into Speyside

Having had a lifelong passion for Falconry, Darren Morrison has realised his dream by setting up Speyside Falconry. The firm is now owned and run...

Falkirk’s Wheeliebox gears up for year of growth

Wheeliebox Ltd, the bespoke catering trailer and demountable kiosk manufacturer, is gearing up for a year of strong growth after completing a UK manufacturing...

Stirling entrepreneur to fly the flag for British female professionals

Stirling-based businesswoman Ann-Maree Morrison has been chosen to represent the UK at a global conference of senior female professionals, headlined by Angela Merkel, the...

Edinburgh now one of the world’s top 5 cities in global property index

Edinburgh has broken into the world’s top five cities within a global property investment index thanks to its increasing appeal among the international investment...

‘Deep reservoir’ of private capital for investment in Scottish businesses

Inverness-based corporate finance advisors Balgair Ltd is now a registered Capital Raising Advisor (CRA) with DealWire, delivering a regular flow of private debt and...

Aberdeen software house partners with Portuguese counterpart

Aberdeen based SAP® consultancy has formed a new partnership with Portuguese consultancy Ábaco. Absoft brings over 25 years’ of SAP project delivery expertise to the...

Automated PR service launches in Scotland to target global startup market

PingGo, a new do-it-yourself 'PR machine' has launched this week in response to demand for affordable PR from startups and the small business sector. New...

Archangels angel syndicate appoints Investment Executive

Scottish-based business angel syndicate, Archangels, has appointed Shaolei McKie as its Investment Executive. Shaolei will support Archangels’ executive team in undertaking due diligence, business performance...

Caulders Garden Centres buys Cupar Garden Centre

Caulders Garden Centres has expanded their business into Fife with the purchase of Cupar Garden Centre. Having secured over £1million in funding from Clydesdale Bank,...

Aberdeen start-up wraps up deal with top flight football club

An Aberdeen clothing start-up, backed by social entrepreneur Duncan Skinner, has signed a licensing deal with Celtic FC and added BrewDog UK and The...

Supernature Oils secures Hong Kong listing

Supernature Oils has secured a listing for several of its multi award-winning cold pressed rapeseed oil products with grocery retailer Park’n’Shop in Hong Kong,...

£300million BrewDog wooing new investor and potential IPO

BrewDog may need to cozy up to the city investors that it has previously mocked after the Ellon-based brewer revealed it may consider an...
Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: Your Startup Needs to Think About Marketing. Now.

I hear (and experience) tales like this time and time again. Blood, sweat, tears and often serious cash go toward creating the ‘perfect solution’...

Investors still have appetite for UK and Scottish property

According to international real estate advisor Savills, overseas investors ploughed £5.8 billion into the UK’s regional commercial property market in 2016, growing to account...

Bavarian Technology Mission lands in Scotland this week

A delegation of senior representatives from Bavarian industry led by Minister Ilse Aigner of the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and...

Openreach embraces VR to hire 195 trainee engineers

Openreach has announced a major expansion of its engineering workforce with plans to recruit 195 trainees in Scotland in its drive to improve customer...

Architecture and design studio appoints senior architect

Edinburgh-based architecture and design studio, LBA has appointed senior architectural designer Gareth Jones to further strengthen its team with a focus on private clients...
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Shepherd drone service takes flight

Shepherd Chartered Surveyors has launched a drone service to produce images and video footage of chosen structures and plots. John Reid, surveyor at the firm’s...

Veitchi Group celebrates a century in business and reports £37m turnover for 2015

One of Scotland’s oldest and largest construction industry sub-contractors, the Veitchi Group, turns 100-years old today (Monday 20th March, 2017). The Cambuslang-based company remains privately...

European growth planned for Redefine|BDL Hotels

Glasgow-based Redefine|BDL Hotels (RBH) has recruited a Frankfurt-based business development director to focus on European growth, with negotiations already underway in Germany. Helder Pereira, RBH’s...

Egyptian Tomb in Aberdeen thanks to innovative 360 degree technology

Some of Aberdeen University’s Egyptian archaeology collection has been put on virtual display thanks to technology supplied by Aberdeen based design and communication company...

Record year for food and drink with £5.5billion exports

Food and drink exports from Scotland grew by £421 million (8%) in 2016, to a record £5.5 billion. A breakdown of the figures shows that...

Scottish Rural Awards winners announced

The third annual Scottish Rural Awards & Gala Dinner took place last week with a host of Scottish companies taking home awards. The awards, partnered...

£36m digital skills growth fund announced

A new £36 million, three year digital skills growth fund has been announced by the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. The fund will provide loans to...

Jurys Inn Aberdeen Airport Completes £3 Million Refurbishment

Jurys Inn Aberdeen Airport has unveiled its £3 million transformation. Alongside its lobby and public spaces, the hotel’s 147 bedrooms have undergone a full refurbishment,...

Highlands and Islands tourism stars bring home the gongs

The Highlands and Islands has scored a triple success at the Scottish tourism 'Oscars'. Freda Newton, who owns and manages Loch Ness by Jacobite, was...

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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

Louise MacLean

Interview: Louise MacLean of Signature Pubs - a day in the life

Louise MacLean, head of sales, marketing and PR at the Signature Pub Group, is an industry veteran having started as a graduate trainee with...
Bruce Hydes

Interview: Bruce Hydes of Edgar Stewart. The changing face of recruitment

Home to three leading specialist brands in the Scottish recruitment sector, namely Talented, Edgar Stewart and Cyrus Selection, ESS Holdings (Edinburgh) Ltd is a...
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...

Columnists

Ian Stirling: How to build a distillery in Edinburgh part 2 - Capacity

Fascinated that someone was writing a diary blog about their proposed £5m new Edinburgh distillery project, we asked Ian Stirling of Port of Leith...

Laura Sutherland - 9 top tips for mobile marketing

Aura PR’s Laura Sutherland looks at the opportunities which lie in mobile marketing. The mobile has climbed the ladder to be one of the...
Yekemi Otaru

Yekemi Otaru: 12 engaging ideas for engineering companies

Even in so-called boring industries, there is great content. But finding new content ideas can be a real problem for marketing teams. Particularly in engineering...

Ian Stirling: How to build a distillery in Edinburgh part 1 - Three things

Fascinated that someone was writing a diary blog about their proposed £5m new Edinburgh distillery project, we asked Ian Stirling of Port of Leith...
Kieran O'Connor

Kieran O’Connor: Top 10 Life Lessons For Engineers

1. Some things will always take longer than you first think Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into...