Steven Plant, managing director of PIM

Plant Integrity Management set to grow by 10% with five new recruits

Aberdeenshire based Plant Integrity Management Ltd (PIM) is set to increase the size of its workforce by 10% by the end of the first...
Gerard Eadie

CR Smith sees turnover and profits rise

Scottish windows, doors and conservatories company, CR Smith has posted positive results for the year ending 29 February 2016, with both turnover and profits...
Mark Ellis

New Glasgow office for Ellis Whittam creates 35 new jobs

Ellis Whittam, a supplier of HR, employment law and health and safety services has opened a new Glasgow office, leading to the creation of...
Peter Kenyon, Ramsdens CEO

Ramsdens IPO advised by Scottish law firm HBJ Gateley

Diversified financial services provider and retailer Ramsdens was successfully admitted to AIM yesterday, advised by Scottish law firm HBJ Gateley. The AIM market is operated...
Laurna Woods

Beattie Group reports £9.3m record turnover

2016 was a record year for Beattie Communications Group Limited in the UK according to accounts registered at Companies House. Profit before tax rose by...
Leslie Benzies

Krotos secures six figure investment from video game pioneer

Edinburgh based Krotos, the producer of next generation audio tools for the entertainment industry, has secured angel investment in a deal led by one...
Gary Moffat

Retronix receives £3.8m boost which will create 10 new jobs

Electronics company Retronix has secured two major multimillion pound international contracts that will double its turnover over the next two years and create 10...
Jordan Rowson,

27% Growth for Cammach Recruitment leads to three new positions

Aberdeen based recruitment consultancy Cammach Recruitment has increased turnover by 27% on the back of multiple contract wins. Established in 2008, the firm has grown...
Colin Kennedy, CEO, ICS Learn

Record growth for Glasgow-based online learning company

Glasgow based online learning company ICS Learn saw its revenue increase by 48% last year. The company, which caters for over 11,000 students, saw its...
Jamal Rushdy

Collagen Solutions to raise £8m from new share placing

Glasgow based Collagen Solutions is to raise £8m through a new share placing with new and existing investors. Collagen Solutions plc is a developer and...
Left to right are Marcus Pickering and Matthew Gammell of Summerhall Distillery, producers of Pickering's Gin, and Stuart Lunn of LendingCrowd (1) (by Stewart Attwood)

LendingCrowd financing to raise £350,000 for Pickering’s Gin

LendingCrowd, one of the UK’s fastest-growing alternative finance lenders to the SME market, has launched a debt financing round for Pickering’s Gin producer, Summerhall...
Alex Salmond (left) and Phil Rennie at the opening of the new Tekserv office

Tekserv celebrates business success with office move

Tekserv, an Aberdeenshire-based business IT support provider, is marking a successful third year in business with a move to new premises in response to...
Jamie Grant, Head of Business and Corporate Banking at Barclays

Care Homes Scotland expands nursing homes portfolio

Springboig based Care Homes Scotland is to add a new nursing home to its portfolio with the help of a £3.8 million loan from...
Dominic Taddei

Scottish mortgage firm expands to create 30 new jobs

Mortgage network, Mortgage Advice Bureau, is continuing its growth with the opening of a second office in central Edinburgh. The newly refurbished 5500 sq. ft....
The Skymoons Edinburgh team

Chinese mobile games giant Skymoons launches Edinburgh studio

Mobile games giant Skymoons has launched a studio in Edinburgh – the first Chinese games investment Scotland has seen - creating initially 21 highly...
Kirsten Lord

Archangels backs PhysioWizard with £250,000 package

Early stage company PhysioWizard has received £250,000 backing from Scotland’s business angel investment syndicate, Archangels with support from medtech and digital health incubator, MediCity...
L-R Roger Hall (FD at Inver House) and Simon Woodcock (Bank of Scotland)

Distillers set for growth with £45million funding package

One of Scotland’s leading single malt whisky producers, Inver House Distillers, has positioned itself for growth by securing a £45million asset-based lending (ABL) facility...
The Amber Bar at The Scotch Whisky Experience

The Scotch Whisky Experience toasts £8.2m turnover

The Scotch Whisky Experience, the five-star whisky visitor attraction in Edinburgh, has reported its busiest ever year. Figures for the attraction’s last financial year indicate...
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,...
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...
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...
Paula Skinner

Harper Macleod appointed to help Glasgow SMEs scale up

Law firm Harper Macleod has been appointed to help Glasgow's SMEs scale up over the next three years as part of an innovative new...
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...
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...
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...
Ian Findlay - Managing Director

Firm’s tenth year leads to strong international growth

Process control and instrumentation consultancy Core has seen its work levels overseas increase from 10% to 40% of its business over the past year...
an artist’s impression of the new facility

Business growth prompts expansion of Scottish pharma company’s HQ

Borders-based specialty pharmaceutical company, Kyowa Kirin International plc (KKI), is to expand its headquarters facility in Galashiels to accommodate the growth of the business. The...
left to right Edward Bruce CEO of Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers and Andrew Adam, commercial director at Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers

Expansion for Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers with eight appointments

Independent insurance brokers, Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers, has reported strong financial results with a 14% increase in turnover and 18% growth in gross written...
From left - Scott Rasmusen & Gregor Mair

Gibson Kerr doubles property team with new merger

Edinburgh law firm Gibson Kerr has announced a second merger in three months as it develops its residential and commercial property service in the...
Peter van der Watt

Blazing Griffin raises £5m to fuel expansion

Digital entertainment group, Blazing Griffin, has completed its Series ‘A’ round, raising £5 million led by private investors and matched by the Scottish Investment...
Mike Arnold, CEO of M² Subsea

M² Subsea opens new Aberdeen office and created 30 jobs

Subsea business M² Subsea, which secured private equity investment towards the end of 2016, has moved people and equipment into substantial, headquarter premises in...
Neil Logan

Incremental Group to create 48 new highly skilled digital jobs in Glasgow

Digital technology specialist Incremental Group has successfully secured £500,000 of Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) support from Scottish Enterprise, helping it to facilitate expansion of...
Craig Keyworth, FlexTech Engineering's founder and engineering director

FlexTech targets £25 million and a workforce of 100

Innovative oil service company FlexTech Engineering has predicted strong growth of its business in the years ahead, despite a continuing tough market environment. The flexible...
Chairman Graeme Coutts (left) with BGF investor Mike Sibson

BGF makes £10m investment in Aberdeen’s Frontrow

Growth capital investor, Business Growth Fund (BGF), has invested £10m in Aberdeen based Frontrow Energy Technology Group to support the company’s growth plans, alongside...
From left - Shaf Rasul and Sam Zawadzki

Edinburgh software start-up receives £150k funding boost

An innovative PropTech specialist backed by a leading Scots entrepreneur has been handed a fresh £150,000 boost from Scottish EDGE and IBM. Edinburgh University spin-out...
Sentinel-1 (credit ESA)

Ecometrica poised for rapid expansion after £375k funding boost

Edinburgh based Ecometrica is set for expansion after receiving a funding boost of £375k from the Growth Finance and Emerging Technology team at Clydesdale...
Scotch Whisky Association

Whisky generates £5bn a year for UK economy

New figures reveal gin and beer are following in the footsteps of exporting phenomenon Scotch whisky. The celebration of poet Robert Burns is now marked...
From left - Stewart MacRa,e VS Devagiri and Kevin Smith

North-east businessmen invest in international integrated crew management company

OLYMPUS Marine Services, which provides staffing solutions to the oil and gas sector and marine industries, has received a significant inward investment from local...
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...

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Nicholson Solutions Appointed as Education Partner by Digital Marketing Institute

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Interviews

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...
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...

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...