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...

Outer Hebrides wool enterprise to spin out

A community benefit society based in Uist is to receive support from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to help it transition to a trading...
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...
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...

£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...
From left - Mike Smith, Nicola Wilson, Scott Harper and Barry Canfield

Merger creates £7m turnover turnkey operation

Aberdeen firms Abersea Engineering and Raisepower have merged to form a new company to be called Mesh Global with an annual turnover of about...
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...
Members of staff at Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries

Job boost at RSBi with multi-million pound contract

Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries (RSBi) has directly created 16 new jobs as a result of its contract to supply furniture to vulnerable individuals being...
Marcelino Castrillo

Royal Bank of Scotland offers a boost to Scottish small business growth

Royal Bank of Scotland is launching a programme aimed at driving small business growth. Boost is a new initiative designed to help companies move forward...
ESS operations director Mo Petrie, ESS managing director Mike Wilson, Handelsbanken corporate account manager Steven Rae

Handelsbanken Banking Deals Supports Ecosse Subsea Services’ Expansion Plans

Ecosse Subsea Services (ESS) has agreed a multi-million-pound revolving credit facility with Handelsbanken. The new relationship will support the Banchory-based subsea engineering specialist as it...

Promoted Content

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

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...
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...

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...