Andrew Blain

Shepherd and Wedderburn close deals of £5.7bn

Law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn has recorded a busy 12 months in which the corporate team acted on over 72 deals spanning 12 sectors,...
From left - Laurna Woods, Beattie Group CEO and Alison Clarke

Beattie hires former Grayling CEO Alison Clarke as Only Marketing Chairman

Beattie, the creative communications group, has signed Alison Clarke, the former chief of Grayling as the Chairman of Only Marketing, the group’s specialist marketing...

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...
Kevin Roberts

Kevin Roberts joins Beattie as Chairman

International business leader Kevin Roberts, former Chairman and CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi and Head Coach of Publicis Groupe, has joined Beattie, the UK...
Aberdeen City Council leader Councillor Jenny Laing performed the market open

Aberdeen takes centre stage in London for stock exchange ceremony

The London Stock Exchange market open ceremony was performed by Aberdeen City Council leader Councillor Jenny Laing today (Tuesday 10 January). The event marked the...
Clare Foster

Scottish legal firm helps English council to save £21m

Scottish law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn was involved in a deal to secure a £6.8m Green Loan to Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council. The...
Left to right are Marcus Noble, Scott Carnegie and Stuart Mitchell of Quest Corporate

Quest caps 2017 with over £100m worth of deals

Quest Corporate, the Edinburgh-headquartered boutique corporate finance advisory firm, has posted a record year in 2016 capped by yesterday’s acquisition of portfolio company Vermilion...
(L-R) Flybe Executive Chairman Simon Laffin and Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye

Flybe launches two new routes between Scotland and Heathrow

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, is to fly from Aberdeen and Edinburgh to London Heathrow for the first time next year with more than...
David Sole OBE

Presenters confirmed for first School for CEOs Vital Few programme of 2107

Some of the UK’s senior business executives will share their personal experiences with delegates on the School for CEOs programmes during 2017. Edinburgh based School...

Airdrie based T.O.M. Vehicle Rental takes investment from Equistone

Mid-market private equity investor, Equistone Partners Europe Limited has invested in Airdrie based flexible vehicle rental solutions T.O.M. Vehicle Rental. Equistone has acquired a majority...
Stella Panu, Partner at Maven

Maven Capital Partners exits Regent Pacific with 9x investor return

Private equity house, Maven Capital Partners, which has offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow has exited from Regent Pacific Group Limited delivering a 9x...
David Mundell

Scottish Secretary hosts London St Andrew’s Day ‘Taste of Scotland’ event

The best of Scotland’s food, drink and produce will be celebrated in the heart of London today , as Scottish Secretary David Mundell welcomes...
Steve Ewing

Steve Ewing: Great Expectations of the Scottish Business Network

I didn’t really have many, maybe any, expectations when Russell Dalgleish and Christine Esson approached me many months ago to present to the Scottish...
Dr Duncan Bury

Dr Duncan Bury: Networking-it is a question in itself. Net working?

When I first started out in business I knew no one. I had been a "buyer" in a corporate and people loved me because...

Maven Capital Partners enhances London team with direct appointment 

Private equity house Maven Capital Partners has appointed Dr Melanie Goward as Investment Director to its London based investment team. Goward’s appointment will further...

Edinburgh creative agency rebrands, hires two heavyweights and opens London office

Pete Burns, former MD and founder of Blonde Digital (part of the Cello Group) has joined creative studio Something Something as MD, with Mykay...
Penelope Warne

CMS, Nabarro and Olswang to merge to make world’s sixth largest law firm

The Partners of CMS UK, Nabarro and Olswang have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a proposal to combine their firms and create a new...

£2 million funding for Scottish tech startup

Glasgow-based Swipii, the loyalty and marketing CRM suite for small businesses, has recently raised £2 million through new investor funding. The new funding allows Swipii...
Tom Hopkinson

Renewable Energy Recruitment Specialist Lands in Mexico City

Renewable energy and clean technology recruitment specialist Taylor Hopkinson Associates has opened an office in Mexico City. Recent, timely investment in activities in Madrid has...
Ed Molyneux

FreeAgent joins forces with Anderson on new service for contractors

Established UK contractors are set to benefit from an innovative new accountancy services package launched by cloud software pioneer FreeAgent and leading accountancy and...
Ed Molyneux

FreeAgent to provide 1000 Exchequer Accountancy Services clients with cloud solution

Cloud accountancy software provider FreeAgent has joined forces with Exchequer Accountancy Services to help contractor and freelancer clients manage their business finances better. The agreement...
Suzy Smith

Edrington appoints Zenith Optimedia for its Regional Power Brands

Publicis owned Zenith Optimedia has been appointed as global media agency for Edrington’s Regional Power Brands, which include The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky,...

Senior team appointments at Scottish Equity Partners

Venture capital firm, Scottish Equity Partners (SEP), has strengthened its investment and operational teams with three senior appointments. Tony Robison, who joined SEP in 2011...
Andy Boyes

Former RBS Head of Direct Channels Technology joins Xceed Group as Managing Director, Scotland

London-based IT management consultancy Xceed Group has appointed Andy Boyes to the position of Managing Director of Scotland. Boyes joins Xceed Group with 28 years’...
Dave Robinson

Digital agency Red Evolution make the London move

Aberdeen based digital marketing agency, Red Evolution, has opened a London office in response to increased demand from the south of the UK. The company,...

Promoted Content

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...