Emilia Matuszkiewicz, Amelia Derewonko and Scott Gordon, CityFibre's Fibre Planner in Aberdeen

Aberdeen’s City Council to benefit from Gigabit City transformation

Aberdeen’s schools, libraries and other public buildings are set to receive in internet connectivity boost after Aberdeen City Council became the latest organisation to...
Roger Kilburn

£700k investment to help meet £400m industrial biotechnology goal

Small businesses in Scotland are set to receive a significant boost as the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) announces over £700,000 of investment for...
Julie Grieve

Tech startup wins Scottish Enterprise grant

A Fife-based business women has won a Scottish Enterprise grant to help kick start her new business that has the potential to transform the...
Caroline Newson

Scotland’s Top Women in Digital to visit Berlin

Six of Scotland’s top professional women from leading and emerging digital companies are to visit the creative hubs of London and Berlin this month...
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...
Sally Smith, Dean of Computing.

Edinburgh Napier University gets £1m to help bridge the digital gap

Edinburgh Napier University has received a major funding boost that will see it pioneer two new apprenticeship programmes designed to help bridge the digital...
Charlie - Smart Trolley

Scottish university tie-up with Chinese firm sees technology breakthrough

A commercial partnership between University of the West of Scotland (UWS) and Chinese technology firm, Wuxi Chigoo Interactive Technology, has resulted in a UWS...

Gaia-Wind produces 1000th wind turbine

Scottish small wind turbine manufacturer Gaia-Wind saw its 1000th turbines rolling off the production line since the company moved its operations from Denmark to...
Ricky Nicol

Commsworld lights its first inter-city fibre marking major milestone

A Scottish independent firm has positioned itself shoulder to shoulder with industry tech giants by investing £1m+ in establishing its own pure fibre telecommunications...
Left to right are Andrew Parfery and Andrew McGinley of Care Sourcer (by Stewart Attwood)

Scottish health tech startup wins NHS contract

Edinburgh based health tech startup Care Sourcer has secured a contract with NHS England as the founding directors aim to disrupt a UK care market...
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...
Sam Salisbury, Investment Principal for Ignite

‘Big energy ideas’ sought from Scotland’s brightest businesses and entrepreneurs

Scotland’s brightest businesses and entrepreneurs have one week left to enter a unique accelerator programme, which could provide them with the funding and support...

£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...
Hilary Mason

DataFest17 attracts two more top speakers for week long science festival

Two more high profile speakers have been confirmed for DataFest17, the week-long data science festival to be held in Edinburgh. Hilary Mason, former chief...
Chris Torres

Senshi Digital success with Italian jobs

Glasgow based digital design studio, Senshi Digital, has won contracts to build six new Italian tourism agency websites. The international destination focused digital business recently...

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...
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...
Diane Holden

Can cloud technology help Scottish businesses go global?

By Diane Holden, Xero Regional Account Manager Scotland is home to a wealth of small businesses across a multitude of industries, and some of these...
Donald Maciver

MindGenius launches new software product

East Kilbride based software company, MindGenius has launch a new software product called Barvas. Barvas utilises MindMapping techniques combined with Kanban principles to offer a...
Artists impression of the new AECC

Doosan Babcock to deliver UK’s largest fuel cell installation in Aberdeen

UK energy engineering specialist Doosan Babcock is to supply the new Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) with the largest fuel cell installation in...
(L-R) Stirling Council Leader, Johanna Boyd and CityFibre’s Head of Regional Development in Scotland, James McClafferty

Stirling becomes Scotland’s Fourth Gigabit City

Stirling is set to become Scotland’s fourth Gigabit City after Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Fibre infrastructure provider, CityFibre will work in partnership with leading specialist...

Inverness business community invited to #hellodigital EXTRA 2017

Expert advice on digital marketing, short film making for the web, and the UK’s first Dr of Social Media are all to feature in...
Paul Wheelhouse

£1m support for three innovation projects

Three pilot projects will receive a total of £1 million to drive forward new approaches to innovation. Toshiba Medical Visualisations Systems, Highlands and Islands Enterprise...
Andrew Metcalfe of Opal IT (left) with Ross Murdoch of Cargilfield

IT solutions provider presses ahead with Scotland expansion plans

Multi-platform IT solutions provider Opal has expanded its presence in Scotland after striking a deal with the country’s oldest independent boarding and day prep...

£3m investment for ten wave energy projects

Ten wave energy development projects have been awarded a total of £3 million by Wave Energy Scotland. The projects, devised by individual companies and partnerships,...
The Xupo app

Scottish tech start-up secures Dragons’ Den deal

Scottish tech start-up Connect-In has secured a £100,000 investment from technology entrepreneur and original Dragon, Peter Jones to help fund the expansion of its...
left to right: Robert Hendry, Sales Director; Paul R Brooks Snr, Managing Director; Paul Brooks Jnr, Operations Director and Andrew Lauder, Technical Manager.

Global growth plans for CCL Components after new launch

After a decade of consistent growth, Glasgow-based CCL Components, one of the UK’s largest distributors of renewable energy systems, plans to go global with...
Keith Brown MSP

£6.5m agreed for Orkney research and innovation campus

Plans for a multi-million pound research and innovation campus in Stromness in Orkney are set to go ahead after the two organisations behind the...
Syed Atique

Year of success for digital skills academy and Eureka Solutions’ CodeClan graduate

As Scotland's new digital skills academy celebrates its first anniversary, one of its earliest graduates is also marking a year of success with award-winning...
Craig Watson

31% Rise in Patent Applications from Aberdeen

European Patent Applications published in 2016 from Aberdeen applicants have risen 31% in the last year. A total of 71 European Patent Applications were published...
Mike Hughes

Continued growth for ‘Match-making’ recruitment app

An app-based recruitment solution which matches job-seekers to employers by mobile phone in the style of a digital matching service continues to add new...
From left - Louis Schena and Chitresh Sharma

£500,000 boost for loyalty app provider to create 45 Glasgow jobs

Glasgow based Swipii, has secured a half a million pound Regional Selective Assistance grant from Scottish Enterprise, allowing it to expand its operations. The company...
Callum Murray

Legal-tech software startup wins £75k in Scottish EDGE final

Edinburgh based legal-tech software startup Amiqus won £75k in the recent Scottish EDGE final. Backed by The Hunter Foundation, The Royal Bank of Scotland and...
Christmas at Comet & Blitzen

Successful end to 2016 for intelligentpos

Scottish tech business, intelligentpos, marked Christmas 2016 with a boost in sales that saw its electronic point of sale software taken up by Michelin...
The VINIE unit

New IoT product to fuel growth at Scottish SME

A Lanarkshire-based fuel management company has launched a unique, Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled vehicle identification system, which helps fleet operators track a range of...
Austen Clark, managing director of Clark Integrated Technologies

Silver anniversary for Clark Integrated Technologies

2016 has been a good year for Clark Integrated Technologies as the company celebrates its 25th anniversary. The firm was joined by clients from all...
Left to right - Gordon Kaye and Sam Wason

Software developers with business smarts to be in high demand in 2017

Talented web and mobile software developers will be highly sought after in 2017 as the Scottish tech industry continues its growth spurt. Gordon Kaye and...
L to R - Daniel Marshall and John Yogathas

Teen pitching challenge sees student finance app success

An app created to assist students with their personal finances has scooped first place at an innovative pitching competition designed to challenge Glasgow teenagers...

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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

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...
Jack Cairney

Interview: Jack Cairney, Founder of BeFound - How to launch a software company

SBNN caught up with BeFound founder and search marketing expert Jack Cairney. We talked about launching a small business, motivation, technology and of course...
Craig Buchan

Craig Buchan: The continuing journey of Qpal

I sat with great expectations of becoming a frequent blogger back in April after I put the finishing touches to my first chronicle, Coming...

Columnists

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...
Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: My Return to Marketing Consultancy – Days 2-4

When I published the recap of day 1 last week, I promised myself that I would do the same each day of this week. Clearly,...
Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: My Return to Marketing Consultancy – Day 1

Well that’s not the catchiest of headlines I’ve ever written, but it does what it says on the tin, right? That phrase is so overused....