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...
Metrology Targets on the Dockside

Dynamic Seabed Mapping Technology Showcased in Fort William

Integrated subsea service DOF Subsea, together with subsea technology companies Sonardyne, 2G Robotics, and Seatronics, demonstrated a new underwater surveying technique that could have...
Randal McLister

Technology firm to grow with new head office

A St Andrews technology firm, which develops card entry systems and membership cards for the events sector, has moved to a new premises to...
John Devlin, Managing Director of Ascensos

Motherwell business to expand to 750 staff with new contract win

A major contract awarded by B&Q to contact centre Ascensos will see the Motherwell based business open a new office in Clydebank. The new multimillion...

Dundee mobile development company takes over mobile games firm

Dundee based Outplay Entertainment has acquired Eight Pixels Square, a Derby based mobile free-to-play studio. Outplay Entertainment has seen significant revenue and headcount growth as...
Graeme Gordon

IFB makes £1m network investment

Managed service and data network providers, IFB, has invested a further £1 million to expand its UK network capacities, specifically designed to increase fibre...
Angus-MacSween

iomart boosts second half profits by 13%

iomart, the cloud computing company, has grown its revenue by 16% compared to the first half of the year, up to £42.1m from £36.4m. Adjusted...
David Ferguson, CEO of Nucleus

Envoys appointed to help develop Scotland’s growing FinTech industry

David Ferguson, CEO of Nucleus, and Louise Smith, Head of Design in Personal and Business Banking at the Royal Bank of Scotland, have been...
Glasgow Prestwick Airport

Glasgow Prestwick Spaceport partnership with Houston Spaceport

Glasgow Prestwick Airport welcomed a delegation from Houston Spaceport and Rice Space Institute to meet with representatives from the Scottish space industry and local...
Chris Roche

Aridhia opens new office in Scotland’s precision medicine hub

Clinical and translational informatics company, Aridhia, has openied a new office in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, the largest acute hospital in Western Europe. Located...
N-Sea’s vessels will utilise this innovative technology, including the Siem Barracuda

University of Strathclyde and N-Sea receive collaboration funding

Integrated subsea service provider, N-Sea, and the University of Strathclyde’s Institute of Sensors Signals and Communications at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering,...
Left to right - Stuart Kerr (Incremental), Neil Logan (Incremental), Julie Glenny (Maven) and Craig Donnelly (Incremental) - photo by Mark Gibson

Incremental launches with acquisition of North East IT business

A new digital technology services business has launched with the acquisition of a North East-based IT company. Incremental Group has acquired First eBusiness Solutions with...
7Hills Business Park

New £3m facility to focus on wood-based construction technologies

A new Edinburgh research hub will use the “green gold” of Scotland’s forests to support the construction of sustainable housing in the UK. Edinburgh Napier...

Arrayjet secures £235k Shanghai contract

Arrayjet, a Scottish-based microarray instrumentation company, has secured a contract with Shanghai-based Abmart, a biological and life science technology specialist. Abmart will use Arrayjet’s Super...
Vert Rotors CRC.04

Scottish firm launches world’s smallest high-pressure clean air compressor

A tiny air compressor that was first developed for space travel has been adapted for commercial applications on Earth by Edinburgh-based manufacturer Vert Rotors. The...
Caltech Lifts Managing Director Andrew Renwick with the 'thank you' gifts from the California Institute of Technology

Dundee lift firm helps out top US tech university

A small Dundee lift firm has been thanked for help with a messaging app by a world-famous US tech university. Family firm Caltech Lifts was...
Dr Graeme Malcolm OBE, CEO and Founder of M Squared receiving his award

Glasgow company wins Amazon Growing Business Award

A Glasgow-based laser manufacturing company has won a prestigious Amazon Growing Business Award at a national ceremony in London. The Scottish company saw off competition...
Installers from Virgin Media installing the latest fibre optic technology cables

Virgin Media and SPF partner to deliver ultrafast broadband

Virgin Media and the Scottish Property Federation (SPF) have joined in a partnership to increase the delivery of ultra fast broadband services to new...
Chris Torres

Senshi Digital boosts East Kilbride Shopping Centre

Scotland's largest undercover shopping centre has been getting star destination venue treatment from tourism web design and digital marketing expert Senshi Digital. The work for...
Chris Roche

Aridhia broadens European appeal with new RSRCH-Health service in Netherlands

Scottish clinical and translational informatics company Aridhia, Netherlands-based ICT service provider Vancis, and clinical datasets experts MGRID have announced the expansion of their existing...
Mark Steel

Asset Guardian Solutions appoint new business development manager

Asset Guardian Solutions Ltd (AGSL), which specialises in managing and protecting companies’ “hidden assets” such as process critical software, has appointed Mark Steel as...

Five Scottish entrepreneurs to head to TechCrunch Disrupt

Next week, five of the Edinburgh’s brightest entrepreneurs are heading to TechCrunch Disrupt to showcase some of the most exciting new businesses at the...
Paul Wheelhouse

Glenrothes Electronics Company secures £1.25 million investment

Semefab, the Glenrothes semi-conductor manufacturer at the forefront of the UK’s micro and nano technology (MNT) network, is to invest in new equipment in...
Polly Purvis of ScotlandIS

CodeClan celebrates first anniversary with Glasgow expansion in 2017

CodeClan, Scotland’s first accredited digital skills academy, celebrates its first birthday this week with welcome news that its first 16-week software development course in...
Jamie Grant, Head of Corporate Banking for Barclays in Scotland

Manufacturers could cut energy use and boost economy by investing in energy tech

UK manufacturers could inject an additional £2.56bn into the UK economy, cut energy consumption by nearly a third (31.6%) and boost their energy resilience...
Mike Lloyd, managing director of mltech

mltech launches new survey technology

Pipework set-up and measurement software developer, mltech, has launched its new technology - automet™ Lite. Used in conjunction with Leica iCON survey instruments, automet™ Lite...
Gordon Povey

Trisent secures funding to develop a self writing diary app

Trisent, a Scottish start-up software company, has secured a £99,370 SMART: SCOTLAND Feasibility grant through Scottish Enterprise to develop a unique self writing diary...
Chief Inspector Ronald Megaughin

Innovative Outreach Events Launched for All Scottish Businesses

The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) is hitting the road again with its innovative series of free outreach events to tackle the most pressing...
Julie Grieve

New tech start-up introduces digital concierge for airbnb generation

Edinburgh-based business women, Julie Grieve, is launching a digital concierge for Scotland’s many thousands of property owners and small businesses offering holiday accommodation. 'Criton' is...
Neil Christie, managing director, Converged Communication Solutions

£750,000 of new business for Converged

Aberdeen-based Converged Communication Solutions has secured a number of new contracts as it continues to expand its Internet service offering. The north-east IT provider has...
Union Street Aberdeen

Free high speed Wi-Fi network now live in Aberdeen communities

Communities in Aberdeen can now connect to free, high-speed outdoor Wi-Fi zones in several northern areas of the city. Aberdeen City Council’s Digital Place programme...
Gareth Williams

Skyscanner bought by Chinese firm for £1.4 billion

Scottish 'unicorn' Skyscanner is to be bought by China's biggest online travel company Ctrip.com International Ltd for about £1.4 billion. The deal follows quickly on...

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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....