Salmon exports rise 56% to £483M for first nine months of 2017

The latest figures released by HMRC (10th November) show continued record growth for Scottish salmon exports during 2017. Over the first nine months of this year, salmon sales were valued at £483M, a 56% increase in…

Shepherd surveyor named Edinburgh dealmaker of the year

Steven Clarke, commercial agency surveyor at Shepherd Chartered Surveyors, has been named Edinburgh Dealmaker of the Year in the commercial property bible, Estates Gazettes’ prestigious competition. George Brewster, Senior Partner at Shepherd, said: “I am…

Edinburgh office take-up on track to beat 2016 total

Edinburgh’s office market looks set for another very strong year after a further 160,449 sq. ft. of city-centre stock was let during Q3 2017, according to Knight Frank. Analysis from the independent property consultancy found…

8 Nelson Mandela Place

£11m Glasgow office deal underlines strength of investor confidence in Scottish cities

A prime building in the heart of Glasgow has changed hands in a multi-million-pound deal. Investment group The Topland Group has purchased 8 Nelson Mandela Place in the city centre for c £11.1m from Patrizia…

Glasgow social housing boosted by £2m funding package

Hawthorn Housing Co-operative is to build 48 new homes in Possilpark after securing a £2 million funding package from Bank of Scotland. The affordable social housing units are to be built on land in Ashfield…

Crowdfunding: Live projects looking for support right now

These are some of the Scottish business related crowdfunding projects live and looking for your support right now. The GlenWyvis Open Share Offer This Open Share Offer is an opportunity for you to support the…

Wood Group wins contract for Europe’s largest onshore wind power project

Wood Group’s clean energy business, previously known as SgurrEnergy, has been chosen to carry out power performance testing [PPT] on Europe’s largest onshore wind power project. The 1,000 MW Fosen Vind project, which is located…

Alan Gordon: Land tax on pension transfers is the latest blow to the Scottish commercial property market

When commercial property is such a vital component of a country's economic success, it is a struggle to understand why authorities seem to view the sector simply as a cash cow, there to be mercilessly…

Geoff Gunther and Paul Richards (right) , the co-founders of Together Energy.

Together Energy creates 60 new jobs and £5.4 million turnover in first year

Clydebank-based new gas and electricity supplier, Together Energy, has made a strong entry to the UK energy market, creating almost 40 jobs since its launch and is on track to increase employment to 60 by…

May’s seed/venture-stage investments combine to £5m total

Welcome to our monthly feature focussing on the Scottish investment sector, brought to you in partnership with Beauhurst, the platform that shares rich information on UK based high-growth companies. Eight seed/venture-stage investments took place in…

Report shows benefits of Borders Railway

An independent study commissioned by Transport Scotland shows the Borders Railway is attracting new tourists, homeowners and workers. The Transport Scotland report also indicates high levels of rail use among Borderers, with Tweedbank, Galashiels and…

Exports from Scotland rise by over a quarter

New figures from HMRC have revealed that the value of exported goods by companies in Scotland rose by over a quarter the first three months of 2017 versus the same period last year. In the…

The Future of Cyber Security Conference - Women in Security

The Future of Cyber Security Scotland Conference sessions are carefully curated to inform and engage our audience about the inner workings of what is going on in today’s Cyber Security World and are a must-attend…

Lidl launches first ‘Scottish Food & Drink Week’

Lidl is adding 50 new locally-sourced products to the shelves of its 94 stores across Scotland for the launch of its very first Scottish Food and Drink Week on Thursday 27th April. The 50 new…

SBNN appointed as PingGo’s first media partner

PingGo, the do-it-yourself ‘PR machine’, has named SBNN its first media partner. This a significant milestone for PingGo as it marks a change in how media outlets source their news and lowers the barrier to…

BrewDog £1billion valuation after new £213m injection

Ellon-base BrewDog is now valued at £1 billion after it received a £213 million investment from TSG Consumer Partners. TSG is a San Francisco buyout firm which also owns US brewer Pabst and now owns 22%…

Heidi Barnes

Interview with Heidi Barnes of RBS - right in the middle of the entrepreneurial ecosystem

If anyone has their finger on the pulse of the Scottish entrepreneurial ecosystem then it’s Heidi Barnes, Entrepreneur Strategy Manager at Royal Bank of Scotland. Heidi graduated with a first class honors in Management Studies…

The Iceland Deep Drilling Project (IDDP) on the Reykjanes Peninsula

Churchill’s DAV MX chosen for record breaking geothermal well

The flagship DAV MX™ CircSub from Churchill Drilling Tools, an oilfield service company specializing in drilling innovation, was selected for the world’s deepest and hottest geothermal borehole in the Iceland Deep Drilling Project (IDDP) on…

Cocoa Ooze founder to share ingredients for success with north-east entrepreneurs

More tickets have been released for a special evening charting the career journey of Jamie Hutcheon, founder and managing director of north-east chocolatier Cocoa Ooze. Event organiser The TechForce, which provides managed IT services and…

Drum Property sells Prime Four building for £43.2m

Drum Property Group has completed the construction of a 102,000 square foot office at Prime Four Business Park, Kingswells, Aberdeen which LCN Capital Partners has acquired as part of a build-to-suit transaction for £43.2m. The…

Stirling firm scoops two top business awards

Bridge of Allan-based giftware firm Angels’ Share Glass, run by father-and-daughter team Tom Young and Karen Somerville, has been named Scottish Family Business of the Year by The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The firm…

Paul Wheelhouse

Employment in low carbon and renewables up by more than a third.

The number of workers in Scotland employed in the low carbon and ‎renewables sector has risen to 58,500 in 2015 - up from an indicative 43,500 employed in 2014. The low carbon and renewables sector…

Top hotel in Western Europe! Radisson Blu names Radisson Blu Edinburgh its hotel of the year

Radisson Blu Edinburgh, a 4-star hotel in Scotland’s capital city has been recognised in internal awards by Radisson Blu (part of the global Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group) as its Hotel of the Year for the…

Scotland’s food and drink exports to North America reached £1 billion in 2016

Scottish food and drink companies have recently secured £8m of export sales to North America. Companies including Associated Seafoods, Eden Mill Distillery and Mara Seaweed have all secured contracts to sell their products in supermarkets…

Record turnout hears how St Andrews MD led salmon firm’s leap to global success

The highest turnout for a St Andrews Business Club AGM in many years heard the fascinating and candid struggling-to-success story of a leading Scottish salmon company from its St Andrews-based managing director. In a change…