Is Scotland getting smaller? - High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

My business operates in three cities – not because I planned it that way – but because we kept moving. I set up Impact Online in Glasgow in 2010. Three years later we moved to Aberdeen and…

Crieff Card launched so the money stays in the town

A new gift card has launched by Crieff Succeeds BID in an initiative designed to boost local businesses and ensure money stays within the town's economy. The Crieff Card allows recipients to spend in a…

Dundee ‘sapling’ 1st to win RBoS place - to drive global video dream

A young businessman has taken a step closer to his global video production dream by becoming the first graduate of a Dundee business accelerator scheme to win a place on Royal Bank of Scotland’s Entrepreneur…

Event: Cyber-attack top business threat for third year running

The top three threats perceived by businesses globally are cyber-attack, data breach and unplanned IT and telecom outages, finds a new BSI sponsored report.  Cyber-attack is the threat most feared by businesses around the world, including small…

Interview with Jill Henry of Meander Apparel – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

As someone who has only recently discovered the addictive rush of a spin class, this new company really appeals to me. I met Jill at a networking event and was very interested in her concept…

Global expert to ‘uncover mindfulness’ at Business Breakfast

What is mindfulness? What are the benefits? And how can it help you and your business? The next St Andrews Business Club Breakfast at the Old Course Hotel on May 23 will answer those questions and more…

Developments at Bowhouse put Fife food and drink on the map

Bowhouse, Fife’s new food innovation hub is unveiling its expanded portfolio of makers based at the St Monans site alongside new funding to support start up food and drink businesses. In the ten months since…

Scottish dentist of the year in six figure practice takeover

An award winning independent dental firm is celebrating further expansion in Perthshire after completing the buyout of the firm Smiles Dental in a six figure take over. Infinityblu Dental Care and Implant Clinic, established by…

Volpa appoints three new staff members to aid expansion

Marketing agency, Volpa, has appointed three new members of staff in a bid to strengthen its core offering and realise its ambitious expansion plans. With a background in digital journalism and PR, Eleanor Mackay joins…

Fife publisher launches new natural health and wellbeing magazine

A Fife entrepreneur has launched Scotland’s first print magazine dedicated to natural health and wellbeing and more mindful living. (See the end of the article to get a free copy of the magazine) Mum-of-four Lynda…

More speakers added to Aberdeen Leadercast Live

As the Aberdeen Leadercast Live event draws nearer, the organisers continue to add to the amazing line up for the event which takes place on the 4th of May at the Hilton Treetops with live streaming of the event from…

Stirling Builders firm wins top business award

Staff at a Stirling building firm are celebrating after winning a top business award. Bridge of Allan-based Kevin Wilson Joiners & Building Contractors was named Small Business of The Year at the Scottish SME Business Awards…

Entrepreneurial Scotland annual conference – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

You know that new emoji with the head exploding? That was me yesterday. The Entrepreneurial Scotland annual conference is always a highlight in my calendar – but this year they outdid themselves. The calibre of…

Dundee automation company announced manufacturer of the year

SP Technology, a Dundee based automation company, was announced Manufacturer of the Year at last night’s (26 April) Made in Scotland Awards. The company was recognised amongst 200 industry peers at the awards ceremony at…

New Commercial Director for DPS Group

DPS Group,  the Fife-based electrical, control and instrumentation business has appointed Steve Turner as it’s new Commercial Director. Steve is an experienced business leader who specialises in high growth strategy developments in engineering and manufacturing sectors.…

New figures reveal dairy proposal would be worth £65.3m and support 1,425 full time jobs

The national economic benefit of an investment plan by Graham’s the Family Dairy and Mactaggart & Mickel was launched last week. The proposal will generate an additional 825 new, full time jobs, equivalent to an annual…

Laura Sutherland

Laura M. Sutherland: Being part of a ‘community’ helps develop skills, relationships and our businesses

Three years ago, I started #PRFest. It’s two-day festival, specifically focussing on helping senior public relations and communication practitioners up-skill, share best practice and help the PR community grow. How does a community form? I hadn’t…

Interview with US investor Doug Roth – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

The half-naked skateboarders flipped dangerously close by as I quizzed Doug Roth on American investment and scribbled shorthand notes I prayed I’d later decipher. We were sitting in the sunshine in Bristo Square – “it’s…

From corporate finance to senior care in South Lanarkshire

After two decades working in corporate finance, father-of-three Alan Barr walked away from a six figure salary to become his own boss as a franchisee with Home Instead Senior Care in South Lanarkshire. Having held…

Historic year for St Andrews Business Club

St Andrews Business Club has had a record year and elected women as Vice-President and Secretary for the first time. In his President’s Report at Wednesday night’s AGM Evening, held at the Old Course Hotel, outgoing President,…

Elevator launches business accelerators for students

Applications to participate in a business accelerator for university and college students, staff and graduates are being sought by business incubator Elevator ahead of the Monday 23 April deadline. In collaboration with the University of…

Chinese firm to develop new UK HQ on Dundee waterfront

Dundee's Waterfront is to get a boost as The Chinese Ocean Engineering Shanghai Company (COES) announces it intention to set up its UK headquarters there. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] Nicola Sturgeon said “I welcome the announcement that…

Scottish textiles company announces significant international growth at Beijing business event

Angus-based textile specialist The Wilkie Group, has announced it has posted a 35% increase in turnover with net profits more than doubling, in its recently released annual accounts, during a Scotland Is Now Showcase in…

Latest project for engineering firm SengS is out of this world

A north-east engineering services firm has completed its first ‘space’ mission as part of the company’s strategy to diversify into new industry sectors. SengS, part of integrated manufacturing specialist Pryme Group, has developed its first…

Event: How communities can add almost a quarter of a billion pounds to Scotland’s wealth

Everyone from local activists to councils, businesses and politicians are coming together in Crieff on Tuesday 22nd May to learn the skills needed in the new age of commerce. An event, run by Can Do…