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Scotland’s business leaders line up for the IoD Director of the Year Awards

Scotland’s top crop of directors have been shortlisted for the Director of the Year Awards, celebrating individuals’ business achievements in 2016. A record number of...
Josh Littlejohn MBE

Dundee University's first Entrepreneurship Week

University of Dundee's Centre of Entrepreneurship department is running the University's first ever Entrepreneurship Week. The series of events is running alongside the Dundee Business...
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 –...
Lynne Martin, Elevator project manager and Andy Campbell, Elevator Accelerator project manager at the launch of the ‘Global Domination Accelerator’ at the offices of Outplay Entertainment in Dundee

New project launched to grow Scotland’s brightest gaming companies

A new £50,000 project which aims to grow Scotland’s next generation of internationally competitive digital media and technology companies was unveiled in Dundee earlier...
Alison Henderson, CEO Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce

Entrepreneurs invited to perfect pitch event

Ambitious entrepreneurs in Tayside and Aberdeen are being invited to get ‘pitch perfect and investor ready’ at two workshops organised by leading entrepreneurial support...
University of Dundee

University of Dundee signs for massive business transformation

The University of Dundee has signed a seven-year partner agreement with enterprise software company TechnologyOne to help deliver an ambitious programme of business transformation. The...
Laura Sutherland of Aura PR. Image credits: Martin Shields Photograhy

Laura Sutherland: Expert PR advice for a successful exhibition

Exhibitions can be big drivers for sales and leads and it’s essential if you’re participating, you make the most of the investment. Often businesses tell...

British Heart Foundation Scotland seek Development Board members

The British Heart Foundation is currently funding over £60 million of world class research in Scotland; with 2 centres of excellence in Edinburgh (£30...
Diane Holden

Diane Holden: Starting a business on a budget

Guest column by Diane Holden, senior account manager at Xero. Creating a new business is an incredibly daunting thing. Both the investment of time and...
Bob Keiller

Bob Keiller: Seeing the whole story

I spend a lot of time talking about storytelling in business. Good stories often depend on someone or some group overcoming a challenge or a...
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...

£1million available for coastal communities and businesses

A £1million fund for Scottish Borders, East Lothian and Fife coastal communities and businesses has been launched. The funding, made available via the European Maritime...
Peter Vardy CarStore

Peter Vardy Group in search of new recruits for its forthcoming Dundee CarStore

Scottish retail automotive business, Peter Vardy Group, is embarking on a major recruitment drive to fill positions from a range of roles for its...
The Michelin site

Idom Merebrook grows in construction sector and moves into bigger premises

Multidisciplinary engineering consultancy Idom Merebrook Ltd is making further investment in the Scottish market this year with a move into larger premises at Stirling...
Nick Parr

Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre turns over £1.764million

Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre Limited is celebrating another successful year of ground-breaking productions and record audience numbers with the publication of its...
From left - Craig Nicol and Scott Milne

Thorntons reports 14% increase in turnover

Scottish law firm Thorntons has recorded growth in turnover and profit across all areas of the business. The 45 Partner firm has undergone a period...
Blair Nimmo

Cupar based Sabre Safety Limited enters administration

Blair Nimmo and Tony Friar of KPMG have been appointed as Joint Administrators of Sabre Safety Limited, an oil and gas safety services company...
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...
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...
Left to right are Christine Esson and Russell Dalgleish of Scottish Business Network (by Stewart Attwood)

Scottish Business Network to go global in 2017

The Scottish Business Network (SBN), founded at the beginning of 2016 to build networks for Scottish business leaders in London and accelerate growth opportunities,...
LR - Carmen Tripney, Susan Low, Andrew Scarlett, Kirsty Maxwell, Derek Reid, Nickola Thomson

Scarletts Honey signs £100,000 ALDI deal

Perthshire-based Scarletts Beekeepers and Honey Packers has signed a £100,000 deal to supply ALDI stores in Scotland with Scottish Blossom Honey, the latest addition...
Paul Stewart of Planys Mobile

Scottish tech company produces Scotland's first hostel app

Scotland's first hostel app, produced by Fife tech company, Planys Mobile for Scottish Independent Hostels (SIH) has been launched. One major benefit for hostellers, who...
Awards presenter Carol Smilie with Brian Sarafilovic, Managing Director of Pars Foods

Sodexo football pies score high at World Pie Championships

Sodexo has scored a sweep of awards at the prestigious World Scotch Pie Championships. The catering specialist’s Mince Pie at Aberdeen Football Club was named...
Lynda Sword and Alison Carr from Cash for Kids Radio Tay are presented with a £42,000 cheque from Thorntons From back left: Graeme Dickson, Graham Lambert, Malcolm Farquhar, Stuart Mackie, Nick Barclay, George Dunlop, Grant Hamilton From front left: Murray Etherington, Lynda Sword – Cash for Kids Radio Tay Charity Manager, Lorna Goodfellow, Megan Sweeney, Alison Carr – Cash for Kids Radio Tay Charity Executive and Margaret Allan.

Thorntons raises record £42,000 for Cash for Kids

Law firm Thorntons has achieved its biggest ever fundraising total for its 20th annual Charity Wills Campaign. Thorntons has raised an impressive £42,000 after pledging...
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Dunfermline businesses and students learn how to pitch with Bob Keiller

Dunfermline businesses and Fife College students recently enjoyed a pitching masterclass with Bob Keiller former CEO of Wood Group. The 4-hour Masterclass was a joint...

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Hampton Associates – 5 lessons for 2017

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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...