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L to R - Richard Oliver and Gary Deans

New consultancy launched to ‘support private Scottish companies'

A new collective of senior and experienced business leaders has come together to share their expertise with businesses under the Strathblair Associates banner. The Strathblair...
Linda Urquhart

Linda Urquhart OBE Retires as Morton Fraser Chair

Linda Urquhart OBE has announced her retirement from Morton Fraser LLP after 33 years. She will be replaced as Chair of Morton Fraser by...
Friederike and Ali and Gower

Crowdfunding Campaign Launched to Fund New Chocolate Factory

One of Scotland’s leading chocolatiers has launched a £30,000 crowd funding campaign to develop a new chocolate factory. Based in East Lothian with an outlet...
L to R Sarah Hardy and Jacqui McLaughlin

Scottish tech company raises further £700k including £122k from staff

Reactec, the Edinburgh-based producer of monitoring and management support solutions for hand and arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) has completed a further £700,000 round of fundraising...
Meridian Court, Edinburgh

Growth in overseas investment in Scottish commercial property continues

A number of new international investors could emerge in Scotland over the next 12 months, particularly among private overseas buyers, according to Knight Frank. The...
One Lochrin Square, Edinburgh

Largest single office building in Edinburgh opens for business

Edinburgh’s largest single office building has officially opened after a major refurbishment to meet unprecedented demand in the capital from the city’s growing technology...
Founder and CEO, Liver Health UK, Asanka De Silva

New company set to deliver step-change in the UK’s liver health

A new Scottish company, Liver Health UK Ltd, has been created to tackle liver disease on three fronts – by creating preventative consumer products,...
L-R Chief Executive Officer of Edinburgh Airport Gordon Dewar, and Flybe CEO Christine Ourmieres-Widener and MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey Drew Hendry

New Flybe flights from Scotland to Heathrow

Flybe has introduced new flights between Edinburgh & Aberdeen and London Heathrow. The move follows Heathrow’s introduction of a £10 reduction in domestic passenger charges...
Arrayjet

Arrayjet secures $250k US contract

Arrayjet, the Midlothian-based microarray instrumentation company, has secured a $250,000 (£199,000) contract with The New York Bioscience Cluster, one of America’s premier medical education...
Jack Marshall

Tapside Coffee Machines celebrates 35th anniversary with expansion plans

Tapside Coffee Machine Rentals celebrates its 35th anniversary with the launch of an expansion programme south of the border and plans to increase its...
From left - Leo Meng and Ian Bain

Scottish SME targets growth through IoT technology

Livingston-based tech start-up, Sensor-Works, is set to grow after developing an Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled condition monitoring device that could revolutionise asset management in...
(left to right): Journalist and broadcaster Alastair Stewart (awards host), Clare Munro (Brodies), Brodies’ Managing Partner Bill Drummond, Stephen Goldie (Brodies), Nick Scott (Brodies), Lorna Jack (chief executive of the Law Society of Scotland), Mark Stewart (Brodies)

Brodies named UK National/Regional Law Firm of the Year at Legal Business Awards

Brodies LLP has been named UK National/Regional Law Firm of the Year at the Legal Business Awards in London - the second time that...
David Wallace

New senior BT executive to lead Public Sector business in Scotland

BT has appointed a new senior executive, David Wallace, to head up its public sector business in Scotland and implement a new strategic direction...
Gerry More

New MD for Stewart Milne Homes in Central Scotland

Gerry More is to become Managing Director of Stewart Milne Homes in Central Scotland with responsibility for growing Stewart Milne Homes’ presence in and...
Jabil's Livingston plant

260 jobs to go at Livingston based Jabil

Jabil, the Livingston-based electronics company, is to shut down its manufacturing operations with the loss of about 260 jobs. The US-owned firm, which has 90...
Delivery to Nisbets Glasgow - Dean Gorman from John Menzies and Gavin Miller from Nisbets.

Menzies Distribution secures Nisbets logistics contract

Edinburgh-based Menzies Distribution has secured a new retail logistics contract with Nisbets, the UK’s largest supplier of catering equipment. Menzies will manage weekly supplies of...
Exchange Tower Reception

Edinburgh's Exchange Tower sees new occupier take last suite

Travel visa and passport company CIBTvisas has taken the remaining ground floor suite on Exchange Tower on a ten year lease. The suite had recently...
Marta Bot, assistant retail manager at Kiltane (right), and Ness Clothing retail manager Evelyn Rigby.

Kiltane bolsters retail portfolio with Ness Clothing deal

Edinburgh-based property and retail group Kiltane has strengthened its portfolio of high-end clothing outlets after acquiring significant parts of the Ness Clothing business and...
Tim Currie

CSG recruits to capitalise on new development opportunities

Commercial real estate investment and development company, Chris Stewart Group (CSG), has expanded its senior management team with an eye to future acquisitions and...
The QikServe Kiosk

QikServe unveils kiosk ordering solution for hospitality sector

QikServe, the Edinburgh-based multichannel ordering and payment specialist, has rolled out a new solution for hospitality businesses that are looking to implement kiosk-based ordering...
New airport link for Lothian Buses

Lothian Buses expansion creates 55 new jobs

Lothian Buses is to create 45 new driver posts and will take on 10 new apprentice engineers to help meet growing demand for its...

Ian Stirling: How to build a distillery in Edinburgh part 3 – The Design...

Fascinated that someone was writing a diary blog about their proposed £5m new Edinburgh distillery project, we asked Ian Stirling of Port of Leith...

Phil Holt: Checklist of start-up mistakes to avoid

There are many common mistakes that start-up businesses and entrepreneurs make when taking their business ideas online. For example, they make incorrect assumptions about...
Colin Stone, Knight Residence and Julie Grieve, Information Apps

Travel tech start-up gets early boost from The Knight Residence

Criton Apps has signed up the Edinburgh-based The Knight Residence, part of the Mansley Group, to its digital concierge service, as the fledgling travel...
From left - Brian Combe with Liz Adamson, associate professor in Edinburgh Napier’s School of Health

Collaboration to speed development of assisted living aids

Edinburgh Napier has partnered with i4 Product Design, a Scottish design and engineering consultancy, to streamline the design and delivery of new medical and...

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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

Louise MacLean

Interview: Louise MacLean of Signature Pubs – a day in the life

Louise MacLean, head of sales, marketing and PR at the Signature Pub Group, is an industry veteran having started as a graduate trainee with...
Bruce Hydes

Interview: Bruce Hydes of Edgar Stewart. The changing face of recruitment

Home to three leading specialist brands in the Scottish recruitment sector, namely Talented, Edgar Stewart and Cyrus Selection, ESS Holdings (Edinburgh) Ltd is a...
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...

Columnists

Ian Stirling: How to build a distillery in Edinburgh part 2 – Capacity

Fascinated that someone was writing a diary blog about their proposed £5m new Edinburgh distillery project, we asked Ian Stirling of Port of Leith...

Laura Sutherland – 9 top tips for mobile marketing

Aura PR’s Laura Sutherland looks at the opportunities which lie in mobile marketing. The mobile has climbed the ladder to be one of the...
Yekemi Otaru

Yekemi Otaru: 12 engaging ideas for engineering companies

Even in so-called boring industries, there is great content. But finding new content ideas can be a real problem for marketing teams. Particularly in engineering...

Ian Stirling: How to build a distillery in Edinburgh part 1 – Three things

Fascinated that someone was writing a diary blog about their proposed £5m new Edinburgh distillery project, we asked Ian Stirling of Port of Leith...
Kieran O'Connor

Kieran O'Connor: Top 10 Life Lessons For Engineers

1. Some things will always take longer than you first think Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into...