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Gerard Eadie

CR Smith sees turnover and profits rise

Scottish windows, doors and conservatories company, CR Smith has posted positive results for the year ending 29 February 2016, with both turnover and profits...
John Aitken, owner of Lifting Equipment Rentals

Lifting Equipment Rental invests initial £100,000 to upgrade hydraulic fleet

Lifting Equipment Rental has announced a initial investment of £100,000, with further investment through a three year programme, for the complete upgrade of its...
Peter Kenyon, Ramsdens CEO

Ramsdens IPO advised by Scottish law firm HBJ Gateley

Diversified financial services provider and retailer Ramsdens was successfully admitted to AIM yesterday, advised by Scottish law firm HBJ Gateley. The AIM market is operated...
Laurna Woods

Beattie Group reports £9.3m record turnover

2016 was a record year for Beattie Communications Group Limited in the UK according to accounts registered at Companies House. Profit before tax rose by...
Leslie Benzies

Krotos secures six figure investment from video game pioneer

Edinburgh based Krotos, the producer of next generation audio tools for the entertainment industry, has secured angel investment in a deal led by one...
Duncan Logan

Silicon Valley tech luminaries lined up for Edinburgh investment event

Informatics Ventures (IV), one of Scotland’s premier technology entrepreneur support programmes, has lined up two of Silicon Valley’s most respected luminaries as participants in...
Colin Kennedy, CEO, ICS Learn

Record growth for Glasgow-based online learning company

Glasgow based online learning company ICS Learn saw its revenue increase by 48% last year. The company, which caters for over 11,000 students, saw its...
Jamal Rushdy

Collagen Solutions to raise £8m from new share placing

Glasgow based Collagen Solutions is to raise £8m through a new share placing with new and existing investors. Collagen Solutions plc is a developer and...
Left to right are Marcus Pickering and Matthew Gammell of Summerhall Distillery, producers of Pickering's Gin, and Stuart Lunn of LendingCrowd (1) (by Stewart Attwood)

LendingCrowd financing to raise £350,000 for Pickering’s Gin

LendingCrowd, one of the UK’s fastest-growing alternative finance lenders to the SME market, has launched a debt financing round for Pickering’s Gin producer, Summerhall...
Jamie Andrew

Angel investment group TRI Cap appoints new Chairman

With the retirement of long-standing Chairman Rob Dick, Scottish Borders based angel investment group TRI Capital has appointed a new Chairman. Jamie Andrew, a current...
Jon Shelley

New Leadership team for PwC Deals team in Scotland

PwC in Scotland has enhanced the structure for its award-winning Deals line of service with Corporate Finance partner Jon Shelley and director Mark Addley...
Graham Cunning

Six deals in six weeks for Campbell Dallas

Campbell Dallas Corporate Finance has reported a brisk start to 2017 after advising on 6 transactions in a similar number of weeks. The deals involved...
Jamie Grant, Head of Business and Corporate Banking at Barclays

Care Homes Scotland expands nursing homes portfolio

Springboig based Care Homes Scotland is to add a new nursing home to its portfolio with the help of a £3.8 million loan from...
Blair Nimmo

Sabre Safety Limited sold from administration

The administrators have concluded the sale of the business of Sabre Safety Limited (“Sabre”) and its principal assets to Sabre Safety Services Limited, a...
L-R Roger Hall (FD at Inver House) and Simon Woodcock (Bank of Scotland)

Distillers set for growth with £45million funding package

One of Scotland’s leading single malt whisky producers, Inver House Distillers, has positioned itself for growth by securing a £45million asset-based lending (ABL) facility...
The Amber Bar at The Scotch Whisky Experience

The Scotch Whisky Experience toasts £8.2m turnover

The Scotch Whisky Experience, the five-star whisky visitor attraction in Edinburgh, has reported its busiest ever year. Figures for the attraction’s last financial year indicate...
Ithaca Staff

Ithaca Energy agrees Delek Group takeover

Israel based energy firm Delek Group has bought a £518m stake in North Sea operator Ithaca Energy. Ithaca Energy is headquartered in Aberdeen while listed...
James Chadwick

Profits and employment down at Scotland’s top private firms

Scotland’s top private firms have suffered a drop in combined profits amid a climate of growing political and economic uncertainty, according to Grant Thornton. The...
Bruce Wishart

Spill containment specialist hits 30 with 8% turnover increase

Livingston based spill containment specialist Empteezy® is pushing ahead with growth plans despite unease in the exporting market. 2017 has got off to a flying...
Mike McCudden

Edinburgh explores Social Stock Exchange concept

The Social Stock Exchange, Europe’s only public market for impact investing – has confirmed that it will be undertaking a four-month feasibility study with...
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...
Andrew Laurie

Aberdeen accountant produces top result in Chartered Institute of Taxation exam

An Aberdeen-based accountant has emerged as the top-scoring student in a national Chartered Institute of Taxation exam. Andrew Laurie from independent firm Hall Morrice LLP...
Peter van der Watt

Blazing Griffin raises £5m to fuel expansion

Digital entertainment group, Blazing Griffin, has completed its Series ‘A’ round, raising £5 million led by private investors and matched by the Scottish Investment...
Colin Dempster

Scotland records second highest annual total of listed business profit warnings

Scottish listed businesses issued five profit warnings in Q4 2016, two fewer than the previous quarter and one less than Q4 2015, but the...
Cahal Dowds

US investment in Scottish companies still strong

US-Scottish M&A activity held up in 2015 and 2016 despite turbulence in global markets, according to new analysis from business advisory firm Deloitte. The research,...

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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...