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…

Prosthetic technologies firm to invest £5.6 million in Scotland

Designer and manufacturer of world-leading prosthetic technologies, Össur, has cemented its commitment to Scotland with an agreement to invest £5.6 million over a three year period to develop ground-breaking myoelectric prosthetic hand and arm solutions…

Revolutionary new dining service launches in Glasgow

This coming Friday will see the launch of Time2Dine, a brand new online service allowing diners to book, choose and pay for food before even stepping foot inside the restaurant. Created in Glasgow, Time2Dine launches with three…

Speirs Gumley to move Glasgow headquarters to Clyde Gateway

Property management company, Speirs Gumley, is to move its 70-strong Glasgow workforce from its Bath Street headquarters to the new Red Tree Magenta building at Clyde Gateway. The move comes as the company plans to…

Renew Holdings to buy QTS Group for £80m

Renew Holdings plc, the Engineering Services Group is to acquire QTS Group Limited, a specialist independent rail contractor based in Scotland, for £80m . The Group also announced a placing to raise gross proceeds of…

Glasgow’s CarMoney expands financing activity into car leasing

CarMoney, the fast-growing Glasgow-based motor finance business which was launched in 2016, is set to expand its financing activity into car leasing as a result of entering into a partnership agreement with Fleet Alliance, the…

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Export market opening up for Pick Protection

The founder of Glasgow-based attack alarm specialist Pick Protection is predicting a surge in revenues in the coming months as the firm continues to educate employers on their duty of care to lone workers which…

New media agency launches in Glasgow

A new, full-service media agency has been launched in Glasgow. BluKite, which has been established by print industry expert John McLeod and graphic artist Samantha Ramsay, aims to lure clients with a compelling mix of…

Glasgow-based inventors are developing the world’s smallest dishwasher.

A Glasgow-based engineering company, providing a smart alternative to washing by hand for students and young professionals who live alone in small flats and studios, is raising money in VOOM Pitch, a UK-wide crowdfunding competition. Founded…

Five new Partners at commercial property agent

Commercial property agent Ryden has recently promoted five new Partners and two new Associates. Susan Cameron and David Lindsay based in the firm’s Edinburgh office, Gregor Harvie and Tim Jacobsen in Glasgow and Michael Lorimer…

Glasgow-based McPhee Mixers acquired by PE firm

Glasgow-based McPhee Bros (Blantyre) Limited which trades as McPhee Mixers has been acquired by Elaghmore Partners LLP, the UK-focused private equity firm for an undisclosed multi-million-pound sum. McPhee Mixers is a designer and manufacturer of truck-mounted concrete…

Research shows Glasgow “a frontrunner” for new Channel 4 regional HQ

Research by a planning and design consultancy has revealed the city of Glasgow to be a frontrunner in the race to become the new regional home for Channel 4. The broadcaster has pledged to move…

First open banking pilot goes live for Castlight Financial’s Affordability Passport

Castlight Financial. the Glasgow-based financial capability company, is partnering with Paradigm Mortgage Services and Foundation Home Loans to launch a major pilot of its Affordability Passport, an affordability tool powered by open banking technology, which…

Barclays supports Craufurdland Estate with £500k package

Craufurdland Estate in Kilmarnock, has received funding from Barclays to help launch the Laird’s Table, a new restaurant set in the grounds of the 800-year old, family-owned Estate. The restaurant, set on a loch in…

TC BioPharm to collaborate with Scotia Biologics to develop proprietary treatments for cancer

TC BioPharm Ltd (TCB) and Scotia Biologics have formed a strategic collaboration to co-develop novel proprietary tumour-specific antibodies for TCB’s CAR-T platform. Using Scotia’s unique, proven technology, the two companies will develop a range of…

Local butcher makes the best burgers in Scotland

Muirhead butcher S. Collins & Son has kicked off its BBQ season winning the accolade of “Best beef burger in Scotland” with the Diamond Award in the category at the Scottish Craft Butchers Awards 2018.   S. Collins & Son, twice voted Scottish Butcher Shop of the Year,…

New board appointments at CENSIS

Two new board members have joined CENSIS, the Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems. The new members are Genoffir Macleod, VP and General Counsel of Thermo Fisher, and Prof Steve McLaughlin, Head of School,…

Buccleuch Property purchases £2.955m Livingston property

Buccleuch Property has further strengthened its commercial property portfolio with the purchase of a substantial industrial unit at Oakbank Industrial Estate, Livingston. The purchase of unit 4 – 6 Oakbank Park Place reflects a net…

Top Property Professionals combine to form essential Advisory Group

Four well known and respected property professionals have joined forces to launch a new advisory group with a view to assisting landowners and developers bring sites forward to release much needed housing across Scotland. The…

MBO at Glasgow-based ICS Learn leads to Par Equity exit

Glasgow-based ICS Learn has completed a management buyout of the business from the current owners, Angus MacDonald and Par Equity who received a 75x return on their money in a little over five years. [adbutler…

New Marketing Manager appointed at Rearo Laminates

Glasgow-based Rearo Laminates has added to their Marketing department with the appointment of Luca Pappalardo as Marketing Manager. Pappalardo officially joined the Scottish based manufacturer on the first of May from his previous employer Cullen…

Mabbett & Associates Ltd merges with environmental specialist JIG Ltd

Scottish headquartered Mabbett & Associates Ltd is to merge with environmental specialist JIG Ltd (JIG).   The merger of JIG into Mabbett will allow for an enhanced offering of comprehensive environmental services through utilising the…

New Growth 365 service for dynamic business leaders in Scotland

Accountancy practice Grant Thornton has launched its Growth 365 service for ambitious, growth-hungry CEOs in Scotland. The offering, which is already operating successfully in various cities in England, provides focused advice and valuable insights to…

Pinsent Masons appoints 7 Scottish legal directors In promotions round

International law firm Pinsent Masons has promoted twelve lawyers to the role of Legal Director, seven of which are based in Scotland. Working across the firm’s five global sectors, four of the staff elevated to…

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…