Latest Inverness Business News

The Wester Ross Fisheries team

Wester Ross aquaculture business recognised at Scottish Export Awards 2017

Scotland’s oldest independent owner-operated salmon farm which operates from Dingwall and Ullapool has been recognised at the HSBC Scottish Export Awards 2017. Wester Ross Fisheries...
HITA chair Craig Ewan (seated centre) with HITA board members Marina Huggett (left) and Lorna Maclennan and Inverness College UHI students (left to right) Edward Holmes, Adam Nicolson and Lewis Mapplebeck

Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards launched with Government praise

The Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards (HITA) for 2017 have been launched at the Great Loch Ness Tea Party, an event to celebrate the...
Graham Forbes

Property boom for Inverness and surrounding area?

By Graham Forbes, director of the Inverness office of DM Hall Chartered Surveyors One hesitates to talk about a boom, since such a statement is...
Bunroy Park

Manchester couple buys Bunroy Park holiday park

Manchester couple, David and Patricia Kenyon, have bought Bunroy Park in Roy Bridge, one of Scotland's most attractive lifestyle businesses. Burnoy Park provided a rare...

Seaweed skincare brand secures financial support for growth

Seaweed skincare brand, ishga, has secured an invoice finance facility from Bank of Scotland which will allow for future expansion. The Isle of Lewis based...
Speyside Falconry

New falconry business flies into Speyside

Having had a lifelong passion for Falconry, Darren Morrison has realised his dream by setting up Speyside Falconry. The firm is now owned and run...
John Fox

‘Deep reservoir’ of private capital for investment in Scottish businesses

Inverness-based corporate finance advisors Balgair Ltd is now a registered Capital Raising Advisor (CRA) with DealWire, delivering a regular flow of private debt and...

Openreach embraces VR to hire 195 trainee engineers

Openreach has announced a major expansion of its engineering workforce with plans to recruit 195 trainees in Scotland in its drive to improve customer...
Freda Newton - Silver Thistle winner

Highlands and Islands tourism stars bring home the gongs

The Highlands and Islands has scored a triple success at the Scottish tourism 'Oscars'. Freda Newton, who owns and manages Loch Ness by Jacobite, was...
Fairways Travelodge

Visitor boost leads to Inverness £4.15m hotel sale

On the back of a tourism boom in Inverness, Knight Frank has been appointed to sell the city’s Fairways Travelodge for a price in...
Laurence Page

R&I Cruden target growth with new mechanical division

Muir of Ord based renewable heating business R&I Cruden has launched a new mechanical division which will be led by Laurence Page. Laurence began his...
Jennifer Young

Raft of promotions at Ledingham Chalmers

Scottish law firm Ledingham Chalmers has made seven promotions across its Inverness, Aberdeen and Stirling offices. In line with its focus on steady, sustainable growth,...

Icelandic and Highlands and Islands designers exchange creative knowledge

A group of five designers from the Highlands and Islands will visit Iceland next week (23-26 March) as part of a project that brings...
L-Andy Kings, MD Pisys.net Highland. R-Stuart Mundy

Advanced certification for Pisys.net Highland

Stuart Mundy, the Technical Director at Pisys.net Highland is now an Advanced Practitioner for the Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certifications. Pisys is the...
BMK Partners Rosina Dolan (Private Client), and Iain Dunn (Commercial Property) with WJM Chief Executive, Liam Entwistle

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie and BMK Wilson to merge

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP (WJM) is further expanding its services in Scotland by merging with BMK Wilson with effect from 29th May 2017. The...
George Brewster

Shepherd named star performer in commercial property awards

The commercial property arm of Shepherd Chartered Surveyors has been named a star performer in in the commercial property industry bible, Estates Gazettes’ prestigious...
Martin Sloan

Why new data protection laws mean organisations will need review their approach to cyber...

A recent survey by BAE Systems revealed confusion within many organisations as to who should be responsible for dealing with their response to a...
Fergus Ewing

£1m boost for aquaculture supply chain innovation

A £1 million pilot programme to boost innovation in aquaculture in the Highlands and Islands is set to go ahead. Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)...
The largest commercial building in Inverness

£2.58m Inverness commercial property bought by undisclosed buyer

An undisclosed buyer has bought the largest commercial building in Inverness from Upland Properties (Inverness) for £2.58m. Comprising a large detached warehouse, offices and ancillary...
Polly Van Alstyne

Three female entrepreneurs crowned winners at 2017 AccelerateHER Awards

Three Scottish-based female entrepreneurs are celebrating after securing an all-expense paid trip to meet US investors in California next month. Rebecca Pick of Pick Protection,...
L-R Michael Thomson (RM Bank of Scotland), Andrew Banks, Susan Banks, Keith Dougherty (Associate Director Bank of Scotland)

Ferry operator increases capacity with new vessel in £12 million bank deal

Pentland Ferries is to buy a larger vessel to serve the demand on the Pentland firth, after securing a £12 million asset finance facility...
Retiring NDA chairman Stephen Henwood pays Scrabster Harbour a last visit.

Scrabster Harbour gets a new £1m ice plant

Scrabster Harbour is set to maintain its position among the UK’s top fish landing ports following investment from Scottish Government and the Nuclear Decommissioning...
The property at 45 shore Street

Generator Power buys Inverness property for £500,000

An Inverness retail trade counter with workshop and office space has been sold to generator hire company Generator Power for £500,000. The 6,330 sq ft...
Fort William smelter

Aluminium manufacturing to transform Lochaber economy and could lead to 2000 jobs

The Lochaber area could be in for a jobs windfall if plans announced by the new owner of the Fort William aluminium complex are...

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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

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...