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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...
Calum Smeaton

TVSquared raises £5.2million in funding

Edinburgh based TVSquared has raised an additional £5.2 million in a funding round led by Sir Tom Hunter's West Coast Capital. The West Coast Capital...

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...
Andrew Shaw

A mixed bag in the Scottish business rates Revaluation

By Andrew Shaw MRICS, DM Hall Chartered Surveyors Few events exercise the emotions of the commercial community in Scotland more than the periodic revaluations undertaken...
The snap40 devise in action

Medical wearable startup wins £1 million contract from NHS England

Edinburgh based snap40, which has created a medical wearable device, has been awarded a £1 million SBRI healthcare development contract by NHS England. The contract...
Fergus Ewing

New £8m funding for Scottish fisheries businesses

Sea fisheries, aquaculture and processing businesses will receive more than £8 million of EU and Scottish Government funding, including £1.6 million for projects in...
Callum MacKinnon along with other recipients of Social Entrepreneurs Fund.

Scottish Government cash boost for social entrepreneurs

The Scottish Government has given its backing to Scottish social entrepreneurs by providing an additional £140,000 to the Social Entrepreneurs Fund. Managed by Firstport, the...

5,000 new full-time jobs for Amazon including Edinburgh

Online retailer and digital services company, Amazon, is to it create 5,000 new full-time jobs this year including at its base in Edinburgh, its...
Mark Ward, CEO and founder, Power One Group

Power One Group reports record turnover of £7.8 million

Power One Group, the Paisley headquartered electrical engineering specialist that provides mobile network infrastructure to the remotest parts of Scotland reported record revenues of...
John Anderson

Enterprise guru John Anderson to chair Homes for Good Investments Ltd

Leading Scottish entrepreneurship and growth specialist John Anderson has been appointed to chair the investment arm of Scotland’s first social enterprise letting agency, Homes...
Lucy-Rose Walker

Entrepreneurial Spark alumni generate over £64 million turnover

Entrepreneurial Spark Powered by Royal Bank of Scotland has launched its annual Impact Report showing significant impact on the UK economy. The Impact Report demonstrates...
Kirkjuvagr Gin

New Kirkwall gin distillery and visitor centre work underway

Work is underway on Orkney Distilling Limited’s new distillery and visitor centre in Kirkwall, with the facility expected to be open by late summer...
David Lindores, Technical Director at Eureka Solutions

David Lindores: Business intelligence can channel the flow of data in the right direction

In the age of big data, the amount of information flowing round and through our systems at any one time is truly remarkable, and...
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 –...
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...
STRIVE biltong

Meatsnacks secures BP M&S Simply Food listing

The largest producer of jerky and biltong in Europe, Forres based Meatsnacks Group Ltd, will launch three new lines nationwide throughout BP M&S Simply...
Fiona Hyslop

Scottish firm wins Japanese tidal consultancy contract

A Scottish environmental services firm has been awarded a consultancy contract to support a major tidal energy project in Japan. Orkney based Aquatera will conduct...
Mark Ellis

New Glasgow office for Ellis Whittam creates 35 new jobs

Ellis Whittam, a supplier of HR, employment law and health and safety services has opened a new Glasgow office, leading to the creation of...
Ryanair

Ryanair launches 15 new Scottish routes

Ryanair has launched its biggest-ever Scottish winter schedule, with 15 new routes. These include 13 from Edinburgh to Baden, Budapest, Carcassonne, Eindhoven, Hamburg, Katowice, Nantes,...
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...
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...
Fraser Nicol

Scott-Moncrieff strengthens business technology arm with new partner

As part of a significant investment in its business technology consulting (BTC) practice, business advisers and accountants Scott-Moncrieff has appointed Fraser Nicol as Partner...
Fiona Hyslop

Scottish food and drink exports to Japan rises 9% to nearly £100m

The value of Scottish food and drink exports to Japan has surged to almost £100 million, strongly supported by the country’s growing taste for...
Mike Cox

Industry veteran joins Blazing Griffin as head of studio

Edinburgh-based digital entertainment group, Blazing Griffin has appointed industry veteran, Mike Cox, to take charge of the game development arm as Head of Studio. Having...
Mike Churchill

Churchill Drilling Tools’ triple shortlist in export awards

Churchill Drilling Tools, an oilfield service company specialising in down-hole tools, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2017 HSBC Scottish Export Awards. The...

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Hampton Associates – 5 lessons for 2017

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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

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...