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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...
Keith Davidson

Absoft secures over £1million in UK public sector work

Aberdeen-based software consultancy Absoft has secured significant contract wins within the public sector in the last year, amounting to more than £1 million. Contract wins...
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...
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WATCH: Macklin Motors Nissan Glasgow Central's glass tower in action

Macklin Motors Nissan Glasgow Central has revealed how its prominent eight-storey glass car display tower works. The display tower, which can hold up to 30...
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...
(L) Spencer Carnie, Project Manager RJ McLeod (R) Gordon Thomson, Senior Project Manager Banks Renewables

£1.7m contract for Scottish firm ahead of wind farm construction

A £1.7m contract for enabling works ahead of full site construction next year on Banks Renewables’ Middle Muir Wind Farm near Crawfordjohn in South...
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...
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

First Minister signs joint economic declaration with Bavaria

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has pledged enhanced economic co-operation with Bavaria as she signed a joint declaration with the German state. The agreement builds on...
Eastern Airways

Eastern Airways launches Glasgow to Isle of Man service

Eastern Airways has announced a new route from Glasgow to the Isle of Man, less than two weeks after securing the future of the...
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,...
Polly Purvis of ScotlandIS

Optimistic future for Scottish tech sector

Scotland’s digital technologies industry is optimistic for the future and continuing to grow sales, profits and headcount, according to new research from ScotlandIS. The Scottish...
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...
Seaweed farming

Commercial seaweed farming guidlines set out

The first set of policy guidelines for the commercial cultivation of seaweed in Scotland were published today (27th March 2017). This development will create opportunities...
L – R: (back row) Olga Kozlova, David Harris-Birtill, Rogelio Arellano and Sandy Finlayson (front row) Erika Grant, Chris Hughes, Victoria Hamilton and Anne Rushing - Photographer credit: Alan Richardson

Success of Universities Entrepreneurship Programme Highlighted in Independent Report

Scottish start-ups and university spinouts who participated in Converge Challenge have leveraged over seven times in subsequent funding the amount that the programme’s university...

New research reveals cycle tourism is worth £345 million to Scottish economy

New research has shown that cycle tourism was valued at £345 million to the Scottish economy in 2015. The findings, released as part of a...
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...
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Scottish builders plead for ‘greater certainty’ as industry confidence holds steady again

Scottish construction industry confidence has remained steady for a third consecutive quarter according to the latest in a quarterly series of industry employer surveys. The...
Churchill Drilling Tools’ CEO and commercial director Mike Churchill celebrates the export award win with his wife, Ailsa

Churchill Drilling Tools wins export award

Churchill Drilling Tools, an oilfield service company specializing in drilling innovation is celebrating after winning the high growth markets exporter of the year category...
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Restaurant group out to train future rivals

A restaurant group is taking an unconventional approach to staff training - by preparing their top employees to leave the business. Kained Holdings recently launched a...
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...
Hampton by Hilton Aberdeen Airport

Interstate celebrates three new hotels in Scotland

Glasgow-based hotel management company, Interstate Europe Hotels & Resorts, is continuing to make its mark in Scotland with the opening of a trio of...
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£10m backing to boost Scotland’s food and drink industry growth

New funding to further support Scotland’s “phenomenal” food and drink industry has been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The Scottish Government, its enterprise agencies,...
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...

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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...