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…

Appointedd enters new phase of global growth with double appointment

Edinburgh-based software company, Appointedd, forges ahead with its international growth strategy with the appointment of two new senior roles and the launch of new global functionality. The tech startup, which specialises in online booking technology,…

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…

BrewDog has launched its first ever BrewPub

BrewDog has launched its first ever BrewPub featuring a 10hl brewing kit. BrewDog Tower Hill, London will be the Aberdeenshire brewery’s largest stand-alone bar site and the only place in the UK outside its headquarters in…

New project director for £6 million ‘Scotland is Now’ campaign

Cat Leaver has been announced as the project director of a bold new £6m marketing strategy for Scotland. Ms Leaver takes on the role of project director for Brand Scotland from 3 July 2018 and will oversee…

Opportunity North East launches new partnership with business incubator CodeBase

Private sector led economic development company Opportunity North East (ONE) is launching a new partnership with tech business incubator CodeBase. ONE CodeBase aims to capitalise on the specific opportunities to support growth in the industrial digital space…

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…

Rebecca Pick

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…

NHS gets connected with new IoT trial to track hospital beds

A Scottish hospital is using the Internet of Things (IoT) to monitor and track the whereabouts of its medical beds as part of a new initiative to automate bed maintenance, a traditionally manual process for…

£1.6m initiative to find the next generation of North East university startups and entrepreneurs

Robert Gordon University (RGU) will launch the first funded startup accelerator programme in North East Scotland to support entrepreneurial students, staff and recent alumni to create new businesses with up to £10,000 of funding each.…

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…

New Head of Cyber Security and Innovation Seconded to SBRC

One of Police Scotland’s foremost cyber security officers has been seconded to the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) tasked with boosting business resilience and cyber security in Scotland. Detective Inspector Eamonn Keane, previously of Irish…

£650,000 boost for Entrepreneurial Scotland

New funding to support entrepreneurs has been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The £650,000 investment into Entrepreneurial Scotland will help drive entrepreneurial networks so that budding entrepreneurs can use them to share ideas, experience…

Lomond Capital continues on English acquisition trail

Edinburgh-based property group, Lomond Capital, has  acquired Bonett’s Estate and Lettings Agents in Brighton bringing the number of properties under its management in the region to 1,650. The deal follows Lomond’s purchase of SDL Group’s…

Scotland’s sustainable businesses leading the UK at European Awards

Scotland’s sustainable businesses will be leading the way for the UK on the European stage later this year with 10 out of the 11 UK business shortlisted for the 2018 European Business Awards for the…

Keith Brown

Scottish National Investment Bank ‘will receive £2 billion in capital over ten years’

The new Scottish National Investment Bank will receive £2 billion in capital over ten years, Economy Secretary Keith Brown has announced. Responding to the Implementation Plan drawn up by Benny Higgins and his Advisory Group…

Finalists announced for Scottish EDGE 12

Scottish EDGE has announced the latest round of finalists, while taking the UK’s largest business funding competition out of its Edinburgh home for the first time since its inception in 2013.   The latest round…

Edesix Opens New Office in the Middle East

Edesix, the Edinburgh-based providers of Body Worn Cameras (BWC), has opened a new office in UAE as it targets the Middle Eastern market for expansion. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] The UK-based wearable camera expert, which already supplies…

Historic Borders castle branches out as independent hotel and leisure destination

A Borders holiday and wedding destination is to become an independent hotel after its owners decided to end a franchise agreement with a global brand. The partners in Barony Castle LLP made the decision to…

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Artisan Real Estate Investors scoops top Scottish property industry award

Artisan Real Estate Investors’ position as one of the leading players in the Scottish property industry has been further recognised with the winning of one of this year’s most high profile industry awards. Artisan was…

Construction work starts on new 72 bedroom Edinburgh Malmaison hotel

Development company S Harrison has appointed Edinburgh based Sharkey as the principal contractor to transform a historic Edinburgh building into the latest boutique hotel for Malmaison Hotel du Vin Group. Grade A listed Buchan House…

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…