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Michelle Le Prevost is the new Black & Lizars MD

Black & Lizars, one of Scotland's largest independently-owned optometrists, has appointed a highly accomplished UK health care business professional as its new Managing Director to lead the company to its next stage. ...Read More

New board member for Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre has appointed Jo Blewett as the newest member of its Governance Board. ...Read More

Archangels angel syndicate appoints Chief Investment Officer

Scottish-based business angel syndicate, Archangels, has appointed Sarah Hardy as its Chief Investment Officer. ...Read More

Emerging talent top of the agenda for data science conference

A recent student survey carried out by The Data Lab ahead of Data Talent Scotland has found that lifestyle, job market and Scotland being their home country are the key factors contributing to why students wish to stay in Scotland after completing their studies. ...Read More

John Thurso appointed as new Chair of the Board of VisitScotland

Tourism Minister Fergus Ewing today announced the appointment of John Thurso as the new Chair of the Board of VisitScotland. ...Read More

More women than men on public bodies first

For the first time, more women than men were appointed to the boards of regulated public bodies in 2015 with 54 per cent of all appointees being female. ...Read More

New managing director for architectural practice Keppie Design

Architecture practice Keppie Design has appointed Peter Moran as its new Managing Director. ...Read More

BrewDog founder joins Entrepreneurial Scotland Leaders’ Exchange network

James Watt, Captain and co-founder of independent brewery, BrewDog, has joined the Entrepreneurial Scotland (ES) fast growing and influential Leaders’ Exchange network. ...Read More

Girls into Digital World launches at Microsoft Scotland

An innovative role model programme dedicated to encouraging more girls to challenge convention and pursue digital careers was launched at Microsoft’s Scottish HQ earlier this week. ...Read More

Pinsent Masons appoints Douglas Alexander as strategic adviser

International law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed former Secretary of State for International Development Douglas Alexander as a strategic adviser to the firm. ...Read More


Scottish career changers miss out by dismissing apprenticeships

Scottish workers could be limiting their options by assuming that apprenticeships are just for school leavers, according to new research released today from Scottish Gas. ...Read More

Target for 26,000 new modern apprenticeships for year ahead

The target of 26,000 Modern apprentices for the year 2016 /2017 has been set by Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work Roseanna Cunningham. ...Read More

150 new apprentices for Clyde shipyard

A Clyde shipyard which was saved from closure two years ago is set to take on 150 new apprentices. ...Read More

SCDI Recognises Trevor Garlick and Jack McLaren with Fellowships

Former SCDI Board Directors Trevor Garlick and Jack McLaren were awarded SCDI Fellowships at the recent SCDI AGM in recognition of their contribution and service to the organisation. ...Read More

CodeClan becomes UK’s first accredited digital skills academy

Scotland’s only digital skills academy has become the first in the UK to offer its students a Professional Development Award (PDA) from the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). ...Read More

Deloitte secures the services of new team of business valuers

Deloitte has secured the services of a specialist team of business valuers, giving the business advisory firm a unique proposition for clients in Scotland. ...Read More

Scotland’s IoD Director of the Year Awards shortlist announced

The crème de la crème of Scotland’s business leaders have been shortlisted for this year’s Director of the Year Awards. ...Read More

Grant Thornton boosts tax team with three key appointments

Grant Thornton has made three key appointments as the accountancy firm continues to make progress towards its ambition to double the size of its tax team in Scotland over the next five years. ...Read More

Christine O’Neill re-elected Chairman of Brodies LLP

Christine O’Neill has been unanimously re-elected by her Partners to serve a second consecutive term as chairman of Brodies. ...Read More

TenTel appoints two directors to assist in rapid expansion

Challenger telecoms company TenTel has announced two senior appointments as the business gears up for rapid expansion in 2016. ...Read More

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