L to R - Richard Oliver and Gary Deans

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...
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...
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,...
Gary McEwan

Elevator announces finalists for annual awards

Twenty-seven finalists for this years Elevator awards have been announced.  Applications were received from entrepreneurs and businesses across Aberdeen and Grampian for the 10 award...
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...
Fiona Inglis; Janice Cuningham, Entrepreneur Development Manager, RBS; Roy Hotrabhvanon; Matt Davidson; Lorn Jean Cowie; Lisa Main; Sydney Chasin; Fiona Godsman, CEO of SIE; Sam Rogers; Allistair Taylor; Catherine Truel; Zachary Baynham-Herd; Assean Sheikh, CEO of Flavourly (SIE alumni and awards speaker); Muhamad Adib Rosli

Fresh Ideas create Scotland’s next generation of entrepreneurs

A system for sports coaches to monitor their teams, a platform to connect global conservation projects, and a new system to aid importers and...
Stefano Pieraccini

Saint Andrews’ Seafood Restaurant sold to young entrepreneur

The iconic glass and steel cube Seafood Restaurant, which overlooks the North Sea on Saint Andrews’ Bruce Embankment, has been acquired by young entrepreneur,...

Ian Stirling: How to build a distillery in Edinburgh part 3...

Fascinated that someone was writing a diary blog about their proposed £5m new Edinburgh distillery project, we asked Ian Stirling of Port of Leith...

Phil Holt: Checklist of start-up mistakes to avoid

There are many common mistakes that start-up businesses and entrepreneurs make when taking their business ideas online. For example, they make incorrect assumptions about...
Colin Stone, Knight Residence and Julie Grieve, Information Apps

Travel tech start-up gets early boost from The Knight Residence

Criton Apps has signed up the Edinburgh-based The Knight Residence, part of the Mansley Group, to its digital concierge service, as the fledgling travel...
Ann-Maree Morrison

Stirling entrepreneur to fly the flag for British female professionals

Stirling-based businesswoman Ann-Maree Morrison has been chosen to represent the UK at a global conference of senior female professionals, headlined by Angela Merkel, the...
Sarah Lee

Automated PR service launches in Scotland to target global startup market

PingGo, a new do-it-yourself 'PR machine' has launched this week in response to demand for affordable PR from startups and the small business sector. New...
Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: Your Startup Needs to Think About Marketing. Now.

I hear (and experience) tales like this time and time again. Blood, sweat, tears and often serious cash go toward creating the ‘perfect solution’...

Millionaire Success Stories Who Started in Customer Service

Not everyone who has made a success in business had money or family connections or the “right” schooling. In fact, if you time traveled...
Anne Clyde (UKSE) Geoff Leask (Young Enterprise Scotland) Robert Hunt and Lauren Carney (Young Enterprise Scotland participants)

UKSE invests in Scotland’s entrepreneurs of tomorrow

More than 300 young people from across Glasgow, Lanarkshire and Ayrshire are gaining entrepreneurial experience thanks to funding from UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE). Charitable organisation...
Left to right are Steve Ewing of Informatics Ventures and Brian Smillie of Beezer ( by Stewart Attwood)

Scottish startup wins top European tech pitch award

Scottish startup Beezer, a site which allows DIY mobile app development, has won the top pitch award at NOAH London. Announced yesterday, the award means...

Ex-pros lunch Everything4Rugby App business

What better way to spend time after retiring from professional rugby, than to go back to your roots and give something back to the...

Ian Stirling: How to build a distillery in Edinburgh part 2...

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...
Sir Jim McDonald

Glasgow’s space sector blasts off with UK Space Agency support

Entrepreneurs and start-ups in Scotland’s burgeoning space sector are set to benefit from a cash injection to support innovation in the heart of Glasgow. The...

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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...
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