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Senshi Digital to introduce six-hour working day

Glasgow-based web design and digital marketing experts, Senshi Digital, is to introduce a six-hour working day for all nine staff. ...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

Scottish Investment Bank to get £21.5 million more to invest

Greater help is to be offered to small and medium-sized businesses in Scotland, with plans to expand the Scottish Investment Bank (SIB). ...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

New company in a day - can it be done?

Edinburgh digital marketing agency, Attacat is going to attempt to set up a brand new company, from scratch, in a single day on leap years day (February 29th). ...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

Dundee secures £63 million "Growth Accelerator" funding

The Scottish Government will invest up to £63.8 million in Dundee’s Waterfront, as part of a package agreed today by Deputy First Minister John Swinney and Dundee City Council. ...Read More

Scottish Knowledge Exchange winners announced

A Scottish cybersecurity start-up which created a world-first in online security has won the Innovation of the Year at the inaugural Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards. ...Read More

Six Female Entrepreneurs compete for £18,000 AccelerateHER Prize

Six aspiring entrepreneurs are through to the final of an £18,000 pitching competition organised by Scotland’s first female angel investment group. ...Read More

BrewDog "open-sources" its beer recipes

BrewDog has released DIY Dog, a collection of every single one of its recipes, in celebration of its home brewing roots, and as inspiration to the rapidly growing and inclusive craft beer community. ...Read More


Macfarlane Group sales up 10% to £169.1m

Scotland's Macfarlane Group PLC delivered strong growth in 2015 with sales of £169.1m (2014: £153.8m) up 10% on the previous year and profit before tax of £6.8m (2014: £5.6m), 21% up on the previous year. ...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

£11bn a year Scottish food and drink sector set to grow further

A new report shows that Scotland’s £11bn a year turnover food and drink sector is seeking to expand in the near future due to rising business confidence, product innovation and investment in automation. ...Read More

Absoft diversification strategy success with £3m of new work

SAP specialist Absoft has secured significant growth in new industries, after winning a series of projects and support contracts in the public sector, pharmaceuticals, hospitality and transport sectors in excess of £3million. ...Read More

VisitScotland launches global £4.25 million campaign

Dunnottar Castle is set to play a starring role in defining the ‘spirit’ of Scotland in VisitScotland’s first ever global campaign. ...Read More

‘Gathering storm’ for Scots firms as EU hardens privacy regime

Tough changes being brought in by the EU to combat breaches of personal privacy could have serious knock-on effects for Scottish firms in all areas of the economy, according to one of the country’s foremost data protection lawyers. ...Read More

Thurso based AGM Batteries to lead £5.4 million consortium project

A consortium led by Thurso based AGM Batteries has been awarded funding towards a £5.4 million project to develop the next generation of battery packs for high performance, low carbon vehicles. ...Read More

Communications consultancies merge to create Spreng Thomson

Two Glasgow based communications consultancies, Liddell Thomson Ltd. and Spreng & Co Ltd., have merged to create Spreng Thomson Ltd., a new, full service, integrated communications business. ...Read More

Commsworld Grows Further with 16 Key Appointments

Telecommunications and digital services provider, Commsworld, has made 16 new appointments, six of them female, as it underlines its commitment to correct the gender imbalance in the tech and IT sector. ...Read More

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