From left - Chris Lynch and Filip Boyen

Small hotel in a big world: Nira Caledonia – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Mauritius, St Moritz, Edinburgh…. Nira Caledonia has literally just opened (they still had the Brasso out) on Edinburgh’s Gloucester Place, the third in the portfolio of this independent hotel group. It is also only the…

Left to right – Exception CEO, Scott McGlinchey and Head of Transformation & Consulting, Alasdair Hendry

Exception marks seven-figure expansion plans with key appointment

Edinburgh-headquartered Exception has bolstered its senior management team with the appointment of Alasdair Hendry as the company’s new Head of Transformation & Consulting. The Board of Directors has also committed a further seven-figure investment to…

Conference will take cyber security expertise around the planet

Edinburgh Napier University is hosting a global cyber security event which features expert speakers in six different time zones. The focus of ‘Cybersecurity Revolution’ will move from Scotland to Canada, then back to Europe via…

(left to right): Wendy Maltman, Julie Barclay, Debbie Hutchison, Iona Sorbie. (photographer: Simon Jauncey)

Ambitious growth plans for Malting House with new marketing director appointment

Dundee based graphic design studio The Malting House has appointed a new marketing director following business owner Wendy Maltman’s graduation from the inaugural FGIC (Famous Grouse Idea Centre) Elevator Creative Accelerator programme. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] Debbie…

From left; Alex Matthews, Lesley Fordyce, Mark Bell and Bill Kane of AAB Consulting

AAB Consulting expands team with key public sector appointments

Anderson Anderson & Brown Consulting Limited (AAB Consulting), the dedicated consulting arm of Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), has announced three key senior leadership appointments within the specialist public sector arena. Lesley Fordyce joins…

Grape & Grain interior

Grape & Grain wins second national award

Aberdeen’s Grape & Grain has picked up another award – its second win in less than a month. The upmarket wine bar, which opened on the city’s Thistle Street in September, was named New Operator…

L-R Sandy Manson, Chief Executive; Scott Dunbar, Partner; Gemma Spiers, Partner; Michael Murray, Partner; Andrew Shepherd, Chairman

Nine senior promotions bolster growing Johnston Carmichael

Accountancy and Business Advisory firm Johnston Carmichael has announced nine senior promotions, including three to partner level, as part of the firm’s growth strategy. Based out of the Edinburgh office, Head of Marketing, Gemma Spiers, who joined the…

Russell Borthwick

Trends in E&P activity values reach highest levels since 2014

The value of exploration and production activity across the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) continues to rise with firms also now equally optimistic about the North Sea and international markets for the first time since 2013…

New MD leads management buy out at Allstaff

The 37th anniversary was not the only milestone celebrated by Allstaff last week; notable though it is, it was not the big news, this came with the announcement of a successful MBO. After 35 year’s service,…

Angela Hughes

Promotions bolster senior team at Clark Communications Team

Scottish communications agency Clark Communications has announced two senior promotions to coincide with a raft of new business wins. Associate director Angela Hughes has become a director of the business, while Anna Farley-Allan has returned from maternity leave to…

From left - Jackie Waring, Eishel Quinn, Sir Richard Branson, Loral Quinn, Celia Hodgson and Pooja Jain

Sir Richard Branson surprises Scottish startups at first mentor session

Representatives from three of Scotland’s leading startup businesses attended their first mentor session following Virgin StartUp’s inaugural search for Scotland’s startup Business of the Year - but it didn’t quite go as planned. Celia Hodson from…

Best 50 companies to work for in Scotland revealed

A prestige car retailer has come out on top of the list of best companies to work for in Scotland. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] The Sytner Group was formed in 1968 by Frank Sytner and his older brother…

Moya Ryland

IT vacancies in Scotland rise 7% year-on-year

Demand for permanent IT professionals in Scotland rose by 7% year-on-year to April 2018 according to research from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). The data, provided by recruitment software company, Innovantage, also reveals…

The i4 Product Design team

i4 Product Design chooses employee ownership

An Edinburgh-based company has become Scotland’s latest employee-owned business, with 14 members of staff becoming majority owners. i4 Product Design Ltd was formed in 2003 by four founding directors, Brian Combe, Ewan Maxwell, Gordon Miller and…

Nigel Eccles

FanDuel to merge with US unit of Paddy Power Betfair

Fan betting website FanDuel, which was launched in Edinburgh in 2009 is to merge with the US unit ofPaddy Power Betfair. The vast majority of FanDuels business takes place in the United States. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] Paddy…

Managing director Karen Arthur and medical director Dr Sanjay Rajpara of Grand Aura

New skin clinic opens its doors in Granite City

A luxury skin and wellbeing clinic, which offers the latest in specialist treatments using advanced, state-of-the-art technology, has opened its doors in Aberdeen city centre.  Based at 9 Carden Place, Grand Aura is led by…

Lochboisdale

£10m plan to create new community owned distillery in Hebrides

Residents of the Hebridean islands of South Uist, Eriskay and Benbecula will get a taste of “whisky galore” if plans to create a new distillery in Lochboisdale come to fruition.   Stòras Uibhist, the community…

Shirley-Anne Somerville

PwC unveils new data science Graduate Apprenticeship with Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities

Workers of the future will be able to get a degree in data science through a Graduate Apprenticeship in a first for Scotland. Global accounting and business services giant PwC, has joined forces with the…

Barry Park

OEM Group and EnerMech Sign Global Cooperation Agreement

OEM Group and integrated engineering services specialist EnerMech have signed a three-year worldwide collaboration agreement to identify opportunities to deliver engine support services through EnerMech’s global service centres. The agreement will see OEM supply EnerMech…

Noel Cowley

ZynQ 360 opens new office in Perth, Western Australia

Aberdeen-based ZynQ 360 has opened a new office in Perth, WA, and appointed Noel Cowley as the company’s Regional Director for Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Noel will be responsible for the continual, global growth…

Kirsty Buchanan Gary Hogan

Interface welcomes team members in the north-east and Highlands and Islands

Support for businesses in the north-east and across the Highlands and Islands has been strengthened with two new appointments by Interface, which connects organisations and companies to academic expertise for research and development projects. Kirsty Buchanan…

John Morrison

Shortlist for Edinburgh Napier University Bright Red Sparks unveiled

Edinburgh Napier University has unveiled the shortlist for its inaugural innovation and enterprise competition, Bright Red Sparks. The winners of the annual awards, led by Bright Red Triangle, the university’s innovation and entrepreneurship practice, will…

Commercialisation Plans Harvest MTRAC Subsidy

MTRAC Michigan Tech Innovation Hub grants over $200,000 for advanced material applied projects in the state. Four different technologies from universities in Michigan demonstrate potential in advanced materials. These are earned from the MTRAC (Michigan…

Paul Curran, chief executive officer, Qmile Group

Edinburgh’s Quartermile Developments acquired in MBO

Two directors of Edinburgh-based property developer Quartermile Developments have launched a new development company following a successful management buyout (MBO). Chief executive officer, Paul Curran, and finance director, Mike Milligan, have purchased the entire share…

From left - Peter Sim and Callum Sim

New Aberdeenshire gin launched to add to NE collection

Aberdeen-based Raven Spirits Ltd. has launched a new premium gin, adding to the rich variety of Aberdeenshire’s small batch gins. Raven Gin has been created by North-East brothers, Callum and Peter Sim. The company will…