Aberdeen City Council planners support new private rented sector housing at Hill of Rubislaw

City Council planners have recommended approval of an application submitted by Aberdeen based Aurora Planning Limited on behalf of Canadian company Carttera Private Equities Limited for 299 private rented sector flats at the Hill of…

Keith Brown

£2 million fund to improve business digital capabilities

A £2 million Digital Development Loan has been launched to provide companies who wish to improve their digital capabilities and processes in areas such as cyber security, data analytics and software engineering as well as…

Air Control Entech and TRAC Oil & Gas form new strategic partnership

Air Control Entech and TRAC Oil & Gas Ltd have formed a new strategic partnership, aiming to combine their respective expertise in UAVs, aviation and inspection. Kieran Hope, founder and MD of Air Control Entech…

Malcolm Connolly, Cyberhawk founder and technical director, and Chris Fleming, Cyberhawk CEO

Scottish companies success in BVCA Management Team Awards 2018

Four Scottish companies have gone through to the next round of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) Management Team of the Year Awards 2018. The winners will be automatically entered into the…

New £56m investment in Scotland to strengthen the UK’s place in the global pharma industry

A new £56 million UK innovation centre, which will revolutionise how medicines are manufactured, is to be located in Renfrewshire. Protecting future generations by bringing new medicines to market safely and quickly is one of…

Sam Subesinghe

Scottish technology companies lead 2018 investment

Scottish technology companies were responsible for the majority of all venture capital raised in Scotland in the first three months of 2018. Figures from KPMG’s Venture Pulse report, which highlights key trends, opportunities, and challenges facing…

Scottish EDGE Round 12 winners

Scottish EDGE Round 12 awards nearly £1 million to Scotland’s most promising start-up businesses

The winners of Scottish EDGE Round 12 have been announced with stem cell research business, Cytochroma taking home the £150,000 Higgs EDGE Science and Technology Special Award.  Each of the winners will take home up to…

Scottish Home Awards Winners 2018

11th annual Scottish Home Awards winners announced

The best house builders in Scotland have been announced following the annual Scottish Home Awards in Edinburgh with 18 winners revealed in Scotland’s largest independent awards competition. The Scottish Home Awards, sponsored by Ross &…

From left - Rich Rankin and Roger Green

Brightwater celebrates year two exceeding £3m mark in contracts

Water and waste water services provider Brightwater is marking its second year of trading, announcing its current customer portfolio has exceeded £3m in contracted revenues. The Musselburgh-based business, which began trading in May 2016, has picked up £1.92m in new…

Simon Erlanger, managing director of Harris Distillers

Community – don’t fake it to make it: High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Have you been trying to build a community around your brand? I feel like it’s the key marketing goal right now. I certainly promote the practice to my clients. It’s much more than building a…

Children at Big Bird Nursery

Ethical investment enterprise acquires Big Bird Nursery

A Glasgow ethical investment enterprise has acquired a Larkhall nursery with the support of a £300,000 funding package from Bank of Scotland. Kids Connecting, founded in 2017, has purchased Big Bird Nursery and its premises…

Atlanta Tech Village

QikServe opens North American headquarters in Atlanta

QikServe, the Edinburgh-based digital self-service platform for hospitality, has established its North America headquarters in Atlanta. Located in the Atlanta Tech Village, the fourth largest technology hub in the U.S., the new office will provide…

Tricia Fox, founder and CEO of Volpa

Raft of new business wins for Scottish marketing agency

Marketing agency, Volpa, has won a raft of new business within the last month, including representing a high profile Hollywood star. The Perth based agency will be using its full range of services to deliver…

Tony McGlennan

Addleshaw Goddard recruits SFA compliance officer into global investigations team

A former compliance officer at the Scottish Football Association has joined Addleshaw Goddard as a Legal Director. Tony McGlennan will join Addleshaw Goddard's Global Investigations team, headed by partner Nichola Peters, and building on its…

From left to right; Ricky Cowan, Graeme Allan, Lyn Calder and Fraser Porter of Anderson Anderson & Brown.

Accountants arrive in Capital with plans to create 100 jobs

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), one of the UK’s leading independent firms of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors, has announced its arrival in Edinburgh with plans to create 100 jobs in the capital within…

From left- Kenneth Shand and Jeremy Cohen

Dentons posts 36% increase in PEP for the UK & Middle East

Revenue from the UK & Middle East region of legal firm Dentons has increased 22% to £203.1m as reported in its unaudited, headline FY17/18 results. The firm merged with Maclay Murray & Spens and this figure only…

Tony Jones

Tony Jones QC joins Brodies LLP as new partner

Brodies LLP, Scotland’s largest law firm, has appointed Tony Jones QC, who joins the firm as a partner in its advocacy unit. Jones took Silk in 2017 and is one of only three practising civil…

Peter Whittle

Traveltek restructures sales management function to aid global expansion

Traveltek Group Ltd has restructured its sales management function as the company looks to embark on its next phase of global expansion. It follows the departure of Global Sales Director, Peter Whittle, who over the past…

David Lewis

Lewis secures more than £1m in new business

Leading full service creative and digital agency, LEWIS has reported a significant surge in business, securing more than £1 million in new client projects over the past six months. This includes a three year extension…

James Withers

Food showcase expected to create millions in sales

Scottish Food and drink companies are forecasting huge additional sales over the next three years, as a direct result of attending last year’s Showcasing Scotland event at Gleneagles. The networking event brought together around 150…

The Glencairn directors

Glasgow crystal company breaks through £10 million revenue thanks to export market

Glasgow-based crystal company, Glencairn, has broken new ground with unprecedented growth globally year on year. The business has revealed, in its end of year figures, that it has broken through the £10 million revenue barrier for the…

Pickering's Gin & Seafood Bar

Pickering’s Gin to open the first gin bar in Beijing

Pickering’s Gin will open the first ever dedicated gin bar in Beijing on Saturday July 21, 2018. A brand-new venue to the popular Chaoyang District of Beijing, the Pickering’s Gin and Seafood Bar will showcase…

Spencer Buchan

AVC Immedia scores major World Cup 2018 contract

Aberdeen based AVC Immedia has secured a prestigious contract from FIFA, football’s global governing body to produce video content its FIFA FanFest celebrations at this month’s FIFA World Cup being held in Russia.   AVC…

Fiona Hyslop

New strategy to bolster Chinese trade, investment and exports

Stronger trade links and exports to the world’s largest economy are at the heart of a new China Strategy. The document follows on from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s successful visit to China in April in…

David Torrance, MSP for Kirkcaldy (right) tours the new CMS Window Systems factory with the company’s Chief Executive Officer, David Ritchie (middle) and Stuart Martin, Factory Manager (left).

CMS Window Systems opens new £500,000 Kirkcaldy factory

Scottish window, door and curtain walling designer, manufacturer and installer, CMS Window Systems, has significantly expanded its manufacturing operations with the opening of a new 8,500 sq. ft. factory in Kirkcaldy. The investment of over…