Andrew Morrison

Andrew Morrison: 8 Bid Trends for 2018

This article is part of the Scottish Business Network Experts Series. Whilst 2017 saw some changes in what is important to buyers, 2018 looks like a period of greater flux. Successful bidders will have to navigate their…

Braid Serviced Apartments - Thistle Street

Galbriath advises Mansley Group on Scottish Expansion

Mansley Group, the privately owned UK Serviced Apartment Provider with premises in Mayfair, Kensington, Cheltenham, Edinburgh and Inverness has purchase Braid Apartments, a 20 serviced apartment building on Thistle Street, for an undisclosed sum. Mansley…

Alan Walker

Ryboquin acquires Nanogenic Solutions for £4.45 million

The Scottish Biotech company Ryboquin has acquired Nanogenic Solutions, to form a new product and platform company, which, following acquisition will be named Nanogenics Limited. Ryboquin raised £4.45 million in its third funding round from…

Jordan McPhail

Paisley entrepreneur becomes youngest recipient of social enterprise fund

Paisley-based Jordan McPhail has become the youngest individual to receive a Build It award from social enterprise agency, Firstport. The grant was awarded from the Scottish Government’s Social Entrepreneurs Fund. Build It awards support social…

Global US IT company opens UK office at Gourock Business Centre

Riverside Inverclyde (Ri), the organisation delivering the economic redevelopment of Inverclyde in the west of Scotland, has welcomed a new tenant to its £600k redeveloped Business Centre at Gourock Municipal Buildings. Set to bring quality…

Scots vintage firm supplies Mama Mia! Here they go again movie

The team at Scots vintage specialist Scaramanga are feeling like dancing queens after some of their products were used as props in the all-star Hollywood summer musical movie Mama Mia! Here We Go Again, released in…

‘Scotcoin’ – What is it and Why Does it Matter to the Scottish Economy?

We live in times of fundamental and sweeping global change. Politics has been rocked the world over by both Brexit and Trump’s election in the US; the economies of global superpowers have teetered on the…

The Balhousie Glazing team

Perth company goes the employee-owned route

A Perth-based company specialising in the delivery of glazing projects has joined the growing number of employee-owned businesses in Scotland, with 12 staff becoming owners. Founded in 1993 by Malcolm Sweeney and Drew Hay, Balhousie…

John Warrender

Decom North Sea Appoints new Chief Executive

Decom North Sea, the membership organisation for the oil and gas decommissioning sector, has appointed John Warrender as Chief Executive. John brings over 30 years of domestic and international experience to the position. His work with…

Edinburgh Marina

Octopus Property funds Edinburgh Marina site acquisitions with £10mn loan

Specialist property lender Octopus Property, part of the Octopus Group, is to provide Edinburgh Marina Ltd with a £10 million commercial bridging loan. This is for the acquisition of six freehold plots that form part…

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Why is the Scottish Property Market Doing so Well?

The average price of a house in Scotland rose by £10000 since the start of 2017, equating to an increase of 7.3% compared to the year previous, and a sign that the Scottish property market…

Left to right are Jackie Anderson, Fiona Todd and Nicki Denholm of Denholm (by Anastasia Banks)

Denholm strengthens team to match continuing growth

Denholm, the specialist marketing recruitment and C-suite headhunting agency, has strengthened its team to reflect continuing growth in 2018 with double-digit year-on-year revenue growth of 13 per cent during the first half of the year. …

Fergus Ewing

£7.7 million for South of Scotland projects

Four key enterprise projects will reinvigorate the south of Scotland’s economy and stimulate inclusive growth, supported by Scottish Government funding. The South of Scotland Economic Partnership (SOSEP) has awarded £7.68 million to projects across Dumfries…

Evelyn McDonald, CEO of Scottish EDGE; Alan Mahon, Founder of Brewgooder; Joe Ray, Social Investment Advisor at Postcode Innovation Trust

Scottish EDGE and Postcode Innovation Trust launch Social Enterprise EDGE Award

Scottish EDGE, Scotland’s leading competition to identify and support the nation’s most promising entrepreneurial talent, is launching a special category award today – the Social Enterprise EDGE (SEE) Award – in partnership with Postcode Innovation…

‘Facility of the Future’ initiative to transform oil and gas developments

The Oil & Gas Technology Centre has launched an industry-backed ‘Facility of the Future’ initiative that could halve the cost of developing and operating an oil and gas facility and help unlock more than 3.5…

Muchacho

Mexican Street Food Brand Muchacho Expands into Dundee

Aberdeen-based Mexican street food outlet has opened its doors to a second outlet in Dundee on the city’s Nethergate. The 1000 sq ft eatery is designed to encapsulate the vibrant colours, textures and sounds straight from…

Lee Shipsey

Business Stream appoints new Sales and Marketing Director

Edinburgh-based water retailer Business Stream has appointed Lee Shipsey as its new Sales and Marketing Director. With over two decades of experience in the water industry, Lee is currently Sales and Marketing Director at Wave…

New £1.5m digital & entrepreneurship hub announced for city centre Aberdeen

A dedicated regional hub for digital and entrepreneurship activity is being developed in Aberdeen by private sector economic development body Opportunity North East (ONE) in partnership with CodeBase and Robert Gordon University (RGU). A £1.5…

Left to right - Lynne Hadden, Alan Esson, Donna Chisholm, Derek Mackay MSP, Sandy Adam, Suzanne MacKintosh and Victoria Mungall

New 125 acre Elgin Business Park gets under way

Cabinet Secretary for Finance Derek Mackay MSP has marked the official start of construction at Elgin Business Park, the largest new industrial park in North of Scotland. The Cabinet Secretary was joined by Sandy Adam…

Hamish Lawson: Murmurings of a Failed Entrepreneur

I’ve always been fascinated by entrepreneurship and I’ve often thought about whether I would still make the same decision to become an entrepreneur if I had the data points I now have. It’s hard to tell…

5 things new entrepreneurs need to know about business

You've had your next big idea, but you want to be an entrepreneur not an inventor. Unfortunately, this is where a lot of businesses fall before they have even got going - their founders don't…

132 Princes Street

International architect practice opens new Princes Street office

An ambitious architectural and masterplanning firm has ramped up its Edinburgh footprint by relocating to newly refurbished office space with views overlooking Edinburgh Castle. 10 DESIGN, a practice of architects headquartered in Hong Kong with…

Forth House and Playfair House

Edinburgh east end office development sells for £4.5m

Edinburgh based Thistle Property Group has bought Forth House and Playfair House for £4.50m reflecting a net initial yield of 6.56%. The two connected office buildings are located at the East end of Edinburgh City Centre,…

Scottish property managers grow its network with new city centre home

Aberdeenshire property management services and letting agents, The Property Management Company (PMC) is to open the new 1500 sq ft premises on Holburn Street, Aberdeen after securing a £105,000 funding package from the Bank of Scotland…

Elaine Van Der Berg

Brightsolid CEO departs after only six months

The newly appointed CEO of cloud computing firm Brightsolid has left after only six months. Elaine van der Berg started with Dundee-based company, part of the DC Thomson publishing group,  in January. Read about the appointment…