Nick Nairn

Nick Nairn closes Aberdeen Pizza Bar for commercial reasons

Scottish chef Nick Nairn is to close his pizza restaurant business in Aberdeen because it is no longer commercially viable. Nick’s Pizza Bar, which launched in Aberdeen in December 2016, will close with immediate effect, as…

Charlotte Stewart

Charlotte Stewart: More Costs on their way for Contractors & Service Companies?

Aberdeen, more than most, has given much thought to the effects of the off-payroll working rules introduced into the public sector in April 2017, and the potential repercussions if these rules were rolled out into…

An architectural image of the Barclays’ new campus at Buchanan Wharf, Glasgow

Barclays unveils new Glasgow campus project to double Scottish workforce

Barclays has unveiled plans to develop a new campus at Buchanan Wharf, Glasgow, which will be able to accommodate up to 2,500 additional roles, doubling Barclays’ current workforce in Scotland and making the bank one of…

Derek Leith and Gemma Noble

Two new equity partners at EY Scotland and global role for Aberdeen leader

EY welcomes two new equity Partners in Scotland, reflecting its continued investment in the growth of the business and the Scottish talent based. Aberdeen’s Gemma Noble and Glasgow’s Dan Gill are two of the 71…

Stop the clocks – Strathclyde alumnus is one to watch

You can often tell a lot about someone from looking around where they work. Walking into Michael Youmans’ Glasgow studio told its own story. Two flasks of coffee and an energy drink sat at his…

Stephen Robertson

Founders Series – Stephen Robertson, founder, owner and director of Metis Partners

SBNN Founders series is sponsored by SureVoIP – A SaaS provider of business grade VoIP and business phone services   Stephen Robertson of Metis Partners founded the company 15 years ago after spotting a gap for a…

Fiona Hyslop

3.2m tourists visit Scotland with spend rising 23% to £2.3 billion

Visits and spending by overseas tourists in Scotland rose to its highest level on record in 2017. The ONS Travel Trends 2017 statistics showed the number of overseas tourists visiting Scotland rose by 16.9% to…

L-R Michelle Novenson, Jet Doran, Rachel Jones, Cecilia Lai

SnapDragon shortlisted for three awards at Women in IT Excellence Awards 2018

Edinburgh-based brand monitoring specialist, SnapDragon, has been shortlisted for an impressive three awards at this year’s Women in IT Excellence Awards. The awards recognise the outstanding contribution women make to the UK’s digital sector and…

The Barriers that Prevent SMBs from Further Growth

In the modern world of business, it is common to find that multinational corporations have a firm grip on the majority of established markets, whilst start-ups innovate and control emerging industries and innovation. So where…

Pavilion 7, Kingshill Park

Compass Group heads west to Kingshill Park

Commercial property developer Knight Property Group has welcomed Compass Contract Services (UK) Ltd to Kingshill Park, Westhill. The catering services provider has moved to Pavilion 7 of the business park on a 5 year lease…

From left - Chris MacLeod, Framework Director for GRAHAM Construction and NHS Lothian site director Aris Tyrothoulakis.

Contractor chosen to build a new £45m Eye Hospital in Edinburgh

GRAHAM Construction has been selected to develop a new eye hospital for NHS Lothian. The £45m capital scheme, procured through the Health Facilities Scotland Framework, will replace the existing Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion in Edinburgh…

Financial advisers continue to prosper in Scotland

As financial planning companies such as Tilney continue to grow in Scotland, an increasing demand for specialist financial advice is revealed in the country. In this article, we’ll look at how Brexit has created fears…

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…