Dundee

Dundee takes silver medal in list of best places to start a new business 2017

Dundee has been named the second best location to start a small business in the UK, according to new research compiled by Informi, the website offering free practical advice and support for small businesses. Following…

6 programmes to help my business grow – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

Scotland is a unique ecosystem for new and growing businesses. The country is just big enough a market without being so large that influencers are unreachable. We also have quite a number of support programmes…

Richard Masters, Chairman Scotland & Northern Ireland, Pinsent Masons LLP

Richard Masters appointed as Pinsent Masons Chairman of Scotland & Northern Ireland

International law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed Richard Masters to take over the role of Chairman of Scotland and Northern Ireland. Mr Masters, who hails from Lisburn, joined law firm McGrigors as a graduate lawyer…

Colin Parker

VisitAberdeenshire leads cruise ready preparations for region

VisitAberdeenshire will launch a new guide aimed at preparing the North-east for the arrival of the global billion-dollar cruise industry at a workshop in Aberdeen on 10 October, ahead of the new cruise-friendly Aberdeen South…

Loral and Eishel Quinn

Sustainably wins coveted Best of Show award at Finovate Fall

Sustainably, a social good technology company for conscious consumers and businesses who want to localise and personalise their corporate social responsibility programmes, has won Best of Show at Finovate Fall, held last week in New…

Angela Prentner-Smith

2017 Association of Scottish Business Women National Business Awards finalists announced

The Association of Scottish Business Women has announce the shortlisted finalists for the 2017 National Business Awards. The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony to be held at Glasgow Grand Central Hotel on Friday…

Edinburgh City Centre

Edinburgh the most prosperous UK city outside London

Edinburgh continues to be the most prosperous UK city outside London and has the fastest growing population in the UK, with the exception of Manchester, according to the latest 'Edinburgh by Numbers' report. The economy…

Dr George Hazel OBE, Programme Manager of MaaS Scotland

Smart transport initiative MaaS Scotland launched

MaaS Scotland is a new organisation and joint venture between ScotlandIS and Technology Scotland that will support companies and organisations engaged in the development of Mobility as a Service (MaaS). Transport experts, industry and government…

(L-R) Ross Linn, Jaclyn Russell, David Rennie, Emma Stephen and Bob McDiarmid

Stronachs to relocate its Aberdeen offices

Stronachs LLP is moving its Aberdeen headquarters to larger office facilities to bring all its services under one roof, as it continues to grow and expand. The full-service law practice, one of the largest independent…

Left to right – John Wright, managing director of Deeside Timberframe, with new operations director Stewart Ferguson

Deeside Timberframe appoints new operations director

Stonehaven-based Deeside Timberframe, part of the Bancon Group, has appointed a new operations director to help drive its continued expansion and growth. Stewart Ferguson is currently director of the Bancon Group’s specialist works division. He…

Robert Fraser

So where is the most expensive place to buy property in Scotland?

East Renfrewshire has overtaken Edinburgh to become the most expensive place to buy a home in Scotland. A house in the area – which includes some of Greater Glasgow’s most popular suburbs such as Newton…

Bill Gordon

Key Appointment for Fire and Security Firm

Aberdeen fire and security firm Oteac has appointed a Business Development Manager for its Scottish and UK operations. Bill Gordon has 25 years’ industry experience working on both a national and international scale. He has…

Finnieston Distillery Company

Scottish firm wins best premium drink at World Beverage Awards

Finnieston Distillery Company (FDC), which recently launched its unique range of craft Scotch whisky cocktails, is celebrating the news that it has won a leading industry award. The Glasgow firm took the prize for Best…

Robert Graham, MD of Graham’s The Family Dairy

Graham’s the Family Dairy opens £1.5m NE logistics facility

Graham’s the Family Dairy has opened a new £1.5m logistics facility depot at the Midmill Business Park, Kintore in Aberdeenshire. The development not only enables Graham’s to deliver more locally-produced milk to an increasing number…

Jim Land

CEO Interview – Jim Land of Cresent

What does your company do? Cresent are Control of Work and Health and Safety specialists. We work in high-hazard facilities, both onshore and offshore, in the Oil and Gas, Marine and Nuclear industries all over…

Dr Neil Robson

Healthy science at the heart of new chocolate venture

A scientist who worked in cancer research has used his biochemistry skills to create a healthier chocolate bar. Dr Neil Robson, based in Glasgow, used modern nutritional knowledge and science to develop his Rebel Chocolate…

Sara Roberts

Investors select snack firm for healthy growth with £100k investment

A vending machine company that offers healthy snacks has secured £100k worth of investment to create jobs and launch its own branded product. Healthy Nibbles, which has accessed support from Business Gateway Midlothian, received the…

L-R- Michael Spence, Partner, Bond Dickinson, Caroline Jones Carrick, director of TEV, John MacKay, STV

University collaboration with TEV Project commended at innovation awards

TEV Project, an initiative designed to advance road infrastructure and the way people travel, has been celebrating after being commended in the Global Game Changers Awards 2017. TEV’s design consists of an electrically powered track,…

Matt Corbin

New director of European operations at Sparrows Group

Sparrows Group has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Matt Corbin as its regional operations director for the UK and Europe to support the company’s continued growth in the oil and gas, renewables…

Nick Robinson and Stephen Hampshire of Expresso Property

Property firm to create £100m Scottish portfolio

Expresso Property Limited is to creating a portfolio of mixed development property schemes that will transform three significant sites in Glasgow and Perth supporting the creation of over 1000 Scottish new jobs and will have…

Bill Walkingshaw, managing director, (left) and Colin Bruce, international business development manager

Contract award and expansion for fluid management environmental specialist

A new independent Aberdeen-based oil and gas service company has secured its first major contract, while at the same time expanding its operations. TEMS International, a drilling fluid systems specialist, launched earlier this year with…

Paul Connolly

Paul Connolly: Barclay rates review welcome boost for commercial property sector

Scotland’s commercial property sector received a welcome boost this week when Finance Secretary Derek Mackay announced he had accepted most of the 30 recommendations set out in the Barclay Report on Reform of Business Rates.…

The winners at the Scottish Gin Awards

Winners revealed in first ever Scottish Gin Awards

The winners of the first Scottish Gin Awards were revealed at a near sell-out event held in Glasgow last week. The top award, Scottish Gin Distillery of the Year, was presented to Arbikie Distilling after…

Shandwick Place

Town Centre Securities sells city centre investment for £6.3m

Investment and property development company, Town Centre Securities plc (TCS), has sold 1-23 Shandwick Place and Princes House in Edinburgh to 83S Ltd for £6.3m. The mixed-use scheme in Shandwick Place is located on one…

£14.6m programme launched to support SME innovation

Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in some of the most fragile areas of western Scotland are among those set to benefit from a new £14.6 million programme to encourage research and innovation. The five year…

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