Scotland’s Weir Group in billion dollar US take over deal

Glasgow-based FTSE 250 Index company Weir Group has entered into a binding agreement to acquire ESCO Corporation, a US company based in Portland, Oregon, for an equity value of US$1,051m (£748m) and an estimated enterprise…

Laura Sutherland

Laura M. Sutherland: Being part of a ‘community’ helps develop skills, relationships and our businesses

Three years ago, I started #PRFest. It’s two-day festival, specifically focussing on helping senior public relations and communication practitioners up-skill, share best practice and help the PR community grow. How does a community form? I hadn’t…

Paul Stonebanks

3T Energy Group formed from merger of Drilling Systems and AIS

Simulator developer and manufacturer Drilling Systems and industrial training provider, AIS are joining forces to create a unique new technology-focussed organisation which will help the global energy industry work smarter, safer and more efficiently. The…

Ali Blair

Merlin ERD continues growth with senior appointment

Perth-based, double Queen’s Award-winning Merlin ERD has recruited Alistair Blair as a Senior Drilling Engineer. After successfully navigating the recent downturn, Merlin is now  delivering against ambitious growth targets. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] Managing Director and founder…

Reactec teams up with Australian distributor

Reactec, the Edinburgh-based supplier of monitoring and management platforms for exposure to Hand Arm Vibration (HAV) from power tool use, has teamed up with JEA Tech to distribute HAVwear in Australia for the first time.…

From left; Steven Fraser, Brian McMurray, Kevin Meaney and Graeme Allan

Three new partners at Anderson Anderson & Brown

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors, has promoted three new Partners; Steven Fraser, Brian McMurray and Kevin Meaney, with this bringing the number of partners in the firm now to…

Doug Roth

Interview with US investor Doug Roth – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

The half-naked skateboarders flipped dangerously close by as I quizzed Doug Roth on American investment and scribbled shorthand notes I prayed I’d later decipher. We were sitting in the sunshine in Bristo Square – “it’s…

Inglis Lyon

1,780,521 passengers used HIAL airports during last 12 month

The latest airport passenger figures from Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) reveal a 7.4% increase in passenger numbers in the financial year 2017/2018. More travellers than ever before have used the company’s 11 airports…

Silver Cloud MD Tony Quinn

Glasgow comms company reports sales increase of 120%

Glasgow-based business communications specialist, Silver Cloud, has just released the results for its third full year and shown an increase in turnover to £2.9million. The business now has 40% more customers, at 697. It also created…

Iain Prentice

Colliers International promotes five Scottish staff

Colliers International, the real estate services company, has recognised five members of staff across its Scottish operations, as part of a swathe of promotions to reward hard work and excellence. Iain Prentice, part of the…

Jim Laird

3F BIO Ltd confirms a £6.16M Series A financing round

3F BIO Ltd, the Glasgow-based biotech company whose purpose is to tackle the combined issues of feeding a growing global population and the unsustainable impact of traditional protein farming, has confirmed a £6.16M Series A…

Franchise owner Alan Barr (right) with son Alistair (left)

From corporate finance to senior care in South Lanarkshire

After two decades working in corporate finance, father-of-three Alan Barr walked away from a six figure salary to become his own boss as a franchisee with Home Instead Senior Care in South Lanarkshire. Having held…

The new club Committee: (from left) Past President – Alistair Morris; Treasurer – Michael Stephenson; President – Alan S. Morrison; Vice-President – Caroline Rochford; Secretary – Emma-Jane Kerr and Committee Member – Douglas Glen. Graeme Dickson was unable to attend.

Historic year for St Andrews Business Club

St Andrews Business Club has had a record year and elected women as Vice-President and Secretary for the first time. In his President’s Report at Wednesday night’s AGM Evening, held at the Old Course Hotel, outgoing President,…

David Brebner, NOV Vice President, Wireline and Brenda Wylie, Northern North Sea and West of Shetland Manager outside the new NOV base in Kintore

Oil giant’s multimillion-dollar wireline HQ confirms 20-year commitment to North East

A global oil and gas services company has announced a 20-year commitment to the North East of Scotland with the investment in a multimillion-dollar, purpose-built global HQ, manufacturing and engineering centre. The £41.7 million investment…

David Philip, Paragon director and head of office, Edinburgh

Edinburgh building consultancy named one of UK property industry’s best places to work

Edinburgh-based independent building and project consultancy Paragon has been named as one of the UK property industry’s best places to work by property sector magazine, Property Week. The annual Best Places to Work in Property list was announced…

The Vert Rotors team with Olly Dmitriev in front

Vert Rotors is a winner of the 2018 Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award

Vert Rotors has been included in Red Herring's Top 100 Europe awards, a prestigious list honouring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the European business region. Red Herring Top 100 Europe enlists outstanding entrepreneurs and promising companies. It…

Alan Delaney

Morton Fraser appoints legal director to employment law team

Employment law specialist, Alan Delaney, has joined Scottish law firm Morton Fraser as a Legal Director in its Employment Law team. Delaney, who has 17 years of experience in the sector, joins from law firm…

Lidl’s Scottish Gin Festival stocks up on £180,000 of gin

Lidl is launching a new range of artisan gins, as part of its first in-store Scottish Gin Festival, with craft distillers throughout the country benefiting from a combined business deal worth more than £180,000. Six…

Martin Booth of Zenith Energy

Aberdeen headquartered well engineering firm awarded Egypt contract

An Aberdeen-based well engineering and project management company has started work on a contract to provide well and completions engineering support in the Nile Delta in Egypt. Zenith Energy, which provides a range of services…

Penny Godfrey, General Manager, Millstream

Millstream chosen to support Scottish SMEs with public sector procurement

Aberdeen-based procurement experts, Millstream, has been appointed by the Supplier Development Programme (SDP): a local authority /Scottish Government initiative to assist more Scottish SMEs and third sector organisations win public sector work. Millstream employs over 50  and…

The Grid Reception

New £100 million office development in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre revealed

M&G Real Estate has unveiled plans for its new £100 million office development in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre at 33 Cadogan Street - The Grid. Providing 277,500 sq ft of Grade A space over 12…

HALO Scotland Artists Impression

ScottishPower and The HALO Scotland partner on groundbreaking urban regeneration project

ScottishPower and The HALO Scotland today (19th April, 2018) announced a groundbreaking partnership that will see the energy giant established as the headline partner of the Kilmarnock urban regeneration initiative. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] The announcement heralds the…

2 Semple Street joint agent Angela Lowe, Chris Stewart of Cycle Republic, site agent Gerry Mackie, Hunter Guest of Cycle Republic and Gavin Scott of joint agent Cuthbert White

2 Semple Street Pedals Ahead With Scotland’s First Cycle Friendly Award

A new Grade A Edinburgh office development is the first building in Scotland to be awarded a cycling friendly accreditation. The 2 Semple Street project in the city’s Exchange District, boasts a host of bike…

Stephanie Terreni Brown

Low carbon startups head to Scotland’s premier investor showcase

A top selection of early-stage, high-growth-potential low carbon companies are at Engage, Invest, Exploit (EIE) - Scotland’s premier investor showcase today (Thursday 19 April 2018) to pitch to investors from the UK and across the…

Rosslea Hall Hotel

Chinese investor buys Helensburgh’s Rosslea Hall Hotel

The Rosslea Hall Hotel in Helensburgh has been sold to a Chinese investor, making their first acquisition in the UK hotel market, for an undisclosed sum. The property had an initial guide price of £2…