Ivan Franssen, general manager at Macdonald Norwood Hall

Macdonald Norwood Hall Hotel wins Scottish wedding award

A Granite City hotel has been crowned the winner of a national award in recognition of its celebrated wedding venue and high-quality customer service. Macdonald Norwood Hall Hotel has clinched the coveted title for Wedding…

Tom Leeson

Decom North Sea Appoints new Interim CEO

Decom North Sea, the membership organisation for the oil and gas decommissioning sector, has appointed Dr Tom Leeson as interim Chief Executive Officer. Commencing his role with immediate effect, Tom brings almost 30 years’ industry…

Ian MacIntosh

New Operations Manager Appointed At Converged

Converged Communication Solutions has made another senior appointment as it continues to strengthen its management team. The Aberdeen-based firm has promoted Ian MacIntosh to the role of operations manager, he was previously part of its…

Jon Erasmus (left), Ronald Tweedie (centre) and Richard Drummond (right)

Hoteliers invest half a million in ‘smarthotel’ system

A group of hospitality professionals have launched ‘market disrupting’ software they claim will halve bills for Scottish hotels struggling with business rate rises and Brexit. Last year Richard Drummond, Jon Erasmus and Ronald Tweedie set…

Sean Duffy

The Wise Group appoints new chief executive

Social enterprise, the Wise Group, has appointed Sean Duffy as its new chief executive. Sean will succeed current chief executive Laurie Russell, who is retiring after 11 years in the post, early in the new…

Neil McKay (left) and Kenny Downs of Urban Union

Urban Union hires new Finance Director

Regeneration specialist Urban Union – which currently operates in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth – has appointed Kenny Downs as Finance Director as it gears up to launch additional sites across Scotland. He joins Urban Union in…

Gary Notman

Pressure Test Solutions invests £250,000 in growth

An Aberdeen-based energy industry service company has invested a six-figure investment along with the launch of a new hydraulics division and a key distributor agreement. Pressure Test Solutions Ltd (PTS) has invested £250,000 in a…

Picture Shows:- Backing singers, Greg Docherty, Darren Lyon and Scott McMann (Hamilton Accies); Craig Peacock, Braehead Clan ice-hockey on drums; Ella Gibbons, UWS Sirens Netball team; lead singer, Amy Connel, multi-medalist karate; Claire Cochrane, East Kilbride Pirates American footballer on guitar ; and Georgia Adderley, British Squash Champion.

New Scottish radio station launched

A new innovative digital radio station, Rock Sport, will launch later this month which will broadcast across Scotland’s Central Belt. The station will offer more localised engagement with listeners by embracing new digital technology. It…

Aberdeen restaurateurs urged to sign up for city’s first restaurant week

Aberdeen business organisation Aberdeen Inspired has urged city centre restaurants to sign up to a new project which it hopes will boost customer numbers and showcase the best cuisine in the Granite City. The first…

Sir Brian Souter

Souter Invests £3.75m in CoachHire.com

Souter Investments, the family investment office of Stagecoach co-founder and Chairman Sir Brian Souter has invested in £3.75m in transport specialist CoachHire.com. The deal will allow CoachHire.com to roll out its suite of apps for drivers,…

Representatives from the Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce with Louise O’Connell, Marketing Manager at Hillington Park, Sandy MacEwen, Customer Success Manager at Bolt, Luke Merrick, Head of Learning at Bolt Tamlin Roberts, CEO at Bolt Shaun Wilcock, Account Manager & Support at Bolt

Award winning Bolt Learning proves it’s ‘one to watch’

Paisley based, Bolt Learning, has proven it is ‘one to watch’ by winning the ROCCO Award for Learning and Technology at the annual business awards of Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce. Bolt Learning is a fast…

(LtoR) Marcus Paine (Managing Director of Hutton Stone), Paul Wheelhouse MSP (Minister for Business, Innovation & Energy), Peter Stewart (Managing Director of Tradstocks) and Brian Binnie (Managing Director of Denfind Stone). (Credit: Alan McCredie)

Businesses come together to promote Scotland’s stone industry

Some of Scotland’s leading businesses in the stone sector have come together to form the ‘Scottish Stone Group’ to outline the economic and environmental benefits of a vibrant Scottish stone sector. The organisation has been…

Alan Hamilton

Johnston Carmichael boosts corporate finance team with new appointments

Accountancy and business advisory firm Johnston Carmichael has strengthened its Corporate Finance Team with an appointment at director level and the promotion of a new head of corporate finance. Alan Hamilton, a chartered accountant, with 20…

Angela Balteskard and Jan Bertelsen

Key appointments made at Norwegian-British Chamber

The Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) has announced two key appointments as it looks to bolster its platform for business in 2018. The organisation, which has its HQ in London and a branch in Aberdeen,…

Leah Hutcheon, Chief Executive of Appointedd

Scottish business figures react to budget

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his second Budget earlier this week and it was broadly welcomed by Scottish business figures, SBNN caught up with several of them after the budget proposals were announced. Jumpstart, the UK’s…

Martin Beaton

Scotland beginning to Crack Opportunity to be the Global Cyber Leader

Martin Beaton, a leading figure in the cyber security sector believes Scotland has the potential to become the world leader in the industry. Martin, one of the nation’s most influential cyber figures, believes that the…

Social lender launches new funding challenge

Responsible finance provider Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has launched a new funding challenge to help third sector organisations who are looking to grow or replicate their business in 2018. The Growth and Replication Challenge is…

The John Watson & Company print works site

DM Hall oversees sale of former city centre print plant for re-development as student accommodation

The former John Watson & Company print works at Kyle Street, just north of Glasgow city centre, is to be re-developed as student accommodation and office space following its sale by DM Hall, one of…

68 companies apply for latest offshore licensing round

The United Kingdom’s latest offshore licensing round has attracted 96 applications covering 239 blocks in the main oil and gas producing areas of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). Applications were received from 68 companies ranging…

Caer Amon Crescent dining area

Scottish luxury property developer wins prestigious award

Scottish luxury property developer, AMA Homes, has won a bronze award in the Best Luxury development category at the prestigious 2017 Whathouse? awards in London. AMA Homes won the bronze for their Caer Amon Crescents…

Left to right - Ranald Ord, David Adams and Barry McAllister

Management Buy Out at Adams Consulting Group

Majority shareholder and chief executive of Scottish project management consultancy, Adams Consulting Group (ACG),  David Adams has sold the business, in a deal resulting in the company being taken over by its other shareholder, Barry…

Alex Feechan

‘Outdoor Adventure’ clothing brand lands £250K Investment

The Scottish Borders-based brand founded by designer Alex Feechan, has secured a second-round investment of £250,000 to develop the business beyond its early roots of women’s cycling apparel. Her company FINDRA is to be supported…

Commercial Quay

Leith Agency takes 7000sqft at Commercial Quay

The Leith Agency has taken a 7,000 sq. ft. suite at Commercial Quay, located between Ocean Terminal and The Shore in the heart of Leith’s commercial district. Leith Agency has moved from The Shore to…

Work to start on new industrial units in Hawick

Work will start next week on the development of new industrial units on Hawick’s Galalaw Business Park, being delivered through the Hawick Action Plan thanks to funding from the Scottish Government. The Scottish Borders Council…

Craig Hutcheon

Hutcheon Mearns launch integrated finance model

Hutcheon Mearns, the Aberdeen based finance advisory and resourcing business, has launched a fully integrated model which is unique to the local market and provides clients with an unrivalled range of accountancy and finance support…