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Public services across Scotland could be transformed by IoT initiative

CENSIS, the Scottish Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems, welcomes Capita plc’s proposal to roll out Internet of Things (IoT) capability across SWAN, Scotland’s public-sector network infrastructure. The announcement is a major step towards…

Bob MacDonald

Wood unveils new technology fund for nuclear decommissioning

Wood plc has launched a new fund that will invest in technologies for nuclear decommissioning developed by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The aim of the Wood Nuclear Innovation Fund is to bring about…

From left - Laura Considine and Iain Considine

Veteran North East lawyer hands over reins to daughter

Well known North East lawyer Iain Considine has announced he will be stepping down from his role as a senior partner at Aberdein Considine, the law firm he co-founded in 1981 and will now become…

From left - Sheena Ross, business advisory director at Johnston Carmichael’s Fraserburgh office is pictured with Robert Chapman, MD of Farmlay at the company’s site in Fraserburgh

Agribusinesses ‘optimistic’ but not prepared for the future

Almost half of landowners and tenant farmers across Scotland’s diverse agricultural sector are feeling positive about the next 12 months, but many agribusinesses are failing to secure their succession, according to a survey by Johnston Carmichael.…

From left - Managing director Graeme McGuire (left) and business development manager DJ Robertson

AV One Solutions targets further growth following office move

An award-winning technology business has announced its move to new office premises in Aberdeen and the appointment of an experienced industry professional. AV One Solutions, which provides audio-visual services for onshore/offshore installation and event support,…

From left - Scott Fraser (technical director), Jim Thomson (CEO) and Grant Forsyth (operations director)

Well intervention specialists Wellpro Group launched in Aberdeen

Wellpro Group, a new well intervention start-up, expects to create seven jobs within its first year of trading after announcing its move to premises in the Granite City. The business, which is primarily focused on…

Left to right: Sarah Hardy, Chief Investment Officer; David Ovens, Chief Operating Officer; Niki McKenzie, Investment Director

Archangels recognised as the UK’s Lead Angel Investment Syndicate of the Year

Archangels, the Edinburgh-based business angel syndicate, has been recognised as the UK’s Lead Angel Investment Syndicate of the Year by the UK Business Angels Association. The accolade follows a record year of investment for the…

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Tennent’s Lager extends Scottish Rugby partnership in multi-year, seven-figure deal

Scottish Rugby has announced a significant multi-year, seven-figure contract extension with Tennent’s Lager today (21 June 2018). The new partnership agreement will see Tennent’s continue its relationship with the Scotland national team, the country’s two…

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AutoRek doubles office space in Garment Factory move

AutoRek, a provider of financial, operational and regulatory reporting and control software, has been confirmed as the latest occupier for The Garment Factory, a unique and contemporary office development in Glasgow’s city centre. AutoRek, which also has…

Dentistry @ No 3 in Dunfermline

Fife dental practice sold to multi practice owner

A Fife dentist has sold his practice to a multi-practice owner for around £615,000. Dentistry @ No 3 in Dunfermline, previous owned by Alan Carter who established the practice around 40 years ago, relocating the practice to its…

TWMA maintains growth strategy, acquires US service company in eight-figure deal

TWMA, provider of specialised drilling waste management services, has aquired US-based Dynamic Oilfield Services in an eight-figure deal. The move comes as TWMA continues to implement an ambitious growth strategy, with internationalisation and service diversity…

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First of five new Glasgow Travelodges starts on site

Travelodge has undertaken a national expansion programme to build five new hotels across Glasgow which would create 21 new hotels across Scotland, representing a £100m investment and up to 400 new jobs. Other Travelodge hotels…

Douglas McBain

Astute Launches New Bookkeeping Franchise

A new Scottish-based bookkeeping franchise has been launched called Astute Books, with the new business looking for franchisees across the UK. The new franchise is very affordable, and can be run from home on a full-time or part-time…

Left to right are Bruce Farquhar and Murray McCall of Anderson Strathern

Strong first half year for Anderson Strathern with client wins

Anderson Strathern has secured a series of client appointments during the first half of the year, helping to increase year-on-year revenue at the independent Scottish legal firm.  Revenue is up by 8% in the six…

Julian Kynaston centre with Hayley Harvey Smith (left)

Scotland’s biggest makeup college to open in Dunfermline after £250k investment

Scotland's biggest makeup college is to open its doors in Dunfermline - as the firm revealed its students in the town had achieved a 100% employment rate. GlamCandy has invested over £250,000 in the High…

Unit 3 Borthwick View Pentland

McQueens Dairies buys new industrial unit to aid expansion

Milk delivery company McQueens Dairies is further expanding its business with the recent acquisition of Unit 3 Borthwick View in Pentland Industrial Estate, Loanhead. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] Family firm McQueens Dairies was founded in 1995 and has its headquarters…

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Demand for data science skills in Scotland continue to rise

Demand for skilled data scientists continues to grow in Scotland, underlining its strength as a global leader in the field. This has been demonstrated by the announcement of the biggest ever intake of Data Lab…

The proposed new New Fountainbridge development

First phase of Edinburgh’s latest urban quarter gets green light from planners

Redevelopment of the former Fountain Brewery site in the Fountainbridge area of Edinburgh has moved a step closer after council planners approved the first phase yesterday [20 June 2018]. The proposal, from Vastint Hospitality, will…

Roddy Harrison

Private client heavyweight joins Dentons as partner in Scotland

Legal firm, Dentons, has hired partner Roddy Harrison to the Firm's Private Client and Charities team within the UK Tax department. Roddy joins from BTO Solicitors where he headed the private client practice and was…

Todd Warnock

£10m Coul Links ‘world class’ golf course plans approved

Plans for a world class golf course which will give a major economic stimulus to the north of Scotland have been given the go-ahead after councillors reiterated their overwhelming support for the project today. The…

Ash Sheikh

House builder appoints new sales and marketing director

Fife-based housebuilder Muir Homes has appointed Ash Sheikh as its new sales and marketing director. Muir Homes has been building new homes across Scotland for more than 45 years, and is currently on site in eight locations across…

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

Scottish legal tech company snaps up international award

Edinburgh based legal tech company SnapDragon has been listed at number 55 on Disrupt 100, an influential list of the companies with the most potential to influence, change or create new global markets. SnapDragon uses smart software and business’ intellectual…

(L-R), Peter Milne - customer service advisor, Amy Pia - drafter, Lindsay Green - core team centre manager, Danny Ralston - retention case officer

Creditfix Ranks Among Top 20 Companies To Work For In Scotland

The UK’s biggest personal insolvency practice Creditfix has taken 15th spot in a major employee poll to uncover the best companies to work for. Headquartered in Glasgow, the firm is the only debt advice specialist…

Caledonia Competence achieves international ISO accreditation

Caledonia Competence has recently secured ISO 9001:2015 accreditation from awarding body QMS International. Based in Westpoint House in Westhill, Caledonia Competence provides specialist services in personnel assessment and development. Their core services include the creation,…

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TVSquared Australia Opens as Advertiser Demand for TV Performance Analytics Grows

TVSquared, the TV performance analytics and optimisation company, has opened TVSquared Australia. The Sydney-based offices will provide ground support for Australia’s $3.1 billion TV advertising market, which represents one of TVSquared’s fastest-growing regions. TVSquared makes…