Simon Quin

Scotland has £35.6bn in hidden cash that could be used to fund growth

Sustained economic growth and the fall in the Sterling exchange rate have put record pressure on businesses in Scotland to increase the amount of money tied up in working capital, leaving them at risk if…

Polly Purvis of ScotlandIS

ScotlandIS announces shortlist for Young Software Engineer of the Year awards

ScotlandIS, Scotland’s digital trades body, has announced the 12 finalists at the 27th Young Software Engineer of the Year Awards, the ceremony recognising the country’s top undergraduate computing talent. The event, on 5th October at Edinburgh International Conference Centre, will bring…

Louise and Shona Clelland

Edinburgh Bed & Breakfast triumphs in National Awards

Millers64 on Pilrig Street, Edinburgh  has been named Best Bed & Breakfast at the 6th annual Food and Drink Reader Awards. The upgraded Victorian terrace was the only Scottish venue to be recognised in its…

How to Ensure Your New Business Hits the Ground Running

If your new business has just opened its doors or you’re preparing for the big day, you may be worrying that despite your efforts, things just won’t take off. These anxieties may be justified –…

The Social Bite Village technical team

Project management – like never before!

In February of this year, Gill Henry, Head of Business Development at The Cruden Group, agreed to take on the role of Project Director for the Social Bite Village in Edinburgh. This exciting project is…

L to R: James Milne’s Banchory team Lauren Thompson, Richard Christie and Bill Urquhart

James Milne Chartered Accountants targets Deeside growth

A north-east accountancy firm is targeting further growth as it marks its one-year anniversary in Banchory after expanding in to Deeside. James Milne Chartered Accountants acquired the business of AC Howat Chartered Accountant in September…

Craig Lemmon and Brian Williamson

Finding key people for your scaleup – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

Few things inspire confidence in your company more than appointing a business heavyweight to the board. Miigen, the Stirling-based digital time capsule creator, has recently announced Brian Williamson as its new Chairman and it’s a…

Angela Vickers - Lifetime Achievement Award

Women in Hospitality and Tourism Awards winners announced

Business Women Scotland celebrated the stars that make our leisure time shine, with the inaugural Women in Hospitality & Tourism Awards at the DoubleTree Hilton, Glasgow last week. The aim of the awards was to…

James and Linda Mclean, milk producers for First Milk Mull of Kintyre and Campbeltown cheddars with Bidfood’s Katie Sillars

Bidfood Scotland launches new Scottish dairy and eggs range

Scottish dairy and egg producers across Scotland expect to see business grow thanks to a raft of new listings with UK-wide foodservice company, Bidfood. Bidfood Scotland is launching a full range of Scottish dairy products…

Charlotte Square

Going Global: IoD Scotland launches International Week

The Institute of Directors Scotland has this week launched Scottish International Week; a 5-day program of events for businesses who are taking the first steps into the world-wide market, or for those already operating internationally…

Steven Morris

ESM Investments to invest £25 million in Scottish technology

ESM Investments is to launch a specialist £25 million fund in 2018 to fuel further growth in Scots based technology. The company aims to attract high net worth individuals throughout the UK to pool investments…

Scottish EDGE CEO Evelyn McDonald with Amiqus CEO Callum Murray Photo credit: Scottish EDGE

Scottish EDGE partner with EDGE winners Amiqus

Scottish EDGE, the UK’s largest business funding competition, has become a customer of one of its winners, Edinburgh-based tech startup Amiqus. Amiqus ID software provided the anti-money laundering and credit checks required of applicants in…

Knops Beer

Craft brewer adds Radisson Blu Edinburgh contract

East Lothian based Knops Brewing Company is to supply a total of 3,500 bottles of its Musselburgh Broke (4.5% ABV), California Common (4.6% ABV) and East Coast Pale Ale (3.8% ABV) beers to the Radisson…

L-R; Adept Solutions’ Client Director, Steve Penman and Managing Director, Richard Alderson

Software Specialist’s seven-figure North Sea contract coup

Aberdeen-based software specialists, Adept Solutions, has won a major North Sea contract to provide hydrocarbon accounting services to Maersk Oil UK. The seven-figure contract is the company’s largest North Sea contract to date, and comprises…

Catriona Finnie

Chiene + Tait accountant appointed to UK Gift Aid group

Catriona Finnie, a member of the Charities and Education Group at accountancy firm Chiene + Tait (C+T), has joined HMRC’s newly-formed working group, set up to consider increasing the effectiveness of UK Gift Aid relief.…

Tim McCreath

Turnover and profits dip at Simpsons Malt

Independent maltster, Simpsons Malt, has reported a marginal decrease in profit before tax to £9.3 million (£9.9m) for the financial year ending on 31st December 2016 with turnover dipping to £143.8 million (£160.7m). The firm…

Angus Gray

Pryme Group strengthens team with key appointments

Pryme Group, which provides integrated manufacturing solutions, has announced the appointment of two experienced industry figures who will play key roles in the diversification of the firm into new sectors. Business development managers Steve Batsford…

Adam-El-Naggar

Aberdeen surfer’s new enterprise set to make waves

Taking photos of Scotland’s coastline after swimming up to a mile out at sea has helped Adam El-Naggar amass unique images of the North East. Now, with help from Business Gateway Aberdeen City & Shire,…

Paul Gibson

Aberdeen financial planner nominated for FT Money Management Financial Planner of the Year awards again

The managing director of Aberdeen-based Granite Financial Planning has once again been shortlisted in the FT Money Management Financial Planner of the Year awards. Chartered financial planner Paul Gibson has won the overall award for…

GDPR – are you aware of your responsibility?

Are your prepared for or are you just thinking about GDPR? Lawyers, Bankers, Company Bosses must take note, every aspect of how we do business is going to change forever come May 25th 2018. Holding…

Donald McLaughlin

New chair of Digital Technologies Skills Group

Skills Development Scotland has appointed former Cisco Scotland Director Donald McLaughlin as chair of the Digital Technologies Skills Group. Donald will lead this strategic group who are responsible for advising on the Digital Technologies Skills…

James McClafferty, Head of Regional Development at CityFibre and Councillor Susan McGill - Stirling Council Education Committee Convener. School kids = Andrew Lawrence (School Parliament - First Minister), Olivia Freed (blonde hair, cardigan, School Parliament - Deputy First Minister), Cara Henderson (dark hair, jumper, School Parliament - Parlimentary Secretary).

Stirling’s full-fibre transformation gives classrooms a digital makeover

Stirling is to get a Gigabit City transformation thanks to a partnership between Stirling Council, CityFibre and MLL Telecoms. Local schools like Allan’s Primary will be amongst the first public services to benefit from the…

MSC Pohorje at Clydeport

Peel Ports Clydeport to host Glasgow shipping conference

The team behind Clydeport, Scotland’s global deep-sea gateway, is preparing to welcome an audience of over 100 shipping industry experts to a one-of-a-kind conference this month (Thursday 28 September) at Glasgow’s Science Centre Auditorium. A…

Dr Ollie Folayan, chair of AFBE-UK Scotland.

AFBE-UK Scotland holds transition event to get help students get career ready

A day-long programme designed to bridge the gap between academia and industry for young people looking to pursue a career in engineering is being staged in Aberdeen next month. Hosted by the organisation AFBE-UK Scotland,…

Chris Barrowman

Pitlochry dental firm eyeing third expansion

A Pitlochry dental firm which started life in a former fruit and vegetable store is eyeing a third expansion into northern Perthshire. Infinityblu Dental Care, established by a Scottish Young Dentist of the Year winner,…

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