Technology Centre launches £2 million fund for digital and decommissioning ideas

There’s up to £2 million available to innovators in the Oil & Gas Technology Centre’s (OGTC) latest two ‘Calls for Ideas’ on digital transformation and decommissioning, which launch today. Digital Transformation challenge OGTC is looking…

Professor Martin Tangney

Celtic Renewables to build whisky residue biofuel plant at Grangemouth

Celtic Renewables Ltd, the Scottish start-up which provides biofuel, has secured planning permission from Falkirk Council to build a commercial demonstrator plant, which will produce over half a million litres of biofuel each year. The pioneering young…

Paul Wheelhouse

£1million boost for chemical sciences firm

More than 70 jobs have been secured, and further roles created, at a Dumfries manufacturing plant, with a £967,955 Scottish Enterprise grant to support innovation. Scottish Government Minister for Business Innovation and Energy, Paul Wheelhouse,…

Fiona Hyslop

Multi-million pound proposal for screen unit approved

The proposal to establish a new Screen Unit within Creative Scotland has been signed off by Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop. The Screen Unit will work to enhance Scotland’s screen industry by aligning and coordinating public…

Valerie Adam and Eric Soave

£200k investment helps ice cream business scoop new contracts

A Lanarkshire ice cream maker has secured a raft of new contracts following the completion of a £200k investment programme. Soave’s Ice Cream, which has been helped by Business Gateway Lanarkshire, ploughed the money into…

MGL director, Alan Craig, with (left to right): Janet Richards (factory operative), Katie Yuill (product development manager), Angie Smith (HIE business development account manager), and Beata Ulanowska (factory operative).

Moray firm growth to create jobs after £557,500 investment

A Moray based firm is to embark on a major growth plan that will increase its UK and international sales, boost turnover and create jobs in Forres and Grantown. Meatsnacks Group Ltd (MGL) has embarked…

From left - Liam Pennycook and Ryan Rhodes

Head Distiller Joins Twin River Distillery

Banchory based Twin River Distillery has appointed a Head Distiller to join its expanding team and lead the growth of the distillery’s small batch spirit production. Liam Pennycook joins the distillery from Strathearn Distillery, where…

Ken Munro, Chief Executive Officer of TechnoNICOL UK, Ireland and USA which incorporates the Superglass business, and Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, Keith Brown

Stirling benefits from £37m investment in Scottish manufacturing facility

A Stirling-based company is to benefit from one of the largest investments in Scottish engineering and manufacturing in recent years, doubling its capacity and creating new jobs on the site. The owner of TechnoNICOL (the…

PhysioMedics’ Managing Director, Kirsten Lord

Archangels leads £750,000 investment for online healthcare platform

Edinburgh-based business angel syndicate Archangels has led a £750,000 round of funding for PhysioMedics, the Scottish early stage company that has developed a revolutionary online self-assessment platform for muscle and joint pain sufferers. This bring the…

( L to R) David Rennie, head of oil and gas at Scottish Enterprise and Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK

Subsea UK and Scottish Enterprise launch £15million R&D funding call for underwater innovation

Industry body Subsea UK in partnership with Scottish Enterprise has opened an R&D funding call for innovation projects to drive forward research and development projects between Scotland and Japan that will help solve the industry’s…

The opening of GlenWyvis distillery

A lesson in crowdfunding: GlenWyvis Distillery – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

The wind turbine made the snowflakes swirl and everyone hurried into the bonded warehouse. John McKenzie, founder and managing director of GlenWyvis distillery, stepped up onto a box and addressed the crowd of 100 or…

David Polson

Shetland fish company secures Whole Foods trial

Thule Ventus, an artisan air dried salted cod producer on Shetland, has secured a deal that will see its product hit the shelves of a high-end supermarket chain this month (November). The initial order for…

Ambitious City Deal Boost for Industrial Estate Regeneration in Fife

Fife Council’s Policy and Coordination Committee has approved a proposal to finalise and submit a business case for approximately £45 million to invest in an ambitious Industrial Estates Regeneration Programme across mid and south Fife. The funding is part of the Edinburgh and South…

From left - Keith Brown and Alex MacLeod

Decom fund awards £73,000 to Stornoway Port Authority

Stornoway Port Authority has been chosen as one of the first recipients for a funding award from the Scottish Government’s Decommissioning Challenge Fund. The SPA has been offered nearly £73,000 to support several projects it…

Left to right are Alistair Lang of Thorntons and Callum Murray of Amiqus

Amiqus attracts six figure investment from San Francisco VC

Amiqus Resolution Ltd (“Amiqus”), the Edinburgh-headquartered startup that develops software making it easier for people to access professional services has attracted an investment from San Francisco-headquartered Fifth Era Fund thought to be in the area of £450,000.…

From left - Calum Forsyth and Robin Knox

Applications open for second cohort of Seed Haus’ Accelerator

Pre-seed tech accelerator, Seed Haus, has opened applications for their second cohort of startups. Interested applicants have until 30th December to apply for £30,000 of equity investment from Scotland's top-tier tech investors. Seed Haus, co-founded by Calum Forsyth,…

John Godfrey

Scottish entrepreneurs face scale up challenge

Scottish entrepreneurs have benefited from a modest uplift in funding for new businesses, according to the Barclays Entrepreneurs Index, which tracks the UK entrepreneurial lifecycle. It shows that the level of venture capital (VC) available in…

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…

Cally Russell

My Story: Cally Russell of Mallzee – The Weekly Scaleup with Kim McAllister

The trouble with interviewing the chief executive of shopping app Mallzee is that the research takes days. Swipe left, swipe right, present for my sister, present for me… When I finally tear myself away and…

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,…

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…

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…

Fife Fabrications

Fife-based precision sheet metal manufacturer undergoes seven-figure management buy-out

Fife-based precision sheet metal manufacturer, Fife Fabrications, has secured a seven-figure funding deal from Royal Bank of Scotland to assist the company in undertaking a management buy-out. The company will now be owned and operated…

V & A and Railway Station buildings in Dundee

Dundee Waterfront goes global for investors

The expanding range of development opportunities across Dundee and Dundee Waterfront are to be promoted to the global investor community with the launch of a new investors pack next week.  The new pack is being…

Dr Ewan Chirnside

St Andrews Angels hosts tech investment event in New York

The St Andrews Angels hosted Dr Ewan Chirnside, who leads the University of St Andrews’ Knowledge Transfer Centre, at an event promoting Scottish technology and spin outs in New York City. Dr Chirnside was joined…