Craig Munro

Bagpipe maker relocates to assist growing export market

A Scottish bagpipe manufacturer which exports over 75% of its products has moved into a larger location that will help increase productivity to over 500 sets of pipes a year. Craig Munro, 33, from Renfrew,…

L to R - Anthony Kirk and Andy Gupwell

Drone maker merger helps secure Forestry Commission order

Merging with another local business helped a drone expert successfully secure a £60k order to build a bespoke unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for the Forestry Commission Scotland. Air Cam Pro (ACP) joined forces with Molten…

Kim McAllister and Russell Dalgleish

Video interview with Russell Dalgleish of Scottish Business Network – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Kim McAllister talks to serial entrepreneur Russell Dalgleish about being tall, investing, Scottish Business Network and the Scottish entrepreneurial ecosystem. Russell is the founder and managing partner of Exolta Capital Partners. Scottish Business Network was…

Ian MacDonald

Brewin Dolphin makes Dundee acquisition

Wealth manager Brewin Dolphin recently completed an acquisition for its Dundee office with the purchase of the financial planning and investment assets of local business Clark Thomson MortgageFinders Ltd. The purchase price is not being…

L-R: Malcolm Thomson, Bryan Woodley, James Connelly, Ray Waite, Gillian Murray (all Scotframe) and Harvey Fremlin who is managing director of the NSBRC

Scotframe launches Swindon showroom as it aims to treble English turnover to £7.5m

Scotframe, one of Scotland’s largest offsite timber frame specialists, has launched a permanent sales office and showroom at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre (NSBRC) in Swindon, as it targets a larger share of…

Pufferfish targets £900,000 crowd funding raise

Technology company Pufferfish launched its £900,000 Crowdcube crowd funding campaign this week. The Edinburgh-based producer of innovative interactive spherical-display solutions is growing and expanding its international reach and is now offering the public the chance to…

(L-R) - Robbie Moult, Freshmex, Iain Landsman, CBRE and Calum Wright, Freshmex

FreshMex secures first permanent restaurant unit

FreshMex, the Tex-Mex street-food outfit which began life trading as a pop-up food stall at local farmers markets and fayres in 2015, has signed a five year lease on its first permanent standalone unit where…

From left, Stuart Cooper and Brian McMurray of AAB's Corporate Finance team with Daniel Crozier of Aphrodite x Venus

AAB secures significant six figure investment for luxury fashion brand

Aberdeen based luxury fashion brand Aphrodite x Venus Limited (AxV) has secured a six-figure equity investment from private investors. The funding secured will aid in the continued development of the product range and help establish…

Salvatore Cutino, Regional Director Africa, EnerMech Ltd

EnerMech aims to double African revenues to £50m

Aberdeen-based global integrated engineering services specialist, EnerMech, has appointed Salvatore Cutino as regional director for Africa as it looks to double revenues in the region to more than £50 million over the next three years.…

From left - Colin Hunter, partner at Breeze Dental and Charles Robertson, Relationship Director at Royal Bank of Scotland.

Ayrshire dentists sink teeth into expansion

A dental clinic in Troon, Breeze Dental, has new owners thanks to a six-figure finance package from Royal Bank of Scotland. Dental partners and long-term friends, Greig Stevenson and Colin Hunter, have bought the practice,…

Left to right are Paul Roach and Nick Jones (by Stewart Attwood)

World’s first cryptocurrency P2P platform targets sports betting market

The world’s first crypto currency peer-to-peer (P2P) sports betting platform has been launched by a team of industry specialists, aimed at disrupting a global online sports betting market now valued at over $50 billion. Mungoparc,…

Park’s Motor Group acquires Inverness industrial unit

Park’s Motor Group has acquired a prominent standalone industrial unit in Inverness which was marketed at offers over £2m. Located on Harbour Road, the main thoroughfare within the Longman industrial estate, well known for trade…

Alan Roughead

Perthshire law firm continues regional growth

Perthshire law firm, Macnabs, has opened an office in Aberuthven, bringing the firm’s total number of offices to four. Macnabs, which has offices in Perth, Pitlochry, Blairgowrie and now Aberuthven employs almost 40 staff and…

KPMG underpins growth with raft of promotions and appointments

KPMG has invested in talent across its tax, audit and consulting teams by announcing six new directors. Neil Coutts, who has been with the firm for 13 years, most recently within the financial services team,…

Gavin Henry

Multiple honours in sight as SureVoIP gears up for national awards ceremony

A leading Software as a Service (SaaS) provider has been shortlisted for four separate honours as part of a prestigious industry event to be held in London this month. SureVoIP, which specialises in using the internet…

Left to right, Richard Norman, Colin Adam and Christopher Carson

Yatter ready to go global with Product Hunt launch

Yatter, the social media scheduling platform, is launching today (15 May 2018) on Product Hunt, a major global on-line platform for first release software. Yatter’s “Collaborative Scheduling” feature allows the scheduling of content to Twitter, Facebook and…

Chris Horne, Managing Partner of Campbell Dallas (right), welcomes Stephen Wilkie (left) and Andrew Sinclair (centre) to the firm

Campbell Dallas acquires another accountancy firm

Ayr-based Sinclair Scott, a long-established independent accountancy firm stretching back more than 100 years, has joined Campbell Dallas. The deal will see all 20 staff and 2 Partners transfer to Campbell Dallas and add around…

Marks & Clerk

Intellectual property specialist eyes further expansion

Intellectual property practice Marks & Clerk is relocating to larger premises in the regenerated Haymarket area amid sustained strong performance. The firm is moving to a modern office space at 40 Torphichen Street that will…

Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Douglas Martin

SME wins national Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year award

Edinburgh based MiAlgae was named the 2018 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the highly anticipated Shell Enterprise Development Awards in London. MiAlgae beat five other national finalists to take home the top…

David Ferguson

Fintech Scotland announces inaugural chairman and strategic partners

FinTech Scotland has appointed David Ferguson as the first chair of the board and confirmed a number of global strategic partners. The appointments were confirmed this week at the joint Scottish Government and industry Financial…

Is Scotland getting smaller? – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

My business operates in three cities – not because I planned it that way – but because we kept moving. I set up Impact Online in Glasgow in 2010. Three years later we moved to Aberdeen and…

(Sitting l-r) Paul Wheelhouse, Patrick Kane, (Standing l-r) Hugh Gill, Michael Cannon

Prosthetic technologies firm to invest £5.6 million in Scotland

Designer and manufacturer of world-leading prosthetic technologies, Össur, has cemented its commitment to Scotland with an agreement to invest £5.6 million over a three year period to develop ground-breaking myoelectric prosthetic hand and arm solutions…

Adam Holt and Andrew Gibbon

Appointedd enters new phase of global growth with double appointment

Edinburgh-based software company, Appointedd, forges ahead with its international growth strategy with the appointment of two new senior roles and the launch of new global functionality. The tech startup, which specialises in online booking technology,…

BrewDog has launched its first ever BrewPub

BrewDog has launched its first ever BrewPub featuring a 10hl brewing kit. BrewDog Tower Hill, London will be the Aberdeenshire brewery’s largest stand-alone bar site and the only place in the UK outside its headquarters in…

Alastair Grier

Glasgow’s CarMoney expands financing activity into car leasing

CarMoney, the fast-growing Glasgow-based motor finance business which was launched in 2016, is set to expand its financing activity into car leasing as a result of entering into a partnership agreement with Fleet Alliance, the…