6 programmes to help my business grow – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

Scotland is a unique ecosystem for new and growing businesses. The country is just big enough a market without being so large that influencers are unreachable. We also have quite a number of support programmes…

Robert Graham, MD of Graham’s The Family Dairy

Graham’s the Family Dairy opens £1.5m NE logistics facility

Graham’s the Family Dairy has opened a new £1.5m logistics facility depot at the Midmill Business Park, Kintore in Aberdeenshire. The development not only enables Graham’s to deliver more locally-produced milk to an increasing number…

Bush Co MD Helen Jackson

Specialist services to seriously injured people launches in Scotland

A specialist service for people with catastrophic injuries is being launched in Scotland by Bush & Company, currently the largest provider of expert witness, assessment and case management in England. The firm is expanding its…

Macfarlane Group acquires Greenwoods Stock Boxes for £16.75m

Macfarlane Group PLC has acquired the trade and selected assets of Greenwood Stock Boxes Ltd. and 100% of the share capital of its sister company, Nottingham Recycling Ltd., (“Greenwoods”), in conjunction with a proposed share…

Dougal Sharp, founder and master brewer at Innis & Gunn

Innis & Gunn accepts £15m investment offer from luxury goods firm

99% of shareholders in craft brewer Innis & Gunn have voted to accept an offer of £15 million for a 27.9% stake in the business from L Catterton, the largest consumer-focused private equity firm in…

Scale-Up Story: Scottish Bioenergy – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

Blue Smarties were always my favourite. I remember when they first came out – I was eight. Mum bought me a tube with a plastic pop-off lid with a letter on the back and I…

Michelle Le Prevost

Black & Lizars acquires Clements Hearing Services

Independent optical groups Black & Lizars has acquired Clements Hearing Services in Glasgow as it expands its offering in audiology. Black & Lizars already provides audiology services across a number of practices, as well as…

Jennifer Brodie

Aberdeenshire company shows volcanic growth

Banchory-based REMIN (Scotland) Ltd has secured two new distribution deals that will see its organically approved volcanic rock dust enrich the soils of Denmark and Sweden. The deals increase the number of European countries already…

Calum Forsyth and Robin Knox

Tech accelerator unveils high-profile investors and first cohort of startups

Scotland’s first dedicated pre-seed tech accelerator, Seed Haus, has launched in Edinburgh backed by a stellar line-up of investment partners. Seed Haus’ mission is to trigger Scotland’s next billion-dollar startup and the partners joining the team in realising this goal include:…

From left Bob Arnott and Tony Stone

Stoats opens new 22,000 sqft factory with £10m turnover aim

Stoats, the oats company, is to open a new factory in the south of Edinburgh as part of a major expansion plan. The move will allow the company to increase manufacture of their Stoats porridge…

From left to right - Colin Ferguson, Stephen Hay, Sanjeev Bali, Lindsay Hare

Gildeas Solicitors records 22% growth from same period last year

Gildeas Solicitors has experienced its busiest summer period in the firm’s history after recording a 22% increase in July of private referrals for personal injury cases compared to the same month last year. The firm’s…

Sandy Adam

Springfield Properties aims to raise £25m with floatation

Scottish housebuilder Springfield Properties is to list on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) with a view to raising £25m for future developments. The Directors believe the Group is well positioned for future growth having secured…

Skills for scaling – The Daily ScaleUp with Kim McAllister

Building leadership talent must be a focus for all scale-ups, yet often it gets pushed down the list of priorities. The pace of growth can threaten to overwhelm leaders. Even Lesley Eccles, co-founder of fantasy…

Ian McPherson

Significant Growth for AAB’s Upstream Oil & Gas Team

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), one of the UK’s leading independent firms of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors, has announced significant growth within its Upstream Oil & Gas team following a string of new…

Four Scottish companies on Britain’s fastest-growing tech firms league table

Four companies headquartered in Scotland are features in the 17th annual Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 league table (compared to seven last year). New entrants include Clyde Space, which builds up to 12 flight-ready…

How do I access people who can help me scale? – The Daily ScaleUp with Kim McAllister

For a long time the narrative has focused on start-ups, now more and more initiatives to help those companies scale are springing up. One such programme, announced this month, is the partnership between tech incubator…

Dougal Sharp, founder and master brewer at Innis & Gunn

Innis & Gunn backed with £15m from Moët & Chandon owner

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn is to sell a stake in the business to luxury goods giant L Catterton, owner of brands such as Moët & Chandon, Dior and Louis Vuitton. L Catterton, which was…

The AAA team – from left, Deanna McDougall, Mark Mortensen and Eilidh Walker

Triple boost for Aberdeen Appointments Agency

Recruitment consultancy Aberdeen Appointments Agency (AAA) has made three key appointments of its own as the business targets growth. AAA has added recruitment consultants Eilidh Walker and Mark Mortensen to strengthen their existing capability and…

Jarvie Plant at Royal Birkdale 2017

Jarvie Plant enjoys bumper summer of event hires

Whilst Jarvie Plant’s equipment can be found on construction sites all over the UK, its growing supply of plant to festivals and events underlines the diversity of their hire portfolio. This summer the Grangemouth-based firm…

Rebecca Carr

Continued growth at Rebecca Carr Hair Salon

An award-winning North-East hairdresser has announced expansion at its Kintore salon as its stylists prepare to head to London Fashion Week. Rebecca Carr Hair Salon will add a further three stations to service its growing…

Dave Williams

Shetland chocolatier to double production and create jobs with Orkney store

A Shetland chocolatier is set to double production and create jobs with the opening of his first store on Orkney. Dave Williams of Mirrie Dancers, who is working with Business Gateway Shetland to drive his…

Russell Dalgleish and Christine Esson

Key speakers to attend free Scottish Business Network event

Scottish Business Network, the London-based organisation which connects Scottish entrepreneurs with international Scottish business leaders, is set to host a free event for Aberdeen business owners and entrepreneurs. The three-hour networking event will take place…

Chris Gilmour

Beattie sets up reputation management business in Canada

Beattie, the integrated communications agency, is continuing to expand in Canada with the launch of a specialist crisis communications boutique. Only two months ago, Beattie announced a merger with British Columbia-based Tartan Group to form…

(left to right) – Claire Hamilton - Marketing Director, Alana McConnachie – Creative Director and Lee Brandie – Managing Director of Wired Studio.

London office opening for Aberdeen digital growth agency

Aberdeen-based digital growth agency Wired Studio, who use data insights, analytics and creative digital design to aid the growth of their clients, have opened a new office in London (30th August 2017). The agency now…

Ian Burdis

Strong growth and jobs boost for AGR

Global energy services and software provider AGR is enjoying a strong 2017 and a positive outlook for next year, having secured contracts worth over £6 million in the North Sea and internationally, and recruiting more…