Award winning Bolt Learning proves it’s ‘one to watch’

Paisley based, Bolt Learning, has proven it is ‘one to watch’ by winning the ROCCO Award for Learning and Technology at the annual business awards of Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce. Bolt Learning is a fast…

Martin Beaton

Scotland beginning to Crack Opportunity to be the Global Cyber Leader

Martin Beaton, a leading figure in the cyber security sector believes Scotland has the potential to become the world leader in the industry. Martin, one of the nation’s most influential cyber figures, believes that the…

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…

(L-R): Jamie Grant, Head of Corporate Banking for Barclays in Scotland; Stephen Coleman, CEO at CodeBase; Stuart Brown, Head of SME Scotland, Barclays

Barclays signs partnership with CodeBase to launch Scotland’s first Eagle Lab

Barclays and CodeBase have agreed a new partnership agreement that will see the bank launch its first Eagle Lab in Scotland – a space for businesses and communities to learn about new technologies and boost…

QUIZ clothing turnover races ahead after AIM listing

QUIZ, the Scotland-based womenswear brand has revealed sales have increased by 35.2% over last year. New figures show that the company turned over £56.1m for the six months to September 2017 compares to £41.5m for…

Mackie’s hits fifth place in UK premium ice cream sales

Latest figures have revealed that Scotland’s most popular ice cream brand has enjoyed significant growth south of the border as summer sales increased by 10%. Mackie’s of Scotland now sits fifth in the table of…

The opening party at the new Scullion LAW office

Scullion LAW opens third office as turnover hits £2.34m

Turnover at full-service law firm Scullion LAW has increases by 49% between 2015 and 2017 reaching £2.34m for this year. The firm has also opened a third office in the West End of Glasgow. The firm…

From the left, Sian Odgers, Business Services Director of activpayroll and Graham McKechnie, Global Tax Director of activpayroll.

activpayroll expands in Edinburgh with new office and treble the staff

activpayroll, the global payroll and tax compliance specialist headquartered in Aberdeen, has grown its Edinburgh presence after opening a new office and announcing it has trebled its workforce in the capital. activpayroll’s Edinburgh operation started…

The Taste of Shetland website

Shetland Food and Drink Producers unite with joint website

Shetland is to promote its food and drink offering to the world through www.tasteofshetland.com - a new interactive website. It is the first time that the breadth of Shetland’s food and drink businesses have come…

Douglas Hare

Outplay Entertainment takes Scottish Fast 50 top spot

Dundee-based mobile games developer, Outplay Entertainment, has been named Scotland’s fastest-growing technology company in Deloitte’s 2017 UK Technology Fast 50 awards. The business, which has produced games such as Angry Birds POP!, Mystery Match, Booty Quest,…

Carlyn and Alex Paton

We Hae Meat extends ALDI deal with healthier lorne sausage

We Hae Meat, which has been supplying ALDI with a range of sausage products since 2011, has extended its existing deal with the supermarket by £600,000 per year with the addition of a “skinny” lorne…

John Lawrie Group senior management team (L to R) - Iain Laing, Vic Sinclair, Dave Weston (front), Charlie Parker and Ray Grant

John Lawrie Group acquired by management and investors

Metal reprocessing, tubular supply and decommissioning company John Lawrie Group has been acquired by its management in partnership with Rubicon Partners and Grovepoint as it gears up for an expansion of its business in the…

l-r: Stuart Pender, Executive Chairman and Bruce Evans, Chief Executive of Lomond Capital

New CEO and CFO at Lomond Capital in preparation for London market entry

Lomond Capital, the rapidly expanding property group, has announced a senior management restructure as it prepares for fresh acquisitions in London and the South of England. The group has appointed banking stalwart Pete Flockhart as…

2018 AccelerateHER Awards launches

Scotland’s only awards programme wholly dedicated to supporting entrepreneurial women has been launched today (Monday, 20 November, 2017). A free, market-building trip to meet business angels and industry leaders in California is once again on offer.…

Doctor Chris Steele, MBE, ITVs Resident Doctor is a huge advocate for the Squat Easy

Spanish deal helps business get into the right position for growth

Securing a listing with one of Spain’s largest distributors of pharmaceutical supplies, just a month after launching its first product, will net AAD Global Ltd a minimum £100k over the next six months. The Strathblane-based…

Corentin Guillo

Bird.i raises £2m for expansion

Bird.i the Glasgow-based the satellite, airborne and drone imaging company has closed a £2m investment round led by Accelerated Digital Ventures, with participation from new investor, Concrete Ventures. Previous Bird.i investors Frontline Ventures, Satellite Application Catapult…

Four inspiring stories from Karen Knowles, Lynn Mann, Bill Lees and Fiona Ogg

Being inspired to grow – The Weekly Scaleup with Kim McAllister

I met six inspiring people yesterday morning. Actually there were more than six, but this half dozen – three women and three men - stood out and so these are the stories I will tell.…

Ronnie Garrick

New CEO and President Appointments for TWMA

TWMA, provider of specialised Drilling Waste Management services, is expecting its growth strategy to accelerate, with a target turnover of £200 million and headcount to reach 1,500 following investment from Buckthorn Partners earlier this year.…

Ross Dunbar

Two new senior roles at Stewart Brewing

Scottish craft brewer, Stewart Brewing, has created two new senior roles within its retail and marketing team with the appointment of a Retail Operations Director and Retail & Events Director. Ross Dunbar joins as Retail…

Broadband boost for businesses in Aberdeenshire

Businesses in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire could now benefit from UK Government grants of up to £3000 to get gigabit broadband installed as part of a £2 million trial taking place in four areas around the UK.…

Calum Smeaton

TVSquared acquires German firm

TV measurement and optimisation company, TVSquared, has acquired German firm wywy, a provider of real-time spot-detection technology. The acquisition also marks the opening of TVSquared’s Munich office, providing support for Germany and other European clients. The…

Ian Macleod Distillers

Distiller secures £80m funding package to fuel growth

Ian Macleod Distillers has secured an extended £80million asset based lending package to support the recently announced revival of the Lowland malt whisky brand, Rosebank, alongside fueling organic growth plans. The funding has been provided…

Derek Smith

Edwin James Holdings targets UK growth with Midlands acquisition

Facilities services group Edwin James Holdings (EJH) has acquired Midlands-based Peterborough Electrical & Mechanical Engineering (PEME) as part of ambitious growth plans. The deal value was not disclosed. PEME is an outsourced reliability maintenance services…

Martin Gill

BDO promotes 33 across its Scottish team

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP has promoted 33 staff across its Scottish team.  The promotions span the audit and assurance, risk advisory services and tax practices in the Edinburgh and Glasgow offices. BDO…

Laboratory chemical Testing

Energy firm investing in a new Research and Development Centre in Portlethen

An Aberdeen oilfield chemical supplier is investing £500,000 with the creation of a state-of-the-art research and development centre. Roemex which manufactures and supply speciality oilfield chemicals,  will radically transform a building adjacent to their headquarters…