Lesley Eccles

FanDuel founders to feature at EIE18

Informatics Ventures, Scotland’s technology entrepreneur support programme, has confirmed that FanDuel cofounders Nigel and Lesley Eccles and Rob Jones have been lined up as keynote speakers for EIE18 on 19th April at McEwan Hall in Edinburgh. FanDuel…

Joan Johnston of Bespoke Fabrics

14 cutting-edge Scottish start-ups move into Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

Scotland’s new low carbon dream team – 14 cutting-edge Scottish start-ups hoping to make their millions from climate innovations have moved into the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI). They are the brains behind low carbon…

Dr Andrew Muir, co-founder and Director of FarrPoint

Scottish IT and telecoms consultancy expands Into North of England

IT, telecoms and infrastructure consultancy FarrPoint has opened a new office in Manchester to support its continued rapid expansion and as a base for its activities across the North of England. The firm, founded in Edinburgh over 10 years ago,…

Finding a nook for the book – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Reading used to be a huge part of my life – and then I had kids. Now, with a three and six year old, I feel like time to read is time stolen, squirreled away,…

Thornbridge Sawmills

Cairngorm Capital acquires another timber company

Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP (Cairngorm Capital) has acquired North Yorkshire Timber (NYTimber) and is merging it with its existing portfolio company, Thornbridge. Following the acquisition of Thornbridge in November 2017, this transaction is the next…

Alasdair Green

Alasdair Green: Incubate Business Growth with AAB

Growth is a natural strategic objective for most businesses, as a means of creating increasing value and rewards for owners and employees. However, in our experience, prevailing political and economic uncertainty may be shaping behaviour…

Picture courtesy of Ashley Ann Kitchens

Wick’s biggest employer set to expand with £1.5m investment

The biggest private sector employer in Wick in Caithness is to strengthen its presence in the area and create more jobs. Family run Ashley Ann Limited (AAL), which designs and manufactures kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms,…

ESS managing director Mark Gillespie, global business development manager Andy Readyhough and commercial director Iain Middleton

Ecosse Subsea Systems focus on global expansion

Subsea technology specialist, Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS), has taken further steps to strengthen its management team and to boost international sales with a senior appointment. Andy Readyhough will be charged with global business development for…

Craneware adds millions to turnover with new US contract wins

Craneware, the Edinburgh-based supplier of solutions for the US healthcare market, has won two significant new contracts with hospital providers in the US, both of which are new customers to Craneware. The first contract with a…

David Archer

Deal provides sweet smell of success for Fife business

A Kirkcaldy business has seen its turnover increase by 24% to £4.3m after securing a deal to supply pre-filled popcorn tubs to 235 Asda stores. Sephra Europe, which has been helped by Business Gateway Fife…

Paddy Graham

Paddy Graham: Significant increase in deal volume in Scotland

Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the negativity that seems to surround the world of business, from plunges on the stock market to mounting regulation and the uncertainty being created by Brexit. But peel…

Cahal Dowds

UK acquisitions of US companies on the rise

UK buyers acquired 109 US companies in the second half of 2017, up 23.9% on the 88 deals done in the second half of 2016. However US buyers acquired 156 UK companies in the second half…

TCB senior management team

Immunotherapy company to open first overseas office in Japan

Motherwell-based immunotherapy company TC BioPharm Ltd (TCB) is to open a new office in Japan to continue expansion of its Asian operations. Developing innovative CAR-T-based approaches to treat cancer, TC BioPharm has an established history…

Gillian McMichael, Founder and Managing Director at Full Circle Global

Edinburgh Coaching Firm to Expand Overseas

An Edinburgh firm, which provides coaching services and training to individuals and businesses across a number of sectors, has announced its first overseas expansion. Full Circle Global has appointed staff and opened new offices in…

Colette Cohen

Technology Centre celebrates first year with £37 million co-invested

In just 12 months, the Oil & Gas Technology Centre has co-invested £37 million in more than 70 projects to develop and deploy new technology that could transform the future of the UK North Sea.…

Steven Morris

ESM Investments and Stirling Council to showcase first Stirling fund

Stirling Council will join ESM Investments in showcasing the first investment fund of its kind at an event on Friday 23rd February at the Codebase offices in the city. The collaborative £25 million 'ESM Capital Growth Enterprise…

Andrew Howie, Managing Partner of Grant Thornton in Scotland

Political uncertainty fails to dent profits & headcount for Scotland’s limited companies

Scotland’s top private firms employed more people, increased salaries and witnessed a rise in profits in 2017, despite ongoing political and economic uncertainty. Data published in Grant Thornton UK’s annual Scotland Limited report assesses the…

Fergus Ewing

Salmon and whisky exports at record highs

Scotch whisky and salmon exports continue to grow at record levels, new figures for 2017 have shown. In 2017, Scotch whisky exports from the UK were valued at £4.36 billion, up 9% (£356.3 million) compared…

Jim Mooney

Key Appointment as Provista Targets UK Expansion

Provista, the Hamilton based tech firm which was recently acquired by a Nasdaq listed tech giant has appointed a new head of Sales and Marketing. The recruitment of Jim Mooney reaffirms Provista UK’s growth plans…

Lynn Lavelle

Turnover up at Law At Work

Law At Work (LAW), the employment law, HR and health & safety specialists, has seen its revenue increase by 30% to £1.48m for the first six months of their accounting period. The growth comes from new clients acquisition…

Gary Lynch, chief executive of GS1 UK

Scottish entrepreneurs boosting British business

There has been a 61% increase in the number of Scottish businesses joining barcode organisation GS1 UK to trade, according to the not-for-profit global standards organisation. Typically, companies join GS1 UK for access to standardised…

Technology Specialist makes a Trio of senior appointments

Scotland-based technology firm Hutchinson Networks has made three key appointments to spearhead its growth plans in the UK. Afsar Chaudhury, will be joining Hutchinson Networks as the Director of Advanced Infrastructure Services, Paul Edmondson as Sales…

Rachel Mirfattahi

Rachel Mirfattahi: Seaweed, rapeseed oil and Honey Berries in the Scottish food mix for 2018

Here in Scotland we have a wonderful larder and could go through the day enjoying the crème de la crème; from porridge with berries and heather honey, to salmon or trout with seasonal vegetables, and venison or beef…

Paul Holbrook

£33m investment in Scottish medical device factory

Tokyo-based Terumo Corporation is to invest £33 million in one of its subsidiary companies, Vascutek Limited, located near Glasgow. The investment has been approved for the major expansion of Vascutek’s headquarters and manufacturing facility at…

Innovation campaign set to ignite businesses in the Highlands and Islands

Businesses across the Highlands and Islands will have access to a 24-hour innovation helpline this Friday, as Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) kick starts an innovation movement to help businesses flourish in the region. The announcement…