Fiona McKinnon

Fiona McKinnon: Five Key Changes… in Programmatic Advertising

This article is part of the Scottish Business Network Experts Series. Programmatic ad buying has changed the face of online advertising in recent years, but there remains confusion around what it actually is. Here is…

Derek McKay, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution and Alexander Holt, Head of CivTech, meet 2017 challenge winners Replicade

Scottish Government CivTech 3.0 accelerator opens up £250k contract opportunities

The third round of a ground-breaking digital accelerator programme which seeks ingenious tech solutions to public sector problems and offers entrepreneurs and start-ups access to potentially life changing opportunities is underway. Part of the Scottish…

Peter Waggott

Sales workshop first in UK to be university-recognised for degree entry

Experienced sales professionals without degrees now have a new asset they can gain to bolster their sales effectiveness and aid their application to a degree course thanks to a Scottish sales coach. The two-day practice-based…

John McMullen

Baxters Food Group appoints new European Chief Executive Officer

Baxters Food Group has promoted John McMullen into the role of CEO for its European Strategic Business Unit following his appointment as interim CEO in November 2017. With 25 years’ experience in the food and drink…

Left to right: Nick Sorrie (Chief Director of Operations), Natasha Bruce (Nurse), Craig McHugh (Lead Physiotherapist) and Christian Vangsted-Rees (Operations Lead)

Healthsure Group launch new physiotherapy and occupational health clinic in Aberdeen

Healthsure Group has launched a new physiotherapy and occupational health clinic this month in a prime city centre spot of Aberdeen, Scotland. Healthsure Group, who run clinics in the central belt of Scotland and were…

Gerard Grech

Scottish tech sector booms on back of talent and skills base

Scotland’s tech sector is booming, according to new data from Tech Nation. The number of jobs in digital tech in Scotland hit 48,448 in 2017, up 8 per cent on 2016’s total. Three Scottish tech…

Lord William Haughey OBE

Lord William Haughey is EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Scotland overall winner

Lord William Haughey OBE, Co-Founder and Chairman of Glasgow-based, global firm City Holdings Group, has claimed the title of ‘EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Scotland overall winner’, after picking up his award at a…

Phil White

Colouring traditional with digital: High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

I spend a lot of time writing about new tech and cutting edge solutions – so I thought it would be cool to go back to a traditional brand. But I’ve been surprised. [adbutler zone_id='297765']…

Mark Begbie Photography by Angus Forbes

Public services across Scotland could be transformed by IoT initiative

CENSIS, the Scottish Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems, welcomes Capita plc’s proposal to roll out Internet of Things (IoT) capability across SWAN, Scotland’s public-sector network infrastructure. The announcement is a major step towards…

Bob MacDonald

Wood unveils new technology fund for nuclear decommissioning

Wood plc has launched a new fund that will invest in technologies for nuclear decommissioning developed by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The aim of the Wood Nuclear Innovation Fund is to bring about…

From left - Laura Considine and Iain Considine

Veteran North East lawyer hands over reins to daughter

Well known North East lawyer Iain Considine has announced he will be stepping down from his role as a senior partner at Aberdein Considine, the law firm he co-founded in 1981 and will now become…

From left - Sheena Ross, business advisory director at Johnston Carmichael’s Fraserburgh office is pictured with Robert Chapman, MD of Farmlay at the company’s site in Fraserburgh

Agribusinesses ‘optimistic’ but not prepared for the future

Almost half of landowners and tenant farmers across Scotland’s diverse agricultural sector are feeling positive about the next 12 months, but many agribusinesses are failing to secure their succession, according to a survey by Johnston Carmichael.…

From left - Managing director Graeme McGuire (left) and business development manager DJ Robertson

AV One Solutions targets further growth following office move

An award-winning technology business has announced its move to new office premises in Aberdeen and the appointment of an experienced industry professional. AV One Solutions, which provides audio-visual services for onshore/offshore installation and event support,…

From left - Scott Fraser (technical director), Jim Thomson (CEO) and Grant Forsyth (operations director)

Well intervention specialists Wellpro Group launched in Aberdeen

Wellpro Group, a new well intervention start-up, expects to create seven jobs within its first year of trading after announcing its move to premises in the Granite City. The business, which is primarily focused on…

Left to right: Sarah Hardy, Chief Investment Officer; David Ovens, Chief Operating Officer; Niki McKenzie, Investment Director

Archangels recognised as the UK’s Lead Angel Investment Syndicate of the Year

Archangels, the Edinburgh-based business angel syndicate, has been recognised as the UK’s Lead Angel Investment Syndicate of the Year by the UK Business Angels Association. The accolade follows a record year of investment for the…

From left - Adam Ashe, Damien Hoyland and Rob Harley

Tennent’s Lager extends Scottish Rugby partnership in multi-year, seven-figure deal

Scottish Rugby has announced a significant multi-year, seven-figure contract extension with Tennent’s Lager today (21 June 2018). The new partnership agreement will see Tennent’s continue its relationship with the Scotland national team, the country’s two…

THE GARMENT FACTORY Montrose Street Entrance

AutoRek doubles office space in Garment Factory move

AutoRek, a provider of financial, operational and regulatory reporting and control software, has been confirmed as the latest occupier for The Garment Factory, a unique and contemporary office development in Glasgow’s city centre. AutoRek, which also has…

Dentistry @ No 3 in Dunfermline

Fife dental practice sold to multi practice owner

A Fife dentist has sold his practice to a multi-practice owner for around £615,000. Dentistry @ No 3 in Dunfermline, previous owned by Alan Carter who established the practice around 40 years ago, relocating the practice to its…

TWMA maintains growth strategy, acquires US service company in eight-figure deal

TWMA, provider of specialised drilling waste management services, has aquired US-based Dynamic Oilfield Services in an eight-figure deal. The move comes as TWMA continues to implement an ambitious growth strategy, with internationalisation and service diversity…

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Travelodge

First of five new Glasgow Travelodges starts on site

Travelodge has undertaken a national expansion programme to build five new hotels across Glasgow which would create 21 new hotels across Scotland, representing a £100m investment and up to 400 new jobs. Other Travelodge hotels…

Douglas McBain

Astute Launches New Bookkeeping Franchise

A new Scottish-based bookkeeping franchise has been launched called Astute Books, with the new business looking for franchisees across the UK. The new franchise is very affordable, and can be run from home on a full-time or part-time…

Left to right are Bruce Farquhar and Murray McCall of Anderson Strathern

Strong first half year for Anderson Strathern with client wins

Anderson Strathern has secured a series of client appointments during the first half of the year, helping to increase year-on-year revenue at the independent Scottish legal firm.  Revenue is up by 8% in the six…

Julian Kynaston centre with Hayley Harvey Smith (left)

Scotland’s biggest makeup college to open in Dunfermline after £250k investment

Scotland's biggest makeup college is to open its doors in Dunfermline - as the firm revealed its students in the town had achieved a 100% employment rate. GlamCandy has invested over £250,000 in the High…

Unit 3 Borthwick View Pentland

McQueens Dairies buys new industrial unit to aid expansion

Milk delivery company McQueens Dairies is further expanding its business with the recent acquisition of Unit 3 Borthwick View in Pentland Industrial Estate, Loanhead. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] Family firm McQueens Dairies was founded in 1995 and has its headquarters…

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Demand for data science skills in Scotland continue to rise

Demand for skilled data scientists continues to grow in Scotland, underlining its strength as a global leader in the field. This has been demonstrated by the announcement of the biggest ever intake of Data Lab…