Revolutionary overnight contact lenses launched in Aberdeen

One of Scotland’s leading eye-care providers, Black & Lizars has launched revolutionary corrective overnight lenses in its Aberdeen Belmont Street practice. The Ortho-K lenses correct your vision as you sleep, by painlessly re-shaping the surface…

£150,000 John Lewis Christmas deal for Eden Mill

Eden Mill St Andrews has secured a £150,000 deal to supply all John Lewis stores in the UK with the distillery’s 12 Gins of Christmas gift set of miniatures and Christmas Cracker. The partnership with…

Richard Preece Chief Training Officer OSP Cyber Academy - Aberdeen Ardoe House GDPR SUMMIT ABERDEEN

GDPR – Certified training available throughout Scotland

GDPR - Just four letters, but they could cost your business €20m, or even more. The EU General Data Protection Regulation which aimed at giving data subjects (citizens) back control over their personal information comes into…

The Hands Free Hectare team L:R - Kit Franklin, Jonathan Gill and Martin

Farming Scotland set to hear about ‘world first’

World leading innovation in the farming sector will be showcased at a major agriculture conference in Carnoustie, Angus in February 2018. The ‘Hands Free Hectare’ project, run by Harper Adams University and Precision Decisions aimed…

Jim Davidson of Albacom

Albacom Secures Significant Indian Contract Wins

Dundee-based Albacom, which specialising in providing electrical components for the defence and aviation industry, has secured two six-figure contracts with Indian defence companies. The first of these contracts is Albacom’s third project in the region,…

Vicky Brock

Vicky Brock: 10 things about business life I wished I’d learned sooner

I've been called both wise and a pioneer in the space of 24 hours. I think that translates as old and been around the block a few times, and not necessarily in the right direction.…

Saying Thank You to Your Staff & Your Customers

Are you looking for that special something to incentivise your employees during the lead up to Christmas?   All people respond differently to motivation, according to recent research, it does start with simple and regular…

Karen Knowles

My story: Juiced up – Karen Knowles of Bon Accord

If you want something done, ask a working mum. We might moan a lot, but we’re darn efficient. I interviewed one such superwoman this week as one of her girls slept and the other watched…

Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: Diary of a Ginormous SaaS Startup Journey [Part 1]

The first instalment of a diary that will no doubt be full of pain, wonder, blood, sweat, tears and a bunch of ‘learnings’. In episode 1, I start to scratch a long-lasting itch… In 2004, I…

The Tullis Russell site

Advance Construction submit plans for major Glenrothes regeneration

Advance Construction has submitted plans for a major regeneration project, which will transform the historic Tullis Russell Paper Mill site in Fife. The Bellshill-based company, who specialise in large-scale groundworks and civil engineering, is proposing…

Caryn Gibson, accelerator manager for Perth

Elevator launches new Perth accelerator programme

Elevator continues to grow by expanding into its third city with the launch of their newest business accelerator. The Famous Grouse Ideas Centre “Accelerator Programme”, powered by Elevator, will be based within the AK Bell…

Vicky Brock

Scottish entrepreneur launches new entrepreneur agony aunt podcast

Award-winning entrepreneur, Vicky Brock, has launched a new podcast to support startups, CEOs and founders through the personal and professional challenges of growing their business. Each week she’ll be joined by a high profile, expert…

Vicky Brock

Vicky Brock: How to come up with ideas for a startup

Ideas are over-rated. Ideas are ten a penny. Ideas are nothing without execution. Often said, and probably somewhat true, but without an idea, you won't even get to the startup start-line. An idea - even a stolen…

Potential pitfalls when making an R&D tax credit claim

Year on year, as more businesses become aware of their eligibility, the number of R&D tax credit claims is steadily increasing. In a report published earlier this year on the GOV.UK website, it was revealed…

John Clark

John Clark Motor Group acquires Morrisons of Stirling

John Clark Motor Group (JCMG) has acquired Morrisons Garages Limited and Morrisons Land Rover Limited in Stirling. The business includes Land Rover, Jaguar and SEAT and will add an additional 80 colleagues to the group’s current…

Bob Keiller

Bob Keiller pitching masterclass goes down a treat for Acorns

Acorn Enterprise hosted a 4-hour Masterclass with the former CEO of the Wood Group, who is also now Chairman of Scottish Enterprise and founder of AB15. The event was organised for members of the new…

InchDairnie Distillery MD Ian Palmer

InchDairnie Distillery to produce ‘rye whisky’

InchDairnie Distillery is to release a ‘rye whisky’ that brings together elements of Scotch whisky and American rye whiskey. Ryelaw, which is made with a high proportion of malted rye, the key component in American rye whiskey,…

The opening of GlenWyvis distillery

A lesson in crowdfunding: GlenWyvis Distillery – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

The wind turbine made the snowflakes swirl and everyone hurried into the bonded warehouse. John McKenzie, founder and managing director of GlenWyvis distillery, stepped up onto a box and addressed the crowd of 100 or…

Sue Duris

Sue Duris: The Five Steps That Will Ensure PR Success For Your Startup

The startup world is very exciting. It is also very challenging. All you have to do is watch a few episodes of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” to see it in action. Similar adjectives can be used to define…

Ambitious City Deal Boost for Industrial Estate Regeneration in Fife

Fife Council’s Policy and Coordination Committee has approved a proposal to finalise and submit a business case for approximately £45 million to invest in an ambitious Industrial Estates Regeneration Programme across mid and south Fife. The funding is part of the Edinburgh and South…

Kevin Anderson

Dundee marketing agency wins Australian contract

Dundee based marketing consultancy The Story Edge has signed a one-year contract with Australian technology consultancy Ocius Digital to become their outsourced marketing director. As part of the deal, The Story Edge’s Kevin Anderson will…

Cally Russell

My Story: Cally Russell of Mallzee – The Weekly Scaleup with Kim McAllister

The trouble with interviewing the chief executive of shopping app Mallzee is that the research takes days. Swipe left, swipe right, present for my sister, present for me… When I finally tear myself away and…

Leah Hutcheon, Chief Executive of Appointedd

Scottish business figures react to budget

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his second Budget earlier this week and it was broadly welcomed by Scottish business figures, SBNN caught up with several of them after the budget proposals were announced. Jumpstart, the UK’s…

Michael Jones - Managing Director, Fishers Laundry Group

Fishers to be acquired by Canada-based K-Bro for £35m

Fishers Laundry Group, the Cupar-based commercial laundry and textile rental provider in Scotland and the North East of England, has entered into an agreement to be acquired by K-Bro Linen Inc., the largest provider of…

Fife Fabrications

Fife-based precision sheet metal manufacturer undergoes seven-figure management buy-out

Fife-based precision sheet metal manufacturer, Fife Fabrications, has secured a seven-figure funding deal from Royal Bank of Scotland to assist the company in undertaking a management buy-out. The company will now be owned and operated…