Russ Peterson

Bad Dinosaur expands into Glasgow

Edinburgh-based software development agency Bad Dinosaur has opened a new office in Clockwise's Savoy Tower in Glasgow. The expansion will be overseen by director, Russ Peterson who has moved to Glasgow to oversee operations. [adbutler…

FNZ Group to acquire German investment platform business ebase

FNZ Group is to acquire 100% of German investment platform ebase from Comdirect Bank AG, subject to regulatory approval. Adrian Durham, CEO of FNZ Group, which has more than 300 employees based in Edinburgh, said:…

Greenside, Edinburgh

Developer sells 38,000sq ft Greenside office building

Development company Chris Stewart Group (CSG) has sold the Greenside office building in the east end of Edinburgh’s city centre, to Leading Cities Invest (LCI), a real estate investment fund managed by Frankfurt-based KanAm Grund Group. [adbutler…

The staff at Accenture in Edinburghq

Accenture welcomes twenty graduates into its Scottish workforce

Accenture is hiring 20 Scottish university graduates, who will take up entry-level positions in the company’s Edinburgh office over the next 12 months. The appointments, which follow an extensive recruitment campaign with Scottish universities to…

Jacqui McLaughlin, Chief Executive of Reactec

Vibration sensor manufacturer break into profit for 2017

Reactec, the Edinburgh-based supplier of revolutionary hand arm vibration monitoring devices, has reported that the business moved into profit in 2017. In its accounts for the 12 months to 31 December, 2017, submitted to Companies…

Craneware lands major US hospital deal

Edinburgh-based Craneware, which does most of its business in US healthcare market, has increased sales by approximately 100% which includes a significant new contract signed at the end of the year. The new contract is…

The Mint Building

Capital’s office market performing but remains critically short of supply

Edinburgh’s commercial property market secured a busy quarter of office occupier take-up, despite levels of supply becoming critically low, according to data from JLL. Total take-up in Edinburgh reached 350,000 sq ft between April and June…

Andy Metcalfe, MD of Opal IT

£500,000 of contract wins fuel Opal growth

A fast-growing Edinburgh IT firm has hit a revenue milestone following a series of contract wins. Based at York Place in the city, Opal IT has won more than £500,000 of new business in the…

Left to right - Lee Hardy, Marc Taylor, Malcolm Pickard

Ambitious letting agency welcomes pair of major signings

A former Blackburn Rovers and Hamilton Academical midfielder is one of two headline recruits for letting and property management specialist agency, Tay Letting. Since retiring from football due to injury, Lee Hardy has spent more…

From left - Marc Wilkinson, Lynne Lamont, and Donald Brown

Brewin Dolphin bolsters Edinburgh leadership team

Wealth managers, Brewin Dolphin, has strengthened its presence in Edinburgh with a clutch of senior appointments. Marc Wilkinson has taken up a joint role as head of the firm’s office in the Scottish capital and…

John Waddell

Cyber security company expands into bigger offices and appoints new chairman

Scottish IT cyber security and performance solutions company Assure APM has relocated to a larger office in Rutland Square in Edinburgh to accommodate their growing business. The company has more than doubled the size of its team in the past year…

David Murray, MD, Murray Capital

Murray Capital Group reports steady growth in 2017

Annual accounts filed by Murray Capital Group Limited for year-end December 2017 show that company turnover increased 5% to £73.4 million (2016: £69.5 million) and profit after tax and minority interests was £1.1 million (2016 loss:…

Scottish tech start-up extends reach with first arena deal

Edinburgh based ‘make it social’ is partnering with UK ticket agent and official box office of the NEC Group Arenas, The Ticket Factory, to give customers the opportunity to use its software to book as a…

David Alexander, Managing Director of D J Alexander

Consolidation in the rental market as Landlords exit

There are growing signs of consolidation in the UK rental market as many landlords exit the market according to Edinburgh-based property management firm DJ Alexander Ltd. The firm believes that many landlords are exiting the…

Jasmyn Hunter

Time & Tide bucks Scottish High Street demise

Edinburgh based retailer Time & Tide, is bucking the current negative trend in high street retailing by opening their seventh high street retail outlet. The company launched in 2009 and now boasts stores in North Berwick,…

Gordon Steele

Gordon Steele: Understanding the value of your business

There are many reasons for valuing private business whether you are considering investing, selling, transferring an interest in a business, setting up a tax efficient employee ownership scheme or looking to resolve a dispute. Whatever…

From left - Debbie Byers and Carol Graham

New speaker agency set up in Edinburgh

A new business has been launched in Edinburgh with the aim of inspiring audiences and driving tangible changes in communities and society. Speaker Buzz, which exists to promote speakers who have genuine human-interest stories that…

Sara Hawkins of Projekt 42

Projekt 42 secures over £125,000 of funding support

Projekt 42, a charity aiming to tackle poor mental health in Edinburgh, has secured £125,000 of funding towards opening a community gym and wellness centre in the city. The social enterprise currently operates out of…

The Registers View from St Andrew Square

Baillie Gifford to take 60,000 sq ft in St Andrew Square development

Investment manager, Baillie Gifford, is to take over all 60,000 sq ft of the Chris Stewart Group (CSG) development at 20 West Register Street, Edinburgh - part of the £85 million regeneration project at ‘The Registers’. Extending over the…

One Lochrin Square, Edinburgh

Edinburgh reported as the ‘best’ place for tech in UK

Scotland’s capital city is the best place for tech companies looking to scale up, access funding, and do business in, according to a new Government backed report examining the UK’s tech landscape. Edinburgh tech companies…

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']…

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…

From left - Graeme Allan and Fraser Porter

New partner appointment at Anderson Anderson & Brown

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), one of the UK’s leading firms of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors, has announced the appointment of Fraser Porter as Partner, responsible for the firm’s Wealth Management Division. Fraser…

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…