Modulr expands into Edinburgh fintech scene to fuel business growth

High-growth UK payments fintech, Modulr, has opened a new office in Edinburgh to take advantage of the city’s burgeoning fintech scene and grow its software engineering, customer support, risk and compliance, and finance teams. Modulr recently…

From left - Brian Inkster and Steven McDonald

Inksters opens new office in Edinburgh and recruits consultant solicitor

Inksters Solicitors has expanded their presence into the East of Scotland with the opening of a new Edinburgh office and the appointment of Steven McDonald as a consultant solicitor. Steven’s experience is at senior management…

Tadas Labudis

Prodsight attracts seed funding to hire new staff and refine product

An Edinburgh-based startup enabling businesses to gain insight from customer support conversation data has secured £115,000 in seed funding. Prodsight, set up by Tadas Labudis, will use the cash injection to hire key staff over the next 12 months to improve…

Alastair Scott - 2020 Productions MD

Founders Series – Alastair Scott, managing director of 20/20 Productions

Starting out in theatres, opera houses and fashion shows, Alastair Scott co-founded the creative production company, 20/20 Productions, in 1990. Since then, Alastair has worked with a long list of prominent organisations to help them deliver…

Keith Anderson and Rachel Stewart

Legal services firm Vialex opens Berwick office in first move south

Scottish legal services firm Vialex is opening a satellite office in Berwick-Upon-Tweed to serve its existing client base in the north of England, and to give it a platform from which to grow that client…

Craig Clark

Triple Signing of rocket experts for Scottish satellite company

A trio of space industry heavyweights have joined a firm on track to become the first UK-based satellite launch provider for more than 50 years. With combined senior-level experience in roles at NASA, SpaceX, Virgin…

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Edinburgh ranks among EMEA tech hotspots in new research

Research from property consultancy CBRE has placed Edinburgh fourth in a ranking of Europe, Middle East and Africa’s (EMEA) normal technology clusters.      The report, EMEA Tech Cities: Opportunities in Technology Hotspots, provides a framework for occupiers and investors…

Chris Harte

Morton Fraser boosts private client offering and takes minority stake in residential specialist

Law firm, Morton Fraser, has invested in its private client offering by agreed with Addleshaw Goddard to take on its ten-strong Scottish private client team as part of a move to focus its private client offering…

1400 international social enterprise leaders converge on Edinburgh for Social Enterprise World Forum

More than 1400 international social enterprise leaders, entrepreneurs, young people, academics and policy makers have arrived in Edinburgh for the biggest event in the world for businesses with a social purpose. The Social Enterprise World…

David Ferguson

Nucleus Financial reports first set of results since AIM listing

Nucleus Financial Group Plc the Edinburgh based fintech wrap platform founded in 2006 saw turnover rise 11% to £21.6m for the six months ending 30th June 2018 over the same period last year. Profit after tax for…

Nicholas McVeigh-Crabbe

BBR acquires residential property recruitment specialist

Construction and residential property recruitment specialists BBR Services has acquired Edinburgh-based Star Placement Ltd for an undisclosed sum. The deal makes BBR the biggest residential property recruitment firm in Scotland with clients including Cala, Balfour…

The Royal Yacht Britannia

Royal Yacht Britannia Trust secures £5m funding for Fingal hotel transformation

The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust, the Edinburgh-based registered charity behind one of the UK’s most successful tourist attractions, The Royal Yacht Britannia, has secured support from Santander Corporate & Commercial for its high-profile redevelopment of…

The Konrad Technologies team

Driverless car software specialist opens new Dunfermline office

Konrad Technologies, a global supplier of sensor testing of Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS), has opened its UK offices in Dunfermline, Fife. Konrad-Technologies UK is at the forefront of test and measurement of ADAS sensors…

Clockwise from front left to right are_ Brogan Grier, John Docherty, Suzanne Lawrie and Pete Seymour of Graham + Sibbald (by Stewart Attwood)

Industry stalwart joins Graham + Sibbald

Graham + Sibbald, the independent Scottish chartered surveyor and property specialist, has hired Suzanne Lawrie from DM Hall (where she headed up the business sales function) to expand the firm’s offering into the wider Business…

Mike Irvin

Savills expands Scottish business space agency team with three new hires

Savills has expanded its Scottish business space agency team with the appointment of Mike Irvine and Hugh Rutherford as directors in the firm’s Edinburgh office, and Colin McGhee as associate director in Glasgow. All three join…

Olly Dmitriev, CEO at Vert Rotors

Founders Series – Olly Dmitriev, founder and CEO of Vert Rotors

Olly Dmitriev is the founder and CEO of Vert Rotors, which manufactures and supplies quiet, powerful micro compressors, which produce 2-3 times higher pressure and have 50% better energy efficiency than traditional air compressors. Originally from…

Nat Edington

Battery firm appoints new CEO

Dukosi, the developer of battery management technology, has appointed Nat Edington as Chief Executive Officer. The appointment comes as the Edinburgh-based company introduces its revolutionary wireless battery cell management solution to industrial, grid, marine and…

Mark Dobson, Managing Director of CTFP

New Edinburgh premises announced for expanding Wealth Advisors

Edinburgh-based Chiene + Tait Financial Planning (CTFP) is to relocate to a larger premises near the city centre as it continues to expand its business. The team will relocate at 116 Dundas Street later this…

Gary Davis

Two Scottish companies make it on to the The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 league table

Two Scottish companies have made it on to the 18th annual Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s private technology, media and telecoms (TMT) companies with the fastest-growing sales. Both Edinburgh-based companies are…

Two Scottish companies included in Tech Nation Fintech Programme

Two Edinburgh-based companies, Float and Sustainably, have been included amongst the 20 firms selected for the Tech Nation Fintech Programme. Tech Nation is the UK network for ambitious digital tech entrepreneurs. The cohort includes some…

Scottish Recruitment Firm Marks 260% Growth with New Office Opening

Independent recruitment specialists, Influx Group, has increased turnover by more than 260% between February and August 2018 compared to the previous 6 month period. The firm also moved to new premises in the shadows of the…

From left to right Lucy Logan new business development manager with Corine Thompson weaver

Scottish textile business expands team with new appointments

Edinburgh-based textiles and design company Araminta Campbell Limited has made two key appointments to help grow the business and further develop its collection of luxury handwoven British alpaca accessories, interiors line and exclusive custom-tweed and…

Brodies to move to Edinburgh’s Capital Square office complex

Scottish law firm, Brodies LLP, is to move to the top three floors (five, six and seven) of the new Capital Square office complex in Edinburgh which is currently being constructed by BAM, in partnership with Hermes Investment…

Left to right are Alistair Hindle and Robert Gregory of Hindles (by Kristy Garland)

Patent firm Hindles opens Liverpool office

Edinburgh-based patent and trade mark attorneys Hindles, has opened a new office in Liverpool, signalling confidence in the region’s research and development activity and start-up scene.  The office is headed by director Dr Robert Gregory (pictured),…

Carlowrie Castle

New jobs as Edinburgh event venue gets £1.9 million funding package

Carlowrie Castle, the luxury exclusive use venue just outside of Edinburgh, is set to add 13 new bedrooms and create six new jobs after securing a £1.9 million funding package from HSBC UK. The funding…