Edinburgh tourism

New research strengthens case for Edinburgh Transient Visitor Levy

A Transient Visitor Levy would not deter tourists from visiting the Capital, according to research published today by the City of Edinburgh Council. The findings point to a strongly performing hospitality sector with some of the highest…

David Woods

Jumpstart steps up UK expansion with new South East BDM appointments

Edinburgh-headquartered research and development tax relief specialist Jumpstart has further invested in its UK-wide business with the appointment of Business Development Managers David Woods and Simon Mitchell. The new recruits will focus on growing Jumpstart’s…

From left - Chris Lynch and Filip Boyen

Small hotel in a big world: Nira Caledonia – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Mauritius, St Moritz, Edinburgh…. Nira Caledonia has literally just opened (they still had the Brasso out) on Edinburgh’s Gloucester Place, the third in the portfolio of this independent hotel group. It is also only the…

Left to right – Exception CEO, Scott McGlinchey and Head of Transformation & Consulting, Alasdair Hendry

Exception marks seven-figure expansion plans with key appointment

Edinburgh-headquartered Exception has bolstered its senior management team with the appointment of Alasdair Hendry as the company’s new Head of Transformation & Consulting. The Board of Directors has also committed a further seven-figure investment to…

Conference will take cyber security expertise around the planet

Edinburgh Napier University is hosting a global cyber security event which features expert speakers in six different time zones. The focus of ‘Cybersecurity Revolution’ will move from Scotland to Canada, then back to Europe via…

From left; Alex Matthews, Lesley Fordyce, Mark Bell and Bill Kane of AAB Consulting

AAB Consulting expands team with key public sector appointments

Anderson Anderson & Brown Consulting Limited (AAB Consulting), the dedicated consulting arm of Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), has announced three key senior leadership appointments within the specialist public sector arena. Lesley Fordyce joins…

L-R Sandy Manson, Chief Executive; Scott Dunbar, Partner; Gemma Spiers, Partner; Michael Murray, Partner; Andrew Shepherd, Chairman

Nine senior promotions bolster growing Johnston Carmichael

Accountancy and Business Advisory firm Johnston Carmichael has announced nine senior promotions, including three to partner level, as part of the firm’s growth strategy. Based out of the Edinburgh office, Head of Marketing, Gemma Spiers, who joined the…

Angela Hughes

Promotions bolster senior team at Clark Communications Team

Scottish communications agency Clark Communications has announced two senior promotions to coincide with a raft of new business wins. Associate director Angela Hughes has become a director of the business, while Anna Farley-Allan has returned from maternity leave to…

The i4 Product Design team

i4 Product Design chooses employee ownership

An Edinburgh-based company has become Scotland’s latest employee-owned business, with 14 members of staff becoming majority owners. i4 Product Design Ltd was formed in 2003 by four founding directors, Brian Combe, Ewan Maxwell, Gordon Miller and…

Nigel Eccles

FanDuel to merge with US unit of Paddy Power Betfair

Fan betting website FanDuel, which was launched in Edinburgh in 2009 is to merge with the US unit ofPaddy Power Betfair. The vast majority of FanDuels business takes place in the United States. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] Paddy…

Shirley-Anne Somerville

PwC unveils new data science Graduate Apprenticeship with Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities

Workers of the future will be able to get a degree in data science through a Graduate Apprenticeship in a first for Scotland. Global accounting and business services giant PwC, has joined forces with the…

John Morrison

Shortlist for Edinburgh Napier University Bright Red Sparks unveiled

Edinburgh Napier University has unveiled the shortlist for its inaugural innovation and enterprise competition, Bright Red Sparks. The winners of the annual awards, led by Bright Red Triangle, the university’s innovation and entrepreneurship practice, will…

Paul Curran, chief executive officer, Qmile Group

Edinburgh’s Quartermile Developments acquired in MBO

Two directors of Edinburgh-based property developer Quartermile Developments have launched a new development company following a successful management buyout (MBO). Chief executive officer, Paul Curran, and finance director, Mike Milligan, have purchased the entire share…

Graeme Hartop

Independent bank opens second Edinburgh office

Hampden & Co, the independent bank which opened in June 2015, has opened a second Edinburgh office close to their existing base in Charlotte Square. The new office is just around the corner in South…

Kerry Kimber

Former art teacher knitting success

A former art teacher who began knitting classes for kids now has 20 franchises across the UK and Ireland. Kerry Kimber from Edinburgh launched Knitting for All in 2010, passing on her childhood love of…

From left, Paragon’s Robert Perry and Bond Davidson’s Malcolm Davidson celebrate creating one of the UK’s largest independent building and project consultants, alongside Paragon’s John Munday and Bond Davidson’s Matthew Dunn

Paragon merges with Bond Davidson to create £22m turnover building and project consultancy

Edinburgh-based independent building and project consultancy Paragon has merged with Bond Davidson to create a £22m turnover business employing almost 200 people with additional offices in London, Manchester and Esher, Surrey. The merged business, which has its Edinburgh office…

Crowne Plaza Edinburgh - Royal Terrace

Crowne Plaza Edinburgh – Royal Terrace to undergo £3 million refurbishment

The four star Crowne Plaza Edinburgh – Royal Terrace has started a £3 million refurbishment which will a high quality contemporary Scottish restaurant, cocktail bar and a new Whisky and Cigar lounge with an outdoor smoking…

The new 'Boris Bikes'

‘Boris Bikes’ come to Edinburgh after new agreement has been signed

Transport for Edinburgh (TfE) and Serco have signed an agreement for Serco to introduce and operate the innovative new cycle hire scheme for the City of Edinburgh – with the first bikes due to hit…

CGI preview of the building

£7million distillery to open in Edinburgh next year

John Crabbie & Co is to build a new single malt whisky distillery in Leith, Edinburgh, reviving one of the most famous brand names in Scotch whisky. Crabbie parent company, Halewood Wines & Spirits plans…

L-R: Stuart Petrie, Tax Senior Manager at Anderson Anderson Brown, Derek Mitchell, Partner at Anderson Anderson Brown and Adrian Sangster, National Lettings Director, Aberdein Considine

Edinburgh conference to examine tax rises facing landlords

A special conference is being held in Edinburgh to help landlords deal with the biggest shake-up of Scotland's letting industry in 30 years. Tax experts from Anderson Anderson Brown LLP and letting industry specialists from…

Kim McAllister and Russell Dalgleish

Video interview with Russell Dalgleish of Scottish Business Network – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Kim McAllister talks to serial entrepreneur Russell Dalgleish about being tall, investing, Scottish Business Network and the Scottish entrepreneurial ecosystem. Russell is the founder and managing partner of Exolta Capital Partners. Scottish Business Network was…

Pufferfish targets £900,000 crowd funding raise

Technology company Pufferfish launched its £900,000 Crowdcube crowd funding campaign this week. The Edinburgh-based producer of innovative interactive spherical-display solutions is growing and expanding its international reach and is now offering the public the chance to…

From left - Alex Montgomery and Haig Bathgate

Edinburgh-based investment manager acquired by Seven Investment Management

Seven Investment Management (7IM) has acquired 100% of the shares in Edinburgh-based investment manager, Tcam Asset Management, subject to FCA approval. 7IM, established in 2002 by Tom Sheridan and Justin Urquhart Stewart, provides retail investment products, services and technology, primarily via the…

Douglas Shand

PwC introduces new Director of Technology and Innovation for Scotland role

Douglas Shand has been appointed to the newly created role of Director of Technology and Innovation for Scotland at PwC as the firm expands its digital offering. The new role, which will be based in…

Gary Davis

Ecometrica wins US environmental leader product of the year award for third year running

Ecometrica, the Edinburgh-based downstream space and sustainability company, has won the prestigious US Environmental Leader Product of the Year Award for the third consecutive year for its Ecometrica Platform, which helps business, governments and society…