Douglas Martin

Startup Interview: Douglas Martin of MiAlgae

Edinburgh-based scientist and entrepreneur, Douglas Martin recently won an award from Shell for his business MiAlgae which produces algae to sustainably feed fish. According to Martin, his business can grow microalgae rich in omega 3 and other nutrients…

All the winners of Scottish EDGE 11

Scottish EDGE Round 11 awards £1.1m to Scotland’s most promising start-up businesses

Thirteen of the country’s most promising entrepreneurs have pitched their way to a share in a £1.1 million prize pot in the Scottish EDGE Round 11 Final. Twenty two finalists, chosen from over 242 applicants…

Leith

Miller Homes launches the Bonnington Micro Business Fund

Miller Homes, one of the UK’s leading house builders, has announced the launch of the Bonnington Micro Business Fund (BMBF). The fund of £150,000 has been created by the City of Edinburgh Council using funds…

Iain Gulland

Industry Leaders Call on Scots Manufacturers to Embrace Circular Economy

The business of boosting Scottish manufacturing by making it more circular - unlocking the economic opportunities of maximising resource use and developing new business models – will be addressed at a series of high profile…

EXCLUSIVE – Advocate turned coder set to disrupt the courtroom – The Weekly Scaleup with Kim McAllister

I was a Meghan Markle fan way before Prince Harry - Suits is one of my favourite ever shows. Everyone loves the suave Harvey Spectre, but I prefer the ridiculous intelligence of Mike Ross; the…

The Hub, EK

Hub, EK leisure development awarded Revo Gold Award

The £13 million Hub, EK leisure development at EK, East Kilbride has become the first Scottish project in nine years to pick up a prestigious Revo Gold Award. The 70,000 sq ft scheme at Scotland’s…

Stephanie Terreni Brown

ECCI on the hunt for budding entrepreneurs

The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) is on the hunt for a new batch of budding Scottish entrepreneurs as it opens the first stage of its Climate-KIC Accelerator for applications. The recruitment drive is…

2 Semple Street, Edinburgh

Plans submitted to increase much needed office space in Edinburgh’s Exchange District

The developers of a new office building in Edinburgh’s Exchange District have applied for planning consent to add an extra floor which would help alleviate the Capital’s chronic shortage of office space. GSS Developments (GSS)…

The Holyrood

The Balmoral receives multimillion pound refurbishment

Rocco Forte owned The Balmoral, the five star Edinburgh hotel, has undergone a multimillion pound refurbishment this year; extending to its main event spaces as well as its castle view bedrooms. As Rocco Forte Hotels…

The proposed Waterfront Plaza

388 home Leith development given unanimous green light

Disused land opposite Leith’s Ocean Terminal will finally be revitalised following yesterday’s approval (13 December) of a long-running brownfield development. Ambitious proposals for "Waterfront Plaza", which were strongly backed by local community and business leaders, were…

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…

Professor Martin Tangney

Celtic Renewables to build whisky residue biofuel plant at Grangemouth

Celtic Renewables Ltd, the Scottish start-up which provides biofuel, has secured planning permission from Falkirk Council to build a commercial demonstrator plant, which will produce over half a million litres of biofuel each year. The pioneering young…

CEO of ESPC Paul Hilton handing the award to Kerry Wells, alongside Diana Boyd

Boyd Property wins ESPC AWARD for Best Customer Service

Boyd Property has scooped the award for providing the best customer service out of all the 140 solicitor and estate agents in the ESPC. Boyd Legal’s Boyd Property division achieved 133 out of 135, the highest…

Stuart Brown

Report shows Edinburgh is one of the best cities to start a business

Edinburgh is one of the best cities in the UK in which to start a business, according to Barclays’ SME Growth Factors Index, with some of the best growth environments for small businesses to grow and flourish.…

Stuart Moncur

Savills appoints head of regional retail in Edinburgh

International real estate advisor Savills has appointed Stuart Moncur as Head of Regional Retail at Savills, based in the firm’s Edinburgh office. Previously at Cushman & Wakefield in Edinburgh where he was Head of National…

Olly Dmitriev, CEO at Vert Rotors

Vert Rotors targets new markets with launch of ‘scaled-up’ compressor

Edinburgh-based Vert Rotors, manufacturer of the world’s smallest low-vibration compressors, has partnered with Training 2000's Advanced Manufacturing and Automation Centre to manufacture a large-scale industrial version of its patented efficient and high-pressure conical screw compressor. Vert’s…

(L-R): Charlie Crawford and Gary O’Donnell

Frame launches media planning and buying arm

Frame Group, the Glasgow-based marketing services business,  is to launch a media planning and buying arm after securing one of the industry’s most prominent figures to head it up. Charlie Crawford has left his position…

Amanda McMillan

November passenger numbers increase at Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh airports

International passengers increased by almost a fifth to help Edinburgh Airport to its busiest ever November with a total of 936,193 passengers used the airport in November, up 8.7% on the same month last year. Glasgow…

Ryan Bevington

Maven Capital Partners exits SPS with a 3x return on the initial investment

Scottish private equity houses Maven Capital Partners has exited from SPS (EU) Holdings Limited, delivering a 3x return on funds invested in 2014. This transaction is the second profitable exit for Maven investors in as…

Peter Lawson

MBO at Edinburgh-based Cortex Worldwide

Edinburgh-based Cortex Worldwide has undergone a management buyout from a multi-billion dollar global corporation. The company provides cloud-based digital marketing solutions and will remain headquartered in Edinburgh where it will focus on continued international growth. It…

Jump In invests £1m in new trampoline park creating 65 jobs

Jump In, the UK’s fastest growing trampoline park operator has invested £1m in a new high-spec arena on the outskirts of Edinburgh, creating 65 new full and part time jobs. Located in Newhailes Industrial Estate…

Bruce Evans, Chief Executive, Lomond Capital

Lomond Capital expands in Brighton as South Coast push continues

Lomond Capital, the rapidly expanding property group, has acquired Tanat-Jones & Company, a Brighton based letting agencies, The deal marks Lomond’s second acquisition in the city since purchasing Brand Vaughan in March and brings its total…

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.…

Gillian Wood

Shoosmiths Edinburgh adds to real estate team

National law firm Shoosmiths has appointed Gillian Wood as a senior associate to the growing real estate team. Wood, a specialist in property development and telecommunications property law, has joined a highly experienced development team…

Julie Wilson and Amy Livingstone

Cheeky Chompers duo wins at NatWest everywoman Awards

Julie Wilson & Amy Livingstone of Edinburgh based Cheeky Chompers, has been named winner of The Demeter Award,  awarded to the most inspirational woman running a business trading from 3 to 5 years at the 2017…