John Clark Motor Group to open second Edinburgh Jaguar Land Rover showroom

Scottish motor business, John Clark Motor Group (JCMG) is to open a second Pentland Jaguar Land Rover showroom in Edinburgh. The new eye catching development on Whitehill Road, near Fort Kinnaird opened for business on…

Fort Kinnaird

New 20,000 sqft Pure Gym amongst Fort Kinnaird new openings

Edinburgh retail and leisure destination Fort Kinnaird is set to welcome a range of new stores, as well as a gym, creating more than 100 jobs. Pure Gym is set to open a 20,000 sq…

Event – Your Competitive Advantage, Offer and Edge, in only ONE DAY!

The Edinburgh Institute for Collaborative & Competitive Advantage is running a one day workshop entitled “Your Competitive Advantage, Offer and Edge, in only ONE DAY!” on Thursday, 19 October 2017. Who is this For? Are you…

Honey Pharmacy

Honey Pharmacy Group adds stores and refers with £480k bank funding

The owners of Honey Pharmacy Group have invested £480,000 of HSBC funding in a new growth strategy. The investment integrates two Apple Pharmacy stores based in Edinburgh and Inverness into the Honey Pharmacy brand portfolio,…

L-R David Smith and Chris Dougray, Dougray Smith

Chris Dougray: Commercial property industry comment

In early 2010, during the global financial crisis, banks were forced to de-leverage, and largely US based private equity funds, purchased several billion pounds worth of NPL (non-performing loans.) Almost 10 years on, industry pundits…

Mark Diffley

Former Ipsos MORI Scotland director launches new research firm

Public opinion, research expert and political analyst, Mark Diffley, is launching a new business providing high quality research and consultancy services to organisations in the private, public and third sectors. The new firm, Mark Diffley…

Arnprior Farm: Using PR to scale – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

If you were an aspiring popstar, would you post Simon Cowell your demo, or give it to a mutual friend to pass to him? Most companies looking to get press coverage turn to PR managers.…

David Pinto – Diary of an innovative startup

We are approaching launch in a month, after many turns in the road and a few false starts. I’ll give you a little info about what we’re building, where we are at, and what our…

Audrey Opdycke-Barnes

Edinburgh Napier student to be Sainsbury’s CEO for a day

An Edinburgh Napier student is to become head of one of the UK’s largest chain of supermarkets – for a day. Audrey Opdycke-Barnes has been selected for recruitment consultancy Odgers Berndston’s CEO for a Day…

From left - Craig Bridges, GRAHAM Construction's Regional Development Director, Councillor Elaine Murray, Leader of Dumfries and Galloway Council,Deputy Council leader, Rob Davidson.

GRAHAM Construction opens 4th Scottish office in Dumfries and Galloway

A construction company which is building four major projects in Dumfries and Galloway has officially opened its first permanent office in the region – situated in Heathhall. GRAHAM Construction, the lead contractor on The Bridge,…

Managing your exit – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

I have just had an amazing conversation with a woman I know who’s in the process of leaving her business. I’m going to keep her anonymous, but her insights just have to be shared.  After…

One Lochrin Square

Ctrip books One Lochrin Square for new Edinburgh base

Newly-refurbished One Lochrin Square has secured its first tenant with the world’s second largest online travel agency, Ctrip, taking space at the Edinburgh property. Ctrip, the owner of Edinburgh-based travel search website Skyscanner, will base…

Jackie Partridge with TV's Dr Christian

Cosmetic Nurse Gets New Injection of Life – as a Public Speaker

An Edinburgh-based business woman has been chosen to give essential training to plastic surgeons, dermatologists, nurses, dentists and doctors from around the world. Cosmetic nurse Jackie Partridge, who has championed responsible cosmetic treatments in Scotland,…

From left - Susan Bell, Ricky Milliken and Alistair McLeod

Business and IT consultancy opens Scottish office

Waterstons, a UK business and IT consultancy, has opened its first office in Scotland as it eyes further growth and expansion. The firm has its UK headquarters in Durham and another office in London, and…

Edinburgh Airport

Record numbers pass through Edinburgh and Glasgow airports in September

1,291,640 passengers used Edinburgh Airport in September – up 8.4% on the same month last year with the number of international passengers passing soaring by 14.1% making it the busiest September on record at the…

Alan Borthwick Chairman of BTO Solicitors

BTO Solicitors records turnover of £18.916m and profit of £7.82m

Scottish law firm BTO Solicitors LLP has published details of its financial performance in its first year of trading as a Limited Liability Partnership, revealing record results. In the firm’s Annual Review, BTO Chairman Alan Borthwick…

Turcan Connell Hockey Team

Turcan Connell Charity Hockey Tournament raises £7,000 for CCLASP

Turcan Connell recently hosted its second inter-firm hockey tournament, this time raising £7,000 for its nominated Charity of the Year, CCLASP. The evening saw 12 teams take part in a five-a- side round robin tournament…

Simon Capaldi

Edinburgh office take-up on track to beat 2016 total

Edinburgh’s office market looks set for another very strong year after a further 160,449 sq. ft. of city-centre stock was let during Q3 2017, according to Knight Frank. Analysis from the independent property consultancy found…

Charlotte Garvie

Christmas comes early to Edinburgh with launch of new business

Two women have launched a new business in Edinburgh that specialises in the design and installation of Christmas decorations for businesses and homeowners. Business partners, Charlotte Garvie and Joanne Bayliss launched the Christmas Decorators Edinburgh,…

Your attitude as you scale – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

Interviewing business people, as I do, gives you a very interesting insight into personality types.  Occasionally, the arrogance is quite incredible. Usually, the humility is quite inspiring. I attended the Association of Scottish Businesswomen Awards…

Andreas Neudahm

Interview with Andreas Neudahm, Renowned Hotel Designer

Andreas Neudahm is one of Europe's most highly-regarded hotel designers.  Now boasting a 30-strong team (headquartered in Wuppertal in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany), Andreas has designed hundreds of hotels for many of the biggest brands across…

Left to right are Lisa Thomson and Victoria Lees of Purpose HR

Purpose HR wins series of Scottish tech firm accounts

Purpose HR, which provides HR as a service to high growth technology companies, has secured a series of recent client wins including fashion shopping app, Mallzee, training software specialist, Administrate and AIM-listed Smarter Grid Solutions.…

Attendees at the ETIC First Stage Event

Edinburgh Tourism gets a weekend digital boost

Over 120 attendees gathered for the first stage of The Edinburgh Tourism Innovation Challenge (ETIC), which culminated on the 8th October. The event was the first of three stages in the Edinburgh Tourism Innovation Challenge, whose aim is…

Cumbernauld door and window manufacturer invests more than £600k to satisfy increasing demand

CMS Window Systems has invested more than £600,000 at its main Castlecary factory near Glasgow to increase its operational capacity and create a solid platform to service its growing trade and domestic windows and doors…

Christian Arno and Andrew Campbell 

Lingo24 opens Amsterdam hub to facilitate international growth

Lingo24, the Edinburgh tech-enabled translation company, has opened a Branch Office in the Netherlands, taking its total number of offices around the world to 6. The move follows growth, particularly in Amsterdam, for the company, which…