Vicky Hamilton with the Recoil Kneepads

Glasgow entrepreneur secures Homebase distribution deal

A young entrepreneur from Glasgow has just secured a deal to supply her innovative new knee pad product to Homebase. Founder of Recoil Knee Pads, Vicky Hamilton, 27, originally from Gourock developed the innovative Recoil…

Martin Welsh, managing director of Booth Welsh

Irvine-Based Booth Welsh wins EIC Optimization Award

Irvine-based, Booth Welsh, provider of EPC project management, engineering services and control systems to the life sciences/pharmaceuticals, oil and gas and nuclear sectors, has won the prestigious Optimization Award at the EIC National Awards Dinner held…

Veitchi Metframe on site

Veitchi Group reports booming interiors and flooring divisions

The Cambuslang-based Veitchi Group, one of Scotland’s largest construction industry sub-contractors, is reporting an upsurge in business for three of their key divisions. The firm, who celebrated their 100th anniversary in March, say they are…

Riccardo Giovanacci

Newton Property strengthen management team

Glasgow-based Newton Property has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Riccardo Giovanacci ARLA, NAEA, as Associate Director & Head of Letting. Riccardo will head up Newton’s letting division, which manages the letting requirements of over…

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…

Neal Toland receiving his award

Multiple Award Wins for Home Builder’s Site Managers

Three site managers from CALA Homes have each scooped a highly prized accolade in recognition of their work at the highest standards of the housebuilding industry. The developer was celebrating at the NHBC Pride in…

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…

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…

£1.4m Loch Lomond Guest House and Lodges redevelopment completed

The £1.4 million redevelopment of The Loch Lomond Guest House and Lodges is now complete. Partners James Carr and Diane Edward secured funding from Allied Irish Bank (GB) in 2015 to build eight luxury lodges…

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…

Amanda McMillan

Amanda McMillan to stand down from Glasgow Airport MD role

Amanda McMillan, Chief Executive Officer of AGS Airports Ltd and MD of Glasgow Airport is to stand down following a family decision to relocate to Australia. AGS Airports Chairman Sir Peter Mason said: “On behalf…

Stuart Robb

Leonard Curtis Glasgow expansion means office move

Leonard Curtis Business Solutions Group (LCBSG) is to move into larger office in Glasgow after outgrowing its existing premises. The  eight-strong LCBSG Glasgow team, currently based on West Regent Street in the city will move to…

Claire Walsh from BAE Systems confronts the elephant in the room

Work’s Mental: demystifying mental health at work

As mental health at work becomes a ticking time bomb, one Scottish company is taking a proactive approach to nip the issue in the bud. Yesterday, on October 10, World Mental Health Day, Glasgow-based Headtorch welcomed a…

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…

Left to right are Bruce Farquhar and Alistair Dean of Alba Clams

Alba Claims launches to help Scottish businesses pursue commercial claims

A new company has been launches this week aimed at helping Scottish businesses pursue commercial claims.  Alba Claims was set up to advise and engage in relation to construction disputes, insolvency claims and other commercial…

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…

MAKAR Cask Matured Oak Aged Gin and MAKAR gin

Glasgow Distillery sees MAKAR stocked in World Duty Free

World Duty Free (WDF) is to stock Glasgow Distillery Company’s MAKAR Cask Matured Oak Aged Gin and MAKAR gin. MAKAR is the first cask aged gin to be sold in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen airports, as well as being stocked…

Colin McNab

BIG boosts senior team with integrated marketing expert

Scotland’s largest PR and digital marketing agency, BIG Partnership, has boosted its senior team with the appointment of a new client services director. Colin McNab, who has more than 25 years’ experience working with some…

The Threesixty Floor at The Garment Factory

Glasgow’s Garment Factory sees first tenants

Architectural practice Threesixty Architecture and digital services provider Incremental Group have been confirmed as the first occupiers for The Garment Factory, a unique and contemporary office development in Glasgow’s city centre currently undergoing an extensive renovation…

Scottish Chambers of Commerce: Heathrow Business Summit

Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce and Scottish Chambers of Commerce Network will jointly host the Heathrow Business Summit on the 18th of October, in partnership with Heathrow. This year, Heathrow are hosting six new Regional Business Summits across…

L - R Anna Kennedy (My Cupcake Toppers) – Jackie Taylor (UKSE)

Grovewood Business Centre creates sweet success for tenants

A business which designs and creates edible cake toppers, has more than doubled its turnover in just two years after relocating to Grovewood Business Centre in Bellshill.  My Cupcake Toppers increased its annual turnover by…

The Glasgow Business Awards winners

The Glasgow Business Awards reveals best in Strathclyde

SLG Technology Ltd. was named Royal Bank of Scotland’s Most Outstanding Business last night at the 20th anniversary of The Glasgow Business Awards. The company, which was formed in 2008 to supply various support functions…