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…

Glasgow City Council HQ

Glasgow City Council awards seven year ‘transformational’ ICT contract to CGI

Glasgow City Council has selected CGI to provide 'transformational' IT services to enable the introduction of integrated digital services for the Glasgow area. The Council says this will result in an improved citizen digital experience…

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…

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…

David Hastings with the award certificate

National regeneration award for Lomondgate project team

An economic development and regeneration project initiated in the aftermath of the closure of the J&B whisky bottling plant in Dumbarton 17 years ago, resulting in the loss of 470 jobs, has been recognised by…

Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival

Piping Live! Reels in £2.5 Million to Glasgow

Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival generated £2.5 million for the local economy, after smashing last year’s record number of attendees, coming from all over the world. A visitor survey and economic impact report found that the…

Autoclave composite panel production

Consortium discovers new cure for high value, out-of-autoclave manufacturing

Manufacturing a range of components, from wind turbine blades to car panels, could become significantly more cost-effective and quicker thanks to a ground-breaking R&D project underway in Prestwick. The initiative – which involves Spirit AeroSystems…

Viv Sutherland

Glasgow fit-out firm appoints new strategic development director

Glasgow fit-out firm Morris & Spottiswood has appointed a new strategic development director to help deliver an ambitious 10-year growth plan. Viv Sutherland will be responsible for driving a long-term strategy to expand the firm’s client…

Cloud Global Director Graeme Frater

Scottish aviation business on cloud nine following acquisition

One of Scotland’s most dynamic aviation businesses is looking to continue its rapid expansion with the purchase of Carlisle based, Border Air Training. Since its launch in 2010, Glasgow Airport based, Cloud Global Group, has…

Brian Ferrie

Edge Testing Solutions secures 10 multi-year testing engagements worth £1m+

Edge Testing Solutions, one of the UK’s fastest growing and largest independent software testing companies, has secured ten new contracts valued at over £100,000 each across sectors including retail, finance, education, utilities and the public…

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…

Hunterston dry dock

Hunterston Port secures £240,000 energy decom investment

Hunterston Port and Resource Centre (PARC) in Ayrshire has been awarded grant funding from the Scottish Government that could pave the way for the site to become one of the UK’s most important oil and…

Margaret Dabbs

London health and beauty brand expands to Glasgow

Margaret Dabbs London --- the eponymous West End based podiatry, health and beauty brand -- is to open its first clinic North of the Border in Glasgow's Bothwell Street. The brand currently features a portfolio…

Dario Riccomini

Aldomak acquires The Handmade Meringue Company and wins new export order in Abu Dhabi

Aldomak, the ethical Scottish food producer has acquired the brand of The Handmade Meringue Company for an undisclosed sum. Aldomak already manufactures for the company and will now improve its margins through ownership of the…

Royal Mail property Wishaw

Royal Mail hub changes hands for £8.76 million

Royal Mail’s only distribution centre in Scotland has changed hands in an £8.76-million deal, brokered by Knight Frank. The unit, located on Netherton Industrial Estate in Wishaw, has been purchased by a UK-based private investor.…

(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…

Valerie Adam and Eric Soave

£200k investment helps ice cream business scoop new contracts

A Lanarkshire ice cream maker has secured a raft of new contracts following the completion of a £200k investment programme. Soave’s Ice Cream, which has been helped by Business Gateway Lanarkshire, ploughed the money into…

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.…

Melinda Matthews Clarkson

CodeClan appoints Melinda Matthews Clarkson as new CEO

CodeClan, the UK’s first and only fully accredited digital skills academy, has appointed a former senior figure at technology giant IBM as its new Chief Executive Officer as the organisation looks to build its presence…

The sleeper mini-coach offering Bed, Bus & Breakfast

Scots entrepreneur launches UK’s first ‘Bed, Bus & Breakfast’ mini-coach

First there was ‘Bed & Breakfast’, now there is ‘Bed, Bus & Breakfast’ thanks to a Scottish entrepreneur who has developed the UK’s first sleeper mini-coach, which could transform overnight travel for groups of holidaymakers,…

David Ritche

CMS Window Systems appoints new COO

Scottish window, door and curtain walling designer, manufacturer and installer, CMS Window Systems, has taken the latest step on its growth strategy path with the appointment of a new Chief Operating Officer (COO). David Ritchie…