Technology Centre launches £2 million fund for digital and decommissioning ideas

There’s up to £2 million available to innovators in the Oil & Gas Technology Centre’s (OGTC) latest two ‘Calls for Ideas’ on digital transformation and decommissioning, which launch today. Digital Transformation challenge OGTC is looking…

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…

Jonathan Hinkles (centre) with some of the Loganair team

Expanded schedule for Loganair as it flies under its own name

Scottish Airline Loganair has launched an expanded schedule for its first full summer of flying under its own name and brand. Loganair is launching a new three-times weekly jet service linking Manchester and Inverness with…

£150,000 John Lewis Christmas deal for Eden Mill

Eden Mill St Andrews has secured a £150,000 deal to supply all John Lewis stores in the UK with the distillery’s 12 Gins of Christmas gift set of miniatures and Christmas Cracker. The partnership with…

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…

The Women in Tourism Committee

Future industry leader sought by Women in Tourism

In celebration of Scotland’s Year of Young People, this morning Women In Tourism launched a campaign to recruit a young person to join them as a Board member throughout 2018.  The national membership organisation which…

Iain Conn

Centrica launches joint venture E&P company

Centrica has launched a joint venture oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) firm with Bayerngas Norge, to be called Spirit Energy which is expected to generate up to £150 million of cost savings. The new company…

Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: Diary of a Ginormous SaaS Startup Journey [Part 3]

Read - [insert page='mike-mcgrail-diary-ginormous-saas-startup-journey-part-1' display='link'] On swinging-opinions from smart people, finding a sidekick and deciding on a product name… Just a day has passed since my last update, yet my thinking and direction for this currently mythical…

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…

Paul Wheelhouse

£1million boost for chemical sciences firm

More than 70 jobs have been secured, and further roles created, at a Dumfries manufacturing plant, with a £967,955 Scottish Enterprise grant to support innovation. Scottish Government Minister for Business Innovation and Energy, Paul Wheelhouse,…

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.…

The Hands Free Hectare team L:R - Kit Franklin, Jonathan Gill and Martin

Farming Scotland set to hear about ‘world first’

World leading innovation in the farming sector will be showcased at a major agriculture conference in Carnoustie, Angus in February 2018. The ‘Hands Free Hectare’ project, run by Harper Adams University and Precision Decisions aimed…

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…

Rob Hamilton

Dynamic Edge targets London growth after key IT acquisition

Aberdeen-based technology business Dynamic Edge has acquired a London-based  IT firm as it looks to grow the business in the the South East of England. The acquisition of Waytime Technologies brings the total number of…

Jim Davidson of Albacom

Albacom Secures Significant Indian Contract Wins

Dundee-based Albacom, which specialising in providing electrical components for the defence and aviation industry, has secured two six-figure contracts with Indian defence companies. The first of these contracts is Albacom’s third project in the region,…

Louise Barnett accepting her award for Operations Manager of the Year. Left is David Baddiel, right is Sam Leighton-Smith, director of Compass Associates

Success for Balhousie Care Group at National Care Awards

Louise Barnett Operations Director at Balhousie Care Group won the Operations Manager of the Year award at the recent National Care Awards. Louise has been integral in pushing forward Balhousie's Together We're Great initiative. Heather Smith,…

Fiona Hyslop

Multi-million pound proposal for screen unit approved

The proposal to establish a new Screen Unit within Creative Scotland has been signed off by Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop. The Screen Unit will work to enhance Scotland’s screen industry by aligning and coordinating public…

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…