What Businesses Need to Know about Domain Name Registration

Scotland may not be at the forefront of advancements in online commerce but it is still a place where ecommerce greatly matters.  That’s why it’s important for Scottish businesses to be aware of the many…

NE businessman says no thanks to Dragon’s Den offer

An Aberdeen businessman said ‘thanks but no thanks’ to an £80,000 investment from the most high-profile investors around and has instead turned to crowdfunding. Stuart Ingram was invited down to pitch his business, which encompasses the…

Timberbush coach

£1.2 million coach investment spearheads Timberbush Tours’ fleet expansion plans

Coach tour operators, Timberbush Tours, is celebrating 20 years touring by investing £1.2million in nine new coaches, which brings the Timberbush fleet up to 23. The fleet which will be used to ferry holiday makers…

Ardbeg Pier

Ardbeg looks to the future with multi-million pound investment

Islay single malt whisky, Ardbeg, is planning a new still house, funded by a multi-million-pound investment from The Glenmorangie Company. Subject to planning approval, the Distillery aims to start work this year, for completion in 2019.…

Gordon Cunningham

£45m of new business for Clark Contracts

Clark Contracts has secured over £45m of new work in the six months up to 31st January 2018, from both new and existing customers. New orders include the construction of student accommodation on Potterrow in Edinburgh,…

5 Ways to keep the business profitable in a bad economic climate

Running your business was never a walk in the park, but in the current economic climate, it may feel like you are caught between the proverbial stone and a hard place. Exactly what can you…

Lesley Eccles

FanDuel founders to feature at EIE18

Informatics Ventures, Scotland’s technology entrepreneur support programme, has confirmed that FanDuel cofounders Nigel and Lesley Eccles and Rob Jones have been lined up as keynote speakers for EIE18 on 19th April at McEwan Hall in Edinburgh. FanDuel…

Joan Johnston of Bespoke Fabrics

14 cutting-edge Scottish start-ups move into Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

Scotland’s new low carbon dream team – 14 cutting-edge Scottish start-ups hoping to make their millions from climate innovations have moved into the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI). They are the brains behind low carbon…

Dr Andrew Muir, co-founder and Director of FarrPoint

Scottish IT and telecoms consultancy expands Into North of England

IT, telecoms and infrastructure consultancy FarrPoint has opened a new office in Manchester to support its continued rapid expansion and as a base for its activities across the North of England. The firm, founded in Edinburgh over 10 years ago,…

Finding a nook for the book – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Reading used to be a huge part of my life – and then I had kids. Now, with a three and six year old, I feel like time to read is time stolen, squirreled away,…

Thornbridge Sawmills

Cairngorm Capital acquires another timber company

Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP (Cairngorm Capital) has acquired North Yorkshire Timber (NYTimber) and is merging it with its existing portfolio company, Thornbridge. Following the acquisition of Thornbridge in November 2017, this transaction is the next…

Colin Matthews, CEO of Loch Lomond Group, and Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive, The R&A

Loch Lomond Whiskies agrees partnership with The Open

Award-winning independent Scotch whisky distiller, Loch Lomond Group, has agreed a prestigious, five-year partnership with The Open, golf’s original championship for its Loch Lomond Whiskies brand.  The partnership with The R&A includes support of the Ricoh…

Sherry Coutu CBE

Northern Tech Awards strengthens judging panel

GP Bullhound has announced the addition of Sherry Coutu CBE, Jacqui Ferguson, and Melinda Matthews to the judging panel for this year’s Northern Tech Awards. The three tech leaders join a roster of influential judges,…

Simon Quin

Number of Scottish businesses exporting falls

The number of Scottish businesses that currently export their goods or services has fallen to less than a third in the last six months, according to the latest Business in Britain report from the Bank…

Alasdair Green

Alasdair Green: Incubate Business Growth with AAB

Growth is a natural strategic objective for most businesses, as a means of creating increasing value and rewards for owners and employees. However, in our experience, prevailing political and economic uncertainty may be shaping behaviour…

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Wick’s biggest employer set to expand with £1.5m investment

The biggest private sector employer in Wick in Caithness is to strengthen its presence in the area and create more jobs. Family run Ashley Ann Limited (AAL), which designs and manufactures kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms,…

Atlantic Square

Taylor Clark marks 80th anniversary with major Glasgow development

Property and investment group Taylor Clark is celebrating its 80th anniversary with the announcement that work is to start on its high profile Glasgow development, Atlantic Square. This new project marks a long overdue return by…

Vicky Brock

Vicky Brock: 10 important lessons I learned from other people in 2017

Well, 2017 really did turn out to be one hell of a year - and not entirely in a good way. But memorable it most certainly was, along with interesting and character-defining.  And the upside of…

Ian Laird

Loch Duart Salmon brings Scottish luxury goods chief on board

Loch Duart, the independent salmon farming company based in Sutherland and the Hebrides, has appointed Ian Laird to its Board as a Non-Executive Director. Ian is Managing Director of Ayrshire-based Alex Begg, a leader in…

Jenny Campbell

Dragons’ Den entrepreneur to speak at business women’s event

Jenny Campbell, a recent addition to the Dragons’ Den lineup, will be in Scotland next month to address this year’s Ambition & Growth Conference dinner. Jenny, the Founder of YourCash Europe, a pan-European company that provides…

Craneware adds millions to turnover with new US contract wins

Craneware, the Edinburgh-based supplier of solutions for the US healthcare market, has won two significant new contracts with hospital providers in the US, both of which are new customers to Craneware. The first contract with a…

Solasta House

Contract awarded for new life sciences building

Robertsons Construction Northern Limited is to construct a new £4.5m building on Inverness Campus to support growth in life sciences and technology sectors. Inverness Campus developer, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has commissioned the construction firm…

Paddy Graham

Paddy Graham: Significant increase in deal volume in Scotland

Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the negativity that seems to surround the world of business, from plunges on the stock market to mounting regulation and the uncertainty being created by Brexit. But peel…

Cahal Dowds

UK acquisitions of US companies on the rise

UK buyers acquired 109 US companies in the second half of 2017, up 23.9% on the 88 deals done in the second half of 2016. However US buyers acquired 156 UK companies in the second half…

TCB senior management team

Immunotherapy company to open first overseas office in Japan

Motherwell-based immunotherapy company TC BioPharm Ltd (TCB) is to open a new office in Japan to continue expansion of its Asian operations. Developing innovative CAR-T-based approaches to treat cancer, TC BioPharm has an established history…