Amanda Murphy

HSBC UK commits £650 million to support Scottish SMEs

HSBC UK has launched a £650 million lending fund to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Scotland, as part of its broader commitment to helping British businesses realise their ambitions for growth. The Scotland…

Modulr expands into Edinburgh fintech scene to fuel business growth

High-growth UK payments fintech, Modulr, has opened a new office in Edinburgh to take advantage of the city’s burgeoning fintech scene and grow its software engineering, customer support, risk and compliance, and finance teams. Modulr recently…

Make your afternoon tea sparkle with Popaball’s new range of glitter jam’s

UK drinks accessory company, Popaball, who ‘mixed up’ the drinks industry with their prosecco shimmers and bubbles, are back to add some glamour to your preserves this summer. Popaball’s new range of glitter jams and…

Eric Curran, managing partner of DM Hall

Turnover up to £15.23 million for DM Hall

Chartered surveyors DM Hall LLP, saw an increase in turnover from £14.72m to £15.23m with profits before members’ remuneration and profit share also up to £2.52m from £2.46m in the year to December 2017 compared to…

Martin Leonard, Managing Director of Inver House Distillers

Interview: Martin Leonard, Managing Director of Inver House Distillers

Can you tell me about your background in the industry? I spent ten years working at United Distillers (now Diageo), initially as a research scientist and then in operations and procurement, which gave me a…

L-R - Michelle Motion, Sandy Adam and Innes Smith

Scottish housebuilder sees revenue rise by 27% to £140.7m

Scottish housebuilder, Springfield Properties, has announced its maiden annual results, for the year ended 31 May 2018, following its listing on AIM in October 2017. Revenue has increased by 27% from £110.6m to £140.7m with adjusted operating…

Hamish Macdonell

Scottish Salmon body bolsters senior leadership team

The Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) has appointed Hamish Macdonell, to the newly created role of Director of Strategic Engagement. Hamish will lead public affairs and communications at the organisation, which represents the UK and…

Jim Cormack

Pinsent Masons litigator Jim Cormack appointed Queen’s Counsel

Pinsent Masons’ partner Jim Cormack, has been appointed Queen’s Counsel by Her Majesty the Queen on the recommendation of the First Minister. Mr Cormack, a commercial litigation specialist with a focus on technology, IP and…

From left - Brian Inkster and Steven McDonald

Inksters opens new office in Edinburgh and recruits consultant solicitor

Inksters Solicitors has expanded their presence into the East of Scotland with the opening of a new Edinburgh office and the appointment of Steven McDonald as a consultant solicitor. Steven’s experience is at senior management…

Tadas Labudis

Prodsight attracts seed funding to hire new staff and refine product

An Edinburgh-based startup enabling businesses to gain insight from customer support conversation data has secured £115,000 in seed funding. Prodsight, set up by Tadas Labudis, will use the cash injection to hire key staff over the next 12 months to improve…

Simon Poole and team

Employee-owned journey success with £2.7m turnover

An enterprising manufacturer of bespoke Volkswagen campervans is reaping the rewards of becoming an employee-owned businesses. North Berwick-based Jerba Campervans specialises in luxury conversions of the VW Transporter T6, which it sources for its clients. [adbutler zone_id='297765']…

Oak sponsors this year’s Intranet Now Conference!

North East England intranet software service provider, Oak, are extremely excited to announce that they are a Platinum Sponsor at this year’s Intranet Now Conference! After spending over 20 years developing intranet software and delivering intranet…

L to R – James Gregg and Dave Acton

Motive to expand with creation of Netherlands joint venture

Motive Offshore Group is continuing to expand its global presence with the announcement of a joint venture in the Netherlands. The marine equipment specialist, which is headquartered in Boyndie, Aberdeenshire, has joined forces with Rotterdam-based…

Alastair Scott - 2020 Productions MD

Founders Series – Alastair Scott, managing director of 20/20 Productions

Starting out in theatres, opera houses and fashion shows, Alastair Scott co-founded the creative production company, 20/20 Productions, in 1990. Since then, Alastair has worked with a long list of prominent organisations to help them deliver…

Jacqueline Law

Stock shortage pushes Scots property prices to record high

The cost of a home in Scotland has soared to a record high after a summer market heatwave inflated prices in almost every part of the country. Research for Aberdein Considine’s Property Monitor report shows the average…

left to right: Carla Fyfe, Ewan Sinclair and Olivia Robertson

Scotland’s social innovation rising stars unveiled

A multi-sensory audio visual pop-up space for young people with additional support needs, a collaborative hub providing employment opportunities, and a programme of workshops using STEAM subjects for exploring emotional wellbeing in young girls have…

Greig Johnston

Dogfish Mobile announces office move, growth and rebrand

Central Scotland-based, enterprise web and mobile app development firm, Dogfish Mobile, is to relaunch as Vidatec. The comprehensive rebrand follows its multi-million-pound acquisition by the Dundee-based, Insights Group, in June 2017. As part of the relaunch, Vidatec will be…

The Scotland team of coaches and consultants with BioCity’s Toby Reid (Managing Director) and Colin Roberts (Director of Venture Development)

Scotland’s Life Sciences Start-Ups to benefit from BioCity’s specialist support

Life sciences incubator, BioCity, has won a contract tendered by Scottish Enterprise to provide specialist support and advice to all its life science start-ups in Scotland. The minimum three-year contract will see BioCity provide specialist…

Keith Anderson and Rachel Stewart

Legal services firm Vialex opens Berwick office in first move south

Scottish legal services firm Vialex is opening a satellite office in Berwick-Upon-Tweed to serve its existing client base in the north of England, and to give it a platform from which to grow that client…

Calum Paterson

Scottish Equity Partners ranked in world’s top 20 VC firms

Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) has been named as one of the world’s most consistent, top performing venture capital fund managers by Preqin, the data and intelligence specialists for the global alternative assets industry. SEP, which was founded…

Turing Festival

Team behind Turing Fest launches first Scottish Tech Startup Awards

The team behind Scottish tech conference, Turing Fest, has launched the Scottish Tech Startup Awards to recognise the people and companies leading the way in building the country’s digital economy. The awards will be presented…

Craig Clark

Triple Signing of rocket experts for Scottish satellite company

A trio of space industry heavyweights have joined a firm on track to become the first UK-based satellite launch provider for more than 50 years. With combined senior-level experience in roles at NASA, SpaceX, Virgin…

How Will the GDPR Affect Small UK Businesses?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) first emerged in May 2018. It is essentially intended to better regulate the means by which entities collect, store and utilise consumer data. This is a welcome trend, for…

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Edinburgh ranks among EMEA tech hotspots in new research

Research from property consultancy CBRE has placed Edinburgh fourth in a ranking of Europe, Middle East and Africa’s (EMEA) normal technology clusters.      The report, EMEA Tech Cities: Opportunities in Technology Hotspots, provides a framework for occupiers and investors…

From left - Ritchie Barron, Director, and Greg Pattie, Engineering Product Manager

Inverurie offshore safety business set to expand

An Inverurie-based manufacturer of manual handling equipment is moving to new premises to meet customer demand, thanks to a six figure funding deal from Royal Bank of Scotland. In total, an investment of more than…