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Rockets could be launched from Sutherland as early as the 2020s

Sutherland could be a new site for vertically-launched space rockets and satellites as the Government makes £2 million available to fund further horizontal launch spaceport sites across Britain - including Newquay, Glasgow Prestwick and Snowdonia - subject to…

Norman Jackson

Norman Jackson: 7 Tips for Great Networking

This article is part of the Scottish Business Network Experts Series. Over the last 30 years, I have worked with more than 1,000 small and medium sized businesses as an Adviser, Mentor, Non-Executive Director, Strategic Planner and…

Amy Tyler

Aberdeen office market continues to improve

The Aberdeen office market has continued its steady start to 2018 into the second quarter with a further 89,776 sq ft of office space transactions, almost mirroring take-up in the first quarter (88,774 sq ft)…

The delegates with the First Minister

Glasgow strengthens international links on Berlin trade mission

The co-hosts of this year’s European Championships have teamed up once again – this time to create better links between businesses and promote international trade. Four Glasgow businesses, currently not exporting out of the UK, were…

Alison Sellar, CEO of activpayroll, receives her OBE from the Queen

activpayroll CEO gets her OBE

Alison Sellar, CEO of activpayroll has received an OBE for her services to business in Scotland and abroad at an Investiture held at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] Alison was one of three people from…

The UK’s current pub scene under the spotlight

Those across Scotland and the rest of the UK have been living with the smoking ban for more than a decade now, whereby it is against the law to smoke in enclosed workplaces. The pub…

Russ Peterson

Bad Dinosaur expands into Glasgow

Edinburgh-based software development agency Bad Dinosaur has opened a new office in Clockwise's Savoy Tower in Glasgow. The expansion will be overseen by director, Russ Peterson who has moved to Glasgow to oversee operations. [adbutler…

Peterhead Port

Aberdeenshire economy buzzing with activity as Economic Strategy updated to reflect positive outlook

A range of local business developments which demonstrate the strengths of the area’s economy have been welcomed by Aberdeenshire Council, as a new economic action plan for the area is introduced to reflect a more…

EC-OG named as ‘Rising Stars’ in the European Business Awards for the Environment

EC-OG have been named as ‘Rising Stars’ in the European Business Awards for the Environment. After successfully being shortlisted to represent the UK, EC-OG’s Subsea Power Hub was put forward in the ‘Product’ category to…

Andrew Byers

Air Control Entech appoints new Non-Executive Director

Air Control Entech (ACE) has appointed Andrew Byers as a new Non-Executive Director. Andrew has worked in the Oil and Gas technology space since 1998, and brings a wealth of commercial, operational and general management skills.…

Julian Howell CEO PharmaKrysto

Scottish biopharma company in licensing deal for new treatment for inherited kidney disease

PharmaKrysto Ltd, a biopharmaceutical company based in Scotland, has completed an exclusive global licensing deal with Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA, for PK10, a potentially revolutionary compound to treat people with cystinuria – an inherited…

John Joyce and Malcolm McPherson

Addleshaw Goddard posts record revenues following merger

International legal firm, Addleshaw Goddard, has posted record global revenues of £242million for 2017/2018, representing a growth of 23% compared to the previous year. An £86 million profit marked the fourth consecutive year of profit…

SEPA Chairman Bob Downes

Scotland’s best green businesses announced as finalists for environmental awards

More than 40 of Scotland’s best green businesses have been announced as finalists for the VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards in recognition of their commitment to tackling environmental challenges. Now in their 19th year, the…

Accelerated revenue growth forecast for Scotland’s SMEs

The Q2 2018 SME Growth Tracker reports that amongst Scotland’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) the Confidence Index score for their business has improved from -8 earlier this year to -5. The slight improvement contrasts with the…

FNZ Group to acquire German investment platform business ebase

FNZ Group is to acquire 100% of German investment platform ebase from Comdirect Bank AG, subject to regulatory approval. Adrian Durham, CEO of FNZ Group, which has more than 300 employees based in Edinburgh, said:…

Left to right: Laura McGeown, Robin Carmichael, Managing Director Mark Ward, Chief Technical Operations Director Garry Cree, Operations Director Paul McDaid and Project Director Victoria McDonald

Power One targets £2.5m turnover and further growth

Paisley-based electrical engineering group, Power One, is on course for a year one turnover of £2.5m following a raft of contract wins in the telecoms and utilities sectors. The group has landed a prestigious i…

Left to right are Patrick Renner, Susanne Mitschke and Rogelio Arellano of MindMate (by Stewart Attwood)

Glasgow Alzheimer app partners with Australian medical company

Glasgow-based MindMate, a free mobile health app that is already being used by over one million people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, brain injury and other forms of cognitive decline, has partnered with Actinogen…

Greenside, Edinburgh

Developer sells 38,000sq ft Greenside office building

Development company Chris Stewart Group (CSG) has sold the Greenside office building in the east end of Edinburgh’s city centre, to Leading Cities Invest (LCI), a real estate investment fund managed by Frankfurt-based KanAm Grund Group. [adbutler…

Robert Kay

New appointment expands Entrepreneurial Scotland’s role in Highlands and Islands

Entrepreneurial Scotland has appointed Robert Kay as regional development manager for the Highlands & Islands. Robert, from Nairn, previously worked in banking with RBS and later with Bank of Scotland, setting up their Private Banking…

Ancoats’ Industrial Graveyard Experiences Urban Revival

Transformed from an industrial deserted town to a thriving hotbed for independents, the inner Manchester city of Ancoats is now amongst one of the hippest places to live in the UK. Could this be the…

The staff at Accenture in Edinburghq

Accenture welcomes twenty graduates into its Scottish workforce

Accenture is hiring 20 Scottish university graduates, who will take up entry-level positions in the company’s Edinburgh office over the next 12 months. The appointments, which follow an extensive recruitment campaign with Scottish universities to…

Brodies’ Managing Partner, Nick Scott

Brodies hits revenue of £68.59m and eight consecutive years of growth

Annual revenue at law firm Brodies LLP grew to £68.59 million, up from £66.68 million in the previous year. Profits before partner distributions also increased, up 3.5% or £1.1million, to £32.86 million, compared to £31.73…

Dr Andrew Muir, co-founder and Director of FarrPoint

Scottish consultancy guides West Sussex through £4.66m ultrafast fibre project

Scottish IT, telecoms and infrastructure consultancy FarrPoint has successfully supported West Sussex County Council in securing £4.66 million of funding from the Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) Challenge Fund, under Wave 1, and in procuring services to upgrade and…

Jacqui McLaughlin, Chief Executive of Reactec

Vibration sensor manufacturer break into profit for 2017

Reactec, the Edinburgh-based supplier of revolutionary hand arm vibration monitoring devices, has reported that the business moved into profit in 2017. In its accounts for the 12 months to 31 December, 2017, submitted to Companies…

Chris Harte

Annual billings at Morton Fraser breaks £20m threshold for the first time

Legal firm Morton Fraser, has increased revenues by 9 per cent year-on-year, topping the £20m threshold for annual billings for the first time in its history (£21.7m). The strong commercial performance results in another increase to…