The proposed Courtyard by Marriott London Luton Airport hotel

Glasgow’s RBH to manage London Airport hotel

Glasgow-based Redefine|BDL Hotels (RBH) is to manage the upcoming Courtyard by Marriott London Luton Airport hotel undertaken by Polcom Developments. The hotel is expected to open early in 2018. The new 250 bedroom modular build…

From left - Jacquie Boyd-Coleman & Laurna Woods

Beattie appoints new MD to drive business south of the border

Beattie, the creative communications group, has appointed Jacquie Boyd-Coleman as managing director of its offices in London, Essex and Cornwall. The appointment was announced as the agency celebrated her 15th anniversary with the company. She…

Talent Across Borders – International Human Resources Seminars in Aberdeen and London

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB) will be hosting a unique mini-series of seminars in Aberdeen on 11 May and London on 25 May.  Talent Across Borders will address key challenges faced by senior leaders…

Bill Gaughan

999 Design celebrates 35 years of award-winning work

Brand agency 999 Design is celebrating its 35th anniversary – just two months after it won its 15th DBA design effectiveness award. The full service communications agency launched in Glasgow in May 1982 with the…

Richard Carroll

Equator grows leadership team with London-based BD director

Glasgow-based creative agency, Equator, has appointed Richard Carroll as its Business Development Director in London. Based in Equator’s Shoreditch office, Richard will be responsible for growing Equator’s impressive list of financial clients which include AXA Insurance,…

Peter Bidewell, the Chief Marketing Officer at Applied Blockchain

Glasgow recruiter takes Blockchain event to London

Following on from the success of Scotland’s first major Blockchain event last September, Glasgow based MBN took the concept to London earlier this month. Following on from ScotChain16, the all-day CityChain17 event focused on answering…

Dundee Airport

Dundee-London air route gets £1.8m injection

The UK government is to secure the Dundee City Airport to London Stansted route for the next 2 years with £1.8 million assistance. The public service obligation (PSO), agreed between the UK government, Transport Scotland…

Ross Caldwell

Ross Caldwell joins Morton Fraser as Partner

Scottish law firm Morton Fraser has enhanced its business banking expertise and links to the City of London with the appointment of Ross Caldwell as partner. Ross joins the firm’s banking & asset finance team,…

Marianne Morrison

From Oil & Gas to Skincare for Guys – Scottish Entrepreneur Creates STOER Skincare for Men

Scottish skincare expert and business woman, Marianne Morrison has launched STOER Skincare for Men after four years in development and investing more than £700,000. Marianne’s background combining beauty and international business, where she worked in…

Tony Brady

The EIC appoints Petrofac’s Tony Brady to Board of Directors

The Energy Industries Council (EIC), the trade association for UK companies that supply goods and services to energy industries worldwide, has appointed Petrofac’s Business Development Manager Tony Brady as the newest member of its Board…

Keith Brown MSP

New London opportunities for businesses at ‘Scotland House’

A new Innovation and Investment Hub in London will provide companies with a place to meet clients and customers, target new markets and secure investment, Economy Secretary Keith Brown has confirmed. Scottish businesses are being…

Left to right are Christine Esson and Russell Dalgleish of Scottish Business Network (by Stewart Attwood)

Scottish Business Network receives £30k boost for London expansion

Businesses will be able to benefit from advice and support from Scottish organisations operating in London, thanks to a £30,000 boost for the Scottish Business Network. The Network was established last year to bring together…

Andrew Blain

Shepherd and Wedderburn close deals of £5.7bn

Law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn has recorded a busy 12 months in which the corporate team acted on over 72 deals spanning 12 sectors, including: energy and natural resources; media and technology; life sciences; and…

From left - Laurna Woods, Beattie Group CEO and Alison Clarke

Beattie hires former Grayling CEO Alison Clarke as Only Marketing Chairman

Beattie, the creative communications group, has signed Alison Clarke, the former chief of Grayling as the Chairman of Only Marketing, the group’s specialist marketing brand. Her appointment follows hard on the heels of the group…

Doubles win for Power Jacks after second Wimbledon contract win

North East based Power Jacks has secured another ace contract, supporting the installation of a second retractable roof at Wimbledon, the home of tennis. The contract has been awarded to Power Jacks by roof engineers…

Kevin Roberts

Kevin Roberts joins Beattie as Chairman

International business leader Kevin Roberts, former Chairman and CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi and Head Coach of Publicis Groupe, has joined Beattie, the UK creative communications group, as its Chairman. Roberts will coach the senior…

Aberdeen City Council leader Councillor Jenny Laing performed the market open

Aberdeen takes centre stage in London for stock exchange ceremony

The London Stock Exchange market open ceremony was performed by Aberdeen City Council leader Councillor Jenny Laing today (Tuesday 10 January). The event marked the local authority’s successful £370million bond issue, which was completed in…

Clare Foster

Scottish legal firm helps English council to save £21m

Scottish law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn was involved in a deal to secure a £6.8m Green Loan to Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council. The loan, from UK Green Investment plc (GIB), is specifically designed…

Left to right are Marcus Noble, Scott Carnegie and Stuart Mitchell of Quest Corporate

Quest caps 2017 with over £100m worth of deals

Quest Corporate, the Edinburgh-headquartered boutique corporate finance advisory firm, has posted a record year in 2016 capped by yesterday’s acquisition of portfolio company Vermilion by Nasdaq-listed FactSet Research Systems Inc. London-headquartered Vermilion is the market…

(L-R) Flybe Executive Chairman Simon Laffin and Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye

Flybe launches two new routes between Scotland and Heathrow

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, is to fly from Aberdeen and Edinburgh to London Heathrow for the first time next year with more than 40 scheduled flights a week. Flybe will operate the slots which…

David Sole OBE

Presenters confirmed for first School for CEOs Vital Few programme of 2107

Some of the UK’s senior business executives will share their personal experiences with delegates on the School for CEOs programmes during 2017. Edinburgh based School for CEOs was founded by former Chief Executive of John…

Airdrie based T.O.M. Vehicle Rental takes investment from Equistone

Mid-market private equity investor, Equistone Partners Europe Limited has invested in Airdrie based flexible vehicle rental solutions T.O.M. Vehicle Rental. Equistone has acquired a majority stake in the Company, investing alongside management and the original…

Stella Panu, Partner at Maven

Maven Capital Partners exits Regent Pacific with 9x investor return

Private equity house, Maven Capital Partners, which has offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow has exited from Regent Pacific Group Limited delivering a 9x return on funds invested. Maven first invested in predecessor business, Plethora…

David Mundell

Scottish Secretary hosts London St Andrew’s Day ‘Taste of Scotland’ event

The best of Scotland’s food, drink and produce will be celebrated in the heart of London today [Wednesday 30 November 2016], as Scottish Secretary David Mundell welcomes a number of Scottish companies and hundreds of…

Steve Ewing

Steve Ewing: Great Expectations of the Scottish Business Network

I didn’t really have many, maybe any, expectations when Russell Dalgleish and Christine Esson approached me many months ago to present to the Scottish Business Network sometime much later this year. Well, the weeks and…