From left; Alex Matthews, Lesley Fordyce, Mark Bell and Bill Kane of AAB Consulting

AAB Consulting expands team with key public sector appointments

Anderson Anderson & Brown Consulting Limited (AAB Consulting), the dedicated consulting arm of Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), has announced three key senior leadership appointments within the specialist public sector arena. Lesley Fordyce joins…

L-R Sandy Manson, Chief Executive; Scott Dunbar, Partner; Gemma Spiers, Partner; Michael Murray, Partner; Andrew Shepherd, Chairman

Nine senior promotions bolster growing Johnston Carmichael

Accountancy and Business Advisory firm Johnston Carmichael has announced nine senior promotions, including three to partner level, as part of the firm’s growth strategy. Based out of the Edinburgh office, Head of Marketing, Gemma Spiers, who joined the…

The i4 Product Design team

i4 Product Design chooses employee ownership

An Edinburgh-based company has become Scotland’s latest employee-owned business, with 14 members of staff becoming majority owners. i4 Product Design Ltd was formed in 2003 by four founding directors, Brian Combe, Ewan Maxwell, Gordon Miller and…

Ritchie Whyte

Scottish family businesses would surrender control in return for growth

New research suggests that the vast majority of Scotland’s family firms would give up control of the business in a Dragon’s Den style deal if that was the only way they could expand or grow.…

Graeme Hartop

Independent bank opens second Edinburgh office

Hampden & Co, the independent bank which opened in June 2015, has opened a second Edinburgh office close to their existing base in Charlotte Square. The new office is just around the corner in South…

Ian MacDonald

Brewin Dolphin makes Dundee acquisition

Wealth manager Brewin Dolphin recently completed an acquisition for its Dundee office with the purchase of the financial planning and investment assets of local business Clark Thomson MortgageFinders Ltd. The purchase price is not being…

Liam Fox

Global investment drive could bring more than £30 billion to the UK

International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox has launched a new drive to attract more than £30 billion of investment to 68 projects across the UK while attending a meetiing of the Board of Trade in Stirling.…

Pufferfish targets £900,000 crowd funding raise

Technology company Pufferfish launched its £900,000 Crowdcube crowd funding campaign this week. The Edinburgh-based producer of innovative interactive spherical-display solutions is growing and expanding its international reach and is now offering the public the chance to…

From left - Alex Montgomery and Haig Bathgate

Edinburgh-based investment manager acquired by Seven Investment Management

Seven Investment Management (7IM) has acquired 100% of the shares in Edinburgh-based investment manager, Tcam Asset Management, subject to FCA approval. 7IM, established in 2002 by Tom Sheridan and Justin Urquhart Stewart, provides retail investment products, services and technology, primarily via the…

From left, Stuart Cooper and Brian McMurray of AAB's Corporate Finance team with Daniel Crozier of Aphrodite x Venus

AAB secures significant six figure investment for luxury fashion brand

Aberdeen based luxury fashion brand Aphrodite x Venus Limited (AxV) has secured a six-figure equity investment from private investors. The funding secured will aid in the continued development of the product range and help establish…

Marc Wilkinson

Brewin Dolphin posts strong half-years results

Wealth manager Brewin Dolphin has announced its interim financial results for the half-year ending 31 March 2018, highlighting another strong period of organic fund inflows. Total funds stood at £39.7bn at 31 March 2018 (H1…

From left - Colin Hunter, partner at Breeze Dental and Charles Robertson, Relationship Director at Royal Bank of Scotland.

Ayrshire dentists sink teeth into expansion

A dental clinic in Troon, Breeze Dental, has new owners thanks to a six-figure finance package from Royal Bank of Scotland. Dental partners and long-term friends, Greig Stevenson and Colin Hunter, have bought the practice,…

Ian Macleod

Board changes at Scottish business angel investment syndicate, Archangels

Ian Macleod, has joined the board of Archangels, the prominent business angel investment syndicate, succeeding Geoff Ball, who has retired after seven years. Archangels’ members invest in, and mentor, promising start-up and early stage companies…

KPMG underpins growth with raft of promotions and appointments

KPMG has invested in talent across its tax, audit and consulting teams by announcing six new directors. Neil Coutts, who has been with the firm for 13 years, most recently within the financial services team,…

David Currie

Proserv completes $50m financial restructuring

Energy services company, Proserv, has completed a successful financial restructuring, strengthening the long term plans of the company. Through a debt-for-equity exchange and injection of a $50 million investment, the company’s two largest lenders - KKR…

Lloyds Banking Group launches £2bn clean growth finance

Lloyds Banking Group has launched £2bn of new funding to help UK businesses invest in a more sustainable future and increase productivity. The Clean Growth Finance scheme aims to deliver the most inclusive UK green funding…

Chris Horne, Managing Partner of Campbell Dallas (right), welcomes Stephen Wilkie (left) and Andrew Sinclair (centre) to the firm

Campbell Dallas acquires another accountancy firm

Ayr-based Sinclair Scott, a long-established independent accountancy firm stretching back more than 100 years, has joined Campbell Dallas. The deal will see all 20 staff and 2 Partners transfer to Campbell Dallas and add around…

Iain Fraser

Tor Ecosse Limited enters administration

Tor Ecosse Limited entered administration on 4th May 2018 with the appointment of Iain Fraser and Tom MacLennan, partners at specialist business advisory firm FRP Advisory LLP, as Joint Administrators. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] Tor Ecosse is a…

Renew Holdings to buy QTS Group for £80m

Renew Holdings plc, the Engineering Services Group is to acquire QTS Group Limited, a specialist independent rail contractor based in Scotland, for £80m . The Group also announced a placing to raise gross proceeds of…

Alastair Grier

Glasgow’s CarMoney expands financing activity into car leasing

CarMoney, the fast-growing Glasgow-based motor finance business which was launched in 2016, is set to expand its financing activity into car leasing as a result of entering into a partnership agreement with Fleet Alliance, the…

Brian Machray

Allied Irish Bank appoints Edinburgh based head of manufacturing

Allied Irish Bank (GB) has appointed Edinburgh-based Brian Machray as its new head of manufacturing, following the announcement of its dedicated manufacturing fund earlier this year. Brian previously ran his own equity advisory firm and…

Sandy Kennedy

£650,000 boost for Entrepreneurial Scotland

New funding to support entrepreneurs has been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The £650,000 investment into Entrepreneurial Scotland will help drive entrepreneurial networks so that budding entrepreneurs can use them to share ideas, experience…

Keith Brown

Scottish National Investment Bank ‘will receive £2 billion in capital over ten years’

The new Scottish National Investment Bank will receive £2 billion in capital over ten years, Economy Secretary Keith Brown has announced. Responding to the Implementation Plan drawn up by Benny Higgins and his Advisory Group…

Glasgow-based McPhee Mixers acquired by PE firm

Glasgow-based McPhee Bros (Blantyre) Limited which trades as McPhee Mixers has been acquired by Elaghmore Partners LLP, the UK-focused private equity firm for an undisclosed multi-million-pound sum. McPhee Mixers is a designer and manufacturer of truck-mounted concrete…

View from the Laird’s Table

Barclays supports Craufurdland Estate with £500k package

Craufurdland Estate in Kilmarnock, has received funding from Barclays to help launch the Laird’s Table, a new restaurant set in the grounds of the 800-year old, family-owned Estate. The restaurant, set on a loch in…