From left - Jackie Waring, Eishel Quinn, Sir Richard Branson, Loral Quinn, Celia Hodgson and Pooja Jain

Sir Richard Branson surprises Scottish startups at first mentor session

Representatives from three of Scotland’s leading startup businesses attended their first mentor session following Virgin StartUp’s inaugural search for Scotland’s startup Business of the Year - but it didn’t quite go as planned. Celia Hodson from…

Managing director Karen Arthur and medical director Dr Sanjay Rajpara of Grand Aura

New skin clinic opens its doors in Granite City

A luxury skin and wellbeing clinic, which offers the latest in specialist treatments using advanced, state-of-the-art technology, has opened its doors in Aberdeen city centre.  Based at 9 Carden Place, Grand Aura is led by…

John Morrison

Shortlist for Edinburgh Napier University Bright Red Sparks unveiled

Edinburgh Napier University has unveiled the shortlist for its inaugural innovation and enterprise competition, Bright Red Sparks. The winners of the annual awards, led by Bright Red Triangle, the university’s innovation and entrepreneurship practice, will…

Andy Murray

Andy Murray invests in new tennis app to get the nation playing

Ever wanted to play tennis but haven’t been able to find a court? Keen to have a game but can’t find a playing partner of a similar level? Or, have you caught the tennis bug,…

Ian MacIntosh

CFN Solutions targets growth following office move

A respected north-east businessman has launched a new venture which aims to bring better communications to the region. CFN Solutions, which provides mobile, cloud based fixed-line telephony services and internet connectivity, has moved into office…

Is Scotland getting smaller? – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

My business operates in three cities – not because I planned it that way – but because we kept moving. I set up Impact Online in Glasgow in 2010. Three years later we moved to Aberdeen and…

Carolyn Mandache

Revolutionary new dining service launches in Glasgow

This coming Friday will see the launch of Time2Dine, a brand new online service allowing diners to book, choose and pay for food before even stepping foot inside the restaurant. Created in Glasgow, Time2Dine launches with three…

Sir Ian Wood and Stephen Coleman

Opportunity North East launches new partnership with business incubator CodeBase

Private sector led economic development company Opportunity North East (ONE) is launching a new partnership with tech business incubator CodeBase. ONE CodeBase aims to capitalise on the specific opportunities to support growth in the industrial digital space…

Samantha Ramsay and John McLeod

New media agency launches in Glasgow

A new, full-service media agency has been launched in Glasgow. BluKite, which has been established by print industry expert John McLeod and graphic artist Samantha Ramsay, aims to lure clients with a compelling mix of…

Gordon McConnell

£1.6m initiative to find the next generation of North East university startups and entrepreneurs

Robert Gordon University (RGU) will launch the first funded startup accelerator programme in North East Scotland to support entrepreneurial students, staff and recent alumni to create new businesses with up to £10,000 of funding each.…

Finalists announced for Scottish EDGE 12

Scottish EDGE has announced the latest round of finalists, while taking the UK’s largest business funding competition out of its Edinburgh home for the first time since its inception in 2013.   The latest round…

James Williamson

Dundee ‘sapling’ 1st to win RBoS place – to drive global video dream

A young businessman has taken a step closer to his global video production dream by becoming the first graduate of a Dundee business accelerator scheme to win a place on Royal Bank of Scotland’s Entrepreneur…

Interview with Jill Henry of Meander Apparel – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

As someone who has only recently discovered the addictive rush of a spin class, this new company really appeals to me. I met Jill at a networking event and was very interested in her concept…

Daryll Morrow

RGU alumnus develops innovative online platform to link students with industry

A Robert Gordon University (RGU) graduate is using his entrepreneurial talent to help students build employability skills while studying for their degree. Daryll Morrow came up with his business idea while studying at RGU and…

Developments at Bowhouse put Fife food and drink on the map

Bowhouse, Fife’s new food innovation hub is unveiling its expanded portfolio of makers based at the St Monans site alongside new funding to support start up food and drink businesses. In the ten months since…

Lord Willie Haughey

RBoS launches new entrepreneurial hub in Glasgow city centre

Royal Bank of Scotland has opened its new Accelerator Hub in Glasgow city centre. Based at St Vincent Street, the new space, which can help up to 70 businesses at a time, was opened by…

Victoria Anderson

Better Humans launches Better Humans Therapies

Edinburgh start-up Better Humans has launched Better Humans Therapies, which will operate out of a brand new therapies centre at its new larger offices located in the Mortonhall area of Edinburgh. Better Humans Therapies is…

BGF CEO Stephen Welton

BGF receives Queens Award for Enterprise, Innovation category

BGF, the most active investor for growing companies and entrepreneurs in the UK & Ireland, has received the prestigious honour of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category. BGF is the first investment…

Pictured at last year's Elevator Awards are from left, Hugh Lightbody, chief officer at Business Gateway; Dave Grant from Fierce Beer; and Gyles Brandreth.

Elevator Awards shortlist finalists announced

The finalists in the 2018 Elevator Awards have been announced, with 27 companies and individuals making it on to the shortlist. Applications were received from entrepreneurs and businesses for 10 award categories, which include an Inspirational Mentor of the Year Award for the…

Bill Crossan and Thomas Gillan

Investment venture launched to support Scottish social entrepreneurs

A new mission-led investment venture aimed at stimulating social entrepreneurship in Scotland has been launched by responsible finance provider Social Investment Scotland (SIS). SIS Ventures plans to provide the tools and mission-aligned investment required to…

Elevator launches business accelerators for students

Applications to participate in a business accelerator for university and college students, staff and graduates are being sought by business incubator Elevator ahead of the Monday 23 April deadline. In collaboration with the University of…

Claire Halligan

Accenture Digital Skills Launches to Help Address UK Skills Gap

Accenture Digital Skills, a programme of free online courses designed to help tackle the digital skills gap, is to be rolled out across Scotland and the UK, following a successful pilot with Young Enterprise Scotland…

Innovation Factory - CLT vacuum press

Advanced Timber Products Innovation Challenge winners announced

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and The Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) have awarded £100,000 of support to seven companies who want to design and develop innovative wood-based products and systems for the construction sector.  …

Nicole Blyth (left) with Jackie Waring of Investing Women

Aberdeen entrepreneur’s trade mission to Dubai

Nicole Blyth, founder of innovative social-network app, RelocateGuru, has been chosen as one of only a handful of female entrepreneurs to visit Dubai to meet key industry contacts and investors. The trip is part of…

Charles Sandison

New law firm launched in Aberdeen

A new law has been launched in Aberdeen by Charles Sandison. Sandison Kennedy has been set up with the view that legal advisory services need to respond to client demand for innovative cost containment and added…