Scott Leonard, founder and recruitment director at Aberdeen-based Engage Talent Partners

New recruitment firm launches in Aberdeen

A new business offering a more joined-up approach to recruitment has launched in Aberdeen. Scott Leonard, founder and recruitment director at Engage Talent Partners, believes his firm’s partnership model is the way forward in finding…

Aston University in Birmingham

Minorities and immigrants ‘twice as entrepreneurial as white Britons’

People from ethnic minority and immigrant backgrounds are twice as likely as their white British counterparts to be early-stage entrepreneurs, new research shows. The findings from Aston University in Birmingham, using data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor…

From left - Debbie Byers and Carol Graham

New speaker agency set up in Edinburgh

A new business has been launched in Edinburgh with the aim of inspiring audiences and driving tangible changes in communities and society. Speaker Buzz, which exists to promote speakers who have genuine human-interest stories that…

Enterprising students share £16,000 at John Mather Awards

Several students from City of Glasgow College have been recognised for their entrepreneurship at the John Mather Trust Enterprise Awards with a total of 14 prizes being given out at the ceremony. The students, all…

Hugh Lightbody - Chief Officer at the Business Gateway National Unit

Business Gateway reports helping create over 100,000 jobs in last 10 years

As Scotland's national business advice service celebrates ten years since its delivery passed to Local Authority control, figures show businesses supported by Business Gateway created over 100,000 jobs over the last decade. With 99,004 businesses…

Left to right: Nick Sorrie (Chief Director of Operations), Natasha Bruce (Nurse), Craig McHugh (Lead Physiotherapist) and Christian Vangsted-Rees (Operations Lead)

Healthsure Group launch new physiotherapy and occupational health clinic in Aberdeen

Healthsure Group has launched a new physiotherapy and occupational health clinic this month in a prime city centre spot of Aberdeen, Scotland. Healthsure Group, who run clinics in the central belt of Scotland and were…

Douglas McBain

Astute Launches New Bookkeeping Franchise

A new Scottish-based bookkeeping franchise has been launched called Astute Books, with the new business looking for franchisees across the UK. The new franchise is very affordable, and can be run from home on a full-time or part-time…

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

Video: How a young designer raised a six-figure investment

Daniel Crozier, Creative Director of Aphrodite x Venus and Brian McMurray, Corporate Finance Partner at Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP discuss how they secured a six-figure investment to fund the growth of Daniel's business. [embed]https://youtu.be/0LLA_8uNEUA[/embed]…

Bright Red Sparks unveiled at awards dinner

Compostable tableware made from eggshells and a state-of-the-art filtration unit that cuts water use in manufacturing are just two of the innovative products that earned fledgling companies and entrepreneurs top honours at Edinburgh Napier University’s…

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…