iona Sinclair, Elle McCann and June McCann of Stirling Whisky Shop pick up their award for Off License of the Year (Central Scotland) at the Independent Retail Awards ceremony

Stirling Whisky Shop Named Best Off License in Central Scotland

A popular Stirling spirits shop has been named Central Scotland’s Off License of the Year.  Stirling Whisky Shop, based in the city’s Spittal Street, was presented with the honour at the Scottish Independent Retail Awards…

Alasdair Dunn

Is it time to spring clean your business?

There have been a great number of changes in company and partnership law over the last few years.  A lot of these changes have been with the aim of making it simpler and more straightforward…

The 2017 Fife Business Awards winners

Fife Business Awards winners announced for 2017

The winners of the 2017 Fife Business Awards have been announced. The ceremony was a fantastic celebration of the success, diversity and innovation that can be found throughout the Fife business community. Fife Chamber of…

Annie Graham

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Scotland finalists announced

The leaders of 21 of Scotland’s most dynamic businesses, from East Kilbride to Aberdeen, have been listed as finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Scotland 2017 programme. Between them, they have a combined…

111-121 High Street in Perth

Overseas buyer picks up Perth high street bargain

A prime piece of Perth’s main shopping pitch has changed hands in a £5.9 million deal. 111-121 High Street in the Fair City has been purchased by a private overseas investor in the biggest retail…

Dundee House, administrative Headquarters of Dundee City Council

Dundee CC falling behind on small business spend

Dundee City Council is falling behind the national average in how much it spends with local small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), according to figures uncovered by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).  Launching its…

Finalists announced for Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2017

64 businesses from across Scotland are celebrating after being announced as finalists for the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2017, which are to be hosted by chef, restaurateur, author and television presenter, Simon Rimmer.…

Josh Littlejohn

Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Awards to launch

The Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Awards will be launched on Thursday (April 20) with a champagne reception sponsored by Stirling Highland Hotel.  The annual awards ceremony, which is now in its 4th year,…

Brian Williamson

thinkWhere appoints Jumpstart’s Brian Williamson as chair

thinkWhere, the Stirling-based, UK-operating geographic information specialist, has appointed Brian Williamson as chair as it continues to expand. The appointment is the latest initiative from the Geographic Information System (GIS) consultancy, which was founded in…

Sarah Lee

SBNN appointed as PingGo’s first media partner

PingGo, the do-it-yourself ‘PR machine’, has named SBNN its first media partner. This a significant milestone for PingGo as it marks a change in how media outlets source their news and lowers the barrier to…

Tim Allan

Chambers of Commerce Network prepare for business mission to China

Together with Scottish Chambers of Commerce and Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce (DACC), Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce have planned an 8-day business mission to China later this month. Between April 22 and…

Lynn Mann of Supernature

Interview: Lynn Mann of Supernature Oils – Scotland’s other oil

In 2011, Lynn Mann had just had a baby daughter and was on a career break from being a psychotherapist when Supernature Oils was born. The business started as part of an on-farm diversification from…

Suhail Rehman left and Tasnim Rehman right

Caring entrepreneur to inspire new generation of Scottish franchisees

A Caring entrepreneur from Glasgow is set to share insights from his business success story to help inspire a new generation of Scottish franchisees. Suhail Rehman opened a franchise business providing homecare for older people…

Laura Sutherland : The difference between paid and earned media

Aura PR’s Laura Sutherland looks to explain the difference between paid and earned media and why the distinction is important when working with the media and on social media. Particularly if you work in a…

Heidi Barnes

Interview with Heidi Barnes of RBS – right in the middle of the entrepreneurial ecosystem

If anyone has their finger on the pulse of the Scottish entrepreneurial ecosystem then it’s Heidi Barnes, Entrepreneur Strategy Manager at Royal Bank of Scotland. Heidi graduated with a first class honors in Management Studies…

Karen Somerville and Tom Young

Stirling firm scoops two top business awards

Bridge of Allan-based giftware firm Angels’ Share Glass, run by father-and-daughter team Tom Young and Karen Somerville, has been named Scottish Family Business of the Year by The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The firm…

Alban Denton, Managing Director of Loch Duart Ltd, giving a candid talk at the St Andrews Business Club AGM.

Record turnout hears how St Andrews MD led salmon firm’s leap to global success

The highest turnout for a St Andrews Business Club AGM in many years heard the fascinating and candid struggling-to-success story of a leading Scottish salmon company from its St Andrews-based managing director. In a change…

Perth Race Course

Perth Racecourse success with Drone School

Perth Racecourse is enjoying the surge in the popularity of drones, after becoming one of only a handful of venues in the country to host professional flying courses. The Racecourse, which sits in 40 acres…

Andy Nolan

Time to Spring Clean Your Contracts

A guest post from Brodies Associate, Andy Nolan. A client once joked with me that a good contract is one that, once signed, can be locked in a drawer and never looked at again. Unfortunately…

BNI executive directors Angela and Bryan Kinghorn are looking to launch a business networking group in the Buchan area

BNI expands with North of Scotland acquisition

A husband and wife team have expanded their business referral and networking firm – just months after embarking on the venture. Bryan and Angela Kinghorn acquired BNI Scotland North (Aberdeen and The Highlands) from businessmen…

Sandy Kennedy

Sir Tom Hunter and Entrepreneurial Scotland push scale-up opportunities

The Hunter Foundation and Entrepreneurial Scotland have joined forces to deliver a new scale-up leadership programme. This new initiative aims to respond to the growing body of evidence that Scotland needs to increase the number…

David Moir

Golf ranking system develops next stage growth

The only online platform that accurately ranks club golfers on an international basis adopted its 260,000th player last month (March). Devised by David Moir, a former president of the Scottish Golf Union and architect of…

Dundee Station and hotel

Dundee Waterfront site released for occupation

The café bar that will be a stand-out feature of Dundee’s new £18m Railway Station has been released for occupation by Dundee Waterfront. Sited on the ground and first floor of the new railway station,…

Susan McFayden

Blackadders announce promotions and claim awards

Law firm Blackadders has appointed Susan McFadyen as a Partner in their Corporate & Commercial team. Susan joined Blackadders in May 2015 and has more than 15 years’ experience in Corporate & Commercial law, dealing…

(L-R): Danny Byrne with John Savage. Picture credit: Keith Taylor

The heat is on as Flame embarks on Scotland recruitment drive

Fast growing Heating & Plumbing merchant, Flame Heating Spares, is targeting further growth and job creation as it looks to expand its operation to serve the Scottish market. Flame currently operates throughout the North East…

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