Josie Steed and Neil Paton

Gray’s School of Art collaborates with Montrose Rope & Sail to support diversification

Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Gray’s School of Art is joining forces with Angus-based design and manufacturers, Montrose Rope & Sail, as the company looks to break into new high-end markets. The organisations will work together for…

Four inspiring stories from Karen Knowles, Lynn Mann, Bill Lees and Fiona Ogg

Being inspired to grow – The Weekly Scaleup with Kim McAllister

I met six inspiring people yesterday morning. Actually there were more than six, but this half dozen – three women and three men - stood out and so these are the stories I will tell.…

Dr Billy Grierson

How do we survive Brexit?

This question is almost impossible to answer but all is not lost. Dr Billy Grierson, at Perth Innovation and Dr Shona Dobbie, at Angus Economics, have come together to offer a Surviving Brexit workshop to…

Leah Hutcheon

Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Awards announces Scottish and Northern Irish winners

Entrepreneurs and business directors gathered at the Gogarburn Conference Centre in Edinburgh last night (November 9th) to discover who had won a coveted Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Award at the Scotland and…

Richard Drennan and Chris Harvey

Elevator’s Accelerator: Ones to watch – Viewport3 Ltd

A new company has been launched which will help deliver new underwater scanning techniques after the founders met on Elevator’s Accelerator Programme in 2016. Viewport3 Ltd is owned by Richard Drennan and Chris Harvey who…

Cupar firm supplier deal for new Paddington movie

The team at Cupar vintage specialist Scaramanga is celebrating with marmalade sandwiches all round after two of its antique brass padlocks proved to be a bear necessity for the Paddington 2 movie, released in the UK today.…

Christian Arno

My Story: Christian Arno of Lingo24 – The Weekly Scaleup with Kim McAllister

I could have been a translator. In 2005 I earned an honours degree in French and Spanish - and yet had the deflating knowledge that still wasn’t enough. I researched post graduate diplomas and it…

Alan S. Morrison

Alan S. Morrison: Why good manners are also good business

By Alan S. Morrison, owner of ASM Media & PR This blog post came about as a result of something SBNN founder Mike Watson said recently which surprised me. “Do you know Alan, you’re one of…

Ross Lamond and friends

Dog biscuits made from insect protein hit the market

A 23-year-old law graduate from Wormit, Fife has launched a new range of dog biscuits made out of ground crickets, oat flour, root vegetables and other all-natural organic ingredients. Creator, Ross Lamond, believes the 'Bug Bakes' biscuits are…

Yours Clothing

Yours Clothing set to open first Dundee store

The UK’s fastest growing plus-size retailer for women, Yours Clothing, has opened a store in Dundee, in the former Disney Store unit at2-6 Murraygate in Dundee.  This is the fashion retailer’s first store in the city…

Crieff Hydro

Crieff Hydro pumps £780,000 into self-catering facilities

Crieff Hydro has spent nearly £800,000 revamping its self-catering facilities, which make up a third of bookings at the award-winning resort. The refurbishment, which began in January 2017, is drawing to a close over the…

How to calculate how much your R&D tax credit claim is worth

In the UK, many businesses are working on researching and developing new technologies, but failing to claim relief. Ensuring you’re aware of the potential returns available in your sector is imperative at a time when…

Loretta Maxfield

Event to teach NE Fife firms how to avoid risk of €20m GDPR fines

People doing business in North-East Fife are being invited to a November 22 event where they can learn how to ensure they don’t incur fines of up to €20 million or more when the new General Data…

Free workshop for registered GDPR Summit Aberdeen attendees and 5 more FREE tickets available

With only one week until the GDPR Summit Aberdeen, the organisers have secured an exclusive deal for registered attendees for the following day. GOLD Sponsors, OneTrust have agreed to offer a FREE SmartPrivacy workshop on Friday 10th November at…

(L to R) Fred Wiewiorka (Director, Wardhaugh Property), Amanda Wiewiorka (Managing Director, Wardhaugh Property), Pauline McMartin (Roddy’s fiancé), Roddy Maxwell (Property Director, Wardhaugh Property)

Angus property firm scoops silver award for second year running

For the second year in a row, a family owned estate and lettings agency based in Angus has taken home the Silver Award for ‘Scotland Agency of the Year’ at the Negotiator Awards, held at the London…

Chris Marr

My Story: Content Marketing Academy – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

Entrepreneurs and CEOs are probably well aware of the power of internet marketing – what they don’t have time for is keeping on top of the updates. One company effectively solving that problem is Content…

Using Twitter to grow – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

I sometimes wish they hadn’t called it Twitter. I mean, it sounds ridiculous when you’re sitting around around the boardroom table discussing the value of a tweet. It should be called something like Target –…

Roy Henderson (L), Lee Nixon (R)

Dundee automation company completes MBO

SP Technology, a Dundee based automation company, has recently completed a management buy-out (MBO) by two employees. Roy Henderson, managing director, joined SP Technology when leaving Menzieshill High School as an apprentice over 31 years…

Elaine Van Der Berg

New CEO at Scottish hosting specialists brightsolid 

brightsolid has announced the appointment of new CEO Elaine Van Der Berg who will be joining the business in January 2018. Elaine has a wealth of experience in senior leadership positions spanning Europe, Asia Pacific and…

Karen Knowles of Bon Accord

Events to help you scale – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

What are you doing on the 16th of November? I’m going to be in Edinburgh City Chambers hanging out with entrepreneurs. I don’t know about you, but finding time to network is tricky for me. I…

Peachy Mondays live in 68 countries and 12 languages

Stirlingshire-based tech firm Peachy Mondays is now operational in 68 countries across the world. Peachy Mondays, the employee feedback management solution, has been on a path of mass growth and is being used across the…

From left - Karen Harris (Director) Ronnie Harris (Managing Director) Steven Todd (Partner and Head of Property and Construction team at EQ Accountants in Glenrothes)

Fife recruitment company hits £16m in 10th year

A Fife recruitment company is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a £16M turnover. Since its inception in 2007, Glenrothes-based Blueprint Recruitment has grown into one of the country’s leading technical, construction, administration and engineering recruitment companies.…

Laura Sutherland

Laura Sutherland: How to make a business plan – specifically looking at how to integrate PR and communications

Towards the end of a year, people tend to think ahead and are no doubt Googling ‘how to make a business plan’! Firstly, before we go into how to make a business plan, let’s look…

From left - Jamie Sunderland and Grant MacLennan

Pivoting as you scale – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

One of the best pieces of advice I got, when I started my own company, was: “Don’t be tempted down side streets.” This caution was given by a car trade entrepreneur, not surprisingly, and I’ve…

L TO R: Vivien Bisset (relationship manager Bank of Scotland) Helen Sutton (Partner at Broadleys Veterinary Hospital) Alastair Bruce (Partner at Broadleys Veterinary Hospital) Ian Paterson (Partner at Broadleys Veterinary Hospital).

£1 million expansion for Stirling veterinary hospital

A Stirling-based veterinary hospital is undertaking a £1 million expansion project with the help of an £800,000 funding package from the Bank of Scotland. Broadleys Veterinary Hospital, the first ever purpose-built animal hospital in Scotland,…