Eden Mill, St Andrews courtesy VisitScotland

Eden Mill in £1.1m ALDI deal

Eden Mill, the St Andrews-based distillery and brewery, has agreed a £1.1m deal to supply ALDI stores in Scotland with a range of bespoke botanical gins and pre-mixed cocktails. Three varieties of Eden Mill’s Botanical…

Phil Foster

Showing love for the best of Scotland’s businesses

The deadline for entering submissions is fast approaching in the search to find Scotland’s best businesses. Submissions for ‘The Best of Britain Awards’ close on Friday – and there’s a dedicated award for the best…

Iain McClune

Whisky Auctioneer toasts success with funding package leading to more jobs

A Perth based whisky auctioneering website has secured funding from Barclays to drive business growth. The deal has enabled the company to acquire larger premises and increase its workforce in response to a surge in…

Doug More of Assure APM

Founder Interview: Doug More, CEO, Assure APM

Doug More, CEO, Assure APM gives us an insight into why he came out of retirement to launch his tech startup Assure APM. When did you launch the company? Assure APM was founded in 2014. What…

KLM at Inverness Airport

Highlands and Islands Airports reports record breaking passenger traffic

Regional airport operator Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) has reported another period of increased passenger numbers at its 11 airports across Scotland, welcoming a total of 477,612 customers between April and June 2017. The…

Happy Holidays? No – survey finds Scots start thinking about coming home only 4.6 days into their summer vacation

It’s something we save up for all year, and then can’t wait to complain about when we get back: yes, the great summer holiday season is upon us, and we’ll be flocking in our thousands to beach resorts…

Gavin Henry

Six-figure investment puts Aberdeen tech firm on track for growth

A leading Software as a Service (SaaS) provider has made a six-figure investment in new technology that will see the business compete on a level playing field with some of the industry’s major players and…

Steve Cartwright

Henderson Loggie ramps up support of Scotland’s gaming industry

Accountancy firm Henderson Loggie has reached an agreement to support Scotland’s newest gaming festival which will take place in Dundee in September 2017. The four-day event will kick off with the inaugural Games Design Awards…

L-R Sam Wason and Gordon Kaye

Founders Interview: Gordon Kaye and Sam Wason, Co-founders and Directors at Cathcart Associates

When did you launch the company? We launched Cathcart Associates in 2009 after we had accumulated a combined 18 years’ experience of working in the IT recruitment industry. What does your company do? Cathcart Associates…

Laura Sutherland of Aura PR. Image credits: Martin Shields Photograhy

Laura Sutherland: Business growth in a social age

Whether you’re a one person business or an SME, business growth is an objective. - Business planning Do you have a business plan? Have you set out short, medium and longer term objectives? I hear…

An idiot’s guide to claiming R&D tax credits

In the current economic climate, it’s still surprising that more businesses don’t explore all of the tax incentives available to help lighten the burden by either reducing tax payable and or if applicable, securing a…

Record Highs In Central Belt Power Scottish Private Rental Sector

The latest Citylets quarterly report saw the Scottish Private Rental Sector (PRS) reach a new record high in Q2 2017 with average rents up 1.5% year on year (YOY) to £789 on average. Scotland Growth…

The Pocket Sized Hands team

Scottish based game studio to represent UK at Microsoft Imagine Cup World Finals

Pocket Sized Hands, A VR/AR/MR startup based in Dundee, will be traveling out to Seattle to represent the UK in Microsoft Imagine cup world finals with a chance to win a prize worth over $200,000…

6 key indicators of company insolvency you can’t ignore

Insolvency is one of the most hated words in the corporate world. Amateur entrepreneurs, who have not even fully understood the concept or repercussions of insolvency, have to experience it due to various reasons. It…

The Startup in Edinburgh last year

1 in 10 Scots plan to start a ‘safety net’ business this year

A new study by AXA suggests that the massive shift towards self-employment seen in Scotland is set to accelerate in the next twelve months. One explanation offered is that many seek a safety net as…

Rebecca Pick

Interview – Rebecca Pick of Pick Protection

When did you launch Pick Protection? In 2014, while I was an undergraduate at the University of Strathclyde. What does your company do? We have developed a range of security products for lone workers, including…

The Princess Royal meets with Konrad Lysowski and Rudita Vitole at RR. Spink in Arbroath.” Photo Credit: Alan McCredie

Arbroath fishmongers lands Royal endorsement with £3.1m expansion

One of Scotland’s oldest fishing and processing organisations was given the Royal stamp of approval yesterday (Monday 10 July) when the £3.1million expansion of RR Spink & Sons facility in Arbroath was officially opened by…

L-R David Moncur and Andrew Alleway, co-founders of Tidy Green Clean

Tidy Green Clean launched following management buy out

The Scottish arm of Ecocleen, a UK-wide commercial cleaning specialist, has been sold as part of a management buyout. Andrew Alleway, who was previously Director for Scotland at Ecocleen, together with his Dundee-based business partner…

Andy Ferguson

Credit card processing provider expands into Scotland

Credit card processing provider Handepay has expanded into Scotland, establishing a dedicated team headed by Andy Ferguson with the aim of growing the company’s Scottish customer base by 33% by the end of 2017, through…

Roseanna Cunningham

£4.3 million to improve access and tourist facilities

Projects for attracting tourists, creating new jobs and boosting economic growth in coastal communities will receive £4.3 million funding. Initiatives which will improve coastal paths, transform harbours and create new visitor attractions are among the…

Four Seasons Hotel

Highly rated hotel will be first business venture for returning Scottish hotelier

A highly-rated lochside hotel in Perthshire is expected to gain further refinements after changing hands between seasoned hoteliers, with ambitious new owner Susan Stuart marking her return to Scotland. Hotel and licensed property specialist Colliers…

Angela and Bryan Kinghorn

BNI launches 14th north of Scotland networking group

Business networking organisation BNI Scotland North, has launched its 14th group in the north of Scotland. BNI Scotland North, which includes BNI Central, is led by Aberdeen-based husband and wife Bryan and Angela Kinghorn, both…

Julie Grieve

Interview: Julie Grieve, CEO and Founder of Information Apps

When did you launch the company? We launched in December 2016 with a 3-month free trial What does your company do? Information Apps has built and now sells software on subscription called Criton. Criton allows…

A craft drinks Session at the park!

Aberdeen City’s first outdoor craft beer, gin and music festival has been launched by the team behind Dusk Cocktail Bar. Sessions Festival, a two-day gathering of craft drinks, street food and live music enthusiasts, will…

Michael Stephenson

New Manager Appointed at EQ Accountants

Michael Stephenson is to join the Glenrothes office of EQ Accountants from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Michael qualified as a CA in 2012 and joins EQ as an Audit Manager having worked with PwC since embarking on…

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