Robert Graham

New figures reveal dairy proposal would be worth £65.3m and support 1,425 full time jobs

The national economic benefit of an investment plan by Graham’s the Family Dairy and Mactaggart & Mickel was launched last week. The proposal will generate an additional 825 new, full time jobs, equivalent to an annual…

Laura Sutherland

Laura M. Sutherland: Being part of a ‘community’ helps develop skills, relationships and our businesses

Three years ago, I started #PRFest. It’s two-day festival, specifically focussing on helping senior public relations and communication practitioners up-skill, share best practice and help the PR community grow. How does a community form? I hadn’t…

Doug Roth

Interview with US investor Doug Roth – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

The half-naked skateboarders flipped dangerously close by as I quizzed Doug Roth on American investment and scribbled shorthand notes I prayed I’d later decipher. We were sitting in the sunshine in Bristo Square – “it’s…

Franchise owner Alan Barr (right) with son Alistair (left)

From corporate finance to senior care in South Lanarkshire

After two decades working in corporate finance, father-of-three Alan Barr walked away from a six figure salary to become his own boss as a franchisee with Home Instead Senior Care in South Lanarkshire. Having held…

The new club Committee: (from left) Past President – Alistair Morris; Treasurer – Michael Stephenson; President – Alan S. Morrison; Vice-President – Caroline Rochford; Secretary – Emma-Jane Kerr and Committee Member – Douglas Glen. Graeme Dickson was unable to attend.

Historic year for St Andrews Business Club

St Andrews Business Club has had a record year and elected women as Vice-President and Secretary for the first time. In his President’s Report at Wednesday night’s AGM Evening, held at the Old Course Hotel, outgoing President,…

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…

China Ocean Engineering Shanghai executives meet First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Chinese firm to develop new UK HQ on Dundee waterfront

Dundee's Waterfront is to get a boost as The Chinese Ocean Engineering Shanghai Company (COES) announces it intention to set up its UK headquarters there. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] Nicola Sturgeon said “I welcome the announcement that…

Scottish textiles company announces significant international growth at Beijing business event

Angus-based textile specialist The Wilkie Group, has announced it has posted a 35% increase in turnover with net profits more than doubling, in its recently released annual accounts, during a Scotland Is Now Showcase in…

The hyperbaric chamber installed into one of the SengS test cells

Latest project for engineering firm SengS is out of this world

A north-east engineering services firm has completed its first ‘space’ mission as part of the company’s strategy to diversify into new industry sectors. SengS, part of integrated manufacturing specialist Pryme Group, has developed its first…

Iain Scott

Event: How communities can add almost a quarter of a billion pounds to Scotland’s wealth

Everyone from local activists to councils, businesses and politicians are coming together in Crieff on Tuesday 22nd May to learn the skills needed in the new age of commerce. An event, run by Can Do…

The Societay launch

Societay raise a glass as buzz for the city of Dundee grows further

More than 80 people were brought together from different sectors and backgrounds in and around Dundee and Tayside for the launch of Tayside’s newest collaborative platform, Societay, which was held at The White Goose in Dundee.…

Ellen Eunson

Blackadders looks to future growth with staff promotions

Law firm Blackadders has announced a number of promotions as the business looks to support future growth across its offices in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth. Ellen Eunson and Stuart King have been assumed…

Peter Waggott

Sales professional to share tips at St Andrews Business Club Breakfast

People doing business in North-East Fife can learn how to increase sales and profits from an international sales professional at St Andrews Business Club’s breakfast event on April 25. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] In the Club’s first business…

Leadercast Live : Are you ready to lead?

How do you know that you are ready to lead?  Renowned leadership expert Michael Hyatt (former chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, USA), has written extensively on the subject. You will be able to…

Rory Galloway

Barclays supports diversification of Arbroath agricultural business

Messrs George L Galloway, a family-owned agriculture business in Arbroath, Angus, has received backing from Barclays to help the business diversify into property investment and development. The business secured a loan from Barclays, which it…

Front row left to right: Duncan Fernie, Michael Kidd, Johnston Clark, Matthew McGarry, Duncan Arthur Second row (L-R): Gerald Callander, Gillian Strathdee, Keith Thomson, Paul Heath, Zubin Kazak Back row: Jack Harris, Jamie Daniels

Blackadders Wealth Management reaps rewards of investment with 35% growth

Blackadders Wealth Management LLP has grown the total value of assets under management by over 35% in the last year as a result of ongoing investment in its team and expertise. The increase was achieved…

Kim McAllister

Smile – you’re on camera: High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

My son turned seven yesterday and today it was pointed out to me I’ve been in the media industry 12 years. I’m feeling old. I don’t know how you feel about aging, but I’m actually…

Paul Miller

Eden Mill’s Paul Miller at St Andrews Business Club AGM Evening

People doing business in North-East Fife are being invited to hear Eden Mill owner Paul Miller speak at St Andrews Business Club’s AGM Evening on April 18. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] In the event, open to all, to be…

Invercarse Hotel

Dundee’s Invercarse Hotel invests £1.7 million in expansion

The Invercarse Hotel in Dundee is set to significantly increase its capacity with the construction of 24 new bedrooms, taking the total rooms to 68. The latest bedroom extension and restaurant refurbishment will cost £1.7…

EQ Chartered Accountants partners

EQ Celebrates £300M Corporate Finance Success

Scottish accountancy firm EQ Chartered Accountants has completed Corporate Finance assignments worth £300M in just two years. EQ, which has offices in Dundee, Forfar and Glenrothes and Cupar employs over 100 staff and 15 Partners.…

Nicky Johnston

Nicky Johnston: GDPR – Does it really matter to Start-Ups?

It certainly does, but having read Warwick Ashford’s article the other day it seems a significant number of start-ups remain in the dark. As far we’re concerned here at TalentSpark, GDPR exists to create a…

Left to right - Brian Robinson, Alex Steel and Michael Smart

Major Dundee city centre leisure development proposal submitted

Ayrshire based property development company, Crucible Alba Group, has submitted a Proposal of Application Notice for a major leisure development on Greenmarket within Dundee City Centre. The “Greenmarket Leisure Quarter” proposals turn a derelict brownfield…

Cally Halpin of Lux Boutique Outlet

Click for fashion – a start up story : High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Necessity is the mother of invention, right? So often when I speak to entrepreneurs, they tell me a wonderful story about how they happened upon their business idea. I bet we could all list inventions…

The Workshop founder/manager Paul Parmenter and one of his trainees Connor

£128,000 funding boost for Perthshire social business

A Tayside business which helps young people and those facing barriers into employment has won a funding package worth £128,000 to help them expand further. The Workshop in Aberfeldy helps people develop confidence and learn craft…

From left - Darryl Gregory and Callum Milne

Foundation laying transformed with new system

A Dundee energy and construction company has been appointed approved installer in Scotland for an innovative system which is transforming the way foundations are laid. GoSustainable, which offers commercial joinery and building services, providing intelligent…