Davies Turner

Davies Turner doubles its Cumbernauld capacity

Independent freight forwarder, Davies Turner, has completed the expansion of its regional distribution centre at Cumbernauld. The development of an additional 20,000 sq ft of warehousing with an eaves height of 10 m has doubled…

Douglas Frame

Quorum Network Resources expands Enterprise business

Quorum Network Resources has appointed Douglas Frame as a specialist in Financial Services Account Management. Douglas joins Quorum from AutoRek and brings 20 years of experience in the IT sector, working within Banking, Financial Services,…

Peter Vardy opens dedicated MINI showrooms in Edinburgh

A dedicated MINI showroom has been launched by Peter Vardy, the fast-growing Scotland-wide automotive retailing group, on Edinburgh’s automotive alley, Seafield Road. As well as the full range of MINIs, including the Hatch, Countryman and…

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…

Founders Amy (left) and Julie. Photo credit: George Wright

Millionth sale and Chinese expansion for Cheeky Chompers

Cheeky Chompers, the Scotland-based manufacturer of 'The World’s first chewable dribble bib for teething tots' has just sold its millionth product, expanded into China and unveiled a new collection. Within just four years the founding…

(from left to right) – Wellbeing Lab Manager Jen Wood, Food and Beverage Manager Gillian Heath, Head Chef Kenny Sheekey and Restoration Yard Store Manager Victoria Gray

£7m Restoration Yard celebrates first year

The team at Restoration Yard at Dalkeith Country Park, raised their glasses this week to celebrate its first anniversary. Restoration Yard opened its doors to the public in July 2016 following a £7million investment to…

The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show Returns to Edinburgh

The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show, the go-to consumer exhibition for self-builders, home renovators and improvers, is back at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh on 21 – 22 October 2017. The Show will be packed…

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…

Keith Aitken

Keith Aitken: Evolving Edinburgh – how has the capital changed since 2007?

A decade is a long time in any game. When I joined GVA ten years ago, all areas of property except for industrial were on the up in Scotland. Things were going great guns but…

Andrew Mayfield

UK’s ‘commercialisation gap’ tackled by new tech readiness tool from Heriot-Watt University and MTC

The gap between the UK’s innovation performance, and its ability to commercialise those inventions, could be narrowed by a new toolkit developed by the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) and researchers at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.…

From left- Kenneth Shand and Jeremy Cohen

Maclay Murray & Spens combines with world’s largest law firm

Scottish law firm Maclay Murray & Spens has combined with Dentons, the world's largest law firm. The combination, which is expected to complete later in 2017 following approval by the partnerships of both firms, will…

Iain Bell pic credit Rob McDougall

Fitness Guru to launch corporate investor health index

Iain Bell, founder of the Executive Fitness Foundation, is developing a measure to enable shareholders to have a fuller picture of the well-being of businesses they are investing in. Edinburgh-based entrepreneur Bell cites corporate America…

Chris Harte

Morton Fraser turnover hits nearly £20 million

Law firm, Morton Fraser, has consolidated its recent growth with a year of increased annual billings, major investment in I.T. and some key hires. The firm has increased revenues by 2.5% year-on-year, and by 46…

Lindsay Hayward

Two new partners, eight directors and new Head of Tax for Scotland at PwC

PwC in Scotland has announced the appointment of two new partners and eight new directors across PwC’s offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow. In addition to this, Lindsay Hayward has been appointed as Head of…

Editor’s Travels – Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh opening

Last night (Thursday 20th July 2017) we attended the launch party for the new Leonardo Hotel in Edinburgh. This is the hotel chain's first establishment in Scotland and only their second in the UK with…

Outstanding Woman in Cyber Resized

Second Scottish Cyber Awards Announced

A booming cyber security industry will once again vie for honours - as the Scottish Cyber Awards return after last year’s hugely successful inaugural event. The growing threat has dominated the news agenda since 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…

Sandy Findlay

Jumpstart seeks to deepen engagement with aerospace and defence sectors

UK research and development tax relief specialist Jumpstart is seeking to bring benefits to members of the premier trade organisation for companies in the UK aerospace, defence, security and space sectors, ADS Group. Already a…

Iain Gulland

Scottish Resources Conference: global experts gather to shape circular economy action

More than 400 delegates intent on shaping a more prosperous, sustainable future will be meeting in Scotland this September for the country’s premier circular economy event. Now in its 16th year, the Scottish Resources Conference…

32 Inglis Green Road, Edinburgh

Dance school steps into former CITB Office

Dance activity provider, Simon Says Dance, has agreed a 10-year lease for 492 sq m (5,299 sq ft) at 32 Inglis Green Road in Edinburgh. The two storey property was previously utilised as an office…

Jerry Stewart

Jerry Stewart: Time to Invest in Infrastructure

The new M8 has us better connected than ever before – now let’s look to the future and invest in infrastructure before it grinds to a halt, writes Jerry Stewart, Co-Director at Eagle Couriers. Roughly…

£2 billion Neart na Gaoithe offshore windfarm will create 500 direct jobs

The Court of Session has cleared the way to proceed with the 450MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm with work now expected to start in 2018. The decision had been held up by a…

David Mundell

Edinburgh and South East £300 million regional deal funding confirmed

The UK Government is to announce it is investing £300 million in an Edinburgh and South East of Scotland City Region Deal. This is the fourth UK City Deal in Scotland, in partnership with the…

From left: Stuart Brown of Barclays, Jamie Grant of Barclays and Bruce Walker, Founder WeAreTheFuture. Image credit Stewart Attwood

Startup Summit returns to Edinburgh in November

After an international tour that included San Francisco, Berlin and Hong Kong, WeAreTheFuture’s Startup Summit is returning to Edinburgh on 1st November 2017 to celebrate Scotland’s vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. Inspired by vibrant startup events like…

Jody Crockett

Burness Paull appoints six new partners

Scottish commercial law firm, Burness Paull, has made a raft of appointments and partner promotions. Jody Crockett joins as partner in the firm’s dispute resolution team. A former Burness Paull associate, Jody spent the last…

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