Craiglockhart

Sales Education Foundation accolade for university courses

Edinburgh Napier University’s teaching in sales has received international recognition from the US-based Sales Education Foundation (SEF). The programmes run at the Craiglockhart-based Business School have seen the university named as one of the ‘Top universities…

Peter Boyd

Scots Under Represented on Equity Release

An Edinburgh Lawyer has been invited as the sole Scottish representative to participate in a Commons Parliamentary committee discussing the potential value of the burgeoning equity release industry. Peter Boyd, Managing Director of Edinburgh headquartered…

Harvey Wheaton

CodeClan empowers employers to plug Scotland’s digital skills gap

CodeClan, the UK’s first fully accredited digital skills academy is reaching out to employers seeking new software talent, encouraging businesses to join their employer partner community. With fierce competition in the industry to find skilled candidates, CodeClan is holding drop-in events…

Keith Anderson

Children’s Charity Appoints New Trustees In Pivotal Year

Four highly respected leaders from the business world have been appointed to the Sick Kids Friends Foundation’s (SKFF) Board of Trustees. The Edinburgh-based charity has announced John Brodie - CEO of Scotmid, Keith Anderson - CEO…

Scottish investment Oct 16 - March 17

March funding deals down slightly on February peak

Welcome to our new monthly feature focussing on the Scottish investment sector, brought to you in partnership with Beauhurst, the platform that shares rich information on UK based high-growth companies. 31% of Scottish investments during…

CMS Window Systems

Cumbernauld window company wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Window, door and curtain walling designer, fabricator and installer, CMS Window Systems, has received the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development 2017. The Cumbernauld-based company, which has grown from humble beginnings in 2006 to a…

Edinburgh to Quay²

Atlantis Resources picks up Quay² new office space

Atlantis Resources has expanded and relocated its Edinburgh operation to Quay² in Fountainbridge. The renewable energy company has acquired 3,896 sq. ft. of Grade A office space at the building, moving from its current 2,650…

Phil Holt: Online tools to improve client communication

  If you are involved in project management, there are a number of collaborative tools you can use to improve communication between your project teams and clients. Trello for project management and client support Trello…

David Venables

Biotech firm raises £5.2 million of new investment

Synpromics Ltd, the synthetic promoter and gene control company, has completed a financing round of £5.2M. Participants included existing investors Calculus Capital, the Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise and private shareholders.…

Bilfinger

Bilfinger signs 5-year BP contract securing 210 jobs

Engineering services provider Bilfinger has agreed a new five-year contract with BP to provide maintenance services at two of its largest midstream oil and gas terminals in Scotland, securing 210 jobs. The multi-service deal replaces…

Olly Dmitriev in front of the HSC-20 linear 2nd generation CNC machine

Pioneering Compressor Company lifts Inventor of the Year award

Edinburgh based compressor company Vert Rotors lifted Inventor of the Year trophy at the prestigious Made in Scotland awards earlier this week. The company was recognised for the innovation and advances it has made with the production…

Shaun George of Brodies LLP

Spring Clean Your Business: Make Decisions With Your Head, Not Your Heart

Good business and tax planning decisions do not always go hand in hand with good family law advice. We are often consulted by clients who, at the end of their relationship, find that the seemingly…

Green Investment Bank sold to Australian banking group for £2.3billion

Edinburgh-based Green Investment Bank has been sold by the government to the Australian Macquarie Group in a £2.3bn deal. The UK Government announced plans to privatise the Bank in 2015 and its sale to the…

St Vincent Plaza office scheme in Glasgow

Tech, media and telecoms on the rise in Edinburgh in early 2017

The fast-expanding tech, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector continues to be a driving force in Edinburgh’s office market according to the latest industry figures. Almost a third of all office-take up in the capital during…

Vanessa Kennedy

Gilson Gray hire new marketing director

Gilson Gray, the full service legal firm, has appointed a Marketing Director in a newly created role. With more than 20 years of marketing and brand experience most recently with PwC - as well as…

(l-r) The Dermal Clinic Team: Daniel Foxcroft, Jackie Partride and Jarrod Partridge (c) Wullie Marr/HPR

Edinburgh Cosmetic Clinic Scoops Hat Trick of Top Award Nominations

A Scottish cosmetic clinic is celebrating after landing a hat trick of prestigious industry award nominations. Edinburgh-based Dermal Clinic has been shortlisted for three plaudits at The Look Awards 2017, which reward the top health,…

Inveralmond Brewery EPA. Credit - Perth Picture Agency

Inveralmond reveals new brew and a crafty little facelift

Perth-based beer brand Inveralmond has launched a new beer, unveiled a new look for the brand and committed to a tripling of its brewing capacity in Perth as it celebrates its 20th anniversary of brewing award-winning…

QikServe appoints Don DeMarinis as Chief Commercial Officer

QikServe, the Edinburgh-based multichannel ordering and payment specialist, has appointed Don DeMarinis as its Chief Commercial Officer. DeMarinis assumes responsibility for QikServe’s global business development activities, and will support a major sales growth and recruitment…

Left to right are David Grahame (LINC Scotland), Steve Ewing (Informatics Ventures) and Bob Hair (Cazenove Capital)

Informatics Ventures signs up Cazenove Capital

Technology entrepreneur support programme, Informatics Ventures, has signed deals with Cazenove Capital and LINC Scotland which will see the wealth manager and angel association back the annual ‘Engage Invest Exploit’ (EIE) programme and investor showcase…

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.…

Left to right are Patrick Flanagan (CCO), Bob Sabra (VP of Operations, MENA) and John Peebles (CEO) of Administrate

Record growth and recruitment for Administrate

Administrate, the Scottish technology company that develops software for managing workplace training, has posted a record quarter for Q1 2017 boosted by sales in the UK and fast-growing markets in the Middle East and North…

Ross and Kristen Hunter of Whisky Frames

Entrepreneurial spirit secures barrels of success for Rosewell couple

An artisan business that was started as a hobby has secured 80 new stockists in the past two months, including a leading Australian department store. Kristen and Ross Hunter, of Rosewell-based Whisky Frames, began crafting…

Sue Dawe, EY Managing Partner for Edinburgh and Head of Financial Services in Scotland

EY moves to larger Edinburgh office

Professional Services firm EY will move its Edinburgh office to the heart of the capital’s financial district where the office will be 26 per cent bigger than its current premises in the city. EY has…

From left - Iain Masterton, Donna Morris and Michelle Fallon

Chiene + Tait announces three Director promotions

Accountancy firm Chiene + Tait (C+T) has promoted three colleagues to the role of Director. Iain Masterton, a VAT specialist who joined the firm six years ago, makes the upward move from his previous position as…

Hub Brady, Managing Director of Eyemouth Freezers Limited

Business heats up for Eyemouth Freezers thanks to finance deal

Eyemouth Freezers Limited has secured support from Barclays to upgrade its main processing and packing equipment, and operating environment. The Eyemouth based food processing company agreed a term loan and working capital facilities with Barclays…

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