Phil White

Colouring traditional with digital: High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

I spend a lot of time writing about new tech and cutting edge solutions – so I thought it would be cool to go back to a traditional brand. But I’ve been surprised. [adbutler zone_id='297765']…

Left to right: Sarah Hardy, Chief Investment Officer; David Ovens, Chief Operating Officer; Niki McKenzie, Investment Director

Archangels recognised as the UK’s Lead Angel Investment Syndicate of the Year

Archangels, the Edinburgh-based business angel syndicate, has been recognised as the UK’s Lead Angel Investment Syndicate of the Year by the UK Business Angels Association. The accolade follows a record year of investment for the…

From left - Adam Ashe, Damien Hoyland and Rob Harley

Tennent’s Lager extends Scottish Rugby partnership in multi-year, seven-figure deal

Scottish Rugby has announced a significant multi-year, seven-figure contract extension with Tennent’s Lager today (21 June 2018). The new partnership agreement will see Tennent’s continue its relationship with the Scotland national team, the country’s two…

From left - Graeme Allan and Fraser Porter

New partner appointment at Anderson Anderson & Brown

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), one of the UK’s leading firms of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors, has announced the appointment of Fraser Porter as Partner, responsible for the firm’s Wealth Management Division. Fraser…

Douglas McBain

Astute Launches New Bookkeeping Franchise

A new Scottish-based bookkeeping franchise has been launched called Astute Books, with the new business looking for franchisees across the UK. The new franchise is very affordable, and can be run from home on a full-time or part-time…

Julian Kynaston centre with Hayley Harvey Smith (left)

Scotland’s biggest makeup college to open in Dunfermline after £250k investment

Scotland's biggest makeup college is to open its doors in Dunfermline - as the firm revealed its students in the town had achieved a 100% employment rate. GlamCandy has invested over £250,000 in the High…

Unit 3 Borthwick View Pentland

McQueens Dairies buys new industrial unit to aid expansion

Milk delivery company McQueens Dairies is further expanding its business with the recent acquisition of Unit 3 Borthwick View in Pentland Industrial Estate, Loanhead. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] Family firm McQueens Dairies was founded in 1995 and has its headquarters…

The proposed new New Fountainbridge development

First phase of Edinburgh’s latest urban quarter gets green light from planners

Redevelopment of the former Fountain Brewery site in the Fountainbridge area of Edinburgh has moved a step closer after council planners approved the first phase yesterday [20 June 2018]. The proposal, from Vastint Hospitality, will…

Roddy Harrison

Private client heavyweight joins Dentons as partner in Scotland

Legal firm, Dentons, has hired partner Roddy Harrison to the Firm's Private Client and Charities team within the UK Tax department. Roddy joins from BTO Solicitors where he headed the private client practice and was…

L-R Michelle Novenson, Jet Doran, Rachel Jones, Cecilia Lai

Scottish legal tech company snaps up international award

Edinburgh based legal tech company SnapDragon has been listed at number 55 on Disrupt 100, an influential list of the companies with the most potential to influence, change or create new global markets. SnapDragon uses smart software and business’ intellectual…

From left - Margaret McPherson and Ben Di Rollo

Coulters expansion to North Berwick to kick start growth plans

Residential estate agency and conveyancing company, Coulters, is embarking on an expansion beyond its traditional Edinburgh base to drive growth and capture more of the East Lothian market. The agency has opened an office in…

Paul Wheelhouse

Scottish Government wins fracking case

The Court of Session has rejected a petition by Ineos Upstream Ltd and Reach Coal Seam Ltd that sought to challenge the Scottish Government’s actions in relation to unconventional oil and gas – which includes…

Private equity house invests £44 million in Global Processing Services

Dunedin, the Edinburgh-based private equity house, has invested in the £44 million funding of Global Processing Services (“GPS”), the global payments processor and tech powerhouse behind the most exciting digital banks, challenger banks, fin-techs and…

83agency scoop three gongs at the 2018 IPM Awards

The Institute of Promotional Marketing has named “On the trail of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites” by 83agency the best campaign in the Most Effective Partnership category at its annual awards ceremony in London.…

Nick Harvey of Smart IT

Odoo ERP consultancy opens Scottish operation

Smart Information Technologies, an independent Odoo enterprise resource planning (ERP) consulting firm,  has opened a new office in Edinburgh. The firm, which provides ERP software consultancy, professional and implementation services for public and private sector…

Student and staff innovators celebrate success at awards

Inventive products and services pioneered by students, staff and recent graduates have been showcased at the University of Edinburgh’s annual innovation awards.  Winning entries include a process that turns disposable coffee cups into fertiliser, an…

L to R - Leeanne Weatherston, Haitham Fattah, Chris Liversidge, Kristi Hoyle, Stuart Ferrie

QueryClick Appoints Key Senior Roles to Drive Growth

The Edinburgh head-quartered digital marketing consultancy, QueryClick, has made a series of strategic senior hires and promotions to bolster its future growth and expansion plans. Based in QueryClick’s London office, Kristi Hoyle joins as Head…

Jacqueline Cook

New Planning Director at Davidson Chalmers

Commercial law firm, Davidson Chalmers, has appointed Jacqueline Cook as its new Planning Director. She will play a lead role advising clients on planning-related matters, working alongside colleagues within the firm’s specialist teams including Commercial…

Jacqueline Moore

Shepherd and Wedderburn appoints Head of Immigration to lead new department

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP has appointed Jacqueline Moore to lead a new immigration department to support clients in the run-up to Brexit and beyond. Jacqueline, who is ranked as a top-tier immigration lawyer by the Legal 500 independent…

Atlanta Tech Village

QikServe opens North American headquarters in Atlanta

QikServe, the Edinburgh-based digital self-service platform for hospitality, has established its North America headquarters in Atlanta. Located in the Atlanta Tech Village, the fourth largest technology hub in the U.S., the new office will provide…

Tony McGlennan

Addleshaw Goddard recruits SFA compliance officer into global investigations team

A former compliance officer at the Scottish Football Association has joined Addleshaw Goddard as a Legal Director. Tony McGlennan will join Addleshaw Goddard's Global Investigations team, headed by partner Nichola Peters, and building on its…

From left to right; Ricky Cowan, Graeme Allan, Lyn Calder and Fraser Porter of Anderson Anderson & Brown.

Accountants arrive in Capital with plans to create 100 jobs

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), one of the UK’s leading independent firms of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors, has announced its arrival in Edinburgh with plans to create 100 jobs in the capital within…

Pickering's Gin & Seafood Bar

Pickering’s Gin to open the first gin bar in Beijing

Pickering’s Gin will open the first ever dedicated gin bar in Beijing on Saturday July 21, 2018. A brand-new venue to the popular Chaoyang District of Beijing, the Pickering’s Gin and Seafood Bar will showcase…

(l-r) Angela Dineen, Operations Director, Susan Morrison, CEO and Julie Trevisan Hunter, Marketing Director

Three senior promotions at The Scotch Whisky Experience

The Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh has announced three senior promotions. A triumvirate of whisky women is now running the business as executive directors, with Susan Morrison appointed as CEO alongside two others who now…

From left - Managing Partner, Graeme Allan and Lyn Calder

New corporate finance partner at AAB

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors, has appointed Lyn Calder as corporate finance partner. Lyn Calder, a Chartered Accountant, has worked within this specialist area for almost 20 years in both lead…