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…

Reactec teams up with Australian distributor

Reactec, the Edinburgh-based supplier of monitoring and management platforms for exposure to Hand Arm Vibration (HAV) from power tool use, has teamed up with JEA Tech to distribute HAVwear in Australia for the first time.…

From left; Steven Fraser, Brian McMurray, Kevin Meaney and Graeme Allan

Three new partners at Anderson Anderson & Brown

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors, has promoted three new Partners; Steven Fraser, Brian McMurray and Kevin Meaney, with this bringing the number of partners in the firm now to…

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…

Iain Prentice

Colliers International promotes five Scottish staff

Colliers International, the real estate services company, has recognised five members of staff across its Scottish operations, as part of a swathe of promotions to reward hard work and excellence. Iain Prentice, part of the…

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…

David Philip, Paragon director and head of office, Edinburgh

Edinburgh building consultancy named one of UK property industry’s best places to work

Edinburgh-based independent building and project consultancy Paragon has been named as one of the UK property industry’s best places to work by property sector magazine, Property Week. The annual Best Places to Work in Property list was announced…

The Vert Rotors team with Olly Dmitriev in front

Vert Rotors is a winner of the 2018 Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award

Vert Rotors has been included in Red Herring's Top 100 Europe awards, a prestigious list honouring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the European business region. Red Herring Top 100 Europe enlists outstanding entrepreneurs and promising companies. It…

Alan Delaney

Morton Fraser appoints legal director to employment law team

Employment law specialist, Alan Delaney, has joined Scottish law firm Morton Fraser as a Legal Director in its Employment Law team. Delaney, who has 17 years of experience in the sector, joins from law firm…

2 Semple Street joint agent Angela Lowe, Chris Stewart of Cycle Republic, site agent Gerry Mackie, Hunter Guest of Cycle Republic and Gavin Scott of joint agent Cuthbert White

2 Semple Street Pedals Ahead With Scotland’s First Cycle Friendly Award

A new Grade A Edinburgh office development is the first building in Scotland to be awarded a cycling friendly accreditation. The 2 Semple Street project in the city’s Exchange District, boasts a host of bike…

Stephanie Terreni Brown

Low carbon startups head to Scotland’s premier investor showcase

A top selection of early-stage, high-growth-potential low carbon companies are at Engage, Invest, Exploit (EIE) - Scotland’s premier investor showcase today (Thursday 19 April 2018) to pitch to investors from the UK and across the…

Rosslea Hall Hotel

Chinese investor buys Helensburgh’s Rosslea Hall Hotel

The Rosslea Hall Hotel in Helensburgh has been sold to a Chinese investor, making their first acquisition in the UK hotel market, for an undisclosed sum. The property had an initial guide price of £2…

The new air compressor technology

Vert Rotors introduces world first technology

Edinburgh-based manufacturer, Vert Rotors, has introduced a new, portable micro-compressor that will allow manufacturers to deliver incredibly high levels of compressed air wherever and whenever they need it. It also overcomes a common health and…

John Mackenzie and Jaymin Amin

Relocation reflects ambitious growth plans

Biotech company, Ingenza, has relocated to Roslin Innovation Centre, a £30 million, multi-purpose research hub on the University of Edinburgh’s Easter Bush Campus. The centre offers 41,000 sq ft of flexible laboratory and office space,…

Thorntons Chairman Colin Graham, Chris Phillips, Noele McClelland

Employment law expertise grows as firm expands in the capital

Thorntons solicitors is strengthening its footprint in Edinburgh with new premises and a partner appointment. Chris Phillips has recently joined Thorntons as a partner and a member of the employment law team in Edinburgh. [adbutler…

Left to righat are Bruce Farquhar, Alan Simpson and Neil Farrell of Anderson Strathern

Anderson Strathern appoints renewables expert as firm’s Energy team reports record activity

Scottish legal firm Anderson Strathern has hired renewable energy industry stalwart Alan Simpson who joins the firm as a consultant from law firm Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie where he was a partner.  Simpson joins Anderson…

Tim Barlow of Attacat

Edinburgh digital marketing agency joines pan European alliance

Edinburgh-based digital marketing agency Attacat has joined Dall Int,  a pan European alliance of independent digital marketing agencies. Attacat will strengthen the European footprint of the alliance by providing UK digital marketing expertise to other…

Sarah Lee

PingGo secures investment and a place in Seed Haus

Edinburgh-based PingGo, a media engagement platform for high growth companies has secured investment of £30K from the Seed Haus and a six month residency at the prestigious pre-seed tech incubator. The funding will be used…

Alan Johnston

Business is booming for Edinburgh accountancy franchise

Business is booming for Edinburgh-based accountancy firm TaxAssist Accountants headed up by serial entrepreneur Renee Mackay. Since 2010 she has built up a client base of over 1,200 small and medium-sized businesses with a fee…

Sugar Daddy’s

Expansion would be icing on the cake for Edinburgh bakery

Edinburgh’s only fully gluten free bakery, Sugar Daddy’s, is set to expand and is calling out for dietary challenged cake lovers across the city to rise to the occasion. The family run business has seen…

From left - Peter Lawson and Tamar Tammes

New leadership team for Burness Paull

Later this year, Peter Lawson will take over as chairman at Burness Paull LLP while Tamar Tammes will step into the role of managing partner. Both trained at Burness Paull. Lawson currently leads the firm’s corporate department,…

Mike Martin

Arklet housing association enters in to formal partnership discussions with Hanover

Arklet and Hanover (Scotland) Housing Associations have agreed to enter into detailed discussions about a potential formal partnership between the two organisations. Leading up to this, Arklet had undertaken a strategic options review which resulted…

From left Chris Highton and Iain Mercer

Allied Surveyors recruit Iain Mercer to head-up east coast agency

Allied Surveyors Scotland plc has made a further senior appointment to their business by appointing Iain Mercer as its Director of Commercial Agency in Edinburgh. Mercer, who joins from IME Property and has over 20…

Mark Currie

New appointments & promotions strengthen GVA in Scotland

GVA has continued its plans for growth in Scotland with the announcement of key appointments and promotions across several of its teams. Mark Currie has been appointed a Director in the Corporate Solutions team and will…

Suzie McCafferty

Platinum Wave Enjoys Record Year of Success

Platinum Wave, Scotland’s largest franchise consultancy, is gearing up for Scottish Franchise Week 2018 by announcing a record year of success. The Edinburgh-based firms success has been attributed to winning some large contracts, as well…