Source - Lovell

Central Belt building contractors invited to meet Lovell at supply chain partner day

Building companies across Scotland’s central belt, from sole traders through to large regional contractors, are being invited to attend a special supply chain partner day as leading provider of partnership housing Lovell seeks to appoint…

The Port of Grangemouth

Multimillion pound investment at Port of Grangemouth

The Port of Grangemouth, Scotland’s largest container facility, has placed an order with Liebherr for a new multimillion pound ship to shore container crane as part of a major investment programme at the port to…

L-R Lesley Williams, Director, Market Development for BestCities, Jane Cunningham, Manager, Business Development for BestCities

Former head of business tourism at Edinburgh Convention Bureau joins GainingEdge

Lesley Williams, former head of business tourism at the Edinburgh Convention Bureau, is to join GainingEdge, the management company behind the BestCities Global Alliance. Lesley will take on a new role as Director, Market Development…

Adam Purvis (left) and Bruce Walker (right) photographed outside the Fx team’s Leith office

Award-winning Edinburgh entrepreneurs join forces in new venture

Three Edinburgh startups working together to help international entrepreneurs build a better world through business will merge to create Fx Group. Co-founded by WeAreTheFuture founder Bruce Walker, Power of Youth (now rebranded to Mettā Network)…

Keith Brown

New enterprise agency for South of Scotland

A new enterprise agency will be created to meet the economic needs of communities in the South of Scotland. The final report from the Enterprise and Skills Review contains a wide range of measures to…

From left - Martin Gilbert and Keith Skeoch

Standard Life-Aberdeen deal cleared by competition watchdog

Standard Life's £11 billion deal to buy Aberdeen Asset Management has been cleared by the Competition and Markets Authority, clearing the way to create the country's biggest listed asset manager. Standard Life and Aberdeen said…

New property at Countesswells

Report reveals growing fears over Brexit impact on house prices

Scotland’s homeowners are becoming increasingly anxious about the impact Brexit will have on the value of their property, according to a new report launched by Aberdein Considine in association with The Times newspaper. The inaugural…

Left to right are James O'Kane of Edinburgh Napier Univeristy and Marshall Dallas of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) by Stewart Attwood

Edinburgh Napier launches UK’s first MSc in Business Events

Edinburgh Napier University and the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) have launched the UK’s first MSc in Business Events, a degree only currently available at undergraduate level across the UK, with the first intake of…

Zoe Ogilvie of Big Partnership

Big in £600,000 new business boost

Marketing communications agency Big Partnership is celebrating a raft of new business worth more than £600,000. The Glasgow-headquartered agency, which employs 100 people in six UK offices, has secured a number of new PR and…

From left - First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Alison McGregor, Chief Executive of HSBC in Scotland

HSBC expansion leads to 500 new Scottish jobs

HSBC has announced plans to create 500 new jobs in Scotland. The bank is expanding several functions of its Scottish operations in a move that will increase its headcount in the country to 4,500. It…

From left - Martin Gilbert and Keith Skeoch

Shareholder approval for Standard Life Aberdeen Asset merger deal

Shares in Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life rose 5% and 2% respectively after it was announced that shareholders have backed the £11bn tie-up between the two companies. The new firm will be led by…

Last year’s NatWest GBEA Entrepreneurial City of the year, Edinburgh

NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards call for entries

Applications are now open for the 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Now in its fifth year, the Awards celebrate the hard work and inspiring stories of British entrepreneurs, not simply their financial success. There…

May’s seed/venture-stage investments combine to £5m total

Welcome to our 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. Eight seed/venture-stage investments took place in…

Scot Heat & Power

Biomass specialist eyes fresh growth amid UK expansion

Uphall-based Scot Heat & Power recently established a new base in Windermere, Cumbria, which it sees as the lynchpin of its new expansion strategy. Underlining its growth ambitions, the company is also e unveiling its…

499 Lawnmarket, in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town

Potential record of £3,871 per square foot for sale of Lawnmarket shop

The heritable interest of a retail premises at 499 Lawnmarket, in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town on the Royal Mile has been sold to a private investor for an unverified Scottish record of £3,871…

Peter Bachmann

Scottish Equity Partners invests €8.7 million in Irish wind farm

Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) has provided project finance to fund the construction of the €8.7 million, 4.6MW Curraghderrig wind farm in the Republic of Ireland. The project was developed by Rengen Power. SEP made the…

Is being ‘too nice’ holding you back at work?

New research from leading e-learning and classroom-based training provider Activia Training has revealed that – despite a reputation oversea for being unfailingly polite yet somewhat surly and monosyllabic – British workers are a friendly, helpful…

Competition: Attend The Future of Cyber Security Scotland Conference for free

SBNN EXCLUSIVE OFFER - Attend The Future of Cyber Security Scotland Conference for free SBNN has teamed up with conference organisers, OSP Security Professionals to make an EXCLUSIVE offer to SBNN readers only. We have TEN Partner…

Daniel Lee

MedSource expands into UK with Datatrial acquisition

US firm MedSource has acquire the data services division of Datatrial, a UK based international biometrics and technology company that supports clinical trials. MedSource, a Houston-based clinical research organization, has experienced significant growth in the…

aren and Tom Sommerville of Angel’s share receiving their award last year from Christopher Campbell of Campbell’s Prime Meats and Nick Nairn

Forth Valley goes to the polls to vote for best businesses

The competition is hotting up in a public poll to uncover Forth Valley’s Favourite Business. The online vote, organised by Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce, invites members of the public to vote for their favourite…

Software Testing Academy Graduates

30 graduate from NCC Group’s Software Testing Academy

Global cyber security and risk mitigation specialist, NCC Group, has continued to invest in talent after taking on 30 new recruits from its Software Testing Academy. This is the second major intake of graduates from…

Michael Longstaffe

Food packaging company ‘bags’ new financial package

One of the UK’s largest food packaging companies, Smith Anderson Group, has agreed a new financial package with Barclays, including day-to-day banking, invoice discounting and a facility to help manage longer-term foreign exchange (FX) exposures.…

The Good Ideas Academy 2016-17

Scotland’s newest Social Entrepreneurs unveiled from the Good Ideas Academy

Have you ever spotted a problem that’s just waiting for the good idea that will solve it? We all have good ideas, but not many of us do anything about it. It takes determination, hard…

Left to right , John Quinn, Bidfood Development Chef for the North, Andrew Selley Bidfood CEO and Minister Ewing enjoying a traditional Scottish breakfast.

Scotland’s first hospitality hub for the food and drink sector opens

Bidfood Scotland has opened its doors to a brand new, purpose built hospitality hub in Larbert, which will serve as the first of its kind for the £14billion Scottish food and drink sector. Opened by…

Dannielle McAllister

Clark Communications bolsters team with new appointment

Scottish communications agency Clark Communications has appointed Dannielle McAllister as an account manager in its Edinburgh office. With five years’ experience in public relations and marketing, Dannielle will play a key role in the day-to-day…

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