Picture Shows:- Backing singers, Greg Docherty, Darren Lyon and Scott McMann (Hamilton Accies); Craig Peacock, Braehead Clan ice-hockey on drums; Ella Gibbons, UWS Sirens Netball team; lead singer, Amy Connel, multi-medalist karate; Claire Cochrane, East Kilbride Pirates American footballer on guitar ; and Georgia Adderley, British Squash Champion.

New Scottish radio station launched

A new innovative digital radio station, Rock Sport, will launch later this month which will broadcast across Scotland’s Central Belt. The station will offer more localised engagement with listeners by embracing new digital technology. It…

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Cyber Crime Champions Celebrated at Glittering Ceremony

One of Scotland’s most exciting and fastest growing industries came together to celebrate the best in the business at the Scottish Cyber Awards in Edinburgh earlier this week. The hugely successful awards, hosted by the…

Cally Russell

My Story: Cally Russell of Mallzee – The Weekly Scaleup with Kim McAllister

The trouble with interviewing the chief executive of shopping app Mallzee is that the research takes days. Swipe left, swipe right, present for my sister, present for me… When I finally tear myself away and…

Sir Brian Souter

Souter Invests £3.75m in CoachHire.com

Souter Investments, the family investment office of Stagecoach co-founder and Chairman Sir Brian Souter has invested in £3.75m in transport specialist CoachHire.com. The deal will allow CoachHire.com to roll out its suite of apps for drivers,…

Alan Hamilton

Johnston Carmichael boosts corporate finance team with new appointments

Accountancy and business advisory firm Johnston Carmichael has strengthened its Corporate Finance Team with an appointment at director level and the promotion of a new head of corporate finance. Alan Hamilton, a chartered accountant, with 20…

Leah Hutcheon, Chief Executive of Appointedd

Scottish business figures react to budget

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his second Budget earlier this week and it was broadly welcomed by Scottish business figures, SBNN caught up with several of them after the budget proposals were announced. Jumpstart, the UK’s…

Caer Amon Crescent dining area

Scottish luxury property developer wins prestigious award

Scottish luxury property developer, AMA Homes, has won a bronze award in the Best Luxury development category at the prestigious 2017 Whathouse? awards in London. AMA Homes won the bronze for their Caer Amon Crescents…

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Leith Agency takes 7000sqft at Commercial Quay

The Leith Agency has taken a 7,000 sq. ft. suite at Commercial Quay, located between Ocean Terminal and The Shore in the heart of Leith’s commercial district. Leith Agency has moved from The Shore to…

The Jumpstart collect their reward

Jumpstart wins Radio Forth’s Best Workplace Award

Jumpstart, the Edinburgh-headquartered Research and Development (R&D) tax credits expert, has won the Forth Best Workplace Award. The company was joined by stars of stage, screen and rugby pitch at the Usher Hall for the…

The Vert Rotors team with Olly Dmitriev in front

Vert Rotors joins the Scottish space race

Vert Rotors, the Scottish compressor firm is now manufacturing powerful micro compressors designed to improve satellite propulsion systems, as the company targets Scotland’s space industry. Recently the UK Government has initiated the process for US space rockets to launch in the…

(L-R): Jamie Grant, Head of Corporate Banking for Barclays in Scotland; Stephen Coleman, CEO at CodeBase; Stuart Brown, Head of SME Scotland, Barclays

Barclays signs partnership with CodeBase to launch Scotland’s first Eagle Lab

Barclays and CodeBase have agreed a new partnership agreement that will see the bank launch its first Eagle Lab in Scotland – a space for businesses and communities to learn about new technologies and boost…

Jackie Raitt

Double partner boost for Allan McDougall Solicitors

Allan McDougall Solicitors has appointed two new partners, strengthening its litigation team. Jackie Raitt, who has been with the firm 14 years, is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Personal…

Douglas Martin

AAB complete a record number of transactions in October

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), one of the UK’s leading independent firms of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers, has successfully completed seven transactions during October 2017, covering a range of sectors including Oil &…

David Taylor

Engineering Firm will help light-up Perth in £5m project

Engineering services group IKM Consulting has secured a £500,000 contract to help deliver a £5m public sector project to transform Perth city centre. The company, which is headquartered in Grangemouth, will deliver the electrical infrastructure…

From the left, Sian Odgers, Business Services Director of activpayroll and Graham McKechnie, Global Tax Director of activpayroll.

activpayroll expands in Edinburgh with new office and treble the staff

activpayroll, the global payroll and tax compliance specialist headquartered in Aberdeen, has grown its Edinburgh presence after opening a new office and announcing it has trebled its workforce in the capital. activpayroll’s Edinburgh operation started…

Caledonian Exchange

Caledonian Exchange scoops prestigious Wired Certification for its digital connectivity

An Edinburgh office building has become the first in the city, and one of the few in Scotland, to scoop a top industry certification for its digital infrastructure and technology-focused design. Caledonian Exchange has been…

Nigel Eccles

Nigel Eccles leaving FanDuel to start new eSports company

Nigel Eccles, the CEO and co-founder of FanDuel is leaving the company and stepping down from the role of chairman. FanDuel, which Eccles co-founded in 2009 was recently stopped from merging with rival fantasy sports…

Ian Hemingway

Scottish financial management business acquired by English firm

Scottish financial management business, Whyte Sharp has been acquired by Ludlow Wealth Management as it looks to increase its footprint in the country. Whyte Sharp, which has offices in Edinburgh and St Andrews, was acquired…

Jennifer Young

Ledingham Chalmers turnover ahead of projections at £11.5million

Turnover at legal firm Ledingham Chalmers was just over £11.5million, compared with around £12.3million the year before; with profits down marginally from £3.8million to £3.4million. The firm, with offices in Aberdeen, Inverness, Stirling and Edinburgh,…

Dr Ewan Chirnside

St Andrews Angels hosts tech investment event in New York

The St Andrews Angels hosted Dr Ewan Chirnside, who leads the University of St Andrews’ Knowledge Transfer Centre, at an event promoting Scottish technology and spin outs in New York City. Dr Chirnside was joined…

From left - Ken Stanley, Morag Yellowlees, Ian Beattie, Alasdair Cummings

Lindsays announces merger with Edinburgh law firm

Legal firm Lindsays is to merge with Edinburgh based, Aitken Nairn W.S with the merged firm to be known as Lindsays. The merger will see Aitken Nairn W.S. partners Kenneth Stanley and Morag Yellowlees, along…

l-r: Stuart Pender, Executive Chairman and Bruce Evans, Chief Executive of Lomond Capital

New CEO and CFO at Lomond Capital in preparation for London market entry

Lomond Capital, the rapidly expanding property group, has announced a senior management restructure as it prepares for fresh acquisitions in London and the South of England. The group has appointed banking stalwart Pete Flockhart as…

Clare Scott

Five lessons business people can learn from athletes

Seeking inspiration but bored with traditional business bibles? Here are some hidden gems from top athletes that are equally applicable to the world of work: Starting out “You don’t have to be great to start…

Stirling tech company helps speed humanitarian disaster response

Stirling technology company, thinkWhere, is playing a vital role in enabling the delivery of emergency response and aid to areas hit by natural and humanitarian crises. Working with HOT – the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, thinkWhere…

Mr John Swinney MSP addresses the event audience. Image © Gary Doak Photography

Commercialisation award celebrates 20 years

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) hosted a gathering to celebrate 20 years of Scottish Enterprise supported RSE Enterprise Fellowships. RSE Enterprise Fellowships are granted to individuals seeking to commercialise innovative ideas resulting from academic…