Andy Hamilton

Cloud’s silver lining turns to Gold for Scottish software business

Microsoft has named Edinburgh-based software firm CompanyNet as its latest Gold Partner for Cloud Productivity – just one day after granting the business Silver status. Having awarding the business Silver Cloud Productivity status on Monday…

Colin McHardy

Revenue Scotland devolved taxes expert joins Campbell Dallas

Campbell Dallas has appointed Revenue Scotland’s former Head of Tax Operations and Compliance, Colin McHardy, to lead the firm’s devolved tax service. Colin is a technical specialist in devolved taxes who also has extensive experience…

Asda in Armadale

Anglian Water Business secures £3 million of water service contracts in Scotland

Water retailer Anglian Water Business (AWB) has secured a hat-trick of major contract wins in Scotland, valued at around £3 million per year. The series of wins follows the recent announcement of a joint venture…

Canonmills Warriston Courtyard

Artisan continues investment strategy across Edinburgh

Artisan Real Estate Investors, the partnership driving Edinburgh’s award-winning £150 million New Waverley scheme, has underlined further commitment to the capital with another significant development deal. Artisan has bought the 22,000 sq. ft. Abbeyhill Industrial…

David Cresswell

New appointment is helping brew up business for Ringtons in Scotland

Coffee and tea firm Ringtons has appointed a new Scotland based business development manager within its business-to-business division. David Cresswell’s role will see him support Ringtons’ existing clients north of the border and introduce the…

Quiet April for funding deals in Scotland

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. April was a fairly quiet month…

Exchange Place 1. Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s Exchange Place 1 changes hands in £47m deal

Exchange Place 1, part of a trio of Grade A city centre offices in Edinburgh’s financial hub, has been bought by GLL Real Estate Partners Pan European Property Fund for £47 million with GVA James…

David Sole OBE

David Sole & Associates to Merge with School for CEOs

Former Scottish rugby player David Sole is to merge his two business interests. David Sole & Associates will become part of School for CEOs, the executive development specialists he co-founded with Patrick Macdonald, former CEO…

Dr Anthony Ashbrook, Dr Neil Polwart, Diana Easley, Dr Andrew Tubb

Former Skype advisor joins Novarum senior leadership team

Novarum, a specialist in mobile test reader solutions, has strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of former Skype, eBay and Microsoft customer engagement director Diana Easley to its strategic advisory committee. Diana brings…

L-R: Irvine Spowart, Sandy Manson (CEO), Iain Castles, Rosalind Catto, Scott Jeffrey, Ryan Diplexcito, Gavin Young, Emma Waterman and Andrew Shepherd (Chairman)

Johnston Carmichael promotions strengthen senior team

Accountancy and Business Advisory firm Johnston Carmichael has expanded its leadership team with seven new promotions as part of the firm’s growth strategy across Scotland. Rosalind Catto and Scott Jeffrey, who are based in the…

Amazon Academy

Scottish SMEs yet to fully grasp export opportunities says new survey

A new YouGov survey published today by Amazon reveals that Scotland’s small business community are yet to fully grasp the significant opportunity of exporting outside the UK to boost their revenue, with only 1 in 4 (27%) currently selling…

From left: Lifetime Achievement Award sponsor, Jonathan Gilbert of the Edinburgh Watch Company with Award winner, Malcolm Mackay of United Employment Lawyers. (Photography: Keith Inglis Photography.)

Scottish employment law specialist awarded entrepreneurial Lifetime Achievement Award

Employment law specialist Malcolm Mackay of United Employment Lawyers has been presented with a WeDO Scotland Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr Mackay received the award from the Scottish entrepreneur support organisation at their conference in Edinburgh…

Lucy Bergius / photo credit Phil Wilkinson

Funding helps ice cream maker whip up growth plans

An ice cream maker is set to double the size of its manufacturing unit after securing funding through the Scottish Borders LEADER fund. Thanks to advice from Business Gateway Scottish Borders, Over Langshaw Ice Cream…

Scotland's 'cream of the crop' crowned at Scotlands Food and Drink Excellence Awards 2017

Scotland’s Cream of the Crop Crowned at Top Food & Drink Awards

25 winners are celebrating after being awarded at the prestigious Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2017. A record number of 820 guests attended Scotland’s food and drink ‘Oscars’, held in Edinburgh’s International Conference Centre…

Mary Few

Executive search firm Saxton Bampfylde expands Scottish team

Employee-owned executive search firm Saxton Bampfylde continues to invest in its Scottish operations with the appointment of Mary Few as Partner. Originally from Aberdeenshire, Mary has recently returned from three years in Burma, where she…

Hamish Patrick

Shepherd and Wedderburn deal wins IFLR European Award

Legal firm Shepherd and Wedderburn has come out on top of the IFLR European Awards with one of the deals their Banking and Finance team worked on winning the top prize. The Towd Point Mortgage…

Neil Farish, CEO and founder, Relaymed

Scottish health tech startup inks North America deal with Siemens

Scottish health tech startup Relaymed has signed a deal with the healthcare unit of Siemens AG that will see its latest software rolled out across North America as part of a strategic alliance with one…

Murray McCall, Managing Partner at Anderson Strathern.

Anderson Strathern turnover down 3% to £21m

Turnover at Scottish legal firm Anderson Strathern was £21 million for year end 31st August 2016, down 3% against the previous year. In spite of a marginal slowdown in the corporate and commercial property practices…

David Hughes, HBJ Gateley employment partner

HBJ Gateley strengthens employment team with partner appointment

HBJ Gateley has bolstered its employment law team with the appointment of David Hughes as partner. David, who re-joins the firm from international law firm Clyde & Co, brings 25 years of dispute resolution and…

Left to right are Fiona Burnett and Susanna Freedman of Brand Insiders

Brand consultancy launched by Scottish marketing and communications specialists

Marketing specialist Susanna Freedman has launched a new consultancy in partnership with former colleague and brand strategist Fiona Burnett focused on employer brand. Tsuko, the company previously founded by Susanna Freedman was acquired by London…

Silvan House

Wirefox acquires £18m Edinburgh office building

Property investment and development firm Wirefox has extended its Scottish portfolio with the acquisition of a major Grade A office building in Edinburgh. The Northern Irish firm has made an £18m investment in Silvan House,…

Brodies’ Partners Duncan MacLean and Julian Voge

Brodies wins WWL’s Scotland Law Firm of the Year Award

Brodies was recognised as Scotland Law Firm of the Year for a record-breaking sixth time at the Who’s Who Legal Awards in London last night (15 May). Brodies lawyers are listed more times in WWL’s…

Dr Tony Douglas

Sales contest will spotlight top European talent

An international field of rising sales stars will converge on Edinburgh for the fourth European Sales Competition. Students from across the Continent, and a contingent from the USA, will demonstrate their selling skills in buyer-seller…

Edinburgh mumtrepreneur’s business idea goes from incident to invention in 12 months

In a short few months Edinburgh based mumtrepreneur Lucy Bostock has created a business and a children’s safety product which has won a national award for innovation from the Baby Product Association. The idea for…

Artist's impression of Canonmills Garden

180-unit residential development for Water of Leith

Architects Sheppard Robson has achieved planning consent for a 180-unit residential project which will reinvigorate a prominent brownfield site on the Water of Leith River in the north of Edinburgh. The Canonmills Garden development for…

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