Iain Davidson

Colliers International bolsters Scottish Industrial and Logistics team

Colliers International has strengthened its Scottish Industrial and Logistics team with the appointment of Lewis Pentland, as associate director for East of Scotland. Lewis will join Colliers' Edinburgh office from GVA, where he managed a…

Craig Nicol, Joint managing partner at Thorntons

Law firm reveals ambitious Edinburgh growth plans

A Scottish full service law firms has unveiled plans to further grow its footprint in the east with ambitious recruitment plans for its Edinburgh office. Since 2011, Thorntons has grown from 6 members of staff in…

Polly Purvis of ScotlandIS

Stars of Scotland’s tech sector recognised at Digital Tech Awards

ScotlandIS, the body representing Scotland’s digital technologies industry, has announced the winners of the 2017 Digital Technology Awards. The awards, now in their seventh year, celebrate the growth and success of Scotland’s world-class digital technologies industry. Skyscanner CEO Gareth…

Andrew Wallace, CEO of Edinburgh-based passive infra-red sensor developer Pyreos

Pyreos secures first volume order for ezPyro chip from South Korean customer

Pyreos, the Edinburgh-based passive infra-red sensor developer, has won its first volume contract for its ezPyro chip, which incorporates both a sensor and a processing unit. The order was secured from a South Korean customer,…

iona Sinclair, Elle McCann and June McCann of Stirling Whisky Shop pick up their award for Off License of the Year (Central Scotland) at the Independent Retail Awards ceremony

Stirling Whisky Shop Named Best Off License in Central Scotland

A popular Stirling spirits shop has been named Central Scotland’s Off License of the Year.  Stirling Whisky Shop, based in the city’s Spittal Street, was presented with the honour at the Scottish Independent Retail Awards…

Alasdair Dunn

Is it time to spring clean your business?

There have been a great number of changes in company and partnership law over the last few years.  A lot of these changes have been with the aim of making it simpler and more straightforward…

Left to right - Gavin Veitch and Barry Veitch

Borders business sees turnover soar after securing £500k contract

Selkirk-based Formatank has increase its turnover by 25 per cent to £250k after winning a  contract with a construction firm. The project, worth £500k to the firm over next two years, will see owners, Barry and Gavin…

BlackBX founder Patrick Clover

Ground breaking public Wi-Fi software firm launches in Edinburgh

A tech firm promising to give business owners access to cost-effective ‘legal guest Wi-Fi’ has launched its ground breaking product in Edinburgh. BlackBX is cloud-based Wi-Fi technology enabling businesses to install and run public Wi-Fi for minimal cost and effort.…

Gerry Cockburn

FD appointment signals growth for Scots legal firm

Full-service legal firm, Boyd Legal, has appointed Gerry Cockburn as Finance Director as the firm eyes further growth. Previously Head of Finance at the Faculty of Advocates, as well as key roles at Gilson Gray and…

Esh Border Construction Women In Property Visit To Calton Hill

Women in Property get sneak preview of historic Calton Hill Observatory site

The contractor delivering the transformation of the historic City Observatory site on Edinburgh’s Calton Hill has welcomed women from across the property scene to enjoy a sneak peak of the project. Esh Border Construction invited…

CEO and co-founder Andrew Bone at far left with the Airts team

Scottish startup Airts wins international contract with PwC

Scottish software startup Airts, who have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) supported product to manage resource planning in the workplace, has signed a six-figure deal with the Poland-based Service Delivery Centre of PwC.  Deploying intelligent, real-time…

L-R Cameron Gibson, deputy site manager and Drew Barber, plant mechanic, Banks Mining

Plans Submitted for Spireslack with Ponesk Ahead of Schedule

A former East Ayrshire surface coal mine is a step closer to becoming productive again following the submission of a restoration proposal by Banks Mining. The firm, which has an office in Hamilton, has now lodged…

Annie Graham

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Scotland finalists announced

The leaders of 21 of Scotland’s most dynamic businesses, from East Kilbride to Aberdeen, have been listed as finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Scotland 2017 programme. Between them, they have a combined…

Left to right - Barry Sealey and Mike Rutterford founders of Archangels Pic credit - Robert Perry

Archangels Celebrates Quarter of a Century of Investing

Over 180 investors and entrepreneurs will gather tonight (Tuesday, 25th April, 2017) to celebrate a quarter of a century of early stage investing by business angel syndicate, Archangels. The invited guests will hear that the syndicate…

LoveCraft founders - Cherry Freeman, Nigel Whiteoak and Edward Griffith

Scottish Equity Partners leads £26m funding round for LoveCrafts

Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) has led a £26 million funding round for LoveCrafts, the creator of online crafts communities. SEP was joined by current investors Balderton and Highland Europe. This represents the largest investment in a…

Craiglockhart

Sales Education Foundation accolade for university courses

Edinburgh Napier University’s teaching in sales has received international recognition from the US-based Sales Education Foundation (SEF). The programmes run at the Craiglockhart-based Business School have seen the university named as one of the ‘Top universities…

Peter Boyd

Scots Under Represented on Equity Release

An Edinburgh Lawyer has been invited as the sole Scottish representative to participate in a Commons Parliamentary committee discussing the potential value of the burgeoning equity release industry. Peter Boyd, Managing Director of Edinburgh headquartered…

Harvey Wheaton

CodeClan empowers employers to plug Scotland’s digital skills gap

CodeClan, the UK’s first fully accredited digital skills academy is reaching out to employers seeking new software talent, encouraging businesses to join their employer partner community. With fierce competition in the industry to find skilled candidates, CodeClan is holding drop-in events…

Keith Anderson

Children’s Charity Appoints New Trustees In Pivotal Year

Four highly respected leaders from the business world have been appointed to the Sick Kids Friends Foundation’s (SKFF) Board of Trustees. The Edinburgh-based charity has announced John Brodie - CEO of Scotmid, Keith Anderson - CEO…

Scottish investment Oct 16 - March 17

March funding deals down slightly on February peak

Welcome to our new 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. 31% of Scottish investments during…

CMS Window Systems

Cumbernauld window company wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Window, door and curtain walling designer, fabricator and installer, CMS Window Systems, has received the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development 2017. The Cumbernauld-based company, which has grown from humble beginnings in 2006 to a…

Edinburgh to Quay²

Atlantis Resources picks up Quay² new office space

Atlantis Resources has expanded and relocated its Edinburgh operation to Quay² in Fountainbridge. The renewable energy company has acquired 3,896 sq. ft. of Grade A office space at the building, moving from its current 2,650…

Phil Holt: Online tools to improve client communication

  If you are involved in project management, there are a number of collaborative tools you can use to improve communication between your project teams and clients. Trello for project management and client support Trello…

David Venables

Biotech firm raises £5.2 million of new investment

Synpromics Ltd, the synthetic promoter and gene control company, has completed a financing round of £5.2M. Participants included existing investors Calculus Capital, the Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise and private shareholders.…

Bilfinger

Bilfinger signs 5-year BP contract securing 210 jobs

Engineering services provider Bilfinger has agreed a new five-year contract with BP to provide maintenance services at two of its largest midstream oil and gas terminals in Scotland, securing 210 jobs. The multi-service deal replaces…

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