Polly Purvis of ScotlandIS

ScotlandIS announces shortlist for Young Software Engineer of the Year awards

ScotlandIS, Scotland’s digital trades body, has announced the 12 finalists at the 27th Young Software Engineer of the Year Awards, the ceremony recognising the country’s top undergraduate computing talent. The event, on 5th October at Edinburgh International Conference Centre, will bring…

Louise and Shona Clelland

Edinburgh Bed & Breakfast triumphs in National Awards

Millers64 on Pilrig Street, Edinburgh  has been named Best Bed & Breakfast at the 6th annual Food and Drink Reader Awards. The upgraded Victorian terrace was the only Scottish venue to be recognised in its…

Craig Lemmon and Brian Williamson

Finding key people for your scaleup – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

Few things inspire confidence in your company more than appointing a business heavyweight to the board. Miigen, the Stirling-based digital time capsule creator, has recently announced Brian Williamson as its new Chairman and it’s a…

Charlotte Square

Going Global: IoD Scotland launches International Week

The Institute of Directors Scotland has this week launched Scottish International Week; a 5-day program of events for businesses who are taking the first steps into the world-wide market, or for those already operating internationally…

Scottish EDGE CEO Evelyn McDonald with Amiqus CEO Callum Murray Photo credit: Scottish EDGE

Scottish EDGE partner with EDGE winners Amiqus

Scottish EDGE, the UK’s largest business funding competition, has become a customer of one of its winners, Edinburgh-based tech startup Amiqus. Amiqus ID software provided the anti-money laundering and credit checks required of applicants in…

Knops Beer

Craft brewer adds Radisson Blu Edinburgh contract

East Lothian based Knops Brewing Company is to supply a total of 3,500 bottles of its Musselburgh Broke (4.5% ABV), California Common (4.6% ABV) and East Coast Pale Ale (3.8% ABV) beers to the Radisson…

Catriona Finnie

Chiene + Tait accountant appointed to UK Gift Aid group

Catriona Finnie, a member of the Charities and Education Group at accountancy firm Chiene + Tait (C+T), has joined HMRC’s newly-formed working group, set up to consider increasing the effectiveness of UK Gift Aid relief.…

David Sole

School for CEOs Launches Millennial Mentoring Programme

School for CEOs has introduced a Millennial Mentoring Programme to help senior executives gain new cross-generational perspectives. The executive development specialists published its research 'Future-proofing the CEO' in Autumn 2016 which highlighted the importance for…

From left - Elaine Miller, Fiona Hyslop, John Donnelly - credit S Williams

Scottish Government recognition for Edinburgh’s academic and business leaders generating millions for local economy

The Scottish Government has paid tribute to the hard work of Edinburgh’s academic and business leaders in promoting Scotland’s capital city as one of the world’s leading business tourism destinations. Attending the Edinburgh Ambassador Dinner,…

Lesley McAra

£1m University of Edinburgh tie-in with Big Issue Invest will be a force for social good

The University of Edinburgh has invested £1 million in a new partnership that seeks to dismantle poverty and create opportunity for people and communities across the UK. It will work with Big Issue Invest, the…

Leonardo Hotels offers ‘woman-friendly room’ rooms in Edinburgh

Female executive travellers are to get their own special treatment thanks to a unique concept being offered by an upmarket Edinburgh hotel. The 4-star Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh believes their stylish ‘woman-friendly room’ initiative –…

Managing director Lesley Brydon

My Scale Story: Clark Communications – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

PR and design business, Clark Communications scaled up in August 2016, going from a two-man operation to an eight-strong team, via the acquisition of a competitor. The deal saw the business grow not only in numbers,…

How important are scaling companies? – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

If ever you needed proof that scaleups are the driving force for economic success, look no further than the latest announcement from Scottish Enterprise. The Scottish government’s enterprise agency has announced an enhanced service for…

‘The Percy Plodders’ from Northumberland Estates collect their prize. L to R: Adam Heather, Michael O’Driscoll and Nick Atkinson with Buccleuch Property’s Managing Director, David Peck

Property professionals raise £14,000 during Buccleuch Property Challenge

More than 200 property professionals from across the UK completed the annual Buccleuch Property Challenge raising £14,000 for cancer charities Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action. Over 70 teams travelled to the Duke…

Craig Lemmon and Brian Williamson

Miigen Secures Williamson for Chairman’s role

Scottish businessman, Brian Williamson, has been appointed Chairman of Miigen, the innovative Stirling-based ‘digital time capsule’ company. The appointment follows the sale in May of the recruitment business Brightwork, which he chaired for 10 years…

BlackBX founder Patrick Clover

BLACKBX targets China and Europe with LigoWave WiFi partnership

Wireless technology company, BLACKBX, has announced a deal with US wireless networking solutions company LigoWave to deliver their pioneering guest WiFi software to the Chinese market and beyond. The rapidly growing Edinburgh-based firm will also…

From left: Andrew Holloway, Head of Entrepreneurial Tax at Johnston Carmichael and Bruce Walker, Founder of WeAreTheFuture

Johnston Carmichael sponsors Startup Summit

One of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurship event, Startup Summit has gained another sponsor this week as it secures Scotland’s largest independent firm of chartered accountants and business advisers, Johnston Carmichael as key sponsors. The gathering of…

Fire Protection Group sold to French firm

French company Scutum International S.A. has bought Livingstone-based Fire Protection Group (Holdings) Limited (“FPG”). RSM’s M&A and private equity team was appointed as lead adviser for FPG to manage the sale process from marketing through…

Cyber security consultancy opens Edinburgh office

Cyber security consultancy, Context Information Security, has opened a new office in Edinburgh. The new Edinburgh base, near Haymarket Station, will enable Scotland-based companies to access a comprehensive range of services including penetration testing and…

Making the leap to a scaling business – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

You might think working as an operations director for three successful scaleups would set you up nicely for the leap to being your own boss. Not necessarily. “Until it’s yours you have no idea of…

Nathan McGregor

Staff promotion sees Juggling Swords eye overseas expansion

Edinburgh based content marketing and PR agency, Juggling Swords, has promoted digital marketing executive, Nathan McGregor, 24, to Head of PR and Content. Nathan says: "It’s a great honour to be given this position within…

From left - William Marlin, Samuel Marlin, Robin Marlin (centre), Jayne Marlin, Zachary Marlin

Clackmannanshire business celebrates 20th anniversary with £250k investment

A Scottish manufacturing firm is set to move into its new 5000sqft headquarters in Tillicoultry on Friday (September 22nd), exactly 20 years after the business first launched. 123v, a manufacturer of car ports, glass verandas,…

Rory McPherson

BDO appoints new corporate finance partner in Scotland

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP has announced the appointment of a new corporate finance partner in Scotland. Rory McPherson, who joins the firm from the Royal Bank of Scotland has over 15 years…

Left to right - Adrian Innes and Stuart Lunn

LendingCrowd reaches 200 deals in August

LendingCrowd, Scotland’s only alternative finance provider to SMEs, topped 200 cumulative loan deals in August and posted a record month for the P2P lender with around £2.5 million of funds inflow and four Scottish deals…

Craigleith Retail Park in Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s Craigleith Retail Park sees retailers flood in

HomeStore & More has set up shop in Craigleith Retail Park in Edinburgh, marking the first store for the Irish independent homewares retailer in the UK. HomeStore & More is the latest in a number…

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