Frank Watson

Independent Growth Finance supplies Pryme Group with £2.75m funding line

IGF, the commercial finance provider for SMEs, has delivered a £2.75m asset based lending facility to Dundee-headquartered engineering firm, Pryme Group. Pryme Group sought a flexible financier to support its growing order book and expansion…

Matt Corbin

New director of European operations at Sparrows Group

Sparrows Group has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Matt Corbin as its regional operations director for the UK and Europe to support the company’s continued growth in the oil and gas, renewables…

From left- Valerie Cheyne, Alfie Cheyne, Jim Milne, Bill Main

Balmoral Group invests £10m in ACE Winches

Two prominent north-east Scotland businesses are to work together to maximise global opportunities in the offshore, renewables and decommissioning markets. Multi-disciplined design, engineering and manufacturing company, Balmoral Group Holdings Ltd, has taken a substantial stake…

Lindsay Gardiner

PwC reports growth for 14th year running with revenue up 6% in Scotland

PwC, the professional services firm, has reported record revenue of £3.60bn for the year ended 30 June 2017, up 5% from £3.44bn last year, as the firm continues to invest in people, technology and its…

Dougal Sharp, founder and master brewer at Innis & Gunn

Innis & Gunn accepts £15m investment offer from luxury goods firm

99% of shareholders in craft brewer Innis & Gunn have voted to accept an offer of £15 million for a 27.9% stake in the business from L Catterton, the largest consumer-focused private equity firm in…

Catherine Burnet, senior partner at KPMG in Scotland

Scottish apprentice numbers double at KPMG

Professional services firm KPMG has doubled its intake of apprentice hires to twelve this year. An additional 60 graduates are also expected to begin this autumn, bringing the total intake figure in Scotland to 72.…

Robert Ross

RSM welcomes 20 new recruits in Scotland

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has appointed 20 new trainees in its Scottish offices. The new recruits are among 288 new graduates and school leavers being taken on by the firm this year, bringing…

From left - Andy Ritchie, Charlie Carnegie and Chris Horne

Campbell Dallas turnover rises 17% to £14m

Accountancy firm Campbell Dallas has reported a 7% uplift in turnover to £14m for the year end to May 2017. Managing Partner Chris Horne said that the growth was in line with expectations as the…

Ian Donaldson

Scottish companies show resurgence in R&D tax savings

Scottish companies have shown a resurgence in the amount of R&D tax relief savings being made compared to their counterparts across the rest of the UK, according to R&D tax relief specialist Jumpstart. With an…

Martin Langosch

Scott-Moncrieff appoints data analytics director

Business advisers and accountants Scott-Moncrieff has appointed Martin Langosch as data analytics director to support the firm’s audit and business technology consulting (BTC) departments. Martin joins the firm from Sopra-Steria, where he used a variety…

From left to right: Michelle McNeill (Associate), Anne Marie Renz (Tax Director), Alison Pryde (Senior Tax Manager), John McArthur (Head of Tax).

Gillespie Macandrew expands tax team

Scottish law firm Gillespie Macandrew has bolstered its Tax and Private Client team, with the recruitment of Tax Director Anne Marie Renz and Senior Tax Manager Alison Pryde. Anne Marie is a Chartered Accountant with…

Gavin Black

Scottish manufacturers upbeat despite skills gap concerns and drop in exports

Manufacturers in Scotland are optimistic about prospects for growth in the coming year, despite experiencing increasing difficulty in recruiting workers with relevant skills and a significant drop in the number of businesses currently exporting, which…

Mark McRae

Martin Aitken & Co appoint new director of business advisory and accounting

Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers Martin Aitken & Co Ltd., has appointed a Director of its Business Advisory and Accounting division, to further broaden its client portfolio service offering across the West of Scotland. Mark…

L-R - Rikki Jenkins, Lauren Carroll, Sean Grubb, Rosaline Watson, Fraser Johnston, Jodie Ovens & Jayne Thoms

EQ welcomes seven trainee accountants

A group of seven new Chartered Accountancy trainees have taken up posts with accountancy firm EQ Accountants LLP. This year’s intake, who recently gathered at EQ’s Dundee office for training, will be spread across all…

How BNP Paribas Became One of the World’s Biggest Banks

BNP Paribas is an international bank, producing better returns than many of the European banks, present in various countries across the globe. It is a reputable bank that delivers what it promises to its stakeholders…

The Benefits of Taking R&D Tax Advice

R&D tax credits is an invaluable financial aid can provide a lifeline for those in the manufacturing and engineering sectors, but is often overlooked by those operating in fields where their eligibility is not quite…

Clare Richardson

New Bank of Scotland appointments to support manufacturers and the NE

Bank of Scotland has appointed a new area director covering Aberdeen and the north east as well as a new area director of its manufacturing division. Clare Richardson has been appointed as Area Director, Aberdeen…

Isle of Harris - Hearach Whisky Barrels

Isle of Harris Distillers increases single malt stocks with £1.7m finance package

Isle of Harris Distillers has secured a £1.7m financial package from HSBC to support its growth and further investment in its maturing single malt whisky stock. Currently lying in cask in the Outer Hebrides, the…

Sandy Adam

Springfield Properties aims to raise £25m with floatation

Scottish housebuilder Springfield Properties is to list on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) with a view to raising £25m for future developments. The Directors believe the Group is well positioned for future growth having secured…

Bellfield Brewery, our scale up story – The Daily ScaleUp with Kim McAllister

Raising nearly half a million pounds in equity investment is no small feat - and it’s exactly what Bellfield Brewery did last month. The UK’s only dedicated gluten-free microbrewery had raised investment before through crowdfunding,…

Ian McPherson

Significant Growth for AAB’s Upstream Oil & Gas Team

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), one of the UK’s leading independent firms of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors, has announced significant growth within its Upstream Oil & Gas team following a string of new…

Tom O'Hara, Chief Executive of Talon

Microsoft Dynamics NAV consultancy acquired by Talon

Vozero, a boutique Microsoft Dynamics NAV consultancy based in Glenrothes, has been acquired by fast-growing Talon Business Solutions Limited (Talon), the Glasgow-based IT company acquired by technology sector entrepreneur Tom O’Hara’s Kick ICT Group two…

Steven Mason

Gilliland Neilson Brown appoint new director

Glasgow based Chartered Financial Planners and Wealth Managers, Gilliland Neilson Brown has appointed Steven Mason as a director. Steven, who joined the firm in 2014, is a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society and Chartered…

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

£60 million innovation fund to meet environmental ambitions

£60 million will be made available to accelerate innovation in new technologies, including low carbon and digital projects by 2020. The Innovation Fund, announced in Programme for Government, will support the development of low carbon…

Diane Holden

Diane Holden: Pension Awareness Day and Why It Matters for Small Business Owners

By Diane Holden, senior account manager at Xero On September 15th, the UK will see its fourth annual Pension Awareness Day. Every year, the pensions awareness campaign travels around the UK stopping in Edinburgh, Leeds,…

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