Left to right: Sarah Hardy, Chief Investment Officer; David Ovens, Chief Operating Officer; Niki McKenzie, Investment Director

Archangels recognised as the UK’s Lead Angel Investment Syndicate of the Year

Archangels, the Edinburgh-based business angel syndicate, has been recognised as the UK’s Lead Angel Investment Syndicate of the Year by the UK Business Angels Association. The accolade follows a record year of investment for the…

From left - Graeme Allan and Fraser Porter

New partner appointment at Anderson Anderson & Brown

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), one of the UK’s leading firms of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors, has announced the appointment of Fraser Porter as Partner, responsible for the firm’s Wealth Management Division. Fraser…

Dentistry @ No 3 in Dunfermline

Fife dental practice sold to multi practice owner

A Fife dentist has sold his practice to a multi-practice owner for around £615,000. Dentistry @ No 3 in Dunfermline, previous owned by Alan Carter who established the practice around 40 years ago, relocating the practice to its…

Douglas McBain

Astute Launches New Bookkeeping Franchise

A new Scottish-based bookkeeping franchise has been launched called Astute Books, with the new business looking for franchisees across the UK. The new franchise is very affordable, and can be run from home on a full-time or part-time…

Melanie Gilmour

Aberdeen-based accountant named as Accountant of the Year

An up and coming Aberdeen corporate finance specialist has been crowned Accountant of the Year in the Scottish Accountancy and Finance Awards. Melanie Gilmour, assistant director of Hall Morrice Corporate Finance (HMCF), received the accolade…

Private equity house invests £44 million in Global Processing Services

Dunedin, the Edinburgh-based private equity house, has invested in the £44 million funding of Global Processing Services (“GPS”), the global payments processor and tech powerhouse behind the most exciting digital banks, challenger banks, fin-techs and…

Glasgow accountancy firm named as Small Firm of the Year at 2018 Scottish Accounting & Finance awards

Glasgow accountancy firm Brett Nicholls Associates has been named a winner of the Small Firm of the Year at 2018 Scottish Accounting & Finance awards. Based in the West End of Glasgow, the family-run firm…

Dougie Cameron

Dougie Cameron: Why bite-size finance is right size finance for a growing company

Life comes at the owner of a growing business fast. They don’t have to go looking for worries to keep them awake at night. Two worries feature prominently in their feverish night sweats – cash…

Carol Flockhart

Chiene + Tait wins Firm of the Year honours at 2018 Scottish Accountancy Awards

Chartered Accountants Chiene + Tait is celebrating after a brace of wins, including Large Accountancy Firm of the Year, at the Scottish Accountancy Awards. The top award was secured after a year of progress which,…

Malcolm Connolly, Cyberhawk founder and technical director, and Chris Fleming, Cyberhawk CEO

Scottish companies success in BVCA Management Team Awards 2018

Four Scottish companies have gone through to the next round of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) Management Team of the Year Awards 2018. The winners will be automatically entered into the…

Sam Subesinghe

Scottish technology companies lead 2018 investment

Scottish technology companies were responsible for the majority of all venture capital raised in Scotland in the first three months of 2018. Figures from KPMG’s Venture Pulse report, which highlights key trends, opportunities, and challenges facing…

Scottish EDGE Round 12 winners

Scottish EDGE Round 12 awards nearly £1 million to Scotland’s most promising start-up businesses

The winners of Scottish EDGE Round 12 have been announced with stem cell research business, Cytochroma taking home the £150,000 Higgs EDGE Science and Technology Special Award.  Each of the winners will take home up to…

Children at Big Bird Nursery

Ethical investment enterprise acquires Big Bird Nursery

A Glasgow ethical investment enterprise has acquired a Larkhall nursery with the support of a £300,000 funding package from Bank of Scotland. Kids Connecting, founded in 2017, has purchased Big Bird Nursery and its premises…

From left to right; Ricky Cowan, Graeme Allan, Lyn Calder and Fraser Porter of Anderson Anderson & Brown.

Accountants arrive in Capital with plans to create 100 jobs

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), one of the UK’s leading independent firms of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors, has announced its arrival in Edinburgh with plans to create 100 jobs in the capital within…

From left- Kenneth Shand and Jeremy Cohen

Dentons posts 36% increase in PEP for the UK & Middle East

Revenue from the UK & Middle East region of legal firm Dentons has increased 22% to £203.1m as reported in its unaudited, headline FY17/18 results. The firm merged with Maclay Murray & Spens and this figure only…

Fintech firm Miconex launches first cardless rewards programme for town centres

The ‘Mi Rewards’ programme, the first of its kind in the UK, is to be piloted in Perth, in order to reward shoppers for spending money locally. After a successful trial, it is hoped the scheme could be…

From left - Managing Partner, Graeme Allan and Lyn Calder

New corporate finance partner at AAB

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors, has appointed Lyn Calder as corporate finance partner. Lyn Calder, a Chartered Accountant, has worked within this specialist area for almost 20 years in both lead…

Mark Harvey

Scotland’s economic growth increases but still outpaced by the UK

Scotland’s economic growth is set to increase by 1.3% this year, but this will be a slower pace than previously predicted and behind the UK’s growth rate as a whole, according to the EY Scottish…

Alf Gordon (bottom left) with the Qdos management team

Scottish entrepreneur sells company to Japanese insurance company

HCC International Insurance Company PLC, a subsidiary of Tokio Marine HCC, has signed a purchase agreement with Qdos Holdings Limited and other selling shareholders to acquire Qdos Contractor of The Qdos Group for an undisclosed amount. The Qdos Group…

Veitchi Head Office

Veitchi Group reveals strong financial results with turnover up to £41.55m

The Veitchi Group, one of Scotland’s largest construction industry sub-contractors, has reported a steady rise in turnover and post-tax profits at their 101st AGM. Turnover to November 2017 for the firm which has its Group…

Allan Davidson

New digital division from Chiene + Tait

Accountants Chiene + Tait (C+T) has enhanced its business technology service offering with the launch of a new Digital Division. The service, part of the firm’s Business Support Department, caters for all types of clients,…

David Ferguson

Nucleus delivers record £5.1m operating profit in 2017

Nucleus, the Edinburgh-based adviser-built wrap platform, has generated an operating profit of £5.1m, a 19% increase on 2016’s profit of £4.3m, for the year ended 31 December 2017. Assets under administration (AUA) reached £13.6bn at…

Ricky Cowan and Douglas Martin

New business development director at AAB

Anderson Anderson Brown has appointed a new business development director. Ricky Cowan brings extensive knowledge and experience within the professional services arena and a wealth of business development experience to AAB. [yikes-mailchimp form="2" title="1" description="1"]…

Douglas Martin

MiAlgae on track to shake up food industry after £500,000 investment

MiAlgae, a student-launched startup that aims to revolutionise the animal and fish feed industries with microalgae made from the co-products of whisky, has received £500,000 from investors. The company, founded by Douglas Martin while a…

Phil Grady

New fintech service to support people in debt by empowering them with their own data

Castlight Financial, the Glasgow-based financial capability company, Big Issue Invest (BII) and Advice Direct Scotland (ADS) have launched a tool that will empower people struggling with debt by providing them with access to their own…