(L-R – Russell Anderson, Allan Gardner, Financial Services Director at Aberdein Considine and Peter Mutch, Corporate Benefits Director Aberdein Considine

Former Scotland and Aberdeen footballer joins Aberdein Considine

Aberdeen Football Club’s cup-winning captain Russell Anderson is to begin a new career as a financial adviser after agreeing to join national firm Aberdein Considine. After more than 23 years in the game, the 11-cap…

Alan Anderson

Independent Growth Finance delivers £16.6m to Scottish SMEs over past year

Independent Growth Finance (IGF), the SME commercial finance provider, has delivered a total of £16.6m to SMEs across Scotland over the past year. Since the opening of its Glasgow office in June 2016, IGF has…

Iain McClune

Whisky Auctioneer toasts success with funding package leading to more jobs

A Perth based whisky auctioneering website has secured funding from Barclays to drive business growth. The deal has enabled the company to acquire larger premises and increase its workforce in response to a surge in…

Diane Holden

How to keep your small business out of debt

Debts and late payments seem to go hand in hand and together are the plague of many small businesses’ existence. While in an ideal world every business transaction would be invoiced and paid on time,…

Scottish welding consumable manufacturer plans to hit £20m by 2021

Glasgow-based WB Alloy Welding Products plans to double its turnover to £20 million by 2021, in spite of challenging market conditions. The firm which manufactures and supplies welding consumables, equipment and specialised site services has…

Christopher Leigh

Estonian fish processor buys Aberdeen-based John Ross Jr

Aberdeen-based fish processor John Ross Jr has been bought by an Estonia based fish processing giant leading to a cash windfall for founder Andrew Leigh. Smoked salmon specialist John Ross Jr and Coln Valley Smokery…

George Morrison

Aquaterra signs multi-million pound investment deal with private equity firm

Global offshore engineering solutions provider, Aquaterra Energy, has secured a multi-million pound investment from EV Private Equity as the company gears up for service expansion and new technology launches. The deal is the first to…

Jim Duffy

Jim Duffy involved in new business accelerator launch

Three successful entrepreneurial figures have joined forces to launch the next generation business accelerator – Moonshot Academy. Offering world class mentorship, a no nonsense approach and promising real cut through for pre-scale businesses to secure…

An artist’s impression of the 500 King Street development

Prime student development in Aberdeen could be last feasible investment opportunity

Investors are being given a rare opportunity to back one of the last remaining student accommodation developments next to the Aberdeen University campus in King Street. West Coast Estates’ flagship 500 King Street scheme is…

Lindsay Hayward

Two new partners, eight directors and new Head of Tax for Scotland at PwC

PwC in Scotland has announced the appointment of two new partners and eight new directors across PwC’s offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow. In addition to this, Lindsay Hayward has been appointed as Head of…

Top 10 Solutions for SMEs Experiencing Serious Cash-Flow Difficulties

With the average SME owed £20,937 in late payments, nearly a quarter of small and medium sized businesses are at risk of a financial crisis. While understanding your cash-flow is critical to the effective financial…

Blair Nimmo

Less businesses failing in Scotland report shows

New statistics from professional services firm KPMG show the number of businesses failing in Scotland fell significantly in the second quarter of 2017, compared to the same three months in 2016. Figures for the three…

Jamie Davidson, founder of debt advisory firm Conduit Finance

Perfect storm for Scots borrowers seeking alternative finance

Jamie Davidson, founder of debt advisory firm Conduit Finance and formerly of SME lending at Bank of Scotland and Clydesdale Bank, predicts a sea change for SMEs and commercial and residential property borrowers in Scotland, as alternative lenders look to offer reduced interest rates on their loans.…

Holiday Inn Aberdeen Westhill

Holiday Inn Aberdeen Westhill and Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen City Centre sold securing 125 jobs

The Holiday Inn Aberdeen Westhill and Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen City Centre have been sold out of administration to Cairn Group securing 125 jobs. The Holiday Inn Aberdeen Westhill is an 86-bed mid-market hotel, comprising…

Sandy Findlay

Jumpstart seeks to deepen engagement with aerospace and defence sectors

UK research and development tax relief specialist Jumpstart is seeking to bring benefits to members of the premier trade organisation for companies in the UK aerospace, defence, security and space sectors, ADS Group. Already a…

Quiz on route to £200m IPO

Quiz Plc, the women’s fashion brand, founded in Glasgow in 1993, is to undergo a £200m initial public offering (IPO). The AIM listing will help the ambitious retailer, which was founded in Glasgow in 1993,…

David Mundell

Edinburgh and South East £300 million regional deal funding confirmed

The UK Government is to announce it is investing £300 million in an Edinburgh and South East of Scotland City Region Deal. This is the fourth UK City Deal in Scotland, in partnership with the…

Gavin Henry

Six-figure investment puts Aberdeen tech firm on track for growth

A leading Software as a Service (SaaS) provider has made a six-figure investment in new technology that will see the business compete on a level playing field with some of the industry’s major players and…

Peter Bruce

Catering firm Entier secures £6.5m BGF investment for overseas expansion

Aberdeen-based Entier, Scotland’s largest independent privately-owned catering company, is preparing to grab a bigger slice of international markets after securing a £6.5m investment from Business Growth Fund (BFG). The Westhill-based company plans to expand its…

Novarum founder and advisory board - Dr Anthony Ashbrook, Dr Neil Polwart, Diana Easley, Dr Andrew Tubb

Scottish smartphone tech specialist on strong growth track

Specialists in smartphone test readers Novarum DX is continuing its strong recruitment drive with the appointment of six new team members. Headquartered in Edinburgh, Novarum’s revenue increased by 78 per cent during the 2015/16 financial…

John Aitken

Optimism Pays Off As Aberdeen Supply Chain Company Sees 50% Increase in Turnover

Aberdeen-based Lifting Equipment Rental, a specialist in lifting equipment for hire and sale, has reported a forecasted 50% increase in turnover year-on-year. As a result the firm, based on Aberdeen’s Commercial Quay, plans to grow…

John Glen

Buccleuch annual results shows turnover standing at £29.986m

Buccleuch has announced their annual results which shows that group income for The MDS Estates Ltd., the parent holding company of Buccleuch, totaled £14.412m, while turnover was £29.986m. This figure reflects changes in financial reporting…

Ian Craig

Assetz Capital strengthens Scottish presence with new hire

Peer-to-peer finance platform Assetz Capital, has appointed Ian Craig as a Regional Relationship Director in Scotland. Ian will be responsible for helping local Scottish businesses acquire finance through the peer-to-peer platform and ensure borrowing with…

Steven Fraser

Significant Growth for AAB’s Global Mobility Arm

Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors, Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), has announced significant growth within its global mobility arm following a clutch of new contract wins, with a cumulative annual recurring value in excess…

Euan Morrison

Chiene + Tait charity specialist promoted to director

Accountancy firm Chiene + Tait (C+T) has promoted third sector specialist Euan Morrison to the role of Director. Based in Edinburgh, Euan joined the firm in 2002 and has since become a highly respected and…

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