Lloyds Banking Group pledges to help 5000 more exporters

Lloyds Banking Group has announced a series of new pledges to help businesses export for the first time, improve their digital skills, and fulfil their growth ambitions. The new commitments form part of the Group’s…

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…

L to R; Callum Gray, Graeme Penman , Graeme Allan, Stuart Rose and Jonathan Clark

Four senior appointments at Anderson Anderson & Brown

The Partners at Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB) have promoted four members of their management team to senior manager positions. After undertaking a year-long university placement at AAB Jonathan Clark re-joined the firm as a graduate…

Blair Nimmo

Fewer Scottish businesses failing in 2017

New analysis from professional services firm KPMG indicates positive signs for the Scottish economy, with a significant drop in the number of Scottish companies failing in the first three months of 2017. In the first…

Green Investment Bank sold to Australian banking group for £2.3billion

Edinburgh-based Green Investment Bank has been sold by the government to the Australian Macquarie Group in a £2.3bn deal. The UK Government announced plans to privatise the Bank in 2015 and its sale to the…

Grant Angus

Wood Group appoints CFO for Specialist Technical Solutions

Wood Group has appointed Grant Angus as chief financial officer (CFO) for its Specialist Technical Solutions business. Bringing more than two decades of industry experience, Grant moves into the role from his position as vice…

Andy Willox

More council expenditure needs to be spent with SME’s says FSB

The average Scottish council spends less than a fifth of their procurement budget with local small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), figures uncovered by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) show. Launching its manifesto ahead…

Frank Morton, Director of Wealth Services at AAB Wealth, Chartered Financial Planners

Pensions – can you see clearly now the rain has gone?

By Frank Morton, Director of Wealth Services at AAB Wealth, Chartered Financial Planners 5th April 2015. George Osbourne, fires the starting pistol on “pension freedom”. Pensions stumbled into the spotlight and people started paying attention,…

Sue Dawe, EY Managing Partner for Edinburgh and Head of Financial Services in Scotland

EY moves to larger Edinburgh office

Professional Services firm EY will move its Edinburgh office to the heart of the capital’s financial district where the office will be 26 per cent bigger than its current premises in the city. EY has…

From left - Iain Masterton, Donna Morris and Michelle Fallon

Chiene + Tait announces three Director promotions

Accountancy firm Chiene + Tait (C+T) has promoted three colleagues to the role of Director. Iain Masterton, a VAT specialist who joined the firm six years ago, makes the upward move from his previous position as…

Hub Brady, Managing Director of Eyemouth Freezers Limited

Business heats up for Eyemouth Freezers thanks to finance deal

Eyemouth Freezers Limited has secured support from Barclays to upgrade its main processing and packing equipment, and operating environment. The Eyemouth based food processing company agreed a term loan and working capital facilities with Barclays…

(L-R) RSM's Jim Burberry, Ian Brown and Paul Russell

RSM further strengthens Glasgow VAT and indirect tax team

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has appointed VAT and indirect tax specialist Ian Brown as a manager in Glasgow.   Ian joins RSM from Scott-Moncrieff and has a broad knowledge of all aspects of VAT…

Partick Thistle's Firhill Stadium

EuroMillion Weir family to invest £4m in new Partick Thistle training ground

Partick Thistle FC is to get a £4m state-of-the-art dedicated facility training ground for the first time in its 140 year history. It has entered in to an agreement with Three Black Cats, a company…

Patrick Graham

Scotland business leaders back Industrial Strategy – but seek boost for emerging rather than established players

More than nine out of ten (91%) business leaders in Scotland believe that the UK needs a comprehensive industrial strategy according to BGF’s Growth Climate Index – a survey of British business leaders and entrepreneurs…

Jamie Grant, Head of Corporate Banking for Barclays in Scotland

Nursing home operator borrows £2.7million for expansion

Lanarkshire based Keane Premier Healthcare has agreed a £2.7million loan with Barclays, enabling the company to expand its portfolio with the acquisition of a third care home, safeguarding 40 jobs and the care of 22…

Bob Bain (left), partner at Hall Morrice LLP, welcomes Tom Faichnie and Melanie Gilmour to head up the new Hall Morrice Corporate Finance team

Hall Morrice creates new corporate finance division

Aberdeen chartered accountants Hall Morrice LLP has launched a new corporate finance division as part of its strategy to prepare for the north east’s economic recovery. The independent firm has made two key appointments to…

(L-R) Chairman Pat Machray, Chief Executive Grant Rogerson and Vice-Chairman Pete Watson

ANM Group makes £470,000 trading profit

Farming, food and finance co-operative, ANM Group, has reported a trading profit of £470,000, for the year ending 31st December 2016. In addition, the group has announced it will pay a discretionary members’ trading bonus…

BrewDog £1billion valuation after new £213m injection

Ellon-base BrewDog is now valued at £1 billion after it received a £213 million investment from TSG Consumer Partners. TSG is a San Francisco buyout firm which also owns US brewer Pabst and now owns 22%…

Dr Miroslav Ravic, CEO of MGB Biopharma

£920,000 funding for Scottish antibiotic firm

Glasgow-based MGB Biopharma (MGB) has received £920,000 in a round of funding led by angel investment syndicate, Archangels. The firm has developed a novel antibiotic for the treatment of Clostridium difficile and the funding will…

From left - Christopher Edgar and Alison Sellar

activpayroll continues global expansion with additional USA office

activpayroll, the Aberdeen headquartered global payroll and tax compliance specialist has launched an additional USA office. The Florida branch opened this month to further strengthen activpayroll’s operations across the Americas and continue to support clients…

Kelly Adams and Stuart McCallum

RSM announces key partner promotions in Scotland

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has promoted Kelly Adams and Stuart McCallum to partner - enhancing the audit and accounting and business advisory practices in Scotland.  Kelly, who is based at the firm’s office…

Paul Bodger

Origin Fitness to expand following £2m finance deal

Origin Fitness, the provider of specialist fitness equipment, has secured a £2 million finance package from HSBC to support international growth and expansion at its Edinburgh headquarters. Established in 2008 by Paul Bodger and Joshua…

Glenn Allison

Turnover down to £209.2m at Stewart Milne Group

Turnover at Stewart Milne Group has decreased from £241.4m in 2015 to £209.2m, with operating profits falling from £14.2million to £0.6million, as a result of the reduction in the number of homes sold in North East…

New partner appointment at EQ Accountants

Louise Grant, who heads up the firm’s Healthcare team, has been appointed as partner at the Dundee office of EQ Accountants LLP. Monifieth born and bred, Louise joined the firm as a graduate of Abertay…

New partner promotion at Anderson Anderson & Brown

Steve Mitchell has been promoted to partner at accountancy firm Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP. Steve, who heads up the firm’s Accounting Services, Outsourcing and Management Information Solutions Divisions, joined AAB seven years ago after…

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