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Glasgow’s suburb property values set to rise by 25% in next five years

Glasgow’s suburbs are predicted to see the largest increase in average house prices in Scotland by 2021 according to new research released by the Barclays UK Property Predictor. Affluent areas in Glasgow’s outskirts, East Renfrewshire…

Iain Fraser

Glasgow based Hamilton Burns WS Ltd in administration

Hamilton Burns WS Limited, the Glasgow-based immigration, criminal, matrimonial and civil practice law firm has been placed in administration. The joint administrators Tom MacLennan and Iain Fraser, partners with FRP Advisory, have agreed the following…

Gordon Duncan

Lockton expands capacity with new Aberdeen office

Lockton, the world’s largest privately owned insurance broker, is bolstering its presence in Scotland with the launch of a new office in Aberdeen. Steven Cox, Keith Miller and Euan McKenzie are set to join Lockton…

Daniel Gardner (MD) back row centre and Kieran Hunter (Ops and Systmes Manager) far right

Expanding client base sparks further growth for Fife-based electrician

A Fife-based electrician has seen his company’s turnover rise by 60% to £1m over the past 12 months. Daniel Gardner, of Daniel Gardner Electrical Contractor, based in Cupar, has also increased his workforce to 17…

L-R: Irvine Spowart, Sandy Manson (CEO), Iain Castles, Rosalind Catto, Scott Jeffrey, Ryan Diplexcito, Gavin Young, Emma Waterman and Andrew Shepherd (Chairman)

Johnston Carmichael promotions strengthen senior team

Accountancy and Business Advisory firm Johnston Carmichael has expanded its leadership team with seven new promotions as part of the firm’s growth strategy across Scotland. Rosalind Catto and Scott Jeffrey, who are based in the…

Balmacara Hotel

Two North West Scotland hotels snapped up by expanding holiday firms

Two hotels in the Isle of Skye area have been purchaed in separate deals totalling more than £1million. The Balmacara Hotel, a landmark stopping spot on the 'Road to the Isles' near Kyle of Lochalsh,…

From left - Diego Zurolo mine manager - Dario Coragliotto assistant mine manager - Daniele Trogolo Got project manager - Alison Gainsford HIE - credit Kenny Ferguson

£1million expansion for resurrected sand mine

A £1million expansion at a sand mine that re-opened in 2012 has created nine new jobs in rural Lochaber. Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has invested £100,000 in the development by Lochaline Quartz Sand Ltd…

Murray McCall, Managing Partner at Anderson Strathern.

Anderson Strathern turnover down 3% to £21m

Turnover at Scottish legal firm Anderson Strathern was £21 million for year end 31st August 2016, down 3% against the previous year. In spite of a marginal slowdown in the corporate and commercial property practices…

Duncan Sinclair

Sports village events to add £2million to granite city economy

An Aberdeen sports facility is forecast to bring over £2million to the city this year, as it welcomes high-profile national and international events. Aberdeen Sports Village (ASV), which is based on the city’s Linksfield Road,…

Graham Hollis

Deloitte appoints new Aberdeen office head

Deloitte’s Graham Hollis has been appointed senior partner at the firm’s Aberdeen office, ahead of the retirement of longstanding practice lead, Derek Henderson. Graham moved to the city when he became a partner with the…

Jerome Mayhew, Managing Director of Go Ape

Go Ape Scotland reports 3% rise in turnover to £1.2m

Forest adventure company, Go Ape, has seen an overall total of almost 365,000 customers across its three Scottish sites in Aberfoyle, Peebles and Aberdeenshire. The company has experienced year on year growth in Scotland with…

Paul R Brooks

CCL Energy Group makes major acquisition

Glasgow-headquartered, CCL Energy Group, one of the UK’s largest distributors of renewable energy systems, has acquired Firefly Solar Generators in a move which will increase group turnover to almost £30 million and pave the way…

Haudagain Retail Park

Haudagain Retail Park sold in £2.7m deal

Haudagain Retail Park has been sold by Rhino Investment Management to a private investor for £2.7 million, reflecting a net initial yield of 8.7%. Haudagain occupies a strategic, high profile location on Aberdeen’s trunk road…

Margo McLenan, Business Recovery director, Middlebrooks

Insolvency firm adds big 4 experience to new Glasgow office

Business recovery specialist Claire Middlebrook has added to her team by appointing insolvency practitioner Margo McLenan. McLenan spent thirty three years working at EY and becomes Business Recovery director, leading her new firm’s Glasgow office.…

L-R, Scott Webb (UKSE) and Stephen Connachan (Aquapac)

£1.6m funding package for furniture manufacturer

Cumbernauld-based furniture manufacturer, Aquapac Ltd, is doubling up its office space and staff numbers thanks to a third round of funding from UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE). As part of a total funding package worth £1.6…

Paula Skinner

Six-figure investment for Glasgow Fintech business

A Glasgow-based Fintech business has sealed a six-figure investment deal, the first to be completed with the help of a new Glasgow City Council scheme designed to help SMEs scale up. Asura Financial Technologies (AFT)…

Kelburn Castle

Scottish estate secures £1m for glamping expansion

Kelburn Castle and Estate, one of the oldest family owned estates in Scotland, has secured £1m of funding from Barclays to support the expansion of its luxury camping site. The 13th century castle and 3,500…

Graeme Allan, Managing Partner, left with Bill Kane

AAB Strengthens Team with New Head of Consulting

Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors, Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), has appointed Bill Kane as Head of Consulting. With a career spanning more than 30 years, Bill brings a wealth of knowledge and experience…

Doing Business in Norway – unlock the secrets with specialist AAB training

For all UK companies operating in Norway, planning for and managing potentially complex job costings and compliance management can be a time consuming and confusing journey into the unknown with hidden traps and pitfalls along…

Douglas Noble

Private bank expands Scottish operation with heavyweight hire

Weatherbys Private Bank has appointed Douglas Noble as Senior Adviser as the firm continues its ambitious growth plans in Scotland. A lawyer by training, Douglas has over 40 years experience in the industry and spent…

Loch Lomond Shores

Loch Lomond project funded with £6.6m from niche bank

The niche property bank Cambridge & Counties has made a big splash in Scotland by refinancing one of the top 10 Scottish visitor attractions. Cambridge & Counties Bank has provided a £6.6 million loan to…

Nadeem Sarwar

Organised Health secures £150k investment for prescription delivery platform

Digital Health startup, Organised Health Technologies Ltd, has secured investment worth £150,000 and a multimillion pound valuation from a Scottish Angel Investor. This funding is in addition to the £500,000 of bank funding that Organised…

From left - Chris Harvey, Deborah May and David Mubarak

KPMG makes 3 new Aberdeen industry appointments

Professional services firm, KPMG, has made three new appointments to bolster its oil and gas industry expertise. Deborah May, David Mubarak and Chris Harvey bring a combined 21 years’ of direct oil and gas industry…

(L-R): Neil Shelton and Maddie Stephen of Focus Financial and John Hannah of SBP

SBP Accountants & Tax Advisers partners with Aberdeen financial services firm

A North-east accountancy firm has joined forces with a local financial services company to enhance its service offering. SBP Accountants & Tax Advisers, which has offices in Aberdeen, Peterhead, Fraserburgh and Banff, has partnered with…

KPMG launches Enterprise Financing offering

KPMG has launched a new service offering aimed at assisting small and medium-sized businesses looking to raise debt finance up to £10m. KPMG’s Enterprise Financing offering will complement the firm’s extensive debt advisory expertise and…

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