Alan Hamilton

Johnston Carmichael boosts corporate finance team with new appointments

Accountancy and business advisory firm Johnston Carmichael has strengthened its Corporate Finance Team with an appointment at director level and the promotion of a new head of corporate finance. Alan Hamilton, a chartered accountant, with 20…

Alex Feechan

‘Outdoor Adventure’ clothing brand lands £250K Investment

The Scottish Borders-based brand founded by designer Alex Feechan, has secured a second-round investment of £250,000 to develop the business beyond its early roots of women’s cycling apparel. Her company FINDRA is to be supported…

Craig Hutcheon

Hutcheon Mearns launch integrated finance model

Hutcheon Mearns, the Aberdeen based finance advisory and resourcing business, has launched a fully integrated model which is unique to the local market and provides clients with an unrivalled range of accountancy and finance support…

Michael Jones - Managing Director, Fishers Laundry Group

Fishers to be acquired by Canada-based K-Bro for £35m

Fishers Laundry Group, the Cupar-based commercial laundry and textile rental provider in Scotland and the North East of England, has entered into an agreement to be acquired by K-Bro Linen Inc., the largest provider of…

Douglas Martin

AAB complete a record number of transactions in October

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), one of the UK’s leading independent firms of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers, has successfully completed seven transactions during October 2017, covering a range of sectors including Oil &…

From the left, Sian Odgers, Business Services Director of activpayroll and Graham McKechnie, Global Tax Director of activpayroll.

activpayroll expands in Edinburgh with new office and treble the staff

activpayroll, the global payroll and tax compliance specialist headquartered in Aberdeen, has grown its Edinburgh presence after opening a new office and announcing it has trebled its workforce in the capital. activpayroll’s Edinburgh operation started…

Fife Fabrications

Fife-based precision sheet metal manufacturer undergoes seven-figure management buy-out

Fife-based precision sheet metal manufacturer, Fife Fabrications, has secured a seven-figure funding deal from Royal Bank of Scotland to assist the company in undertaking a management buy-out. The company will now be owned and operated…

Helen Brown with Managing Partner, Graeme Allan

New international tax director at AAB

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), one of the UK’s leading firms of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors, has announced the appointment of Helen Brown as International Tax Director. Helen, who trained with AAB qualifying…

Ian Hemingway

Scottish financial management business acquired by English firm

Scottish financial management business, Whyte Sharp has been acquired by Ludlow Wealth Management as it looks to increase its footprint in the country. Whyte Sharp, which has offices in Edinburgh and St Andrews, was acquired…

Jennifer Young

Ledingham Chalmers turnover ahead of projections at £11.5million

Turnover at legal firm Ledingham Chalmers was just over £11.5million, compared with around £12.3million the year before; with profits down marginally from £3.8million to £3.4million. The firm, with offices in Aberdeen, Inverness, Stirling and Edinburgh,…

Gary Johnstone (left) with Managing Partner, Graeme Allan

Gary Johnstone appointed as new director at AAB

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP has promoted Gary Johnstone to Director. Gary joined the firm back in 2009 to focus on developing the firm’s Outsourcing division which included the launch of the payroll offering in…

Scott Henderson

R&D tax specialist believes Government action holds the key to innovation boost

One of Scotland’s leading R&D tax relief specialists is urging the Government to back up its recent rallying call for more companies to embrace innovation and technology by making it easier for firms to invest.…

Over £170k seed funding for new generation of Scottish social entrepreneurs

A total of 16 individuals from across Scotland have been awarded funding from the Social Entrepreneurs Fund. The awards were delivered by Firstport, Scotland’s start up social enterprise development agency. The funding was announced to…

Profits up at Macfarlane Group for six month period

Sales at the Packaging Distribution division of Macfarlane Group PLC are up by 11% for the period from 30 June 2017 to 31 October 2017. The firm says that the momentum achieved in the first half of…

Kevin Meaney (left) with Managing Partner, Graeme Allan.

New Tax Director 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 Kevin Meaney as Tax Director. Kevin brings extensive knowledge within the field…

Bob Edwards

Scotframe Timber Engineering acquired by industry giant Saint-Gobain

Timber frame housing kit manufacturers, Scotframe Timber Engineering, has been acquired by multinational construction group, Saint-Gobain. Scotframe, which is headquartered in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, has more than 160 employees and reported sales last year of £30…

Eddie McCaffrey

Aspire Scotland sold to Priory Group for an undisclosed sum

Aspire Scotland, which is a provider of bespoke care and education services for children and young people in the UK, has been sold to the Priory Group which is a independent provider of behavioural care…

Steven Naarden – Regional Director APAC (third from left) receiving the reward

activpayroll wins Singapore award

activpayroll, the Aberdeen-based global payroll and tax compliance specialist has won an award through its  Singapore office. On Thursday 9th November, activpayroll’s Singapore team was announced the winner of the ‘Partner of the Year 2017 –…

Chris Anderson

New Sales Director appointed at Jumpstart

Research and Development (R&D) tax credit experts, Jumpstart, has reinforced its commitment to growth with the appointment of new Sales Director, Chris Anderson. Mr Anderson has a formidable sales background, with experience in fast-moving consumer goods…

wheelAIR

Revolutionary wheelchair innovation closes seed round investment of £100k

Healthcare start up Staels Design has just closed a £100k seed round of investment for their innovative new cooling back-rest cushion for wheelchairs, the wheelAIR. The company was targeted for investment by six high net…

Andrew Duncan

FinTech startup targets credit union market

One of Scotland’s leading tech entrepreneurs has launched a new company to help credit unions compete with banks for customers. CU Soar has been set up by Andrew Duncan, founder of the award winning Glasgow…

Alastair Caithness

New office signals growth for Scottish-American firm Ziyen Inc. after $36million acquisition

Scottish-American software and energy company Ziyen Inc. has announced its move to new office premises in Aberdeen as plans for international growth in the oil and gas industry gather pace. Founded last year in San…

Left to right; Gary Johnstone, Rhianne Stewart, Steven Fraser and Charlotte Stewart of AAB's Payroll and Employment Taxes team with their 'Best Service Provider' Award

Rewards awards success for AAB

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), one of the UK’s leading independent firms of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors, is delighted to announce that their global Payroll & Employment Taxes team has received the Service…

Ian Macleod Distillers

Distiller secures £80m funding package to fuel growth

Ian Macleod Distillers has secured an extended £80million asset based lending package to support the recently announced revival of the Lowland malt whisky brand, Rosebank, alongside fueling organic growth plans. The funding has been provided…

Derek Smith

Edwin James Holdings targets UK growth with Midlands acquisition

Facilities services group Edwin James Holdings (EJH) has acquired Midlands-based Peterborough Electrical & Mechanical Engineering (PEME) as part of ambitious growth plans. The deal value was not disclosed. PEME is an outsourced reliability maintenance services…