Laura Sutherland

Laura M. Sutherland: Being part of a ‘community’ helps develop skills, relationships and our businesses

Three years ago, I started #PRFest. It’s two-day festival, specifically focussing on helping senior public relations and communication practitioners up-skill, share best practice and help the PR community grow. How does a community form? I hadn’t…

Doug Roth

Interview with US investor Doug Roth – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

The half-naked skateboarders flipped dangerously close by as I quizzed Doug Roth on American investment and scribbled shorthand notes I prayed I’d later decipher. We were sitting in the sunshine in Bristo Square – “it’s…

Silver Cloud MD Tony Quinn

Glasgow comms company reports sales increase of 120%

Glasgow-based business communications specialist, Silver Cloud, has just released the results for its third full year and shown an increase in turnover to £2.9million. The business now has 40% more customers, at 697. It also created…

Iain Prentice

Colliers International promotes five Scottish staff

Colliers International, the real estate services company, has recognised five members of staff across its Scottish operations, as part of a swathe of promotions to reward hard work and excellence. Iain Prentice, part of the…

Jim Laird

3F BIO Ltd confirms a £6.16M Series A financing round

3F BIO Ltd, the Glasgow-based biotech company whose purpose is to tackle the combined issues of feeding a growing global population and the unsustainable impact of traditional protein farming, has confirmed a £6.16M Series A…

Franchise owner Alan Barr (right) with son Alistair (left)

From corporate finance to senior care in South Lanarkshire

After two decades working in corporate finance, father-of-three Alan Barr walked away from a six figure salary to become his own boss as a franchisee with Home Instead Senior Care in South Lanarkshire. Having held…

The Grid Reception

New £100 million office development in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre revealed

M&G Real Estate has unveiled plans for its new £100 million office development in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre at 33 Cadogan Street - The Grid. Providing 277,500 sq ft of Grade A space over 12…

HALO Scotland Artists Impression

ScottishPower and The HALO Scotland partner on groundbreaking urban regeneration project

ScottishPower and The HALO Scotland today (19th April, 2018) announced a groundbreaking partnership that will see the energy giant established as the headline partner of the Kilmarnock urban regeneration initiative. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] The announcement heralds the…

Rosslea Hall Hotel

Chinese investor buys Helensburgh’s Rosslea Hall Hotel

The Rosslea Hall Hotel in Helensburgh has been sold to a Chinese investor, making their first acquisition in the UK hotel market, for an undisclosed sum. The property had an initial guide price of £2…

Left to right are Craig Donnelly, Paul Wheelhouse, Neil Logan and Stuart Kerr (by Stewart Attwood)qLeft to right are Craig Donnelly, Paul Wheelhouse, Neil Logan and Stuart Kerr (by Stewart Attwood)

Incremental Group on track for further growth in 2018 with profits and headcount up

Incremental Group, the digital transformation specialist founded in 2016 by a group of Scottish technology stalwarts, is on track for further growth in 2018 and as part of its expansion plans has relocated its Glasgow…

Toolstation takes 5,500 sq ft at Anniesland Business Park

Toolstation has signed a 10-year lease on 5,500 sq ft at Anniesland Business Park. The unit occupies a prime position at the entrance to Anniesland Business Park, where the supplier of trade tools, accessories and hardware products…

Representation of antibodies - Credit The Antibody Company

£57.5k investment for quick, simple food safety tests

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) today announces funding of £57,500 to investigate a new technique to model antibodies bound to gold nanoparticles. The technique will allow production of tests that are of a higher…

180 St Vincent Street

HRC Recruitment relocates to new Glasgow offices

HRC Recruitment is moving to larger premises in Glasgow more suitable to meet their clients’ increasing demands. They have taken 5,160 sq ft on the eighth floor of 180 St Vincent Street. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] This latest…

Left to right – Alan Turnbull, Tom O’Hara and David Chazan

Kick ICT Group buys Castle Computer Services

Kick ICT Group (Kick), the fast-growing IT company launched by technology entrepreneur Tom O’Hara, has acquired Bellshill-based Castle Computer Services (Castle), one of Scotland’s longest-established full service IT businesses. The deal, which is for an…

Glasgow's commercial properties now in foreign hands

International investors dominate Glasgow office market during record year

International investors ploughed £300m into Glasgow’s office market in 2017, significantly outgunning domestic buyers during the city’s busiest 12 months for office investment since the financial crash, according to property consultancy JLL. A total of…

Mike Martin

Arklet housing association enters in to formal partnership discussions with Hanover

Arklet and Hanover (Scotland) Housing Associations have agreed to enter into detailed discussions about a potential formal partnership between the two organisations. Leading up to this, Arklet had undertaken a strategic options review which resulted…

Mark Currie

New appointments & promotions strengthen GVA in Scotland

GVA has continued its plans for growth in Scotland with the announcement of key appointments and promotions across several of its teams. Mark Currie has been appointed a Director in the Corporate Solutions team and will…

Doug Gurr, UK Country Manager, Amazon (Image courtesy Amazon)

Scottish SMEs yet to fully grasp digital and export opportunities

A YouGov survey published today by Amazon reveals that Scottish small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are struggling to grasp digital and export opportunities to help grow their revenues. Over half of Scottish SMEs (59 per cent)…

Suzie McCafferty

Platinum Wave Enjoys Record Year of Success

Platinum Wave, Scotland’s largest franchise consultancy, is gearing up for Scottish Franchise Week 2018 by announcing a record year of success. The Edinburgh-based firms success has been attributed to winning some large contracts, as well…

Glasgow based contact centre specialist poised for growth following significant wins

Glasgow based, contact centre specialist Kura is celebrating a string of contract wins and the opening of new sites across the UK over the past twelve months. Brian Bannatyne, Kura’s Chief Executive said “In an industry…

Viridor's Newhouse glass recycling facility in Scotland.

Viridor completes £1m glass recycling plant upgrade and wins multiple local authority contract

Viridor, the UK’s biggest recycling company, has completed a £1m upgrade of its Scottish glass recycling plant and has secured a Scottish Procurement contract covering five Scottish local authorities and a total estimated annual tonnage…

Hydrogen Directors Mike Scott and Daniel Rae

Hydrogen rises high with six client wins

Glasgow-based specialist social media agency Hydrogen has had a strong start to its second year of business, with six new clients coming on board in Q1. The Finnieston Distillery Company, Crimestoppers and College Development Network are among…

Portland House, Renfield St, Glasgow

Topland acquires £4.5m multi-let asset in Glasgow city centre

Sol Zakay’s Topland Group has acquired Portland House, a multi-let office and retail asset extending to approximately 37,000 sq ft on Renfield Street, in the heart of Glasgow’s Central Business District for £4.50m. The property is…

Calum Paterson

Calum Paterson of Scottish Equity Partners appointed Chair of BVCA

The British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) has welcomed Calum Paterson, Managing Partner of Scottish Equity Partners (SEP), as its Chairman for 2018/19. The BVCA, which represents the private equity and venture capital industry in the UK,…

Iain Scott

Event: How communities can add almost a quarter of a billion pounds to Scotland’s wealth

Everyone from local activists to councils, businesses and politicians are coming together in Crieff on Tuesday 22nd May to learn the skills needed in the new age of commerce. An event, run by Can Do…