6 programmes to help my business grow – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

Scotland is a unique ecosystem for new and growing businesses. The country is just big enough a market without being so large that influencers are unreachable. We also have quite a number of support programmes…

Richard Masters, Chairman Scotland & Northern Ireland, Pinsent Masons LLP

Richard Masters appointed as Pinsent Masons Chairman of Scotland & Northern Ireland

International law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed Richard Masters to take over the role of Chairman of Scotland and Northern Ireland. Mr Masters, who hails from Lisburn, joined law firm McGrigors as a graduate lawyer…

Angela Prentner-Smith

2017 Association of Scottish Business Women National Business Awards finalists announced

The Association of Scottish Business Women has announce the shortlisted finalists for the 2017 National Business Awards. The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony to be held at Glasgow Grand Central Hotel on Friday…

Robert Fraser

So where is the most expensive place to buy property in Scotland?

East Renfrewshire has overtaken Edinburgh to become the most expensive place to buy a home in Scotland. A house in the area – which includes some of Greater Glasgow’s most popular suburbs such as Newton…

Finnieston Distillery Company

Scottish firm wins best premium drink at World Beverage Awards

Finnieston Distillery Company (FDC), which recently launched its unique range of craft Scotch whisky cocktails, is celebrating the news that it has won a leading industry award. The Glasgow firm took the prize for Best…

Dr Neil Robson

Healthy science at the heart of new chocolate venture

A scientist who worked in cancer research has used his biochemistry skills to create a healthier chocolate bar. Dr Neil Robson, based in Glasgow, used modern nutritional knowledge and science to develop his Rebel Chocolate…

L-R- Michael Spence, Partner, Bond Dickinson, Caroline Jones Carrick, director of TEV, John MacKay, STV

University collaboration with TEV Project commended at innovation awards

TEV Project, an initiative designed to advance road infrastructure and the way people travel, has been celebrating after being commended in the Global Game Changers Awards 2017. TEV’s design consists of an electrically powered track,…

Nick Robinson and Stephen Hampshire of Expresso Property

Property firm to create £100m Scottish portfolio

Expresso Property Limited is to creating a portfolio of mixed development property schemes that will transform three significant sites in Glasgow and Perth supporting the creation of over 1000 Scottish new jobs and will have…

£14.6m programme launched to support SME innovation

Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in some of the most fragile areas of western Scotland are among those set to benefit from a new £14.6 million programme to encourage research and innovation. The five year…

Bush Co MD Helen Jackson

Specialist services to seriously injured people launches in Scotland

A specialist service for people with catastrophic injuries is being launched in Scotland by Bush & Company, currently the largest provider of expert witness, assessment and case management in England. The firm is expanding its…

Macfarlane Group acquires Greenwoods Stock Boxes for £16.75m

Macfarlane Group PLC has acquired the trade and selected assets of Greenwood Stock Boxes Ltd. and 100% of the share capital of its sister company, Nottingham Recycling Ltd., (“Greenwoods”), in conjunction with a proposed share…

Left to right are Bruce Farquhar and Anne Marie Alexander of Anderson Strathern

New Head of Marketing & Business Development at Anderson Strathern

Scottish legal firm Anderson Strathern has hired industry specialist Anne Marie Alexander as part of its profile building and growth strategy, creating a new role of Head of Marketing & Business Development. Alexander brings 20…

The unusual way to scale – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

It’s a holiday Monday in Edinburgh and the Highlands today – so I’m giving you a holiday bonus. This scaleup story is a little bit different, so I like that it’s not sitting in the…

(L-R): Ross Martin, chair of the British Waterways Trust; Jennifer Tempany, head of Business Development at Forth Valley College; Falkirk Council leader Councillor Cecil Meiklejohn; Keith Aitken, regional senior director of GVA; Douglas Duff, head of Planning and Economic Development at Falkirk Council.

Falkirk Council launches multi million gateway site

Falkirk Council, alongside appointed commercial property advisor GVA, has officially launched its Falkirk Gateway development site, unveiling marketing materials for the first time in order to attract local, national and international investment. The Council created…

Class of 2017 Apprentices L-R - Keith Magilton, Paul Croall, Michael Morris, Lauren Wright, Ross Mitchell and Scott Livingstone

Terex Trucks welcomes six new apprentices

Motherwell-based manufacturer of rigid and articulated haulers, Terex Trucks, has added six new recruits to its modern apprenticeship programme. Based in the company’s global HQ in Motherwell and covering a wide range of disciplines, the…

true Glasgow West End

true Glasgow opens doors to new 589 bed student accommodation

true has opened its doors to Glasgow’s newest student accommodation in the city’s Finnieston area. This state-of-the-art new development offers students the coolest accommodation available – complete with a Google-inspired helter-skelter slide. The new accommodation…

Adrian Gillespie

University of Strathclyde appoints new Chief Commercial Officer

The University of Strathclyde has appointed Adrian Gillespie to its senior management team. Adrian has been appointed to the post of Chief Commercial Officer, in which he will provide commercial and business development leadership, as…

Keith Brown

New South of Scotland partnership to drive economic growth

A new interim partnership will be established prior to the South of Scotland Enterprise Agency being formed the Scottish Government has announced. Economy Secretary Keith Brown confirmed at a meeting with the South of Scotland…

Scale-Up Story: Scottish Bioenergy – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

Blue Smarties were always my favourite. I remember when they first came out – I was eight. Mum bought me a tube with a plastic pop-off lid with a letter on the back and I…

Catherine Burnet, senior partner at KPMG in Scotland

Scottish apprentice numbers double at KPMG

Professional services firm KPMG has doubled its intake of apprentice hires to twelve this year. An additional 60 graduates are also expected to begin this autumn, bringing the total intake figure in Scotland to 72.…

Robert Ross

RSM welcomes 20 new recruits in Scotland

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has appointed 20 new trainees in its Scottish offices. The new recruits are among 288 new graduates and school leavers being taken on by the firm this year, bringing…

From left - Andy Ritchie, Charlie Carnegie and Chris Horne

Campbell Dallas turnover rises 17% to £14m

Accountancy firm Campbell Dallas has reported a 7% uplift in turnover to £14m for the year end to May 2017. Managing Partner Chris Horne said that the growth was in line with expectations as the…

From left - Lydia Rissmann and Hans Rissmann

£1m investment for Lanarkshire country house hotel

A country house hotel in South Lanarkshire has been given a £1 million makeover as its new owners set out to build a hospitality group with a distinctive Scottish welcome, with support from Bank of…

241-243 West George

Work under way to create new central Glasgow office space

Over 20,000 sq. ft. of new Grade A office space will be available in the heart of Glasgow by the end of the year. Works are underway at 241-243 West George Street to renovate the…

Joining a scaleup – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

I’m a firm believer in practising what you preach, so I’m hijacking my column today with my own scaleup tale. Last week I was chuffed to bits to win a three way pitch and join…

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