Craig Lemmon and Brian Williamson

Finding key people for your scaleup – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

Few things inspire confidence in your company more than appointing a business heavyweight to the board. Miigen, the Stirling-based digital time capsule creator, has recently announced Brian Williamson as its new Chairman and it’s a…

MSC Pohorje at Clydeport

Peel Ports Clydeport to host Glasgow shipping conference

The team behind Clydeport, Scotland’s global deep-sea gateway, is preparing to welcome an audience of over 100 shipping industry experts to a one-of-a-kind conference this month (Thursday 28 September) at Glasgow’s Science Centre Auditorium. A…

Alasdair Cummings

Law firm Lindsays expands its footprint in Glasgow

Law firm Lindsays has moved to new offices in central Glasgow, reflecting the growth of the law firm’s team, services and client base in Glasgow and the West of Scotland. The new offices are at…

Grahame Caswell

Search Consultancy increases turnover by 3% to £178.8m

Glasgow-based Search Consultancy Group Limited has increasing turnover by 3% to £178.8m for the year to 1 January 2017. Profit was down though with EBITDA of £6.2m (2015 - £7.7m) The business saw continued growth…

Speakers announced for second Glasgow Business Summit

A high profile range of speakers including Jim Duffy and Steven Grier of Microsoft has been arranged for the second Glasgow Business Summit. Following the success of last year’s summit, the second session explores the…

Managing director Lesley Brydon

My Scale Story: Clark Communications – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

PR and design business, Clark Communications scaled up in August 2016, going from a two-man operation to an eight-strong team, via the acquisition of a competitor. The deal saw the business grow not only in numbers,…

Pacific House

McClure Solicitors moves into 7,680 sq ft of Pacific House, Glasgow

McClure Solicitors has signed a ten-year deal to take 7,680 sq ft of office accommodation on the 5th floor of Pacific House in Glasgow city centre. Pacific House occupies a prominent corner position on Wellington…

How important are scaling companies? – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

If ever you needed proof that scaleups are the driving force for economic success, look no further than the latest announcement from Scottish Enterprise. The Scottish government’s enterprise agency has announced an enhanced service for…

Emma Fradgley

BAM Construction appoints new pre-construction director

Emma Fradgley has joined BAM Construction as Pre-construction Director based in the company’s office in Stepps, outside Glasgow. With more than twelve years’ industry experience, Emma spent the past five years heading up the bid…

‘The Percy Plodders’ from Northumberland Estates collect their prize. L to R: Adam Heather, Michael O’Driscoll and Nick Atkinson with Buccleuch Property’s Managing Director, David Peck

Property professionals raise £14,000 during Buccleuch Property Challenge

More than 200 property professionals from across the UK completed the annual Buccleuch Property Challenge raising £14,000 for cancer charities Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action. Over 70 teams travelled to the Duke…

Brian McQuade

Kier Construction Scotland turns over £150m for year end

Kier Construction Scotland, part of Kier Group plc, a UK property, residential, construction company, turned over in excess of £150m for the year to 30 June 2017. Kier Construction Scotland employs over 200 people from…

Martin Barnes

Seanamic Group appoints new CEO amid other management changes

International engineering corporation, the Seanamic Group, has appointed a new Group CEO amid a suite of management changes. Martin Barnes will assume the position with immediate effect, having successfully managed the acquisition of IMES International…

Craig Lemmon and Brian Williamson

Miigen Secures Williamson for Chairman’s role

Scottish businessman, Brian Williamson, has been appointed Chairman of Miigen, the innovative Stirling-based ‘digital time capsule’ company. The appointment follows the sale in May of the recruitment business Brightwork, which he chaired for 10 years…

Back row (Standing) (L-R): Mary-Jane McNally (17), Nevin Pillai (16), Mhairi McCann (18), Gwyn Devoy (14), Mary Olaleye (15), Caitlin Ayres (15), Mhairi Fraser (17), Daniella Damptey (15) Front row (Sitting) (L-R): Susan (Xoiu Sang) Chen (17), Adnan Bakar (16), Jude Campbell (16), Niamh Fraser (14), Emmanuella Damptey (15)

Young Scots battle it out at Venturefest 2017

Three teams of young Scots aged 14 to 20 went head-to-head, when they pitched their innovative ideas to tackle future energy challenges in front of Scotland’s leading investors at Venturefest Scotland earlier this week. The…

Fire Protection Group sold to French firm

French company Scutum International S.A. has bought Livingstone-based Fire Protection Group (Holdings) Limited (“FPG”). RSM’s M&A and private equity team was appointed as lead adviser for FPG to manage the sale process from marketing through…

Making the leap to a scaling business – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

You might think working as an operations director for three successful scaleups would set you up nicely for the leap to being your own boss. Not necessarily. “Until it’s yours you have no idea of…

From left - William Marlin, Samuel Marlin, Robin Marlin (centre), Jayne Marlin, Zachary Marlin

Clackmannanshire business celebrates 20th anniversary with £250k investment

A Scottish manufacturing firm is set to move into its new 5000sqft headquarters in Tillicoultry on Friday (September 22nd), exactly 20 years after the business first launched. 123v, a manufacturer of car ports, glass verandas,…

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…

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