Sean Duffy

The Wise Group appoints new chief executive

Social enterprise, the Wise Group, has appointed Sean Duffy as its new chief executive. Sean will succeed current chief executive Laurie Russell, who is retiring after 11 years in the post, early in the new…

Neil McKay (left) and Kenny Downs of Urban Union

Urban Union hires new Finance Director

Regeneration specialist Urban Union – which currently operates in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth – has appointed Kenny Downs as Finance Director as it gears up to launch additional sites across Scotland. He joins Urban Union in…

Picture Shows:- Backing singers, Greg Docherty, Darren Lyon and Scott McMann (Hamilton Accies); Craig Peacock, Braehead Clan ice-hockey on drums; Ella Gibbons, UWS Sirens Netball team; lead singer, Amy Connel, multi-medalist karate; Claire Cochrane, East Kilbride Pirates American footballer on guitar ; and Georgia Adderley, British Squash Champion.

New Scottish radio station launched

A new innovative digital radio station, Rock Sport, will launch later this month which will broadcast across Scotland’s Central Belt. The station will offer more localised engagement with listeners by embracing new digital technology. It…

Cally Russell

My Story: Cally Russell of Mallzee – The Weekly Scaleup with Kim McAllister

The trouble with interviewing the chief executive of shopping app Mallzee is that the research takes days. Swipe left, swipe right, present for my sister, present for me… When I finally tear myself away and…

Representatives from the Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce with Louise O’Connell, Marketing Manager at Hillington Park, Sandy MacEwen, Customer Success Manager at Bolt, Luke Merrick, Head of Learning at Bolt Tamlin Roberts, CEO at Bolt Shaun Wilcock, Account Manager & Support at Bolt

Award winning Bolt Learning proves it’s ‘one to watch’

Paisley based, Bolt Learning, has proven it is ‘one to watch’ by winning the ROCCO Award for Learning and Technology at the annual business awards of Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce. Bolt Learning is a fast…

Leah Hutcheon, Chief Executive of Appointedd

Scottish business figures react to budget

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his second Budget earlier this week and it was broadly welcomed by Scottish business figures, SBNN caught up with several of them after the budget proposals were announced. Jumpstart, the UK’s…

The John Watson & Company print works site

DM Hall oversees sale of former city centre print plant for re-development as student accommodation

The former John Watson & Company print works at Kyle Street, just north of Glasgow city centre, is to be re-developed as student accommodation and office space following its sale by DM Hall, one of…

Left to right - Ranald Ord, David Adams and Barry McAllister

Management Buy Out at Adams Consulting Group

Majority shareholder and chief executive of Scottish project management consultancy, Adams Consulting Group (ACG),  David Adams has sold the business, in a deal resulting in the company being taken over by its other shareholder, Barry…

QUIZ clothing turnover races ahead after AIM listing

QUIZ, the Scotland-based womenswear brand has revealed sales have increased by 35.2% over last year. New figures show that the company turned over £56.1m for the six months to September 2017 compares to £41.5m for…

Endura Scottish Exporter of the Year L-R: Martin Steele of Endura, Nick Muddle, Andy Parker and Chris Simpson of Flaer and Danny Cowe of Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland

Scottish mountain bike businesses honoured at annual awards

The stars of Scotland’s mountain bike scene have been recognised at the annual Scottish Mountain Bike Awards. Organised by the Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland and Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland, more than 150 guests…

The opening party at the new Scullion LAW office

Scullion LAW opens third office as turnover hits £2.34m

Turnover at full-service law firm Scullion LAW has increases by 49% between 2015 and 2017 reaching £2.34m for this year. The firm has also opened a third office in the West End of Glasgow. The firm…

One of the investment portfolio of six Glasgow and Paisley commercial properties

DM Hall brings a unique investment portfolio of six Glasgow and Paisley commercial properties to market

A unique investment portfolio of shop and restaurant properties in Glasgow and Paisley held by SRA Ventures, a company owned by serial entrepreneur, Shaf Rasul, has been brought to market by DM Hall, one of…

David Taylor

Engineering Firm will help light-up Perth in £5m project

Engineering services group IKM Consulting has secured a £500,000 contract to help deliver a £5m public sector project to transform Perth city centre. The company, which is headquartered in Grangemouth, will deliver the electrical infrastructure…

Carlyn and Alex Paton

We Hae Meat extends ALDI deal with healthier lorne sausage

We Hae Meat, which has been supplying ALDI with a range of sausage products since 2011, has extended its existing deal with the supermarket by £600,000 per year with the addition of a “skinny” lorne…

The Cloud Cover IT team

Glasgow’s Cloud Cover IT wins eight international clients

Glasgow-based IT support service, Cloud Cover IT is set to end 2017 on a high after a record breaking year of new business wins from around the globe. The firm has gone from strength to…

Dr Ewan Chirnside

St Andrews Angels hosts tech investment event in New York

The St Andrews Angels hosted Dr Ewan Chirnside, who leads the University of St Andrews’ Knowledge Transfer Centre, at an event promoting Scottish technology and spin outs in New York City. Dr Chirnside was joined…

Granite House in Glasgow

Glasgow office building sells for £33 million

Granite House in Glasgow has been sold to Ambassador LB Holdings LLP for in excess of £33 million. Located on Stockwell Street in Glasgow city centre, diagonally opposite ther Marks Spencer Argyle Street store, Granite…

Clare Scott

Five lessons business people can learn from athletes

Seeking inspiration but bored with traditional business bibles? Here are some hidden gems from top athletes that are equally applicable to the world of work: Starting out “You don’t have to be great to start…

Corentin Guillo

Bird.i raises £2m for expansion

Bird.i the Glasgow-based the satellite, airborne and drone imaging company has closed a £2m investment round led by Accelerated Digital Ventures, with participation from new investor, Concrete Ventures. Previous Bird.i investors Frontline Ventures, Satellite Application Catapult…

Stirling tech company helps speed humanitarian disaster response

Stirling technology company, thinkWhere, is playing a vital role in enabling the delivery of emergency response and aid to areas hit by natural and humanitarian crises. Working with HOT – the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, thinkWhere…

Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Clydebank

Kier Construction Scotland wins £34.5m build project

Kier Construction Scotland has been awarded the role of Principal Supply Chain Partner to develop a new £34.5m elective care facility at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Clydebank, as part of Frameworks Scotland 2. The…

SWGR Industrial Supplies outside store with Bob Doris MSP (centre)

New SWGR Industrial Supplies store opened by MSP

SWGR Industrial Supplies has recently opened a brand-new showroom and store, creating a one-stop facility for all Glasgow-based businesses to purchase a wide range of high-quality industrial supplies. This opening will allow the company to…

Circular economy takes 50 steps closer in Glasgow

Circular Glasgow has embarked on a recruitment campaign designed to facilitate 50 Glasgow based businesses to prepare for the future. A circular economy is one in which every product is created with the intent of…

Four inspiring stories from Karen Knowles, Lynn Mann, Bill Lees and Fiona Ogg

Being inspired to grow – The Weekly Scaleup with Kim McAllister

I met six inspiring people yesterday morning. Actually there were more than six, but this half dozen – three women and three men - stood out and so these are the stories I will tell.…

From left - Alistair Reid and Angela White

JLL Glasgow announces new head of office agency

Commercial property firm JLL Scotland has appointed Alistair Reid as new head of its office agency team in Glasgow. JLL’s Angela White has also been elevated to a new role, becoming Head of Corporate Services…