Hotel Chocolat to open new chocolate shop and cocoa bar cafe in Glasgow

Chocolate retailer Hotel Chocolat is to open a new chocolate shop and its first cocoa bar cafe in Glasgow within Princes Square. The exciting new retail venture will see customers access the chocolate emporium and cafe…

The new Firth Pavilion

West Kilbride’s Seamill Hydro Hotel Builds New Wedding Venue Following £2.5m In Funding From Santander

West Kilbride’s Seamill Hydro Hotel, which overlooks the Firth of Clyde and the Isle of Arran, has built a new £5 million function suite, hotel reception and foyer, and grand entrance atrium tower to cater…

Scottish investment Oct 16 - March 17

March funding deals down slightly on February peak

Welcome to our new monthly feature focussing on the Scottish investment sector, brought to you in partnership with Beauhurst, the platform that shares rich information on UK based high-growth companies. 31% of Scottish investments during…

CMS Window Systems

Cumbernauld window company wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Window, door and curtain walling designer, fabricator and installer, CMS Window Systems, has received the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development 2017. The Cumbernauld-based company, which has grown from humble beginnings in 2006 to a…

Neil Amner

Anderson Strathern hires Neil Amner

Scottish legal firm Anderson Strathern has hired Neil Amner as part of its growth strategy across a range of commercial areas including transport, the environment and infrastructure.  Amner, a former partner at law firm MacRoberts…

Three year investment boost for Scotland’s space sector

The Scottish Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications (SoXSA), based at University of Strathclyde, has secured funding to continue its mission for another three years. Launched in 2014, SoXSA focuses on the use of satellite-derived…

The iWalker in action

Nomadix Media launches new iWalker

Standing out from the crowded media landscape, a new marketing technology - the iWalker - a revolutionary roaming experiential digital signage platform – has just been launched by Scottish media pioneers, Nomadix Media.   What makes the iWalker system ground-breaking is its ability to reach consumers and deliver content into…

City Legacy Directors - Calum Murray (CCG), Ed Monaghan (Mactaggart & Mickel), Martin Kiely (WH Malcolm) and John Gallacher (Cruden)

City Legacy Homes wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

City Legacy Homes, the consortium of four Glasgow housebuilders that developed the 2014 Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village, has scooped the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The Awards are presented to UK businesses for outstanding achievement…

Shaun George of Brodies LLP

Spring Clean Your Business: Make Decisions With Your Head, Not Your Heart

Good business and tax planning decisions do not always go hand in hand with good family law advice. We are often consulted by clients who, at the end of their relationship, find that the seemingly…

Scott Bruce, trainer assessor for Scot-Train, inside the new training centre at Petershill Road, Glasgow

Glasgow-based training provider Scot-Train unveils new facility

Glasgow-based rail industry training provider Scot-Train has opened a new training facility which will support the delivery of its training services in rail and construction and the provision of occupational health services. The new facility,…

St Vincent Plaza office scheme in Glasgow

Tech, media and telecoms on the rise in Edinburgh in early 2017

The fast-expanding tech, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector continues to be a driving force in Edinburgh’s office market according to the latest industry figures. Almost a third of all office-take up in the capital during…

Vanessa Kennedy

Gilson Gray hire new marketing director

Gilson Gray, the full service legal firm, has appointed a Marketing Director in a newly created role. With more than 20 years of marketing and brand experience most recently with PwC - as well as…

Inveralmond Brewery EPA. Credit - Perth Picture Agency

Inveralmond reveals new brew and a crafty little facelift

Perth-based beer brand Inveralmond has launched a new beer, unveiled a new look for the brand and committed to a tripling of its brewing capacity in Perth as it celebrates its 20th anniversary of brewing award-winning…

100 Queen Street

Lindsays solicitors to move to 100 Queen Street

Scottish legal firm Lindsays, has taken the 7,845 sq ft third floor of 100 Queen Street, Glasgow on a 15 year FRI lease. Totalling 54,000 sq ft, the refurbishment of 100 Queen Street reached practical completion…

Bear Grylls

New events company launched by industry veteran

A new experiential event management company has been launched by an experienced operator in the field. Bob Scott, formerly of ABC Events, has launched Event Collection which will deliver team building and event management solutions across the…

Stream Marine Training CEO Martin White

Glasgow maritime and industry safety training company breaks ground on new airport HQ

Safety training company, Stream Marine Training (SMT), has broken ground on a major project to refurbish its newly purchased 20,000 sq ft headquarters at Glasgow Airport. The firm was founded in 2014 by Martin White at…

Alan Gooding, Executive VP, Smarter Grid Solutions

Smarter Grid Solutions agrees first partnership with Enzen Global Solutions

Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) has announced its first international partnership with Enzen Global Solutions (EGS) which will enable its cutting-edge technology to be sold in new territories including Australia and The Middle East. The partnership will allow EGS…

Finalists announced for Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2017

64 businesses from across Scotland are celebrating after being announced as finalists for the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2017, which are to be hosted by chef, restaurateur, author and television presenter, Simon Rimmer.…

Harry Marshall

Glasgow-based SWGR appoints new head of commercial and business development

Multidisciplinary services provider SWGR has appointed Harry Marshall as its new head of commercial and business development. Harry joins SWGR from bus and coach manufacturer Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), where he was commercial and business…

Glasgow Fort

Flurry of lettings at Glasgow Fort with eight new stores

Glasgow Fort has announced Superdry, YO! Sushi, Pret a Manger, Thaikhun, Paperchase, Café Rouge, Tessuti and Smiggle will be joining its offering in 2017. Mamas & Papas, Nandos, Costa and JD Sports will also be…

Claire Watson

Glasgow office market positive as supply tightens further

Demand for commercial office space in Glasgow remained strong in the first quarter of 2017, further adding to the supply shortage in the city according to new research by JLL. Take-up in Glasgow city centre…

(L-R) RSM's Jim Burberry, Ian Brown and Paul Russell

RSM further strengthens Glasgow VAT and indirect tax team

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has appointed VAT and indirect tax specialist Ian Brown as a manager in Glasgow.   Ian joins RSM from Scott-Moncrieff and has a broad knowledge of all aspects of VAT…

Chris McMail

Microtech Group Acquire Egton Network Services

Kilmarnock-based Microtech Group has acquired Egton Network Services from Egton Medical Information Systems Ltd. As part of the company’s ongoing acquisition strategy, the purchase complements their existing IT sales and support business, Microtech Support. Egton…

Partick Thistle's Firhill Stadium

EuroMillion Weir family to invest £4m in new Partick Thistle training ground

Partick Thistle FC is to get a £4m state-of-the-art dedicated facility training ground for the first time in its 140 year history. It has entered in to an agreement with Three Black Cats, a company…

Jamie Grant, Head of Corporate Banking for Barclays in Scotland

Nursing home operator borrows £2.7million for expansion

Lanarkshire based Keane Premier Healthcare has agreed a £2.7million loan with Barclays, enabling the company to expand its portfolio with the acquisition of a third care home, safeguarding 40 jobs and the care of 22…

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