Nick Psaila

Optoscribe raises £2.8million from investors

Optoscribe, a supplier of glass-based integrated photonics components, has closed an investment round of £2.8 million. This funding will facilitate an expansion of current manufacturing capacity, the hiring of key engineering resource and allow the…

Going international – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Here’s an example of how small the world is. Today’s column in an interview with Steve Dawson, who’s flying over from New York to speak at next week’s Scottish International Week, organized by Scottish Business…

From left - Scott Webb and Iain Doherty

80 new jobs at engineering business following funding deal

A North Lanarkshire business delivering engineering services across the UK continues to expand following a six-figure funding boost from UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE). ID Systems UK Ltd, based in Cumbernauld, has received financial backing from UKSE,…

£3m investment from Scottish Sea Farms to create new jobs in Orkney

Scottish Sea Farms invests £3m in new farm

Scottish Sea Farms has been granted approval for a new £3m salmon farm off Lober Rock close to St. Margaret’s Hope in the Scapa Flow which will create new jobs. The new salmon farm, which is…

Janet Downie, chief executive of RoslinCT

Growing organically – RoslinCT : High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Did anyone else used to think the University Challenge contestants were actually stacked on top of each other? Finding out the set isn’t actually a double-decker sofa is a bit like realising not all high…

$8m opens doors for tech company – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Kim McAllister talks to Christopher McCann, CEO of snap40 the Scottish startup involved with Automated Remote Patient Monitoring, about raising money in the Scottish entrepreneurial ecosystem.   [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8HfTPw7vKY&feature=youtu.be[/embed] Other video interviews by Kim McAllister Video interview with Celine…

Calum Smeaton

TVSquared opens new Japanese office

TV performance analytics and optimisation company,TVSquared, is to open TVSquared Japan. The Tokyo-based offices will provide on-the-ground support for the world’s third-largest advertising market. TV ad spend is expected to reach more than $15 billion…

Mark Robinson

Founders Series – Mark Robinson, Founder and CEO of deltaDNA

Mark Robinson, Chief Executive of deltaDNA set the firm up in 2010 with his neighbour, Chris Wright who is the CTO. The team at deltaDNA have worked with some of the world's largest computer games publishers and…

Michael Harkins with Richard Branson

An idea is just an idea until you make it happen – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Ideas are the easy bit. We all have ideas for the next big thing – my husband and his friend are convinced their golf-bag-buggy-with-baby-seat invention will set the heather on fire. It’s taking that idea…

GlamCandy highlights growth – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

It was a big day in Dunfermline yesterday. A £250,000 facility boasting a 100% employment rate for its alumni had its grand opening – and it certainly looked grand. The clue is in the name…

Dee McNaught

A lesson in resilience by We Are Brass Tacks – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Imagine your employer went into liquidation. Imagine your employer went into liquidation the week before Christmas. Imagine your employer went into liquidation the week before Christmas and you were seven months pregnant. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] Would you do…

Turing Festival

A day spent at Scotland’s premier tech festival – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

So Google is watching us – but we still control Google. This is the message I’m taking from the morning session at Turing Fest. Cindy Krum frightened the bejesus out of me with her insights…

Corentin Guillo

Founders Series – Corentin Guillo, founder and CEO of Bird.i

If you are interested in sponsoring the Founder Series please email founders@sbnn.co.uk Corentin Guillo, founder and CEO of Bird.i, decided to move his company to Scotland where he could hire the best talent to build…

Video interview with Celine Sinclair of The Yard – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

From struggling local charity to national organisation leading in its field, The Yard is a success story thanks in large part to its chief executive Celine Sinclair. When she stepped up to the role 12…

Video interview with Neil McDonald of Media Zoo – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Following the recent opening of their new £1m creative hub in Merchant City, in the heart of Glasgow, Neil McDonald of communications company, Media Zoo, sat down with Kim McAlister to discuss why they chose Glasgow…

Phil White

Colouring traditional with digital: High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

I spend a lot of time writing about new tech and cutting edge solutions – so I thought it would be cool to go back to a traditional brand. But I’ve been surprised. [adbutler zone_id='297765']…

Simon Erlanger, managing director of Harris Distillers

Community – don’t fake it to make it: High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Have you been trying to build a community around your brand? I feel like it’s the key marketing goal right now. I certainly promote the practice to my clients. It’s much more than building a…

What’s your company image – literally? High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

I think it was around the time the sixth skewer of meat appeared on the pasador’s arm that the conversation turned to Instagram. My husband and I had been invited to Fazenda on George Street…

From left - Chris Lynch and Filip Boyen

Small hotel in a big world: Nira Caledonia – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Mauritius, St Moritz, Edinburgh…. Nira Caledonia has literally just opened (they still had the Brasso out) on Edinburgh’s Gloucester Place, the third in the portfolio of this independent hotel group. It is also only the…

Kim McAllister and Russell Dalgleish

Video interview with Russell Dalgleish of Scottish Business Network – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Kim McAllister talks to serial entrepreneur Russell Dalgleish about being tall, investing, Scottish Business Network and the Scottish entrepreneurial ecosystem. Russell is the founder and managing partner of Exolta Capital Partners. Scottish Business Network was…

Is Scotland getting smaller? – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

My business operates in three cities – not because I planned it that way – but because we kept moving. I set up Impact Online in Glasgow in 2010. Three years later we moved to Aberdeen and…

Interview with Jill Henry of Meander Apparel – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

As someone who has only recently discovered the addictive rush of a spin class, this new company really appeals to me. I met Jill at a networking event and was very interested in her concept…

Dr Vivienne Ming

Entrepreneurial Scotland annual conference – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

You know that new emoji with the head exploding? That was me yesterday. The Entrepreneurial Scotland annual conference is always a highlight in my calendar – but this year they outdid themselves. The calibre of…

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…

Kim McAllister

Smile – you’re on camera: High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

My son turned seven yesterday and today it was pointed out to me I’ve been in the media industry 12 years. I’m feeling old. I don’t know how you feel about aging, but I’m actually…