Adam Purvis (left) and Bruce Walker (right) photographed outside the Fx team’s Leith office

Award-winning Edinburgh entrepreneurs join forces in new venture

Three Edinburgh startups working together to help international entrepreneurs build a better world through business will merge to create Fx Group. Co-founded by WeAreTheFuture founder Bruce Walker, Power of Youth (now rebranded to Mettā Network)…

Cromwell Road, Inverness

Shepherd sells leasehold investment opportunity in Inverness

Shepherd Chartered Surveyors has sold a ground leasehold investment in Cromwell Road, Inverness for £475,000 to a local investor on behalf of CHAP Group (Aberdeen). Cromwell Road is located in the popular Longman Industrial Estate…

Graeme Johnston, Richard Tait and Michael Tait (from left to right)

Shetland Mussels set to double production with multi-million pound finance package

Shetland Mussels Ltd, a primary producer of rope-grown mussels in the Shetland Isles, has secured a multi-million pound finance package from Clydesdale Bank. The company, who already supply over 900 tonnes of mussels to restaurants,…

West Islay Tidal Farm

Tidal park approval will create up to 32 jobs

A 30 turbine tidal park, to be situated off the south-west coast of Islay, has been granted planning consent. West Islay Tidal Energy Park will have a generating capacity of up to 30 MW, enough…

May’s seed/venture-stage investments combine to £5m total

Welcome to our 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. Eight seed/venture-stage investments took place in…

Is being ‘too nice’ holding you back at work?

New research from leading e-learning and classroom-based training provider Activia Training has revealed that – despite a reputation oversea for being unfailingly polite yet somewhat surly and monosyllabic – British workers are a friendly, helpful…

NC500 - Glen Docherty in Wester Ross - Photo - Steve Carter

North Coast 500 brings in 29,000 additional visitors with £9m spend

A new report commissioned by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) shows that the North Coast 500 (NC500) tourist route, launched in 2015, has had a positive impact on both visitor numbers and business trade. The…

Competition: Attend The Future of Cyber Security Scotland Conference for free

SBNN EXCLUSIVE OFFER - Attend The Future of Cyber Security Scotland Conference for free SBNN has teamed up with conference organisers, OSP Security Professionals to make an EXCLUSIVE offer to SBNN readers only. We have TEN Partner…

Inverness Airport team collects STA Airport of the Year award

Inverness Airport named Scottish Airport of the Year at transport awards

Inverness Airport has been named Airport of the Year at the 2017 Scottish Transport Awards. The 15th annual awards ceremony was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel on Thursday 15 June and was attended by…

Ross Tuffee

Interview: Ross Tuffee, CEO of DOGFI.SH Mobile

In our latest interview we chat with Ross Tuffee, CEO of Stirling-based DOGFI.SH Mobile. Can you tell us a bit about DOGFI.SH Mobile? DOGFI.SH Mobile was established in 2009 and headquartered in Stirling, central-Scotland. We specialise…

21 International Cyber Security Experts to Speak in Glasgow

The Future of Cyber Security Scotland Conference sessions are carefully curated to inform and engage our audience about the inner workings of what is going on in today’s Cyber Security World and are a must-attend forum for…

Distilled, a delicious mix of Speyside’s finest food and drinks, returns to Elgin Town Hall on September 1 and 2.

Speyside Food and Drinks Festival returns for 2017

Spirit of Speyside: Distilled is to return this year to celebrate one of Scotland’s most fruitful food and drink regions. World leading drinks brands will join small artisan producers for the weekend festival at Elgin…

Craig Ewan

Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards deadline looming

Businesses and individuals are being urged to register their nominations and entries for the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards with the deadlines just days away. The annual tourism ‘Oscars’, which were launched in March, will…

From left - Jim Clark and Stewart Macdonald

New chairman at fibre connectivity specialist

Communications and fibre connectivity specialist Fibre1 has appointed a new chairman, six months after the company's successful launched in January 2017. Jim Clark, a very well respected and successful Aberdeen Entrepreneur and founder of oil…

The Future of Cyber Security Conference – Women in Security

The Future of Cyber Security Scotland Conference sessions are carefully curated to inform and engage our audience about the inner workings of what is going on in today’s Cyber Security World and are a must-attend…

11 Tips to Help Small Businesses Develop an Online Presence

11 Tips to Help Small Businesses Develop an Online Presence

Developing an online presence for a small business owner can feel like it’s not worth the hassle. Creating a website sounds intimidating if you want to go the DIY route and can seem expensive if…

Mark Wynn MD of Avonline Broadband

Superfast satellite broadband on show in the Highlands

Residents and businesses based in the Highlands and Islands region were able to try out superfast broadband at a series of demonstrations staged by Avonline Broadband this month. The superfast satellite broadband with speeds up…

John Louden

John Loudon: Why I quit my job and set up my own agency

For the last 5 years, I have been working as Head of Design for one of Scotland’s top ecommerce agencies. During my time there, I was able to let my design skills flourish, making bespoke…

Nine Scottish companies placed on fastest-growing international sales league table

Nine companies headquartered in Scotland (compared to 11 last year) have grown their international sales by an average of 42% a year over the last two years to a total of £464m, and together they…

From left - Dougie Brown, Tamzene, Cab Sec Fiona Hyslop, Iain Hamilton Credit Malcom McCurrah and HIE

Independent label receives funding for first artist release

Belladrum Festival record label’s first signed artist will go on digital release after receiving funding from the Innovate Your Business Scheme. Within four months, 20 year old Tamzene from Cromarty has gone from busking to…

21 International Cyber Security Experts to Speak in Glasgow

The Future of Cyber Security Scotland Conference sessions are carefully curated to inform and engage our audience about the inner workings of what is going on in today’s Cyber Security World and are a must-attend forum for…

Nick Kenton

HIE appoints new finance director

Economic and community development agency, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has appointed a new director of finance and corporate services. Nick Kenton joins HIE on 4 July from NHS Highland. He takes over from Forbes…

(L-R) Ross Linn, Jaclyn Russell, David Rennie, Emma Stephen and Bob McDiarmid

Stronachs strengthens with new partner appointments and promotions

Stronachs LLP, the full-service law practice headquartered in Aberdeen, has announced the appointment of four new partners through promotion, strengthening its senior team as it responds to positive growth in the economy. The firm, which…

Audrey Maciver - credit John Paul

New energy director for Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Economic and community development agency, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has appointed a new director of energy and low carbon. Audrey MacIver of Alness in Easter Ross succeeds Calum Davidson who retired in November after…

Allan Howie, director at Fleet Management Services

New custom built premises for Elgin van and car dealer leads to new jobs

Commercial vehicle sales and hire specialist, Fleet Management Services, has moved to a new purpose built workshop and office space to support its growing customer base, after securing a six-figure funding package with Bank of…

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