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…

Chris Barrowman

Pitlochry dental firm eyeing third expansion

A Pitlochry dental firm which started life in a former fruit and vegetable store is eyeing a third expansion into northern Perthshire. Infinityblu Dental Care, established by a Scottish Young Dentist of the Year winner,…

Sonia Cottom

Scottish MD triumphs at IoD Director of the Year Awards

Sonia Cottom, Director at Pain Association Scotland, has won the Early Stage Business Director of the Year title at the annual IoD Director of the Year Awards, which took place at London’s Lancaster Hotel last…

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,…

L to R: John Mitchell and Charles Davidson

£250,000 aerospace contracts lift Fife company to new heights

Sterling Precision Engineering Services Limited, a machine shop in Kirkcaldy, has secured new contracts of up to £250,000 per annum in the aerospace sector. The business works with a range of metals and plastics to…

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…

Scot Kelly, MD; Alan Johnstone; Ally West; Gurmit Bhachu; Jamie Andrew, Director.

Trio of Fife food company workers rack up 125 years service

A trio of Fife food company workers have been congratulated for notching up 125 years service. Three employees of Foodmek, which designs, manufactures and installs machinery for the global food and drinks industry, have worked…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The unusual way to scale – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

It’s a holiday Monday in Edinburgh and the Highlands today – so I’m giving you a holiday bonus. This scaleup story is a little bit different, so I like that it’s not sitting in the…

Scale-Up Story: Scottish Bioenergy – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

Blue Smarties were always my favourite. I remember when they first came out – I was eight. Mum bought me a tube with a plastic pop-off lid with a letter on the back and I…

Carl Morenikeji

Royal film role 6th & biggest big movie in 5 years for Fife vintage firm

Fife vintage furniture specialist Scaramanga has seen 15 of its products in the new Queen Victoria film Victoria & Abdul – their sixth major movie in just five years and the largest and most diverse…

From left - Andy Ritchie, Charlie Carnegie and Chris Horne

Campbell Dallas turnover rises 17% to £14m

Accountancy firm Campbell Dallas has reported a 7% uplift in turnover to £14m for the year end to May 2017. Managing Partner Chris Horne said that the growth was in line with expectations as the…

Joining a scaleup – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

I’m a firm believer in practising what you preach, so I’m hijacking my column today with my own scaleup tale. Last week I was chuffed to bits to win a three way pitch and join…

From back left to right: Victoria Guild, Vicki Alexander, Stephen O’Hare, Scott Milne (Joint Managing Partner), Colin Graham (Chairman), Emily Flett From front left to right: Katy Williams, Kirsty Waughman, Katie Fulton, George McLaughlin and guide dog Millie.

Eight new trainees start their career with Thorntons

Scottish law firm Thorntons has appointed eight recruits for its traineeship programme this month. The new recruits will undertake a two-year traineeship and will shadow senior staff across Thorntons’ 10 offices. They will learn from…

Lisa Palompo Dixon and Emma Gordon

Promoting your scaleup – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

Now this is a column I could write for days – promoting businesses is something I know quite a lot about. However, I’m not going to hijack it, instead I crowd sourced the answers from…

The Benefits of Taking R&D Tax Advice

R&D tax credits is an invaluable financial aid can provide a lifeline for those in the manufacturing and engineering sectors, but is often overlooked by those operating in fields where their eligibility is not quite…

Funding your scale up – The Daily ScaleUp with Kim McAllister

“The right people and the right idea” – you may be surprised to learn that these are key elements that angel investors look for in a scale up. I chatted to Jackie Waring this week.…

Skills for scaling – The Daily ScaleUp with Kim McAllister

Building leadership talent must be a focus for all scale-ups, yet often it gets pushed down the list of priorities. The pace of growth can threaten to overwhelm leaders. Even Lesley Eccles, co-founder of fantasy…

Bellfield Brewery, our scale up story – The Daily ScaleUp with Kim McAllister

Raising nearly half a million pounds in equity investment is no small feat - and it’s exactly what Bellfield Brewery did last month. The UK’s only dedicated gluten-free microbrewery had raised investment before through crowdfunding,…

Malcolm Mcardle & Roger Green

Business as usual as Ace Recycling merges with Spotless

Edinburgh based businessman and cleaning entrepreneur Roger Green has purchased the commercial and industrial division of Alloa-based ACE Recycling Group CIC in a deal that has secured the future of the company. ACE Recycling will…

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