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…

Michael Dickson

How do I get the right staff so I can scale? – The Daily Scale-up with Kim McAllister

People. It’s what business is all about - yet hiring can be daunting and frustrating. It’s a huge commitment. It’s also the number one issue facing companies looking to scale, according to research by the…

How do I access people who can help me scale? – The Daily ScaleUp with Kim McAllister

For a long time the narrative has focused on start-ups, now more and more initiatives to help those companies scale are springing up. One such programme, announced this month, is the partnership between tech incubator…

Stuart Broadley, the Chief Executive of the Energy Industries Council (EIC)

How do I scale? – The Daily ScaleUp with Kim McAllister

What if I told you there were six ways to scale up your business? · collaborate · diversify · export · innovate · optimize · use technology These aren’t, unfortunately, my own pearls of wisdom.…

When do I scale? – The Daily ScaleUp with Kim McAllister

At what stage should a company consider scaling up? Well, right from inception, according to Fiona Godsman. [caption id="attachment_37806" align="alignleft" width="196"] Fiona Godsman[/caption] As the chief executive of Scottish Institute for Enterprise, which helps students…

Pauline Randall

People doing business in NE Fife welcome to free Business Club event

People doing business in North-East Fife are being invited to join members and guests of St Andrews Business Club on September 20 to hear about the latest changes in social media at a free evening…

Craig Nicol, Joint managing partner at Thorntons

Thorntons Law acquires Pagan Osborne saving 50 jobs

Scottish law firm Thorntons has acquired the assets, goodwill and work-in-progress of Pagan Osborne following the appointment on 1st September 2017 of Tom MacLennan and Iain Fraser, Partners with FRP Advisory, as joint administrators of…

Marc Adams

New management team targets growth at Macdonald Loch Rannoch Hotel

One of Perthshire’s leading hotels has strengthened its management team with the appointment of two experienced industry figures. Macdonald Loch Rannoch Hotel has welcomed Marc Adams as general manager to help take the business forward.…

Jumpstart MD Scott Henderson

Jumpstart to accelerate again as new MD maps out new growth trajectory

Jumpstart, the UK research and development tax expert, is redefining its direction of travel in order to maintain and enhance its position as the most innovative pure-play specialist in the sector. The strategic path being…

Park of Keir

Judy Murray backed hotel and tennis & golf academy for Dunblane

A proposed tennis and golf centre at Park of Keir in Dunblane is to get the go ahead from The Scottish Government. The controversial project is backed by high profile advocates such as Judy Murray,…

A CGI of The Mill Quarter

£30m multi use Perth site gets green light

The Mill Quarter site, a brand new landmark mixed leisure scheme with residential apartments in Perth will start on site 2018 after developer Expresso Property Ltd has announced that it has concluded missives. Expresso Property…

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