111-121 High Street in Perth

Overseas buyer picks up Perth high street bargain

A prime piece of Perth’s main shopping pitch has changed hands in a £5.9 million deal. 111-121 High Street in the Fair City has been purchased by a private overseas investor in the biggest retail…

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…

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.…

Josh Littlejohn

Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Awards to launch

The Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Awards will be launched on Thursday (April 20) with a champagne reception sponsored by Stirling Highland Hotel.  The annual awards ceremony, which is now in its 4th year,…

Brian Williamson

thinkWhere appoints Jumpstart’s Brian Williamson as chair

thinkWhere, the Stirling-based, UK-operating geographic information specialist, has appointed Brian Williamson as chair as it continues to expand. The appointment is the latest initiative from the Geographic Information System (GIS) consultancy, which was founded in…

Sarah Lee

SBNN appointed as PingGo’s first media partner

PingGo, the do-it-yourself ‘PR machine’, has named SBNN its first media partner. This a significant milestone for PingGo as it marks a change in how media outlets source their news and lowers the barrier to…

Lynn Mann of Supernature

Interview: Lynn Mann of Supernature Oils – Scotland’s other oil

In 2011, Lynn Mann had just had a baby daughter and was on a career break from being a psychotherapist when Supernature Oils was born. The business started as part of an on-farm diversification from…

Suhail Rehman left and Tasnim Rehman right

Caring entrepreneur to inspire new generation of Scottish franchisees

A Caring entrepreneur from Glasgow is set to share insights from his business success story to help inspire a new generation of Scottish franchisees. Suhail Rehman opened a franchise business providing homecare for older people…

Laura Sutherland : The difference between paid and earned media

Aura PR’s Laura Sutherland looks to explain the difference between paid and earned media and why the distinction is important when working with the media and on social media. Particularly if you work in a…

Heidi Barnes

Interview with Heidi Barnes of RBS – right in the middle of the entrepreneurial ecosystem

If anyone has their finger on the pulse of the Scottish entrepreneurial ecosystem then it’s Heidi Barnes, Entrepreneur Strategy Manager at Royal Bank of Scotland. Heidi graduated with a first class honors in Management Studies…

Karen Somerville and Tom Young

Stirling firm scoops two top business awards

Bridge of Allan-based giftware firm Angels’ Share Glass, run by father-and-daughter team Tom Young and Karen Somerville, has been named Scottish Family Business of the Year by The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The firm…

Alban Denton, Managing Director of Loch Duart Ltd, giving a candid talk at the St Andrews Business Club AGM.

Record turnout hears how St Andrews MD led salmon firm’s leap to global success

The highest turnout for a St Andrews Business Club AGM in many years heard the fascinating and candid struggling-to-success story of a leading Scottish salmon company from its St Andrews-based managing director. In a change…

Perth Race Course

Perth Racecourse success with Drone School

Perth Racecourse is enjoying the surge in the popularity of drones, after becoming one of only a handful of venues in the country to host professional flying courses. The Racecourse, which sits in 40 acres…

Andy Nolan

Time to Spring Clean Your Contracts

A guest post form Brodies Associate, Andy Nolan. A client once joked with me that a good contract is one that, once signed, can be locked in a drawer and never looked at again. Unfortunately…

BNI executive directors Angela and Bryan Kinghorn are looking to launch a business networking group in the Buchan area

BNI expands with North of Scotland acquisition

A husband and wife team have expanded their business referral and networking firm – just months after embarking on the venture. Bryan and Angela Kinghorn acquired BNI Scotland North (Aberdeen and The Highlands) from businessmen…

Sandy Kennedy

Sir Tom Hunter and Entrepreneurial Scotland push scale-up opportunities

The Hunter Foundation and Entrepreneurial Scotland have joined forces to deliver a new scale-up leadership programme. This new initiative aims to respond to the growing body of evidence that Scotland needs to increase the number…

David Moir

Golf ranking system develops next stage growth

The only online platform that accurately ranks club golfers on an international basis adopted its 260,000th player last month (March). Devised by David Moir, a former president of the Scottish Golf Union and architect of…

Scott Allen is Managing Director at Allen Associates (HPE) Ltd

Allen Associates targets craft distillers in expansion drive

Stirling based distillery design engineers, Allen Associates, is ramping up its international presence and targeting the craft distilling sector as it looks to build on a series of client wins that has seen the company…

The 2016 VIBES Winners

Scottish businesses invited to get green at free events

Scottish companies are invited to learn from Scotland’s leading green business champions at a series of special events to celebrate the upcoming launch of the 2017 VIBES Awards. This year marks the 18th anniversary of…

Brian Storie

Online tourism service promises authentic local experiences

A new online accommodation and activities booking service which not only promises to offer guests a more authentic and personal service, but also a gateway into local ‘hidden-gem’ experiences is to be launched in May…

An artist's impression of the new development

Dundee Architects Shape Multi-Million Pound Plans for Loch Lomond Leisure Park

An award-winning Dundee architects’ studio is designing a multi-million pound leisure complex overlooking Loch Lomond. The Andrew Black Design team managed to successfully navigate their way through strict planning policy within Loch Lomond and The…

Stefano Pieraccini

Saint Andrews’ Seafood Restaurant sold to young entrepreneur

The iconic glass and steel cube Seafood Restaurant, which overlooks the North Sea on Saint Andrews’ Bruce Embankment, has been acquired by young entrepreneur, Stefano Pieraccini. A graduate in marketing and commercial management, Stefano, 22,…

Ann-Maree Morrison

Stirling entrepreneur to fly the flag for British female professionals

Stirling-based businesswoman Ann-Maree Morrison has been chosen to represent the UK at a global conference of senior female professionals, headlined by Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor. The business owner will be one of eight British…

Mr. & Mrs. Barrie and Jim Wales

Caulders Garden Centres buys Cupar Garden Centre

Caulders Garden Centres has expanded their business into Fife with the purchase of Cupar Garden Centre. Having secured over £1million in funding from Clydesdale Bank, Caulders Garden Centres have been able to acquire their fifth…

Pauline Hogg - Managing Partner of Condies Accountants and Advisors

Condies announces appointment of Pauline Hogg as Managing Partner

Condies Accountants and Advisors has announced the appointment of Pauline Hogg as the firm’s new Managing Partner. After qualifying as a chartered accountant with a practice in Leith, Pauline moved to a large Edinburgh-based firm…

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