The Run4it store in Giffnock

Run4It win double in awards recognition

Run4It, the specialist retailer of running shoes and accessories, has outpaced the competition to win prestigious UK running awards for the third year in a row. Voted for solely by the running public, Run4It scooped…

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…

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…

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…

Eight Scottish companies on fastest-growing profit stars league table

The annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 league table which ranks Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing profits over three years sees eight Scottish companies appear on the list. The eight companies headquartered in…

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…

Jennifer Young

Raft of promotions at Ledingham Chalmers

Scottish law firm Ledingham Chalmers has made seven promotions across its Inverness, Aberdeen and Stirling offices. In line with its focus on steady, sustainable growth, the firm said these changes reflect each individual’s valuable service…

Clark Boles, managing director, CBO Associates

CBO Associates expands into Tayside & Fife

QHSE and Information Security specialist CBO Associates has expanded into Tayside and Fife, bringing to the area over 20 years of industry experience, helping businesses meet essential standards and industry expected certifications. Providing Quality, Health,…

Fife College

£1 million boost for skills and jobs in Fife

Over £1 million has been awarded to Fife Council and Fife College to run a programme of Foundation Apprenticeships for local young people over the next two years. Skills Development Scotland (SDS) has awarded the…

June and Cameron McCann

Stirling Gin wins at the Scottish SME Business Awards

Stirling Gin has been named Best New Business at the inaugural Scottish SME Business Awards. The artisan drink, created by Bridge of Allan couple June and Cameron McCann, beat off competition from six other entrants…

Lindsey Anderson

Deals help Fife-based artisan producer increase turnover by nearly £200k

An artisan food producer has seen its turnover soar by nearly £200k after securing a distribution deal with The Cress Company, shelf space in Selfridges, and a national listing with Dobbies Food Halls. The Little…

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