Cally Russell

My Story: Cally Russell of Mallzee – The Weekly Scaleup with Kim McAllister

The trouble with interviewing the chief executive of shopping app Mallzee is that the research takes days. Swipe left, swipe right, present for my sister, present for me… When I finally tear myself away and…

Leah Hutcheon, Chief Executive of Appointedd

Scottish business figures react to budget

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his second Budget earlier this week and it was broadly welcomed by Scottish business figures, SBNN caught up with several of them after the budget proposals were announced. Jumpstart, the UK’s…

Michael Jones - Managing Director, Fishers Laundry Group

Fishers to be acquired by Canada-based K-Bro for £35m

Fishers Laundry Group, the Cupar-based commercial laundry and textile rental provider in Scotland and the North East of England, has entered into an agreement to be acquired by K-Bro Linen Inc., the largest provider of…

Jennifer Young

Ledingham Chalmers turnover ahead of projections at £11.5million

Turnover at legal firm Ledingham Chalmers was just over £11.5million, compared with around £12.3million the year before; with profits down marginally from £3.8million to £3.4million. The firm, with offices in Aberdeen, Inverness, Stirling and Edinburgh,…

Dr Ewan Chirnside

St Andrews Angels hosts tech investment event in New York

The St Andrews Angels hosted Dr Ewan Chirnside, who leads the University of St Andrews’ Knowledge Transfer Centre, at an event promoting Scottish technology and spin outs in New York City. Dr Chirnside was joined…

Stirling tech company helps speed humanitarian disaster response

Stirling technology company, thinkWhere, is playing a vital role in enabling the delivery of emergency response and aid to areas hit by natural and humanitarian crises. Working with HOT – the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, thinkWhere…

Four inspiring stories from Karen Knowles, Lynn Mann, Bill Lees and Fiona Ogg

Being inspired to grow – The Weekly Scaleup with Kim McAllister

I met six inspiring people yesterday morning. Actually there were more than six, but this half dozen – three women and three men - stood out and so these are the stories I will tell.…

Dr Billy Grierson

How do we survive Brexit?

This question is almost impossible to answer but all is not lost. Dr Billy Grierson, at Perth Innovation and Dr Shona Dobbie, at Angus Economics, have come together to offer a Surviving Brexit workshop to…

Leah Hutcheon

Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Awards announces Scottish and Northern Irish winners

Entrepreneurs and business directors gathered at the Gogarburn Conference Centre in Edinburgh last night (November 9th) to discover who had won a coveted Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Award at the Scotland and…

Cupar firm supplier deal for new Paddington movie

The team at Cupar vintage specialist Scaramanga is celebrating with marmalade sandwiches all round after two of its antique brass padlocks proved to be a bear necessity for the Paddington 2 movie, released in the UK today.…

Christian Arno

My Story: Christian Arno of Lingo24 – The Weekly Scaleup with Kim McAllister

I could have been a translator. In 2005 I earned an honours degree in French and Spanish - and yet had the deflating knowledge that still wasn’t enough. I researched post graduate diplomas and it…

Alan S. Morrison

Alan S. Morrison: Why good manners are also good business

By Alan S. Morrison, owner of ASM Media & PR This blog post came about as a result of something SBNN founder Mike Watson said recently which surprised me. “Do you know Alan, you’re one of…

Ross Lamond and friends

Dog biscuits made from insect protein hit the market

A 23-year-old law graduate from Wormit, Fife has launched a new range of dog biscuits made out of ground crickets, oat flour, root vegetables and other all-natural organic ingredients. Creator, Ross Lamond, believes the 'Bug Bakes' biscuits are…

Crieff Hydro

Crieff Hydro pumps £780,000 into self-catering facilities

Crieff Hydro has spent nearly £800,000 revamping its self-catering facilities, which make up a third of bookings at the award-winning resort. The refurbishment, which began in January 2017, is drawing to a close over the…

How to calculate how much your R&D tax credit claim is worth

In the UK, many businesses are working on researching and developing new technologies, but failing to claim relief. Ensuring you’re aware of the potential returns available in your sector is imperative at a time when…

Loretta Maxfield

Event to teach NE Fife firms how to avoid risk of €20m GDPR fines

People doing business in North-East Fife are being invited to a November 22 event where they can learn how to ensure they don’t incur fines of up to €20 million or more when the new General Data…

Roxanne Kerr of The Biscuit Baron

Clackmannanshire startup takes customers on a global biscuit tour

Biscuit lovers can now sign up to receive a monthly box filled with tasty baked treats from across the world thanks to the launch of The Biscuit Baron. The online subscription and gifting business has…

Chris Marr

My Story: Content Marketing Academy – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

Entrepreneurs and CEOs are probably well aware of the power of internet marketing – what they don’t have time for is keeping on top of the updates. One company effectively solving that problem is Content…

Using Twitter to grow – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

I sometimes wish they hadn’t called it Twitter. I mean, it sounds ridiculous when you’re sitting around around the boardroom table discussing the value of a tweet. It should be called something like Target –…

Karen Knowles of Bon Accord

Events to help you scale – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

What are you doing on the 16th of November? I’m going to be in Edinburgh City Chambers hanging out with entrepreneurs. I don’t know about you, but finding time to network is tricky for me. I…

Peachy Mondays live in 68 countries and 12 languages

Stirlingshire-based tech firm Peachy Mondays is now operational in 68 countries across the world. Peachy Mondays, the employee feedback management solution, has been on a path of mass growth and is being used across the…

Laura Sutherland

Laura Sutherland: How to make a business plan – specifically looking at how to integrate PR and communications

Towards the end of a year, people tend to think ahead and are no doubt Googling ‘how to make a business plan’! Firstly, before we go into how to make a business plan, let’s look…

From left - Jamie Sunderland and Grant MacLennan

Pivoting as you scale – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

One of the best pieces of advice I got, when I started my own company, was: “Don’t be tempted down side streets.” This caution was given by a car trade entrepreneur, not surprisingly, and I’ve…

L TO R: Vivien Bisset (relationship manager Bank of Scotland) Helen Sutton (Partner at Broadleys Veterinary Hospital) Alastair Bruce (Partner at Broadleys Veterinary Hospital) Ian Paterson (Partner at Broadleys Veterinary Hospital).

£1 million expansion for Stirling veterinary hospital

A Stirling-based veterinary hospital is undertaking a £1 million expansion project with the help of an £800,000 funding package from the Bank of Scotland. Broadleys Veterinary Hospital, the first ever purpose-built animal hospital in Scotland,…

Craig Buchan

Scaling internationally – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

I’m like the queen – I never carry cash. I pay for my parking with an app, I buy nearly everything online with PayPal and in shops I put everything on a card. Even my…