left to right are Consultant Tanya Hine OBE, Ann-Maree Morrison, Fiona Macdiarmid of Cellfield Reading Matters and Kip McGrath, Jane Nelson of Jane Nelson Interiors and Karen Somerville who founded Angels' Share Glass

Top Award for Stirling Businesswoman

Stirling entrepreneur Ann-Maree Morrison has been given a top award for her work in encouraging and empowering other women in the business world. Mrs Morrison and fellow members of BAWE Scotland (the British Association of…

Daniel Gardner (MD) back row centre and Kieran Hunter (Ops and Systmes Manager) far right

Expanding client base sparks further growth for Fife-based electrician

A Fife-based electrician has seen his company’s turnover rise by 60% to £1m over the past 12 months. Daniel Gardner, of Daniel Gardner Electrical Contractor, based in Cupar, has also increased his workforce to 17…

Scotland's 'cream of the crop' crowned at Scotlands Food and Drink Excellence Awards 2017

Scotland’s Cream of the Crop Crowned at Top Food & Drink Awards

25 winners are celebrating after being awarded at the prestigious Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2017. A record number of 820 guests attended Scotland’s food and drink ‘Oscars’, held in Edinburgh’s International Conference Centre…

Carnegie Library and Galleries

Heaven Scent to open new café in Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries

Milnathort-based coffee shop, Heaven Scent, is to open a new outlet at Dunfermline’s Carnegie Library and Galleries. Due to open on Thursday 18 May 2017 as part of the major Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries…

Broadleys Business Park

Eastern Properties acquires land at Broadleys Business Park, Stirling

Cromwell Property Group has sold 3.2 acres of commercial development land at Broadleys Business Park in Stirling to Eastern Properties (Scotland) Ltd for £720,000. The site has been sold by Stirling Development Agency Ltd, which…

Monica Ross

Spring clean your business: dust off those notice clauses

Most commercial contracts contain a formal notice clause. This clause normally sets out: 1) who you should address notices under the contract to, 2) where they should be sent and 3) how they should be delivered. As this…

Event: RICS Commercial Property Conference, Scotland

The annual RICS Commercial Property Conference, Scotland will bring leading industry speakers to Edinburgh on 01 June 2017 to discuss current market conditions, look beyond the traditional forms of investment and analyse future opportunities in…

VIDEO: Behind the scenes with the Skyscanner growth team

Skyscanner is a company that has been in the press a lot recently. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF8pNZ6vLAQ[/embed] One of their most recent awards went to CEO Gareth Williams when he picked up an accolade for 'Outstanding Personal Achievement'…

Sir Ian Wood

Scotland’s billionaires revealed in Scotland’s Rich List

The ten richest individuals and families in Scotland have a combined wealth of £14.715billion,  an increase of 9% in the past twelve months, according to the latest Sunday Times ‘Rich List’. The Grant-Gordon family is still…

World Class business growth training event launched this week

The Scotland Can Do SCALE 2017 summer school was launched today (Wednesday 3rd May 2017) and this year is seeking ambitious innovative entrepreneurs who want to scale up their business. Everyone taking part will be supported…

Martin Sloan

Spring Clean Your Data Protection Practices and Processes

With just over 12 months to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, now is the time to make sure your organisation is preparing for the biggest overhaul of EU data…

Sam Greer

Angus Training Group Appoints New Managing Director

Angus Training Group (ATG), an employer led training provider for the engineering industry, has appointed Sam Greer as Managing Director, following the retirement of Alan Swankie. Sam joins the company from Fife’s Developing Young Workforce…

iona Sinclair, Elle McCann and June McCann of Stirling Whisky Shop pick up their award for Off License of the Year (Central Scotland) at the Independent Retail Awards ceremony

Stirling Whisky Shop Named Best Off License in Central Scotland

A popular Stirling spirits shop has been named Central Scotland’s Off License of the Year.  Stirling Whisky Shop, based in the city’s Spittal Street, was presented with the honour at the Scottish Independent Retail Awards…

The 2017 Fife Business Awards winners

Fife Business Awards winners announced for 2017

The winners of the 2017 Fife Business Awards have been announced. The ceremony was a fantastic celebration of the success, diversity and innovation that can be found throughout the Fife business community. Fife Chamber of…

Annie Graham

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Scotland finalists announced

The leaders of 21 of Scotland’s most dynamic businesses, from East Kilbride to Aberdeen, have been listed as finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Scotland 2017 programme. Between them, they have a combined…

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 from 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…

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