Finding a nook for the book – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Reading used to be a huge part of my life – and then I had kids. Now, with a three and six year old, I feel like time to read is time stolen, squirreled away,…

Vicky Brock

Vicky Brock: 10 important lessons I learned from other people in 2017

Well, 2017 really did turn out to be one hell of a year - and not entirely in a good way. But memorable it most certainly was, along with interesting and character-defining.  And the upside of…

The Barracks Leisure Park in Stirling

Stirling leisure park sold for £5.4m

LaSalle Investment Management has sold The Barracks Leisure Park in Stirling to a private investor for £5.4m, reflecting a net initial yield of 7.35%. The Park, developed in 2008 and home to Stirling’s only cinema…

Steven Morris

ESM Investments and Stirling Council to showcase first Stirling fund

Stirling Council will join ESM Investments in showcasing the first investment fund of its kind at an event on Friday 23rd February at the Codebase offices in the city. The collaborative £25 million 'ESM Capital Growth Enterprise…

Roddy McAllister and Kim McAllister

Treat your customers like your mum – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister (Video)

This week I have tried something a little bit different: the first High Growth Scotland video interview. Following on from the news that Aston Martin Edinburgh was recently named number one in the world for Aston…

Global leadership conference returns to Aberdeen for the 4th Year!

Leadercast Live, the world’s largest one-day leadership event, is being held at the Hilton Tree Tops in Aberdeen on Friday the 4th of May, 2018. Hosted by Total Perspectives, it is set out to inspire,…

Eden Mill new distillery CGI

Eden Mill submits plans for new £4m distillery and brewery in Fife

Eden Mill has unveiled ambitious plans to create a new distillery and brewery just metres from its current headquarters in Fife. The £4million expansion project in Guardbridge will see historic former paper mill buildings refurbished…

The Lovat Hotel

Perth hotel parent company goes into liquidation

S.L.E Enterprises, the company that ran The Lovat Hotel, Perth, ceased trading on Monday, 25th January and 47 employees of the business were unfortunately made redundant at that time. Matt Henderson, Restructuring Partner at Johnston Carmichael,…

Andrew Morrison

Andrew Morrison, CEO of AM Bid Services – My First Scottish Business Network Event

The Scottish Business Network has been making waves in the Scottish and London business communities recently, we asked one of their new members to tell us all about the fast growing network. Here is a…

Laura M. Sutherland: Public relations and artificial intelligence can work together

PR practitioners are scared of the term ‘artificial intelligence’ and it could cost them, being slow to modernise, up-skill and learn how to work WITH AI. If you don’t know your artificial intelligence from your STEM, don’t worry.…

Jo Chidley

Beautiful business opens up natural growth opportunities – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

I am very attracted to positive people. The energy they exude is like the warmth from the sun, I can’t help but bask in it. Sometimes I don’t even need to see them to feel…

Nigel Forrest

Allied Surveyors Scotland expands into St Andrews

Allied Surveyors Scotland Plc has appointed Nigel Forrest as a Director to head the valuation department of its new office in St Andrews. Nigel, who joins the business from another national firm, will play a key…

The EIE18 cohort of startup companies (by Stewart Attwood)

Informatics Ventures picks top 60 early stage tech companies for EIE18

Informatics Ventures, one of Scotland's leading technology entrepreneur support programme, has picked 60 early stage companies for EIE18 at McEwan Hall, Edinburgh on Thursday 19th April. Over the course of the day, the 60 high growth…

Craig Hunter and Virginia Murray

Mozolowski and Murray order up 300% thanks to tourism growth

Timber and glass specialist Mozolowski and Murray is benefiting from the growth in Scotland's tourism sector with a threefold increase in orders for bespoke dining room extensions and standalone structures. Manufactured at the company's purpose-built…

Transfer A Large Sum Of Money Abroad (Easily!)

As a result of borderless economy, the demand for simple cross-border transactions has never been higher. Especially after Brexit, when the British pound dropped to its lowest since 1985. If you’re looking make regular monthly…

Glasgow

Glasgow remains Scotland’s top place for start-ups despite a drop

Glasgow remained Scotland’s number one start-up hotspot, beating Edinburgh two years in a row, according to new research. Statistics published by Companies House, analysed by Centre for Entrepreneurs, show that 6,189 new companies were registered…

“Scotland is the envy of many countries” – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

If there was one thing missing from the Scottish scale up ecosystem – what would you say it was? I spoke to Jock Millican, founder of business angel investors Equity Gap, and he had some…

Sue Duris

Sue Duris: Focus First On Meeting Customers’ Needs, Not on Delighting Customers

I heard someone say recently that delighting the customer is the same as meeting a customer’s needs. That is incorrect. By definition, delighting customers means exceeding their expectations. That’s different than meeting customers’ needs. I…

Paul Houghton

DM Hall appoints new Head of Planning

Paul Houghton, a chartered town planner with extensive professional experience has been appointed as director and Head of Planning at chartered surveyor, DM Hall. He will be based in the firm’s Bridge of Allan though his…

Bob Keiller (front right), Sandy Kennedy (back right) with the Scaleup Scotland cohort.

Launch of Scale-up Scotland – the programme by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs

Scale-up Scotland, a programme designed to address Scotland’s business scale-up challenge and deliver economic growth, officially launched this week in Aberdeen spearheaded by one of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs, Bob Keiller. The programme – for Scotland’s…

Stirling’s thinkWhere launches cloud-based maps and data system

Stirling technology company thinkWhere is setting its sights on global expansion with the launch of a new web-based system to provide easy access to digital maps and data. theMapCloud allows maps, data and business records…

Kim McAllister

Would you bank on it? – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Today I’m going to talk about banking. I’ve lost you already, haven’t I? I reckon it’s going to take the British public – heck the western world – a long time to want to read…

Southfield Industrial Estate in Glenrothes

LCP adds Glenrothes industrial estate to Scotland portfolio

National property and investment company LCP has acquired 24 properties in an industrial estate in Scotland – its ninth acquisition in the country in the past few months. The £3.1 million investment for the multi-let…

Donald Yellowley

DM Hall appoints five new Partners

Chartered surveyor, DM Hall, has appointed five new partners. Three, Richard Clowes, at Galashiels, Graham Forbes in Inverness and Michael McDonald in Elgin, focus on the residential property market, while Ross Wilson, Head of Agency in…

Kim McAllister

Well hello there 2018 – what do you have in store for us? – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

I’m not into predictions and I don’t like the idea of fate, because then the control isn’t in our hands. Instead, I asked some of the businesspeople who’ve featured in this column what their priorities…