Douglas Hare

Outplay Entertainment takes Scottish Fast 50 top spot

Dundee-based mobile games developer, Outplay Entertainment, has been named Scotland’s fastest-growing technology company in Deloitte’s 2017 UK Technology Fast 50 awards. The business, which has produced games such as Angry Birds POP!, Mystery Match, Booty Quest,…

Team FortyTwo

FortyTwo Studio and Lateral North to head brand development for Snow Roads

After a competitive pitch, brand and digital agency FortyTwo Studio and Glasgow-based research and design collective Lateral North have been commissioned by the Cairngorms National Park to lead the brand development of a new Scottish…

Company founder and president Gordon Beattie with CEO Laurna Woods (seated) with (from left to right): Hannah Burford, Lesley McIvor, Hazel Brynes, Douglas Mackay, Joanne Spence, Kylie McGuffog, Chris Gilmour, Elspeth Brown, Janice Scougall and Yvonne Bell.

Beattie veterans clock up more than 250 years

Twenty members of the senior team at Beattie, the integrated communications agency, are celebrating clocking up more than 250 years of service between them. CEO Laurna Woods has been with the company for 22 years…

Rosie Crerar and Ciara Barry from barry crerar

First cohort of production companies selected for FOCUS programme

Seven production companies have been selected as the first intake of the new FOCUS programme which will help develop Scottish screen production companies. FOCUS is a pilot project, funded by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland,…

Julie McLauchlan

Perceptive Communicators appointed by developers of Shawfair ‘new town’

Shawfair LLP, the joint venture partnership behind the new town in Midlothian of the same name, has appointed Perceptive Communicators to handle its external communications following a competitive pitch.   The brief also includes community…

Mark Polson

the lang cat appoints new strategic PR director

Edinburgh based specialist platforms, pension and investment consultancy the lang cat has appointed Scott White as its new strategic PR director. White has over 30 years’ experience in financial services and was most recently head…

Hannah Tulloch

Represent appoints Hannah Tulloch as Associate Director

Edinburgh-based brand communications agency, Represent, has appointed Hannah Tulloch as associate director to support the company's ambitious growth plans in 2018 and beyond. Hannah brings with her a wealth of digital comms and PR experience,…

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…

From left Mhairi MacLeod, Alex Nicol and Alice Will

Drinks industry expert takes six figure stake in food and drink agency

Alex Nicol, former co-founder of Edinburgh Gin has made a six-figure investment in LUX, the brand development agency dedicated to food and drink. Alex will become a non-executive director and his investment is enabling LUX to…

Craig and Laura Davidson

Scottish PPC agency expanding into US

The husband-and-wife team behind a thriving Scottish digital advertising firm have revealed plans to make Los Angeles their latest site for expansion. Tag Digital, a pay-per-click agency specialising in the global events and publishing sector,…

The Orbit team

Scottish communications agency has “designs” on growth

A Scottish communications agency, based in Edinburgh, has signalled ambitious future growth plans by adding four new members of staff to its roster, expanding its services, rebranding and launching a new website. Orbit, known for…

The FortyTwo Studio team

Aberdeen design agency takes top accolade at Scottish Creative Awards

Aberdeen-based brand and digital agency FortyTwo Studio,  has been recognised for its creative work at the prestigious The Drum Scottish Creative Awards, claiming four accolades which included the Grand Prix top award. A panel of…

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…

Julie McLauchlan

Rearo selects Perceptive to support its expansion plans

Rearo, the Glasgow-headquartered manufacturer of bathroom and kitchen wall panels, worktops and flooring, has appointed Perceptive Communicators to lead the company’s new PR push. Appointed following a competitive pitch, Glasgow-based Perceptive’s brief is to raise…

(L to R) Donald McLaren, Michael McLaren and Duncan Robertson

McLaren Packaging to invest £3m in Stirling facility

Port Glasgow-based premium drinks industry supplier McLaren Packaging has invested £3 million in the construction of a new facility in Stirling for subsidiary Blue Box Design, the specialist designer and manufacturer of bespoke presentation boxes…

The Tricker PR team has scooped a fifth award in October with a Scottish Creative Award for creative strategy

Quintet of Awards in October For Aberdeen PR Agency

Tricker PR, has picked up a fifth industry award in less than a month. The Aberdeen-based company received the Creative Strategy Award at the Scottish Creative Awards in Edinburgh last night (Thursday 26 October 2017).…

Kevin Creechan, President of Print Scotland

Scotland’s printing industry re-brands as Print Scotland

Scotland’s printing industry has re-branded as Print Scotland to provide one voice and new benefits to members Print Scotland, the new name of Scotland’s leading trade association for the printing industry, is set on a…

My Story: Hydrogen – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

Don’t you just love a business story that starts at a dining room table? I particularly enjoy the dining-table-to-two-office-moves-inside-a-year versions. I got exactly this tale from Mike Scott at social media agency Hydrogen this week.…

Craig McGill

5 lessons on how to scale – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

I’m chuffed with today’s column cos I’ve been working on my pal Craig for a while now, trying to persuade him to share his story. Craig McGill, who now works at PwC in Scotland with…

Editing Suite

Outlander company to create 15 new Glasgow jobs

 A digital company which works on the hit Outlander TV series is set to expand its workforce thanks to a £200,000 grant. Blazing Griffin has used the Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) funds, awarded by Scottish…

From left - Ed Watt and Kerr Vernon

Glasgow design studio launches with prestigious project win

Two well known and award-winning figures in Scotland’s graphic design industry have joined forces to establish a new studio. Ed Watt, formerly Creative Director of O Street, is partnering with Kerr Vernon, founder of KVGD…

L- R: Jim Clarkson, Regional Partnerships Director at VisitScotland, and Neil Combe, Manager of Crieff Succeeds BID, toast the Growth Fund award

Volpa secures Crieff marketing contract

Marketing agency, Volpa, has secured a £44,000 marketing contract to develop a campaign aimed at making the Perthshire town of Crieff a destination of choice for those seeking outdoor adventure and good food. Together with Crieff…

Lisa Donnelly

Clark Communications adds two new faces to team

Clark Communications has appointed two new team members.  Lisa Donnelly takes up post in the Glasgow office as account manager, and Joey Gartin joins as social media executive, based in Edinburgh. Joining from Big Partnership, Lisa spent two years…

The Tricker PR team

Tricker PR named Scotland’s outstanding small consultancy

Aberdeen's Tricker PR has been named Scotland’s Outstanding Small Consultancy at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide awards. The Aberdeen-based firm also picked up the gold awards for Best Use of Photography and…

Colin McNab

BIG boosts senior team with integrated marketing expert

Scotland’s largest PR and digital marketing agency, BIG Partnership, has boosted its senior team with the appointment of a new client services director. Colin McNab, who has more than 25 years’ experience working with some…