Douglas Martin

Startup Interview: Douglas Martin of MiAlgae

Edinburgh-based scientist and entrepreneur, Douglas Martin recently won an award from Shell for his business MiAlgae which produces algae to sustainably feed fish. According to Martin, his business can grow microalgae rich in omega 3 and other nutrients…

Glasgow City Council HQ

Glasgow City Council awards seven year ‘transformational’ ICT contract to CGI

Glasgow City Council has selected CGI to provide 'transformational' IT services to enable the introduction of integrated digital services for the Glasgow area. The Council says this will result in an improved citizen digital experience…

Jamie Grant, Head of Corporate Banking for Barclays in Scotland

Barclays launches pioneering range of green Corporate Banking products

Barclays Corporate Banking has launched a suite of Green Finance products, designed to help the bank’s clients fund more sustainable projects in the UK and around the world. By accessing specific products aimed at encouraging…

All the winners of Scottish EDGE 11

Scottish EDGE Round 11 awards £1.1m to Scotland’s most promising start-up businesses

Thirteen of the country’s most promising entrepreneurs have pitched their way to a share in a £1.1 million prize pot in the Scottish EDGE Round 11 Final. Twenty two finalists, chosen from over 242 applicants…

Derek Mackay

Business response to the draft Scottish Budget

The great and the good of the Scottish business community have their say in response to the draft Scottish Budget: Martin Findlay, senior partner for KPMG in Aberdeen, said: “Before yesterday afternoon’s announcement, predictions pointed towards…

Aileen Knox

Boost to annual returns across Scotland’s commercial property market

Third quarter data for Scottish commercial real estate revealed a notable increase for annual total returns, which rose from 2.1% in Q2 to 6.1% in Q3, according to property consultant CBRE. The rise can be attributed…

Iain Gulland

Industry Leaders Call on Scots Manufacturers to Embrace Circular Economy

The business of boosting Scottish manufacturing by making it more circular - unlocking the economic opportunities of maximising resource use and developing new business models – will be addressed at a series of high profile…

EXCLUSIVE – Advocate turned coder set to disrupt the courtroom – The Weekly Scaleup with Kim McAllister

I was a Meghan Markle fan way before Prince Harry - Suits is one of my favourite ever shows. Everyone loves the suave Harvey Spectre, but I prefer the ridiculous intelligence of Mike Ross; the…

David Hastings with the award certificate

National regeneration award for Lomondgate project team

An economic development and regeneration project initiated in the aftermath of the closure of the J&B whisky bottling plant in Dumbarton 17 years ago, resulting in the loss of 470 jobs, has been recognised by…

UK businesses must conduct sensitive information audit before new GDPR legislation arrives

With the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect in May 2018, private information that isn’t destroyed correctly, or stored securely, could lead to UK businesses being fined a substantial £20million per breach.…

Derek Mackay

Draft Scottish Budget snippets: Budget sets out economic growth package

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has announced a number of key interventions to accelerate Scotland’s economic growth as he published the Draft Budget 2018-19. Using the budget to set out a growth package of key measures…

Derek Mackay

Draft Scottish Budget snippets: Most taxpayers to pay less than rest of UK

More than two thirds of income taxpayers will pay less tax next year on their current income, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has confirmed as he published proposals to reform income tax in Scotland. The Draft…

Derek Mackay

Draft Scottish Budget snippets: Investing in the NHS, protecting low earners, backing Scotland’s economy

The 2018-19 Draft Budget will protect the NHS and public services, support low earners and unlock Scotland’s economic potential, according to Finance Secretary Derek Mackay. Setting out plans to invest an additional £400 million in…

Derek Mackay

Draft Scottish Budget snippets – £600 million for broadband

Every home and business will have access to superfast broadband by 2021, as a result of a £600 million investment confirmed today by the Scottish Government. The announcement, made as part of the Scottish Government’s…

Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival

Piping Live! Reels in £2.5 Million to Glasgow

Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival generated £2.5 million for the local economy, after smashing last year’s record number of attendees, coming from all over the world. A visitor survey and economic impact report found that the…

Autoclave composite panel production

Consortium discovers new cure for high value, out-of-autoclave manufacturing

Manufacturing a range of components, from wind turbine blades to car panels, could become significantly more cost-effective and quicker thanks to a ground-breaking R&D project underway in Prestwick. The initiative – which involves Spirit AeroSystems…

Best Western Queens Hotel in Dundee

Queens Hotel Dundee sold to Thai multiple operator

The Best Western Queens Hotel in Dundee has been sold to Thai based Compass Hospitality Group. The hotel was sold off an asking price of £2.75m. The firm has completed its newest hotel purchase in the…

David Oxley

£16m Highland innovation boost

A new £16 million initiative is to be launched in the Highlands to boost innovation. The Northern Innovation Hub (NIH) will focus on four key industry sectors, encourage the adoption of new technologies and create…

Stephanie Terreni Brown

ECCI on the hunt for budding entrepreneurs

The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) is on the hunt for a new batch of budding Scottish entrepreneurs as it opens the first stage of its Climate-KIC Accelerator for applications. The recruitment drive is…

Technology Centre launches £2 million fund for digital and decommissioning ideas

There’s up to £2 million available to innovators in the Oil & Gas Technology Centre’s (OGTC) latest two ‘Calls for Ideas’ on digital transformation and decommissioning, which launch today. Digital Transformation challenge OGTC is looking…

Cloud Global Director Graeme Frater

Scottish aviation business on cloud nine following acquisition

One of Scotland’s most dynamic aviation businesses is looking to continue its rapid expansion with the purchase of Carlisle based, Border Air Training. Since its launch in 2010, Glasgow Airport based, Cloud Global Group, has…

Brian Ferrie

Edge Testing Solutions secures 10 multi-year testing engagements worth £1m+

Edge Testing Solutions, one of the UK’s fastest growing and largest independent software testing companies, has secured ten new contracts valued at over £100,000 each across sectors including retail, finance, education, utilities and the public…

Jonathan Hinkles (centre) with some of the Loganair team

Expanded schedule for Loganair as it flies under its own name

Scottish Airline Loganair has launched an expanded schedule for its first full summer of flying under its own name and brand. Loganair is launching a new three-times weekly jet service linking Manchester and Inverness with…

£150,000 John Lewis Christmas deal for Eden Mill

Eden Mill St Andrews has secured a £150,000 deal to supply all John Lewis stores in the UK with the distillery’s 12 Gins of Christmas gift set of miniatures and Christmas Cracker. The partnership with…

Richard Preece Chief Training Officer OSP Cyber Academy - Aberdeen Ardoe House GDPR SUMMIT ABERDEEN

GDPR – Certified training available throughout Scotland

GDPR - Just four letters, but they could cost your business €20m, or even more. The EU General Data Protection Regulation which aimed at giving data subjects (citizens) back control over their personal information comes into…