Makar Gin Infused Smoked Salmon

Scottish delegation fishing for new international trade in Brussels

46 Scottish seafood companies will be heading over to Brussels this week to do business at Seafood Expo Global, the world’s largest seafood show. The delegation heading across the channel this year has grown by around…

111-121 High Street in Perth

Overseas buyer picks up Perth high street bargain

A prime piece of Perth’s main shopping pitch has changed hands in a £5.9 million deal. 111-121 High Street in the Fair City has been purchased by a private overseas investor in the biggest retail…

Craiglockhart

Sales Education Foundation accolade for university courses

Edinburgh Napier University’s teaching in sales has received international recognition from the US-based Sales Education Foundation (SEF). The programmes run at the Craiglockhart-based Business School have seen the university named as one of the ‘Top universities…

Lloyds Banking Group pledges to help 5000 more exporters

Lloyds Banking Group has announced a series of new pledges to help businesses export for the first time, improve their digital skills, and fulfil their growth ambitions. The new commitments form part of the Group’s…

Scottish investment Oct 16 - March 17

March funding deals down slightly on February peak

Welcome to our new monthly feature focussing on the Scottish investment sector, brought to you in partnership with Beauhurst, the platform that shares rich information on UK based high-growth companies. 31% of Scottish investments during…

L to R Alban Denton, Loch Duart and Ken Symon, Scottish Business Insider Editor Made in Scotland Awards

Loch Duart is Food & Drink Company of the Year at Made in Scotland Awards

Loch Duart, the salmon farming business based in North West Scotland, has won the Food and Drink Company of the Year at Scottish Business Insider’s Made in Scotland Awards. Announced at a ceremony last week at…

CMS Window Systems

Cumbernauld window company wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Window, door and curtain walling designer, fabricator and installer, CMS Window Systems, has received the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development 2017. The Cumbernauld-based company, which has grown from humble beginnings in 2006 to a…

South Uist aerial shot

Ambitious growth plans for Scotland’s largest “buy out” islands

Residents on the Hebridean islands of South Uist, Eriskay and Benbecula, celebrating a decade of running their own estate, have unveiled ambitious plans for creating jobs and increasing the local population.    Purchased at a…

Three year investment boost for Scotland’s space sector

The Scottish Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications (SoXSA), based at University of Strathclyde, has secured funding to continue its mission for another three years. Launched in 2014, SoXSA focuses on the use of satellite-derived…

Phil Holt: Online tools to improve client communication

  If you are involved in project management, there are a number of collaborative tools you can use to improve communication between your project teams and clients. Trello for project management and client support Trello…

Scottish self-catering worth £723.3 million per annum

The Association of Scotland's Self-Caterers has publish a major study which measures the Economic Impact of the Self-Catering sector in Scotland indicating that the sector is worth £723.3million. The evaluation, carried out by Frontline Consultants,…

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…

The iWalker in action

Nomadix Media launches new iWalker

Standing out from the crowded media landscape, a new marketing technology - the iWalker - a revolutionary roaming experiential digital signage platform – has just been launched by Scottish media pioneers, Nomadix Media.   What makes the iWalker system ground-breaking is its ability to reach consumers and deliver content into…

City Legacy Directors - Calum Murray (CCG), Ed Monaghan (Mactaggart & Mickel), Martin Kiely (WH Malcolm) and John Gallacher (Cruden)

City Legacy Homes wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

City Legacy Homes, the consortium of four Glasgow housebuilders that developed the 2014 Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village, has scooped the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The Awards are presented to UK businesses for outstanding achievement…

David Venables

Biotech firm raises £5.2 million of new investment

Synpromics Ltd, the synthetic promoter and gene control company, has completed a financing round of £5.2M. Participants included existing investors Calculus Capital, the Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise and private shareholders.…

Olly Dmitriev in front of the HSC-20 linear 2nd generation CNC machine

Pioneering Compressor Company lifts Inventor of the Year award

Edinburgh based compressor company Vert Rotors lifted Inventor of the Year trophy at the prestigious Made in Scotland awards earlier this week. The company was recognised for the innovation and advances it has made with the production…

Shaun George of Brodies LLP

Spring Clean Your Business: Make Decisions With Your Head, Not Your Heart

Good business and tax planning decisions do not always go hand in hand with good family law advice. We are often consulted by clients who, at the end of their relationship, find that the seemingly…

Blair Nimmo

Fewer Scottish businesses failing in 2017

New analysis from professional services firm KPMG indicates positive signs for the Scottish economy, with a significant drop in the number of Scottish companies failing in the first three months of 2017. In the first…

Green Investment Bank sold to Australian banking group for £2.3billion

Edinburgh-based Green Investment Bank has been sold by the government to the Australian Macquarie Group in a £2.3bn deal. The UK Government announced plans to privatise the Bank in 2015 and its sale to the…

St Vincent Plaza office scheme in Glasgow

Tech, media and telecoms on the rise in Edinburgh in early 2017

The fast-expanding tech, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector continues to be a driving force in Edinburgh’s office market according to the latest industry figures. Almost a third of all office-take up in the capital during…

Vanessa Kennedy

Gilson Gray hire new marketing director

Gilson Gray, the full service legal firm, has appointed a Marketing Director in a newly created role. With more than 20 years of marketing and brand experience most recently with PwC - as well as…

Almost half of UK firms hit by cyber breach or attack in the past year

Scottish businesses large and small are being urged to protect themselves against cyber crime after new Government statistics found nearly half of all UK businesses suffered a cyber breach or attack in the past 12…

Inveralmond Brewery EPA. Credit - Perth Picture Agency

Inveralmond reveals new brew and a crafty little facelift

Perth-based beer brand Inveralmond has launched a new beer, unveiled a new look for the brand and committed to a tripling of its brewing capacity in Perth as it celebrates its 20th anniversary of brewing award-winning…

Mark Cavanagh (right) who has acquired Oil Plus beside the company’s managing director Kevin Murray.

Aberdeen entrepreneur acquires Oil Plus

An Aberdeen-based energy industry entrepreneur has snapped up Oil Plus Ltd, a specialist oil and gas consultancy based in Berkshire, south England. Mark Cavanagh, managing director of Crandale Consultants, acquired the business from John Crane…

100 Queen Street

Lindsays solicitors to move to 100 Queen Street

Scottish legal firm Lindsays, has taken the 7,845 sq ft third floor of 100 Queen Street, Glasgow on a 15 year FRI lease. Totalling 54,000 sq ft, the refurbishment of 100 Queen Street reached practical completion…

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