Exchange Place 1. Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s Exchange Place 1 changes hands in £47m deal

Exchange Place 1, part of a trio of Grade A city centre offices in Edinburgh’s financial hub, has been bought by GLL Real Estate Partners Pan European Property Fund for £47 million with GVA James…

Jim Ratcliffe

INEOS to buy DONG Oil & Gas business for £1billion

INEOS has agreed to acquire the Dong Oil & Gas Business from DONG Energy A/S for an unconditional payment of £800 million, plus a contingent payment of £115 million related to the Fredericia stabilisation plant…

David Sole OBE

David Sole & Associates to Merge with School for CEOs

Former Scottish rugby player David Sole is to merge his two business interests. David Sole & Associates will become part of School for CEOs, the executive development specialists he co-founded with Patrick Macdonald, former CEO…

Andy Arkle, Commercial Director at Commsworld

Commsworld lists on UK public sector framework

A Scottish tech firm has taken a crucial step after successfully listing on a UK public sector framework that has generated £1.7billion in contracts since 2012. Commsworld has won approval for its services on G-Cloud…

Robin Watson

Wood Group acquires CEC Controls Company for £45m

Wood Group has acquired Detroit-based CEC Controls Company, Inc. (CEC Controls), a management-owned designer and builder of industrial & process control systems primarily in the automotive manufacturing industry. Aberdeen-based Wood Group has paid an initial…

Dr Anthony Ashbrook, Dr Neil Polwart, Diana Easley, Dr Andrew Tubb

Former Skype advisor joins Novarum senior leadership team

Novarum, a specialist in mobile test reader solutions, has strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of former Skype, eBay and Microsoft customer engagement director Diana Easley to its strategic advisory committee. Diana brings…

L-R: Irvine Spowart, Sandy Manson (CEO), Iain Castles, Rosalind Catto, Scott Jeffrey, Ryan Diplexcito, Gavin Young, Emma Waterman and Andrew Shepherd (Chairman)

Johnston Carmichael promotions strengthen senior team

Accountancy and Business Advisory firm Johnston Carmichael has expanded its leadership team with seven new promotions as part of the firm’s growth strategy across Scotland. Rosalind Catto and Scott Jeffrey, who are based in the…

29-39 Cadogan Street, Glasgow

New £100m office redevelopment for Glasgow city centre

Glasgow City Council has granted planning consent for a new £100m office block in Glasgow city centre with work starting next spring. Property developer M&G Real Estate will demolish two 1980s office buildings at 29-39…

Amazon Academy

Scottish SMEs yet to fully grasp export opportunities says new survey

A new YouGov survey published today by Amazon reveals that Scotland’s small business community are yet to fully grasp the significant opportunity of exporting outside the UK to boost their revenue, with only 1 in 4 (27%) currently selling…

Mark Harvey

Scotland increases record number of inward investment projects, but investors predict decline in future appeal

Scotland has continued to attract record numbers of inward investment, with the total number of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects in 2016 exceeding the previous ten-year high set in 2015, according to EY’s latest Scotland…

Laura Sutherland of Aura PR. Image credits: Martin Shields Photograhy

Laura Sutherland: Volunteer social capital – organisations need to build it

I've served as a volunteer on many committees, including the Women of Influence committee and the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). Being a volunteer, you must be passionate about the organisation you're volunteering for,…

From left: Lifetime Achievement Award sponsor, Jonathan Gilbert of the Edinburgh Watch Company with Award winner, Malcolm Mackay of United Employment Lawyers. (Photography: Keith Inglis Photography.)

Scottish employment law specialist awarded entrepreneurial Lifetime Achievement Award

Employment law specialist Malcolm Mackay of United Employment Lawyers has been presented with a WeDO Scotland Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr Mackay received the award from the Scottish entrepreneur support organisation at their conference in Edinburgh…

From left - Diego Zurolo mine manager - Dario Coragliotto assistant mine manager - Daniele Trogolo Got project manager - Alison Gainsford HIE - credit Kenny Ferguson

£1million expansion for resurrected sand mine

A £1million expansion at a sand mine that re-opened in 2012 has created nine new jobs in rural Lochaber. Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has invested £100,000 in the development by Lochaline Quartz Sand Ltd…

Left to right: John Devlin, CEO, Ascensos, and Lyle McLean, Operations Director, Isle of Wight – pictured in Cowes, Isle of Wight

Ascensos to open 600 job contact centre on Isle of Wight

Scottish-based contact centre management specialist Ascensos is to open a new customer service centre on the Isle of Wight, creating up to 600 new jobs. The new facility, located in Cowes, will handle inbound telephone, email,…

Engaging food influencers

Innovative “Surf & Turf” Tour Set to Showcase Scotland’s Food Heritage

A new initiative aimed at sharing the best Scottish fayre with food lovers across the world has been launched by two of Scotland’s largest food organisations. Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and Seafood Scotland are jointly…

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…

David Smith, Managing Partner, Henderson Loggie

Legal Benchmarking Report reveals third year of successive growth across the sector

The latest annual UK Legal Benchmarking Report from Henderson Loggie in conjunction with MHA, the UK-wide group of accountancy and business advisory firms, reveals a third year of growth across the sector. Overall, firms with…

Hamish Patrick

Shepherd and Wedderburn deal wins IFLR European Award

Legal firm Shepherd and Wedderburn has come out on top of the IFLR European Awards with one of the deals their Banking and Finance team worked on winning the top prize. The Towd Point Mortgage…

Neil Farish, CEO and founder, Relaymed

Scottish health tech startup inks North America deal with Siemens

Scottish health tech startup Relaymed has signed a deal with the healthcare unit of Siemens AG that will see its latest software rolled out across North America as part of a strategic alliance with one…

Left: Graeme Ambrose, chief executive of VisitInvernessLochNess Right: David Allen, director of Scotland for People 1st who manage WorldHost Regional Destination

Inverness and Loch Ness now WorldHost Recognised Destination

Inverness and Loch Ness was officially named as a WorldHost Recognised Destination in honour of its exceptional customer service. The award was presented to Graeme Ambrose, chief executive of VisitInvernessLochNess by David Allen, director of…

Fiona Hyslop

6% increase in overseas visitors spend an additional £155m

Scotland experienced a 6% surge in visitors from overseas in 2016, new figures show. Statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today highlight an additional 155,000 overseas visits were made to Scotland last…

Jerome Mayhew, Managing Director of Go Ape

Go Ape Scotland reports 3% rise in turnover to £1.2m

Forest adventure company, Go Ape, has seen an overall total of almost 365,000 customers across its three Scottish sites in Aberfoyle, Peebles and Aberdeenshire. The company has experienced year on year growth in Scotland with…

Paul R Brooks

CCL Energy Group makes major acquisition

Glasgow-headquartered, CCL Energy Group, one of the UK’s largest distributors of renewable energy systems, has acquired Firefly Solar Generators in a move which will increase group turnover to almost £30 million and pave the way…

Cristiano Testi

BCO NextGen competition launches in Scotland

BCO NextGen Scotland – the British Council for Offices' Committee for younger property professionals – has announced the launch of a Competition to find the next generation of industry leaders, which will also act as…

Mackie's 1 litre Honeycomb

Mackie’s secures Sainsbury’s honeycomb flavour ice cream listing for England

Mackie’s of Scotland has secured space in 457 Sainbury’s stores for its honeycomb flavour ice cream which will sit along with its traditional real dairy ice cream in the freezer aisles. Worth a potential £700,000…

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