Dundee

Dundee takes silver medal in list of best places to start a new business 2017

Dundee has been named the second best location to start a small business in the UK, according to new research compiled by Informi, the website offering free practical advice and support for small businesses. Following…

6 programmes to help my business grow – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

Scotland is a unique ecosystem for new and growing businesses. The country is just big enough a market without being so large that influencers are unreachable. We also have quite a number of support programmes…

Loral and Eishel Quinn

Sustainably wins coveted Best of Show award at Finovate Fall

Sustainably, a social good technology company for conscious consumers and businesses who want to localise and personalise their corporate social responsibility programmes, has won Best of Show at Finovate Fall, held last week in New…

Angela Prentner-Smith

2017 Association of Scottish Business Women National Business Awards finalists announced

The Association of Scottish Business Women has announce the shortlisted finalists for the 2017 National Business Awards. The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony to be held at Glasgow Grand Central Hotel on Friday…

Edinburgh City Centre

Edinburgh the most prosperous UK city outside London

Edinburgh continues to be the most prosperous UK city outside London and has the fastest growing population in the UK, with the exception of Manchester, according to the latest 'Edinburgh by Numbers' report. The economy…

Dr George Hazel OBE, Programme Manager of MaaS Scotland

Smart transport initiative MaaS Scotland launched

MaaS Scotland is a new organisation and joint venture between ScotlandIS and Technology Scotland that will support companies and organisations engaged in the development of Mobility as a Service (MaaS). Transport experts, industry and government…

Robert Fraser

So where is the most expensive place to buy property in Scotland?

East Renfrewshire has overtaken Edinburgh to become the most expensive place to buy a home in Scotland. A house in the area – which includes some of Greater Glasgow’s most popular suburbs such as Newton…

Finnieston Distillery Company

Scottish firm wins best premium drink at World Beverage Awards

Finnieston Distillery Company (FDC), which recently launched its unique range of craft Scotch whisky cocktails, is celebrating the news that it has won a leading industry award. The Glasgow firm took the prize for Best…

Robert Graham, MD of Graham’s The Family Dairy

Graham’s the Family Dairy opens £1.5m NE logistics facility

Graham’s the Family Dairy has opened a new £1.5m logistics facility depot at the Midmill Business Park, Kintore in Aberdeenshire. The development not only enables Graham’s to deliver more locally-produced milk to an increasing number…

Jim Land

CEO Interview – Jim Land of Cresent

What does your company do? Cresent are Control of Work and Health and Safety specialists. We work in high-hazard facilities, both onshore and offshore, in the Oil and Gas, Marine and Nuclear industries all over…

Dr Neil Robson

Healthy science at the heart of new chocolate venture

A scientist who worked in cancer research has used his biochemistry skills to create a healthier chocolate bar. Dr Neil Robson, based in Glasgow, used modern nutritional knowledge and science to develop his Rebel Chocolate…

Sara Roberts

Investors select snack firm for healthy growth with £100k investment

A vending machine company that offers healthy snacks has secured £100k worth of investment to create jobs and launch its own branded product. Healthy Nibbles, which has accessed support from Business Gateway Midlothian, received the…

L-R- Michael Spence, Partner, Bond Dickinson, Caroline Jones Carrick, director of TEV, John MacKay, STV

University collaboration with TEV Project commended at innovation awards

TEV Project, an initiative designed to advance road infrastructure and the way people travel, has been celebrating after being commended in the Global Game Changers Awards 2017. TEV’s design consists of an electrically powered track,…

Nick Robinson and Stephen Hampshire of Expresso Property

Property firm to create £100m Scottish portfolio

Expresso Property Limited is to creating a portfolio of mixed development property schemes that will transform three significant sites in Glasgow and Perth supporting the creation of over 1000 Scottish new jobs and will have…

Paul Connolly

Paul Connolly: Barclay rates review welcome boost for commercial property sector

Scotland’s commercial property sector received a welcome boost this week when Finance Secretary Derek Mackay announced he had accepted most of the 30 recommendations set out in the Barclay Report on Reform of Business Rates.…

The winners at the Scottish Gin Awards

Winners revealed in first ever Scottish Gin Awards

The winners of the first Scottish Gin Awards were revealed at a near sell-out event held in Glasgow last week. The top award, Scottish Gin Distillery of the Year, was presented to Arbikie Distilling after…

£14.6m programme launched to support SME innovation

Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in some of the most fragile areas of western Scotland are among those set to benefit from a new £14.6 million programme to encourage research and innovation. The five year…

Newell McGuiness

Up to 2,000 unqualified electricians in Scotland

Up to 2,000 unqualified electrical businesses are potentially putting the safety of the Scottish public at risk according to SELECT the Electrical Contractors’ Association of Scotland. As part of its campaign to regulate the profession…

From left- Valerie Cheyne, Alfie Cheyne, Jim Milne, Bill Main

Balmoral Group invests £10m in ACE Winches

Two prominent north-east Scotland businesses are to work together to maximise global opportunities in the offshore, renewables and decommissioning markets. Multi-disciplined design, engineering and manufacturing company, Balmoral Group Holdings Ltd, has taken a substantial stake…

Bush Co MD Helen Jackson

Specialist services to seriously injured people launches in Scotland

A specialist service for people with catastrophic injuries is being launched in Scotland by Bush & Company, currently the largest provider of expert witness, assessment and case management in England. The firm is expanding its…

David Mundell

New Scottish business taskforce announced

A new Scottish business taskforce will help advise the UK Government on economic and industrial policy, Scottish Secretary David Mundell has announced. Former UK Government minister Andrew Dunlop has been commissioned by the Scottish Secretary…

Lindsay Gardiner

PwC reports growth for 14th year running with revenue up 6% in Scotland

PwC, the professional services firm, has reported record revenue of £3.60bn for the year ended 30 June 2017, up 5% from £3.44bn last year, as the firm continues to invest in people, technology and its…

Macfarlane Group acquires Greenwoods Stock Boxes for £16.75m

Macfarlane Group PLC has acquired the trade and selected assets of Greenwood Stock Boxes Ltd. and 100% of the share capital of its sister company, Nottingham Recycling Ltd., (“Greenwoods”), in conjunction with a proposed share…

The unusual way to scale – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

It’s a holiday Monday in Edinburgh and the Highlands today – so I’m giving you a holiday bonus. This scaleup story is a little bit different, so I like that it’s not sitting in the…

Iain Gulland

More ‘waste warriors’ wanted for Recycle Week 2017

More than 200 Scottish businesses, groups and organisations have answered the cry to become a ‘waste warrior’, signing up to back Zero Waste Scotland’s Recycle Week 2017. But there’s still time for local authorities, businesses…

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