Vicky Hamilton with the Recoil Kneepads

Glasgow entrepreneur secures Homebase distribution deal

A young entrepreneur from Glasgow has just secured a deal to supply her innovative new knee pad product to Homebase. Founder of Recoil Knee Pads, Vicky Hamilton, 27, originally from Gourock developed the innovative Recoil…

Martin Welsh, managing director of Booth Welsh

Irvine-Based Booth Welsh wins EIC Optimization Award

Irvine-based, Booth Welsh, provider of EPC project management, engineering services and control systems to the life sciences/pharmaceuticals, oil and gas and nuclear sectors, has won the prestigious Optimization Award at the EIC National Awards Dinner held…

SureVoIP (l-r): Paul Forrest, Scott Falconer, Gavin Henry, Ryan Matthews and Viktor Kaup

£100k investment at technology specialist SureVoIP creates opportunities for growth

A leading Software as a Service (SaaS) provider has announced it is on track for significant growth, having invested heavily in its people, systems and processes over the past few months. SureVoIP, which specialises in using…

Veitchi Metframe on site

Veitchi Group reports booming interiors and flooring divisions

The Cambuslang-based Veitchi Group, one of Scotland’s largest construction industry sub-contractors, is reporting an upsurge in business for three of their key divisions. The firm, who celebrated their 100th anniversary in March, say they are…

Honey Pharmacy

Honey Pharmacy Group adds stores and refers with £480k bank funding

The owners of Honey Pharmacy Group have invested £480,000 of HSBC funding in a new growth strategy. The investment integrates two Apple Pharmacy stores based in Edinburgh and Inverness into the Honey Pharmacy brand portfolio,…

L-R David Smith and Chris Dougray, Dougray Smith

Chris Dougray: Commercial property industry comment

In early 2010, during the global financial crisis, banks were forced to de-leverage, and largely US based private equity funds, purchased several billion pounds worth of NPL (non-performing loans.) Almost 10 years on, industry pundits…

Keith Brown

Economy Secretary visits US and Canada

Economy Secretary Keith Brown will visit Ottawa, Toronto, New Jersey and New York next week to promote Scotland to the North American business community, and strengthen diplomatic ties with both countries. The visit will focus…

Colin Graham

Winning streak for law firm as Best Large Employer

Law firm Thorntons was crowned Best Large Employer for a second year running last week at Scotland’s Best Employer Awards 2017. The firm, which employs more than 400 employees across its 10 offices, collected the…

From left - David Ralston, network services manager, Fiona Fraser, managing director, and Craig Forsyth, sales director

Offshore project lands national award for DF Communications

Aberdeen-based business communications specialist, DF Communications, has been named a winner at a national awards ceremony in London. The business scooped the Best Enterprise Unified Communications Solution at the 2017 Comms National Awards at the Hilton…

Simon Cowie

Three in a row for Infinity Partnership at British Accountancy Awards

Infinity Partnership, the Aberdeen accountancy and business advisory practice, has won at the British Accountancy Awards for the third year in a row. The Aberdeen-based business won Independent Firm of the Year (Scotland, Northern Ireland…

Fergus Ewing

Food & drinks exports to Europe hit £2.5 billion

Scottish food and drink exports to Europe grew by £119 million in the first half of 2017 when compared to the same period last year. The 9% increase in the value of total exports to…

Arnprior Farm: Using PR to scale – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

If you were an aspiring popstar, would you post Simon Cowell your demo, or give it to a mutual friend to pass to him? Most companies looking to get press coverage turn to PR managers.…

activpayroll business services director Sian Odgers (third from left) receives her award from Sir Trevor McDonald OBE

activpayroll wins major international payroll award

activpayroll, the global payroll and employee mobility specialist headquartered in Aberdeen has won the CIPP (Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals) International Payroll Service Provider of the Year award. activpayroll was announced the winner of the…

David Pinto – Diary of an innovative startup

We are approaching launch in a month, after many turns in the road and a few false starts. I’ll give you a little info about what we’re building, where we are at, and what our…

Neal Toland receiving his award

Multiple Award Wins for Home Builder’s Site Managers

Three site managers from CALA Homes have each scooped a highly prized accolade in recognition of their work at the highest standards of the housebuilding industry. The developer was celebrating at the NHBC Pride in…

Paul Forrest

Over half of UK senior executives planning Blockchain initiatives 

A survey of over 200 board level UK executives has found that while over half of businesses sampled are planning Blockchain initiatives, less than 1 in 10 believe they have the required skill sets in…

Audrey Opdycke-Barnes

Edinburgh Napier student to be Sainsbury’s CEO for a day

An Edinburgh Napier student is to become head of one of the UK’s largest chain of supermarkets – for a day. Audrey Opdycke-Barnes has been selected for recruitment consultancy Odgers Berndston’s CEO for a Day…

Edinburgh Castle

Visitors from North America spent £732 million in the 12 months to the end of June 2017

Overseas visitors from North America spent £732 million in the 12 months to the end of June 2017, a 48% jump compared to £495 million in the previous 12 months. There was a 38% increase…

Duncan Tait

GlenWyvis Distillery reaches £250k target and hires new distillery manager

GlenWyvis Distillery in Dingwall has appointed the very first distillery manager and confirmed the first target of £250,000 has been achieved on the second share offer campaign. Announcing the new distillery manager appointment, David O’Connor,…

Managing your exit – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

I have just had an amazing conversation with a woman I know who’s in the process of leaving her business. I’m going to keep her anonymous, but her insights just have to be shared.  After…

From left - Susan Bell, Ricky Milliken and Alistair McLeod

Business and IT consultancy opens Scottish office

Waterstons, a UK business and IT consultancy, has opened its first office in Scotland as it eyes further growth and expansion. The firm has its UK headquarters in Durham and another office in London, and…

Edinburgh Airport

Record numbers pass through Edinburgh and Glasgow airports in September

1,291,640 passengers used Edinburgh Airport in September – up 8.4% on the same month last year with the number of international passengers passing soaring by 14.1% making it the busiest September on record at the…

Alan Borthwick Chairman of BTO Solicitors

BTO Solicitors records turnover of £18.916m and profit of £7.82m

Scottish law firm BTO Solicitors LLP has published details of its financial performance in its first year of trading as a Limited Liability Partnership, revealing record results. In the firm’s Annual Review, BTO Chairman Alan Borthwick…

Amanda McMillan

Amanda McMillan to stand down from Glasgow Airport MD role

Amanda McMillan, Chief Executive Officer of AGS Airports Ltd and MD of Glasgow Airport is to stand down following a family decision to relocate to Australia. AGS Airports Chairman Sir Peter Mason said: “On behalf…

Claire Walsh from BAE Systems confronts the elephant in the room

Work’s Mental: demystifying mental health at work

As mental health at work becomes a ticking time bomb, one Scottish company is taking a proactive approach to nip the issue in the bud. Yesterday, on October 10, World Mental Health Day, Glasgow-based Headtorch welcomed a…

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