Petrofac Aberdeen

Petrofac COO Marwan Chedid suspended amid fraud enquiry

Petrofac has suspended its chief operating officer, Marwan Chedid, following a corruption and bribery probe by Britain's fraud squad. The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has previously announced that the firm is being investigated under suspicion…

Dundee Waterfront

Balfour Beatty to close six Scottish offices

Balfour Beatty, the international construction group, is to close six Scotland based offices and creating a single base at the Maxim Business Park at Eurocentral, just off the M8 as a cost cutting exercise. The…

Lidl craft beer range credit Peter Sandground

Lidl introduces ‘Isle of Ale’ craft beer festival

As the trend for craft beer continues to grow, Lidl has announced the launch of its first Scottish craft beer festival, which will be on sale from 25th May for a limited time only across…

Peterhead fish market courtesy Seafood Scotland

Scottish fish landings 29% up to £563 million in 2016

The value of fish landings is at a record high, having increased by 29% to £563 million in 2016, according to the latest statistics published by the Scottish Government. The increase was mainly driven by…

Grant Campbell

Survey reveals one in four businesses unaware data protection shakeup

With just a year to go until the biggest shakeup of data protection law in 20 years, 25% of businesses and organisations in the UK are unaware of the new legislation and almost half have…

Asda in Armadale

Anglian Water Business secures £3 million of water service contracts in Scotland

Water retailer Anglian Water Business (AWB) has secured a hat-trick of major contract wins in Scotland, valued at around £3 million per year. The series of wins follows the recent announcement of a joint venture…

Julio Guerrero, Managing Director at Metixx

Patient Monitoring Technology Secures £1.2m Funding

Glasgow based medical technology developer Metix Limited has closed its initial R&D funding round of £1.2m, led by UK technology and life sciences investor Deepbridge Capital. Headquartered in Glasgow, this funding also includes investment from…

Peachy Mondays secures new international telecoms client

Stirlingshire-based Peachy Mondays has won a contract to implement its employee feedback platform for a major Dutch telecoms company. VodafoneZiggo, which provides mobile, TV, broadband and landlines in the millions, has adopted Peachy Mondays’ anonymous…

Electric bike startup targets £350k to commercialise patented technology

Scottish electric bike startup, FreeFlow Technologies, is targeting a £350k fund raise through Angels Den to support the commercialisation of their patented E-Bike System technology. The company was founded in 2012 by Glasgow based entrepreneur,…

Quiet April for funding deals in Scotland

Welcome to our 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. April was a fairly quiet month…

Joanne Brown

Joanne Brown : The local elections may be over but the real battle lies ahead

The ballot box is increasingly becoming a part of Scotland’s everyday life. From referenda to elections, the public is all too aware of the role they are now regularly asked to play in the future…

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,…

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