Simon Quin

Scotland has £35.6bn in hidden cash that could be used to fund growth

Sustained economic growth and the fall in the Sterling exchange rate have put record pressure on businesses in Scotland to increase the amount of money tied up in working capital, leaving them at risk if…

Polly Purvis of ScotlandIS

ScotlandIS announces shortlist for Young Software Engineer of the Year awards

ScotlandIS, Scotland’s digital trades body, has announced the 12 finalists at the 27th Young Software Engineer of the Year Awards, the ceremony recognising the country’s top undergraduate computing talent. The event, on 5th October at Edinburgh International Conference Centre, will bring…

How to Ensure Your New Business Hits the Ground Running

If your new business has just opened its doors or you’re preparing for the big day, you may be worrying that despite your efforts, things just won’t take off. These anxieties may be justified –…

The Social Bite Village technical team

Project management – like never before!

In February of this year, Gill Henry, Head of Business Development at The Cruden Group, agreed to take on the role of Project Director for the Social Bite Village in Edinburgh. This exciting project is…

Craig Lemmon and Brian Williamson

Finding key people for your scaleup – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

Few things inspire confidence in your company more than appointing a business heavyweight to the board. Miigen, the Stirling-based digital time capsule creator, has recently announced Brian Williamson as its new Chairman and it’s a…

Angela Vickers - Lifetime Achievement Award

Women in Hospitality and Tourism Awards winners announced

Business Women Scotland celebrated the stars that make our leisure time shine, with the inaugural Women in Hospitality & Tourism Awards at the DoubleTree Hilton, Glasgow last week. The aim of the awards was to…

James and Linda Mclean, milk producers for First Milk Mull of Kintyre and Campbeltown cheddars with Bidfood’s Katie Sillars

Bidfood Scotland launches new Scottish dairy and eggs range

Scottish dairy and egg producers across Scotland expect to see business grow thanks to a raft of new listings with UK-wide foodservice company, Bidfood. Bidfood Scotland is launching a full range of Scottish dairy products…

Charlotte Square

Going Global: IoD Scotland launches International Week

The Institute of Directors Scotland has this week launched Scottish International Week; a 5-day program of events for businesses who are taking the first steps into the world-wide market, or for those already operating internationally…

Steven Morris

ESM Investments to invest £25 million in Scottish technology

ESM Investments is to launch a specialist £25 million fund in 2018 to fuel further growth in Scots based technology. The company aims to attract high net worth individuals throughout the UK to pool investments…

Scottish EDGE CEO Evelyn McDonald with Amiqus CEO Callum Murray Photo credit: Scottish EDGE

Scottish EDGE partner with EDGE winners Amiqus

Scottish EDGE, the UK’s largest business funding competition, has become a customer of one of its winners, Edinburgh-based tech startup Amiqus. Amiqus ID software provided the anti-money laundering and credit checks required of applicants in…

Tim McCreath

Turnover and profits dip at Simpsons Malt

Independent maltster, Simpsons Malt, has reported a marginal decrease in profit before tax to £9.3 million (£9.9m) for the financial year ending on 31st December 2016 with turnover dipping to £143.8 million (£160.7m). The firm…

Donald McLaughlin

New chair of Digital Technologies Skills Group

Skills Development Scotland has appointed former Cisco Scotland Director Donald McLaughlin as chair of the Digital Technologies Skills Group. Donald will lead this strategic group who are responsible for advising on the Digital Technologies Skills…

James McClafferty, Head of Regional Development at CityFibre and Councillor Susan McGill - Stirling Council Education Committee Convener. School kids = Andrew Lawrence (School Parliament - First Minister), Olivia Freed (blonde hair, cardigan, School Parliament - Deputy First Minister), Cara Henderson (dark hair, jumper, School Parliament - Parlimentary Secretary).

Stirling’s full-fibre transformation gives classrooms a digital makeover

Stirling is to get a Gigabit City transformation thanks to a partnership between Stirling Council, CityFibre and MLL Telecoms. Local schools like Allan’s Primary will be amongst the first public services to benefit from the…

From left - Tony Banks and Steve White

Balhousie Care Group ambition refuelled by £49m refinancing deal

Balhousie Care Group has signed a refinancing deal worth £49m advised by Hampshire based Premier Commercial Finance Ltd, specialists in corporate healthcare sector. "The last few years have been very challenging for us," said chairman…

Grahame Caswell

Search Consultancy increases turnover by 3% to £178.8m

Glasgow-based Search Consultancy Group Limited has increasing turnover by 3% to £178.8m for the year to 1 January 2017. Profit was down though with EBITDA of £6.2m (2015 - £7.7m) The business saw continued growth…

Is the Cloud More Secure than Your Own Server?

New technology scares some people. Most of the time it just seems silly, but occasionally it’s understandable. If someone owns a business and they hold crucial data in their own legacy servers, handing it over…

Borders businesses targeting substantial growth

Almost 60 businesses in the Scottish Borders are expecting to increase their turnover by at least £100,000 over the next three years after receiving support from the Business Gateway service. A total of 219 new…

Andy Bing, Sales Director (centre); along with Michelle Devine, Associate Director of sponsors, Grant Thornton; and Hardeep Singh Kohli (right)

Regional Growth win for Loch Duart Salmon at top UK Food Awards

Loch Duart, the Hebrides and Sutherland based salmon farming business, has been named Regional Growth Business for Scotland & Northern Ireland at the Food and Drink Federation Awards 2017. On an amazing night for the…

Sonia Cottom

Scottish MD triumphs at IoD Director of the Year Awards

Sonia Cottom, Director at Pain Association Scotland, has won the Early Stage Business Director of the Year title at the annual IoD Director of the Year Awards, which took place at London’s Lancaster Hotel last…

Speakers announced for second Glasgow Business Summit

A high profile range of speakers including Jim Duffy and Steven Grier of Microsoft has been arranged for the second Glasgow Business Summit. Following the success of last year’s summit, the second session explores the…

David Sole

School for CEOs Launches Millennial Mentoring Programme

School for CEOs has introduced a Millennial Mentoring Programme to help senior executives gain new cross-generational perspectives. The executive development specialists published its research 'Future-proofing the CEO' in Autumn 2016 which highlighted the importance for…

David Jarvie, business development director

Infrastructure project slump a worry for plant hire businesses

According to figures released last month by Barbour ABI, a leading provider of construction sector intelligence, infrastructure projects across the UK have hit a new six-year low. The sector accounted for £784 million of construction…

From left - Elaine Miller, Fiona Hyslop, John Donnelly - credit S Williams

Scottish Government recognition for Edinburgh’s academic and business leaders generating millions for local economy

The Scottish Government has paid tribute to the hard work of Edinburgh’s academic and business leaders in promoting Scotland’s capital city as one of the world’s leading business tourism destinations. Attending the Edinburgh Ambassador Dinner,…

Lesley McAra

£1m University of Edinburgh tie-in with Big Issue Invest will be a force for social good

The University of Edinburgh has invested £1 million in a new partnership that seeks to dismantle poverty and create opportunity for people and communities across the UK. It will work with Big Issue Invest, the…

Scottish Design Relay - Dundee at Michelin Training Centre, Dundee.

Dundee design team creates polar bear alarm system for explorers

The first leg of the Scottish Design Relay, a national V&A Dundee project to inspire the next generation of designers, has been completed. The relay, which began in Dundee in August, will now travel to…

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