Stephanie Mackenzie

Davidson Chalmers appoints new Director to housebuilding team

Stephanie Mackenzie has joined commercial law firm Davidson Chalmers to become a Director in the firm’s housebuilding team, a sector where she has built up significant expertise during her legal career. She joins from CMS…

From L/R: Fife Council Service Manager George Sneddon, Chair of the council's Economy, Tourism, Strategic Planning and Transportation Committee Cll Altany Craik, with Little Thistle Staff, Tracey Hinds, Kevin Fleming, and Gregor Fleming.

Breathing new life into the Queensway Technology and Business Park

Seven new business units are breathing life in to the Queensway Technology and Business Park in Glenrothes. The units, which were built in partnership between Fife Council and the Fife Task Force, are located next…

Mark Fraser and Michael Spink

Chop House to open in Edinburgh’s Bruntsfield

The latest addition to the Chop House family will open this March in Edinburgh’s Bruntsfield neighbourhood. Chop House launched in 2015 with a focus on cooking over open coal and currently operates two restaurants in…

Mandy Haeburn-Little

New partnership for Best Bar None Scotland and communications specialists Indigo

Best Bar None (BBN) Scotland has appointed Edinburgh-based communications company Indigo as a media partner for its annual National Awards which recognise best practice across licenced premises throughout Scotland. Working with Best Bar None Scotland…

Lesley Eccles

FanDuel founders to feature at EIE18

Informatics Ventures, Scotland’s technology entrepreneur support programme, has confirmed that FanDuel cofounders Nigel and Lesley Eccles and Rob Jones have been lined up as keynote speakers for EIE18 on 19th April at McEwan Hall in Edinburgh. FanDuel…

STATS Group chairman Pete Duguid, left, and chief executive officer Leigh Howarth

Birthday and $20 million contract double celebration for STATS Group

STATS Group is celebrating two decades in business with the award of its largest contract to date. The pipeline technology specialist, formed in Aberdeen on this day (16 February) in 1998, has secured a contract…

Joan Johnston of Bespoke Fabrics

14 cutting-edge Scottish start-ups move into Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

Scotland’s new low carbon dream team – 14 cutting-edge Scottish start-ups hoping to make their millions from climate innovations have moved into the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI). They are the brains behind low carbon…

Dr Andrew Muir, co-founder and Director of FarrPoint

Scottish IT and telecoms consultancy expands Into North of England

IT, telecoms and infrastructure consultancy FarrPoint has opened a new office in Manchester to support its continued rapid expansion and as a base for its activities across the North of England. The firm, founded in Edinburgh over 10 years ago,…

Gillespie Macandrew’s CSR Committee with Children in Scotland, The Rock Trust and Rossie Young People’s Trust.

Three charities benefit from Gillespie Macandrew’s £28,000 profit share

Scottish legal firm Gillespie Macandrew has donated a share of its profits to three children’s charities. The Rock Trust, Children in Scotland and Rossie Young People’s Trust have been awarded £28,000 under the law firm’s…

Finding a nook for the book – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Reading used to be a huge part of my life – and then I had kids. Now, with a three and six year old, I feel like time to read is time stolen, squirreled away,…

Nicola Dames

Award-winning businesswoman joins Inspiring Women event line-up

A multiple award-winning businesswoman who created her company to help women like her affected by bowel disease has been announced as the second speaker for St Andrews Business Club’s Inspiring Women event on March 7. Nicola…

Thornbridge Sawmills

Cairngorm Capital acquires another timber company

Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP (Cairngorm Capital) has acquired North Yorkshire Timber (NYTimber) and is merging it with its existing portfolio company, Thornbridge. Following the acquisition of Thornbridge in November 2017, this transaction is the next…

Colin Matthews, CEO of Loch Lomond Group, and Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive, The R&A

Loch Lomond Whiskies agrees partnership with The Open

Award-winning independent Scotch whisky distiller, Loch Lomond Group, has agreed a prestigious, five-year partnership with The Open, golf’s original championship for its Loch Lomond Whiskies brand.  The partnership with The R&A includes support of the Ricoh…

Sherry Coutu CBE

Northern Tech Awards strengthens judging panel

GP Bullhound has announced the addition of Sherry Coutu CBE, Jacqui Ferguson, and Melinda Matthews to the judging panel for this year’s Northern Tech Awards. The three tech leaders join a roster of influential judges,…

Simon Quin

Number of Scottish businesses exporting falls

The number of Scottish businesses that currently export their goods or services has fallen to less than a third in the last six months, according to the latest Business in Britain report from the Bank…

Alasdair Green

Alasdair Green: Incubate Business Growth with AAB

Growth is a natural strategic objective for most businesses, as a means of creating increasing value and rewards for owners and employees. However, in our experience, prevailing political and economic uncertainty may be shaping behaviour…

Sonya Angus

Award-winning north-east independent retailer smashes first year targets

Sonya Angus, owner of the award-winning Cults-based independent boutique Sonya Angus: Gifts, Furniture and Interiors, has announced her spectacular first year achievements. After launching in December 2016, the start-up rapidly became a big hit with…

Motive Offshore supplies HPU unit for US theme park attraction

A North-east offshore services firm has completed an unusual project to fabricate equipment for a major hydraulics company which in turn supplied a US theme park attraction. Motive Offshore Group, which is headquartered in Boyndie near…

Left to right Kiran Chandrasekharan, Andrew Munro, Gabriela Enache and Luigi Napolitano

Rigmar Group makes several new appointments to meet global demand

An Aberdeen-based inspection, maintenance and marine services group has appointed several new members of staff to further strengthen and establish its service offering across the globe. Rigmar Group, comprising Rigmar Services and Interocean Marine Services, has…

Picture courtesy of Ashley Ann Kitchens

Wick’s biggest employer set to expand with £1.5m investment

The biggest private sector employer in Wick in Caithness is to strengthen its presence in the area and create more jobs. Family run Ashley Ann Limited (AAL), which designs and manufactures kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms,…

Atlantic Square

Taylor Clark marks 80th anniversary with major Glasgow development

Property and investment group Taylor Clark is celebrating its 80th anniversary with the announcement that work is to start on its high profile Glasgow development, Atlantic Square. This new project marks a long overdue return by…

Left to right: Nigel Mackenzie, Operations Director, Travelodge; The Provost of Inverness Councillor Helen Carmichael and Hotel Manager Mark Carrington with staff and councillors officially opening the new Inverness City Centre Travelodge hotel​

Travelodge opens third hotel in Inverness

Travelodge has opened its third hotel in Inverness which is the company’s 43rd Scottish hotel in total. The city centre hotel represents an investment of £5 million for the landlord and has created 22 new jobs within the community.…

Vicky Brock

Vicky Brock: 10 important lessons I learned from other people in 2017

Well, 2017 really did turn out to be one hell of a year - and not entirely in a good way. But memorable it most certainly was, along with interesting and character-defining.  And the upside of…

Jonathan McManus

DM Hall’s West commercial property operation appoints new director

Chartered surveyor, DM Hall, has appointed Jonathan McManus as a new director of commercial agency, based in the firm’s Glasgow North office. He will be part of DM Hall’s West commercial department. A graduate of…

Ian Laird

Loch Duart Salmon brings Scottish luxury goods chief on board

Loch Duart, the independent salmon farming company based in Sutherland and the Hebrides, has appointed Ian Laird to its Board as a Non-Executive Director. Ian is Managing Director of Ayrshire-based Alex Begg, a leader in…