Makar Gin Infused Smoked Salmon

Scottish delegation fishing for new international trade in Brussels

46 Scottish seafood companies will be heading over to Brussels this week to do business at Seafood Expo Global, the world’s largest seafood show. The delegation heading across the channel this year has grown by around…

Hotel Chocolat to open new chocolate shop and cocoa bar cafe in Glasgow

Chocolate retailer Hotel Chocolat is to open a new chocolate shop and its first cocoa bar cafe in Glasgow within Princes Square. The exciting new retail venture will see customers access the chocolate emporium and cafe…

111-121 High Street in Perth

Overseas buyer picks up Perth high street bargain

A prime piece of Perth’s main shopping pitch has changed hands in a £5.9 million deal. 111-121 High Street in the Fair City has been purchased by a private overseas investor in the biggest retail…

Craiglockhart

Sales Education Foundation accolade for university courses

Edinburgh Napier University’s teaching in sales has received international recognition from the US-based Sales Education Foundation (SEF). The programmes run at the Craiglockhart-based Business School have seen the university named as one of the ‘Top universities…

Mark Kemp

Aberdeen design agency nominated for prestigious design awards

Aberdeen-based brand agency, FortyTwo Studio, has been shortlisted in both the Design Craft and Packaging categories at the prestigious The Drum Scottish Design Awards, due to take place next month in Glasgow. The nomination came in…

Peter Boyd

Scots Under Represented on Equity Release

An Edinburgh Lawyer has been invited as the sole Scottish representative to participate in a Commons Parliamentary committee discussing the potential value of the burgeoning equity release industry. Peter Boyd, Managing Director of Edinburgh headquartered…

The new Willowbank Road development

New £16million student accommodation complex in Aberdeen

Construction work has begun on a new £16million student accommodation development in Aberdeen. The development is located on the former tyre depot at the corner of Willowbank Road and Hardgate and will serve both Robert…

The new Firth Pavilion

West Kilbride’s Seamill Hydro Hotel Builds New Wedding Venue Following £2.5m In Funding From Santander

West Kilbride’s Seamill Hydro Hotel, which overlooks the Firth of Clyde and the Isle of Arran, has built a new £5 million function suite, hotel reception and foyer, and grand entrance atrium tower to cater…

Harvey Wheaton

CodeClan empowers employers to plug Scotland’s digital skills gap

CodeClan, the UK’s first fully accredited digital skills academy is reaching out to employers seeking new software talent, encouraging businesses to join their employer partner community. With fierce competition in the industry to find skilled candidates, CodeClan is holding drop-in events…

Keith Anderson

Children’s Charity Appoints New Trustees In Pivotal Year

Four highly respected leaders from the business world have been appointed to the Sick Kids Friends Foundation’s (SKFF) Board of Trustees. The Edinburgh-based charity has announced John Brodie - CEO of Scotmid, Keith Anderson - CEO…

L to R - Danny Cowie, managing director of Jasmine Holdings and Andrew Hall, managing director of Jasmine Limited

Jasmine Limited targets growth after new acquisitions

An Aberdeen communications company has acquired two north-east printing businesses in a six-figure deal as it also finalises a rebrand. Jasmine Limited is the new brand for the recently merged company which brought together print…

Lloyds Banking Group pledges to help 5000 more exporters

Lloyds Banking Group has announced a series of new pledges to help businesses export for the first time, improve their digital skills, and fulfil their growth ambitions. The new commitments form part of the Group’s…

Scottish investment Oct 16 - March 17

March funding deals down slightly on February peak

Welcome to our new 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. 31% of Scottish investments during…

L to R Alban Denton, Loch Duart and Ken Symon, Scottish Business Insider Editor Made in Scotland Awards

Loch Duart is Food & Drink Company of the Year at Made in Scotland Awards

Loch Duart, the salmon farming business based in North West Scotland, has won the Food and Drink Company of the Year at Scottish Business Insider’s Made in Scotland Awards. Announced at a ceremony last week at…

CMS Window Systems

Cumbernauld window company wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Window, door and curtain walling designer, fabricator and installer, CMS Window Systems, has received the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development 2017. The Cumbernauld-based company, which has grown from humble beginnings in 2006 to a…

South Uist aerial shot

Ambitious growth plans for Scotland’s largest “buy out” islands

Residents on the Hebridean islands of South Uist, Eriskay and Benbecula, celebrating a decade of running their own estate, have unveiled ambitious plans for creating jobs and increasing the local population.    Purchased at a…

Edinburgh to Quay²

Atlantis Resources picks up Quay² new office space

Atlantis Resources has expanded and relocated its Edinburgh operation to Quay² in Fountainbridge. The renewable energy company has acquired 3,896 sq. ft. of Grade A office space at the building, moving from its current 2,650…

Neil Amner

Anderson Strathern hires Neil Amner

Scottish legal firm Anderson Strathern has hired Neil Amner as part of its growth strategy across a range of commercial areas including transport, the environment and infrastructure.  Amner, a former partner at law firm MacRoberts…

Scotland Electronics (International) Limited, Forres

Interim liquidator appointed to Forres based Scotland Electronics (International) Limited

Gordon MacLure, restructuring partner at Johnston Carmichael has been appointed interim liquidator of Scotland Electronics (International) Limited. A petition seeking the winding-up of the business was raised by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in…

Three year investment boost for Scotland’s space sector

The Scottish Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications (SoXSA), based at University of Strathclyde, has secured funding to continue its mission for another three years. Launched in 2014, SoXSA focuses on the use of satellite-derived…

Jane Stewart

IFB further cements growth plans with key appointment to senior team

Aberdeen-based managed service and data network providers, IFB, has appointed Jane Stewart as Non-Executive Director to the board. Jane’s appointment strengthens the team at IFB as it further commits to its major strategic growth plans…

Phil Holt: Online tools to improve client communication

  If you are involved in project management, there are a number of collaborative tools you can use to improve communication between your project teams and clients. Trello for project management and client support Trello…

Scottish self-catering worth £723.3 million per annum

The Association of Scotland's Self-Caterers has publish a major study which measures the Economic Impact of the Self-Catering sector in Scotland indicating that the sector is worth £723.3million. The evaluation, carried out by Frontline Consultants,…

The Run4it store in Giffnock

Run4It win double in awards recognition

Run4It, the specialist retailer of running shoes and accessories, has outpaced the competition to win prestigious UK running awards for the third year in a row. Voted for solely by the running public, Run4It scooped…

The iWalker in action

Nomadix Media launches new iWalker

Standing out from the crowded media landscape, a new marketing technology - the iWalker - a revolutionary roaming experiential digital signage platform – has just been launched by Scottish media pioneers, Nomadix Media.   What makes the iWalker system ground-breaking is its ability to reach consumers and deliver content into…

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