Award winning Bolt Learning proves it’s ‘one to watch’

Paisley based, Bolt Learning, has proven it is ‘one to watch’ by winning the ROCCO Award for Learning and Technology at the annual business awards of Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce. Bolt Learning is a fast…

(LtoR) Marcus Hutton (Managing Director of Hutton Stone), Paul Wheelhouse MSP (Minister for Business, Innovation & Energy), Peter Stewart (Managing Director of Tradstocks) and Brian Binnie (Managing Director of Denfind Stone). (Credit: Alan McCredie)

Businesses come together to promote Scotland’s stone industry

Some of Scotland’s leading businesses in the stone sector have come together to form the ‘Scottish Stone Group’ to outline the economic and environmental benefits of a vibrant Scottish stone sector. The organisation has been…

Alan Hamilton

Johnston Carmichael boosts corporate finance team with new appointments

Accountancy and business advisory firm Johnston Carmichael has strengthened its Corporate Finance Team with an appointment at director level and the promotion of a new head of corporate finance. Alan Hamilton, a chartered accountant, with 20…

Angela Balteskard and Jan Bertelsen

Key appointments made at Norwegian-British Chamber

The Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) has announced two key appointments as it looks to bolster its platform for business in 2018. The organisation, which has its HQ in London and a branch in Aberdeen,…

Leah Hutcheon, Chief Executive of Appointedd

Scottish business figures react to budget

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his second Budget earlier this week and it was broadly welcomed by Scottish business figures, SBNN caught up with several of them after the budget proposals were announced. Jumpstart, the UK’s…

Martin Beaton

Scotland beginning to Crack Opportunity to be the Global Cyber Leader

Martin Beaton, a leading figure in the cyber security sector believes Scotland has the potential to become the world leader in the industry. Martin, one of the nation’s most influential cyber figures, believes that the…

Social lender launches new funding challenge

Responsible finance provider Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has launched a new funding challenge to help third sector organisations who are looking to grow or replicate their business in 2018. The Growth and Replication Challenge is…

The John Watson & Company print works site

DM Hall oversees sale of former city centre print plant for re-development as student accommodation

The former John Watson & Company print works at Kyle Street, just north of Glasgow city centre, is to be re-developed as student accommodation and office space following its sale by DM Hall, one of…

68 companies apply for latest offshore licensing round

The United Kingdom’s latest offshore licensing round has attracted 96 applications covering 239 blocks in the main oil and gas producing areas of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). Applications were received from 68 companies ranging…

Caer Amon Crescent dining area

Scottish luxury property developer wins prestigious award

Scottish luxury property developer, AMA Homes, has won a bronze award in the Best Luxury development category at the prestigious 2017 Whathouse? awards in London. AMA Homes won the bronze for their Caer Amon Crescents…

Left to right - Ranald Ord, David Adams and Barry McAllister

Management Buy Out at Adams Consulting Group

Majority shareholder and chief executive of Scottish project management consultancy, Adams Consulting Group (ACG),  David Adams has sold the business, in a deal resulting in the company being taken over by its other shareholder, Barry…

Alex Feechan

‘Outdoor Adventure’ clothing brand lands £250K Investment

The Scottish Borders-based brand founded by designer Alex Feechan, has secured a second-round investment of £250,000 to develop the business beyond its early roots of women’s cycling apparel. Her company FINDRA is to be supported…

Commercial Quay

Leith Agency takes 7000sqft at Commercial Quay

The Leith Agency has taken a 7,000 sq. ft. suite at Commercial Quay, located between Ocean Terminal and The Shore in the heart of Leith’s commercial district. Leith Agency has moved from The Shore to…

Work to start on new industrial units in Hawick

Work will start next week on the development of new industrial units on Hawick’s Galalaw Business Park, being delivered through the Hawick Action Plan thanks to funding from the Scottish Government. The Scottish Borders Council…

Craig Hutcheon

Hutcheon Mearns launch integrated finance model

Hutcheon Mearns, the Aberdeen based finance advisory and resourcing business, has launched a fully integrated model which is unique to the local market and provides clients with an unrivalled range of accountancy and finance support…

The Jumpstart collect their reward

Jumpstart wins Radio Forth’s Best Workplace Award

Jumpstart, the Edinburgh-headquartered Research and Development (R&D) tax credits expert, has won the Forth Best Workplace Award. The company was joined by stars of stage, screen and rugby pitch at the Usher Hall for the…

Donald Brown

Key appointment strengthens Stork’s Asset Integrity focus

Stork has strengthened it’s senior management with the appointment of Donald Brown to the role of Asset Integrity Director for UK, Middle East and Africa. Donald takes on the position with immediate effect and will…

The Vert Rotors team with Olly Dmitriev in front

Vert Rotors joins the Scottish space race

Vert Rotors, the Scottish compressor firm is now manufacturing powerful micro compressors designed to improve satellite propulsion systems, as the company targets Scotland’s space industry. Recently the UK Government has initiated the process for US space rockets to launch in the…

Binary trading – want to know more?

Binary trading is becoming increasingly popular around the world. It’s an attractive option because it’s financial trading in its simplest form. Trading binary options is an easy concept to understand. Investors guess whether the market…

Pete & Emma McArthur receive their Overall Dealer of the Year Award from Des Boyd, Sales Director of sponsor Kramp and Duncan Murray-Clarke owner of Service Dealer

Aberdeenshire forest & garden machinery dealer wins industry’s top two awards

Strathbogie Forest & Garden Limited the forest and garden machinery and service business based in Huntly, Aberdeenshire has won the 2017 Forest Equipment Dealer of the Year Award and also the Overall Dealer Of the…

Stornoway Habour

Testing the water for Stornoway deep water port

Tests will start this week to help pave the way for the creation of a deep-water port at Stornoway, which will bring major economic benefits to the town. The test holes in the seabed will…

Sam Robson & Ken Park

Aberdeen aesthetics clinics collaborate to offer regulated treatments to North-east patients

Two Aberdeen clinics are forming an alliance to offer joint professional medical and aesthetic services to patients across the North-east. The arrangement between aesthetic clinic, Temple Medical, and The Aberdeen Clinic, which offers surgical cosmetic…

(L-R): Jamie Grant, Head of Corporate Banking for Barclays in Scotland; Stephen Coleman, CEO at CodeBase; Stuart Brown, Head of SME Scotland, Barclays

Barclays signs partnership with CodeBase to launch Scotland’s first Eagle Lab

Barclays and CodeBase have agreed a new partnership agreement that will see the bank launch its first Eagle Lab in Scotland – a space for businesses and communities to learn about new technologies and boost…

Jackie Raitt

Double partner boost for Allan McDougall Solicitors

Allan McDougall Solicitors has appointed two new partners, strengthening its litigation team. Jackie Raitt, who has been with the firm 14 years, is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Personal…

QUIZ clothing turnover races ahead after AIM listing

QUIZ, the Scotland-based womenswear brand has revealed sales have increased by 35.2% over last year. New figures show that the company turned over £56.1m for the six months to September 2017 compares to £41.5m for…