Scottish MD makes final of RBS Great British Entrepreneur Awards

Sara Speirs, Managing Director of Spectrum Service Solutions has been shortlisted for the 2018 Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Service Industries Entrepreneur of the Year award. Spectrum beat off some…

Sir Richard Branson and Jackie Waring

California Mission takes entrepreneurs to new frontier

Five emerging female entrepreneurs who were finalists at this year’s AccelerateHER Awards will travel to California’s Mojave Desert next week to present their businesses to representatives at one of the world’s most innovative companies. The…

Jamie Hepburn

£650,000 funding to support the next generation of entrepreneurs

Scotland is known for its vision as a world-leading entrepreneurial and innovative nation, one in which growth and innovation go hand-in-hand with fair work and delivering in a way which benefits everyone. The £650,000 funding…

Craig and Laura Davidson

Scottish businesses celebrate success with Barclays Entrepreneur Awards

The Scottish regional winners of the Barclays Entrepreneur Awards have been revealed. The scale-up entrepreneur of the year award for established entrepreneurs who’ve experienced rapid growth went to Chitresh Sharma of Swipii Labs Ltd. [adbutler zone_id='297765']…

Michael Harkins with Richard Branson

An idea is just an idea until you make it happen – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Ideas are the easy bit. We all have ideas for the next big thing – my husband and his friend are convinced their golf-bag-buggy-with-baby-seat invention will set the heather on fire. It’s taking that idea…

Laura Birrell

Scottish Entrepreneur puts best foot forward in America

A Scottish entrepreneur, who has just secured a deal to sell her products in nearly 500 Superdrug stores, is set to break into the American market after signing a distribution deal with a New York…

Dave Hughes

Founders Series – Dave Hughes, Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Novosound

If you are interested in sponsoring the Founder Series please email founders@sbnn.co.uk Dave Hughes founded Novosound as the first spin-out from the University of the West of Scotland in April 2018. With successful funding competitions under its…

Robin Knox & Paul Walton

IPOS founders back together again with new startup

Scottish technology entrepreneurs Robin Knox and Paul Walton have launched a new smart home security system venture following their exit from Intelligent Point of Sale (IPOS) in 2017, which they had grown to employ 80…

Applications open for Startup Summit competition

FutureX has opened applications for the annual Startup Summit Competition for UK-based tech entrepreneurs. Startups making it to the final will pitch on the main stage at Startup Summit 2018 on October 31st, going head…

New £1.5m digital & entrepreneurship hub announced for city centre Aberdeen

A dedicated regional hub for digital and entrepreneurship activity is being developed in Aberdeen by private sector economic development body Opportunity North East (ONE) in partnership with CodeBase and Robert Gordon University (RGU). A £1.5…

Hamish Lawson: Murmurings of a Failed Entrepreneur

I’ve always been fascinated by entrepreneurship and I’ve often thought about whether I would still make the same decision to become an entrepreneur if I had the data points I now have. It’s hard to tell…

Energie Fitness targets Scottish expansion

Energie Fitness has over 140,000 members and enjoys more than 1,800,000 visits per year, meaning it is well established as the market-leader in the exploding low-cost gym franchise market. Energie Fitness is different from your…

Robert Kay

New appointment expands Entrepreneurial Scotland’s role in Highlands and Islands

Entrepreneurial Scotland has appointed Robert Kay as regional development manager for the Highlands & Islands. Robert, from Nairn, previously worked in banking with RBS and later with Bank of Scotland, setting up their Private Banking…

Aston University in Birmingham

Minorities and immigrants ‘twice as entrepreneurial as white Britons’

People from ethnic minority and immigrant backgrounds are twice as likely as their white British counterparts to be early-stage entrepreneurs, new research shows. The findings from Aston University in Birmingham, using data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor…

Entrepreneurial Scotland member, Carmen Cummiskey, founder and CEO of Teqnox Ltd; Sandy Kennedy, CEO of Entrepreneurial Scotland; and Peter Reilly, Commercial Director of STV.

Entrepreneurial Scotland and STV launch campaign to celebrate Scottish entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial Scotland and STV have joined forces to launch a new campaign celebrating entrepreneurship across Scotland. Summit – Celebrating Scottish Entrepreneurship will showcase inspirational stories which explore the entrepreneurial mindset, illustrate its brilliance and highlight the…

Lord William Haughey OBE

Lord William Haughey is EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Scotland overall winner

Lord William Haughey OBE, Co-Founder and Chairman of Glasgow-based, global firm City Holdings Group, has claimed the title of ‘EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Scotland overall winner’, after picking up his award at a…

From left, Stuart Cooper and Brian McMurray of AAB's Corporate Finance team with Daniel Crozier of Aphrodite x Venus

Video: How a young designer raised a six-figure investment

Daniel Crozier, Creative Director of Aphrodite x Venus and Brian McMurray, Corporate Finance Partner at Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP discuss how they secured a six-figure investment to fund the growth of Daniel's business. [embed]https://youtu.be/0LLA_8uNEUA[/embed]…

From left - Jackie Waring, Eishel Quinn, Sir Richard Branson, Loral Quinn, Celia Hodgson and Pooja Jain

Sir Richard Branson surprises Scottish startups at first mentor session

Representatives from three of Scotland’s leading startup businesses attended their first mentor session following Virgin StartUp’s inaugural search for Scotland’s startup Business of the Year - but it didn’t quite go as planned. Celia Hodson from…

John Morrison

Shortlist for Edinburgh Napier University Bright Red Sparks unveiled

Edinburgh Napier University has unveiled the shortlist for its inaugural innovation and enterprise competition, Bright Red Sparks. The winners of the annual awards, led by Bright Red Triangle, the university’s innovation and entrepreneurship practice, will…

Kim McAllister and Russell Dalgleish

Video interview with Russell Dalgleish of Scottish Business Network – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Kim McAllister talks to serial entrepreneur Russell Dalgleish about being tall, investing, Scottish Business Network and the Scottish entrepreneurial ecosystem. Russell is the founder and managing partner of Exolta Capital Partners. Scottish Business Network was…

Ian Macleod

Board changes at Scottish business angel investment syndicate, Archangels

Ian Macleod, has joined the board of Archangels, the prominent business angel investment syndicate, succeeding Geoff Ball, who has retired after seven years. Archangels’ members invest in, and mentor, promising start-up and early stage companies…

Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Douglas Martin

SME wins national Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year award

Edinburgh based MiAlgae was named the 2018 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the highly anticipated Shell Enterprise Development Awards in London. MiAlgae beat five other national finalists to take home the top…

Is Scotland getting smaller? – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

My business operates in three cities – not because I planned it that way – but because we kept moving. I set up Impact Online in Glasgow in 2010. Three years later we moved to Aberdeen and…

Adam Holt and Andrew Gibbon

Appointedd enters new phase of global growth with double appointment

Edinburgh-based software company, Appointedd, forges ahead with its international growth strategy with the appointment of two new senior roles and the launch of new global functionality. The tech startup, which specialises in online booking technology,…

Sir Ian Wood and Stephen Coleman

Opportunity North East launches new partnership with business incubator CodeBase

Private sector led economic development company Opportunity North East (ONE) is launching a new partnership with tech business incubator CodeBase. ONE CodeBase aims to capitalise on the specific opportunities to support growth in the industrial digital space…