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…

Rebecca Pick

Export market opening up for Pick Protection

The founder of Glasgow-based attack alarm specialist Pick Protection is predicting a surge in revenues in the coming months as the firm continues to educate employers on their duty of care to lone workers which…

Gordon McConnell

£1.6m initiative to find the next generation of North East university startups and entrepreneurs

Robert Gordon University (RGU) will launch the first funded startup accelerator programme in North East Scotland to support entrepreneurial students, staff and recent alumni to create new businesses with up to £10,000 of funding each.…

Sandy Kennedy

£650,000 boost for Entrepreneurial Scotland

New funding to support entrepreneurs has been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The £650,000 investment into Entrepreneurial Scotland will help drive entrepreneurial networks so that budding entrepreneurs can use them to share ideas, experience…

Keith Brown

Scottish National Investment Bank ‘will receive £2 billion in capital over ten years’

The new Scottish National Investment Bank will receive £2 billion in capital over ten years, Economy Secretary Keith Brown has announced. Responding to the Implementation Plan drawn up by Benny Higgins and his Advisory Group…

Finalists announced for Scottish EDGE 12

Scottish EDGE has announced the latest round of finalists, while taking the UK’s largest business funding competition out of its Edinburgh home for the first time since its inception in 2013.   The latest round…

James Williamson

Dundee ‘sapling’ 1st to win RBoS place – to drive global video dream

A young businessman has taken a step closer to his global video production dream by becoming the first graduate of a Dundee business accelerator scheme to win a place on Royal Bank of Scotland’s Entrepreneur…

Jason Marshall

New BrewDog CFO appointed to assist global expansion

Craft brewery, BrewDog, has appointed Jason Marshall to the newly created role of Chief Financial Officer. Jason brings a great wealth of experience to the role having served in the Coca-Cola system for 20 years.…

Mike Welch (Atterley Founder Chairman) and Sarah Murray (owner of Jane Davidson boutique, Edinburgh)

Global ambitions not far-fetched as Atterley.com hits fundraising trail

Atterley.com, a retail platform founded and chaired by Mike Welch OBE who sold online tyre retailer Blackcircles.com to Michelin in 2015, is eyeing a range of fundraising options - including strategic international investors and crowdfunding -…

Growth 365 Manager, Monica Duddy

New Growth 365 service for dynamic business leaders in Scotland

Accountancy practice Grant Thornton has launched its Growth 365 service for ambitious, growth-hungry CEOs in Scotland. The offering, which is already operating successfully in various cities in England, provides focused advice and valuable insights to…