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…

L – R: Dr Olga Kozlova, Director of Converge Challenge and Dr. Claudia Cavalluzzo is the Deputy Director of Converge Challenge

Top 60 Converge Challenge 2018 shortlist announced

Following record-breaking entries to this year’s Converge Challenge, the leading Top 60 projects from Scottish Universities and Research Institutes include a range of innovative ideas covering women’s health, virtual reality, renewables and environmental sustainability, demonstrating…

Interview with Jill Henry of Meander Apparel – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

As someone who has only recently discovered the addictive rush of a spin class, this new company really appeals to me. I met Jill at a networking event and was very interested in her concept…

Daryll Morrow

RGU alumnus develops innovative online platform to link students with industry

A Robert Gordon University (RGU) graduate is using his entrepreneurial talent to help students build employability skills while studying for their degree. Daryll Morrow came up with his business idea while studying at RGU and…

From left - Dr Dave Hughes, novosound co-founder and chief technical officer and Richard Cooper, co-founder and CEO

University of the West of Scotland’s first spinout raises £1.5 million

The first spinout company set to emerge from the University of the West of Scotland has closed its seed investment round, raising £1.5 million. novosound, the winner of the 2017 Converge Challenge, has developed and…

Lord Willie Haughey

RBoS launches new entrepreneurial hub in Glasgow city centre

Royal Bank of Scotland has opened its new Accelerator Hub in Glasgow city centre. Based at St Vincent Street, the new space, which can help up to 70 businesses at a time, was opened by…

Iain Robertson

More than 1,200 independent renewable projects now operating in Scotland

Energy entrepreneurs across Scotland invested £82m in 117 renewable energy projects last year, a new report reveals. The spending by businesses, developers, farmers, landowners and communities means almost £700m has now been invested in the…

Dr Vivienne Ming

Entrepreneurial Scotland annual conference – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

You know that new emoji with the head exploding? That was me yesterday. The Entrepreneurial Scotland annual conference is always a highlight in my calendar – but this year they outdid themselves. The calibre of…

Polly Purvis of ScotlandIS

Winners announced for Scotland’s 2018 Digital Tech Awards

Scotland’s best digital technology firms of all sizes have been celebrated at the 2018 ScotlandIS Digital Technology Awards. The most innovative and best performing tech firms in a range of sectors, from social care to…

Callum Murray, founder and CEO of Amiqus (third from right) and his team

Amiqus scoops Deloitte’s Scottish technology prize

A pioneering project aiming to allow regulated professionals to securely collect client on boarding information and documents, has won business consultancy firm Deloitte’s prestigious Disrupt the Enterprise competition, an annual pitch competition inviting Scotland’s most…

Sherry Coutu

Archangels follow-on funding addresses scale-up challenge

The role of Archangels in supporting Scottish companies to scale-up will be highlighted at the business angel investment syndicate’s annual dinner for portfolio companies and investors, Chorus 2018, this evening (Thursday 26th April). [adbutler zone_id='297765'] “It is generally…