Sanja Moll

Investing Women announce three key appointments

Investing Women, Scotland’s only all-female business angel group, has announced three appointments to its board of directors. Restaurant entrepreneur Sanja Moll and former investment banker Evelyn Simpson become board members while Kirsty Paton, an entrepreneurial…

John Montague, Managing Director of Group Operations at The Big Issue, Ben Macpherson, SNP MSP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Amanda Young, Head of Responsible Investment and Craig MacDonald, Global Head of Fixed Income at Aberdeen Standard Investments

Aberdeen Standard Investments partners with Big Issue Invest

Ben Macpherson MSP, Local MSP for Edinburgh Northern & Leith, launched Big Issue Invest’s Power Up programme, a lending scheme which will offer investment and support to early stage social ventures across Scotland. Macpherson, together…

Chris Marr

My Story: Content Marketing Academy – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

Entrepreneurs and CEOs are probably well aware of the power of internet marketing – what they don’t have time for is keeping on top of the updates. One company effectively solving that problem is Content…

Using Twitter to grow – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

I sometimes wish they hadn’t called it Twitter. I mean, it sounds ridiculous when you’re sitting around around the boardroom table discussing the value of a tweet. It should be called something like Target –…

Leah Hutcheon, founder of online scheduling business Appointedd

£4m fund to support the entrepreneurs of the future

A new scheme to nurture and support up to 40 budding entrepreneurs each year, backed by £4 million, has been set out by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The Scotland CAN DO Unlocking Ambition Challenge links…

Karen Knowles of Bon Accord

Events to help you scale – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

What are you doing on the 16th of November? I’m going to be in Edinburgh City Chambers hanging out with entrepreneurs. I don’t know about you, but finding time to network is tricky for me. I…

Karen Knowles

Edinburgh week-long celebration for entrepreneurs

Business Gateway Edinburgh and the Lothians is to hold its annual week-long celebration of business support for start-ups and growth businesses, as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017, where thousands of events are held worldwide…

Lynne Cadenhead

Entrepreneur signs on as visiting professor at Edinburgh Napier’s Business School

Scottish entrepreneur Lynne Cadenhead is set to share her extensive experience in leadership and enterprise as a visiting professor within Edinburgh Napier’s Business School. An alumni of Edinburgh Napier University, Lynne has over 20 years’…

From left - Jamie Sunderland and Grant MacLennan

Pivoting as you scale – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

One of the best pieces of advice I got, when I started my own company, was: “Don’t be tempted down side streets.” This caution was given by a car trade entrepreneur, not surprisingly, and I’ve…

Craig Buchan

Scaling internationally – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

I’m like the queen – I never carry cash. I pay for my parking with an app, I buy nearly everything online with PayPal and in shops I put everything on a card. Even my…

Matthew Leonard

University of St Andrews director heads to New York for entrepreneur event

Next month, Dr. Ewan Chirnside, Director of the Knowledge Transfer Centre at the University of St Andrews, will discuss emerging technologies from the University with alumni, investors and venture capitalists in New York City. Within…

Marie Macklin – Business woman o the Year (LEFT) and Jackie Brierton, Lifetime Achievement Award (RIGHT) with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP

Business Women Scotland Awards announced

The Business Women Scotland Awards were awarded last week, held for the first time in collaboration with Women’s Enterprise Scotland. Jackie Brierton was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award, whilst business and social entrepreneur, Marie…

My Story: Hydrogen – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

Don’t you just love a business story that starts at a dining room table? I particularly enjoy the dining-table-to-two-office-moves-inside-a-year versions. I got exactly this tale from Mike Scott at social media agency Hydrogen this week.…

Craig McGill

5 lessons on how to scale – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

I’m chuffed with today’s column cos I’ve been working on my pal Craig for a while now, trying to persuade him to share his story. Craig McGill, who now works at PwC in Scotland with…

Marie Owen of LS Production

First Minister to keynote at Startup Summit

First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon MSP will be giving a keynote address at Scotland’s largest entrepreneur event, Startup Summit on 1st November. The First Minister will use the platform to set out per plans…

Solving problems and scaling fast – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

I wish I could design an app. A friend of mine accidentally designed one once. He was messing around with some code and stumbled upon a way to send text messages anonymously. £400,000 later he’s…

Heather McDonald, Founder and Owner, WooHa Brewing

Wooha Brewing set for US expansion thanks to £700,000 funding

Scottish brewer WooHa Brewing Company is set to increase exports to the USA thanks to £700,000 of funding which included support from HSBC. The new finance will enable WooHa Brewing, which began trading in April…

Failing to scale – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

Why do we feel so ashamed about failure? Speaking to business people about this column, the one thing they’ve all said they’d like to read more about is failure. The times it didn’t work out,…

Russ Peterson

How to start your scaleup journey – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

The Daily ScaleUp is back after a week’s hiatus – and have I got a cool story for you… It starts in Codebase, one of the hottest hubs in Scotland for tech entrepreneurs. The guys…

Alex Ogilvie of Seller Dynamics

Scottish tech firm starts on £1m funding raise

A Scottish tech firm that manages online marketplace listings for retailers is seeking to raise £1 million to fund its expansion in the US. Seller Dynamics, which previously raised £1.2 million from sources including the…

Two weeks till Startup Summit with new speakers announced

With only two weeks to go until the Startup Summit festival hits Edinburgh, the full lineup of guest speakers, panellists, fireside chats and workshops has been announced. The event takes place on November 1st at…

From left - Hilary Masin and Alberto Casotto

Vegan food business ramps up orders

A Renfrewshire company that creates a variety of vegan meat products now has over 50 stockists as well as supplying every Whole Foods store in the UK. Sgaia Foods was founded by Hilary Masin and…

Campbell Newell

Scottish firm says Trade Marks rise indicates encouraging climate for indigenous food and drink makers

Intellectual property specialist Marks & Clerk has hailed a consistent rise in the number of UK trade mark applications originating from Scotland - citing it as evidence of the country’s “strong and sustained entrepreneurial spirit”,…

Vicky Hamilton with the Recoil Kneepads

Glasgow entrepreneur secures Homebase distribution deal

A young entrepreneur from Glasgow has just secured a deal to supply her innovative new knee pad product to Homebase. Founder of Recoil Knee Pads, Vicky Hamilton, 27, originally from Gourock developed the innovative Recoil…

Arnprior Farm: Using PR to scale – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

If you were an aspiring popstar, would you post Simon Cowell your demo, or give it to a mutual friend to pass to him? Most companies looking to get press coverage turn to PR managers.…