Edel Harris

Edel Harris, CEO of Cornerstone crowned EY Scotland Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017

Edel Harris, CEO of Aberdeen-based health and social care charity Cornerstone was named EY Scotland Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 overall winner at an awards ceremony at Gleneagles last night (Thursday 22 June 2017). Cornerstone…

SBNN releases five new sector specific weekly newsletters

Scottish Business News Network (SBNN) has added five sector specific weekly newsletters to complement its six geographic newsletters that currently go out daily to a readership of over 7,500. The sectors being covered are Legal,…

Adam Purvis (left) and Bruce Walker (right) photographed outside the Fx team’s Leith office

Award-winning Edinburgh entrepreneurs join forces in new venture

Three Edinburgh startups working together to help international entrepreneurs build a better world through business will merge to create Fx Group. Co-founded by WeAreTheFuture founder Bruce Walker, Power of Youth (now rebranded to Mettā Network)…

James McIlroy

EnteroBiotix Secures £500,000 Seed Finance To Develop Microbes as Therapeutics

EnteroBiotix, a privately held Scottish biotechnology company focused on using the body’s own microorganisms to prevent and treat disease, has raised £500,000 in an oversubscribed seed round of investment. The financing was led by Equity…

Last year’s NatWest GBEA Entrepreneurial City of the year, Edinburgh

NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards call for entries

Applications are now open for the 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Now in its fifth year, the Awards celebrate the hard work and inspiring stories of British entrepreneurs, not simply their financial success. There…

Derek Mackay

New £200 million growth fund to help Scottish business flourish

Companies looking for significant investment will now be able to access an additional £200 million through the Scottish-European Growth Co-investment Programme. The Programme is the first part of the Scottish Growth Scheme, a £500 million…

Pitch@Palace startup competition comes to Aberdeen

Scottish entrepreneurs are being invited to apply to Pitch in front of Prince Andrew, The Duke of York and compete to win a place to the Pitch@Palace 8.0 Boot Camp. Established by The Duke of…

The Good Ideas Academy 2016-17

Scotland’s newest Social Entrepreneurs unveiled from the Good Ideas Academy

Have you ever spotted a problem that’s just waiting for the good idea that will solve it? We all have good ideas, but not many of us do anything about it. It takes determination, hard…

Magnus and Fiona Houston of Coast and Glen

HSBC launches £500 million fund to support Scottish SMEs

HSBC has launched a £500 million lending fund to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Scotland, as part of a broader commitment to helping British businesses realise their ambitions for growth. The fund is…

Karen Pugh and Jim Milne

Aberdeen’s newest business centre opens its doors to local start-ups

A collaborative effort between Balmoral Group and Elevator has resulted in one of the most modern business centres in the North-east preparing to open its doors to new and developing business start-ups. The @balmoralHUB, situated…

(from left) Helen Steers, Partner at Pantheon and Chair of the BVCA; Grant Keenan, Managing Director at Keenan Recycling; and Neil McInnes, Director for Glasgow at Grant Thornton

Keenan Recycling secures prestigious business accolade

Scottish organic waste management firm, Keenan Recycling, is celebrating after winning a prestigious accolade at the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) Management Team Awards 2017 for Scotland. Keenan Recycling, which is headquartered…

Left to right are Kristian Tapaninaho of Uuni, Evelyn McDonald of Scottish EDGE and Michael Corrigan of Trtl

Scottish EDGE launches pioneering ‘EDGE Pledge’ to support Scotland’s future entrepreneurs

Scottish EDGE, the Scottish competition which identifies and supports the nation’s most promising entrepreneurial talent, is launching a pioneering initiative around which Scottish EDGE award winners can make an agreement - the “EDGE Pledge” -…

Acorn Enterprise - 6th BAP Graduation

Dundee business accelerator accepting new applications

Applications are now open for a new Business Accelerator aimed to help start-up businesses in the Tayside area. Acorn Enterprise is looking to increase the impact of its activities by branching out to a new…

Olly Dmitriev of Vert Rotors

Pioneering manufacturing company honoured at BVCA Awards

Edinburgh-based manufacturers of powerful micro compressors, Vert Rotors, won the ‘Venture-Backed Management Team of the Year Award’ at the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) Awards at the Balmoral Hotel in the capital…

The 2017 co-hort. Photographer credit: Gary Baker

Record year for Scottish Internship Programme

In the 10th anniversary year of the programme, a record 165 students are gearing up for the Entrepreneurial Scotland’s Saltire Scholar Internship Programme. The programme, which provides Scotland’s most talented students with opportunities to work…

Paul Wheelhouse

£3.6m Hawick projects to create around 55 jobs

A new business incubator centre in Hawick will help Borders businesses establish themselves and grow, thanks to a £3.6 million funding package. The funding will also help develop four industrial units at the edge of…

Holyrood Distillery tasting room

Holyrood Distillery launches £5.5 million funding drive

UK investors have the opportunity to invest in a brand new single malt whisky and spirits distillery which will see malt distilling brought back to Edinburgh for the first time in 90 years. Holyrood Distillery…

John Louden

John Loudon: Why I quit my job and set up my own agency

For the last 5 years, I have been working as Head of Design for one of Scotland’s top ecommerce agencies. During my time there, I was able to let my design skills flourish, making bespoke…

Olly Dmitriev of Vert Rotors

Scottish Private Equity & VC winners for 2017 announced

Skyscanner, RAMCO, Keenan Recycling and Vert Rotors are amongst the winners of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) Management Team Awards 2017 for Scotland. These awards are the annual celebration of UK…

Lucy-Rose Walker of Entrepreneurial Spark

Scottish regional qualifiers for PwC Private Business Awards

The Scottish regional qualifiers for the PwC Private Business Awards have been announced with a strong focus on innovation with the likes of ZoneFox, Celtic Renewables, Care Sourcer and Speech Graphics making the list. The…

Social Investment Scotland (SIS) and Asda have teamed up to deliver the second Social Enterprise Supplier Academy with the aim of increasing the availability of social enterprise products for ethically-minded consumers on supermarket shelves

Scottish social enterprises audition for Asda listing

Eight social enterprises from Scotland have been selected for Asda’s second ever Social Enterprise Supplier Development Academy, with the aim of securing a listing to increase their social impacts. The Asda Social Enterprise Supplier Development…

Derek Gardiner

Social Investment Scotland boosts team with two new appointments

Scotland’s leading funder for the third sector, Social Investment Scotland (SIS) is building on a strong start to 2017 with two new senior hires for its growing team. SIS has appointed seasoned corporate banker Derek…

Electric bike startup targets £350k to commercialise patented technology

Scottish electric bike startup, FreeFlow Technologies, is targeting a £350k fund raise through Angels Den to support the commercialisation of their patented E-Bike System technology. The company was founded in 2012 by Glasgow based entrepreneur,…

Quiet April for funding deals in Scotland

Welcome to our monthly feature focussing on the Scottish investment sector, brought to you in partnership with Beauhurst, the platform that shares rich information on UK based high-growth companies. April was a fairly quiet month…

Edinburgh mumtrepreneur’s business idea goes from incident to invention in 12 months

In a short few months Edinburgh based mumtrepreneur Lucy Bostock has created a business and a children’s safety product which has won a national award for innovation from the Baby Product Association. The idea for…

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