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…

Vicky Hamilton with the Recoil Kneepads

Recoil Knee Pads founder recognised in Maserati 100

Scottish entrepreneur Victoria Hamilton, founder of  Recoil Knee Pads, has been nominated in this year’s Maserati 100 index, published in association with The Sunday Times on Sunday 29th April. Others included in the list are: Anthony and Richard Joseph from Joseph Joseph and…

BGF CEO Stephen Welton

BGF receives Queens Award for Enterprise, Innovation category

BGF, the most active investor for growing companies and entrepreneurs in the UK & Ireland, has received the prestigious honour of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category. BGF is the first investment…

Co-founders Julie Wilson and Amy Livingstone

Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Cheeky Chompers

Cheeky Chompers has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the UK’s highest accolade for business success. The Edinburgh based multi award-winning brand behind the original chewy dribble bib, the Neckerchew, has been awarded the…

Doug Roth

Interview with US investor Doug Roth – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

The half-naked skateboarders flipped dangerously close by as I quizzed Doug Roth on American investment and scribbled shorthand notes I prayed I’d later decipher. We were sitting in the sunshine in Bristo Square – “it’s…

Jim Laird

3F BIO Ltd confirms a £6.16M Series A financing round

3F BIO Ltd, the Glasgow-based biotech company whose purpose is to tackle the combined issues of feeding a growing global population and the unsustainable impact of traditional protein farming, has confirmed a £6.16M Series A…

Richie Kelly, CEO of Adimo

Richie Kelly, CEO of Adimo: Scotland Must Do Better At Marketing Its Tech Economy

A golden rule for marketers today is to focus on quality rather than volume. This adage was drummed into me during my formative years in marketing agencies, and it’s something that we should place front…

Bill Crossan and Thomas Gillan

Investment venture launched to support Scottish social entrepreneurs

A new mission-led investment venture aimed at stimulating social entrepreneurship in Scotland has been launched by responsible finance provider Social Investment Scotland (SIS). SIS Ventures plans to provide the tools and mission-aligned investment required to…

Leanne Carling (left) with Graeme Carling, directors of the new investment firm United Capital

New investment firm launched by Graeme and Leanne Carling

A new player in the financial investment sector, United Capital, has launched with a call-out for "driven, ambitious" business people and a promise to help finance rapid growth. Entrepreneurs Graeme and Leanne Carling head up…

Sarah Lee

PingGo secures investment and a place in Seed Haus

Edinburgh-based PingGo, a media engagement platform for high growth companies has secured investment of £30K from the Seed Haus and a six month residency at the prestigious pre-seed tech incubator. The funding will be used…

Scotland’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 finalists announced

This summer 23 business leaders from 21 of Scotland’s promising, pioneering and accomplished businesses, will contest for the coveted title of ‘EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Scotland overall winner’ at a ceremony in June…

Innovation Factory - CLT vacuum press

Advanced Timber Products Innovation Challenge winners announced

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and The Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) have awarded £100,000 of support to seven companies who want to design and develop innovative wood-based products and systems for the construction sector.  …

Calum Smeaton

TVSquared raises another £6 million to support market expansion

TVSquared, the Edinburgh-based TV performance analytics and optimisation company has raised another £6 million in funding to support and accelerate its market expansion. To date, equity funding totals more than £15.4 million. The latest round was…