Reactec teams up with Australian distributor

Reactec, the Edinburgh-based supplier of monitoring and management platforms for exposure to Hand Arm Vibration (HAV) from power tool use, has teamed up with JEA Tech to distribute HAVwear in Australia for the first time.…

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…

Silver Cloud MD Tony Quinn

Glasgow comms company reports sales increase of 120%

Glasgow-based business communications specialist, Silver Cloud, has just released the results for its third full year and shown an increase in turnover to £2.9million. The business now has 40% more customers, at 697. It also created…

The Vert Rotors team with Olly Dmitriev in front

Vert Rotors is a winner of the 2018 Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award

Vert Rotors has been included in Red Herring's Top 100 Europe awards, a prestigious list honouring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the European business region. Red Herring Top 100 Europe enlists outstanding entrepreneurs and promising companies. It…

HALO Scotland Artists Impression

ScottishPower and The HALO Scotland partner on groundbreaking urban regeneration project

ScottishPower and The HALO Scotland today (19th April, 2018) announced a groundbreaking partnership that will see the energy giant established as the headline partner of the Kilmarnock urban regeneration initiative. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] The announcement heralds the…

Stephanie Terreni Brown

Low carbon startups head to Scotland’s premier investor showcase

A top selection of early-stage, high-growth-potential low carbon companies are at Engage, Invest, Exploit (EIE) - Scotland’s premier investor showcase today (Thursday 19 April 2018) to pitch to investors from the UK and across the…

Left to right are Craig Donnelly, Paul Wheelhouse, Neil Logan and Stuart Kerr (by Stewart Attwood)qLeft to right are Craig Donnelly, Paul Wheelhouse, Neil Logan and Stuart Kerr (by Stewart Attwood)

Incremental Group on track for further growth in 2018 with profits and headcount up

Incremental Group, the digital transformation specialist founded in 2016 by a group of Scottish technology stalwarts, is on track for further growth in 2018 and as part of its expansion plans has relocated its Glasgow…

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…

The new air compressor technology

Vert Rotors introduces world first technology

Edinburgh-based manufacturer, Vert Rotors, has introduced a new, portable micro-compressor that will allow manufacturers to deliver incredibly high levels of compressed air wherever and whenever they need it. It also overcomes a common health and…

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…

Left to right – Alan Turnbull, Tom O’Hara and David Chazan

Kick ICT Group buys Castle Computer Services

Kick ICT Group (Kick), the fast-growing IT company launched by technology entrepreneur Tom O’Hara, has acquired Bellshill-based Castle Computer Services (Castle), one of Scotland’s longest-established full service IT businesses. The deal, which is for an…

Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Derek Mackay addressing Data Summit in Edinburgh

Datafest18 success underlines Scotland’s strength in global data market

DataFest18, which was held between 19-23 March, saw an excess of 3,000 participants, with over 45 events taking place across seven towns and cities in Scotland. DataFest18 is a celebration of data-driven innovation, and was applauded…

Doug Gurr, UK Country Manager, Amazon (Image courtesy Amazon)

Scottish SMEs yet to fully grasp digital and export opportunities

A YouGov survey published today by Amazon reveals that Scottish small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are struggling to grasp digital and export opportunities to help grow their revenues. Over half of Scottish SMEs (59 per cent)…

James Varga CEO The ID Co.

The ID Co. selected for UK fintech trade mission to New York

Fintech specialist The ID Co., an expert and pioneer of open banking, has been chosen by the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) to join its second annual UK Trade Mission to Empire FinTech Week…

From left - Joyce Onuonga and Tio White

Scottish low carbon entrepreneurs can now apply for Climate-KIC Accelerator

Scottish low carbon entrepreneurs will get the chance to apply for a place on the coveted Climate-KIC Accelerator as stage 2 of the programme opens for applications this week at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon…

Calum Forsyth, CEO, and Robin Knox, Chairman

Seed Haus invests in three new startups

Seed Haus, the Edinburgh based pre-seed investor, has recently completed investments in three new startups that will join the incubator as part of their second cohort. The startups selected to join the second cohort are:…

The hyperbaric chamber installed into one of the SengS test cells

Latest project for engineering firm SengS is out of this world

A north-east engineering services firm has completed its first ‘space’ mission as part of the company’s strategy to diversify into new industry sectors. SengS, part of integrated manufacturing specialist Pryme Group, has developed its first…

Front (L-R) Morag McCorkindale of AREG, Keith Brown MSP, Scottish Government’s Economy Secretary and Liz Burdock, Chief Executive of BNOW

AREG to share learnings with US offshore wind organisation

The Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Business Network for Offshore Wind (the Network) in the United States. The agreement, which was signed at the International Offshore…

Marty

Marty the Robot to educate next generation of Korean Coders

Marty the Robot is enjoying a good start to 2018. Not only is the educational robot in extremely high demand, including a huge order from the Wise Club in South Korea, but it has also…

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…

Dr Olga Kozlova

Converge Challenge 2018 hits record numbers with 223 applicants

Converge Challenge 2018 closed to the record-breaking news of receiving 223 applications from Scottish University staff and students demonstrating the appetite for entrepreneurship across Scotland. This continued growth brought them to over 1,100 applications since…

Brian Ferrie, CEO, Edge Testing Solutions

Edge Testing Solutions acquired by Eurofins Digital Testing

Eurofins Digital Testing, a provider of end-to-end quality assurance and testing services, has acquired software testing provider Edge Testing Solutions. Financial terms were not disclosed. Eurofins Digital Testing is part of the larger Eurofins Group, a leading…

Ross Stupart

Tech company start-ups in Scotland jump by 77 per cent

The number of new tech companies being set up in Scotland rose by 77 per cent in 2017 according to new analysis by RSM. In total, there were 440 software development and programming businesses incorporated in…

Bryce Cunningham (left) and Dr Ryan Taylor (right)

Milk bottle first for bio-tech firm that uses langoustine shells to make ‘plastic’

A chance conversation in a shop could lead to a Lanarkshire biotech company producing the world’s first compostable single use milk bottle using a natural biopolymer made from langoustine shells. CuanTec, which is being helped…

Ricky Nicol, Chief Executive of Commsworld

Telecommunications Experts Announce Record Growth

Telecommunications provider, Commsworld,  has announced record revenues with surging growth also forecast. The firm has enjoyed its best ever financial year, with revenue for 2017 of over £15 million, up 15% on the previous year. The…