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Heidi Barnes

Interview with Heidi Barnes of RBS – right in the middle of the entrepreneurial...

If anyone has their finger on the pulse of the Scottish entrepreneurial ecosystem then it’s Heidi Barnes, Entrepreneur Strategy Manager at Royal Bank of...
Karen Somerville and Tom Young

Stirling firm scoops two top business awards

Bridge of Allan-based giftware firm Angels’ Share Glass, run by father-and-daughter team Tom Young and Karen Somerville, has been named Scottish Family Business of...
Alban Denton, Managing Director of Loch Duart Ltd, giving a candid talk at the St Andrews Business Club AGM.

Record turnout hears how St Andrews MD led salmon firm’s leap to global success

The highest turnout for a St Andrews Business Club AGM in many years heard the fascinating and candid struggling-to-success story of a leading Scottish...
Perth Race Course

Perth Racecourse success with Drone School

Perth Racecourse is enjoying the surge in the popularity of drones, after becoming one of only a handful of venues in the country to...
Andy Nolan

Time to Spring Clean Your Contracts

A guest post form Brodies Associate, Andy Nolan. A client once joked with me that a good contract is one that, once signed, can be...
BNI executive directors Angela and Bryan Kinghorn are looking to launch a business networking group in the Buchan area

BNI expands with North of Scotland acquisition

A husband and wife team have expanded their business referral and networking firm – just months after embarking on the venture. Bryan and Angela Kinghorn...
Sandy Kennedy

Sir Tom Hunter and Entrepreneurial Scotland push scale-up opportunities

The Hunter Foundation and Entrepreneurial Scotland have joined forces to deliver a new scale-up leadership programme. This new initiative aims to respond to the growing...
David Moir

Golf ranking system develops next stage growth

The only online platform that accurately ranks club golfers on an international basis adopted its 260,000th player last month (March). Devised by David Moir, a...
Dundee Station and hotel

Dundee Waterfront site released for occupation

The café bar that will be a stand-out feature of Dundee’s new £18m Railway Station has been released for occupation by Dundee Waterfront. Sited on...
Susan McFayden

Blackadders announce promotions and claim awards

Law firm Blackadders has appointed Susan McFadyen as a Partner in their Corporate & Commercial team. Susan joined Blackadders in May 2015 and has more...
(L-R): Danny Byrne with John Savage. Picture credit: Keith Taylor

The heat is on as Flame embarks on Scotland recruitment drive

Fast growing Heating & Plumbing merchant, Flame Heating Spares, is targeting further growth and job creation as it looks to expand its operation to...
Scott Allen is Managing Director at Allen Associates (HPE) Ltd

Allen Associates targets craft distillers in expansion drive

Stirling based distillery design engineers, Allen Associates, is ramping up its international presence and targeting the craft distilling sector as it looks to build...
DoubleTree by Hilton in Dundee

Dundee DoubleTree by Hilton bought by overseas investor

7 Hospitality (UK) Ltd has acquired the DoubleTree by Hilton in Dundee. The 95-bed hotel is subject to a franchise agreement with Hilton Worldwide Inc under their...
Alan Swankie, retiring MD of Angus Training Group.

Angus Training Group’s MD Alan Swankie announces retirement

Alan Swankie, managing director of Angus Training Group (ATG), has announced his retirement after 39 years with the company. Starting his career as an engineering...
Louise Grant

New partner appointment at EQ Accountants

Louise Grant, who heads up the firm’s Healthcare team, has been appointed as partner at the Dundee office of EQ Accountants LLP. Monifieth born and...
John Clark Motor Group

John Clark first to offer connected car service

John Clark Motor Group is the first dealer in Scotland to partner with Smartdriverclub, the connected car service, to enable connectivity in used cars...
Beth Hamilton-Cardus and Andrew Coull, Social entrepreneur, visits Bank of Scotland Dunfermline to drive recruitment to the Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs programme.

Social entrepreneurs invited to join programme

The Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme, in partnership with School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE), is open for applications. It is looking for individuals starting...
Brian Storie

Online tourism service promises authentic local experiences

A new online accommodation and activities booking service which not only promises to offer guests a more authentic and personal service, but also a...
An artist's impression of the new development

Dundee Architects Shape Multi-Million Pound Plans for Loch Lomond Leisure Park

An award-winning Dundee architects’ studio is designing a multi-million pound leisure complex overlooking Loch Lomond. The Andrew Black Design team managed to successfully navigate their...
Hampton by Hilton Aberdeen Airport

Interstate celebrates three new hotels in Scotland

Glasgow-based hotel management company, Interstate Europe Hotels & Resorts, is continuing to make its mark in Scotland with the opening of a trio of...
Gavin Russell

Surveyor’s career comes full circle with return to Shepherd fold in Dundee

Chartered Surveyor Gavin Russell’s career has come full circle with his appointment as Senior Commercial Surveyor in Shepherd Chartered Surveyors’ Dundee office marking his...
Stefano Pieraccini

Saint Andrews’ Seafood Restaurant sold to young entrepreneur

The iconic glass and steel cube Seafood Restaurant, which overlooks the North Sea on Saint Andrews’ Bruce Embankment, has been acquired by young entrepreneur,...
Ann-Maree Morrison

Stirling entrepreneur to fly the flag for British female professionals

Stirling-based businesswoman Ann-Maree Morrison has been chosen to represent the UK at a global conference of senior female professionals, headlined by Angela Merkel, the...
Mr. & Mrs. Barrie and Jim Wales

Caulders Garden Centres buys Cupar Garden Centre

Caulders Garden Centres has expanded their business into Fife with the purchase of Cupar Garden Centre. Having secured over £1million in funding from Clydesdale Bank,...
Pauline Hogg - Managing Partner of Condies Accountants and Advisors

Condies announces appointment of Pauline Hogg as Managing Partner

Condies Accountants and Advisors has announced the appointment of Pauline Hogg as the firm’s new Managing Partner. After qualifying as a chartered accountant with a...

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Angus Lee, Jason Moir and Andrew Smith

North-East golf networking group swings into action

A new north-east networking group has swung into action offering a unique combination of sport, socialising and business networking. The 19th Hole, founded by experienced...

Nicholson Solutions Appointed as Education Partner by Digital Marketing Institute

The Digital Marketing Institute has appointed Aberdeen company Nicholson Solutions to deliver its Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing in Scotland. The SQA accredited professional...

Interviews

Louise MacLean

Interview: Louise MacLean of Signature Pubs – a day in the life

Louise MacLean, head of sales, marketing and PR at the Signature Pub Group, is an industry veteran having started as a graduate trainee with...
Bruce Hydes

Interview: Bruce Hydes of Edgar Stewart. The changing face of recruitment

Home to three leading specialist brands in the Scottish recruitment sector, namely Talented, Edgar Stewart and Cyrus Selection, ESS Holdings (Edinburgh) Ltd is a...
Neil Logan

Interview: Neil Logan, CEO of Incremental Group

Hot on the heels of announcing that digital technology specialist Incremental Group had successfully secured £500,000 of Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) support from Scottish...
Ian Stevenson

Interview – Digital forensics specialist leading the attack against cyber crime

Ian Stevenson, CEO of Cyan Forensics, is a computer scientist by training, and has spent the last 20 years in and around startups, first...
Joe Afif, founder & managing director of graduate recruitment jobsite Gradit

Interview : Recruitment professional matches tech graduates to jobs using algorithms

Joe Afif, founder & managing director of graduate recruitment jobsite Gradit, is a self confessed “millennial“ whose big idea was sparked while working in...

Columnists

Ian Stirling: How to build a distillery in Edinburgh part 2 – Capacity

Fascinated that someone was writing a diary blog about their proposed £5m new Edinburgh distillery project, we asked Ian Stirling of Port of Leith...

Laura Sutherland – 9 top tips for mobile marketing

Aura PR’s Laura Sutherland looks at the opportunities which lie in mobile marketing. The mobile has climbed the ladder to be one of the...
Yekemi Otaru

Yekemi Otaru: 12 engaging ideas for engineering companies

Even in so-called boring industries, there is great content. But finding new content ideas can be a real problem for marketing teams. Particularly in engineering...

Ian Stirling: How to build a distillery in Edinburgh part 1 – Three things

Fascinated that someone was writing a diary blog about their proposed £5m new Edinburgh distillery project, we asked Ian Stirling of Port of Leith...
Kieran O'Connor

Kieran O'Connor: Top 10 Life Lessons For Engineers

1. Some things will always take longer than you first think Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into...