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Phil Holt: Online tools to improve client communication

  If you are involved in project management, there are a number of collaborative tools you can use to improve communication between your project teams...
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...
Radisson Blu Edinburgh

Top hotel in Western Europe! Radisson Blu names Radisson Blu Edinburgh its hotel of...

Radisson Blu Edinburgh, a 4-star hotel in Scotland’s capital city has been recognised in internal awards by Radisson Blu (part of the global Carlson...
(Left to right) Vickie Henry, Adam Balfour, Sam Gregory, Bridgit Garvie, Joe Birchall and Rebecca Robertson

CodeClan keeps the talent pipeline flowing

CodeClan, Scotland’s first SQA accredited digital skills academy, expects to train over 250 software developers in 2017 after a recent survey revealed that 73 per cent of...
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Marriott International to open 7 new hotels in Scotland

Marriott International plans to open seven new hotels in Scotland which will see them grow room count by almost 75 per cent. The First Minister...

Four new associates at BTO Solicitors

Scottish law firm BTO Solicitors has made four senior promotions across the firm from a variety of teams. Eileen Sherry, Jennifer King, David Cairns and Andrew...

New offsite construction centre targets skills threat to UK housing

A new project between construction and academia, spearheaded by Stewart Milne Timber Systems, aims to address the ‘triple threat’ to the UK’s new homes...
UniKLasers engineers at work

Edinburgh tech firm wins £618,000 quantum technology grant

Edinburgh based UniKLasers, who design and manufacture single frequency lasers, have won an £618,000 Innovate UK grant to explore commercial applications of Quantum Technologies. The...

Phil Holt: Tips for planning your start-up website

Every start-up company needs a functional, usable website to showcase their product to stakeholders and potential new customers. Here are some steps to getting...
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...
M squared CEO and co-founder Dr Graeme Malcolm OBE

Scottish tech success in IP awards

Glasgow based photonics specialists M Squared has grabbed the top spot in the latest edition of the Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks IP100. Edinburgh based Adrok...
Katherine Baker

New Business Development Directors for School for CEOs

School for CEOs, the executive development specialists, has appointed two new Business Development Directors, strengthening the commercial team within the business. Katherine Baker brings 10...
Sean Lightheart

Continued international expansion of Livingston company Empteezy

Livingston based company Empteezy has appointed new staff to support its growth and expansion into new markets. The spill containment specialist recently appointed Sean Lightheart as...
Artist's impression of the proposed film studio

Green light for Scottish film studio

Scotland is to get its first purpose-built film and TV studio after the Scottish government approved the plans in principle. It is to be located...
Dr Lena Wilson

Scottish investment fund opens in the US

Edinburgh-based venture capital firm Par Equity is to open its first US office in San Francisco. Par Equity facilitates investment into smaller companies with high...
Paul Gavin, business development executive for OMMICA™

LUX Assure supports strategic growth plans with key appointment

Oil and gas technology firm, LUX Assure, who specialise in providing onsite chemical monitoring and management solutions, has strengthened its business development team with...
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...
Deloitte Digital Studio

Edinburgh Greenhouse and Studio point way forward for Deloitte’s digital future

Business advisory firm Deloitte has unveiled the next stage of its evolution in Scotland, with the opening of its new Greenhouse and the continued...
Esh Border Construction Refurbishment of St Stephens Court

Esh Border Construction £1.5m social housing contract win

Esh Border Construction has won a £1.5m tender to transform a dilapidated Edinburgh care home into much-needed social housing.  The Livingston-based company will internally reconfigure...
Owen Ferguson

New MD for Edinburgh online learning specialist

Edinburgh’s online learning specialist GoodPractice has announced that Chief Operating Officer Owen Ferguson is now Managing Director of the business, effective immediately. Owen has worked...
Paul Bodger

Origin Fitness to expand following £2m finance deal

Origin Fitness, the provider of specialist fitness equipment, has secured a £2 million finance package from HSBC to support international growth and expansion at...
Jerry Loraine

New partnership for Dukosi for next Generation Battery Management Technology

Dukosi, the Edinburgh-based battery management technology innovator, and Swindon Silicon Systems, a designer and supplier of complex, custom, mixed-signal electronics for automotive and industrial...
Ed Sanderson

Law At Work continues expansion with new appointments

Employment law, HR and health & safety firm, Law At Work (LAW), has taken further steps to expand with a wave of new appointments. The...
Glenn Allison

Turnover down to £209.2m at Stewart Milne Group

Turnover at Stewart Milne Group has decreased from £241.4m in 2015 to £209.2m, with operating profits falling from £14.2million to £0.6million, as a result of...
Leslie Benzies

International dance legend acquires Saint Stephen's Church

Danish ballet legend Peter Schaufuss, the principal behind the world renowned Peter Schaufuss Ballet Company has concluded missives with The Benzies Foundation on the...

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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...