Latest Inverness Business News

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...
Inglis Lyon

Record breaking figures for Scottish regional airports

New figures for the financial year to March, 2017, highlight that regional airport operator Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) has recorded a 15.4%...
Cairngorm Brewery

Scottish craft brewer sets its sights on international markets

Award-winning craft brewer, Cairngorm Brewery, has announced plans to export its ales to new markets after working with Bank of Scotland to identify opportunities. Following...

Caorunn gin achieves nationwide Tesco listing

Scottish gin, Caorunn (pronounced “ka-roon”), has gained a  listings in Tesco stores nationwide. Double digit volume growth has been achieved every year since the brand...
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...
Stroupster Windfarm

£185m windfarm deal for BT

BT has signed a new Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) worth £185m, over 15 years, with a Scottish wind farm to further support the provision...
Stromness Harbour

Orkney takes first spot as best in UK for rural quality of life

As well as having the best quality of life of any rural area in Scotland for the fourth year running, the Orkney Islands now...
Catriona Mallows

Pilot programme to strengthen social enterprises

A new initiative is being piloted in the Highlands and Islands to strengthen the capacity, capability and governance of social enterprises. Highlands and Islands Enterprise...
The 2016 VIBES Winners

Scottish businesses invited to get green at free events

Scottish companies are invited to learn from Scotland’s leading green business champions at a series of special events to celebrate the upcoming launch of...
The Wester Ross Fisheries team

Wester Ross aquaculture business recognised at Scottish Export Awards 2017

Scotland’s oldest independent owner-operated salmon farm which operates from Dingwall and Ullapool has been recognised at the HSBC Scottish Export Awards 2017. Wester Ross Fisheries...
HITA chair Craig Ewan (seated centre) with HITA board members Marina Huggett (left) and Lorna Maclennan and Inverness College UHI students (left to right) Edward Holmes, Adam Nicolson and Lewis Mapplebeck

Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards launched with Government praise

The Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards (HITA) for 2017 have been launched at the Great Loch Ness Tea Party, an event to celebrate the...
Graham Forbes

Property boom for Inverness and surrounding area?

By Graham Forbes, director of the Inverness office of DM Hall Chartered Surveyors One hesitates to talk about a boom, since such a statement is...
Bunroy Park

Manchester couple buys Bunroy Park holiday park

Manchester couple, David and Patricia Kenyon, have bought Bunroy Park in Roy Bridge, one of Scotland's most attractive lifestyle businesses. Burnoy Park provided a rare...

Seaweed skincare brand secures financial support for growth

Seaweed skincare brand, ishga, has secured an invoice finance facility from Bank of Scotland which will allow for future expansion. The Isle of Lewis based...
Speyside Falconry

New falconry business flies into Speyside

Having had a lifelong passion for Falconry, Darren Morrison has realised his dream by setting up Speyside Falconry. The firm is now owned and run...
John Fox

‘Deep reservoir’ of private capital for investment in Scottish businesses

Inverness-based corporate finance advisors Balgair Ltd is now a registered Capital Raising Advisor (CRA) with DealWire, delivering a regular flow of private debt and...

Openreach embraces VR to hire 195 trainee engineers

Openreach has announced a major expansion of its engineering workforce with plans to recruit 195 trainees in Scotland in its drive to improve customer...
Freda Newton - Silver Thistle winner

Highlands and Islands tourism stars bring home the gongs

The Highlands and Islands has scored a triple success at the Scottish tourism 'Oscars'. Freda Newton, who owns and manages Loch Ness by Jacobite, was...
Fairways Travelodge

Visitor boost leads to Inverness £4.15m hotel sale

On the back of a tourism boom in Inverness, Knight Frank has been appointed to sell the city’s Fairways Travelodge for a price in...
Laurence Page

R&I Cruden target growth with new mechanical division

Muir of Ord based renewable heating business R&I Cruden has launched a new mechanical division which will be led by Laurence Page. Laurence began his...
Jennifer Young

Raft of promotions at Ledingham Chalmers

Scottish law firm Ledingham Chalmers has made seven promotions across its Inverness, Aberdeen and Stirling offices. In line with its focus on steady, sustainable growth,...

Icelandic and Highlands and Islands designers exchange creative knowledge

A group of five designers from the Highlands and Islands will visit Iceland next week (23-26 March) as part of a project that brings...
L-Andy Kings, MD Pisys.net Highland. R-Stuart Mundy

Advanced certification for Pisys.net Highland

Stuart Mundy, the Technical Director at Pisys.net Highland is now an Advanced Practitioner for the Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certifications. Pisys is 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...