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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...
The Lloyd’s Register property

Drum Property sells Prime Four building for £43.2m

Drum Property Group has completed the construction of a 102,000 square foot office at Prime Four Business Park, Kingswells, Aberdeen which LCN Capital Partners...
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...
Paul Wheelhouse

Employment in low carbon and renewables up by more than a third.

The number of workers in Scotland employed in the low carbon and ‎renewables sector has risen to 58,500 in 2015 - up from an...
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...
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Scotland’s food and drink exports to North America reached £1 billion in 2016

Scottish food and drink companies have recently secured £8m of export sales to North America. Companies including Associated Seafoods, Eden Mill Distillery and Mara Seaweed...
(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...
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%...
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...
Dr Miroslav Ravic, CEO of MGB Biopharma

£920,000 funding for Scottish antibiotic firm

Glasgow-based MGB Biopharma (MGB) has received £920,000 in a round of funding led by angel investment syndicate, Archangels. The firm has developed a novel antibiotic...
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...

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...
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Small businesses too busy to track energy spend

One of Glasgow’s best known hot food businesses is encouraging other small firms to seize the chance to turn the heat down on their...

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...

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...

Ice Cream not just a summer treat

Scots now buy almost as much ice cream during the coldest months as the summer, industry figures have revealed. October to March sales at Mackie’s...
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...
Left to right are Calum Campbell, Peter Seymour and Les McAndrew of Graham + Sibbald

Chartered surveyor Graham + Sibbald acquires Seymour and Co.

Scottish chartered surveying firm Graham + Sibbald has acquired Stirling-based commercial property agency, Seymour & Co.  Founded in 1982, Seymour & Co. specialises in the...
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...
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Funding for women in business doubled

Funding to support women-led businesses has been doubled to £120,000 First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced in California. The funding for Investing Women, a Scottish...
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...

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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...