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...

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...
Jamie Hutcheon of Cocoa Ooze

Cocoa Ooze founder to share ingredients for success with north-east entrepreneurs

More tickets have been released for a special evening charting the career journey of Jamie Hutcheon, founder and managing director of north-east chocolatier Cocoa...

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...
Graham Morgan

Grey Matters in Oil and Gas Entrepreneurship

A new entrepreneurship initiative which aims to harness the experience, knowledge and innovation of senior oil and gas professionals who are either facing redundancy,...
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...
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...
Don Baker

Funded startup to help companies find right data

A new service from start-up, Brainnwave, is offering quick, easy access to datasets from around the world, including Skyscanner, Ordnance Survey and Airbus Defence...
Robert Gordon University

RGU hosts an inspirational evening of local entrepreneurs

Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) ‘What’s Next?’ campaign is hosting an evening of inspirational presentations from local entrepreneurs to help students with their careers. The evening,...
(from left to right) Sponsor RBS’ Janice Cunningham and Sydney Chasin

Napier graduate secures funding for healthy popcorn alternative

An Edinburgh Napier graduate and current Bright Red Triangle incubatee has had her work recognised at a showcase of Scotland’s top entrepreneurial talent. Sydney Chasin...
Calum Forsyth and Robin Knox

Philanthropic accelerator breaks the mould for pre-seed founders

Scotland’s first dedicated pre-seed tech accelerator is to open in Edinburgh with a mission to trigger Scotland’s next billion dollar startup. Seed Haus is raising...
L to R - Richard Oliver and Gary Deans

New consultancy launched to ‘support private Scottish companies'

A new collective of senior and experienced business leaders has come together to share their expertise with businesses under the Strathblair Associates banner. The Strathblair...
L to R Sarah Hardy and Jacqui McLaughlin

Scottish tech company raises further £700k including £122k from staff

Reactec, the Edinburgh-based producer of monitoring and management support solutions for hand and arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) has completed a further £700,000 round of fundraising...
Founder and CEO, Liver Health UK, Asanka De Silva

New company set to deliver step-change in the UK’s liver health

A new Scottish company, Liver Health UK Ltd, has been created to tackle liver disease on three fronts – by creating preventative consumer products,...
Gary McEwan

Elevator announces finalists for annual awards

Twenty-seven finalists for this years Elevator awards have been announced.  Applications were received from entrepreneurs and businesses across Aberdeen and Grampian for the 10 award...
L – R: (back row) Olga Kozlova, David Harris-Birtill, Rogelio Arellano and Sandy Finlayson (front row) Erika Grant, Chris Hughes, Victoria Hamilton and Anne Rushing - Photographer credit: Alan Richardson

Success of Universities Entrepreneurship Programme Highlighted in Independent Report

Scottish start-ups and university spinouts who participated in Converge Challenge have leveraged over seven times in subsequent funding the amount that the programme’s university...
Fiona Inglis; Janice Cuningham, Entrepreneur Development Manager, RBS; Roy Hotrabhvanon; Matt Davidson; Lorn Jean Cowie; Lisa Main; Sydney Chasin; Fiona Godsman, CEO of SIE; Sam Rogers; Allistair Taylor; Catherine Truel; Zachary Baynham-Herd; Assean Sheikh, CEO of Flavourly (SIE alumni and awards speaker); Muhamad Adib Rosli

Fresh Ideas create Scotland’s next generation of entrepreneurs

A system for sports coaches to monitor their teams, a platform to connect global conservation projects, and a new system to aid importers and...
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,...

Promoted Content

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...
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