Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Simon and Helen Pattinson

Inverleith takes majority stake in Montezuma's chocolate

Scottish Private Equity vehicle Inverleith, which specialises in consumer brand investment, has taken a majority stake in British chocolate brand Montezuma's. Montezuma's is a chocolate manufacturer and retailer...
L-R: Victor West, Eileen Tocher, Louise Morris, Stephen Greeves

Quality seafood producer set for global expansion

One of the largest processors of premium Scottish salmon is set for continued expansion into international markets, with help from a £3.2 million funding...

Scotch whisky exports increase to £1.97 billion in first half of 2018

Scotch Whisky exports increased in the first half of 2018 to £1.97 billion, a 10.8% rise in the value of exports against the same period last year. The analysis of official HMRC...
James Watt and Martin Dickie

BrewDog closes investment round with over £26.2million invested by more than 50,000 beer fans

BrewDog has closed the world’s most successful equity crowdfunding raise, Equity for Punks V, having secured £26.2million worth on investment over the past 12...

Tomatin named as fastest growing top 10 single malt whisky in US

Highland whisky distillery Tomatin, has been named the fastest growing top ten single malt whisky in the US. Recent figures released by Impact Databank...

Dunnet Bay Distillers: An Innovation Story

Dunnet Bay Distillers is the story of a couple who long dreamed of starting their own business and combined their passions with a desire...
Fergus Ewing

Salmon production value passes £1 billion mark

New statistics show that the value of Atlantic Salmon in Scotland in 2017 surpassed the £1 billion mark for the first time – an...
CGI of Ardgowan Distillery

Ardgowan Distillery unveils ambitious plans for £12 million Inverclyde distillery

Ardgowan Distillery has revealed ambitious designs for their new £12 million distillery which is being built on the Ardgowan Estate near Inverkip, 30 miles...
James Watt and Martin Dickie

BrewDog unveils ambitious 12 month ‘Blueprint’

BrewDog has unveiled ‘The BrewDog Blueprint’; an ambitious business manifesto packed with more than 30 initiatives that will see it evolve its beers and...
From left - Ewen Mackintosh and Stephen Rankin

Gordon & MacPhail sees record results for latest financial year

Speymalt Whisky Distributors Ltd, trading as Gordon & MacPhail, has seen record results in the year to the end of February 2018, as the company’s...

HRH Prince Charles brand helps export deal for Scottish seafood specialist

An award-winning brand of food and drink products inspired by HRH Prince Charles is now available in the USA and Switzerland. Premium Scottish smoked salmon...

Brewery eyes overseas expansion as export sales grow

Bellfield, the Scottish gluten-free microbrewery, has secured a listing with a multiple retailer in Singapore.  The new listing will see the Scottish brewery’s beers on...
Malcolm Offord

Access to investment on the menu at food and drink event

Accountancy and business advisory firm Johnston Carmichael is serving up another helping of an event designed to help Scottish food and drink businesses source investment. The firm’s...
Planet organic Muswell Hill

Scottish investor takes majority stake in heath & wellbeing retailer

Inverleith LLP, the specialist consumer brands investor, has taken a majority stake in Planet Organic, the London health and wellbeing supermarket, food-to-go chain and...
Gregor Warren - Director at Allen Associates

Scottish distillery designer expands down under

A Scottish distillery designer has ramped up its international presence with a contract to create the largest malt whisky distillery in Australia. Stirling based Allen...

Coffee and food shop Bob & Berts is full of beans with entry into...

Bob & Berts, the Northern Irish coffee and food shop, has selected Falkirk, Dunfermline and Stirling as its first Scottish locations, creating 30 jobs...
Dale and Vicky McQueen

Scottish Gin distiller announces business growth of over 280%

Callander based distiller, McQueen Gin has experienced a surge in business turnover of 280% following successful product listings in three major retailers this year. Off...
£3m investment from Scottish Sea Farms to create new jobs in Orkney

Scottish Sea Farms invests £3m in new farm

Scottish Sea Farms has been granted approval for a new £3m salmon farm off Lober Rock close to St. Margaret’s Hope in the Scapa Flow...
Brewdog's Ellon brewery

BrewDog revenue up 55% to £78 million to make it the 13th biggest beer...

Ellon-based brewer, BrewDog, has shown substantial growth across all areas of its domestic and international business. Total revenue is at £78 million, up by 55%...

The Start-Up Drinks Lab moves to Kelburn Business Park development

The Start-Up Drinks Lab has moved to the Kelburn Business Park development in Port Glasgow which is run by Riverside Inverclyde (Ri), the organisation delivering...

Kim McAllister Column

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Video: How can a Scottish business save the rainforest?  – High Growth Scotland with...

How do we save the rainforest? One Edinburgh-based company is translating a decade of research and development into on-the-ground impact. Dr Murray Collins and Dr Ed...

Wha's like us? – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

The image of Scotland abroad has always fascinated me, ever since I was little and met some local kids in the pool in Florida....

Talking in code – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Coding. Can you do it? It’s the one skill I wish I could learn – it’s the one skill most of us should learn. I was at ScotSoft yesterday,...
Colin Hewitt

Floating along on the fintech wave – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

There’s a certain kudos from being there when… The Cavern in Liverpool, the iPod unveiling, Andy Murray’s primary class… they all marked the start...

Going international – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Here’s an example of how small the world is. Today’s column in an interview with Steve Dawson, who’s flying over from New York to speak...

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Graeme Jones, Chief Executive, Scottish Financial Enterprise

Carlyle Executive Interview Series – Graeme Jones, Chief Executive, Scottish Financial Enterprise

The Scottish Financial Enterprise Annual Dinner will be held in Glasgow on Thursday 25th October, where the winners of the Scottish Financial Services Award...