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What are the Advantages of Field-proven Subsea CT Scanners?

What Are the Advantages of a Field-Proven Subsea CT Scanner The upkeep of subsea pipelines, which involves ensuring safe offshore...

Why is human induced vibration so important to engineers and builders?

Engineering and minimising the effects of human induced vibration An important aspect of most engineering and building projects is...

Brookfield backs Wireless Infrastructure Group in £575m transaction

Wireless Infrastructure Group (WIG) has announced that Brookfield Infrastructure and its institutional partners (Brookfield) have become its sole financial sponsor following Brookfield’s...

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Deals Done – Scotland’s M&A...

Anderson Anderson & Brown Corporate Finance (“AABcf”) is delighted to share with you our quarterly Deals+ update for Q1 2020, highlighting selected M&A and fundraising transactions across Scotland.With the COVID-19 pandemic wrecking havoc globally, financial markets faltering and...

Deals Done – Scotland’s M&A...

The Scottish M&A market has remained resilient throughout Q 4 19 with positive momentum being fuelled by rising valuations and attractive financing opportunities. Despite the growing geopolitical uncertainties andwider economic slowdowns experienced throughout 2019 M&A and...

Increasing uncertainty is placing strain...

UK BUSINESSES leaders are struggling to cope with the pressures of a rapidly changing world. Increased competition, political uncertainty and facing greater scrutiny are all making it much tougher at the top - according to new research.

Half of Scottish adults have...

A SURVEY commissioned by Unlocking Ambition to coincide with Global Entrepreneurship Week (18-24 November) found that the majority of people (57%) think that Scotland is an entrepreneurial nation, with 49% of adults having considered starting their own business. 

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North-east surveying firm celebrates seven-figure...

AN ABERDEEN-based specialist surveying company, Survey 3D international (Survey 3Di), is celebrating a bumper first year in business with a seven-figure turnover, major investment and a significant recruitment drive. Launched 15 months ago by former Scopus...

Aberdeen haulage firm drives expansion...

AN ABERDEEN-based haulage supplier is expanding its services to the North of England following £600,000 of funding from HSBC UK. Third-generation family firm William Walker Transport will use an invoice finance facility from HSBC UK to...

BGF celebrates a year of...

BGF, THE UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses experienced a year of growth across its Scottish portfolio in 2019, having invested more than £280m to date to support the region’s most ambitious entrepreneurs.

Road map for a net...

A ROAD map for moving forward the ambitious target to deliver a carbon neutral Capital by 2030 has been set out by the City of Edinburgh Council. The ‘short window improvement plan’ outlines 37 immediate and short-term actions across...

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Scottish Robotics Deal Programs £1 million Annually

SP TECHNOLOGY has today been announced as the first and only Scottish distribution partner of Collaborative robots, from Universal Robots, also known as Cobots,...

University of the West of Scotland invests £12 million in new thin films laboratory

UNIVERSITY of the West of Scotland (UWS) has revealed its new state-of-the-art thin films laboratory at a special event held at the Paisley campus....

One-fifth of UK retail spend could be online by 2024

As shoppers continue to shift away from visiting physical stores and gravitate towards the convenience of shopping via digital channels, UK online spend is set to...

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Four industry experts appointed to export advisory group

FFour industry experts have been appointed to an advisory group established to help grow Scotland’s exports. The four, who...

Loch Lomond whiskies win global golf sponsorship

LOCH Lomond Whiskies has added another world-class golf tournament to its expanding sponsorship portfolio by agreeing a new partnership with the WGC...

Cheeky Chompers launches £400,000 crowdfunding campaign

Baby care brand Cheeky Chompers has launched its first crowdfunding campaign this week on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. The Edinburgh-headquartered company, who...

James Buchan: No parachutes required. How fast, smart, digitally aware companies can break into the lucrative Eastern markets

When James Bond wanted to get into Asia, albeit North Korea, he dived out of a high- altitude stealth plane, parachuted into...

Further Canadian growth for Scottish communications agency

Beattie, the integrated communications agency, is to expand its Beattie Tartan brand into two more Canadian cities. The agency will add Ottawa and Winnipeg to...

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Morgan Sindall Construction starts work on new £15.1 million Renton Campus

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MORGAN Sindall Construction has begun work on a new £15.1 million educational campus for West Dunbartonshire Council in Renton, West Dunbartonshire.

Two business networkers join the BNI millionaires’ club

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TWO business people belonging to the same networking group have achieved a million-pound milestone. Liz Carnie, of Powerwasher Services...

Deals Done – Scotland’s M&A...

Anderson Anderson & Brown Corporate Finance (“AABcf”) is delighted to share with you our quarterly Deals+ update for Q1 2020, highlighting selected M&A and fundraising transactions across Scotland.With the COVID-19 pandemic wrecking...

Archangels leads further investment in...

THE Edinburgh-based business angel investment syndicate, Archangels, has led investment of £6.2 million in Scottish early stage companies in the first quarter of 2020. Four tech and life sciences businesses – Blackford Analysis;...

What are the Advantages of...

What Are the Advantages of a Field-Proven Subsea CT Scanner The upkeep of subsea pipelines, which involves ensuring safe offshore operations as well as conforming to precise legal regulations, is vital for...

Why is human induced vibration...

Engineering and minimising the effects of human induced vibration An important aspect of most engineering and building projects is to tackle the issue of human induced vibration, which occurs as...

Swipii secures £1 million investment

GLASGOW-based Swipii has secured funding of £1 million into its cashback app. The investment has been made by Scottish private equity company Par Equity, which is an existing investor in the business. 

Scottish manufacturers harness hydropower in...

POWER transformers built to harness Angola’s huge supply of hydropower have been shipped from ports in Tilbury this week, as UK companies help Angola transition away from its dependence on oil generated power.

Million-pound funding package enables significant...

ABBIECRAIG Services in Freuchie, Fife, has enjoyed a successful first six months in business following its refurbishment, which was enabled by a £1.2 million funding package from Royal Bank of Scotland.

Morgan Sindall Construction starts work...

MORGAN Sindall Construction has begun work on a new £15.1 million educational campus for West Dunbartonshire Council in Renton, West Dunbartonshire. A ground-breaking ceremony was held earlier this month to...

Two business networkers join...

TWO business people belonging to the same networking group have achieved a million-pound milestone. Liz Carnie, of Powerwasher Services (PWS), and Paul Martin, of Martin Property Care – both members of...

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Float secures investment for international expansion

FLOAT, the award-winning cash flow service for Xero, QuickBooks Online and FreeAgent, today announced the completion of its £1.5m seed round led...

New Livingston facility for USA Manufacturer

Missouri, USA, based plastisol manufacturer PolySol, has opened a new purpose built production facility in Livingston to support rapid growth following a...

Sky-Futures agrees strategic partnership in Saudi Arabia

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) service provider Sky-Futures, has partnered with STC Specialized, the executive arm of the Saudi Telecom Company (STC), to...

Scottish forensics startup partner’s with America’s National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Cyan Forensics, the Edinburgh-based digital forensics startup, is to work with the US-based National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, is the...

STATS Group projects success in Canada and US

Inverurie-based pipeline technology specialist, STATS Group, is growing its market share across the Americas and expects activity in the US and Canada...