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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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Orbis Protect acquires Glasgow-based Optosafe

GLASGOW-based Optosafe has been acquired by Orbis Protect. The deal comes comes following a sustained growth in Orbis Protect - a property, site and people specialist - during the COVID-19 crisis. It's decontamination...

Beattie announces senior promotion

COMMUNICATIONS agency Beattie has appointed a new managing director for Scotland and digital. In her new role, Joanne Spence will head up the offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh as well as the digital content teams.

Scottish civil engineering firm becomes...

CIVIL engineering firm MHB Consultants is the latest company in Scotland to become employee-owned, with 40 members of staff given a stake in the business.  Founded by managing director Hendrie Barbour in 2006, MHB Consultants is...

Major survey indicates improving Scottish...

AS lockdown restrictions begin to ease and the economy starts to open back up, sentiment amongst the Scottish business community is showing some tentative signs of improvement. However, the overall outlook remains challenging, according to a...

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First phase of West Edinburgh...

MURRAY Estates plans for significant economic investment in West Edinburgh – one of the most strategically important development sites in the UK – have been approved by Scottish Government ministers. The first phase of the Garden District – Redheughs Village...

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.

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BT appoints new director for its Enterprise business in Scotland

BT has appointed a new director to lead its Enterprise business in Scotland. Glasgow-born Alan Lees, who has held several senior...

Trustpilot opens R&D and Innovation Hub in Edinburgh

TRUSTPILOT has announced the creation of a new global R&D and Innovation Hub in Edinburgh to develop new, world-leading technology that proactively tackles the...

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,...

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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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Decade of continued growth marks new record for Brodies

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LEADING Scottish law firm, Brodies LLP, has continued to make progress for the year to 30 April 2020, reporting a 7% increase...

Glasgow-based Quantuma agrees £26.95m merger with listed K3 Capital Group

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GLASGOW-based business advisory firm Quantuma has completed a merger with AIM-listed K3 Capital Group plc (AIM: K3C), for an initial consideration of...

Logan Energy gets hydrogen on...

EDINBURGH-based hydrogen technology specialist, Logan Energy, has been chosen as the preferred partner to supply two of the first publicly-accessible hydrogen refuelling stations in Teesside, in a £2.25 million project that will allow...

Orbis Protect acquires Glasgow-based Optosafe

GLASGOW-based Optosafe has been acquired by Orbis Protect. The deal comes comes following a sustained growth in Orbis Protect - a property, site and people specialist - during the COVID-19...

Beattie announces senior promotion

COMMUNICATIONS agency Beattie has appointed a new managing director for Scotland and digital. In her new role, Joanne Spence will head up the offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh as well...

Scotland’s opportunity to grow a...

The idea of a net zero carbon emissions and zero waste economy isn’t as far-fetched as some may think. The key promise of a bio-based economy is that we can grow the sources...

Decade of continued growth marks...

LEADING Scottish law firm, Brodies LLP, has continued to make progress for the year to 30 April 2020, reporting a 7% increase in turnover to £82.0m (2018/19: £76.9m). This amounts...

Glasgow-based Quantuma agrees £26.95m merger...

GLASGOW-based business advisory firm Quantuma has completed a merger with AIM-listed K3 Capital Group plc (AIM: K3C), for an initial consideration of £26.95m, to create an independent global advisory practice.

Decommissioning Challenge Fund benefits 10...

TEN projects across Scotland have been awarded grants totalling £1.84 million in the fourth round of the Scottish Government’s Decommissioning Challenge Fund (DCF). The DCF supports infrastructure improvements and innovation to deliver decommissioning...

New role created to increase...

INDUSTRIAL Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC), has appointed Dr Lynsey Dunbar as Senior Business Engagement Manager.  The Glasgow headquartered firm said the newly created role plays a key role in driving Scotland’s...

Scottish civil engineering firm becomes...

CIVIL engineering firm MHB Consultants is the latest company in Scotland to become employee-owned, with 40 members of staff given a stake in the business.  Founded by managing director Hendrie...

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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...