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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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Smarter Grid Solutions’ R&D projects...

THE value of research and development (R&D) projects underpinned by Smarter Grid Solutions’ (SGS’s) technology has broken through the £20 million mark as the Glasgow-based energy software company, which has offices in New York and California, continues to help grid operators tackle the climate...

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Insiso, Aberdeen-based software development company, Managing Director – Arrash Nekonam What does your company do? At Insiso we provide bespoke software development services to a wide a variety of industries.  Our understanding of technology,...

How the public cloud could...

COVID-19 is a virus that knows no borders. It has infiltrated every part of our lives in its relatively brief existence, leaving a path of devastation. We have seen the very real impact of the virus within the business world. However, it...

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Two Rivers Recruitment Eddie Finnigan, managing director What does your company do? We are a recruitment agency specialising in aerospace, engineering, and business support sectors with a global reach and dedicated to...

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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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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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Close Brothers Asset Management appoints Michael Barr as investment director

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CLOSE Brothers Asset Management (CBAM) has appointed Michael Barr as an Investment Director in its Edinburgh office, to further support the expansion of its investment management...

Scotland increased inward investment in 2019 at a faster pace than...

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SCOTLAND has established a comparatively strong position within the UK in terms of attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) having recorded an increase in both the...

Close Brothers Asset Management appoints...

CLOSE Brothers Asset Management (CBAM) has appointed Michael Barr as an Investment Director in its Edinburgh office, to further support the expansion of its investment management service for high net worth clients in Scotland.

Scotland increased inward investment in...

SCOTLAND has established a comparatively strong position within the UK in terms of attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) having recorded an increase in both the number and share of UK projects in 2019, as revealed in...

Restructuring and recovery for the...

THE impact of COVID-19 on the economy is likely to be long-lasting. The UK economy contracted by 2 per cent in the first quarter of 2020 and analysts expect the figure to be...

Smarter Grid Solutions’ R&D projects...

THE value of research and development (R&D) projects underpinned by Smarter Grid Solutions’ (SGS’s) technology has broken through the £20 million mark as the Glasgow-based energy software company, which has offices in New York and California, continues...

Founder series Q&A

Insiso, Aberdeen-based software development company, Managing Director – Arrash Nekonam What does your company do? At Insiso we provide bespoke software development services to a wide a...

Trio of appointments to strengthen...

INDUSTRIAL Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC), the specialist body set up to stimulate growth in the Industrial Biotechnology (IB) sector, is strengthening its team with the creation of three new roles.  Caroline Kewney and Russell Clarke...

Scottish care tech firm receives...

SCOTTISH care tech company Time for You Care has secured a £350,000 investment led by ESM, the Stirling-based early-stage tech investment group. The cash injection comes as innovation in the care...

Plan ahead for the next...

Graeme Allan, Chief Executive of Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP, reflects on the changes and challenges currently experienced as a result of the coronavirus crisis and considers what's next as we plan ahead for the 'next...

Scottish-based tech companies are asked...

SCOTTISH-based tech firms are being asked to help build the future of the country as a digital nation. The ScotlandIS Challenge is calling on companies of all sizes to submit ideas that will...

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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...