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Perth eco-development takes a step closer

SCOTLAND’S largest carbon-neutral development, Perth West, has taken a step closer as the full planning application has been submitted. The John Dewar Lamberkin Trust has submitted proposals for a mixed-use development...

Telecoms chairman says more investment needed to help a more inclusive post-Covid 19 economy

THE new chairman of telecoms provider Commsworld says the UK must invest heavily in digital technology and infrastructure if it wants to build a stronger, greener, resilient and more inclusive post-Coronavirus economy. John...

Edinburgh fintech Aveni seals £520,000 backing

EDINBURGH-based fintech Aveni has secured seed investment of £520,000 for its video conferencing based AI technology, which it claims will transform client interaction in financial and professional advice sectors in the new age of ‘digital client service’.

Law firm names new partners to help strengthen its team

LAW firm Addleshaw Goddard has recruited two new partners to join its Infrastructure Projects & Energy Practice (IPE). Suzanne Moir, a former partner and Head of Projects at DWF, will be based in...

Business Stream secures Ministry of Justice contract worth £70 million

EDINBURGH-based water retailer, Business Stream, has been awarded the Ministry of Justice water and wastewater services contract following a highly competitive tendering process. The contract, worth over £70 million, is one of...

Close Brothers Asset Management appoints Michael Barr as investment director

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 2019 at a faster pace than the UK and with a greater share of UK projects, reveals the EY...

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 future

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 break through the £20 million milestone

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...

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Cyber security company expands into bigger offices and appoints new chairman

Scottish IT cyber security and performance solutions company Assure APM has relocated to a larger office in Rutland Square in Edinburgh to accommodate their growing business. The company has more...

Airbnb style start up for commercial spaces launches £600k seed funding round

Occupyd, a UK marketplace platform which aims to bridge the gap between demand for and underused workspace, has launched a six-figure seed...

Founders Series – Dr Ben Schögler, CEO and Co-Founder of Skoogmusic

Dr Ben Schögler is CEO and Co-Founder of Edinburgh-based music tech business Skoogmusic. Having raised £2 million to date the company turnover increased by 400% in...

Problems in Scotland for Connected Tech Companies

Scottish tech companies face extra problems, especially outside the big cities. Political decisions are driven by the needs of the urban conurbations,...

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...