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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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Historic Watt Bros Store purchased...

THE landmark former Watt Brothers department store in Glasgow has been purchased by Sandy and James Easdale in a rejuvenation plan expected to cost more than £20million. The historic building, which is situated from Sauchiehall Street...

Founder series – Q&A

Jai Aenugu, managing director, TechForce What does your company do? We are on a mission to protect and empower businesses in the UK against external cyber attacks. Since launching in...

Scottish Government confirms £4 million...

The Scottish Government has today confirmed a £4m funding package to accelerate the establishment of a network of hubs to support the adoption of 5GThe Scotland 5G Centre to launch national network of hubs as announced in the Programme...

ClearWater launches new NHS-integrated Track...

UK-based hand sanitiser producer ClearWater Hygiene has launched a new tracking and monitoring service which aims to help pubs, restaurants, shops and other customer facing businesses better control the spread of the pandemic and minimise the potential of further...

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CGI and City of Edinburgh...

$175 million extension aims to position Edinburgh as one of the world’s ‘smartest’ cities CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) has signed a six-year extension to its contract with City of Edinburgh Council, extending the global IT...

Glasgow’s Portcullis House Sold

WATKIN Jones has completed the purchase of Portcullis House in Glasgow from Mapeley Investment Group Limited.  Located at 21 India Street in the city centre, Portcullis House occupies a substantial site of 0.826 acres. Leading developer...

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...

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Scottish physicists lead £10m project taking quantum technology ‘to another level’

A team of physicists based in Scotland are to lead a £10m project to take the development of faster, thumbnail-sized quantum technology...

Technology

IGS senior team expands further as technology innovator welcomes Head of HR

Donald Mackenzie joins Edinburgh-headquartered firm to help build growing team SENIOR HR leader, Donald Mackenzie, has joined IGS, the Scottish-based agritech...

Early cancer detection technology secures £2.4M funding boost

EFFORTS to improve the early detection of cancer have received a significant boost with a £2.4 million funding deal to support the further development...

Scotland’s Fintech Festival – 50+ Events Throughout September

FINTECH Scotland confirmed today the programme for the third Scotland Fintech Festival. The September festival will see a diverse range of...

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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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£10.5m funding boost for East Ayrshire housing association

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THE Royal Bank of Scotland has granted a £10.5 million funding package to Shire Housing Association to refinance existing debt, improve their...

Equity Gap sees key role for business angels in economic recovery...

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INVESTMENT syndicate, Equity Gap, this month celebrates 10 years as one of Scotland’s most successful angel investment groups with record investment figures...

Pryme Group acquires Ellon based...

Pryme Group, which is majority owned by Simmons Private Equity, has acquired Sengs Subsea Engineering Solutions Limited. Established in 2012 by Murray Kerr, SengS is an Ellon based engineering company providing subsea engineering design consultancy, equipment...

St Andrews Angels gets off...

Scotland’s oldest University, St Andrews, has a rich entrepreneurial history spanning across the globe. Edinburgh based husband and wife duo, Lesley and Nigel Eccles co-founded fantasy sports giant, FanDuel. London based, Damian Kimmelman, co-founded DueDil and was...

KPMG anticipates modest upturn in...

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) could become a greater feature of the oilfield services landscape in the next 18 months as businesses move out of survival mode and look to the future, according to professional services...

Trisent secures funding to develop...

Trisent, a Scottish start-up software company, has secured a £99,370 SMART: SCOTLAND Feasibility grant through Scottish Enterprise to develop a unique self writing diary that runs on a mobile phone. The lifestyle app market is worth...

Exsel Group ranked 3 in...

Exsel Group has been ranked number three in the 2016 Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over the...

Siblings to expand Inverclyde dental...

A 25-year old family-run dental practice will now be growing the size of their business and relocating to a modern state-of-the-art facility in the listed Gourock municipal building, after securing support from Clydesdale Bank. Having agreed...

Skyscanner bought by Chinese firm...

Scottish 'unicorn' Skyscanner is to be bought by China's biggest online travel company Ctrip.com International Ltd for about £1.4 billion. The deal follows quickly on the heels of the announcement that Scotland's other 'unicorn' Fanduel is...

Female Entrepreneur pitch competition launches

Scotland’s only pitch competition for women entrepreneurs is being launched today (Monday, 21 November, 2016) at Edinburgh Napier University. The 2017 AccelerateHER Awards, open to entrepreneurial women-led businesses based in Scotland, provides a fantastic opportunity...

Wired Studio Marks Significant Business...

Aberdeen-based 'growth agency' Wired Studio, has seen significant growth during 2016. The agency, which offers data-driven marketing and graphic design, has increased turnover by 40% in the past 12 months when compared to 2015, partially thanks...

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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...