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Scots back UK farming with greener shopping habits

Barclays research reveals 66 percent of those in Scotland look to buy more home-grown produce as a result of the pandemic and...

EE switches on 5G in eight more Scottish Locations

Aberdeen, Barrhead, Stirling, Clydebank, Bellshill, Cumbernauld, Paisley, and Motherwell are the latest locations in Scotland to receive 5G on the EE networkEE...

Aberdeen Standard Investment launches Global Dynamic Dividend Fund

ABERDEEN Standard Investments (ASI) has launched the Aberdeen Standard SICAV I – Global Dynamic Dividend Fund (the “Fund”). The Fund will invest...

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Scots back UK farming with...

Barclays research reveals 66 percent of those in Scotland look to buy more home-grown produce as a result of the pandemic and BrexitNearly half (49 percent) of Scottish consumers look to purchase seasonal produce, helping the farming sector in...

8 Doors Distillery fills up...

WITHIN 48 hours of launching its limited-edition cask sales, 8 Doors Distillery - Scotland's most northerly mainland Scotch whisky distillery set to open in John O'Groats next summer - has sold out of its 874 Founders Club packages.

New flexible office space under...

THE Garment Factory adds 12 new unique and contemporary small suites to its design-led range of office spaces. Spurred on by occupiers’ current need for flexible space, property developer Castleforge Partners has commenced the creation of...

Diffley Partnership rebrands to grow...

THE rebrand coincides with the recruitment drive for the first Head of Research Today sees the launch of the Diffley Partnership, an exciting new brand to cement the ongoing success of one of Scotland’s leading research and consultancy providers....

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Commsworld included in G-Cloud 12...

COMMSWORLD, the UK’s largest independent network provider, has been listed for the fourth year running on a lucrative UK government telecoms and network framework. The Edinburgh-headquartered company won approval for its services on G-Cloud 12, where...

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...

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EE switches on 5G in eight more Scottish Locations

Aberdeen, Barrhead, Stirling, Clydebank, Bellshill, Cumbernauld, Paisley, and Motherwell are the latest locations in Scotland to receive 5G on the EE networkEE...

Technology

Talking Medicines joins UK Tech Nation cohort to scale up AI pharma tool

DATA tech innovator Talking Medicines, which uses advanced AI to provide pharmaceutical companies with real-time data intelligence, has been chosen to join Tech Nation’s...

Converged Gains Supplier Status In Public Sector G-Cloud 12 Initiative

SCOTTISH IT and cybersecurity company Converged Communication Solutions has gained supplier status in the latest version of the UK Government’s public sector G-Cloud initiative,...

Recruitment boost for medical device development team

LEADING medical technology company ODx have expanded their ground-breaking research team by appointing a new Chief Technology Officer. Device development expert...

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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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Financial News

Moneycorp partners with Scottish Chambers of Commerce to boost export trade

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FOREIGN exchange and international payments specialist, moneycorp, is thrilled to be partnering with the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, providing expert financial support...

Tech sector deals – a clear target for 2020

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2020 has presented monumental challenges to global economies resulting in many people expecting a slowdown in deal volume. Despite these unprecedented times,...

Bar Soba plans seven new...

Bar Soba, the Glasgow-based bar and restaurant chain, is preparing to open a further seven restaurants following a £3m investment by BGF (Business Growth Fund) and the appointment of industry veteran Mohan Mansigani as chair. The...

Managed print services firm relocates...

A Scottish managed print services firm has relocated its Inverness office to accommodate the continued growth of the business. Xeretec Scotland, which is part of the Xeretec Group, has signed a 10-year lease on its new...

Asbestos removal firm secures MBO

UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE) has provided financial backing for a management buyout (MBO) of Wishaw-based asbestos removal firm, Specialist Building & Asbestos Services (SB & AS) Ltd. UKSE, the Tata Steel subsidiary set up to assist...

Scottish female entrepreneur shortlisted in...

Jo-Anne Chidley of Glasgow based Beauty Kitchen has been chosen as a finalist in the Brand of the Future category, sponsored by The White Company – awarded to a young brand that demonstrates huge potential...

Scottish firms creating jobs but...

Scotland’s small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are creating jobs faster than almost every other part of the UK – but many are struggling to scale up quickly, according to new research. The findings have been...

Glasgow company wins Amazon Growing...

A Glasgow-based laser manufacturing company has won a prestigious Amazon Growing Business Award at a national ceremony in London. The Scottish company saw off competition from hundreds of entrepreneurs and businesses from across the UK to...

Three Scottish companies make Britain’s...

Published this weekend, the 20th anniversary edition of the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing sales. The three companies in Scotland (compared to five last year) include...

Aridhia broadens European appeal with...

Scottish clinical and translational informatics company Aridhia, Netherlands-based ICT service provider Vancis, and clinical datasets experts MGRID have announced the expansion of their existing partnership with the launch of a new research platform service, RSRCH-Health,...

Scottish microbrewery doubles projected start...

A Scottish microbrewery is celebrating success as it continues to make waves in the brewing industry after doubling its projected start up figures in its first six months and officially gaining its off-sales license. Fierce Beer,...

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Singapore’s powerhouse design agency, Mobistudios, enters contract with NomadiX to acquire 20 iWalkers

SINGAPORE-based Mobistudios, a powerhouse creative design and technology player throughout Asia, has signed a contract to acquire 20 iWalkers, the digital roaming...

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...