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Maven VCTs lead £1.54 million funding round for B2B SaaS marketing platform Adimo

MAVEN Capital Partners (“Maven”), one of the UK’s most active investors in smaller businesses, has led a £1.54 million funding round for...

Edinburgh named a future global urban hotspot – Knight Frank report

Scottish capital ranks 8th for well-being and 31st overall as an attractive destination for people and wealth EDINBURGH'S growing...

An EZ solution to the UK’s pothole problems

THE symptoms of a climate crisis are wreaking havoc on our UK road networks. Extreme weather conditions and contrasting seasonal changes in...

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An EZ solution to the...

THE symptoms of a climate crisis are wreaking havoc on our UK road networks. Extreme weather conditions and contrasting seasonal changes in temperature and precipitation levels are to blame. Dangerous cracks are opening in the surface of the roads...

Macfarlane Group announces acquisition of...

MACFARLANE Group PLC is pleased to announce the acquisition of GWP Holdings Limited the owner of GWP Group Limited (GWP), a protective packaging manufacturing and distribution business based in Wiltshire.  The acquisition is in line with Macfarlane’s declared strategy...

Edwin James Group aligns brands...

EDWIN James Group is supporting its growth plans with the alignment of its brands. Jex Process Services will become EJ Musk Process Services, and Korrie Technical Services will align with the EJ Parker Technical Services brand.

MV Commercial secures major deal...

A MULTI-million-pound deal has been struck between Hiab UK and Ireland Ltd and MV Commercial Ltd for 100 light, medium, and heavy-duty truck-mounted cranes. MV Commercial has been a long-standing partner of Hiab and the latest...

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Report highlights Edinburgh as a...

EDINBURGH has been named one of the most innovative cities in the UK and among the world’s top 50 in a report produced by independent real estate consultancy Knight Frank. The Scottish capital placed behind only...

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...

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Maven VCTs lead £1.54 million funding round for B2B SaaS marketing platform Adimo

MAVEN Capital Partners (“Maven”), one of the UK’s most active investors in smaller businesses, has led a £1.54 million funding round for Adimo, a...

Tes acquires Glasgow based SchoolCloud, parents’ evening software developed by high school students

SchoolCloud’s virtual parents’ evening capability has been a lifeline for schools and parents during COVID-19 pandemic and is set to stay

Rovco announces shift in executive team while CEO targets scale-up tech company for wider Industrial Robotics Market

Simon Miller to head-up Rovco. Nick Boorman appointed Group CFO. Rovco Founder Brian Allen to be Group CEO and will lead Vaarst technologies into...

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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...

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...

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...

Scottish International Week returns for a third year

Scottish International Week 2019 (SIW19), organised by Scottish Business Network with the support of IoD Scotland and Bank of Scotland returns for...

Student engagement platform secures funding for North American expansion

An Edinburgh company whose software platform helps universities to engage and recruit students has secured £1.8m investment from Mercia Fund Managers, the...

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Brewin Dolphin appoints Johnny McGlynn as head of office for Edinburgh

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BREWIN Dolphin has appointed Johnny McGlynn as its new head of office for Edinburgh. He joined Brewin Dolphin in...

AAB named top Scottish M&A financial advisers for 2020

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ANDERSON Anderson & Brown (AAB), the tech-enabled critical business services group, has been named top financial advisers in Scotland in Experian’s 2020...

£220k grant set to help...

A Scottish IT firm has been awarded a £220k grant to create 24 jobs over the next 18 months. Odro Ltd, which has been helped by Business Gateway Lanarkshire, secured the Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) award...

Merger creates £7m turnover turnkey...

Aberdeen firms Abersea Engineering and Raisepower have merged to form a new company to be called Mesh Global with an annual turnover of about £7million a year. Abersea, which won the gong for business success under...

Strong start to 2017 for...

Energy services company Proserv has secured contracts valued at more than $12 million (around £10 million) so far this year and has revealed plans for further international growth with new bases in Saudi Arabia and...

Scottish Enterprise action plan to...

Scottish Enterprise has revealed a new Subsea Engineering Action Plan with the aim of capturing an even bigger slice of the current £50 billion global subsea market. The news comes as Scottish Government Minister for Business,...

Job boost at RSBi with...

Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries (RSBi) has directly created 16 new jobs as a result of its contract to supply furniture to vulnerable individuals being supported by the Scottish Welfare Fund. The figures were disclosed earlier this...

Royal Bank of Scotland offers...

Royal Bank of Scotland is launching a programme aimed at driving small business growth. Boost is a new initiative designed to help companies move forward by establishing the right connections between businesses and offering access to...

Handelsbanken Banking Deals Supports Ecosse...

Ecosse Subsea Services (ESS) has agreed a multi-million-pound revolving credit facility with Handelsbanken. The new relationship will support the Banchory-based subsea engineering specialist as it tenders for larger renewables and power generation contracts. With its roots in...

International Hotel Properties acquires Edinburgh...

International Hotel Properties Limited (IHL) has acquired the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre for £17,725,000 plus costs. The acquisition marks IHL’s continued growth and investment into the European hotel sector and is the business’s ninth...

Meltmobile takes to the road

Popular North East toastie shop, Melt, is launching The Meltmobile which will allow the company to branch out into serving its snacks at outside events including weddings, festivals and major food shows and exhibitions such...

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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...