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AGS Airports led consortium to develop UK’s first medical delivery drone network

AGS Airports, which owns and manages Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports, is to lead a consortium that will develop and trial what...

Proserv division Gilmore appoints CEO to lead expansion plans

Houston based team to roll out new flow control products in 2021 to target further markets within oil and gas and across...

Addleshaw Goddard optimistic about deal activity as economic recovery remains priority

LAW firm Addleshaw Goddard’s corporate team in Scotland is confident that there will continue to be a strong pipeline of deal activity...

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Proserv division Gilmore appoints CEO...

Houston based team to roll out new flow control products in 2021 to target further markets within oil and gas and across other industries. GILMORE, a Proserv Company, a leading provider of flow control solutions has...

Addleshaw Goddard optimistic about deal...

LAW firm Addleshaw Goddard’s corporate team in Scotland is confident that there will continue to be a strong pipeline of deal activity despite challenges caused by the ongoing pandemic and the impact of Brexit. With proposed...

SoConnect acquires Edinburgh-headquartered IT Centric

Acquisition takes Borders-based telecom, internet and IT managed services group to over 500 customers UK-wide and £5m plus revenue Combined group now has headcount of 38, supported by a nationwide network of over 200 engineers IT Centric acquisition marks second acquisition...

Business Stream secures water supply...

WATER retailer Business Stream has secured a new water and waste water services contract in the UK, with one of the world’s largest oil and gas supermajors, Shell. The three-year contract will see Edinburgh-based retailer Business...

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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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Dundee-based sports video game developer Digital Sports Arena inks global publishing deal with Playstack

GameDayLive is the world’s first real-time, player versus player soccer management team game for mobile devicesGame Day Live set for global launch in 2021BAFTA-award...

Stephen Foreshew-Cain joins software consultancy Scott Logic as CEO

Former GDS chief aims to establish the software consultancy in areas beyond Financial Services and the Public Sector, and to have an impact in...

Edinburgh Innovations boosts global links with non-exec appointments

A SENIOR US pharmaceuticals executive and Stanford University’s head of technology transfer are to become two Non-Executive Directors of Edinburgh Innovations, the University 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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Scottish shares in strong finish to 2020, outperforming wider indices for...

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A STRONG final quarter of 2020 saw shares in Scottish companies outperform the wider FTSE and AIM All Share indices, with the...

Investment manager company reports record activity

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PAR Equity, the Edinburgh-based investment manager that specialises in early-stage technology businesses with high growth potential, increased its new investment activity to...

Gillies targets Highland growth following...

Scottish furniture company Gillies aims to increase sales in the Highlands following the acquisition of Ogilvies of Inverness, the furniture retailer in the north of Scotland, as well as Westend Furniture of Dingwall. The acquisition of...

BGF realises successful exit from...

BGF (Business Growth Fund), one of the UK’s most active provider of growth capital, has successfully exited its investment in Stevenswood after a deal was completed for Stevenswood to acquire Polyframe Trade Centres Limited (“PTC”)...

Empire launches new recruitment arm

HR, employment law and HSEQ specialists, Empire is to launch a specialist HR recruitment agency. Empire, which has a presence in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Inverness and London, will launch Empire Recruitment in December, led by HR recruitment...

Angus & Oink Close In...

Angus & Oink, the barbecue company, is closing in on its £5,000 crowd funding Tesco BackIt campaign, as it celebrates hitting 70% pledged. The campaign ends on 13th January 2017. The firm, which produces and sells...

Glenrothes Electronics Company secures £1.25...

Semefab, the Glenrothes semi-conductor manufacturer at the forefront of the UK’s micro and nano technology (MNT) network, is to invest in new equipment in a bid to increase efficiencies and pursue new technologies. The silicon wafer...

CodeBase to be strategic partner...

A new venture platform that will fund all stages of the digital technology business lifecycle, from entry to exit, has been launched. Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV) is being funded by three institutional investment partners — the...

Innis & Gunn doubles crowdfunding...

Independent brewer Innis & Gunn surpassed its equity crowdfunding target by £1.5 million, raising a total of £2.5 million when its Crowdcube powered, AdventureCapital™ campaign closed last night. AdventureCapital™ aimed to raise £1 million in equity,...

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...

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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...