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Light shed on cataclysmic year for Scotland’s finance sector

Eagerly-awaited salary guide paints stark picture of challenges ahead. THE IMPACT of Covid, Brexit, and the climate emergency are...

Reactec’s SAFE-DISTANCE system reaches 10,000 milestone as Oil States invests for Scottish workers

OIL States, the global provider of energy systems for the offshore sector, has rolled out Reactec’s innovative wearable system SAFE-DISTANCE at its...

Cancer diagnostics firm completes £3.5M funding round

CLINSPEC Diagnostics Limited (ClinSpec Dx), the Glasgow-based developer of liquid biopsies for early detection of cancer, has reached its round two funding...

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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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Reactec’s SAFE-DISTANCE system reaches 10,000 milestone as Oil States invests for Scottish workers

OIL States, the global provider of energy systems for the offshore sector, has rolled out Reactec’s innovative wearable system SAFE-DISTANCE at its specialist facility...

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

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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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Light shed on cataclysmic year for Scotland’s finance sector

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Eagerly-awaited salary guide paints stark picture of challenges ahead. THE IMPACT of Covid, Brexit, and the climate emergency are...

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...

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,...

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...

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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...