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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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Orbis Protect acquires Glasgow-based Optosafe

GLASGOW-based Optosafe has been acquired by Orbis Protect. The deal comes comes following a sustained growth in Orbis Protect - a property, site and people specialist - during the COVID-19 crisis. It's decontamination...

Beattie announces senior promotion

COMMUNICATIONS agency Beattie has appointed a new managing director for Scotland and digital. In her new role, Joanne Spence will head up the offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh as well as the digital content teams.

Scottish civil engineering firm becomes...

CIVIL engineering firm MHB Consultants is the latest company in Scotland to become employee-owned, with 40 members of staff given a stake in the business.  Founded by managing director Hendrie Barbour in 2006, MHB Consultants is...

Major survey indicates improving Scottish...

AS lockdown restrictions begin to ease and the economy starts to open back up, sentiment amongst the Scottish business community is showing some tentative signs of improvement. However, the overall outlook remains challenging, according to a...

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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...

Aberdeen haulage firm drives expansion...

AN ABERDEEN-based haulage supplier is expanding its services to the North of England following £600,000 of funding from HSBC UK. Third-generation family firm William Walker Transport will use an invoice finance facility from HSBC UK to...

BGF celebrates a year of...

BGF, THE UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses experienced a year of growth across its Scottish portfolio in 2019, having invested more than £280m to date to support the region’s most ambitious entrepreneurs.

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BT appoints new director for its Enterprise business in Scotland

BT has appointed a new director to lead its Enterprise business in Scotland. Glasgow-born Alan Lees, who has held several senior...

Trustpilot opens R&D and Innovation Hub in Edinburgh

TRUSTPILOT has announced the creation of a new global R&D and Innovation Hub in Edinburgh to develop new, world-leading technology that proactively tackles the...

Scottish Robotics Deal Programs £1 million Annually

SP TECHNOLOGY has today been announced as the first and only Scottish distribution partner of Collaborative robots, from Universal Robots, also known as Cobots,...

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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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Decade of continued growth marks new record for Brodies

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LEADING Scottish law firm, Brodies LLP, has continued to make progress for the year to 30 April 2020, reporting a 7% increase...

Glasgow-based Quantuma agrees £26.95m merger with listed K3 Capital Group

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GLASGOW-based business advisory firm Quantuma has completed a merger with AIM-listed K3 Capital Group plc (AIM: K3C), for an initial consideration of...

Scottish space firm Skyrora sets...

EDINBURGH-based Skyrora, which plans to launch satellites into orbit from the Highlands and Islands, has set up a new engine test base. The firm’s chief executive, Volodymyr Levykin, said the...

CB Technology unveils £25m expansion...

LIVINGSTON-based, CB Technology, has unveiled plans to increase turnover to £25 million by 2025. It comes after the company said “boosting its workforce” and “investing in equipment” saw revenues rise...

Deals Done – Scotland’s M&A...

M&A activity across Q2 2020 experienced its worst quarter in over a decade as many transactions ended up postponed or abandoned as the world began to weigh up the impacts of the COVID-19...

Four ambitious SMEs secure place...

FOUR Scottish technology companies have won a package of support to create new Internet of Things (IoT) focussed cyber security products and services, in an initiative delivered by CENSIS. After...

Scottish aquaculture technology specialists gets...

SCOTTISH tech entrepreneurs Chris van der Kuyl and Paddy Burns have invested in Dundee-headquartered aquaculture technology specialist Ace Aquatec. The company, founded in 1999, develops acoustic deterrent devices and electric stunners...

Trustpilot opens R&D and Innovation...

TRUSTPILOT has announced the creation of a new global R&D and Innovation Hub in Edinburgh to develop new, world-leading technology that proactively tackles the behaviour that threatens trust online. The...

Scottish skin-tech company reaches Paris...

EAST-KILBRIDE based skin-tech company Cutitronics has appointed a country sales manager in Paris as it targets clients in one of the world's top beauty products markets. Virginie Darteyre was previously...

Archangels leads further investment in...

EDINBURGH-based business angel investment syndicate, Archangels, has led investment of £3.3 million in innovative Scottish companies during the Coronavirus lockdown.  Archangels’ Q2 (1st April – 30th June) deals data released...

Glasgow software group appoints new...

GLASGOW-based software group Altia-ABM has appointed a new director for North America. Paul M. Bourassa will provide strategic advice on sales, long-term strategy and customer relations for Canada and the...

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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...