Thursday, October 18, 2018
Graeme Jones, Chief Executive, Scottish Financial Enterprise

Carlyle Executive Interview Series – Graeme Jones, Chief Executive, Scottish Financial Enterprise

The Scottish Financial Enterprise Annual Dinner will be held in Glasgow on Thursday 25th October, where the winners of the Scottish Financial Services Award...
Founder of Locavore Reuben Chesters with Darrin Nightingale, Chief Customer Officer, Social Investment Scotland

Social Investment Scotland lends to 300th customer

Responsible finance provider, Social Investment Scotland (SIS), has reached a significant milestone by making its 300th investment in Scottish social enterprises. The lender, which has been...
Derek Mackay

Investment opportunities worth more than £2 billion to Scotland’s economy announced

Opportunities to invest in nine projects worth more than £2 billion to Scotland’s economy have been announced by Economy Secretary Derek Mackay. The refreshed Invest in...

Tomatin named as fastest growing top 10 single malt whisky in US

Highland whisky distillery Tomatin, has been named the fastest growing top ten single malt whisky in the US. Recent figures released by Impact Databank...
From left - Dr Calum Forsyth, CEO & Robin Knox, Chairman

Seed Haus celebrates first anniversary and backs two new startups

The Edinburgh based ‘first-cheque’ investor, Seed Haus, is celebrating the one year anniversary of their first tranche of investments. Founded by Calum Forsyth, CEO,...

Dunnet Bay Distillers: An Innovation Story

Dunnet Bay Distillers is the story of a couple who long dreamed of starting their own business and combined their passions with a desire...
The new Pryme Group development at Tyne Tunnel Estate

Multi-million contracts boost for Pryme Group ahead of new Tyneside facility launch

A growing manufacturing firm has secured contracts totalling more than £3.5million as it ramps up activity ahead of the opening of a new facility...
David Kent

R&D tax specialist to create 50 new jobs in Glasgow

Global R&D innovation funding specialist Leyton is expanding its operations in the UK with the opening of a new office in Glasgow this month...
Seonaidh MacDonald

Pufferfish appoints new Chairman to assist with growth

Following on from their third round of funding led by VC firm Par Equity, interactive spherical display solutions supplier, Pufferfish has appointed Seonaidh MacDonald as Chairman. The...
Jack James Marlow

Influx of new talent helps Scottish space company lift off

Skyrora, the Scottish firm on track to launch some of the UK’s first orbital rockets in the new commercial space race has hired four...

TechX pioneers accelerate to another level after graduation

Ten companies have graduated from the inaugural Oil & Gas Technology Centre TechX Pioneers Programme, the technology accelerator and incubator helping ambitious firms take...
Rachel Jones, CEO and Founder of legal tech start-up SnapDragon

Founders Series – Rachel Jones, CEO and Founder of legal tech start-up SnapDragon

What does your company do? Founded in 2015 by Rachel Jones, SnapDragon is disrupting the global IP market with its intelligent monitoring system, Swoop, which...
Fergus Ewing

Salmon production value passes £1 billion mark

New statistics show that the value of Atlantic Salmon in Scotland in 2017 surpassed the £1 billion mark for the first time – an...
Doug Duguid, CEO, EnerMech Ltd

EnerMech sold to US asset manager for ‘in the region of £450m'

EnerMech Group Ltd has been acquired from Lime Rock Partners by global alternative asset manager and NASDAQ listed The Carlyle Group in a deal...
CGI of Ardgowan Distillery

Ardgowan Distillery unveils ambitious plans for £12 million Inverclyde distillery

Ardgowan Distillery has revealed ambitious designs for their new £12 million distillery which is being built on the Ardgowan Estate near Inverkip, 30 miles...

Vodafone launches new social innovation award

Vodafone is inviting innovative Scottish businesses to apply for its new UK social innovation fund. Entries need to be in by 23 October 2018. The...
James Kergon, head of deal advisory for KPMG in Scotland

Investment in Scottish companies doubles with healthcare leading the way

Scottish companies raised £42million in the third quarter of 2018 (July – September), more than double the amount raised in the previous quarter (£21million). New...
Kallum Russell (centre) with the 6th BAP Graduation group

Kallum with a K: Acorn Enterprise wants more innovation in the Scottish entrepreneurial ecosystem

What do you get if you cross a magician, dog treats made from crickets and a unique loyalty app for golfers? The “Acorns” on the...

Wha's like us? – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

The image of Scotland abroad has always fascinated me, ever since I was little and met some local kids in the pool in Florida....
The Turtle Pack in action

Livingston inventor nears launch with fund raising competitions

Livingston business Turtle Pack has been selected to participate in Pitch@Palace 10.0 Final, the initiative founded by The Duke of York in 2014 as...

Kim McAllister Column

Wha's like us? – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

The image of Scotland abroad has always fascinated me, ever since I was little and met some local kids in the pool in Florida....

Talking in code – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Coding. Can you do it? It’s the one skill I wish I could learn – it’s the one skill most of us should learn. I was at ScotSoft yesterday,...
Colin Hewitt

Floating along on the fintech wave – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

There’s a certain kudos from being there when… The Cavern in Liverpool, the iPod unveiling, Andy Murray’s primary class… they all marked the start...

Going international – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Here’s an example of how small the world is. Today’s column in an interview with Steve Dawson, who’s flying over from New York to speak...
Janet Downie, chief executive of RoslinCT

Growing organically – RoslinCT : High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Did anyone else used to think the University Challenge contestants were actually stacked on top of each other? Finding out the set isn’t actually a...