Glasgow firm N4 Partners (N4) has announced the appointment of Gordon Merrylees, the former managing director of Entrepreneurship for NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank, as the firm readies itself for the launch of a new investment fund targeting entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses based in the UK. I
Wylie & Bisset has secured first place in a Department for Education tender to provide funding assurance work over the next four years. This marks the second consecutive year that Wylie & Bisset has been awarded a slot on the Department for Education framework, having last year been the sole
New research has highlighted a growing skills gap in the UK and how it is affecting the accounting profession. The research by Go1, shows that over a quarter (28%) of accountants feel they haven’t been properly trained to do their job and that more a third (35%) of accountants agree that
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has released the 20th edition of its annual Key Facts and Trends (KFAT) report. This year's KFAT shows that membership of the accountancy bodies continues to grow, with nearly 390,000 members in the UK and Republic of Ireland and over 590,000 members worldw
Ahead of this year’s Scottish exam results day, accountancy professional body ACCA Scotland is urging young people to remember there’s no wrong way to start a career in finance and accountancy. The professional body has highlighted the range of starting points to become a qualified accou
KPMG has resumed bidding for large government contracts after having taken itself out of the running amid a series of accountancy scandals. In December last year, Scottish Financial News reported that the Big Four firm pulled out of bidding for public contracts after the Cabinet Office threatened to
Deliveroo has reported a £147.3 million pre-tax loss in its interim results, up 54.4% from £95.4m for the same period last year. The results announcement comes as the takeaway giant losses Lord Simon Wolfson from its board.
Aberdeenshire-based timber manufacturer, Kirkwood Timber Frame, has secured £12 million worth of new business in its first year of trading. Initially launched after a £2m investment from its sister company Kirkwood Homes, the company has attained projects ranging from social and private
Scotland-based integrated forestry business BSW Group has acquired a stake in Bradford-based shed manufacturer Power Sheds, which since launching in 2019 has grown turnover to over £15 million becoming a strong player in the sector. Founded in 1848 in Berwickshire, BSW was acquired by glo
Glasgow’s west end will be home to Scotland’s first specialist 'Pastelaria' bakery after it received a £40,000 loan. The Portuguese-style bakery, 'Pastéis Lisboa', run by entrepreneurial couple Emma Airley and Sebastian Bacewicz, is opening this week on Byres Road.
New research has revealed that over a third of SMEs in Scotland believe debt funding is more widely available to male-owned businesses. The report, Geared for Growth by independent asset manager Boost&Co, showed that 34.6% of Scottish business leaders agreed with the statement that debt funding