It has been revealed that Scottish entrepreneur and philanthropist John Watson is a major backer of the newest Social Bite cafe in Glasgow.
The first female president of Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce is calling on the region’s micro businesses to come together to "ignite change and innovation" within the local economy. At last night’s AGM, attended by around 120 members, the chamber announced a number of new appointme
Scotland's business confidence has dipped slightly in April, with the latest Business Barometer from the Bank of Scotland Commercial Banking showing a seven-point drop to 31%. The decline is attributed to companies in the region reporting a nine-point decrease in their confidence in their own busine
Scotland’s salmon sector has unveiled an ambitious European growth plan for its premium ‘Label Rouge’ salmon to boost the rural economy and further enhance Scotland’s international reputation for food and drink.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has prevented Microsoft’s proposed purchase of Activision over concerns the deal would alter the future of the fast-growing cloud gaming market, leading to reduced innovation and less choice for UK gamers over the years to come.
St Andrews-based impact investment firm Eos has added to its portfolio and team following a record year of activity in 2022. Investee companies are up to 18, with the latest investment in Edinburgh-headquartered robotic rehabilitation specialist Bioliberty during Q1.
AAB, the tech-enabled business critical services group has acquired French Duncan, marking the firm's largest acquisition so far. French Duncan, a leading provider of professional services in Central Scotland for over one hundred years and employs more than 200 people across offices in Glasgow, Edin
Financial mutual Scottish Friendly has reported record sales of £47.7 million APE for 2022. Total sales increased from £46.9m in 2021 to £47.7m in 2022. Although sales of Scottish Friendly’s own-brand investment ISAs decreased by 22% to £14.3m, protection sales increase
Phil Anderson Financial Services has once again been named the Best Financial Adviser to work for at the Professional Adviser Awards in London. The prestigious award was collected by independent financial adviser Andrew Scouller, who accepted it on behalf of the entire firm.
Burges Salmon has advised global renewable energy company BayWa r.e. on its agreement to sell Dalquhandy wind farm to Greencoat UK Wind plc. Burges Salmon originally advised BayWa r.e. on the purchase of the same wind farm, which is a testament to the long-standing relationships that the firm foster
Gilson Gray Financial Management (GGFM), the financial services arm of full-service legal firm Gilson Gray, has acquired RS Robertson Financial Planning – one of the largest financial advisory firms in Fife. RS Robertson Financial Planning was founded in the 1970s, with managing director Gordo
Motherwell-based biotech ICL Therapeutics has set its sights on a Series A round and an IPO following its most recent investment round, and is on track to commercialise a suite of anti-viral medicines for the treatment of respiratory infections including SARS-CoV-2. ILC’s lead hybrid interfero
Stirling-based Integrated Graphene, which is pioneering the use of 3D graphene known as GiiTM to transform the human diagnostics and sustainable IoT sectors, is doubling its footprint to meet increased global demand for its Gii-based products and to scale up both R&D and production. The company&
Uddingston-based G M Civil Group has acquired Irvine-based civil and structural engineers, Prime Structural Solutions for an undisclosed sum. The group, which works for Lidl as well as many of Scotland’s leading housebuilders, purchased the business from Jim Adams, who remains a consultant, an
Administrators have sold the former Edinburgh Filmhouse building for £2.65 million to an unnamed buyer.