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The British Business Bank’s Start Up Loans programme has been expanded in order to provide vital support to Scottish start ups during a challenging economic period. The programme now includes start ups that have been trading for up to three years and second Start Up Loans are now availabl

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A Speyside-based whisky experiences business, CopperCairn, has secured £20,000 in funding to take its bespoke tasting tours to the next level. CopperCairn first came to life in October 2020 after entrepreneur Mitch Bechard decided to leave behind his career as a global whisky ambassador for Wi

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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.

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New data shows that small businesses founded at Scottish universities accounted for the highest number of equity investment deals to UK spinouts last year, according the British Business Bank. Of the 211 equity deals involving spinouts across the UK during 2021, 44 (21% of the total) came from Scott

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The British Business Bank has appointed Susan Nightingale to the role of UK network director for the Devolved Nations, leading the Bank’s activity in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Ms Nightingale has been with the bank since January 2020 following a career spanning both public and priva

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Equity investment in Scotland’s smaller businesses reached record levels in 2021, with Edinburgh named as the largest UK hub for deal activity outside of London, according to the British Business Bank’s Small Business Equity Tracker. Published today, the research found a total of £

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Louis Taylor has been appointed CEO of the British Business Bank, the UK’s economic development bank, and will take up the role from 1 October. Mr Taylor is currently CEO of UK Export Finance, the UK government's export credit agency.

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