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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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A Gourock-based gin brand, inspired by the heritage and craftsmanship of historical Clydeside shipbuilding, is gearing up for overseas trade following a successful launch that saw more than 1,000 bottles snapped up in its first few weeks. Andy Samuel, the founder of Shipyard Gin, is now in talks wit

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Equity investment in Scotland's smaller businesses reached £403 million by the end of 2021's third quarter, more than double the same period in 2020, according to new research from the British Business Bank. Total investment values increased by 141% compared to the first nine months of 2020 an

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Edinburgh-based fintech LendingCrowd has closed a funding deal with Barclays, and a large global investment firm to support SMEs across Britain as they recover from the coronavirus pandemic and return to growth. The funding will be delivered via the British Business Bank’s Recovery Loan Scheme

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The Whisky Chairmen in Inverclyde is among 12 small businesses to be selected as champions of UK start-ups by Start Up Loans, part of the British Business Bank. Start Up Loans Ambassador for Scotland, Rory MacDonald, received a Start Up Loan of £13,000 through British Business Bank delive

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Mark Sterritt, UK network director, Scotland at the British Business Bank, discusses angel investment in Scotland. The experience of the past 18 months has underlined the importance of a diverse and accessible financial ecosystem – both in terms of the type of finance available and the provide

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Scottish companies founded by entrepreneurs under 30 have received £15 million of funding through the Start Up Loans programme, according to new data released today by the British Business Bank. Since the initiative launched in 2012, 2,136 loans – nearly 40% of Start Up Loans awarded in

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