More than two thirds (63%) of Scottish small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) saw revenue increases in the second quarter of this year against 2021, compared to 55% UK wide, according to the latest quarterly Barclays SME Barometer.
Farmers across the UK have seen the costs of running their businesses soar over the past 12 months, with new research from NatWest revealing that 99% have seen at least one routine expense rise above the general UK CPI inflation rate of 9%.
The Scottish Inward Investment Catalyst Fund has awarded a further £40,000 to strengthen ties between businesses based outside Scotland and Scottish universities. Four companies, headquartered in the U.S., Finland and England, will collaborate with a range of Scottish universities with a view
Wood Group has posted a $89 million (c.£76m) profit for the six months ended 30 June 2022, up from an $11m (c.£9m) loss for the same period last year. The group's H1 2022 revenue has fallen marginally by 0.4% to $2.56bn (c.£2.17bn) from $2.57bn (c.£2.18) in H1 2021. However,
A Stirling glassmaking firm has secured a £500,000 order to supply its whisky-based gifts to duty free outlets across Asia. The company, Angel's Share Glass, has signed a three-year deal with Chinese importers Hainan Silverwing International to produce their giftware range – including th
The new Prime Minister’s inbox may well overflow with priorities, but the latest research from Grant Thornton finds that Scotland’s business community sees Levelling Up and boosting investment in Scotland as vitally important. The policy agenda, the most recent take on decades of debate
Crunchy Carrots, a specialist digital marketing firm has achieved net-zero status after the founder and managing director received advice, support, and signposting to funding worth over £14,000 from Business Gateway and DigitalBoost, Scotland’s national digital upskilling programme. Crun
Twelve young innovative companies have been successful in applying to take part in Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc’s (MSIP) accelerator programme. MSIP, a joint venture between Michelin, Dundee City Council and Scottish Enterprise, is an Innovation Parc in Dundee for sustainable mobility and
Burness Paull has announced an all-staff bonus of either five per cent of salary or £2,500 — whichever is higher — after recording a seven per cent increase in profit to £35.7 million in the year ended 31 July. The independent law firm announced the special bonus, which is in
East Kilbride-based business software company Eureka Solutions has notched up a 15% increase in turnover following a restructuring of its cloud software business. The firm saw turnover reach £5.25m in its latest financial year, a significant jump on the preceding year’s £4.8m, whic
Edinburgh-based glamping consultancy Glampitect has expanded to north America. Glampitect, which was founded by Edinburgh-born Calum MacLeod and Alisdair Young in 2019, was conceived out of frustration, after they struggled for support when building their first glamping site, NC500 Pods.
Highland and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has announced a series of planned events to kickstart its support for food and drink businesses based in the Highlands. Attendees will be able to share their business challenges and asked for their views on the detail and content of the service.