Eight new members have been appointed to an advisory group, with the aim of growing Scotland’s exports and delivering on the objectives of ‘A Trading Nation’ (ATN), the new group will meet for the first time today. The new members of the board are:
Danu Robotics, a University of Edinburgh spin-out, has secured £75,000 in grant funding after taking honours at this year's Scottish Edge Awards. The company focusses on developing sustainable technological solutions for the benefit of the environment. The firm was founded by Xiaoyan Ma.
Female-powered businesses are attracting an increasingly large amount of equity investment – a record £5.05 billion in 2021 – but female founders are more vulnerable to the dilutive effect of equity funding than their male counterparts, according to J.P. Morgan Private Bank. The ba
Business confidence in Scotland rose 14 points during May to 42%, the highest reading since June 2021, according to the latest Business Barometer from Bank of Scotland Commercial Banking. Companies in Scotland reported lower confidence in their own business prospects month-on-month, down three point
Scotland outpaced both the UK and Europe last year by securing 122 inward investment projects - up 14% on 2020 results - and is polling at record levels among investors who consider Scotland to be the UK’s top foreign direct investment (FDI) location, according to EY’s latest Scotland A
Two Scottish law firms Drummond Miller and Peacock Johnston have merged. The 11-strong Peacock Johnston team – six lawyers and five other staff – will join the Glasgow office of Drummond Miller, which has 14 partners and 100 other employees across five offices, including headquarter
Over three fifths (68%) of small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in Scotland are expecting to see revenues rise this quarter when compared to the same period last year, according to the latest quarterly Barclays SME Barometer. On average, Scottish SMEs expect to see a 10.4% rise between the month
Nearly 12,000 new businesses have been set up in Scotland since the start of the year, according to new research from insolvency and restructuring trade body R3. R3’s figures, which are based on an analysis of data provided by Creditsafe, reveal that 11,783 new businesses were set up in the na
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has partnered with Scottish Development International (SDI) and the Department for International Trade (DIT) to launch a global initiative to attract overseas manufacturing companies of scale to ports in the Cromarty and Moray Firths. The main target of this in
Employment tribunals involving menopause have increased by 44% year on year, according to an analysis of court records by Menopause Experts Group in its annual The Trials Of Menopause Report. There were 23 employment tribunals referencing menopause in 2021, compared to 16 in the previous year. &lsqu
AAB, the tech-enabled business-critical services group, has announced the launch of its new branding, as it continues to implement bold growth plans. Driven by a desire to provide clarity and consistency as the group continues to grow and innovate, the rebrand will also position AAB for future growt
There are currently 195 employee-owned businesses (EOBs) operating in Scotland, according to new research commissioned by Co-operative Development Scotland (CDS), which is part of Scottish Enterprise. The research has given the clearest picture yet of Scotland’s EOBs and their economic contrib
A significant majority of businesses (68%) expect to be promoting a more regular return to the office by the middle of this year, according to the latest EMEA Occupier Sentiment survey from global real estate advisor CBRE. Nearly a quarter of those surveyed (23%) said the process is already underway
New funding has been made available by the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) to help grow Scotland’s bio-economy with the latest tranche of its innovation fund now open for proposals.