Scottish charity Social Bite has launched its very first coffee shop in London. It will operate a rewarding ‘Pay-It-Forward’ system whereby customers who come in to buy a coffee or a sandwich can buy an additional meal or hot drink in advance for someone who is homeless to redeem later.
Introducing a four-day working week can reduce staff absence and turnover while increasing productivity and the quality of applicants, a new report from Advice Direct Scotland has found. The analysis by Advice Direct Scotland concluded that business-related improvements at the organisation are
Scottish businesses are struggling to recruit accountants with high-level expertise in blockchain technologies and AI which can supercharge C-suite decision making and increase profitability. This is according to the annual salary guide published by Core-Asset Consulting. The report is a forensic re
The Digital Xtra Fund has secured £100,000 in funding from the Scottish Government and Skills Development Scotland to match fund industry’s support for the next cohort of activities. The Scottish charity, which funds meaningful extracurricular tech activities for young people through an
Scottish private sector output rose at an accelerated pace in February, according to the latest Royal Bank of Scotland PMI. The seasonally adjusted headline Royal Bank of Scotland Business Activity Index - a measure of combined manufacturing and service sector output - rose to 55.5 in February, from
Distiller Eden Mill St Andrews has received full planning permission to build its stunning new distillery and visitor centre in St Andrews. A 50-year land lease has been agreed and signed with the prestigious and world-renowned University of St Andrews .
A major tech conference that stemmed from a landmark report written by former Skyscanner chief Mark Logan will be a ‘game-changer’ for the industry in Scotland, according to Entrepreneurial Scotland. The Raising Partners Live conference in Glasgow has been hailed as an opportunity
Livingston-based Mutugga Distillery has its sights set on global expansion with the launch of a £300,000 equity crowdfunding campaign. The firm is the UK's first black female-owned distillery, and married co-founders Jacine Rutasikwa and Ugandan-born head distiller Paul Rutasikwa hope investme
McGill, one of the largest employers in Tayside, is today celebrating the third anniversary of the takeover of the business by top Scottish businessman Graeme Carling, and his investment business United Capital. On 13th March 2019, United Capital, led by Dundee-born entrepreneur Graeme Carling, resc
South West Scotland’s first Pepe’s Piri Piri restaurant is set to open on 15th March thanks to a six-figure funding package from HSBC UK secured by franchisee Adnan Manzoor.
Edinburgh-based payment orchestration provider BR-DGE has announced the appointments of Kenny Scott to the position of chief technology officer (CTO) and Sean Murray as senior product manager. Kenny Scott will lead BR-DGE’s technological development and operations, ensuring the platform remain
Restitution Ltd, an independent provider of third party commercial funding in Scotland, has marked its tenth anniversary by highlighting the evolution of its business model. The firm has carved out a niche in the marketplace and over the past ten years has worked with law firms and their clients on
Grant Thornton UK's Corporate Finance team has advised on the sale of education-technology (EdTech) company Sumdog to a Scandinavian buyer, eEducation Albert (Albert), with more activity in the sector expected amid significant investor demand. Headquartered in Edinburgh, Sumdog was founded in 1994 a
Edinburgh-based ready meal provider Parsley Box has announced a proposed equity fundraising of approximately £5.9 million. The fundraiser will work by way of a placing and subscription at a price per share of 20 pence.
Stuart & Stuart WS and Thomsons Solicitors, two of Scotland’s oldest legal firms have announced a merger. The newly expanded business totalling 564 people, of which 71 are partners.