Mark Hallan, director of global investment at Scottish Enterprise, discusses why the financial services are key to attracting inward investment to Scotland. Scotland is an extraordinary proposition for global companies to invest in.
Glasgow-founded FreeFlow Technologies (FFT), the developers of the world’s lightest power to weight e-Bike motor, has secured £1.85 million from a heavily over-subscribed funding round. The new funding round was led by investment syndicate Kelvin Capital and supported by Equity Gap, Fore
Glasgow-based online product discovery platform Product Guru has secured funds of £330,000 to disrupt the traditional retail buying process by re-inventing how products end up on shelves. The investment of £230,000 from Scotmid Coop and Techstart VC, with a further £100,000 funding
Three spinout projects from the University of Dundee with the potential to deliver significant healthcare benefits have received more than £250,000 from Scottish Enterprise to support their development. Softech received funding via Scottish Enterprise’s in-year High Growth Spin-out Progr
Grant and investment funding of almost £25 million has been committed to 90 innovative, early-stage businesses in Scotland whose growth ambitions were impacted by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The awards have been made via the Early Stage Growth Challenge Fund, part of a £38m packa
Edinburgh-based contemporary furniture and interior design company Tangram Furnishers Limited has announced its transition to employee ownership. The company, which operates from a showroom and office in Edinburgh city centre, specialises in the premium end of the market and works with clients,
Scottish Enterprise has announced that its CEO Steve Dunlop is to step down after a period of rapid change in which the organisation has played a central role in the Scottish Government's economic response to COVID-19. During two-and-a-half years in post, Mr Dunlop has led a major shift in the organ
Trustpilot has announced the creation of a new R&D and innovation hub in Edinburgh to develop new, world-leading technology that proactively tackles the behaviour that threatens trust online. The hub is being supported through a £1.8 million R&D grant from Scottish Enterprise, bringing
New Wave Foods, trading as Shore the Scottish Seaweed company, has grown its product range on the back of a £1.7 million finance package. Alness-based Shore uses sustainably harvested Scottish seaweed to manufacture plant-based snacks and foods. It launched its first range of snacks in late 20
Scotland has established a comparatively strong position within the UK in terms of attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) having recorded an increase in both the number and share of UK projects in 2019, according to the EY Scotland Attractiveness Survey 2020.
Vert Technologies, the Edinburgh-based leading-edge compressor manufacturer, has secured £729,000 in new funding from a clutch of existing investors, including Par Equity, Equity Gap, Aero Den and the Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise. Award-winning innov