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Scots plumbing entrepreneur wins backing to tap into huge new sales pipeline; A Scottish plumber turned inventor has secured financial backing to develop his innovative pipe repair product for global industrial markets. Jun 12, 2021 560
Employment law specialist sees leap in businesses asking about flexible working; Many businesses are looking to change their long-term approach to flexible working after seeing the potential benefits during the pandemic, according to new figures. Jun 12, 2021 315
Hiring surge at Scots firms as restrictions ease; The easing of lockdown restrictions has seen a record surge in Scottish employers taking on more staff, according to a new report. Jun 12, 2021 306
US life sciences firm to create more than 150 jobs in West Lothian; A US life sciences firm is to create 156 jobs in a multi-million pound expansion move at its Livingston site. Jun 11, 2021 413
Foreign buyers take record stake in UK plc; Foreign investors have upped their stake in British industry to record levels, according to new figures. Jun 6, 2021 478
Scotch whisky entrepreneur in [pounds sterling]1.25m hotel deal; The owners of a well-known Scotch whisky business have bought an Aberdeenshire hotel in a deal thought to be worth around [pounds sterling]1.25 million. Jun 6, 2021 333
Rock band tour manager and fashion designer to share stage; A rock band tour manager who worked with Black Sabbath and Motorhead is among the line-up of speakers for a major creative industries conference in Scotland this month. Conference news Jun 6, 2021 325
Online progress in focus as Ted Baker to unveil losses; Ted Baker, the British fashion label with Scottish roots, will this week reveal whether heavy investment in its online sales offering has been enough to help it recover from a hammering during the pandemic. Jun 6, 2021 566
Inward investors flock to Scotland as it bucks UK trend; Scotland saw the number of inward investments by overseas firms increase last year despite the backdrop of the pandemic and a downward trend seen across the UK. Jun 5, 2021 579
Business confidence soars to seven-year high; Business confidence in the UK has risen to its highest level since 2014 as the vaccination programme continued its progress and lockdown restrictions were eased. Jun 5, 2021 420
Care at home firm looks to take on 100 staff; A Scottish care firm is to take on 100 staff on the back of a major new contract. Jun 5, 2021 370
Brexit fears loom larger for Scotland's small businesses; Scottish small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) fear the impact of Brexit on their businesses more than firms in the UK as a whole, according to a new report. May 31, 2021 586
Drinks giant - whose brands include Bruichladdich - to update on spirits demand; French spirits group Remy Cointreau, owners of brands including Bruichladdich Scotch whisky and The Botanist Gin, is expected to report continuing strong demand when it reports full-year profits this week. Financial report May 29, 2021 473
Weir Group helps venerable Scottish investment trust mine rich seam of returns; A strong performance from Glasgow-headquartered engineering group Weir helped one of Scotland's oldest investment trusts outperform its benchmark in its first year under new management. May 28, 2021 400
Tech entrepreneur Chris van der Kuyl and Google executive to join Edinburgh trust board; Scottish tech entrepreneur Chris van der Kuyl and a Google executive are set to join the board of one of Baillie Gifford's flagship investment trusts. May 28, 2021 344
Scottish firms back in hiring mode as economy recovers; The Scottish private sector economy saw the fastest rate of growth for eight months in April as the recovery continued, new figures reveal. May 15, 2021 571
Partner sought for [pounds sterling]1 billion-plus Scottish floating wind farm project; An overseas renewable energy group is looking for a financial partner to help it take forward ambitious plans for a [pounds sterling]1.2 billion floating wind farm in Scotland. May 15, 2021 561
'Price isn't right' as businesses sell off assets; Businesses are struggling to generate the returns expected from asset sell-offs, according to a new report. May 15, 2021 431
Law firm Aberdein Considine names two new partners; Law firm Aberdein Considine has named two new partners as part of a raft of promotions and appointments across the practice. May 15, 2021 327
Edinburgh start-up swallows new funding; An Edinburgh-based technology start-up plans to expand its services across the UK after securing a "substantial" six-figure investment. May 14, 2021 364
Bakery chain Greggs to serve up store plans update; Bakery chain Greggs will this week update investors on its plans to open more stores in suburban neighbourhoods and retail parks as the shift to home working continues to hit high-street sales. May 8, 2021 367
Events firm born in Scotland strikes nightclub deal; A digital events planning business co-founded by former University of St Andrews students has struck a partnership deal with the UK's largest nightclub operators. May 8, 2021 317
Edinburgh technology firm to equip French police in major deal; A Scottish technology firm has won a [pounds sterling]12.6 million deal to supply 30,000 body-worn cameras for French police officers. May 7, 2021 407
Girl-power: Scottish women lead way for UK's high-growth firms; More than one in five high-growth companies in Scotland is founded, led or managed by women - the highest proportion in the UK, according to a new report. Apr 24, 2021 571
Strong recovery could reduce bad debt hangover for banks; The UK's biggest banks could this week signal plans to trim their provisions for bad debts amid growing confidence over the strength of the economic recovery. Apr 24, 2021 570
Business booms for Scotland's small firms as recovery gathers pace; Scotland's small firms are enjoying booming demand as steps to re-open the economy boost confidence, according to a report today. Apr 17, 2021 311
Demand for premium offices set to bounce back in Edinburgh and Glasgow; Demand for high-quality office space in Scotland's biggest cities is expected to recover strongly as lockdown eases, according to a report. Apr 16, 2021 588
1m-plus Scottish homes market to outpace UK; The market for million pound-plus homes in Scotland is set to outpace the wider UK performance in the years ahead, according to research by property firm Savills. Apr 10, 2021 298
Scots firms help fuel boom in stock market flotations; A flurry of stock market flotations, including Scotland's Parsley Box and AMTE Power, helped the UK get off to the strongest first quarter for initial public offerings in 14 years, according to figures released today. Apr 10, 2021 579
Marketing firm launched in lockdown looks to double team; A marketing agency launched during lockdown plans to double its workforce in the next 12 months after achieving a [pounds sterling]300,000 turnover in its first year. Apr 9, 2021 318
Wood seals Norwegian hydrogen tie-up; Wood, the Aberdeen-headquartered energy and engineering services group, has struck a partnership deal with a Norwegian business to work on major green hydrogen production plants. Apr 9, 2021 574
Death of the office 'hugely over-stated' says Scottish property expert; The demise of offices has been "hugely over-stated" but Scottish property owners unable to meet demands for safer workspaces will suffer, according to a sector expert. Apr 3, 2021 596
Over 50s bearing brunt of Covid-19 redundancies; The number of over 50s employees made redundant amid the pandemic has almost tripled year-on-year, according to figures published today. Apr 3, 2021 582
Scots sausage skin maker Devro turnaround story 'undervalued'; The "seismic transformation" seen at Scottish sausage skin manufacturer Devro has been underappreciated by investors, according to analysts who believe there could be at least 30 per cent upside to its share price. Apr 3, 2021 298
Broadband engineers log on to keep Scotland connected; Engineers working for BT's broadband infrastructure arm Openreach in Scotland are benefiting from a multi-million investment in online training to keep the nation connected during the pandemic. Apr 3, 2021 302
Stagecoach eyes road to recovery for bus sector despite bumpy Covid ride; Bus giant Stagecoach said the financial support being provided by the Scottish and UK governments gives it confidence that the industry has a strong future when the economy re-opens. Mar 26, 2021 570
Scottish tech titans set up new investment arm; Two of Scotland's best-known technology entrepreneurs have set up a new investment arm to provide backing to high-growth companies in the sector. Mar 20, 2021 628
STV investors look for ad rebound after tough 2020; Investors will be hoping Scottish broadcaster STV will report it is benefiting from an uplift in the advertising market when it unveils full-year figures tomorrow. Mar 13, 2021 319
Thurso battery cell innovator raises millions in stock market flotation; A Scottish battery cell maker that works with the likes of Jaguar Land Rover has raised almost twice its initial target in its stock market flotation. Mar 12, 2021 572
Slump in European takeovers by UK buyers; The impact of concerns over Brexit and Covid-19 saw takeover deals in Europe by UK investors slump last year, according to new figures. Mar 8, 2021 581
Confidence levels at Scots firms hit record high; Confidence levels at Scottish companies have hit new highs amid hopes of lockdown measures easing and economic recovery in the months ahead, according to a new report. Mar 8, 2021 442
Monica Lewinsky to address Scottish business leaders; Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern who shot to fame after an affair with then-president Bill Clinton, is to share her experience of cyber bullying and gender inequality with Scottish business leaders today. Mar 8, 2021 304
Service sector confidence jumps on vaccine rollout success; The continued success of the UK's vaccination rollout programme has seen confidence levels in the country's service sector jump to a 12-month high, according to a report. Mar 8, 2021 587
Cairn Energy to update investors on $1.2 billion Indian award; Investors will be looking for an update on progress with Cairn Energy's $1.2 billion ([pounds sterling]970 million) arbitration award against the Indian government when it reports full-year figures this week. Mar 7, 2021 310
Edinburgh waste tech firm boosts team on back of growth; A Scottish technology firm that helps clients such as BrewDog and Coca-Cola better manage their waste has boosted its senior team amid significant growth. Mar 7, 2021 328
Drones to measure emissions on North Sea platform; Drones are to be used to monitor emissions from a North Sea oil and gas platform as part of a pioneering project aimed at helping the industry reduce its carbon footprint. Mar 5, 2021 421
Scottish steel firm to create 100 jobs after rescuing historic crane site; A Scottish steelwork firm is to create 100 jobs by the end of the year after buying a crane-building facility from its Finnish owner. Mar 1, 2021 580
Training boss moves from Brazil to Aberdeen for new UK role; A training firm specialising in the energy sector has recruited its new managing director from Brazil. Mar 1, 2021 319
Scotgold CEO to step down as production ramp-up delayed; The boss of miner Scotgold Resources is stepping down after six years at the helm of the company which reported it is looking at funding options after a delay to ramping-up of production at its Scottish site. Feb 26, 2021 417
Investment 'dogs' named and shamed in funds snapshot; Investors have almost [pounds sterling]50 billion tied up in consistently poorly performing funds run by major financial groups including Invesco, St James's Place and Schroders, according to figures released today. Feb 20, 2021 328
Mental health tech firm secures [pounds sterling]500k for expansion; A Scottish technology firm headed by veteran businessman Nick Kuenssberg has secured more than [pounds sterling]500,000 to fund expansion amid growing demand. Feb 20, 2021 604
Designer named for next steps of Edinburgh Waverley revamp; Network Rail has awarded consultancy firm Mott MacDonald a [pounds sterling]900,000 contract to take forward designs for the transformation of Edinburgh Waverley station. Feb 19, 2021 329
Scots uni signs [pounds sterling]4.6m research deal with US pharma giant; The University of Glasgow has struck a [pounds sterling]4.6 million deal with US pharma giant Eli Lilly to work together on research aimed at helping develop new drugs to tackle four major diseases. Feb 15, 2021 564
Scottish energy group urges reform of 'unfair' charges; Perth-headquartered energy group SSE has called for reform of a charging system that sees renewable generators in Scotland pay significantly more than others to connect to the grid. Feb 15, 2021 351
SMEs to get help resolving banking disputes; A new independent service to help larger SMEs resolve disputes with banks goes live today. Feb 15, 2021 375
Pandemic hammers exports of Scottish salmon and whisky; The impact of the pandemic and US tariffs on Scotch whisky have hammered sales of Scotland's biggest food and drink exports. Feb 12, 2021 595
Edinburgh brewer sees beer fly off supermarket shelves despite Dry January; Scottish craft brewer Innis & Gunn saw sales of its beer rocket by 39 per cent in major supermarkets during January, despite it being the month many drinkers cut back. Feb 6, 2021 330
Edinburgh academics to help astronomers look deeper into space; A funding deal aims to make Edinburgh a world leader in an exciting field of astronomy that could help find life on distant planets. Feb 6, 2021 592
Competition watchdog steps in over Clydesdale Bank loan breaches; Clydesdale Bank has been stopped from forcing small firms to open a business current account to access government-based loans aimed at helping them recover from Covid-19. Feb 5, 2021 577
Olympics power giant Aggreko in [pounds sterling]2 billion-plus takeover talks; Aggreko, the Glasgow-headquartered temporary power group which employs several hundred staff in Scotland, is in talks with a private equity-led consortium over a possible [pounds sterling]2.2 billion takeover deal. Feb 5, 2021 437
Scots firms urged to step up on flexible working; Fewer than half of Scottish employees enjoy flexible working arrangements despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, according to a new report. Feb 1, 2021 351
Tennis ace Murray backs former boxer's Edinburgh health start-up; Scottish tennis champion Jamie Murray is among a number of big-name backers behind a six-figure investment in a fitness start-up founded by a former boxer. Jan 30, 2021 567
Scottish firms seal merger deal after Covid-19 tie-up; Two firms that joined forces to develop an app to help businesses monitor employees for Covid-19 have now struck a formal merger deal. Jan 30, 2021 439
Jobs boost for Scottish medtech firms; Key sectors in Scotland's life sciences industry are seeing a major boost from growth in demand on the back of the pandemic, according to the founder of a specialist recruitment firm. Jan 30, 2021 442
Scotch whisky industry commits to net zero by 2040; The Scotch whisky industry has committed to cutting carbon emissions to net zero by 2040 as part of plans to dramatically reduce the sector's impact on the environment. Jan 24, 2021 356
Pandemic makes improving Scotland's economy 'four times harder'; Improving Scotland's economy has been made four times harder by the impact of the pandemic, a report warns today. Jan 24, 2021 363
Former diver surfaces as new boss at largest private sector employer in the Highlands; Inverness-based Global Energy Group (GEG), the largest private sector employer in the Highlands, has named Tim Cornelius as its chief executive. Jan 16, 2021 445
Jobs and pay boost as Scotland's Covid-fighting pharmaceutical sector grows to [pounds sterling]1.8bn; Robust growth in Scotland's pharmaceutical industry is providing a valuable economic boost across the country with employment continuing to rise and pay levels significantly higher than average, new figures have revealed. Jan 16, 2021 593
Plant hire firm unveils [pounds sterling]34m Perthshire hotel and transport museum plans; A plant machinery firm has revealed proposals for a [pounds sterling]33.8 million development in Perthshire featuring a four-star hotel and transport museum. Jan 16, 2021 336
Record number of small firms set to close; A record number of small business owners are planning to shut up shop over the coming 12 months, putting the UK on course to lose more than 250,000 firms, a report warns today. Jan 11, 2021 561
Boardroom shake-up at Edinburgh networks firm; The founder of Commsworld, the UK's largest independent network provider, is to step back from his frontline role at the company he set up more than 25 years ago. Jan 11, 2021 373
Property market bottleneck warning over LBTT; A tax holiday due to end in March needs to be extended if an economically-damaging bottleneck in Scotland's housing market is to be averted, according to a property expert. Jan 10, 2021 456
Scots spirits venture set to launch global rum brand; Two well-known Scottish entrepreneurs are set to launch a new rum brand after setting up their own spirits business. Jan 9, 2021 473
Scottish business confidence soars on vaccine news; The start of the vaccine rollout has seen a sharp improvement in confidence levels among Scottish firms but uncertainty over lockdown restrictions could see such optimism falter in the months ahead, according to a closely-watched report. Dec 21, 2020 583
Life sciences firm launches crowdfunder to tackle Covid-19; A Scottish life sciences firm has launched a crowdfunding drive as it looks to accelerate its work on therapies designed to tackle Covid-19 and cancer. Dec 20, 2020 641
Scottish fintech secures funding to ramp up growth; A Scottish fintech that helps thousands of people plan their retirement finances has secured a fresh round of funding as it looks to accelerate growth. Dec 18, 2020 625
Luxury watch firm to provide early Christmas sales insight; Luxury retailer Watches of Switzerland will this week update on whether it is benefiting from customers spending lockdown savings on Christmas presents. Dec 13, 2020 464
Edinburgh fintech in takeover sights to beat expectations after strong quarter; Scottish fintech Nucleus, currently being courted by a number of takeover suitors, said a strong performance in recent weeks should see it beat expectations for the financial year. Dec 11, 2020 442
Jobs saved as motorbike dealer rescued; An acquisition deal has saved 14 jobs at a motorbike dealer after it fell into administration. Dec 11, 2020 337
Edinburgh property firm unveils [pounds sterling]1m England expansion move; A Scots property consultancy firm is investing [pounds sterling]1 million in establishing a new base in Bristol to take advantage of growing demand for its services across the south-west of England. Dec 7, 2020 376
Outdoor retailer bucks high street gloom with new store plan for Edinburgh; An outdoor retailer is set to move into the Scottish market on the back of a record-breaking fundraising round. Dec 6, 2020 618
Local energy initiative aims to boost shift to low-carbon economy; An initiative is being launched to bring together businesses, investors and project-developers to fast-track the development of a low-carbon economy in Scotland. Nov 27, 2020 614
Media group Reach hails digital growth during pandemic; Media group Reach, behind the Daily Record and Sunday Mail in Scotland, said strong growth in digital revenues is seeing it perform ahead of market expectations despite continuing falls in print circulation. Nov 27, 2020 608
Scottish laser firm secures [pounds sterling]12.5m as new investment bank launches; Backing of [pounds sterling]12.5 million for a laser technology business has marked the launch today of the new Scottish National Investment Bank. Nov 23, 2020 586
Clydesdale Bank owner tipped to reveal mortgage boost; Virgin Money UK - owner of the Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks - is this week expected to reveal it has benefited from bumper mortgage lending following the easing of the first lockdown. Nov 22, 2020 603
Parkmead continues to eye renewables push as low gas prices hit profits; Parkmead, the Aberdeen-based energy firm, is continuing to look at opportunities to diversify into renewables after record low gas prices saw it swing to a full-year loss. Financial report Nov 20, 2020 440
Energy giant SSE to reveal pandemic hit; The impact of lockdown measures on electricity demand will be in the spotlight when Scottish energy giant SSE updates investors this week. Nov 15, 2020 466
Bid to double life sciences sector in North-east to move ahead; Plans to double the number of life sciences companies in north-east Scotland through a new [pounds sterling]40 million project will move ahead early next year. Nov 13, 2020 503
Major wind investment planned on back of Scots-Danish deal; A multi-million pound investment in onshore wind projects is in the pipeline after a Scottish renewables firm unveiled a major tie-up with a Danish energy group. Nov 13, 2020 591
Housebuilders to reveal if market is still surging; Housebuilders Persimmon and Taylor Wimpey will this week reveal whether sales on site have continued to surge and outline how they plan to navigate new lockdown measures. Nov 8, 2020 410
Scottish Widows to sell [pounds sterling]440m of investments over ethical concerns; Financial services giant Scottish Widows is to sell [pounds sterling]440 million worth of shares in companies with questionable policies over issues such as climate change and weapons manufacturing. Nov 6, 2020 593
Business borrowing to soar in 2020; Borrowing at UK firms this year is expected to be more than five times higher than in 2019 due to the impact of Covid-19, according a report out today. Nov 2, 2020 428
Life sciences project aims to boost Covid-19 recovery after smashing investment target; The success of a life sciences accelerator project in creating 70 companies and more than 200 jobs can act as a springboard for Scotland's economic recovery from Covid-19, according to experts. Nov 2, 2020 590
North Sea firm secures [pounds sterling]26m funding boost; An oil and gas decommissioning firm founded by a group of industry veterans has secured a [pounds sterling]26 million investment to accelerate growth. Nov 2, 2020 462
Scottish firms increasingly gloomy; Confidence across Scottish businesses is continuing to fall with optimism below that seen across the wider UK, according to a report by Bank of Scotland. Oct 31, 2020 419
Virtual tour to boost Scots SMEs; A major initiative is being launched next week in a bid to help small businesses across Scotland try and recover from the impact of the pandemic. Oct 31, 2020 589
Construction work starts on two new Edinburgh schools; Construction work has got underway on two schools which will serve up to 1,000 pupils across Edinburgh. Oct 30, 2020 479
Scottish business clubs launched to tackle nation's productivity gap; Three new business clubs are being launched in Scotland to help small firms recover from the impact of Covid-19 by improving productivity. Oct 26, 2020 440
Glasgow's creative firms offered business boost thanks to Elevator accelerator; A business accelerator initiative is expanding into its fourth Scottish city in a move aimed at boosting start-ups in Glasgow's creative sector, it was announced today. Oct 26, 2020 573
Fightback at small firms continues; Small firms saw activity tick up again last month amid continued signs of recovery, according to figures published today. Oct 19, 2020 524

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