Embracing new energy could establish Scotland as a global supplier

A breakthrough in renewable energy could see Scotland becoming one of the largest global energy exporters in the world, believes Professor of Economics Ronald...

Lucy’s in business through her Foundation Apprenticeship

Teenager Lucy Gallagher got the chance to get her foot in the door at a world-leading technology firm thanks to her Foundation Apprenticeship. Now, more...

Work-based learning unlocking potential in young people

Frank Mitchell (Chair, Skills Development Scotland) Two years ago, Deputy First Minister John Swinney underlined his commitment to provide up to 5,000 new Foundation Apprenticeship...

Women-owned businesses contribute £8.8bn to the Scottish economy

New research published by FSB and launched at Facebook Community Boost, reveals the contribution women-owned businesses make to the Scottish economy has increased by...

Women in Business: Unstoppable Women!!

The Association of Scottish Businesswomen (ASB) was founded in 1995 as the umbrella organisation for a number of business and professional women’s groups throughout...

Women in Business: Mentor plan for female entrepreneurs

The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced £100,000 of new funding for an initiative aimed at driving entrepreneurship among females in Scotland. The Scottish Chamber...

What can shared transport do for your business?

How do you travel for work? Whether it’s getting stuck in traffic, boring and lonely drives to the office or travel to meetings, none...

Strathleven Regeneration CIC Event

£414m gross value has been added to Dumbarton’s economy since the creation of Strathleven Regeneration CIC. The new job count is 671 and 344...

Over £4 million worth of funding secured by Scottish SMEs

Does your business need funding to grow? Are you struggling to secure finance from the traditional lenders? Business Loans Scotland may be able to...

SMEs provide 1.2 million jobs for Scottish economy

Small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) play a vital part in boosting the Scottish economy, providing an estimated 1.2 million jobs and represent 99.3%...

Adventure Awaits for Campervan Business After Securing £50K Loan from Business Loans Scotland

Nestled in the heart of Loch Lomond, Four Seasons Campers Ltd offer campervan rental for those looking to explore the idyllic sites across Scotland...

Business Loans Scotland invest £100,000 in Glentress Hotel to reinvent iconic building

Situated in the Scottish Borders, the Glentress Hotel is located at the foot of the Glentress Forest and aims to provide great value accommodation...

Sweet success for Ayrshire-based Dessert Depot who secure £25,000 from Business Loans Scotland

Manufacturing a wide range of cakes, tarts, traybakes and cheesecakes, the Dessert Depot Ltd, trading as The Handmade Cheesecake Company, came to fruition sixteen...

CRU Motorsport set to race ahead after securing over £25K from Business Loans Scotland

Situated 20 miles outside Aberdeen in the town of Banchory, CRU Motorsport offers a wide range of services to both new and existing motorsport...

How to avoid the queues with Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains customers now have the chance to skip ticket office queues with the introduction of hand-held ticketing devices across the Virgin network. The new...

A global outlook and a local welcome

Malcolm Roughead OBE, (Chief Executive, VisitScotland) As we approach Brexit, the quality of Scotland’s welcome is more important than ever as we work to reassure our...

ScotRail stations on the up

New figures published reveal that ScotRail’s station and train facilities have improved to their best level for two years – and with recent investment...

Funding growth for Scottish businesses

Derek Shaw, Head of Investment Management at the Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise, tells us more. For many Scottish companies with...

Skills for Growth helps physio firm get fit for expansion

When small business owners Lynne Falconer and Sally Kiddie decided to expand, they recognised that getting the right support was a vital part of...

Virgin Trains benefits from Banning the Box

Five years ago, Business in the Community established the Ban the Box campaign in the UK – aimed at encouraging employers to take a...
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