Finance

Developing the financial planning workforce

Many young people are led to believe that they must go to university if they wish to gain a career in financial services. Working alongside schools at a grassroots level, we have worked hard to provide young people with...

Business recovery and growth under pressure

The cost of doing business is in crisis mode and is undermining Scottish business recovery and growth, according to the latest findings from a leading Scottish business survey by the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC). Rising prices of energy, food...

How women can plan their financial future

At a time when cost of living is skyrocketing, it has never been more important to be on top of your finances. The pandemic has witnessed a change in awareness, with more of us thinking about the future, what is...

Kilmac ensuring the preservation of jobs

They began building a Tayside civil engineering contracting business with a £20 million annual turnover from their kitchens. Now Kilmac founding directors Athole McDonald and Richard Kilcullen are laying the foundations for an Employee Ownership Trust to take forward the company. The...

CMS secures investment from Newable Capital

CMS Holdings UK Ltd (Parent company of Commercial Maintenance Services UK Ltd) has secured investment from Newable Capital Ltd to further accelerate growth. Newable Capital is the SME investment arm of Newable Limited; the wider group that supports UK growth...

Women-led business angel network receives funding to expand its membership +

Women-led angel group Mint Ventures has received funding from Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Government’s Scottish Technology Ecosystem Fund (STEF) for a series of roadshows to encourage more women to become angel investors, and help women-led companies access investment. Just...

Where is Britain’s Best Bootstrapper in the Business Awards’ trophy cabinet?

The UK Business Awards industry should recognise the entrepreneur ‘bootstrapper’ says Professor Colin Mason of Glasgow University who has studied the financing of small and medium-sized firms for over 30 years. A prize for the owner-manager with the creativity...