Scottish angel investment set for record year

New figures from LINC Scotland, the national angel capital association, indicate that investment levels from Scotland’s business angel community into promising young companies are in line…





Student Loans Co moves to new Glasgow HQ

The UK’s Glasgow-based Student Loans Company (SLC) has announced the agreement of a 20-year lease with Drum Property Group for a new purpose-built HQ office…




Scots second quarter GDP up 21.7% on 2020

Scotland’s Chief Statistician has released statistics showing that onshore Scottish gross domestic product (GDP) rose 4.7% during the April to June quarter of 2021. Over the…


Gilbert’s AssetCo hires ex-abrdn exec as CEO

Martin Gilbert’s fast-growing investment firm AssetCo plc has announced that former Standard Life Aberdeen executive Campbell Fleming will join its board of directors and take…




Exscientia, Dundee spin out, files for $100m IPO

Edinburgh-based Frontier IP, a specialist in commercialising university intellectual property, announced that its portfolio company Exscientia Limited has filed a registration statement with the US…


abrdn has highest % of women fund managers

Edinburgh investment management giant abrdn has the highest percentage of women as fund managers amongst major global asset management companies with 100 managers or more….


Ex-abrdn platforms boss Tiller joins Quilter

Wealth management firm Quilter plc announced the appointment of David Tiller as its commercial and propositions director as it continues the development and growth of…





BrewDog hires Leighton to mentor CEO Watt

Aberdeenshire-based craft brewing giant BrewDog has hired former Asda chief executive Allan Leighton as non-executive chairman to mentor CEO James Watt as the beer firm…




Abrdn bond team poached by American Century

American Century Investments, the $245 billion investment manager, has hired the portfolio management team responsible for Aberdeen Standard Investments’ total return bond strategy. The team…


Beeks Financial buys bigger HQ for growth

Beeks Financial Cloud Group Plc, the Glasgow-based cloud computing and connectivity provider for financial markets, announced it has acquired new company headquarters. “Beeks headquarters will…


Unprecedented hiring and pay rises in Scotland

The Scottish labour market saw an unprecedented surge in hiring activity during August — with an “unprecedented rise in permanent starters’ salaries” — according to the…







Macfarlane hires governance expert Gulvanessian

Glasgow-based packaging, design and distribution firm Macfarlane Group has announced the appointment of former Eversheds Sutherland executive and corporate governance expert Aleen Gulvanessian as a non-executive…












Glasgow IP firm Murgitroyd acquires Dublin’s HMC

Glasgow-based global intellectual property law firm Murgitroyd Group has continued its international expansion with the acquisition of Hanna Moore + Curley (HMC), one of Ireland’s leading European…





Diageo opens Johnnie Walker Princes Street

Drinks giant Diageo has opened Johnnie Walker Princes Street, the eight-floor new visitor experience for the world’s best-selling Scotch whisky located at the western end of…